Offenses explode in senior softball
ED ENGLERJeff "Wahoo" Stanley is a native Floridian with a love of adventure. In his youth he moved to North Carolina, then in 1979 started Wahoos Adventures, a whitewater rafting operation. "Wahoo" never forgot his Florida roots, and every winter he returns and plays senior softball in Lake Placid.
Published: February 22, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013
On Monday, his Yates Insurance team engaged in a seesaw struggle with Schooni's Restaurant. Yates rallied from 10 runs down to go on top, only to have Schooni's prevail in the last inning on a walk-off double by Tom Ashley.
Don't blame "Wahoo"— he had seven hits, including the cycle.
Supporting "Wahoo" for Yates were Larry Oser, with six hits; and Cliff Bluml and Ed Engler with five hits apiece. Bluml and Dick Cook went deep for The Insurers.
For Schooni's, Richard Rucker had five hits. French-Canadian rookie Denis Cuillerier homered twice and played outstanding defense in center field. Bill Gallagher added a four-bagger.
Central Security outlasted Seminole Tire in a 35-28 slugfest. Dana Hurlbut , Tom Walsh , Joe Hedges , and Ian McCuaig formed "The Five Hit Club" for The Securitymen. Don Ward added a homer and two doubles.
The 'Noles were paced by Norm Grubbs and Darrel Richards, with five hits apiece. Five other Seminole Tire hitters had four hits each.
In Wednesday action, Schooni's (7-7) made it a winning week with a 21-11 victory over Seminole Tire (5-9).
Winning pitcher and MVP candidate Victor "V-Rod" Rodriguez had six hits, including the cycle. Rucker added five hits, while John McCallum added a home run.
For Seminole Tire, Grubbs had four hits.
Yates Insurance (10-4) came from behind again to upend Central Security (6-8) 21-20. Down by nine runs, Yates tied in the seventh then won in the eighth on a walk-off hit by Bob Fox.
Dave Steigerwalt had five hits, while Fox led four Yates hitters with four apiece.
For Central Security, Hurlbut, Hedges and Ward formed "The Four Hit Club."
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Monday's action had VFW Cubs besting Independent White Sox by a score of 17-13.
Leading hitters for the Cubs were Roger Gasperlin with four hits; John "Boom-Boom" Buja had three hits, with two homers; Jesse Hathaway, Bill Scrase, Gary Tankersley and John Kloet all with three hits each.
Todd Martin smacked two hitsand Don Dobbert had a pair of hits behind winning pitcher Dan Webb.
White Sox stars were Gary Steeves with three hits; Bob Roth with three hits; and Tom McNally, who had a home run and a double.
The other action had Fairmount Angels edging Alan-Jay Red Sox by a score of 16-15.
Fairmount was led by Bill Todd's three hits. J.C. Brown, Curt Brown, Jim Radcliff, John Miller and Gallo Gonzalez had two hits each.
The Red Sox were paced by the four hits of Frank Lantz. Bill Allicot, Dick Schultz, Jim Guild, Barry Hulbut, Kyle Saunders and Harry Bell all with three hits.
On Wednesday, Fairmount Services upended league leading VFW 13-12. The Angels were led by Todd's three hits.
Wayne McNett, who played great defense, had three hits. J.C. Brown, Curt Brown, Radcliff, Miller and Gonzalez added two hits.
VFW's Buja added a three-run homer and a triple. Dobbert added three hits.
On the other field, the White Sox scored 16 runs in the last two innings to beat Alan-Jay by a score of 22-17.
McNally had a five-hit day, with two homrs. Ed Lindberg had four hits; Rick Enfels, John Jeffries, Moe Pier and manager Craig Sutliff also added three hits.
The Red Sox had four hits from Lantz. Dennis Mitchell, Allicot and Hulbut banged out three hits each. Schultz , Guild and Bell added two hits apiece. The winning pitcher was Dick Ostretch.