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Cardiac A’s win a nailbiter

In Ancaster Vet Slo-Pitch action, the A’s won another game in the seventh inning, edging the hard-luck Sox 22-21. Danny Nelson hit for the cycle, and intimidating John Donovan had five hits. RBI-machine Ron Jeffery pounded four. Mastermind Henry Kirchner pitched six innings against a tough offence. Tim Richardson was five-for-five to lead the Sox, and Darren Stockley smacked  in four RBIs. Mike Schuster shone with the glove, and Bob Wilt provided good defense.

The Braves downed the Marlins 10-2. Coach Brian Hill led the way with four hits and Paul Capoferri just missed hitting for the cycle. Steve Oulahen made over 10 defensive plays and belted a two-run dinger, and Jean Marc Leclair provided a key out at the plate. Serge Fappiano made many unassisted outs.

Don French and Rick McKenzie each went three-for-three to lead the Marlins. Brian Hill made a fantastic catch to nail a runner. Wayne Gowan, Pete Grubac and Gord Winger contributed with a slick double play.

The undefeated Indians won again, defeating the Jays 11-6. Rob Cavalieri was a one-man wrecking crew, pitching all seven innings and belting five hits. Slugger Frank Troisi added four hits, and Don Pente, John DeZoete, Rich Higgins and Mike Muir had three hits each. Lightning-fast catcher Keith Beaver hit the ball hard. Outfielder Jeff McQueen made several sensational catches. Ron Macroix pitched a strong game for the Jays, and was four-for-four at the disk. Wayne Gowan spared in his second superb game of the day, playing a fine shortstop.

The Tigers out-slugged the Orioles 20-13, behind the solid pitching of Ken Moulden and the hard hitting of Hank Vipari. Dave McInnis provided inspirational leadership, and Dane Moffatt had a fine all-around game. Orioles veteran Neil Panabaker stepped in to pitch effectively and went three-for-four with two doubles. Matt DiTomasso’s double was one of three hits, and Larry Sbrega clouted an RBI-double and a three-run triple. Glenn Herrell went four-for-four and drove in five.

Chris Chevalier launched two line-drive bombs for homers to lead the Dodgers to a 15-7 victory over the Pirates.

Frank Hruska and Mike Harris pitched an outstanding game. John Sullivan led an outstanding outfield and had a four-for-four day at the plate. James Turner rediscovered his home-run swing with two shots over the fence.

Rob North crushed a long grand-slam homer over the center-field fence to keep the game close for the Pirates. Wayne Watson, John King, John Ribbecon and Jim Banyard all hit the ball hard, and Jim Gaudry had two long doubles and a single. Catcher Mark Carlton made a good stab to catch a foul, and Ken Hockey grabbed a hot grounder.

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