WIEGAND LANDSCAPING CLAIMS TOWN CO-ED SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Wiegand Landscaping rallied to score three times in the bottom of the seventh to take the Town Co-Ed Softball Title over Highland Sewer & Drain 11-10. In what turned out to be an exciting contest, the winners were forced to play from behind most of the game against an opportunistic Highland squad. Indeed, Highland held a 6-1 lead after exploding for five runs in the third frame. They also added runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The Landscapers played with poise as well, pushing across at least one run in every inning but the first. The three runs in their last turn at bat came on four straight hits including a key triple by Manager Frank Weidman.
Joey D’Andrea led Wiegand with three-for-three and drove in two runs. Mike Mohrin contributed three hits and two RBIs. Mary-Leigh Weidmann also wielded a hot bat with three clutch singles. Still, it was a true team effort for the champions as everyone in the line-up hit safely. Bobby Caldwell, Erica Fox, Maggie Wallace and Gia Gianchetta provided two hits apiece. John Byrnes, Frank Wiedman and Matt Wallace all picked up a base hit.
Will Micik and Victoria Leontios spearheaded the Highland attack. Will Micik was three-for-three, two runs scored and two runs batted in. Victoria Leontios also had three hits and scored a run. Manager Steve Bozzuto had a major impact as well, with two hits, two walks and three runs scored. Brittany Rodriguez, Rashe Campbell and John Pitassi all picked up base hits for Highland, with Pitassi also driving in two runs.
J. BOND WINS WOMEN’S TOWN SOFTBALL CROWN
J. Bond captured the Women’s Town Softball Championship with a decisive 18-0 victory over Corbo’s Ladies in a game played at Bruce Park. The winners went undefeated in the double elimination tournament and continued their winning ways in the Women’s Softball League.
Bond led 1-0 after two innings of play but exploded for 10 runs in the third and cruised from there. Michelle Wlosek and Amanda Novak each had perfect days at the plate in the winning cause.
Wlosek was five-for-five and scored two runs. Novak’s four-for-four performance included three doubles and four runs scored. Kellie Cassone was near perfect with four hits in five tries with a double and triple. Mary Beth Fratello also had four hits in her five plate appearances and doubled twice. The J. Bond attack was also fueled by Manager Lisa’ Weiss’ three hits and Ashley Grudzinski, Charli Faugno and Kaitlin Caruso each supplying two base hits. Brittney Rodriguez and Michelle Santora also contributed to the Bond victory.
A solid J. Bond defense helped limit the offensive production of Corbo’s. Mary Leigh Weidmann collected a pair of hits, while Manager Erica Fox, Gia Gianchetta and Erica Ambrogio also hit safely for Corbo’s.
G-VILLE DELI WINS MEN’S TOWN “A FLIGHT” SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
A seven run sixth inning erased a 10-5 deficit and led G-Ville Deli to a 12-11 victory over Corbo’s Corno Deli and the Greenwich Men’s Town “A” Softball Championship. G-Ville held off Corbo’s to win the battle of the delis and their first overall championship before an enthusiastic crowd at Teufel Field.
Corbo’s also had a lead of 7-5 in the third inning of the championship contest but G-Ville club continued to chip away and in the sixth frame pound away at that lead. The winners fought a determined Corbo comeback attempt in the seventh leaving the potential tying run on third base when the final out was made.
Robbie Catalano carded a perfect four-for-four to lead G-Ville Deli. Catalano scored twice and drove in two runs as well. Jamie Longo had a pair of doubles in the game and two RBI’s at a crucial time during the sixth inning rally. Alan Pesce’s two hits included a key run producing double in the sixth that scored the ultimate winning run. G-Ville also got a pair of hits apiece from Sal Tromanato and Chris Siapanides, with Tromanato being credited with driving in two scores. Kenny Graveline, Manager Mike Stempien, Jason Herrmann, Steven Pesce and Keith Gallagher also contributed on the offensive and defensive front for the new champions
The Corner Delimen’s early lead was largely due to Mike Parisi’s two home runs which drove in five runs. He had plenty of help as Steve Connetta went four-for-four, scoring two runs and adding an RBI. Chris Marullo supplied three key hits and drove in two more tallies. Anthony Pennella added a pair of singles and Manager John Bosco’s single drove in two more scores. Jeff Mullin, Jason Grabowski, Chris Mullins, Curtis Vaden and Mike Marullo also contributed to the Corbo cause.
