With one game left in League, the American Legion and Kurt’s are tied for first with 9-8 records. After their tiebreaker, the Gulf Coast Tournament begins at 1 p.m., Friday, between the loser of the tiebreaker and the Moose Lodge.
In the Marco Division Mango’s is undefeated in the Tournament and will play the winner of the CJ’s on the Bay and Stonewalls game winner at 9 a.m., Friday in the first Tournament Championship game.
In the Island Division tournament both Nacho’s Mamas and the Brewery are undefeated; DaVinci's and Mutual of Omaha Bank are still in.
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TOURNAMENT GAMES / MARCO DIVISION
CJ’s on the Bay, 12; Stonewalls, 6
Stonewalls jumped out too a 4-0 lead to have CJ’s on the Bay come roaring back scoring four runs in the fourth inning and another five in the fifth. Winning pitcher Larry Anspach, Don Rooksberry, Pat Shannon and Dan Stanard had two hits for CJ’s. Teammates Dave Banghart and Randy Wesolowski chased three runs home, Anspach and Stang two. Stonewalls had Dick Corley, Paul Burnett, and John Hollerbach with two hits, with Hollerbach and John Luegering having two RBI.
Mango’s, 10; Crazy Flamingo’s, 2
Mango’s Warren Uhl and Paul Vorwick stroked while Joe Barry and Doug Kemp had two. Vorwick smacked a triple and ended the game with five RBI and Don O’Connell swatted a three run homerun. Mango’s pitcher Jim Battye tossed a seven hitter against Flamingo’s with George Lancaster having two hits and Ray Zielinski driving both of Flamingo’s runs
Stonewalls, 13; Rookies, 9
Stonewalls eliminated Rookies from the tournament and ending their season. Bill DiNeno, John Luegering, Dick Carson, and Jerry Lenhoff had two hits in Stonewalls win. Luegering hit a lined shot grand slam homerun which led to the win with Joe Cervelli helping out with two RBI. Bob Traver and Rob Mann nailed three hits for Rookies, Jim Baumann and Nick Brooks had two. Traver and John Wood drove in two runs in the loss.
Crazy Flamingo’s, 10; Joey’s Pizza, 7
Ralph Leiterding, Ray Niemeyer and Leon Schmitt tagged three hits for Flamingo’s; Paul Womack, George Lancaster and Fred Kramer had two. Niemeyer thumped two triples and ended the game with four RBI and Leiterding with two. Joe Kruse zinged out three hits for Joey’s with John Hollerbach, Jerry Kratz and Rich Larkin having two, one of Larkin’s was triple. John DeRosa had two RBI in the season ending elimination game for Joey’s.
Mango’s, 19; CJ’s on the Bay, 8
Warren Uhl stung the ball for four hits; Joe Barry, Jim Battye, and Paul Vorwick three, while Jim Yount, Jeff Dougherty, and al Cenicola had two. Vorwick who smashed a triple racked up five RBI, Uhl three; Battye, Cenicola and Don O’Connell two. CJ’s Dave Banghart, Randy Wesolowski, Mike Arnold and John Wood had two hits with Ed Kopecky and Nick Brooks cracking a triple. Brooks ended up driving in three runs.
Stonewalls, 15; Crazy Flamingo’s, 9
Stonewalls knocked Flamingo’s out of the tournament with their second loss. Winning pitcher for Stonewalls Randy Morrison and Dick Corley nailed three hits, Tom Purtell, Bill DiNeno, Joe Cervelli, John Luegering, Jim White, Dick Carson, and Paul Burnett all with two hits. DiNeno launched a homerun while Cervelli and Burnett whacked a triple. Cervelli had three RBI in the game; Purtell, Morrison, and Burnett two. Tom Patterson led Flamingo’s with three hits; Paul Womack, George Lancaster, and Butch Monson had two. Fred Kramer and Ray Niemeyer drove in two runs apiece.
