Fall 2021 Standings

 Saturday League Fall 2021 Standings

Games thru -        Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 6 1 1 0.813
Broward Factory Services 6 1 1 0.813
Vital Care Rehabilitation 6 2 0 0.750
Camino Eye Care 5 2 1 0.688
Northwest Physical Therapy 4 4 0 0.500
Mid First Bank 3 5 0 0.375
Angelas Kitchen 3 5 0 0.375
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 5 1 0.313
Core Institute 2 6 0 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 7 0 0.125

 Saturday, January 15, 2022

NW Physical Therapy - 4 Broward Factory Service - 12

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team lost to league co-leading Broward Factory Service sponsored team 12-4 on Jan. 15. Sloppy NWPT defense helped BFS score 4 runs in the first inning and they maintained a comfortable lead the entire game. The NWPT defense tightened up and limited BFS to 8 more runs the final six frames, thanks to good running catches of long fly balls by outfielders John Hammel and Tim Schiewe and a round the horn double play turned by Jim Witkowski, Jim Matthews and Ralph Hollis. The NWPT team totalled only 12 hits for the game, two each by Bob Lessard, Ralph Hollis, John Hammel and Dennis Karcher and one each by Dave Dompier, Tim Schiewe, Roy Carpenter and Ron Swanson. They scored on;y on a first inning home run by Schiewe, a 4th inning triple by Hammel and a 7th inning double by Karcher.

Broward Factory Services beat Northwest Physical Therapy 12-4. Pitcher Paul Plapp won our 6th game of the season. Every Broward player had atleast one hit. Leading hitter’s: Mike Anderson 4-4 2B, Ralph Mckeever 4-4 2B 3RBI’s, Jim Opyd 4-4 2RBI’s, Jerry Eastham 3-3 2B 1RBI, Sub Tom Ranalls 2-3 2B 3RBI’s, Dan Wood 2-4 1RBI, Gary Armstrong 2-3 2B.

Angela's Kitchen - 19 CORE Institute - 11

Great overall game. Team hitting was 27/40 7 (2B) for a .675 average. The pitching was decent (1 walk). Good defense by everyone on a cold windy day. Dave Dorn made a diving catch on a sinking fly ball to left-center and Dave Anthony made several outstanding catches of fly balls that were tailing away and were fueled by the strong wind. Notable hitters: Dave Dorn 4-4 (3 2B, RBI), Chuck Gibson 3-4 (2B/3RBI), Dave Archer 3-4 (2B/4RBI), Curtis Rhoades 3-4 (3RBI), Greg Church 3-4 (1RBI), John Bertholdy 3-4 (1RBI), Dave Anthony 2-4 (2B/4RBI), Al Miller 2-3 (2B/3RBI), Mike Kachurak 2-3, Jim Stocker 1-3 (1RBI) and Ed Hart 1-3. Big Mahalo to subs Curtis Rhoades, Dave Archer, and Dave Dorn.

The Core Institute team played good defense today, but was outhit as a team by Angela’s Kitchen. Five players had 3 hits: Dave Nathe (home run, triple, 6 RBIs), Ken Krzeminski (double, 3 RBIs), Sub Kirk Andes (1 RBI), Sub Dennis Karcher and Paul Jinneman. Dick Hansen and Sub Danny Wood each had 2 hits. Dick Steiman (1 RBI), Jules Nagy and Klaus Holt each had one hit. Good defensive plays today by Dave Nathe, Paul Jinneman, Marty Jiminez and Jules Nagy.

T Pham Dentist - 10 Camino Eye Care - 10

Thomas Phan Dentist 10 and Camino Eye 10. TP Dentist scored only one run in each of the first 4 innings, and no runs in innings 5 nd 6. TP Dentist exploded for 4 runs in 7th, and the game ended in a tie. Ken Carlson led the Dentist attack, with 3 hits and 3 RBI. Curt Rhoades and Mark Brenner each had 2 hits, and an RBI. The subs for TP Dentist, Dave Fleck, Dave Donpier, and Mike Kachurak combined for 6 hits and 4 RBI.

The second game of the new year the Camino Eye Care team came out swinging against a heavy wind which knocked down our long balls. Defense was good today despite the wind making several good catches in the outfield. The offensive charge scored 4 runs in the 1st and only giving up 1 run to the Thomas Pham Dentist eleven. We were off and running putting up 6 more runs in the following 4 innings and holding T.P. Dentist to just 4 runs through 5 innings. In the 6th inning neither team scored any runs. Then in the 7th and final inning, Camino Eye Care went scoreless, the wind picked up and T.P. Dentist was able to capitalize on Camino Eye Care’s errors and plated 6 runs and ending in a 10 - 10 tie game. Offensive highlights were few, going 21 hits to 40 at bats. Don Ranieri went 3/4 including a double and went yard in the 3rd inning. Lester Zirbel went 3/4 with a couple long balls to the wall. Russ Figueroa also went 3/4 including a double. Pitcher Ray Hensley went 2/3 including a double. Except for 1 player, everyone had at least 1 hit. This was still a good game all the way.

Vital Care Rehab - 14 MidFirst Bank - 2

Our Vital Care squad scored every inning in a 6 inning game in taking a 14-2 win over Mid State taking our record to 6-2, but the defense was the main story. The first inning a Mid State batter hammered what appeared to be a gapper and sub RC fielder Jim Curcio made a running catch with his back to the infield and Pete Semenak made a sliding catch that set the tone for the game defensively. The other excellent plays were too many to recall, but I know that sub Ken Carlson was stellar at 2B. Midwest hit the ball a lot better than the score indicates, but poor Mid State luck and good Vital Care defense kept them at bay. Artie was throwing his at 'em balls all day. Offensively, leadoff hitter Rod Wilterdink was 3-3 while Pete in the two hole had 3 doubles as they set the tone at the top of the order. Fred Lubs was 3-3 including a pair of doubles and 3 RBI's while Fred Jensen and Curcio tacked on 3 singles apiece. Greg Roehm, Dale Halder, and Carlson were 2-3 with the former two having a double. Fred Swan and Gerry Boeschke and hit the ball hard and each had a hit to show for it.

Mid First Bank ran into a very strong Vital Care Rehabilitation eleven both offensively and defensively and succumbed 14-2 in six innings. In fact, the bankers were only able to gather 10 hits with just three players batting more than twice as the Vital Care squad made numerous super catches and infield stops. Mid First sub Tom Yurkunas led the offensive effort with a perfect 3 for 3 day. Seven teammates had a lone safety each including Bryan Pin, Marv Mathews, Ron Kaleta, Don Hansen, sub Dick Nunez, Ron Rogerson and Bill Marchionni. Congratulations to Vital Care for a great game!

Backbone Chiropractic - 19 Happy Ears Hearing - 15

Backbone Chiropractic came out of the gates strong vs Happy Ears. Backbone scored 4 runs in each of the first 4 innings, and at the end of 5 innings led 16 to 11. The game started with an outstanding running catch in left field by Bill Tierney. Bill went 4 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Sub Tom Rinehart went 3 for 4 with 1 rbi. Once again Jeff Nickerson went over the fence 2 times. The first one in the 4th inning was with one man on base. His 2nd hit over the fence in the 6th inning counted as a loud walk. Sub Greg Allseitz was 2 for 4, and played his typical strong defense. Tom Gibans wen 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Roger Neuman was a perfect 3 for 3, and also collected a walk and 2 rbi’s. Pierre Boudreau was 3 for 4 with 1 rbi. Dan Sykes had one heck of a game, going 4 for 4, including a triple and collecting 4 rbi’s. Dan had a tremendous game in the field also, snagging a line drive, and snagging 3 hot grounders, as well as a 1 hopper to 1st for a putout. Daren Proctor went 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Joel Last and Joe Osowiec each went 1 for 3. Overall, Backbone used 29 hits to score their 19 runs. Happy Ears came into the 7th inning trailing 19 to 11. The game ended with Happy Ears plating another 4 runs, to finish with their total of 15 runs. The way Happy Ears was hitting, it is hard to see how they have only won 1 game.

Happy Ears Hearing Center played a great game, but could not keep up with the bone crushing tsunami known as Backbone Chiropractic. Leading the team with 4 hits were Dick Nunez and Dan Newman. Mike Dakak and Dave Swanson (double) had 3 hits. With 2 hits were Paul Becker, Paul Larson, Bob Hudson and Jim Young (double). Paul Larson and Dan Newman hit inside the park Home Runs. Paul Becker pitched a good game.


