Atlantic Division

Teams and Managers/Assistant Managers

Bulldogs - Kevin Gillis/Don Stockwood
Crankies - Glenn Shambroom/Greg French
Enigma - Paul Carucci/Les Machkowsky
Landslide - Randy Enger/Larry Allen
Navigators - John Anjos/Brian Faria
Raptors - John Thurner/Chia-Li Huang
Silver Sox - Ty Shen/Art Greenberg
Thunder - Don Gould/Dick Ostresh
Wildcats - Emory Payne/Bob Karol
Atlantic Division News

Atlantic Thursday 20 July

Navigators Sweep Raptors

The Navigators won two with their best offense output of the season combined with a solid defense and effective pitching. In the first game they had  7 to 0 lead after 4 innings. They scored 5 runs in the 5th and 6th innings and cruised to a 17 to 6 victory.

In the second game, the Navigators scored 5 runs in each of the first 4 innings and won the game 20 to 4. The offense was led by Drew Cole who went 7 for 7; Rick Finegold had 6 hits including a home run and 3 doubles; Cliff Roberts also had 6 hits. Bill Fairweather, Brian Faria, Mike Curley (including a triple) and Bill Green each had 4 hits.

Mike Curley and Bill Fairweather led the solid defense anchoring the right side of the infield with some excellent defense and executing timely double plays. John Anjos was the winning pitcher in both games.

Silver Sox Sweep Bulldogs

They say that the Offense is for show, but defense wins ... well, it's a little early for that.  But defense clearly sparked the Silver Sox' sweep of the Bulldogs thus ending a 6-game losing streak. 

In the first game, after spotting the Bulldogs a 4-run top-of-the-first, the Silver Sox were on the brink - the Bulldogs were threatening to break it open having the bases loaded and a line drive shot to RC was heading for the gap when Jim Osten running full out reached his glove and snagged it at the last second saving at least 3 runs and probably turning the tide of the game!

The Silver Sox defense then allowed only ONE MORE RUN en route to a 9-5 victory.  Steady, outfield play by Richard Morris, Dennis Pantano, Jim Osten, and Don Neuwirth provided the foundation for Don (3 for 3) and Rich Holland (3 for 3) to spark the offense.
 
In the second game, the defense - led in both games by SS David Hadden who made the most difficult plays look simply routine (and blistered 1B Arthur Greenberg's glove hand with cannon-like throws ) - kept the Silver Sox locked in a 6-6 ballgame with the Bulldogs until the sixth inning. 

Then the Silver Sox offense ignited for one of the few times this year with a 4-run sixth inning followed by a 10 RUN SEVENTH INNING to run away with a 20-10 victory. 

Denny Naylor, Dave Wainwright, Jim Osten, Rich Holland, Arthur Greenberg, and Ty Shen each had 3 hits in this offensive explosion.

Posted: July 23, 2017

Atlantic Games Tuesday 18 July

Enigma Split with Thunder:

It seemed like forever since we last played softball and the first game looked a little like that.

The Enigma were the first team to shake off the rust as they pummeled the Thunder in the first game 19-12.

The Enigma offense was led by Kem Stewart (3 hits) Paul Carucci (3 hits including a thunderous triple over the RC Fielders head) along with Dave Hornfischer and Les Machkowsky both banging out 3 hits each.

With all those guys lining "em up, Dan Kindlon and Steve Sogoloff took the honors knocking them in, both driving in 3 big ribbies each.

Game Two was a contest as softball actually broke out. A nip and tuck affair where the Enigma tied the game in the bottom of the last sending it into extras.

The Thunder prevailed putting up a big three spot led by bottom of the order coming up big with Peter Mirabella (two big line drive hits in the game) and Kevin Carr both getting on and doing the all important line-up turn so that the top of the order could knock them in, allowing the Thunder to take Game Two 10-7.

The defensive treat of the game was a bare handed stab of a foul tip by Dennis Piantigini playing Catcher due to nursing a just injured hamstring.

Picture the of Statue of Liberty holding the torch - that's where Dennis caught the ball bare handed!

Another top notch defensive play for the Enigma happened in Game Two - a runner on 2nd and a ground ball hit to 2B. Runner temporarily holds as play is made to 1B, then tries to go to 3B. Steve Sogoloff playing 1B throws a BB from 1B to 3B to cut down the runner trying to advance; a rare out at 1B, out at 3B DP!

