Sunday, April  23, 2017
Sticks and Joes split doubleheader
By Maurice Novelle

Before the start of game one and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to commemorate our 20th year anniversary our guest of honor was Cheryl Fruchter, our league founder. Great to see you... Cheryl!

The Mozzarella sticks won the opener 13-8 and the Bazooka Joes took the night cap 7-3. Newcomer Freddy, Cheryl's son-in-law, stole the show with his display of Ruthian power knocking the cover off the ball and hitting some impressive long blasts. The winning pitchers were Big Joe and Artie and the defensive players both centerfielders, Ron and Phil.

In attendance today were Freddy, Roque, Luis, Artie, Lawman, Efrain, Little Joe, Ron, Kenny, Gio, Noah, Phil, Nick T, John, Todd, Dave, Will, Big Joe, Arun and the writer.

See you guys next week!

Sunday, April  16, 2017
Sticks beat Joes 15-14
By Maurice Novelle

Happy Easter and happy Passover!

We didn't expect to have such a nice turnout for Easter Sunday. Eighteen guys made it to the field. And with temperatures in the mid 70's the weather was just fabulous to play ball.

After a series of defensive miscues by the Mozzarella Sticks, the Bazooka Joes, captained by Big Joe, jumped on the scoreboard right away to take a 4-0 lead and added three more runs later in the second with a pair of big clutch hits by John. The Sticks didn't quit and kept chipping away at the Joes' lead and in the bottom of the fifth their bats finally came alive to score six runs and go ahead 11-10.

But the Joes wouldn't surrender either and in the seventh Dave ripped a massive tape-measure homer to give the Joes the lead again. The Sticks were forced to come from behind once more. Photoman Mike came to the plate with the bases loaded and lasered a line drive to center for the win. The winning pitcher was the writer with a 3-0 record.

In attendance today were John, Eitan, Noah, Lance, Big Joe, Dave, Dave, newcomer Will, Arun, Joe Torre, Phil, Roque, Kenny, Pedro, Efrain, Photoman Mike and the writer.

See you guys next week!



Sunday, April  9, 2017
Sticks take two from Joes on Opening Day, 10-8, 6-4
By Maurice Novelle

Play ball! Our 2017 softball season got underway. We're celebrating our twentieth year in existence, not an easy feat to accomplish, a true example of resolute perseverance and dedication. 

After last week's heavy downpours  the playing field was in relative decent condition and didn't require much  raking or preparation.  Twenty one players showed up for opening day taking advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoyed the sunny skies.

The Mozzarella Sticks were the better team today. Not only they played solid defense  turning five double plays but also swung the bats really well. Dave's solo mammoth blast was impressive. Defensively for the Joes, Matsui at third made a couple of dazzling diving stabs and John made a tremendous circus catch in left field. Mo, the writer, pitched well and was the winning pitcher of both games.

In attendance today were Manny, Matt, John, Matsui, Mauricio, Artie, Sergio, Mike R, Little Joe, Jose B, Big Joe, Joe Torre, Roque, Kenny, Phil, Noah, Efrain, Xavier, Dave B,  Arun and the writer.

See you guys next week!



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