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The Long Island traveler-watchman. (Southold, Long Island, N.Y.) 1975-1990, June 17, 1976, Image 20

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PAGE TWENTY LO N G IS L A N D T R A V E L E R - W A T C H M A N THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1976 E A S T E N D S P O R T S H a m p t o n B a y s C o n f e r e n c e C h a m p s Coach Phil Sim o n ’ s Hampton Bays diamond squad, whose roster contains only three seniors, gave it the good try last week when they were called upon to play four games in five days in the Suffolk County baseball playoffs. The Bay- men, who placed 2nd behind Cen- 't e r M o r iches in its own loop, League Eight, with an 11-5 record, won its first two games to annex the Conference title and became a semi-finalist in the County overall. The Bays boys edged Westhamp- ton, the League Seven victors, 4-3 in the opening round and then whipped M iller Place, who had elim inated Center M o r iches, the League Eight kings, by an 8-6 count. That made them one of four Conference champs who embarked upon a double elimination tourney. It also put the Daymen up against some of the larger schools in the area and their bubble burst when they were defeated 15-4 by Walt Whitman High and then 5-2 by Islip. But it was a grand season for Simon and his charges and with a fine nucleus to build upon they could very well be back in the County playoffs again in 1977. A large crowd of Eastern Suffolk sports fans were on hand for the first game which was played at West- hampton. The Hurricanes threw their ace, Ed Tufano, at the Baymen and he hurled a five hitter, struck out nine but complicated his task by issuing eight walks, far more than his usual quota. On the other hand Simon employed four different pitchers during the excit­ ing tilt with the win going to Harry Berglln, the third hurler oi the quartet. Westhampton managed just five hits off their combined slants. The score stood 0-0 heading into the third inning as Hampton Bays has wasted a pair of walks handed them in the first. Then Rick Martel drew a walk, Tom Pallister stung a single and when Barry Moore beat out a bunt the bags were loaded. One out later Tufano walked Larry Zagardo to force across one run and then Jim Schleicher’s fly to center was deep enough to allow Pallister to score after the catch and Moore to move on to third. Zagardo and Moore then worked a double steal, the freshman scooting over the plate on the throw to second. Hampton Bays came close to adding to their total in the 4th when John Prezleski walked and whirled to third on a basehit by Ray Lofstad. But when Martel skied to right Prezleski tried to score after the catch and was doubled up at the plate on a fine throw by outfielder Jeff Tufano. Meanwhile starter Rick Martel had been pitching strongly for the Bays nine. He gave up singles to Kevin Sullivan and Jeff Tufano in the first two frames respectively but the former had been cut down trying to steal. He saw his lead increased to 4-0 in the 5th when Tom Pallister walked and stole both 2nd and 3rd, scoring when the third baseman missed the throw in his hurry to apply the tag. It proved to be the eventual winning margin. In the last of the 5th Westhamp­ ton finally got on the scoreboard. Martel walked Ed Tufano, struck out the next batter but then was touched for Jeff Tufano’s second hit of the gim e . When Pallister made an unaccustomed error, dropping Chris Chomicki’s fly in centeiTield, the bags were loaded. Dave Ulan grounded into a force play at third base, a run scoring on the play. Then when Martel went two balls and no strikes on Stan Pauzer he was replaced on the hill by Mike Sauter, who was under instructions to throw low curve balls. The strategy succeeded up to a point as Pauzer fanned but the ball was in the dirt and escaped the catcher with Pauzer drawing life and a second run scoring. That brought Harry Berglin in to pitch with the score 4-2 and he got Kevin Sullivan to bounce a come-backer to the hill. But the Baymen were not out of the woods yet. In Westhampton’s last swings they had Ross Donne- son single, Jeff Tufano get on when his potential double play hopper was erred upon and Chris Chomicki single up the middle to make it 4-3. That brought the fourth Bays pitcher in and Paul Daniell proved the right tonic. He fanned Ulan and issued an intentional pass to Stan Pauzer. Then with Kevin Sullivan up the Hurricane went for the suicide squeeze but Sullivan had no chance on a pitch that went into the dirt and the runner was nailed at the plate. And then Daniell struck out his foe to end matters. Miller Place Next Foe On the same day Miller Place had pulled what seemed a major upset of Center Moriches for they