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Week 1 Results


No pictures were received for Jan 10th games.


No pictures were received for Jan 10th games.

Tuesday, January 8


Carlsbad Inn 21     Solana Spa 10 

​    In today's game Solana Spa came up short so there will no purple prose in this write-up.  After a stellar preseason, the talent-loaded team in their sharp new uniforms came out flatter than puss on a plate (ugly image, huh?).  They did have a homer by Dan Miserany and a perfect day at the plate from Bob Blachford.  Carlsbad Inn won with consistent hitting up and down the lineup, nothing approaching earth-shattering blasts, just single after single after single.  Coach T-Bone tried both Pete Zavala and Vicki Asavaio on the mound, but nothing would staunch the flow of hits.  Vern Blough and Bob Blakely both batted flawlessly for the Inn crowd.  Credit must also go to the CBI defense for holding Solana Spa to three runs through the first six innings.  Finally, Mitch Anderson may very well be the best fielding pitcher in the league, and he showed it today.


 
Cultura 20     Pizza Port Brewery 15 

    Cultura started out the season with a great day at the plate, defeating Pizza Port Brewery 20-15 at Alga 3. CT led 9-3 after two innings, scoring five in the second, including a grand slam home run by Gene Foreman. Although CT led the entire game, PPB battled back to cut the lead to 13-10 at the end of six. Leading the hitting attack for CT was Randy Benge, Gene Foreman, Bob Porter and John Quigley, who all went 4 for 4. Bob Baptista went 3 for 3, and Andy Steensma and Donato Domaguin went 3 for 4. Bob Porter hit for the cycle, and Andy Steensma and Donato Domaguin also hit home runs.  Defensively, Tony Fucci made two nice catches in deep left field and Donato Domaguin a made running catch of a line drive at second base. For PPB, Ed Navarro hit for the cycle, Rich Reynolds went 4 for 4 and Skip Moyer had a home run.


Nucci's 16     That Pizza Place 15 
          Nucci's pulled this one out with five runs in the bottom of the ninth to win a well-played ball game that was close throughout.  A barrage of hits capped by a long double by Rick Barton turned the last-inning walk off trick for Nucci's.  Marlon Moore was relentless at the plate for TPP with two triples and a home run.  He might have had a second homer had not Margot Jacobo made a superb running catch going back deep in right.  Dave Ash drove one deep over the left field fence early in the game for Nucci's and Dave Koch saved his power for the end of the game with two long drives that kept Nucci's close.  All in all a respectable way to begin the season for both teams.


Gaspar 17    Plotkin Group 14 
    Janet's team came out of the gate and scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st. And kept the lead till the 7th inning. Led by Mike Maltinsky's 3 home runs of the day and good defense by both sides kept it close until the end when Gaspar closed out the game with a 17/14 finish. Gaspar kudos's to John Cellini who went 4 for 4, Mike Maltinsky 4 for 4, and Dave Surh 3 for 4. Plotkin Group highlights include Rick Shaw 4/4 + 2 home runs, Dave Frantz 4/4 + 1 home run, and Paul Fenlon 3/4 + 4 RBIs. Dave Frantz also made 2 spectacular defensive plays at 3rd and Rover.


Draft 19     Village Pie Shop 18 
          This exciting game came down to the last strike TWICE as The Draft beat Village Pie in the 9th inning of the season opener in a seesaw game with leads changing back and forth through seven innings. The Draft jumped out to an 8-6 lead on timely hitting from the entire lineup and a Roney Lewis HR.  In the last innings the VPS bats came alive. Village Pie Shoppe held a 12-10 lead after the seventh led by Al Cabacungan’s 4-4 and a HR, Kevin McBarron's two HRS, and Lucky Bishops two deep doubles. In the top of the eighth, The Draft tied the score, but the Pie Shoppe scored four to take a 16-12 score into the ninth.

But in the top of the ninth, The Draft's bats came alive, starting with the bottom of the line-up, and eventually scoring 7 runs for a 19-16 lead.  The Pie Shoppe started a furious rally scoring two runs but ended up grounding out to end the game with the potential tying and winning runs on base for a final score of 19-18.  For The Draft, newcomer Ken Regnier went 5 for 5, and Steve D'Agostino went 3 for 3.  Craig Lamb went 4 for 5, Scott Tatum went 3 for 4, and Roney Lewis went 2 for 3 with a home run.

