Senior Softball: New season gets underway

Bill Shurina
Special to the Eagle


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Salty Dog, 18; Crazy Flamingo’s,14 

Bob Traver laced four hits for the Salty with Joe Cervelli contributing three. Tom Loiacono, Gary Grefer, Geoff Bentley, Pat Comerford and Ralph Leiterding hit two. Loiacono clouted a solo home run and Comerford smashed a triple. Cervelli and Bentley had three RBI; George Lancaster, Pat Romzek and Ray Zielinski had two. Flamingo’s new manager, John Hollerbach, lined three hits with Mark Waks, Tom Purtell, Joe Furst, Don Rooksberry and Rich Larkin having two. Waks had a bases-empty homerun and Rooksberry a two-run homer giving him and Nick Brooks three RBI in the game.

Stonewalls, 10; CJ’s on the Bay, 8

Stonewalls made the best of the eight walks issued by CJ’s to earn a come from behind win with John Wood, Pat Shannon, Dave Coward, Bill Kayhart supplying two hits each. Shannon had two runs driven in. Larry Anspach lined three hits for CJ’s while Jack Kemp, Bill DiNeno, Paul Womack and Don Schwartz each had two. DiNeno and Randy Wesolowski had two RBI in the loss.  

Joey’s Pizza, 11; Mango’s, 4 

Bill Kaschube tossed a nine hitter to lead Joey’s to the win. Paul Vorwick peppered the ball for three hits while Kaschube and Frank Flint had two with Vorwick picking up two RBI. Jim Battye was the only Mango’s player with more than one hit, picking up two.   


Moose Lodge, 18; Doreen’s, 10 

The Moose’s Jerry Kratz, Dan O’Sullivan and Gary Badger nailed the ball for three hits. Tom Patterson, Jack Stevenson, Joe Callahan and Tony Brock each had two. Stevenson and Badger tallied four RBI; O’Sullivan three; and Kratz two. Ed Dreyfus led Doreen’s with three hits; Dick DeAnna, Denny Lello, Jerry Lenhoff and John Ranieri two. Butch Monson cracked a homer and had two RBI, as did Dreyfus, Lenhoff and Bob Grimm in the loss. 


The Speakeasy, 13; Sand Bar, 12 

In a thriller of a game, The Speakeasy held off a ninth inning rally by Sand Bar for the win. The Speakeasy’s Dave Johnson ripped the ball for four hits; Ray Kane and John Remhoff had three. Andre Paquette chased in three runs and Kane two. Sand Bar’s Tom Van Aarde and Jeff Kaczka punched out three hits, including a home run for Aarde, giving him two RBI in the loss.  

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 26; Brewery, 11 

The Bank accumulated 32 hits against the Brewery, with Jon Wiseman, Rich Krumholz and Bill Shurina scolding the ball for four hits. Herm Griffith, Joe Rocco, Bill Thompson, Dave Droddy and Rick DiStasio had three hits, with Jim Gilligan smashing a triple. Krumholz, Rocco and Thompson raced up four RBI; Griffith three; and Wiseman and Ed Kingsbury two. George Grygorcewicz and Bill Wright had three hits each for the Brewery, with Jim Williams smashing a triple and Jim Ramage clouting a solo home run. Paul Shelton picked up three RBI on a base-loaded double. 

Nacho Mama’s, 28; DaVinci’s, 4 

The game was called in the seventh inning due to the 15 run mercy rule. Steve Hummel had four hits in the pummeling, and Jack O’Brien had three. Tom Polston and Jim Stewart hoisted a home run, with Stewart chalking up five RBI in the game; Hummel, Gary Revall and John Gross four; and Rick Benedetti, George Schnorr and Rob Mann two. DaVinci’s Craig Cunningham smacked and had two RBI. 


Mutual of Omaha Bank / 1 / 0         

Nacho Mama's / 1 / 0 

Speakeasy / 1 / 0                      

Brewery / 0 / 1 

DaVinci’s / 0 / 1 

Sand Bar / 0 / 1 


CJ’s on the Bay / 0 / 1 

Crazy Flamingo’s / 0 / 1         

Joey’s Pizza / 1 / 0           

Mango’s / 0 / 1     

Salty Dog / 1 / 0 

Stonewalls / 1 / 0 


Doreen’s / 0 / 1 

Moose Lodge / 1 / 0 

American Legion / 0 / 0