Games thru -        Saturday, January 8, 2022
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 5 1 1 0.786
Broward Factory Services 5 1 1 0.786
Vital Care Rehabilitation 5 2 0 0.714
Camino Eye Care 5 2 0 0.714
Northwest Physical Therapy 4 3 0 0.571
Mid First Bank 3 4 0 0.429
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 5 0 0.286
Core Institute 2 5 0 0.286
Angelas Kitchen 2 5 0 0.286
Happy Ears Hearing Center 1 6 0 0.143

 Saturday, January 8, 2022

Happy Ears Hearing - 11 T Pham Dentist - 9

I heard it was a great day at the ballpark for Happy Ears Hearing Center. Happy Ears played another very good game, the defense was outstanding. At the plate; Jim Young and Paul Larson were perfect, Paul had a triple. Dick Nunez had 3 hits with a double. Dan Newman, Bob Hudson, Dave Swanson and Mike McGinn all had 2 hits. For the season so far, Norris Carpenter leads the team with 20 hits and a 741 average.

TP Dentist played a tight game with Happy Ears, but could not score in the 6th and 7th innings, and went down to defeat to Happy Ears 11 to 9. Ken Carlson continued his hot hitting with four hits, and Ed Musgrave chipped in with three hits, but the TP Dentist could only manage eleven hits for the rest of the team Finally, John Nicodemo , with his first game for the TP Dentist, chipped in with two hits and played an outstanding game in right field.

Camino Eye Care - 19 NW Physical Therapy - 11

First game of the new year the Camino Eye Care was ready to play. In the first inning, Camino Eye Care gave up 2 runs to Northwest Physical Therapy and plating 3 of our own. After that, Camino Eye never looked back. Our bats were hot getting 26 hits to 38 at bats, with 8 doubles and 1 triple. Camino Eye’s defense was spot on today with Don Ranieri in RC making several catches, throwing out a runner from deep RF and a very fine throw from deep RC to home. Sub Greg Roehm playing Rover made several double plays and helping shut down NWPT’s offensive charge. Joh Chlebeck was kept busy in RF and made some very good catches. Offensively, Pete Carder went 4/4 today, Sub Greg Roehm went 4/4 including 3 doubles and one RBI. Don Ranieri banged out a 4/4 day as well including a doubled and 4 RBIs. Russ Figueroa 3/4 including a triple and a double with 3 RBIs. Jon Chlebeck also had a 3/4 day at the plate and 3 RBIs. Lee Visker banged out a 2/3 day with 2 RBIs. Barney Armstrong delivered a 3/3 day and 1 RBI. Ray Hensley also went 2/3 with 3 RBIs. Sub David Bagwell, playing 3B today went 2/3 including a double and 1 RBI. Les Bonde helped the team with 1 RBI. Catcher Mike Sullivan (Sully) hit the ball hard but couldn’t get it past the infielders. Great game today. The team would like to thank sub Greg Roehm, playing Rover and Sub David Bagwell, playing 3B.

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team lost their first game of 2022 on January 8 19-11 to the Camino Eye Care sponsored team. The Camino Eye Care team led the entire game en route to a dominating victory as they scored the maximum 4 runs in 4 of their six at bats. The NWPT team gave the hard hitting Camino group too many extra chances with their poorest defensive game of the season. Lead off batter Dave Dompier had 4 hits and scored 4 times for NWPT. Tim Schiewe, John Hammel, Bobby Dooling and Roy Carpenter each had 3 hits, while Bob Lessard and Ralph Hollis each had two.

Vital Care Rehab - 9 Angela's Kitchen - 8

Another close game, another close win! It was the defense that led to a 9-8 win for Vital care over Angela's scrappy squad. It came down to the 7th inning and the meat of Angela's order coming to bat and we were clining to the one run lead. The inning started with an outstanding catch by Greg Roehm that looked like a potential extra base hit and the inning ended with Gerry Boesche making a running catch in RF with the tying run on third base and we took a collective sigh. Offensively, the bottom of our order was awesome today and we had 6 extra base hits as a team. Greg was 3-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's and Fred Swan was 3-3. Rod Wilterdink was also perfect going 2-2 including a triple while Pete Semenek (2B), David Bagwell, Boesche, and Dale Halder (2B) only made one out. Bruce Lowe had a bases clearing double and 3 RBI's and Fred Lubs stroked a double to help our offense. Artie Stackpole pitched well and helped himself by spearing a line drive that brought cheers from the stands and he had a line drive single.

Angela’s lost a close game today 9-8. Angela’s would like to extend a big Mahalo to the subs that filled in (Dave Archer/Russ Figueroa, Ron Swanson, Curtis Rhodes, and Laura Johnson. This game went back and forth with Vital Care scoring (2) in the bottom of the 6th. Angela’s loaded the bases in the 7th with (1)out but could not push any runs across. Dave Anthony pitched a very good game. Notable hitters: Ron Coleman 3-4 (2B & HR 5RBI), John Bertholdy 4-4, Laura Johnson 3-3, Dave Archer/Russ Figueroa 2-4, Dave Anthony 2-4 (2B 1RBI). Curtis Rhodes and Ron Swanson were both 2-3, and Mike Kachurak 1-3 (1RBI). Angela’s was 20-38 (.526) with 1HR and 2 2B.

Broward Factory Service - 16 Backbone Chiropractic - 16

Broward Factory Services and Backbone Chiropractic started the day tied for first place and ended the day still tied. Both teams played very good softball. The game had 8 led changes and still finished tied. Ed Abrams and David Zuker made a great play to nail a runner at home. David Zuker had 2 HR’s, one over the fence and one inside the park. Three Broward hitters had perfect days at the plate. Ralph Mckeever 4-4 2B 3B 2RBI’s, David Zuker 4-4 2B 2 HR 5RBI’s, Gary Armstrong 3-3 2-2B 3B BB 3RBI’s. Jim Opyd and Danny Wood were both 3-4 1RBI each.. These players had two hits each, Gary Christofferson 2-4 3RBI’s, Jeff Smith 2-3 2B and Jerry Eastham 2-3 2B 1RBI.

When the top 2 teams face off, you would expect a good game and that is what happened. End result was a 16 to 16 tie, leaving both teams with identical records of 5-1-1. Backbone collected 27 hits to come up with their 16 runs. At the end of 5 innings the score was tied at 12 to 12. Backbone came to the plate in the 7th inning trailing 15 to 12. Backbone plated 4 runs to take a 16 to 15 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning. Broward plated one more run and the game ended in a tie with the bases still loaded. Going 4 for 4 was Jay Schirpke and Jeff Nickerson. Going 3 for 4 was sub Russ Figueroa with 3 rbis, and sub Tom Rinehart also going 3 for 4 with 4 rbi’s. Bill Tierney was 3 for 3 plus a walk. Roger Neuman went 3 for 4. Collecting 2 hits each was Dan Sykes and Pierre Boudreau. Joe Osowiec and Joel Last each had 1 hit. Thanks to subs Russ Figueroa and Tom Rinehart.

CORE Institute - 11 MidFirst Bank - 15

The Core Institute’s bats were unusually cool today and we lost to the hot bats and fine pitching of the Mid First Bank team. Core’s defense played well, with fine plays by Allen Bellew, Ed Campbell and Marty Jiminez. Rick Armentano led the team with 3 hits. Allen Bellew (triple, double and 3 RBI’s), Dave Nathe (2 doubles, 1 RBI), Dick Hansen (double, 3 RBI’s), and Ed Campbell (triple, double, 2 RBI’S) and Ken Krzeminski (double, 1 RBI) each had 2 hits. Dick Steiman (triple), Paul Jinneman (1 RBI), Marty Jiminez (double), Jules Nagy and Klaus Holt each contributed 1 hit.

Executing a balanced attack, Mid First Bank recorded a 15 to 11 decision over Core Institute. On the offensive side, the bankers collected 22 hits led by Brian Pin and Brian Holliday’s perfect 4 for 4 and 3 for 3 efforts respectively. Ron Kaleta was 3 for 4. Marv Mathews went 2 for 4. Sub Tom Cruzs and Bill Marchionni were 2 for 3 each. Greg Allseitz was 2 for 4 followed by Don Trenda, Don Hansen and Ron Rogerson with a safety each. The outfield led the defense with several inning ending line drive catches.