(Additional Game Note from VPS: The VPS protested this game due to a strategy the Draft used to render VPS harmless.  A thinned down Scott Tatum went “speeding” over to get a fly ball in center field and “lost” his shorts down to his ankles.  The Piesters bench became a hurl-a-rama with players bent over in agony as Tatum fought to “rectify” the situation.  By the time the PTSD psychologist left, the Draft batters had nothing left. A GO FUND me page has been set up to help Scott get new tighter shorts to spare other members the nightmare visual we all know is too much to handle.)




Thursday, January 10


Village Pie 21      Pizza Port 10
       VPS pulled away late in this battle at Alga Norte today. The Piesters jumped out to a 13-3 lead with Jesse Jackson leading the way with a 4/5/HR day.  Al Cabacungan, Steve Bartholomew, Jim Giovinazo, and Harry Peacock all chipped in 3/4 days to help push the lead. But nice defensive plays by Mark Forster (2), Wally Wallace and Michiko Rubio helped keep Pizza Port in striking distance.  Then Jimmie Martins 4/4 and some timely base hits brought PPB back into a tight 14-10 game going into the 9th. But Pablo Shook rocketed a laser beam deep off the second base bag and it skipped on thru to the fence.  Shook turned on the after burners and shuffled that Home Run into a stand up Triple.  Kevin McBarron, 5/5, soon followed with his third home run of the game to blow open the tight contest for Village Pie.

 
Cultura 16     That Pizza Place 10
    Cultura started out fast today against That Pizza Place at Alga 2, scoring five runs in the first inning with no outs. Those runs were essentially the difference in the game, with CT beating TPP 16-10. CT was able to maintain the lead throughout the game, although TPP came back to close the gap at 10-7 at the end of five. Randy Benge led all CT hitters, going 4 for 4 with a triple. Bob Porter went 3 for 3 with home run, Gary Linden went 3 for 3, Mike Martelli went 3 for 4 with a home run, and Gary McBride and Andy Steensma also went 3 for 4. Mike Martelli and Gary Linden made their debuts in the league today. Each had a great day at the plate, and we welcome them to the league. Bob Porter made the defensive play of the game, throwing out the runner at first on a ground ball hit to left center. Leading the TPP hitters were Barry Anderson and Marlon Moore, who both went 3 for 4 with a home run. Johnny Brand, Jack London and Barb McCully also went 3 for 4. Thanks to Roney Lewis for a fine job as umpire.

 
Solana Spa 18    Nucci's 17 (10 innings)
    After an inauspicious smack down in its opening day ball game, the Solana Spa picked itself up and dusted itself off to come away with an 18-17 extra inning victory over Nucci’s. The teams were never more than 2 runs apart throughout the game and as more often than not in senior ball, defense played a crucial role in the Spa’s win, highlighted by T-Bone’s (Tony Bona) amazing over the shoulder catch in centerfield of a Stantonian blast as well as a nice running catch of a potential Texas Leaguer that would have plated a tie breaking run in the 10th. Adding to his defensive play, T also contributed at the bat by going 4/5 and knocking in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. On offense, each Solana Spa player collected at least one hit. Nucci’s was led by homeruns from Rick Barton and Ken McGehee who also went 4/4. Finally, Solana Spa welcomes Chuck Dodd who has been assigned to the team.

 
Carlsbad Inn 31     The Plotkin Group 21
     The Plotkin Group led through the first five innings by a score of 14-11.  Beating Carlsbad Inn seemed to be like "Child's Play."  Then the eleven CBI players went FULL CHUCKY, scoring twenty runs in the final four innings.  The Plotkin Group reportedly has no wish to see the sequel.  For PG, Scott Koopsen hit two out at Calavera.  Chuck Sutherland made no outs and Bill Garner and Marty Topper only made one each.  For CBI Dennis Rayford was all hits and most of the team only made one out each.  The undisputed star of the game, though, was Mitch "The Pitch" Anderson.  He hit two homers out of the park and caught two line drives standing on the mound that were both clocked in excess of Mach 3.  The rest of us needed a Depends after those bad boys.  Our thanks to Janet Wood for the loan of a catcher and to Rick Shaw for sitting this one out.

