Fireballer Jackie Panek fanned nine but was the victim of nine errors behind her. Photo by Ralph Stewart
Errors plague Panek's 9K gem
Nine fielding errors cost M.V. pitcher Jackie Panek a chance to post a win against a good visiting Fairhaven squad, Friday. Jackie struck out nine Blue Devils. Cayla Morris and Julie Perry were 2-for-4 at the plate and Kelly Silva was 1-for-2 with an RBI.
The Vineyarders are 1 -2 on the season and host Old Rochester, Monday, at 11:30 am. Greater New Bedford comes to town Wednesday for an 11 am start.
The jayvees lost games to Apponequet, 17-4, and Fairhaven, 11-5, to go even on the season, 2-2.
Big innings did them in - an eight-run nightmare to the Lakers, a seven-run hiccup to the Blue Devils.
Jason Dyer looks for an opening guarded closely by Legend Joe McCormick
Legends cool the Heat
The Legends, who won only two games of the 12 they played during the RCBL season, got by the league-leading Lakers in the semi-final round of the league playoffs, then beat the Heat, conquerors of the Celtics, last Wednesday to draw even in the final round forcing a third game in a best 2-of-3 series for championship bragging rights.
The Legends scooted to a 27-22 lead late in the first quarter and managed to hold the lead through the break. At the half, they were ahead, 46-43.
Not surprising, Asil Cash and Monte Bizzarro paced the first half offense with 11 and 10 points, but everyone contributed. Joe McCormick had 8; both Julius Middleton and Durwood Vanderhoop had 6, and Ron Sheppard, 5.
For the Heat, Sandy Fisher led with 17, Jason Dyer had 11, and Damon Mello, 8. Eighteen of the Heat's points came from downtown.
The Legends reached the three-quarter mark with a two-point edge, 65-63. Then, after some lead changes early in the fourth quarter, they grew their lead to win by 11. Jason Dyer kept the Heat in the game with 19 second-half points, 15 from long range. With accurate shooting from the foul line in the final two minutes (Asil Cash cashed 8-of-8 freebies), the Legends finished with a 90-79 advantage.
Cash had the game high for the Legends with 34 points. The Heat's Jason Dyer was not far behind. He had 30.
Others in double figures were Legends Monte Bizzarro, 19, Joe McCormick 14, and Julius Middleton, 10.
For the Heat, Sandy Fisher contributed 16 and Damon Mello, 14. Julius Middleton and Vic Cruz led their teams in rebounds.
The third and final game for all the marbles, putting a halt to RCBL games until next December, will be played on Monday, April 23.
Chappy man takes the gold
Alpine snowboard racer Rick Floyd of Chappaquiddick and Warren, Vermont, placed second in the Men's Legends division (ages 40-49) Giant Slolam at the 2007 USA Snowboard Assn. National Championships held at Northstar-at-Tahoe, California, April 2.
Four days later Rick was awarded two gold medals in the Slolum finishing first in the Legends division and beating all racers from 19 years up in a field of 114 snowboarders. Rick was 1.88 seconds ahead of the next competitor, tantamount to lapping the field.
Rick is sponsored by West Side Boat Shop, Sandcastle Realty, Vermont Morning Hot Cereal, Dominator Race Wax, and Maui Jim.