Of the 17 games played this past week, one run was the difference in nine of them, five in the Marco Division and four in the Island Division. All three divisional races remain close with Speakeasy in the Island Division and the West in the Legends Division holding on too a one game, Stonewalls has a one-and-a-half game lead in the Marco Division.
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Island Division, Feb. 9
Nacho Mama’s 16 Brewery 6
Nacho’s erupted for eleven runs in the top of ninth to blow away the Brewery. Gary Revall tagged the ball for four hits and John Barrett three for Nacho’s. Steve Hummel had a grand slam homerun and Barrett a triple. Hummel recorded six RBI in the game, Tom Angelo and George Schnorr two. The Brewery’s Chris Flynn hoisted a three home run and Jim Gilligan smacked a triple.
Speakeasy 16 DaVinci’s 12
Rich Krumholz, Dan Moriarty and Ray Kane had three hits each to help Speakeasy to the win. Krumholz, Jimmy Cuevas and Bob Grant launched home runs, all three picking up three RBI as did Kane with Jerry Engel having two. Tom Pugh lashed out four hits for DaVinci’s; John Haskins, Jim Williams, and Tom Tankersley had three hits. Williams drove in three runs and Tom Loiacono two.
Mutual of Omaha Bank 16 Sand Bar 15
In a back and forth game the Bank eked out Sand Bar on a Rick Benedetti base hit driving in the winning run. Big George Grygorcewicz of the Bank pulverized the ball going five for five which included two colossal homeruns. Teammates Mark Mekota stroked four hits and Jack O’Brien three. Grygorcewicz had four RBI; John Gross, Bill Thompson, Jack O’Brien and Tom Bowers two. Wayne Bombaci ripped four hits for Sand Bar, Jim George and Dan Gulick had three. Bombaci and Gulick blasted a home run, with Bombaci and Jim George having three RBI; Gulick, Jon Wiseman and Ron Peterson two.
Speakeasy 12 Sand Bar 8
Rich Krumholz and Tom Buettner had three hits to leading to Speakeasy’s win. John Rysak drove in three runs; Buettner, Ray Kane and Mike Edelman two. Wayne Bombaci had three hits for Sand Bar and chased in two runs as did Dan Gulick who tagged a home run in the loss.
Brewery 12 Mutual of Omaha Bank 11
The Brewery used six errors by the Bank along with three hits each by Phil Holmes, Jim Gilligan and John Sherwin for the win. Holmes chalked up four RBI, Chris Flynn three and Jim Dorey two. George Grygorcewicz and Rick Benedetti belted a home run for the Bank, with Grygorcewicz picking up three RBI, Benedetti and Bill Thompson two.
DaVinci’s 22 Nacho Mama’s 15
DaVinci’s bats came alive pounding out thirty-two hits. Tom Pugh scorched the ball for four hits; Craig Cunningham, John Haskins, Jim Williams, Dave Manzello, and Jim Vitas had three. Pugh, Haskins and Paul Shelton smacked a triple/ Shelton and Murph Knapke chased in four runs; Pugh, Cunningham, Williams, Manzello, and Tankersley two. Bill Wright had three hits for Nacho’s. Wright, Tom Angelo and Andre Paquette had two RBI; Jim Ramage and Frank Benedetti had three.
Mutual of Omaha Bank 17 Nacho Mama’s 16
The Bank came back from a 9 -15 deficit to edge Nacho’s scoring the winning run in top of the ninth inning. Bill Thompson had a big day with four hits one being a home run. Team members George Grygorcewicz, Jack Martin, Rick Benedetti, Tom McCullough and Tom Bowers had three hits. John Gross walloped a home run, Ed Kingsbury and Bill Shurina contributed a triple. Shurina had four RBI; Gross, Thompson, Grygorcewicz, Martin and Mark Mekota had three. Nacho’s Gary Revall stroked four hits; Steve Hummel, Bill Wright, and Tom Angelo three, with Frank Benedetti cracking a triple. Angelo chased in four runs; Revall, Benedetti and Pete Orellich three.
Sand Bar 15 DaVinci’s 12
Wayne Bombaci and Dan Gulick slashed four hits for Sand Bar and Rod Lashley had three. Gulick accounted for four runs driven in, Tom Bishard three; Butch Coursen and Dan Dumbauld two. DaVinci’s Tom Pugh, Craig Cunningham, John Haskins, and Paul Shelton had three hits. Pugh, Cunningham and Dave Manzello had two RBI.
