At the midpoint of the 2017 season, DaVinic’s saw their eight game winning streak come to an end and lead shrink to one game over Nacho Mama’s and Mutual of Omaha Bank in the Island Division, after losing two games this past week. Marco Division’s CJ’s on the Bay lead remains at two games over Mango’s. Kirk’s Coney Island of the Gulf Coast Division only has a half game advantage over the Moose Lodge which won the team’s fourth game in a row this week.
Stonewalls, 12; Crazy Flamingo’s, 11
Jerry Lenhoff drove in the winning run for Stonewalls capping off a come from behind win, scoring six runs in their last at bats. Canadian Randy Morris was the winning pitcher in his first start in the league. Morrison and Jim White each nailed three hits, Bill DiNeno and Lenhoff had two. Morrison and Lenhoff drove in three runs, White two runs. Ralph Leiterding had a big day for Crazy Flamingo’s with three hits one being a homerun giving him four RBI in the game. Teammates Ray Zielinski, Ray Niemeyer, Leon Schmitt and Jan Grossman had two hits.
Rookies, 19; Mango’s, 10
Rookies bats were alive with Tom Loiacono banging out four hits, Jim Baumann three, Nick Brooks, Rob Mann, and Brian Maguire two. Loiacono and Bob Traver socked a homerun, Traver’s a grand slam. Travers had five RBI; Loiacono, Maguire and Mario Lucca two. Mango’s Jim Battye and Don O’Connell rapped three hits with Jan Grossman having two. O’Connell clouted two homeruns and had three RBI as did Mike Rechtin.
CJ’s on the Bay, 15; Joey’s Pizza, 12
CJ’s lanky right-hander Larry Anspach notched his and the team’s ninth win of the season behind the hitting of Don Rooksberry, Dave Banghart, Randy Wesolowski, and Ed Kopecky peppering the ball for three hits; Doug Stang, Dan Stanard and Pat Shannon two. Banghart slammed a three run homerun and Wesolowski a triple. Banghart ended the game with four RBI, Rooksberry, Wesolowski, and Anspach two. John DeRosa had three hits for Joey’s; two were doubles, while John Hollerbach and Mike Galatis had two. Bob Monaco put a charge in the ball for a three run homerun, with Denny Davis picking up two RBI. .
Joey’s Pizza, 10; Rookies, 10
The game ended in a tie due to a time limit when Rookies scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning, John DeRosa of Joey’s and Jim Baumann of Rookies nailed three hits in the game. Tom Grucci and Denny Davis of Joey’s and Tom Loiacono, Dave Coward, Brian Maguire of Rookies had two hits.
DeRosa and Bob Monaco of Joey’s and Dave Coward of Rookies cracked a triple with Bob Traver of Rookies blasting a homerun. DeRosa and Monaco had three RBI, with John Ranieri having two for Joey’s and Traver two for Rookies.
CJ’s on the Bay, 26; Crazy Flamingo’s, 9
CJ’s plucked Flamingo’s feathers with a twenty-six hit assault. Don Rooksberry and Randy Wesolowski stung the ball for four hits, Doug Stang and Chet Dal Bianco three; Dave Banghart, Mike Arnold, Larry Anspach, Don Schwartz, Frank Flint and Pat Shannon two. Banghart clubbed a homerun with Rooksberry, Dal Bianco and Shannon smacking a triple. Dal Bianco and Shannon tallied four RBI; Banghart, Wesolowski, Bob Levasseur three, and Doug Stang two. Flamingo’s Ray Niemeyer and Paul Womack zinged three hits, Ray Zielinski and Fred Kramer two. Jim Green chased in three runs Kramer two.
