Stonewalls’ defeat of Joey's Pizza clinched the Marco Divisional Champion this past week and with the team's win on Monday extended their winning streak to a league leading seven games. In the Island Division Sand Bar holds a one game lead over Mutual of Omaha Bank and a two-game lead over Speakeasy with two games left to be played. The Legends East won two of three games against the West this past week and now holds a one game lead with one game left on the schedule.
Speakeasy 18 Nacho Mama’s 10
Speakeasy was down 8-0 before storming back for the win. Ray Kane had three hits, one a triple. Winning pitcher Dan Moriarty had solo home run, while John Rysak chased in four runs and Mike Shone two. Jim Ramage and Andre Paquette of Nacho had three hits, with Steve Hummel and Pete Oellrich smacking a home run. Hummel recorded three RBI, Oellrich and Gary La Motte two.
Mutual of Omaha Bank 18 DaVinci’s 10
Twenty-five hits by the Bank enabled them to win the team’s fifth game in a tow. John Gross and George Grygorcewicz slashed four hits; Herman Griffith, Bill Thompson, Rick Benedetti, and Tom McCullough had three, Mark Mekota and McCullough ballasted three home runs and Benedetti smacked a solo home run. McCullough racked up five RBI, Mekota and Gross three. Craig Cunningham had perfect day ripping five hits in five at bats, John Haskins and Murph Knapke plastered the ball for four, Larry Wildes had three. Haskins and Jim Williams hammered a home run with Haskins having three RBI in the game, Williams and Wildes two.
Sand Bar 18 Brewery 8
Sand Bar tagged the ball for twenty-three hits; Jon Wiseman, Rod Lashley, Dan Gulick, Jim Stewart, and Tom Bischard had three hits. Lashley belted a home run and Jeff Hultgren a triple. Lashley, Gulick, Bischard drove in three runs; Jim George had two. Phil Holmes, Art Sinisi and John Remhoff all had three hits, with Chris Flynn mashing a triple for the Brewery. Flynn and John Rysak drove in two runs.
Brewery 25 DaVinci’s 8
The Brewery poured it on DaVinci’s amassing 31 hits which led to the game being called due to the mercy rule. Chris Flynn, Phil Holmes and Jim Gilligan rocketed four hits for the Brewery, one of Gilligan’s a home run; John Remhoff, Tom Whitlock, Jim Dorey, and Art Sinisi had three hits. Whitlock was credited with four RBI; Dorey, Holmes and John Sherwin three; Sinisi and Gilligan two. Craig Cunningham and Murph Knapke had three hits for DaVinci’s, with John Haskins and Jim Williams driving in two runs.
Sand Bar 14 Nacho Mama’s 4
Jon Wiseman tagged four hits for Sand Bar, Dan Gulick and Jeff Kaczka had three, with Rod Lashley walloping a home run. Lashley and Dan Dumbauld chase in two runs, Tom Bishard chased in three. Nacho Mama’s Frank Benedetti had three hits, and Steve Hummel hoisted a three run home run.
Mutual of Omaha Bank 16 Speakeasy 10
Herman Griffith and Jack O’Brien stung the ball for four hits, while Mark Mekota, Rick Benedetti, and Tom Bowers had three for the Bank. O’Brien drove in three; Mekota, Benedetti, John Gross, Bill Thompson, and Jack Martin two runs. Speakeasy Rich Krumholz, John Rysak, and Mike Puskar had three hits, with Tom Buettner and Pete Oellrich having two RBI.
Mango’s 13 Rookies 11
Mango’s was able to hold on to win the game, when it was stop early due to a time limit. Prior to stoppage, Mango’s Warren Uhl Kim Bauman and Bob Travers clocked a home run. Traver had three hits; John Robichaud, Joe Barry, Paul Vorwick, Uhl and Baumann had two, Dick Corley drilled three hits for Rookies; Ed Kopecky, Doug Kemp and John Hollerbach had two, one of Hollerbach’s a triple. Al Cenicola drove in three runs, Larry Anspach and Nick Brooks two.
Joey’s Pizza 26 CJ’s on the Bay 9
Joey’s bats rapped twenty-seven hits causing the mercy rule to end the game after six innings. Fred Kramer, Jack Mateja, Paul Burnett, Gary Zentner, Bill Kaschube, and Jim O’Meara, all had three hits, Don Rooksberry, Mike Arnold, Ray Niemeyer, Randy Wesoloski, and Bill Moors two. Arnold and Burnett clouted a home run, with Burnett and Mateja cracking a triple. Rooksberry and Niemeyer had three RBI, Arnold and Burnett two. CJ’s Joe Callahan nailed three hits; Bob Levasseur, George Lancaster, Roger Fleming, and Mike Galatis two. Fran Diotte clobbered a grand slam home run.
Stonewalls 8 Crazy Flamingo’s 5
Bruce Cambers was the big catalyst in Stonewalls win. Chambers’ the winning pitcher helped his cause by ripping three hit including a home run giving him four RBI in the game. Teammates John Luegering, Chet Dal Bianco, Doug Stang, and Leon Schmitt had two hits, with Dave Coward picking up two RBI. Flamingo’s Jerry Kratz, Tom Grucci, and Rob Mann had two hits.
