2005 Medford Lakes Softball Season Archives
Nicklebee's are 2005 Champs- coming from behind beating Chico's two straight in the finals. Chris Cavanaugh wins MVP and HR Derby....details and pics below
L to R: front row: Lane Lundberg, Joe Schlindwein, Lou Salvatore, Chris Cavanaugh
L to R: back row: Scott Kelly, Rob Weber, Bill Zielinski, Dennis Finizio, Eric Brady, Jeff Uccello, Jack Schaub, Greg Armbruster- The road to the Championship soon to follow...Click here for the details and 2005 current Champions
2005 Pictures and details....
|Sunday 2005 celebration details...Click here||Quick view of playoff schedule....|
|First Weekend Playoffs- Pictures and game details...Click here...||Home Run Derby- 2005|
|Following Saturday playoff pictures & game details...Click here...||Sunday Party Pics|
|Finals- Pictures and game details...click here....||2005 All-Star and award winners click here.....|
2005 Cannonball Classic
|Weekly highlights 1 & 2||Player & Team Stats||Weekly Game Schedule 2005||Rumor Mill|
|Award Winners 2005||Weekly highlights 3 & 4||Message Board||Playoff Schedule 2005||Waiver Wire|
|Past Award Winners||Weekly highlights 5 & 6||Ground Rules & Eligibility||Playoff Weekend 2005||Past Rumors|
|Award Guidelines||Weekly highlights 7 & 8||Coaches & Contacts||Year End Party 2005||Lost and Found|
|Champions over the years||Weekly highlights 9 & 10||History of Medford Lakes Men's Softball|
2005 League Stats ( Teams and Players)
2005 Regular Season standings
|Team||Record||Season Place||Playoff Record||Overall record||Final Standings|
|Chico Bail Bonds||7-5||4th||3-2||10-7||2nd|
2005 Player Stats-Season week 10 .playoffs not included
|Players||Avg. AB min of 28||Player - Doubles||Player - Triples||
|Player - HR's||The "K" List- incl. foul outs|
|1||Rob Countess||.824||Chris Cavanaugh..9||Bill Fields...4||1||John Rath...8||Bob Roth...3 under protest|
|2||Kevin Reilly||.737||Jack Schaub ...7||Jason Braatz...4||2||Jason Braatz...7||Bill Zielinski...2|
|3||Greg Armbruster||.743||Lane Lundberg....6||Mark Matteson..3||3||Bill Sutphin...7||Chris Cavanaugh..2L|
|4||Bob Nixon||.737||Eric Brady....5||Jared Coughlin...2||4||Jerry Campagna..6||Lee Miller...2|
|5||Tom Wiker||.696||Chris Hunter...5||T.J Reichelt...2||5||Ben Brick...6||
|6||Eric Brady-R||.684||Jerry Campagna...5||Dave Getchel...2||6||Steve Cook...5||Kevin Donnellan..1|
|7||Ernie Ley||.680||Bill Heddendorf...4||Justin Daley...2||7||Justin Daley...4||Pat Germano...1|
|8||Chris Collins||.667||Darrin Doyle...4||Ron Kornafel...1||8||Craig Kenderdine...3||
|9||Steve Cook||.667||Sam Shively...4||Josh Federovitch...1||9||Dennis Finizio...3||Mike Collins....1|
|9||Jason Braatz||.657||Dan Sullivan....4||Dan Schaeffer...1||10||Josh Federovitch...3||Guy Gibeau..1|
|10||Paul Molinari||.647||Bill Sutphin...4||Rob Weber...1||11||Alan Anton...3||Van Kapeghian..1|
|11||Frank Loesche||.647||Mark Feudtner...4||
Jack Schaub ...1
|12||* Dan Schaeffer...6||Chris Countess...1L|
|12||Chris Rakoczy||.643||Chris Collins....4||Gregg Armbruster...1||13||* Chris Cavanaugh..3||Mike Cahill...1L|
|13||T.J. Reichert||.640||Matt Walker....4||Scott Chappell...1||14||* Jack Schaub...1||
|14||Jerry Campagna||.639||Bill Sutphin...1||15||* Bob Roth||Eric Brady...2|
|15||Zach Magulick||.641||Many with 3||Many w/||* Past HR derby winners may participate*||Gregg Armbruster...2|
|The top 10 will be nominated to participate in the Home Run Derby Sunday July 31st. Click here for details.....||Lane Lundberg...2|
Individual players: Top players in each category....This stats section will only work if the information is E-mailed to this site. If you are not listed it is because it was not sent.......
