Senior Softball: DaVinci's, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Salty Dog undefeated

Bill Shurina
Special to the Eagle

DaVinci's and the Salty Dog are tied for first place in the Island Division with a 3-0 record. Mutual of Omaha Bank has a 4-0 record in the Marco Division and a two-game lead already early in the season. The Gulf Coast Division has Doreen's in first place with a 2-1 record and a half game advantage over the American Legion Post.

Tom Purtell  lines up the ball for a base for Mutual of Omaha Bank.

This past week we had five games determined by one run. You can obtain daily game results scores by going to our website


Joey’s Pizza, 16; Stonewalls, 8

Nick Brooks lashed four hits for Joey’s with Pat Comerford contributing three with Jim Baumann and Dave Coward thumping a triple.  Brooks racked up five RBI, Baumann four and Coward three. Pat Shannon and Lou Wolfenson belted a homerun for Stonewalls giving Wolfenson three RBI and Shannon two.

Mango’s, 16; Crazy Flamingo’s, 10

Mango’s in an overall team effort won their first game of the season behind a twenty hit attack lead by Jeff Daugherty who nailed three hits. John Robichaud chased in five runs, Dougherty three, Paul Sullivan and Todd Whitney two. Flamingo’s had Dick Carson and Joe Cervelli line three hits and George Lancaster have three RBI.

Crazy Flamingo’s, 17; Snook Inn, 16

It took extra innings for Flamingo’s to earn it once win of the 2019 season by pushing across three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Joe Kruse and George Lancaster stung the ball for four hits with Flamingo teammates Mario Lucca, Joe Cervelli, Jerry Cnudde, Al Cenicola and John Wood all had three hits. Cervelli had four RBI, Kruse Tree; Lancaster, Wood, and John Hollerbach two. Steve Chasin ripped four hits for Snook Inn. Chasin had two RBI as well as John Cavanagh, Randy Wesolowski, Freddy Pendergrass, Bob Levasseur, John Ranieri, and Brian Maguire.

Mango’s, 11; Stonewalls, 8

Mango’s Jim Yount had three hits. Yount and Todd Whitney each drove in three runs. Tom Grucci lined three hits for Stonewalls with Pat Shannon driving in two runs.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 29; Joey’s Pizza, 26

The game was more like a heavyweight fight then a ball game. Each team kept pounding the ball. The Bank went into the last inning of scheduled play leading 20-14 only to see Joey’s rally and score six runs to tie up the game. The Bank then scored nine runs in top of the eighth only to hold off an other rally by Joey’s who scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Bank slammed five homeruns in the game two by Tom Purtell and one each by Rob Mann, Ray Niemeyer and John Robichaud. Niemeyer hit for the cycle; a single, double, triple and homerun; Bob Smith also crushed a triple. Niemeyer, Tom Loiacono, and Larry Anspach tagged the ball for four hits; Purtell and Fred Kramer three. Niemeyer racked up six RBI, Purtell five, Mann four, Anspach and Smith three; Robichaud and Steve Friend two. Joe Barry scorched the ball for five hits for Joey’s, Jim Baumann, Bill Kayhart and Dave Coward had three, with Tom McCullough hoisting a three-run homerun and Ron Irwin walloping a triple. Nick Brooks had five RBI for Joey’s, Baumann four, Comerford and McCullough three; Ralph Rohena, Joe Furst and Ron Irwin two.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 13; Mango’s, 12                             

Joe Cervelli was the catalyst in the Banks win driving in the tying and winning runs with a double in the bottom of the eighth inning. Cervelli had three hits; he and Fred Kramer had three RBI with Butch Coursen having two. Tom Parker lashed four hits for Mango’s while Ed Kopecky had three with Warren Uhl smacking a triple. Parker drove home four runs, Bruce Winer three and Uhl two.

Snook Inn, 14; Joey’s Pizza, 5                      

The Snook Inn won its first game of the making the most of six errors by Joey’s and the hitting of Fred Pendergrass who launched a homerun and a triple by Paul Vorwick. Pendergrass had three RBI, Vorwick and John Barrett two. Snook’s pitcher Steve Chasin limit Joey’s too seven hits one a triple by Tom McCullough.

Stonewalls, 15; Crazy Flamingo’s, 11

Pat Shannon and John Sherwin lined three hits apiece for Stonewalls with Dave Droddy hoisting a homerun and Ray Zielinski a triple. Droddy and Jeff Bentley had three RBI, Zielinski and Sherwin two.  Stonewalls only allowed Flamingo’s nine hits one being a homerun off the bat of Jerry Cnudde who had two RBI along with Joe Kruse and George Lancaster in the loss.


Moose Lodge, 14; American Legion, 3

The Moose pounded the American Legion with a barrage of twenty-one.  Dan O’Sullivan pulled the trigger for four hits while Jerry Kratz, Gary Badger and Don Mandetta had three. Mandetta limited the American Legion to ten hits three coming off the bat of Dick DeAnna with one being a triple.

