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Over The Hill Gang Softball Report

With manager Tom Ball attending a wedding in Iowa, it seemed like a tall order when Marc Fischer said, “win this one for T-Ball.” Zwanger Pesiri Radiology (ZP) was after all facing powerful B.K. Sweeney’s, the number one seed in the Over the Hill Gang playoffs. But on Friday night, it didn’t matter.  ZP fired out of the gates with 16 runs in the first two innings and then scored just enough to stay ahead in a big 22-15 win. Everyone contributed to this victory.

Pitcher Brian Tinney held a lineup that normally scores 20 plus runs a game to 15.   His defense cracked a few times, but made the plays when needed. John Hernandez was solid at shortstop and Fischer at first base made a key stop and throw to nail a runner at second base. In the outfield, Bino Reverberi tracked down a number of drives up against the fence that a lot of guys don’t get to.

Russ Graham and Sean O’Flynn led the offense with a pair of homers. Graham cleared the fence while Sean had to use his “wheels” after smashing one over the left fielders head. O’Flynn’s blast came at a critical time in the eighth inning, just when BK appeared to be inching back and getting some momentum. Ira Berger returned from an injury with a perfect 3-for-3 night.

Jerry Mazza, Hernandez, Graham, O’Flynn and Fischer also pounded three hits each. Vinny Foppiano, Tommy Dittmeier, Reverberi, Tinney and Anthony Nicolich rounded out the attack with two hits each. For the night ZP collected 31 hits and walked away with an impressive win over a very tough team.

News

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com