Brookline Little League Association
Game Updates - June 16, 1998

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TWO FOR DUKE'S!

A twenty-four game losing streak came to a end as Senior Girls team Duke's News (2-10) stole a double-header from Speedy Printing (8-5). It was a frustrating night for Rich Joseph's two-time defending champions, who lost an opportunity to overtake first place Party Cake (9-4), who also dropped two games. With three games remaining in the regular season, it will be a fight to the finish. But let's not forget the team in the cellar, who broke their jinx with a clean sweep. Congratulations Duke's!

SLICK'S ON A ROLL

In the Girls Little Division, 1995-1996 champion Slick's (10-1) has returned to the top of the hill, clinching the '98 regular season title, and earning a first round playoff bye. After beginning the season by earning a pizza party for "best banner", and now holding the pole position going into the post-season, this could be the year for Ed Kinzel's "Little Red Machine" to return to prominence.

ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP?

The coach of an undefeated boys team asked when was the last time a team in his division went undefeated. I did not know the answer, but assume that it has been done somewhere along the line, and probably not long ago. I asked a question in return. "When was the last time all three boys divisions had an undefeated team?" Let's not get superstitious here, but DeBor is 11-0, Steve Poremski Plumbing is 8-0, and Sullivan's Auto is 11-0. I am positive that this has never happened before in the history of this league. Good luck to all three teams as they grind on towards a possible place in Brookline baseball lore.

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