Wednesday May 24th
Sunday May 28 – Double Blue VS Purple
Double Blue beat Purple (also known as Red) 6-5 Sunday morning. Purple scored 3 quick runs in the first helped by a few bloopers, but after that, Nathan Jack settled in to throw 5 solid innings. Michael Goldberg made his Exec league debut, helping to turn 3 double plays then pitching 2 shutout innings for the save. Jason Greenwald continues to be one of the hottest hitters in the league, consistently hitting hard liners each time up.
Sunday May 28 – Powder VS Orange
Powder got some timely hitting in the 6th and a powerful close in the 7th to beat Orange 8-5 on this sunny Sunday afternoon. The game was tight throughout with a 5-5 time going into the 5th but Powder pressed on for the win ending Orange’s perfect start to the season.
NOTE – the below is a late entry update from the previous week… compliments of Irwin “The Grey” Tobias
Wednesday, May 17th – Powder 2 VS Blue Steel 2
We saw summer arrive for a short two days and a couple of Executive League games being played on a warm 30 degrees summer evening.
In the first game, an American League encounter between Powder 2 or Blue Steel 2 or the Brewers, whatever you want to call them, and the Green “Art of Food” (we are still wondering what the connection is between the sponsor and the team). The aforementioned triple-named team, defeated the under-manned “Art of Food”, 8-1. The game was close till the sixth inning, when Blue Steel 2 broke it open with a four spot. Kevin Green and Sean Tracy both pitched solidly and Colin Halpern and Jeff Rechtshaffen had key rbi’s. Solid catching by veteran Dana Karkheck and a fine stab of a liner by second baseman Rob Walsh led to Blue Steele’s first win of the year.
May 17 – Red VS Powder
A high-intensity National League game between the Redlegs and Powder Royals capped off the evening. Red, behind the stellar pitcher of defector Howard Shilling, who kept the vaunted Power attack at bay until the bottom of the seventh. Powder came back from a 6-3 deficit with two out to tie the game with their last at bats. Shilling deserved the game ball, as he was hit in the upper chest by a line drive scorcher off the bat of Johnny Marshall in the first inning. He recovered nicely to pitch a gem of a game. Red was led by solid infield defense from Michael Hochman and Dave Katz and key hits when they needed them the most. Red coach and versatile player Johnny Mandel was quoted after the game, “That was the most intense game, I have ever played in”. That tells you a lot about that exciting game. Mandel has been playing ball all his life, and has played in many leagues including, tyke, midget, industrial and prison leagues.