In Ancaster Vet Slo-Pitch, the Braves swept two to win a record 20 games and ran away with the league’s top record. Chris Chevalier homered twice as the Braves doubled the A’s 14-7 and thumped the Orioles 20-8. Len Brandino had a hot bat and glove, and Mark Cheshire was outstanding at third. Tim Blore had four hits for the Orioles and Brian Carey slugged a two-run dinger.
The Dodgers clinched second place with a dominating 13-1 performance over the Sox. Paul Bolduc pitched two fine innings, homered and made outstanding catches. Alphonzo Borsollino and John Donovan belted triples, and Des Dufresne had a great glove. Pitcher Mike Harris dominated.
The Orioles finished third thanks to a 19-4 thumping of the Brewers. John King and Barry Goldman were perfect at bat and Rob McKenzie had four hits. Doug Parsons cleared the bases and turned an impressive double play. Clarence Baker had three hits, and Brian McKeown made a diving catch.
The Indians locked up fourth place by beating the Dodgers 9-5. Dave Muir belted a three-run homer and made a magnificent catch. Ron Lacroix provided great pitching, ably supported by infielders John Delaney and Paul McKinney. Bruce Lawson hammered the ball and nailed a runner at third.
The Cards split two games and finished fifth. Jim Royce had four hits and Todd Marvin homered to help edge the hard-luck Jays 13-12. Serge Fappiano turned a brilliant double play and Kerry Travaskis shone at short and swung a hot bat all weekend.
The Giants won two, edging the Indians 13-12 and downing the Tigers 11-8. Frank Troisi was spectacular, with five hits in against the Tribe, including a triple. Glenn Herrell, Dan Carter, Dave Brakewell, and Tim Richardson crushed the ball. Rick Gunter and Dean McCoy had great all-around games. Glenn Freeman was solid behind the plate.
The A’s climbed up a notch in the standings with an impressive 5-3 win over the Pirates. Pitcher Hooker starred with his glove, and Pete Grubac played a fine shortstop. Danny Nelson, Brad Lockwood, and Jose Pelegrin hit the ball hard.
Jack Jung made some nice outfield catches, and Al Hoar snagged a ground at first and beat the runner to the bag for the out.
The Cards beat the Tigers 11-5 behind the bat of Mike Foley. Doug Day, Neil Panabaker, Steve Davis, Mike Moulden, and Bob McDermott were brilliant defensively in support of pitcher Darryl Ferguason.
The Jays had a tough weekend, losing two heart-breakers by one run each. Russ McLeod, John Carnahan, Mark Edmondson, Dave Dykeman, and Lyle Bentham were solid with the bat. Randy Crispo and Frank Hruska pitched well and hit the ball hard.