Summer II 2023 Weekday Summaries & Standings
Final Standings - Congratulations to the Petelin Vision Team!
|Games thru -||Thursday, September 14, 2023|
|Summer 2 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||8||7||1||0.531|
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Canyon State HVAC - 17 Petelin Vision - 18
Canyon State Cruised the game and had a 15 to 4 lead going into the last inning. Canyon State's defense went dormant and allowed Petelin to score 14 runs. Canyon wasn't done though. Canyon scored 2 runs and had the equalizer on third. It wasn't meant to be on this day and Petelin held on for a 1 run win at 18 to 17. Every Canyon player had at least one hit. Hitting was as follows: batting .1000: John Boland (triple, double) and Paul Larson (double). Hitting .750: Dick Nunez and JD Dillree. Hitting .667 Marty Jiminez. Hitting .500: John Hammel, Dave Swanson (triple), Lonne Saiz, Dale Schroeder, and Dorothy Mazur. Artie Stackpole chipped in with a hit. We just came up one run short today. Congratulations Petelin! Kathy Boland did another great job on our scorebook!
Petelin Vision beat Canyon State 18-17 in what was a champship game. Canyon was leading 15-4 when Petelin begin batting in the top of the 7th. Petelin sent 18 batters to the plate. Petelin scored 14 runs to lead 18-15. Canyon scored 2 in the bottom of the 7th before Petelin could get the 3rd out to win. With the score 15-12 and 2 outs in the 7th, the last 2 batters in the Petelin lineup, John Silva and Joel Last both got hits to continue the scoring. Leading hitters were: Joel Last 2-4, John Silva 2-4 2B 1RBI, Sal Politi 1-4, Jerry Eastham 2-4 1RBI, Sub Barney Armstrong 3-5 1RBI, Don Trenda 4-5 2RBI’s, Danny Wood 3-5 2B 4RBI’s, Tom Yurkunas 4-5 2-2B 4RBI’s, Rick Pearson 4-5 3RBI’s, Ken Krzeminski 2-5 and Sub Skip Pavitt 5-5 2RBI’s.
Karen Olsen Realty - 17 Fast Signs - 11
The KO11 put together a good game against a good Fast Signs team and came away with a victory. The defense was much improved - turning two double plays and flashing some nice leather in both the infield and outfield. They put that fielding together with strong pitching and some very nice hitting - with 27 total hits in 6 at-bats. Hitting Highlights: Dan Newman - 4-4/2R/2B/6RBI (wow!); Bob Snelling - 4-4/4R/RBI; John Nicodemo - 4-4/R/2RBI; Eric Shouse - 3-4/3R/2B/2RBI; Ed Hart - 3-3/2R;Jim Opyd - 2-4/2R/2B/3B/RBI; Mike McGinn - 2-3/R; Sheldon Rosenthal - 2-3/2B/2RBI; Greg Church - 2-3/2-2B/RBI; SuperSub Jerry Eastham - 1-3/W/R/RBI. Super thank you to Jerry Eastham for subbing at the last minute - and of course, to our scorebook keepers - Christina and Ken Silva!
Fast Signs played a talented Karen Olsen squad, with Karen Olsen winning 17-11. Fast Signs’ defensive effort was led by LCF Jeff Watson, who made fantastic catches in both the first and sixth innings. Base running was a problem for Fast Signs that led to devastating outs to include the last out of the contest. Several Fast Signs’ hitters had a perfect day at the plate: David Maligro was 4-4, and both Ron Swanson-1 RBI and Dick Steiman were 3-3. Jeff Nickerson was 3-4 (2B) and 2 RBI's. Greg Roehm was 2-3 with a game high 4 RBI’s. Randy Van Wagner was also 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Jeff Watson was 2-4. Ed Campbell and Bill Marchionni reached safely and both had 1 RBI.
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Petelin Vision - 14 Fast Signs - 21
Fast Signs led Petelin Vision 15-14 to start the top of the 7th. .Fast Signs scored 7 runs. Petelin scored nothing in the bottom to end their Champship season. Petelin’s leading hitter was John Silva 2-3 2-2B 2RBI’s. Rick Pearson led the team in batting ave this season at .800 and adding a 4-4 2-3B 2RBI’s today. Sub Skip Pavitt 2-3 Sac Fly 2B 2RBI’s, Ken krzeminski 2-4 1RBI, Tom Yurkunas 3-4 2B 2RBI’s, Danny Wood 2-4 2B 3RBI’s, Sub Barney Armstrong 2-3 2B 1RBI, Sub Kat Melton 2-3. Thanks to Joe Osoweic, Skip, Barney and Kat for subbing for us today.
The final game for Fast Signs included Division winner, Petelin Vision. Fast Signs played an outstanding game both offensively and defensively for a decisive 21-14 victory. Congratulations to the entire Fast Signs team for an outstanding performance to end the season. The game ball is awarded to Bob Craig, his second of the season. Bob sustained an early injury but remained in the game and made a key hit for Fast Signs. There were several players perfect at the plate. Randy Van Wagner was 4-4 with 2 RBI’s, Greg Roehm was also 4-4 (HR)(3B) with 2 RBI’s. Ron Swanson also 4-4 (2B) with 1 RBI. Jeff Watson was 3-4 (3B) and substitute player, Dave Fusaro was also 3-4 with 1 RBI. Ed Campbell was 3-4 (2B) with a team high 4 RBI’s. David Maligro and Bob Craig- 3 RBI’s were both 2-3. Bill Marchionni was 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and Ray Hensley 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Dick Steiman was also 1-3. Special thanks to Dave Fusaro, who substituted at shortstop for Fast Signs today. Fast Signs wishes to thank the following people for their support during this season. We were most fortunate to have the softball experience and expertise of Mr. Scott Piemeisl. Scott volunteered his time to help and support the team to include coaching and maintaining batting statistics. Fast Signs must also thank our two Commissioners, Mr. Jeff Smith and Mr. Bruce Spiegel. Both Commissioners ensured everything went smoothly all season, thanks gentlemen. The spectators that come to watch the games make it fun for those of us who play. Fast Signs appreciates the interest and support of Grand residents. There are also many others, who behind the scenes make our league the success that it is. Thanks so very much everyone.
Canyon State HVAC - 12 Karen Olsen Realty - 20
Canyon State and Karen Olsen played a close game until the last inning. Canyon State had a lead going into the final open inning. The Canyon defense went dormant and allowed 10 runs to be scored losing the game 20 to 12. Hitting was as follows: batting .1000: Dick Nunez (double), JD Dillree , and John Hammel (double, double). Hitting .750 Marty Jiminez and John Boland. Hitting .500 were Paul Larson (double), Dave Swanson, Lonnie Saiz and Ray Hensley. Contributing a hit was Laura Johnson. Congratulations to Karen Olsen! Kathy Boland did another great job on our scorebook!
