In a very competitive game between the two cellar dwellers, neither team looked the part as the hits and runs would have made the Padres jealous. Both teams started out strong scoring five runs in the first inning, with HEN striking seven straight hits with no outs. The score was never more than four runs apart for the whole game with HEN hanging on to win 21 to 17.
Lots of hitting stars on both sides. For HEN David Bosque, Gary Soper, Dave Erwine and Dick Wood were all 4 for 4. Dan Miserany, Mike Brower, Pat Driscoll, Oscar Lara, Bill Witte and Steve Berry were all 3 for 4, with Dan smashing a three-run homer and Mike driving in six runs. Everybody in the lineup had at least one hit.
PG was missing two of their best players, but the subs they got more than filled their shoes. Pat Steele was 5 for 5 and played a great shortstop and Cathy McDonald was 4 for 4 including a bases loaded woulda been homer that plated the final three runs in the 7th inning. Marty Topper was also 4 for 4 and Leo McFall and Brian Turner were each 3 for 4.
HEN's manager knows a good thing when she sees it and was able to draft Cathy later in the afternoon's In Season Draft. Welcome to the "green team" Cathy.
With Draft manager Delta Farrington and a large chunk of her roster in the stands, on the field and umpiring, CBI and VPS met on the Calavera dirt and grass. The 2 teams have played twice this season and both were very tight games. Today followed the same game plan. CBI jumped to a 5-2 lead in the first inning and never trailed today but also did not succeed in shaking off a very tough VPS team. The game featured ties at 12-12 and 15-15.
Leading the offense for VPS was Donato Domaguin hitting 4 for 4. Mike Maltinsky and Gene LaChimia both contributed 4 for 5 hitting.
For CBI, Al Castaneda, Randy Agadoni and Robert Kroger all hit 4 for 5 and Rich Keefer was 3 for 4.
Thanks to David Bentley for subbing for VPS and Al Castaneda for subbing for CBI. Also thanks to Jimmie Martin for calling balls and strikes.
Nuccis’s started the first inning scoring five runs with a home run from Tom Carney and Al Cabacungan. In the third inning Nuccis’s scored another 4 runs including Frank Weishaar home run. Tom Carney blasted another home run in the 5th to bring in 3 runs. At the bottom of the 6th Nuccis’s led 13-3. The bats came alive again at the top of the 7th with Joe D, Karen, JV, Joe Raffa and Rod Johnson all hitting singles to put another 5 runs on board. Gaspar’s Craig Wheatcroft, Dan Hacker, Al Galaviz singled to bring in 3 runs. Both teams were scoreless in the 8th. Gaspar fought back in the 9th scoring three runs but couldn’t catch up with Nuccis’s.
Craig Wheatcroft and Dan Hacker 3/4, Al Galaviz 2/4 1 HR, Bob Baptista 3/3
Rod Johnson 3/4 2 RBI’s, Tom Carney 4/4 2 Hr’s 7 RBI’s, Dave Ward 3/4 3 RBI’S, Frank Weishaar 3/4 1 HR, 2 RBI’s, Al Cabacungan 2/4 1 HR, 3 RBI’S, Karen Smith 2/3
Nuccis’s had two double plays and great defense and Spirit!!
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams is the only pitcher in history (with a minimum of 500 innings pitched) to have given up more walks than hits. Commenting on their participation in a celebrity baseball game, teammate Andy Van Slyke said, "Patrick Ewing is 7-feet tall, and has a 6-foot strike zone. Mitch walked him."
Every senior league team has gone through this at one time or another; winning big in one game and then getting shellacked in the next. Such was the lot of Pizza Port Brewing as they fell to Worden Williams 27-7. To put it kindly, it just wasn’t their day. It was, however, a day to rejoice for Sue Olsen who posted her first “greenie’ (or is it greeny) by smacking a solid hit down the right field line, and but for the soccer goal that interrupted what surely would have been a home run, turned out to be a ground rule double. Hang in there Sue; there are many more hits in your bat.
As much as it was difficult game for PPB, the hits for WW appeared like manna from heaven. Each player collected at least 2 hits with Phil, Bill, Teddy, Ken, Gene and Cord posting perfect days at the plate. Cord and Joel Kudren also contributed home runs hit over the surprised looks of PPB’s outfielders. In all, WW batted a mostly legitimate .766 for the game, a new team record.
But one doesn’t score a win over a powerhouse like PPB alone. WW’s defense played a large part holding PPB scoreless in 7 of 9 innings. WW was led by some very very capable outfield defense and some slick fielding by Lloyd Thorne at second base and Gene Foreman at Rover.
Kudos also go to the very capable umpiring team of Rick Shaw and Jim Goertzen as well as Pablo Shook who has been manning the scorebook for WW and calling out defensive signals when needed.
Batting Practice Starts at 9:00
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