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Stretch run for senior softball

Highland Senior Softball League would like to pay tribute to two veterans, Don Cunningham and Wayne McNett of the 82nd Airborne who served in Viet Nam 1967 and 1968 as jumpers,

They now dodge softballs instead of bullets.

They both can be found at the Highland Sports Complex playing softball for the love of the game.

Results of the 60s games on Monday saw Reflections all over Alan Jay by a score of 17-6.

Hall of Famer David Reed had four hits with one home run and eight RBIs.

Our featured player Don Cunningham had four hits with a double, Orlando Hernandez, Gary Kindle and Bill Kelsey had three hits with Rick Enfiels and Greg Ramos adding two hits each.

Alan Jay's Jamie Lopez smacked two hits with a homer, Roger Gasperlin, Jim Radcliff, Ken Ferrano and Les Osbeck had two hits each.

The other game had Cubs 16-11 over the VFW 4300 White Sox.

Bill Scrase had two triples and drove in the winning runs in the last inning, JR Reed and Jim Kahn had three hits the later with a triple off the wall in left.

The White Sox were led by all star shortstop Roy Oke's three hits, including a homer and Bill Wilson belted four hits including a triple.

On Wednesday, Cubs upset league-leading Reflections 12-8.

JR Reed had four hits, Clark Jackson, Dennis Mitchell, Jim Kahn and Todd Martin blasted three hits apiece to help in the victory.

Reflections had Larry Kelly, Rick Enfiels, David Reed and Bill Ellicott with three hits each.

VFW 4300 came from behind to upend Fairmount Services 14-9.

The White Sox were led by the dynamic duo of offensive and defensive stars Bill Wilson and Don Dobbert with four hits each.

Roy Oke had a pair of hits, Woody Woodward had a triple among his two hits and winning pitcher John Kloet had two hits and a walk.

Fairmount Services had Gene Phillips with a home run and single. Jim Holmes and Phil Grimpe added two doubles each.

Reflections has a 1 game lead over the Cubs.

The 70s division on Tuesday had league-leading KFC besting Highland Ridge 14-7.

KFC again had Norm Grubb (MVP), Ron Lewis and Joe Torres with three hits each. Ed Lindberg had four hits and winning pitcher was Rudy Pribble.

Highlands Ridge stars were Bob Roth, Bill Toad, Bob Fahnestock and Ross Anderson with three hits apiece.

VFW 4300 beat Buttonood Bay 16-6.

Gene (the Machine) Phillips had three hits, Gene Hamford had a home run and a pair of walks, and Marv Knutilla had two key hits in the win. Harley Smith took the win on the mound.

Buttonwood Bay was led by John Degnen and J.Grasso's three hits.

The other game had Royal Palms over Silent Salesmen 15-13.

Cal Bready, at 86 years old, had three hits, Moe Pier smacked three base hits, Bob Flodine added a single and home run, Jim Hensley had a double and Gallo Gonzalez was the winning pitcher.

Silent Salesmen was paced by Bob Richards with four hits, Kyle Saunders, Dick Schlitz, Woody Woodward and Harry Bell all had three hits.

On Thursday, KFC came from behind scoring 11 runs in the last two innings to best Royal Palms 18-8.

Norm Grubb and Fred Richardson had four hits, Jose Torres, Bob Fox and Rudy Pribble had three hits each in the win.

Royal Palms had Cal Bready, Rich Godfrey and Bob Flodine lead the attack in a losing cause.

VFW 4300 beat Silent Salesmen 13-4.

Filling in for the injured John Kloet, Harley Smith pitched seven scoreless Innings before giving up four runs in the last inning.

Don Cunningham, Bob Richards and Curt Brown had three hits apiece, Gene Phillips had a bases-clearing triple and Jim Longman added two hits.

Silent Salesmen had Harry Bell and JC Brown with three hits each, Woody Woodward, Kyle Saunders, Harold Baucom and Bill Cirllo had two hits each.

The final game had Highlands Ridge over Buttonwood Bay 22-10.

Highlands Ridge Bob Roth had the big bat with three hits including a double and a home run, Doran Qujigg, John Penna, Lloyd Oaker and Ross Anderson chipped in with three hits each.

Buttonwood Bay's Ed Richardson and his brother Nelson belted out three hits apiece and Jim Munroe had

the big hit a triple driving in three runs.

KFC leads VFW 4300 by two games with four left.