In games of note, Cheers went on a three-game win streak to take over first place in the Island Division and CJ’s on the Bay handed Mutual of Omaha Bank its first loss of the season
Here are the recent results.
Cheers, 18, Sand Bar, 17
In an extra-inning affair, Cheers edged Sand Bar when the winning run scored on a bases-loaded walk. Dave Banghart, who drew the winning walk, whacked two home runs as did Jim Williams. Banghart ended up with four hits and Williams three hits, with both driving in three runs. Paul Shelton continued ripping the cover off the ball with four hits, including a triple. Sand Bar’s Tom McCullough, Joe Cervelli, Larry Anspach, Scott Byers, Murph Knapke, and Fran Roche all had three hits. Knapke ended up with three RBI, while Anspach, Byers and Roche, had two RBI each. Knapke had two triples and Jim George a home run.
DaVinci’s, 15, Nacho Mama’s, 12
DaVinci’s recorded its first win of the season, thanks to the hitting of Jerry Engel who had four hits and three RBI and Jim Green stroked three hits and drove in four runs. John Remhoff lined three hits, with Bill Kaschube and Bill Shurina collecting two RBI. Jeff Hultgren hammered out three hits with Bill James recording three RBI and Dan Cody two RBI for Nacho Mama’s.
Rookies, 6, Bertram Orthopedics, 3
Winning pitcher Lou Wolfenson scattered seven hits in the win. Rookies were only able to come up with eight hits, but they were timely. Rich Krumholz cracked a solo home run and Doug Tuttle punched out three hits and drove in two runs.
Rookies, 10, DaVinci’s, 1
DaVinci’s batters continued to struggle at the plate, scoring only one run against pitcher Lou Wolfenson. Wolfenson had a home run and was supported by the savage hitting Rich Krumholz, who rapped out four hits, and three hits each from Doug Tuttle, Mike Behr, Doug Smith and Ralph Leiterding. DaVinci’s Steve Hummel had three hits.
Cheers, 16, Nacho Mama’s, 8
Paul Shelton notched another four-hit game, which included a triple and home run. Doug Smith had three hits, with Jim Williams smashing a home run. Craig Cunningham, Dan Daumbald, Shelton and Williams had two RBI each. Tom Angelo accounted for half of Nacho Mama’s runs, cranking two home runs, good for four RBI.
Bertram Orthopedics, 18, Sand Bar, 7
Bertram’s Herm Griffith, Ed Kingsbury and Mike Galatis smacked three hits each, with all of Griffith’s and Kingsbury’s being doubles. Kingsbury had five RBI, Bill Thompson three and John Barrett and Griffith collected two each. Jim George and Joe Cervelli drove in two runs apiece for Sand Bar. George’s bat continued to sizzle with four hits, including a triple.
Bertram Orthopedics, 13, Nacho Mama’s, 5
Pitcher Jerry Cnudde won as Bertram’s moved into a third-place tie in the Island Division at 5-4. Bill Thompson had three hits, driving in three runs, as did John Barrett. Herm Griffith, Chet Dal Bianco and Cnudde drove in two runs each. The first triple play of the season was turned in by Bertram’s. Bill James had a triple and a RBI for Nacho Mama’s
Sand Bar, 21, Rookies, 7
Long ball was the name of the game for Sand Bar, with three home runs and two triples. Murph Knapke and Fran Roche each had a triple and a home run. Scott Byers, who had four RBI, also hoisted a homer. Rich Krumholz and Doug Tuttle continued smacking the ball for Rookies with three hits each. Tuttle had another three RBI game.
Cheers, 14, DaVinci’s, 3
Cheers earned its seventh win behind the hitting of Denny Lello with four hits and Doug Smith and Dave Coward with three hits apiece. Winning pitcher Ron Engels lined a triple and a double. Paul Shelton, Smith and Engels drove in two runs each. Jerry Engel had three hits for DaVinci’s.
Islander Restaurant, 5, Crazy Flamingo, 2
Winning pitcher Jim Adams limited Flamingo’s to five hits, two coming from Larry Laird. Tony Meilan delivered a key blow in the first inning, a two-RBI double. Nick Brooks continued stinging the ball with three hits.
Mutual of Omaha Bank, 16, ADKOS, 7
Mutual of Omaha Bank scored six runs in the first inning and seven runs in the sixth. Manny Miyar lashed out three hits, good for five RBI. Dick DeAnna, Mark Nahabedian, and Bob Kirsinger had two hits each. Buff Morris had two RBI and Ed Brack cracked a solo home run for the Bank. Tom Francese and Paul Vorwich had to hits each for ADKOS.
CJ’s on the Bay, 10, Joey’s Pizza, 4
CJ’s scored six runs in the third inning and didn’t look back. Wning pitcher Dan Callahan knocked out a triple. Ray Zielinski was like a human vacuum at third base. He fielded anything hit near him, throwing batters out to help keep Joey’s scoreless until they scored four runs in the sixth inning.
CJ’s on the Bay, 9, Mutual of Omaha Bank, 3
Dan Callahan, CJ’s cagey right hander hailing from Dartmouth, Mass., handed Mutual of Omaha Bank its first defeat of the season. Not only did he pitch a superb game, he drove in two runs with three hits. Chuck Wilson, Gary Schneider and Mike Gallagher also had two RBI each for CJ’s. Jack Patterson was the only bank player having a multiple hit game with two.
Joey’s Pizza, 12, Islander Restaurant, 2
Another Northeastern pitcher, Bob the “Z Man” Zinkevicz, from Derry, New Hampshire, had an overpowering day on the mound, limiting Islander Restaurant to two runs on eight hits. Hard-hitting Chuck Reich drove in fours runs on three hits, including a triple, for Joey’s. Bob Kirsinger also contributed two RBI in the win.
ADKOS, 24, Crazy Flamingo, 12
ADKOS scored runs in every inning of the game, doubling up Crazy Flamingo. Mike Gardner had four hits, including a triple and four RBI. ADKOS Barry Bates, Paul Vorwick and Bill Dauch each had 3 RBI. Leon Schmitt lined three hits for Flamingo’s, with Schmitt, Bill Diamond and Jim White having two RBI each.
Island division standings
Cheers, 7-2, Sand Bar, 6-3, Bertram Total Joint Centers and Rookies, 5-4, Nacho Mama’s, 3-6 and DaVinci’s, 1-8.
Marco division standings
Mutual of Omaha Bank , 7-1, Joey’s Pizza and Islander Restaurant, 5-3, CJ’s on the Bay, 4-4, ADKOS, 2-6 and Crazy Flamingo’s, 1-7.