In Ancaster Vet slo-pitch action, the Sox pulled off an impressive 11-10 win over the Cardinals. Ken Moulden went three for four with three RBIs, and Hank Vipari was perfect in four trips to the plate.
Pat Moulden had three RBIs. Bill Snyder pitched a great game, and Mike Schuster provided good defence. Gary Brown had a nice all-round game. Kerry Travaskis and Jim Royce belted clutch doubles for the Cards, and Earl Sutherland snared two liners at third. Paul Capoferri made some great running catches, and pitcher Todd Martin made a spectacular play to retire a runner at first.
The Orioles came back to defeat the Giants 21-16. Rob McKenzie, Doug Parsons and Dave Sawatzky thumped the ball for the O’s, and John King shone with his outfield glove. The top of the Giants order was outstanding, with Glenn Herrell, Dave Brakewell and Dean McCoy responsible for nine hits and nine runs. Frank Troisi was solid at short, and Glenn Freeman flashed the cowhide in right.
The league-leading Braves continued to soar with a 25-6 drubbing of the Tigers. Don Nikulka was a perfect five for five, and Steve Warrick was stellar. Chris Chevalier was a rock at short, and Geoff Burman pitched an outstanding game. Neil Panabaker and Ray D’Andrade were a superb middle infield duo for the undermanned Tigers, and Bruce Berglund hit three for three.
The Brewers edged the Jays 8-7. Lightning-quick Keith Beaver had two key singles, and Rick Pearson slammed two clutch hits and a sacrifice fly. Gary Dummer made a fine catch in left to secure the win. Russ McLeod, John Carnahan, Dave Dykeman, Ron Pongetti, Rolph King and Lyle Bentham hammered the ball for the hard-luck Jays. Russ McLeod combined with Mark Edmondson and Randy Crispo to nail a runner at the plate.
The Indians doubled the Pirates 10-5. Dave Skrzek led the tribe with three hits and star defense at second. Mike Muier and Darren Stockley had two big hits each. Ron Lacroix pitched a great game for the win, with terrific support in the outfielder from sluggers Mike Berryman and Bill Irvine. Andy Price kept the game close for the Pirates with an alert double-play. Dom D’avilla made a nice stretch to end the fourth. John Parrett gunned a runner out at the plate.
The Dodgers routed the A’s 21-7, inspired by the presence of injured scorekeeper Greg Wilson. Al Borsollino smashed a round tripper for the Dodgers. Ray Beitz and hobbling infielder Dave Harrington were perfect with the bat. Des Dufresne was outstanding at short, despite the hard infield, and John Donovan and Brian Davies entertained everyone with juggling catches. Jack Jung led the A’s with three runs, and Dave Anderson made a nice snag to nab a runner at home.