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JUNE 21 - Ricky Kesich twirled a
3-hitter as Sam's toppled Quaill's, 6-0. Rege O'Neill was 2-for-2. Tony
DelMastro tripled for Sam's.
JUNE 22 - West Liberty, sparked by
Tony Luta's two-hit pitching, mauled Manco, 6-2. Luta struck out
JUNE 23 - Pitching continued to
dominate play as Glen Schwartz twirled a two-hitter as Legion blanked
Quaill's, 7-0. Tony Miscimarra doubled to drive in two runs for
JUNE 24 - Skippy Uhl's single drove
in the winning run as Manco nipped Sam's, 6-5, in 7 innings. Ricky Kesich
and Rich Dimarack had three hits each. Dimarack was the winning pitcher
in relief of Denny Miller, who hurled the regulation six innings.
JUNE 25 - Jeff Mackewich went
3-for-3 as Droz drubbed West Liberty, 8-3. Johnny Diethorn fanned eight.
JUNE 27 - Manager Walt Evan's pulled
another one out of the fire as Timmy Zugates smaked a 3-run homer in the 5th
frame for a 4-3 thriller at West Liberty's expense. Jimmy Draper fanned 13
in running his pitching record to 7-0. Tony Miscimarra tripled and doubled
for Legion while Ron Magrini spalled two doubles for the losers. Tony Luta,
the losing pitcher, fanned eleven.
JULY 6 - Johnny Diethorn fanned nine
to score his 5th pitching victory as Droz toppled Manco, 4-1. Denny A'Hearn
had two hits for the losers.
JULY 7 - Glen Schwartz registered his
6th win against one loss as Manager Walt Evan's Legion league leaders nipped
Sam's, 5-4. Gary Ryan collected two hits for Sam's.
JULY 8 - Gary Miller whiffed 10 and
tossed a 3-hitter as Manco topped West Liberty, 5-3. Ron Magrini had two
hits for the losers while Denny A'Hearn and Skip Uhl slapped a pair each
JULY 11 - Tim Morrissey flipped a 3-hitter
while Bill O'Hanlon, Jim Sheridan and Bobby McAdams sparked the offense in
Manco's 11-3 romp over Sam's. O'Hanlon was 3-for-3.
JULY 12 - Manager Jerry Armento's Droz
Steelers continued their pursuit of unbeaten Legion by toppling West Liberty,
4-1. Tommy Eperthener fanned 11 and Ralphie Spadafore drove in three with
a pair of hits.
JULY 13 - The Little Leaguers
suddenly found the homerun range as Legion squeezed by Quaill, 8-5, with
Jimmy Draper collecting his 8th straight pitching victory. Draper, who
fanned 13, homered for Legion. Jim Diethorn cracked his 2nd of the season.
Tim Zugates went 3-for-3 and Dean Alberts 2-for-2.
JULY 14 - Ralphie (The Sherman
Tank) Spadafore blasted a 3-run homer to spark Droz to a 5-2 conquest
of Sam's. Johnny Diethorn ran his pitching record to 6-1.
JULY 15 - Denny A'Hearn slapped
four hits and Billy O'Hanlon rapped a pair of doubles as Manco nipped
Quaill, 7-5. Jim Diethorn had two hits for the losers.
JULY 16 - Jimmy Draper padded his
homerun lead by smacking #4 in Legion's 10-2 romp over West Liberty.
Glen Schwartz boosted his pitching record to 7-1 as Manager Walt Evan's
first half champs ran their second half record to 8-0. Tony Miscimarra
hit his first homer of the season for Legion.
JULY 18 - Catcher Rich Joseph
turned pitcher and hurled West Liberty to a 7-2 triumph over Sam. Tony Luta
belted three hits for West Liberty and Gary Ryan a pair for Sam's
JUNE 21 - Mickey White bombed his 8th
homer and Terry Sullivan his 6th as DeBor continued rolling behind Bob
Hungerman's 5-hit pitching with a 4-3 squeaker over McGaffin. Frankie Marx
was the hard-luck loser for the 3rd time this season.
JUNE 22 - Tony (Honey) Guarino
smashed a 3-run homer as Automatic Sales clobbered Denmark's,
JUNE 23 - Frankie Semplice whiffed 11
and Mickey White rapped a bases-loaded two-bagger to spur DeBor's 4-0 conquest
JUNE 24 - Legion battled back to wipe
out Automatic Sales early 3-0 lead as Earl Bellisario smacked his fourth
straight single to score Paul Housley with the winning run in the last inning
for a 4-3 victory. Danny McGibbeny was the winner, padding his relief
pitching record to only one earned run and four hits in 15 2/3 innings.
