After an extended layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic, the season opened last Friday evening for the Men’s Over-37 Softball League at DeWitt Roberts Field.
The season-opening night featured two games and the bats were not rusty for long, as each game featured a whole lot of hitting and a whole lot of runs. Tonight, the Snappers are scheduled to play the Jaibas at 7 p.m. and the Morays are facing off against the Roncos for the nightcap at 8:30 p.m.
The Breakfast Club Too Jiabas 18,
Tommy Tiles FKWT 5
The game was relatively close until the Jiabas absolutely exploded with 10 runs in the third inning.
Leading the charge was, Ben Blattenbeger, who turned in an impressive performance from the plate, going 4-for-4.
Bobby Lopez, Troy Curry, Marty Gregurich, Chris Hilliard, Stu Lilly, Tom Haas, and Nick Logan had an active night as well, all blasting three hits apiece.
John Hornyak added two hits and rounding out an active night from the plate was Ronnie Presley with one hit.
Rich Baker did what he could by hitting a home run for the Roncos but it wasn’t enough. Tommy Lapp added three hits and John Childs added two hits.
However, the bats were much more silent for the Roncos as Tim Neely, Jorge Martinez, Darnell Henderson, Mark Holffer, Kenny Dispenza and Alexey Vegas all could only manage one hit apiece performances.
Ben’s Candle Shop Morays 19,
Rich’s Snappers 17
Ben Blattenbeger, Dylan Kibler, and Doug Holmes led the charge for the Morays all notching four hits apiece, while Greg Eagle, Dave Matea and Marty Gregurich each belted three hits.
The Morays opened the game by putting up eight runs in the first inning, but the Snappers didn’t panic and responded with eight runs of their own in the third, which kept things interesting in the early innings.
Chris Hall and John Hornyak added two hits apiece, while Bob Maun and Ronnie Presley each had one hit.
For the Snappers, Jose Santiago and Chris Hilliard each had big nights at the plate, going 4-for-4, while Juanito Menendez had three hits, including a touch ‘em all home run.
Alex Torres, Troy Curry, Kenny Dispenza added dingers for the Snappers, while Junior Guieb and Nick Hogan each had two hits and did what they could.
David Flynn and Alexey Vergas managed one hit each for the Snappers to contribute.