Stonewalls 13 Joey’s Pizza 9
Stonewalls clinched the Marco Divisional Title behind the hitting of Bob Smith and Leon Schmitt both lining three hits; Tom Purtell, Paul Womack and Mike Walsh contributed two, with Purtell crushing a triple. Joe Kruse smacked a three run homer for his three RBI with Schmitt also having three RBI and Dave Coward two. Pitcher Bruce Chambers, limited Joey’s to nine hits; two each by Fred Kramer, Jack Mateja, and Gary Zentner, with Donnie Rooksberry hoisting a solo home run. Kramer drove in two in the loss.
Mango’s 15 Crazy Flamingo’s 14
John Robichaud, Jim Baumann, Paul Vorwick, and Jim Battye nailed three hits for Mango’s; Warren Uhl Joe Barry, Ed Dreyfus, and Jan Grossman had two. Robichaud and Baumann homered while Uhl had a triple. Robichaud and Baumann chalked up four RBI, Joe Barry three. Flamingo’s John Cavanagh, Tom Polsten, Tom Grucci, and Steve Slaggie zinged three hits, with one of Polsten’s a triple. Grucci accumulated five RBI, Cavanagh and Polsten three,
CJ’s on the Bay 13 Rookies 6
CJ’s Bob Levasseur and Roger Fleming pummeled the ball for four hits, Ron Hobson and Fran Diotte had three, Joe Kruse and Mike Galatis had two. Hobson drove in three runs. Jerry Lenhoff had three hits which included a home run giving him three RBI in the game for Rookies; George Kirk and Al Cenicola had two hits.
Stonewalls 17 CJ’s on the Bay 12
Stonewalls won their seventh game in a row with Tom Purtell having a perfect day at the plate tagging the ball for four hits; Bruce Chambers, Jim Green, Bob Smith and Paul Womack three, John Luegering and Dave Coward two. Luegering, Chambers, Green, Womack and Chet Dal Bianco all drove in two runs. Joe Kruse and George Lancaster nailed three hits for CJ’; Bob Levasseur, Fran Diotte, Mike Galatis, Fuzz Fazekas, and Jack Mateja had two. Fleming and Ron Hobson each crushed a triple. Fleming, Angelo Polizzi, and Joe Callahan had two RBI in the loss.
Joey’s Pizza 11 Crazy Flamingo’s 8
Holding an 11-3 Joey’s had to hold off a rally by Flamingo’s to take sole possession of second place in the division. Don Rooksberry, Denny Davis, Fred Kramer, Jack Mateja, and Bill Moors had two hits for Joey’s. Davis who clocked a homerun had two RBI along with Mike Arnold and Paul Burnett. Flamingo’s Steve Slaggie zinged out three hits, with Tom Polsten having two; Jerry Kratz and Dave Banghart chased in two runs.
Mango’s 12 Rookies 1
Jim White drilled three hits and Joe Barry two for Mango’s, with Jan Grossman walloping a triple good for three RBI, as they moved into tie for third place. Winning pitcher Ron Irwin limited Rookies to nine hits two each by Ed Kopecky, John DeRosa and Ralph Leiterding, with one of Leiterding’s being s solo home run.
West 23 East 13
Alan Schneider, Chuck Wilson, and Rick Condle laced three hits for the West, Gary Badger, Dick DeAnna, Don Mandetta, Bob Grimm, Lee Dilk and Leroy Fishleigh two. Mandetta and Grimm whacked a three run home run, while Tony Brock had a triple. Mandetta and Grimm drove in four runs, DeAnna and Brock, three. Dom Fiorda lined three hits, one a triple for the East; Jeff Dougherty, Jack Stevenson, Dan O’Sullivan, Roger Wise, Charlie Pineno, and Bill Diamond two. O’Sullivan had three RBI, Stevenson and Ron Townsend two
East 20 West 17
Jack Stevenson and Dan O’Sullivan slashed for hits for the East; Bob Beaver and Jeff Dougherty had three. Stevenson who cracked a three run homerun had four RBI, Ron Burger three, O’Sullivan, Frank Flint, and Mike Rechtin two. The West’s Tony Brock, Bob Grimm and Ernie Famiglistti lined three hits, with Rick Condle smashed a home run and Famiglistti a triple. Grimm and Bill Dauch drove in three runs, Condle, Chuck Wilson, and Leroy Fishleigh two.
East 15 West 11
With today’s win the East took over first place in the Division. They had twenty nine hits, Jeff Daugherty, Dom Fiorda, Ron Townsend, and Ron Burger ripped four hits, while Mike Rechtin and Bernie Bierman had three, one of Fiorda hits’ was a triple. Townsend and Burger had three RBI, Daugherty, Fiorda, Dan O’Sullivan and Bill Diamond two. Lee Dilk, Leroy Fishleigh and Dan Callahan had tow hits for the West, with one of Callahan being a two run homer; Rick Condle also had two runs driven in.
Standings: Island Division: Sand Bar 15-5; Mutual of Omaha Bank 14-6; Speakeasy 13-7; Brewery 9-11; Nacho Mama’s 7-13; DaVinci’s 2-18. Marco Division: Stonewalls 16-5 (champs); Joey’s Pizza 12-9; CJ’s on the Bay 11-10; Mango’s 11-10; Crazy Flamingo’s 9-12; Rookies 4-17. Legends Division: East 11-10; West 10-11.