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VPS took the lead in the 3rd inning 9-6 and held it throughout in defeating PPB 15-12. The largest lead of the game was 5 runs however, PPB closed to within two in the seventh. VPS's Marlon Moore was 5-5 with two doubles, Bob Buscher was 4-4 with two doubles and Jeff Gorman was 4-4. Dave Erwine led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run and was 4-4 for PPB, Gary McBride was 4-4, and Frank Bravo 3-3.
TPP had lost 4 in a row and the game didn't start out well for them as Nucci's got ahead 4-3 after 2 innings. But then TPP's infield--Scott Tatum at 1st, Marlene Hill at 2nd, Johnny Brand at rover, John Cellini at short, and especially Gene Foreman at 3rd (5 put outs and 4 assists)- began to make one good defensive play after another. Even Joe Kahn made a clutch put out at catcher. And with 4 hits coming from Johnny, Kevin McBarron (plus a walk), Wally Wallace, and Barry Anderson, and homers from John, Gene, Marlene and Barry, TPP scored 19 runs and held Nucci's to 11 for the win. For Nucci's, Dave Koch and Dave Ash both went 4 for 4 (Dave A with a homer), Dwayne Zon and Pete Pensyeres went 3 for 4, and Barbie McCully went 2 for 3. Nucci's welcomed back Gene Becker who doubled in his first at bat!! Not bad for a 91-year-old player. Many thanks to Kevin and Barb Pardo for filling in for TPP.
On a beautiful fall day at Pine both teams were singing “With A Little Help From My Friends”. Bye team players were essential for both teams today. Plotkin Group thanks Jeff Jacobs and Rick Skidmore and Cultura got valuable help from Dan Griffin. The other lead story was a barrage of home runs. For Plotkin Group, Carlos Cevallos and Kevin Armentano homered. Oscar Castillo hit 2 home runs. Steve D’Agostino was 4 for 4 to extend his hit streak to 10 in a row. Kevin Armentano was also 5 for 5. For Cultura, Mark Turnlund hit 2 home runs and Brian Turner homered and was 4 for 4. Chuck Sutherland was 4 for 4 and turned in a workman like defensive effort at third base.
Calavera 2 - Solana Spa had multiple players with great hitting games. David Bosque and Ken McGehee were perfect at 5-5. Chuck Dodd and John Quigley were 4-5 and David Ward was 3-4. For The Draft - Steve Bartholomew was 4-4, Rick Shaw was 3-4 with a home run and Robert Cinque was also 3-4.
Facing an injury plagued* CBI, it looked like it was going to be a cake walk for the Pepperonies. Whoops. CBI played tough the entire game with PP having to turn a double play to end the game. Tony Sando was 3 for 3, Mitch Anderson HR, while subs Dave Koch 4 for 4 (HR) and Lil Keehan pitching, helped the CBI effort. Heading the PP attack were Gary McBride and Rony Lewis both 5 for 5. Bob Blakley, Dave Irwine and Mike Weinrich delivered 4 hits each. Thanks to Mike for setting up the field. Tony really appreciated that!!!
*It was learned today, that Vern Blough, one of the "really good ones" in our league, is having to shut it down for the rest of the season. He's been battling a bad back all year. Will miss you Vern, hopefully you'll be back next season.
VPS quickly took a 5-0 lead after one inning and extended the lead to 13-1 after six innings. Excellent defense behind the pitching of Pete Zavala contributed to the win. Extra base hits were the highlight for VPS as Gary Linder and Marlon Moore had triples and Bob Buscher two doubles, Skip Moyer, Paul Mulszalski, and Donato Domaguin each with one double. For Cultura, Mark Turnland cleared the Calavera fence with ease and almost hit a second one out. Thanks go to Steve Sexton and Marty Fenlon for helping out Cultura and Kevin McBarron subbing for VPS.
Alga - Solana Spa had multiple players with great hitting games. David Ward was 5-5 with a home run, 3 singles and a double. Joe Maher a perfect day at 4-4 with a home run and Rich Keefer - masterful pitching and hitting with a 3-4 at the plate performance. For TPP, in addition to some good hitting from the "usual suspects" (homers from Mike Martelli and Bob Blachford), George Mahler had 3 hits, Joe Kahn had 2, and Marlene "Go, Grandma, Go" Hill made some very nice plays at 2nd. Special virtual handshake (if it is allowed :) ) to Leigh Peterson for subbing and chipping in with a home run and a couple singles.
The Plotkin Group finally put together a complete game against a short-handed Draft by a score of 21 to 5. Great pitching by Janet Wood, coupled with a solid defense behind her, complemented a hot hitting performance by the entire team. Everyone got at least one hit and drove in a run for a .660 team on base percentage. Ron Silverman and Kevin Armentano led with 5 for 5 days, Carlos Cevallos was 4 for 5 with a home run, Oscar Castillo was also 4 for 5 and Dick Wood was 4 for 4. For The Draft, only Greg Lorton with a 3 for 3 day and Joe "the hammer" Itson with a home run were able to figure out Janet's mixed bag of pitches.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received