In Saturday's (6/15) first game, Gally's beat Action 12 - 6 in a game highlighted by Steve Hughes 3-run homer and Rick Wall's solo HR. Winning pitcher was Rusty Gallagher and Losing Pitcher Art Wise. The game also featured the debut of rookie Matt Kawczak, called up from the "Development League". In the 2nd game, American Legion avenged an earlier season loss to the Lia Group, coming out on top this time 21 - 11. This game featured the pitching debut of Ralph Scunziano (Is there any position he doesn't play?) who was the winning pitcher and losing was Kevin Washock.
Play of the Day goes to Mike Harrigan for his nice catch of a low pop running in from LF. Honorable mention goes to Andy Rakowsky for two fine plays (grounder and line drive) at 3B, and to Jeff Prescott for a nice running catch from short into left field, and also to Carolyn Callner who speared, then dropped a hard line drive to her right, but recovered to make a great throw to 1B. Lots of other great fielding from all, too numerous to remember them all.
For Gally's Rick Knipper was 2-2, with two doubles and 3 RBI's. Rusty Gallagher was 2-2 with one double and 2 RBI's. Jeff Prescott was 3-3. Rick Wall was 3 - 4, with a homer and 2 RBI's. Bob Dial contributed a double. Steve Hughes only hit was the 3 run HR.
For Action, Art Wise was 3 - 3 with a double. Matt Kawczak was 2-3, with a walk and 2 doubles. Gary Onderdonk was 2-3. Steve Gatt was 2 - 4. Paul Peters contributed a double.
For Legion, Ian Duckor continued his torrid hitting (10 - 10 overall), going 4 - 4 in this game, with a double and 3 RBI's. Robert Finn picked up his little brother, going 4 - 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Joe Conlon was 3 - 3 with 2 RBI's. Bert Cromling was 2 - 3 with a 2 run HR and 2 RBI's. Ralph Scunziano was 2 - 3, as was Josh Gelber who had 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. Jim Schwab was 2 -4, with a solo HR. Tim Cronin and Eric Nickerson were each 2 - 4. Manager Pat D'Addio added a double.
For Lia, Mick Murdick was 3 -4. Mike Connelly was 3 - 4. Bill Bonneau was 2 - 3. Brian Collins was 3 - 5. Joe Salo was 3 - 5. Mark Roy was 3 - 5 with a double. Kevin Washock was 2 -4 with a double. Andy Rakowsky had a double.
Many thanks to all of you for a very successful annual picnic day. The weather cooperated nicely (sunny and not too hot). We had plenty of food and drink, thanks to all of you that brought food, water, etc. Special thanks to the early arrivers (Art, Mike, Dan, and all) who help set up the grill. Many thanks to Bill Kosefsky and his elves for running the 50 - 50. The winner of the 50 - 50 went to the Holub family ($120.00). And most of all, a big thanks to Art Wise for his outstanding work at the grill (who were those sous chef's?). Nice job everyone. If you got forgotten, our apologies.