The Marco Island Men’s Senior Softball League is into its action-packed playoffs.
Here are the results as the games were played.
Bertram Orthopedics, 10, Sand Bar, 8
Top-seed Bertram’s opened up an 8-1 lead then had to withstand a ninth-inning rally for the win against fourth-seed Sand Bar.
Bob Levasseur had three RBIs on three hits, one being a triple for Bertram’s. Teammates Rich Schiller and Herman Griffith each had two RBIs. Sand Bar’s rally in the ninth was highlighted by a Ron Peterson RBI double, his second hit of the game and a two RBI base hit by Joe Cervelli, his second of the game.
Nacho Mama’s, 7, Cedar Bay, 4
Second-seed Nacho Mama’s beat third-seed Cedar Bay by scoring three runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Dom Fiorda had the key blow in the fourth with a two-RBI triple and was driven in by Jack O’Brien.
Ron Hobson, Bill Griffin and Rich Krumholz had three hits each, while Tom Angelo slammed a double. Cedar Bay’s Murph Knapke and Paul Shelton each had two hits, with one of Shelton’s being a triple and Mike Hopkins had a RBI triple.
Bertram Orthopedics, 10, Sand Bar, 4
Bob Levasseur had five RBIs, with four coming on a grand slam home run in the fourth inning. Larry Anspach had three hits, including a triple, and Bernie Seidman tripled and drove in two runs for Bertram’s.
Ed Kingsbury had four hits and Joe Cervelli three hits, with Denny Lello driving in two runs.
Bertram Orthopedics, 6, Nacho Mama’s, 4
Bertram’s John Cavanagh and Larry Anspach each drove in two runs and John DeRosa one run.
Nacho’s rallied, scoring two runs in the second and sixth. John Barrett had three hits for Nacho’s and a RBI, while Jim Green had two hits and a RBI. Bertram’s Dave Banghart, Art Weins, Cavanagh and Anspach each had two hits. Bertram’s moves on to the championship game, while Nacho Mama’s plays in the double elimination game.
Sand Bar, 11, Cedar Bay, 5
Cedar Bay scored five runs in the first inning, but was shutout the rest of the way by winning pitcher Dan Callahan. Callahan had four hits and two RBIs to lead the comeback and eliminated Cedar Bay form the tournament. Teammates Ron Shudes had four hits and one RBI, Bob Ash three hits and a RBI, and John Luegering two hits and three RBIs. Cedar Bay’s Ken Planck had three hits, while Craig Cunningham, Bill Shurina and Bill Thompson each had two hits.
Sand Bar will play in the double elimination game against Nacho Mama’s, with the winner taking on Bertram’s in the championship game.
Capt. Brien’s, 6, Crazy Flamingo, 3
Fourth-seed Capt. Brien’s defeated fifth-seed Crazy Flamingo’s in a close game. Manny Miyar and Stan Sutphen were the difference in the game, both driving in three runs, accounting for all Capt. Brien’s scoring.
Winning pitcher Lou Wolfenson kept Flamingo scoreless until the fifth winning when three runs scored. Jack Mateja had three hits for Crazy Flamingo.
Marco Community Bank, 2, Cocomo’s, 1
In a pitcher’s battle, Joe Furst of the third-seed Bank, bested Roger Wise of the sixth-seed Cocomo’s. The Bank scored a run on a sacrifice fly from Gary Grant and a second on a RBI from Ray Zielinski in the fifth.
Tony Meilan, Bruce Steele and John Gamble each had two hits for the Bank.
Cocomo’s only score came on a solo home run by Roger Fleming in the seventh inning. Don Schwartz had three hits, Joe Kruse and Wise each had two hits, while George Zwerver made a number of defensive plays in the outfield for Cocomo’s.
ADKOS, 11, Capt. Brien’s, 5
Top seed ADKOS knocked off Capt. Brien’s on hits from Fuzzy Fazekas, Manny Miyar and Chat Dal Bianco. Fazekas drove in three runs in the third to give ADKOS the lead.
Miyar drove in two runs in the fifth, and Dal Bianco capped off the scoring with a three-run homer in the sixth. Bill Moors had two hits and two RBIs for Capt Brien’s.
Teammates Mike Galatis and Jack Stevenson each had two hits and one RBI each.
Rookies, 9, Marco Community Bank, 8
Second-seed Rookies had to rally from a 7-3 deficit to edge out the Bank in the bottom of the seventh. Butch Coursen had four RBIs, three coming on a bases-loaded triple and Bruce Steele, with three RBIs, were the catalyst in the Bank’s early lead.
It was the long ball that won the game for Rookies. Nick Brooks had a two-run homer and Jack Evans and John Remhoff had back-to-back solo shots in the fifth. Rookies was still trailing by two runs in the seventh when Brooks cracked a lead off triple and scored the tying run on Evans single. Walt Daleske drove in Evans with a triple.
Capt. Brien’s, 9, Cocomo’s, 4
Capt. Brien’s eliminated Cocomo’s from the tournament with a five-run first inning. Jim “Long Ball” Langdon lived up to his nickname, cracking a three-run triple and teammates Lou Wolfenson and Lee Dilk each drove in a run. Dan Stanard and winning pitcher Wolfenson each had two hits. Don Schwartz and Joe Iuliano had three hits each, with Butch Monson having two RBIs for Cocomo’s.
Crazy Flamingo, 14, Marco Community Bank, 11
In a close game, Crazy Flamingo eliminated the Bank behind the hitting of Joe Westcott who had three hits and five RBIs.
Teammates Ted Theiman, Jack Mateja, and Jack Stevenson each had three hits, with Paul Burnett and Stevenson each driving in two runs.
Bruce Steele had three RBIs, Butch Coursen and Tony Meilan two RBIs for the Bank. The Bank had rallied, scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth; making it a 12-11 game before Westcott’s double in the seventh inning gave Crazy Flamingo another two runs leading to the final score.