DR's Pitch Pete Zavala battled VPS's pitcher Bob Baptista and helped himself by hitting 2/3. Had Pete enough "steam" he would have had a HR. Dan Faye had a round tripper with Kirsten Mildbrandt going 4/4 with John Musselman and Laurie Mills both hitting 3/4. But DR's hitting attack stopped there. They were missing Rick Shaw's bat. Dan Miserany easily handled Rick's position at the SS position.
"The worm will turn" once DR's find the key to open their offense with multiple hits each inning......their potential is there!
Bob Baptista controlled the pitching and the VPS defense blanked DR for 5 innings. A long hit ball to the fence in left center was relayed 3 times to Al Cabacungan who one bounced it to catcher RogerTesi to put out the runner coming from 2nd base. It was that kind of day. Another long fly ball to right field caught by "super hero" Kathy O'Neil who batted 3/4 and had 4 ribes! Dan Griffin had 2 HRs and Al Galaviz (4/4) had a "screamer" 3 bouncer to center field. Everyone had at least 2 hits so that covers all the VPS batters that were 4/4, 3/3, 3/4 without another paragraph.....
Another enjoyable senior game with loads of comraderies........nuff said
Another nail biter at Alta today. The Landings jumped out to and 4 run lead in the top of the first inning but Nucci’s answered with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning. Nucci’s held their lead for 8 innings.
Midway through the game it looked like the circus was in town with base running blunders from both teams, including yours truly Jim Goertzen who was subbing as manager for Lil Keehan (knee replacement today) and Dave Ash ( golfing in Vegas). With Nucci’s leading by 4 runs in the 9th inning The Landing scored 5 runs to take the lead. However in the bottom of the 9th, Tori Prince lead off with a base hit up the middle, followed by walks to Margo Jacobo and Jonnie Johnson. The walk off hit came off the next batter Jonny Brand who was 4/4. The sole home run of the game was a screamer down the right field line by Rich Berkeley. Hit leaders for the Landings were Mike Maltinsky 4/4 and Randy Benge 3/3. For Nucci’s Joe Dimambro and Donato Domaguin were 4/4.
Thanks to Donato Domaguin and Paul Thomas a.k.a. “The Juggler” for subbing today.
After two straight losses Hennessey's needed to do something different, so manager Janet shook up the batting order. To say it worked would be an understatement, with HEN scoring in every inning, every player getting at least one hit and half of the 21 runs being scored by the bottom half of the batting order.
It was a close game to begin with, with both teams scoring three runs in the first. Then HEN put up five runs in the second with Jeff Gorman, Tom Winterbourne, Jimmie Martin and Bob Peters getting singles and being brought home by a couple doubles by Al Castaneda and Marlon Moore. PG briefly went ahead 13 to 11 in the 5th inning scoring five runs, but HEN scored four in the bottom half then held PG to only a single run in the last four innings. The last two innings ended with double plays, including the game ending spear of a line drive by pitcher Gary Soper who doubled the runner off 1st base.
As previously mentioned. everyone on HEN had at least one hit, but the leaders were Gary McBride, T-Bone and Tom Winterbourne each going 4 for 4, and Al Castaneda, Marlon Moore, Gary Soper, Dick Wood, Jeff Gorman and Jimmie Martin all 3 for 4. Jimmie knocked in 5 runs in the #12 spot in the lineup.
Hitting stars for PG were Bob Green and Dale Miller 4 for 4 and Bob Buscher and Marty Topper going 3 for 4.
It was a tight back and forth affair at Pine today. PPB took a 5-1 lead early with Gene LaChimia having a 4/4 HR day, pushing his BA over the .860 mark for the year. Walt Webber set the table for CBI with 4 hits to bring CBI back to a 9-8 lead. From there it just got tighter.
PPB could not stop the bottom of the CBI order with Barry Anderson and Bill Witte getting 6 hits between them to bring CBI into a 14-10 lead late. It would have been much worse if not for a beauty running, stabbing catch in deep RCF by Pat Driscoll that saved runs. PPB then mounted a rally getting 5 in the 8th to take a 15-14 lead. Rich Keefer went 4-4 and his HR gave PPB the lead. Again it could have been much more except for a couple of nice running grabs in RF by Dave Ward. In the 9th CBI pushed across 2 runs to take a one run lead into the bottom of the 9th. But Ray O’Toole 4-4 ran a HR blast to the fence into a double. Then Larry Treppel got his 4th straight hit of the game to tie it and that’s where it ended. Thanks to Andy Boyer for subbing.
