In a must win game Crazy Flamingo's beat Joey's Pizza 14-3 and earned the Title of Marco Division champions with a record of 13-7, finishing one game ahead of CJ's on the Bay and Mango's. The win then placed CJ's on the Bay in second and Mango's in third with both teams ending their season with 12 - 8 records; CJ's being place into second based on a tie breaker in head-to-head competition.
DaVinci's 13 Brewery 9
Craig Cunningham and Bill Wright slashed four hits each for DaVinci's while Jim Williams and Paul Shelton had three. DaVinci's cranked three homeruns in the game, a grand slam by Wright, a three homer by Grady Fuller and a solo homer by Williams. Wright chalked up six RBI, Fuller three and Cunningham two. Jim Dorey hammered out five hits for the Brewery with Gary Revall having three. Bill Kayhart smashed a bases loaded triple giving him three RBI and Jack Obrien had two for the Brewery.
Porky's 15 Nacho Mama's 5
Porky's winning pitcher Rich Krumholz helped his cause stroking four hits and Larry Wildes three. Krumholz, Joe Cervelli, Bob Grant, and Jack Mateja had two RBI in the game. Pete Oellrich smacked two triples as part of his three hits for Nacho's Mama's
Mutual of Omaha Bank 14 Sand Bar 13
The Bank used the long ball to defeat Sand Bar launching three homeruns. Herman Griffith, Mike and Endelman, and Ed Brack who clouted homeruns, for Brack it was his Island Division leading ninth homerun of the season. Teammates Steve Clark spanked the ball for four hits and Charley Lamb three. Griffith had four RBI, Endelman three and Brack two. Sand Bar also had three homeruns blasted in the game one by Tom Buetttner, Ralph Sieja and Frank Benedetti. Buettner nailed four hits and had four RBI; Sieja also had four RBI, and Benedetti two.
Tournament games, Island Division
Sand Bar 11 Nacho Mama's 10
Sand Bar rallied from a 6 - 9 deficit scoring fives runs to take the lead. They then had to hold off a rally by Nacho's who scored one in the bottom of the ninth when winning pitcher Larry Anspach got out of a bases loaded jam getting a fly ball to the outfield to end the game. Rick Benedetti, Tom Bishard and Ralph Sieja ripped four hits for Sand Bar, with Sieja driving in three runs and Benedetti two. Nacho's Jim Blankenship, Jack Martin, Pete Oellrich and Jim Stewart had three hits, with Jon Wiseman clocking a homerun. Tom Gazzillo drove in three runs and Blankenship two.
Porky's 17 Mutual of Omaha Bank 7
John Haskins and Jack Mateja had three hits for Porky's with Larry Wildes mashing a triple. Wildes chased in four runs, Mateja, three; Tom Pugh, Tom Tankersley and Bob Grant two. Winning pitcher Rich Krumholz limited the Bank to nine hits with Butch Coursen smacking a triple. Ed Brack and Mike Puskar drove in two runs for the Bank.
Crazy Flamingo's 14 Joey's Pizza 3
Flamingo's are the Marco Division Champions with the win giving the team a 13-7 record for the season. Ray Zielinski and Ray Niemeyer rapped three hits, George Lancaster, Tom Grucci and Steve Slaggie two. One of Zielinski's hits was a three run homerun; Lancaster, Grucci and Bill Diamond all drove in two runs contributing to the win and Championship. Winning pitcher Joe Furst held Joey's to twelve hits with Fuzz Fazekas tagging the ball for three and Denny Davis two.
Stonewalls Rookies 3
In a play-in game to determine who would be seeded as the sixth team in Marco Division Tournament Stonewalls trounced Rookies to make it into the tournament. Tom Purtell, Mike Walsh, Gary Zentner and Mike Behr had two hits for Stonewalls. Purtell and Behr walloped a homerun, Purtell's was a solo shot and Behr's a three run homer. Behr ended up driving in five runs, Bob Smith three, and Zentner two. Dan Cody held Rookies to nine hits two each by Joe Callahan and Ralph Leiterding, one of Leiterding's being a triple.
Speakeasy 18 Joey's Pizza 11
Speakeasy was down 5-10 when they came roaring back scoring ten runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Mike Arnold, Bob Levasseur and Ed Kopecky scorched four hits for Speakeasy, Joe Barry and Ron Townsend three; Chet Dal Bianco, Ron Irwin, Leon Schmitt, and Al Cenicola two with Arnold and Townsend whacking a triple. Irwin chased in four runs, Dal Bianco three, Cenicola and Jim Adams two. Fred Kramer lined three hits for Joey's while Paul Burnett, Denny Davis, Bill Kaschube and Leroy Fishleigh had two. Kramer and Bob Monaco drove in two runs as did Darryl Judson who thumped a triple.
Stonewalls 27 Mango's 13
Stonewalls win was helped along by eighteen hits and fourteen walks. John Woods and Gary Zentner battered the ball for four hits, Dave Coward for three, John Luegering and Mike Walsh two. Tom Purtell, Luegering, and Woods launched a homerun with Woods' being a grand slam. Woods chalked up seven RBI, Zentner three; Luegering, Bob Smith, and Gary Schneider two. Dan Stanard, Warren Uhl and Jack Steven had two hits for Mango's, with Uhl cracking a triple. Uhl and Joe Kruse had two RBI.
Speakeasy 8 Crazy Flamingo's 4
In a game where both pitchers had control of their pitchers, Ed Kopecky of Speakeasy out pitched Joe Furst of Flamingo's. Only two walks were issued during the game both by Kopecky. The game was tied after three innings 4 - 4 when Kopecky scorched a triple and then scored what would be the winning run. Mike Arnold, Bob Levasseur, Joe Barry, Randy Wesolowski, Don Rooksberry, Leon Schmitt, Al Cenicola and Jim Adams all had two hits for Speakeasy. Ray Zielinski and George Lancaster were the only Flamingo's players to have two hits as Kopecky tossed a nine hitter.
CJ's on the Bay 12 Stonewalls 6
The game was tied at 5 – 5 after four and a half innings when Fran Roche launched two run homerun for CJ's on the Bay and Stonewalls could never catch-up. Roger Fleming had a big day for CJ's stinging the ball for four hits, one a triple. Winning pitcher Butch Monson had three hits, Mike Galatis and Jim White two. Monson had three RBI, Roche, Fleming and Jim O'Meara two. John Wood, Bob Smith and Mike Behr had two hits for Stonewalls.
This leads to the beginning of the Tournament session of the 2015 Season with teams being seeded based on their Divisional finish. The tournament is a double elimination tournament, where once a team loses twice they are out of the tournament. Visit the League website www.marcoseniorsoftbllleague.com to follow the tournament results, as well as the schedule of games. It is updated daily.
Final Island Division standings: DaVinci's 17-5; Brewery 13-9; Porky's 11-11, Nacho Mama's 9-13; Sand Bar 9-13, Mutual of Omaha Bank 7-15. Marco Division: Crazy Flamingo's 13-7; CJ's on the Bay 12-8; Mango's 12-8; Speakeasy 11-9; Joey's Pizza 10-10; Stonewalls 8-12, Rookies 4-16.