Senior Softball: Mango’s are Marco division champions

Bill Shurina
Special to the Eagle
Mango’s 2019 Marco divisional champions, from left, back: Tom Tankersley (coach), Glen Davis, Tom Parker, Jan Grossman, Greg Graycarek, Todd Whitney, Owen O'Shaughnessy (coach) and Jeff Dougherty; front: Ed Kopeck, Bob Herrman, Bruce Winer, Manager Warren Uhl, Paul Sullivan and John Robichaud (not present for the photo, Jim Yount).

Mango’s won the Marco Division League Championship by two games over second place Stonewalls. In the Gulf Coast division, it’s the American Legion with a half-game lead over Doreen’s and full game over the Moose Lodge.

The tournament portion of the season has begun for the Marco and Island Divisions. This is a double elimination format tournament, meaning after two losses your team is out of tournament play. In the first round of the Snook Inn and Mutual of Omaha Bank advance with wins, Joey's Pizza and Crazy Flamingo moved into the loser bracket with their losses. In the Island Division Speakeasy and Salty Dog advanced with wins, Sand Bar and Nacho Mama's moved into the loser bracket with their losses.

Follow the tournament results daily by going to the league website


Mutual of Omaha Bank, 21; Crazy Flamingo’s, 13

Butch Coursen, Robert Stried, Tom Loiacono, Steve Friend and Tom Bowers each had three hits for the Bank, with Loiacono and Friend launching homeruns; Friend’s a grand slam. Friend deposited seven RBI for the Bank, Coursen four, Rob Mann three, Loiacono and Fred Kramer, who cracked a triple, two. Flamingo’s had George Lancaster, John Wood, John Hollerbach and AL Cenicola with two RBI.

Stonewalls, 14; Snook Inn, 3

Ray Zielinski uncorked a homerun for Stonewalls and a triple was busted off the bats by Gary Swink and Joe Logisz. Tom Grucci and Don Schwartz chased home three runs; Swink, Logisz and Zielinksi two. Stonewalls pitcher limited the Snook to eight hits with John Cavanagh having two RBI.

Mango’s, 7; Joey’s Pizza, 4

Mango’s clinched the Marco Divisional title with their win today. Warren Uhl the team manager had three hits, with Bruce Winer socking a three homerun while Uhl and John Robichaud cracked a triple. Mango’s pitcher Ed Kopecky had Joey’s bats to only nine hits.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 15; Joey’s Pizza, 8

Tom Purtell, Butch Coursen and Steve Friend each had three RBI for the Bank; Purtell’s coming on a missile shot three run homeruns to left field. Winning pitcher Tom Bowers and Tom Loiacono, who whacked a triple, had two RBI. Jim White drove in three runs for Joey’s Pizza.

Joey’s Pizza, 20; Stonewalls, 14

Joey’s Nick Brooks, Jim White, Ron Irwin and Tom McCullough each drove in three runs with Dave Coward driving in two. John Sherwin hoisted a solo homerun while Irwin and McCullough each cracked a triple. Stonewalls Geoff Bentley had three hits; Bentley and Joe Logisz smacked a triple. Lou Wolfenson had three RBI; Bentley, Tom Grucci and Ray Zielinski two.

Mango’s, 18; Crazy Flamingo’s, 3

Mango’s the Marco Division Champions ended their regular season on winning note. Glenn Davis had three hits in the win, while John Robichaud clocked a homerun and Bruce Winer a triple. Winer accumulated six RBI; Davis, Robichaud and Warren Uhl two. Mango’s Ed Kopecky held Flamingo’s to seven hits with George Lancaster having two RBI in the lost.

Snook Inn, 12; Mutual of Omaha Bank, 11

John Cavanagh and Jim Battye had three hits. Cavanagh and Fred Pendergrass each pummeled the ball for a homerun. Pendergrass chased in three runs; Cavanagh, Battye and Randy Wesolowski two. The Bank had Tom Purtell and AL Schneider with three hits. Butch Coursen, Tom Loiacono, Robert Stried and Jim White had two RBI in the season finally for the Bank.


Snook Inn, 22; Joey’s Pizza, 15

The Snook Inn’s Fred Pendergrass a perfect day at the plate pulverizing the ball for four hits, which included popping two homers one a three-run shot; Steve Chasin and Bill DiNeno had three hits. John Cavanagh chased in seven runs, Pendergrass four; Chasin, DiNeno, and Mike Arnold two. Ron Irwin also had a perfect day at the plate having lashed out four hits for Joey’s, Joe Barry and Ralph Rohena had three with Rohena slapping a triple. Rohena had three RBI; Barry, Dave Coward, Bill Kayhart, and Jim O’Meara two.

