In Ancaster Vet Slo-pitch action on Sunday, the high-flying Indians defeated the Cards 16-10. Ed Salwach and Don Pente led the Tribe with four hits each, while Rob Cavalieri and Frank Troisi chipped in with three apiece. Brian Hitzroth and Keith Beaver were also strong at bat. Jeff McQueen led a solid defence to back the outstanding complete-game performance of pitcher Rick Pearson. Pete Grubac tripled twice for the Cards, and Barry Goldman made a great defensive play.
The Braves toughed out a win over the pesky Jays 8-6. Brian Carey showed off his talents with a fine all-around game, and Mark Cheshire had three surprising hits. Slugger Claudio Sartori was perfect in four at-bats. Jean Marc Leclair caught two flies behind the plate in support of brilliant pitcher Mark Edmondson. Shortstop Steve Oulahen had a fine game on a rock-hard infield.
The A’s won scored six in the sixth to upend the Marlins 11-8. Carl Fiamelli went four-for-four with help from Brian Davies and Danny Nelson who added three hits each. Rich Cook added a clutch two-RBI hit. Ray Beitz was a stellar shortstop in support of pitcher Henry Kirchner, who went all the way. Paul Burroughs flashed the cowhide at first. Paul Bolduc had a fine all-around game for the Marlins, and Marvin Gunderman and Brad Lockwood had big RBI hits. Bob Parsons had a fine defensive game, making a great catch and throw to Pete Grubac at second for a double-play.
Infielders Des Dufresne and Rick Gunter led the way with their bats and gloves to inspire the Giants to a convincing 17-3 drubbing over the Sox. Tony Salerno and Jim Staios hit the ball hard, and Doug Day pitched a brilliant game. Rob McKenzie doubled twice for the Sox, and Bill Snyder cashed in three runs. Reg Sinasac was two for three, and Bob Wilt made a nice catch of a fly ball at home.
The Pirates thumped the Tigers 21-9. Jim Banyard hit for the cycle, and Pete Grubac homered in his third game of the day. Ken Hockley, Wayne Watson, Steve Davis and Mark Carlton swung hot bats. Len Brandino was awesome at short, making an out while sitting on the infield. Ken Boyko hit well and pitched a great game, with solid relief from Rob Winger, who was a key cog in a perfectly played rundown with Len Brandino and Steve Davis.
The Dodgers scored six runs in three different innings to beat the Orioles 19-11. Red-hot John Sullivan went four-for-four and made several outstanding catches fighting the sun. James Turner was solid at third, astonishing his teammates with his throws. Mike Harris belted three doubles and a single. Glenn Herrell launched a round-tripper for the Orioles. Matt DiTomasso covered a lot of ground at shortstop and hit the ball hard. Ken Burns hammered one into the gap for a triple.