The 2005 Commissioner is Joe Urban
Individual players: Top players in each category....This stats section will only work if the information is called in to Brian or E-mailed to this site. If not it will be removed.
11 Teams & games
|1. Stew Doggz-SD||7. Hot Shots-HS|
|2. Chico's Bail Bonds-CH||8. Vandelay Industries-VI|
|3. Roadkill -RK||9. Blazing Cannon- BC|
|4. Lakes Flakes-FL||10. Pogue Mahon-PM|
|5. Nicklebee's-NB||11. "New Team"|
|6. After Hours- AH|
Last updated : 07/29/2017 09:51 AM..
The Cannonball Classic will be held the weekend of June 18th & 19th
|April 17||April 24||May 1||Day||Fri. 5/13||May 15||May 22||June 5||June 12||June 18||June 19||June 26||July 4th||July 10||July 17||July 24||July 30/31|
|HS vs BC make up 12:30 Neeta||AH||CH|
|Neeta-"DRY"||VI||FL||PM- Make up 12:30 Neeta||
NEW- Rescheduled 7/17-Neeta@1:30
|12:30||FL||CH Make up 2:30...Neeta|
|RK||PM||NEW||SD-Changed to-Wilson @ 1:00||CH||RK||Refer|
|9:30 Brooks||NEW||Open||PM||CH Neeta @ 2:00||BC||VI||NEW||FL||PM|
|11:00 Brooks||BC||NB||HS Neeta 6/26@ 12:30||SD||NEW||PM||AH||NEW||PM|
|12:30 Brooks||FL||AH||BC-Wilson 5/22 at 2:00||CH||RK||NB||RK||PM||RK||BC|
NEW- Rescheduled 7/17-Neeta@1:30
|AH||FL||CH..Make up 2:30 Neeta 6/26||HS||PM||CH||HS||SD||BC||SD|
|1. Stew Doggz-SD||2. Chico's Bail Bonds-CH||3. Roadkill -RK||4. Lakes Flakes-FL|
|5. Nicklebee's-NB||6. After Hours- AH||7. Hot Shots-HS||8. Vandelay Industries-VI|
|9. Blazing Cannon- BC||10. Pogue Mahon-PM||11. "New Team"|
The 2005 Commissioner is Joe Urban
(F) Designates forfeit. Rain Out Rescheduled
Note: Tournament seeding will be based on a 11 team standings. Home team is listed second
**TEAM RANKINGS WILL BE DECIDED AS FOLLOWS: BEST OVERALL RECORD, HEAD TO HEAD RECORD, RUNS SCORED IN HEAD TO HEAD GAMES, COIN-FLIP.
** Rain-outs are to be re-scheduled by the teams independently. Sundays at 1:30, 3:00 and 4:30 PM at Wilson or Shawnee are the recommended times. All games must be finished by 6:30 pm Sunday July 17th
** Winners coaches are responsible for calling in the game results (and highlights) to the Commish by Sunday evening or E-mailed to the Web page- Coaches should have this information
Wilson- 2005 Bring equipment from Neeta
Medford Lakes Softball Playoff Schedule 2005
First weekend of the playoffs are Sunday July 24th. The final weekend will be the following Saturday and Sunday July 30th and July 31st...with the final game or games played on Sunday July 31st at 11:00 and 12:30 noon (if necessary).
