RIVERSIDE SERVICE CAPTURES MENS TOWN “C” SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Riverside Service exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Summer Rain 9-6 and win the Men’s Town “C” Flight Softball Title in an exciting championship game played at Teufel Field. In the come from behind victory, the winners took their first tournament title.
The back and forth contest saw many lead changes. The Rainmen opened a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but two Riverside tallies in the second made it 2-1. Summer answered with a pair in the top of the third for a 3-2 lead, but Service scored in their turn, resulting in a 3-3 deadlock. It remained until the Rainmen scored twice in the firth to go up 5-3, before Riverside took the lead for good in the sixth. Summer Rain would not give up, but could only score once in their last turn at bat.
Many players contributed to the potent Servicemen offense. Steve Bozzuto and Matt Rada were each two-for-three, scoring once and driving home another run. Manager Nick Pitassi also had a two-for-three evening. Bobby Gerbert and John Novak were each two-for-four, with Gerbert supplying two RBI’s. Anthony Parelli, Rob Smurlo, Kyle McTiernan and John Pitassi all hit safely in the winning cause. Will Micik and Joe Manginelli also contributed to the offense, picking up key bases on balls.
Summer Rain was sparked by Manager Jim Kavanagh, who was two-for-two, with three runs scored and one batted in. Kevin Toohill was two-for-three, with a pair of RBI’s. Randy Caravella, K.C. O’Brien and Paul Callahan had base hits for the Rainmen and Danny Catalano drove in two runs.
Joe Manginelli was the winning pitcher for Riverside Service.
2016 Industrial League Championship
J. POCKER TAKES THIRD MEN’S CONSECUTIVE MEN’S INDUSTRIAL SOFTBALL TITLE
J. Pocker is the Men’s Industrial Softball Champion for the third consecutive year as they defeated Greenwich Hospital 20-9 at Teufel Field. In fact, it was the fourth championship for Pocker in five years as they are becoming a dynasty in the Men’s Industrial League.
The champs completed the three peat using a steady and consistent offense as they scored four runs in the first, second and fourth innings, five in the fifth and three in the sixth. The Hospital never gave up rallying for four fifth inning tallies and two more scores in the sixth.
Brian Gillick and Remy Totten shared the spotlight for the victors, each going a perfect five-for-five in the contest, with Brian Gillick scoring four times and driving in five runs and Totten touching home plate five times with one RBI. Rob Gillick’s three for four also accounted for four runs driven in. It was two hits apiece for John McLoughlan, Chris Fumasoli, Pat Pcker, Greg Bean and Manager Rich Cavatoro, with Fumasoli also responsible for four runs batted in. Scott Hanley and Ryan Cavatoro also contributed in the winning cause.
Greenwich Hospital was paced by Luis Ordonez who came through with a two-for-two night, which included two runs batted in. Willie Cruz was three-for-four while driving home a score. Paul Johson, Chris Viteretto and Michael Tamberi all supplied a pair of hits. Manager Dave Vallejos added two RBI’s for Greenwich Hospital.
Pitcher Greg Bean was credited with the win for J. Pocker
Boxcar Cantina scored four times in the fourth inning and stopped a determined Amfit/Brothers team grab a 9-3 victory in the Men’s Masters Softball Championship at Teufel Field. Boxcar continues its dominance in the Master’s League, winning their fourth straight title and featuring a winning streak of 72 games. But this one was far from easy and it took some good pitching, key defense and clutch hitting to keep the run alive.
Cantina got four tallies in their first turn at bat and added a single run in the second, two more in the third and one each in the fifth and sixth. Amfit scored all three funrs in the sixth, but would have had more if not for the defense of the champions. They left the bases loaded in the second and third innings.
Ed Fountaine was the hitting star for Boxcar, going three-for-three and driving in two runs. Jeff Block’s two-for-two provided two more RBI’s and Manager Ralph Covello and Frank Vartulli also had a pair of hits. Doug Roina, Paul Capobianco, Joe Ceruzzi, Jim Caterbone, Rich Strichroct, Joe Scordo, Eddie Audino Bill Schuck and Doug Laychack also contributed to the win.
Walter Slezak led Amfit with three-for-three while driving in a run. Eddie Napoleon was two-for-three and an RBI, and Russ Barnett was also two-for-three. Mick Glauber drove in the other run for Amfit/Brothers.
While both teams displayed some offense, this game was very much about the defensive play of both squads. Joe Scordo had a phenomenal game as shortstop for the winners and Doug Roina and Eddie Audino also contributed fielding gems for the winners. Dan Penfield, Russ Barnett, Nick Glauber and Bobby Iboni received defensive plaudits for Amfit.
Ed Audino was the winning pitcher for Boxcar Cantina.