Senior Softball: Mutual of Omaha Bank first in Island Division

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Bill Moors of Rookies catches the ball for a force out at second base as John Ranieri moves away in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Mike Galatis/Special to the Eagle Bill Moors of Rookies catches the ball for a force out at second base as John Ranieri moves away in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Sasso’s Jimmy Cuevas hustles home to beat the throw to Tom Whitlock in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Mike Galatis/Special to the Eagle Sasso’s Jimmy Cuevas hustles home to beat the throw to Tom Whitlock in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Grady Fuller, Sasso’s first baseman, stretches for an errant throw as  Brewery’s Tom Gazzillo legs out a base hit in Marco Senior Softball play.

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Mike Galatis/Special to the Eagle Grady Fuller, Sasso’s first baseman, stretches for an errant throw as Brewery’s Tom Gazzillo legs out a base hit in Marco Senior Softball play.

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Sasso’s Bill Griffin races to third base as Brewery’s George Bennett follows the play in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Mike Galatis/Special to the Eagle Sasso’s Bill Griffin races to third base as Brewery’s George Bennett follows the play in Marco Senior Softball action.

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Weather played havoc with games this past week, resulting in three games being rescheduled. Even with the inclement weather, action was hot and heavy, especially in the Island Division where Mutual of Omaha Bank knocked off Sand Bar twice, resulting in the Bank taking over first place.

In the Marco Division, CJ’s on the Bay maintained its one game lead over Rookies. Here are the results.

ISLAND DIVISION

DaVinci’s, 17, Brewery, 13

DaVinci’s held off a ninth-inning rally by the Brewery for the win. Larry Anspach and Steve Hummel, each had three hits for DaVinci’s. Craig Cunningham and Doug Patton walloped home runs. Anspach recorded three RBI, with Hummel and Whitlock having two. Tom Gazillo hammered four hits, with Jim Gilligan, Jim Dorey, and Charlie Lamb having three each for the Brewery. Gazzillo, Nick Jacullo, and Chuck Reich crushed triples and had three RBI each and George

Bennett had two.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 10, Sand Bar, 1

Lou Wolfenson continued his pitching mastery, limiting Sand Bar to four hits and one run in a rain-shortened five-inning game. Ed Brack and Bill Thompson were perfect at the plate with three hits each, including a triple by Brack. Thompson chased in three runs, Brack and Ed Kingsbury each knocked in two.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 12.

Sand Bar, 11

In a game to determine first place in the Island Division, Mutual Omaha Bank rallied from a 7-1 deficit for the win. Trailing 11-10 in the bottom of the ninth, the Bank tied the game on a base hit by Bill Shurina and won on a hit by John Haskins. Ed Brack and Ed Kingsbury tagged three hits each for the Bank, with Herm Griffith, Kingsbury and Shurina each having two RBI. Tom Angelo chased home three runs and Jim George two runs for Sand Bar.

DaVinci’s, 21, Nacho Mama’s, 16

DaVinci’s unleashed a 28-hit bombardment, with Tom Porter and Ron Hobson each with four hits. Steve Hummel and Tom Tankersley three each. Hummel whacked a homer and Hobson a triple. Porter and Hobson racked up four RBI, Hummel three, Craig Cunningham, Larry Anspach and Murph Knapke two each. Nacho Mama’s Ed Hamill, Rich Small, and Jeff Hultgren each lined three hits. Hultgren and Butch Coursen drove in three runs each and Gary LaMotte two.

Sasso’s, 17, Brewery, 16,

It came down to a base loaded walk to Bob Levasseur in the bottom of the ninth that made the difference in Sasso’s win. John Gross, Tom Pugh and Grady Fuller peppered three hits each for Sasso’s. Gross recorded four RBI; Rich Krumholz and Fuller had three, with Pugh and Mike Endelman each having two. Charlie Lamb had a perfect day at the plate for the Brewery, stroking five hits and drawing a walk. Teammates, Jim Ramage, Jim Gilligan, Tom McCullough, and Jim Dorey each belted three hits. Gilligan, Lamb, and Dorey chased in three runs each and Nick Jacullo two.

Rookies, 12, Joey’s Pizza, 5

Winning pitcher Angelo Polizzi and Dan O’Sullivan each smacked three hits. Ray Niemeyer, Steve Roberts, Nick Brooks, Tom Bishard, John Ranieri, Pat Comerford, and Bill Moors each had two. Niemeyer, Comerford, O’Sullivan, and Polizzi all drove in two runs each for Rookies. Denny Davis pulled the trigger for three hits and Jack Stevenson two for Joey’s Pizza, with Bill Kaschube having two RBI.

CJ’s on the Bay, 10,

Crazy Flamingo, 1

CJ’s cruised by the Crazy Flamingo with Dan Cody leading the way with three hits and Warren Uhl having two. Fran Diotte and Fred Kramer slammed triples. Winning pitcher Dan Callahan only allowed Flamingo seven hits.

Porky’s, 17, Stonewalls, 16

In a wild back-and-forth game, Porky’s pulled it out when Jim Battye drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded. That was Battye’s fourth hit. Don Schwartz and Jim White had two hits each. Including a home run and triple. Joe Barry also slammed a triple. Battye and White chalked up four RBI, while Denny Lello, Pat Corragio, and Joe Barry had two each. Ed Kopecky and Al Cenicola each recorded three hits for Stonewalls, while Fran Roche and George Kirk each had two. Cenicola and Bob Grimm slammed triples. Kopecky had three RBI and Chet Dal Bianco, Fuzz Fazekas, Dick DeAnna, George Kirk, Cenicola and Grimm had

two each.

ISLAND DIVISION STANDINGS

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 7- 4, DaVinci’s and Sand Bar, 6-5, Sasso’s, 5-5, Nacho Mama’s, 4-6 and Brewery, 4-7.

MARCO DIVISION STANDINGS

CJ’s on the Bay, 8-1, Rookies, 7-2, Stonewalls, 4-5, Porky’s and Joey’s Pizza, 3-6 and Crazy Flamingo, 2-7.

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