The game started out with 4 runs for the Draft. Not to be outdone the Landings matched it with 4 of their own. Landings took the lead 6 to 5 in the 3rd inning. and then a tie 7 to 7 in the forth.
The draft bats finally woke up for 5 runs in the 5th and the 7th innings for a total of 18. Our defense held The Landings scoreless for the last 3 innings. Sterling play by the infield led by Roney and Randy with more of their awesome double plays. They are the reason why we have the fewest runs scored against us of any team this season. Dave Erwine was 4 - 4 by being too fast to throw out even if the ball never leaves the infield. Many thanks to Phil McCabe 3 for 3 for the last minute sub response. The same for sub Randy Agadoni who went 2 for 3, Draft players going 3 - 4 were Roney Lewis, Randy Benge with a home run as well, Pat Driscol and Roger Tesi. Tori Prince was 2 - 3 today also.
Steve Newburg hit a home run and went 3 - 4. Gary Mcbride, Marlin Moore as well as aforementioned Randy Agadoni were all 2-3 today for the Landings,
Thanks to Rick Shaw and Joe Raffa for umpiring.
A great day to play softball at Alga with a cool breeze.
Hennessey's started the first inning off scoring two runs. Nucci's Rod Johnson started the first inning off with a homerun and 7 batters followed with singles bringing five runs for Nucci's. Nucci's pitching and defense held Hennessy's scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd inning. Nucci's answered back in the second inning scoring four runs with two intentional walks by pitcher, Barry Anderson. Both teams were scoreless in the 3rd. inning. In the 4th the bats were hot for Hennessey's scoring 7 runs followed by Nucci's players scoring on Al Cabacungan homerun bringing in 4 runs to bring the score 14-9 Nucci' s. In the 6th inning Hennessey's crossed the plate with 4 runs to bring the game 14-13. One run in the 7th for Nucci's and 0 for Hennessey's. Some great hits from the Hen's brought in 3 runs in the 8th holding Nucci's scoreless. Well the Hen's scored 1 in the 9th giving the lead of 17-15
With determination Rod Johnson started the 9th off with a hit and then Craig Wheatcroft hit a homerun bringing in two runs to tie the game 17-17. Great pitching and defense by both teams.
Hennessey's highlights: Al Castaneda, 4/4, Gene LaChima 3/3, Oscar Castillo 3/4, Barry Anderson 3/4, Ron Silverman-homerun
Nucci's: Rod Johnson 3/5-1 homerun, Tom Carney 4/5 Craig Wheatcroft, 5/5 6 RBI'S, Mark Lehman 2/4 1 RBI, Dave Hartzog, 4/5 4 RBI's, Al Cabacungan 5/5, 4 RBI's, 1 homerun, Dan Griffin 2/4 1 RBI, Brenda Lehman 3/4
Thanks to Barry Anderson for loaning a catcher to Nucci's
Gaspar’s bats came alive today as the team pounded out 38 hits to beat Pizza Port Brewery 23-20 at Alga 3. In a back-and-forth game, GA took an early 4-2 lead after one, but PPB came back to take a 14-12 lead after six. GA scored five runs in 7th to take a 17-15 lead, and then PPB scored five runs in the 8th to come within one at 21-20. GA was able to score two more runs in the top of the 9th and then retired PPB in order in the bottom of the inning to earn a 23-20 win.
Leading the hit parade today was Brian Turner, who hit for the cycle and went 4 for 5 with 4 RBIs. Al Galaviz went 4 for 5 with 5 RBIs, and Laurie Mills and Dan Frye also went 4 for 5. Karen Smith and Bob Baptista went 3 for 4 and Tom Benacka went 3 for 5. David Bosque went 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs.
Kevin McBarron and Mike Maltinsky both went 4 for 4 to lead the PPB hitters.
Our thanks to Pablo Shook for umpiring the game.
Village Pie Shop
“There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.” – Casey Stengel.
Feeling a little like the Padres trying to cling to the last playoff position, Worden Williams faced its next closest rival, Gaspar, and were able to come away with a 22-11 victory. After a first inning tie, WW jumped out to an 18-5 lead in the 7th inning, but Gaspar came roaring back by scoring 6 to put the game within reach. However, Gaspar was shut down in the last 3 innings while WW scored 4 more to seal the victory.
Lots of timely hits by WW throughout the lineup as well as mostly solid defensive play. WW was led by Mark Riserbato who went 5/5 with a home run, Rich Lavacot with a home run and 3 RBIs and near perfect plate appearances by Dan Miserany, Randy Agadoni, Jack Schwarzel, Nanci and Ed Watt and David Buck.
Gaspar hitting was led by Laurie Mills (who also played a stellar left centerfield) and David Bosque. Gaspar was at a bit of a disadvantage since Brian Turner, a .700-.800 hitter was unavailable.
With the victory WW was able to pull a game ahead of Gaspar in the fight for 4th place.
Joe Raffa did his usual good job in umpiring the game.
Nice day at Pine for a ball game. As the home team the Draft was only behind until their first at bat jumping ahead 2 to 1 then. We added runs every inning except one. Every Player had at least two safe hits.
Randy Benge led by going 5 for 5 and Seven others recording only one out all day. Lots of singles and more. All 12 of us crossed home plate at least once. Another team effort.
A special thanks to Dave Hartzog for subbing and Scoring 4 times with 4 Rbi's as well,
For Pizza Port Ray Kuzmer, Mike Maltinski, Dennis Rayford and Kevin McBarron all went 3-3 in the loss.
Also Thanks to Big Al for a fine job of Umpiring. .
The two combatants today were so evenly matched that only one run separated them over the last six innings. The Landings flaunted power hitting with four homers (Greg Lorton, Gary McBride and two by Bill Codner), 3/3 hitting by Bill and Marlon Moore and 2/3 hitting by Greg, Gary and Bill Mead. The Village People sported less power but more consistency as Ray Sutton and Larry Treppel were 3/3 and eight players only made a single out (Oscar Lara, Keith Richards, Bob Porter, Duane 'Magoo' Lizotte, Kathy O'Neil, Dave Winter and Jonnie Johnson.
Wounded warrior 'Ricochet' Rick Shaw, unable to play as his a-- was in a sling from surgery, umpired the game and has our thanks.
Now a trivia question for the vanquished: What Landings player sported a new black hat today (and nooobody noticed)?
Standings are posted after all scores have been received (in a timely manner)