Chip Pesanka rapped his 6th homer and a pair of singles. Bob Ewing had two
hits for the losers.
JUNE 25 - Danny Hurley swatted a 3-run
homer while Bob Papariella and Bill Frey belted two hits each in McGaffin's
6-1 victory over Denmark. Young Don McMurtry yielded only four hits to
win his second game.
JUNE 27 - Earl Bellisario scattered
six hits and rapped a homer to spark Legion into first place in the second
half race with a 3-1 thriller over DeBor's first half champs. Butch Miller
also homered for Legion, his 4th, and Terry Sullivan rapped No. 7 for DeBor.
Mickey White, currently the homerun leader, had two hits for DeBor.
JUNE 27 - DeBor clinched the first half
pennant on Frankie Semplice's two-run homer in the 9th with accounted for a
5-3 victory over Legion. The game had been halted by darkness in the 8th
inning on June 8. Semplice was the winning pitcher, running his season record
to 5-0. Play resumed with DeBor at bat and one out in the 8th and the score
tied 3-3. Earlier in that game on June 8 Mickey White had smashed two homers
and Dave Calabria one for DeBor. Earl Bellisario had slammed a two-run
shot for Legion.
JULY 4 - Chipper Pesanka moved into
the homerun lead by smashing three and driving in five runs as Legion bombed
Denmark, 10-3. That boosted Chipper's season total to nine. Earl Bellisario
also homered for Legion while Mike Gremba slapped three singles. Johnny
Torcasio rapped four hits to lead Denmark.
JULY 6 - Dave Dunbar twirled a
5-hitter and was backed by Charley Trescher's homer as Spadafore hit the win
column with a 6-2 conquest of McGaffin. Frank Marx homered and Bob Papariella
smacked two doubles for the losers.
JULY 7 - Terry Sullivan's 9th homer of
the season, tying him with Chip Pesanka for the league lead, sparked DeBor's
5-3 triumph over Automatic Sales. Mickey White rapped four hits and Frank
Semplice collected three and a walk for DeBor. Jimmy Spadafore socked two hits
and walked twice for the losers.
JULY 8 - The Charley Trescher fan club
cheered as the Spadafore slugger rapped his second homer in two games but it
was in vain as Legion boosted its second half record to 6-0 with a 7-1 victory.
Pete Malloy scattered five hits and fanned seven to notch his 3rd win.
JULY 11 - DeBor's first half champs moved
into a virtual tie for the lead by handing Legion its first defeat of the second
half by squeezing out a 3-2 thriller. Frankie Semplice ran his pitching slate
to 7-0 by outlasting Earl Bellisario in a slab battle. Dave Calabria singled
to drive in Semplice and Mickey White with the decisive runs.
JULY 12 - It was homerun of no count
as Denmark forced Uncle Milt to "toss another party" by bombing McGaffin,
9-2, for its first victory of the second half. Cliff Wadas, Fred Wyrostek,
Bobby Tokar and Paul Szymkowiak slammed homers for Denmark. Bobby Papariella
finally found his swing and rapped his first of the season for
JULY 13 - Spadafore pulled the upset
of the season by toppling DeBor's first half champs, 9-6, behind the pitching
of 13 year old Steve Abbondanza. However, the "Jolly Green Giants" had their
usual power as Terry Sullivan smashed his 10th homer of the season and Mark
Maxwell socked his first.
JULY 14 - Bobby Papariella slapped
another homer and Frankie Marx rapped one with two on as McGaffin continued
the upset parade by spilling Automatic Sales. Jackie Klingensmith belted his
2nd homer of the campaign for the losers.
JULY 15 - Danny McGibbeny blasted a
bases-loaded homer, his first of the season, to wipe out Automatic Sale's
5-4 lead and carry Legion closer to the second-half title with an 8-5
victory. Earl Bellisario smashed his fourth of the season with two on as
Pete Malloy picked up his fourth pitching success. Bill Diethorn, the losing
pitcher, also homered.
JULY 16 - Bob Tokar rapped a grand slam
and Paul Szymkowiak twirled steady ball as Denmark continued on the victory
trail with a 12-4 romp over Spadafore. Charley Trescher hit his 3rd homer of
the season and Tom O'Connor contributed a long bomb for the losers.
JULY 18 - Legion clinched at least a
tie for the second-half pennant with a 10-6 conquest of McGaffin. Bobby Papariella
smashed a pair of homers (giving him 4 in 3 games) for the losers. But Chip
Pesanka's 10th of the season, tying him with DeBor's Terry Sullivan for the
league lead) and Earl Bellisario's fifth provided the winning power.