The KO11 finished the season strong - winning their last two games. In today's game against a tough Canyon State, the game was pretty close until the last inning. KO broke out for 11 runs in the bottom of the 7th - holding Canyon to a single run in the bottom of the inning for a final score of 21-12. Some fielding highlights to call out. Eric Shouse gunned down 2 runners at the plate from RC - one on a relay to Greg Church and then to Jack Braly - the second on a direct throw to Jack. Bob Snelling started another double play (two double play initiations on Tuesday too) - catching a fly ball and gunning a runner at home trying to score. On all three plays, Jack Braly did an excellent job of providing a nice target and then catching the throws into the plate. Hitting was on point today - with 32 total hits. Every player had at least one hit. Highlights: Robert Blainey 4-4/2R/2B/3RBI; Eric Shouse 4-5/3R/2RBI/2B; Dan Newman 4-5/2R/3RBI; John Nicodemo 4-5/3R/2B/RBI; SUPERSUB Ken Silva 3-5/3R/2-2B/HR!!!/3RBI; Ed Hart 3-4/R/2RBI; Bob Snelling 3-5/R/RBI; Greg Church 2-4/2R/3B/3RBI; Mike McGinn 2-4/2R/2RBI; Jack Braly 2-4/R/RBI; Sheldon Rosenthal 1-4/R. Many thanks to Ken Silva for doing a great job subbing for us today. Thank you as always to Christina Silva for keeping our book today - and for keeping our book all season! A big thank you to Bruce Spiegel and Jeff Smith for running two great Summer Sessions - and for all the advice and counsel for this first-time manager. Congratulations to Petelin for winning the Summer2 Session title! Thank you to all the players in the league for a wonderful session - and most of all, thank you for the camaraderie all season!
|Games thru -||Thursday, September 7, 2023|
|Summer 2 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||6||7||1||0.464|
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Fast Signs - 19 Petelin Vision - 18
Just another exciting and entertaining game at the Field of Dreams. Fast Signs edged Petelin Vision 19-18 in a hard fought game between two outstanding clubs. Despite continued defensive struggles by Fast Signs, the game ended in the top of seventh with a 5-4-3 double play, when 3B, Greg Roehm, cleanly fielded a ground ball, threw to Rover, David Maligro, who made a perfect pivot and throw to 1B Ron Swanson, to end the game. The game ball is awarded to Catcher, Bob Craig, who turned the momentum of the game in Fast Signs’ favor, with a double that cleared the bases in the fourth inning. 3B and team manager, Greg Roehm, had a team high and career high 6 RBI’s in the game. The offensive effort of Fast Signs was outstanding as all players safely reached base. Perfection at the plate was accomplished by lead off hitter, Jeff Watson, 4-4 (2B) and 1 RBI, Randy Van Wagner also a perfect 4-4 with 2 RBI’s. Ed Campbell was another perfect hitter with a 4-4 day with 3 RBI’s. David Maligro was 3-3 with 1 RBI. Greg Roehm was 3-4 with 2 triples and a team high 6 RBI’s. Clean up hitter, Jeff Nickerson, was also 3-4 (2B) and 2 RBI’s. Ray Hensley was 2-3 with 1 RBI. Ron Swanson, Dick Steiman and Bob Craig also reached base safely in the contest. Special thanks to Ron Swanson for substituting for Ron Kaleta at 1B. A tip of the cap is due Fast Signs for a fantastic effort today.
Petelin Vision lost a very close game to Fast Signs today, 19-18. Fast Signs scored 4 in the bottom of the 6th to go ahead 19-16. Petelin had the winning runner on 2nd base but could not score him. Leading hitters were: Rick Pearson 2-2 2BB 3B 2RBI’s, Sub Curtis Rhoades 4-4 2B 5RBI’s, Sub Skip Pavitt 3-4, Ken Krzeminski 3-4 2B 2RBI’s, Don Trenda 3-4, Jim Mathews 3-4 1RBI, Jerry Eastham 3-4 2RBI’s, Sal Politi 2-3 Sac Fly 2RBI’s, Joe Osoweic 2-4 1RBI, Danny Wood 2-4 3RBI’s and John Silva with a nice hit in the last inning.
Karen Olsen Realty - 5 Canyon State HVAC - 11
"A tough day at Field of Dreams for the KO11. Periodic lapses on defense led to some unearned runs - and Artie Stackpole and the Canyon State defense held Karen Olsen to 11 total hits. Hitting Bright Spots: SuperSub Ken Silva - 3-3/2R/RBI/2-2B/3B; Dan Newman - 2-3/2RBI; SuperSub Barney Armstrong - 2-3; Eric Shouse - 1-3/R/RBI; Bob Snelling - 1-3/R; Mike McGinn - 1-3/R; Ed Hart - 1-3. Four players had O-fers. Story of the game. Today, Canyon was the better team. We will regroup and come out swinging against Petelin on Thursday! Big thank you's to our frequent Subs - Ken Silva and Barney Armstrong - thanks so much for your contributions this session! Thank you as always to Christina Silva for keeping our book today!
"Canyon State defeated a very strong Karen Olsen Team 11-5 today, to retake First Place by a narrow margin of 1/2 game, with 3 games left to play. Once again the top five in the order led the offense Scoring 10 of the 11 Runs and knocking in 10 of 11 Runs. Paul Larson Rover, Brad Brulotte Shortstop and Lonnie Saiz second base led the offense in the infield. Saiz especially stood out executing five tough plays two flies and 3 ground balls and turning them all into outs. J.D. Dillree Left Center, Dave Swanson Right Center and Dick Nunez in Left all made some difficult plays to keep the Karen Olsen batters from scoring, leading to 4 Scoreless innings. The offense was led by J.D. Dillree with 4 Hits, 3 Runs Scored, 2 Doubles and 3 RBI. He was followed by John Hammel with 3 Hits, Run Scored and 3 RBI. Dick Nunez Brad Brulotte, Paul Larson and Lonnie Saiz had 2 Hits apiece. Nunez had a Double and 3 Runs Scored, Brulotte Double, 2 Runs Scored and a RBI, Larson Triple, Run Scored and 3 RBI and Saiz a RBI. Dave Swanson a Hit, double, Dorothy Mazur Hit and Walk, Marty Jiminez and Dale Schroeder a Hit each and Schroeder an RBI."
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Fast Signs - 10 Canyon State HVAC - 8
Fast Signs brought an outstanding defensive effort for today's 10-8 victory against an impressive Canyon State squad. A number of defensive plays were big for Fast Signs, however, the play of the game involved David Maligro, who in the sixth inning, made a fantastic catch of a well hit line drive and ended the inning by doubling up the first base runner who was unable to return to 1B on time. David Maligro earned a game ball for his brilliant defense and a 2-2 offensive effort with a team high 3 RBI's. Lead off hitter, Jeff Watson was a perfect 3-3 with 1 RBI, and clean up hitter, Jeff Nickerson, was also a perfect 3-3 with 2 RBI's. Ed Campbell and Bob Craig were both 2-3. Randy Van Wagner, Greg Roehm (2B), Ron Swanson- 2 RBI's, Bill Marchionni, and Ray Hensley also reached safely. Fast Signs' sparkling defense was the difference today.
