Dr. Dionne’s Seniors hand Pine Street its first loss
Pine Street Eatery didn’t just fall from the ranks of the undefeated; the Chefs were pushed and pushed hard by Dr. Dionne’s Seniors, who put up crooked numbers in every inning but the last during their 13-4 win.
This on a day when Thom Riley’s pitching allowed the Chefs more than two base-runners in only two innings, holding a pretty potent offense at bay. The first four in Dale Stearns’ Seniors’ lineup – Mike Albano, Del Patton, Riley and Ralph Murphy – all had 3-for-4 days at the plate and scored a total of eight of the team’s 13 runs.
Peter Olson, Bob Napolitano and Paul McKinnon had multi-hit games for the Chefs, the first two with three hits and McKinnon with two.
Hanson’s Automotive 14,
Deerfield Leathers 8
Mark Lara led Hanson’s with four hits, while Bob Lamontagne, Fred Mapplebeck and Paul Archer had three hits each. Jeff Porter stayed hot with three hits for Deerfield as did Paul Valdanbrini and Miguel Miranda.
Global Plastics 15,
Jok’s Auto Sales 1
Jok’s was missing three of its best bats and it showed in Global’s mercy rule-shortened win. The Polymers’ stroked 23 hits to only nine for the Car Guys. Five men had three-hit days for Bert Guimond’s winners – Ralph Moschella, Terry Johnson, Bob Beaver and subs Boh Buczynski and Ralph Murphy. Rick Latham and sub Jim Edwards had two hits each for Jok’s.
Calvary Saints 14, M&N Sports 6
Calvary’s five runs in the top of the first knocked M&N off balance and the Saints’ 27-hit attack kept them that way. Only one batter in the Saints lineup failed to reach at least twice.
Bill Kotopoulis’ pitching kept the Sportsmen’s bats cold, allowing only 12 hits over seven innings. Leading the Saints’ offensively with four hits was second baseman Leo Melanson, while Gary Boyle, Rod Robuccio, Rob Rich and sub Bob Beaver contributed three hits each. Manager Kip Ferguson and hurler Frank Willey were the best for the Sportsmen with three hits each.
Deerfield Leathers 12, IMEC 6
The first three men in the winner’s lineup – Dennis Cassily, Joe Kowalik and Jeff Fuller – stroked three hits apiece while Paul Valdanbrini, Jeff Porter, Steve Stitt and Joe DeLuca managed two each.
IMEC’s lead-off man Joe D’Ambrosio stayed hot with three hits, while Cam Boyd, Don Kasper, Paul Berard, Wayne Hanson and sub Joe Martinoli chipped in with two.
Art’s Painting 8,
Global Plastics 7
Jerry Ferullo led the way for Art’s with three hits and a walk, but seven others in the Painters’ lineup were close with two hits each: Steve Coco, Bill Flanagan, Ray Floryan, Art DiGiovanni, Bo Buczynski, Steve Brzozowski and Don Berch. Bob Beaver and Joe Martinoli had three hits each for Global.
Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 9,
Jok’s Auto Sales 8
Peter Monaco led the winners with a perfect 4-for-4 day at the plate, while Del Patton, Ralph Murphy and Jeff King had three hits each. Jok’s best was Harry Doutt with four hits, while Kenny Rousseau banged out three in defeat.
M&N Sports 18,
Pine Street Eatery 6
Greg Gougian smashed four hits (two doubles) to lead the winners, while Gerry Moore, Al Ross and subs Murph Albert and Jeff King matched that number. Jim Edwards had three hits to lead the Chefs.
Phillies 12, Red Sox 7
The Phillies scored in five of the first six innings and stretched the lead to 10 runs. It was too little and too late as the Red Sox came back with four in the seventh. Phillies pitcher, Bill Hodge and his defense kept the Sox from clustering base hits. Leading the Phillies offense was Don Dimatteo and Joe D’Aleo with four hits each.
The Sox ninth-inning attempt to get back in the game was snuffed out with a shoestring catch in center field by McNay on a sinking line drive off the bat of Bob Withee.
Red Sox hits came from Don Vincent, Henry Perras, Gerry Moore, Nick Girgus and Carl Seidel, each pounding out three hits.