published: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Highlands 60s Senior League
Special to the News-Sun
Wednesday, Feb. 6, action in the Highlands County 60s Senior League saw the VFW 4300 Cubs continue there winning ways with a 23-10 decision over the Independent White Sox.
Hot-hitting Don Dobbert had four hits and has made only two outs all season.
Bill Scrase also rapped out four hits, including a double and triple.
Brian Balcombe had three hits, with a double and triple, and Roger Gasperlin also had three base-knocks with a double and Gary Tankersley added a double and triple to the attack.
Ray Trudell chipped in with two key hits for winning pitcher Dan Webb.
The losers were lead by John Jefferies three hits (double and triple), Craig Sutliff's three hits, while George Lavoie and Bob Roth each had a triple and single.
On the other diamond the Alan-Jay Red Sox lit up the diamond with a 25-9 win over the Fairmount Services Angels.
The hard-hitting Red Sox were lead by Frank Lantz's five hits, Jim Guild's four hits and three-hit games from Dennis Mitchell, Dick Schultz, JR Reed (double), and Kyle Saunders (double).
Harry Bell and winning-pitcher Rudy Pribble added two hits each.
The Angels broke out of a terrible slump - no runs in six straight innings - by getting nine runs in three innings.
Don Cunningham had four hits, while Wayne McNett and John Miller added three hits each.
Mondays results had Independent over Fairmount Services 14-11, even though they failed to score over the final four innings.
White Sox hitting stars where Tom McNally with two doubles, one of which was the game winner, and Chuck Fluharty's four hits (double).
Gary Steeves, Bob Roth and Moe Pier added three hits each for winning pitcher Dick Ostretch.
The losing Angels were lead by Gallo Gonzalez's three hits.
Curt Brown, Jim Morgan, Wayne McNett, Ross McMinn and Steve Blazing had two hits each with Blazing hitting a home run.
The other game had VFW 4300 edging Alan-Jay 16-14.
The Cubs were lead by the dynamic duo of Don Dobbert (.950 BA) with four hits, including a home run, and Boom-Boom Buja's 2-for-2 with a triple.
Winning pitcher John Kloet had three hits, and Gene Phillips, Jesse Hathaway (double and triple), Gary Tankersley (triple) all with two hits.
The Red Sox had Bill Kelsey with four hits,Jim Guild (1 double), JR Reed (double and triple) all with three hits.
Getting two hits each Harry Bell, Fred Richardson and Dick Schutz.
The first half ends with the VFW 4300 Cubs winning the division.
Play continues at the Highlands County Sports Complex Monday's and Wednesday's at 10 a.m.
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