"Canyon State lost another close game 10-8 to Fast Signs, although it wasn't as close as it appears. Fast Signs jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 2 innings and Canyon State played catch up the rest of game and trailed by 5 Runs going into final inning. After the first two batters were out they rallied for three Runs and had a runner on third when the final out was recorded. John Hammel was by far the offensive star of the game going 4-4, with 2 Triples and 4 RBI. He was followed by Dick Nunez with 3 Hits, and 2 Runs Scored. Brad Brulotte, J.D. Dillree, Dave Swanson, Lonnie Saiz and Dorothy Mazur had 2 Hits apiece. Dillree Triple and 2 Runs Scored, Brulotte 2 Runs Scored and 2 RBI and Lonnie Saiz a Run Scored. Marty Jiminez a Hit and RBI. Not exactly our best offensive performance this season and offensively we didn't have our best game either. Looking for both our offense and defense to return for our last two games next week.
Petelin Vision - 18 Karen Olsen Realty - 13
Petelin Vision beat Karen Olsen Real Estste 18-13. Karen Olson scored 4 runs in the top of the 6th to make the score 14-13 Petelin. Petelin came back with 4 in the bottom on the 6th to go ahead 18-13. Petelin then held KO to no runs in the top of the 7th. Don Trenda had a 2 run inside the park home run in the first inning for Petelin. Leading hitters were: Rick Pearson 3-3 BB 2B 3B 2RBI’s, Don Trenda 3-3 HR 3RBI’s, Jerry Eastham 3-3 2RBI’s, Tom Yurkunas 3-4 2B 1RBI, Sub Joe Osoweic 2-3 3RBI’s, John Silva 2-3, Sal Politi 2-3 1RBI, Danny Wood 2-3 2B 1RBI, Ken krzeminski 2-4, and Sub Ken Silva 2-4 2B 2RBI’s.
Today, the KO 11 did a good job hitting - getting 26 hits overall - with every player getting at least one hit. Unfortunately, our fielding did not match that - and we wound up giving up a number of unearned runs. Hitting Highlights: Eric Shouse made his XBH count - with 6 RBI! Eric 2-3/R/6RBI/3B/HR!; Bob Snelling 4-4/4R/RBI; Dan Newman 4-4/R/RBI; Jim Opyd 3-4/3R/2RBI/2B; Mike McGinn 3-4/R; Robert Blainey 3-4/RBI; Ed Hart 2-3/R/2B; Jack Braly 1-3/R/RBI; Sheldon Rosenthal 1-4; John Nicodemo 1-4/RBI. We will look to have some fun the last two games of the season! Thanks as always to our Scorebook Keeper - Christina Silva!
|Games thru -||Thursday, August 31, 2023|
|Summer 2 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||6||5||1||0.542|
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Karen Olsen Realty - 5 Petelin Vision - 9
"Another tough game for the KO11. Today, our pitching and defense did enough - but our hitting let us down. It is hard to win in this league scoring 5 runs. We just did not hit enough - credit to Don Trenda, the Petelin pitcher - and the Petelin defense. Hitting highlights - John Nicodemo - 3-3/R/3RBI/2B/3B; SuperSub John Blevins - 2-3/R/RBI, Bob Snelling and Jim Opyd were 2-3/R; Robert Blainey - 2-3; Dan Newman 1-3/R; SuperSub Barney Armstrong - 1-3/RBI; Mike McGinn - 1-3. Big thank you's to John Blevins and Barney Armstrong for subbing - and to Christina Silva for keeping our scorebook! We will try to get back on the winning beam on Thursday!"
Petelin Vision beat Karen Olsen Real Estste 9-5 today. Petelin made many good defensive plays to back the good pitching of Don Trenda. Leading hitters were: Jerry Eastham 4-4 3RBI’s, Tom Yurkunas 3-4, Don Trenda 3-4 1RBI, Sub Joe Osoweic 2-3 2RBI’s, Jim Mathews 2-4, Danny Wood 2-4 1RBI, Sub Gary Finer 2-4, Howard Sumner 2-4, John Silva 1-4 1RBI and Rick Pearson 1-4. Thank you Randy Ratcliff for stepping in as a sub at the last moment.
Canyon State HVAC - 11 Fast Signs - 10
"Canyon State just barely eked out a victory over Fast Signs 11-10. They trailed 10-9 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. With one out and nobody on base Dick Nunez Doubled , followed by J,D. Dillree singled knocking in the Tying Run, Fast Signs then decided to intentionally walk Brad Brulotte, that decision backfired when John Hammel on his fourth hit of the day singled to Right Center sending J.D. Dillree home with the winning run. Leaders offensively John Hammel and Dick Nunez 4-4, Hammel Double, 2 Runs Scored and 4 RBI, Nunez Double and Run Scored. J.D. Dillree and Dave Swanson added 3 Hits apiece, Dillree 3 Runs Scored and 3 RBI, Swanson 2 RBI. Paul Larson had 2 Hits, Double, 2 Runs Scored and 2 RBI. Marty Jiminez and Dorothy Mazur each had a Hit. Defensively, Brad Brulotte handled his Left Center Field position well making several fine catches. Dick Nunez in Left Field, Dorothy Mazur in Right Field and Dave Swanson in Right Center had some plays that kept ""Signs"" from adding more runs. The infield of Marty Jiminez Third, J.D. Dillree Shortstop, Paul Larson at Rover and First Baseman John Hammel also helped to keep the Game close. Lonnie Seitz made two fine plays at second base but had to leave the game in the sixth inning with pain in his jaw. His wife took him to the emergency room. Thanks to Ed Hart for filling in, as soon as I hear any news about Lonnie I will let you all know. "
Once again for summer weekday games, a closely contested game was decided by one run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Fast Signs took a 10-9 lead into the bottom of the of the seventh inning, however, timely hitting from Canyon State resulted in the winning runs in a 11-10 win by Canyon State. Fast Signs has been fortunate all season to have a solid outfield group of players to include: Ed Campbell, Jeff Watson, Randy Van Wagner and Bill Marchionni. The hitting attack today was led by Jeff Watson, 3-4 and substitute player, Skip Pavittt, 3-4 (HR). Greg Roehm 2-2B, and substitute player, Ron Swanson (HR) were 2-3. As usual for the Field of Dreams, the home cooking was enjoyable for the home team.
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Fast Signs - 8 Karen Olsen Realty - 13
"Fast Signs played a talented Karen Olsen team, with the Karen Olsen club winning 13-8. Ed Campbell led the hitting attack, 3-3 with 1 RBI. Greg Roehm was 2-3, and Jeff Watson as well as substitute, Skip Pavitt 2-4. Fast Signs appreciates Skip Pavitt filling in at Rover for this week. The game ball is hereby awarded to K-9 (Team Mascot), Daphne Roehm, who continues to support the team through what has been a difficult season. Congratulations to an outstanding Karen Olsen squad.