Alan Pesce was the winning pitcher for G-Ville Deli, which went undefeated in the double elimination tournament. Both G-Ville Deli and Corbo’s Corner Deli defeated the defending champion, The Hateables, during the tournament.
COS COB CHUGGERS WINS MEN’S TOWN “B” FLIGHT
Cos Cob Chuggers rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge Riverside Service and win the Men’s Town “B” Softball Tournament. The Chuggers won the deciding game in the double elimination tournament at Teufel Field. The Servicemen entered the finals needing to win two games to claim the crown and forced a deciding game with a 27-16 triumph earlier. That set the stage for a dramatic final.
Cos Cob opened with a three run first inning but Riverside roared back with six in their turn at bat. The Chuggers pushed across five runs in the fourth, but Riverside Service kept scoring as well until Nick Ballone’s sacrifice fly in the last inning drove in two hustling runners and Byran Hyatt’s single scored the eventual winning run. Then Cos Cob held their opponents and grab the championship.
The Chuggers’ 24 hit attack saw every player contribute at least one hit. Byran Hyatt and Bailey Ballone led the way, each going four-for-five. Byran Hyatt had three runs batted in and Baily Ballone scored four times and had two RBI’s. Joel Arroyo and Camryn Ferrara each had three hits in four tries. It was two hits apiece for Eddie Guiliani, Nick Ballone, Derek Santana and Jeremy Nelson. Eddie Guiliani and Nick Ballone were each credit with three runs batted in. Antonio DiLorenzo and Pat Raskoff also contributed on offense for the Chuggers.
Riverside was led by Anthony Parelli’s perfect three for three which included three runs batted in. Rashe Campbell, Kyle McTiernan and Rob Smurlo each had a pair of hits for the Servicemen, with Campbell and McTiernan each adding two RBI’s. Matt Rada, Bobby Gerbet, Steve Bozzuto, John Pitassi, John Novak, Nick Pitassi and Chris Martin also contributed to the attack.
Nick Ballone was the winning pitcher for Cos Cob, which also benefited from great defensive play from Bailey Ballone. The Servicemen defensive stars were Anthony Parelli and Chris Martin.
The first game saw Riverside Service explode for 12 runs in the fifth inning in route to a 27-16 victory. They also pushed across five runs each in the third and seventh frames. The Servicemen bats accounted for 24 hits and they also picked up seven walks. The Chuggers tallied six times in the seventh.
The big gun for Riverside was Kyle McTiernan, with five-for-five, with three runs scored and three runs driven in. Nick PItassi, Johnny Novak, Rashe Campbell and Chris Martin each belted three hits with Nick Pitassi driving in three runs and Novak, Campbell and Martin two each. Steve Bozzuto’s two hits drove in four more runs. John Pitassi contributed two hits and three RBI’s and Will Micik added two hits and drove in two runs. Matt Rada had a hit and three walks and Riverside also got help from Bobby Gerbert and Adam Marra.
The Chuggers were sparked by Bailey Ballone and Pat Raskoff as each went four-for-four. Joel Arroyo, Eddie Guiliani and Derek Santana provided three hits apiece with Eddie Guiliani driving in two runs and Derek Santana one. Nick Corzo had two hits and two RBI’s. Steven Gonzalez had a hit and two runs batted in and Nick Ballone, Antonio DiLorenzo and Jeremy Nelson also contributed for Cos Cob.
Rash Campbell was the winning pitcher for Riverside Service. The games capped a very exciting Men’s B Tournament this year.