Teams in the Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League put up an offensive assault during the weekend.
Nut House and Palombo’s were the only teams to come out unscathed, as they’re both a perfect 2-0 following weekend action.
Six teams combined to score 82 runs on 94 hits in three games. All six teams hit double digits in scoring except one. Heat Siphon defeated Pit Stop, Nut House topped Billy’s Silkscreen, and Palombo’s beat Palko’s.
Heat Siphon 17
Pit Stop 13
It was a four-run difference, but Heat Siphon built a big lead to pick up the victory.
Heat Siphon (1-1) scored four runs in the first and third innings, and broke out for eight more in the fourth for a 17-0 lead. Pit Stop (1-1) scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.
Ron Hamacher and Greg Vuchina both led Heat Siphon with three hits and a combined four runs. Paul Smith added two hits, including a double, while Brian Bertani, Dave Campbell and Paul Smith all singled twice. Steve Peipock also belted a home run and scored twice, as Heat Siphon scored 17 runs on 20 hits.
Todd Laughlin led Pit Stop with a grand slam, part of a three-hit, two-run effort. John Boyle and Andy Grandinetti both had two hits, including a double and a run, while Doug Smartnick, John Amatucci and Mike Urban all contributed two hits and combined for five runs for Pit Stop, which produced 13 runs on 13 hits.
Jason Bush was the winning pitcher, while Urban took the loss.
Nut House 16
Billy’s Silkscreen 10
Billy’s Silkscreen led early, but a big second inning helped carry Nut House to the victory.
Billy’s (0-2) held a 5-1 lead through one inning, but Nut House (2-0) jumped ahead 9-5 with an eight-run second. Nut House scored four of the next five runs for a 13-6 lead through five innings.
Joe Novak guided Nut House with four hits, including a double, while Chris Arquillo added three hits, including two doubles. Bob Dittman also singled three times while Mark Gray and Bryan Polo both added two hits, including a double. Tony Calabrace also contributed two hits, including a triple, while Shawn Gustafson singled twice for Nut House, which produced 16 runs on 19 hits.
Keith Derk paced Billy’s with three hits, including a pair of doubles, while Dave Maier also contributed three hits and a two-bagger. Bill Bretz singled twice and Russ Ziolko doubled for Billy’s, which put up 10 runs on 11 hits.
Brian Thomas was the winning pitcher with a strikeout and four walks. Greg Sferra fanned one and walked two in defeat.
Palko’s Auto Repair 8
Palombo’s Bar and Restaurant used a big inning to break a tie and defeat Palko’s Auto Repair.
The game was tied at 7 when Palombo’s (2-0) came through with a seven-run fifth inning.
Leo Hoopes, Pat Stumpf and Ernie Downs all paced Palombo’s with three hits apiece. Hoopes and Stumpf doubled. Eric Goughneour and Dave Conrad also contributed two hits, including a double, while Ken Wilkerson singled twice for Palombo’s, which produced 18 runs on 19 hits.
Bob Harr led Palko’s with four hits, including a double, while Bob Ankney singled twice. Dave Dobbs also doubled for Palko’s, which came up with eight runs on 12 hits.
Rick Conrad was the winning pitcher, while Kevin Elliot took the loss.