2000-06-24 / Sports

Waldheim Report On Softball

By Corinne Waldheim

The Mudsharks took two from the Roundballs over in Riis Park last weekend to hold a one game lead over the Cardinals.

In the first inning of game one, the first seven batters scored. Offensive kudos to Kevin and Gene Guittieri, both went 2-4 with two RBI. Chris McCarthy contributed with a two-run double. Joey Ernst made a great defensive play at second but it was overshadowed by his base-running. Ernst’s headfirst slide into second had the crowd rolling as his body looked like a 135-degree angle.

Roundball pitcher All-Star made a Pettitte like back handed catch on the mound but walked eight batters. Outfielder Mark Anaya (formerly of the Mariners, I believe) made an impressive catch. Danny Allen had a hit "and did not strike out," unlike teammate Sean Follo. Buddy Schultz and Pat O’Brien were 2 for 3. The final score of game one was 10-3.

In game two Allen had a RBI, while O’Brien had a double and All-Star hit a triple in the fifth. As Kenny Jackoski approached each at bat he was heckled by his teammates. The fact that he just bought a new bat was not wasted on Ernst as Kenny popped out, "That’s a long out for $100."

Donald Keller was 2-3 with a double, McCarthy was 3-3 with a double and two RBI and Guittieri was 2-2 with an RBI and two runs scored to insure the game two win, 9-1.

Back in Broad Channel the Cardinals played the Blackwater Old Head. It was a hitting spree for the red birds as Leo Chavanne (three triples) and Kevin Harnischer went 3-3. Moonie was 2-2 and Steve James was 4-4. Chris James and Brian Chavanne were 2-3 with a triple and double, respectively. They won the first game, 14-1.

For Old Head, S. Gonzolez and Cass Boggiano went 2-3. P. Torres hit a triple. In game two, Didio (2-2) hit a home run in the first inning. He later made some incredible plays leading teammates to believe he was a contortionist in a former life. L. Chavanne and S. James were the premiere double play combination on the day. Steve James went 2-3 and B. Chavanne went 2-3. Leo had a three-run home run. The Cardinals would win the second to complete the sweep.

Grassy Point was rocking again as the Muggers met with the Rockies in the early set. Kenny Rat was thrown out at the plate by Jim "the cannon" Kelly. The Rockies won the first game 5-4. Kinzie was said to be unbelievable on the field by several teammates. John Sugden, running for Kinzie, successfully completed a trip around the bases. The Muggers came back to win game two, 6-2. John Hartel made a few "unreal" plays on the mound himself.

The Brewers split with arch-rival Connelly’s Orioles.

I will be at a Met game this Sunday so please players take notes and e-mail me your scores and info at corinnewaldheim@aol.com. I also want to apologize to the Rockies, who informed me that I referred to them as the Daggers in an article a few weeks ago.


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