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 Games Tuesday 23 May

Landslide sweep Crankies:

With the exception of one inning in which things got a little out of hand, the airtight Landslide defense kept the potent Crankies bats at bay.  

Of particular note was the outfield play of Alan King and Rich Stafford, who shut down the right side of the outfield and snuffed out a couple of potential Crankies rallies; and the range of Steve Archer at 2nd base, going far onto the outfield grass to pull in pop flies and deep grounders alike.  Mike Niles pitched his usual professional performance in the circle.

At the plate the Landslide bats were hot, with every Landslide batter picking up at least two hits in the two games.  

Over the two games, ALAN KING HIT FOR THE CYCLE, with two doubles and a homer in Game One, and a single and triple in Game Two!  

Cab Devoll also showed great patience at the plate, accruing no fewer than 5 walks along with 3 hits (and 6 runs scored)!

One of the few highlights for the Crankies was a superb rolling diving catch by Elliot Winer in LC off a hard hit sinking line shot.

Enigma Split with Silver Sox:

The Enigma were led by good pitching and fielding from Steve Landry. The team played flawless team defense, superbly turning THREE DOUBLE PLAYS plays.

Anchored in the middle by Dan Kindlon, Les Machkowsky and Gary Siegel over to Dave Hornfischer at 1B (Tinkers to Evers to Chance anyone?) plus just enough timely hitting led to a victory in a briskly played, low scoring [6-4] Game One.  

Dave Hornfischer drove in half of the Enigma runs in Game One with a 2 run sacrifice fly and a 2 out base hit.

Kem Stewart and Marty Glickman had 4 hits each and Dan Kindlon crushed a 3 run HR to lead the Enigma offense.  

In the second game, despite hitting into their 4th double play, the Silver Sox managed a split with a 10-6 victory.

The pitching of Denny Naylor kept the Enigmas' bats under control for most of the game, and the Sox' defense was again anchored by stellar play from MF Dave Wainwright and consistent glove work by Arthur Greenberg at 1B saving several slightly errant infield throws that underscored the Silver Sox' team defensive prowess. 

While the offense lacked extra base power, the bottom half of the line up started a string of EIGHT SINGLES IN A ROW to highlight a 5-run third inning and key the second game victory for the Silver Sox.

Posted: May 24, 2017

Atlantic Games - Thursday 18 May

Raptors Sweep Enigma:

Although a sweep, the teams seemed evenly matched with only a 3 run difference in the combined games. In both games, the Raptors put up a 5 spot late in the Game to take the victories.

The Raptors took the field against Enigma and maybe both teams lived up to their names! The Raptors started out the game with a leadoff single that turned into a run when Jim Raymond drove in Chia-Li from second. Then, in the bottom of the first with 2 outs, Jeff Allan hit a gap in right center and refused to just say no! Possibly ignoring his base coaches, Jeff turned his long drive into an in-the-park Home Run!! The game then See-Sawed back and forth with Enigma in the lead much of the time.

The game went into the 7th tied 6-6, but then the Raptor bats led by Ed Laborio and pool player Doug Gilmore heated up to give the Raptors a lead in the 7th and provide a nice 2 run cushion for pitcher Cha-Li supported by great defense from Mike Narducci and Doug Gilmore - the Raptors won 9-7.

The second game was all Enigma as they opened a commanding 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the 6th. The Enigma hitting was led by the hitting of Dave Hornfischer who hit a multi-run line opposite field shot over the head of the RF.

In the bottom of the 5th Les Machkowsky made the CATCH OF THE DAY for the Enigma going doing his best Michael Jordan impression leaping high in the air to snag a screaming line drive off the bat of Mike Narducci to shut down the Raptors in that inning.

But the never say die Raptors did it again. Behind a big bases loaded shot by Doug Gilmore, they put up a 5 spot in the bottom of the 6th to tie the score 6-6. Using an unusual tactic, the Raptors put in "Ace Closer Mike Narducci" who took the mound with the game tied 6-6. With the strong support of his defense, it only took Narducci three batters to close out the top of the 7th.

In the bottom half of the 7th inning, Narducci helped himself out with a single, followed by base hits by rookie Kevin Lally, and veteran Gary Snyder. With NO outs and the bases loaded, the Enigma were in dire straights.

The next batter up had Marshall Krasnow in the hole 3-0...then 3-1...then 3-2..then STRIKE OUT - one out. Next batter up...pop in the IF - TWO OUTS...could the Enigma get out of this?

Next batter up, wily veteran Ed Wiberg who worked the count to 3-0 AGAIN; next pitch by Marshall Strike One...next pitch STRIKE TWO; the tension was at a high. Could the Enigma get out of the the worst possibly jam and take the game into extra innings? Marshall looks in and delivers, Ed moves to swing and holds up...and the ball just misses the edge of the strike mat, walking in the winning run!

