As the Central Florida League passes the halfway mark to the season, Arden Jewelers has a two game lead over the second place teams.
Arden defeated Palm Ridge Dental 17-5.
Bill Sass and Pat Kirk had three hits and three runs batted in and James White had three hits and one run driven in to lead the Jewelers. Mark Hildebrand was walked three times and drove in a run with his lone hit. Peter Daub hit a grand slam homer in the seventh to put the game out of reach. John Ashby in his return to the team had two hits and two runs driven in. Palm Ridge got three hits from Conrad Strassle and two from Jim Lambert, Roy Warter, Don Winstead, Scott King, Chuck Bowman, and manager, Ken Scanlon.
Gators Brownwood remained tied for second with it’s win over Babiarz Law 14-4.
Gators had three hits apiece from: Charlie Clare, Ken Atkinson, Chris Iorio, and Mark Isom. Don Evans and Jim Rogers chipped in a pair of hits for the winners. Babiarz got a pair of hits from Rick and Randy Murgittroyd, Tom Aldridge, and Carlos Lopez.
In the battle for second place Fross & Fross bested IHOP 25-7 to grab a share of second.
Fross got five hits from Bob Holbert and Bill Nisbet. Pat Perkins, Jim Morton, Mike Labetti, manager, Tim Wilcox, and John Wyks smacked three hits each. Paul Robinson and Manny Sanchez each drove in three runs with two hits; while, Tim Carroll drove in two and Jack Nagle one with their pair of hits. IHOP’s Josh Sheldon drove in a run with three hits, while Leroy Yoder drove in two runs and Bill Reed one with their pair of hits.
American Portfolio Mortgage got the best of Synergy Wealth 8-6 putting both teams in third place.
The Mortgage team got a pair of hits from: Howard Charney, Marty Berger, John Leone, Ed Joseph, Jim Joseph, and sub, Mike Raines. Sub Scott Marshall drove in a run with his hit in the second. Synergy Wealth’s Dale Neff led his team with four hits including a homer in the fifth inning. Ray Bedford drove in a run with his three hits, while Rick Duemler and sub, Ron LeBeuf, each had two hits in the loss.
Humana had to forfeit it’s game against Paul Davis Restorations because they didn’t have seven roster players to field a team. Paul Davis wins 7-0.