With a third of the season now in the rear-view mirror, surging Drew Farms (7-3) moved into sole possession of third place with an important win this week again Shortcut Landscaping (6-4). Undefeated Nashoba Valley Veterinarian Mustangs (8-0) and Floral Arts (8-2) sit in first and second place. Rain outs on Friday shortened the schedule this week.
Willis Tent 16, Gutcheck 14
On Tuesday night, Gutcheck’s winning streak was halted at two games thanks to a seventh inning come-from-behind walk-off hit—a three-run blast—by Willis Tent’s Jeff Briggs. Thanh Nguyen, Jim DeMarco and Mark Lupien each hit homers for Gutcheck.
Nashoba Valley Veterinarian Mustangs 8, Healy Oil 4
In a well-pitched defensive battle, the Mustangs pulled out an 8-4 victory over a determined Healy Oil squad. Mustang rookie Cormac Bordes struck the big blow with a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Bordes, Paul Selfrige and Bill Knute all had three hits for the winners. Mark Cusano added two hits and two RBI. Paul Ligouri got the win on the mound for the Mustangs, while Jack Erickson threw out a Healy runner at the plate from his outfield spot to thwart a potential rally.
Drew Farms 11, Shortcut Landscaping 7
Outstanding defensive play and timely hitting propelled Drew Farms to an 11-7 victory over Shortcuts on Wednesday night. Defensive highlights from Todd Shepherd, Joe Welch, Sal Buonacore, Pat Pawlak and Mark MacAleese were key in the victory. Shepherd also contributed two home runs, while Tom Menicci, Scott Cole, Rob O’Neal, Pawlak, and Buonacore contributed with multiple hit nights.
Floral Arts 15, Willis Tent 12
Floral rallied late to defeat a pesky Willis team. Rob Beaudette, Mark Chambers, and Simon Tripp (2) homered for Floral, and Roger Whittlesey and Larry Mardany chipped in multi-hit nights. Dave Janowsky made an incredible over the shoulder catch at the fence to help preserve the win in the seventh. Rob Swinamer (2) and Jeff Briggs (GS) homered for Willis.