 

The Draft / Gaspar - bye

2019

WINTER / SPRING STANDINGS ​AS OF 01-10-19

Standings are posted after all scores have been received

Thursday, January 10


Village Pie 21      Pizza Port 10
       VPS pulled away late in this battle at Alga Norte today. The Piesters jumped out to a 13-3 lead with Jesse Jackson leading the way with a 4/5/HR day.  Al Cabacungan, Steve Bartholomew, Jim Giovinazo, and Harry Peacock all chipped in 3/4 days to help push the lead. But nice defensive plays by Mark Forster (2), Wally Wallace and Michiko Rubio helped keep Pizza Port in striking distance.  Then Jimmie Martins 4/4 and some timely base hits brought PPB back into a tight 14-10 game going into the 9th. But Pablo Shook rocketed a laser beam deep off the second base bag and it skipped on thru to the fence.  Shook turned on the after burners and shuffled that Home Run into a stand up Triple.  Kevin McBarron, 5/5, soon followed with his third home run of the game to blow open the tight contest for Village Pie.

 
Cultura 16     That Pizza Place 10
    Cultura started out fast today against That Pizza Place at Alga 2, scoring five runs in the first inning with no outs. Those runs were essentially the difference in the game, with CT beating TPP 16-10. CT was able to maintain the lead throughout the game, although TPP came back to close the gap at 10-7 at the end of five. Randy Benge led all CT hitters, going 4 for 4 with a triple. Bob Porter went 3 for 3 with home run, Gary Linden went 3 for 3, Mike Martelli went 3 for 4 with a home run, and Gary McBride and Andy Steensma also went 3 for 4. Mike Martelli and Gary Linden made their debuts in the league today. Each had a great day at the plate, and we welcome them to the league. Bob Porter made the defensive play of the game, throwing out the runner at first on a ground ball hit to left center. Leading the TPP hitters were Barry Anderson and Marlon Moore, who both went 3 for 4 with a home run. Johnny Brand, Jack London and Barb McCully also went 3 for 4. Thanks to Roney Lewis for a fine job as umpire.

 
Solana Spa 18    Nucci's 17 (10 innings)
    After an inauspicious smack down in its opening day ball game, the Solana Spa picked itself up and dusted itself off to come away with an 18-17 extra inning victory over Nucci’s. The teams were never more than 2 runs apart throughout the game and as more often than not in senior ball, defense played a crucial role in the Spa’s win, highlighted by T-Bone’s (Tony Bona) amazing over the shoulder catch in centerfield of a Stantonian blast as well as a nice running catch of a potential Texas Leaguer that would have plated a tie breaking run in the 10th. Adding to his defensive play, T also contributed at the bat by going 4/5 and knocking in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th. On offense, each Solana Spa player collected at least one hit. Nucci’s was led by homeruns from Rick Barton and Ken McGehee who also went 4/4. Finally, Solana Spa welcomes Chuck Dodd who has been assigned to the team.

 
Carlsbad Inn 31     The Plotkin Group 21
     The Plotkin Group led through the first five innings by a score of 14-11.  Beating Carlsbad Inn seemed to be like "Child's Play."  Then the eleven CBI players went FULL CHUCKY, scoring twenty runs in the final four innings.  The Plotkin Group reportedly has no wish to see the sequel.  For PG, Scott Koopsen hit two out at Calavera.  Chuck Sutherland made no outs and Bill Garner and Marty Topper only made one each.  For CBI Dennis Rayford was all hits and most of the team only made one out each.  The undisputed star of the game, though, was Mitch "The Pitch" Anderson.  He hit two homers out of the park and caught two line drives standing on the mound that were both clocked in excess of Mach 3.  The rest of us needed a Depends after those bad boys.  Our thanks to Janet Wood for the loan of a catcher and to Rick Shaw for sitting this one out.

 

The Draft / Gaspar - bye

WEEK 1