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Sunday, March 23
10 Teams Confirmed for 2014 Season

Four more teams checked in this past week bringing us up to 10 teams who have confirmed wanting to play this season. Teams in are:

Bar None
Benanto Real Estate
  Choice Design
  Connelly Construction
Ghostbusters
Kut-Rite Hair Salon
Militita
Pennsylvania Steel
  Porky's/ Mutiny
The Meeting Place Restaurant

We have yet to hear from Boland's Cafe, Jesse's Barber Shop and Gen-El-Mec. And, so far, no new team has made contact. That's it for now. We'll probably get a little more serious in another week regarding shaping the league, getting the rules out for review and determining and collecting fees.



Sunday, March 9
2014 VIL Season Preparation Begun

It's that time of the year when we start to put together plans for the coming softball season. We're going to do the preseason stuff differently this year.

First of all no meetings. We're going to try to set up the league through emails, texts or phone conversations. Meetings the past couple of years have been so minimally attended that Frank and I felt it was not worth the effort. So we'll begin with emails which have been sent to all the team representatives from last season plus a couple of other people who have contacted me and shown interest.

We will be playing at Bradley School Field once again. It will be a wood bat league and we'll try to get back to two divisions. We'll tentatively start mid-April with all doubleheaders starting at 6:00 and 7:00 and then 8:00 and 9:00.

Going by last year, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays would have a full slate of 4 games for the night while Mondays, in most instances, would be just 8:00 and 9:00 because of the Firemen's League playing the early game or games. Fridays may be a mixture of 1 or 2 doubleheaders.

Fees have not been set but they should be about the same as they were last year, between $600 and $700 per team.

This pretty much covers the basics. As I said, we'll start with emails and go from there. There will be a lot of questions, so fire away, and either Frank or I will handle the answers. The first thing we need to find out is what teams will be playing this season. Please contact Frank or me as soon as possible to let us know your intentions. Our contact info is as follows:

League Commissioner Frank Falco: mobile phone: 203 231 2509 (Frank doesn't do texting, so don't try)
 daytime business phone: 203 888 1239
Publicity Director Bill Uluski: mobile phone: 203 305 1352
email: 13dollarbill@sbcglobal.net



Wednesday, September 25
Boland's Makes Clean Sweep of Division 1 Honors

Thirteen was the lucky number for Boland's Cafe as they registered a pair of 13-1 victories to claim the Division 1 Post Season Tournament championship. The tourney crown completed a sweep of Division 1 laurels as they captured the regular season title, edging out second place Bar 140 by one game.

In the tourney opener, Burt Posca and Greg Soula led the offensive charge with three hits apiece as Boland's eliminated Porky's Cafe. Nelson Perpetuo, Mike Cleary, Matt Mezik and Steve Rainer each contributed a pair of safeties.

Chris Folsum in left centerfield provided the top defense in support of winning pitcher Mike Biga.

Chuck Osborne went 3 for 3 and claimed the mound victory in Boland's championship game win over Bar 140. Posca and Soula again notched three base hits each while Mark Costanzo, Omar Resto, Folsum and Mezik added two base knocks apiece.

Rainer had an excellent game at shortstop to provide the top defensive support that helped Osborne limit the Bar 140 offense to four hits.

Bar 140 earned its championship game berth by besting Benanto Real Estate. 



Meeting Place
2013 Division 2 Post Season Tournament Champs
Monday, September 23
Meeting Place Annexes Division 2 Post Season Tourney Crown in Convincing Fashion

Scoring the last ten runs of the game, The Meeting Place Restaurant secured the 2013 Division 2 Post Season Tournament Chmpionship with a dominating 15-4 victory over the Ghostbusters.

After taking a 1-0 first inning lead on a Chris Folsum home run, Meeting Place upped their advantage to 5-1 after two before the Ghostbusters shaved the deficit to one, 5-4, with three runs in the top of the third.

Meeting Place answered with four in the home portion of the frame and then zeroed the Ghostbusters the rest of the way while tacking on six more runs to wrap up the post season crown.

Winning pitcher Fred Davila and Chris Goodwin both went 3 for 3 to lead the victors' offense. Angel Rivera and Anson Mero contributed two safeties each with Mero including a two run third inning triple.

Losing hurler Tom Bell had a pair of base hits for the Ghostbusters. 



Wednesday, September 18
Ghostbusters and Meeting Place in Division 2 Post Season Tourney Finals

The fourth seeded Ghostbusters surprised regular season champion Connelly Construction 7-6 to earn one of the berths in the Division 2 Post Season Tournament championship game. The Meeting Place Restaurant claimed the other spot after thumping Jesse's Barber Shop 13-1. Jesse's earlier in the evening advanced by topping Pennsylvania Steel.

Tuesday, September 17
Boland's Wraps Up Division 1 Title with Convincing Doubleheader Sweep

Needing a sweep to secure the Division 1 regular season championship, Boland's Cafe made it misssion accomplished with 16-4 and 26-3 triumphs over Benanto Real Estate.

In the opener, Benanto tallied twice in the top of the first inning before Boland's answered with six in their half of the frame. After adding a singleton in the second, Boland's ensured the victory with a seven run third.

Winning pitcher Mike Biga went 4 for 4 to lead the Boland attack. Burt Posca banged out three hits while Rob Rotato, Mark Costanzo and Chuck Osborne notched a pair each.

Matt Thomas and Fred Maler were best for Benanto with two safeties apiece.

Boland's took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap, made it 5-0 in the second before exploding for ten in the third and eleven more in the fourth to roll to the title clinching triumph.

Omar Resto, Costanzo and Osborne led the way at the plate with four base hits apiece. Tom Soda and Ben Bartone garnered a pair of hits each for the Realtors.



Wednesday, September 11
Boland's and Bar 140 Trade One Run Wins

Boland's Cafe scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to snatch a victory from Bar 140 10-9 in the opener of therir doubleheader. Boland's threatened to come from behind again in the nightcap before Bar 140 snagged the final two outs of the game with the bases loaded to preserve an 11-10 win.

Tuesday, September 10
Six Run 4th Boosts Ghostbusters to D2 Tourney Opening Win

A six run fourth inning erased a four run deficit and lifted the Ghostbusters on to a 14-7 win over Kut-Rite Hair Shop in the opening game of the Division 2 Post Season Tournament.

The Ghostbusters held the early edge 3-1, scoring three times in the first with two of the runs coming on a triple by Dave Facchini. That lead stood up until the third when Kut-Rite scored five times to go ahead 6-3. Joe Orlando delivered a two run double to highlight the scoring.

Kut-Rite added one more in the top of the fourth before the Ghostbusters turned the tide in their favor with their six run outburst. They then zeroed Kut-Rite the rest of the way while capping off the victory with a five run sixth.

Facchini was the offensive leader for the Ghostbusters, going 3 for 3 with four rbi's. Rich Dow also had three hits while Ryan Moran added a pair, Pat Knauth provided the top defensive support for winning pitcher Tom Bell.

Mark Maas and Brian Valeri banged out three hits apiece for Kut-Rite. Chris Kovacs and Jack Liedke had two each. Paul Raymond was tagged with the mound loss.



Wednesday, September 4
Bottom of 7th Rally Allows Choice Design to Earn Post Season Crown and Complete Sweep of Division 3 Laurels

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Regular season champion Choice Design Remodeling rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Militia 15-14 for the Division 3 post season tournament crown. 

The Championship Game came down to the top two seeds, and was a back and forth affair. Militia took the early lead, jumping out to a 7-3 advantage after two innings. Choice Design held Militia scoreless the next two innings while plating two runs in the third and four in the fourth to take a 9-7 lead into the fifth.

In the top of the fifth, some costly errors led to five runs for Militia, who now held a 12-9 lead going into the sixth. Militia plated one run in the top of the sixth, but Choice Design responded with two of their own to cut the lead to 13-11 heading into the final frame.

The top of the seventh was highlighted by some spectacular defense by Choice Design, including Wayne Britto's two assists from left center, and Militia only managed one run to increase their lead to 14-11.

Down to their last at bat, the bottom of the order led the way for Choice Design, and set up a two-out, two rbi single by John Fair to secure the championship.

Best for the titleists were Wayne Britto and John Fair with four hits each. Winning pitcher John Sinchak, Steve Donnarummo, John Schepp, and Greg Marangell all contributed three apiece to the hard fought victory. 