Games thru -        Saturday, December 18, 2021
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 5 1 0 0.833
Broward Factory Services 5 1 0 0.833
Vital Care Rehabilitation 4 2 0 0.667
Camino Eye Care 4 2 0 0.667
Northwest Physical Therapy 4 2 0 0.667
Thomas Pham Dentist 2 4 0 0.333
Core Institute 2 4 0 0.333
Mid First Bank 2 4 0 0.333
Angelas Kitchen 2 4 0 0.333
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 6 0 0.000

 Saturday, December 18, 2021

NW Physical Therapy - 15 MidFirst Bank - 6

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team entered the holiday break on a happy note by defeating the MidFirst Bank sponsored team 15-6 on Dec 18th. The Therapists scored 4 runs in the first inning and led the entire game in their best overall game of the season. The team totalled 22 hits, with 15 from the top 5 hitters in the order, while the defense was outstanding behind sub pitcher Roger Neumann, turning 2 double plays in the infield and making several good catches in the outfield. Sub Tom Gruzs starred with 3 hits including a triple and grand slam homerun, good for 7 RBIs, and also made several great defensive plays at rover. Sub Ed Deussen contributed 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 3 good running catches in right centerfield. Roger Neumann kept the MidFirst hitters off balance with his pitches and also had 2 hits. Bob Lessard had 3 hits & scored 3 times, and Ralph Hollis had 3 hits & scored twice. John Hammel, Jim Witkowski and Roy Carpenter each had 2 hits.

Mid First Bank fell to a super defensive minded Northwest Physical Therapy eleven 15-6. The Bankers were only able to collect 15 hits in the seven inning contest. No Mid First hitter got more than two safeties. Sub Kandi Patrick, Don Trenda, Greg Allseitz, Brian Pin, Bill Marchionni and Don Hansen were all two for three. Ron Kaleta, sub Dick Nunez and Norm Lustig added a hit each.

Angela's Kitchen - 12 T Pham Dentist - 16

"Angela’s lost a competitive game to Thomas Pham 16-12. Angela’s hitting was fine 24-43 (2 2B) 1 (3B) 1 (HR) (.584 average). However, the defense for Angela’s apparently was affected by the cold and windy morning. Notable hitters: Ron Coleman 4-4 (2B). John Guzik, Dave Anthony, and Mike Kachurak were all 3-4. Bill Janowski (HR), Greg Roehm (2B), Dave Fleck, Greg Church and Jim Stocker were all 2-4. Al Miller (3B) was 1-4."

Thomas Pham Dentist defeated Angela' s 16 to 12. TP Dentist had 24 hits, and also played excellent defense with the help of left fielder, Kathy Boland, and sub shortstop Russ Figueroa. Howard Sumner set the table for TP Dentist with a leadoff homerun, and everyone else had at least one hit giving the dentist team its second victory. Art Molina will be leaving the team as of today, we wish him well. TP Dentist and our team wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Stay Safe and see you in 2022.

Camino Eye Care - 14 Happy Ears Hearing - 13

On our last game of 2021, Camino Eye Care came out sluggish but gained momentum as the game progressed and the wind picked up. In the 1st inning, we allowed Happy Ears Hearing to score the maximum 4 while we plated 3, in the 2nd inning, Happy Ears put up 4 more and held Camino Eye to zero. Then in the 3rd inning, Camino Eye’s defense kicked in and we held Happy Ears to just 1 run and plated 4 runs for ourselves, making the score a respectable 8 - 7. In the 4th both teams plated the maximum runs leaving the score 12-11. Then the defense tightened and shut the door on Happy ears while scoring another 3 run in the bottom half of the 5th. For some reason, our time was running out and we could only manage a 6 inning game. Going into the final inning with the score now at 11 - 15, we allowed only 1 more run to Happy Ears and a final score of 13 - 14. Great game. Kirk Andes had a great day going 2/3 and a double. Lester Zirbel banged out a 3/3 day and 3 RBI’s. Sub Ron Coleman went 2/3 including a double and 1 RBI. Russ Figueroa went 3/3 and included a HR and 4 RBI’s. Sub John Gavazza helped the team out with a 2/3 game including a really nice triple. Sub John Mathews went 3/3 today with 2 RBI’s. Dale Huffine banged out a 2/3 game and 1 RBI. Pitcher Ray Hensley went 3/3 with fine pitching on the mound. Sub Bob Boche banged out a 1/3 day. Mike (Sully) Sullivan delivered us a 2/3 day as well and 2 RBI’s. Sub Art Molina, playing 1st base today helped with a 1/3 day. Great job everyone and great game. The team would like to thank Ron Coleman playing LC for Don Ranieri, John Gavazza playing RF for Jon Chlebec, Jim Mathews playing 2B for Barney Armstrong, Bob Boche filling in for Les Bonde in RF and last but not least, Art Molina playing an excellent 1B for Lee Visker. Happy Holidays to everyone.

The Happy Ears Hearing Center team played another good game and again came up short. Everyone, everyone hit the ball. Norris Carpenter was 3 for 4 with a double. Paul Becker had a triple and 3 RBIs. Dick Nunez was our lead-off for the day and went 4 for 4 with a triple. We had our season best team OBPS (on base plus slugging) at 974. Eileen, as usual, was outstanding with the book.

Backbone Chiropractic - 12 Vital Care Rehab - 14

Backbone Chiropractic lost 14 to 12 to a fired up Vital Care Team. The key to the game was that Vital Care held Backbone scoreless through the first 3 innings. Vital Care led 7 – 0 with Backbone coming to bat in there half of the 4th when we plated 2 runs. Vital Care responded with 4 runs in the top of the 5th. Backbone responded with 4 runs with doubles be Jay Schirpke and Tom Gibans, a triple by Jeff Nickerson, and a home run by Bill Tierney. Backbone trailed the entire game and entered the 7th inning facing a 14 to 8 deficit. Jeff Nickerson got us closer with a 3 run home run over the left field fence. But Backbone only got one more run before the game ended. Backbone managed 23 hits in this loss. Thanks to subs Traci Carr and Mike Dakak. Mike Dakak went 4 for 4, Jay Schirpke went 3 for 4. Tom Gibans went 3 for 4, Jeff Nickerson went 3 for 4, collecting 3 rbi’s. Roger Neuman went 2 for 4. Pierre Boudreau had a good day at the plate going 3 for 4. Dan Sykes went 2 for 4. Joe Osowiec went 2 for 3, and Daren Proctor went 1 for 4. A tip of the caps to Vital Care for their great game of timely defense and great hitting.

Our Vital Care squad posted a 14-12 win over the first place Backbone team as we grabbed an early 7-0 lead, then had to withstand a furious rally in the last few innings by the strong hitting Backbone squad . Good infield play by the Vial Care boys, especially sub Dave Nathe at 3B and Ray Gibson at SS kept the Backbone hitters from scoring even more runs. Fred Lubs fielded a couple tough throws at 1B. Pete Semenak led the offense with a single, triple and HR for 4 RBI's. Pete was far from the only offense as 5 others went 3-4 including Fred Lubs, Greg Roehm, Nathe, Gibson, and Rod Wilterdink. Bruce Lowe was 1-2 with 2 sacrifice flies while winning pitcher Artie Stackpole, sub Dick Steiman, and David Bagwell each contributed a single. The win pulls us within one game of a first place tie going into the Christmas break.

Broward Factory Service - 12 CORE Institute - 8

Broward Factory Services beat Core Institute 12-8 in a well played softball game. Core Institute in the first inning scored 1 run and had the bases loaded with no outs. Broward’s Jeff Smith at 3B fielded a ground ball, tagged 3rd throw to catcher Wendy Denzel for the double play. That play got Broward started. Broward scored 3 in 1st, 2 in 2nd, 2 3rd, 4 in 4th and 1 in the 5th to get the win.. Broward had 5 players go 3-3: Sub Jay Schirpke, David Zuker, Danny Wood, Gary Christofferson and Jerry Eastham. Hitting 2-3 were: Ralph Mckeever, Jim Opyd and Pitcher Gary Armstrong.

It was a chilly early afternoon game today that ended after 5 1/2 innings due to the time clock rule. The Core Institute team hit and defended well today. The top 5 of the batting order hit for an .800 batting average. Rick Armentano (1 RBI) and Ed Campbell were perfect at the plate, Seven batters each had two hits in three at bats: Paul Jinneman (1 RBI), Ken Krzeminski (2 RBI's), Dave Nathe (double, 3 RBI's), Allen Bellew, Dick Steiman (1 RBI), Jules Nagy, and Sub John Guzik. Klaus Holt contributed one hit. Dave Nathe played well at shortstop today, and additional good defense was played by Sub John Guzik, Paul Jinneman and Ken Krzeminski. A special thanks to our subs today, Mike Mcginn and John Guzik.


