Weather has impact on senior softball

The 70s softball league played Tuesday and all of the games got in five innings or more before the rain came. All games were officially counted.

Undefeated KFC beat Buttonwood Bay by a score of 16-5, led by Norm Grubb's home run and double,

Chuck Fluharty, Ed Lindberg, Ron Lewis, Bob Fox and winning pitcher Rudy Pribble all had multi-hit games.

Buttonwood's Ray Vancuren had three hits, while John Degnen and Jim Monroe had a pair of hits, including an extra base hit.

Highland Ridge beat Silent Salesmen 15-8. Bob Roth had four hits, including a triple and double, Doug

Hammond smacked four hits, including a double and Don (Senator) Goodwin had three hits.

Silent Salesmen Bill Scrase, Woody Woodward, Ken Crandell had two hits each, with JC Brown adding a triple.

The VFW 4300 got out of its slump by beating Royal Palms 11-2.

VFW 4300 was sparked by Gene Phillips' home run and Dale Boughman, Gary Tankersley, Andy Timmermanis,

Harley Smith and Jim Longman played outstanding defense.

Despite chilly weather Thursday's games were completed.

KFC 3-0 on the season, beat up on Silent Salesmen by a score of 24-9. KFC's Norm Grubb blasted a home run and had a multi-hit game along with Chuck Fluharty, Ron Lewis, Bob Fox and winning pitcher Rudy Pribble.

Silent Salesmen had great defensive plays by Harry Bell, Don Day, Kyle Saunders and Ken Crandell who had three hits each in the loss.

VFW 4300 won its second game in a row by upending Highland Ridge 21-12.

VFW 4300 had great defense by Jim Longman who also had a four-hit game, as did Dale Boughman. Gene Phillips, Andy Timmermanis. Don Cunningham belted a grand slam and winning pitcher John Kloet added three hits to the attack.

Royal Palms came alive with a 26-12 win over Buttonwood Bay.

Gallo Gonzalez had five hits, Jerry Murphy and Cal Brady smacked four hits and Victor Rodriguez had three hits, including a triple.

Buttonwood Bay's John Grasso, John Degnen and Moose Morrissette had four hits, Les Reab and Jim Monroe added three hits each.

Next games for 70s are on Tuesday and Thursday at the Highland County Sports Complex with the games starting at 10 a.m. Come out and cheer for the old boys.

60s softball league

The Highlands senior 60s softball league was busy on the diamond on Monday as Reflections scored late to beat the VFW White Sox by a score of 14-12.

The winning Reflections had Bill Kelsey with four hits and the game-winning triple with two outs in the last inning. Ron Rieches had three hits and six players had two hits each.

The VFW had Don Dobbert, Tom McNally with three hits apiece, Ivan Taylor and Jim Louzon had two hits each.

The other game had Fairmont Services Rockies beating Alan Jay Red Sox 17-7. Leading the way for Fairmont Services were Gary Steeves, Jim Holmes and Gene Phillips with three hits each and the winning pitcher was Bob Poulin.

The losers stars where Steve Smutnik with four hits, John Buja, Les Osbeck, Roger Gasperlin and Jamie Lopez with three hits apiece.

Wednesdays action had the Cubs coming from behind to upset undefeated Fairmount

Services by a score of 13-12.

Trailing 11-1, the Cubs outscored Fairmount Services to win 13-12.

Jim Kahn had four hits, Bill Scrase and Clark Jackson had three hits and Frank Lantz played

outstanding defense.

The losers had Gene Phillips with four hits, Jim Holmes and Bob Poulin added three hits each to a losing cause.

The other game had Alan Jay overwhelming VFW 4300 18-11.

Alan Jay was paced by Roger Gasperling with a home run, Ray Trudell and Ken Farano with three hits each.

The White Sox lost despite two home runs by Woody Woodward. Jim Louzon and John Miller had three hits and Roy Oke added a home run.