TEAM WINS FIRST GAME, 9-8  written by Dave Moore

Your neighborhood team played against a church team from Gettysburg on Thursday evening at 6:3O on August 7th, and came out with a win against very tough competition! Randy Kauffman brought the experienced Gettysburg Baptist/7th Day Adventist team to our field for our inaugural game, which featured some great hitting and fielding on both sides.


Eric Meyer sends one deep to left field for LH

We got off to a strong start in the bottom of the 1st inning with a solo homer to deep right center by Vic Bentley, followed by some nice base hits to load the bases. With two outs, lefty Ron Gilbert drilled a shot to right field resulting in a 4-run opening inning. We added some runs along the way – as did the visitors – and they went ahead 6-5 in the top of the 4th inning. But we answered with a couple runs in our half and added two more in the 5th, making it 9-6. But the visitors rallied with two more in the 6th to make it 9-8. We were scoreless in the 6th and relied on Rick Franzese’s superb pitching in the top of the seventh to close out the game.
There were crowd-pleasing hits and some outstanding fielding on both sides as well. Tim Markey made game-saving catches in RF as did Mike Tully speared a down-the-line sure-hit rocket at 3B. Our infielders made some well-coordinated plays to stop several rallies in their tracks.


TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TOTAL
VISITORS 0 2 1 3 0 2 0 8
LH 4 1 0 2 2 0 9


Scotty Watt – just out of Stevie Wonder’s Umpire School , called balls and strikes and provided color commentary throughout what was a fun experience for all. We appreciatively doubled his pay.
We’re always open to new players. If you are even thinking about it, call! Dave Moore 352 350-1419

Playing for LH this game: Bill Adams, Vic Bentley, Keith Brock, Rick Franzese, Ron Gilbert, Phil Letendre, Tim Markey, Eric Meyer, Dave Moore, Mike Tully and Matt Verdirame