Fall 2019 Standings

 Fall 2019 White League Standings 

Games thru -  Thursday  December 5, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Liberty GMC 4 1 1 0.75
Park at Surprise 4 2 0 0.667
The Colonnade 3 3 0 0.5
Tom Ranalls Realty 2 3 1 0.417
Heather Van Peursem 2 4 0 0.333
Brian Keep & Assoc 2 4 0 0.333
Thursday December 5, 2019
Park at Surprise 13  Tom Ranalls Realty 12
Park at Surprise:  Another good game for the Park at Surprise players.  After winning a close one on Tuesday our players were eager to add another win, and that we did.  Starting fast with 3 runs in the first we cooled off and were trailing 8-4 after 3 innings.  Our bats got hot and scored 10 runs the last 4 innings.  The offense was lead by Steve Willoughby, Tom Gruzs and Arlene Weslosky each with 4 hits.  Arlene Weslosky sealed the victory with a great defensive play to end the game.  In all the Parksters pounded out 28 hits.  Strong defense kept the Renalls warriors on their heels while holding off Ranalls late inning rally 13-12.  
Tom Ranalls Realty:  The game today between the Park at Surprise and Tom Ranall's Realty team's turned out to be a Battle Royal. When the final out was recorded, the Park team was ahead by a score of 14 to 13. The leading hitter for the Ranall's team was Randy Van Wagner with 4 hits including a double and 2 RBI's. Sub Ken Krzeminski had 3 hits including a triple and had 3 RBI's. Fred Jensen, Ron Kaleta and Bob Charette each had 3 hits. Phil Murray, Don Hansen and Bob Hudson each had 2 hits. We played hard, had fun and nobody got hurt. Can't wait til next Tuesday.
Colonnade 19  Brian Keep 18
Colonnade:  Four of The Colonnade performers went 4 for 4 today.  They were Jules Nagy, Norm Lewandowski, Robert Blainey, and Roger Alberts.  Jon Nelson and Norris Carpenter were 3 for 4.  Sheldon Rosenthal was 3 for 3 and did a great job at the Rover position.  The star of the game was Kathy Boland who went 3 for 3 and drove in 4 runs.  A great team effort with a never surrender attitude was theme today!
And a special thanks to Kandi Patrick for subbing for The Colonnade today and getting a key sixth inning hit and run.
Brian Keep:    Brian Keep and Associates came out of the dugout hitting today and took an early lead, 8-4, after three innings.  They led through five innings, 17-14, but couldn’t hang on for the win.  The Colonnade's bats came to life with five runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to close out a big come-from-behind victory in the bottom of the sixth, 19-18. In the end, the Brian Keep guys couldn’t come up with a stop when they needed one.  Credit the Colonnade players with their never-say-die attitude and strong hitting.
Offensively, Dick Hansen stroked a triple and scored once; Tim Schiewe slammed a HR, a triple and two singles while scoring three times; Barry “The Bear” Delano ripped four singles and scored twice; Dave Booth nailed a single and scored twice, Easy Ed Mitchell collected a single and two walks while scoring twice; Ron Remm collected a triple, a single and a walk while scoring twice; Alan Bellew slammed three doubles and garnered a walk while scoring twice; Dave Stehle cracked two singles and a sacrifice fly; Brian Holliday banged three singles and scored twice; David Bagwell slapped three singles and scored once; and Dale Huffine smoked two singles and scored once.
Liberty GMC  15   Heather Van Peursem  12
Liberty GMC:  It’s hard to say whether the GMC team is slow to start, or if they just need a little more time to warm up their engines, but today was another comeback victory for the Liberty team.  Trailing 9-2, going into the bottom of the 3rd, the car guys’ bats were suddenly turbo charged, the defensive braking system kicked in, and by the beginning of the top of the 7th, Liberty GMC was up 15-9.  Having scored 13 unanswered runs, and holding Heather Van Peursem’s team of realtors scoreless for 3 consecutive innings pretty well sealed the deal.  The Realtors made a counter offer in the top of the seventh by scoring three runs, but that deal was finally taken off the table with a 10-6 force play at 2nd to end the game.  Liberty GMC scored their 15 runs with 24 hits, led by the 4 for 4 guys, Don Trenda & Jim Hollenbeck.  Fred Lubs was 3/4 with a double, and Bill Janowski hit 2/3 with a triple.  In the 2 for 4 category were Ted Grove, Curt Rhoades, Paul Larson (double), Buck Craig (4 RBI’s!) and Becky Holliday (3 RBI’s).  It was a beautiful morning for softball and a well-contested game by both teams.
Heather Van Peursem Realtor Team jumped out to a 6 to 2 lead after 2 innings but could only put up 3 more in the next 3 and just 3 in their last at bats to seal their fate losing 15 – 12.  Heathers’s Team lead up until the bottom of the 5th inning when Liberty GMC scored 3 and then 4 in the 6th to go in front for good and finish their comeback win.  The Realtors had 20 hits with a perfect Ken Krzeminski (4 – 4 with 2 doubles and a triple), Coral Estes (2 – 3), Dave Anthony (2 – 4 with a double), Marv Mathews (3 – 4 ), Jerry Eastham (2 – 4), Chuck Gibson (2 – 4 with a double), sub Roger Neumann (2 – 4) and all players contributing at least one hit.  The team played tough defense with outstanding catches and plays by Ron Rogerson, Coral Estes, Ed Campbell and Chuck Gibson but some extra outs at the end were costly.  A tuff loss but we will bounce back with a team focused on picking each other up and moving on to our next opponent! Thanks goes out to subs Darren Proctor and Roger Neumann!

 Games through 12/03/2019

Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Liberty GMC 3 1 1 0.7
Park at Surprise 3 2 0 0.6
Tom Ranalls Realty 2 2 1 0.5
The Colonnade 2 3 0 0.4
Heather Van Peursem 2 3 0 0.4
Brian Keep & Assoc 2 3 0 0.4
Tuesday, 12/03/2019
Tom Ranalls Realty 18  Brian Kepp 6
Tom Ranall's Realty Team came back from the Thanksgiving break fired up and ready to play their best game of the young season. The result was an 18-6 six inning Mercy rule game win against the Brian Keep and Associates team. It was a total Team effort as we pounded out 29 hits and played an excellent defensive game. Some of the highlights of the game were that every player had 1 or more hits and every player had 1 or more RBI's. Leading hitters were Bob Applebaum 4/4 with a walk and Fred Jensen 4/5. Phil Murray 3/5 with a triple, Ron Kaleta 3/4, Don Hansen 3/4 with a double, Bob Hudson 3/4 with a double and triple and sub Jerry Eastham 3/4 with a triple and 3 RBI's. Bob Tarr was 2/3 with 2 sacrifice fly outs and a BB, Randy Van Wagner was 2/4 with a BB. Ron Kaleta pitched an excellent game holding the Brian Keep Team to 6 runs. A special thanks to sub Jerry Eastham for his super game.

 
Brian Keep Game Summary:  Too much turkey for the Brian Keep and Associates team!  The Thanksgiving lay-off was too much for the Brian Keep financial consultants as they forgot their hitting shoes as well as their gloves, losing to the Tom Ranalls Realtors, 18-6.  Tim Schiewe and pitcher Barry Delano stroked three hits each, and Dave Stehle and Ed Mitchell drilled two apiece.  No one else got more than one hit.  Sixteen hits was not nearly enough.  We’ll get ‘em next time!
Park at Surprise 13  Heather Van Peursem 9
Park at Surprise started slow scoring only one run in the first 3 innings, but then found their bats and scored 12 runs in the last 4 innings beating a very good Heather Van Peursem team 13 - 9.  The offense for Park consisted of everyone on the team.  10 out of 11 players had 2 hits with home runs by John Bertholdy and Tom Gruzs.  Sub Bob Hudson had 2 hits with a triple as well as new sub Tim Brown hitting a double and triple.  The key to the victory was the play of Park's outfield.  Led by Kandi Patrick, Bob Hudson, Jim Mathews and Joe Osowiec nothing got by these players.  The Van Peursem team never gave up scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to make it a close game. 
The Heather Van Peursem Realtor team acquired much rust from all the rain both on offense and defense.  It was a struggle with only 4 runs in the first 6 innings and 5 in the last to go down 13 – 9.  The Park at Surprise team hit very well with line drives to all fields while our fly balls became outs.  The Realtors had only 17 hits with triples by Ken Krzeminski (2 – 4) and Ed Campbell (2 – 3) while Dave Anthony (3 – 3) and Scott Piemeisl each had a double.  Time to put this game behind us and be really FOCUSED to play Thursday if the rain stays away!
Colonnade 15  Liberty GMC 4
Colonnade:  Great defense,  15 runs on 26 hits and a great pitched game by Jules Nagy allowing only 4 runs to a hard hitting team.  The Colonnade defeated a very good first place team. This was  the same team that scored 24 runs and won the first meeting between these two rivals. What a difference very good infield and outfield defense makes.  Excellent hitting was provided by Jon Nelson 3 for 4, Jules Nagy 3 for 4, Norb Lewandowski 3 for 4, Roger Alberts 3 for 4, and Robert Blainey 4 for 4 including a shot to the base of the left field wall.  But in fact the whole team contributed to a very good win.  Thanks to Fred Jensen for providing great defense as our sub today.
Liberty GMC:  After a two-week layoff from softball, The Colonnade team came ready to play, and play they did.  They came up just one run short of a 6-inning mercy victory.  In retrospect, the Liberty GMC team apparently needed yet another week off.  It was a one-sided affair throughout most of the game, as the car dealers offered an underwhelming display of offensive power, coming up with just 4 runs and 12 hits on the day.  It’s difficult to report highlights from a game like this, but our defense did manage to hold the Colonnade team to just 2.5 runs per inning.  Since Liberty GMC could only score single runs in four different innings, the scorebook was spared the use of too much graphite in recording the team’s collective .343 game average.  Four batters--Don Trenda, Paul Larson, Jim Hollenbeck, and Bill Janowski—had two hits each, accounting for 2/3 of the team’s total offense.  As with our victories, this loss was pretty much an effort of the entire team.  Now, going forward with a 3-1-1 record, we intend to get back to our hard-driving, GMC winning ways on Thursday (if we aren’t rained out) as we take on the Realtors from Heather Van Peursem. 

Games Tuesday November 19, 2019     ALL WHITE LEAGUE GAMES RAINED OUT 

 

Games thru -  Thursday  November 14, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Liberty GMC 3 1 0 0.75
Tom Ranalls Realty 2 2 0 0.5
Heather Van Peursem 2 2 0 0.5
Park at Surprise 2 2 0 0.5
Brian Keep & Assoc 2 2 0 0.5
The Colonnade 1 3 0 0.25

 

Thursday  November 14, 2019
The Park at Surprise 18  Colonnade 10
The Park at Surprise:  This was a finger biter. Tied at 10 - 10 going into the last inning Park at Surprise exploded, sending 13 players to the plate  for 8 runs and held Colonnade scoreless to win the game 18 - 10. Every player on Park had at least 2 hits. John Bertholdy led the offense with 3 hits including a HR, triple, and 3 RBIs. Steve Willoughby continued his hot hitting with 2 hits including a HR and 2 RBIs. John Steele went 3 for 4 with 3 RBs. Also with 3 hits each were Joe Osowiec (including a big triple), Tom Gruzs, and sub Art Molina. Kandi Patrick, Brian Martin, Arlene Weslosky,  John Hardy, and winning pitcher Roger Neumann all had 2 hits
Colonnade:  Weak hitting and shaky defense once again contributed to The Colonnade's defeat at the hands of the Park at Surprise.  Despite collecting only 15 hits in the 6 inning game, The Colonnade was in the game until the last inning.  The score was 10 to 10 with the Park at bat in the top of the 6th.  Unfortunately for The Colonnade, all hell broke loose with the Park scoring 8 unlimited runs.  The Colonnade did not answer in the bottom of the 6th and there you have it folks.  The Colonnade must keep their heads up and come back strong next week.
Liberty GMC  26  Brian Keep 17
Liberty GMC:  The team from Liberty GMC came with their hitting shoes on and put the pedal to the metal, scoring the 5-run max in three innings, 4 runs in two other innings, a couple at the beginning, and one one in the top of the 7th (before the flip-flop), tallying 26 runs on 36 hits.  While the defense was far from perfect, it was good enough for four innings at least, holding the Brian Keep & Associates team to two runs in those four innings.  We were fortunate that BK & Associates kicked into offensive gear for only three innings. That, combined with the pitching of Don Trenda, allowed the car guys to emerge victorious. Every member of the team had multiple hits and scored at least one run.  Player-Manager Fred Lubs finished the day 5/5 with 2 doubles, 4 RBI’s, and 4 runs scored.  Jim Hollenbeck (3 RBI’s) and Bill Janowski were 4/5.  Don Trenda and Paul Larson were each 3/4, and each scored 3.  Ted Grove had a 3/4 day with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Becky Holiday (double), Buck Craig (double, 4 runs scored), Curt Rhoades (4 RBI’s), and super sub Mick McKean (3 RBI’s & 3 scored) were each 3/5 by game’s end.  The team’s sole triple belonged to Art Molina, who drove in 2 with that big hit, and was 2/4.  Scoring early and often, Liberty GMC demonstrated yet another team effort, and came away with the ‘W’.  A special note of thanks to sub, Mick McKean, for calling a great game behind the plate.          
Brian Keep:  Liberty GMC wore their hitting shoes today and jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after two innings.  In the third, Liberty added four more runs, and Brian Keep and Associates woke up their bats by scoring five runs (11-5).  Both teams scored five runs in the fourth (16-10).  In the fifth, Liberty GMC pounded the ball for four more runs, stretching their lead to 25-16.  In the seventh, Liberty GMC tacked on another run while the Brian Keep team went scoreless.  Brian Keep had an off day hitting and fielding, and Liberty GMC was hitting on all cylinders.  Final score: 26-16  Congrats to the winners!  Offensively for Brian Keep and Associates, Dick Hansen went 3/5 and scored twice, Tim Schiewe slugged a triple and two doubles and scored twice, Dave Booth rapped a hit and scored once, Barry Delano ripped two doubles and two singles and scored once, Allen Bellew stroked two singles, Ed Mitchell hammered three singles, Dale Huffine nailed a single and scored once, Brian Holliday cracked a single and scored once, Ron Remm blasted a double and two singles and scored three times, Dave Stehle pounded a double and two singles and scored three times, and sub Coral Estes laced two singles and scored twice.  
Heather Van Peursem 15  Tom Ranalls Realty 13
Heather Van Peursem:  The Heather Van Peursem Realtor Team came out swinging the bats well scoring 5 runs in the first inning again.  They built a 10 – 2 lead but had to play good defense to hold off a Tom Ranalls Realty comeback effort to post a 15 – 13 win.  Heather’s Team notched 27 hits and are averaging 23 hits in their last 3 games.  All the players had at least 2 hits with sub Bob Applebaum going 4 for 4 to lead the way.  Welcome to the White League!  Close behind were Bob Husick (3 – 4), sub Jim Hollenbeck  (3 – 4) and Dennis Karcher (2 – 4 with a triple).  It was a great exhibition of team hitting.  Jerry Eastham turned in some excellent defensive plays at 3rd base.  Dennis Karcher is doing a great job at pitcher and improving steadily in each outing.  Thanks go out to Bob Applebaum and Jim Hollenbeck for subbing.
Tom Ranalls Realty got off to a slow start today and lost to the Heather Van Peursem team by a score of 15-13. Ranalls Realty was trailing by a score of 10-2 after 3 innings. We battled back to outscore our opponents 11-5 in the final 4 innings. Bob Tarr, Phil Murray, Robert Charette and Sub Dave Dompier all were 3/4 to lead the hitters.  Tarr and Charette each knocked in 3 runs. Mick McKean, Don Hansen and Frank Plahutnik each had 2 hits. We are going to have to start faster and tighten our defense to get a better result on Tuesday. Thanks David Dompier for helping us today.

 

 

Games thru -  Tuesday November 12, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Tom Ranalls Realty 2 1 0 0.667
Brian Keep & Assoc 2 1 0 0.667
Liberty GMC 2 1 0 0.667
Heather Van Peursem 1 2 0 0.333
The Colonnade 1 2 0 0.333
Park at Surprise 1 2 0 0.333

 

Park At Surprise 20  Tom Ranalls Realty 19
Park at Surprise:  This was a slug-fest with the lead going back and forth the entire game. Tom Ranalls took a 19 - 14 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning in a time shortened six inning game. Park at Surprise battled back sending 10 players to bat in the bottom of the 6th. With the base loaded and still down by 1 run, Steve Willoughby capped off an outstanding hitting display slamming a ball to the wall in left center to drive in 2 runs, winning the game for Park, 20 - 19. Willoughby finished the game with 4 hits including 2 triples and 4 RBIs. Every player on Park reached base at least twice. John Steele and John Bertholdy each were perfect going 4 for 4. Winning pitcher Roger Neumann was also perfect with 2 hits, a walk, SF, and 4 RBIs. Kandi Patrick contributed with 3 hits while Arlene Weslowski, John Hardy, and sub Daren Proctor chipped in with 2 hits each. Joe Osowiec made 2 great defensive plays at 3rd base and Brian Martin made a big running catch of a line drive in left field.
Ranalls Realty and Park at Surprise battled hard today in a 6 inning game. After 51/2 innings Ranalls had a 5 run lead, but Park scored 6 in the bottom of the 6th inning to win by a score of 20-19. Ranalls had their best hitting day of the season pounding out 29 base hits. Leading hitters with four hits were Fred Jensen 4/5, Laura Fenton Kovanda 4/5, Randy Van Wagner 4/4, and Phil Murray 4/4. Bob Tarr and Mick McKean each were 3/4. Bob Tarr had 4 RBI's. Fred Jensen had 4 RBI's and Phil Murray had 3 RBI's to lead the team in that category. Defensively we had too many errors. We need to tighten that up in future games which we can do. 
Brian Keep 15   Colonnade 10
Brian Keep Summary:  After giving up one run to The Colonnade in the first inning, Brian Keep and Associates bounced back with five runs in their half of the first.  Leading 5-1, the financial guys added four more in the second inning to take a 9-3 lead.  At the end of the fourth inning, the Brian Keep team tacked on another five runs for a 15-5 lead.  However, the never-say-die Colonnade team came roaring back in the fifth to close the gap, 15-10, while holding the Brain Keep team scoreless.  Brian Keeps’ defense stiffened in the top of the sixth inning and held The Colonnade guys scoreless in the sixth in a time-shortened game.  Brian Keep and Associates’ defense was solid throughout with outstanding plays made by Dave Booth, Alan Bellew, Dave Stehle, sub Don Cole, Dale “Stretch” Huffine, and Tim Schiewe.  Barry Delano pitched his typical masterful game for his second win of the young season.
Offensively, Dick Hansen connected on two singles and garnered a walk plus a sac fly and two scores, Tim Schiewe ripped three singles and a double while scoring twice, Dave Booth slugged four singles and scored twice, Barry Delano cracked two singles and scored once, Alan Bellew rapped three singles and scored once, Ed Mitchell drilled two singles, Dale Huffine pounded two singles and scored once, Brian Holliday smoked two singles and scored once, Ron Remm added a single and a walk, Dave Stehle banged a single and scored once, and sub Don Cole blasted a triple and two singles.  Brian Keep and Associates collected a total of 26 hits.
The Colonnade got off to a very slow start and could never get close to a very good hitting Brian Keep team.  The Colonnade managed only 17 hits over the time restricted six inning game.  The Colonnade's defense was also shaky at times.  So the combination of limited hitting and so so defense resulted in The Colonnade's second loss of the season.  The Colonnade did welcome back pitcher Jules Nagy to the team today.
Liberty GMC 16  Heather Van Peursem 15
Liberty GMC:  Tuesday’s final matinee game between Liberty GMC and Heather Van Peursem Realty provided plenty of drama, tension, and a thriller of a final inning.  Running over the car guys in the first inning, the Van Peursem team took a 5-0 lead.  Liberty drove in 5 of their own in the 2nd, but the Realtors responded with 4 more in their half of the inning.  Going into the top of the 5th, the Realtors were up by four, 12-8.  The Liberty team came to life again in the top of the fifth with a 5-run rally and briefly took a 13-12 lead.  Of course, the Van Peursem team was ready to close on the deal when they scored 3 of their own in the bottom of the fifth, making it 15-13.  Since time ran out in the 5th, the game was limited to 6 innings.  After two quick outs in the top of the 6th, Ted Grove drew a walk and Paul Larson reached on an error.  That set the stage for Jim Hollenbeck’s booming drive to the left field wall for an inside-the-park 3-run homer, giving Liberty GMC a 16-15 lead to take into the bottom of the final inning.  For the first time in the game, the car guys were able to retire the realtors in order, and came away with the win.  In addition to Hollenbeck’s heroics, Curt Rhoads and Ted Grove were each 3/3 at the plate.  Becky Holliday and Mike Heitman turned in 3/4 days.  Paul Larson, Sub Dan Davidson, Hollenbeck, and Fred Lubs were each 2/4; Lubs with a triple and a double.  This game was another example of how the Fall season in the White League is proving to be filled with good, competitive match-ups.  Special thanks to our substitute pitcher, Dan Davidson, for some great pitching and for more than a few excellent defensive plays.         
Heather Van Peursem Realtor Team jumped out to a 9 to 5 lead after 2 innings but could only put up 6 more in the last 4 and were shut out in their last at bats to seal their fate losing 16 – 15.  Heathers’s Team lead up until the top of the last inning when Liberty GMC scored 3 to go in front and finish their comeback win.  The Realtors had 21 hits with Scott Piemeisl (3 – 3), Coral Estes (3 – 3), Dave Anthony (3 – 4), sub Brian Martin (3 – 4 with 3 doubles), Jerry Eastham (2 – 3 with a triple), Bob Husick ( Double), and all players contributing at least one hit.  The team played defense well enough to hold the lead for the entire game except for the critical last inning.  A tough loss but we will bounce back with a team focused on picking each other up and moving on to our next opponent!

