Week #9 : Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 6/13)

Week 9:

Brentwood 7 Lions 4:

That’s all I got….

Dalton Rd 14 Downtown 7:

SS Dan ‘Primetime’ Geary lead the Dalton offense with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s.  His monstrous HR in the 2nd kicked started the rally after Downtown, for the first time in a month, pieced together 3 hits in a row and scored 2 runs.  Odd play in 5th as 2B Jack Kober snagged a line drive then rifled the ball into the back of Downtown baserunner, Jack Hendler (Owner of Jack’s Abby) to try and double him up even though he Jack never left the bag.  Awkward silence ensued until Dalton P Dave Birmingham shot-gunned a Hoponius Union in a show of solidarity with the local craft brewer.  The loss assures Downtown’s drop to the ‘B’division for the first time in 2011.

Downtown OF Jack Hendler reacting the ball drilling him in the back during Sunday nights gm vs Dalton Rd.

Jasper Rock 14 Anthony’s East 11:

The big win for Jasper as the knock Anthony’s from the undefeated ranks was not without controversy. Jasper LF Tom Dumas starred both in the field with a diving catch in the first that prevented 2 runs and at the plate going 4-4 w 3 RBI’s. But the real story occurred in the bottom of the 7th.  Down by 3, the Anthony’s leadoff hitter is called out on a bang-bang play at first to upset the Anthony’s bench.  But they rally and put runners on 1st and 2nd with one out.  Up comes slugger Mike Delprete who laces a shot down the 3rd base line that he believes is foul, so he never leaves the box.  Jasper 3rd baseman, Doug Hermann makes an unbelievable diving stab on the hard grounder, sits up touches 3rd for the force then throws to first from his knees to complete the double play.  The Jasper catcher ruled it a fair ball. Game over.

Actual picture of DelPrete’s grounder that appears foul but the Jasper catcher (above) called it fair.

South 12 Kampersal 9:

Emboldened by their skipper’s pregame speech, South squeaked by Kampersal behind the bat of veteran 2B Stephen Lawless’ 3 hits and 3 RBI.  Kampersal was still without rookie phenom, Alex Kampersal who seems close to returning judging by the number of beers he can hold in his injured hand postgame.  Sources say he’ll be ready for the playoff game.  Also missing was star LF Chris Boggess who missed this key match-up because of a ‘family issue’.  Seems the 90 min BP session he put his 11-yr old daughter through at the Flagg Field hitting cages caught the eyes of some concerned Moms nearby.  The tears, screams and blistered hands were also troubling for on-lookers.  More to come from his DSS hearing in 2-wks.

South manager, Bryan Sweeney delivering his pre-game speech to rally his troops past Kampersal.

Johnson North 28 Queens 5:

Congrats to the kids from Johnson North on their first win in franchise history!  SS Chris King led the way going 6-6 with 7 RBI.  Well done! 

Johnson North celebrates their first win of the ’21 season as the stomped Queens on Sunday night.

DYR 13 Mudville 12:

In a see-saw affair, a lead-off HR from LF Doug Reeley in the bottom of the 7th earned DYR a much-needed walk-off win.  Tied at 4 in the 4th, Mudville batted around and put up 7 to take an 11-4 lead.  DYR added a lone run in the bottom of the 4th then scored 8 times in the bottom of 6th capped by CF Matt Piselli’s key 2-out bases clearing double to take a 13-11 lead.  Mudville came right back in the top of the 7th as 1B Errick Spada’s sac fly cut the lead to 1.  DYR P Justin Lessard then induced a line-out to SS with bases loaded and 2-outs to preserve the win and assure the DYR stays in ‘A’ division next year.

DYR OF Doug Reeley follows through on his walk-off HR vs Mudville.

Braggville 30 The Hood 1:

Despite missing 3 starters, Braggville held on to nip The Hood behind the bats of LF Dan Kittredge (5-6 w 5 RBI) and SS Jason Cooper (5-5 w 5 RBI). The Hood did not go quietly, though, as they put back-to-back singles together in the 7th and had the tying run only 33 batters away.  A line drive double-play squashed the threat and mercifully ended the beating.

GAME OF THE WEEK for WK #9 (6/20/21)

South (6-2) vs The Hood (5-3): @ Damigella 7:30pm

  • In a game with major playoff implications, The Hood must recover from last week’s beating for Kampersal (with a win over Downtown) to play in the ‘A’ game Championship vs Braggville.  If not, South will face Braggville in a rematch for the title.
  • We’ll have a full report of this game next week.

Ken Sawyers

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