|Sunday, July 24th||Saturday, July 30th||
Sunday, July 31st
|9:00||G-1 #11 New Team vs #6 Hot Shots||G-2 #10 Blazing Cannons vs #7 After Hours||9:00||G-13 W8 RoadKill vs W10 Vandelay Ind||
G-14 L3 Hot Shots vs W12 After Hours
|11:00||G-20 W17 Chico'svs W19Nicklebee's|
|10:30||G-3 W1(Hot Shots vs #3 StewDoggz||G-4 #9 Pogue Mahon vs #8 Vandelay Ind.||10:30||G-15 L9 Flakesvs W13 Vandelay Ind||12:30||G-21- L20 Chico'svs W20 Nicklebee's- necessary|
|12:00||G-5 W2After Hours vs #2 Flakes||
G-6 #5 RoadKill vs #4 Chico's
G-16 L11 Nicklebee's vs W14After Hours
2005 Champs Nicklebee's
|1:30||G- 7 W4 Vandelay Ind vs #1 Nicklebee's||G-8 L6 RoadKill vs L1New Team||1:30||G-17 W11 Chico'svs W9 StewDoggz|
|3:00||G- 9 W3 StewDoggz vs W5 Flakes||G-10 L7 Vandelay Ind vs L2 Blazing Cannons||3:00||G-18 W15Flakes vs. W16Nicklebee's|
|4:30||G-11 W6 Chico's vs W7 Nicklebee's||G-12 L4 Pogue Mahon vs L5 After Hours||
|G-19 L17 StewDoggz vs. W18Nicklebee's|
Home team is the team with the better standing in the regular season...see the stats page for clarification: http://www.chillers.com/softstats.htm
NO back-door rule will apply. The "Mercy rule" is not in effect during the playoffs.
|This double elimination tournament bracketing came directly from a tournament playoff book....|
The 2005 Commissioner is Joe Urban
2005 All- Stars..........
** After Hours: Pete Amodeo, Jerry Campagna, Jason Braatz ** Vandelay Industries:- Pete Bisconte, Bob Nixon, Greg Smith
** Flakes: John Rath, Jim Tarzy, Dave Getchell ** Hot Shots: Bill Fields, Kevin Reilly, Josh Federovitch
** Chico's: Ralph Vanamen, Ernie Ley, Justin Daley ** Pogue Mahon: Mike Haussman, Brain Meakin, Ed Abert
** Nicklebee's Gregg Armbruster, Lane Lundberg, Chris Cavanaugh ** RoadKill: Drew Lynch, Fred Tucci, Kevin Ross
** StewDoggz: Zach Magulick, Bill Sutphin, Jared Coughlin ** Blazing Cannons Bill Heddendorf, Lee Emory, Rob Countess
New Team:- Van Kapegian, TJ Reichert, Kevin, Donnellan
2005 Hall of Fame, Golden Glove Cy Young and Rookie of the year award winners........
1. Jason Braatz (SS - After Hours)
2. Ralph Vanamen (SS - Chico's)
3. Greg Smith (SS-Vandaley Industries)
4. Drew Wagner (SS - Flakes)
5. Brain Anton (LC - Doggz)
Greg Armbruster (Nickelbee's)
Eric Brady (Nickelbee's)
2005 Hall of Fame award winners-
Gordy McCourt- 2005
George Murphy- 2005
Mark Cannon- 2005
Chris Cavanaugh is the 2005 Home Run Champion
2005 Home Run Derby Highlights......8th annual
1998 was the 1st Annual- organized by Tom Wiker
Top HR's leaders at season's end - $20. up front to Dan Schaeffer (Cute lefty on the StewDoggz).- Past years champions are also able to participate.