 

White League Standings
 
Games thru -  Thursday November 7, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Tom Ranalls Realty 2 0 0 1
The Colonnade 1 1 0 0.5
Liberty GMC 1 1 0 0.5
Heather Van Peursem 1 1 0 0.5
Brian Keep & Assoc 1 1 0 0.5
Park at Surprise 0 2 0 0

 

Heather Van Peursem 14  Park at Surprise 12
Heather Van Peursem Realtor team fell behind in the first four innings by a score of 11 – 2 but played well enough defensively to keep themselves in the game.  Their bats decided to wake up for the last three innings scoring 12 runs while holding The Park at Surprise team to just one run.  The amazing comeback win was sparked by a couple of Park errors and some great hitting by the Realtors!!!  Dave Anthony (4 – 4 with a double) lead the hit parade, Coral Estes (3- 4), Marv Mathews (3- 4), Ken Krzeminski (2 – 3 with a double), Chuck Gibson (2 – 4 with a double), Dennis Karcher (2 – 4), Scott Piemeisl (3 – 4), Jerry Eastham had a double and Ed Campbell, Bob Husick, Ron Rogerson all contributed a hit.  The team defense was awesome in the final three frames.  The game ending play was turned in by catcher Bob Husick’s play on a pop fly up the first base line that he let drop but before it went foul threw out the runner at first!  It was a comeback team effort to remember – at least until our next game!
Park at Surprise jumped out to an 11 - 2 lead after 4 innings, but both their offense and defense let them down as Heather out scored them 12 - 1 over the last 3 innings to win 14 - 12.  Tom Gruzs led the offense for Park going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs.  Kandi Patrick also hammered out 3 hits including a double. Brian Martin, John Steele, John Bertholdy, Arlene Weslosky, John Hardy, Jim Matthews and Roger Neumann all contributed with 2 hits each. Neumann's hits included a double and triple.
Tom Ranalls Realty 14  Brian Keep 13
Ranalls Realty:  Brian Keep was a tough team with great defense.  Ranalls Realty was behind through all 6 innings, but never gave up.   Finally, at the bottom of the 6th inning, Ranalls Realty scored 5 runs with Arlene Weslosky getting the winning hit that drove in our last two runs.  Again, rookie Fred Jensen was 3/3. Ranalls got doubles from Frank Plahutnik, Randy VanWagner, Bob Hudson, Arlene Weslosky, and Don Hansen.  Randy VanWagner and Don Hansen had 3 RBIs each, Fred Jensen and Arlene Weslosky contributed 2 RBIs each.  As a team we had 22 hits at 36 at bats.   Kaleta was stellar on the mound and threw strikes when the game was on the line.  
Brian Keep and Associates:   The Brian Keep and Associates team came out of the dugout strongly in the first three innings, building an 8-4 lead.  In the fourth inning, the Ranalls Realty bats started to warm up, scoring four runs to three for the financial consultants.  Now leading 11-8, the Brian Keep and Associates bats went cold while the realtors added six more runs through six innings making the score 14-11 in their favor.  Brian Keep’s team made a run in the top of the seventh by scoring two runs and loading the bases with two outs.  Unfortunately for Keep and Associates, realtor outfielder Bob Hudson ran down a sinking line drive and made a fine basket catch to end the Brian Keep threat.  Final score was 14-13 for Tom Ranalls Realty.
Offensively, Dick Hansen went 4/5 and scored once, Tim Schiewe collected a walk and two singles while scoring twice, Dave Booth slapped a single, Alan Bellew stroked a single, Barry “The Hammer” Delano drilled four hits (including a double) in as many at-bats and scored three times,  Dale Huffine swatted two singles and scored once, Ed Mitchell smacked two singles and scored once, Brian Holliday cracked a double and a triple and scored once, Ron Remm slugged three singles and scored once, Dave Stehle blasted a double and a single, and sub Don Cole ripped a double and a single and scored once.  Thanks to Don Cole for helping Keep and Associates throughout this game. Both teams battled hard to the end in an exciting finish.
Liberty GMC  24   Colonnade 23   
Liberty GMC:  In a thrilling ending to an exciting, high-scoring game, Mike Heitman’s walk-off single to center culminated a 5-run, bottom-of-the-7th comeback for Liberty GMC.  Heitman was 4/5 on the day with three runs scored.  Of course, the comeback would not have been necessary without The Colonnade scoring 9 runs in the top of the 7th, to overcome a 5-run deficit and take a 4-run lead on Liberty.  The sun played a big part in the game with fly balls disappearing into the glare of the big gaseous ball on a fairly regular basis.  47 runs and 90 minutes later, the game concluded with Liberty celebrating their first victory of the young season.  Offensive leaders for the car guys: Buck Craig 3/3 with a triple; Fred Lubs 4/4 with 3 RBI’s; Paul Larson 4/5 (2 doubles); Curt Rhoads 3/4 with 3 RBI’s; Bill Janowski 3/4 (triple) and 3 RBI’s; Don Trenda 3/4 (double) and 4 RBI’s; Becky Holliday 3/5 and 4 RBI’s.  The team ran up a total of 32 hits on the way to a .667 average for the day.  Thanks to our umpires, Marv Matthews & Scott Piemeisl, and scoreboard wizard, Jerry Eastham.  And well played, Colonnade.  It promises to be a competitive season ahead. 
The Colonnade:  The good news for The Colonnade was that they scored 23 runs on 32 hits.  The Colonnade made a gallant effort in the top of the 7th by scoring 9 runs to take a 23 to 19 advantage.  But Liberty GMC came back in the bottom of the 7th and scored 5 runs to win the game.
Everybody hit for The Colonnade today with Paul Jenneman, Jon Nelson, Dan Davidson, Robert Blainey, and Daren Proctor all going 4 for 5. Mike Wunsch had 3 hits.   The Colonnade's nemesis today was poor defense.

 

Games thru -  Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
Brian Keep & Assoc 1 0 0 1
Tom Ranalls Realty 1 0 0 1
The Colonnade 1 0 0 1
Liberty GMC 0 1 0 0
Heather Van Peursem 0 1 0 0
Park at Surprise 0 1 0 0

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Brian Keep & Associates 17   The Park at Surprise  12
Brian Keep:  The Park in Surprise team jumped out to a four run lead in the top of the first inning, but Brian Keep and Associates responded with five runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead, 5-4.  The game remained close through three innings with neither team providing much offense, but a lot of good defense.  For the Brian Keep financial consultants, catcher Brian Holliday snared two foul ball outs and made an outstanding play at the plate to stop another run from scoring.  Leading 15-9 after four innings, Keep and Associates added two more runs in the sixth to maintain a 17-12 advantage.  In the late innings, the Brian Keep team got more outstanding defensive plays from outfielder Dave Booth (two outstanding outfield catches), Dale Huffine (snared a hot line drive) and Tim Schiewe (unassisted double play).  Barry Delano notched his first win of the young season.
Offensively, Dick Hansen went 3/4 and scored three times, Tim Schiewe rapped three hits and scored twice, Dave Booth scorched four singles and scored four times, Allan Bellew drilled two hits and scored once, Barry Delano hammered three singles and a double and scored three times, Dale Huffine slapped two singles and scored twice, Ed Mitchell ripped four singles and scored once, Brian (Yogi) Holliday collected two hits, Ron Remm slugged a single and a double, Dave Stehle pounded two singles, and sub John Gavazza smacked two singles and scored once.  The Brian Keep and Associates team totaled thirty hits which was an excellent hitting day.  Many thanks to our bench coach and scorekeeper, Lee Johnson, for keeping us organized.
The Park At Surprise:  First game of the season and it was obvious that the Parksters were a little rusty.   Scoring 7 runs in the first 2 inning couldn't stop a good hitting Brian Keep team.   The Brian Keep team pulled ahead for good scoring 15 runs in the first 4 innings and never looked back.  Hitting stars for the Park at Surprise team were Arlene Weslosky and Tom Gruzs each with 3 hits.  John Hardy, John Steele, Kandi Patrick and Joe Osowiec each had 2 hits.  We'll try it again Thursday.
Tom Ranalls Realty 13  Liberty GMC 12
Tom Ranalls Realty:  As a team RANALLS REALTY had 19 hits for a team average of 500 and squeezed out a 13 to 12 win over the car guys (Liberty GMC).  LIberty jumped off to a 5 to 0 start, but Ranalls returned with 5 runs and shut them down in 4 of the next 6 innings to squeeze out the win.  The leading hitter for Ranalls was rookie Fred Jensen who went 4/4 and had 2 RBI's.  Bob Tarr went 3/4.  Ron Kaleta, Randy VanWagner, Bob Charette, Mick Mckean, and sub Dave Dompier each had two hits.   Ranalls played a very strong defensive game today.  Ron Kaleta pitched an excellent opening game.
Liberty GMC:  On opening day in the White League, Liberty GMC couldn’t have had a better first inning.  The car guys shut out Tom Ranalls Realty in the top half of the inning, and then went on to score 5 runs in the bottom of the first without recording an out.  Liberty also scored 5 in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Unfortunately, we ran on fumes for too long, only able to plate two additional runs in the 4th inning.  This was not a strategic masterpiece against a good-hitting, well defensed Tom Ranalls team who put up runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 6th innings.  However, it definitely made for an exciting opening-day game.  Offensively, the team’s 21 hits were spread around pretty well: Jim Hollenbeck and Mike Heitman were 3 for 3.  Curt Rhoads and Bill Janowski hit 2 for 3; Bill with a triple and 4 RBI’s.  Coming away from the plate with an even 2 for 4 were Becky Holliday, Paul Larson, Ted Grove, and Art Molina; Paul and Art, each with triples.  Anyway, we’re out of the gate, off and running, and looking for another good match-up Thursday morning against The Colonnade.  
Colonnade 19  Heather Van Peursem  6
A very good opening day game for The Colonnade as they collected 19 runs on 26 hits.  All eleven players had at least one hit with Jon Nelson and Norris Carpenter going 4 for 4.  Paul Jenneman, Don Davidson, and Shelly Rosenthal collected 3 hits a piece.   The star of the game was substitute pitcher Dan Davidson.  Besides only allowing up 6 runs, Dan had 4 K's and made a tremendous catch of a scorched line drive back to the mound.  Very good defense was performed by all for a great team effort !
The Heather Van Peursem Realtor team were soundly defeated by the red hot Colonnade team in 5 innings by a score of 19 – 6.  The Colonnade exploded for 14 runs early with hard well placed hits.  Heather’s team had no answer with only 11 hits from Ed Campbell (2 for 2), Coral Estes (2 for 2), Marv Mathews (2 for 3), sub Dick Hansen (2 for 3), Bob Husick (1 for 2), Jerry Eastham (1 for 3), and sub Brian Martin (1 for 3).  Solid defensive plays were made by Coral Estes at 2nd base, outfielders Dave Anthony and Brian Martin, and Dick Hanson at shortstop.  Dennis Karcher pitched well but didn’t get the defensive support needed to pull off the comeback effort.  Thanks to Dick and Brian for taking the time to sub!  Heather’s team will forget about this one and quickly focus on our next opponent.

 END OF WINTER SEASON

Games thru -  Thursday  April 11, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley 10 6 0 20
Swing Orthopedic 10 6 0 20
Happy Ears Hearing Center 10 6 0 20
Thunderbird Automotive 8 8 0 16
Property Sisters Realtors 7 9 0 14
Liberty Buick 3 13 0 6

 

Thursday April 11, 2019
Happy Ears Hearing 16   Char Wheeler Riley 14  
Happy Ears Hearing:   Wow, what an ending to the Winter White League Session with Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) sharing the championship with 2 other teams (Swing Orthopedic and Char Wheeler-Riley). HEHC had to orchestrate a 6 game session ending winning streak against excellent teams to become Co-Champions. HEHC is a team that never quit. Regardless of the situations, each and every player encouraged and supported each other.  Today’s game was extremely challenging. Down a nickel after the 1st inning, it was not a good way to start the game. With clutching hitting, HEHC came back to tie the score at 5 to 5 in the middle of the 3rd inning. Again, power hitting Char Wheeler took the lead with 4 runs crossing the plate in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Immediately, Happy Ears Hearing Center bounced back and scored another nickel in the top of the 4th inning which finally gave HEHC a 1 run lead. With no runs scored by either team in the 5th inning, HEHC thought they took control of the game, scoring 5 runs in the top of the 6th inning which resulted in a 6 run lead. Char Wheeler continued fighting back and matched the 5 runs to narrow the lead to 1 run. Taking a 1 run lead into the 7th inning, HEHC added another run. The game was very exciting to the end. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Ed Campbell, made 2 tremendous catches in the outfield which shut the door on Char Wheeler.
HEHC had 25 hits with every batter getting at least 1 hit. Sub Jon Chlebeck and sub Becky Holliday each were perfect at the plate with a 3 for 3 effort. Important to note, John and Becky had a special day adding 4 RBIs and 6 RBIs, respectively. Other excellent batting performances include John Bertholdy (2 for 3), sub Rick Armentano (3 for 4), Ken Van Egdom (3 for 4), Dan Davidson (2 for 3), Tim Schiewe (3 for 4), and Ed Campbell (2 for 3). Lots of solid defense by the entire HEHC team and excellent pitching by Dan Davidson were major factors in our win. In addition to Ed Campbell’s 2 awesome catches, Rick Armentano made many numerous catches to end potential rallies. I want to thank all the HEHC subs (Becky Holliday, Dick Hansen, Rick Armentano and Jon Chlebeck) who were instrumental in HEHC’s winning effort. Our prayers to Rich Armentano’s speedy recovery who injured his leg in today’s game.  Also, a thank you to Mike Wunsch for filling in for Rick and Bruce Spiegel, Assistance Manager, who did a tremendous job.
Char Wheeler Riley:  With the league championship on the line in the last scheduled game of the season, Char Wheeler Reality fell to Happy Ears Hearing 16 to 14 to create a three way tie for the championship with Happy Ears Hearing and Swing Ortopedic.  It was a hard fought game with several lead changes. Char Wheeler jumped out to a 5 to 0 lead after one inning of play, then Happy Ears slowly caught Char Wheeler  and took the lead at 10 to 9 after 4 innings. After a scoreless 5th, both teams scored 5 runs in the 6th. Happy Ears then scored 1 run in the 7th and held on for the win at 16 to 14 and to tie for the White league championship. After getting 35 hits in it’s last game, Char Wheeler was held to 20 hits today, which was a major factor in the game. Roger Alberts, Wayne Weidenbach, Tom Gruzs and Mike Strajack led Char Wheeler each with 3 hits.  All in All, Char Wheeler had a great winter session. After a slow start (0 and 3 to begin the winter session,), we worked our way back to tie for the league championship. Way to go Char Wheeler!!!! Also a big shout-out to Happy Ears and Swing Orthopedics for  their efforts and for winning the league championship along with Char Wheeler. Great job everyone.
Thunderbird Auto 15    Swing Orthopedic 2   
 Thunderbird Automotive Services jumped out to a 5-1 lead after two innings and never looked back, tacking on 10 more runs in the next two innings.  The Thunderbird team was swinging the bats well and playing solid defense throughout.  Swing Ortho PT responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth, but it was too little to prevent the mercy rule.  Final score at the end of five innings was 15-2 asThunderbird Automotive finished their season with an 8-8 record.   Offensively, Dick Hansen rocked three hits win four at-bats and scored twice, Jim Hollenbeck pounded two hits (double) in three trips, Frank Plahutnik rapped a single and scored once, Fred Lubs stroked a single and scored once, sub Wayne Weidenbach slugged three hits and scored twice, Dan Fudge blistered two hits and scored once, sub pitcher Dan Davidson ripped two hits and and scored once, sub Tim Schiewe cracked a double and a triple and scored twice, sub John Steele hammered a double and Ronster Rogerson drilled a single and collected a walk while scoring once. Sub Lee Visker pounded a two-run single, a sacrifice fly and collected a walk in the Thunderbird victory over the Swing Ortho team.  The win was an overall team effort.
Swing Orthopedic:  Swing Orthopedic just couldn’t get a rally going this morning to save their soul. Our friends on Thunderbird Auto put on a clinic today to end this session. The auto repairmen hit, they played awesome defense and they turned left a minimum of 45 times scoring 15 runs in 5 innings. Hats off to manager Dick Hanson and his team for a great season. The Swing Ortho team managed only 13 hits today. The only players with multiple hits were Marvin Mathews, Don Trenda, Arlene Weslosky and Sub Steve Willoughby. With this loss our chances of finishing tied for 1st place we’re now in jeopardy and left to the outcome of the game between the two hottest teams in the second half of this session Char Wheeler Riley and Happy Ears Hearing. Congratulations to the 3 co-Champions, Happy Ears Hearing, Char Wheeler Riley and Swing Orthopedic Sports.  On behalf of the Swing Orthopedic Sports team we would like to dedicate this session to our good friend Coach Larry Swan who left us all too soon. 
Property Sisters  19    Liberty Buick   18
 Property Sisters finished the season today with a hard fought win over Liberty Buick by a score of 19/18, The Team started off strong offensively scoring 5 runs in each of the first two innings. Every player had one or more hits as the team pounded out 32 hits. Top hitters were: Jim Courtney 4/5, Bob Hudson 4/4, Steve Hennifer 4/4, Dave Bagwell 4/5 and Coral Estes 4/4.  Daren Proctor and Lee Visker each had 3 hits. Bill Marchionni and Jerry Eastham each had 2 hits. Hennefer and Bagwell each had 4 RBI's. Courntey, Visker, and Boland each had 3 RBI's. Jerry and I want to say thanks to everyone for  "PLAYING HARD, HAVING FUN AND NOT GETTING HURT." Enjoy your summer.
Liberty Buick:  Well, the season is over. Not a good one for the " CAR GUYS ". We had a total of 72- hits the last 2- games and lost both of them. What does that tell you. Once again the game went down to the 7th inning. Liberty Buick scored 3- runs in the top of the inning to tie the game. But, the Property Sisters scored 1- run in the bottom of the inning to win the game 19-18. Both teams never gave up. It was a very exciting game to watch. BUCKLE UP    here are the offensive totals. Dave Booth 5/5 a double and 1- rbi. Sub- John Steel 4/4 a double, triple and 4- rbi. Ken Krzeminski 4/5 a triple and 5- rbi. Brian Martin 4/4 , 2- rbi. Norris Carpenter 4/5 with a rbi. Don Hansen 3/4 with 1- rbi. Ron Kaketa and Phil Murray each 3/5. Ron with 2- rbi. Phil Murray with 1- rbi. Chuck Gibson 2/4 a triple and 2- rbi. Bob Husick 2/4. Finally, Mark Hannem 2/5. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER GUYS.
White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday April 9, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 10 5 0 20
Char Wheeler-Riley 10 5 0 20
Happy Ears Hearing Center 9 6 0 18
Thunderbird Automotive 7 8 0 14
Property Sisters Realtors 6 9 0 12
Liberty Buick 3 12 0 6
Tuesday  April 9th, 2019
Happy Ears Hearing 14   Thunderbird Auto 13  
Happy Ears:  Thunderbird Automotive started the game red hot while taking the lead after 2 innings by a score of 9 to 0. Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) on a 4 game win streak was in a deep hole but clawed their way back. HEHC behind the entire game, staged a 2 run rally in the bottom of the 7th inning to take the lead and shut the door on Thunderbird Automotive. Today’s comeback showed HEHC ‘Never Give-up' attitude. Timely hitting and excellent defense were key to our win. Hitting stars today were John Bertholdy (3 for 4), sub Jim Courtney (3 for 4),and Dan Davidson (3 for 4). Players who also had a good game and were 2 for 3 at the plate includes Ken Van Egdom, Greg Church, Buck Craig, rookie Tim Schiewe and Coral Estes. RBI leaders were Jim Courtney and rookie Tim Schiewe who had 3 each. Great defense was on display by Jim Courtney who made 2 superb catches that ended potential rallies. Pitcher Greg Church had an excellent game on the mound. A thank you to subs Roger Alberts, Jim Courtney and Coral Estes who were all instrumental in our winning effort. 
Thunderbird Auto:  Thunderbird Automotive Services started with a bang, scoring nine runs in the first two innings, but faltered offensively after leading 9-0.  Happy Ears found their stride in the third inning with five runs and tacked on three more in the fourth, but still trailed 11-8.  Happy Ears added six more runs in the final three frames while Thunderbird Automotive Services could only muster two additional runs.  Final score was 14-13 in favor of Happy Ears.  Thunderbird managed 19 hits for the contest which is seldom enough in senior softball.  Offensively, Dick Hansen cracked a triple and a single and scored three times, Jim Hollenbeck scorched three singles and scored twice, Frank Plahutnik collected a walk and a single and scored once, Fred Lubs hammered three hits (double) and scored once, sub Kenny Krzeminski garnered a walk and a single, sub Ken Carlson collected an intentional walk and scored once, sub Norris Carpenter nailed two singles, Dan Fudge slapped two singles, Roger Neumann swatted a single and scored once, sub John Steele stroked a double and two singles and scored once, and Ron Rogerson ripped two singles and scored once.  Thank to all four subs for filling in for the Thunderbird team.
Char Wheeler Riley  27  Liberty Buick 25   
Char Wheeler:  In one of the most exciting games of the year, Char Reality beat , or outlasted ,Liberty Buick 27 to 25 in extra innings Tuesday afternoon. Both teams played their hearts out, and it was a shame someone had to lose. Char Wheeler had a season high 35 hits in a game that had 11 lead changes and one tie (that being a 22 to 22 score at the end of 7 innings. Finally , in the 8th inning, Char Wheeler scored 5 runs and then held Liberty Buick to 3 runs, for the hard fought win. Roger Alberts led the way for Char Wheeler with 5 hits.  John Hardy, Wayne Weidenbach and Mike Strajack each added 4 hits and Tom Gruzs, Steve Willoughby, and super subs Arlene Weslosky and Coral Estes each added 3 hits to the total. Every Char Wheeler player had at least 2 hits for the day. Special thanks to our subs Arlene, Coral and winning pitcher Roger Neumann  for their help today.  Also, a big shout out to Liberty Buick for their great effort today. There were no losers today. 
Liberty Buick:   What a slug-fest this afternoon. 52- total runs. Extra innings. It was Liberty Buick's largest run and hit out put of the season. 25- runs and 36- hits. But it wasn't enough. Char-Wheeler won the game in the 8th inning. Out scoring the CAR GUYS 5-3. Final score 27-25 CHAR-WHEELER. That's why they are one of the best teams in the league and fighting for first place. Lots of hits today. Chuck Gibson 6/6 a double and 6- rbi. You get a BIG STAR behind your name today. Norris Carpenter and Don Hansen each 4/5 with 2- rbi. GREAT HITTING GUYS.. Mark Hannem and Ken Krzeminski both 4/6 a double and rbi. Ron Kaketa 3/5 and 3- rbi. Brian Martin and Dave Booth 3/6. Dave with 3- rbi. Brian with 1- rbi. Bob ( I'll play anywhere ) Husick 2/5 a double and rbi. Kathy Boland, Phil Murray and Tom Ciavarella each had a hit. Phil with (2) rbi. Phil led the defense at 2nd base with many nice plays. Bob Husick made a nice running catch at rover. It was another game without much defense as you can see by the scores. THANK YOU Kathy Boland for subbing for the injured Tom Ciavarella.
Swing Orthopedic 25  Property Sisters 12
Swing Orthopedic:  Hit Hard, Run Fast, Turn Left was the name of the game today for Swing Orthopedic. Talk about a wake up call after playing our worst game of the session last week the team came back today with a chip on their shoulder. Our well respected friends on the Property Sisters team battled back each inning but came up short at the end of the day. All the Swing batters were hitting the ball hard and having success. A season high 38 hits says it all. Players who were "money" today and going 5-5 were Don Trenda and Arlene Weslosky. Bob Tarr was 4-5 and made a couple of nice catches in the outfield. Becky Holliday, Mike Wunsch and Brian Holliday were all 4-4. Marvin Mathews and Rick Armentano had 3 hits a piece. Larry Petrillo, Craig Warner and Sub Tim Schiewe had 2 hits a piece. A big thank you goes out to Sub Tim Schiewe who stepped in for an injured player just before game time.Thanks to Umpires Wayne Weidenbach and John Hardy for doing a good job as always.
Property Sisters:   We had another game where the B team showed up.  We scored just enough to keep the game going.  Our defense was lacking at times along with the fact they hit the ball everywhere we weren't.  The final score was Swing Ortho 25 and Property Sisters 12.  We had 23 hits in the game,  We were led by Hudson who was 4 for 4.  Proctor, Boland,  Courtney and Delano were 3 for 4.  Eastham and Kidd were 2 for 4.  Bagwell was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's.  Thanks to Mike Kidd for subbing.  Remember everyone has to turn in their jerseys on Thursday.

