I'm crying in my beer that all the games have been cancelled!!
It was a LONG time coming, but The Plotkin Group finally combined a formidable offense (uncommon) and a stout defense (very rare) to pull off its first win of the season. No longer satisfied to consider a tie as a moral victory, The Plotkin Groupies jumped out early and held on through the rest of the game against the spirited Draft Dodgers for a 22-13 final score. In a rarity, Plotkin scored ten runs in the first two innings and led 10-3 after the second. They finished every inning ahead by at least six after that, although The Draft closed to within 10-7 after three and a half.
The Draft Dodgers had strong offensive performances by Bob “Crash” Porter, Phil Kay, and Pat “Man of” Steele who were all 4 for 4. Darlin’ Marlon Eugene Moore and Dan Smith were both 3 for 4 with a home run for each. The bats were strong throughout the lineup, but several rallies were snuffed out by inning-ending double plays.
For The Plotkin Groupies, Larry Weinberger continued his torrid season-long hitting by going 5 for 5, thus raising his batting average to .873. Brian Turner also went 5 for 5 with two singles, two doubles, and a triple. Gary McBride was 4 for 5. Newcomers Jack Schwarzel and Ed George were both 3 for 4, along with Greg Lorton (Jack also had a walk). Leo McFall was 3 for 5 with a home run.
Thanks to Rick Shaw for umpiring.
Nucci's started the first inning off scoring five runs that included a homerun by Laurie Mills, followed by WW scoring two runs. Rodney Johnson pitched a solid game not letting WW score any runs in the next three innings. Nucci's defense was on fire today with 3 double plays. A solid homerun by David Ward in the 5th inning bringing in 4 runs and got 7 RBI'S in the game.
The score at the bottom of 5 was 13-4. WW held Nucci's scoreless in the 6th and 7th inning but Nucci's scored 1 run in the 8th and 7 more runs in the 9th giving Nucci's 21 runs. WW scored 3 runs in the 7th and 3 in the 8th. The score at the top of the 9th was Nucci's 2l WW 10. WW didn't give up and battled back scoring 9 runs to end the game at 21-19.
WW Highlights: Rich Berkley was 4/4, Ken Thompson, 1 HR, Linda Wolf 3/4, Bob Buscher 4/5 and Gene Foreman 3/4
Rodney Johnson was 4,5, Laurie Mills, 1 HR, 4/5, 2 RBI'S, Tom Carney, 5/5, David Ward 1 HR, 4/5 7 RBI'S, Al Cabacungan 4/5 2RBI'S, Jim Davis 5/5 3 RBI'S, Kirsten Mildbrandt 2/5 3 RBI'S, Dan Mendenez 3/5 4 RBI's,
Thanks to Bob Baptista for umpiring
The Villagers had squeaked by the Pizza Men in their last meeting, but the Pizza people were determined to not let that happen again. They jumped out to a 10 to 5 lead after 4 innings and things looked down for the Villagers.
But they didn't give up. Led by 4 for 5 hitting from Keith Richards and Mike Maltinsky (including a big 3-run homer in the 9th), and 5 RBIs each from Mike and Donato Domaguin, the Villagers scored 15 runs in the last 5 innings and held the Pizza Men to 6 for a final score of 21-16.
The Pizza Men's offense was led by Steve Sexton's 4 for 4 day, and 3 hits each from Mark Risebato, Dave Buck, and Jimmy Smyth (including a homer).
It wasn't a great game defensively for either team, but VPS outfielders Mike, Gene LaChimia, Johnny Brand. and Bill Mead all made at least one important catch.
Special thanks to Jim Geortzen for umpiring; to say that this was a difficult game for Jim is even more of an understatement than to say we've had a little rain this spring.
After a very long midseason layoff, CBI and Gaspar shook off the rust had some fun. Both teams played tight defense. Mike Henderson made a tough shoestring catch and Ron Silverman made 2 backhand stops at second.
Batting leaders for CBI, Oscar Castillo hit 4 for 4 and Randy Agodani also hit 4 for 4 with 2 home runs. Rich Reynolds, Robert Kroger, David Hartzog, Paul Thomas and Tom Winterbourne all hit 3 for 4.
Gaspar was lead by Skip Moyer hitting 3 for 3. Mike Henderson, Al Galaviz and Dan Hacker all hit 2 for 3. Gaspar welcomes Jeff Peyton who played his first game today.
Thanks to Roney Lewis who did a great job calling balls and strikes.
Standings are posted after all scores have been received (in a timely manner)
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