|1. John Rath-2||9. Tom Wiker-6|
|2. Tom Roth-0||10. Josh Federovitch -7|
|3. Bill Sutphin-2||11. Mike Collins-7|
|4. Ron Kornafel-7||12. Dan Schaeffer-1|
|5. Rich Ross-2||13. Chris Cavanaugh-12|
|6. Steve Cook-5||14. * Jack Schaub-8|
|7. Justin Daley-5||15. * Bob Roth-2|
|8. Eric Brady-0|
* Past champ eligible
NOTE: If anyone who is listed can not make the competition, please let Dan Schaeffer know ASAP...other alternates wish to play
First Round winners shown in blue
|1. Chris Cavanaugh-12|
|2. Jim Tarzy-9|
|3. Jack Schaub-8|
|4. Josh Federovitch-8|
|5. Mike Collins-7|
|6. Ron Kornafel-7|
Final round stats
1st place- Chris Cavanaugh-5
2nd place- Jack Schaub-3
2nd place- Mike Collins-3
This year the "Gold Ball" was introduced...one per player per round. If a HR was hit with the Gold Ball...then it counted as 2 Hr's...
Chris Cavanaugh is the 2005 Home Run Champion
2005 MVP is Chris Cavanaugh
Highlights for weeks 1 and 2
Opening Day !!!- Sunday April 17th --Week #1
Game #1: Brooks: 9:30 AM New Team vs Blazing Cannons-W
Game #2: Brooks: 11:00 AM Blazing Cannons vs Pogue Mahon-W
It was a great opening day and I am glad to say Pogue Mahon is on the board with a win against Blazing Cannons 17 to 16. It was a great game that was fought hard by both teams.
Game #3 Brooks: 12:30 PM Flakes-W vs Road Kill
14 - Road Kill 6
After going down 1-2-3 (on just three pitches) in the top of the first against new Road Kill pitcher Kevin Ross, the Flakes put together a balanced hitting attack for the remainder of the game as they scored in 5 of the remaining 6 innings. The balanced hitting was led with three hits apiece from Jim Tarzy, Bill Steffen, and John Iadanza. Bill Steffen's debut as pitcher was a big success as he kept the Road Kill batters off-balance all day. The Flakes overall defense was outstanding.
Game #4 Brooks: 2:00 PM Chico's vs Flakes-W
Flakes 8 - Chico's 5
In the second game of their opening day doubleheader, the Flakes continued to play some fundamentally sound softball in beating last year's runner-ups by a score of 8 to 5. Despite playing with only 9 players (where is Tom Roth anyway), Bill Steffen baffled the potent Chico's line-up all day, highlighted with a swinging strike out of Jeff Bednar. The Flakes again supported Steffen with outstanding defensive play in both the infield and the 3 man outfield. On the offensive side of the game, John Iadanza intimidated Doug "Auggie" Wagner into walking him his first two times at the plate. When Wagner finally decided to challenge him in his next two bats, Iadanza responded with two solid singles. In a game that never felt as close as the final score indicated, Johnny Rath iced it with a two run homer in the bottom of the sixth. Scott Chappel and Frank Loesche were each two for three in this game. Chappell also contributed some great plays in right field and Loesche called a great game behind the plate. Bill Steffen rounded out his outstanding day with another three hits.
Game #5: Brooks: 3:30 pm Nicklebee's-W vs After Hours
After Hours, 16-10.
It was a hell of a game. Nicklebee's jumped out to an early comfortable lead only to see After Hours crawl their way back to a 10-10 tie in the
top of the 7th. Nicklebee's piled back six more runs, and with the bases loaded, a double play knocked out After Hours chances for any runs. It was one of the best games played in a long time.
Game #6: Brooks: 5:00 pm Hot Shots-W vs Vandelay Industries
Hot Shots - 17
V.I. - 13
The new and improved Hot Shots once again regained the lead, this time in the top of the sixth and did not allow any more scoring. Lead Off/LC Bill Fields lead the way with a double and a triple going .750 with 3 runs and 4 RBIs. Doubles also came from Darren Smith, Josh Federovitch, and Sam Shively. Steve Bond went 3-3 and was responsible for scoring 2 runs and an RBI.