Choice Design earned its berth in the finals with an 18-6 triumph over Gen-El-Mec.

After falling behind early 5-0, Choice Design trailed 6-2 heading into the bottom of the second, when the bats woke up and plated five runs to take a 7-6 lead.

Zeroing Gen-El-Mec the rest of the way, the Designers added three runs in the third and eight more in the fourth to secure the 18-6 win.

Best for the victors were Wayne Britto with four hits, John Sinchak with three, and several others who added a pair apiece. Steve Donnarummo was the winning pitcher.

In the night's opening contest, Microboard Processing, Inc. jumped out to an early lead, and led the whole way until the bottom of the seventh, when Militia scored four runs to walk off as winners and with a spot in the championship game.



Thursday, September 5
Meeting Place Sweeps to Complete Strong Finish & Earn D2 Runner-Up Spot; Bar 140 Win Streak at 6 after Twin Win over Jesse's

The Meeting Place Restaurant, mired in last place early in the season, completed a second half resurgence with a 26-5 and 17-8 sweep over Pennsylvania Steel. The strong finish vaulted Meeting Place into second place in the Division 2 standings, just behind divisional champs Connelly Construction.

Bar 140 upped its unbeaten streak to six straight by besting Jesse's Barber Shop 7-3 and 16-7. 



Tuesday, September 3
Porky's Completes Regular Season with 10-7 and 16-4 Sweep of Benanto


Tuesday, August 27
Bar 140 Sweeps Ghostbusters 14-2 and 16-2; Light Failure Cancels Penn Steel-Meeting Place


Friday, August 23
Militia Concludes Regular Season with Sweep of MPI

The Militia and Microboard Processing Inc. concluded their regular season with the Militia posting a 15-9 and 18-2 sweep over MPI.

In the opener, Miltia jumped out to ealy four run leads of 5-1 after one and 6-2 after two. After plating four in the third to create a 6-6 tie, MPI went ahead 9-6 after five before the Miltia zeroed them the rest of the way while scoring the last nine runs of the game to gain the come from behind win.

Angel Cruz went 4 for 4 including a pair of doubles to pace the victors at the plate. Winning pitcher Alex Orosz banged out three hits while Brandon Vasquez, Acacioi Selgado, Mike Bernardo, Kevin Fuchs and Jeff Hurd all chipped in with two apiece.

Jorge Rivera's  three hits were best for MPI. Justin Maesto, Aric St. Germain and Jean Santos had a pair of safeties each. A.J. Bordas was losing pitcher.

MPI scored the first two runs in the nightcap but after that it was all Miltia.

Dan Popiolek led the way with three hits including a home run. Jimmy Hoffman, Rich Morin, Fuchs, Cruz, Bernardo and Vasquez contribued two safeties each to the balanced barrage.

St. Germain, Bordas, Jonathan and Jean Santos notched a pair of base knocks apiece for MPI.



Tuesday, August 20
Bar 140 Stays on Boland's Heels for Division 1 Title with Sweep of Porky's

Bar 140 remained one game behind first place Boland's Cafe in the loss column of the Division 1 standings by taking two from Porky's Cafe.

Trailing 6-2 early in the contest, Bar 140 scored sixteen unanswered runs to register an 18-6 triumph in the opener.

Ant Santacroce had two hits and drove in five runs to lead the victors at the plate. Also with a pair of hits were Tom Ballaro, Adam Lilling, Chris Chapman and winning pitcher Mike Benoit. Santacroce and Lilling both delivered two rbi singles in an eight run fourth that broke the game open. 

Anthony Savo went 3 for 3 while Nick "Partyman" Belucci and losing hurler Lou Cutaneo notched a pair of safeties each for Porky's.

A seven run sixth decided the game for Bar 140 in its 14-10 win in the nightcap.

While not allowing a Bar 140 base runner through the first three innings, Porky's built a 6-0 lead. Bar 140's offense then arose and plated four in the fourth and eventually tied the game at 7-7 after four and a half.

Porky's regained the lead 10-7 with three in the home half of the fifth before Bar 140 went on their game deciding spree in the top of the sixth.

Pat Moriarty, Ballaro, Lilling, Santacroce, Chris and Brett Chapman all had two hits for the well balanced Br 140 offense,

Belucci had three hits including a triple for Porky's. Dave Tokarz, who also had a three bagger, Scott Snell and Savo added a pair of safeties each.

Benoit earned the mound win over Cutaneo. 



Monday, August 19
Kut-Rite Ekes Out a Pair of One Run Wins to Halt Jesse's 9 Game Undefeated Streak

Kut-Rite Hair Shop captured a pair of nail biter victories over Jesse's Barber Shop 12-11 and 11-10.

In the opening game win, a win that ended Jesse's recent hot streak of 9 straight triumphs, Kut-Rite held the early lead but still had to rally late to claim the decision.

Taking a 2-1 lead in the first inning, Kut-Rite expanded that edge to 7-1. They fell behind 11-7 as Jesse's  plated five runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames before staging the three run game deciding rally in the sixth while holding Jesse's scoreless the last three innings.

Brian Valeria went 4 for 4 with a triple to lead the victors offensively. Bob Findley, Dave Arroyo and winning pitcher Pete Silva added two hits each.

Three hits each by Rob Kurdy and Tony Lepri topped Jesse's hit list. Chris Beleske and Greg Gaudiosi notched a pair apiece.

Kut-Rite squandered a seven run lead in the nightcap but came up with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Ahead early 1-0, Kut-Rite fell behind 3-1 in the top of the third but came right back with four of their own in the home half of the frame to regain the lead 5-3. They expanded it to 10-3 but then had to stage their final frame rally after Jesse's fought back to tie the game.

Greg Bastek, Jack Liedke and Silva, who again was winning pitcher, garnered two safeties each for Kut-Rite.

Chris Hebert, Lepri and Kevin Brown, who took the tough pitching loss in both games, had three hits each. Kurdy belted a pair of fence clearing home runs. 



Thursday, August 15
Outlandish 32-23 Win Caps off Choice Design Division 3 Championship Clinching Sweep

Instant classic? Hardly.

Well played? Not with 13 walks and 22 errors.

Wildly entertaining? Absolutely.

That pretty much describes the nightcap game of the doubleheader between Choice Design Remodeling and Microboard Processing Inc. in which the Designers, who wrapped up the Division 3 championship, outlasted MPI 32-23.

Although it wasn't the most artistic of games, both teams enjoyed the back and forth that continued throughout the contest. Runs were put up on the board in each inning by both teams until the seventh when Choice Design finally zeroed MPI to close out the win.

The lead changed hands four times through the first three frames before the Designers went ahead for good with a nine run fourth. MPI wouldn't go away and trailed only by three, 26-23, going into the bottom of the sixth when Choice Design put up six and then shut out MPI in the seventh to wrap up the victory.

John Fair's 5 for 5 including two triples and four rbi's paced the winners. Jeff Bryce, Matt Barr, Nick Moore and Dave Donnarummo, who also had a pair of triples, all banged out three hits apiece while winning pitcher Steve Donnarummo had two and five rbi's.

Rob Rios, who was the losing pitcher, and Jorge Rivera topped the MPI hit list with five each. Tim Oppel collected four while A,J, Bordas had three.

In the first game win, which was the title clincher, the Designers took a 2-0 lead in the first and added eight in the second in coasting to a 15-3 triumph.

Andrew Lavaway, Wayne Britto and Fair garnered three safeties each for the victors. Greg Marangell and Joe Peccerillo had two apiece.

Best for MPI were Jeff Perez and Justin Maesto with a pair of base knocks apiece. 



Wednesday, August 14
Militia Takes a Pair from Gen-El-Mec

The Militia rode a 10 run third inning to a 19-5 triumph over Gen-El-Mec in the opener of their twin bill.

Trailing 3-0 after one inning and 4-3 after two, the Militia sent thirteen men to the plate in the third to turn the game around with their ten run spree. Highlighting the outburst were a grand slam home run by Dan Popiolek and a two run poke by Keving Fuchs.

Matt Hurd, Angel Cruz and winning pitcher Alex Orosz all went 3 for 3 to lead the Miltia offense. Brandon Vasquez, Bryan Duda and Fuchs had two hits each. 

Tom Villano had a 3 for 3 day for Gen-El-Mec while Pete Cavanaugh garnered a pair of safeties.

A 15-11 victory in the nightcap completed the Miltia twin win.

