Greater Nashua Senior Softball results
Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 19, Hanson’s Automotive 8
The seniors sent 14 men to the plate in the top of the seventh and nine of them scored, turning a close game into a rout. Dr. Dionne’s Peter Olson, Harold Murphy, Leo Melanson, Peter Monaco, Al Hallee, Don Berch and sub Dan Birck all had three hits while Harry Doutt, Bert Guimond, Steve Morgan and Paul Valdanbrini managed two each. Gerry Moore was Hanson’s only regular with more than one hit and he matched the best output of the Seniors with three hits in four at bats. Bill Kotopoulis, Paul Archer, Charlie Howe and Hap Webster had two apiece. ... Subscribe or log in to read more
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Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 19, Hanson’s Automotive 8
The seniors sent 14 men to the plate in the top of the seventh and nine of them scored, turning a close game into a rout. Dr. Dionne’s Peter Olson, Harold Murphy, Leo Melanson, Peter Monaco, Al Hallee, Don Berch and sub Dan Birck all had three hits while Harry Doutt, Bert Guimond, Steve Morgan and Paul Valdanbrini managed two each. Gerry Moore was Hanson’s only regular with more than one hit and he matched the best output of the Seniors with three hits in four at bats. Bill Kotopoulis, Paul Archer, Charlie Howe and Hap Webster had two apiece.
Art’s Painting 14, Calvary Lock & Key 8
The Painters’ namesake, Art DiGiovanni, led all batters with four hits in four at bats in a game that wasn’t as close as the score may indicate. After DiGiovanni, with three hits each were Dick Gillespie, manager Jerry Ferullo and Gary Boyle. Steve Coco, Mitch Milewski, Murph Albert and Rod Wood contributed two apiece. Dan Walsh was the best bat for Calvary, going 3 for 3, and John Chase, Bill Moccia, Steve Meltzer Paul Nickerson and Bill Simmons helped out with two hits each.
Pine Street Eatery 16, Jok’s Auto Sales 4
The chefs of Pine Street scored in every inning and Bill Hodge’s pitching allowed Jok’s to score a paltry two runs in the second and the sixth to keep Pine Street in the hunt for a high seed in the playoffs. Kip Ferguson’s 4-for-4 day, including a lead-off homer in the third, led all batters while Dan Birck, Lenny Rapone and Charlie Pierson had three hits apiece for the winners. Boh Buczynski had two hits as did Charlie Mooradian, Bob Napolitano and Hodge.
IMEC 10, M&N Sports 4
IMEC’s Ron Lewis kept the Sportsmen’s bats in check until it was too late to overtake the engineers. When M&N did manage to make a run at them in the fifth with three runs, IMEC matched them with three in the top of the sixth to salt the win away. Paul Valdanbrini and Charlie Howe went 3 for 4 for the winners and Bill Mulley was the only other engineer with a multi-hit game, going 2 for 3. Gary Royal, Bill Kotopoulis, Tom Anderson and Joe Bimonte each banged out two hits for skipper George Mosnicka’s sportsmen.
Art’s Painting 15, Dr. Dionne’s Seniors 12
Tied at five after 3, Art’s put the pressure on with a five-run fourth only to have the sales guys score five of their own in the fifth to come within two. When Art’s plated three in the sixth to take a five-run lead, the casual observer might have written off the Seniors but Dale Stearns’ lineup has pulled out a number of wins in their last at-bat this year and they had that gleam in their eye again as they batted in the last of the seventh when a double was sandwiched between two singles followed by a walk and a sacrifice and suddenly two runs were in and two men were on and the tying run was at the plate. It was then that Art’s venerable Chick Hamel showed his mettle as he bore down and got the next two out on a grounder and pop-up to seal the win. Murph Albert had a perfect day at 4 for 4 as did Jerry Ferullo while Dick Gillespie and steady Mitch Milewski stroked three hits each. Steve Coco, Jay McNay, Don Fusco and Charlie Pierson went 2 for 4 for the winners. Harry Doutt, Peter Monaco, Bert Guimond and sub Bill Simmons led the Seniors with three hits and Leo Melanson and sub Ron Monteiro provided two hits each.
M&N Sports 9, Calvary Lock & Key 2
Scoring only nine runs can often mean that you a lost the game but not in this case as M&N’s Bill Kotopoulis consistently kept the locksmiths off balance allowing only 10 hits while his guys were knocking out 18. Manager George Mosnicka led his charges with three hits and subs Charlie Mooradian and Paul Valdanbrini matched him for the winners. Paul Archer, Mike Ford and Kotopoulis rounded out the multiple hits column with two each. Steve Stitt, pitching for Calvary, helped himself with three hits in three at bats and John Poulos went 2 for 3 in a losing cause. No one else on Bob Lavoie’s squad reached base more than once.
Hanson’s Automotive 14, Pine Street Eatery 13
Hanson’s lead-off hitter, Zeke Zarakotas, led the winners with a perfect 4 for 4 and Roger Neild and Clarence Farwell chipped in with three hits each. Their offense was well spread out as Pete Burr, Rob Rich, Joe Kowalik, Tom Mandra and subs Leo Melanson and Bill Moccia all had two hits. Boh Buczynski and Bill Simmons were best for the Eatery, going 4 for 5 and 4 for 4. Bob Napolitano had three hits and Ray Floryan, Dan Birck, Charlie Mooradian, Dick Moushegian, Rich Stockdale and Bill Hodges had two hits each.
Amherst Autoworks 22, Jok’s Auto Sales 13
Dan Walsh led Amherst with five hits (four singles and a triple) in five at bats, closely followed by Paul Poisson’s four in five (two triples) and Al Abele went 4 for 4. Pat Cassier, Dave Krumenacker, John Ogrodowczyk, Paul Nickerson, Harold Murphy and Frank Sommer banged out three hits each Rick Latham and Lester Johnson were 4 for 4 and Hap Webster had a 3-for44 day in the lead-off position. Ron Monteiro, Ed Jaracz, Miles Page and Earl Rinker had two hits.