Week # 2
Game #1: Wilson: 12:00 AM -Chicos' -W vs Roadkill
Chico’s Bailbonds bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to a 9 member Flakes squad a week before. The team was led on offense by Home Runs from Justin Daley (lucky) and Bill Aldridge (fast) and a triple by Bob Buchanon (should’ve been a home run but Chico Wiker still doesn’t know how to run bases). The ‘Kill, not playing to their late 90’s form early on in the game, closed the gap late in the inning when the bats came alive (and the Bud cans kicked in) to make the score a respectable 18 to 11. ‘Kill 1B – Shawn Pringle was not available for this game because his wife told him so.
Game MVP honors went to Left Centerfielder Greg AngrEm$yaeryeR who will be awarded the newly anointed Chico’s MVP trophy the “Sombrero” at the team’s next game (assuming Commissioner Urban doesn’t hit the panic button and cancel all of our games due to potential rain). The Sombrero will be passed from one Chico’s MVP to another after earning the right after each game. Look for the Sombrero when Gregg Anermnem;yder$ leads his team onto the field against the Fakes for a Friday night fight on May 13th!
By the way… BOB ROTH STRUCK OUT TWICE!
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 AM - No Game
Game #3: Brooks: 11:00 AM Nicklebees-W vs Hot Shots
Nicklebees came to the games short a man or two from normal and battled the Hot Shots even until the 5th inning when Nicklebee's rallied for 10 runs without an out. Lou Salvatore, Lane Lundberg and Greg Armbruster lead the team each going 5-6.Chris Cavanaugh almost hit for the cycle having a HR, Double Single and K...all he needed was a triple. Nicklebee's won 22-11
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 PM After Hours-W Vs Blazing Cannons
Game #5 Brooks: 2:00 PM Vandelay Industries W vs Pogue Mahon
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Stew Doggz W vs Flakes
StewDoggz 26 Flakes 13
The three-time defending champion StewDoggz came out pounding the ball against the Flakes. Only three batters into the game, Schaeff hit a three-run homer, and then Big Al made it back-to-back with a centerfield bomb. The Flakes came back to tie the game at 6 in the bottom of the third inning. But the top of the fourth saw the ‘Doggz catch fire at the plate. They blew it open, scoring 10 times with the help of home runs from Larry and Spalding. Three innings and 10 runs later, the StewDoggz had their first victory of the 2005 season beating the Flakes 26-13. A stellar game on the mound was turned in by The Unit who walked none until the sixth inning, made some outstanding plays in the field, and was perfect at the plate. J-Bone and Spalding had four-hit games, and home runs were also hit by Kender and Hot Sauce giving the ‘Doggz six dingers in the game.
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm New Team vs Stew Doggz-W
StewDoggz 29 New Team 13, 5 innings
The StewDoggz won their second game of the day, again behind their powerful bats. They hit five home runs in this contest, which was ended after five innings because of the mercy rule. For the second time in as many games, every member of the ‘Doggz had at least one hit. They jumped on the New Team early and often, building a 29-4 lead before the Newbians plated nine in the bottom of the fifth. Unfortunately though, they needed to score 10 to extend the game another inning. Big Al, J-Bone, and The Unit had four hits apiece. Home runs were turned in by Big Al, Kender, Sweaty, Schaeff, and Hot Sauce.
Highlights for weeks 3 and 4
Game #1: Wilson: 12:00 AM -
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 AM -Rain Out
Game #3: Brooks: 11:00 AM Rain Out
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 PM Blazing Cannon-W vs New Team- Make up
Game #5 Brooks: 2:00 PM Rain Out
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Rain Out
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm StewDoggz-W vs RoadKill
StewDoggz 21 Road Kill 6
The only game played on Sunday was between the StewDoggz and Road Kill. Both teams chipped in before the game to get the wet infield playable, and after a half hour’s work the game was underway shortly after 5:00. The ‘Doggz jumped out on the Kill early with an eight-run first inning, powered by a pair of three-run homers by Schaeff and Hot Sauce, helping the first six batters of the game to score. The same two lefty sluggers also added solo shots later in the game. The StewDoggz put up another eight-run outburst in the third, and led 16-1 before Road Kill came up in the bottom half. From that point on, the game was pretty non-eventful as the ‘Doggz coasted to their third victory of the young season. The Unit turned in another fine performance on the mound and kept the kitchen closed up the middle. Lead-off man J-Bone had three hits, setting the table nicely, and Sausage went 4 for 4 with 4 RBI’s.