In the immortal words of Bob Murphy ... time for the Happy Recap! Thanks to an overall team effort, the KO11 won today in a tightly contested match against a very good Fast Signs team. KO jumped out to an 8-1 lead. Fast Signs battled back to 8-7 - with KO pushing 5 more across and held Fast Signs a single run the rest of the way. Pitching and Fielding were good - and the Hitting was good as well - a good overall game for us! Our field ng highlight was the completion of an unprecedented double play on a ghost runner by our SuperSub Les Zirbel. The Hitting Highlights were many - with every player getting at least one hit. Bob Snelling - 3-4/2R/2RBI; Ed Hart - 2-4/2RBI; Jack Braly - 2-4/R/RBI/2B; Mike McGinn - 2-4/R/RBI; SuperSub Barney Armstrong - 3-4/2R/RBI/2B; Greg Church - 2-4/R/2RBI/2B; Jim Opyd - 2-4/2R/RBI/2B/3B; Robert Blainey - 2-4/2R; Les Zirbel - 1-4/RBI; Dan Newman - 1-3/R/2RBI; John Nicodemo - 4-4/R/2-2B. Big Thank You's to Les Zirbel and Barney Armstrong for subbing for us today - and to Christina Silva for keeping our scorebook!
Petelin Vision - 11 Canyon State HVAC - 10
Petelin Vision won a very close game with Canyon State 11-10. Canyon tied the score at 10-10 by scoring 3 runs in the top of the 7th. Petelin came back with Howard Sumner scoring from 2nd base on a base hit to right center. Leading hitters were: Sal Politi 3-3 2B 1RBI, Howard Sumner 3-4 1RBI, Ken Krzeminski 3-4 2RBI’s, Rick Pearson 3-4 1RBI, Jerry Eastham 3-4 1RBI, Joe Osoweic 2-3 1RBI, Tom Yurkunas 2-4 1RBI, Danny Wood 2-4 2RBI’s, Jim Mathews 2-4 and John Silva 1-3 1RBI.
Canyon State suffered a tough loss to Petelin Vision 11-10. Canyon State either had the lead or were tied until the bottom of the seventh inning. With the scored tied 10-10 Petelin plated the winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Offensively, the top five of the order did their job with 16 hits in 20 at bats. While the bottom six of the order got 6 hits with 23 at bats. Paul Larson led with 4 Hits, Run Scored and 3 RBI. Dick Nunez, J.D. Dillree, Brad Brulotte and John Hammel had 3 Hits apiece. Nunez Scored 2 Runs. Dillree 3 Runs Scored, Double and 3 RBI, Brulotte 4 Runs Scored, Double, 3 RBI and Hammel Run Scored, Inside the Park Home Run and 4 RBI. The defense had it's moments but in the end it just wasn't enough.
|Games thru -||Thursday, August 24, 2023|
|Summer 2 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||5||4||1||0.550|
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Canyon State HVAC - 7 Petelin Vision - 8
Canyon State and Petelin went run for run today in an exciting 1 run game. Petelin came out on top with a final score of 8 to 7. Canyon State had the hammer but was unable to take advantage. Hitting was at a premium with very few hits in the game. John Hammel went 4 for 4 with a double and home run. Dick Nunez was 3 for 4 while Paul Larson, Dave Swanson, Lonnie Saiz and John Boland contributed 2 hits each. Dale Schroeder, Dorothy Mazur, and JD Dillree added a hit each. JD Dillree made the catch of the game in left center field. We just came up one run short today. Congratulations Petelin! Kathy Boland did another great job on our scorebook!
Petelin Vision and Canyon State played a tight defensive game, winning 8-7. Petelin scored 2 in the top of the 7th, then threw out the tieing run a the plate for the 3rd out.. The last play started with LCF Danny Wood to SS Rick Pearson to C Joe Osoweic. Leading hitters were: Danny Wood 4-4 1RBI, Rick Pearson 4-4 2B 3B 2RBI’s, Don Trenda 3-4 2RBI’s, Jerry Eastham 2-3, Sal Politi 2-3, Howard Sumner 2-4 3B HR 1RBI, Tom Yurkunas 2-4 2RBI. Adding 1 hit each: Joe Osoweic, Jim Mathews and Randy Ratcliff.
Karen Olsen Realty - 4 Fast Signs - 14
It is really difficult for a team to win when they do not hit well and do not field well. Such was the case on Tuesday, when the KO11 fell to the rapidly improving Fast Signs 11. There were plenty of errors to go around - and Ray Hensley kept the Karen Olsen batters in check. Fast Signs also played some very good defense. The KO11 are not daunted. We know we are a good team - and we will rebound. For this game, here are the Hitter Highlights: SuperSub Ken Silva - 3-3/2R/2-2B; Bob Snelling - 2-3/R; Dan Newman and John Nicodemo were both 1-2/2RBI; Greg Church and Mike McGinn were both 2-3; Robert Blainey and Sheldon Rosenthal were both 1-3. Thanks as always to Christina Silva for keeping her usual impeccable scorebook!
The Fast Signs’ winning steak has now reached four games due in large part to stellar defensive play and timely hitting. Today’s 14-4 victory against a fantastic Karen Olsen Real Estate club was reflective of the improved level of play by all team members. Again there were too many stellar defensive plays by Fast Signs to mention. Fast Signs’ hitting attack was led today by Greg Roehm, who insisted on nothing but a perfect 4-4 day at the plate. Also perfect at the plate was Jeff Nickerson, 3-3 with 3 RBI’s. Substitute, Curtis Rhoades was 3-4 with a team high 5 RBI’s. Ed Campbell was also 3-4 with 1 RBI. Jeff Watson was 3-5 with 1 RBI, David Maligro and Ray Hensley were both 2-4 with 1 RBI. Substitute, Barney Armstrong, was 2-3 (2B) and 1 RBI. Special thanks to three talented substitute players: Curtis Rhoades, Artie Stackpole and Barney Armstrong. The Fast Signs team should be congratulated for their improved level of play as well as an impressive four-game winning streak.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Canyon State HVAC - 17 Karen Olsen Realty - 11
"After a lot of flip flopping, Canyon State outscored Karen Olsen 10-4 over the last 4 inning,for a final score of 17-11. Leading the offense Dick Nunez, J. D. Dillree and John Hammel each had a 4-4 day. Nunez 4 Runs Scored and a RBI, Dillree 3 Runs Scored and 3 RBI and Hammel 4 Runs Scored and 3 RBI, John Boland added 3 Hits, one was an Inside the Park 3 Run Home Run. 2 Runs Scored and 4 RBI. Paul Larson and Lonnie Saiz had 3 Hits, Larson a Double, Triple, and 3 RBI and Saiz 2 Runs Scored and a RBI. Marty Jiminez also had 2 Hits, Run Scored and RBI. Dave Swanson, Dale Schroeder and Dorothy Mazur contributed a Hit each. So it was a complete team offensive game. The defense was helped by anoher sensational game by our shortstop John Boland running out-in, left-right catching balls that seemed destined to be hits and sometimes turning them into double plays. Third Baseman Marty Jiminez made the final outs of the game with a force at third and then throwing out the batter at first base for a double play. The outfield started out a little shaky but turned it on when it really counted. John Hammel was his usual dependable First Baseman catching balls thrown from the other infielders and even making a couple of unassisted outs racing the batter to the bag. The score doesn't begin to tell the true story of the game, this was a tough win over a very capable opponent. The League has settled into a very competitive race to the finish. With the two top teams tied after 10 games, the team in third 1/2 game behind and the last place team 1 1/2 behind. "
"Today, the team hitting was better - but alas, the fielding was again circumspect and the KO11 fell to Canyon State. The two teams are now in a tie for first - with the rest of the Summer 2 League breathing down their necks. It will be a dogfight to the finish. Hitting Highlights: Dan Newman - 4-4/3R/RBI/2B; SuperSub Ken Silva - 3-4/2R/4RBI; John Nicodemo - 4-4/2RBI; Bob Snelling - 3-4/2R; Greg Church - 3-3/R/RBI; Jim Opyd - 2-4/2R/2-2B; Mike McGinn - 2-3/RBI; Ed Hart - 2-3; Sheldon Rosenthal - 1-3/R; Jack Braly - 1-3/RBI. Special thank you to Ken Silva who subbed for a number of our games this season - THANK YOU KEN! Christina Silva, as always - impeccable job with our scorebook - thank you!