treated the Red Devil’s star hurler, Paul Gibson, like he hadn’t been treated in his two years on the hill. Before he was lifted in the 4th, the Moriches ace had given up seven runs, six hits and two walks including a two run homer smacked by Ron Niedzwieski. Miller Place then went on to humble their foes 12-1 as Glenn Niedzwieski threw a four hitter at the losers whose only score came in the 1st on a single by Ken Fechter and a triple by Mike Smith. Hampton Bays, having won the toss, was home team for its meeting with Miller Place and the Baymen triumphed 8-6 despite a rough day defensively particularly by freshman shortstop Barry Moore, usually a slick eloveman, who had four miscues, most of them in the first two frames when Miller Place jumped off to a 5-0 lead at the expense of John Lagrua who was tagged for a home run by Tom Billelo along the way. In the last of the 2nd the Baymen drew a spark when their big designated hitter, John Prezleski. hit what was surely one of the longest balls hit this spring, travelling an estimated 450 feet to clear the heads of the outfielders who were playing him deep anyhow. Prezleski legged it around the bases for a home run and the Baymen rallied from there. They got two runs in the 3rd on a walk to Rick Lofstad, a scoring double by Larry Zagardo, who in turn scored on Jim Schleicher’s single. They got a marker in the 4th when Lofstad drew life when his bunt was fumbled. He stole second and crossed on a basehit delivered by Paul Daniell. The Bayen left the bags loaded in that frame but pecked away for another run in the 5th when John Prezles­ ki’s single got through an outfielder enabling him to reach third from whence he tallied as Jim Schleicher rapped his second RBI single of the day. The Baymen were still trailing 6-5 however when they came to bat in the 6th. Then walks to Moore and Lofstad were followed by a hard shot cracked up the middle by Larry Zagardo. It was a clean single but again slipped through the outfielder and by the time it was retreived all three runners had crossed home plate and the Bay­ men won it 8-6. Paul Daniell had replaced LaGrua on the hill for the winners in the 3rd and gave up just one run in three frames, that coming on two walks and Paul’s own error. He got (ConiinuedonPagc24) Radio & TV Service To The Home! ANTENNAS — STEREOS — TAPE DECKS A r t i e ’s T V Pace C.B. & Monitor Radios Audiovox Car Audio Equipment 727-6361 After 5 P.M. 653-5583 C a r r y In S e r v i c e 102 Peconic Ave. Riverhead, N.Y. PREFINISHED CHOOSE FROM: • Weyeriiaeuser • Georgia Pacific • Abitibi • U.S. Plywood • Bruce & Others ALL SALE PANELS IN STOCK AS LOW AS $5^0 Per 4’x8’ Sheet FREE: Choice Of: • 1 Free Panel With Each 6 Purchased • Box of Color Pins Plus 2 Tubes of Adhesive (Free Delivery) Greenport Lumber Main Road, Greenport 477-0400 Penny Lumber RPIC Tops Shantytown It started out as a rough night for RPIC pitcher Mike W iw c z a r as Shantytown’ s first four batters, Frank Kozak, Lloyd Harris, Ted Sadowski and Dave Sadowski all stung him for singles and matters weren’t helped any either when Mike’s own error gave the fifth batter a life. By the time the frame was over, capped by Tom Kozak’s RBI single, Shantytown held a 5-0 lead. After that, however, Wiwczar closed the door on them for the next four innings and when he turned the mound over to Tom Block, who hurled the final two frames, RPIC held a secure 13-5 lead. RPIC got two runs back quickly as Bill Karlin, Ray Weeks and Mickey lannachino all singled for two runs and in the next frame they went after Reiny Huber, the Shanty­ town moundsman in earnest. With one out Howie Gassert doubled and then Huber walked four batters in a row. When he got the ball over Mickey lannacchino, off to a blaz­ ing start this year, singled sharply for two runs and a sacrifice fly and two Shantytown errors had the score up to 9-5 when the inning was complete. RPIC had just two hits in that whole mess. The winners got an unearned tally in the 3rd and chalked up their final trio in the 4th when lannac­ chino, Charlie Penny, Jim Under­ wood and Howie Gassert all con­ tributed basehits. Shantytown op­ ened on Tom Block with Gary Kart’s three bagger and went on to score two runs in the 6th and added a final tally in the 7th but could only take scant solace from the fact they outhit their conquerors 13 to 11. lannacchino had three hits for the winners, Jim Underwood and Gas­ sert two apiece. For Shantytown Dave Sadowski went a perfect 3 for 3 with Lloyd Harris and Dave Kart both showing a pair of safeties. Crvg Bd 2 5 5 1 1 0 0— 14 11 0 Bowl Hi 002000 0— 2 47 Crump and Smith; Oliveri and Selg. Neptune Gr Goose 2 1 3 0 0 0 4— 10 000200 0— 2 O ’ Rourke and Ogeka; McPherson and Manning. Shntytwn 500002 1— 8 13 6 RPIC 