Schwarzenberg powers Jok’s past M&N Sports
Jok’s Auto Sales 11, M&N Sports 8
Jok’s Rusty Schwarzenberg provided almost enough offense by himself to beat a sluggish M&N squad when, as the No. 2 hitter belted a two-run homer in the first inning and added a grand slam in the second.
Schwarzenberg rounded out his plate appearances with a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth – ending the day with three runs scored and seven RBIs. If that wasn’t enough, he stopped a fifth-inning M&N rally by tracking down a deep drive to the outfield.
Shortstop Ron Monteiro had three hits, while Hap Webster, Les Johnson and Charlie Mooradian contributed two each. Frank Sommer and Gerry Moore had three hits each for the Sportsmen, while Kip Ferguson, Paul Poisson and Al Ross had two each.
M&N Sports 14, Hanson’s Automotive 2
Manager Kip Ferguson’s Sportsmen had their hitting caps on in this mercy rule-shortended win with 21 hits in 35 at bats over only five innings. They sent 10 of 11 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring four runs when their first five reached, and it only got worse for the Mechanics from there.
Ferguson led by example with a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, while Frank Sommers, Frank Willey and Al Ross poked three each with all of Sommers’ hits going for two bases. Subs Geoff Geoffrion and Bill Simmons helped out with two apiece. Wally Hedlund, fresh off the disabled list, and sub Bill Flanagan were best for Hanson’s with two hits each.
Calvary Saints 12, Jok’s Auto Sales 3
The Saints needed no divine help in this one although they waited until the later innings to seal the win with five in the fourth and four in the fifth, breaking a 3-3 tie and setting them up to run away with the win.
Eight in Bob Lavoie’s lineup managed more than one hit, with Butch Dunham and Gary Boyle leading the way with three each – Dunham’s first being a two-run home run in the first inning. Lavoie, Rob Rich, Ron Bedard, Bill Kotopoulis, and Steve Morgan and Bob Napolitano all reached twice.
A sluggish Jok’s squad had manager Webster and Schwarzenberg at the top of their list, both with perfect 3-for-3 days, while Lester Johnson stayed hot with two hits, including a double. Jim Edwards, subbing in the outfield for Jok’s, robbed Greg Grote of an extra-base knock with a running catch in the third inning.
Art’s Painting 12, IMEC 6
Three runs in the top of the first started Art’s off right but the Medics came right back to take the lead with four in their half. From then on, however, they couldn’t do better than single runs in the fourth and fifth, while the Painters were scoring in the next four innings, most of the damage being done by the top of Jerry Ferullo’s order – the first five banging out 13 of their 21 hits. Shortstop and lead-off man Steve Coco had four hits in four times up to lead Art’s and the next three in their order belted three apiece – Mitch Milewski, Ferullo and Bill Flanagan (triple, double, single). Ray Floryan, Boh Buczynski and hurler Ron Lewis pitched in with two hits each. Milewski and Lewis added walks to improve their OBP. IMEC’s Don Kasper had a good day at the plate with three hits in three at bats while Paul Berard and Kip Ferguson and Don Fusco had two each.
Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 6,
Deerfield Leathers 3
The Leathermen plated two in the first on a Dennis Cassily single, a Jeff Fuller double and a Jeff Porter single but Dr. Dionne’s doubled that effort in the bottom of the inning when the first five to go to the plate all stroked hits, lead-off man Mike Albano’s triple setting the stage for a big inning that could have been bigger were it not for a double play.
Medics’ hurler Thom Riley then settled into something of a pitchers’ duel with Deerfield’s Steve Stitt.
Dionne’s touched Stitt for single runs in the fourth and fifth while Riley kept the Leathermen off the board until the last when he allowed a harmless run.
Albano followed his three-bagger with two singles to lead his team with a perfect day, while Del Patton, Riley, Ralph Murphy and Mike Ford belted two each.
Cassily and Porter were the best bats for Deerfield with four hits for Cassily and three for Porter
Pine Street Eatery 14,
Hanson’s Automotive 1
The Chefs were cooking with gas when they scored five runs on five hits, a walk and a sacrifice in the visitor’s half of the first but it looked like the Mechanics would answer in the bottom of the inning when their lead-off man, Bob Lamontagne, belted a Ted Theos offering into the right field gap for a triple. Lamontagne didn’t stay there long as Wally Hedlund stroked a sacrifice fly to drive him in.
Five innings and 10 hits later, the only additional runs were on the Pine Street side of the scorecard as they took a mercy rule-shortened win and kept themselves in first place in the standings. Pine Street lead-off man Peter Olson had a great day at the plate, reaching four times on three singles and a walk and Theos helped himself with two singles and a double in three trips. Jim Edwards, Bob Napolitano, Paul Nickerson, Nick Fowler, Bob Liscio and John Ogrodowczyk kept the heat on for the Chefs with two hits apiece. Charlie Howe, Joe Richards and Tom Mandra provided six of the 11 hits mustered by Hanson’s with two each.
Deerfield Leathers 7, Calvary Saints 4
Deerfield broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth on only two hits and some slick base running, but the Saints answered with two in their half to swap the lead. The Leathermen weren’t able to muster more than two hits off Calvary’s Bill Kotopoulis in any inning until the seventh when their bats suddenly came alive with six hits and four runs.
Dennis Cassily’s three hits topped Deerfield’s lineup, while Jeff Porter, Joe Kowalik and Steve Stitt had two. Calvary’s Butch Dunham and Gary Boyle once again led Bob Lavoie’s offense with three hits each, Dunham’s first being a two-run homer in the first.
Paul Archer, Rod Robuccio, Lavoie and Clarence Farwell rounded out their attack with two hits each.
IMEC 6, Global Plastics 5
A lone run produced by four straight singles in the top of the fifth was the difference in this well-played defensive contest that kept the Engineers near the top of the standings.
IMEC’s lead-off man Joe D’Ambrosio stayed hot with three hits in four at bats and six other Engineers had two-hit games – Pat Cassier, Paul Berard, Dan Walsh, Wayne Hanson, Dave Brody and sub Mike Albano. Manager Bert Guimond followed his lead-off triple in the first with two singles to match the hits that Wil Mouncy produced, while Bob Beaver, Murph Albert, Carl Seidel and Charlie Howe had two each.
Over-70 Division: Red Sox 15, Phillies 10
It looked like another Phillies victory was coming. That is, until the top of the ninth.
Trailing 10-7, the Sox bats sprang to life with an eight-run barrage, and then pitcher Chick Hamel held the Phillies scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to clinch the win.
Leading the Sox offense was shortstop Gerry Moore with a 5-for-5 day and backed up with three hits each by second baseman Don Vincent, catcher Bill Bonnice and left fielder Rich Stockdale, who also made a great defensive catch on a line drive in foul territory. Sox center fielder Bernie Desbois also made a fine snag on a high drive late in the game.
The Phillies scored in three different innings for their 10 runs. Don LeBrun and manager Jay McNay both had 3-for-4 outings.