 

White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday  April 4, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley 9 5 0 18
Swing Orthopedic 9 5 0 18
Happy Ears Hearing Center 8 6 0 16
Thunderbird Automotive 7 7 0 14
Property Sisters Realtors 6 8 0 12
Liberty Buick 3 11 0 6

 

Thursday   April 4, 2019
Happy Ears Hearing 21    Liberty Buick 12  
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) is on a roll, winning its 4th game in a row against a good hitting Liberty Buick team. HEHC, playing one of its best games of the Winter Session, pounded the ball through out the game and made numerous timely plays in the field. HEHC had 34 hits with every player getting at least 2 hits. Perfect at the plate were super sub Rick Armentano (4 for 4),  Greg Church (3 for 3) and rookie Tim Schiewe (3 for 3).  Other players who shined at the plate were Laura Fenton Kovanda (4 for 5), John Bertholdy (4 for 5), Dave Anthony (3 for 5), Ken Van Egdom (2 for 5), Dan Davidson (3 for 4), Ed Campbell ( 3 for 4), Buck Craig (3 for 4) and Ron Remm (2 for 3). Defensively, Ed Campbell had several excellentt catches and Laura Fenton Kovanda, our outfield star, wowed the crowd with a couple of dazzling plays. The game was a Happy Ears Hearing Center team win. A thank you to Rick Armentano who played a major role in our win.
Liberty Buick:  Happy Ears took advantage of all the Liberty Buick mistakes for a 21-12 victory. Not many high-lites to write about. Let's just put this one behind us and finish the season with (2) W's. Offensively Mark Hannem led the team going 3/5 a double plus an rbi.Last minute sub- Coral Estes was 2/2 with an rbi. Ken KRZEMINSKI was 2/2, 2- waks a triple and a rbi. Pitcher Ron Kaleta 2/3 plus 3- rbi. Phil Murray, Don Hansen and Norris Carpenter each 2/4. Chuck Gibson had a double and drove in 3- runs. Tom Ciavarella 2- rbi's with a hit. Brian Martin 1-hit. 1- rbi. THANKS : Coral Estes and Kandi Patrick for subbing...
Char Wheeler Riley  20  Swing Ortho 6   
Char Wheeler -Riley came to play today as they outplayed Swing Orthopedic on both sides of the ball to win in a convincing manner, 20 - 6 in 5 innings. With Char Wheeler behind 6 - 5 after 2 innings the realtors exploded for 15 runs over the next 3 innings and held Swing Orthopedic scoreless to win 20 - 6. The win moved Char into a first place tie with Swing with 2 games remaining. The realtors had 24 hits with every player contributing. Roger Alberts made 2 diving catches in the OF, Tom Gruzs made several outstanding plays in the infield, and sub Ron Rogerson made a great running catch in left field to end the game. . Offensively. Steve Willoughby continued his torrid hitting going 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs. Also going 3 for 3 were Alberts, John Hardy, and Gruzs. One of Hardy's hits was a triple. Wayne Weidenbach was a perfect 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. Ken Carlson had a SF, double, and 3 RBIs. James Owens, Mike Strajack, and  Rogerson also had 2 hits each. Sub Art Molina contributed with 1 hit and a nice catch in right field.
Swing Ortho:  Today’s game was all Char Wheeler Riley from the first pitch until the mercy rule was enforced after the 5th inning. Swing Ortho could only muster 11 hits today with 8 of them coming in the first two innings. The opposition put up 5 runs in four of the five innings they batted. Swing Ortho put up 5 in the first inning and then the wheels came off. Swing Ortho have been in 1st place or tied for 1st since day one of this session and will have to keep battling to get the job done with one week left to go. Positive things today we’re Larry Petrillo going 2-2 with one of them being an inside the park home run and Brian Holliday going 2-2. Thanks to Jim Hollenbeck and John Steele for subbing today. 
Property Sisters 10  Thunderbird Auto 8
Property Sisters:  It was another one of those nail biters!  We started slow not scoring in the first 3 innings.  Then we came roaring back scoring 10 in the last 4 innings.  The final score was Property Sisters 10 and Thunderbird Auto 8.  We had 24 hits and a lot were timely late in the game.  Delano was 3 for 5, Boland was 3 for 4, Willoughby was 4 for 4, Courtney, Visker, Eastham, Estes, Marchionni, and Proctor were 2 for 4.  Delano had a double and Patrick had a triple.  Thanks to Kandi, Patrick and Steve Willoughby for subbing.  It was a great game to win.  Our next game is April 9th at 2:45.  We play Swing Orthopedics.
Thunderbird Auto:  In a low scoring, defensive contest, Thunderbird Automotive Services battled the Property Sisters to a 1-1 tie through four innings. Property Sisters took a 3-2 lead at the end of five frames, and both teams scored three runs in the sixth (6-5 Property Sisters).  In the seventh, Property Sisters added four more runs while Thunderbird Automotive Services could only manage three, leaving the final score at 10-8 in favor of the Property Sisters.  Both pitchers coaxed a number of well-hit fly balls run down by the outfielders.  Thunderbird hit 15 fly ball outs and recorded 20 hits.
Offensively for Thunderbird, Dick Hansen managed a single and a sacrifice fly, Jim Hollenbeck collected a walk and scored once, Frank Plahutnik drilled two singles and scored once, Fred Lubs smoked three singles, sub Ken Krzeminski pounded three singles and scored twice, Dan Fudge slapped a single, sub Jon Chlebeck smacked three hits (double) and collected a walk, Roger Neumann stroked a single and a double and scored once; sub Mike Kidd laced two singles; a sacrifice fly and scored once, sub John Steele slammed two singles, and Ron Rogerson banged a single.  

 

White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday  April 2, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 9 4 0 18
Char Wheeler-Riley 8 5 0 16
Thunderbird Automotive 7 6 0 14
Happy Ears Hearing Center 7 6 0 14
Property Sisters Realtors 5 8 0 10
Liberty Buick 3 10 0 6
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points

 

Tuesday  April 2, 2019
Happy Ears Hearing 18   Property Sisters  6  
Happy Ears:  It was a 6 inning mercy game as Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) won by a score of 18-6. It was a combination of excellent offense and defense that was the difference maker. The top of the 1st inning ended with HEHC orchestrating a triple play that ended a potential Property Sisters Realtors rally. The bottom of the 1st inning was the start of an explosive offensive effort with HEHC scoring a nickel. HEHC did not let up, scoring runs in every inning. There were many stars in today’s game. Perfect at the plate were John Bertholdy (4 for 4) and rookie Tim Schiewe (2 for 2 with a walk and sac fly).  Other players who shined at the plate were Buck Craig (2 for 3 with a walk), Ken Van Egdom (3 for 4), Dan Davidson (2 for 3 with a walk), sub Kandi Patrick (3 for 4), sub Arlene Weslosky (3 for 4) and Ed Campbell (3 for 4). RBI leaders were Ken Van Egdom and rookie Tim Schiewe with 5 and 4, respectively. Solid defense with excellent pitching by Greg Church held Property Sisters to 6 runs. A big thank you to subs Kandi Patrick and Arlene Weslosky for playing a large part in our win. Happy Ears Hearing Center is now on a 3 game winning streak and 2 games back of the 1st place team.
Property Sisters:  From the Property Sisters side of today’s game there are not many good things to report. We had several errors, 2 strikeouts, did not score in 4 of the 6 innings and the coach hit into a triple play. The result was Happy Ears defeated us by a score of 19 to 6 . Our top hitters wereJim Courtney 3/3, Steve Hennifer 2/2, Bob Hudson 2/3 and Cathy Boland 2/3. Happy Ears played well on both offense and defense.
Char Wheeler Riley  16  Thunderbird Auto 15   
Char Wheeler Riley:  It was an epic battle between 2 excellent teams going at it for a chance to fight for the league championship over the last 3 games of the season. In the end it was Char Wheeler who outlasted Thunderbird Auto for an exciting 16 - 15 win. Behind 14 - 10 after 4 innings, Char Wheeler held the car guys to 1 run over the last 3 innings to eke out the victory, taking their first lead of the game with 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Tom Gruzs led the offense with a 4 for 4 day including a triple, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored. Wayne Weidenbach was also perfect with 4 hits and 4 runs. Big Mike Strajack had 3 big hits including a triple and 5 RBIs. Roger Alberts, Ken Carlson, and sub Kathy Boland contributed with 3 hits each. Sub winning pitcher Don Trenda came through with 2 hits, 3 runs scored, and 1 RBI.
 
Thunderbird Auto:  In a tight battle through four innings (14-10 Thunderbird), Char Wheeler Realtors pulled away with three runs in the fifth and sixth frames to take the lead for good.  In the top of the seventh, Thunderbird Auto Services managed one run to close the gap, 16-15 , but it was not enough as Char Wheeler didn’t need to bat in the bottom of the seventh. 
Offensively for the Thunderbird Auto Services team, Dick Hansen scorched a triple and a single and scored twice, Jim Hollenbeck snagged a walk and ripped three hits (triple) while scoring three times, Frank Plahutnik banged a double and a single and scored twice, Fred Lubs hammered a big 4/4 (double), Ed Mitchell slapped two singles and scored twice, Dan Fudge pounded a triple and a single and scored once, pitcher Roger Neumann slugged a triple and a single and scored once, sub David Bagwell smashed a triple and a single, sub Mike Kidd, and Mike Heitman exploded for a double and scored once.  Of note, Mike Heitman fell hard straining to beat out a throw at first and got skinned up pretty good.  Thanks to Kandi Patrick for providing expert first aid to “tough as a boot” Mike Heitman.  Many others came to Mike’s assistance also.  Fortunately, Mike was able to walk away under his own power.  A big thank you goes to Kandi and everyone else who helped Mike out.  Thanks also to Tim Schiewe for subbing for Mike as well as our other excellent subs Mike Kidd and David Bagwell.  We all hope Mike heals quickly.
Swing Orthopedic 18  Liberty Buick  17
Swing Orthopedic:  The team that had the “Hammer” had to use it to get past a surging Liberty Buick team. Both teams fought hard to the very end to get to the close outcome. Liberty Buick scored 13 runs in the last 4 innings to take a 17-13 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning. Hats off to Liberty Buick. The never quitting Swing Orthopedic Sports team had the “Hammer” and used effectively to score 5 runs in the bottom of the 7th to secure a hard earned victory. Brian Holliday started the 7th off with base hit to get the rally started. Daren Proctor and Coral Estes followed with singles of their own to keep the train moving. Then the top of the order came up and kept the ball rolling. In the end Liberty Buick decided to intentionally walk a batter to load the bases and set up a force play at any base and leave in the hands of Becky Holliday to decide their fate. With the bases loaded and only 1 out Becky Holliday who was 3-4 at the time came up and deposited a rocket line drive over the heads of the drawn in outfield to clinch the victory for Swing Orthopedics. Great swing Becky! Swing hitters smacked 29 hits and should have had a few more if it wasn’t for the outstanding catch’s made by Liberty Buick’s outfielders. Becky Holliday lead all hitters going 4-5, Arlene Weslosy, Marvin Mathews, Bob Tarr and Don Trenda were all 3-5. Larry Petrillo, Rick Armentano and Daren Proctor were all 3-4. Brian Holliday was 2-4, Mike Wunsch and Coral Estes combined for another 2 hits. A few double plays by the infield and solid play by 3rd basemen Larry Petrillo kept the game close to give us a chance. Good job all. Thanks to our subs today Daren Proctor and Coral Estes. 
Liberty Buick:  It was another game that was decided in the 7th inning. Liberty Buick scored 3- runs in the top of the inning to go up 17-13. Swing Ortho came back to win the game with 5- runs in the bottom of the inning. Final score 18-17. Another TOUGH loss for Liberty Buick. Key hits by Bob Husick ( triple with 3- rbi ) and Phil Murray ( 4/4 with 4- rbi ) kept the CAR GUYS in the game. GREAT EFFORT GUYS. A few mistakes on defense were costly. We have to get better.  Only 3- games left. The HIGHLIGHT of the game was the outstanding play of Brian Martin in left field. Many big catches. Everyone had at least (1) hit. 25- total. Ken Krezminski 3/3 with 1- rbi. Mark Hannem 4/5 a double and an rbi. Don Hansen 3/4 with an rbi. Ron Kaleta, Tom Ciavarella and Norris Carpenter each 2/4. Tom 2- rbi. Kaleta a triple and an rbi. Dave Booth 2/5 with 2- doubles

 

Games thru -  Thursday March 28, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 8 4 0 16
Char Wheeler-Riley 7 5 0 14
Thunderbird Automotive 7 5 0 14
Happy Ears Hearing Center 6 6 0 12
Property Sisters Realtors 5 7 0 10
Liberty Buick 3 9 0 6
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points

 Thursday March 28, 2019

Happy Ears Hearing  13  Swing Orthopedic  12  
Happy Ears Hearing Center:  We thought the game was going to be a slugfest with Swing Orthopedic and Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) scoring 5 and 4 runs, respectively in the 1st inning  Both team’s bats took a break until HEHC pounded out a nickel in the 4th inning to take a 12 to 8 lead.  Swing Orthopedic, the 1st place team, scored 2 runs in both the 6th and 7th innings to tie the score at 12 to 12. In the bottom of the 7th inning, HEHC loaded the bases and went home with the win on a single by Kathy Boland. Perfect at the plate were John Bertholdy (4 for 4), Greg Church (3 for 3) and Dan Davidson (3 for 3). Other players who had an excellent hitting day were sub Barry Delano, sub Jules Nagy, Ken Van Egdom, and sub Kathy Boland who each were 3 for 4. The RBI leaders were Dan Davidson with 4 and both Kathy Boland and sub Tim Schiewe with 3. Today  was a excellent defensive effort by the Happy Ears Hearing Center team. In particular, Kathy Boland with excellent range and speed caught many fly balls in the outfield which eliminated potential rallies. Dan Davidson, our rover, also showed excellent fielding and made several key outs. Sub Barry Delano did a great job pitching. Todays game was HEHC’s 2nd win in a row and the team is now 2 games back of the 1st place team(s). I want to thank subs Barry Delano, Jules Nagy, Kathy Boland and Tim Schiewe for providing a major contribution to Happy Ears Hearing Center’s win today.
Swing Orthopedic:  It was a beautiful morning for a ballgame and both teams came out swinging. Swing Ortho started off with 4 in the 1st inning and Happy ears came right back with 5 of their own in the bottom of the 1st. After a few lead changes over the course of the game Swing fought back and tied the game in the top of the 7th 12-12. In the bottom half of the 7th Happy Ears put together a string of base hits including a few well placed lawn darts that the Swing players had no chance of making a play on. The good hitting Happy Ears team ended up hitting in the 13th run and won the ballgame 13-12. Nice comeback of your own Happy Ears.  Swing had 24 hits. Marvin Mathews and Becky Holliday got back on track today with 3 & 4 hits respectively. Mike Wunsch and Brian Holliday were both  3-4. Rick Armentano was horrible defensively today but swung the bat well. Don Trenda pitched a good game and was 2-4 at the plate. Thanks to our subs for today Daren Proctor and John Hardy. Thanks to umpires Tom Ciavarella and Norris Carpenter for calling a good game.
Char Wheeler Riley  15  Property Sisters 9   
Char Wheeler started out slowly falling behind Property Sisters 4 - 2 after 3 innings. Their bats finally woke up, out scoring Property Sisters 13 to 5 over the next 4 innings for an important 15 - 9 victory. Every Char Wheeler player had at least 1 hit with Roger Alberts leading the way. Alberts was 2 for 3 with a walk, HR, and 5 RBIs. James Owens hit the ball hard today with 3 strong hits in 4 at bats. Also with 3 hits were sub Buck Craig, Ken Carlson, and hot hitting Steve Willoughby. Willoughby has 9 hits in his last 10 at bats including a double and 2 triples. John Hardy, Wayne Weidenbach, and sub Don Hansen all collected 2 hits and a walk. Carlson made a nice unassisted double play in the bottom of the 7th inning to help preserve the win.
Property Sisters:  On Tuesday we had 27 hits in 5 innings. Today we had 17 hits in 7 innings. We had 4 innings where we put up goose eggs on the scoreboard. The final score was Char Wheeler 15 and Property Sisters 9. Leading hitter was Delano 3/4 with a triple. Courtney, Hennefer, Visker and Eastham were 2/4. Visker and Eastham both had a double. Boland was 2/3. Thanks to Norris Carpenter for subbing.
Liberty Buick  11  Thunderbird Auto 9
Liberty Buick:  What an exciting game to watch. If you were a fan. What a nail bitter if you are a coach. The lead changed hands 7- times through out the game. Liberty Buick finally took the lead in the top of the 7th; scoring 4- runs. Great catches by catcher Bob Husick and 3rd baseman Ken Krezminski stopped Thunderbird from scoring any runs in the bottom of the 7th. Final score Liberty Buick 11  Thunderbird Auto  9. Our defense and winning pitcher Ron Kaleta held the hard hitting mechanics to only 9- runs. GREAT JOB GUYS. Our offense got the hits when needed. Top run producers where Chuck Gibson and Ken Krezminski with 3- rbi each. Mark Hannem, Bob Husick, Tom Ciavarella and Phil Murray each got an important rbi when our backs where against the wall. Husick also scored 3- times for the team. Here are the numbers : Brian Martin 3/4, Phil Murray 2/3, Mark Hannem 2/4 with a triple, Tom Ciavarella 2/4 with a double and Ken Krezminski 2/4. Norris Carpenter had a hit. It was a triple. Husick, Booth, Gibson (2b) and Hansen each had a hit. FINALLY GOT THE W GUYS. Have a good week end.
Thunderbird Auto:   In a low scoring, back and forth battle,  Liberty Buick came up big in the top of the seventh with four runs to pull away from Thunderbird Auto Services and secure the win, 11-9.  At the end of two innings, Thunderbird led 3-2.  At the end of four innings, Thunderbird led 5-4.  At the end of six frames, Thunderbird led 9-7, but then Liberty Buick broke through in the seventh with timely hitting.  Second baseman Bob Charette of Thunderbird got injured in a collision at second base in the top of the third, and we hope Bob will be okay as he heads back to Canada.  We need to eliminate these dangerous collisions.  Thunderbird struggled offensively with just 22 hits while stranding 20 runners.
Ted Grove ripped three hits (double) and scored twice, Jim Hollenbeck drilled a single, Frank Plahutnik collected a walk and a single, Ed Mitchell slapped two singles, Fred Lubs smoked three hits (double), Dick Hansen swatted two singles and scored once, Dan Fudge rapped two singles and scored once, sub Tim Schiewe banged two singles and scored twice in place of the injured Bob Charette, Roger Neumann clobbered four hits in as many tries, Ron Rogerson scored once and Mike Heitman laced two singles.  A big thank-you to Tim Schiewe for doing a great job in a substitute role.  We’ll get ‘em next time!

 

Games thru -  Tuesday March 26, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 8 3 0 16
Thunderbird Automotive 7 4 0 14
Char Wheeler-Riley 6 5 0 12
Property Sisters Realtors 5 6 0 10
Happy Ears Hearing Center 5 6 0 10
Liberty Buick 2 9 0 4

 

Tuesday   March 26,2019  
Swing Orthopedic  16   Thunderbird Auto   11  
Swing Orthopedic:  Another rockum sockum come from behind victory to start the week off. 27 hits placed all over the field today was a nice touch. Putting up 5 runs in 3 different innings isn't too shabby either. We'e in first place by 2 points again with five games left to play. Let's continue to pick each other up and have each others back. Most of all lets continue to have some fun and play safely. Cmon yâ'll, this was an old fashion school yard game today between Thunderbird Auto and Swing Orthopedic Sports. Both teams tied up their respective shoe laces and came to play and get dirty. Thunderbird Auto got out of the box quickly and put up a 5 spot in the top of the first inning with some excellent hitting dropping lawn dart after lawn dart into the grass away from the Swing defenders. Coral Estes started off the bottom of the 3rd inning with a triple to get things going for Swing Ortho who ended up with their first of three 5 run innings that they would get today. Another 5 run inning in the fourth by Swing Ortho made it 11-8 ballgame in favor of Swing. Not to be out done the TBirds came back with 2 of their own in the top of the 5th to make it a 11-10 ballgame. After holding Thunderbird Auto to zero in the sixth inning Swing Ortho started the bottom of the 6th with three consecutive hits and put up their 3rd 5 run inning of the day. The 7th inning ended with Thunderbird scoring 1 run to make the final score Swing Ortho 16 Thunderbird Auto 11. Pitcher Don Trenda was 4-4, Coral Estes 3-3, Bob Tarr 3-4 with 4 runs scored. Larry Petrillo 3-4. Most other players contributed with 2 hits a piece. Thanks to Coral Estes for subbing and thanks to Jules Nagy and Jim Courtney for umpiring today's game. Teammates Marc Cameron and Jim Mathews did a great job of coaching the bases again today. Our next game is Thursday at 9:45am. 
Thunderbird Auto Services came out swinging in the first inning, scoring five runs, but their bats cooled considerably in the remaining innings.  In the meantime Swing Ortho PT climbed back into the game with five runs each in the third and and fourth frames to lead 11-8.  Inconsistent hitting and fielding by Thunderbird and solid hitting and fielding by Swing Ortho PT led to the final 16-11 score in a battle for first place in the standings.
Leadoff Thunderbird hitter Ted Grove blasted a triple and single and scored once, Jim Hollenbeck drilled two singles and scored once, Frank Plahutnik collected a walk and scored once, Ed Mitchell ripped a single, Fred Lubs pounded 4/4 and scored twice, Dick Hansen scored three times, Dan Fudge stroked a single and scored once, Bob Charette smacked a double and two singles and scored once, Roger Neumann banged three singles and collected a walk, Ronster Rogerson ripped two hits, and Mike Heitman smoked two singles.  All totaled, Thunderbird accumulated 20 hits and stranded 18 runners.  We’ll get ‘em next time!
Property Sisters 19   Liberty Buick 2
The Property Sisters played their best game of the year today in defeating Liberty Buick by the score of 19-2 in a 4 1/2 inning game. In doing so every player had one or more hits as the team pounded out a total of 27 hits. Jim Courtney and Lee Visker each were 4/4. Steve Hennefer and Jerry Eastham were 3/4.  Six other players each had 2 hits. Pitcher Barry Delano was outstanding and the team only had one error. What a nice comeback after losing 2 games last week by a total of 3 runs. Can't wait until our next game Thursday.
Liberty Buick:  Wow !! Things went from bad to worst. 10- hits last game. Only 6- hits today. We have scored a total of 5- runs in 2- games. NOT GOOD... Property Sisters played very well today for a 19-2 victory. (5- innings). HATS OFF to winning pitcher Barry Delano and the Sisters defense. They really shut us down today. STAY UP GUYS.. We win as a team and loose as a team. Thursday we will get out there again and try to get that " ELUSIVE " victory. Thanks Kandi Patrick for subbing today.
Happy Ears 12  Char Wheeler Riley 9
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) had a solid game at the plate and defensively to win the game by a score of 12 to 9. It was a very close game with the score tied at the end of 6 innings. With 2 outs in the 7th inning and no player on base, HEHC players came through with a double and two triples. The rally continued with a walk and a clutch single which gave HEHC a 3 run lead. Then, HEHC shut out Char Wheeler  in the bottom of the 7th inning to close out the game with a win. Happy Ears Hearing Center had 19 hits with 3 batters (Dave Anthony, Allen Bellew, Becky Holliday) having a good hitting day with a 3 for 4 effort. The RBI leaders were Ken Van Egdom and Allen Bellow with 3 each. Defensively, Kathy Boland, Laura Fenton Kovanda and Beck Holliday had a great game. Kathy was perfect in the outfield with many excellent catches. Laura Fenton Kovanda caught several hard hit line drives at 1st base to stop potential rallies. Becky Holliday was responsible for fielding a very hard hit ground ball near 2nd base that ended the game. Dan Davidison pitched an excellent game. Also, a thank you to our super subs, Kathy Boland and Becky Holliday. Both played key roles in our winning effort.
Char Wheeler-Riley jumped on top 7 - 5 after 4 innings but could only manage 2 runs over the last 3 inning as they fell to Happy Ears 12 - 9. Happy Ears defense played well, catching 3 hard shots in the last inning to preserve the win. Leading Char Wheeler offensively were James Owens, Steve Willoughby, and Tom Gruzs with 3 hits each. Ken Carlson added 2 hits and was walked intentionally. Roger Alberts, John Hardy, and sub Roger Neumann chipped in with 2 hits each.