After taking a 3-1 lead in the first, the Miltia upped their advantage to 15-5 after six. Gen-El-Mec tried to make things interesting when they rallied for six runs in the seventh but the deficit was too much to overcome.

Cruz completed a perfect night by racking up another 3 for 3 performance. Vasquez, Scott and Jeff Hurd contributed three hits each while Bryan Duda belted a home run.

R.J. Meeker and Chris Sutay collected three base hits each for Gen-El-Mec while Leon Kloeppner and Mike Shirling had a pair apiece.

Orosz again was winning pitcher. Jeff Passander took the loss in both games. 



Tuesday, August 13
Meeting Place Surprises Boland Before Boland Bounces Back; Porky's Sweeps Ghostbusters

The Meeting Place Restaurant upset Division 1 front runner Boland's Cafe 10-6.

Chris Goodwin led the charge by going 4 for 4 with a triple and also played well afield at shortstop. Scott McHugh contributed a 3 for 3 effort while Paul Veilleux notched a pair of hits. Angel Rivera excelled with the glove at third base.

Boland's rebounded in the nightcap to annex a defense dominated 3-1 win.

Porky;s Cafe took two from the Ghostbusters by scores of 4-2 and 13-1.

In the opener, Porky's plated three runs in the first and one in the third and made those counters stand up as they held the 'busters to singletons in the fourth and fifth.

Dave Tokarz' 3 for 3 and  two hits with two rbi's by winning pitcher Mike Marchese led Porky's offense.

Tony Pettinella and Mike Testani had three safeties apiece while Kevin Deegan had a pair.for the Ghostbusters.

Anthony Savo at shortstop and Sean Qualey in the outfield were the top defensive support for Marchese. Nick Musante behind the plate, Testani at third base and Anthony Cassetti in left field played well in the field behind losing pitcher Tom Bell.

In the nightcap the Ghostbusters scored first in the top of the first but that was it as Porky's answered with four runs and pulled away to the one sided win.

Marchesi, who again earned the mound win, and Qualey banged out three hits each for Porky's. Chris Wallace, Chris Sibley, Tokarz and Savo added two each. Sibley at third base stood out for the defense that helped Marchesi limit the Ghostbusters to 4 hits.

Enzo Zanfardino had a good game with the glove in the outfield for the Ghostbusters.

 

 



Monday, August 12
Connelly Clinches Division 2 Title with Sweep of Penn Steel

Connelly Construction clinched the 2013 Valley Independent  Softball League Division 2 championship with a doubleheader sweep over Pennsylvania Steel.

In the opener, Connelly took a 1-0 first inning lead and expanded on it to register a 16-4 triumph,

The Steelmen tied things up with a singleton in the top of the second but Connelly answered with five of their own for a 6-1 lead. Penn closed the gap to 6-3 in the third but the Builders plated four in the fourth and capped off the title clinching victory with a six run fifth.

Mike Smith and James Homa were the offensive sparkplugs for the victors. Smith banged out four hits while Homa collected three including a bases loaded triple while driving in a total of six runs. Dave Gruttadauria had three safeties while Tom Kieley, Mike Matosian and winning pitcher Matt Fanelli added a pair apiece. 

Mark Laudowicz had three base hits for Penn and Joe Izzo two.

An eight run fourth inning was the difference in Connelly's 9-6 nightcap win.

Penn took a 2-0 lead in the second and made it 4-0 in the third. Zeroed up to that point, Connelly batted around as they reversed the game's dircetion with their fourth frame eruption.

Don Bailey had a pair of base hits for the winners. Gruttadauria had a two run single to highlight Connelly's game deciding rally. Homa had an excellent game defensively at third base.

Jon Petruny, who was on the mound for Penn Steel in both games, had three hits including a triple. Chris Moore, Jarvis Benjamin, Tony Day and "Trap" Edmonds notched two each. Chris DiCostanzo playec well in the outfield.



Thursday, August 8
Jesse's Undefeated Streak at 9 after 7-3 Win over Meeting Place-Tony Lepri Leader with 3 Hits-Rob Kurdy Winning Pitcher


Wednesday, August 7
Benanto Ends Boland Win Streak at 10 before Boland Rebounds with Nightcap Win; Choice Design Thumps Gen-El-Mec Twice

Benanto Real Estate registered an 8-2 win over Boland's Cafe, snapping the Division 1 leader's ten game winning  streak. Three hits apiece by B.J. Valenti, Kevin Kotsner and Joey Misinonite led the winning offense.

Boland's got back on the winning track in the nightcap, putting up ten first inning runs en route to a 15-4 victory. Misinonite hit a fence clearing three run homer for the Realtors.

Choice Design Remodeling overwhelmed Gen-El-Mec 29-1 and 14-2.

Bryan Matos had three hits and five rbi's in the opener. Joe Peccerillo also had three hits while Jeff Bryce and Wayne Britto notched two safeties and four rbi's apiece.

Mark Fletter, Tom Villano and Nick Decky had a pair of safeties each for Gen-El-Mec.

John Fair and John Sinchak, who hurled both wins, led the victors in the nightcap with three base hits each. Fair belted a two run first inning homer.

Villano had two hits for Gen-El-Mec. Jeff Passander was losing pitcher in both contests. 



Tuesday, August 6
Boland's Now on 10 Game Roll; Ghostbusters Fend off Late Benanto Rally to Win Opener before Realtors Take Charge Early to Capture Nightcap

 Boland's Cafe improved their winning streak to 10 straight with 14-2 and 15-1 triumphs over Porky's Cafe.

The Ghostbusters jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and then survived a late charge by Benanto Real Estate to register a 6-4 victory over the Realtors.

Two more runs in the fourth, which would prove to be the decisive counters,upped the 'busters' lead to 6-0, Benanto got on the board with a singleton in the fifth and they added three more in the sixth but could do no further damage.

Although limited to just 7 hits, the Ghostbusters made the most of them. Kevin Deegan had a pair and drove in a run while Ryan Moran, winning pitcher Tom Bell, Dave and Eric Facchini came through with key hits.

Ben Bartone, Doug Wenz and Anthony DeFala notched two hits for Benanto. 

The Realtors established an early lead and built on it to secure the nightcap 15-7.

Ghostbusters came out of the gate with four in the top of the first. Benanto responded with five in their half of the frame and then, while zeroing the 'busters the next four innings, expanded their lead to 13-4 after five.

B.J. Valenti, Steve Tilki, Wenz, DeFala and Bartone all collected three hits to lead the winning offense. Tilki also played well defensively in left centerfield in support of victorious pitcher Tom Soda.

Deegan went 4 for 4 for the Ghostbusters. Enzo Zanfardino, Anthony Cassetti and Mike Testani, both of whom stood out with their gloveowrk, added two safeties each. Bell absorbed the mound loss.



Monday, August 5
Davila Leads Meeting Place to Sweep of Militia

Fred Davila hit and hurled The Meeting Place Restaurant to a pair of wins over the Miltia.

Taking a 6-0 lead in the second inning, Meeting Place was in charge all the way in posting a 17-9 win in the opener.

Davila banged out three hits to pace Meeting Place at the plate. Angel Tanus had two hits and drove in four runs while Ed Leggo and Luis Rivera contributed a pair of safeties each.

Kevin Fuchs notched three base hits for the Miltia while Jimmy Hoffman, Jeff Hurd and losing pitcher Alex Orosz collected two each.

Meeting Place completed their twin win with a 13-6 victory in the nightcap.

They took a 2-1 lead in the first and stayed in front all the way, capping off the triumph with a six run sixth.

Davila again was the top thumper for Meeting Place with three base hits. Anson Mero, Scott McHugh, Alex Montero, Leggo and Rivera added two each.

Best for the Miltia were Hoffman, Hurd and Orosz with a pair of base knocks apiece. 



Friday, August 2
Bar 140 Trades Wins with Porky's

Bar 140 extended their unbeaten streak to 7 straight games with a 16-6 triumph over Porky's Cafe before Porky's ended that win streak with a 13-9 victory in the second of their two games. Nick "Partyman" Bellucci excelled for Porky's, going 8 for 8 in the doubleheader including a pair of two baggers.

Thursday, August 1
Penn Steel & Ghostbusters Trade Overtime Wins

Pennsylvania Steel and the Ghostbusters exchanged extra inning wins in a soggy doubleheader.

In the opener, the Ghostbusters staged a seventh inning rally to tie the game and send it into overtime before Penn Steel came up with the decisive run in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 7-6 win.

