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Over The Hill Gang Softball Report: June 13, 2012

Congratulations to Over the Hill Gang veteran Butch Flecker, the league’s Player of the Week. Flecker’s four hits powered Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors (L&N) to a 20-17 win over LaCorte Family Auto. Over the last two games, Flecker slammed 10 consecutive hits.

LaCorte took an early lead and was up 14-6 by the end of the second inning. L&N answered with nine runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. Peter Cestare relieved pitcher Ben Greco in the third inning and kept the powerful Lacorte batters at bay. He only allowed three runs the rest of the way.

Rookie Rich Apollo, Ron Schwabe, and Thomas Joseph each had three hits. Mike Quigley had two key hits with two outs and made at least five outstanding defensive plays at shortstop to preserve the victory. Everyone contributed something in the win.

Paradox Café defeated McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home 14-9 this past Friday.  Don “Lefty” Carlin climbed back on the mound for Paradox after a victory last week and found only eight men behind him in the field. With a rash of injuries Paradox Café fielded nine players and broke out to a 3-0 lead over five innings. Walt Hasemann jump-started the offense with three hits and a sac fly on the night.

Bob Kirk tweaked a hamstring but stayed in the game and managed five hits in a stellar effort to keep the team in the game. Lenny Baliestreri continued his hot hitting with another home run to give Paradox a 6-2 lead. Wally Sefert was hot all around as he played with a fever to avoid the forfeit for the team. Unbelievably he went 3-4 with three RBIs and a sac fly. Hasemann, Baliestreri and Al Celeste roamed the three-man outfield like pros, keeping Paradox in the game all night.

Brian Mulcahy scalded the ball all night with four hits and two runs scored while James Mignone continued his hot fielding at second and scored twice on the night. Mitch Maghakian chipped in some late inning hits and Don Carlin pitched a great game. He also contributed two RBIs as Paradox got the win.

Barco Construction moved back over .500 with a 19-10 win over Singleton’s. The score was not reflective of the game as it was a very close game for the first eight innings. Singleton’s started the scoring with two in the top of the first and held Barco scoreless over the first four innings. After five innings the score was 4-1. Barco tied it up with three in the bottom of the six. Singleton’s went ahead with two in the top of the seventh. Barco answered with five in the bottom of the seventh to go ahead 9-6. Steve Jacobson started the inning with a walk and moved to third on Gary Jambor’s double.

Terry McPartland continued his torrid hitting with a base hit. Tim Dorman hit a bloop double driving in two runs and scored all the way from second base on Brett Moritz’s long out to rightfield. Dennis Ryan then hit a triple and scored on Dave Saur’s triple. Singleton’s answered with third in the top of the eighth to tie the score at nine. Barco’s bats finally exploded in the bottom of the eighth. After the first out, Barco sent 12 straight batters to the plate before registering their second out. They scored 10 runs highlighted by Brett Moritz’s triple. Singleton’s scored one more in the top of the ninth before Barco shut them down to finish the game. It was a great game for Barco highlighted by great defense and good base running.