Fall League Championship
FALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! Andy & Barney's Sports Bar won the 2014 Fall League with a 9-1 record. Back row, from left, Jim Dandar, Rob Boehme, Craig Mantey, John Kuschell, Rob Ravin and Mark Goodremont. Front row, from left, Jon LaBeau, Jerry Keefe, Phil Richard, Neal Klopping, Dann Schlembaker and Chuck Freeman. LaBeau was named defensive MVP and Dandar offensive MVP with a .793 BA.
ANDY & BARNEY'S RECORDS 9 & 1 RECORD TO WIN
Andy & Barney’s (17) - Autumn Smashers (10): Andy & Barney's Fall League team won the first game of a double-header against Joe Beham's Autumn Smasher's 17-10. Neal Klopping and Rob Ravin
led the charge with a 4/4 game. Jon Labeau, Jim Dandar and Dann Schlembaker had three hits each. A&B scored five runs in the 2nd: Chuck Feltman, Neal Klopping and Phil Richard singled to load the bases. Two outs, and Labeau drove a shot to deep l/c, turned on the speed and scored-ITPHR. Rob Boehme doubled and Jim Dandar singled to drive in the 5th run! Feltman, playing right center made several fine
running catches to kill potential rally's.
Andy & Barney’s (20) - Autumn Smashers (17): Joe Beham's team, playing short-handed, came out swinging! Down 17-13, they scored four in the top of the 7th to tie the game. A&B's Neal Klopping led off the bottom of the 7th with a double. Phil Richard was walked intentionally. Jon Labeau found a pitch he liked and hit a long, towering shot over the fence - ball game - A&B wins the Fall League with a 9-1 record. Craig Mantey, Neal Klopping and Phil Richard went 4/4. TOP HITTERS: Jim Dandar led the A&B squad with a .793 BA; Phil Richard hit .744, Rob Boehme .704, Craig Mantey .645, Rob Ravin .636, Jon Labeau .613, Neal Klopping and Dann Schlembaker each hit .600. MVP - Jon Labeau was named defensive MVP and Dandar captured the offensive MVP. The winners receive a sweatshirt, courtesy of Andy & Barney's Sports Bar.
The Autumn Smashers playing shorthanded again, truly played a gutsy game losing in the last inning. The Smashers battled all night against all odds and came up a bit short. The Smashers were led in hitting by
Marty Harrison 5-5 including two doubles and a triple; Joe Beham 4-5 including a double and a triple; Terry Thomas 4-5; Mark Clair and Rick Beham with three hits each and Mike Betley with two hits. Also special mention to Dan Leonard who graciously took one for the team playing third base (a new position for Dan) and made some nice stops. I want to thank all of the guys who played on the Autumn Smashers team. We had lots of obstacles to overcome from the very beginning but we all battled and had a lot of fun. See you next Spring, God willing for another year of softball.
21-19 to win tournament
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS! Fricker's #3 held-off a 7th inning rally to squeak out a 21-19 win over the Legends League champion Roosters. Back row. from left, Manager Marty Harrison, Fritz Hartkopf, Charles McMillen, Glen Smillie, Ron Fox & Roy Woodworth. Front row, from left, Tim Kuszmaul, Tom Parker II, Granville Smith, bat boy Stylz Williams, Lenny Jones & Mark Clair. The winners receive T-shirts.
15-8 to win Championship
LEAGUE CHAMPS! In the Thursday night playoff game, Roosters defeated Marty Harrison's Fricker's 3 team 15-8, to win the Legends championship. Back row, from left, coach/sponsor Gregg Ballmer, Larry Gagin, Kevin Koepher, Bob Collins, Scott Gist and Jeff Szenderski. Front row, from left, Tom Hosinski, Javier Almanza, Jose Mondragon, Hider Hillau and Mike Haman. Not pictured: Dave Williams and Phil Franklin. The Roosters team finished the season with a 14-3 record.
AWARDS PARTY! Roosters, the Legends League winners, received their jackets at the Fricker's sponsored player appreciation party. From left, sponsor/manager Greg Ballmer, Scott Gist, Dave Williams, Hider Hillau, Javier Almanza, Kevin Koepher, Larry Gagin, Jose Mondragon, Bob Collins and Tom Hosinski. Over sixty players attended the party.
CHAMPIONS! Fricker's #3 players Roy Woodworth, Glen Smillie, Lenny Jones and Marty Harrison model the 2014 Legends Tournament winners T-shirts. Over sixty players attended the Fricker's party. Dinner, awards, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle hi-lighted the event.