In Ancaster Vets Slo-Pitch action on Sunday, the Indians rode the hot bats of Ed Salwach, Doug Farrell and Frank Troisi to squeeze out a hard-fought victory over the Giants 13-12.
Rick Pearson and last-second call-up Rob Watts added three his each and blazing fast outfielder John De Zoete ran down everything hit his way.
Tony Salerno, Grant Hill, Mark Gerritson and Al Borsellino combined for 15 hits and 10 runs to lead the Giants.
Rick Gunter and Greg Wilson wielded hot gloves on the left side of the infield. Doug Day and Bob Harris pitched a solid game, helped by a timely twin-killing by Gerritson and Hill.
The red-hot A’s slowed up the Braves’ machine with a hard-fought 19-12 win.
Danny Nelson, Brian McKeown, Mike Foley and James Eliot pounded the ball for the victors. Outfielders Ray D’Andrade and Carl Fiamelli made outstanding catches, and wily veteran Henry Kirchner pitched a smart game.
Geoff Burman launched a blast for the Braves and Jean Marc Leclair and Don Nikulka were each three for three.
Paul Capoferri and Brian Carey were outstanding in the outfield, and Sergio Fappiano flashed the cowhide at first.
The Pirates continued their strong play of late with a convincing 10-4 win over the Jays. Steve Davis pounded a three-run homer, and Wayne Daniels and Jim Banyard contributed some clutch hits.
Rob Winger made great snags on a hot grounder and another fast liner, and Lenny Brandino was outstanding at short.
Allstars John DeLaney, Rob Ward and Ron Lacroix had superb games to lead the Jays.
The Dodgers won two games in the muggy July heat, cooling off the A’s 18-8 and then pounding the surprised Sox 31-3.
Shortstop Chris Chevalier was spectacular with the glove and bat, hitting four home runs on the way to a nine-for-nine day.
Richard Brooks hammered the ball and played a great defensive game at three positions.
Pete Brakewell had seven hits, and Bruce Lawson was brilliant in centre field.
James Turner won back the respect of his coach with hard hitting and alert fielding. Frank Hruska and Mike Harris combined for two terrific pitching games.
Ron Jeffery and Ray Beitz spanked the ball to lead the A’s charge in the first game. In the second game, Art Rinsma and Darren Stockley had fine all-around games for the Sox.