Week #6: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 5/21)

Week 6:

Braggville beat Jasper Rock, 13-5 as P Chris Connors went the distance giving up just 3 ER in the win.  Connors also squelched a Jasper rally in the 5th with bases loaded and no outs he knocked down a line drive headed for the outfield and was able to throw home for the force out.  Next Jasper hitter hit a grounder to 3B Rich Cordani who stepped on the bag and threw home for the inning-ending DP.  Jasper did make some noise in the 6th when OF Stephen Peters hit a 3-run bomb to make it a somewhat respectable score. 

Braggville  P Chris Connors knocks down a line drive in the 5th to preserve the Braggville lead.

KingZ ends their 25-gm losing streak with a 3-1 win over Downtown!!

KingZ manager, Sean Foley celebrating after their first win in 3 yrs.!

The game took approximately 21 mins to play as all the scoring occurred in the first frame.  Five first inning singles produced 3 runs for Kingz as ROY candidate Ross Dubuc started it with an RBI single.  Some conflicting reports on the ‘game saving catch’ by LF Sean Foley in the bottom of the 6th.  With 2 on and 2-out Downtown LF Tim McCarron hit a deep fly to left that Foley tracked down near the fence to end the threat and preserve the 3-1 lead.  As any seasoned journalist would do, I looked to corroborate all reports so when I heard of this “game saving catch,” I went to my other sources who were present and heard a different account of this particular play.  The photo below should help clear this up:

KingZ LF Sean Foley making “the catch” in the 6th to preserve their lead.

Kings LF Sean Foley making’ the catch ‘in the 6th to preserve their lead.

Regardless of the controversy, congrats to KingZ and especially to P Patrick Snow who went the distance giving up 5 hits and 1 UNEARNED run.  Good news for Downtown though, as they take on the defending champs, Kampersal, this week so they should be able to bounce back quickly extend their losing streak to two.

KingZ needs to work on the celebration as a player threw their glove up in jubilation but it
ended up on the dugout roof.  No word if the glove has been retrieved.  They asked The Big Hurt to get it as they warmed up for the 7:30 gm but were met with resistance.

Kampersal humbled South, 20-12 using their winning formula of great defense and clutch hitting to knock the ‘Sweeney’s’ from the unbeaten ranks. 2B Tom Kampersal set the tone from the lead-off spot going 4-5 with 4 runs scored as they jumped on South early with 7 in the first and never looked back.  The Big Hurt Alex Kampersal murdered 2 softballs (1 HR and Double) to continue his ’23 offensive onslaught.  P George Kampersal had a clutch 2-out, 2-run double in the 5th as South was trying to creep back it into.  It was almost a 1-run double as 3B Keith Carlton had some aerobic trouble running the bases but did, in fact, score just ahead of the outfield throw.

Kampy’s 3B Keith Carlton after scoring from 1st on a Geo Kampersal’s double.

Dalton Rd nipped Anthony’s, 7-6 on a 2-run walk-off single by Steve Cotto, Jr (can’t remember his first name) after an intentional walk to load the bases and put the force in order.  Anthony’s was without all-star SS D-Rob who spent the weekend on the Cape collecting shells to add to his inventory as he opens his new craft store Memorial Day weekend.  From centerpieces, to wreaths, and pendants, D-Rob will have what you’re looking for.  A sample below:

Anthony’s SS Dave Robinson’s shell collection work.

Johnson North doubled up Mudville, 8-4 as Dave ‘Big Tree’ Lyskowski went 2-3 and drove in 3.  RF Jared Jordan was busy with 9 put outs and collected 2 hits w 1 RBI.  Mudville manager/3B Eric Kuharich was composed as usual after the loss:

Mudville’s locker room whiteboard took the brunt of Kuharich’s frustrations.

DYR edged Lions, 9-7 as 3B Gerry ‘the General’ DiLuzio collected 3 hits and drove in 2 clutch runs to erase a 5-run deficit in the 5th.   DYR rookie LCF Matt Rider mashed his first of many (we hope) HR’s w a 2- run shot in the first to give DYR the early lead while SS Jason MacDonald was solid in the field while collecting 3 hits himself.  Bad news to report: CF Jay Miller is out for the year with a broken hand after it was crushed by a Tito’s handle in the parking lot post gm celebration.  Next man up…

DYR CF Jay Miller’s broken left hand that has ended his ’23 season.

Brentwood was victorious over Hood, 13-9….

GAME OF THE WEEK for WK # 7 (5/29/23)

Mudville (1-3) vs Anthony’s (1-3) at Damagella 6pm

  • Both teams need this win to have the inside track on staying in ‘A’
  • Mudville has lost 3 straight and seems destined to ride their yo-yo back to ‘B’
  • I will have complete coverage of this one next week.

 *Prediction: Anthony’s 14 Mudville 9

 *Prediction Record (4-0)

Ken Sawyers

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