Games thru -        Saturday, December 11, 2021
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 5 0 0 1.000
Broward Factory Services 4 1 0 0.800
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 2 0 0.600
Vital Care Rehabilitation 3 2 0 0.600
Camino Eye Care 3 2 0 0.600
Mid First Bank 2 3 0 0.400
Core Institute 2 3 0 0.400
Angelas Kitchen 2 3 0 0.400
Thomas Pham Dentist 1 4 0 0.200
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 5 0 0.000

 Saturday, December 11, 2021

MidFirst Bank - 12 Backbone Chiropractic - 23

Mid First Bank matched undefeated and first place Backbone Chiropractic run for run in four of the first six innings but gave up eight big tallies in the 7th frame and went on to suffer a 22-12 setback. The bankers found their bats and pounded out 24 big hits in the loss led by Greg Allseitz and Brian Pin’s perfect 4/4 outputs. Don Trenda and Marv Mathews went 3 for 4 each. Ron Rogerson was 2 for 3 followed by teammates Ron Kaleta, Brian Holliday and Don Hansen with 2 for 4 efforts. Bill Marchionni and Becky Holliday rounded the offensive effort going 1 for 3 and 1 for 4 respectively.

It was a cold Saturday morning but both teams game out swinging with each team scoring 4 runs in the 1st inning. Jeff Nickerson sent a ball deep over the left center field fence in the 1st inning and collected 3 rbi’s to put Backbone on the board. Jeff hit another one off the left center fielder’s glove in the 3rd inning that hopped over the fence, but this one only counted as a walk. Jeff went 3 for 3 on the day and played his typical good defense at short stop. Jay Schirpke was held to three singles in his 1st three at bats. But he cleared the bases in the 7th inning when Backbone scored 8 runs to send the game into a flip flop. The game was close in the 6th inning with Backbone holding a 14 to 12 lead, with Mid First Bank coming up in their half of the 6th inning. Daren Proctor made a nice running catch of a fly ball drifting to the foul line and Jeff Nickerson made a nice over the shoulder catch of a fly ball in short left center to shut down Mid First Bank in their half of the 6th inning. Overall, Backbone collected 27 hits in our highest scoring game of the season. Tom Gibans went 2 for 4. Bill Tierney again went 4 for 4, scoring 4 runs and collecting 3 rbi’s. Roger Neuman went 3 for 3 with a sacrifice fly and did not allow any walks. Glen Turner went 4 for 4, scoring 2 runs and collecting 4 rbi’s. Pierre Boudreau went 2 for 3. Dan Sykes went 2 for 4 with 2 rbi’s and played a solid 1st base. Daren Proctor made several nice catches in right field, and went 2 for 4, hitting the ball well. Joe Osowiec went 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. One of his hits was a swinging bunt. Sub Traci Carr hit a nice line drive and collected 1 rbi. Another solid win by Backbone Chiropractic team over a solid Mid First Bank team.

Vital Care Rehab - 14 NW Physical Therapy - 7

When you hold the other team to a mere 7 runs, you are likely to win the game and that is what our Vital Care team did in a 14-7 win over Northwest behind the pitching of Artie Stackpole backed by strong defense led by our outfield as well as a double play started by shortstop Ray Ray Gibson. Offensively, each player had at least one hit as we got the 4 run maximum in each of the first 3 innings. Fred Lubs( 2-4) had the key hit of the game with a 3 run double that helped us open a big lead in the second inning and we never looked back. Greg Roehm and Rod Wilterdink were a perfect 4-4 and each had a pair of extra base hits. Roehm and Lubs had 4 RBI's each Fred Swan, Gerry Boesche. Pete Semenak, Bruce Lowe and Fred Jensen made only a single out while David Bagwell, Artie, and Ray Ray each had a single to help the cause. An excellent team effort brought the Vial Care record to 3 wins and two losses on the season.

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team lost 14-7 to the Vital Care Rehabilitation sponsored team Dec 11th. The Vital Care team hitters produced the maximum 4 runs each of their first three at bats and led the whole game in a convincing win The NWPT team did stiffen its defense and allowed only 2 more runs the final 3 innings, but never seriously threatened to catch up. Their offense totalled only 14 hits with the 7 runs, a sharp decline from the 33 hits and 22 runs scored the previous Saturday. Dave Dompier was 3 for 3 including a double and scored twice. Tim Schiewe had a double and 3 RBIs, and John Hammel doubled and tripled. Bob Lessard and Ralph Hollis each had 2 hits and Lessard and Roy Carpenter each doubled. In summary, the Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored team was just out hit and outplayed by the Vital Care team.

T Pham Dentist - 6 CORE Institute - 19

T Pham Dentist had another rough outing, loosing to Core 19 to 6. T.P. Dentist record now stands at one win and four losses, of which three of the losses have come by the way of the mercy rule. Bob Snelling, Howard Sumner, and sub Tom Ciavarella each had three hits for the T.P Dentist team.

Today was the first game this season where The Core Institute had the full team together and Core's bats were hot. Our team batting average was .750 with 27 hits. The top of our lineup hit for an .842 average and the bottom of our lineup hit for a .647 average. Defense was strong today as we won in 6 innings with a score of 19 - 6 over our opponent Thomas Pham Dentistry. Rick Armentano (4 hits, triple, 2 RBI's), Dick Hansen ( 4 hits, double, 3 RBI's), Paul Jinneman (4 hits, 4 RBI's), Ken Krzeminski (3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI's) and Jules Nagy (2 hits, walk) all were perfect at the plate today. Ed Campbell (3 hits, 1 RBI) went 3 for 4. Allen Bellew (Home Run, walk, 1 RBI) and Klaus Holt, each had one hit. Dick Steiman (2 hits, 1 RBI). David Nathe (2 doubles, 3 RBI's) and Marty Jiminez (1 hit, 1 RBI) batted .500. Excellent fielding by David Nathe resulting in a double play and a great running catch by Allen Bellew complemented the fine defense by the entire team.

Happy Ears Hearing - 13 Broward Factory Service - 16

Another strong finish by the Happy Ears Hearing team, again not enough to overcome a powerful opponent. Dick Nunez was perfect at the plate with a triple. Each having a 3 for 4 day were; Norris Carpenter (triple), Mike Wunsch (double), Paul Larson (double), Paul Becker and Dan Newman. Paul Larsen led the team with 3 RBIs.

Broward Factory Services beat Happy Ears Hearing Center 16-13.The game was tied 9-9 after 5 innings. Both teams had many great defensive plays. Nine of the 11 players for Broward had 2 or more hits. Leading hitters for Broward, David Zuker 4-4 2B 2 RBI’s, Danny Wood 3-4 1 RBI, Gary Christofferson 3-4, Jeff Smith 3-4 2B 1 RBI, These hitters had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s each, Mike Anderson, Ralph McKeever, Gary Armstrong, Jerry Eastham, Paul Plapp.

Angela's Kitchen - 8 Camino Eye Care - 13

This was a close game through 3 innings at 6-6. Camino exploded thru the final four frames and scored 7 more runs. Angela's struggled and pounded out only 2 more runs. Notable Hitters: Tom Yurkunas (sub) 3-3 (2B). Ron Coleman 2-3 (2B & 3B), Bill Janowski 2-3 (2B), and Dave Anthony, Chuck Gibson, Greg Church all were 2-3. Jeff Nickerson (sub) 1-3 (3B). Al Miller and Mike Kachurak were both 1-3. Dale Schroeder (1-2). Thanks to subs Jeff Nickerson, Tom Yurkunas, and Dale Schroeder for filling in.

Today Camino Eye Care started the game with 2 runs driven in by Don Ranieri’s double, then we allowed Angela’s to plate 2 runs evening the score. Angela’s then held Camino Eye to no runs in the 2nd while plating 4 runs for themselves leaving us with a 2-6 score at the bottom of the 2nd. In the 3rd inning Camino Eye retaliated with 4 runs and held Angela’s to no runs. Then Camino Eye’s defense really buckled down and held Angela’s to only 1 run through the next 3 innings, in the 7th and final inning both teams plated 1 run each with a final score of 13-8. Camino Eye’s defense was stellar the entire game. Offensively Camino Eye had 27 hits to 40 at bats, everyone had at least 1 hit. Sub Kirk Andes went 2/3 including a double and a base on balls, Lester Zirbel went 3/4 including an awesome triple and several great defensive plays. Don Ranieri showed us his stuff going 4/4 including a double and a triple, almost went yard but put a nice dent in the outfield wall. Russ Figueroa helped the team with a 3/4 day. Jon Chlebec had a terrific day at the plate going 4/4. Lee Visker followed Jon with a 4/4 day as well. Barney Armstrong banged out a 3/4 day including a nice double. Dale Huffine hit the ball well and had our 2nd walk of the day. The rest of us helped with 1 hit and Les Bonde managed 2 hits. Great game both defensively and offensively.


