New Softball Shirts for the New Season!!
Rained Out !!!
Rained Out !!!
Rained Out !!!
Bye: Village Pie Shop
Rained Out !!!
Plotkin took a 7 run lead going into the bottom of the 3rd inning. But it was The Drafts game after that, outscored Plotkin 20 to 5, winning 25 to 17.
The Draft had great defensive plays by Phil Kay, Marlon Moore, Pat Steele, Al Custaneda, Bob Porter, and David Bentley. At the plate Tom Benacka hit for the cycle and was 5 for 5. Both Tom Benacka and Al Custaneda had home runs. Bob Porter hit a sacrifice fly, was 4 for 4, with 5 RBIs and 3 runs scored.
Pat Steele did a outstanding job pitching and defensively. Great team win with everyone contributing.
For the Plotkin Group Brian Turner was 4 for 5 and Dave Grull, Jack Schwarzel, Marty Topper, and Bill Garner were 3 for 4. Jack Schwarzel hit a HR. Jack also made a great throw out at home.
As usual there were highlights on both sides of the field today with WW playing their usual great game with all really good players and the Nucci's just trying to keep up with a team that we look up to. WW took the early lead with Nucci's catching up and taking the lead. Then WW taking the lead back and again Nucci's taking the lead back. Then WW takes the lead with Nucci's tying the game 14 to 14 in the bottom of the 8th. Then WW scoring 3 runs in the top of the 9th and Nucci's getting 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win an exciting game 18 to 17.
I could give a ton of people kudo's for their hitting and great plays by several players on defense but this writer just wants to point out that the sportsmanship was absolutely great on both teams. No matter the calls made by the umpires or the mishaps by players on both sides of the field, both dugouts were cheering on great plays for the opposing teams and everyone was lifting each other up and having lots of fun.
Thanks WW for a great game and a special thanks to Roney Lewis for his fair play and integrity as an umpire.
I apologize for not mentioning individuals players for not spot lighting their personal achievements but congratulations on your accomplishments as a player.
In a game oozing with playoff implications … Pizza Port Brewery came from behind with 6 in the 9th to defeat the Village Pie Shop. The game started off like a slugfest with PPB jumping out to a 9-5 lead after two. Jimmy Smyth and Steve Newberg had the big hits but VPS came right back. Keith Richards 4/5 and sub Phil McCabe -3 hits-rallied VPS for 5 runs.
But the slugfest turned into a defensive battle. There was good defense, superb pitching by Barry Anderson and Steve Sexton, and strategy galore as VPS held PPB to 1 run over the next 6 innings. At the same time VPS kept pecking away eventually taking an 11-10 lead in the 8th.
PPB was happy to see that VPS was the home team and had to supply the balls. That’s because Mike Maltinsky busted the league budget sending ball after ball over the Calavera fences en-route to a 5/5, 3 Calayard HRs, 8 RBI day. The normal clunk of a Maltinsky ball hitting high up on the tree trunks was replaced with a whoooosh as it grazed the tip of the leaves on the way OVER the trees, traveling so far down into the neighboring bush that even scavenger Mike won’t be able to dig them out.
But the Pizza Port defense also played well with several nice catches in the outfield by Bob Loperena, Michael Juditz, and Dale Miller to go with some grabs by Smyth in the infield. They were able to hang in there until the 9th inning.
Dave Buck started the winning rally lining a single and Juditz followed with another single. Then Jerry Galiley ripped the game tying hit. PPB loaded the bases and Mark Riserbato came through with a 2 RBI single. Sexton and Smyth followed with RBI singles and PPB had 6 on the board and a 5 run lead into the bottom of the 9th.
VPS made a run getting hits from Anderson and McCabe before Maltinsky made it a two run game, this time waving his wand over the LF fence. They got the tying run to the plate before PPB finally got out of it with Rich Lavacot spearing the game ending liner.
The teams thank Rick Shaw for umping, Phil McCabe for filling in, and injured Kathy O’Neill for cheering everybody on.
Clinging to a 4-2 lead in the top of the 5th CBI found themselves in a bases loaded situation with Al Galaviz striding to the plate. Al hit a high deep drive over an already deep CBI outfield to clear the bases and set the stage for several lead changes and some pretty good defense from both teams. Craig Wheatcroft was all over the outfield for Gaspar. For CBI, Rich Keefer did it all today. He pitched a great game, caught 2 hard hit line drives and hit a home run. Bob Baptista also pitched a great game today keeping the CBI hitters off balance all day.
For Gaspar, Al Galaviz was 4 for 4. Dan Hacker, Sheree Lovick and Ron Silverman hit 3 for 4.
For CBI, Rich Reynolds 4 for 4 and Randy Benge 3 for 3. David Hartzog hit 3 for 4.
Thanks to Jim Goertsen for calling balls and strikes.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received (in a timely manner)
Copyright © 2023 San Diego North County Senior Softball (NCSS) - All Rights Reserved.
Powered by GoDaddy