Could not get any closer, but the Raptors Sweep!

Wildcats Take Two from Bulldogs:

In a battle of undefeated teams, the Wildcats played two very exciting games with the tenacious Bulldogs, coming from behind in both to take the victories.

The first game went into extra innings, where the Wildcats unleashed a flurry of hits and runs in the top of the 8th to take Game One 13-9.

In Game Two, the Wildcats were down 8-4 in the bottom of the 7th and lashed SEVEN STRAIGHT HITS with JOE CAMGEMI rocketing the winning WALK OFF to come back and complete the sweep.

Posted: May 19, 2017

Atlantic Games: Tuesday 16 MAY

SILVER SOX ROUT THUNDER:

Middle fielder Dave Wainwright steadied the heart of the Silver Sox' infield defense - along with SS Mike Ossing and the two-headed Jesse Lipcon/Rich Holland second basemen -- that led to a sweep of the Thunder 14-5 and 9-7.  "Dungaree" Dave also led the team's timely hitting by going 6 for 6 plus a run-producing sacrifice fly. 

Defensively, Don Neuwirth capped his stellar 5-for-6 offensive production for the Silver Sox WITH THE CATCH OF THE DAY stabbing a line drive smash down the right field line that would have been a sure HR, thereby cutting off a multi-run producing, extra base hit. 

In both games the bottom third of the Silver Sox' batting order consistently came through in the clutch as evidenced Peter Workum's multi-hit day and whose double over the LC Fielders head with men all over the bases in Game 2 took the starch out of the Thunder's efforts to come back after closing to within a single run. 

Finally, pinch runner extraordinaire Shelton Ganz took advantage of the Atlantic Division's new pinch running rule by running early and often.  Additionally, kudos to Bud Dodge who pitched two outstanding games as a pool pitcher for the winners. 

NAVIGATORS SPLIT WITH LANDSLIDE:

First Game, in the first inning Landslide scored a quick 5 runs and Navigators responded with five of their own. In the fourth behind the hitting of Brian Faria, Drew Cole and John Mann, the Navigators scored 5 and took 13 to 7 lead. Their offense continued and sailed to 20 to 8 score.

John Mann and Mike Curley each went 4 for 4 in the game. For both games John Mann had a total of 6 hits and Mike Curley had 5 hits to lead the offense for the Navigators.

The Second Game was a squeaker; the Landslide took an early 4 to 0 lead and hung on to a 8 to 7 win. The Navigators were trailing 8 to 5 in the top of the 7, scored 2 runs and had the bases loaded when the final out was made.

Great pitching (as usual) from Mike Niles, and nice power hitting from Alan King (including a very sharp line drive that hit manager Larry Allen ... owwww)  Especially hot at the plate today were Mike Niles (5 for 5 including a double), Ken MacKenzie (3 for 4), and Alan King (4 for 6 with a homer, and what probably would have been a double if Larry had gotten out of the way ... :^) 

Ed Steiman made some really nice picks at first base to anchor some good defensive play in the second game for the Landslide.

Posted: May 17, 2017

Atlantic Games Thursday May 11th

Raptors Sweep Navigators: The games between the Navigators and the Raptors brought some high drama.

In the first game the loaded Navigators demonstrated their tremendous hitting early. The home team Navigators showed  power early and matched and exceeded everything the Raptors had. The Raptors scored 5 in the 3rd, but the Navigators met the challenge with their own 5 and then, like two heavyweight pounders, both teams scored 5 and continued to respond. The game went into the 7th with the Navigators having never been behind and ahead by three. The Raptors took up the challenge and scored 6 runs, highlighted by 71 yr. old (?!) Bruce Silver's Home Run. So, the Navigators came up in the 7th behind by three and only scored two, with the Raptors winning the slug fest 18-17.

The Raptors featured three hitters who did not make an out including leadoff hitter Bruce Silver just missing hitting for the cycle with a walk, single, double, and Home Run and Ed Wiberg managing three singles and scoring from first on Bruce's Home Run to contribute a key run in the 7th.

Raptor pitcher Thurner took over for Huang in the 2nd game. The length of the first game forced a 1-1 count. Although the Navigators scored 3 in the first, the Raptors responded with 5 and never looked back. With the 1-1 count the game included multiple 4 ball walks. In the third Thurner took 2 walks, scoring the 5th run for the Raptors and getting an RBI without swinging the bat. Then, in the 4th, the Navigators scored 4 runs. But with five runs in the 1st and the 3rd, the Raptors stayed comfortably in the lead.