 

Games thru -  Thursday   March 21,2019
Team Won Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 7 3 0 14
Thunderbird Automotive 7 3 0 14
Char Wheeler-Riley 6 4 0 12
Property Sisters Realtors 4 6 0 8
Happy Ears Hearing Center 4 6 0 8
Liberty Buick 2 8 0 4

 

Thursday   March 21, 2019
Swing Orthopedic 18  Property Sisters 17  
Swing Orthopedic Sports started out slowly in this mornings early game against the good hitting sniper team the Property Sisters. The Property Sister team jumped out to a 9-1 lead after only 1 1/2 innings but Swing Ortho came up with a 5 spot in the bottom of the 2nd inning to make it a 9 - 6 ballgame. Swing Ortho rover Becky Holliday started off the 4th inning with a single that got the team going and we put up another 4 runs to take the lead. The last three innings were nip and tuck with the Property Sisters taking the lead in the top of the 7th by a score of 17- 15. Swing Ortho had the hammer in the 7th inning and started it off with consecutive singles by Rick Armentano, Becky Holliday and Mike Wunsch. Brian Holliday hit into a fielder choice but knocked 1 run across the plate. Second baseman Tom Ciavarella hit a double to knock 1 more run across to tie the game at 17 apiece. The hard hitting Tom Gruzs was walked intentionally to load the bases with 2 outs bringing up our leadoff hitter Arlene Weslosky who just returned after missing three games with an injury. Weslosky wasted no time and promptly ripped a line drive into the outfield to bring home a hard earned come from behind victory for Swing Orthopedic Sports 18 -17. Team members Bob Tarr, Marvin Mathews, Don Trenda, Craig Warner and Brian Holliday all made contributions on the field and on the base paths. Thanks to our subs for today Tom Ciavarella and Tom Gruzs. Thanks to the umpires Paul Kosikoff and Roger Alberts. 
It was another one of those coulda shoulda won but didn't!  We scored 6 runs in the top of the 7th to go ahead 17 to 15.  In the bottom of the 7th Swing Ortho scored 3.  The final score was Swing Ortho 18 and the Property Sisters 17.
We had 24 hits, but our defense let us down at times.  Courtney, Hennefer, Visker and Eastham were 3 for 4.  Boland and Delano were 2 for 3.  Estes and Marchionni were 2 for 4.  Courtney, Hennefer, Visker and Proctor had doubles.
Our next game is against Liberty Buick at 1:30 on Tuesday.  Jim Courtney umpires at 2:45.
Thunderbird Auto 7  Happy Ears Hearing  6
 Thunderbird Auto Services and Happy Ears played a classic defensive struggle.  Thunderbird held a good hitting Happy Ears team scoreless through five innings which is very rare.  Pitcher Roger Neumann and a solid defense led by Bob Charette, Jim Hollenbeck and Frank Plahutnik only gave up one run through six innings; however, pitcher Dan Davidson for Happy Ears was also very stingy, holding the score down to 7-1 through six.  In the seventh, Happy Ears broke out of their drought by racking up five runs and making it close at the end before Ted Grove slammed the door with an excellent fielding play for the final out.  Thunderbird Auto Services prevailed 7-6.
Offensively, Ted Grove went 2/3 with a run scored, Jim Hollenbeck collected a single and scored once, Frank Plahutnik smoked three singles and scored once, Ed Mitchell smacked a double and a triple, Dick Hansen managed a single and a walk while scoring twice, Dan Fudge ripped a single and a double and scored twice, Bob Charette blasted three singles, Roger Neumann laced a single, and Mike Heitman banged a single.  As the saying goes, good pitching and defense usually beats good hitting.  That was the case today for both teams.
Happy Ears Hearing Center rallied with 5 runs in the 7th inning; but still fell by one run to Thunderbird Automotive.  Pitcher  Dan Davidson pitched a superb game, allowing only 2 earned runs as Happy Ears fell behind early as a result of some miscues and untimely hitting.  Dave Anthony 4 for 4 led the way with 2 RBI .  Dan Davidson 3 for 3, Allen Bellew 3 for 4, Greg Church 2 for 4, and Ron Remm 2 for 3  each drove in a run. Laura Fenton went 3 for 4 on the day.  Ed Campbell had the only extra base hit for Happy Ears with a triple that led off the 5 run rally.  Ken Van Egdom and Buck Craig made keep defensive plays to keep the game close. 
Thanks to Coral Estes for filling in today!
Char Wheeler Realty 15   Liberty Buick  3
Char Wheeler - Riley came to play today, clicking on all cylinders as they beat Liberty Buick 15 - 3 in a 5 inning mercy rule game. The star of the game was Tom Gruzs who made too many to count sparkling defensive plays and topped it off going 4 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs including the game winner. Winning pitcher Don Trenda kept the cars guys in check the entire game and was 3 for 3 as well. Steve Willoughby kept up his hot hitting with 3 hits including a double, triple and 3 RBIs.  Also contributing with 3 hits each were John Hardy, Wayne e, and Barry Delano. Roger Alberts and Ken Carlson chipped in with 2 hits each. Many thanks to subs Trenda, Delano, and Laura Fenton Kovanda.
Liberty Buick:  Not a lot to be said about today's game. Char-Wheeler came to play and Liberty Buick didn't. Another embarrassing loss.15-3 . Only 5- innings. The CAR GUYS were limited to just 10- hits. Mark Hannem, Ron Kaleta and Steve Hennefer each had 2- hits. Norris Carpenter added 2- rbi with a 1/1 day. Kaleta had the other rbi. Phil Murray played well defensively at 2nd base. At least no one got hurt... Thanks to Steve Hennefer and Jules Nagy for subbing.

 

Games thru -  Tuesday March 19,  2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 6 3 0 12
Thunderbird Automotive 6 3 0 12
Char Wheeler-Riley 5 4 0 10
Property Sisters Realtors 4 5 0 8
Happy Ears Hearing Center 4 5 0 8
Liberty Buick 2 7 0 4

 

Tuesday    March 19, 2019
Happy Ears 20   Liberty Buick 19  
Happy Ears Hearing Center came from four back in the bottom of the 7th inning with a game winning 5 run rally.  Sub Steve Willoughby 2 for 5 on the day had a bases clearing 3 run triple to close out the win.  Ron Remm 3 for 4 with a double batted in 4 runs.  Dave Anthony with a double, Dan Davidson, and Ed Campbell were each 3 for 4 with 2 RBI. `Ken Van Egdom 2 for 2 with  two triples and two sacrifices batted in 3 runs.  Buck Craig with a double was 4 for 4 with an RBI.  Laura Fenton 2 for 4, John Bertholdy 2 for 3, and Allan Bellew with a hit each had a RBI.  Winning pitcher Greg Church 2 for 4 scored twice.  Thanks to Steve Willoughby for filling in today!
Liberty Buick Recap:  I have to say congratulations to Happy Ears. They never gave up. Out scoring the Car Guys 5 to 4 in the 7th inning for a 20-19 victory. TUFF one to loose. Liberty Buick will try again on Thursday to get that W. The defensive Stars today were Russ Figeuroa and Dave Booth. Many nice plays by both. A 1/2 Star goes to both Ed Mitchell and Tom Ciavarella. Good job guys. The offense was led by Ed Mitchell going 4/5 with an rbi. Donny Hansen had a nice day 3/4. Ron Kaleta was 3/5 a double and 2-rbi. Tom Ciavarella had a very good day going 3/4 with 4-rbi. Mark Hannem and Dave Booth each with 2-hits.Dave with a triple and 3-rbi. Mark also with 3-rbi. Norris Carpenter was 2/4 and 2-rbi. Next, Brian Martin 2/5 a triple and 1-rbi. Russ Figeuroa was walked 3- times and had a hit and rbi. Phil Murray a hit and a walk. Bob Husick also a hit. Thanks to subs Ed Mitchell and Russ Figeuroa
Thunderbird Auto 20   Property Sisters 18
Thunderbird Auto recap: What a game! Thunderbird Auto Services cranked out 19 runs in the first four innings in what looked like an insurmountable 19-4 lead. But, hey, this is senior softball, and “It ain’t over till it’s over!” These two axioms played out to the max in this game. The Property Sisters team came roaring back with a 14-1 run of their own in the last three innings. In the top of the seventh, pitcher Roger Neumann induced a well-hit fly ball to perfectly-positioned right fielder Jim Hollenbeck to secure the win for Thunderbird Auto Services, 20-18. Ted Grove at rover for Thunderbird played an outstanding defensive game to help nail down the win. Offensively, Grove stroked two base hits and scored twice, Jim Hollenbeck blistered two singles and also scored twice, Frank Plahutnik ripped two singles and a double while scoring twice, Easy Ed Mitchell slapped three singles, Fred Lubs collected a single and a walk while scoring twice, Dick Hansen collected two singles and a walk while scoring twice, sub Donny Hansen banged a single and gathered three walks while scoring twice, Bob Charette pounded three singles and scored once, Mike Heitman contributed a single and a walk and scored twice, Roger Neumann hammered a triple and collected a walk while scoring three times, and the Ronster Rogerson grabbed two walks and a single and scored two times. Thunderbird Auto Services accumulated 20 hits in the victory which put them in a tie for first place at 6-3 for the season as we near the mid-point.
Property Sisters Recap:  After 4 innings, Thunderbird Auto was ahead of the Property Sisters team by a score of 19 - 4. In the last 3 innings we outscored the Auto team 14 - 1 but lost the game 20 - 18. Daren Proctor had his best game of the season going 3/4 with a triple, scored 3 runs and had 5 RBI’s. Bill Marchionni also had a outstanding day going 3/4. Jim Courtney had a perfect 5/5. Barry Delano and Bob Hudson each had 3 hits. I am proud of the team in that we never gave up. Nobody got hurt and we will be ready to play Thursday.
Char Wheeler Realty 13   Swing Ortho 10
Char Wheeler Recap:  Super subs Ron Rogerson and Kathy Boland along with Wayne Weidenbach each made several game saving catches in the outfield as Char Wheeler-Riley outlasted 1st place Swing Orthopedic, winning 13 - 10. Rogerson also helped out offensively with 3  3 hits. Winning pitcher Dale Harder pulled up lame but managed 4 hits and 3 RBIs. John Hardy and Weidenbach knocked out 3 hits each while Tom Gruzs, Mike Strajack, Ken Carlson, and sub Jim Hollenbeck helped the cause with 2 hits each. Char Wheeler has now 4 games in a row and climbed to within 1 game of 1st place.
Swing Ortho Recap:  Today Char Wheeler-Riley's subs proved to be too much for Swing Orthopedic Sports to overcome. The score ended with Char Wheeler beating Swing Orthopedic 13-10. Outstanding catches by Char Wheeler sub outfielders Kathy Boland and Ron Rogerson killed each Swing Ortho comeback effort. Swing Ortho played well on defense but the hitting lacked the consistency that we usually maintain. Only 20 hits today. Right centerfielder Bob Tarr had a solid game going 4 for 4 and Catcher Brian Holliday was 3-4 including 2 doubles and a couple of RBI's. Our new third baseman Larry Petrillo was 2-4 and scored twice. Rick Armentano was 3-4. All other Swing players had at least 1 hit. Thanks go out to our sub players Bob Charette who was 2 for 3 plus a walk and David Bagwell who pitched in with a hit. We get our lead off hitter Arlene Weslosky back on Thursday which should get the offense rolling again. 

 Games on Thursday, 03/14/2019

TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints
Swing Orthopedic 6 2 0 12
Thunderbird Automotive 5 3 0 10
Property Sisters Realtors 4 4 0 8
Char Wheeler-Riley 4 4 0 8
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 5 0 6
Liberty Buick 2 6 0 4

Games on Tuesday, 03/12/2019 were rained out.    

Games thru-                      Thursday  February 7, 2019 

TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints
Swing Orthopedic 5 2 0 10
Thunderbird Automotive 5 2 0 10
Property Sisters Realtors 3 4 0 6
Char Wheeler-Riley 3 4 0 6
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 4 0 6
Liberty Buick 2 5 0 4

Game recaps to be posted soon for 02/07/2019 

Games thru -  Tuesday   February 5, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 5 1 0 10
Thunderbird Automotive 4 2 0 8
Property Sisters Realtors 3 3 0 6
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 3 0 6
Char Wheeler-Riley 2 4 0 4
Liberty Buick 1 5 0 2

 

* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points
Tuesday   February 5, 2019
Char Wheeler 16  Liberty Buick  14  
Char Wheeler Realtor shook off their winter doldrums celebrating the first 80 degree day of the year with a big come from behind victory over Liberty Buick. The realtors fell behind 12 - 7 after 4 innings but outscored the car guys 9 - 2 over the last 3 innings to eke out a 16 - 14 win. Steve Willoughby led the offense with a perfect 4 for 4 day including a home run and 4 RBIs. Sub Rick Armentano contributed with 3 hits including a home run and 3 RBIs. Lead off batter Roger Alberts gave up his body defensively diving for several balls and continued his hot hitting going 4 for 4. Wayne Weidenbach, Mike Strajack, and Ken Carlson all had 3 hits while John Hardy, sub Art Molina, and sub winning pitcher Greg Church contributed with 2 hits each. Tom Gruzs played excellent defense, making several great plays at SS.
Liberty Buick:  Well the (1) game winning streak is over. Liberty Buick took a 12-7 lead after 4-innings. But, then came the mental and physical mistakes once again. Char Wheeler out scored us 9-2 in the final 3- innings for a 16-14 victory. Don Hansen made another great catch in right field. Bob Husick snagged 3- pop ups for outs behind the plate. Ron Kaleta led the offense going 4/4 with a triple, double and 5- rbi. NICE DAY.. Ronny. Tom Ciavarella 3/4 with a triple and 3- rbi. Ken Krezminski also 3/4 and 1- rbi. Brian Martin (3) rbi, Dave Booth and Phil Murray each 2/4. Sub- Mike Kidd had a solid game at rover and added 2- hits with an rbi. Thanks Mike for subbing.
Swing Ortho 14  Property Sisters 13
Swing Ortho:  This was a well played game by both teams in our first game in the month of March. The Swing Orthopedic Team came back from a 12-7 deficit after four innings and put up a 5 spot in the top half of the 5th inning to the Property Sisters 1 run in the bottom of the 5th to trail by 1 run. Swing got 2 in the top of the 6th and held The Property Sisters to “notta” in the bottom half to win the game. Good game played by all players on the field. The Swing Ortho team had a season low 24 hits this game but ran the bases well and played solid defense once again. The stand out hitter today was Brian Holliday who went 4-4. Don Trenda pitched out of a couple of tight spots to earn the pitching victory. Thanks to our subs for today Dale Halder, Dan Fudge and Bob Charette.
Property Sisters:  Both teams played a great game.  Property Sisters had the top of their order up in the bottom of the 6th, but didn't score a run.
We had 21 hits, but it was't quite enough.  Delano was 4 for 4, Courtney was 3 for 4, Hennefer was 3 for 4.  Courtney, Hennefer and Hudson all had 3 RBIs.  Ester, Boland and Marchionni were 2 for 3.  Mark Hannem was 2 for 4.
Thanks Mark for subbing.  Our next game is Thursday at 11:00 AM playing Liberty Buick.
Thunderbird Auto 16  Happy Ears Hearing 14
 Thunderbird Auto Services scored two runs in each of the first three innings to lead a tough Happy Ears Hearing Center team 6-5 at the end of three innings.  Thunderbird scored five more in the fourth and fifth while Happy Ears scored four and five runs, respectively.  Thunderbird put up some tough defense in the sixth to nail down the win, 16-14.  Pitcher Roger Neumann went the distance for Thunderbird Auto Services for his fourth win of the season.  Offensively, Thunderbird came up with some timely hitting to pull out the win.  Ted Grove pounded 3/4 with a triple, sub Roger Alberts drilled a single and scored twice, sub Wayne Weidenbach collected a walk and scored once while making a big catch in the outfield, Ed Mitchell rapped three singles and scored twice, sub Russ Figueroa hammered a huge three-run homer, Dan Fudge ripped three singles and scored twice, Dick Hansen slugged a triple and scored once, Bob Charette banged three base hits (double) and scored twice, Roger Neumann hammered a triple and scored once, Mike Heitman smoked two singles and scored twice, and the Ronster Rogerson swatted two singles and a double while scoring twice to round out the hit parade.  Thanks to our subs for helping us put together a W.
Happy Ears Hearing Center dropped a 16-14 decision in a hard fought contest.  The team was led by Buck Craig 4 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Dave Anthony with a RBI and sub John Steele with 2 RBI had 3-hit games.  Dan Davidson with a HR and 2 RBI, Ed Campbell with 2 RBI, Greg Church, and sub Coral Estes were 2 for 3 on the day.  Ken Van Egdom with 2 RBI, sub Larry Petrillo with an RBI, Ron Remm with an RBI, and John Bertholdy each had 1-hit games.
 White League Standings
Games thru -  Thursday 02/28/2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 4 1 0 8
Property Sisters Realtors 3 2 0 6
Thunderbird Automotive 3 1 0 6
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 2 0 6
Char Wheeler-Riley 1 4 0 2
Liberty Buick 0 4 0 0
Thursday 02/28/2019
Property Sisters  14   Thunderbird Auto  11  
It was another nail biter, Thunderbird Auto had us down 11 to 10 going into the 7th.  Property Sisters scored 4 runs in the 7th to win the game.  The final score was Property Sisters 14 and Thunderbird 11. We had 22 hits and played solid defense.  Delano just keeps rolling as he was 4 for 4 and 2 rbi's.  Courtney was also 4 for 4 with a double and triple and rbi.  Coral Estes was 3 for 3.  The leader for rbi"s was Lee Visker with 4 and was 2 for 4.  Eastham, Bagwell and Marchionni each had 2 hits.  Everyone contributed with offense or defense.  It was a great game.
 Thunderbird Auto Services jumped out to a 6-0 lead over Property Sisters after two innings, but then their bats went silent for three straight innings.  Property Sisters promptly took advantage of the situation by scoring nine runs in the next two innings and taking a 9-6 lead into the sixth inning. Thunderbird Auto then exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth, but Property Sisters scored one run in the fifth and four runs in the sixth.  Leading 14-11 going into the seventh, Property Sisters held Thunderbird scoreless although Thunderbird Auto threatened by loading the bases before the last out was made.  Offensively, Thunderbird Auto managed only 19 hits and two walks which is seldom enough to win in senior softball.  Ted Grove collected a base hit and walk and scored once, Jim Hollenbeck garnered a single, sub Wayne Weidenbach nailed two singles and a walk, Ed Mitchell hammered a triple and a single and scored once, Fred Lubs drilled three hits and scored once, Dick Hansen smacked two hits and scored once, Bob Charette stroked two hits and scored twice, Mike Heitman smacked two singles and scored once, Roger Neumann slapped two singles and scored once, and Dan Fudge swatted a single and a double and scored twice.  Thunderbird stranded 13 runners.
Swing Orthopedic 16  Char Wheeler 6
Swing Orthopedic Team defeated the Char Wheeler team by a score of 16-6. We had an infield today that played amazingly well with multiple rally stopping double plays. Swing Ortho had 23 well timed hits with many runs coming after 2 outs in multiple innings. Don Trenda pitches another fine game and was 3-4 at the plate. Marvin Mathews our rover today was 2-3 plus a walk and scored 4 times. Sub Larry Petrillo played SS and was 2-3. Jim Mathews and Sub Ron Rogerson were both 3-3. Players with 2 hits were Mike Wunsch, Ted Grove, Bob Tarr, Arlene Weslosky and Rick Armentano. Sub Don Knowles hit the ball on the button but couldn’t catch a break. The bottom line today was the great play by the infield and hits after 2 outs won the game for us. Hat’s Off to you all! Thanks to our Subs Ted Grove, Larry Petrillo, Don Knowles, Ron Rogerson and our third base Coach/Team mate Marc Cameron.
Char Wheeler Recap:  If this was a 1 inning game we would have salvaged 1 point. Unfortunately it was a 7 inning game. Char Wheeler scored 5 runs in the first inning and then snoozed the rest of the game, only scoring 1 more run and losing 16 - 6 to Swing Orthopedic. Swing's infield play was outstanding and never let the realtors back into the game. The realtors only managed 5 hits over the last 6 innings and Swing turned 4 double plays.
Happy Ears Hearing 24   Liberty Buick 14
Happy Ears Hearing Center’s bats exploded with a  30 hit attack. Every player had at least 1 hit. HEHC took a 4 to 2 lead after the 1st inning. HEHC scored 2 nickels in the 3rd and 4th innings and never looked back. Perfect at the plate were Ken Van Egdom  (5 for 5), Dan Davidson (5 for 5) and Greg Church (4 for 4). Other players who had an excellent day at the plate were John Bertholdy (3 for 4), Dave Anthony (4 for 5) and Allen Bellew (3 for 5).  The RBI leader was Dan Davidson who had a spectacular day with 8 RBIs to go along with his 5 for 5 effort at the plate. Greg Church continued his hot hitting with a 9 for 10 performance over the last 3 games. Dan Davidson pitched an excellent game and made several excellent defensive plays to stop potential rallies. I want to thank Art Molina for subbing and making a contribution to our win.
Liberty Buick reporting:  Well we took another one on the chin today. A 24-14 loss to a very good Happy Ears team. In the last 14- innings, we have not had the lead once. Our infield play has got to get better. Happy Ears scored (5) runs in back to back innings after (2) outs. SAD... Hope we can regroup tomorrow. Let's stay positive guys. Leading hitters today where, Mark Hannem 3/4, a double, triple, rbi. Chuck Gibson 3/4 with 2-rbi. Dave Booth and Norris Carpenter both 3/4. Brian Martin 2/3 with an rbi. Bob Husick had a 2/3 day. Ken Krezminski and Don Hansen each had a hit and 2-rbi. Phil Murray added (1) hit and 1-rbi.

 

White League Standings
Games thru -  Tuesday 02/26/2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 3 1 0 6
Thunderbird Automotive 3 0 0 6
Property Sisters Realtors 2 2 0 4
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 2 0 4
Char Wheeler-Riley 1 3 0 2
Liberty Buick 0 3 0 0

 

Tuesday  2/26/2019
Thunderbird Auto 11  Char Wheeler Riley Realty 10
Thunderbird Auto Services got off to a fast start in the first inning with three runs, but only scored one run in the next three innings while Char Wheeler-Riley scored four to take a one-run lead.  Thunderbird Auto then found their hitting shoes again in the fifth inning with four more runs. Thunderbird took a five-run lead into the bottom of the seventh, 11-6, but Char Wheeler-Riley came roaring back with four big runs before Pitcher Roger Neumann enticed a soft fly ball to left field which Dan Fudge reeled in to seal the win, 11-10, against a very fine Char Wheeler Realty team.  Both teams got excellent pitching and defense which kept scoring down.
Offensively for Thunderbird, Ted Grove contributed a hit and scored a run while making numerous quality plays at rover.  Jim Hollenbeck ripped two singles and scored twice, sub Dave Anthony racked up two singles and scored once while patrolling right center field, Ed Mitchell slapped two singles and scored twice as he held down the hot corner nicely, Fred Lubs banged three singles and scored three times, Dick Hansen went 4/4 and scored once, Bob Charette cracked three singles, Mike Heitman nailed a single, Roger Neumann laced a single and drew a walk while collecting his third win on the mound, Dan Fudge slapped a single, and sub Art Molina helped our cause in right field in addition to swatting a hit and scoring once.  Thunderbird Auto made the most of their 20 hits.
Char Wheeler Realtor scored 6 runs in the last 2 innings but fell just short, losing to Thunderbird Auto 11 - 10. The realtors were held scoreless in four of the first 5 innings. John Hardy and Ken Carlson led the offense with 3 hits each. Roger Alberts, Wayne Weidenbach, Mike Strajack, Steve Willoughby, and subs Ron Kaleta and Buck Craig chipped in with 2 hits each.
Swing Orthopedic 17  Liberty Buick 10
Swing Orthopedic started out with great defense in the first Inning not allowing any runs, came out swinging scoring 5 runs right off the bat. (pun intended).  It was a great team effort, everyone on the team contributed for 28 total hits and good defense.
Perfect at the plate were Allen Bellew  4 for 4 , Kathy Boland and Russ Figueroa 3 for 3. Players hitting 3 for 4 were Bob Tarr, Marv Matthews, Becky Holliday, Mike Wunsch, and Don Trenda. Rounding out the hitting were Arlene Weslosky, Jim Matthews, and Darren Proctor.
Special thanks to our subs Kathy Boland, Allen Bellew, Darren Proctor, and Russ Figueroa.
Liberty Buick Recap:  Looks like Liberty Buick (red) is still a little rusty from the lay-off. Swing Ortho scored (5) runs in the 1st inning and never looked back.. The "car guys" just couldn't get their bats going. Better luck on Thursday. Brian Martin played excellent defense and led the offense . Going 3/4 with 2-rbi and a double. Chuck Gibson was also 3/4 with an rbi. Mark Hannem, Dave Booth (2-rbi), Ron Kaleta, Norris Carpenter and Bob Husick all added 2-hits each.
Happy Ears Hearing 11  Property Sisters 10
Happy Ears Hearing:  It was a very close game between two good teams but Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) prevailed. Property Sisters Realtors took a commanding 4 run lead after 4 1/2 innings. HEHC fought back, scored a nickel in the 5th inning for a 10 to 8 lead. Property Sisters Realtors tied the game in the 6 inning but HEHC won it with clutch hitting in the 7th inning. Perfect at the plate were Dave Anthony and Dan Davidson who went 4 for 4 and 3 for 3, respectively. Also, good hitting was provided by Allen Bellew, Laura Fenton Kovanda and Greg Church who each had a 2 for 3 day. Greg Church was the RBI leader with 4. Some excellent defensive plays by John Bertholdy and Laura Fenton Kovanda were major contributors to our win. In particular, Laura made a great running catch in the outfield and doubled the runner at 1st base to stop a potential rally. In summary, this was a team effort.
Property Sisters lost a close game to Happy Ears.  The final score was Ears 11; Property Sisters 10.  We only had a total of 18 hits and made too many errors.  Barry Delano led the way going 3 for 4.  People with two hits were Courtney, Visker, Hudson, Eastham, Proctor and Bagwwell.  We need to pick up our game on Thursday as we play Thunderbird Auto @ 9:45.

