Jok’s Auto Sales, M&N Sports in title game
Hanson’s Automotive 10,
Calvary Saints 6
Hanson’s, fighting for its playoff life having dropped a game early on to Calvary, wanted some revenge and got it.
Starting strong with seven runs in the first two innings, Hanson’s carried a 7-4 lead into the fourth.
Calvary rallied, getting doubles from Gary Boyle and Rob Rich and singles from Butch Dunham and Greg Grote for three runs. Calvary then scored two in the sixth, moving to within one run.
Hanson’s put it away with three runs to take a four-run lead into the seventh.
Hanson’s had hits from 10 of its 11 batters including three from lead-off man Bob Lamontagne and Ted Theos, plus two each from Mark Lara, Woody Woodward, Al Lamontagne, Zeke Zarakotas and rookie Al Czernicki.
Jok’s Auto Sales 9, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 3
Hap Webster’s pitching and some slick fielding kept Dr. Dionne’s off the board until it scored a lone run in the fourth and two in the seventh.
While the Seniors looked to be off their meds, the Car Guys certainly weren’t. Webster had a perfect day at the plate to go along with his fine pitching. He went up four times and managed three singles and a seventh inning double.
Schwarzenberg and Don Fusco added three hits each to Jok’s offense and Ron Monteiro, Charlie Mooradian and Rich Stockdale had two hits apiece. Harold Murphy’s 3 for 3 for Dr. Dionne’s, followed by two each from Mike Albano, Mike Ford and Joe Lamy.
M&N Sports 5, Deerfield Leathers 3
Deerfield came out hot in the top of the first and went up by two runs after only three batters as their Jeffs, Porter and Fuller, belted a single and a homer.
Deerfield’s top of the order produced in the third when Dennis Cassily, Porter and Fuller, all hit singles, the latter scoring the Cassily.
M&N’s offense to that point consisted of a Frank Willey double in the first and singles in the next three, but Willey’s pitching and some good defense muted Deerfield’s bats as well kept its lead at three.
Singles by by Gerry Moore, John Poulos, Jerry Levin and Al Ross produced a run and left two men on for Rod Wood who promptly lined a ball over the infield, plating Poulos and bringing M&N within one.
In the sixth, Frank Sommer, M&N’s leadoff man, started the decisive rally with a single and George Mosnicka followed with one of his own setting the stage for Willey’s blast to right center scoring Sommer and Mosnicka and giving the Sportsmen their first lead of the game.
Greg Gougian’s sacrifice fly scored Willey but three hits by Paul Poisson, Poulos and Ross couldn’t produce a run, the inning ending on a fielder’s choice with M&N on top by two. Willey’s 3 for 3 lacked only a homer for the cycle. Moore, Poulos and Levin had two hits each.
Fuller led Deerfield with two singles to go with his homer while Porter and Steve Stitt had two hits apiece.
Jok’s Auto Sales 9,
Hanson’s Automotive 6
Charlie Howe led off the top of the second with a single for Hanson’s and crossed the plate with its first run after singles by Al Lamontagne and Zeke Zarakotas but Jok’s answered another Hanson’s run in the third with a score in the bottom of the that inning.
When the Mechanics couldn’t score in the fourth, Jok’s sent nine men to the plate scoring three of them on six singles and taking a two run lead.
Hanson’s answered with a run in the top of the fifth when Joe Richards, Tom Mandra and Bob Lamontagne all singled. Wally Hedlund then belted a fly to deep left but Harry Doutt ran it down leaving two men on.
Larry Milana started Jok’s fifth with a single and Hap Webster and Doutt followed him with singles of their own, scoring Milana. Rusty Schwarzenberg then belted a double, scoring both Webster and Doutt.
A walk to Rick Latham was followed by a fly ball off Ron Monteiro’s bat that pushed the fleet-footed Schwarzenberg to third and moved Latham to second. Lester Johnson, having a great year at the plate for Jok’s, then stroked a single scoring both runners and giving them a six-run lead en route to the win.
Webster and Johnson went 3 for 3 for the winners with Schwarzenberg, Don Fusco and Larry Hersh following with two hits apiece. Bob Lamontagne went for Hanson’s 3 for 3 while Howe, Al Lamontagne and Zarakotas had two hits each.
Jok’s Auto Sales 7, Deerfield Leathers 4
Six hits in the top of the first, including doubles by Rusty Schwarzenberg, Rick Latham and Les Johnson, started Jok’s off on a four-run inning, threatening to make the game a runaway but Deerfield answered with a couple in its half on three hits and a free pass to halve the lead.
After that frenetic first, things slowed down until Hap Webster helped his own cause mightily by stroking a gap shot that went for a home run.
Left fielder Harry Douttook hit an inside pitch to the gap in left and ended up on second, setting the stage for, Schwarzenberg, who then smoked a shot to right center for a two-run homer.
Doutt’s double and two singles completed his perfect day at the plate and Webster, Schwarzenberg, Latham, Johnson and Hersh all reached two times in three times up.
Simmons had a perfect three-hit day for the Leathermen with Deluca contributing two and Fuller reaching twice on his big triple and first inning walk. Miranda made the web gem of the day with a great sliding catch in foul ground of a fly ball off Schwarzenberg’s bat in the third, helping to keep Jok’s off the board once again.
With the win, Jok’s gets to play for the league crown against M&N Sports. Having had an early playoff loss, Jok’s needs to win two in a row from the Sportsmen while a win in Friday’s game will give M&N the crown.
Braves 23, Red Sox 11
The season ended with the Braves pounding out 33 hits against a porous Red Sox defense. The Braves pitching yielded eight walks, but the Sox along with their 15 hits couldn’t cluster more than three runs in any inning and trailed the entire game.
Kevin Twohig was 5 for 5 (double and triple included) and Paul Nickerson scored five times with a 4-for-5 day.
Bo Buczynski, Fred Mapplebeck and Don Dimatteo also pounded out four hits in five chance while Nick Girgus was 3 for 5.
Gerry Moore was 3 for 4 for the Red Sox, including a homer and a walk. First baseman Bob Withee was 3 for 5.
Henry Perras, Don LeBrun and Don Vincent had two hits each, including a four-bagger by Vincent.