Week # 4
Game #1: Wilson 12:00 Noon Flakes-W vs New Team
Flakes beat new team 12-5
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 AM RoadKill-W vs Pogue Mahon
Game #3: Brooks: 11:00 AM StewDoggz vs Nicklebee's- W
Nicklebee's came to play keeping the 2004 champs to only 11 runs through 7 innings. A recent acquisition (thank you StewDoggz) of Dennis Fininzio gave the Home Run power (3 Hr's for the day). Including a walk off game winning HR in the bottom of the 7th. Lane Lundberg went 4-5 adding to the offense. Greg Armbruster pitched excellent notching another win. Nicklebee's is in 1st place after week 4
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 PM After Hours-W vs Chico's
After Hours Beat Chico's in a 6-4 win
Game #5 Brooks: 2:00 PM Hot Shots vs Flakes-W
Flakes beat Hot Shots 27-10
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Vandelay Ind. vs Hot Shots
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm Vandelay Ind. vs Blazing Cannons
Highlights for weeks 5 and 6
Game #1: Wilson 12:00 Noon Flakes-W vs Vandelay Ind.
No information sent
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 AM Rescheduled for 2:00 at Neeta- see below game
Game #3: Brooks: 2:00 PM Chicos vs Nicklebee's- W
Nicklebee's continued their winning streak beating Chico's 9-4. Coach Cavanaugh 4-4 and newly aquired "legal" players Eric Brady 4-4 and Jeff B. 3-4 powered the offense while Jack Schaub kept Chico's from any Hr's in left field. Greg Armbruster pitched another great win keeping a quiet Chico's off balance most of the game.
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 PM RoadKill -vs New Team- not played??????
Game #5 Brooks: 2:00 PM RoadKill -W vs Blazing Cannons
No information sent
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Pogue Mahon vs Hot Shots-W
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm StewDoggz-W vs After Hours
Week # 6
Game #1: Neeta at 9:30 New Team vs Nicklebee's -W
The New Team came out and took an early 1-0 lead in the first but Nicklebee's woke up scored 11 to win 11-3 Eric Brady came to life going 5-5 while Chris Cavanaugh and Jack Schaub both went 4-5.
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 AM Flakes -W vs Blazing Cannons
Flakes beat Cannons 21-7
Game #3: Brooks: 11:00 AM Pogue Mahon -W vs New Team
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 PM Vandelay Industries -Wvs Chicos'
Vandelay upset Chico's in an 8-4 win
Game #5 Brooks: 2:00 PM Nicklebee's -Wvs Pogue Mahon
This game was closer than in looks for the majority of the time. Score was tie going into the 6th when Nicklebee's starting with a Lane Lundberg Double and scoring 6 that inning. Nicklebee's, this time with 4 outfielders won this one against Pogue 15-7
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Chico's -W vs StewDoggz 12-11
Chic's upset StewDoggz 12-11 in 9 innings
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm RoadKill -W vs After Hours
RoadKill back? In the late game Sunday RoadKill blasted After Hours
13-7 in a game that was not that close. Having lost 6 out of there last
7 to After Hours during the regular season Road Kill finally broke out
of their hitting slump by collecting 20 hits. Three 3 hits a piece from
Columbus ( the new number 2 hitter ), KJR, Jonesey, and Rock fueled this
win. Cahill was back on the mound collecting his 3rd straight win to
pull the Kill back to 500. Next weeks game against the undefeated
Nicklebees should prove exciting.
