In Ancaster Vets Slo-Pitch action on Sunday, the Giants thumped the A’s 15-2. Acting manager Des Dufresne masterminded his team to victory and had four hits and a game-ending double play. Spare Rob Watts had five hits and played a solid game at short and second. Tony Salerno made a diving catch in left. A’s shortstop Ray Beitz had three hits and started a smooth twin killing in support of pitcher Henry Kirchner. Ray D’Andrade shone in the outfield.
The Cards beat the tough Orioles in a slugfest 24-19. Steve Warrick belted a grand slam to lead the attack. Second-sacker Dave Skrzek and left fielder Mike Taylor provided outstanding glove-work. Neil Panabaker had a fine two-way game for the O’s, and Ken Dunhill and Clarence Baker hit the ball hard.
The Sox and Pirates fought hard to an 11-11 draw. Rob McKenzie was four-for-four to lead the Sox, and Darren Stockley added three hits. Art Rinsma was two-for-three. Second baseman Chuck Gibson anchored a solid defence, and Dave Lindley played a courageous outfield. Right-fielder Steve Davis made a great catch and belted a three-run dinger to lead the Pirates. Wayne Watson, John King, Ken Hockley, and Rob North swung hot bats.
The Braves took the mighty Indians down with an impressive 22-13 victory. Claudio Sartori, Steve Oulahen and Sergio Frappiano each went a perfect five-for-five. Lyle Bentham played well behind the plate, and Brian Carey was perfect in left. Versatile Mark Edmondson had a strong game in right.
Keith Beaver had a wonderful game for the Tribe, hammering the ball with authority and making several key catches. Slugger Doug Farrell had three hits and a blast that was caught at the fence. Joe Holmes and Frank Troisi were superb in the field and at bat.
The Marlins beat the Tigers 23-15, led by catcher Brian Hill, who reached base five times and made a great catch at home. Andrey Lemmex homered into the parking lot and made a jumping catch at first. Pete Grubac crushed a three-run dinger, and Rick McKenzie tripled to score three. Brad Lockwood doubled twice off the fence. Darryl Ferguson twisted a pair to snuff out a rally, and Ken Lucas was reliable at second. Russ McLeod had five hits to lead the Tigers, with offensive support from Dave McInnis, Dave Anderson and Bill Dunfield. Jim Royce was awesome at second.
The Dodgers fell behind the Jays by six, then roared back to win 13-9. Heavyweights James Turner and Phil Tiessen each cracked three hits. Bruce Lawson was all over the outfield and Chris Chevalier ended the game with a spectacular grab and throw to first. Mike Harris pitched a fine game with great defensive support. Dave Dykeman stung the ball for the Jays and John Delaney was four-for-four.