"Good thing I looked up from my coffee this morning. Lo and behold there was Joe Kahn on TV!"- Ed Elliot
Local TV station KFMB covered the Veterans Honor Flight where San Diego WWII and Korean War veterans head to Washington D.C. for trip of a lifetime. The group arrived at San Diego International Airport Friday morning for its fall "Tour of Honor" in the nation's capital as part of San Diego Honor Flight.
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It was the battle of the relief pitchers today at Alga 2 as both teams were missing their starting pitchers. Gary Soper, for The Draft, and some guy Carlsbad Inn found on the street corner both acquitted themselves well. It was a tight, back-and-forth game throughout with CBI taking the final lead change in the top of the 7th and holding on to win it 18-16. Both teams had homeruns with Lou Chartz for the Draft and sub Dave Erwine for CBI hitting the roundtrippers. Lots of hits on the day with Gary Soper leading the Draft with a 4-4 plus 3-4 days from Lou Chartz, Rick Shaw, Gene LaChimia, Greg Lorton and Robert Cinque. For CBI it was Dave Erwine going 4-4, Tom Winterbourne 4-5 and Jeff Arrendondo having a 3-4 day in only his second game. WAY TO GO JEFF!!! CBI would like to thank Dave Erwine and Tom Winterbourne for subbing. A final note: thanks to both teams for playing with great attitudes and NO drama. It was a lot of fun today, exactly as it should be in Senior Softball.
With apologies to The Rolling Stones, “You can’t aways get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need”. Two stout defenses yielded very little today. That pizza place only scored in 2 innings and Cultura only managed to scratch out runs in 3 innings. For Cultura, Steve Berry was 3 for 3 and Mike Endeman was 3 for 3. For That Pizza Place, Gene Forman hit a home run. Cultura thanks Dennis Poulson and Frank Bravo for subbing today.
VPS never trailed taking a 3-1 lead after one inning and gradually added to it over the next eight innings. Lots of hitting stars for VPS: Phil Heinz 4-4 with a double, Bob Buscher 4-4 with a double and triple, Oscar Lara 4-4 with a double and home run, Jeff Gorman 4-4, Skip Moyer 3-3, Mark Forster 3-4 with a double and triple. Dwayne Zon was 5-5 for Nucci's. Thanks to Roney Lewis on subbing for Nucci's.
Solana Spa – David W and Ken M – 4- 4
Plotkin – Dick W and Jerry G – 4 -4 and Kevin Armentano a HR
The Pie Shoppe came out swinging early and often as they scored five runs in four of the first five innings. Down 23-8 in the seventh, CBI started to come back scoring 6 runs in the 7th and 5 runs in the eighth to close to within 6 runs at 25-19. However, VPS put 5 more on the board in the ninth to ice the game. Bob Buscher 5-5, Mark Forster 5-5 with a double and triple, Marlon Moore 4-5 with 2 doubles, a triple, and a home run and Donato Dominguin, Gary Linder, and Skip Moyer were 4-4 to lead VPS. For CBI, Al Cabacungan, Dan Miserany, Mitch Anderson, and Rich Reynolds were 4-5.
For the first time all season PG had all 15 of their players present and faced a short-handed PPB. After PG had two high scoring wins in a row, Vickie Asavaio pitched five shutout innings and had the PG hitters off balance all day. Only Jesse Jackson 4 for 4 with 5 RBIs, Carlos Cevallos 4 for 4, and Ray Kusmer 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs figured her out. For PPB Gary McBride was 5 for 5 and Max Isbell and Frank Bravo each stroked homers. PG had a fairly comfortable lead for most of the game, but PPB threw a scare into us by scoring 8 runs in the last two innings. In the bottom of the 9th with two outs, they scored three runs to get within a run and had the tying run on second when rover Kevin Armentano gloved a scorcher up the middle and threw a rocket to a long stretching Ron Silverman at first base for the final out.
Both teams began the game strong scoring in each of their first-innings at bat. The Draft posted five runs in their first at bat. NU then scored three in their bottom of the first. NU continued their advancement in the second inning to take the lead. But not to be outdone, The Draft came back in the third inning and scored five more runs. DR continued their offense to score in all but two innings including a total of four five-run innings. The Draft ended the game with an OBP of just under .700. For NU, Dave Koch, Dave Ash, Don Schempp and Marty Topper each went 4/5. For DR, Bill Garner slugged a home run to left-center field. Rick Shaw went 5/5 slugging a triple, three doubles, and a single. Gary Soper, Greg Lorton and Gene LaChimia each went 4/5. A fun game was enjoyed by all.
Solana Spa hosted Cultura at Alga 3 today and the 2 teams decided to put in some extra time on the diamond. Cultura held a slim lead throughout the game until Solana Spa tied the game at 16 in the eighth. Both teams scratched out a run in the ninth. The score remained tied at 17 going into the 11th. Cultura scored 4 in the top half of the 11th and Solana Spa scored 2 in the bottom of the 11th to end the marathon. Leading the way for Cultura was Mark Turnlund, 6 for 6 with a home run and 3 doubles. Brian Turner and Randy Benge also went 6 for 6. Bob Porter also hit a home run and 5 RBI's. For Solana Spa, Steve Newberg was 4 for 5 with 2 home runs and David Ward also hit a home run. Ray O’Toole hit one to the fence but decided to stop at 3rd to fill up the tank. Cultura thanks Evie Schwartz for filling in and doing a great job at 2nd.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received