For the Thunder, Tom Hall was superb in LC making several running catches to rob big hits and throwing a runner out at the plate from deep LC - when will they ever learn?!

Wildcats Sweep Crankies:

The Wildcats had it all going as they swept the potent Crankies. There was great team offense led by Steve Elkinson and Bill Kenney both going 5 for 6. Steve hit for the cycle on the day with a 1B, 2B, 3B and HR - welcome back to the Atlantic!

Five other players contributed 4 hits each: Mike Grossman with a 3B, Emory Payne (two 3Bs), Joe Camgemi, Sy Ellin, and the line up anchored by fabulous Fred Fabricant's 4 for 5.

Solid team defense for the Wildcats was key in winning the 2nd Game as the Crankies had a 5 to 2 lead after 3 innings and the Wildcats held the powerful Crankies offense SCORELESS the rest of the game with MF Sy Ellin making 3 stellar plays as the Wildcats scored just enough to secure the sweep.

Additionally one of the big plays of the game was a great running back-handed shoe top catch by Jim Leonard in LF, taking away a sure extra base hit. Don't know if it was an extra sip from the fountain of youth or extra heart meds, but it was a doozy of a catch! 

Posted: July 19, 2017

LANDSLIDE 2017 ATLANTIC DIVISION 1ST HALF SEASON CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Landslide as they swept the Raptors today, Tuesday 22 June to become the 2017 Atlantic First Half Season Champions with a 10 - 4 record.  

As 1st Half Season Champs in addition to the all important bragging rights, the Landslide are guaranteed either the 1st of 2nd Seed for the End of Season Playoffs.

Way to go Landslide and congratulations on a great 1st Half Season!

Team Wins Losses Percent
Landslide 10 4 0.714
Bulldogs 7 3 0.700
Wildcats 7 3 0.700
Crankies 8 6 0.571
Raptors 5 5 0.500
Thunder 6 8 0.429
Enigma 5 9 0.357
Navigators 4 8 0.333
Silver Sox 4 10 0.286

Posted: June 27, 2017

ATLANTIC DIVISION PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 & TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Play-In & Regular Season Playoffs As Needed

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
No Games - Rosh Hashanah

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 & THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Quarterfinals

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Semifinals

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
Finals

Posted: April 8, 2017

Team Rosters

Below are each of the teams in the division. To view the roster for any team, either click on the "+" or the team name. To hide the roster, click on the "-".

