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Over The Hill Gang Report

Zwanger Pesiri Radiology came to town versus Paradox Cafe and started the game off with a bang.  The first inning had a few Paradox errors along with some long ball off the bat of Rookie Kevin McGinnis to give Zwanger a 6-0 lead.  Paradox Cafe has been slow out of the blocks this year as the gloves and bats seem to still be thawing out from winter.  Not so for Zwanger whose bats in the 3rd and 4th inning came alive once again as they pounded singles up the middle and scored 8 runs.   Russ Graham, Bino Reverberi, Steve Lenci and McGinnis supplied key hits for ZP.  Vinny Vega of

Paradox helped nibble away a 15-1 lead when he launched a 2 run shot to right center.  By the 5th inning, Zwanger had a 15-4 lead and Paradox was all but done in again.  In the bottom of the fifth, Don Carlin cashed in a double for a Paradox RBI and started a trend.  A rash of singles started as Al Celeste, Wally Sefert, Brian Mulcahy, Gary Innes and John Compitello all drove in runs.  Steve Finelli then laced a laser to center for another single and two more runs. Vega stepped up again and crushed another 2 run home run to right center for his second moon shot of the night to tie the score. Carlin singled and Mitch Maghakian followed with a home run down the right field line as Paradox stunned themselves and Zwanger to take a 17-15 lead. Joe Cordi helped Paradox with two hits and solid shortstop while Bill Gonazales scored 3 times on the base paths.  For ZP, Tommy

Dittmeier had 3 hits a apir of RBI.  In the end, Paradox got their first victory of the year with a 19-15 win over Zwanger.

 

And it’s 1-2-3, not strikes, but wins for Changing Times Pub as they remain undefeated after beating Bar-Boy 21-14.  All the players had their nap for the late 9:40 start. Bar-Boy must have had the better nap as they came out of the gates strong putting up a 5 spot in the 2nd inning and another run in the 3rd.  But CT wouldn’t be denied by chipping away at their lead in the bottom of the 3rd led by Steve Johnsen (3-3) 2RBI’s and hard ropes from David Chametky (3-4) 1RBI. Bar Boy answered back with 3 runs in the 4th, however CT said goodbye to Mr. Sandman and put up an impressive 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th thanks to Joe Stephan (2-4) 1RBI and a solid RBI single by Jimmy Cullen. The 6th inning is where CT shut the lights and put the game to bed by adding another 7 runs led by Mike Corda’s Grand Slam (4-5) 7 RBI’s and solid hitting by Chris Leelum (4-5) Dave Thorburn (4-5) & Dan Davies (3-4) 3 RBI’s.

 

Bar-Boy kept pace through the 4th inning just 2 runs behind CT (11-9); However, CT kept answering. BB made a final push in the 9th but it wasn’t enough. Darren Simons went 4 for 5 and 1RBI, Tom Gemma went 4 for 5 +1RBI, Ken Kohlmann went 2 for 4 with 2RBIs, Bob Liese went 3 for 4, Lino Raspanti went 4 for 5 +1RBI and Frank Badalmenti went 3 for 5 with a 2 run HR in the 9th.  Great support /coaching from Steve Rose who is temporarily out with an injury.

 

On April 25, Bar-Boy won beat Zwanger Pesiri 20-16. Bar-Boy started off with 11 to 4 after 2 innings. Zwanger came on strong and tied BB in the 7th inning at 15 runs each. In the last inning, Zwanger went 1 run ahead at the top of the inning. However, BB battered up with the top of the order in the bottom of the 8th and scored big with 5 runs as time of the game ran out.  Frank Badalmenti went 4 for 4 and a Grand Slam-4RBIs; Jason Cinnelli went 3 for 5, HR+ 6RBIs, Darren Simons went 4 for 5+ 2RBIs, John Czarnecki went 4 for 5, Ken Kuzma lead off with 4 for 4 +safe on E-5 and last Steve Kirk went 3 for 5+ 1RBI.

 

For ZP, Sean O’Flynn, Tyrone Clark and Marty Dunn supplied the long ball to keep ZP in the game.

 

— Submitted by Jerry Mazza


News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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