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The 2016 season has two regular scheduled games left to be played in all three divisions with two positions games to be played next week. The position games are based on where teams were at the midpoint of the season and at the end of the season, which concludes this week. These games will have a significant impact on who is the ultimate champion in each Division. Our website will have the position game schedules www.marcoseniorsoftballleague.com.

Sand Bar has a one game lead over Speakeasy and Mutual Bank of Omaha in the Island Division. In the Marco Division Stonewalls holds a three game lead over Joey's Pizza and CJ's on the Bay. The Legends Division is tied.

Results: Island Division

Feb. 23

Mutual of Omaha Bank 5 Sand Bar 4

The Bank scored the go ahead run breaking a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. Both pitchers Tom Bowers of the Bank and George of Sand Bar limited the opposing team to thirteen hits. The Bank’s outfielders Bill Thompson and Mark Mekota each made circus like catches too support Bowers. Butch Coursen lined three hits for Sand Bar.

Speakeasy 17 DaVinci’s 8

Rich Krumholz tagged the ball for four hits and winning pitcher Dan Moriarty helped his cause with three. Moriarty ballasted a homerun and a triple, with Ray Kane also having tripled. Moriarty racked up six RBI, Kane three, Jimmy Cuevas and Jerry Engle two. Dave Manzello had three hits for DaVinci’s with Tom Pugh driving in two runs.

Nacho Mama’s 17 Brewery 11

Nacho’s Pete Oellrich and Andre Paquette had three hits each, while Jim Ramage pitched in belting a home run. Ramage recorded four RBI, Oellrich and John Barrett two. Chris Flynn nailed four hits for the Brewery with Chuck Reich having three hits and driving in two runs.

Feb. 25

Mutual of Omaha Bank 13 Brewery 7

Herman Griffith, Bill Thompson, George Grygorcewicz, and Bill Shurina had three hits for the Bank. Thompson, Grygorcewicz, and Rick Benedetti all crushed a triple; Benedetti accounted for runs being scored, Thompson three, and Grygorcewicz two. The Brewery was limited to twelve hits three of them by Phil Holmes, one being a triple. Teammate Art Sinisi had two RBI for the Brewery.

Nacho Mama’s 24 DaVinci’s 9

Nacho’s ended the game due the mercy rule behind a twenty-four hit assault. Jim Stewart dropped in four hits; Bob Williams, Steve Hummel, Gary Revall all had three in the win. Wright, Revall and Andre Paquette all slammed a home run. Hummel chased in five runs;

Williams, Wright, Paquette, and Stewart three, Revall and Tom Angelo two. Jim Williams slapped four hits for DaVinci’s with Paul Shelton and John Haskins having three, one of Haskins’ a triple. Williams and Tom Pugh had two RBI.

Sand Bar 9 Speakeasy 8

Sand Bar moved into a first place tie in defeating the Speakeasy. Sand Bar’s Jim George won the pitching duel with Dan Moriarty of Speakeasy. The key blow in the game was a three run home run by Jon Wiseman who ended the game with four RBI for Sand Bar.

Feb. 26

Sand Bar 16 DaVinci’s 11

Eight errors and seventeen hits gave Sand Bar the win over DaVinci’s. Jim George drilled four hits for Sand Bar; Dan Dumbauld drove in four runs, Wayne Bombaci and Rod Lashley three, Dan Gulick two. Craig Cunningham, John Haskins, and Grady Fuller had three hits for DaVinci’s with Haskins and Fuller picking up two RBI.

Brewery 14 Speakeasy 9

Art Sinisi of the Brewery was perfected at the plate going four for four; Chris Flynn, Nick Jacullo, Jim Gilligan and Dan Gulick had three hits. Gulick and Tom Whitlock cranked a triple; Whitlock ended the game with four RBI; Gulick, Flynn, Jacullo, Gilligan and Chuck Reich had two. Speakeasy’s Rich Krumholz walloped two homeruns as part of his four hits giving him four RBI, Ray Kane and Bob Monaco had two.

Mutual of Omaha Bank 14 Nacho Mama’s 13

The Bank saw an 11 – 6 lead disappear when Nacho’s scored five runs in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Nacho’s scored two runs in the top the tenth only to see the Bank rally back in the bottom of the tenth and win the game on a Rick Benedetti base hit. Benedetti, Bill Thompson, Jack Martin, and Tom McCullough had three hits, with Martin capping a triple. Thompson plated four runs for the Bank; John Gross and Herman Griffith two. Bill Wright, Gary Revall, Pete Oellrich, Andre Paquette, and John Toti had three hits for Nacho’s. Wright; Angelo, Oellrich, and Jim Ramage crushed a triple. Ramage drove home four runs, Oellrich three; Wright and Paquette two.

Marco Division:

Feb. 24

Stonewalls 11 CJ’s on the Bay 10

John Luegering drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning for Stonewalls’ win. Luegering along with Dave Coward and Doug Stang had two hits in the game. Coward had towering shot to left field for a three run home run followed by a solo shot from Chet Dal Bianco giving him and Mike Walsh two RBI for the game. Ron Hobson and George Lancaster zipped three hits for CJ’s, Joe Kruse, Joe Cervelli and Joe Callahan had two. Lancaster chased in four runs, Cervelli three, and Hobson two.

