Jesse’s Barber Shop extended its winning streak to eight straight with 4-3 and 13-7 victories over Choice Design Remodeling to highlight recent action in the Valley Independent Softball League.
In the opener, the Designers put Jesse’s undefeated skein on the line when they took an early 2-0 lead. Jesse’s fought back to earn a 3-3 tie after three innings, before plating what would prove to be the decisive run in the fifth.
Rob Kurdy’s three base hits and a pair apiece by Steve Cherhoniak, Johnny Halpin and Tony Lepri led the winners..
Best for Choice Design were John Fair and John Sinchak with two base hits each.
Backed by an errorless defense led by Halpin at second base, Kevin Brown twirled the win.
Wayne Britto and Jeff Bryce made some outstanding plays in the outfield for Choice Design.
A seven-run third inning, which was highlighted by a two-run Kurdy triple, launched Jesse’s on to its nightcap win.
Matt Lakomski and Greg Gaudiosi went 3-for-3 for Jesse’s. Lepri and Kurdy notched a pair of hits apiece.
Joe Peccerillo, Steve Donnarummo and Sinchak had two hits each for the Designers.
A five-run fourth inning and a seven-run sixth allowed Kut-Rite Hair Shop to pull away to a 21-12 victory over Benanto Real Estate.
Pete Silva, who stood out defensively at shortstop, enjoyed a 5-for-5 performance, while Joe Orlando contributed three hits for Kut-Rite.
Rob Piccirillo, Doug Wenz and losing pitcher Tom Soda were best for the Realtors with three hits each.
An eight-run sixth inning propelled Benanto on to a 15-13 nightcap win over Kut-Rite.
Steve Pantaleo and Ben Bartone garnered three hits each, while B.J. Valenti and Wenz notched two hits apiece for the Realtors.
Kut-Rite got three hits each from Orlando and Silva and two apiece from Jack Liedke, Bastek and Valeria.
Anthony DeFala and Bartone provided the top defensive support for Soda, who hurled the win. Paul Raymond was on the mound in both games for Kut-Rite.
Connelly Construction bolstered its hold on first place in the Division 2 standings with 4-0 and 30-1 wins over Gen-El-Mec.
Mike Matosian led the winners in game one with three hits. Mike Smith, Chris Carr and Nick Donofrio added a pair of base hits each.
Best for Gen-El-Mec were Mike Shirling and Leon Kloeppner with two base hits each.
Carl Dzienkiewicz and Smith both enjoyed 5-for-5 performances for the Builders in game two. Matosian and Carr banged out four hits apiece.
Winning pitcher in both games was Matt Fanelli.
Porky’s Cafe swept The Meeting Place Restaurant 9-8 and 22-7.
Pennsylvania Steel edged the Ghostbusters 7-6 in eight innings, before the Ghostbusters rebounded with a 10-inning 5-4 win.
Bar 140 extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight with a 16-6 triumph over Porky’s, before Porky’s ended that streak with a 13-9 victory.
Nick Bellucci excelled for Porky’s, going 8-for-8 in the doubleheader including a pair of two doubles.