The nightcap saw the rivals tied 4-4 after three, a deadlock that remained until the bottom of the tenth inning when the Ghostbusters pushed across the game winner for a 5-4 victory.



Wednesday, July 31
Jesse's On Roll with 8 Straight Wins after Sweep of Choice Design

Jesse's Barber Shop extended their recent hot streak, extending an unbeaten stretch to eight consecutive games with twin wins over Choice Design Remodeling.

Choice Design put Jesse's undefeated skein in jeopardy in the opener before being nipped 4-3.

The Designers plated single runs in the first and second stanzas to take a 2-0 lead. After Jesse's got on the board with three in the top of the third to give them a momentary one run edge, Choice Design tied things up at 3-3 in the bottom of the frame.

The scored stayed knotted until Jesse's plated what would prove to be the decisive run in the fifth. Jesse's defense held the opposition scoreless the last four rinnings.

Rob Kurdy's three base hits led the winners. Steve Cherhoniak, Johnny Halpin and Tony Lepri garnered a pair apiece.

Best for Choice Design were John Fair and losing pitcher John Sinchak with a pair of safeties each.

Backed by an errorless defense led by Halpin at second base, Kevin Brown twirled the win. Wayne Britto and Jeff Bryce made some outstanding plays in the outfield for Choice Design.

A seven run third inning launched Jesse's on to a 13-7 win in the nightcap.

Once again Jesse's trailed early 3-0 after one and 4-1 going into the bottom of the third. They then took charge of the game with their seven run uprising which was highlighted by a two run Kurdy triple.

Matt Lakomski and Greg Gaudiosi went 3 for 3 to pace the Jesse's offensive. Lepri and Kurdy notched a pair of hits apiece. 

Joe Peccerillo, Steve Donnarummo and Sinchak, who was tagged with the pitching loss, had two base knocks for the Designers.

 



Tuesday, July 30
Kut-Rite & Benanto Trade Wins in Slugfest Twin Bill; Porky's Takes Two from Meeting Place

Scoring in every inning, Kut-Rite Hair Shop registered a 21-12 win over Benanto Real Estate.

Kut-Rite held early leads of 4-0 after one inning, 5-1 after two and 6-5 after three. The Realtors went ahead 8-6 in the top of the fourth before Kut-Rite regained the lead for good with five runs in the home half of the frame. A seven run sixth sealed the deal.

Pete Silva, who stood out defensively at shortstop, led the winners' offense with a 5 for 5 performance and also drove in four runs. Joe Orlando contributed three hits and four rbi's while Greg Bastek, Chris Kovacs and Brian Valeria banged out three safeties apiece.

Rob Piccirillo, Doug Wenz and losing pitcher Tom Soda were best for the Realtors with three hits each.

Benanto trailed most of the nightcap until an eight run rumpus in the sixth propelled them on to a 15-13 win to salvage a split.

Kut-Rite continued their hot hitting, jumping out to a 5-1 lead after one. They led 6-2 when Benanto put up five runs in the bottom of the fourh to go ahead 7-6.

The Stylists quickly responded with three in the top of the fifth to go ahead 9-7 and they held that lead until Benanto staged their late game deciding rally,

Steve Pantaleo and Ben Bartone paced the Realtors at the plate with three hits each. B.J. Valenti and Wenz notched two safeties apiece.

Kut-Rite got three hits each from Orlando and Silva and two apiece from Jack Liedke, Bastek and Valeria.

Second baseman Anthony DeFala and Bartone at first provided the top defensive support for Soda who hurled the win. Paul Raymond was on the mound in both games for Kut-Rite. 

Porky's Cafe edged The Meeting Place Restaurant in the opener of their doubleheader before rolling to a 22-7 triumph in the nightcap. 



Monday, July 29
Connelly Solidifies Hold on Division 2 Top Spot with Sweep

Connelly Construction bolstered its hold on first place in the Division 2 standings with a convincing sweep of Gen-El-Mec.

A ten run second inning ensured Connelly's 14-0 victory in the opener.

Mike Matosian led the winning 14 hit offense with three base knocks. Mike Smith, who drove in three runs, Chris Carr, who belted a triple, and Nick Donofrio added a pair of safeties each.

Best for Gen-El-Mec were Mike Shirling and losing pitcher Leon Kloeppner with two base hits each.

A fifteen run final frame capped off a 30-1 thumping in the nightcap.

Carl Dzienkiewicz, who had four rbi's, and Smith both enjoyed 5 for 5 performances for the Builders. Matosian and Carr, who also drove in four runs, banged out four hits apiece.

Winning pitcher in both games was Matt Fanelli. 



Friday, July 26
Jesse's Makes it 6 Straight Wins with Sweep of Ghostbusters; Militia Dominates Penn Steel Who Return the Favor in Nightcap

Extending their undefeated streak to six straight, Jesse's Barber Shop swept a pair of games from the Ghostbusters, knocking the 'busters out of first place in Division 2.

Behind Rob Kurdy's 4 for 4 effort including a home run, Jesse's outlasted the Ghostbusters 10-8 in the opener. Chris Hebert banged out three hits while wining hurler Kevin Brown contributed a pair.

A 9-2 nightcap victory completed the sweep. Mike Happy's three hits and three rbi's and Justin Barrett's two rbi's led the way. Brown again was winning pitcher.

The Militia struck for seven first inning runs and were never threatened as they bested Pennsylvania Steel 12-4 in the opener of their twin bill.

Jeff Hurd led the way offensively with four base hits. Angel Cruz garnered three while Acacio Selgado, Rich Morin, Kevin Fuchs and winning pitcher Alex Orosz added a pair apiece. 

An excellent game afield by third baseman Dan Popiolek led the defense that helped Orosz limit Penn to 7 hits including two by Chris Moore. Bill "Bones" Bowden was losing pitcher.

The Steelmen bounced back to capture the nightcap 7-1.

After the teams traded first inning runs, Penn went ahead 4-1 in the second and zeroed their opponent the rest of the way.

Mark Laudowicz enjoyed a 4 for 4 game including a triple for the victors. Tony Day notched a pair of safeties.

An errorless defense spearheaded by first baseman Tom Sadowski, right centerfielder Rob Rainey and Laudowicz at shortstop allowed Bowden to limit the Militia to 5 hits including two by Morin.

 



Thursday, July 25
Divisional Leaders Connelly & Choice Design Swap Wins; Jesse's Takes a Pair from MPI

Atop their respective divisions, Connelly Construction (D2) and Choice Design Remodeling (D3) split a soggy doubleheader.

After the teams traded single first inning tallies, Connelly plated six runs in the second and pulled away to an 18-5 triumph in the opener.

Josh LaRue who went 4 for 4 and Mike Smith who had three hits and drove in four runs led the victors at the plate. Mike Matosian contributed three base hits while Josh Ezzo and James Homa added a pair apiece.

Steve Donnarummo, who was losing pitcher, banged out three hits for the Designers. Dan Dorwin and Wayne Britto had two each.

Choice Design took a 3-1 lead in the first and stayed on top all the way in registering a 15-10 win over Connelly in the nightcap. The defeat knocked the Builders out of the Division 2 leadership, percentage points behind the Ghostbusters.

Highlighted by a two run triple by Britto, Choice Design erupted for seven in the second to open a 10-1 lead. Connelly clawed their way back to trail by one, 10-9, after five but Choice Design outscored them 5-1 the rest of the way to secure the win. 

Britto, with three hits and three rbi's, was the winners' top thumper. John Schepp and John Fair collected three hits while Joe Peccerillo and John Sinchak had a pair apiece.

Smith had four hits and LaRue three for Connelly.

Donnarummo twirled the win. Matt Fanelli was on the mound in both contests for Connelly.

Jesse's Barber Shop thumped Microboard Processing, Inc. twice 17-2 and 20-3. Highlighting Jesse's offensive barrage were a pair of fence clearing home runs by Rob Kurdy and another four bagger by Chris Beleske.



Wednesday, July 24
Meeting Place Snaps Connelly Win Streak with Sweep

The Meeting Place Restaurant swept a doubleheader from Connelly Construction, ending the Builders eight game unbeaten streak.

The opener was a defensive battle that saw the rivals trading zeroes until the fifth inning when Meeting Place's offense erupted to score ten runs which gave them a 10-3 win.

Offensive leaders for the victors were Anson Mero with three hits, Angel Tanus with a home run and Alex Montero with a triple.

