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Surging Marlins crush Pirates

In Ancaster Vet Slo-Pitch action, the Cardinals took the high-flying Dodgers down to earth, winning a squeaker 9-8. Dave Skrzek pitched a brilliant game, and designated import Jim Staios provided superb defence. Dodger pitchers Mike

Harris and newcomer Frank Hruska limited the Cards scoring. Chris Chevalier and Dave Harrington anchored a fine infield.

The Tigers defeated the Sox 14-8, behind the four for four performances of Andy Price and Mike Moulden. Jim Royce had a strong game at second, combining with Moulden for a double play.

Reg Sinacac had four hits for the Sox. Mike Schuster and Bob Wilt added two each. Reliable veteran Gord Kudlowich provided fine left field defence, and Dan Carter flashed the cowhide. Venerable Dave Lindley made some good stretches for outs behind the plate.

The Surging Marlins won again, beating the Pirates 21-9. Baseball machine Pete Grubak homered twice, and Bob Parsons added two doubles. Brad Lockwood homered and doubled, and highly sought-after free agent Bob Ward belted a double. Darryl Ferguson and Bob Parsons each turned a double play.

The Jays upended the Orioles 15-9 with a strong team effort. Rookie manager Ron Lacroix pitched a strong game and had a perfect day at bat. John Parrett made a great over-the-shoulder catch and added three hits. John Carnahan had four hits. Slugger Danny Nelson led the A’s with two hits and two runs and played a solid second base.

The defending champion Braves opened up the floodgates and drowned the Giants 25-9. Claudio Sartori and Lyle Bentham were each five for five, and Mark Edmondson blasted a dinger. Mark Cheshire made some surprising stops at the hot corner, and Steve Oulahen played an outstanding shortstop. Geoff Burman pitched a fine game.

Rich Larose led the Giants with a strong game defensively, and Des Dufresne battered the ball, as usual, and teamed with Bob Harris for a double play. Ed Salwach returned to be a one-man wrecking crew for the Indians, pitching a complete game victory to lead his team to a 14-4 drubbing of the A’s.

Salwach added four hits and four runs. Doug Farrell, Don Pente, John DeZoete and Mike Muir each had three hits in four trips. Outfielder Jeff McQueen chased down several long drives.

The Indians succeeded despite the absence of inspirational leader Mike Hiltz. Slugger Danny Nelson had two hits and two runs.

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