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A’s roar back to beat Jays

In Ancaster Vets Slo Pitch action, the A’s came back to edge the Jays in the bottom of the seventh inning 16-15. Ray D’Andrade was a big star with five hits and several spectacular outfield catches. John Donovan and Danny Nelson added four hits each. Rick Cook pitched the entire game and helped his own cause with three hits.

The Cards pounded the improving Pirates 16-5. Tim Blore led the way with a four-for-four performance. The Cards infield of Steve Warrick, Bob McDermott, Doug Parsons and Dave Skrzek was outstanding. Ken Hockley, super-spare Jim Staios and Rob Winger hammered the ball for the Pirates, and Wayne Watson, Hockley and Ken Boyko combined for a slick twin killing.

The Marlins won a nail-biter 9-8. Sparkplug Paul Bolduc was five for five and displayed an outstanding outfield glove. Slugger Pete Grubac homered and doubled twice. Ken Lukas shone in right field in support of the superb pitching of Don French. Infielder Des Dufresne made all the plays for the Giants and pounded the ball as usually does.

Ken Burns and Neil Panabaker smacked the ball around for the  victorious Orioles, 14-10 over the Sox. Ken Dunhill  and Rob Scollard both made outstanding catches. Acrobatic Matt DiTomasso had a big triple and turned two smooth double plays at short. Red-hot Darren Stockley, and veteran Chuck Gibson went four-for-four to lead the Sox. Dave Lindley showed sage leadership with three hits. Muke Schuster made a nice catch in right, and Dan Carter showed some fine defence at the hot corner. Rob McKenzie was air-tight at short.

The undefeated Indians dumped the Tigers 23-11. Doug Farrell had five hits, including a rocket over the far-away fence. Don Pente and John De Zoete were five for five as well.

Ed Salwach added four, and Frank Troisi, Mike Muir and Rob Cavalieri had three hits each. Rich Higgins and speedy Keith Beaver led a solid defence. Andy Price led the Tigers with his glove and bat. Mike Moulden scampered around the bases with reckless abandon.

The Braves won their fourth straight game, doubling the Dodgers 20-10. Mark Edmondson, thriving without the pressure of playing shortstop, belted five hits and coach Brian Carey led the way with four. Lyle Bentham pounded the ball, and Don Nikulka made a spectacular grab in right. Geoff Burman pitched a fine game against a tough offence. Chris Chevalier had four hits and entertained his teammates with his unique base running. Dave Harrington made some sharp plays at short, and James Turner’s third-base coaching was excellent. Nelson Kolenski showed he belonged at the top of the line-up with three hits.

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