Petelin Vison - 13 Fast Signs - 12
"Petelin Vision scored a run in the bottom of the 7th to break a tied game and win against Fast Signs 13-12. Fast Signs had scored 4 in the top of the 7th to tie the score. Leading hitters were: Howard Sumner 4-4, Rick Pearson 4-4 2B 3B 4RBI’s, Jim Mathews 4-4 2RBI’s, Jerry Eastham 3-4 1RBI, Sub Randy Ratcliff 2-4 2B, Danny Wood 2-4 2RBI’s, Don Trenda 2-4 1RBI and Sal Politi 2-3 2RBI’s, Sub Jack Braly 1-3 and Tom Yurkunas 1-4 1RBI.
Fast Signs and Petelin Vision played yet another close game that resulted in an exciting finish. The game was tied 12-12 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Petelin scored the winning run to edge Fast Signs 13-12. Fast Signs experienced a sub-par defensive effort primarily due to the team manager. Otherwise, our defense was led by Pitcher, Ray Hensely, who had 4 strike outs. All Fast Signs team members reached base safely at least once. Fast Signs’ offensive attack was again led by Jeff Nickerson, 4-4, 2 doubles and a team high 6 RBI’s. Greg Roehm was 3-4 (3B) and 1 RBI. Substitute, Curtis Rhoades was also 3-4 with 3 RBI’s. Dick Steiman and Substitute, John Nicodemo were 2-3, Jeff Watson and Ed Campbell- 1 RBI, were 2-4. Fast Signs is appreciative of substitutes: Barney Armstrong, Ed Hart and Curtis Rhoades. In addition, John Nicodemo stepped in to play during the game as the result of an injury.
|Games thru -||Thursday, August 17, 2023|
|Summer 1 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||5||2||1||0.688|
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Karen Olsen Realty - 8 Canyon State HVAC - 8
It was a back and forth game between the KO 11 and Canyon State. Each team hung in there. This was especially evident in the bottom of the 7th, where KO was trying valiantly to put across one more run to win. Alas, that last run did not come - and the end result was a tie in a hard fought game. Hitters: Bob Snelling - 3-4 /2RBI/R/2B; Dan Newman - 3-4/2RBI/R; Greg Church 2-3/2B/R/2RBI; John Nicodemo - 2-3/2-2B/R/RBI; SuperSub Ken Silva - 1-4/2R/2B/RBI; Sheldon Rosenthal - 2-3/R; Jim Opyd 2-4/R; Mike McGinn - 2-3; Robert Blainey 1-3. Thank you as always to Christina Silva for keeping a great scorebook!
Canyon State and Karen Olsen played to an 8 to 8 tie today at the Field of Dreams. With a combined 8 scoreless half innings, the game went by very quickly. Canyon State was chasing the whole game until Canyon pulled even in the 6th inning. Neither Canyon State nor Karen Olsen were able to plate run in the final 7th inning. So each team walked away with a point today. Artie Stackpole pitched a great game, along with a game saving catch by Dale Schroeder in the bottom of the last inning to preserve the tie game. The hitting was fairly consistent across the board but there were allot of runners left on base today. Hitting went as follows: Batting .1000 : Dick Nunez. Hitting .667 were John Boland (double), John Hammel (double), , Paul Larson, Norm Volk, and Dale Schroeder. John Blevins hit for .500 today. Chipping in with a hit each were Marty Jiminez and Artie Stackpole. Thanks to our subs John Blevins, Marty Jiminez, and Norm Volk! Kathy Boland did another great job on our scorebook! Congratulations to both Canyon State and Karen Olsen!
Fast Signs - 13 Petelin Vision - 12
Those in attendance at the Field of Dreams were again rewarded with another close game that resulted in a walk-off win by Fast Signs over Petelin Vision 13-12. Fast Signs needed to overcome defensive lapses as well as a talented hitting Petelin Vision club to earn the win. The game ball is hereby awarded to Ron Kaleta, who has been on fire hitting all season and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Fast Signs hitting attack was led by Jeff Nickerson, 4-4 with 4 RBI’s. Dick Steiman was also a perfect 3-3. Jeff Watson, Randy Van Wagner-1RBI, Ed Campbell-1 RBI and Ron Kaleta-2RBI’s were all 3-4. Greg Roehm (2B) was 2-3 with 3 RBI’s. David Maligro contributed with a 2-4 game. Despite the suspect defensive effort at times, Dick Steiman and Jeff Nickerson both made fantastic line drive catches. As always, special thanks to Scott Piemeisl for his coaching and maintaining the statistical records, both of which are helpful and appreciated. Daphne (K9), the team mascot, has been at both of Fast Signs recent wins and is making a difference. Our Commissioners, Bruce Spiegel and Jeff Smith, also deserve our gratitude for all their efforts.
Fast Signs scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat Petelin Vision 13-12. Leading hitters for Petelin were: Danny Wood 4-4 3B 4RBI’s, Howard Sumner 3-4 3B 3RBI’s, Sub Randy Ratcliff 3-4 1RBI, Rick Pearson 3-4 2B 3B 1RBI and Tom Yurkunas 3-4 2RBI’s. Getting 2 hits were John Silva and Jerry Eastham. Joel Last, Don Trenda and Jim Mathews each had 1 hit
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Fast Signs - 11 Canyon State HVAC - 8
Fast Signs’ winning streak has now reached three games with a close win against a skilled Canyon State squad, 11-8. Offensively, Fast Signs scored in all but the fifth inning. David Maligro had the hot bat with a perfect 4-4 game. Also perfect at the plate were both Ed Campbell 3-3 with 1 RBI and Ron Kaleta also 3-3 with 1 RBI. Jeff Nickerson (2B) (HR)- 4 RBI’s and Jeff Watson- 1 RBI were both 3-4 for the game. Randy Van Wager was 2-4 (3B) with a key triple and 3 RBI’s. Ray Hensley was 2-3 and Dick Steiman 1-3. The defensive effort included Ed Campbell making a terrific underhanded catch of a fly ball in left field. The Fast Signs’ battery of Ray Hensley and Bob Craig again made a difference in yet another win.