The nightcap saw Meeting Place carry a 6-1 lead into the seventh when Connelly rallied for three runs before Meeting Place corraled the third out to preserve a 6-4 win. 

Chris Folsum, who stood out defensively at shortstop in both games, belted a home run for the winners. 



Monday, July 22
Kut-Rite Jolts Gen-El-Mec

Kut-Rite Hair Shop thumped Gen-El-Mec twice 15-3 and 27-2.

Gen-El-Mec held the early edge in the opener. After a first frame 1-1 tie, Gen-El-Mec plated singletons in the second and third to go ahead 3-1. Kut-Rite then went on top 5-3 with a fou run fourth before pulling away with a six run fifth and a four run sixth.

Nick Lifrieri, Erik Nelson, Greg Bastek, Mark Maas, Joe Orlando, Dave Arroyo and Brian Valeria all had two hits each to pace the winning offense.

Nick Decky and Tom Villano were best for Gen-El-Mec with three safeties apiece.

Kut-Rite's path to the nightcap victory was solidly paved early as they tallied eleven runs in the first.

Pete Silva, who was winning pitcher in both games, and Valeria both banged out four hits for Kut-Rite. Chris Kovacs and Lifrieri notched three each.

Villano hammered an inside the park homer for Gen-El-Mec. Leon Kloeppner was losing hurler in both contests. 



Friday, July 19
Jesse's Annexes a Pair from Porky's

Jesse's Barber Shop swept their doubleheader versus Porky's Cafe.

In the opener, Jesse's pulled away from an 8-8 tie to register a 16-10 victory.

The Barbers built a 5-1 lead after three innings but fell behind 8-5 when Porky's went on a seven run spree in the top of the fourth. They then knotted the score at 8-8 with three in their half of the fourth before regaining the lead for good with another three runs in the fifth.

Matt Lakomski, who drove in five runs, and winning pitcher Rob Kurdy led the way offensively with three hits each. Dan Tarnowicz, Chris Hebert, Jesse Schremmer, Mike Happy and Greg Gaudiosi notched a pair of safeties apiece.

Chris Sibley enjoyed a four hit game for Porky's. Kevin Stachowicz and Nick Belluci notched three each. Sean Qualey was losing pitcher.

Jesse's jumped out to a 6-2 lead after one and rolled to a 16-8 win in the nightcap.

Tony Lepri, Hebert and Kurdy each banged out three hits to lead Jesse's. Kurdy included a home run in his hits and also drove in six runs. Lakomski and Schremmer, who twirled the win,  added two safeties apiece.

Best for Porky's were Jeff Giarratano, Sean Qualey, Chris Wallace, Chris Sibley and Nick Belluci with a pair of hits each with Qualey also homering.



Thursday, July 18
Gen-El-Mec Notches Initial Win of Season-MPI Rebounds in Nightcap; Bar 140 Sweeps Penn Steel

Gen-El-Mec spotted Microboard Processing, Inc. six first inning runs before clawing their way back to a 17-15 win, their first victory of the season.

After their big first frame, MPI upped their lead to 9-2 going into the bottom of the fourth when Gen-El-Mec plated seven runs to tie the game at 9-9. They then went ahead 13-9 with a four run fifth and held on to register that big initial win of the year.

R.J. Meeker led the way at the plate with four hits. Mike Bandanza, who delivered a two run triple in Gen-El-Mec's go ahead rally, banged out three hits while Mike Shirling, Lee Luong and Nick Deaky added a pair apiece.

Rob Rios had three base hits for MPI. Jonathan Santos, Kevin Adorno, Marvel B and Aric St. Germain chipped in with two each. 

MPI took charge early in the nightcap and stayed on top all the way in a 14-5 triumph.

After going ahead 3-1 in the first, MPI added six more in the second to open a commanding 9-1 lead that was not threatened the rest of the game.

Justin Maesto, Jorge Rivera, St. Germain and Rios led the winners at the plate with a pair of base knocks apiece.

Shirling had three hits for Gen-El-Mec while Bandanza and Deaky added two each.

Leon Kloeppner was on the mound for Gen-El-Mec in both games as was A.J. Bordas for MPI.

Bar 140 took two from Pennsylvania Steel by scores of 6-2 and 9-1. 



Wednesday, July 17
Benanto Ekes Out a Pair of One Run Victories; Final Frame Rally Earns Militia Win before Choice Design Rebounds for Nightcap Victory

Kevin Kotsner delivered a clutch two out rbi hit in the seventh inning to give Benanto Real Estate a 10-9 win over The Meeting Place Restaurant.

Benanto began the game big, plating five first inning runs but still needed Kotsner's final frame heroics to record the win. Jason Dziubina and Tom Soda led the victors' hit parade with three each while Matt Thomas contributed a pair.

The Realtors completed a sweep for the evening with another one run win, 5-4, in the nightcap.

Trailing 1-0 after one, Benanto tied things up with a singleton in the third before going ahead 4-1 with a three run fourth. Meeting Place answered right back with three of their own in the fifth to once again knot the score and it stayed that way until Soda drilled an rbi double in the sixth to provide the game winner.

Soda along with Steve Tilki and Ben Bartone each notched a pair of hits to pace the winning offense.

The Miltia rallied for seven runs in the seventh inning to snatch an 11-8 victory from Choice Design Remodeling.

Holding early advantages of 3-1 after two, 4-1 after three and 4-2 after four, the Militia fell behind 7-4 when the Designers plated five runs in the fifth.

That score held until the top of the seventh when Militia produced their game deciding rally. Big hits in the uprising were a two rbi single by Jeff Hurd and Rich Morin's two run triple.

Hurd was the Militia's top hit producer with three. Kevin Fuchs, Scott Hurd and Morin had a pair apiece.

Steve Donnarummo collected three hits for Choice Design while Greg Marangell and John Fair added two each.

Taking a 2-0 lead in the first, Choice Design stayed on top all the way in their 13-5 nightcap victory.

Andrew Lavaway and Greg Marangell both banged out three hits to pace the Designers' attack. Jeff Bryce, John Schepp, Bryan Matos and Donnarummo garnered two apiece.

Jeff Hurd and Morin had a pair of hits each for the Militia. 

 

 

 

 



Tuesday, July 16
Ghostbusters & Haynes Trade Wins; Boland's Ups Unbeaten Stretch to 8 In a Row

Ghostbusters spotted Haynes Materials a 2-1 first inning lead and then used a solid defensive performance the rest of the way to record a 12-2 victory in the opener of their doubleheader.

A single Ghostbusters tally in the second tied the game at 2-2 before a five run third put the 'busters on top the rest of the way.

Ryan Moran banged out three hits to pace the winning offense. Nick Musante, Anthony Cassetti, Dave Facchini and winning pitcher Tom Bell notched a pair of safeties each.

Jack Curry and losing hurler Bill Maisto were best for Haynes with two hits apiece.

Cassetti had an outstanding game glovewise for the Ghostbusters. Rich Dow at first base, Pat Knauth at third and Facchini at shortstop made some excellent plays to help keep the Haynes offense in check.

Haynes reversed their fortunes in the nightcap as they outslugged the Ghostbusters 19-12. 

Falling behind 2-0 after one, Haynes went ahead 5-2 in the third. That lead was trimmed to 5-4 in the fourth before Haynes scored the game's next fourteen runs to open up a 19-4 lead. The Ghostbusters rallied for eight runs in their final at bat but the deficit was too much to overcome.

A 6 for 6 outing by Maisto, who twirled the win, sparked Haynes' hitting. Curry garnered five hits while Mike Papper and Dave Templeton collected three each.

Tony Pettinella, Cassetti, Knauth and Bell, who was losing pitcher, had two safeties apiece for the Ghostbusters.

Division 1 leader Boland's Cafe extended their winning streak to 8 straight games by besting Porky's Cafe 13-8 and 10-8. 



Monday, July 15
Connelly Ups Unbeaten Streak to 8 Straight with Sweep of Kut-Rite

Connelly Construction took two from Kut-Rite Hair Shop to improve their winning streak to eight in a row.

After spotting Kut-Rite four runs in the top of the first inning, Connelly answered with five of their own in the home half and led all the way in a 13-8 vcitory in the opener.

Mike Matosian had three hits and three rbi's to lead the winning effort. Nick Donofrio, Don Bailey, James Homa, Mike Smith, Chris and Carl Dzienkewicz contributed two each.