Games on Thursday February 21, 2019       All White League Games Rained Out 

 

 
Games thru -    Tuesday February 19, 2019
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Total Points
Swing Orthopedic 2 1 0 4
Property Sisters Realtors 2 1 0 4
Thunderbird Automotive 2 0 0 4
Char Wheeler-Riley 1 2 0 2
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 2 0 2
Liberty Buick 0 2 0 0

 

Tuesday  February 19, 2019
Thunderbird Auto 21  Swing Ortho 19
 Thunderbird Auto Services and Swing Ortho Physical Therapy battled to a 10-9 score through three innings before Swing Ortho PT struck for five runs in the fourth to take a 14-11 lead. Thunderbird bats lit up the scoreboard with five runs each in the fifth and sixth to retake the lead for good at 21-14.  Swing Ortho came roaring back in the top of the seventh to make it close, 21-19, but Thunderbird sealed the win when they needed it.  Pitcher Roger Neumann once again went the distance for his second win in as many outings.  Offensively, Ted Grove drilled two singles and a triple and scored twice, Jim Hollenbeck lined three singles and scored twice, Frank Plahutnik hit his second three-run homer in as many games in addition to a single and scoring once, Ed Mitchell ripped two singles and scored three times, Fred Lubs went 4/4 with two singles and two doubles while scoring twice, Dick Hansen chipped in two singles and scored once, Bob Charette swatted three singles and scored twice, Mike Heitman rapped three singles and scored twice, Roger Neumann stroked a triple and two singles while scoring twice, Ron Rogerson collected three singles in four at-bats and scored twice, and Dan Fudge pounded three singles and scored twice.  In total, Thunderbird Auto Services collected 31 hits.
Swing Orthopedic came out strong today pounding out 27 hits in a 19 to 21 losing effort against a tough Thunderbird Auto.
Perfect at the plate hitting 4 for 4  were Rick Armentano, Becky Holliday, and Sub Barry Delano. Marv Matthews and Sub Russ Figueroa were 3 for 4, Mike Wunsch, Arlene Weslosky, Bob Tarr, and Jim Matthews all contributed 2 hits apiece, and Brian Holliday had 1 hit.  Great effort today, if we keep playing like this, good things will happen for the Swing Orthopedic team.
A big thank-you to Subs Barry Delano and Russ Figueroa.
Propety Sisters 27  Liberty Buick  17
Property Sisters:   As most of you know, Larry Swan was the manager who with Gerry Hotzler drafted The Property Sisters Realtors Team. A week ago today, Larry succumbed to lung cancer and heart disease. Today he must have been looking down from above as his team was behind after 6 innings by a score of 17-12. In the 7th inning we scored 15 runs to defeat Liberty Buick by a score of 27-17. Barry Delano with six hits, 2 RBI’s, and Steve Hennefer with 5 hits, 3 RBI’s, and Coral Estes with 4 hits, 2 RBI’s lead the team in hitting. Lee Visker and Jerry Eastham each had 3 hits. Kathy Boland, Dave Bagwell and sub Don Knowles each had two hits. Each player had one or more hits as the team pounded out 30 hits. You did good Larry! RIP.
Liberty Buick:  I'm at a loss for words. After tying the game at (8) in the 3rd inning. Then going ahead by (5-runs) 17-12 in the 6th inning. ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Liberty Buick took one on the chin. The Property Sisters scored (15) runs in the top of the 7th. So we flip flopped to no avail. The " car guys " were still numb from what happened . 0- runs in the bottom of the 7th. Nice plays by Brian Martin, sub- Mike Wunsch in the outfield. Also, by Norris Carpenter and Ken Krezeminski in the infield. I have to mention one thing.. Everyone needs to keep their heads in the game at all times. This includes : baserunning. fielding , and pitching . Know what you're going to do with the ball before you get it. Just a thought.. Top hitters today. Bob " chatter box " Husick 3/4 , 4-rbi with a triple. Dave Booth 3/4 , 2-rbi and a triple. Sub- Greg Church 3/4, rbi and a triple. Tom Ciavarella 3/3. Chuck Gibson 3/4. Brian Martin 2/4. Ken Krezeminski 2/3. Sub- Mike Wunsch had 3-rbi. Thanks. Greg and Mike for subbing.
Char Wheeler 13  Happy Ears 5
Char Wheeler fell behind early, 4-3 after 2 innings but winning pitcher Roger Neumann held Happy Ears to 1 run over the next 5 innings, leading Char to a 13 - 5 win. Char Wheeler played outstanding infield defense led by Ken Carlson, Tom Gruzs, John Hardy, and sub Arlene Wesloski.  John Grasso led the offense with 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Sub John Steele and Gruzs had 3 hits each, while Hardy, Mark Landers and sub Art Molina contributed with 2 hits each. Ken Carlson walked 3 times and scored 3 runs.
Happy Ears:  It was not a good performance today by Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC). HEHC scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and only 2 runs the remainder of the game. HEHC had a total of 15 hits with Greg Church being the only player perfect at the plate with a 3 for 3 effort. Also, doing well at the plate were John Bertholdy, Dan Davidson and Buck Craig who each were 2 for 3. I am sure we will recover from today’s game and show how good we are.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2019         WHITE LEAGUE GAMES RAINED OUT 

 

Tuesday  February 12, 2019
Wins Losses Ties Points
Swing Orthopedic 2 0 0 4
Thunderbird Automotive 1 0 0 2
Property Sisters Realtors 1 1 0 2
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 1 0 2
Liberty Buick 0 1 0 0
Char Wheeler-Riley 0 2 0 0

 

Happy Ears 15  Liberty Buick 10
Happy Ears Recap:  It was a team effort with Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) beating Liberty Buick by a score of 15 to 10. It was close game until the 6th inning when Happy Ears Hearing Center scored 5 runs and took a 7 run lead. HEHC had 24 hits with every player getting at least a hit. Perfect at the plate were Ken Van Egdom and Buck Craig who had a 4 for 4 and 3 for 3 day, respectively. Other players who had a strong batting day were John Bertholdy (2 for 3), Dan Davidson (3 for 4), Greg Church (2 for 3) and Ron Remm (2 for 3). The RBI leader was Ron Remm with 3. The defensive player of the game was Laura Fenton Kovanda with great catches in the outfield to stop potential Liberty Buick rallies. Greg Church pitched great and made some excellent defensive plays.
Liberty Buick left their bats and defense at home today. Hope Thursday will bring a better result. Maybe it was the long lay-off. Happy Ears played just well enough to win 15-10. Brian Martin was the only bright light on defense with 4-5 nice catches in left field. He also had 2- of the teams 10- hits. Tom Ciavarella also had 2- hits. Norris Carpenter drove in 3- runs and added a triple.
Swing Ortho 18    Char Wheeler 5
Swing Ortho Recap:  It was a beautiful day for a ballgame and the Swing Ortho Sports team came out “swinging”. We started out fast with 5 runs in the 1st inning and 3 runs in the 2nd and  never looked back for an 18-5 win over Char Wheeler-Riley in 5 innings. Swing Ortho had 27 hits in 5 innings. Players who went 3-4 were Marvin Mathews, Don Trenda, Bob Tarr, Arlene Weslosky, Ted Grove and Rick Armentano. Jim Mathews and Daren Proctor were both 2-3. Mike Wunsch and Becky Holliday were 2-4. Brian Holliday playing with the team for the first time had a solid game catching. Again it was a solid offensive and defensive game for the visitors Swing Ortho Sports. The infield came up big again and it was only fitting that Arlene Weslosky playing 1st base made a heck of a catch to end the game. A big Thanks go out to our sub players Daren Proctor and Ted Grove.
Char Wheeler continued it’s slow start for this session, with a 18 to 5 drubbing by Swing Ortho.  Char Wheeler had only 14 hits for the entire game;  3 by Wayne Weidenbach, 2each by Steve Willoughby, Dale Huffine and John Grasso , and only 5 more by the rest of the other 7 members of the team. Swing Ortho had a strong  hitting game and also played excellent defense.  They deserved the victory.  Char Wheeler is due for a breakout game real soon. Let’s hope it happens on Thursday.
Thunderbird Auto 13    Property Sisters 10
Thunderbird Auto Game Summary:  In Thunderbird Auto Services first regulation game of Winter League, the mechanics jumped out to leads of 4-1, 9-1 and 13-5 before Property Sisters staged a five run rally in the bottom of the seventh, but Thunderbird prevailed 13-10.  In addition to getting out front and staying there, Thunderbird Auto made numerous fine defensive plays, highlighted by Ted Grove, Roger Neumann and Mike Heitman.  Pitcher Rocket Roger Neumann held the Property Sisters at bay 9-1 through four innings and notched his first win of the new season.
Offensively, Ted Grove smacked three singles and a double while scoring three times, Jim Hollenbeck ripped three singles and scored once, Frank Plahutnik hammered a single, double and a three-run HR, Ed Mitchell slapped three singles and scored once, Fred Lubs pounded two singles, Dick Hansen slugged a double and a single, Bob Charette drilled two singles, Mike Heitman drew two walks and scored once, Roger Neumann slashed two singles, Ron Rogerson was robbed of two base hits by outstanding defensive plays, and Dan Fudge stroked three singles and scored three times.  It took a well-balanced team effort to garner the win!
Property Sisters didn't use their bats until the middle of the sixth inning. At that point, Thunderbird Automotive had us down 13 to 1. At the end of the sixth, we scored 4 runs and the bottom of the 7th we made it interesting scoring 5 more runs. The final score was Thunderbird 13 and Property Sisters 10. Every one on Property Sisters had at least one hit.  Leading hitter was Visker 4 for 4.  Hudson was 3 for 4 and drove in 3 runs.  Visker and Courtney each drove in 2 runs. Hennefer, Courtney and Boland were 2 for 4.  Bagwell was 2 for 3. We need to get our bats going next game earlier!  Next game 2/14 at 11 A.M. against Swing Orthopedics.

 Games thru               Thursday February 7, 2019                        All White League games rained out.   

Games thru - Tuesday  February 5, 2019
TeamsWinsLossesTiesPoints
Swing Orthopedic1002
Property Sisters Realtors1002
Thunderbird Automotive0000
Liberty Buick0000
Char Wheeler-Riley0100
Happy Ears Hearing Center0100
Tuesday February 5, 2019
Swing Orthopedic 17  Happy Ears 7
Swing Orthopedic Sports Team played stellar defense against a hard hitting Happy Ears Hearing Team to start off this session with a 17-7 victory. Swing Ortho Sports had 27 hits to go along with the good defense. After the 1st inning the infield made numerous forced plays that squashed all of the Happy Ears Team rally efforts. Pitcher Don Trenda pitched a solid game to go along with his 2-3 hitting. Marvin Mathews was 4-4, Mike Wunsch 3-3. Arlene Weslosky, Dale Huffine and Bob Tarr were all 3-4. All other team players had at least 2 hits a piece.  A big thank you goes out to Subs Ken Carlson, Dale Huffine, and Art Molina who played key rolls in helping us to our first victory. Good start Swing Orthopedic Sports, lets keep having some fun and the wins will come!
Happy Ears Hearing Center:  It was not a good start to the start of the White League WInter Session for Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC)  who lost to Swing Orthopedic by a score of 17 to 7. Both teams scored 4 runs in the 1st inning. In the 2nd inning Swing Orthopedic scored 5 runs, took a large lead and never looked back. HEHC only had 14 hits. In addition, HEHC had defensive problems which also contributed to their loss. I want to thank Bob Hudson for subbing.
Property Sisters 16  Char Wheeler  16
The Property Sisters Realtors Team got off to a good start defeating a strong Char Wheeler Realty team by a score of 19-16 on a shortened 6 inning game. The entire team contributed to the win by playing great defense, getting timely hitting and very steady pitching. Barry Delano led the Team going 5/5 including 2 doubles. He also scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI’s and was the winning pitcher. Jim Courtney was 3/5 including a double and a home run. He also scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI’s. Players with 3 hits were Lee Visker, Daren Proctor, Bill Marchionni and sub Laura Fenton Kovarda. Bob Hudson and Jerry Eastham each had 2 hits. Every player had 1 or more hits as the Team pounded out 28 hits. Laura, Jim, Darin and Coral Estes all made fine defensive catches to preserve the victory.
 Char Wheeler Reality began the spring session with a tough loss to Property Sisters, who through clutch hitting and key defensive plays, prevailed 19 to 16. After trailing 11 to 4 after 3 1/2 innings, Char Wheeler scored 5 runs in each of the next 2 innings to make it a 15 to 14 Sisters lead going into the last inning. Property Sisters, with a few key hits and great defensive plays , held on for a big 19 to 16 win. Pitcher Wayne Weidenbach led Char Wheeler with a perfect 4 for 4 day, while James Owens, Mike Strajack and Dale Huffine each chipped in with 3 hits a piece. Property Sisters played a super game and deserved the win.
Thunderbird Auto vs Liberty Buick
Rained out and not yet rescheduled 

 

 Standings
Games thru -  Thursday   January 24, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 12 5 3 27
Liberty Buick 9 8 3 21
Property Sisters Realtor 9 8 3 21
Happy Ears Hearing Center 8 9 3 19
Thunderbird Auto Service 7 10 3 17
Swing Ortho Sports PT 6 11 3 15

 Thursday January 24, 2019

Thunderbird Auto 16 Swing Ortho 14

Thunderbird Auto: In a tightly contested game between Thunderbird Auto Services and Swing Ortho Sports PT through three innings, Swing Ortho led 6-5. Then Thunderbird Auto Services put up five runs in the fourth to take the lead, 10-6. Swing Ortho cut the lead to 10-8 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth while holding Thunderbird Auto scoreless. Both teams scored six runs in the next two innings to finish the game with a 16-14 Thunderbird Auto win. Offensively, Thunderbird connected on 25 hits and collected three walks. Dick Hansen stroked four hits and scored once; Don Trenda pounded two hits and scored twice; Frank Plahutnik drilled three hits and scored once; sub Jim Hollenbeck slammed two sac flies and scored once; Mike Wunsch hammered a single, double and a triple while driving in five RBIs; Paul Jinneman rapped three singles and walked once; Jerry Eastham slapped three hits and scored twice; Brian Holliday ripped two singles and scored once; Arlene Weslosky slapped two singles and scored twice; John Hardy swatted two singles and scored once and Bill Marchionni contributed a single and two walks while scoring twice. Outstanding defensive plays were turned in by Frank Plahutnik,  Mike Wunsch and sub Jim Hollenbeck. Today's win was a team effort behind the stellar pitching of Don Trenda.

The Swing Orthopedic PT Team had a great game today, but came up just short to a hard hitting Thunderbird Team by a score of 16 to 14. With a total of 24 hits in 7 innings nearly everyone contributed at the plate. Allen Bellew was 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run over the fence, two doubles and a single. Kandi Patrick was 3 for 4 with a double and two singles. Laura Fenton Kovanda went 3 for 4 with 3 back to back singles. Our sub Dave Stehle had two base on balls and a single. Becky Holliday was 2 for 4 at the plate with a single and a powerful triple. Coral Estes was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. Greg Church was 2 for 3 with back to back singles while Ron Rogerson was also 2 for 3 at the plate. Rick Armentano went 1 for 4 and Ted Grove was 2 for 4 with a triple and a single. All in all it was a great game and a lot of fun. The Swing Orthopedic PT Team was a great team and had a good season.

Property Sisters 10 Liberty Buick 3

The Property Sisters Realty played flawless shut out defense until the top of the 7th inning to win 10-3 over a talented and tough Liberty Buick team! We won 9 of the last 13 games to turn an 0-4 start to the season completely around! We are very proud of what this TEAM overcame and was able to accomplish! Outstanding hitting by Daren Proctor (3-3), Bob Charette (3-4 with a double), Buck Craig (2-3), Jim Hollenbeck (3-4), Gary Stueber (2-3), and Marv Mathews (2-4 with a double) spearheaded the 20 hit team effort with at least a hit from every player. The 5 run 1st inning set the tone for the game. The game was won by another classic display of TEAM DEFENSE! Key defensive plays by pitcher Ernie Huxhold to start the game, Gary Stueber at shortstop, Norris Carpenter, Marv Mathews, Jim Hollenbeck, Bob Charette and sub Tom Gruzs sparked the team effort behind the super pitching of Ernie Huxhold again! Potential rallies by Liberty Buick were halted by three double plays. Great team wins over the past three games was a sweet way to end the season tied for 2nd place!

Liberty Buick:  Well, not to many high-lites today. It was our last game of the year and we played like it. Property Sisters came to play in what w as a fight for second place. They held the CAR GUYS scoreless for 6-innings. As a result there is a tie for second. Liberty and the Sisters. Our offense was null with the exception of KEN VANEGDOM. Ken finished the season going 21/21. OUTSTANDING... an AVG. of .861 for the season. HATS OFF TO YOU KENNY. Defensive stars today where Ed Campbell and Phil Murray. Thank you to Rick Armentano for subbing 2/3. Art Molina also had 2-hits. A THANK YOU to a GREAT BUNCH of GUYS. See you around the ball park.

Happy Ears Hearing 18 Char Wheeler Riley Realtor 17

Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) won a very close game against the Fall 2019 White League Champions (Char Wheeler-Riley) by a score of 18 to 17. HEHC bats were alive from the start of the game and took a 15 t0 9 lead after 4 innings. The Realtors did not give up and over the last 2 innings scored 8 runs to Happy Ears Hearing Center’s 3 but fell short by 1 run. Jim Courtney was the team’s batting star with a 4 for 4 effort at the plate and 5 RBIs. Also, perfect at the plate were Don Hansen (4 for 4 with 1 RBI), Bob Tarr (4 for 4 with 1 RBI), Lee Visker (3 for 3 with 4 RBIs), Don Nelson (2 for 3 with 2 RBIs) and Mike Heitman (3 for 4). Bob Husick also contributed to the win with a 2 for 4 effort at the plate. Roger Neumann had his typical excellent pitching performance. I am extremely proud to manage a great bunch of teammates. They all supported and respected each other and made the 2019 White League Fall Session an enjoyable experience. I want to thank Assistant Manager, Bruce Spiegel for the support he provided me. Also, congratulations to the champions, Char Wheeler-Riley for a great session.

Char Wheeler Realtor got of to a slow start and rallied late falling just short to Happy Ears 18 - 17. Fred Lubs led the offense for the realtors with a perfect 4 for 4 day including a double, triple, and 4 RBIs. Dave Bagewll was also perfect with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Eric Swobody and Chuck Gibson each had 3 hits and 2 RBIs. Roger Alberts, Steve Willoughby, Ron Kaleta, Dale Huffine, Jim Hampton, and sub Ken Carlson contributed with 2 hits each.

Games thru -  Tuesday January 22, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 12 4 3 27
Liberty Buick 9 7 3 21
Property Sisters Realtor 8 8 3 19
Happy Ears Hearing Center 7 9 3 17
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 10 3 15
Swing Ortho Sports PT 6 10 3 15

 Tuesday January 22, 2019

Liberty Buick 18    Char Wheeler 15
Liberty Buick jumped out to an 8 - 0 lead. But Char-Wheeler kept coming back right to the end with a 7-run 7th inning. That wasn't enough to beat the second place CAR GUYS today. 18-15 Liberty Buick. But, we must say congratulations to Char-Wheeler . White League Fall Champions. Liberty Buick played great defense today. Led by rover Dan Henk and second baseman Phil Murray. They came up with the big plays when needed. Offensive star, once again was Ken VanEgdom. What a season.. 4/4 today. But a 18/18 hitting streak. He's batting .846 for the season. WOW !!! Sub Lee Visker with 3/3 3-rbi. Winning pitcher Barry Delano and Scott Piemeisl each 3/4 . Dave Anthony , Dan Henk and John Bertholdy each with 2-hits and 3-rbi. Ron Remm and Ed Campbell also added 2- hits an rbi. GREAT GAME GUYS . Too bad we can't make up the rain outs/
Char Wheeler:  With the White League championship wrapped up, Char Wheeler Realtor turned in a lackluster performance and lost to second place Liberty Buick 18 - 15. Held to no runs in the first 3 innings Char Wheeler fell behind 8 - 0. They were behind 18 - 8 after 6 innings but made it interesting scoring 7 runs in the seventh inning. Roger Alberts led the offense with 4 hits. Chuck Gibson, sub Alen Bellew, and Jim Hampton had 3 hits each while Steve Willoughby, Mark Landers, Ron Kaleta, Dale Huffine, and sub John Hardy contributed with 2 hits each.
Happy Ears 17  Thunderbird Auto 16
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) outlasted Thunderbird Automotive and won the game by a score of 17 to 16. HEHC took a 4 run lead after 2 innings but Thunderbird came back in the 3rd inning to take a 1 run lead. From the 4th inning on, the game was very close with Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) taking a 2 run lead at the end of 6 innings. The 7th inning had a lot suspense with Thunderbird Automotive taking a 1 run lead. HEHC would not quit and scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning for the win. It was an excellent day at the plate for HEHC with the team pounding out 28 hits. Perfect at the plate were  Don Hansen (5 for 5) and  Roger Neumann (3 for 3 with a walk). Other players who batted well include sub Roger Alberts (3 for 5), Jim Courtney (4 for 5), Steve Hennefer (3 for 4) and Mike Kidd (2 for 3).  RBI leaders with 3 each were Bob Tarr, Jim Courtney  and Lee Visker. Contributing 2 RBIs each were Steve Hennefer and Bob Husick. A thank you to sub Roger Alberts who played a major part in our winning effort. Our pitcher, Roger Neumann pitched an excellent game.
Thunderbird Auto Services and Happy Ears Hearing Clinic battled into the bottom of the seventh inning.  Happy Ears scored two runs in their last at-bat to come from behind and defeat Thunderbird Auto 17-16.  The lead changed hands numerous times throughout the game in an exciting contest.   Offensively, Pitcher Don Trenda slugged two singles, a double and a triple in five at-bats; Mike Wunsch slammed two singles and a triple; Frank Plahutnik also had two singles and a triple while scoring three times; sub Ed Campbell help the T-Birds with a single and a score; Dick Hansen pounded two singles and a triple while scoring twice; Jerry Eastham ripped three singles and scored once; Brian Holliday slammed four singles and scored once; Arlene Weslosky collected a single and RBI; John Hardy had a single and a run scored; and Bill Marchionni drilled two singles. Outstanding defensive plays were turned in by John Hardy, Don Trenda and Arlene Weslosky.
Property Sisters 16    Swing Ortho 6
The Property Sisters Realty and Swing Ortho Sports were in a tight game offensively and defensively until the bottom of the 4th inning when 5 runs crossed the plate for the Property Sisters to take a 11-4 lead.   Outstanding hitting by Gary Stueber (4-4 with a triple), Brian Martin (2-3 with a sac), Bob Hudson (4-4 with a double), Jim Hollenbeck (3-4 with a triple), Ernie Huxhold (2-3) and Marc Cameron (3-3) spearheaded the 23 hit team effort with at least a hit from every player.  Marc, Daren Proctor, Ernie, Buck Craig, Marv Mathews, Brian and Gary put a string of hits together for the 5 runs in the 4th that turned on the mojo in the game.  The game was won by a classic display of TEAM DEFENSE!  Key defensive plays by defensive player of the game Gary Stueber, Norris Carpenter, Marv Mathews, Jim Hollenbeck, Bob Charette and Bob Hudson sparked the team effort behind the super pitching of Ernie Huxhold!  Fly balls in the sun again made for a challenging game on defense.  Great team wins in the past two games by playing our best softball of the season!
Swing Orthopedic PT Team started off strong, but then the bats went to sleep and we were beat by a strong Property Sisters Team 16 to 6.  We had a total of 18 hits in 7 innings and only scored in 3 of the 7 innings.  We have one game left and we will come out swinging. 