Brewery 21 Speakeasy 20
It was back alley brawl with sixty-two hits in the game, thirty-two by Speakeasy and twenty-eight by the Brewery. The Brewery was down 17-20 entering the bottom of the ninth when John Sherwin’s strategically placed base hit won the game. Jim Dorey laced four hits for the Brewery; John Remhoff, Chris Flynn, Phil Holmes, Tom Whitlock, and Jim Gilligan had three hits. Whitlock smashed two triples, Dorey and Art Sinisi had one. Whitlock and Dorey recorded four RBI, Holmes, Gilligan, and Chuck Reich two. Dan Moriarty stung the ball for five hits for Speakeasy; Rich Krumholz, Tom Buettner, and John Rysak had four; Ray Kane, Jerry Engel, Bob Grant and Mike Puskar three. Buettner accounted for four runs crossing home plate; Moriarty, Grant, Puskar and Ray Kane three, Engel two.
Rookies 12 Crazy Flamingo’s 11
Pitcher Larry Anspach delivered the key blow with a two run home run in the sixth helping Rookies win the game. Rookies John Hollerbach peppered three hits; Dick Corley, John DeRosa, Doug Kemp, Ed Kopecky, and John Gill had two, one of Kemp’s a triple. Anspach had three RBI, DeRosa and Kemp two. Flamingo’s Jerry Kratz, John Cavanagh, Tom Polsten, Ray Zielinski and Tom Patterson had two hits, with Cavanagh and Joe Furst smacking a triple. Cavanagh drove in three runs and Polsten two.
Stonewalls 13 CJ’s on the Bay 6
Stonewalls used twenty-hits too take over first place in the Division from CJ’s. Tom Purtell. Jim Green, John Luegering, Dave Coward and Chet Dal Bianco nailed three hits each, while Doug Stang and Bob Smith had two. Coward and Green tripled in the; Coward and Dal Bianco recorded three RBI, Green two. Bob Levasseur popped three hits for CJ’s, Joe Cervelli and Fran Roche had two, with Joe Kruse picking up two RBI in the loss.
Mango’s 12 Joey’s Pizza 11
.Mango’s scored two runs in the top of the seventh too earn the win; Bob Traver, Warren Uhl, Joe Barry and Jim Baumann all had two hits. Baumann who belted a two run homer had three RBI, Traver and Barry two. Joey’s Ray Niemeyer crushed the ball for three triples; Mike Arnold, Fred Kramer, and Jim O’Meara had two hits, with Randy Wesolowski also having a triple. Niemeyer drove in three runs, Arnold and Denny Davis two.
Mango’s 9 CJ’s on the Bay 8
Mango’s Bob Traver had three hits, Paul Vorwick, John Robichaud, and Jan Grossman two. Traver and Vorwick both hammered a two run home run, giving Traver three RBI in the game, Vorwick and Grossman two. Joe Kruse lined three hits for CJ’s, Joe Cervelli and Roger Fleming had two, with George Lancaster driving in two runs.
Joey’s Pizza 14 Crazy Flamingo’s 13
Joey’s scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the come from behind win. Denny Davis was the spark plug for Joey’s firing out four hits, Don Rooksberry had three; Fred Kramer, Jack Mateja, Randy Wesolowski, Paul Burnett, Gary Zentner and Bill Moors contributed two. Davis accounted for four runs crossing the plate, Kramer, Mateja and Ray Niemeyer two. John Cavanagh and Tom Polsten clobbered a grand slam homer run for CJ’s, with Don Schwartz having three hits, Cavanagh, George Bennett and Tom Grucci, and Dave Banghart had two.
Stonewalls 7 Rookies 6
It was a pitching duel between Bruce Chambers of Stonewalls and Larry Anspach of Rookies with both giving up twelve hits. Stonewalls scored the winning run in the bottom of sixth inning. Chambers and Paul Womack had two hits, Dave Coward clocked a two run homer and Tom Purtell had a solo shot. Anspach, Dick Corley, Ed Kopecky and George Kirk had two hits for Rookies, with John Gill smacking a triple and John DeRosa helping score two runs.
West 13 East 6
Dick DeAnna, Lee Dilk and Leroy Fishleigh drilled three hits for the West and Alan Schneider had two. Schneider, Chuck Wilson and Buff Morris drove home two runs in the win. The East had Bob Beaver, Ron Townsend, Jack Stevenson and Roger Wise with two hits, and Dom Fiorda belted a two run home run
East 9 West 5
The East’s Jack Stevenson delivered three hits, Dom Fiorda and Ron Burger had two, one of Burger a triple in the win. Fiorda chased in three runs. Ron Townsend spun a seven hitter in his pitching debut for the East team with Dick DeAnna of the West having three of them.
Standings: Island Division: Speakeasy 9-3; Sand Bar 8-4; Mutual of Omaha Bank 7-5; Brewery 6-6; Nacho Mama’s 4-8; DaVinci’s 2-10. Marco Division: Stonewalls 9-3; CJ’s on the Bay 8-5; Joey’s Pizza 6-6; Mango’s 6-7; Crazy Flamingo’s 5-7; Rookies 3-9. Legends: West 6-5; East 5-6.