Games thru -        Saturday, December 4, 2021
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 4 0 0 1.000
Northwest Physical Therapy 3 1 0 0.750
Broward Factory Services 3 1 0 0.750
Mid First Bank 2 2 0 0.500
Vital Care Rehabilitation 2 2 0 0.500
Camino Eye Care 2 2 0 0.500
Angelas Kitchen 2 2 0 0.500
Thomas Pham Dentist 1 3 0 0.250
Core Institute 1 3 0 0.250
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 4 0 0.000

 Saturday, December 4, 2021

Camino Eye Care - 17 CORE Institute - 12

"In a cool early morning 6 inning game, Camino Eye Care plated 3 runs to Core Institute’s 3 runs. In the 2nd inning Camino Eye held Core to no runs while putting up 4 runs. After that Camino Eye was never behind. In the 6th inning with the score at 12 - 17, Camino Eye shut down The Core Institute allow no runs and ending the game at 12 - 17. Thank you Mike Kachurak for jumping in for Pete Carder starting the 3rd inning. Pete Carder and Mike Kachurak went 4/4 with Mike banging out a double. Lester Zirbel went 2/4 today with a triple. Don Ranieri went 4/4 today going yard in the 4th inning. Russ Figueroa went 2/3 today and was stellar at SS, Welcome back Russ. Jon Chlebec went 3/3 as did Lee Visker. Barney Armstrong pounded out 2 good hits to 3 AB’s. Dale Huffine went 1/2 and a BB. Pitcher Ray Hensley went 2/3, Les Bonde went 1/3 as did our Catcher Mike “Sully” Sullivan. The team had 36 at bats agains 26 hits, 1 HR, 1 Triple and 2 doubles and base on balls. Great game. The team would like to thank Mike Kachurak filling in for Pete Carder in Left Center and Eileen Figueroa for handling our scorebook, great to have you and Russ back.
The Core Institute team played well today but could not overcome the Camino Eye Care team's hitting depth in its batting order. The Core team did hit well today with a team batting average of .636, and some good defense by David Nathe and Sub Mike McGinn. David Nathe (double, 3 RBI's) and Paul Jinneman (triple,1 RBI) were perfect at the plate, hitting 3 for 3. Allen Bellew (2 RBI's), Ed Campbell, Dick Hansen (triple, double, 3 RBI's), Jules Nagy (double, 1 RBI), Subs Barry Delano (double, 1 RBI) and Ted Grove, each had 2 hits in 3 at bats. Klaud Holt (1 RBI), Dick Steiman and Mike McGinn each contributed a hit.

Backbone Chiropractic - 16 Angela's Kitchen - 11

Backbone Chiropractic collected 25 hits and 16 runs in a 7 inning win over Angela’s in a hard fought game. Sub Jeff Silversteen made a fantastic catch at the rover position of a hard line drive to hold Angela’s to 1 run in the first inning. Jeff also went 4 for 4 and rang up 4 rbi’s. Sub Dale Halder went 2 for 3 with a walk. Dale put 2 over the fence, collecting 2 rbi’s with his 1st home run in the 1st inning. His 2nd one over the fence counted as a long single! Jay Schirpke let off the game with a solo home run to deep right field and got us on the board with the 1st pitch. Jay also played his usual excellent play in outfield. Bill Tierney once again went 4 for 4 with 1 rbi. Roger Neuman pitched without allowing any free passes to make the Angela’s batters earn their way on base. Glen Turner moved to 3rd base and went 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Dan Sykes once again did excellent glove work at 1st base, but was stifled at the plate by good defense. Pierre Boudreau went 3 for 4. Daren Proctor went 2 for 3 and collected 2 rbi’s. Joe Osowiec went 2 for 3. Rounding out the game, Joel Last went 1 for 3. The game was closer than the score reflected, since Angela’s kept coming back. Another great team effort by Backbone Chiropractic. Special thanks to assistant coach Bruce Spiegel for keeping the book, and coordinating pinch runners.

Angela’s played a very good undefeated Backbone team and lost 16-11. Backbone had a very good day at the plate with numerous hits placed where the defense was not. Angela’s offense seemed to be a little out of sync. Notable Hitters: Chuck Gibson and Ron Coleman both 4-4. Howard Sumner subbing for Dave Fusaro was 3-4. Dave Anthony was 3-4 with 4 rbi and one 2B hit. John Bertholdy, Mike Kachurak, and Bill Janowski were all 2-4. Greg Church was 2-3. Al Miller and Ed Hart were both 1-3.

Broward Factory Service - 12 Vital Care Rehab - 11

Broward Factory Services beat Vital Care Rehab 12-11 scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Jeff Smith hit in the tying and winning runs with a low line drive to center that the left center fielder just couldn’t catch. Both teams played great defense. Sub Rick Watson, Sub Don Ranieri, Jim Opyd, Gary Armstrong and Gary Christofferson all went 3-4. Ranieri had a 2B 3B HR 4RBI’s. Also getting 2 hits each were: Mike Anderson 2-4, Danny Woods 2-4 and Ed Abrams 2-3. Pitcher Paul Plapp won his 3rd game of the season.

"In a battle of 2-1 teams, Broward Factory Services staged a furious 7 run rally in the bottom of the 7th defeating our Vital Care Rehabilitation team 12-11. We had chances for the 3rd out in the 7th but could not come up with the clinching play, unfortunately.
During the contest, our OF played an excellent game stopping Broward rallies with great glove work by Jerry Boesche, Pete Semenak, and Greg Roehm. Also, Artie pitched very well and deserved a better fate. Offensively, we hit the ball pretty well, but we stranded 11 runners and had another doubled off on a line drive. The top two in the order Rod Wilterdink and Semenak set the table well each going 4-4 with the later having a HR. Sub John Nicodermo was also a perfect 4-4 and Roehm was 3-4 including a pair of extra base hits. Bruce Lowe, Ray Gibson, and sub Tom Rinehart each contributed two hits and Fred Swan, Fred Jensen, and Boesche were good foer a hit each. RBI leaders on the day were Semenak and Roehm with 4 and 2 respectively."

MidFirst Bank - 6 T Pham Dentist - 18

Mid First Bank scored in only two innings and bowed to TP Dentist 18-6 which tallied in all but one frame of the six inning contest. The bankers managed just thirteen hits led by Brian Holiday’s 2 for 2 with a walk effort. Teammates Brian Pin, Don Trenda and Ron Kaleta went 2 for 3 each. Becky Holliday, Marv Mathews, Greg Allseitz, Ron Rogerson and Bill Marchionni added to Mid First’s hit total with a safety apiece. The loss evened Mid First’s record at 2 and 2.

Thomas Pham Dentist had lost its first three games, but turned the tables on Mid First Bank and mercy them 18 to 6.TP Dentist had 27 hits lead by Ken Carson with four, and also played an excellent second base. Ed Musgrave pitched a strong game holding the Bank team scoreless through innings 2-5, and giving up only 6 runs in the game. Sub, Don Cole, played left field, and made several plays to stop rallies by the bank team. Finally, of the 27 hits, only 3 went for extra hits, and they were doubles.

NW Physical Therapy - 22 Happy Ears Hearing - 17

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team defeated the Happy Ears Hearing sponsored team 22-17 on Dec 4th. Both teams scored 4 runs in the first inning. The Physical Therapists then produced 4 runs in 4 of their next 5 innings and took a 22-11 lead into the final unlimited inning. The Happy Ears hitters then totalled 6 runs before good catches of fly balls by Tim Schiewe and Dave Dompier completed the NWPT victory. Every NWPT batter had at least one hit and one run scored as their offensive barrage totalled a team high of 33 hits. Four hits each were contributed by Tim Schiewe, Ralph Hollis, Ron Swanson, Dennis Karcher and Dave Dompier who also scored 4 runs. Three hits each came from Bob Lessard, John Hammel and Roy Carpenter, who had a double and a triple. Hammel and Schiewe each bounced a ground rule double over the fence. Pitcher Dennois Karcher helped his own cause with 4 hits and 3 RBIs. Third baseman Jim Witkowski made good defensive plays by twice spearing hot line drives and also catching two long relay throws to tag out runners trying to advance.