Mutual of Omaha Bank, 20; Crazy Flamingo’s, 12

Robert Stried slashed four hits as part of a twenty-four hit the Bank amassed with Tom Purtell, Butch Coursen and Al Schneider having three, one of Coursen’s a homerun. Stried recorded four RBI, Coursen and Bob Smith three, Steve Friend and Tom Loiacono two. Crazy Flamingo’s had John Hollerbach with three hits while John Wood and George Lancaster launched back to back homeruns. Wood and Jerry Cnudde had two RBI


Moose Lodge, 11; American Legion, 10

For the second time in the last week the Moose Lodge defeat the American Legion by the same score, but this time in extra innings. Dan O’Sullivan and Jerry Lenhoff had three hits each for the Moose with Lenhoff and Dom Fiorda driving in two runs. The American Legion’s Al Bozzo and Leon Schmitt had three hits apiece with Tony Brock belting a homerun. Brock and Schmitt had three RBI in the game.

Doreen’s, 20; Moose Lodge, 11

Doreen’s Ed Dreyfus, Jerry Lenhoff and Denny Lello spanked the ball for four hits while Mick Keller, Butch Monson and Lee Dilk had three hits. Lenhoff smacked two triples as part of his hits. Monson and Lello contributed four RBI, Lenhoff three; Keller and Tony Brock two. The Moose Lodge had Leroy Fishleigh and Dan O’Sullivan having three hits with John Gill driving in three runs, Frank Flint and Dick DeAnna two.

Doreen’s, 20; American Legion, 10

Denny Lello had the hot bat in today’s game drilling four hits for Doreen’s, with Ed Dreyfus, Jerry Lenhoff and Butch Monson getting three hits. Lello smacked two homeruns and a triple, Lenhoff had a homerun and Monson a triple. Lello and Lenhoff had four runs batted in, Monson three; Dreyfus, Mick Keller and Ernie Famiglietti two. Tony Brock continued pounding the ball having four hits for the American Legion; Leon Schmitt, Bill Diamond, and Don Mandetta had three, with Paul Burnett whacking a triple. Schmitt and Burnett had three runs driven in, Diamond two.

American Legion, 17; Doreen’s, 15

It was another back and forth game with the American holding on halting a seventh inning rally by Doreen’s. Leon Schmitt, Jim Conway and Dick DeAnna paced the Legion with three hits while Paul Burnett chipped in by smacking a triple. Mike Gallagher drove home four runs, Al Bozzo three; Burnett, Schmitt and Don Mandetta two. Doreen’s had Mick Keller, Jerry Lenhoff and Bill Moors all having three hits, with Rick Condle smacking a homerun. Moors’ chased in four runs, Condle, Lenhoff and Ernie Famiglietti two.


Sand Bar, 11; Speakeasy, 8

Sand Bar’s win ended up putting the team in fourth place in the regular season final game for both teams. The two teams ended up with the same record 8-12, with Sand Bar being place into fourth based on winning three out of four games against Speakeasy. Gary Grefer and Lou Marinaccio had three hits for Sand Bar; Dan Marinelli had three RBI and winning pitcher Jack O’Brien two. Rod Lashley and Ray Kane had three hits for Speakeasy, with Lashley cracking two triples giving him two RBI in the game.

Salty Dog, 17; Brewery, 13

Salty Dog’s Bill Wright, Mike Schwab, Bill Thompson and Paul Shelton contributed three hits for the Dogs. Schwab hammered a homerun and Ed Caster nailed a triple. Schwab, Thompson and Caster all drove in three runs and Jack Martin two. The Brewery had Jim George and Rich Krumholz three hits. Herman Griffith chased in four runs, Joe Rocco three and Jim Stewart two in the loss.


Speakeasy, 19; Sand Bar, 4

The first game in the Island Tournament ended after eight innings due to the mercy rule. Speakeasy Mike Shone peppered the ball for five hits; Rod Lashley lashed out four and hitting for the cycle a single, double, triple and homerun. Teammates Frank Tedesco and Jim Gilligan had three hits and Mitch Eil whacked a triple. Lashley racked up seven RBI, Gilligan three and Eil two. Lou Marinaccio had three hits for Sand Bar.

Salty Dog, 13; Nacho Mama’s, 11

A five run seventh by Salty Dog gave them a come from behind win. Salty Dog’s Bill Thompson ripped four hits and Jim Ramage three with Tom Polston and Bill Novakovich belting a homerun. Ramage and Novakovich drove in three runs; Polston, Mike Schwab, Jack Martin and two. Nacho’s George Grygorcewicz, John Haskins and Rick DiStasio had three hits, with Grygorcewicz and Haskins cracking a triple. Grygorcewicz, Mike Garofalo, Tom Tankersley, John Remhoff and Jerry Engel had two RBI.


DaVinci’s* / 16 / 4

Brewery / 12 / 8

Salty Dog / 10 / 10

Sand Bar / 8 / 12

Speakeasy / 8 / 12

Nacho Mama's / 6 / 14



Mango’s* / 15 / 5

Stonewalls / 13 / 7

Mutual of Omaha Bank / 12 / 8

Joey’s Pizza / 10 / 10

Snook Inn / 8 / 12

Crazy Flamingo’s / 2 / 18



American Legion / 8 / 7

Doreen’s / 8 / 8

Moose Lodge / 7 / 8


Divisional winners*