Game #8: Brooks: 5:00 pm Hot Shots vs StewDoggz-W
Game with the Hot Shots on Sunday was 17-2, 5 innings
Highlights for weeks 7 and 8
Game #1: Neeta: 12:30 Noon Vandelay Industries -W vs Flakes
Game 1 a Neeta @ 9:30 Chico's - W vs Blazing Cannons...
Chico's won in a slugfest 4-3
Game #2 Brooks: 9:30 am
StewDoggz 15 Vandelay Industries 10
Fresh off their upset of Chico’s the week before, Vandelay Industries looked primed to do it again, but this time to the StewDoggz. With a five-run first inning, they jumped out to an early lead. Not until the bottom of the third inning did the ‘Doggz take over. They put five on the board that inning to take a 10-8 lead. Another four runs in the fourth gave the StewDoggz the extra cushion they needed. Each team only scored one run after that, ending in a 15-10 final. LivDogg picked up his second win of the year on the mound. At the plate, it was a well-balanced attack for the ‘Doggz with the main highlight being Hot Sauce’s 4 for 4 performance including his league-leading 6th home run of the season. Hey, anybody seen “oh-fer” Schaeff??? He was last seen at Brooks Field trying to buy a hit.
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 RoadKill vs Nicklebee's- W
Nicklebee's hit the ball and thumped RoadKill 26-10 in 5 innings. Chris Cavanaugh lead the assault going 4-4 with a 3 run HR to finish the game. Gregg Armbruster pitched another great game and helping the cause with his first HR of the year. A long time player Scott Kelly returned to the line up and added to the 26 run total.
Game #5: Brooks: 2:00 pm After Hours vs Nicklebee's -W
Tired after playing RoadKill....Nicklebee's came out and quickly scored 6 runs to take a 6-2 lead... Rob..."superfly"...Weber hit a triple to start the offense going. Gregg Armbruster hit his second HR of the year and recorded another pitching win. The heat kept the bats quiet and Nicklebee's walked away with their 9th win.
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Hot Shots-W vs After Hours
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm New Team vs Hot Shots-W
Week # 8
Game #1: Neeta: 12:30 Noon Hot Shots vs Blazing Cannons- make up game
Game 1 a Neeta @ 2:30 Flakes -W vs Chico's- make up game
7, Chico's 5
In a sluggishly played game in which the most emotion displayed was during a discussion involving the use of bats, the Flakes beat an undermanned Chico's squad by a score of 7-5. The Flakes jumped on Chico's with a 5 run first inning, but only managed two more runs the rest of the way. The offensive star of the game was Johnny Rath who went 3 for 3 including a triple and a homerun (John is still trying to catch his breath).
Game #2 Brooks: 9:30 am New Team vs After Hours-W 20-6
Game #3 Brooks: 11:00 am After Hours-W 11-10 vs Vandelay Industries
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 Pogue Mahon vs Chico's
The final score was Chico’s 16 and Pogue Mahon 10. Chico’s played a great game with lots of heart and wanted the win. Their W was solidly earned. Pogue Mahon still facing the one bad inning challenge wasn’t able to catch up after “the bad inning” but fought their hearts out to the end. Both sides enjoyed the comradely of the other teams with good sportsmanship and a few laughs as well.
Game #5: Brooks: 2:00 pm RoadKill -W vs Hot Shots
Road Kill improved to 5-4 with an 8-4 victory over the Hot Shots in a game marked by spectacular defense. KJR's 3 run bomb ( 2-3)to dead center sparked the Kill's 5 run sixth which broke open a 2-2 tie. All stars Lou hot bat continued (2-2 with Sac Fly) and Tucci's stellar glove ( 2-3) at third highlighted the win for the Kill. Awesome defensive plays by Clarkie (2-3), Rally and Cheapo killed potential rallys in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings.
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Blazing Cannons vs StewDoggz-W
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm Flakes -W vs Nicklebee's
Nicklebee's lost their first season game to a hard hitting Flakes 24-12.