Happy Ears played a great game with an on base average of 651, 28 hits and 17 runs. Not enough to keep up with a powerful Northwest Physical Therapy team. Happy Ears finished strong with everyone batting in the last inning and scoring 6 runs before the worried Therapists could get things shut down. Going 4 for 4 were; Mike Wunsch, Norris Carpenter, Dan Newman and Dick Nunez. Paul Larsen had 3 hits with a triple. Dave Swansen and Jim Young each had two hits. Thanks to subs Mike Anderson and Jim Mathews who both had two hits.


Games thru -  Saturday, November 20, 2021
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Backbone Chiropractic 3 0 0 1.000
Northwest Physical Therapy 2 1 0 0.667
Angelas Kitchen 2 1 0 0.667
Broward Factory Services 2 1 0 0.667
Mid First Bank 2 1 0 0.667
Vital Care Rehabilitation 2 1 0 0.667
Core Institute 1 2 0 0.333
Camino Eye Care 1 2 0 0.333
Thomas Pham Dentist 0 3 0 0.000
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 3 0 0.000


Saturday, November 20, 2021

T Pham Dentist - 5 Backbone Chiropractic - 15

T P Dentist scored 5 runs and lost to Backbone Chiropractic 15 to 5. Of the three games played this season ,TP Dentist has lost by one run in first game, and has been mercied by the 12 run rule in the last two games. T P Dentist hopes to have the season turn around after the Thanksgiving break.

"Every player had at least one hit as Backbone Chiropractic defeated the Thomas Pham Dentist in a shortened 6 inning flip flop. Bill Tierney with a double and RBI, Tom Gibans with 3 RBI, sub Dale Halder with a outside the park homerun and a double and 3 RBI, winning pitcher Roger Neumann with a RBI, and Daren Proctor with a double and RBI each stroked 3 hits. Pierre Boudreau added 2 hits and 2 RBI. Sub Greg Allseitz with a double, Glen Turner with 2 hits, sub Bob Higgins with a hit, and sub Dale Schroeder with a hit each had a RBI. Sub Jim Mathews played a solid game at first base and contributed a hit. Glenn Turner made a blazing last second throw from behind second base and sub Dale Schroeder made a spectacular catch at home plate to end the game!


MidFirst Bank - 13 Broward Factory Service - 12

Mid First Bank took full advantage of the Home Team Advantage scenario with Ron Kaleta’s base knock in the bottom of the 7th inning that drove in the winning run to give the bankers’ a 13-12 victory over Broward Factory Services in an exciting back and forth contest. Mid First collected twenty two big hits led by Kaleta and Don Trenda’s perfect 4 for 4 efforts. Greg Allseitz was 3 for 4 with four teammates going 2 for 3 including Becky Holliday, Brian Pin, Don Hansen and Ron Rogerson. Holliday and Pin also had a sacrifice apiece. Marv Mathews, Brian Holliday and Bill Marchionni rounded out the hit parade with a safety each. The win pushed Mid First’ early season record to 2 and 1.

Mid First Bank broke a tied 12-12 game by scoring a run in the bottom of the 7th to win. Broward got 2 home runs by David Zuker and Danny Wood. Leading hitter was Pitcher Paul Plapp3-3 RBI. Going 3-4 each were David Zuker HR 2 RBI’s, Jim Opyd RBI, Danny Wood 2B HR 2 RBI’s, Gary Armstrong RBI. Getting 2 hits were Gary Christofferson and Sub Rick Watson.

Happy Ears Hearing - 9 Angela's Kitchen - 11

After six innings the score was tied. Angelas scored in the 7th and Happy Ears didn't. It was a good game with solid defensive play. Keeping Happy Ears in the game on offense was Mike Wunsch with a 4 for 4 day and on defense Norris Carpenter and Mike McGinn had outstanding days, Paul Becker pitched a great game.

Angela's was the visiting team against Happy Ears. Angela's squeaked out an 11-9 win. The game was extremely competitive as the lead went back and forth throughout the game with Angela's knotting up the game 9-9 with a 4 run 6th inning. Angela's scored 2 in the top of the 7th and held Happy Ears scoreless on a 1-2-3 bottom of the 7th. Defensively Angela's turned a double play to snuff a scoring threat late in the game on a hard-hit grounder to SS John Bertholdy to Rover Bill Janowski who threw to 1B Jim Stocker. Also, Ron Coleman playing deep threw a strike to the cut-off man who relayed the ball to Catcher Ed Hart and post an out at home and save an important run. Notable Hitters: Dave Anthony 4-4 (3B), John Bertholdy 3-4, Dave Fusaro 2-4 (2B), Chuck Gibson 2-4, Mike Kachurak 2-4, Bill Janowski 2-4 (2 2B). Ron Cole man 1-4 (2B), Greg Church and Al Miller each 2-3 and Ed Hart 1-3.

CORE Institute - 17 NW Physical Therapy - 19

The Core Institute team started well and then its bats cooled while the Northwest Physical Therapy team consistently had hot bats. After the top of the 7th inning, Core trailed 19 - 9. Core's bats exploded scoring 8 runs in the 7th inning, however, this was not enough to overcome the 10 run deficit it faced as it batted in the bottom of the last inning. Ken Krzeminski (3 runs, 2 triples, 4 rbi's) and David Nathe (1 run, 1 home run, 2 doubles, 3 rbi's) each batted 4 for 4. Sub Jim Opyd (3 runs, double, 2 rbi's), Sub Mike Mcginn (1 run, 1 double, 1 rbi), Jules Nagy (2 runs, 1 rbi), and Paul Jinneman (2 runs) each went 3 for 4. Dick Hansen (2 runs, 1 rbi), Sub Barry Delano (1 run, double, 3 rbi's), and Dick Steiman (2 rbi's) each went 2 for 4. Ed Campbell (1 run, double, 1 hit). Klaus Holt (1 run). Thanks to our Subs; Jim Opyd, Barry Delano, and Mike Mcginn who helped our team with their hitting and fielding. 

"The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team won its second game of the fall Saturday league season by defeating the Core Institute sponsored team in a 19-17 slugfest November 20th. The game was close most of the game. The Therapists had a 14-9 lead entering the seventh and unlimited inning when hitters of both teams began pounding the ball. Successive hits by Ralph Hollis, John Hammel, Bob Dooling, Ron Swanson, Jim Witkowaki and Lonnie Saiz produced five more runs and what seemed like a safe 10 run lead for the Therapists. But, after teams flip-flopped batters, the Core hitters began smashing hits and piling up runs and eliminated all but 2 runs of the deficit before the Therapists finally made the final out. The NWPT team totalled 27 hits--Dave Dompier and Tim Schiewe each had 4 while John Hammel and Bob Dooling each had 3. Bob Lessard, Ralph Hollis, Ron Swanson, Jim Witkowski, Lonnie Saiz and Roy Carpenter each added two. Pitcher Dennis Karcher helped the NWPT defense by once again allowing no walks. Rover Dave Domper starred on defense, fighting the sun to catch several pop files and throwing out two runners with strong relay throws. Right fielder Ron Swanson also helped by running down several long fly balls which initially looked like extra base hits."

Vital Care Rehab - 11 Camino Eye Care - 8

"A four run fifth bottom of the fifth and excellent late game defense gave our Vital Care team an 11- 8 win over Camino Eye Care squad. Down 8-6 entering the bottom of the 5th, the savvy veteran, Artie Stackpole led off with a hit and we were on our way to a four run inning and an 11-8 lead which held up as the final score. The big hit of the inning was a two RBI hit by Ray Ray Gibson. On the day Gibson was 3-3 with 5 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Defensively, we improved as the game went along shutting out the determined Eye Care squad the last 3 innings. Bruce Lowe gunned down a runner from the outfield cutting off one rally, the both Gibson and Rod Wilterdink knocked down hard shots in the 7th converting potential hits into outs. Artie pitched a great game for the victors. Offensively Greg Roehm (3-3) and Fred Jensen 2-2 with a sac fly were perfect on the day while David Bagwell, Fred Lubs, Pete Semenek, and Wilterdink were each 2-3. Happy Thanksgiving all!"