American Legion, 16; Doreen’s, 15

Don Mandetta mashed a triple to drive in the tying and winning run in extra innings for the American Legion. Mandetta had three hits as well as Leon Schmitt, Bill Diamond, Charles Pineo, and Jim Conway. Schmitt also had a triple in the game. Pineo chased in four runs, Mandetta and Paul Burnett three; Schmitt and Conway two. Mick Keller lead Doreen’s with three hits with Ed Dreyfus whacking a triple. Dreyfus had four RBI, Angelo Polizzi three and Jerry Kratz two.

Doreen’s, 17; Moose Lodge, 10                                  

Doreen’s was silent for the first three innings and then ended up scoring runs in the next four innings with them pushing seven runs across the plate in the top of the seventh for the win. Jerry Lenhoff, who had three hits, and Butch Monson both slammed a homerun giving them three RBI; Ed Dreyfus and Mick Keller had two. The Moose had Jerry Kratz, Dom Fiorda and Leroy Fishleigh peppered the ball for three hits, Fishleigh and Leon Schmitt each cracked a triple. Kratz had two RBI.          


Brewery, 11; Sand Bar, 6

Joe Rocco punished the ball smacking four hits which included a homerun for the Brewery. Rocco chased in three runs while John Gross and Jim Vitas had two. Gary Grefer clubbed a homerun for Sand Bar, he and Grady Fuller had two RBI in the loss.

Salty Dog, 18; Nacho Mama’s, 13

The game was tied 10-10 after seven and a half inning when the Brewery blew the game open with a five rub seventh with Bill Wright blasting an opposite field three run homerun. Mike Schwab and Jack Martin had three hits. Bill Thompson chased in five runs, Schwab and Wright three and Martin two. Nacho’s Rick DiStasio ripped four hits; Jeff Kaczka, Steve Hummel, John Haskins, Tom Tankersley, and Charlie Lamb had three. Mike Garofalo had three RBI and Haskins two.

DaVinci’s, 25; Speakeasy, 20

DaVinci’s pushed across five runs in the top of the ninth to break a 20-20 tie to earn the win. Jack Tizio had three hits for DaVinci’s with Craig Cunningham driving in four runs, Jacullo three; Tizio, Don O’Connell and Dan Harrar having two. Speakeasy had Mike Shone, Rod Lashley, Frank Tedesco, and Stone with three hits. Tedesco, Shone, Tom Angelo and Tom Whitlock each drove home three runs; Lashley, Ray Kane and Mitch Eil two.  There were four triples smacked in the game, Phil Holmes had one for DaVinci’s; Speakeasy had Lashley, Angelo and Whitlock with one.

Speakeasy, 13; Nacho Mama’s, 12

Tom Angelo drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give Speakeasy their first win of the season. Speakeasy erased 9-3 deficit by banging out twenty-four hits. Tom Whitlock drilled four; Angelo, Mike Shone, Rod Lashley, and Frank Tedesco had three. Angelo ended up with four RBI and Whitlock two. Charlie Lamb stroked three hits for Nacho’s with John Remhoff and Rick DiStasio whacking a triple. Lamb and DiStasio had two runs driven in.

DaVinci’s, 14; Brewery, 13

DaVinci’s edged the Brewery in a hotly contested game to maintain and unblemished record. Dan Gulick and Nick Jacullo had three hits for DaVinci’s with Gulick, Gary Revall and Dan Harrar thumping a triple. Harrar, Jim Dorey and Jack Tizio had two RBI. Rich Krumholz tagged four hits for the Brewery with Dave Johnson and Jim Vitas having three hits. Johnson and Herman Griffith smacked a homerun with Vitas and John Gross each cracking a triple. Joe Rocco had three RBI, Gross and Jim Williams two.

Salty Dog, 23; Sand Bar, 8                

The game was called in the seventh inning due to the mercy rule of a fifteen run differential as the Salty Dog remainder undefeated.  Mike Schwab and Bill Novakovich blistered four hits while Tom Polston, Bill Thompson and Paul Shelton had three, with Thompson and Jack Martin having a triple. Thompson tallied five RBI, Schwab four, Polston three; Martin, Novakovich and Bill Wright two. Jon Wiseman and Bob Traver each poked a homerun for Sand Bar with Dan Marinelli and Ed Kingsbury picking three hits. Kingsbury had two RBI.                                                           


DaVinci’s / 3 / 0

Salty Dog / 3 / 0

Brewery / 1 / 2

Nacho Mama's / 1 / 2                                                

Speakeasy / 1 / 2

Sand Bar / 0 / 3               



Mutual of Omaha Bank / 4 / 0

Joey’s Pizza / 2 / 2     

Mango’s / 2 / 2   

Stonewalls / 2 / 2

Crazy Flamingo’s / 1 / 3       

Snook Inn / 1 / 3               



Doreen’s / 2 / 1

American Legion / 1 / 1

Moose Lodge / 1 / 2