GULF COAST DIVISION
Moose Lodge, 16; American Legion Post, 14
The Moose Lodge withstood a last inning rally attempt by the American Legion for the win. Jim O’Meara and Ed Dreyfus lined four hits for the Moose, Huck McPhee and Don Mandetta had three, with Mandetta cracking a solo homerun; Roger Wise, Ron Burger and Alan Schneider two. O’Meara, Burger, and Dan Cody had three RBI with Schneider having two. Dick DeAnna continued smoking the ball having five hits for the American Legion, Bill Dauch nailed four hits, Al Bozzo three; Fuzz Fazekas, Ray Malone, Angelo Polizzi, Bill Diamond, Jack Stevenson, and Charles Pineno two. Fazekas, Dauch and Rick Condle mashed a triple with Fazekas also launching a homerun. Dauch accounted for four runs being driven in; Fazekas, Pollizzi, and Stevenson two.
Kirk’s Coney Island, 8; Moose Lodge, 7
Denny Lello was the catalyst for Kirk’s nailing the ball for three hits and Dan O’Sullivan having two. Ernie Famiglietti chase in four runs and Lello two runs for Kirk’s. Leroy Fishleigh peppered three hits for Moose, with Dan Cody, Huck McPhee, Don Mandetta and Jim Adams having two. McPhee whacked a triple and Mandetta hoisted a solo homerun, McPhee and Adams had two RBI apiece.
Moose Lodge, 13; American Legion Post, 12
The Moose ended their league season on a positive note and now look ahead to the tournament. Huck McPhee and Don Mandetta ended league play with a bang both have four hits with Mandetta having a homerun and McPhee a triple. Dan Cody, Tony Brock, Jim O'Meara, Bill Moors and Ron Burger all had two hits in the win. McPhee and Moors drove in three runs, Brock and Mandetta two. Jack Stevenson and Rick Condle lined three hits; one of Stevenson’s a triple, for the American Legion while Al Bozzo and Alan Schneider had two. Schneider had two RBI.
TOURNAMENT GAMES / ISLAND DIVISION
Nacho Mama’s, 25; Mutual of Omaha Bank, 16
Nacho Mama’s took advantage of eleven walks and five errors to earn an easy win over the Bank. Steve Hummel rattled off four hits with one being a triple while Ralph Sieja and Ed Hamill had three hits for Nacho’s. Sieja and Tom Polston had three runs batted in; Tom Gazzillo who belted a homerun, Pete Oellrich, George Schnorr, and Hummel had two. Craig Cunningham and Lou Wolfenson drilled four hits for the Bank, with one of Cunningham’s a triple; Ed Kingsbury and Bill Shurina had three hits. Kingsbury chased in three runs; Wolfenson, Shurina, Tom Pugh and Grady Fuller two.
Brewery, 19; DaVinci’s, 16
It was like a heavyweight fight with both teams delivering power punches throughout the game. Mike Schwab pummeled the ball for five hits, three of the doubles for the Brewery; George Grygrocewicz and Tom Tankersley had three. Grygrocewicz racked up five RBI, Schwab four and Larry Wildes four, and Perry Baptiste two. Chuck Reich had three hits to lead DaVinci’s. Team members Gary Revall unloaded a grand slam homerun while Chris Flynn and Nick Jacullo each cracked a triple. Besides Revall’s four RBI, Bruce Chambers had three; Reich, Jack O’Brien and Jeff Hultgren two.
Mutual of Omaha Bank, 11; Speakeasy, 9
The Bank closed the doors on Speakeasy’s season by holding off a ninth inning rally for the win. John Gross had three hits for the Bank with Bill Thompson hammering a homerun. Thompson chased in four runs, Ed Kingsbury the winning pitcher and Murph Knapke had chased in two. The hitting machine Rich Krumholz stung the ball for four hits for Speakeasy with John Haskins having three hits. Haskins tagged a homerun while Jerry Engel, Tom McCullough and Jack Martin crunched a triple. Haskins accounted for five runs being driven in and McCullough two.
DaVinci’s, 17; Sand Bar, 11
DaVinci’s Gary Revall lashed out five hits, Chuck Reich and Tom Whitlock added three each to bury Sand Bar’s season handing them their second loss in the tournament. Revall accumulated a total of five RBI, Nick Jacullo who hammered a homerun had four and John Cavanagh two. Rod Lashley and Wayne Bombaci each had three hits for Sand Bar with Tom Angelo driving in three runs and Tom Bishard two.
GULF COAST DIVISION STANDINGS / Wins / Losses
American Legion / 9 / 8
Kirk’s Coney Island / 9 / 8
Moose Lodge / 8 / 10