Indians claim Vet league championship with win over Braves

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

The Veteran Slo-pitch AL pennant-winning Indians edged the NL pennant-winning Braves 8-7 in a barn-burner. The Indians built an 8-1 lead but in the sixth, the Braves erupted for six runs. The Indians held on desperately for the win.

The pitching tandem of Ken Boyko and Ed Salwach shared the win while Mike Harris and Terry Stoltz turned in crafty pitching performances for the Braves. Rob Cavalieri, Matt DiTommaso, Paul McKinney, Brian McKeown, Dave Weir and Dave Sawatsky swung hot bats for the Tribe while Rick McKenzie, Earl Sutherland, Rolph King, Keith Beaver and Bill Pridmore flashed the leather. Frank Stechey made a brilliant catch of a scorched liner to kill a Braves’ rally. Reg Sinasac, Neil Panabaker, Brian Carey, Rick Gunter and Sam Hobbs led the Braves’ attack while Mark Cheshire, Norm Sogan, Ray Sniuolis, Al Hoar and Greg Wilson were sharp defensively.

The Braves won the NL crown by edging the Pirates 8-7. The Braves trailed 7-6 in the seventh but scored twice for the walk-off win. Pitcher Mike Harris drove in the winning run. Outfielder Sam Hobbs made a scintillating game-saving catch earlier. Neil Panabaker and Rick Gunter turned a double play. Grant Hill, Chris Sergnese and Darryl Ferguson led the Bucs at the dish. Gary Horrill made a sensational catch in centre-field and shortstop Phil Tiessen started two double plays.

The Indians won the AL championship by knocking off the A’s 18-11 led by hitters Rick McKenzie, Rob Cavalieri, Ed Salwach, Paul McKinney, Dave Weir, Earl Sutherland, Frank Stechey, Rolph King and best of all, Keith Beaver’s clutch two-run single with the sacks juiced. Matt DiTommaso and Brian McKeown led an air-tight infield to back pitching ace Ken Boyko.

Steve Warrick, John Dudzic, Ken Hockley, Rob Robichaud and Ron Jeffery led the A’s at the plate. Ray D’Andrade and Bruce Hooker were sharp defensively to back the solid pitching of Henry Kirchner.

The Pirates won the NL semi-final by drubbing the Giants 10-2, thanks to the heavy hitting of Chris Sergnese, Phil Tiessen, Rick LaRose and Gary Horrill. Bill Dunfield, Grant Hill and Joe Morrison led a solid defence to support pitchers Jim Smith and Ron Edwards who handcuffed the Giants.

The A’s downed the Sox 14-9 in the AL semi-final as John Dudzic cracked a pair of inside-the-park homers and Steve Warrick, Bruce Hooker and Ray D’Andrade contributed three hits each.

Mario Sardo led a stout defence to help Henry Kirchner, who turned in another stellar pitching performance. Rob Haddow, Pat Moulden, Bill Tomlinson, Larry Travale went three for four for the Sox.

Another year has ended, but the 2010 season is just around the corner.

Indians claim Vet league championship with win over Braves

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

The Veteran Slo-pitch AL pennant-winning Indians edged the NL pennant-winning Braves 8-7 in a barn-burner. The Indians built an 8-1 lead but in the sixth, the Braves erupted for six runs. The Indians held on desperately for the win.

The pitching tandem of Ken Boyko and Ed Salwach shared the win while Mike Harris and Terry Stoltz turned in crafty pitching performances for the Braves. Rob Cavalieri, Matt DiTommaso, Paul McKinney, Brian McKeown, Dave Weir and Dave Sawatsky swung hot bats for the Tribe while Rick McKenzie, Earl Sutherland, Rolph King, Keith Beaver and Bill Pridmore flashed the leather. Frank Stechey made a brilliant catch of a scorched liner to kill a Braves’ rally. Reg Sinasac, Neil Panabaker, Brian Carey, Rick Gunter and Sam Hobbs led the Braves’ attack while Mark Cheshire, Norm Sogan, Ray Sniuolis, Al Hoar and Greg Wilson were sharp defensively.

The Braves won the NL crown by edging the Pirates 8-7. The Braves trailed 7-6 in the seventh but scored twice for the walk-off win. Pitcher Mike Harris drove in the winning run. Outfielder Sam Hobbs made a scintillating game-saving catch earlier. Neil Panabaker and Rick Gunter turned a double play. Grant Hill, Chris Sergnese and Darryl Ferguson led the Bucs at the dish. Gary Horrill made a sensational catch in centre-field and shortstop Phil Tiessen started two double plays.