Camino Eye Care bats were cold today in the final game before Thanksgiving break. Camino Eye Care scored 3 runs in the first with Vital Care answering with 4 runs. Camino Eye was held scoreless in the 2nd as did Vital Care. In the 3rd inning Camino Eye scored 4 runs giving up 2 runs to Vital Care leaving the score at 7 - 6. In the 4th inning Camino Eye managed to push one run across home plate and held Vital Care to no runs giving Camino Eye Care the edge by 2 runs. In the final 3 innings the Camino Eye Care bats went silent while giving up 5 runs to Vital Care and the winning score of 11 to 8. Pete Carder banged out a 3/4 day, Sub Lloyd Newlands went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles, Sub Jamie Sullivan helped the team with a 2/3 day. Jon Chlebec went 3/3 including a nice double. Barney Armstrong had a 2/3 day. Lee Visker and Ray Hensley both helped with 1/3 at the plate. This game was close and could have gone either way in the 7th, good team effort. Camino Eye Care would like to thank Lloyd Newlands and Jamie Sullivan for subbing for us today.

Games thru - Saturday, November 13, 2021
    TeamWonLostTieWin PCT
Backbone Chiropractic2001.000
Broward Factory Services2001.000
Northwest Physical Therapy1100.500
Vital Care Rehabilitation1100.500
Mid First Bank1100.500
Core Institute1100.500
Camino Eye Care1100.500
Angelas Kitchen1100.500
Happy Ears Hearing Center0200.000
Thomas Pham Dentist0200.000

 Saturday, November 13, 2021

CORE Institute - 12 Vital Care Rehab - 11

The Core Institute hit well today and played some very good defense. Core stayed ahead through the 6th inning. In the top of the 7th, the Vital Care team tied the score at 11 runs. In the bottom of the 7th, the first four Core batters hit singles, with Ken Krezeminski knocking in the winning run. Core's team batting average today was .615. Sub Dale Halder went 4 for 4 (3 runs, 3 doubles and 3 RBI's), Dick Hansen - 4 for 4 (2 runs, 2 RBI's), and Ken Krzeminski - 3 for 4 (3 RBI's). Ed Campbell (2 runs), Jules Nagy (2 runs, triple,1 RBI), Paul Jinneman (1 run, 1 RBI), Sub Duncan Abrams (1 run, 1 RBI) and Dick Steiman (1 run) each had 2 hits. Ted Koch (1 RBI), Klaus Holt and Mike Mcginn each contributed one hit. Subs Dale Halder and Duncan Abrams, and Jules Nagy, Dick Hansen and Dick Steiman each made some very important defensive plays which helped to contain Vital Care's scoring. Our thanks go to Subs Dale Holder, Duncan Abrams, Ted Koch and Mike Mcginn for helping us achieve today's win.

On a beautiful Saturday our Vital Care came up a little short in a 12-11 loss in a game that was close from start to finish and came down to the 7th inning. Down by a two runs and the top of the order up, things looked possible for a big inning and it started off just that way as John Guzik singled for his 4th hit of the game and Pete Semenek hit a two tun homer to put us even and still nobody out. But despite loading the bases, we could not push across any more runs and a Core run in the bottom half gave the home squad the win. Our top of the order was awesome as none of the trio of John, Ray Gibson, and Pete made a single out on the day. Ray had 4 RBI and Pete 3 RBI. Greg Roehm, Artie Stackpole, Fred Jensen, and sub Jim Mathews each only made a right turn on one occasion as 10 of the eleven players had at least one hit including Bruce Lowe and Fred Lubs with two hits.

Camino Eye Care - 8 Backbone Chiropractic - 10

Camino Eye Care lost to Backbone Chiropractic for our second game of the season 10 to 8. The game was 3-3 through 4 innings. Backbone took the lead by 1 in the 5th, the Camino Eye added 2 to our score in the 6th. In the final inning Backbone plated 4 runs while Camino Eye could only muster 1 more run leaving Camion Eye 2 runs short. This game was defense all the way. Camino Eye had 18 hits to 38 at bats including 5 doubles and 1 intentional walk. Don Ranieri went 3 for 4 including a double and an intentional walk, Lee Visker was 3 for 3, Ray Hensley went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles. Lester Zirbel went 2 for 4 with a double, lastly Dale Huffine went 1 for 3 with a double. A couple more hits and we could have pulled a win for this game. The team thanks Tom Gruzs for subbing for us at SS. Tom, you were great at SS.

Backbone Chiropractic scattered 19 hits over 7 innings in a close game against Camino Eye Care. Camino Eye Care brought their gloves, with the infield catching 5 line drives in key situations to shut down several Backbone rallies. Backbone came to the plate in the top of the 7th inning down 7 to 6 with the bottom of the order a coming to the plate. The 1st 3 batters singled to load the bases, and key 2 out hits by Tom Gibans and Glen Turner plated 4 runs. We were able to hold Camino Eye Care to 1 run in their half of the 7th inning, with Backbone Chiropractic finishing with a 10 to 8 win. Leading the charge was Jay Schirpke, going 3 for 4 with a HR, triple, and a double and 2 rbi’s. Tom Gibans went 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s. Jeff Nickerson was 3 for 3, with 3 rbi’s and an intentional walk. Joe Osowiec went 3 for 3. Collecting 2 hits each were Bill Tierney and Pierre Boudreau.

Happy Ears Hearing - 15 MidFirst Bank - 16

Happy Ears Hearing played a much improved game, but couldn't respond to a strong 5th inning by Mid First Bank. For Happy Ears; Norris Carpenter and Ray Kouns were a perfect 4 for 4 from the plate. On base 3 times were; Bob Craig, Paul Larson, Dick Nunez with a double, Mike Wunsch with 2 doubles and Paul Beck with a triple. It was a great game to the end with the 5th inning being the difference.

Mid First Bank broke a 13-13 tie in the top of the 7th inning with 3 big runs and held Happy Ears Hearing to just two tallies in the bottom of the frame to post a 16-15 hard fought victory. The bankers garnered 25 big safeties in the contest led by three hitters including Greg Allseitz, Brian Pin and Don Trenda with perfect 4 for 4 efforts each. One of Allseitz' hits was an over the fence dinger. Becky Holliday and Ron Kaleta also had good days at the plate going 3 for 4 apiece. Marv Mathews, Don Hansen and Brian Holliday pounded out two hits each with Ron Rogerson adding the additional safety. The big win evened Mid First's early season record at 1 and 1.

NW Physical Therapy - 11 Angela's Kitchen - 16

The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team was defeated 16-11 on Nov.13 by the Angeas Restaurant sponsored team The NWPT team trailed the entire game. Angelas jumped out to a 9-5 lead after 3 innings and their batters needed only four innings to total 15 of their 16 total runs. Dave Dompier had 4 hits and scored three runs to lead the Therapists attack. Bob Lessard was 3 for 3 and scored 3 times. Ron Swanson had a triple and a single, and Roy Carpenter a double and a single and scored twice. Sub Jim McDonald had 2 hits and 2 RBIs and made several good defensive plays at first base.

Angela's Kitchen posted a hard-earned win today 16-11. Angela's jumped out to an early lead after 3 innings and held on to win. Angela's entered the final frame up 16-8 and held NWPT to 3 runs in their last at-bat. Notable hitters for Angela's: Howard Sumner (subbing for Dave Fusaro) 4-4 (2B), Chuck Gibson 4-4 (2B), Greg Church 4-4. Ron Coleman 3-4 (3 2B), Bill Janowski 3-4. John Bertholdy, Mike Kachurak, Al Miller, and Jim Stocker all were 2-4. Ed Hart was 1-3 and Dave Anthony was 1-4. Rover Bill Janowski made several great defensive plays on hard-hit line drives. Special thanks to Howard Sumner for filling in and subbing at the last minute.

Broward Factory Service - 22 T Pham Dentist - 12

Broward Factory Services beat Thomas Pham Dentist 22-12. Every Broward hitter except one had RBI’s and every hitter except one had at least 2 hits. Broward hit .775 with 31 hits.. Mike Anderson, Ralph Mckeever, Jim Opyd and Gary Armstrong were 4-4. Ed Abrams 3-3, David Zuker HR 5 RBI’s and Gary Christofferson were 3-4. Jeff Smith and Sub Bob Hudson had 2 hits and Bob made a great catch of a line drive in left field. Paul Plapp pitched his 2nd win of the season.

T.P. Dentist lost for the second time this season, this time to Broward Factory 22 to 12. We started with 2 subs, Kandi Patrick and Ken Silva, but then Bob Snelling had foot problems, and had to leave, and was replaced by John Hammel at short. Jim Saltzman, our right fielder ,was a no show, and replaced by Dick Nunez in right center field. Several player had three hits, but the T.P. Dentist team could not out slug the Broward team.


