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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

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.

Farmingdale residents are being urged to use caution when answering the doorbell due to ongoing concerns of imposters posing as utility workers. On Aug. 19, officials with the South Farmingdale Water District—covering the Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, North Massapequa and Massapequa Park communities—sent out an advisory warning customers not to let anyone into their homes claiming to be a water district employee without first showing photo identification. The advisory was sent as a safety precaution, instructing residents to immediately contact the police if they are suspicious of anyone identifying his or herself as a “water district” employee.

According to the South Farmingdale Water District Commissioners, it is rare for any water district employees to show up at a home or business unannounced in order to read a water meter or confirm a leak, as most, if not all, residential visits are done by appointment.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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