Joey’s Pizza 20 Mango’s 15

Seven of Joey’s players had two hits in the game, Fred Kramer, Jack Mateja, Ray Niemeyer, Randy Wesolowski, John Wood, Gary Zentner and Bill Moors. Wesolowski chased in three runs; Kramer, Mateja, and Wood two. Mango’s Ron Irwin and Dan Stanard drilled three hits, Bob Traver, Paul Vorwick and Ed Dreyfus two. Traver and Uhl thumped a home run and Vorwick a triple. Stanard accounted for three RBI, Traver and Uhl two.

Rookies 17 Crazy Flamingo’s 14

Rookies scored three runs in the top of the seventh to break a 14-14 tie and went on to the win. Dick Corley John DeRosa were perfect at the plate going four for four; Doug Kemp, Ralph Leiterding and Rich Larkin had three hits; Ed Kopecky , Jerry Lenhoff, John Gill two. DeRosa hammered a home run with Kopecky and Nick Brooks having a triple. Brooks had five RBI in the game, DeRosa three; Corley, Kemp, and Leiterding two. Rob Mann and John Ranieri stroked three hits for Flamingo’s; Jerry Kratz, Tom Grucci, Joe Furst, Tom Patterson, and Steve Slaggie two. Tom Polsten launched a homerun and had three RBI, Grucci, Furst, Mann and Slaggie two.

Feb. 27

Stonewalls 16 Rookies 1

Stonewall ended the game early due to the mercy rule. Dave Coward peppered three hits for Stonewalls, while Tom Purtell, John Luegering, Jim Green, and Chet Dal Bianco had two. Green drove home four runs, Dal Bianco three, Coward and Luegering two. Winning pitcher Bruce Chambers held Rookies to eight hits.

Crazy Flamingo’s 12 Joey’s Pizza 5

Jerry Kratz tagged the ball for three hits for Flamingo’s, Don Schwartz, John Cavanagh, Tom Polsten, tom Grucci, Dave Banghart, Ray Zielinski, and Tom Patterson had two. Polsten delivered two big blows in the game a two run home run and a triple. Schwartz chased in three runs, Kratz and Polsten two. Tom Arnold, Ray Niemeyer, and Gary Zentner had two hits for Joey’s.

Feb. 29

Crazy Flamingo’s 11 Joey’s Pizza 10

Crazy Flamingo’s squeaked out the win making it extremely difficult for Joey’s too vie for the Marco Divisional Championship with only four games left. Jerry Kratz continued to torment opposing pitcher with another three hit performance for Flamingo’s. Teammates Don Schwartz, John Cavanagh, Joe Furst and Dave Banghart had two hits, with Cavanagh driving in four runs and Schwartz two. Joey’s Donnie Rooksberry drilled three hits, Jack Mateja and John Wood had two.

Stonewalls 18 Rookies 4

Stonewalls winning pitcher Bruce Chambers helped his cause in breaking a 10-10 tie with his second homer run of the day a three run blast to give Stonewalls a commanding three game lead in the Marco Division. Tom Purtell, Chet Dal Bianco, and Chambers all stung the ball for three hits, Dave Coward and Bob Smith had two. Chambers’ chalked up six RBI, with Smith and John Luegering having two. Ed Kopecky and John DeRosa lined three hits for Rookies, John Hollerbach and Ralph Leiterding having two, one of Leiterding’s being a home run. DeRosa, who smacked two triples, racked up seven RBI in the game.

CJ’s on the Bay 3 Mango’s 6

George Lancaster powered CJ’s to the win having four hits, two lighting shot home runs accounting for six RBI. Ron pitched in with three hits, Joe Cervelli and Pat Coraggio two. Mango’s Jim Bauman and Ed Dreyfus peppered three hits; Bob Traver, Warren Uhl and Paul Vorwick two. Vorwick who slammed a three run homer had four RBI and Jim White two.

Legends Division

Feb. 24

East 15 West 7

The East won their third consecutive game and now has an 8-8 record as does the West. The West’s Frank Flint and Mike Rechtin had three hits; Flint, Rechtin and Jeff Dougherty all homered; Charles Pineno, Ron Burger, Dom Fiorda, and Roger Wise had two hits. Flint and Dougherty had three RBI, Rechtin, Dan O’Sullivan, and Roger Wise had two. Lee Dilk led the West having three hits and three RBI.

Feb. 27

Dick DeAnna, Alan Schneider, Lee Dilk, Bill Dauch, Don Mandetta, and Bob Grimm all had two hits for the West, One of DeAnna and Dauch’s hits being a triple. Mandetta had four RBI, DeAnna and Dauch two. Roger Wise lined three hits for the East, while Dan O'Sullivan, Bob Beaver, Frank Flint, Jack Stevenson, Jeff Doughtery, and Mike Rechtin had two. Ron Townsend drove in two runs for the East.

Feb. 29

East 11 West 8

The East’s Mike Rechtin lined three hits; Jeff Dougherty, Jack Stevenson, Dom Fiorda, and Charlie Pineno had two. Winning Pitcher Ron Townsend launched a two run home run and Frank Flint launched a three run homer. Dom Fiorda also drove in three for the East. Tony Brock led the West having three hits; Dick DeAnna, Alan Schneider, Chuck Wilson and Bill Dauch had two. DeAnna and Rick Condle each clubbed a three run home run.

Standings: Island Division – Sand Bar 13-5; Speakeasy 12-6; Mutual of Omaha Bank 12-6; ‘

Brewery 8-10; Nacho Mama’s 7-11; DaVinci’s 2-16. Marco Division – Stonewalls 13-5; Joey’s Pizza 10-8; CJ’s on the Bay 10-8; Crazy Flamingo’s 9-9; Mango’s 8-10; Rookies 4-14. Legends – East 9-9; West 9-9

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