2 7 1 3 0 0 X— 13 11 4 Huber and F. Kozak: Wiwczar, Block (6) and Underwood. Riverhead Modified Standings as of June 10th Division A Carving Board 7 Neptune Diner 7 Our Gang 5 Birchwood 4 W. River Merchants 2 Grey Goose 2 Riverhead Merchants 1 Division B RPIC 6 Rhd Bldg Supply 5 Wright’s Inn 3 Bowl Hi 3 WRIV 2 Shantytown 2 Middle Rd Nursery 1 Games Next Week Mon., June 21st— WRIV vs. Bowl Hi Rhd Merchants vs. Our Gang Wright's vs. Mid Rd. Nursery Tue., June 22— Grey Goose vs. Shantytown W. River Merch. vs. Neptune Rhd. Bldg. vs. RPIC Wed., June 23— Birchwood vs. Carving Board Bowl Hi vs. Middle Road Nurs. Thurs, June 24— WRIV vs. W. River Merch. Sedgwick & Stifter Optometrists & Opticians 36 West Main St. Rivetliead, N.Y. R I V E R H E A D T O W N H A L L \ F a t C a t s ” and “ T h e Islanders” battled it out on the Stotsky Park baseball diannond June 13, just for fun. A b o v e , Supervisor Allen Smith crosses the plate as “ Islander” catcher Jam e s Smith and um p ire Richard Harrison wait for the throw. T h e score ended up 26 to 12, favoring the “ Islanders” . G a l l e y H o S t i l l U n d e f e a t e d The zeros are still up on the Mattituck Slo-Pitch standings as Galley Ho thwarted the efforts of a struggling Academy Printing team Tuesday and staved undefeated with the score o f 12-6. On the other side of the coin Williston Beverages failed to break through on the win column as they bowed to Suffolk Lighting in the first half o f the double header by the score of 6-4. The Galley Ho win was highlight­ ed by four home runs for the winners and two for Acadmy. The big gun was Charlie Tyler who put two of them out. He was joined by Mike Finnican and Joe Gordon while on Academy’s side of the scoreboard Wally Kaelin and A1 Koke put one each out. At the time Academy’ s home runs had a note of dramatics about them since they came in.the bottom of the second after Galley Ho had opened up the game’s scoring by putting two runs across in the top of the inning. Academy’s efforts gave them a one run lead but il didn’t last for long as Gordon’s home run and Tyler’s first were popped in the top of the third and Academy never had the lead again. Standings Eastern Division Mattituck Liquors Fishermen’ s Rest Fogarty’ s Penny’s Lumber Suffolk Lighting Western Division Galley Ho Mattituck Bowl Academy Printing GYS Williston Beverages 6 3 2 1 2 8 5 5 3 0 M a t t i t u c k W o m e n ’ s S o f t b a l l S t a r t s The Mattituck Women’s Softball League started it’s 1976 season*' Friday with a double header that pitted Fogarty Service against the Mattituck Cesspool Service and W il­ liston Beverages against Custom Upholstery. 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Everyone contributed to the win as Donna Rudolf went three for four, Eileen Jarzombek did likewise with one o f her hits being a triple and Roseanne Berezny put one into left field in the sixth inning for a homerun. On the other side o f the win Wiiliston’s defense put on a strong performance as they let up only three errors and two hits. Pitcher Candee Ulmet did not give up one walk and shortstop Barbara Mathews chaulked up six put-outs and four assists. Fogarty Wins The Fogarty win was even less of a contest as Fogarty Service had a 7-1 lead after two innings. The star o f the game was Gail Strickland who pitch­ ed two strikeouts, no walks and had four assists on defense. At the plate she went three for three, two of which were home runs. She scored three times and drove in seven runs. Right behind her in the run producing category, was Debbie Monahan, who went three for five, scored four times and drove in four runs, ail of which was down from the lead o ff spot in the order. The big gun for Mattituck Cesspool was Sherry Ferguson who went two for three and scored three of their six runs. With the margins so lopsided, it’s to be expected that when Fogarty Service and Williston Beverage get together it ought to be quite a slugfest. Whether it is or not, how­ ever, will be decided shortly since the schedule has them going at it this Friday, 7:00 p.m. M E N - W O M E N Join the people w ho've joined the Army. Young people are joining the Army for a lot of good reasons. For Jobs. If you qualify, g u a r a n ­ teed t r a ining In y o u r c h o ice of o v e r 30 0 jobs. Electron­ ics, a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , c o n ­ struction, a n d m a n y o t h e r s . For travel. Europe, Korea, Alaska, Panam a , Hawaii, and al­ m o s t anyw h e r e in t h e c o n ­ tinental U n i t e d States. For e d u c a t i o n . You c a n e a r n c o l l e g e credits while serving in t h e Army. With t h e Army pay­ ing up to 75% of your t u i ­ tion. For pay and benefits. 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