The Indians won the AL championship by knocking off the A’s 18-11 led by hitters Rick McKenzie, Rob Cavalieri, Ed Salwach, Paul McKinney, Dave Weir, Earl Sutherland, Frank Stechey, Rolph King and best of all, Keith Beaver’s clutch two-run single with the sacks juiced. Matt DiTommaso and Brian McKeown led an air-tight infield to back pitching ace Ken Boyko.

Steve Warrick, John Dudzic, Ken Hockley, Rob Robichaud and Ron Jeffery led the A’s at the plate. Ray D’Andrade and Bruce Hooker were sharp defensively to back the solid pitching of Henry Kirchner.

The Pirates won the NL semi-final by drubbing the Giants 10-2, thanks to the heavy hitting of Chris Sergnese, Phil Tiessen, Rick LaRose and Gary Horrill. Bill Dunfield, Grant Hill and Joe Morrison led a solid defence to support pitchers Jim Smith and Ron Edwards who handcuffed the Giants.

The A’s downed the Sox 14-9 in the AL semi-final as John Dudzic cracked a pair of inside-the-park homers and Steve Warrick, Bruce Hooker and Ray D’Andrade contributed three hits each.

Mario Sardo led a stout defence to help Henry Kirchner, who turned in another stellar pitching performance. Rob Haddow, Pat Moulden, Bill Tomlinson, Larry Travale went three for four for the Sox.

Another year has ended, but the 2010 season is just around the corner.

Indians claim Vet league championship with win over Braves

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

The Veteran Slo-pitch AL pennant-winning Indians edged the NL pennant-winning Braves 8-7 in a barn-burner. The Indians built an 8-1 lead but in the sixth, the Braves erupted for six runs. The Indians held on desperately for the win.

The pitching tandem of Ken Boyko and Ed Salwach shared the win while Mike Harris and Terry Stoltz turned in crafty pitching performances for the Braves. Rob Cavalieri, Matt DiTommaso, Paul McKinney, Brian McKeown, Dave Weir and Dave Sawatsky swung hot bats for the Tribe while Rick McKenzie, Earl Sutherland, Rolph King, Keith Beaver and Bill Pridmore flashed the leather. Frank Stechey made a brilliant catch of a scorched liner to kill a Braves’ rally. Reg Sinasac, Neil Panabaker, Brian Carey, Rick Gunter and Sam Hobbs led the Braves’ attack while Mark Cheshire, Norm Sogan, Ray Sniuolis, Al Hoar and Greg Wilson were sharp defensively.

The Braves won the NL crown by edging the Pirates 8-7. The Braves trailed 7-6 in the seventh but scored twice for the walk-off win. Pitcher Mike Harris drove in the winning run. Outfielder Sam Hobbs made a scintillating game-saving catch earlier. Neil Panabaker and Rick Gunter turned a double play. Grant Hill, Chris Sergnese and Darryl Ferguson led the Bucs at the dish. Gary Horrill made a sensational catch in centre-field and shortstop Phil Tiessen started two double plays.

The Indians won the AL championship by knocking off the A’s 18-11 led by hitters Rick McKenzie, Rob Cavalieri, Ed Salwach, Paul McKinney, Dave Weir, Earl Sutherland, Frank Stechey, Rolph King and best of all, Keith Beaver’s clutch two-run single with the sacks juiced. Matt DiTommaso and Brian McKeown led an air-tight infield to back pitching ace Ken Boyko.

Steve Warrick, John Dudzic, Ken Hockley, Rob Robichaud and Ron Jeffery led the A’s at the plate. Ray D’Andrade and Bruce Hooker were sharp defensively to back the solid pitching of Henry Kirchner.

The Pirates won the NL semi-final by drubbing the Giants 10-2, thanks to the heavy hitting of Chris Sergnese, Phil Tiessen, Rick LaRose and Gary Horrill. Bill Dunfield, Grant Hill and Joe Morrison led a solid defence to support pitchers Jim Smith and Ron Edwards who handcuffed the Giants.

The A’s downed the Sox 14-9 in the AL semi-final as John Dudzic cracked a pair of inside-the-park homers and Steve Warrick, Bruce Hooker and Ray D’Andrade contributed three hits each.

Mario Sardo led a stout defence to help Henry Kirchner, who turned in another stellar pitching performance. Rob Haddow, Pat Moulden, Bill Tomlinson, Larry Travale went three for four for the Sox.

Another year has ended, but the 2010 season is just around the corner.