Canyon State was not able to match Fast Signs consistent scoring during the game. Fast Signs plated runners in 5 of the 6 innings they batted. Canyon plated runs in 3 of 7. The Canyon State team hung in there and only lost by a score of 11 to 8. Canyon had 23 hits which would normally plate more then 8 runs. A couple of key hits were missing and the team left 13 runners on base. The hitting went as follows: Batting .1000 : JD Dillree (double) and Paul Larson. Hitting .750 was John Hammel (2 doubles). Artie Stackpole hit for .667. .500 hitters were John Boland (2 doubles), Dick Nunez, Norm Volk, and Lonnie Saiz. Chipping in with a hit each were Dave Swanson, Marty Jiminez. Thanks to our sub Norm Volk! Kathy Boland did another great job on our scorebook! Congratulations to Fast Signs!
Petelin Vision - 10 Karen Olsen Realty - 11
"Petelin Vision and Karen Olsen Real Estate went down to the final out before Karen Olsen pulled out a 11-10 win. Petelin was down 9-0 before they scored 4 in the bottom of the 5th. Petelin held KO to 0 runs in the 6th and scored 4 to make the score 9-8 after 6 innings. Ko scored 2 in the top of the 7th and held Petelin to 2 in the bottom to win. Leading hitters: Joel Last 3-3 1RBI, Howard Sumner 3-4 3B 2RBI’s, Tom Yurkunas 3-4 1RBI, Don Trenda 2-3 1RBI, Jerry Eastham 2-3, Sal Politi 2-3 1RBI, Sub Randy Ratcliff 2-4, Rick Pearson 2-4 1RBI, Danny Wood 2-4 2RBI’s. John Silva and Jim Mathews each had 1 hit.
The folks that say Arizona has a "dry heat" are not always right! The game between the KO 11 and Petelin was a sweltering slog. KO played very well for 4 innings - jumping out to a 9-0 lead. The Petelin squad hung in there and kept chipping away. KO put up 2 runs in the 7th and held on to win - despite the bases being juiced. Sheldon Rosenthal was an important cog in our defense - making several key plays - including an assist on the game ender. This game completes a better week for KO with a tie and a win. Hitters: Dan Newman - 3-4/2R/4RBIs; SuperSub Ken Silva - 3-4/3R/RBI/2-2B; Greg Church - 4-4/3RBI; Bob Snelling - 4-4/R; Jim Opyd - 3-4/2R; Sheldon Rosenthal - 3-4/R; John Nicodemo - 3-3/R/RBI; Robert Blainey - 2-4/R; Supersub Jeff Smith - 2-3/RBI; Ed Hart - 1-3/RBI; Jack Braly - 1-3/2B. Many thanks to our subs - Ken Silva and Jeff Smith - and Christina Silva for keeping our book!
|Games thru -||Thursday, August 10, 2023|
|Summer 1 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||4||2||0||0.667|
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Karen Olsen Realty - 17 Petelin Vision - 19
Petelin took advantage of Karen Olsen’s replacement coach as team Olsen’s real coach (John Nicodemo) was out of town. The game was tied 6-6 after two innings. Petelin outscored KO 13-11 the rest of the way to hold on to the win. The KO team apparently was affected by an acute allergic reaction to catching the ball for outs. This severe medical condition could not be overcome by team Olsen’s solid hitting on the offensive side of the game. Top Hitters: Eric Shouse 2-2, John Hammel (injury replacement for Shouse) 2-2, Ed Hart 3-3 (2B), Jim Opyd 3-3 (3B), Dan Newman, Sheldon Rosenthal and Greg Church were all 3-4, Robert Blainey 2-4 (2B), Bob Snelling, Bob Tarr, and Mike Mcginn were all 2-4.
Petelin Vision beat Karen Olsen Real Estate 19-17. Petelin had 31 hits, every Petelin batter had at least 2 hits. Petelin had 2-2B, 2-3B and 3 inside the park HR’s( by Howard Sumner, Don Trenda and Sal Politi ). Getting 4 hits each were: Ken Krzeminski, Rick Pearson, Jim Mathews and Tom Yurkunas. Players with 3 hits each were: Howard Sumner, Don Trenda and Sal Politi. Adding 2 hits each were: Joel Last, John Silva, Danny Wood and Jerry Eastham.
Canyon State HVAC - 12 Fast Signs - 11
Canyon State and Fast Signs went back and forth with the lead changing several times. Canyon State hung in there and came away with the 12 to 11 win. Everyone in the Canyon State lineup had at least one hit whch led to some consistent scoring in the game. Here is how the hitting was distributed, hitting a .1000: Dave Swanson (triple) and John Boland (double). Hitting .750: JD Dillree (double). Hitting .667: John Hammel (double), Paul Larson, Norm Volk and Lonnie Saiz. Hitting .500: Dick Nunez. Chipping in with a hit each were Dorothy Mazur, Dale Schroeder, and Artie Stackpole. Welcome back Paul Larson! We hope to see Al Miller back at the field on Thursday. Thanks to our sub Norm Volk and to Kathy Boland for keeping our book!
Another gem of a game at the Field of Dreams for those wise enough to see Fast Signs play a fantastic Canyon State club. A close game to the end as Canyon State edged Fast Signs 12-11. Fast Signs had an outstanding game offensively with a total of 25 hits. All Fast Signs hitters safely reached base at least once. Leading the hitting parade was Jeff Nickerson 3-3 with 2 (2b) and 2 RBI’s. Randy Van Wagner-1 RBI (2b), Greg Roehm-2 RBI’s (2b) and Ray Hensley were all 3-4. Jeff Watson was 3-5, Ron Kaleta 2-3 with 3 RBI’s. David Maligro (2b) (3b)- 1 RBI, Dick Steiman- 1 RBI and Ed Hart were 2-4. Ed Campbell and Bill Marchionni also added to the offensive attack. The defensive gem of the game was made by 3b and Manager, Greg Roehm, who caught a fly ball over the shoulder in shallow left field. David Maligro also turned an impressive double play. Special thanks to Scott Piemeisl who did double duty coaching as well as keeping the hitting statistics. Thanks to Ed Hart for substituting for Fast Signs.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Fast Signs - 17 Karen Olsen Realty - 9
Fast Signs beat a skilled and talented Karen Olsen Real Estate club 17-9. Fast Signs simply played a fantastic game as there were too many commendable defensive plays to mention. The Fast Signs offensive attack was led by Jeff Nickerson 4-4 with 4 RBI’s. Randy Van Wagner was 3-4 (3B) and 3 RBI’s. Greg Roehm also 3-4 (2B) (3B) with 1 RBI. Jeff Watson 3-4 (2B) and 1 RBI. David Maligro was also 3-4. Ron Kaleta was 2-3 (3B) with 2 RBI’s and Ed Campbell also 2-3 with 1 RBI. Hats off to Fast Signs for putting it all together for an impressive win against an outstanding team.
