Week #5: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 5/15)

Week 5:

Downtown woke up from a 3-week offensive coma and pounded Queens KingZ, 27-2.  RF Todd Kiley shined by going 5-6 with 7 RBI while 2B Pete ‘the Meat’ Warren went 4-6 with 6 RBI.  As rare as lunar eclipse (and as fast as one), P Mike Adams scored TWICE from first base on hits to the outfield.  Unconfirmed reports tell me it took Mike 31 and 33 seconds to score from first each time.  Below is the clock used to time Mike:

The sundial used to confirm Downtown P Mike Adams’ speed from 1B to Homeplate in Sunday’s gm

Kampersal disposed of Brentwood, 16-6 as P George Kampersal Jr was effective on the mound keeping Brentwood hitters off-balance with a mix of off-speed pitches and arc changes throughout the contest.  1B Alex Kampersal showed remarkable courage in playing this game as he’s battling through a leg injury sustained 2 weeks ago in his back yard.  The young behemoth was attacked by a water moccasin while cleaning his pond but was able to fight it off to avoid serious injury. He got off to a slow start in this one with a pop out to catcher but then hit a missile into the playground for a 3-run HR in the 4thRF Bill Sticka was a HR short of the cycle going 3-4 with 3 runs scored.

Fish & Game Warden, Carl Spackler in Alex Kampersal’s backyard with the reptile that attacked Alex.
Kids at the Adams School playground run for cover as the siren wails to alert them of Alex Kampersal’s impending HR landing in their area.

In the late game at Damigella, DYR finally got the bats going and beat Lions, 21-11 as a line up change seemed to energize the team.  Your humble correspondent moved 1B Dave Randlett up to the 2-hole as the regular occupant, CF Jay Miller was down on the Cape pursuing one of his many environmental passions, the conservation of the Right Whale population.  (He’s working with local fisheries to reduce ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear as they are the 2 leading causes of mortality for these beautiful creatures.  Keep it up, Jay!) Dave responded by going 5-5 with 5 runs scored including scoring on my 3-run HR in the first to stake us to a 3-0 lead.  Lions 3B Mike McKenna had 3 hits and 4 RBI in the loss.  Defensively, we still play like we wear oven mitts in the field but, we’ll continue to battle. 

Lions RF John Cronin just misses the HR hit by DYR’s Ken Sawyers in the top of the 1st.

In The Game of the Week, South clipped Anthony’s, 9-5.  LF Dave Franco hit a 2-out, 2-RBI double in the 5th to break a 4-4 tie and SS Jay Smith followed with a double of his own to stretch the lead to 3.  Anthony’s would threaten in the 6th but that was squashed by a diving catch by 2B Steve Lawless with 2-out and 2 on.  Tempers flared all game long between Anthony’s P Alan Lisak and South’s Bryan Sweeney over a couple of close plays at first and then digressed into who is the slowest runner among the two.  Neither is slower than Mike Adams (see above). 

Lisak and Sweeney nose to nose in the 2nd inning of what would be the first of many ‘meetings’ between the two.

Braggville took it to Johnson North, 19-8.  OF Paul Murphy paced the offense with 4 hits and 4 RBI while teammate SS Jason Cooper drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles in his 4 at bats.  Still waiting for a recap from the Johnson squad…maybe I’ll check my mailbox to see if they mailed it to me.

As expected, Mudville came back to earth offensively playing an ‘A’ opponent and were beaten by Dalton Rd, 13-7.  Dalton Rd only had 9 but it didn’t matter as RF Chris Munroe’s 3-run HR in the 2nd opened the scoring for Dalton and they never looked backed. Seems Munroe taunted the Mudville outfielders while rounding the bases telling them where to look for the ball.  I’m sure Mudville manager Eric Kuharich took note and repercussions are likely to follow.  Better used the remote car starter for a while, Chris.  Dalton also received support from OF Tim McDevitt who went 3-4 with 3 runs scored and rookie phenom OF Mitch Cotto stayed hot with 3 hits and 4 RBI’s.

Surveillance footage at the Munroe house early Monday morning shows an unidentified man accessing the undercarriage of the Munroe family van.  No word on their well-being as this goes to print.

Jasper Rock kept The Hood winless with an 8-4 win. OF Tom McHugh and 2B Steven Peters combined to go 5 for 6 and scored 4 runs.  Not much else to report on this one as one manager provided the riveting stat line above and the other apparently lost my number.  Thanks, guys! 

Scene mid-game at the Jasper/Hood game on Sunday.  A snooze fest for both the players and fans.

GAME OF THE WEEK for WK #5 (5/22/22)

South (4-0) vs Dalton Rd (3-1): @ Kampersal @6pm

  • Who will take the hill for Dalton Rd since P Dave Birmingham is in Vegas at a Poker tournament looking to un-seat Teddy KGB
  • Can South continue its stellar defensive play to keep them undefeated?
  • We’ll have a full write up and photos of this game in next week’s write up.

*Prediction: South 14 Dalton Rd 8 

Prediction Record (0-1)

Ken Sawyers


  1. Eric Kuharich on May 20, 2022 at 10:22 am

    Great Job as usual Ken, I always enjoy reading your fictional accounts.

  2. Jeff Lesica on May 20, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Can we get a report on the number of hamstrings pulled each week?