Greater Nashua Senior Softball
Jok’s 5, IMEC 2
Jok’s defeated IMEC for the fourth and final time in the regular season, sweeping the series with them.
Led by Gerry Vye (3 for 3) and Del Patton (2 for 3), the Car Guys jumped to a 3-0 lead, then held a normally productive IMEC lineup scoreless for six innings.
The Engineers finally made a bid to catch Jok’s with three singles to open the seventh, but even with the help of two additional walks, the rally fizzled well-short of the five-run Joks lead.
While Jok’s 12 meager hits were enough to stop IMEC, IMEC had only eight – their lowest hit total of the season. IMEC was led by Mike Albano, who was 3 for3.
Leathernecks 12, Pine Street 4
In the first inning Wally Hedlund and Ted Theos had RBI singles put the Leathernecks ahead for the duration.
In the second Jeff Fuller and Jeff Porter (4 for 4) had back-to-back bases-loaded singles, but left the bases loaded.
In the fourth, Pine Street’s Rick Tessier’s (3 for 3) single drove in a run, but Ted Theos worked out of the jam and left two runners on.
The Leathernecks scored three in their sixth with key hits from their Octogenarians Dick Moushegian and Don Fusco, showing the young upstarts how it’s done. In the seventh, Fuller and Theos had doubles to blow the game open.
Jim Edwards was 4 for 4 for the cooks.
Global 9, Dr Dionne 1
Global’s John Chase smashed a two-run homer in the first. In the second, Joe Martinoli and John Chase had key hits to make the score 5-0.
Fred Toppis (3 for 3) started the fifth with a single and scored on Joe Martinoli’s single. Joe Martinoli scattered nine hits and had a shutout into the seventh.
Al Czernicki, Steve Archer and Steve Stitt had two hits for Dr. D.
Global had 22 hits and each batter had at least one.
M&N 12, Calvary 8
M&N scored three in their sixth to take the lead. Calvary loaded the bases in their seventh but was only able to score one run.
Both teams had trouble in the field. In Calvary’s first inning, Don Kasper stroked a single to score two runs. In the bottom of the first, Kip Ferguson’s triple keyed a four-run rally.
In the fifth Calvary had five runs, keyed on Rusty Schwarzenburg’s clutch two-out double to clear the bases.
In the bottom of the sixth, Harry Doutt (3 for 3) and Kip Ferguson (3 for 3) led off and scored. With two outs, Armand Robert got a key hit.
In the seventh, Calvary’s bottom of the line-up loaded the bases, but the top of the line couldn’t buy a hit.
IMEC 14, Calvary 13
Despite two five-run innings, Calvary could never quite keep IMEC from striking distance, and strike they did in the sixth inning.
Up 12-11 going into the sixth, Calvary added what was thought to be an insurance run, especially with the bottom half of the IMEC order due up.
But with one run already in and the bases jammed, Hank Frkanec delivered a long, clean single that drove in both the tying and go-ahead runs. Calvary was finished off in the seventh by a double play orchestrated by Mitch Milewski.
IMEC’s Dick Gillespie, Bob Beaver and skipper Geoff Geoffrion were all 3 for 3. Calvary, who actually out-hit IMEC 23-21 were lead by Schwarzenberg’s 4 for 4, which included a double and a triple.
Leathernecks 8, Arts 7
The Leathernecks scored five in their first on seven singles. Ted Theos and Harold Murphy had the key singles with the bases loaded.
Art’s Ken Rousseau had a two-run single in the second and when Ralph Murphy singled in the third, the score was tied 5-5. Frank Willey doubled in the to put Art’s up 6-5.
That set up the Leathernecks’ three-run sixth, where Jeff Fuller Homered to lead off the inning then Ron Monteiro and Joe Richards got two-out singles to put the Leathernecks up 8-6.
Arts first two hitters in the seventh singled, but Art’s was only able to plate one of them.
M&N 15, Pine Street 6
Pine Street closed their regular season out with a one-sided shellacking. M&N started off with four-run first.
The key hits were a triple by John Remillard (5 for 5) and a three-run homer by Thom Riley (3 for 3).
Joe Lamy’s double drove in two runs for Pine Street on their half of the first.
M&N scored four in their fourth when Rick Tessier double and with one out John Remillard tripled.
Rick Tessier (4 for 4) and Alan Ross had big singles in M&N’s fifth,and the rout was on.
Harry Doutt was 3 for 3 with a double. Rob Rich was 3 for 3 for Pine Street.
Hansons 8, Jok’ s 3
Hanson opened with two quick runs in the top of the first when their first two batters Greg Grote and Gary Johnson singled and later scored.
Jok’s quickly countered scoring three in the bottom of the first to take a 3-2 lead when their first three batters (Pete Olsen, Bob Lamontagne, and Gerry Vye) all got hits followed by Del Patton’s sacrifice fly and Nick Fowler’s two-out RBI single.
However, Hanson’s pitcher Steve Molloy kept Jok’s scoreless for the rest of the game despite several scoring
Hanson’s tied the score in the second and blew the game open with a four-run sixth inning and adding another insurance run in the seventh.
Jok’s pitcher, Ron Lewis, led his team’s offense going 3 for 3 while teammates Bob Lamontagne, Gerry Vye, and Nick Fowler each had two hits each.
Peter Monaco led Hanson’s balanced attack with three hits and five other Hanson’s players getting two hits each.
Except for only two players, each Hanson’s batter got on base at least twice.
Calvary 13, Dr Dionne 9
With two outs in the seventh and trailing 8-6, Calvary had nine straight men reach base.
The biggest hit was a bases -loaded double by Bill Simmons.
Dr. Dionne’s crew has four straight hits in their seventh and threatened to tie the score, but Steve Malloy retired the last two batters and left the bases loaded.
Earlier in the game, Dr. D’s Steve Archer, Gerry Vye and Frank Sommer had back-to-back-to-back triples.