FALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
FALL ROSTERS & SCHEDULE
Fricker’s #12 defeats Fricker’s #2
to win Legends Championship
Calmes hits walk-off homerun –
Fricker’s #12 wins Legends Tournament!
FRICKER’S #1 was up 8-7 going into the bottom of the 7th inning in the Legends tournament finals. Brett Crosby walked Jerry Keefe to lead off the inning. With one out, Jose Lopez, in the hole with two strikes – hit a line drive to left that hit the chalk line for a single. With two men on and one out, second baseman Dan Calmes stepped to the plate and hit a long drive over the fence in left center for a three run, walk off homerun, giving his team a 10-8 win and the championship. Left fielder Keith Dominiak, .649 BA, was 3/3 with three doubles and scored three runs. Fricker’s #12 finished the season with a 16-4 record, winning the League and the Tournament. Year-end stats: Dan Calmes, .596 BA, led his team in homeruns with 8. Rookie Wayne Harris had a breakout year hitting a team high .698, plus 7-home runs and played a real solid right center. Jeff Huskisson hit .655 and John LaBeau hit .652 with five out. Rick Stager hit seven homeruns and batted .606. The key to this teams winning record was it’s defense! Game after game they would come up with a big play to kill a rally.
Sundown Cantina #2 wins two titles:
Masters League and the Tournament
In the final Tournament game we were up against an always talented A&B. The score was tied 2-2 after 2 then the bats got hot and we unloaded with 5 runs in the 4th and 5th and then going on to win with score 18-6. There were some great defensive plays like Tom SPY (2/3) catching a foul tip with his bare hand (it’s almost as big as a glove) and Tom MacNAUGHTON (2/3) with an incredible catch in left center to stop an A&B rally. Doug QUINT (3/4) also had a great catch in right in the 5th to stop their momentum. Hitting highlights go to Neal KLOPPING (3/4 3B), Jim Nickelsen (3/4 3B), Bill GARBER (2/4), Marty CZERNIAKOWSKI (2/3 2B), John KUSCHELL (3/3) and Darrell SMOCK, Don DHEEL and Roger KINNERSLEY laced singles. A special thanks Mark VONDEREMBSE (1/3 2B) who came off the injured reserve list to play. Don Dheel pitched another stellar performance.
It’s been an incredible season, losing the first 2 games then going 17-1, winning the League and Tournament took some luck but most importantly it was a great bunch of guys that put the team first, were willing to change positions and never quit. The dugout was always upbeat and encouraging words were spoken when we were behind. What a way to end the season.