There are two scheduled events to memorialize our teammate and friend Gordon Cress.
The first gathering is a Military Honors Service at the Miramar National Cemetery on Friday, February 21st starting at 10:30am. The Miramar National Cemetery is located at 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA.
The second gathering will be a Celebration of Life held at his home on Friday, February 21st starting at 1:00pm. His home is located at 6562 Windflower Drive, Carlsbad, CA.
Please RSVP Gordon's daughter Donna at DONNA@DLSEA.NET or 760-533-0194.
August 11, 1933 - October 27, 2019
GA started out strong in their first inning at bat by posting 5 runs. They continued to score runs in subsequent innings, however this wasn’t enough to contain the CBI assault throughout the game. CBI posted runs in every inning but one (7th) for the win and an OBP of just under .700.
For GA, Gary Linder and Bob Blakley both went 4/5.
For CBI, Vern Blough, Rich Keefer and Marty Fenlon each went 5/5. Phil Heinz and Tony Sando went 4/5. Tony Sando, Marty Fenlon and Donato Domaguin each slugged home runs.
Thanks go out to Rick Shaw for umpiring as he was following doctor’s orders to rest during this after a steroid injection in his back.
In a close game at Alga 3 that PG led from beginning to end, PG's six game losing streak came to an end with a 15 to 13 win over PPB. Carlos Cevallos started a home run barrage with a second pitch of the game home run. Oscar Castillo finished off the inning with a homer of his own. Then PG went on to hit four more round trippers, one each by Steve D'Agostino and Dick Wood and two by Bob Porter, one of which cleared the left field fence. PPB had no answer for the top of PG's lineup with Carlos, Bob, Oscar and Ken McGehee all batting 4 for 4.
PG's defense, including an unbelievable running catch by Bob Porter, kept most of PPB's batters under control, but Steve Bartholomew, Brian Turner and Dave Granum were each 3 for 4 and Bob Blachford had a three run homer in the 8th inning to make the game close at the end.
Thanks to Steve Newberg for umpiring a quick and controversy free game.
The last time these two met, WW humbled Nuccis 30 - 16. Losers of three of four, Nucci's players had their heads down, thinking what a long season this was going to be. Nucci's then turned it around with 7 straight wins, and looking for revenge. Despite missing 3 good outfielders, Nucci's turned the result around. Playing at Calavera, fielding is always an issue. However it was bungling base running that was the theme. One team running like the Three Stooges, the other the Marx Brothers:-) For the first time in 9 games, Mike (the Magician) hit a speed bump. Not to worry, Lil (Mariano Rivera) Keehan came in to the rescue! Ron Silverman's Nucci's debut was well received as Ron played excellent D at second base. Eddie Gillette and John Telles also contributed outstanding defensive plays, while Dan Misarany made a great throw.
Hitting stars for WW were the Irish Twins, Ray O'Toole and Hugh O'Neill both 4 -4. Jesse Jackson, Mike Weinrich and Gary McBride all homered.
For Nucci's, Jeff Gorman, Al Cabacungan, Randy Benge and Lil Keehan all had 4 hits. Gene Becker had a health issue after the game. But when last seen, he was being whisked off in Harry Peacocks Ferrari convertible. Wishing him well.
TPP pitchers Mitch Anderson and Jack London turned in a no walks, 5 strikeout performance today as TPP pulled away from VPS 17-7 at Pine Field.
TPP scored 3 runs in the 1st inning to overcome a Marlon Moore deep HR and jump out to a 3-1 lead. Defense was on display for both teams. TPP threatened several times to blow open the lead only to see VPS turn a double play and Margo Jacobo come up again and again with inning ending stops.
Kevin Armentano went 3/3 with a HR and a triple to push the TPP lead out to 9-4. A balanced attack led by Dave Suhr, Anderson, Max Isbell, and Joe Kahn helped extend the lead to 17-6 late. Ernie Martinez connected deep for a HR to close out the scoring for VPS.
Thanks to Jimmy Martin for umpiring today.
VPS & Nucci’s were missing several players today, but VPS played stellar defense holding Nucci‘s top hitters off the bases for a 19-7 WIN!
