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The schedule for the week of July 25 had Singleton's and Synergy, two of the league's heavyweights, matching up in an interdivisional game. The game started out as advertised with Singleton's coming out of the gate with five runs only to have Synergy respond with six of their own. Once again Red scored five more in the second to make it 10-6, but this time Green wasn't able to respond. Singleton's offense stayed hot, coming out swinging, erupting for 13 more in the third for a commanding 23-6 lead, which led to a 27-9 victory. Singleton's pitcher, Frank Gordon, pitched an outstanding game, holding the high-powered Synergy to only nine runs, was aided by second-baseman Rich Cirillo's eye-popping play. Hitting stars of the night were rookie Dennis Passeretti who was 4-4 with six RBIs including a long HR and Rich Smindak who was 3-4 with four RBIs and a HR. Adding to the offense as well were Tommy (Tino) Sorrentino, Tommy (Satch) Camarda and rookie Gary Saccaro, all chipping with three key hits. A total team effort by all secured the victory. On the Synergy side there were only a few highlights, those being the hitting of Joe Lutz and Rich Dargie, both going 3-3, and Tommy (going4par) Vanasco's long HR. In the other early game, Barco overcame a 10-2 deficit after two to pull out a tough 15-13 victory over J-2. Barco needed a five run rally in the top of the ninth to edge the tenacious J-2 squad. Leading the way for Barco were Gary Jambor's 4-5, Dave Ringers two-run HR, and clutch hits/RBIs from Bill White, Dennis Ryan, Steve Schwind, Bill Stack, and Tom Burke. Barco's win enabled them to keep their one game lead over Singleton in the American League. In the middle game, Mers outpaced Changing Times 25-12, to win their second in a row. CT took an early 8-1 lead after two but was unable to keep pace as Mer's bats heated up in the middle innings, outscoring them 17-2. Kevin Brosnan was outstanding as he led Mers assault going 4 for 4 with two homeruns, a triple and six RBIs. Byron Bodine also had a tremendous night at the plate going 3 for 3 with a homerun and five RBIs. Joe Fanning, after missing the last three weeks, barely countered his horrible first inning pitching performance that saw him walk four batters, went 3-4 with four RBIs. Also adding to Mers offense were Tom Vella (4-4), lead-off hitter Joe Girimonte, who broke out of his mini slump (3-5 and two triples), Tom Fitzpatrick (3-4 and HR), and Jim Fileccia, who had one of their five HRs. The Mers defense was extremely solid, turning in a number of DPs, holding CT bats quiet after the second. Glenn Olsen was perfect in LF while "Big Ed" Healy was spectacular at the hot corner. In the other middle game, M&T beat Bar Boy 21-8 to improve their record to 6-4. Tom Arcurri was the batting star for M&T, hitting two monstrous HRs and driving in five. Also hitting big for M&T were John Cardile, going 4-4, Tony LaCorte's three RBIs, Vince Cardulo's and Rich McClory's 3-4 and Brian Caroll's 3-3. In the late game, O'Shea's beat Moby 28-8, ending their three-game losing streak. O'Shea's used two 10 run innings in defeating Moby, were led by Gary Toup's 5-5, five RBIs in his comeback year. Also adding to the offense were Robbie Kirk, who also went 5-5 with four runs, Matt Mulcahy's three hits and five runs scored and John Louisi who added a HR and four RBIs. The defense was led by the strong pitching of Tom Lanney. In the other late game, Darien defeated Bethpage PT by the score of 26-13. Darien broke open a tight game with an eight run fifth, featuring Bobby Schubert's three-run HR (who was 4-5 and five RBIs for the game). Kris Solberg (3-4) was great on the mound as usual, who received plenty of support from Rich D'Amico, Tom "T-Ball", and Pete Mendelson, all with three RBIs and three hits and Tom Bailey with four RBIs and three hits. Also contributing were Joe Algerio and Dan "The Hitman" Arenholz with three hits each as Darien won their second in a row to improve to 5-6. Nothing to report for August 1 games as the entire schedule was rained out. Logo
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