Men's Softball Spring 2004

Tosches Our Salad

Brett Boyd, Matthew Dunn, Richard Grady. Christopher Leidel, John Loiacono,
Timothy Phaneuf, Jonathan Seaver, Andrew Sieurin, Jonathan Tosches, Spencer Tremblay, Emanuel Vieira

Tosches Our Salad 18, Stifler's Palace of Love 11

The men’s softball championship pitted last year’s runnerup Stifler’s Palace of Love against Tosches Our Salads. After advancing through four rounds of play fairly smoothly, both teams had tough semifinal match-ups. Tosches Our Salads squeaked by defending champion Limp Richards and Softballs in one semifinal and Stifler’s rallied in their semifinal game to knock off Head Foundation.

In the top of the first, Tosches Matt Dunn drove in Andy Sieurin on a grounder through the left side to make it 1-0. Captain Jon Tosches then singled in Dunn after an overthrow to homeplate. Rick Grady hit a sacrifice fly to plate another run and Tosches Our Salads led 3-0. Jon Henrie tripled to start off the bottom of the first for Stifler’s. Tim Sarro then hit a RBI groundout, but that was the only run Stifler’s managed against hurler Brett Boyd. Tosches exploded in the second inning. Boyd, Spencer Trembley and Manny Vieira all contributed with RBI singles, but the biggest at bat came from Tim Phaneuf’s grand slam. When the dust settled, nine runs had scored and Tosches led 12-1.

Stifler’s would not go quietly as Mike Maloney and Josh Allen each had RBI singles and Henrie had an RBI double. Tosches led 12-5 after two innings. Tosches was held scoreless in the top of the third. Vinny Marino hit an RBI single and Allen and Mahoney both added RBIs as Stifler’s closed the gap to 12-9. Vieira then robbed Henrie of an extra base hit by making a diving stop at third base and gunning him out at first to end the threat.

Leading 12-9 Tosches Phaneuf hit an RBI triple, followed by an RBI single from John Loiacono. Sleurin then sacrificed, followed by back-to­back RBI triples by Dunn and Tosches. Grady finished the scoring with an RBI single for the 18-9 Tosches lead. Hines and Matt Kennis had back-to-back RBI singles in the bottom of the fourth for Stifler’s to close the gap to 18-11.

In the 5th, trailing 18-11, Stifler’s was down to its last at-bats. Captain Tosches made an amazing diving stop at shortstop and fielder’s choice to first for the second out of the inning. A fly ball to right centerfielder Tremblay left Stifler’s out in the cold again, as Tosches Our Salads claimed the championship 18­11.

 

Stifler's Palace of Love

Joshua Allen, Ryan Gregson, Jonathan Henrie, Joseph Henrie, Sean Hines, Matthew Kennis, Michael Maloney, Vincent Marino, Mario Pietromonaco, Shawn Pleickhardt, John Rooney, Timothy Sarro, Jesse Zaitchik