You know it is a great day when almost everyone on the team crosses home plate for a run. Such was the Joy of today's game. Kudos to Randy Benge, Roney Lewis For going 4/4 Bob Hunter was 3/3 And Yours truly went 3/3 with 2 Rbi's. A nice team victory. Roney also collected a Home run A single and a double Needing just a triple to Hit for the cycle.
Janet had a dilemma on her hands as Her Whole team showed up, and she had to sit people. Maybe For the first time this year. A Valiant effort from the home team with Dick Wood, Rich Berkley And Oscar Castillo all hitting home runs. Gene and Rich went 3/3 And Vicky Was 2/2 and pitched well. Welcome back Mr Anderson as Barry has been giving Nurses a difficult time at the hospital lately.
A shorthanded but determined, Landings wasted no time in plating 5 runs in the first against Gaspar at Pine today. They continued to build on that lead with timely hitting while Gaspar kept trying to figure out how to hit Dennis Keefer. Leading 20-9 going into the bottom of the eighth, it looked like Landings was about to record their first win. They got two quick outs in the eighth before Karen Smith found a hole in the outfield for a single. Karen's single was the first of ten consecutive hits, with 9 runs scoring before the third out was recorded and the score 20-18. Landings added a run in the ninth and took a three run lead into the bottom half. With two outs in the ninth, Gaspar put together five consecutive hits topped off by Dan Frye's walkoff single to give Gaspar the win. Brian Turner had 5 doubles for Gaspar. Marlon Moore and Phil McCabe each had 5 hits for The Landings.
Thanks to Phil McCabe for helping out Landings as a sub.
Thanks to Joe Raffa for umpiring.
What a great game today between these two teams. Nucci's started off scoring five in the first inning with Tom Carney's homerun. WW following scoring three runs. Both teams were scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd inning with great pitching by Ken Thompson of WW and Rodney Johnson of Nucci's. At the top of 4th Nucci's scored five runs including Al Cabacungan home run. WW answered back scoring seven runs to tie the game 10-10 that included Randy Agadoni big homerun. Both teams scored 4 runs in the 5th to tie the game again at 14-14. At the top of the 6th Nucci's players with Al's homerun scored another 5 runs giving a total of 19 runs.
WW came back scoring five runs in the 7 to tie the score again at 19
This was an exciting game for the fans (Jerry Nuanez family was visiting and they were thrilled at the exciting game) Nucci's scored two in the 9th and WW was scoreless in the 8th and 9th to give Nucci's the win.
Nucci's Highlights: Rod, 3/5 with 2 RBI's, Tom Carney 4/5, 2 homeruns,5 RBI'S, Dave Hartzog 4/5, Al Cabacungan 4/5, 2 Homeruns, 5 RBI'S Rick Skidmore, 5/5, 1 RBI, Brenda Lehman 3/4 1 RBI, Sherree Lovick, 2/4 2 RBI'S.
WW Highlights: Dan Smith, 4/4, Ken Thompson 4/4, Jack Schwarzel 4/4 Randy Agadoni, 1 HR, Cord Cameron, 1 homerun and 6 RBI'S
Village Pie and Pizza Port Brewing sweated their way through seven innings at Alga with PPB coming out on top, 24 - 8.
Both teams played short: Village Pie was minus Bob Porter and Pizza Port was short Kevin McBarron (on the Jersey Shore for an episode shoot) and John Paul Bones who's riding the bench with bone spurs.
For the second game in a row, Pizza Port held the opposing team to single digits with outstanding tag-team pitching from Johnnie Martinez and Pete Zavala (who was also 3-for-3 with a triple) and some very tough infield defense.
Dennis Rayford and Rich Reynolds (two doubles) were 4-for-4. Bob Blachford was 3-for-4 with a double. Mike Maltinsky and Ray Kusmer both hit home runs and drove in 4 RBIs. Jerry Galiley and Scott Tatum were 3-for-3. Dennis Kemp, Pete Lidner (a double and a triple), Dan Menedez, Steve Sexton, and Joe Kahn were all 2 for 3. PPB team batting average for the game was .756
Ray Sutton (VPS) hit two home runs and drove in 4 RBIs.
Dennis Rayford, back after a visit to the emergency room, sends his deep appreciation to all who sent prayers, best wishes, or sacrificed a virgin for his speedy recovery.
At least it wasn't too hot at Pine today as VPS scored 4 runs in the first inning with Nucci's answering back with five runs. The game was slow moving each inning as both teams either scored 1 or 2 runs with Tom Carney, Nucci's hitting a homerun in the 3rd. Al Cabacungan got a nice HOMERUN in the 4th to bring in the only run for Nucci's.