 Thursday  January 17, 2019                                             ALL WHITE LEAGUE GAMES RAINED OUT

 Tuesday January 15, 2019                                                ALL WHITE LEAGUE GAMES RAINED OUT

 

Thursday January 10, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 12 3 1 25
Liberty Buick 8 7 1 17
Property Sisters Realtor 7 8 1 15
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 9 1 13
Happy Ears Hearing Center 6 9 1 13
Swing Ortho Sports PT 6 9 1 13

 

Thursday January 10, 2019
Liberty Buick 20    Thunderbird Auto 12
Liberty Buick played one of it's best games of the year today. Beating a very good Thunderbird Auto team. The defensive play of Dan Henk and Scott Piemeisl was a thing of beauty this morning. Making hard plays look easy. The offense had 27-hits ( 7-extra base ). Every player had at least 1-rbi. Leading the offensive attack was Ken VanEgdom. Who is 14/14 in his last 3-games. Today he was 5/5 , a double, 3-rbi and 4-runs scored. WOW !! Also perfect was Dan Kratz and Phil Murray both 4/4. Dan with a double, 3-rbi and 4- runs scored. Barry Delano, Ed Campbell , Dave Anthony and Art Molina each had 3-hits. Campbell with 2-rbi. Molina a double and triple. Anthony and winning pitcher Delano each with a double. Scott Piemeisl added 2-hits and 2-rbi. Ron Remm was 2/4. John Bertholdy drove in 2-runs with 2- sac flys. Dan Henk 1/2 2-walks a sac fly and 3-rbi. VERY NICE GAME TEAM .. AND THANK YOU FOR THE TREAT TODAY KENNY..
Through four innings, Liberty Buick and Thunderbird Auto Services battled in a close game with Liberty leading 10-8. However, Liberty exploded for five runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away for a 20-12 win.  Thunderbird Auto could only manage 19 hits and two walks for the game.  They stranded thirteen baserunners.
Leading hitters for Thunderbird Auto were Paul Jinneman hit a single and triple; Don Trenda slugged three singles; Frank Plahutnik collected a single, triple and a walk; Mike Wunsch slapped a single and a double; Dave Booth ripped two singles and a triple; Dick Hansen and Jerry Eastham each had a single; Brian Holliday drilled three singles; sub Dan Davidson and John Hardy each had a hit. Thanks to Dan Davidson for subbing for the T-Birds.
Swing Ortho 19     Happy Ears 8
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team was on fire today both on offense and defense.  With a total of 28 hits, the Swing Orthopedic PT Team beat the Happy Ears Team 19 to 8.  Kandi Patrick, Allen Bellew, Greg Church, and Craig Warner all hit triples at the plate.  Rick Armentano and Greg Church were both 4 for 4 while Ted Grove, Craig Warner, and Ron Rogerson were 3 for 4.  Becky Holliday, Laura Fenton Kovanda, Ed Mitchell, Coral Estes, Allen Bellew and Kandi Patrick all contributed 2 for 4 at the plate.  The Defense had several great catches in the outfield and a few double plays.  Two wins in a row...great job Swing Orthopedic PT!   
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) had another rough outing today losing to Swing Ortho Sports PT by a score of 19 to 8.  The one offensive bright spot in the HEHC line-up was Mike Kidd who was perfect at the plate with a 3 for 3 effort.  Defensively, Jim Courtney made a great over his head catch in the outfield. I want to thank sub Dan Davidson for doing a good job pitching for HEHC.
Property Sisters 20     Char Wheeler 9
The Property Sisters Realty jumped out to an early 8-1 lead on very solid hitting by Gary Stueber (3-3 with a long homerun, a triple and sac), Brian Martin (3-3 with a triple and a sac), Buck Craig (3-4 with a double), Marc Cameron (2-4 with a double), Ernie Huxhold (2-3 and a walk), Norris Carpenter (2-4), Bob Charette (2-4), Marc Cameron (2-4 with a double), Daren Proctor (2-3), Bob Hudson (2-4 with a double),  and Marv Mathews (4-4).  Every player had multiple hits with 6 players driving the ball for long extra base hits in the 27 hit team effort!  Key defensive plays by Ernie, Brian, Marc, Bob, Gary, Daren and Norris sparked the team effort in shutting down potential Char Wheeler rallies.  Ernie Huxhold pitched a masterful game in keeping the potent Char hitters in check!  Again, it is Great to have our full team back for the final stretch run!!
Property Sisters came today looking to avenge their last loss to Char Wheeler Realtor and they did that in a big way, beating the realtors 20 - 9. Char Wheeler struggled and could only manage 2 runs in the first 4 innings. Roger Alberts led Char with 4 hits, Jim Hampton added 3 hits and Jules Nagy, Mark Landers, Chuck Gibson, Fred Lubs, Steve Willoughby, and Dave Bagwell chipped in with 2 hits each.

 

Games thru Tuesday January 8, 2019
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 12 2 1 25
Liberty Buick 7 7 1 15
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 8 1 13
Happy Ears Hearing Center 6 8 1 13
Property Sisters Realtor 6 8 1 13
Swing Ortho Sports PT 5 9 1 11

 

Char Wheeler 19   Happy Ears 7
Char Wheeler Realtor extended their winning streak to 11 games, leading 8 - 0 after 2 innings and coasting to a 19-7 win in 6 innings over Happy Ears. Mark Landers led the hit parade for the realtors going 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs and scored all 4 times he was on base. Winning pitcher Ron Kaleta was also perfect, going 3 for 3 with a sac fly and 5 RBIs. Chuck Gibson showed off his speed with 3 hits and a walk, including a double, triple, 3 RBIs, and scored 4 times. Dale Huffine and Jules Nagy contributed with  perfect 3 for 3 days. Roger Alberts, Dave Bagwell, and Steve Willoughby rounded out the hit parade with 2 hits each.
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) lost to Char Wheeler-Riley, a hot hitting, excellent fielding team by a score of 19 to 7. The Mercy Rule was applied and the game ended after 6 innings of play.  The one bright spot in the HEHC line-up was Lee Visker who was perfect at the plate with a 3 for 3 effort.  
Liberty Buick 17   Property Sisters 13
Liberty Buick got back on track today. Beating an excellent Property Sisters team 17-13. Winning pitcher Barry Delano and team defense held the "sisters" scoreless for (4) innings. That and a BIG (5) RUN 6th inning was enough for the victory. The offense was led by Ken Vanegdom 4/4 with a double and rbi. Super Sub Tom Gruzs went 3/4 with 6- Big Rbi's. Dave Anthony followed with 3/4 a triple and 3-rbi. Barry Delano, Scott Piemeisl, John Bertholdy, Ed Campbell and Ron Remm each had 2-hits. Bertholdy with a triple and 3-rbi. Remm with 2-rbi. All other players had 1- hit each. 23- total
The Property Sisters Realty jumped out to an early lead on solid hitting by Gary Stueber (3-4 with a double), Brian Martin (3-4), Bob Charette (3-4 with a double), Marc Cameron (3-3 ), Daren Proctor (2-3 with a double and a triple) and Marv Mathews (2-4).  Norris Carpenter, Jim Hollenbeck, Buck Craig, Bob Hudson and Ernie Huxhold all contributed a hit to the 21 hit team effort.  It just was not enough as Liberty Buick took control with well placed hits and a 5 spot in the bottom of the sixth.  Key defensive plays by Bob Hudson, Brian, Marc, Marv, Gary, and Norris sparked the team effort to keep it close behind the super pitching of Ernie Huxhold!  Fly balls in the sun made for a challenging game on defense.  Great to have our full team back after a long run of subs!!
Swing Ortho  19   Thunderbird Auto 16
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team never gave up even though they were behind in the first 3 innings.  With a total of 32 hits, the Swing orthopedic PT team beat the tough Thunderbird Team by a score of 19 to 16 in 7 innings.  Becky Holliday, Greg Church, and Coral Estes were all 4 for 4 at the plate and Rick Armentano, Ed Mitchell, sub, Bob Hudson, and Craig Warner were all 3 for 4 at the plate.  Ted Grove, Kandi Patrick, Allen Bellew and Laura Fenton Kovanda, were 2 for 4 and played some great defense.  All in all it was a great team win and we look forward to another great game on Thursday.
Thunderbird Auto Services was on its way to win after two innings, leading 8-4, but Swing Ortho had other ideas as they put up 10 big runs in the next two innings.  The Thunderbird Auto bats went cold after a hot start, and Swing kept hitting and scoring, finishing off a 19-16 win. 
Offensively for Thunderbird, Paul Jinneman collected a walk and a hit while scoring three times.  Pitcher Don Trenda acquired a walk and two hits while scoring three times.  New team member Frank Plahutnik contributed in a big way in his return from injury, pounding a single, double and three-run homer while making several outstanding catches in the outfield.  Mike Wunsch drilled three hits. Dave Booth singled and scored twice.  Dick Hansen rapped a single and triple and scored once.  Jerry Eastham went 3/4.  Brian Holliday went 2/4 and Arlene Weslosky had a perfect 3/4 and scored twice.  John Hardy drilled two hits and earned a walk while scoring once and turning a double play.  Bill Marchionni snagged a walk and scored once.

 

Games thru -  Thursday 01/03/2019
Team wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 11 2 1 23
Liberty Buick 6 7 1 13
Happy Ears Hearing Center 6 7 1 13
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 7 1 13
Property Sisters Realtor 6 7 1 13
Swing Ortho Sports PT 4 9 1 9

 

Thursday 01/03/2019
Happy Ears 18  Thunderbird Auto 10
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) defeated Thunderbird Automotive by an 18-10 final score.  HEHC brought their bats today in a bigtime manner with every player getting at least one hit. The defense was solid today but the offense really "shined"!!! Jim Courtney gets "big props" for his 4-4 plate day with a triple and 3 rbi. Bob Husick hit 3-4 with a triple and 3 rbi. Bob Tarr went 3-4 with a double and 3 rbi. Jon Nelson
went 3-4 with a triple and an rbi. Steve Hennefer hit 3-4 with 2 rbi and Don Hansen also went 3-4 with an rbi. Mike Kidd hit 2/3 with 2 rbi.  Mike Heitman also went 2-3 with an rbi. Whew -- nice day! Happy Ears Hearing Center extends a very gracious "thank you” to sub Kandi Patrick for her "stellar" pitching effort!
Thunderbird Auto Game Summary:  After the long holiday break, Thunderbird Auto and Happy Ears locked horns for the first three innings with Happy Ears leading 4-3.  From that point on, Happy Ears pulled away by outscoring Thunderbird Auto 14-7 in the weather shortened six inning game.  With the exception of smooth-fielding John Hardy at rover, Thunderbird fielders showed some holiday rust in the field as well as at the plate.  Final score was 18-10.
Thunderbird Auto offensively collected 22 hits and two walks, but stranded thirteen runners.  Don Trenda stroked three hits and scored twice, Dave Booth drilled two hits and scored once, Paul Jinneman garnered two hits, a walk and scored once, sub Gary Stueber slapped two hits, Mike Wunsch smoked three singles, Dick Hansen hit a triple and single while scoring once, Jerry Eastham swatted two singles and scored twice, Arlene Weslosky rapped two hits and scored twice, John Hardy ripped two singles and scored once, and Bill Marchionni chipped in a single and a walk. 

Property Sisters 13  Swing Ortho 9
The Property Sisters Realty jumped out to an early lead on great team defense and solid hitting by Gary Stueber  (3-4 with a double and a triple), sub Lee Viskers (3-4 with a double), Norris Carpenter (4-4 last game and 2-3 today),  Marv Mathews (4-4), and sub Ed Campbell (2-4).   Bob Charette, Daren Proctor, Marc Cameron, pitcher Ernie Huxhold, Sal Politi (came off IR to play) and sub James Owens all hit the ball hard and contributed a hit to the 19 hit team effort.  Key defensive plays by Gary, Marc, Ernie, Lee (5 put outs), Bob and Norris sparked the team effort behind the super pitching of Ernie Huxhold!  Thanks goes out  to our subs for taking time to play and help us out!!  Great start to the New Year!
 The Swing Orthopedic PT Team had 19 hits in 6 innings today in a losing effort to The Property Sisters Team with a score of 13 to 9.  Ted Grove went 3 for 4 while Allen Bellew was 3 for 3 at the plate.  Craig Warner, Ron Rogerson, Laura Fenton Kovanda and Greg Church were all 2 for 3 at the plate while everyone else at least contributed one hit.  The error bug bit us in the 4th inning allowing a 5 run inning for the Property Sisters.  Kandi Patrick pitched a strong game and hit a triple in the 5th inning.  Our next game is on Tuesday and we will come back strong. 

Char Wheeler 17  Liberty 6
Char Wheeler continued their winning ways in the new year, beating Liberty Buick 17 - 6 in cold shortened 6 inning game. The win was Char's 10th in a row after starting the season 1 - 2. Every player had at least 1 hit. Roger Alberts, Chuck Gibson, and winning pitcher Ron Kaleta led the team with 3 for 3 efforts. Alberts also made a spectacular diving catch in left center field. Sub Bob Tarr, Steve Willoughby, Eric Swobody, and Dave Bagwell had perfect days with Tarr and Willoughby getting 2 hits and a walk each while Bagwell had 1 hit and 2 walks and Swobody had 1 hit, a walk, and a SF. Fred Lubs, Dale Huffine, and sub Tom Gruz had 2 hits each. Bagwell and Gruz played exception defense in the middle of the infield.
Liberty Buick Summary:  Well it was a cold day at the ball park today. The games where delayed for an hour. Because of frost on the grass. Sad to say it looked like Liberty Buick (red) was packed in ice. No hitting ( 15-hits ) and way to many mistakes on the field. Char-Wheeler led from start to finish. They showed way they are the first place team. Phil Murray led the team in hitting. Going 3/3 with a double and 3-rbi. He also snagged a hard hit line drive and turned it into a double play. Art Molina was 2/3 with a triple and 3-runs scored. Dave Anthony and Ed Campbell added 2-hits each. John Bertholdy smacked a triple and Ron Remm had 2-rbi.
Games thru -  Tuesday 12/18/2018
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 10 2 1 21
Liberty Buick 6 6 1 13
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 6 1 13
Happy Ears Hearing Center 5 7 1 11
Property Sisters Realtor 5 7 1 11
Swing Ortho Sports PT 4 8 1 9

 

 

Tuesday 12/18/2018
Char Wheeler Riley  15   Swing  14
Char Wheeler Realtor fell behind early to a scrappy Swing Orthopedic team and trailed all game until the bottom of the 7th. Down 14 - 12, Jim Hampton led off the bottom of the 7th running hard to beat out an infield hit. Steve Willoughby became one of the heroes of the day, hitting an inside the park HR to tie the score 14 - 14. Dave Bagwell and Roger Alberts followed with singles and Chuck Gibson hit a shot to the left field wall for the game winning hit and RBI. Willoughby was a perfect 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs, Alberts was 4 for 5 with an inside the park HR and 6 RBIs and Bagwell Gibson were both 3 for 4. Eric Swobody was a perfect 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs and sub John Grasso contributed 2 hits in support of sub winning pitcher Roger Neumann. This was Char Wheelers 9th win in a row after a 1-2 start to improve to 10 - 2.
 Swing Orthopedic PT Team lost a heart breaker today by a score of 14 to 15 to Char Wheeler.  The Swing Orthopedic Team had the lead most of the game but in the 7th up by 2, we gave up 3 runs for the loss.  We had a total of 23 hits with Bob Tarr going 4 for 4 and two doubles. Ted Grove, Rick Armentano, and Ed Mitchell all went 3 for 4 and Kandi Patrick was 3 for 3 with a sac fly.  Both Ted Grove and Rick Armentano each had a triple.  Every teammate contributed at the plate.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas break
Liberty Buick 27  Happy Ears 20
Liberty Buick took the lead in the second inning and never looked back.  The " Car Guys " put up 5 runs in the 2.3,4 and 5th innings,  A very good Happy Hears team tried to match them; but to no avail.  A big thank you to subs~Dick Hansen, and Mike Wunsch 4-hits each. Sub and winning pitcher Greg Church 3-hits.  Catcher Don Olsen 2-hits. Rounding out offense was Dave Anthony, Scott Piemeisl and John (I'm Back) Bertholdy 4-hits each.  Dan Henk (5RI's) and Ed Campbell both had 3-hits.  Phil Murray added 2-hits and Art Molina (1) hit to add to the 34 hit attack.  Christmas came early.  A great Holiday Season to all.
Today’s game was a battle between two excellent hitting teams. Unfortunately, HEHC got to play Liberty Buick on a day where their hitting was unstoppable. Although HEHC lost, we remained competitive for most of the game. At the end of the 6th inning, HEHC was losing by only 4 runs. HEHC pounded out 31 hits with every player getting at least 2 hits. The hitting stars of the game, who were perfect at the plate, were Roger Neumann (3 for 3), Steve Hennefer (4 for 4) and Mike Kidd (4 for 4). Also, players with excellent hitting performances were subs Dave Booth (4 for 5) and Coral Estes (3 for 4). Jim Courtney who played his 1st game of the season certainly was not rusty. Jim had a 3 for 5 effort at the plate including an inside the park home run. The HEHC RBI leader of the game was Don Hansen with 4. Steve Hennefer, sub Dave Booth and Mike Kidd each contributed 3 RBIs. Regarding defense, Don Hansen made a great catch in the outfield saving several runs from scoring. I want to thank Dave Booth, Jerry Eastham and Coral Estes for subbing. They all made a significant contribution to the HEHC offense.

I want to wish all the Sun City Grand softball players and their families a happy holiday season.
Property Sisters 16  Thunderbird Auto 14
Property Sisters …No report
Thunderbird Auto Services got off to a good start, grabbing the lead 10-5 after two innings, but Property Sisters closed within 12-10 at the end of three innings.  At the end of five innings, Thunderbird managed to hang onto a slim lead, 14-11, entering the unlimited sixth inning.  Property Sisters put up five runs in the top of the sixth, but Thunderbird’s rally fell short with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth.

Offensively, sub pitcher Kandi Patrick went 3/4 and scored once while pitching an excellent game.  Sub infielder Chuck Gibson drilled four hits (double) in as many at-bats and scored twice. Sub first baseman Ed Mitchell slapped three hits (double) in four tries and scored twice.  Mike Wunsch had four hits in four attempts and scored once.  Dick Hansen nailed three hits (double) and scored twice.  Jerry Eastham had a double, triple and a walk and scored twice.  Brian Holliday connected on a single and double and drove in two runs.  Bill Marchionni collected two singles and a triple and scored once.  Thanks to our three subs who played well for Thunderbird Auto Services.  Happy Holidays to everyone!  We are looking forward to 2019!
 

 

Games thru -  Thursday December 13, 2018
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 9 2 1 19
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 5 1 13
Liberty Buick 5 6 1 11
Happy Ears Hearing Center 5 6 1 11
Swing Ortho Sports PT 4 7 1 9
Property Sisters Realtor 4 7 1 9
Team

 

* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points
Thursday  December 13, 2018
Char Wheeler Riley  12   Thunderbird Auto 11
Char Wheeler Riley:  This battle between the first and second place teams was nip and tuck and not decided until the last batter. Char Wheeler took their first lead 12 - 10 scoring 4 runs in the 5th inning and then barely hung on for a 12 - 11, 6 inning game win over Thunderbird Auto despite some fielding woes. Roger Alberts was 4 for 4,  Steve Willoughby and Fred Lubs were both 3 for 3 to lead the offense. Eric Swobody and Chuck  Gibson had 2 hits each in support of winning pitcher Ron Kaleta. Char Wheeler improved to 9 - 2 to strengthen their lead over Thunderbird.
Thunderbird Auto:  In a battle from start to finish, first place Char Wheeler Realty and second place Thunderbird Auto Services took turns taking the lead, but Char Wheeler prevailed in the seventh inning holding off Thunderbird’s bases loaded rally, 12-11.  With only sixteen hits and five walks, Thunderbird left twelve runners stranded.  Numerous well-hit balls were caught by defenders on both teams.
Leading hitters for Thunderbird Auto Services were Mike Wunsch with four hits (triple) and three runs scored; Jerry Eastham with two hits, a walk and a run scored; sub Scott Piemeisl with two hits, a walk and a run scored; sub Ed Campbell with two hits; and Brian Holliday with two hits and a walk.  Pitcher Don Trenda turned two critical double plays when he snared two line drives and threw to first base to get the runners who could not get back to the base in time.
Property Sisters 13  Happy Ears 11
The Property Sisters Realty started strong on offense and defense to build a 8-3 advantage behind the great pitching of Ernie Huxhold.  They added 5 more runs in the 6th inning to go up 13-5 then had to weather a 6 run comeback attempt by Happy Ears in the 7th to preserve the 13-11 win.  Bob Charette (2-2), Gary Stueber (2-3 with a triple), Jim Hollenbeck (3-4 with a home run), Marc Cameron (2-3) and Marv Mathews (3-4) lead the hitting attack.  The hits by Ernie Huxhold, Marc Cameron, Buck Craig, Bob, Marv and Jim Hollenbeck in the 6th inning were very key to building the 8 run cushion.  Solid defensive plays turned in by Norris Carpenter, Daren Proctor, Gary Stueber, sub Larry Petrillo, Jim Hollenbeck, Bob Charette, and the Marc to Marv to Bob’s doubleplay helped shutdown their comeback effort.  Thanks go out to subs Jim Mathews and Larry Petrillo for their key contributions.  
Happy Ears fought  the wind, sun and rough infield, but fell behind 13-5 before mounting a furious comeback that fell short by 2 runs.  Lee Visker and pitcher Roger Neumann were  both 4 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Jon Nelson went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Bob Tarr 3 for 4, sub Jules Nagy with a hit, and Steve Hennefer 2 for 4 each drove in a run.  Thanks to Jules Nagy and Tom Ciaverella for filling in today!
Liberty Buick 17  Swing Ortho 8
Liberty Buick:  The car dealers opened up a 12-3 lead after 4 and coasted to a 16-8win in 6 innings.  Ken Vanegdom and Dave Anthony led the offense going 4/4.  Scott Piemeisl and Ed Campbell had 3 hits each.  Dan Henk and Phil Murray had 2 hits.  Dan Kratz, John Bertholdy, Art Molina, and subs John Hardy and pitcher Don Trenda chipped in with a hit apiece.  Liberty played solid defense in addition to their 23 hits and Vanegdom made two outstanding plays at shortstop.   We welcomed Manager Norbert Ski Lewandowski back after undergoing shoulder surgery and he will manage the team from now on.
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team started off strong but errors started and the Liberty Team went on a roll beating Swing Orthopedic 17 to 8.  We had a total of 17 hits in 6 innings with Kandi Patrick going 3 for 3 at the plate and the rest of the team all contributing at least one hit.  Thanks to our subs Arlene Wesloskey and John Grasso for filling in for our missing players.  The Swing Orthopedic PT team will come back strong on our last game before the Christmas break on the 18th.  Go Team!!! 

 

Games thru -  Tuesday 12/11/2018
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 8 2 1 17
Thunderbird Auto Service 6 4 1 13
Happy Ears Hearing Center 5 5 1 11
Liberty Buick 4 6 1 9
Swing Ortho Sports PT 4 6 1 9
Property Sisters Realtor 3 7 1 7

 

* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points
Tuesday 12/11/2018
Thunderbird Auto  21  Liberty Buick 17
 Once again, Thunderbird Auto Services fell behind early - this time to an excellent Liberty Buick team - but came back in the late innings to garner another come-from-behind win, 21-17.  Liberty Buick jumped out to a 7-2 lead after three innings, but Thunderbird Auto Services put up back-back five run innings to get back into contention, trailing 14-12 at the end of five.  In the unlimited seventh inning, Thunderbird exploded for seven big runs while, Liberty only managed two runs, to collect the win.  Dave Booth in right center hauled in a short fly ball with a diving shoestring catch to end the game and secure the victory.
Offensively, Thunderbird collected 32 hits and two walks.  Winning pitcher Don Trenda rapped a single, drew a walk and scored once.  Dave Booth pounded three hits and scored once, Paul Jinneman drilled a single and snagged a walk, sub Ed Mitchell went a big 5/5 and scored four times, Mike Wunsch continued his hot hitting with a 5/5 day at the plate and scored three runs, Dick Hansen went 4/5 with a bases loaded triple and scored three times, Jerry Eastham hammered four hits (two triples) and scored three times, sub Kenny Shick slapped three hits and scored once, Arlene Weslosky drilled a single, John Hardy smoked four hits and scored once, and Bill Marchionni drilled a triple and scored once.  Thunderbird Auto Services improved their record to 6-4.
Liberty Buick opened up a 7-2 lead after 3 innings.  Both teams scored 5 in the 4th keeping Liberty in the lead 12-7.  Thunderbird came back to outscore the car dealers 7-3 over the next 2 innings and their big 7-run inning in the 7th could not be matched by Liberty.  Dan Henk and sub Larry Petrillo had 4 hits each.  Henk’s hits included a long, out-of-the-park home run.   Ken Vanegdom, Scott Piemeisl, Ed Campbell, Phil Murray, and sub Greg Church had 3 hits each.   Vanegdom’s hits included a triple.   Dan Kratz and Dave Anthony added 2 hits apiece. 
Happy Ears 15  Swing Ortho 12
Happy Ears Hearing Center trailed after 3 innings; but shut out Swing Ortho in the final 3 innings of a time-shortened game with strong defensive plays to emerge with a 15-12 victory.  Pitcher Roger Neumann led the way with a 4 for 4 games and 3 RBI.  Lee Visker with 2 hits also batted in 3 runs.  Sub Dave Anthony 4 for 4, Bob Tarr 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, and Jon Nelson 3 for 4 each added 2 RBI.  Don Hansen 3 for 4 with a double, Steve Hennefer with 2 hits, and Mike Heitman each had a RBI.  Mike Kidd with 2 runs scored and Bob Husick each had 2 hits.
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team fought hard today and almost pulled off a win against the Happy Ears with a final score of 15 to 12.  The team had a total of 19 hits in 7 innings.  Rick Armentano went 3 for 4 at the plate with an inside the park homerun.  Craig Warner, and John Grasso were both 3 for 3 at the plate, while Greg Church, Laura Fenton Kovanda, and Ed Mitchell were all 2 for 3.  All in all it was a hard fought game.  We will be back fighting hard on Thursday.
Char Wheeler Riley 15  Property Sisters 1
Char Wheeler jumped out to a 9 - 0 lead after 2 innings and  won their 7th game in a row, coasting to a 5 inning 15 - 1 win over Property Sisters. Defense was the name of the game this afternoon with SS Dave Bagwell leading the way with several outstanding plays. Every Char Wheeler got at least 1 hit. Rookie Mark Langer went 3 for 3 and is 7 for 7 in his first 2 games in the big leagues. Dale Huffine and Roger Alberts had 3 hits each. Jules Nagy, Steve Willoughby, Eric Swobody, and Chuck Gibson contributed with 2 hits each. Fred Lubs reached base all 3 times with a single and 2 walks.
The Property Sisters Realty lost 15-1 on 8 hits (3 hits in a row in the last inning) and very little defense.  Buck Craig went 2-2.  Thanks goes out to subs Tim Brown, Tom Ciavarella and Ken Carlson.  Char Wheeler Realty played a very solid game both hitting and making great plays on defense.