Another great day for Senior Softball! Yet despite a shorthanded team, The Landing prevailed over a great Pizza Port Brewery defense. The Landings trailed the entire game after PPB put up 5 in the 1st inning and led through the bottom of the 8 where the score was 15 – 8. Then the Landings' bats came alive scoring 7 to tie the game at 15. At the top of the ninth PPB was held scoreless. The Landings came up with the top of their order at the bottom of the 9th-. The first batter flied out. Batter two singled and batter 3 flied out. So with 2 out and a man on first Might Mike Maltinsky came to bat and launched a hard line drive into right center to score the winning run for The Landings. The big hitters for the Brewery were Gene LaChimia, 4/4, and Kevin McBarron 4/4 with a homer. Rod Johnson and Steve (Sexy) Sexton both went ¾. Steve had several great defensive plays at shortstop, defying gravity at least twice. (We are recommending him for the next NASA launch). For the Landings, Mighty Mike had 4 doubles along with the previously noted homer. Martin Wai was ¾ as was Rich Berkley who also homered. Thanks to PPB for lending the Landings a catcher and Dave Grull for subbing.
Gaspar and Draft met today on a warm sunny day at Calavera 2. Draft scored 4 runs in the first inning but was only able to score 5 more runs over the next 8 innings. 5 players were either 3/4 or 4/4 but Gaspar was able to hold defensively, when it counted, leaving numerous players on base. Batting highlights for Draft: John Musselman and Jeff Jacobs were both 4/4 and David Bentley, Rick Shaw, and Greg Lorton were all 3/4. Gaspar scored 18 runs and had 8 players batting 4/4 or 3/4. 8 of their runs were scored in the 3rd and 7th innings. A number of good defensive plays were made and Johnnie Martinez and Harry Peacock combined for solid games pitching. Batting highlights: Craig Wheatcroft and Phil Kay were 4/4. Brian Turner was 3/3 with a sacrifice fly. Oscar Castillo, Paul Thomas, Bruce Petz, Donato Domaguin, and Dave Buck were all 3/4.
Before today's game, Teddy Badillo of CBI gave a pep talk to the CBI players in the dugout. No, he didn't say: "Let's win one for the Skipper!" [Sorry.] But since CBI had lost its last 3 games by a combined score of 76-25, he merely said: "Let's try to avoid the flip!" But despite Teddy's inspirational plea, CBI looked on the way to yet another lopsided loss. Led by 4 for 4 batting by Mike Endeman and home run derby by Jim Goertzen, Dave Ash, Dave Bosque, Jay Cardona, Ray Sutton, and 2 HRs by newcomer Keith Richards, Nucci's led 14 to 1 going into the bottom of the 6th. But then, CBI's bats awoke. Over the next 3 innings, Ray Kusmer had a grand slam homer and a grand slam double [7 rbi's], Rich Lavacot also had a grand slam homer, Walt Webber hit his first homer of the season, Jack Schwarzel went 4 for 5, and Barry Anderson 4 for 4, and CBI scored 20 runs in the last 3 innings and held Nucci's to 6 runs to squeak out a 21-20 victory. It's safe to say most of the players on both teams are still in a state of disbelief--you know, right next to Nevada.
The VPS roster was 13 players vs. a loaded HEN team on Alga #2 field. During BP Al Galaviz came down with an emergency and left the field. Tied 6 to 6 in the 4th, Ron Silverman had a heat stroke
and left the field. Janet graciously provided a catcher and the game continued. In the meantime,
Gary Soper and Bob Baptista continued to battle on the pitcher's mound. HEN was shut out 5 innings but still got 4/4 from Oscar Lara, 3/4 from Marlon, McBride, Lewis and HEN's new member
T Bone. The "Road Runner" Al Castaneda hit one to the fence for a HR.
The game henged on the 9th inning! VPS had their top of the order and put 5 runs across. HEN also had the top of their order and put 4 runs across leaving runners on the bases. Dan Griffin and
Roger Tesi had HR and were supported by Al Cabacungan and Pete Lindner going 4/5. There were two outstanding defensive plays by Marlene Hill out in center field. Ronnie Lewis and Marlon Moore
hit "screamers" at her which Marlene handled with ease. Like the last four writeups, the bottom of VPS order provided 5 rib's that made the difference.
Another enjoyable senior game with loads of comraderies......nuff said
Standings are posted after all scores have been received (in a timely manner)