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Killington Softball League hosts All-Star Game

Last week the All-Star Game was held signifying that the season has officially come to a close. The All-Star Game is unique because teams are randomly selected, poising teammates agaist each other for the first time.
The East All-Star's used a quadruple pitcher combo of starter Will "The Thrill" Burdick, middle relief DJ Dave, late inning specialist Craig Brothers and closer Brandon "Red" Terwilliger.
The West All-Star's featured Jamie Rameau, Prior and Jackie Blue. It was the highest scoring All-Star Game to date and it highlighted some surprising stars.
The West jumped all over Burdick and DJ Dave but both were able to settle down and get some key "Cold Beer K's". DJ Dave was able to deliver one to Prior after a long pitch battle. The West was able to build an 8-run lead and appeared to be headed to their third straight win but the East finally woke up their bats. DJ Dave got his first ever inside-the-park homerun, off regular teammate Jackie Blue, which capped the comeback and gave them their first lead.
The hit parade continued in the sixth and the East was able to blast their way to an 11-run lead. Besides starring in pitching and hitting, DJ Dave was a wall in center field and also had a nice play at second with a diving stab and flip to Burdick at first.
Umpire Jim Lewis joined the West Squad and showed he could play with two big RBI hits. Unfortunately for the West, Brothers and Terwilliger were lights out.
The East showed how the West was not won and got some payback with a 19-10 come-from-behind win.

Gold Glove - Ronzoni (Clearly Moguls)
Rookie of the Year - Matt Beers (Killington Meadows)
Best Sportsmanship - Megan Poljacik (Outback Heavy Hitters)
Best Party - On the Rocs Lounge
Best CBK - Bus Bob Schaffner - (McGrath's, bases loaded vs C.M. down 3 runs and got caught looking.)
Comeback Player of the Year - Wild Bill (Outback Heavy Hitters)
Fan of the Year - Heather Grev
Best Couple - Mild Megan & Wild Bill (Outback Heavy Hitters)
Best Pitcher - Jackie Blue (Clearly Moguls)
Vexacious Athlete - Justin Messier (Vermonsters)
No Crying in Softball Award - Will Burdick (Clearly Moguls)
Bad News Bears Play of the Year - Phat Italian (Jimbo Cassineri, Dan Muller & Colin let ball drop between them in the outfield.)
Best Duo - Cliff & John Melendy (McGrath's)
Best Web Gem - Brian Peters (Clearly Moguls, robbing a Big Shawn HR with a leaping catch and falling over the fence to save 2 runs.)
Purple Heart - Esra (McGrath's)
Best Superstar Drunk Guy - Prior (McGrath's)
Leadership Award - #55 Jamie Rameau (McGrath's)
Best Team Player - Matt "Ajax: Anderson (Phat Italian)
Game of the Year - Clearly Moguls (vs Phat Italian, down 11-3 and won 15-14 in 8 innings with a walk-off walk and Jackie Blue's first win as a pitcher.)
This season would not have been possible without the support of: Budweiser/Farrell Distributing, Don Sady, The Mountain Times, Killington Parks and Rec., Bridgewater Parks and Rec., Commissioner DJ Dave Hoffenberg, Jackie Blue, Jeff Hedgewald, Lyndsay Gang, Jim Lewis, Steve Cosgrove, Ramuntos Brick & Brew, Awesome Graphics, Craig Brothers, Ron Amadeo, McGrath's Irish Pub, Moguls Sports Pub, Clear River Tavern, Killington Resort, Mountain Meadows, The Phat Italian, Outback Pizza, The Vermonsters and all the great players that make up this league.