The Flakes played their most well rounded game of the year in handing Nicklebees their first loss of the season. After four innings, the Flakes held a one run advantage at 9-8. However, in the fifth inning the Flakes exploded for 9 runs, highlighted by homers by John Rath, Ron Kornafel, and Jim Tarzy. In their best offensive effort of the season, the Flakes had 7 players with three hits apiece while Darrin Doyle was a perfect 4 for 4. It must also be mentioned that Bill Steffen K'd Cav in the bottom of the first inning, looking at two strikes in a row. Ron Kornafel returned the "K" favor in the sixth on a 3rd strike knuckleball. Jeff Uccello of Nicklebee's went 4-4 and scored 3 and knocked in 3 runs.
Highlights for week 9 and 10
Game #1: Neeta: 12:30 Noon MAKE UP- After Hours -W vs Pogue Mahon
After Hours won 4-2
Game #2 Brooks: 9:30 am Flakes vs After Hours-W
After Hours won 9-8
Game #2 Brooks: 11:00 am New Team vs Vandelay Industries-W
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 RoadKill -W vs Vandelay Industries
Road Kill squeaked out a 3-2 thriller against Vandelay Industries. KJR's solo shot, the first to land in the street for Road Kill this year, proved to be the difference. And yes he used a real bat. Unbelievable defense by both teams kept the score down. R Cahill had a shut out going until the sixth. Road Kill's double header against NB's and After Hrs next week should prove to be exciting as they try and position themselves for the playoffs.
Game #5: Brooks: 2:00 pm Pogue Mahon vs StewDoggz-W
StewDoggz 15 Pogue Mahon 8
This game started out looking like a close one. The StewDoggz sent out a new pitcher to start the game, and after 2 1/3 innings, Brian “Padilla” Anton (aka BA) had to be pulled in favor of the veteran meatballer, Schaeff. After the defense let BA down in the first inning, giving up five unearned runs, he ran into some more trouble in the third when he gave his Vicente Padilla impersonation and couldn’t find the plate. All in all, not a bad job by the rookie hurler though, showing some signs of being a potential four or five starter in the future. Now back to the game itself. The Irish jumped out to a 5-1 lead thanks to that five-run first, and still led 7-5 after 3 innings. But in the fourth, the StewDoggz took over for good by scoring six runs. They never looked back and closed out the win 15-8. A balanced attack saw seven ‘Doggz have multi-hit games, including The Unit going 4 for 4.
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Blazing Cannons vs Nicklebee's-W
It took 3 pitchers to beat the spiritually lead Blazing Cannons. Joe Schlindwein and Gregg Armbruster lead the team in hitting. Nicklebee's clinched 1st place for the playoffs seeding with the win today.
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm Hot Shots vs Chico's-W
Chico's won 8-7
Game #1: Neeta: 12:00 Noon Nicklebee's-W vs RoadKill
Nicklebee's beat RoadKill 6-5
Game #2: Brooks: 9:30 am Pogue Mahon vs Hot Shots
Game #3 Brooks: 11:00 Pogue Mahon vs New Team
Pogue Mahon (W 16-8) vs. New Team
One good thing about the Pogues is that we are definitely a warm up team. Thanks to our first game we were ready for our second game with the New Team and our bats as well as our fielding came alive. The New Team put in a valiant effort and great sportsmanship but the Irish would not be denied victory! Thanks to the New Team for a great game and good luck in the playoffs. They are a great bunch of guys.
Game #4 Brooks: 12:30 Noon Blazing Cannons-W vs Vandelay Industries
Game #5: Brooks: 2:00 pm After Hours vs RoadKill-W
Shawn Pringle had game winning hit to put RoadKill up 6-5 for the win
Game #6: Brooks: 3:30 pm Chico's vs StewDoggz
Chicos beat StewDoggz 16-11 in extra innings
Game #7: Brooks: 5:00 pm Flakes -Wvs StewDoggz- make up game
Flakes beat StewDoggz 9-7
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The 2005 Commissioner is Joe Urban