Well ... the regular manager returned and the results were the same - some inconsistent play and a loss. So ends the only bad week of the season for the KO 11. It is a good thing we can be "like goldfish". We will wipe away the memory of this week and focus on the rest of the season. Hitters: Ed Hart - 2-3/R/2 RBI; Bob Snelling - 3-4/2R/RBI/3B; SuperSub Skip Pavitt - 4-4/R; Greg Church - 3-4/3RBI; Sheldon Rosenthal - 3-4/R; Jack Braly - 2-3/R; Robert Blainey - 2-3/R/RBI; Jim Opyd - 2-4/R; John Nicodemo - 2-4/2R/3B. Many thanks to Skip Pavitt for subbing for us today. Thanks also to Christina Silva keeping our scorebook!
Petelin Vision - 5 Canyon State HVAC - 16
Canyon State gave Petelin Vision a Big black eye today, winning 16-5. Going 3-3 were: Rick Pearson, Sub Barney Armstrong and RF John Silva. Ken Krzeminski doubled before getting hurt. Batters with 2 hits were: Howard Sumner, Tom Yurkunas, Don Trenda and Jerry Eastham. Joel Last had 1 hit. "In a game that started out 4-4 after the first inning, with both teams wanting to win to be in a tie for first place with Karen Olsen who lost their game, Amazingly, it ended up with a final score of 16-5, Canyon outscoring Petelin 12-1 over the next 6 Innings. So definitely, not only did the offense over achieve but the defense (after the First inning) was lights out. All four outfielders made some fantastic catches that included Sub. Norm Volk who made his great catch in Right-Field, Dick Nunez made more than one outstanding catch in Left-Field, Dave Swanson a couple of running catches in Right Center and rounding it out J.D. Dillree in Left-Center in the late innings ran down a couple of hard hit line drives. The offense was led by John Hammel and Dick Nunez both 3-3, Nunez a Triple and 3 Runs Scored, Hammel a Double, 2 Runs Scored and 3 RBI. They were followed closely by J.D. Dillree, John Boland, Paul Larson, Dave Swanson and Sub. Norm Volk each with 2 hits, Dillree 2 Doubles, 2 Runs Scored and 4 RBI, Boland 2 Runs Scored, Larson Double, Run Scored and 2 RBI. Swanson Triple and 2 Runs Scored and Sub. Volk Double, Run Scored and 2 RBI. Lonnie Saiz and Dale Schroeder each had a hit, Saiz a Run Scored and RBI. I also can't fail to mention the infield that turned double plays, Boland to Larson to Hammel in several innings shutting down Petelin's scoring possiblities. Hammel at first base made several put outs of his own on ground balls. This was an all around team effort. "
|Games thru -||Thursday, August 3, 2023|
|Summer 1 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||4||0||0||1.000|
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Karen Olsen Realty - 12 Fast Signs - 11
"Karen Olsen hung in there and won in the bottom of the 7th against an improving Fast Signs team. Defense and pitching were solid and kept the scoring close enough. While the hitting was not up to our usual standard, it was effective and timely. Hitters: Eric Shouse - 3-4/2R/3RBI/2-3B; Jim Opyd - 3-4/3R/3RBI/3B; John Nicodemo - 3-4/R/3RBI/2B; SuperSub Ken Silva - 2-3/2R/2RBI/2B&3B; Bob Snelling - 2-3/2R; Robert Blainey - 2-3/RBI; Mike McGinn - 2-3/RBI/2B; SuperSub Kat Melton - 2-3/R; Jack Braly - 1-3/R; Greg Church - 1-3. Many thanks to our Subs today - Ken Silva; Kat Melton and Joel Last. Joel made a couple of nice putouts from the catcher position! Thanks also to Christina Silva for her usual excellence in keeping our scorebook!"
You know what they say about home cooking. Fast Signs and Karen Olsen Real Estate played a close, fun and exciting game that ended with a 12-11 win by Karen Olsen, who scored the winning walk off run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Fast Signs played a better game offensively and was sharp defensively as usual. Bill Marchionni made a fantastic catch in right field and Ed Campbell also excelled at a foul territory catch. Another well played game under muggy conditions. Our hats are off to Karen Olsen.
Canyon State HVAC - 15 Petelin Vision - 14
Canyon State and Petelin went toe to toe at the Field of Dreams today. The scoring went back and forth right until the end. Canyon State had the hammer and took advantage. Last wraps and Canyon State scored enough runs to come out on top 15 to 14. Both Canyon State and Petelin played very well. Hitting .1000: John Hammel (winning double that scored 2), JD Dillree/Ken Silva (JD sustained an injury and was replaced by Ken Silva), and pitcher Artie Stackpole. Hitting .750: Dick Nunez, and John Boland (2B). Hitting .667: Lonnie Saiz. Contributing a hit each were Dave Swanson, Gary Finer, Al Miller, and Dale Schroeder. Thanks to our subs Gary Finer, Marty Jiminez, and Ken Silva. Big thanks to Kathy Boland for keeping our book. Way to hang in there and grab a last inning win!
Canyon State beat Petelin Vision 15-14. The score was 10-9 Canyon State going into the top of the 7th. Petelin scored 5 and Canyon came back with 5 to win. Petelin had 2 HR (inside the park) and 3 3B hits but it wasn’t enough. Leading hitters: Sal Politi 4-4 1RBI, John Silva 3-4 2RBI’s, Jerry Eastham 3-4, Jim Mathews 2-4 1RBI, Don Trenda 2-4 2RBI”s, Danny Wood 3-4 3B 2RBI’s, Rick Pearson 3-4 2B 3B HR 3RBI’s, Ken Krzeminski HR 2RBI’s, and Howard Sumner 3-4 3B.
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Petelin Vision - 18 Fast Signs - 17
Petelin Vision beat Fast Signs 18-17. There were 8 lead changes in the game. Petelin had every player scored at least one run, Every player got at least one hit. Every player but one had at least on RBI. The player who didn’t have an RBI hit 3-3 with a walk. Ken Krzemijski 4-4, Sub Joe Osoweic 3-3, Howard Sumner 4-5, Rick Pearson 3-4, Tom Yurkunas 3-4, Don Trenda 3-4 Jim Mathews 3-4, John Silva 2-4 and Danny Wood 2-4.
Fast signs and Petelin Vision battled back and forth the entire game with Petelin coming away with the victory plating 2 runs with two outs in the bottom of the 7th. For Fast Signs leading the charge were Randy Van Wagner 4 for 4 with 3 rbis, and sub Les Zirbel 4 for 4 with a double and 1 rbi. Jeff Watson 3 for 4. Jeff Nickerson 2 for 3, homerun and 3 raised. Dave Maligro, 2 for 3, Ed Campbell 2 for 3 with a double and 3 rbis. Ron Kaleta was 2 for 2 with a SAC fly and 2 rbis. Dick Steiman played a solid 2b, batting 2 for 3 with 2 rbis. Bill Marchionni 2 for 3 with a double, Ray Hensley 2 for 3, and Bob Craig 1 for 3 on the day. Thank you goes out to the stellar duo of Dan Newman and JD Dillree umpiring the game and Mike Mcginn in the tower.
