In Ancaster Vets Slo-pitch playoff action, the Dodgers won a 10-8 nailbiter over the tough Brewers.
Des Dufresne blasted a round-tripper into the trees and Paul Bolduc lasered an inside-the park shot to score two. Brian Davies and Greg Wilson hammered the ball. Mike Harris pitched brilliantly for the win. Jim Hoyle was four for four to lead the Brewers and Ed Salwach pitched an outstanding game and was three for three with a sacrifice fly.
The Orioles crushed the Giants 20-8 to schedule a date with the Dodgers next week. Mike Gustar pitched a fine game against the hard-hitting Giants and the orange offense was unstoppable.
Rob McKenzie and Brian McKeown had five hits each and Dane Moffat and Dave Sawatzky were a perfect four for four. Rick Gunter was the best player for the Giants and infielder Frank Troisi wielded a hot glove.
The Cards doubled a plucky Tigers team 10-5 behind the find hitting of Mike Taylor and Rick McKenzie. Todd Martin smacked a double and teamed up with slick-fielding first-sacker Serge Fappianog for a number of big outs. Ron Edwards pitched a great game. The Cards will play Indians next week.
The Jays edged the Pirates 6-5 to earn a match against the first-place Braves. Mark Edmondson had a good all-around game, and pitcher Frank Hruska kept the solid Pirate offense at bay.
Outfielder Andy Price and pitcher Ken Boyko were outstanding for the hard-luck Pirates, and Wayne Daniels swung a lively bat.
The Giants won their first game 11-8 over the Sox. Glenn Herrell made several fine catches in the outfield and captain Rick Gunter started off his fine weekend with a solid glove against the Sox.
The Brewers played the only game on a rainy Saturday, beating the A’s 12-6. Pitcher Ed Salwach was tough to hit and Gord Kudlowich played a smooth shortstop. Menacing power hitter James Turner hit some blasts and Jim Hoyle crushed the ball as usual.