For the Record
Men’s Senior Baseball League
Pro-Bats Yankees 6,
Gowanda Phoenix Lodge #262 Cubs 3
Opening day of the 2019 CMSBL saw a rematch of last year’s championship game, with the Yankees topping the injury-depleted Cubs, despite being out hit nine to seven. The defending champs used last year’s winning formula (league leading 2.85 ERA) of pitching and defense to seal the deal. The Bombers used six pitchers in the victory; Justyn Vara, Allan Carmello, Matt Eaker (win), Dennis Gawronski, Joe Pantano and Austin Alonge. The group collectively struck out seven and walked one, with Alonge striking out the side in the seventh for the save. The Yankees turned two key double plays in the victory. At the plate, Gawronski (double, two RBI) and Pantano (double RBI) struck the key blows, while Eaker and Jason Howard each had RBI singles.
For the Cubbies, Jamie Wallschlager (two hits, two runs), Neil Mangan (two hits) and Justin Fish (double, two RBI) led the charge at the dish. Pitchers Mangan, Fish and Wallschlager combined to strike out seven and walk three Yankee batters. Five errors hurt the Cubs, accounting for three unearned Yankee runs.
Vineyards Golf Course
Scratch scores under 40: John Bongiovanni 37, Dave Criscione 38, Kevin Jasinski 38, Greg Catalano 39, Dan Alessi 39, Doug Grace 39, Bob Welch 39, Sam Allesi 39. Handicap scores 36 and below: Bob Welch 28, Jim DeJoe 29, Jack Hood 30, Chuck Allesi 31, Dave DeJoe 32, Gordie Haight 32, Tony Andolini 34, Scott Kingsley 34, Bob Manning 34, Zeke Curtain 34, Bob Sievert 35, Dennis Karin 35, Dave Criscione 35, Walt Kolba 35, John Bongiovanni 36, Tucker Samuelson 36, Dan Alessi 36, John Lakas 36, Mark Gugino 36, Ange Leone 36, Sam Allesi 36, Paul Trusso 36. Scratch skins: Bob Tripp No. 3 (Eagle), Kevin Jasinski No. 5, Bob Welch No. 8. Handicap skins: Jack Hood No. 1, Walk Koba No. 2, Bob Tripp No. 3, Tony Andolini No. 4, Bob Welch Nos. 7, 8. Closest to the pins: John Wiedenhoffer No. 5, Bob Welch No. 9.
Monday Night Utility Golf League (June 3) — A Flight: Bill Anderson 37, Al Etzel 37, Jason Newsome 39, Jeff Nelson 40, Bob Golubski, Jim Korzewski 41, John Lakas 42, Bill Cochrane 44, Bob Manning 45, Brian Manning 45. Skins: John Lakas No. 1, Al Etzel No. 2, Bill Anderson Nos. 3, 4, Jason Newsome No. 7.
B Flight: Joey Tramuta 46, Terry Mahoney 46, Tom Hartung 46, Bob Layman 47, Jamie Galarzza 49, Jack Hood 51, Dan Michalak 51, Paul Burt 55, Ed Koenig 56. Skins: Bob Layman No. 2, Tom Hartung No. 3, 7, Terry Mahoney No. 6. Closest to the pin: Dan Michalak No. 5.
City of Dunkirk Jr. Home Run Derby is Saturday
The City of Dunkirk Youth and Recreation Department proudly presents the 2019 Jr. Home Run Derby, this Satuday, at Kochs Field at Point Gratiot. The event is free and open to all boys and girls ages 10-14, and begins at 12 p.m. There will be one winner from each age division, 14U and 12U.
Registration is encouraged by Thursday. With questions or to register, contact the Dunkirk Youth and Recreation Office at 366-9885 or 366-9886, or by emailing Ryan Hall at email@example.com.
Gowanda 16U softball tourney set for July 27
Gowanda Recreation will hold their annual 16U girls fast pitch softball tournament on Saturday, July 27 at Gateway Park. This is a four-team, round tournament with each team guaranteed three games. Awards and prizes for each team that participates. Entry fee is $65. Call Recreation Director Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register a team.
American Legion’s District Golf Tourney June 14
On Friday, June 14, the American Legion will be hosting the 2019 District Golf Tournament at the Vineyards Golf course. This is a four-person team outing of 18 holes, with a shotgun start at noon, asking golfers to arrive at 11:15 a.m. to sign in. The cost is $60 per person ($240 per team) for greens fee, cart, prizes and a steak dinner at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 on Central Ave. in Dunkirk. This is open to the members and non members of the American Legions. To sign up, call Stan Kawski the 8th District Golf Chair at 716-792-9462. Come out and support your American Legions on flag day.