1999-07-23 / Sports

Waldheim Report

By Corinne A. Waldheim

Cardinals are currently in first place in Division 2 standings, 2.5 games ahead of the Brewers

It was quite hot this past softball Sunday. One team hoisted a blue tarp in an attempt to keep cool. Others braved the sun but were careful to apply sunscreen.

In game one, the Rockies took a 10-6 victory over Bryan's Auto. Richie, Billy, JK and Tim were 2-4. Mike was 1-2, Terry 3-4 and Eddie 2-3. Brian struck out.

For Bryan's Auto, Angel was 3-4 and John K. was 1-1.

Into the late innings it seemed as if the Rockies might sweep. A misbegotten presumption, Bryan's Auto came alive in the fifth inning with their bats. They scored two runs to break up a shut out in the fifth, 7-2.

In the sixth, the Rockies scored one but Bryan's Auto closed the gap further by scoring two more, 8-4.

Murphy came up in the seventh for Lee, the first batter of the inning, he gave the ball a ride clearing the outfielders. With his own unique homerun trot, Murph scored to make it 8-5. Mike B. and Jeff followed with a single and strikeout, respectively. A number of singles followed with Angel loading the bases. Moments later, Angel was celebrating at home following a run scoring overthrow and hit, 8-8. In the top of the eighth the Rockies failed to produce. Bryan's Auto took the opportunity with men on first and third. A sacrifice fly wins the contest. The final score: Bryan's Auto 9, Rockies 8.

Kojak finished 3-4 with a home run and double. Mike A. was 3-3. For the Rockies, Billy and JK produced at the plate.

The Cardinals took two 7-1 victories over the Roundballs to remain in first place.

In game one, Steve, Leo and Kevin were 2-3. Bubba and Gator were 1-2, while Moonie and Greg Hearn were 2-2 and 3-3, respectively. The Roundballs Bobby Regan delivered the defense turning a double-play. He also made some great diving plays. Rounding out the three remaining double-plays was Jay Terrick (2) and "All-Star." A few singles produced their lone run.

In the second game, Steve hit an inside the park home run, he was 2-3. Kevin and Leo were 3-3 and 5-6 on the day. Snoopy and Meyer were 1-2. Meyer hit his signature slow-man's triple.

While the Roundballs defense could be described as stellar, the Cardinals were stifling. One player believed it (the defense) caused heat exhaustion amongst the Roundballs. Yet another standout play by Matty came when he snagged a liner, only to turn a bang-bang double-play on a Roundball runner off the bag.

The Orioles lost the first game 13-0, and the second 5-4.

In the 2nd game the 10 and 11 hitters, Sean and Sully, were swinging stars, not to be confused with swingers. Sean went 2-3 (but made the last out of the game) and Sully was 2-2 with three RBI.

It was a wild ride on Sunday for RBI’s and the Brewers. The day began with a slugfest that if my memory serves me right was unprecedented. RBI's earned a hard-fought win of 31-30. "More balls went for home-runs than I care to count, with very few of them being legitimate," said one Brewer. The lead changed hands several times with RBIs coming from behind in the bottom of the seventh to tie. They clinched the win in the 8th.

I will be attending as many games as possible this weekend hoping to complete team pictures. Please try to get all your teammates to show and if I do not complete them this weekend I hope to get them done by the first week in August. Next year this will be done in the first three weeks of the season.

Please check the Jamaica Bay Softball League Webpage at www.teamdiscovery.com/jamaicabay. On Saturday, July 31 Marty Feeney will be hosting an old timers game. All who played in the league over 25 years ago are invited to play. Everyone in the Mardi Gras spirit should check out On the Waterfront this weekend. Activities include: Friday night, DJ Teddy; Saturday night, Clown Food and on Sunday, Buckles the Monday.

I would also like to express my condolences to the Kennedy and Bessette families who lost their loved ones so horribly last weekend and also any family who has lost someone tragically or by natural causes. I think we should all thank God, or whom ever you worship, for the little things we have and instead of complaining about what we don’t, do something about it. Tell someone they are loved.

With Love, Corinne A. Waldheim


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