Games thru -  Saturday, November 6, 2021
    Team Won Lost Tie Win PCT
Vital Care Rehabilitation 1 0 0 1.000
Camino Eye Care 1 0 0 1.000
Broward Factory Services 1 0 0 1.000
Northwest Physical Therapy 1 0 0 1.000
Backbone Chiropractic 1 0 0 1.000
Thomas Pham Dentist 0 1 0 0.000
Core Institute 0 1 0 0.000
Angelas Kitchen 0 1 0 0.000
Happy Ears Hearing Center 0 1 0 0.000
Mid First Bank 0 1 0 0.000

 Saturday, November 6, 2021

Angela's Kitchen - 12 Broward Factory Service - 15

Angela’s Kitchen played a good Broward team to open the Fall Saturday League. This was a very competitive 6 inning game. Angela’s Kitchen led 12-10 going into the 6th inning. Broward erupted for 5 runs in the top of the 6th and Angela’s Kitchen failed to score in the bottom half. Leading hitters in the 21-hit attack were: Bill Janowski and Dave Anthony (3RBI) both 3-3. Chuck Gibson (2B) and Dave Fusaro both 3-4. Ron Coleman 2-3 (2B & 3B 4RBI) and Albert Miller 2-3. John Bertholdy 2-4 (2RBI). Greg Church 1-3 (3RBI), Mike Kachurak and Ed Hart 1-3.

Broward Factory Services and Angela’s Kitchen played a very competitive game with Broward winning 15-12. Tied 10-10 after 4 innings. Angela’s led 12-10 after 5 inning of the 6 inning game. Broward scored 5 runs in the sixth with the help of a 3 run home run by David Zuker. Then held Angela’s scoreless with a great play by outfielder Jim Opyd and first basemen Mike Anderson. Every team member for Broward had at least one hit. Leading hitters were: Gary Christofferson 4-4 RBI, Ralph Mckeever 4-4 3 RBI’s, Gary Armstrong 3-4 2B 2 RBI’s, Mike Anderson 3-4 RBI, David Zuker HR 5 RBI’s, Jim Opyd 3-4 2B RBI, Jeff Smith 2-4, Ed Abrams 2-3 and Pitcher Paul Plapp 2-3 RBI.

Vital Care Rehab - 17 Happy Ears Hearing - 11

Our Vital Care came out with a 4 run first and never looked back as we won 17-11 in a game where all of our players had at least one hit. Bruce Lowe was a perfect 4-4 while Pete Semenek and Greg Roehm were 3-3 with the latter having a double and triple and a team leading 3 RBI's. Having only one out were Rod Wilterdink, Fred Lubs, Fred Jensen, Gerry Boesche, and sub David Bagwell in the 26 hit attack. Ray Gibson added a pair of hits while Artie Stackhouse and Fred Swan each added a single to the well rounded offense. Defensively, Semenek was aggressive in LC taking away potential hits while Roehm in left also had a nice catch or two to keep Happy Ears at bay.

"Happy Ears got off to a slow start and could not keep up with a solid Vital Care team. Everyone on the team got on base, Ray Kouns went 3 for 4, Paul Becker went 4 for 4 with a double and a triple.

T Pham Dentist - 11 NW Physical Therapy - 12

T.P. Dentist lost to Broward Factory 12 to 11 in a 7 inning game. The Dentist team had 19 hits, but only 2 from the last four hitters in the lineup. T.P. Dentist had the tie, and winning runs on base in the 7th, but could not score, and lost the game. T.P. Dentist played the game with Howard Sumner and Ken Carlson out with injuries, and Rick Pearson during the game. Jim Saltzman had an outstanding game, with four hits, including a double, but it wasn't enough, as T.P, Dentist suffered its first defeat.

"The Northwest Physical Therapy sponsored softball team opened its fall saturday league season on Nov, 6 by defeating the T.P Dentist sponsored team 12-11 Both teams played very well for a season opener, with few errors and most runs driven in by solid base hits.
Ten of the NWPT hitters contributed to their 20 hit attack, led by Dave Dompier, Bob Lessard, Tim Schiewe, Ralph Hollis, John Hammel, Bobby Dooling; Lonnie Saiz and Roy Carpenter. After Dompier led off the first inning with a triple, hits by Lessard, Schiewe, Hollis and Hammel quickly plated 4 runs but they were answered by 4 by the Dentists. The score was even at 8-8 after five innings, but NWPT team added four more runs and held on for the win."

MidFirst Bank - 10 Camino Eye Care - 22

Mid First Bank fought hard for the first five innings trailing Camino Eye Care by just one tally 11-10. Camino, however; put it all together in the sixth and final frame with eleven big runs to post a 22-10 win. Mid First had nineteen safeties led by Brian Pin’s 3 for 3 effort followed by sub John Guzik and Norm Lustig who each were 2 for 2 with a walk. Don Hansen, Ron Rogerson and Bill Marchionni each went 2 for 3 followed by Becky Holliday and Don Trenda with 2 for 4 efforts. Greg Allseitz and Brian Holliday added a hit apiece. Two big highlights for Mid First Bank in the game were a rare triple play in the 4th inning started by Brian Pin who tagged a runner between second and third to Becky Holliday who forced a runner at second and to Brian Holliday at first who got the hitter by a foot or two. The other highlight was sub Guzik's inside the park home run in the fifth inning.

"Camino Eye Care defeated Mid First Bank for our first game of the season 22 to 10. The game was a back and forth game for 6 innings. After 2 innings we were 4 to 6, then after 3 innings we were 7 to 6, the 4th inning ended at 7 to 8. At the end of 5 innings the game score was 11 to 10 then in the final 6th inning Camino Eye put up 11 runs while leaving Mid First Bank scoreless in the bottom of the 6th for our first win of the season. Defense was good and our hitting was even better. Every one had at least 1 hit and every one scored at least once. Two batters to note were Don Ranieri went yard in the 5th with 2 runners on. Lester Zirbel contributed with an extra double. The rest of the team scattered hits all over the field except for Lee Visker who drew 4 walks. The team thanks Tom Gruzs for subbing at SS."

Backbone Chiropractic - 14 CORE Institute - 8

Nice way to start off the season with a win over Core Institute on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Core came out swinging and led 8 to 6 at the end of the 3rd inning. And then were shut down the last 4 innings with great pitching by Roger Neuman and timely defense by Backbone. Joel Last sparked a 4 run, two out rally in the 4th inning with a double over the heads of the Core defenders in center field, resulting in 2 RBI’s. Jay Schirpke went 3 for 3, with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s. Jeff Nickerson also went 3 for 3 with 1 RBI on his towering solo home run blast over the left field wall. Jeff combined this with flawless defense. Tom Gibans went 2 for 2 and added a run scoring sacrifice fly to deep left field. Glen Turner went 2 for 3, his only out being a scorching line drive which was caught by the pitcher. Bill Tierney went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s. Not to be outdone, Roger Neuman went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. Dan Sykes went 2 for 3. Pierre Boudreau and Joe Osowiec also went 1 for 2. Roger was also the beneficiary of several double plays turned by the infield to put out several potential rallies by Core.

The Core Institute team hit fairly well, with most of the hits occurring in the early part of the game. Through the 3rd inning, Core was ahead of the game by a score of 8 to 6. In the 4th inning, Backbone Chiropractic scored 4 runs to pull ahead by 2 runs. Backbone scored another 4 runs in the 5th inning and won the game by a score of 14 to 8. Core's top 5 batters hit at a .667 average, scoring all of the team's 8 runs and batting in 3 runs. The team's batting average for the day was .583. Three batters were perfect at the plate. Ed Campbell, 4 for 4 (2 runs), Larry Harpe 3 for 3 (1 RBI, 1 double), and Sub John Guzik 3 for 3 (2 RBIs, 1 double). Jules Nagy was 3 for 4 (2 runs, 1 double), Allen Bellew went 2 for 3 (2 runs, 2 RBI's). Sub Barry Delano was 2 for 4 (2 runs, 1 RBI), Ken Krzeminski and Dick Hansen, each 1 for 3 (each with 1 RBI). Dick Steiman and Sub Lonnie Saiz each contributed a hit. We thank our three subs for helping us out today; Barry Delano (a pitcher), John Guzik (3rd base), and Lonnie Saiz (2nd base).