Kut-Rite got a pair of safeties apiece from Greg Bastek, Mark Maas, Dave Arroyo and losing pitcher Paul Raymond.

A five run sixth inning meant the difference as Connelly came from behind to preserve their win streak with a 14-12 victory in the nightcap.

After a wild first inning that saw each team plate seven runs, the Builders went ahead 8-7 in the second and held that edge until Kut-Rite tied the score at 8-8 in the fourth. Kut-Rite took their first lead with a three run fifth but Connelly erased that deficit with their game deciding sixth.

Chris Dzienkewicz and Josh LaRue paced the Connelly offensive with three base hits each. Dave Gruttadauria, Chris Kal, Donofrio, Matosian, Smith and Matt Fanelli, who was winning pitcher in both games, added a pair apiece.

Pete Silva and Brian Valeria were best for Kut-Rite with three safeties each. 



Wednesday, July 10
Kut-Rite & Meeting Place Both Register Sweeps

Kut-Rite Hair Shop eked out a 5-4 win over the Militia in their double header opener.

Pete Silva led the way both with the bat and with the glove. He banged out three hits and handled eleven chances flawlessly at shortstop. Joe Orlando contributed a pair of safeties.

The Militia got two base knocks apiece from Matt Hurd, Mike Bernardo and Kevin Fuchs. Fuchs also played well defensively in left field.

An eight run third inning broke open a tie ball game and launched Kut-Rite on to a 14-4 nightcap triumph.

The Militia took an early 3-1 lead before Kut-Rite tied things up 3-3 after two and then took charge with their third frame outburst.

Nick Lifrieri, Mark Maas and Paul Raymond, who was winning pitcher both games, led the victors with three base hits each. Jack Liedke, Brian Valeria, Greg Bastek, Eric Nelson, Dave Arroyo and Silva, who drove in four runs, added two safeties each to the Kut-Rite total.

Jimmy Hoffman's 3 for 3 led the Militia offense. Angel Cruz had a pair of hits. Alex Orosz hurled both games. 

The Meeting Place Restaurant topped Gen-El-Mec 25-1 and 17-5.



Monday, July 8
Connelly Jolts Jesse's Twice

Connelly Construction took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and was never threatened in posting an 11-3 triumph over Jesse's Barber Shop in the opener of their doubleheader.

Leading the way at the plate with three safeties each were Dave Gruttadauria, Tom Kiley, Carl Dzienkewicz and James Homa. Matt Fanelli scattered 11 hits in twirling the win.

Mike Sardo went 3 for 3 to pace Jesse's. Tony Lepri and losing hurler Kevin Brown notched a pair of hits apiece. 

Jumping out to a 4-2 first inning lead, Connelly's was on top the entire game as they completed a sweep of the Barbers with a 14-8 victory in the nightcap.

Dom Bailey and Mike Smith led the winning offensive charge with three base hits apiece. Mike Matosian, Josh LaRue, Dzienkewicz, Homa, Dennis and Tom Kieley all notched a pair of safeties each. Fanelli was the winning pitcher.

Rob Kurdy homered and banged out three doubles to lead Jesse's. Chris Beleske, who drove in four runs, and Sardo added two hits apiece. Brown took the mound loss.



Friday, July 5
Militia Takes a Pair from MPI

Three hits apiece from Brandon Vasquez, Scott and Jeff Hurd paced the Militia to a 7-1 win over Microboard Processing, Inc. Scott Hurd included a pair of doubles in his hits while Jimmy Hoffman drove in two runs.

The Militia jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead and were in charge all the way as they completed a sweep of MPI with a 10-3 triumph in the nightcap.

Kevin Fuchs homered, Scott Hurd had a double and a triple and Alex Orosz, who hurled both wins, added a pair of safeties. 

 



Tuesday, July 2
Chapman & Mrazik Pace Bar 140 Sweep; Boland's Makes It 6 Straight Wins

Chris Chapman went 5 for 5 in leading Bar 140 to a 16-7 triumph over The Meeting Place Restaurant in the opener of their twin bill.

Although ahead the entire contest, Bar 140 did not ensure the win until the final two frames when they expanded a slim 9-7 edge into the final score by plating the game's last seven runs.

Other big contributors to the winning effort were Joe Czarnecki, Phil Mrazik, Steve Daddio and winning pitcher Mike Benoit with three safeties each. Czarnecki and Mrazik drove in three runs apiece.

Alex Montero and losing hurler Fred Davila were best for Meeting Place with a pair of base knocks each.

Mrazik clubbed a pair of fence clearing home runs, good for four rbi's to spark Bar 140 in their 7-3 nightcap win.

Josh Cone and Ant Santacroce aided the Bar 140 cause with two hits each while Santacroce at shortstop and Craig Chapman at third base made some key defensive plays in support of winning pitcher Mike Osiecki.

Mark Osborne and Anson Mero notched a pair of safeties apiece for Meeting Place.  

Boland's Cafe upped their unbeaten streak to six straight games with a pair of wins over Jesse's Barber Shop 11-2 and 8-6.



Monday, July 1
Kut-Rite & Ghostbusters Exchange Wins

Scoring the last nine runs of the ball game, Kut-Rite Hair Shop pulled away to a 14-5 triumph over the Ghostbusters in the opener of their doubleheader.

After taking a 4-3 lead in the first inning, Kut-Rite fell behind 5-4 in the third before knotting the count at 5-5 after five. They then went ahead 8-5 with a three run sixth before ensuring the win with a six run seventh inning outburst.

Bob Findley and Jack Liedke paced the Kut-Rite offense with four safeties apiece. Joe Orlando, Dave Arroyo and winning pitcher Pete Silva added two hits each while Greg Bastek drove in four runs.

Pat Knauth garnered three hits including a double and a triple for the Ghostbusters. Kevin Deegan had two hits.

Defensively Arroyo and Orlando turned in some good plays for the victors while Dave Facchini and Anthony Cassetti stood out for the Ghostbusters.

In the nightcap, the Ghostbusters scored eight times in the first, opened up a twelve run lead and then fended off a late Kut-Rite rally to earn a 17-15 win.

After their opening frame outburst, the Ghostbusters cruised to a 9-5 lead after four before putting together another eight run rumpus that gave them a 17-5 bulge in the middle of the fifth. Kut-Rite then scored the last ten runs of the game before the Ghostbusters doused the flame to preserve the victory.

Enzo Zanfardino had three hits including a double and a triple to pace the winning attack. Nick Musante, Ryan Moran and Knauth also had three hits apiece while Cassetti had a pair including a three run homer.

Arroyo enjoyed a 5 for 5 game for Kut-Rite. Silva, who took the mound loss, had four hits while Paul Raymond, Mark Maas and Liedke banged out three safeties apiece.

Winning pitcher was Tom Bell. 



Friday, June 28
MPI Off the Schnide with Sweep; Meeting Place Ups Win Streak to 5 Straight with Pair of Sweeps; Porky's & Connelly's Both Win 2

Microboard Processing, Inc. got rid of that zero in the win column by sweeping a pair of games from Gen-El-Mec 11-8 and 22-4. Jorge Rivera totalled six hits including a double, a triple and a home run to lead the victors offensively. Winning pitcher A.J. Bordas went 5 for 5 while Aric St. Germain had three hits and four rbi's.

The Meeting Place Restaurant boasts a five game unbeaten streak after taking two games each from Choice Design Remodeling and MPI. They topped the Designers 17-2 and 19-1 before besting MPI 20-0 and 18-2.

Porky's Cafe has won four straight after pelting Pennsylvania Steel 10-0 and 14-2.

Connelly Construction also has a four game undefeated streak after toppling the Militia 16-3 and 8-6. 



Tuesday, June 25
Benanto Handles Haynes Twice in Close Contests; Boland's Belts Ghostbusters

Benanto Real Estate took a pair of nail biter decisions over Haynes Materials 16-15 and 13-11.

In the opener, Benanto held a 15-10 lead going into the top of the seventh when Haynes scored five times to tie the score. The Realtors quickly responded with a lead off double by Jason Dziubina and Ben Bartone's follow up single that drove in Dziubina with the game winning tally.

Steve Tilki, winning pitcher Tom Soda and Dziubina led Benanto's offense with four base hits apiece. Dziubina accounted for three rbi's while soda included a double and a triple in his hits.The nightcap saw the Realtors overcome an early 7-3 deficit to pull away to their 13-11 win.

Tilki finished off his hot night with another four hit performance. Anthony DeFala and Dziubina notched three safeties each.