Mango’s, 22; Stonewalls, 20
It was a slug fest with four homeruns and four triples in the game. Jim Yount, Jeff Dougherty and Warren Uhl all walloped a homerun for Mango’s and Bill DiNeno had one for Stonewalls. Dougherty had three hits; Joe Barry, Jim Battye, Don O’Connell, Paul Vorwick and Uhl two. Uhl had four RBI; Barry, O’Connell, Daugherty, Fran Diotte and Al Cenicola had two. Stonewalls Rich Carson scorched the ball for four hits, two were triples, Randy Morrison and Butch Monson had one triple. DiNeno, Tom Purtell, Jim White, and Paul Burnett had three hits and Jerry Lenhoff two. Carson accumulated seven RBI; Purtell, and Morrison two.
Mango’s, 15; CJ’s on the Bay, 5
Paul Vorwick slashed four hits for Mango’s, Warren Uhl three; Jim Battye, Jim Yount, Joe Barry and Jan Grossman two. Vorwick also led the team with three RBI, Yount, Uhl and Barry had two. Mango’s pitcher Battye tossed a six hitter with Mike Arnold’s two hits representing the only CJ’s player having more then one hit.
Joey’s Pizza, 10; Crazy Flamingo’s, 9
In a closely contested game Jerry Kratz drove in the winning run in the last inning for Joey’s breaking a 9-9 tied game. Teammates Bob Monaco, Denny Davis, tom Grucci and John Hollerbach had two hits, with Davis and Hollerbach crushing a triple. Davis recorded three RBI; Kratz, Rich Larkin and Bill Kaschube two. Ray Niemeyer punched out three hits for Flamingo’s; Ray Zielinski, Jim Green, Paul Womack, Fred Kramer and Ralph Leiterding two. Kramer chased in three runs and Tom Patterson two.
Rookies, 20; Stonewalls, 11
Rookies used the long ball to down Stonewalls, with Rob Mann slamming a three run homerun, Mario Lucca clocking a two run homerun and Jim Baumann a triple. Baumann was perfect at the plate with four hits, Lucca and Nick Brooks had three, Tom Loiacono and John Hollerbach two. Baumann racked up five RBI, Mann four, Lucca three, Brooks and John Wood two. Joe Cervelli was also perfect day going four for four for Stonewalls, Bill DiNeno and Randy Morrison had three hits, Tom Purtell and Dick Corley two. Joe Kruse who smacked a triple for Stonewalls had three RBI, Purtell and Morrison two.
GULF COAST DIVISION
Moose Lodge, 10; Kirk’s Coney Island, 9
For the second in the last week the Moose Lodge defeat Kirk’s by the same score of 10-9. This time the Moose had to score three runs in the last inning with Don Mandetta driving in the winning run. Dan Cody stroked four hits, Tony Brock three; Mandetta, Jim O’Meara, Huck McPhee, Roger Wise, and Ed Dreyfus two. Mandetta and O’Meara pick up three RBI and McPhee had two. Kirk’s Denny Lello and Allan Schneider each lined three hits, with one of Lello’s being a triple. Schneider, Dom Fiorda and Danny O’Sullivan had two runs driven in.
Moose Lodge, 10; American Legion Post, 6
Tony Brock, Leroy Fishleigh and Bill Moors lined three hits for the Moose, with teammates Jim O’Meara, Huck McPhee, and Don Mandetta having two. O’Meara and Moors tagged the ball for a homerun, Moors driving in four runs and O’Meara two in the win. Jim Conway had three hits for the American Legion while Rick Condle and Bob Grimm had two; Conway had two RBI in the loss.
Moose Lodge, 13; American Legion Post, 9
The Moose Lodge won their fourth consecutive game after starting off the season 0-4. Don Mandetta riveted four hits for the Moose Lodge, with Dan Cody, Tony Brock and Bill Moors having three; Huck McPhee had two. McPhee had three RBI, Brock and Jim O’Meara two. The American Legion Post had Fuzz Fazekas, Ray Malone, Jack Stevenson, and Bob Grimm having two hits. Grimm and Dick DeAnna had two RBI.
