Play of the Day goes to Josh Gelber, who made a shoestring catch of a sinking line drive. Interviewed on the field by local reporters, he quipped, "It is simply the art of making an easy play look difficult". Honorable mention goes to Mike Simmons for his over the head catch in Right Field and to newbie Mick Murdick for a similar catch in right field from his position at 2B. Lots of find fielding plays, too numerous to mention.
In the early game at 9:00 our first ever at Mullens Field, Lia survived a 10 run 2nd inning by Legion, came back with 7 of their won and held them off in the bottom of the 7th to win 19 - 15. Highlights of the game included a 2 run out of the park homer by Andy Rakowsky and a single shot by newcomer Dave Montalvo in the seventh.
For Lia, Mike Connelly was 3-4, including a tremendous single, measured for a distance of 3 feet. Brian Collins was 3-5 with 2 doubles, Bill Bonneau, John Giarrusso, Mick Murdick, Andy Rakowsky, Mark Roy, Joe Salo and Kevin Washock (winning pitcher) were all 2-4. Mick also had 2 doubles and and 2 RBI's. Joe and Kevin each had a double, Mark had a triple and 3 RBI's. Greg Ira added a triple.
For Legion, Ralph Scunziano was 3-3, with a triple and 4 RBI's. Bert Cromling was 3-4 with a double, triple and 2 RBI's. Karen Dunn was 2-3 with 2 RBI's. Kim Burns (took the loss), Joe Conlon, and Jim Finn were 2-4, Kim and Jim each with a double. Jim Schwab had a double.
In the late game, a pitcher's duel between Bill Kosefsky and Mike McGlynn ended with ROMO'S coming out on top 10 - 6 over Gally's.
For ROMO's, Bill Hickey was 3-3, with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's. Bill Kosefsky was 2-3 with a double. Juan Ovalle, Frank Owens, and Toby Walters were all 2-3. Toby had a double. Frank Diana was 2-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Julio Feliciano was 2-4 to round out the scoring.
For Gally's, shorthanded for the day due to graduations, Rick Knipper was 3-4, with a double. Bob Dial was 2-4. Steve Hughes and Jeff Prescott each had a double.