Boland's Cafe swept a pair from the Ghostbusters 13-1 and 17-7. 



Friday, June 21
Connelly's Sweeps MPI

Connelly Construction took a pair of games from Microboard Processing, Inc.. After thumping MPI 18-1 in the opener, Connelly fell behind 4-1 early in the nightcap before taking charge with a six run third and then pulling away to a 16-4 triumph.

MPI got 3 for 3 efforts from Rob Rodriguez and Aric St. Germain and a pair of hits including a triple from Jorge Rivera. 



Thursday, June 20
Connelly Hands Ghostbusters 1st Loss Before 'busters Rally in Nightcap to Earn Split; Bar 140 Belts Kut-Rite Twice

Connelly Construction ended the Ghostbusters' season opening eight game winning streak with a dominating 19-1 triumph before the 'busters bounced back with a come from behind 3-2 win in the nightcap.

After trailing 2-0, the Ghostbusters tied things up with a pair in the fifth inning before securing the victory on Tony Pettinella's rbi single in the bottom of the seventh. Winning pitcher Tom Bell scored the game deciding tally.

Bar 140 dominated Kut-Rite Hair Shop in both ends of their doubleheader 13-1 and 13-0.

In the opener, Bar 140 took a 3-0 lead in the first, made it 6-0 in the third and then broke things open with a five run fourth.

Phil Mrazik went 3 for 3 including a triple and drove in three runs led the victors' offense, Winning pitcher Mike Benoit also went 3 for 3 while Chris Chapman banged out three hits and Tom Ballaro, Joe Czarnecki and Ant Santacroce two apiece. Craig Chapman backed up Benoit's 6 hit pitching with some good glovework at third base. 

Taking a 2-0 lead in the first, making it 5-0 in the third, Bar 140 then ensured their 13-0 nightcap win with a six run fourth.

Czarnecki had three triples  as he went 4 for 4 while driving in four runs. Mrazik completed a perfect night with another 3 for 3 performance that included a home run. Pat Moriarty also went 3 for 3 while Tom Ballero, Benoit and winning pitcher Mike Osiecki contributed two safeties apiece. 

Mrazik also stood out defensively, playing the middle man in Bar 140's five man infield.



Wednesday, June 19
Final Frame Flurry Earns Jesse's Win Before Benanto Bounces Back; Choice Design Double Dips Militia

Zeroed through the first six innings, Jesse's Barber Shop exploded for nine runs in their final turn at bat to capture a 9-5 decision over Benanto Real Estate in the opener of their twin bill.

Jesse Schremmer banged out four hits while Tony Lepri and Justin Barrett notched three apiece in support of winning pitcher Kevin Brown. Steve Tilki was best for the Realtors with three base hits.

Jesse's staged another seventh inning rally in the nightcap but Benanto short circuited this one to preserve a 7-6 win.

Matt Thomas' 3 for 3 performance in which he homered and also drove in four runs sparked the victors' offense. Rob Piccirillo contributed three hits while Schremmer had a like number for the Barbers.

Tom Soda earned the pitching win over Brown. 

After jumping out to a 5-0 first inning lead to lay the foundation for a 12-5 win in the opener, Choice Design Remodelling completed a sweep of the Militia with an 18-4 triumph in the nightcap.

The Designers again took charge early, this time with a seven run first. The Militia nibbled away at the early deficit, getting to within 7-4 after five before Choice Design put another seven on the board in the sixth to ensure the win.

Dan Dorwin's three hits led the way offensively for the victors, Bryan Matos, who drove in four runs, Jeff Bryce, John Fair and winning pitcher Steve Donnarummo added a pair apiece.

Jeff Hurd garnered three hits including a triple for the Militia. Kevin Fuchs and Jimmy Hoffman had two safeties each. Matt Hurd and Mike Bernardes shared mound duties. 

 



Wednesday, June 12
Kut-Rite & Meeting Place Trade Wins; Jesse's Jolts Militia Twice

A four run sixth inning was the key moment in Kut-Rite Hair Shop's 10-6 win over The Meeting Place Restaurant in the opener of their doubleheader.

Falling behind 1-0 in the first, Kut-Rite went ahead 4-1 in the third. Meeting Place narrowed the gap to 5-4 after five before Kut-Rite's sixth inning spree gave them a cushion they maintained the rest of the way.

Brian Valeria went 4 for 4 including a triple to lead the winning offense. Chris Kovacs banged out three hits while Greg Bastek and Joe Orlando added two apiece.

Best for Meeting Place were Anson Mero, Chuck Osborne and Chris Folsom with a pair of safeties each. Folsom belted a solo home run in the first.

Paul Raymond, with last out help from reliever Pete Silva, earned the mound win. Fred Davila took the loss.

Meeting Place took a 2-0 lead in the first and was in command all the way in their nightcap 13-1 triumph.

Alex Montero, who drove in three runs, Angel Rivera and Folsom led the victors at the plate with two base hits apiece.

Osborne, backed by a solid defensive effort led by second baseman Jose Rodriguez, limited Kut-Rite to 5 hits including two by Kovacs. Silva was the losing pitcher. 

Jesse's Barber Shop mastered the Militia 16-4 and 17-6. A Chris Belske fence clearing home run highlighted the Barber's sweep.



Thursday, June 6
Meeting Place Registers Win before Rain Ends Thursday Night Play

The Meeting Place Restaurant, who have been the most snake bitten by weather conditions, beat the rain and Jesse's Barber Shop 13-10 before Mother Nature had her way and made playing conditions treacherous, forcing cancellation of the rest of the evening's games.



Wednesday, June 5
Boland's Belts Penn Steel; Haynes Trades Wins with Choice Design

Boland's Cafe swept their interdivisional twin bill with Pennsylvania Steel 11-0 and 11-3.

In another cross over doubleheader, Haynes Materials dominated Choice Design Remodeling 14-2 in the opener.The Designers  then spotted Haynes five first inning runs before rebounding to capture the nightcap 14-7.



Tuesday, June 4
Porky's Pelts Kut-Rite

After registering a 14-1 triumph over Kut-Rite Hair Shop in the opener of their doubleheader, Porky's Cafe scored six times in the second inning and four times in the third to build an early 10-0 cushion en route to a 13-3 nightcap win.

Lou Cutaneo enjoyed a 4 for 4 outing to spark the winning offense. Sean Qualey banged out three hits while Anthony Savo had a pair of safeties and drove in three runs.

Dave Arroyo's 3 for 3 was best for Kut-Rite.  

 



Friday, May 31
Haynes Handles Kut-Rite

Haynes Materials handed Kut-Rite Hair Shop a pair of losses.

A five run fourth inning gave Haynes a lead they would hold the rest of the game in their 12-10 win in the opener.

After Haynes took an early 2-1 lead, Kut-Rite erupted for a six run third to give them a 7-2 edge. Haynes answered with three in their half of the third before going in front for good with their five run fourth. Highlighting the rally were triples by Stu Fodiman, Jordan Mastrianni and Pat Haynes.

Adam Peters, Mastrianni and winning pitcher Dom Avatello sparked the Haynes offense with three base knocks each.

Kut-Rite got three hits apiece from Bob Findley, Mark Maas, Joe Orlando, Rob French and Brian Valeria. Paul Raymond was losing pitcher. 

Haynes jumped out to a 6-2 first inning lead and stayed in front all the way in their 10-8 nightcap victory.

Donny Long and Fodiman led the offensive charge with three base hits each. Brian Long, Haynes, Peters, Mastrianni and Avatello, who again was winning pitcher, added a pair of safeties apiece.

Valeria notched three hits for Kut-Rite while Jack Liedke contributed two. Raymond was tagged with the pitching loss.



Thursday, May 30
Ghostbusters Remain Unscathed; Penn Steel Sweeps Gen-El-Mec

The Ghostbusters improved to 8-0 with a pair of victories over the Militia.

After trading three first inning runs with the Militia, the 'busters went ahead 4-3 in the second and upped their advantage to 8-4 after four. They then secured a 22-6 triumph in the opener with seven run outbursts in the fifth and sixth frames.

With every player contributing at least two hits each, the winners were led by Dave Facchini, who fell a home run short of the cycle, Tony Pettinella and Rich Dow with three safeties each. Tom Bell earned the pitching win.

Jimmy Hoffman's 3 for 3 was best for the Militia. Chris Orosz notched a pair of safeties including a triple.