NO GAMES 12/06  RAINOUT 

 

Games thru -  Tuesday   12/4/ 2018
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Total Points
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 7 2 0 14
Thunderbird Auto Service 5 4 0 10
Liberty Buick 4 5 0 8
Happy Ears Hearing Center 4 5 0 8
Swing Ortho Sports PT 4 5 0 8
Property Sisters Realtor 3 6 0 6

 

Tuesday  12/04/2018
Thunderbird Auto 16  Happy Ears 15
Thunderbird Auto:  In a battle of two teams with identical records, this game went down to the wire.  After 1 1/2 innings, Happy Ears jumped out to a 10-3 lead, putting up five runs in each of the first two frames.  Thunderbird Auto Services kept it interesting by scoring five in the bottom of the second.  However, Happy Ears pulled away again by stretching their lead to 14-9 at the end of four innings.  Thunderbird Auto’s defense tightened up in the last four innings, allowing two runs while scoring seven more runs in the last three innings.  With the score tied 14-14 at the end of six, Happy Ears scratched out a run in the top of the seventh.  The pressure was on Thunderbird to respond, and they did.  Consecutive hits by Dick Hansen, Jerry Eastham, Brian Holliday and Arlene Weslosky tied the game 15-15 with the base loaded.  With one out, Bill Marchionni dropped a tricky pop up between third and shortstop, plating Jerry Eastham with the winning run.  Offensively, Thunderbird Auto Services pounded out 28 hits.  Don Trenda drilled three hits (double) and scored once, Dave Booth slapped two singles and scored three times, Paul Jinneman went 3/4 and scored three times, Lou Provenzano smacked three long singles and scored once, Mike Wunsch had three hits and scored once, Dick Hansen collected three hits and scored once, Jerry Eastham smoked two singles and scored once, Brian Holliday stroked two singles and scored once, Arlene Weslosky went 3/4 (double) and scored once, John Hardy went 2/4 and scored twice, and Bill Marchionni got two hits and scored once.  It was a great team effort by Thunderbird Auto.
A difficult loss for Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) against an excellent Thunderbird Auto Service team. HEHC started the game with hot bats, scoring 13 runs in the first 3 innings. By the end of the 3rd inning HEHC was ahead by 4 runs. Starting with the 4th inning, HEHC bats went cold.  HEHC only scored 2 runs over the remainder of the game but still held a 1 run lead at the top of the 7th inning. Unfortunately, we could not stop Thunderbird Auto Services, who scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning for the win.There were many positives. HEHC had 24 hits with every player getting at least 1 hit. Perfect at the plate were Steve Hennefer and Roger Neumnann who were 4 for 4 and 3 for 3, respectively. Bob Tarr had a very good day with a 3 for 4 effort at the plate and a team leading 4 RBIs. A thank you  to Larry Petrillo for subbing and contributing 2 hits and playing a good right center field.
Char Wheeler Riley Realtor  20   Liberty Buick  16
Char Wheeler won their 6th game in a row, beating Liberty Buick 20 - 16. The realtors led 11 - 10 after 5 innings but broke the game open scoring scoring 10 runs in the next 2 innings and then holding on to beat a hard hitting Liberty Buick team. Every player contributed this afternoon. Roger Alberts led the 27 hit barrage going 5 for 5 and scoring 3 times. Rookie sensation Mark Landers, in his first game since being called up from the minors was perfect going 4 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Fred Lubs and Dale Huffine went 3 for 4. Jules Nagy, Eric Swobody, winning pitcher Ron Kaleta, Chuck Gibson, Jim Hampton, and Dave Bagwell got 2 hits each and sub Coral Estes got a key hit leading off the 7th inning.
Liberty Buick:  The realtors led 11-10 after 5 innings and outscored Liberty 9-6 over the next 2 innings for the win.   Liberty had 25 hits.  Pitcher Barry Delano was 5/5 with 5 RBIs which included a double.  Ken Vanegdom, Scott Piemeisl, Art Molina, and Dan Kratz had 3 hits each.   Molina’s hits included a double in the 5th inning.   Dan Henk, Phil Murray, and sub Jim Mathews added 2 hits apiece
Swing Orthopedic 13  Property Sisters Realty 12
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team scored in all but two innings to beat the Property Sisters Team in a close battle 12 to 13 in  7 innings.  Everyone on the team contributed at the plate and on defense, turning several double plays to slow down the Property Sisters Team.  Allen Bellew was 4 for 4 at the plate with a triple in the 7th, while our pitcher Greg Church went 3 for 3 at the plate and pitched a stellar game.  Ted Grove was 3 for 4 also with a triple and Rick Armentano, Laura Fenton Kovanda, Ed Mitchell, Ron Rogerson and Becky Holliday all went 2 for 4, with Rick hitting a triple in the 3rd inning.  Craig Warner was 2 for 3 with two doubles.  Thanks to our sub Ken Carlson for playing a great 2nd base.  Great Job Team Swing Orthopedic !!!!
The Property Sisters Realty jumped out to an early lead on great team defense and solid hitting by Brian Martin (4-4 with a triple), Jim Hollenbeck (2-4), Gary Stueber (4-4 with a double), and Marv Mathews (3-4), Marc Cameron (sac) and sub Barry Delano.  After giving up he lead in the 5th inning, Daren Proctor, Buck Craig, Sal Politi (2-3), Norris Carpenter, Brian and Jim put together a string of 6 hits for 5 runs to tie the game.  The  awesome comeback effort came up short for a very tuff loss.  But when the going gets tuff, then the tuff get going!  We will use this experience to our advantage in the future to close out games even stronger!

 

Games thru -  Thursday  11/29/2018
        Team Won* Lost* Tie* Total Points  
    Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 6 2 0 12  
    Liberty Buick 4 4 0 8  
    Thunderbird Auto Service 4 4 0 8  
    Happy Ears Hearing Center 4 4 0 8  
    Swing Ortho Sports PT 3 5 0 6  
    Property Sisters Realtor 3 5 0 6  
       

 

Happy Ears Hearing Center 13   Liberty Buick  10
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) defeated a powerful Liberty Buick team by a score of 13 to 10. HEHC came out swinging and took a 5 run lead after the 1st inning. Mid way through the game, HEHC had a comfortable 10 run lead but knew there is never a large enough lead against Liberty Buick. As expected, the Liberty Buick bats woke up and they shorted HEHC's lead to 3 runs after 5 innings.  With the game shortened to 6 innings, Liberty Buick's fate was sealed with a game ending double play started by rover Mike Heitman. Every batter on the HEHC had at least 1 hit. Super sub Ken Carlson was perfect at the plate with a 4 for 4 effort and 2 RBIs. Other players with an outstanding game at the plate were Mike Kidd (3 for 4, 1RBI), Steve Hennefer (3 for 4, 4 RBIs with a clutch triple), and Jon Nelson (3 for 4, 1 RBI). Roger Neumann pitched a great game and made some tremendous fielding plays. It was a excellent team effort. I want to thank Ken Carlson and John Grasso for subbing and providing a significant contribution to our win.
Liberty Buick did not play as well as they did Tuesday and fell behind 11-1 after 3-1/2 innings.  They rallied in the 4th and 5th with 5 and 4 runs respectively.  The winners did not score in the 6th and Liberty, with a chance to win it, failed to score again also.  Pitcher Barry Delano, sub Tom Gruzs, and sub Mark Hannem had 3 hits each.  Ken Vanegdom, Dan Henk, Art Molina, and sub Lou Provenzano had 2 hits.  Gruzs’ hits included a double and an inside-the-park homer in the 4th.  Henk played his usual fine defense at Rover. 
               
Property Sisters  7   Thunderbird Auto 5
Property Sisters showed team defense wins games and today we had our best defensive effort of the young season.  The Property Sisters were down 5-2 starting the bottom of the sixth when Norris Carpenter worked a lead off walk which started seven straight hits by Jim Hollenbeck (2-3), Gary Stueber (triple and 2-3), Marv Mathews (2-3), sub Mick McCarty (3-3), Marc Cameron (double), Daren Proctor (1-2) and Ernie Huxhold (3-3) who drove in the 5th run of the inning to help his own outstanding pitching cause!  Gary Stueber and Norris Carpenter’s defense were especially key in ending any possible rallies throughout the game to secure the win!  A big thanks to sub Mick McCarty! 
Thunderbird Auto Game Summary:  In what was a defensive struggle from start to finish, Property Sisters prevailed 7-5 over Thunderbird Auto Services by scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth after trailing 5-2.  Several excellent defensive plays in both infields and outfields, including double plays by both sides, kept scoring down. Property Sisters Pitcher Ernie Huxhold and Thunderbird Pitcher Don Trenda both pitched well enough to win.  Offensively, Thunderbird collected only eighteen hits. Leading the way were Paul Jinneman and Jerry Eastham (double) with three hits each.  Players with two hits were Lou Provenzano (triple), Mike Wunsch (triple), Brian Holliday, and Bill Marchionni.  Thunderbird’s record now stands at 4-4.
               
Char Wheeler Riley Realtor  12  Swing Orthopedic  8
Game Summary:  The Swing Orthopedic PT Team played well today with a total of 24 hits against the Char Wheeler Team, but it wasn't enough to pull out a win.  Allen Bellew went 4 for 4 at the plate, while Becky Holliday, Laura Fenton Kovanda, and Ron Rogerson were each 3 for 4 at the plate.  Every team member contributed both at the plate and on defense.  Thanks to our sub Jim Hollenbeck for helping us out today.  Greg Church pitched a good game, and kept it close throughout.  Good attitudes and great teammates make the Swing Orthopedic PT Team a pleasure to play with.  
First place Char Wheeler jumped out to a quick lead scoring 4 runs in the first inning and never trailed, beating Swing Ortho Sports 12 - 8. Jules Nagy lead the charge with 3 hits including a double, triple, and 4 RBIs. Eric Swobody added 3 hard hits and Roger Alberts was on base 3 times with 2 hits and a walk. Also chipping in with 2 hits each were Fred Lubs, winning pitcher Ron Kaleta, Dale Huffine, Jim Hampton, and subs Marv Matthews, and Sal Politi. Marv Matthews also helped out defensively with several great plays at shortstop.
TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 5 2 0 10
Liberty Buick 4 3 0 8
Thunderbird Auto Service 4 3 0 8
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 4 0 6
Swing Ortho Sports PT 3 4 0 6
Property Sisters Realtor 2 5 0 4
Tuesday   November 27,2018
 Liberty Buick 19  Swing Ortho Sports PT  4
Liberty Buick had their best game of the year playing outstanding ball on both sides of the field and not making an error the entire game.  With their 26 hits, one of their goals was to win one for their Manager, Ski Lewandowski, who underwent shoulder surgery today.   Rover Dan Henk started the 5-run first inning with a grand slam, out-of-the-park home run.  He also had a double and a sac fly for a total of 6 RBIs.  Ken VanEgdom, Dave Anthony, and Art Molina had 4 hits each.  Anthony ended up with 6 RBIs.  Winning pitcher Barry Delano and sub Gary Stueber were 3 for 3.  Ed Campbell and Phil Murray had 2 hits.  Dan Kratz, Ron Remm and sub Tom Gruzs chipped in with a hit apiece with Gruzs making outstanding plays at first base on throws from infielders.  
Swing Orthopedic Sports PT Game Summary:  Well, the bats never did wake up for the Swing Orthopedic PT Team.  With only 9 hits in the game, the Swing Orthopedic Team fell to the Liberty Buick Team by a score of 19 to 4.  Thanks to our subs Mark Hannem and Arlene Weslosky.  We will re-group and come out swinging on Thursday.
Char Wheeler Riley Realty  14    Thunderbird Auto  10
Char Wheeler Riley's team was rested and full from Turkey day, Char Wheeler Realtor jumped out to an 8 - 1 lead after 2 innings and held off a hard hitting Thunderbird Auto team, winning a close game, 14 - 10. Jules Nagy had a perfect day, going 4 for 4 and scoring 3 runs. Chuck Gibson had 3 hits including 2 doubles and 6 RBIs. Lead off hitter Roger Alberts and Eric Swobody had 3 hits each as the first 4 hitters combined with 12 hits in 16 at bats. Winning pitcher Ron Kaleta,  Fred Lubs, Dale Huffine, and Steve Willoughby had 2 hits each. Rover Jim Hampton and SS Dave Bagwell had outstanding defensive games.
Thunderbird Auto Services got off to a slow start and never recovered as Char Wheeler jumped out to a 8-1 lead after two innings.  The Thunderbird turkey coma finally wore off after three innings, and the mechanics climbed back into contention, 10-9, in the top of six.  The Wheeler Realtors answered with four big runs in the bottom of that inning to salt away the win.    Thunderbird batters hit a lot of hard fly balls and line drives that were caught by Wheeler fielders.
Offensively, Thunderbird collected 23 hits.  Pitcher Don Trenda led the way with four hits, Dave Booth went 3/4, Paul Jinneman got on base three times, Mike Wunsch hammered a triple and two singles, Dick Hansen had one hit, Brian Holliday drilled two singles, Arlene Weslosky went 1/4, Jerry Eastham slapped three singles, John Hardy went 1/4, and Bill Marchionni stroked a triple and a single.
Property Sisters 21   Happy Ears  20
 Property Sisters Game summary:  This was a back and forth scorefest in which neither team could take control of on offense or defense.  The game came down to the bottom of the 6th with a 21-19 advantage to the Property Sisters.  Happy Ears had the bases loaded and no outs when pitcher Ernie Huxhold caught a pop up going toward 1st then stepped on the bag for a double play!  He was able to then induce a ground ball force for the final out to get the win!  The game was a total team effort producing 28 hits lead by Gary Stueber (4-4 with a triple and a double and 6 RBI’s), Jim Hollenbeck (4-4 with a triple 3RBI’s), sub Jerry Feldman (4-4), Marv Mathews (3-3 with a double 4 RBI’s), Norris carpenter (3-5), Brian Martin (2-2 with 2 sac), and Daren Proctor, sub Jim Mathews, Ernie Huxhold all going 2-4. Everyone contributed with a hit and a key defensive play in the game!   

 
 
Happy Ears Game Summary:   Although every player had at least two hits, Happy Ears Hearing Center scored only one run in the last inning after loading the bases with no outs to drop a 21-20 decision.  Lee Visker 2 for 4 with 2 double plated 5 runs.  Sub Larry Petrillo with 3 RBI and pitcher Roger Neumann with a RBI were perfect 4 for 4 on the day.  Bob Husick with a triple an 3 hits and sub Mick McCarty with 2 hits each drove in 2 runs.  Don Hansen, Bob Tarr, Steve Hennefer, Mike Kidd with a double, and Mike Heitman each added 3 hits and a RBI. Sub Mike Wunsch was 2 for 3 with a triple and a RBI.

 

Games thru -  THURSDAY  11/15/2018
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Total Points
Thunderbird Auto Service 4 2 0 8
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 4 2 0 8
Liberty Buick 3 3 0 6
Happy Ears Hearing Center 3 3 0 6
Swing Ortho Sports PT 3 3 0 6
Property Sisters Realtor 1 5 0 2

 

THURSDAY 11/15/2018
CHAR WHEELER RILEY REALTY 14   PROPERTY SISTERS 11
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtors contInued their winning ways with its third straight win in a row over Property Sisters 14 to 11 on Thursday  morning.  The Realtors were again led by hot hitting of Jules Nagy and Eric Swobody, each with a perfect 4 for 4 hit games.Lead off hitter Roger Albert and Dave Bagwell also chipped in with 3 hits a piece.They were followed by winning pitcher Ron Keleta, and sub Becky Holiday who rah had 2 hits.  Char Wheeler-Riley jumped out ahead in the first inning by scoring 4 runs , but Property Sisters chipped away and by the end of the 4th inning had taken over the lead 7 to 5. Char Wheeler then woke up and outscored the Prop Sisters 9 to 4 over the last three innings to complete their comeback and seal the win 14 to 11.  This game again proved that our league is very well balanced this season and that on any given day, any team can beat any other team. This makes for more fun games.
The Property Sisters Realty team were always in the very competitive game trailing 13-11 after 6 innings but just couldn’t get some key hits in key situations throughout the game.  Leading the 22 hit production were Norris Carpenter 3-4, Gary Stueber 3-4, and Marv Mathews 3-4 with a double and a triple.  Jim Hollenbeck 2-3, Marc Cameron 2-3 (new team member 1st game), Daren Proctor 2-3, and subs Dave Booth 2-4 and Jon Chlebeck 2-3 all added to the hit parade.  Everyone had at least one hit and Ernie Huxhold pitched another fine game keeping the very good Char Wheeler hitters in check except for 2 innings when he didn’t get help from the defense which is a work in progress but making good progress!   
THUNDERBIRD AUTO  23   LIBERTY BUICK  16
Thunderbird Auto played one of their best games of the young season so far, besting Liberty Buick 23-16.  The mechanics only needed five at-bats to score 23 runs in a slugfest with the car dealers.  Sub Pitcher Kandi Patrick coaxed numerous fly balls that Thunderbird's outfielders snagged time after time to quell rallies by the heavy-hitting Buick team.  Patrick was also backed by some heavy hitting throughout Thunderbird's lineup, especially late in the game. Thunderbird Auto scored three runs in the first and went on to score five runs each in the second, third, fourth and fifth.  The score was 8-6 after two innings, 18-14 after four and 23-15 after five.  After only scoring two runs on twelve hits in Tuesday’s game, Thunderbird flipped the narrative by scoring 23 runs on 30 hits today.  What a difference a couple days makes! 
Offensively, Kandi Patrick went 2/3 with a single, double and run scored.  Dave Booth went 2/4 and scored a run.  Paul Jinneman garnered three hits and a walk and scored three times.  Lou Provenzano (aka Luigi) returned to action in a big way in front of his family, slugging two singles and a double while driving in five runs.  Mike Wunsch slapped a single, double and sac fly while scoring once.  Dick Hansen smacked two singles, a triple and a home run and scored three times. Sub Rover Norris Carpenter ripped two singles and scored twice.  Jerry Eastham stroked two singles and scored twice. Arlene Weslosky hammered two singles, scored three times and drove in three RBIs.  Brian Holliday ripped two singles, a triple and a sac fly to drive in four runs.  Steady Bill Marchionni shot three line drive singles (3/3) to the outfield and scored three times to round out the stats.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Not a good week for Liberty Buick. In back to back games we have never had the lead. We did manage 25-hits. But, we made to many costly mistakes. HATS OFF to Thunderbird Auto. They really pounded the ball today. High lite for L.B. ( red ) was an OUT OF THE PARK  HOME RUN for rookie Dan Henk. 2- players were perfect at the plate. Ed Campbell 4/4, 2b + rbi and Ron Remm 3/3 + rbi. Dan ( THE HAMMER ) Henk was 3/4, hr, 4-rbi. Ken Vanegdom had a nice game going 3/4, 2b, 3b and 3-rbi. Sub- Fred Lubs was 3/4 plus a 2b. Followed by Dan Kratz 2/3. Art Molina 2/4, 2b + 2-rbi. Dave Anthony was 2/4. Phil Murray (2-rbi), sub-Ed Mitchell (rbi),Barry Delano (rbi) each had a hit. Thanks to Ed and Fred for subbing. I gave Jim Palzer  $110 for RELAY FOR LIFE as a donation collected from our team. He said THANK YOU.. I'll see you guys in a couple weeks. Enjoy your Thanksgiving...
HAPPY EARS HEARING  17   SWING ORTHOPEDIC 9
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) stopped a 3 game losing streak and won today’s game against Swing Ortho Sports PT by a score of 17 to 9. HEHC got off to a fast start leading 9 to 3 at the end of 4 innings. Scoring in every inning, HEHC put up 26 hits with every batter in the line-up contributing at least 1 hit.  Our super star, Frank Plahutnick  was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, triple and 4 RBIs. Other hitting stars of the game were Roger Neumann (4 for 4, double and 1 RBI), Bob Husick ( 3 for 4, double, triple and 3 RBIs) and Jon Nelson ( 3 for 4 and a double). HEHC played some excellent defense holding Swing Ortho Sports PT to 9 runs. The play of the game was a double play started by Mike Kidd that ended a potential rally late in the game. Roger Neumann pitched an excellent game.  This was an excellent team effort. A thank you to sub John Grasso who contributed to the winning effort.
Well the bats didn't like the cold this morning and the Swing Orthopedic PT Team lost to the Happy Ears team 17 to 9..  We had a total of 26 hits in 7 innings, but it wasn't enough to pull out a win.  Kandi Patrick and Laura Fenton Kovanda were both 4 for 4 at the plate, while Ed Mitchell and Allen Bellew went 3 for 4.  Rick Armentano was 2 for 4 with an inside the park home run.  Our sub Marv Mathews was 2 for 3 with a triple, and Craig Warner, Coral Estes and Greg Church were all 2 for 3 at the plate.  We had a few errors, but momma said there would be days like this....so Happy Thanksgiving to everyone...
Games thru - Tuesday November 13, 2018
    TeamWon*Lost*Tie*Total Points
Liberty Buick3206
Thunderbird Auto Service3206
Swing Ortho Sports PT3206
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor3206
Happy Ears Hearing Center2304
Property Sisters Realtor1402
 

 Tuesday November 13, 2018

Property Sisters 18 Liberty Buick 16

The Property Sisters Realty team played themselves into the win column with a hard fought game in which they never trailed by scoring runs in every inning. It was an awesome team effort in which teammates came through with key hits and defensive plays throughout the game. Mark Hannem’s running shoestring catch in RC field tallied the final out to preserve the sweet victory! Brian Martin (3-4), Norris Carpenter (2-4 with a triple), Mark Hannem (2-4), Gary Stueber (1-3 with a triple off the wall), Marv Mathews (3-4 with a triple), Daren Proctor (2-3 with a double), and Ernie Huxhold (2-3 with a double) lead the hit parade. Jim Hollenbeck, Buck Craig, and Bob Charette added hits in key innings to keep the mojo going! Sal Politi earned 2 walks with his new powerful lenses and Ernie pitched like his “old self” on his B
Liberty Buick started out slow again today and just couldn't catch up. Property Sisters led from start to finish for the victory. We've now lost 2- in a row after a 3-0 start to the season. Our offense was led by Dave Anthony. Going 4/4 with a triple and 5-rbi. Close behind was Scott Piemeisl 4/4 a double and 4-rbi. Followed by Ken Vangedom 3/4 a double and 2-rbi. Next up Dan Henk 3/4 a double and 1-rbi. Art Molina, Ron Remm and Phil Murray were each 2/3. Thanks to Larry Patrillo for subbing 1/4 a triple and 2-rbi

Swing Ortho 14 Thunderbird Auto 2

The Swing Orthopedic PT team won their 3rd straight game, beating the Thunderbird team in 5 innings 14 to 2. Every team member contributed both offensively and defensively. We turned two double plays that ended a rally by the Thunderbird team. The sun was a real problem for all players, but we kept battling and playing hard. We had a total of 28 hits in just 5 innings, with Rick Armentano going 4 for 4 and a triple. Kandi Patrick pitched an awesome game and also went 4 for 4 at the plate. Laura Fenton Kovanda and Greg Church were both 3 for 3 while Allen Bellew and Ron Rogerson were 3 for 4 and Craig Warner was 2 for 3. Becky Holliday once again played an awesome defensive game and also went 2 for 4 at the plate. Ed Mitchell was also 2 for 4 and made some great plays at 3rd. Thanks to our sub Mike Kidd at short stop. Great job Swing Orthopedic PT Team!!