Jeff Gorman, John Telles and Mike Endeman were all 3 for 4 (Mike Endeman also had a triple). VPS’s
Bill Kutzner was 4 for 4 (would have had a HR, but he was the 6th run of the inning), Wally Wallace & Dave Ash were 4 for 5, David Hartzog was 3 for 4 with 2 HR’s and Paul Thomas was 3 for 4 with a dramatic tumble on his way to 3rd base.
Thanks go out to John Quigley and Larry Sebastian for subbing for a short handed Nucci’s team and to Kevin McBarron for umpiring the last half of our game.
This game was close in the end with a controversial call with the last hit being made. Trailing 15-7 going into the bottom of the seventh, Gaspar put up eight runs to tie it. Neither team scored in the eight. In the ninth PPB did not score, but in the bottom of the inning Gaspar did and so develops the controversy. With a runner on at second and third, Gaspar hit a single, the runner was called safe at second going back to the base while the runner from third scored -final score Gaspar 16 PPB 15.
For PPB Don Schempp went 4-4, Bob Blachford 3-4, Roney Lewis 3-4 with a homer over the fence. They say someone found the ball in Encinitas lol. Scott Tatum also went 3-4.
Gaspar had five batters go 3-4 and Johnny Brand 3-5 with a triple.
Thanks to Johnny and Neil Cohen for filling in for Gaspar.
The "Honey" curse is finally broken. Going into today's game, the Spa had lost all 9 games that Leigh ("Honey") Peterson had played, and won the 2 games he did not play. So everyone on the Spa tried their hardest to make sure that Honey missed the game: they told him the wrong date, and the wrong field, and the wrong time, but it didn't work--he showed up anyway. And it sure looked like the curse was going to continue as the Spa blew a lead with WW scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the score at 14. But then a miracle happened: the Spa scored 8 runs in the top of the 9th--the last 2 driven in by Honey--and held on to a 22-16 victory.
The Spa was led by Jim Plotkin (a homer and 6 RBIs), Rick Skidmore (4 for 4 and a walk), Dale Miller (2 for 3 and 2 walks), Bob Storm (a grand slam homer), and Honey (4 for 5).
WW was led by Mike Weinreich (5 for 5), Dan Miserany (4 for 5 and a fantastic diving catch in right center), Max Isbell, subbing for Dennis Rayford (3 for 5 with 3 RBIs and solid fielding), and Ray O'Toole (clutch hitting with 3 RBIs).
Thanks to Steve Newberg for umping.
On an alternating warm and clear and then cold and cloudy morning at Pine Avenue Park, The Draft embarked on a one-game winning streak by avenging its loss to The Plotkin Group in January. This time, the Draft came out on top, 22-13.
The Draft put together their most offensive game of the season, with everyone getting at least one hit and the team hitting .702 collectively. For the first time this season, they put together three five-run innings. In spite of pulling a hamstring while running the bases during his second at-bat, Mike Maltinsky batted 4 for 4. In his next at-bat after his hammy, Mike smashed a long home run while pulling off a Kirk Gibsonesque world series gimpy home run trot (while the ball was still in play)! Joe Itson was 3 for 3 with a home run. Jimmie Martin was 3 for 3 with two eponymous “Jimmie Martin triples”. (A Jimmie Martin triple would be a home run for most people, but he stretched into a triple.) Dave Koch was 4 for 4 with a Jimmie Martin triple. Jim Goertzen and Dan Griffin were 3 for 4, while Pete Penseyres, Donna Engelman, Jonnie Johnson, and Greg Lorton were 2 for 3. (Greg also had a Jimmie Martin triple).
The Plotkin Group played solid defense, including turning three double plays in the first five innings. The double play in the fifth inning consisted entirely of tagging out confused Draft base runners. The other out in that inning was also a base-running error. On offense, Carlos Cevallos was 5 for 5, and Gene Foreman was 4 for 4 with a home run. Bob Porter was 4 for 5, and hit for the cycle.
Thanks to Rick Shaw for umpiring!
Standings are posted after all scores have been received