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06/20/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Ray Dieffenbach in 4 at bats, had 3 doubles and a triple driving in a D5 season high 7 RBIs to lead his Wolverines (11-3)  to a 19-8 win over the Banana Slugs (8-5). Ray leads the league in RBIs with 38 and in batting average with 0.800..

Honorable Mentions:

Chet Gould led the Jayhawks (11-3) with 3 hits including a double, 6 RBIs, and 3 runs scored to a 17-5 mercy win over the Hurricanes (4-9). Teammate Al Prendamano had 4 hits in his 4 at bats and scored 4 runs. 

06/18/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Mike Simpson with 5 RBI, 2R, amd 3-3 , HR, in Legends 15-9 win over the Hurricanes.

Honaorable Mdention: 

Jim Fiorella 3-3, HR, 5 RBI 11-4 in Wolvedrines win over Jets. Jim Felton pitching in his second game of the day (sub for Hurricane 1st game) held the Huskies to 3 runs in Banana Slugs 7-3 win. Jim also had 2 RBI.



06/13/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Greg Goniea drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning as his Jayhawks defeated the 1st place (tied) Wolverines 12-11. The Jayhawks trailed in the game 11-4 in the 5th inning before mounting the comeback.

Honorable Mentions:

Jim Fiorella, in his first game as a member of the Wolverines, was 4-4 including a double, home run, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored. 

Mike Turano of the Banana Slugs had a single, double, triple, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBIs in the Slugs 8-7 victory over the 1st place (tied) Bruins. Dock Bond drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 7th and combined with Mike to play great defense with key double plays and force outs at second on the speedy runners for the Bruins (the Slugs pitcher was very happy with the defense!).

Dan Brunner pitched well and had a single, double, triple, walk, 3 runs scored, and 5 RBIs in Huskies 20-10 win over the Jets.  

06/11/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Dan Peterson 4-4 with 2 Doubles, 4R and 5 RBI in the Yellow Jackets 15-10 win over the Hurricanes. The win snapped a 7-game losing streak for the YJ. 

Honorable Mention:

Joe Goniea 3-4 with HR and 4 RBI for Jackets.

Gary Simon 5-5 ,2B, 3B, 4 RBI and Chet Gould 5-5 3B, 4R, and 4RBI in Jayhawks 20-12 win over Huskies.


06/06/2024

D5 Player of the Day: 

Rich Galbally (3-3 R, RBI) drove in the winning run in B6 as the Hurricanes scored 4 times in a 9-8 win ending the Wolverines 8 game winning streak. Al Mahar had a HR, 2B and 3Rbi for the Canes.

Honorable Mention: 

Todd Zoet 2 run HR in the T6 provided the Banana Slugs insurance runs in their 13-10 win over the Jets. Frank Lapenta, Russ Wellman, Jim Felton each had 2 RBI for Slugs

06/04/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Bunkey Salerno of the Hurricane (3-3 2B RBI)  drove in the winning run with a one out 2B in T7 as Hurricanes defeated the Huskies 7-6. Hurricanes trailed 6-4 after 5 , tied in T6 on  Paul Bushard (3-3 R, RBI) base hit.

Honorable Mention:

Ziggy Zigray Bruins, 3 Run HR in B5 proved to be the game winner in Bruins 6-5 win over Legends.                       

 Rich Franzwa  Wolveines allowed one R on 13 hits in  Wolverines 10-1 win ovr Yellow Jackets



05/30/2024

D5 Player of the Day: 

Jim Wadsworth of the Jayhawks 3-3, 2 Triples, 2 runs and 3 RBI, in Legends 11-8 win over the Jets.

Honorable Mention:

Dock Bond 3-4, 3B, 2 runs and 3 RBI in Banana Slugs 12-9 over the Legends. Mike Simpson 3-3, 2B, 2 runs and 4 RBI for the Legends.

05/28/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Jim Mahoney (3-4 3B, 2R,2 RBI) drove in the tying run and scored the winning run in B7 as the Legends rallied for 4 runs to defeat the Jets 18-17 for their first win of the season. 

Honorable Mention:

Bob Lewis (10) and Neil Timm (11) drove in the tying and winning runs in the B6 in the Wolverines come from behind 9-8 win over the Huskies.  

Tom Fulton 2 out 2 RBI triple in T7 was the game winner in the Bruins come from behind 12-11 win over the Yellow Jackets.

05/23/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Pete Karangis   was 3 for 3 (2 1B, 2B) 5 RBI'S in the Jayhawks 19-7 win over the Legends. Bud Sheerin also had 4 RBI'S for the Hawks.

Honorable Mention:

Ed Humphries (3-4 HR) 5 RBI'S in Hurricanes loss to Jets. Marty Berger (3-4 2B) 4 RBI'S in the Jets 15-12 win.

Congratulations:

Ziggy Zigray of The Bruins who collected is 1000th hit while playing softball in The Villages in today's game vs the Wolverines.


05/21/2024

D5 Player of the Day:

Dale Appleby of the Banana Slugs who turned 94 today and is still playing the wonderful game of softball. Congradulations from everyone that participates in D5.

Honorable Mention:

Frank Clarlk hit for the cycle  (4-4) with 3 runs and 5 Rbis in Wolverines 17-7 win over Banana Slugs. James Olson was also 4-4  with 5 Rbis for Wolverines.

John Niles had 5 Rbis for the Hurricanes in their loss to Jayhawks

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