Oakville Seniors Slow Pitch League

July 20
Reports, scores and standings updated. 

With most players finding the double header games a little tiring. Ron Naduk suggested that the visiting teams set up the field and put away the bases at games end. Saving the teams playing two games a small but appreciated amount of effort. Please remember if you are playing a single game on the west diamond you will set up  (1st game team) and remove the bases (2nd game team).
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Gold 15 - Red 11 
    
The 9 inning game of the week turned into the 7 inning game of the day due to the pending "heat wave" ; and 70 to 80 year olds saying, "seven is enough to-day".

This decision, democratically arrived at by a show of hands vote, probably led to the defeat of the REDS at the  hands of the GOLDS.

The GOLD "hitting machine" started out with 5 runs in the first inning followed by 4 runs in the third and 4 runs in the fifth inning.

The REDS during that time were attempting to wake out of a long night's slumber.

Over 5 innings the REDS had a  total of 4 runs !!!

The REDS came alive in the 6th inning and continued to threaten in the 7th. Two more innings and the odds were swinging in the REDS favour. Thus is life !
Ray Hipolito leading off in place of the injured Ted Talbot, went 3 for 4 followed by Jim Barton; Arrne  Kartna; and Larry Stacey each going 3 for 3. The remaining bats were very silent.

Manager Craig was absent due to medical appointments but will surely  crack the whip ferociously next week .

The REDS are on a 3 game s k i d.
  
 

The Golds snuffed out a late innings rally by the Reds to win 15 - 11 in a heat shortened 1 hour and 22 minute 7 inning game at Glenashton East on Tuesday morning July 16.

The Golds built an early lead of 11-3 after 3 innings with consistent production lead by Bill Maver 3 for 3, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, Tom Locke, 2 for 3, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, Marco Gastis 3 for 3, 3 runs scored, 5 RBIs, Laurence Drew 3 for 3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, Bob Falconi 2 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, Hando Told 2 for 3, 1 run scored, 3 RBIs Ernie Campe 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Ron Berry 2 for 2 and 1 run scored.

Ron Berry and Laurence Drew split the pitching duties and with sharp defense, only allowed the Reds to score 4 runs after 5 innings.

The Reds put on a full court press in the 6th inning and scored 5 runs to put them within reach of the Golds but with only 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, it was clear that the better team on the field this day was the Golds under manager Bob Falconi 
 
 
  



  
GREEN 6 -BLUE 4
On a hot, humid Tuesday, on the 50th Anniversary of the Liftoff for Apollo 11, it was decided by the powers in charge to limit the double header games to 6 innings each.

The first contest was a low scoring affair (unlike most affairs). After 4 innings the score was knotted at two.

In the bottom of the 5th, Trevor Houston started things off for his Green team with an opposition assisted triple. He led home a scoring parade which included teammate Ron Nayduk and Super Subs Alan Lee and Steve Vitella.

With one frame to play the Greens defence held the Blue Boys to a deuce and a 6-4 win.

Also contributing offensively was the combo Dave Adams and Rick Bradley who shared 5 hits and two runs (and a beer after the games).

 
  

Tuesdays are beginning to feel like Groundhog Day for Team Blue – wake up, go to the ballpark, play Team Green, get beaten, have lunch at the Pipes and Taps, go home, have a nap. Repeat every Tuesday. This has been the routine for Team Blue for the last three weeks. This past Tuesday was no different.
 
The most recent game was expected to be a pitching duel between two veteran OSSPL hurlers – Romeo (no walk) Larocque and Glenn (Dr. K) Marshall. They did not disappoint as both pitched strong games – well enough to record a win. Larocque, as usual, did not walk anyone and Marshall sat down more than one batter on Team Green.
 
Due to the heat, it was decided before the game to play only 6 innings. After 4 the score was tied at 2. However, the Greens could not be kept in check for long and would break through in the bottom of the 5th with 4 runs. The Blues rallied in the top of the 6th but could only produce 2 runs. The final score was Team Green 6 Team Blue 4.
 
Leading the offence for the Blues was: Al Stokes (scoring twice), Grant Chapman (2 for 3), Don Evans (scoring once) and Ted Wierda (3 for 3 and scoring once).
 
The next game for Team Blue is against … wait for it … Team Green. Groundhog Day this year was February 2. Somebody should tell Manager Langdon that next Tuesday is July 23.
  

Green 6 - White 6
With sweat now pouring off the Green players' foreheads, and according to first-hand reports, other body parts, this team now had to put their multi-game unbeaten streak on the line against the well-rested Whites.

Interim Green Manager Roly Scagnetti added standout spare Ted to the roster. Just like Cher, Liberace, and Bono, our sub Ted only needs one name.

A second inning eruption of five runs, plus a singleton in the 4th was all the offence the Greens needed to tie this game at 6-6 and keep their streak alive.

Timely hitting was supplied by our lead-by-example manager of the day Roly (again, one name is enough) and Trevor Houston.​
  

 
  

 The whites finally broke their record of winning or losing ball games by 1 run

Defensive effort by Ty & Bert in the bottom of the 6th saved the whites from another 1 run loss