Lil Keehan's Tournament Softball Team has won first place in two competitions this summer!
Today’s affair between Team Purple and That Pizza Place was a defensive gem. Not many hits were recorded for either team but solid “D”. No web gems – just consistent “D”. Hitting star for TPP was Scott Tatum going 4 – 4. Team Purple had 2 perfect hitters with Rich Keefer and Joe Maher both going 4 – 4. Ernie Trujilo made several great catches in CF for Team Purple. Thanks to Kevin Armentano, Leigh Peterson and Barbie McCully for subbing. Eddie Gillette – another great game calling balls and strikes.
In the battle of the basement (tapes), one team would end up singing Another One Bites the Dust and the other Subterranean Homesick Blues. And the winning singer was Cultura with a 23-10 victory over a scrappy undermanned and underwomaned Village Pie Shop. It wasn’t that VPS played that bad but that Cultura, playing for the first time with a full crew, was that good offensively and defensively. Cultura was led by Mike Endeman, Phil Heinz and Al Galaviz , all 4/4, and homeruns by Brian Turner, Chuck Sutherland and a 3 bagger/ almost HR by Lucky Bishop – you had to be there. Leading the way for VPS was Skip Moyer (4/4). Jeff Jacobs and Oscar Castillo filled in ably, subbing for missing VPS players. Rick Shaw did another excellent job as umpire that included checking that all bats were legal. And if you were wondering who were the artists of the aforementioned tunes; that would be Queen and Bob Dylan (Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking about the government…)
Lets just say there were a lot of hits. The power shots (homers) for PPB came from Roney Lewis, Mike Weinreich, Gary McBride, Bob Peters and that famous guy from the Gillette Family - Eddie. Rick Skidmore and Jeff Jacobs had the power shots for CBI. Roney, Mike and Rick also had perfect days at the plate. Pizza Port had the lead 19 to 17 after 8 innings. Mitch Anderson shut down the PPB hitters in the top of the ninth, Mitch was also 4 for 4 at the plate. That left CBI down 2 going into the bottom of the 9th. New CBI player, Bill Laird, started the inning off with his second hit of the game, Barbara Pardo, Dan Griffin, Vern Blough and David Bentley all followed with singles leaving the 6th consecutive single of the inning and game winning hit to Dan Miserany, and Carlsbad Inn pulls off another close one. Tony Sando gives a big thanks to PPB players Mike Weinreich and Bob Peters for helping to set up the field. Thanks also to t-Bone for umpiring and keeping the game under control. I wasn't going to say it but Eddie, that was a close shave.
On this beautiful Thursday morning at Alga Norte 2, The Draft put another “W” in the win column beating The Plotkin Group by a score of 16 to 9. PG began the game with a stellar home run by new team member Carlos Cevallos. In later innings PG was able to post some additional runs in their favor, however even with the support of their cheerleader and her pom poms, (that would her yellow and blue pom poms), PG was unable to maintain a steady momentum to take over the lead. Good pitching by Jimmie Martin pretty much kept the PG bats under control throughout the game. Ernie Martinez and Gene LaChimia both slugged home runs. Gary Soper, Gene LaChimia and Rick Shaw each went three for three on the day. It was a team effort to produce a team OBP of just under .700 on the day.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received