Bulldogs
Eric Ahlgren, Needham
Bill Cerrato, Natick
Jack Cerrato, Medford
John Clancy, Natick
John Darack, Wayland
Robert Dolezal, Needham
Paul Flynn, Maynard
Kevin Gillis, Chelmsford
Mel Hanauer, Gloucester
Howard Levy, Boston
Larry Mcneill, Woburn
Arthur Priver, Wellesley
Don Stockwood, Wayland
Bill Stone, West Boylston
Crankies
Stephen Bober, Marlborough
David Brisson, Wayland
Robert J. Clifford, Hingham
Robert Clifford, Hingham
Joe Defelice, Canton
Moore Dodge, Quincy
Michael Frank, Jamaica Plain
Greg French, Jamaica Plain
Sheldon Ganz, Framingham
Alan Joseph, Newton Center
Albert Penney, Revere
Joseph Salzano, Ashland
Ian Scheff, Marlboro
Berton Schofield, Hopkinton
Glenn Shambroom, Natick
Elliot Winer, Sudbury
Enigma
Alan Bortman, Wayland
Paul Carucci, Marlborough
Frederick Greer, Quincy
Dave Hornfischer, Framingham
Halvor Iverson, Concord
Dan Kindlon, Sudbury
Marshall Krasnow, Newton
Stephen Landry, Auburn
Les Machkowsky, Framingham
Bill Moccia, Bradford
Dennis Piantigini, Framingham
Gary Siegel, Needham
Steven Sogoloff, Peabody
William Stewart, Dover
Landslide
Larry Allen, Sudbury
Steve Archer, Maynard
John Carberry, Needham
Cabot Devoll, Canton
Randy Enger, Sudbury
Stephen Goldstein, Holliston
Albert King, Tolland
Kenneth Mackenzie, Marlborough
Tom Mccoll, Natick
Mike Niles, Norwood
Ray Noveck, Waban
Richard Stafford, Wayland
Edward Steiman, Natick
Mike Teeley, S.walpole
Daniel Vellom, Sudbury
Navigators
John Anjos, Venice
Drew Cole, Plymouth
Michael Curley, Newton
William Fairweather, Middleboro
Brian Faria, Dartmouth
Rick Finegold, Plymouth
Robert Gallant, Peabody
Bill Green, Cambridge
John Kealty, Framingham
Tony Keber, Cambridge
John Mann, Rockland
Donald Murphy, Peabody
Robert Risman, Medford
Clifford Roberts, Needham
Steve Tripoli, Hull
Raptors
Gary Buxton, Holliston
Richard Demilia, Framingham
David Dibsick, Allston
Michael Eizenberg, Wellesley
Larry Fegan, Natick
Chia-li Huang, Wayland
Wally Introne, Jr., Hull
Edward Laborio, Wayland
Kevin Lally, Framingham
Jim Raymond, Framingham
Fred Scerra Jr, Marlboro
Bruce Silver, Salem
Gary Snyder, Boston
John Thurner, Belmont
Richard White, Gloucester
Silver Sox
Arthur Greenberg, Newton
David Hadden, Needham
Richard Holland, Marlborough
Peter Keville, Belmont
Jesse Lipcon, Wayland
Richard Morris, Sudbury
Dennis Naylor, Brookfield
Don Neuwirth, Chestnut Hill
Michael Ossing, Marlboro
Jim Osten, Lexington
Dennis Pantano, Bedford
Charlie Pasewark, Framingham
Mike Reinhard, Newton
Ty Shen, South Boston
David Wainwright, Needham
Peter Workum, Cambridge
Thunder
Jeffrey Allan, Needham
Kevin Carr, Upton
Michael Driscoll, Medfield
Steven Edelson, Wayland
John Flynn, Dover,
Joseph Flynn, Wayland
Marty Glickman, Natick
Don Gould, Wayland
Thomas Hall, Marlborough
Robert Kavanagh, Newton
Peter Mirabella, Leominster
Michael Narducci, Medway
Richard Ostresh, Ashland
Patrick Romano, Sturbridge
Angelo Scarcella, Needham
Wildcats
Richard Bloom, West Roxbury
Joseph Camgemi, Marlborough
Steven Elkinson, Bolton
Seymour Ellin, Chestnut Hill
Fred Fabricant, Newton
Mike Grossman, Westborough
Robert Karol, Wayland
William Kenney, Wayland
James Leonard, Norfolk
Justin Mcgrath, Shrewsbury
Rob Mitchell, Concord
John O'rourke, Norfolk
Emory Payne, Holliston
Paul Perry, Wayland
Ed Wiberg, Medfield
Standings
Team Wins Losses Percent
Navigators 2 0 1.000
Silver Sox 2 0 1.000
Wildcats 2 0 1.000
Crankies 2 2 0.500
Enigma 1 1 0.500
Thunder 1 1 0.500
Bulldogs 0 2 0.000
Landslide 0 0 0.000
Raptors 0 4 0.000
Recent Results
Jul 20 Silver Sox 9 Bulldogs 5
Jul 20 Silver Sox 20 Bulldogs 10
Jul 20 Navigators 17 Raptors 6
Jul 20 Navigators 20 Raptors 4
Jul 18 Wildcats 17 Crankies 10
Jul 18 Wildcats 8 Crankies 5
Jul 18 Enigma 19 Thunder 12
Jul 18 Thunder 10 Enigma 7
Jul 13 Crankies 13 Raptors 0
Jul 13 Crankies 12 Raptors 10


Complete Atlantic Division Results

Upcoming Games (Next 2 Weeks)
Date Away (Red) Home (Blue) Location
Jul 25 Silver Sox Enigma Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Jul 25 Landslide Crankies Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Jul 27 Wildcats Navigators Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Jul 27 Raptors Bulldogs Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Aug 1 Wildcats Silver Sox Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Aug 1 Navigators Bulldogs Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Aug 3 Crankies Enigma Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Aug 3 Landslide Thunder Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
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