Sylvania Senior League
STANDINGS and RESULTS
Sundown Cantina #2 (12) – Harvard (7)
The Cantina #2 guys remembered the beat down they received from the Barbers earlier in the season and did not want a repeat of that. In the bottom of the 1st we started with a 5 run lead and held Harvard at bay but by the end of 5 we only had a 7-5 lead. Jim VanBRANT 2-3, started the bottom of the 5th with a single, then the next 6 batters drove in 5 runs. Don DHEEL 2-2 pitched another great game. Some great catches by Doug QUINT 2-2, Jim NICKELSEN 3-3, 2B, Bill GARBER 2-3, 2B, Marty CZERNIAKOWSKI 2-3, 2B, Roger KINNERSLEY and Bobby COLLINS helped stop any Barber rallys. Other hitting highlights were from Tom SPY 2-3, 2B and Tom MACNAUGHTON 2-2. Another great game guys!
Cantina #1 (19) – Freedom Machinery (16)
Cantina 1, for the third game in a row put up 19 runs and held off F&M 19-16. All players were hitting hard, and Cantina 1’s top hitters going 4-5 were Bill TREGO, Phil RICHARD, and Ed BLANKENSHIP. Four players went 3-4: Jim DANDAR, Cary WEAVER, Ron CLOSE, and pool player John BRUBAKER. Some timely defensive plays snuffed out potential rallies. With bases loaded pitcher Jim DANDAR snagged a line drive while the ever alert Ron CLOSE headed to first to double off the runner. A tough dribbler was handled next and we were out of the inning. Cantina was leading 19-8 going into the bottom of the seventh, but F&M held a hitting clinic and scored 8 runs, but came up 3 short as Cantina #1 took the nail biter.
Frickers #2 (19) – Guardian Angles (15)
Division leading Frickers #2 went into Thursday night’s doubleheader against the Guardian Angels needing to win one game to hold off the Angels and secure the division title. They did just that, in the opening game winning 19-15. The game was close the entire way until the Guardian Angels could not respond to a 3 run 6th inning by Frickers. Leading the way for Frickers was Dan KORSOG going 4-4. Guy STAGER, Steve HOSLER and Jerry EDMONDSON each had 3 hits. Phil RICHARD, John BRUBAKER, and Jeff WAGENHAUSER each hit OTF home runs for Fricker’s.
The Guardian Angels and Frickers #2 were battling it out for 1st place in the Division. The Angels would need to sweep the DH. The Angels started out with a 7-2 lead in game #1 but could not hold off Fricker’s #2. Despite two separate ties, the Angels came up short and with that had to hope for 2nd place in the division. The Angels were led by Joe BEHAM 5-5, 3-2B, 3 RBI; Rick BEHAM 4-5, 2B, 3R; Dave WILLIAMS 3-4, 2 RBI; and Rick OBERT 2-4, OTF HR. Thanks to Mark CLAIR and Jeff AIELLO for filling in. Congrats to Frickers #2 on winning the Division.
Guardian Angles (20) – Frickers #2 (15)
The Guardian Angels continued to hit well and won the nightcap insuring 2nd place in the Division. The Angels were led by Tommy DUHART 3-3, 3B, OTF HR, 6 RBI; Dave OBERT 3-3, 2-2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Dave WILLIAMS 2-4, OTF HR, 2 RBI and Rick OBERT 3-4, 2-2B, 3 RBI. The Angels thank Gabe BARROW for helping us out and making some very nice plays at second base.
Game two saw the Guardian Angels pull away from Fricker’s 2 with a 3 run 5th and a 5 run 6th to win 20-15. Steve HOSLER went 4-4, Kris BRICKMAN and John BRUBAKER were 3-4. Dan KORSOG hit an OTF home run. Frickers #2 will play for the regular season title next Thursday at 6:15 against Jerry KEEFE’s Frickers #12 team.