A seven run fourth inning rally turned the tide in the Ghostbusters' favor in their 13-8 win in the nightcap.

With the rivals completing the first three innings in a 1-1 tie, the Militia plated four runs in the top of the fourth. The Ghostbusters then answered with the seven run outburst in the home half of the frame and led the rest of the way in racking up their eighth straight win.

Enzo Zanfardino, who contrubuted an rbi triple in the winners' game deciding fourth, led the way with a 3 for 3 performance. Dow aaded a pair of safeties

Facchini at shortstop and Pettinella in left field provided the top defensive support for Bell who again was winning pitcher.

The Hurd "herd" led the Militia. Jeff went 4 for 4 while Matt and Scott garnered two hits apiece. John Hayducky was tagged with the mound loss.

Pennsylvania Steel topped Gen-El-Mec twice 27-7 and 15-8. Rob Rainey rocked a pair of home runs in the opener while Jon Petruny poled a four bagger in the nightcap.



Wednesday, May 29
Choice Design & Connelly Construction Register Sweeps

After overwheming Microboard Porcessing, Inc. 20-2 in the opener of their doubleheader, Choice Design Remodelling come up with a huge sixth inning to annex the nightcap 29-10,

MPI jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first inning of the finale. They led 10-3 after four when Choice Design began  to rally back with a four run fifth before a 22 run sixth inning explosion turned the game totally around.

Four hits apiece by Dan Dorwin, Greg Marangell, John Schepp, John Sinchak and winning pitcher Steve Donnarummo led the Designers. Wayne Britto, Donnarummo and Darwin each drove in four runs.

Connelly Construction bested Benanto Real Estate 15-7 in the opener of their doubleheader and then came back from six runs down to capture the nightcap 15-14. 

 



Tuesday, May 21
Bar 140 Nips Boland's Twice; Porky's Trades Wins with Connelly's

Bar 140 and Boland's Cafe engaged in what was probably the most entertaining doubleheader of the 2013 season with Bar 140 eking out close wins in both games.

A three run rally in the top  of the seventh inning earned Bar 140 an 18-16 slugfest win in the opener.

Taking a 5-4 lead in the first inning, Bar 140 fell behind for the first time when Boland's plated six runs in the fourth to go ahead 11-9. Bar 140 answered with six of their own in the fifth to regain the edge 15-11.

Boland's clawed back to go back in front 16-15 going into the seventh. Bar 140 then tallied the three game deciding tallies in the top of the seventh before zeroing Boland's in the home portion of the frame to clinch the win. 

Phil Mrazik, with three hits including a home run and four rbi's, led the winning offense. Tom Ballaro, Joe Czarnecki, Ant Santacroce and winning pitcher Mike Benoit banged out three safeties each.

Boland's got three base hits apiece from Tom Fallon and Chris Folsum. Losing hurler was Chuck Osborne.

Bar 140 completed the sweep with a nail biting 10-9 eight inning win.

Never ahead in the game, Bar 140 knotted the score at 9-9 with a two run rally in the bottom of the seventh before clinching the win on Joe Czarnecki's two out rbi single in the eighth.

Josh Cone collected three base hits to pace Bar 140. Benoit, who again hurled the win, had two hits and three rbi's while Mrazik and Santacroce added a pair of safeties apiece.

Osborne was best for Boland's with a 4 for 4 performance. Mark Costanzo went 3 for 3 while Burt Posca and losing pitcher Mike Biga notched three base knocks each. 

Porky's Cafe and Connelly Construction split their twin bill with Porky's capturing the opener 8-7 in eight innings before Connelly's rebounded to secure the nightcap 6-1.



Monday, May 20
Penn Steel & Kut-Rite Trade Wins

In a very quick doubleheader, Pennsylvania Steel and Kut-Rite Hair Shop exchanged a pair of low scoring wins.

The opener saw Penn eke out a narrow 2-1 victory.

Kut-Rite plated their lone run in the first inning and that tally was the only scoring until the Steelmen got on the board with a singleton in the bottom of the fourth. They added another score in the fifth and that run proved to be the deciding tally.

Limited to 4 hits by tough luck losing pitcher Pete Silva, Penn Steel relied on a solid defensive effort led by shortstop Mark Laudowicz and left fielder Travis "Trap" Edmonds to secure the victory for winning pitcher Jon Petruny. Petruny and his defense held Kut-Rite to 6 hits.

Kut-Rite rebounded in the nightcap to register a 6-0 shutout victory.

After trading zeroes with Penn through the first two innings, Kut-Rite got on the board with three in the third. They added a pair in the fourth and one more in the fifth to close out the scoring.

Joe Orlando had two hits and two rbi's to lead the winners' balanced 15 hit offense. Dave Arroyo, Greg Bastek, Rob French, Silva and winning pitcher Paul Raymond contributed a pair of safeties each.

Petruny, who took the mound loss, notched two base hits.

Standing out defensively to help preserve Raymond's shutout were Chris Kovacs, Arroyo, Orlando and French. 



Friday, May 17
Penn Steel Jolts Jessie's

Pennsylvania Steel swept Jesse's Barber Shop 4-1 and 5-4.
The Steelmen plated two runs in the first inning and stayed on top the entire way in their 4-1 opening game victory.
Spurred by Chris DiCostanzo's two rbi double, Penn pushed across three runs in the opening frame and again led all the way in the nightcap win. They were ahead 5-2 going into the seventh when Jessie's rallied for two before snagging the third out to ensure the sweep.
Led by left fielder Travis "Trap" Edmonds, the Penn defense was solid in support of Jon Petruny who hurled both wins. 



Thursday, May 16
Kut-Rite Moves to 4-0; Connelly Takes Two from Bar 140

Kut-Rite Hair Shop upped their record to 4-0 by sweeping Microboard Processing, Inc. 23-1 and 20-3.
Brian Valeria led the hit parade in the opener by going 4 for 4. Chris Kovacs and winning pitcher Paul Raymond notched three hits each while M ark Maas, Pete Silva, Joe Orlando and Rob French added a pair apiece.
In the nightcap, French and Silva had three hits each including a home run by French. Greg Bastek, Nick Lifrieri, Maas, Orlando and Valeria  garnered two base knocks apiece with Orlando also connecting for a round tripper.
Raymond again twirled the win and also added a pair of base hits.
Connelly Construction topped Bar 140 twice, 9-4 and 9-8. 



Wednesday, May 15
Militia Topples Gen-El-Mec Twice

Militia dominated Gen-El-Mec in both ends of their doubleheader 21-1 and 15-2.
Kevin Fuchs went 4 for 4 with a double and drove in three runs to lead Militia at the plate in the opener. Chris Orosz had three hits and five rbi's while Dan "Cheese" Popoliek had three hits including a double and a triple and drove in four runs. Other big contributors were Jeff Hurd who went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and Brian Vasquez with three hits and three rbi;s.
In the nightcap, MikeBernardes, Scott, Jeff and Matt Hurd all went 3 for 3. Scott Hurd had a double, a triple and three rbi's, Jeff Hurd had a double and three rbi's while Bernardes belted a home run. Fuchs had a pair of hits and four rbi's while Orosz hammered a homer.
John Hayducky hurled both ends of the twin bill.



Tuesday, May 14
Benanto Tops Porky's Twice; Ghostbusters Boosts Record to 6-0

Enzo Zanfardino's three run inside the park homer capped off a six run sixth inning rally that gave the Ghostbusters a 10-4 win over Choice Design Remodelers in the opener of their twin bill.
After plating four runs in the first, the 'buster's offense slumbered through the next four frames while the Designers plated two in the third and two more in the top of the sixth to tie the game.
The Ghostbuster bats then awoke in a a big way with their six run outburst to keep their undefeated status intact.
Tim McGinnis went 3 for 3 to top the winners' hit list. Dave Facchini, winning pitcher Tom Bell and Zanfardino added two hits each.
John Schepp had a pair of safeties for Choice Design. Steve Donnarummo was the losing pitcher.
Taking a 2-0 first inning lead, Ghostbusters stayed on top all the way as they finished off their sweep with a 7-4 nightcap win.
Nick Musante, Kevin Deegan, Ryan Moran and McGinnis had two hits apiece while Eric Facchini and Anthony Cassetti knocked in a pair of runs each.
Choice Design got two safeties apiece from Geoff Nichols, Jeff Bryce and John Sinchak.
Bell again bested Donnarummo for the pitching decision.