21-19 to win tournament
TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS! Fricker's #3 held-off a 7th inning rally to squeak out a 21-19 win over the Legends League champion Roosters. Back row. from left, Manager Marty Harrison, Fritz Hartkopf, Charles McMillen, Glen Smillie, Ron Fox & Roy Woodworth. Front row, from left, Tim Kuszmaul, Tom Parker II, Granville Smith, bat boy Stylz Williams, Lenny Jones & Mark Clair. The winners receive T-shirts.
ROOSTERS "CROW" FALLS SHORT!
FRICKER'S 3 (21) - ROOSTERS (19): Fricker's #3 - In the finals Fricker's #3 had a 21 to 11 lead on the Best team in the league Rooster's going onto the bottom of the 7th and had hang on by the skin of there teeth as Rooster's came back with 8 runs for a 21 to 19 final score. It would not have been a surprise if they had scored 11 to win it, they have some great hitters and hit from top to the bottom of there line up. But Fricker's #3 has some hitters also and was led off by Tim Kuszmaul going (5-5,4R) Glen Smillie (4-4, 2,2b), Fritz (3-3,2b,BB), Mark Clair (4-5), Lenny Jones(2-4), Ron (2-4,2,2b) and Grandville (2-4) with a great catch in the late innings,Tom Parker (2-3) and had a lot of hustle on the base paths all night. Marty (3-3, OTF,HR,2,2b's,BB), Roy Woodworth and Charlie McMillin added a hit eachin the game and there veteran leadership all year. Thanks to the team for making it another fun year. Roosters Men’s Grooming Center - Three did turn out to be a charm for Marty Harrison’s Frickers’ #3 ball club in the Legend’s League Tournament Championship game.
The Men of Roosters had beaten Frickers’ #3 twice before during the regular season, but finally succumbed to a wicked hitting attack. The much anticipated rematch looked fairly lopsided for most of the game with Frickers’ #3 holding a commanding 16-3 lead after five innings. The Monsters of Monroe Street finally found their bats, scoring four runs in the sixth and then mounting a furious rally in the seventh inning by scoring eight more runs. Unfortunately, the rally came up just short with the potential game tying run at bat when the final out was recorded. Thanks go out to Kevin Koepfer for bringing out his live Rooster to root us on at the game. Congratulations to Marty and his Frickers’ #3 teammates on a well-deserved championship! To my Men of Roosters, what an awesome bunch of teammates and thank you for making this season so memorable!
15-8 to win Championship
LEAGUE CHAMPS! In the Thursday night playoff game, Roosters defeated Marty Harrison's Fricker's 3 team 15-8, to win the Legends championship. Back row, from left, coach/sponsor Gregg Ballmer, Larry Gagin, Kevin Koepher, Bob Collins, Scott Gist and Jeff Szenderski. Front row, from left, Tom Hosinski, Javier Almanza, Jose Mondragon, Hider Hillau and Mike Haman. Not pictured: Dave Williams and Phil Franklin. The Roosters team finished the season with a 14-3 record.
2014 SSS League Standings
FALL BALL LEAGUE
2014 Sylvania Senior Softball Standings & Results
Sept. 30 Scores and Highlights
Andy & Barney’s (14) - Herb’s Hammers (9)
FallBall GameSummary 09/30/2014
Andy & Barney’s (14) - Herb’s Hammers (9): Andy & Barneys - The Fall Leagues top two teams, with a 4-0 record, squared off, splitting a double-header. A&B won the first game 14-9. Dann Schlenbaker 3/3 and Craig Mantey 3/3 set the pace. SS Jon Labeau and Rob Ravin went 2/3. This team was built on speed and defense - and the strategy has paid off: frustrating opponents, time after time.
Herbs' Hammers - In the first meeting, the Hammers were reduced to toy hammers, as we were stymied by another stellar pitching gem by the crafty veteran, Mr. Keefe. We had no answer for the vast arsenal of pitches at Jerry's disposal. Also, this team has so much speed they should be called Breaking Bad. The bright spots for Herbs': Mark Gedert (1-1 BB OTF HR 3RBI), Kevin Koepfer (2-3 3RBI), Lenny Jones (2-3 3B RBI), Jeff Aiello (2-3 2R), Guy Stager (2-3), Dave Ronau (1-2 BB 2R), and the Chief, Rick Stager (1-2 BB).
Fall Ballers (12) - Autumn Smashers (11): Fall Ballers - Both teams wanting a victory after a tough starts.The Fall Ballers led by Tim Kusmaul 4 /4, John Brubaker 2/4 + OTFHR AND Mike Sanders went back to back with an OTFHR.. Dave Obert, Brett Crosby AND Steve Weiner all had 2 hits. The Smashers fell short in the seventh rallying from 8 runs down to only lose by 1 run.
The Autumn Smasher's fell one run short in their quest for their first victory in the Fall season. The Smasher's were down 12-4 heading into the 7th inning and fell one run short with a great rally. We had a bit of bad luck in the 7th inning rally, as Phil Carolon hit a smash to 3b only to have that turn into a double play. The Smashers were led by Joe Beham (3 doubles) and Marty Harrison (two singles and a double) as well as Ed Blankenship, Mike Miller, Bob Miller and Dan Leonard all with two hits each.
Herbs' Hammers (13) - Andy & Barney’s (11): Herbs' Hammers - In the nightcap managed to eke out the win against the previously undefeated and untied monsters of Mayberry. Once again Mark Gedert came up big for the Hammers, blasting another OTF HR, this one a 3 run shot, Mark also added a double, single and 3R. Also having good games: Ron Fox (2-3 2RBI, and made several outstanding defensive plays on the hill), Rick Stager (2-3 2B 2R RBI), Terry Finch (1-1 BB R), Lenny Jones (2-3 2R 2RBI), Jack Holloway (1-2 RBI), Dave Ronau (1-2 2R BB), Guy Stager (1-2 RBI), and Jeff Aiello (1-2 RBI).
Andy & Barneys split with Herb's Smashers, losing 13-11. Sly Ron Fox had the A&B players swinging at short and shorter pitches all night long. A&B's Craig Mantey saw his streak of nine straight hits, with 11-RBI's end with a 1/3 night. Lead-off hitter Chuck Feltman 3/4 and Phil Richard, Rob Boehme, Dann Schlenbaker and Rob Ravin had two hits each.
Autumn Smashers (16) - Fall Ballers (13): The Autumn Smasher's finally tasted victory with a hard fought win that featured some very nice defensive plays by our infield of Mike Miller (3b), Bob Collins (ss), Mark Clair (MI); Mike Betley (2b) and Phil Carolon (1b). The Smasher's went out to a 13-6 lead and held on for the victory as Marty Harrison who moved to 3b after injury turned a nice bases loaded double play. Hitting highlights included Joe Beham, Ed Blankenship, Mike Miller and newly acquired free agent Bob Collins all with three hits each. Also contributing were Tbone Terry Thomas, Phil Carolon, Mark Clair, and Bob Miller with two hits each and Tom Spy got his first ever extra base hit with a nice double. Bob Miller pitched a good game that included a called third strikeout. The Smasher's will look to play spoiler's next week against first place Herb's Hammers.
Fall Ballers - Autumn Smashers seeking revenge with a 13-6 lead over the Fall Ballers.The Ballers rallied to close the gap to 1 run in the 6th inning. The Smashers scored 3 runs in the 7th and stopped the Fall Ballers by turning a bases loaded double play to kill the rally. Patrick Henry had an OTFHR. Brett Crosby on base 4 times, John Brubaker, John Raines and Tim Kusmaul on base 3 times each.