Canyon State HVAC - 10 Karen Olsen Realty - 14
Karen Olsen was able to hold off a very persistent Canyon State team - hanging on for the win despite a furious rally from Canyon in the bottom of the seventh. A couple of miscues in the OF and the IF were balanced by some very nice plays to hold them off. A key play in the bottom of the seventh was when SS Ken Silva took a relay and threw a bullet to Joel Last at home - with Joel in perfect position for the putout. Greg Church pitched another good game. KO's hitting has been consistent all season so far - and this game was no different. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit. Hitters: Eric Shouse - 4-4/3R/RBI/2B; SuperSub Ken Silva - 3-4/2R/3RBI; Jim Opyd - 3-4/3R/RBI; Greg Church - 3-4/RBI; Jack Braly - 3-3; John Nicodemo - 2-3/R/4RBI; Bob Snelling - 2-4/R/2RBI; Mike McGinn - 2-3/2R; Sheldon Rosenthal - 2-3/RBI; SuperSub Barney Armstrong - 1-4/R; SuperSub Joel Last - 1-3/R. Many thanks to our Subs today - Ken Silva; Barney Armstrong and Joel Last. Joel again made a nice putout from the catcher position - in addition to the game saving play at home on the throw from Ken Silva! Thanks also to Christina Silva and Greg Church for keeping our scorebook!
Canyon State and Karen Olsen were tied after the first inning at 4 a piece. From the second inning on, it was all Karen Olsen. Karen Olsen won the contest at 14 to 10. Canyon State tried to make a comeback in the open inning but needing 8 runs we could only must up 4. Thanks to our sub Gary Finer and to Kathy Boland for keeping our book. We'll lace 'em up again next week and give it our all! See you at the field!
|Games thru -||Thursday, July 27, 2023|
|Summer 2 Weekday|
|Karen Olsen Real Estate||2||0||0||1.000|
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Karen Olsen Realty - 13 Canyon State HVAC - 9
Karen Olsen kicked off the 2023 Summer 2 Season in fine fashion, winning 13-9 against a solid Canyon State squad. Some very nice defensive plays, good pitching and timely hitting were all key to the win. Every team member got at least one hit - with 19 hits in all. Hitters: Bob Snelling - 3-3 /2R/Triple; Dan Newman - 3-3/3 RBI/R; Sheldon Rosenthal - 2-3/Double & Triple/4 RBI/R; John Nicodemo - 2-3/Triple/R; Greg Church 2-3/2R; Ed Hart 2-3; Eric Shouse 1-3/Double/2R/2RBI; Jim Opyd and Jack Braly - both 1-2/R/RBI; Robert Blainey 1-3/R; Mike McGinn - 1-3/R/RBI.
Canyon State could not get the bats going against a very good Karen Olsen Team. The Canyon players only batted either 2 or 3 times each in a 7 inning game. We'll try and get the bats out of hibernation on Thursday for our next game. Thanks to our subs Ken Silva and Kat Melton. Congratulations to the Karen Olsen Team who took away the 13 to 9 win!
Fast Signs - 11 Petelin Vision - 14
Fast Signs played a close game with a talented Petelin Vision team. An enjoyable game due to fantastic defensive play by both teams. Fast Signs had a highly effective battery of Ray Hensley and Bob Craig. Infielders Ron Kaleta, Dick Steiman, David Maligro, Jeff Nickerson and Greg Roehm played impressive defense. Fast Signs outfielders Ed Campbell, Jeff Watson, Randy Van Wagner and Bill Marchionni rounded out a sharp group. Down 7 runs in the bottom of the seventh, Fast Signs scored 4 runs but came up short despite a well played game. A good start to the second weekday league.
Petelin Vision beat Fast Signs 14-11. Petelin’s hitting and defense were on display today. The defense had 3 double plays and a triple play. The offense had 27 hits, 5- 2B hits and 2 over the fence hits by Rick Pearson. The top 4 batters: Howard Sumner, Ken Krzeminski, Rick Pearson and Tom Yurkunas were each 4-4. Don Trenda and Jim Matthews were 3-4 each. Jerry Eastham and Sub Bill Clark were 2-4 each.
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Fast Signs - 6 Canyon State HVAC - 17
A difficult game for Fast Signs as we played an outstanding Canyon State team that scored 16 runs after only 4 innings. Fast Signs played well defensively but struggled to score runs. Special thanks to Kathy Roehm for taking care of the scorebook and team statistics and Scott Piemeisl for his help coaching.
Canyon State came to the Field of Dreams today with smoking hot bats. Canyon played a well managed Fast Signs team. Today's score does not reflect on how good Fast Signs really is. The Canyon bats were clicking so well, the team scored 4 runs in each of the first 4 innings. The Canyon players hit for a team batting average of .702. Artie Stackpole pitched a great game and only relinquished 6 runs. 5 players were perfect from the plate: Dave Swanson 3-3 (2B), Dick Nunez 4-4, Paul Larson 4-4 (3B, 2B), John Hammel 3-3 (3B), and John Boland 4-4 (2B). Ken Silva went a nice 3-4 (2B). Dale Schroeder was 2-3. Contributing a hit each were: Kat Melton, Al Miller, and Lonnie Saiz. Besides great pitching by Artie, the defense was lock down. Everyone on the team gets a gold glove today! Thanks to our subs Ken Silva and Kat Melton. Big thanks to Kathy Boland for keeping our book. It makes it so much easier to progress through a game. Way to go Canyon State!
Petelin Vision - 8 Karen Olsen Realty - 15
Karen Olsen Real Estate beat Petelin Vision 15-8. Petlin had 20 hits and some good defense but not enough to beat a good Karen Olson team today. Leading hitters were: Ken Krzeminski 4-4 2B 3B 1 RBI, Danny Wood 3-4 1RBI, Howard Sumner 2-4, Rick Pearson 2-4 2B 3B 2RBI’s, Tom Yurkunas 2-4 2RBI’s, Don Trenda 2-4 1RBI, Jim Mathews 2-4 1RBI and Sal Politi 2-3.
Karen Olsen was able to secure a win against a very good Petelin team. It was a solid enough game for the KO squad - overcoming minor defensive lapses with some excellent fielding plays and solid pitching from Supersub Ron Kaleta. Robert Blainey flashed some leather at 3B, snaring several sharp line drives - and Eric Shouse made a terrific catch after a long run. Plays like these kept Petelin from big innings. Solid hitting from KO, with 27 total hits. Hitters: Eric Shouse - 4-4/3R/RBI/2B; John Nicodemo - 4-4/3R/3RBI/HR; Dan Newman - 3-4/5 RBI!!/4R!/2B/3B; Robert Blainey - 4-4/R/3RBI; Jim Opyd - 3-4/3R; Ron Kaleta - 3-4/2RBI; Supersub Mike Kachurak - 3-3/RBI; Mike McGinn - 2-3; Bob Snelling - 1-4. Thank you to Ron Kaleta & Mike Kachurak for subbing splendidly today. Thank you also to Albert Miller for finishing the game for us to help out an ailing team member. Many thanks to my scorebook keepers this week - Christina Silva and Les Zirbel!