Thunderbird Auto:   Swing Ortho Sports PT jumped out early with a 9-1 lead after three innings and never looked back. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for Thunderbird Auto Services which could not generate any momentum. Hitting and fielding miscues by Thunderbird as well solid hitting and fielding by Swing Ortho determined the outcome. As Momma said, “There’ll be days like this.” Kudos to Swing Ortho for their fine performance. Thank you to Ron Kaleta for subbing as pitcher for Thunderbird Auto.   Offensively, Thunderbird hit a lot of line drives and fly balls that were caught in this game and hit into numerous force outs. Thunderbird only managed twelve hits in the game whereas they had been recently getting 25+ per game. The auto mechanics look forward to bouncing back in our next game.


Char Wheeler Riley Realty 26 Happy Ears Hearing Center 16

Char Wheeler-Riley Realtors. Had it’s best offensive game of the season with a strong 26 to 16 win over Happy Ears Hearing Center. The Realtors, who had 33 hits, were led in hitting by Eric Swobody and Fred Lubs, each with a perfect 5 for 5 game. Jules Nagy also had 4 hits, while Roger Albert, Steve Willoughby and sub Ken Carlson each chipped in with 3 hits. Everyone on the team had at least 2 hits including Don McDonald who also had an inside the park home run in the 6th inning. After scoring 5 runs in each of the first two innings, Char Wheeler slowed down a bit and after 4 innings, it was a 11 to 11 game. In the last three innings Char Wheeler woke up and scored 15 runs while holding Happy Ears to just 5 runs. It was a team win over a strong Happy Ears team.


Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) played an outstanding hitting team in Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor. The Realtor took a 10 to 6 lead after 2 innings. HEHC clawed back to even the score at 11 runs each after 4 innings. HEHC could not keep up with the Realtors hitting attack and ended the game losing by a score of 26 to 16. HEHC still had a chance to catch up after 6 inning but the Realtors scored 7 runs in the top of the 7th inning to seal their win. Happy Ears Hearing Center had an abundance of bright spots. HEHC had a 28 hit attack with every player having at least 1 hit. Perfect at the plate were Bob Tarr (4 for 4 with 4 doubles), Lee Visker (4 for 4), and Steve Hennefer (3 for 3), Other players who had an outstanding hitting day were sub Mick McCarty and Bob Husick who both were 3 for 4 at the plate. Our RBI leaders were Steve Hennefer and sub Mick McCarty with 3 RBIs each. I want to thank Mick McCarty and David Anthony for subbing. They both had key hits in the game and were major contributors in keeping the score close for most of the game.

 

Games thru -           Thursday  11/08/2018
    Team Won* Lost* Tie* Total Points
Thunderbird Auto Service 3 1 0 6
Liberty Buick 3 1 0 6
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 2 0 4
Swing Ortho Sports PT 2 2 0 4
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 2 2 0 4
Property Sisters Realtor 0 4 0 0
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points

 

Thursday  11/08/2018
Thunderbird Auto 16  Happy Ears Hearing 15
What a game!  Thunderbird Auto Services jumped out of the blocks quickly with a 12-2 lead over Happy Ears through four innings!  In the top of the fifth, Thunderbird added two more tallies for a 14-2 lead.  If Thunderbird could have held that lead through the bottom of the fifth, the game would have ended due to the 12-run mercy rule.  However, this is senior softball and Happy Ears' bats woke up with a vengeance by scoring five runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth inning.  Thunderbird had played add-on in the sixth inning with two runs, but got zero runs in the top of the seventh.  Going into the bottom of the seventh and with Happy Ears trailing 16-11, momentum was their friend.  They scored four more runs to make it 16-15 with two outs.  With runners on first and second, the next hitter launched a long fly ball to left, but leftfielder Arlene Weslosky hauled it in with a  fine catch, sealing the win for Thunderbird Auto.  It was a tense and exciting game!  Pitcher Don Trenda notched his third win in a row!  Offensively, Don Trenda had a big day at the plate with two triples, a double and a single while scoring once.  Dave Booth rapped two singles and scored once.  Paul Jinneman garnered two singles and a walk with three scores.  Sub Ed Mitchell notched a single and a double.  Mike Wunsch, rebounding from a leg injury, hammered two triples and two singles and scored three times.  Dick Hansen drilled a double and three singles while scoring three times. Catcher Brian Holliday slapped a single and sac fly that drove in three RBIs.  Arlene Weslosky slugged four hits, including a double, for two RBIs.  Jerry Eastham went 3/4 with a run scored.  John Hardy nailed two singles and scored once.  Bill Marchionni pounded a triple and a single to complete the hit parade.  Thank you to our sub Ed Mitchell.
Happy Ears Hearing had a difficult loss today. It was a tale of 2 games. Thunderbird Auto Services came out swinging and took a 12 to 2 lead at the end of 4 innings. Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC), dug in and didn’t give up. Over the last 3 inning HEHC bats came alive and scored 13 runs to Thunderbird’s 4 runs. The game was definitely exciting with HEHC having the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the 7th inning. Unfortunately, HEHC fell 1 run short for the loss. Although HEHC lost, we had some great hitting. Don Hansen (5 for 5) and Mike Heitman (4 for 4) were perfect at the plate. Also, sub Mark Hannem (3 for 5), Lee Visker (4 for  5), and Steve Hennefer (3 for 5) displayed good hitting. The HEHC team had 29 hits and every batter had at least 1 hit. Our RBI leader was Lee Visker with 5 RBIs. Sub Mark Hannem and Don Hansen both had 3 RBIs. As usual, Roger Neumann pitch an excellent game. I want to thank Ron Rogerson, Becky Holliday and Mark Hannem for subbing. 
Swing Orthopedic 17   Property Sisters 10
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team won their 2nd straight game by beating the Property Sisters Realtors.  The Bats were hot today with three innings of five runs.  We had a total of 32 hits and a couple of base on balls.  Rick Armentano and Coral Estes went 4 for 4 at the plate, while Ed Mitchell, Allen Bellew, Kandi Patrick, Ron Rogerson, and Becky Holliday all went 3 for 4 at the plate.  Ted Grove was 3 for 5 while Greg Church, Dave Stehle, and James Owen all went 2 for 4.  There was some amazing catches in the outfield and at rover as they all battled the sun.  Great Job everyone on the Swing Orthopedic PT Team.
The Property Sisters Realty team took 4 innings to score and the Swing Ortho team came out swinging scoring 11 runs in the first three frames to take total control of the game.  The Property Sisters put together a valiant comeback effort but came up short.  Super sub Ken Carlson went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles.  Jim Hollenbeck, Darren Proctor (2-3) and Marv Mathews (2-3) also added a double each.  John Steele went 2 for 3 as our other sub also.  Everyone contributed a hit but as in past games just not enough for us to break through for a win.  We will just have too keep on comin’ on until we can get-er-done!  Thanks goes out to our subs Ken and John!
Char Wheeler 10   Liberty Buick 8
Char Wheeler:  In a time shortened 6 inning game, Roger Alberts made 2 outstanding defensive plays in right center field in the 6th inning, turning sure hits into outs by throwing out the runners at first to preserve Char Wheeler's 10 -8 victory over previously undefeated Liberty Buick. Winning pitcher Ron Kaleta, Jim Hampton, and Dale Huffine all went 3 for 3 for the realtors. Eric Swobody continued his hot hitting with a double and triple to the left field wall. In his first game up from AAA, Don McDonald had 2 hits, and Steve Willoughby had 2 more hits, with 7 in his last 3 games.
Liberty Buick:   Well the winning streak is over for Liberty Buick ( red ). It was a very poorly played game by both teams. I stopped counting after ( 8 ) errors by L.B. ( red ). To make matters even worse our guys could only manage 14-hits. That's not like us. We will regroup over the week-end and play better on Tuesday at 12:15pm. Barry Delano continued his hot hitting going 3/3. Scott Piemeisl was 2/3 with 3-rbi. Followed by Ken Vanegdom and sub- Steve Hennefer both 2/3 with 2-rbi. Thank You Steve and Dan Davidson for subbing. PRACTICE FRIDAY 10AM - 12 PM
Games thru - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    TeamWon*Lost*Tie*Total Points
Liberty Buick3006
Thunderbird Auto Service2104
Happy Ears Hearing Center2104
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor1202
Swing Ortho Sports PT1202
Property Sisters Realtor0300
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points

 Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Liberty Buick 25 Happy Ears Hearing Center 18
W0W !!! What an offensive performance by Liberty Buick ( Red ) today. We scored 24-runs in ( 5 ) innings against an excellent Happy Ears team. Happy Ears tied the score at ( 14 ) after 3-innings. But could only manage 4-runs the rest of the game. Even with the flip-flop. L.B. Red totaled 33-hits in 6-innings. Every team member had at least 2-hits and an rbi. Shortstop Ken Vanegdom led the attack going 5/5 with 3-rbi. Followed by Dave Anthony 4/4 and 3-rbi. Winning pitcher Barry Delano 4/5 with a triple and 2-rbi. Next our hot hitting catcher Phil Murray 4/4, 2- rbi. Ed Campbell and sub- Fred Lubs both 3/4 and 2-rbi. Dan Heck was 2/4 but with 5-rbi. Scott Piemeisl , Art Molina, Dan Kratz and Ron Remm 2/4 all with rbi's.. GREAT TEAM EFFORT guys.
Both Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) and Liberty Buick were involved in a slugfest over the first three innings where both teams scored 14 runs each. Starting with the 4th inning, HEHC bats went cold and Liberty Buick continued to pound the ball. HEHC only scored 4 runs over the last 3 innings while Liberty Buick scored 11 runs. Although, HEHC took a beating, there were many bright spots. HEHC produced 26 hits over a 6 inning game. Perfect at the plate were sub Mark Hannem, (4 for 4), sub Jules Nagy (3 for 3) who replaced an injured Frank Plahutnick and Jon Nelson (4 for 4). RBI leaders were Mark Hannem and Jon Nelson with 4 RBIs each. Lee Visker contributed with 3 RBIs. The team played excellent defense but could not stop the Liberty Buick bats. I want to thank Mark Hannem and Jules Nagy for subbing. Both played a great game. Frank Plahutnick was injured trying to catch a fly ball while battling the sun. I wish for Frank to have a speedy recovery.

Thunderbird Auto 18 Property Sisters 7
After a 2-2 start at the end of one inning, Thunderbird Auto Services gradually pulled away from the Char Wheeler-Riley Realtors with five runs in the second and four runs in the third, building an 11-6 lead at the end of three. Both offenses were quiet in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings due to excellent defense both ways. Thunderbird Auto notched a big five run inning in the seventh to salt away the win. Thunderbird’s defense, led by John Hardy, really tightened things down, yielding only one run in the last four innings. It was our best defensive game so far. Don Trenda once again pitched an excellent game and fielded his position well. Subs Kandi Patrick (LF) and Scott Piemeisl (1st base) contributed significantly to the win offensively and defensively. Offensively, Thunderbird Auto continued to hit well and at the right times. Don Trenda and Dave Booth each stroked two singles and scored once. Paul Jinneman drilled three singles and a double while scoring twice. Scott Piemeisl hammered two singles, a double plus a walk. Kandi Patrick slugged three singles and scored once. Dick Hansen slapped two singles and scored once. Brian Holliday and Arlene Weslosky each smacked a single and scored once. Jerry Eastham ripped three singles plus a walk while scoring three. John Hardy went a perfect 4/4 and scored twice. Bill Marchionni rapped three singles and scored twice also. Thunderbird Auto accumulated 27 hitsl.
The Property Sisters Realty team had a hard time scoring runs and their normally solid defense gave up 5 runs late in the game. Jim Hollenbeck, Gary Stueber and Brian Martin each hit doubles. Gary, Ken Carlson, Ernie Huxhold and Marv Mathews each contributed 2 hits. Their teammates each had one hit but that was not enough to keep up with the well placed hard hits of the Thunderbirds! Final: 18-7. The Property Sisters are a much better team than they showed today!!

Swing Orthopedic 23 Char Wheeler Riley Realty 19
The Swing Orthopedic PT Team was on fire today and beat the Char Wheeler Team 23 to 19 in extra innings. We had a total of 35 hits in the game with everyone contributing at the plate. Becky Holliday was 4 for 4 today with a crushing triple. Our sub Brian Holliday was also 4 for 4 today with some great defense at 1st base. Ted Grove was 4 for 5 today with a triple in the first inning. Rick Armentano, Ron Rogerson and Ed Mitchell also went 4 for 5 today at the plate with some amazing plays on defense. Allen Bellew and Kandi Patrick both went 3 for 5 today and Kandi also hit a triple. Also a thanks to our subs Brian Holliday and James Owens.


Lots of strong hitting and fielding mistakes on both teams led to a close high scoring game that went to an extra inning before Swing Ortho prevailed over Char Wheeler 23 - 19. Trailing the entire 6 inning time shortened game, Char Wheeler finally caught Swing Ortho 18 - 18 to force an extra inning. Swing scored 5 runs and Char could only manage 1 in the extra frame. Leading Char's offense was Roger Alberts, going 5 for 5. Jim Hampton and sub Arlene Weslowski were both perfect with 4 for 4 afternoons. Eric Swobody went 4 for 5 , Steve Willoughby and subs Norris Carpenter and Dan Davidson each had 3 hits. Jules Nagy and Ron Kaletta chipped in with 2 hits each.

 

Games thru -  Thursday, November 1, 2018
Team Wins Losses Ties Points
Happy Ears Hearing Center 2 0 0 4
Liberty Buick 2 0 0 4
Thunderbird Auto Service 1 1 0 2
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor 1 1 0 2
Property Sisters Realtor 0 2 0 0
Swing Ortho Sports PT 0 2 0 0
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Happy Ears 16 -   Property Sisters 11
Happy Ears Hearing Center (HEHC) started the game with very strong bats. After 3 innings the team was ahead 13 to 3, never looked back and won the game by a score of 16 to 11. I give a lot of credit to the Property Sisters team for not giving up. Their bats came alive in the 5th inning and the HEHC team’s lead was slowly evaporating. HEHC scored 3 runs in the 6th inning to take a 7 run which was too much  for Property Sisters to overcome. Every player on the team got at least 1 hit. Perfect at the plate were Frank Pluhutnick and Bob Husick with 4 for 4 efforts. Steve Hennefer, Roger Neumann, and Mike Kidd were 3 for 4 at the plate. Our RBI leader was Lee Visker with 4. Our defense played a solid game and was lead by 3rd baseman Steve Hennefer who made numerous outstanding plays. Roger Neumann had another excellent pitching effort. I want to thank  Mark Hannem for subbing and contributing to our winning effort.
 
The Property Sisters Realty started slowly while the Happy Ears Hearing were making much noise with their bats scoring 13 runs in the first three innings to go up 13 – 3.  They were clean and well placed hard hits that any defense would not have much chance to make plays.  The momentum then switched with a very strong defensive effort by the Property Sisters team holding Happy Ears to just 3 runs in four innings.  The offense found a spark but just too little too late.   Gary Stueber (4-4) and Daren Proctor (3-4) lead the hitting with Buck Craig, Jim Hollenbeck, Brian Martin, Dave Booth, Ernie Huxhold, Bob Charette and Marv Mathews all adding 2 hits for a 22 hit effort.  The potential is there if we can string those hits together.  Thanks goes out to Dave Booth for being a sub.
Liberty Buick  16 - Swing Orthopedic 6
Liberty Buick came out swinging this morning.  We scored 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back.  The top (6) batters in the order went 20 for 22.  Not too shabby.  Four (4) players had perfect days at the plate.  Dave Anthony led the offense going 4/4 with 3 RBI's.  Followed by Ken VanEgdom 4/4.  Sub Gary Steuber was 3/3 with 4 RBI's. Sub Dan Davidson 3/3 and 2 RBI's.  Sub Chuck Gibson 3/4 with 3 RBI's.  Winning pitcher Barry Delano was 3/4. Dan Kratz and Phil Murray were each 2/3 with an RBI.  We had a total of 26 hits with the final score Liberty Buick 16---Swing Ortho 6.  Solid defense was played by the entire team.  See you Tuesday Guy's @2:45pm.
The Swing Orthopedic team started off slow in the first two innings and then got on a hitting streak but not enough to come back and win.  We had 17 hits in 6 innings with Ted Grove perfect at the plate with 4/4.  Kandi Patrick was 2/3 with an infield home run, Ron Rogerson was 2/3 along with Greg Church.  Everyone contributed to the game with great defensive plays and staying positive.  Thanks to the two subs we had today - Tim Schiewe and John Grasso - you played like you were part of the team and we appreciate it.  Next game is Tuesday at 12:15.  
Thunderbird Auto  19 - Char Wheeler  10
The Thunderbird Auto Services sluggers showed up today with 10 big runs in the first two innings, forcing the Char Wheeler Realtors team to play catch up.  Thunderbird went on to post a 19-10 win. Nevertheless, the Wheelers kept threatening to get back in the game the rest of the way, but the T-Bird mechanics played stellar defense (most of the time!) to thwart their efforts.  Don Trenda went the distance on the mound as he racked up his first win of the season without a walk. The Thunderbird infield and outfield backed up Trenda numerous times with excellent defense.  It was nice to field our complete team for the first time this season.  Offensively,  Thunderbird Auto racked up 30 hits in six at-bats.  Don Trenda went 3/4 and scored three runs.  Dave Booth continued his hot hitting with a 4/4 day and scored four times.  Paul Jinneman pounded out four hits and scored four times.  Big Lou Provenzano slugged three singles and a double for four RBIs and scored once in his first game of the season.  Mike Wunsch slapped four hits (2 RBIs) in four at-bats while scoring once.  Dick Hansen ripped three hits and scored once.  Brian Holliday produced three hits in four attempts and drove in a run. Arlene Weslosky, arriving from British Columbia less than 48 hours ago after driving over 27 hours, drilled two singles and made some fine plays in left field.  Jerry Eastham held down the hot corner and went 2/4 and scored a run.  John Hardy went 2/3 and scored a run while turning a double play from his rover position.  Bill Marchionni smacked a single and scored a run to wrap up the big offensive production.  Thunderbird Auto Services gave an overall solid performance today.
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor again fell behind early, trailing 10 - 3 after 2 innings but could never catch up, falling 19 - 10 to Thunderbird Auto. Eric Swobody and Fred Lubs led the offense with perfect 4 for 4 hitting. Roger Alberts went 3 for 4 while Ron Kaleta, Jules Nagy, Chuck Gibson, and Steve Willoughby contributed with 2 hits each.
Games thru - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
TeamWinsLossesTiesPoints
Happy Ears Hearing Center1002
Liberty Buick1002
Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor1002
Property Sisters Realtor0100
Thunderbird Auto Service0100
Swing Ortho Sports PT0100
* Won = 2  Lost = 0  Tie = 1 in Total Points
 
 
 

 Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Char Wheeler - 14 Property Sisters- 13
"Char Wheeler-Riley Realtor fell behind to the Property Sisters 8 -0 after 1 and 1/2 innings, then chipped away and finally tied the game at 13 - 13 in the 5th inning. With the game shortened to 6 innings due to time, Property Sisters did not to score in the top of the 6th. Fred Lubs came to bat in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first and promptly smashed a double to left to knock in the winning run for Char Wheeler. Roger Alberts, rookie Eric Swobody, Jim Hampton, winning pitcher Ron Kaleta, and sub Ron Rogerson all had 3 hits. Lubs, Chuck Gibson, and Dale Huffine all contributed with 3 hits each. "
The Property Sisters Team jumped out to an 8 – 0 lead early in a six inning game in which they were ahead until the bottom of the 5th. With the score 13 – 8, Char Wheeler scored 5 to tie it up and then won it in the bottom of the 6th. Both teams defenses showed some rust and some great plays also. The Property Sisters had 18 hits with Norris Carpenter, Jim Hollenbeck, Gary Stueber, and Brian Martin all going 3 for 4. Norris had a triple with 4 RBI’s, Gary a double with 3 RBI’s and Brian had 2 RBI’s. Buck Craig, Daren Proctor, Erin Huxhold, Mark Hannem, Coral Estes, Sal Politi and Marv Mathews all contributed at the plate. Outstanding defensive plays were turned in by Brian Martin and Jim Hollenbeck with a running catch and a “sun in the eyes” catch. Thanks goes out to Mark Hannem and Coral Estes for subbing.

Happy Ears - 14 Swing Ortho- 7
Happy Ears Hearing Center started the season with a big win. The team played extremely well with every player getting at least 1 hit. Perfect at the plate were sub Roger Alberts and Roger Neumann who went 4 for 4 and 3 for 3, respectively. Players who had a 3 for 4 day were Don Hansen, Steve Hennefer, and Jon Nelson. The RBI leader was Lee Visker with 3 RBIs. Players with 2 RBIs were Don Hansen, Frank Plahutnick, Jon Nelson, Bob Husick and Mike Kidd. The team played solid defense and held Swing Ortho Sports PT to 7 runs. Roger Neumann pitched a great game. A thank you to Roger Alberts for subbing being instrumental in our winning effort.
The Swing Orthopedic Sports PT team came out with bats blazing in the first 2 innings then the bats went cold. With a total of 20 hits in 5 innings of play, the Swing Orthopedic team showed some great signs of what is to come. With the first game jitters out of the way, we should be a contender in each and every game. Ted Grove, Dan Kratz, and Rick Armentano each went 3 for 4 at the plate today, while Kandi Patrick, Ron Rogerson, Ed Mitchell and Laura Fenton-Kovanda went 2 for 3. Everyone played hard today and kept a great attitude...on to Thursday at 11:00

Liberty Buick- 14 Thunderbird Auto- 12
It was a very good game between to excellent teams. You could tell this was the first game for both teams. In the end Liberty Buick was able to score enough runs to win the game 14 - 12. Sub Russ Figueroa was solid at the Rover position, turning (2) double plays. Ken Vanegdom and rookie Dan Henk also came up with Big Plays during the game. Our offense was led by Scott Piemeisl 3/3 and 2 RBI. Followed by Dan Henk 3/4 a double and 4 RBI. Barry Deland was 3/4 and 2 RBI's for his first White League game. Next Phil Murray 2/3 and 2 RBI's. Ron Remm and Russ Figuero each going 2/3 with an RBI. Dave Anthony 2/4 a double and and RBI. Ken Vanegdom 2/4 with an RBI. Art Molina and Dan Kratz each had a hit. Ed Campbell played excellent defense in left field. We had 21 hits as a team. Good job " Guy's ".
In their first game of the Fall season, Thunderbird Auto Services and Liberty Buick battled to a 4-4 tie through three innings. However, in the fourth and fifth innings, Liberty Buick broke out the sticks with five runs in each frame while Thunderbird could only answer with four runs. Heading into the time-limited sixth inning, Liberty was up 14-8. Undaunted, Thunderbird rallied back with four runs before falling short by a score of 14-12. Both teams showed their competitiveness and resiliency which will serve them well during the rest of the season.Don Trenda pitched well for Thunderbird while going 1/4 at the plate and scoring once. Dave Booth acquired a walk, double and single while scoring twice. Paul Jinneman tripled, singled and scored once. Jules Nagy stroked a double and two singles and scored once. Mike Wunsch ripped a triple and a single. Dick Hansen managed two singles and scored once. Brian Holliday smoked three singles and scored once. Tim Schiewe slapped two singles and scored once. Jerry Eastham also punched two singles and scored once as did John Hardy. Bill Marchionni went 1/4 (single) and scored once. There was a lot of balance in the batting lineup. Thanks to Jules Nagy and Tim Schiewe for subbing for Thunderbird.