Brewery, 18; Sand Bar, 12
The Brewery’s Michael Shone and Tom Tankersley each had three hits and four RBI which led to Sand Bar’s demise. Shone cracked a triple, Bill Wright and Ed Caster had two RBI. Sand Bar had Rod Lashley and Tom Bishard with three hits, with Tom Angelo driving in three runs, Lashley and Butch Coursen two.
Nacho Mama’s, 13; Speakeasy, 9
Steve Hummel, Tom Buettner and Pete Oellrich sprayed three hits for Nacho’s. Buettner and Tom Polston chased in three runs, Oellrich and Ralph Sieja two. Rich Krumholz nailed the ball for four hits Ray Kane three, with both cracking a triple. Kane had three RBI, Krumholz and Dan Gulick two.
DaVinci’s, 10; Mutual of Omaha Bank, 9
DaVinci’s won their eighth straight game holding off a ninth inning rally attempt for the Bank. Tom Whitlock had three hits and three RBI for DaVinci’s; Chuck Reich and Frank Benedetti having two RBI with Mike Endelman ripping a triple. Lou Wolfenson had three hits for the Bank, Ed Kingsbury drove in three runs, and Bill Thompson who smacked a triple had two.
Speakeasy, 7; DaVinci’s, 5
Both teams saw their eight game steaks come to and end. Speakeasy win was added by three hits from Jeff Hultgren, and two RBI by Ray Kane. Gary Revall and Tom Whitlock continued their hot hitting this season with three hits for DaVinci’s with Whitlock driving in two runs.
Mutual of Omaha Bank, 19; Sand Bar, 14
The Bank deposited thirty-one hits into their account with Craig Cunningham having a perfect day with five hits; Herman Griffith, Bill Thompson and Jim Williams four, with Tom Pugh and Ed Kingsbury having three. Cunningham belted a homerun and Phil Holmes a triple. Kingsbury cashed in six RBI, Cunningham and Thompson two. Rick Benedetti and Mike Puskar had three hits for Sand Bar, with Puskar having three RBI and Tom Angelo two, Rick DiStasio thumped a triple in the loss.
Mutual of Omaha Bank, 15; DaVinci’s, 10
The Bank was down 10-2 after five innings before they staged a comeback over first place DaVinic’s, holding them scoreless over the last four innings. Bill Thompson and John Barrett drilled four hits for the Bank; Ed Kingsbury Lou Wolfenson, Phil Holmes had three, with Holmes whacking a triple. Thompson, Kingsbury, Barrett, Tom Pugh and Murph Knapke all had two RBI. Bob Williams and Gary Revall had three hits for DaVinci’s with Revall pounding a two run homerun. In addition to Revall’s RBI, Thompson had three and Mike Edelman two.
Nacho Mama’s, 19; Brewery, 9
Steve Hummel, Tom Buettner, Tom Gazzillo, and Jim Vitas had three hits which helped Nacho’s win the game. Gazzillo hoisted a homerun and Buettner had three doubles. Buettner and Ed Hamill had three RBI; Gazzillo, Vitas and Ralph Sieja two. George Grygorcewicz and Larry Wildes had three hits for the Brewery, with John Rysak walloping a homerun, Grygorcewicz and Jim Ramage a triple.
Grygorcewicz had two RBI in the loss.
ISLAND DIVISION STANDINGS / Wins / Losses
DaVinci’s / 8 / 3
Nacho Mama’s / 7 / 4
Mutual of Omaha Bank / 7 / 4
Brewery / 6 / 5
Sand Bar / 3 / 8
Speakeasy / 2 / 9
MARCO DIVISION STANDINGS / Wins / Losses
CJ’s on the Bay / 9 / 2
Mango’s / 7 / 4
Joey’s Pizza / 5 / 5
Crazy Flamingo’s / 4 / 7
Stonewalls / 4 / 7
Rookies / 3 / 7
GULF COAST DIVISION STANDINGS / Wins / Losses
Kirk’s Coney Island / 4 / 3
Moose Lodge / 4 / 4
American Legion / 3 / 4