In the 6th inning Lil Keehan started off with a single followed by Rod, Tom, Craig getting singles and then a GRAND SLAM was hit my MARK LEHMAN. Nucci's team lead 14-7 In the 7th Al Cabacungan started with a single followed by Dan, Dave, also Rick Skidmore with a double bringing in 4 runs. VPS scored two runs in the 8th and held Nucci's to 1 run. Pitcher Rod Johnson and teammates held VPS scoreless in the 9th to take the win.
VPS highlights: Dave Grull was 4/4, Oscar Lara, Bob Porter, Ken McGehee and Mike Endeman batted 3/4.
Nucci's highlights: Rod Johnson, Al Cabacungan, were 3/4-1 RBI, Mark Lehman 3/4 with a Grand Slam, and 6 RBI'S, Tom Carney 4/4 with 1 homerun and 3 RBI'S, Dan Griffin 2/3-2 RBI's, Rick Skidmore, 2/3 and 2 RBI'S, Dave Hartzog was 3/3, Craig Wheatcroft 2/4 with 3 RBI's.
Due to the warming conditions at Alga 3 this morning managers Joe Paul and Steve Newberg decided it would be prudent to limit the game to 7 innings. WW came out swinging and posted 3 at the top of the1st inning only to be followed by Landings scoring 5. By the bottom of the 4th inning The Landings were up 14 to 6 and were looking forward to their first win of the season.
Only it wasn't to be. WW put 3 more on the board in the 5thand at the top of the 6th with bases loaded Phil Kay pasted a line drive into left center for a grand slam bringing the score to 14-13.
WW held Landings scoreless in the 6th and scored one more in the top of the seventh to tie the game 14 all. And that was that as Landings went 3 up and 3 down in the bottom of the 7th. Final Score: WW 14, Landings 14.
Mark Riserbato and Phil Kay hit HRs for WW. For The Landings, Barbara Pardo hit her second triple and Delta Farrington made a great snag of a line drive to keep WW from increasing the score.
As a side note I want to wish Dennis Rayford a speedy recovery. Dennis was apparently overcome with heat exhaustion and had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. As the weather continues to be warm it is incumbent upon all of us to remember to stay well hydrated during our games.
Thanks to Joe Raffa for umpiring.
Gaspar played one of its best games of the season today and broke a four-game losing streak to beat Hennessey’s 21-6 at Alga 2.
HEN led 3-1 in the first inning, but GA came back to score five in the second for a 6-3 lead and never looked back, scoring in all but one inning. Walt Webber hit a grand slam homer in the 6th, increasing the lead to 19-5. Everyone on the team had at least two hits today, with Walt leading all hitters, going 4 for 4. Dan Frye went 3 for 4 with a home run and Laurie Mills went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. David Ward, Brian Turner, Larry Wadalavage, Tom Benacka, Skip Moyer and Steve Wagner also went 3 for 4 and Karen Smith went 2 for 3. Bob Baptista pitched an excellent game and was backed up by a strong defense, with the infield turning four double plays to keep HEN off the bases. Walt Webber made several great plays at rover, including catching a high line drive in the 9th and doubling up the runner at first.
Al Castaneda hit a home run for HEN and Gene LaChimia, Oscar Castillo, Carlos Cevallos and John Quigley all went 3 for 4. We were all glad to see HEN manager Janet Wood pitching part of the game today for the first time since her recent surgery.
Many thanks to Jimmy Martin for a fine job of umpiring.
The heat was oppressive at Alga today, and we were the early game.
Suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, Dennis Rayford (who motored around the bases on his own after crushing a two-run homer in the ninth) caught a ride to the emergency room in an ambulance. He just texted to say he's on the way home and expects to play Thursday (again at Alga only with a 10am start).
Besides being the glue that held Pizza's infield together, Dennis is a cautionary tale: drink LOTS of fluids and pace yourself.
PPB got the best of the Draft in a game with two outstanding defenses as reflected by the 9 - 5 score. The Draft's middle infield, Randy Benge at short and Roney Lewis at rover (his listed position but, as every Pizza Port hitter will attest, he was wherever the ball was hit) and their counterparts, Steve Sexton and the aforementioned Dennis Rayford, shut the middle down tighter than a ...
Never mind what. I'm going to keep this PG.
In their half of the eighth with two men on, the Draft's Teddy Badillo hit a drive to the warning track and used his blazing speed to turn a gimme home run into a triple.
Batting leadoff for PPB, Rich Reynolds was 4-for-4. Ray Kusmer was 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Mike Maltinsky, playing on one leg (or at least one foot) was 3-for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs. Steve Sexton, Pete and rePete (Lidner and Zavala) were both 2-for-3.
Special thanks to Rick Shaw who stopped by to endure in our endless whining and umpire the game.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received (in a timely manner)