Jim Raymond and Rich White did not make an out in Game 2 and there were many outstanding defensive plays including Mike Narducci's miraculous catch of a line drive to his right, quelching any hope for the Navigators as the Raptors won Game two.

Wildcats Sweep Crankies: A great start for the Wildcats! Both games were closer than the scores indicated and the teams were evenly matched. The difference was the excellent Wildcat defense, in addition to playing well in all other facets of the game to include timely hitting.

Justin McGrath just back from Florida pitched well, and there were a number of great defensive plays by Mike Grossman at SS, Sy Ellin at midfield, Bill Kenney at 1st, and Bob Karol in LC. to hold the potent Crankies Offense to 6 runs over both games.

Posted: May 12, 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
Larry Mcneill, Woburn
Jim Osten, Lexington
Arthur Priver, Wellesley
Don Stockwood, Wayland
Bill Stone, West Boylston
Crankies
David Brisson, Wayland
Robert J. Clifford, Hingham
Robert Clifford, Hingham
Joe Defelice, Canton
Moore Dodge, Quincy
Michael Frank, Jamaica Plain
Greg French, Jamaica Plain
Albert Penney, Revere
Joseph Salzano, Ashland
Ian Scheff, Marlboro
Berton Schofield, Hopkinton
Glenn Shambroom, Natick
Elliot Winer, Sudbury
Enigma
Paul Carucci, Marlborough
Marty Glickman, Natick
Frederick Greer, Quincy
Dave Hornfischer, Framingham
Halvor Iverson, Concord
Dan Kindlon, Sudbury
Marshall Krasnow, Newton
Stephen Landry, Auburn
Les Machkowsky, Framingham
Bill Moccia, Bradford
Ray Noveck, Waban
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
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
Robert Gallant, Peabody
Bill Green, Cambridge
John Kealty, Framingham
Tony Keber, Cambridge
John Mann, Rockland
Richard Morris, Sudbury
Donald Murphy, Peabody
Robert Risman, Medford
Raptors
Gary Buxton, Holliston
Richard Demilia, Framingham
Chia-li Huang, Wayland
Edward Laborio, Wayland
Kevin Lally, Framingham
Michael Narducci, Medway
Jim Raymond, Framingham
Fred Scerra Jr, Marlboro
Bruce Silver, Salem
Gary Snyder, Boston
John Thurner, Belmont
Richard White, Gloucester
Ed Wiberg, Medfield
Silver Sox
Neil Feinberg, Lincoln
Sheldon Ganz, Framingham
Arthur Greenberg, Newton
Richard Holland, Marlborough
Jesse Lipcon, Wayland
Dennis Naylor, Brookfield
Don Neuwirth, Chestnut Hill
Michael Ossing, Marlboro
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
John Flynn, Dover,
Joseph Flynn, Wayland
Don Gould, Wayland
Thomas Hall, Marlborough
Robert Kavanagh, Newton
Peter Keville, Belmont
Howard Levy, Boston
Peter Mirabella, Leominster
Richard Ostresh, Ashland
Patrick Romano, Sturbridge
Angelo Scarcella, Needham
Wildcats
Richard Bloom, West Roxbury
Joseph Camgemi, Marlborough
Seymour Ellin, Chestnut Hill
Fred Fabricant, Newton
James Franchek, Wayland
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
Standings
Team Wins Losses Percent
Wildcats 4 0 1.000
Raptors 5 1 0.833
Landslide 3 1 0.750
Bulldogs 2 2 0.500
Enigma 3 3 0.500
Silver Sox 4 4 0.500
Navigators 2 4 0.333
Crankies 1 5 0.167
Thunder 0 4 0.000
Recent Results
May 23 Landslide 18 Crankies 3
May 23 Landslide 11 Crankies 8
May 23 Enigma 6 Silver Sox 4
May 23 Silver Sox 10 Enigma 6
May 18 Wildcats 13 Bulldogs 9
May 18 Wildcats 9 Bulldogs 8
May 18 Raptors 9 Enigma 7
May 18 Raptors 7 Enigma 6
May 16 Navigators 20 Landslide 7
May 16 Landslide 8 Navigators 7
May 16 Silver Sox 14 Thunder 5
May 16 Silver Sox 9 Thunder 7


Complete Atlantic Division Results

Upcoming Games (Next 2 Weeks)
Date Away (Red) Home (Blue) Location
May 30 Thunder Raptors Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
May 30 Navigators Crankies Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Jun 1 Bulldogs Landslide Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Jun 1 Enigma Wildcats Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Jun 6 Crankies Bulldogs Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Jun 6 Raptors Silver Sox Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Jun 8 Wildcats Thunder Wayland-BB Court
10:00 am
Jun 8 Landslide Enigma Wayland-Corner
10:00 am
Week Starting:


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