Limeport nabs ninth Tri-Co
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over one-third into any season is no time to do any bragging, and Ishky
Fatzinger knows that very well. Still, the Limeport skipper could be
forgiven the wry smile he was trying to hide after Limeport bombed
Gilbertsville 10-3 last night in a Tri-County League game.
Playing in the homey confines of Limeport Stadium, the top of the Limeport
order came through again and again, registering 12 of the team's 14 hits. To
say Limeport enjoyed Gilbertsville's left-handed pitching is an
home team zeroed in on lefties Tom Troutman and Lou Chillot for all the runs
and hits before righty Charlie Baer registered the final two outs in the
"We're going pretty good," Fatzinger said, holding back a smile that was
dying to see sunlight. "I don't want to do any bragging now, because it's a
long season and I hope we can be steady."
Limeport has been extremely steady over the season's first 10 games, racing
to a 9-1 start in the league's North Division. Gilbertsville dropped its
second game in two days to fall to 6-4 in the South.
Equally as steady has been Ishky's son, Bill. Bill went 4-for-4 with three
RBI yesterday and scored the winning run. He cracked a two- run single in
the fourth to welcome Chillot to the pitcher's mound, and took the same
hurler for an RBI-triple in the sixth.
Ishky Fatzinger pointed to last Saturday's 11-4 win over Delaware Valley as
the breakout point for Limeport. Before that, he explained, the scores were
close and the competition very tight.
was surprised it was easy," he said of last night's game. "Gilbertsville is
a well-drilled ballclub -Boyertown area baseball. The only way to beat 'em
is to get the jump on 'em early and keep it."
Limeport right-hander Dave Lutte went the distance, giving up six hits while
striking out five and walking four. Lutte put away Gilbertsville in order in
the first, then Limeport put together two runs and never looked back. Dale
Weiss drew a walk after Bob Sedler struck out to open the frame. Bill
Fatzinger singled to right for runners at first and second, but Herb Hemerly
hit into a force at third.
Catcher Tom Levy, who plays collegiate ball at Fordham, belted an RBI-
double for the game-winner. John Szalachowski singled to left to score
Hemerly to make it 2-0 after one complete.
Limeport made it 5-0 in the third. Hemerly pasted a one-hopper off the 345
sign in left-center, and Levy followed with a run-scoring base hit down the
right field line. Levy had an impressive game, collecting two hits and
driving in three runs.
Sedler and Weiss each had two hits for Limeport. Hemerly injured his left
leg on his two-run double in the third and was replaced by Steve Miller.
Gilbertsville was paced by Chris Gross' 3-for-3 while Bill Sassaman went
2-for-3. Sassaman drilled a triple to lead off the fourth as Gilbertsville
collected two runs in that inning. Scott Gilbert drove in two runs for the
From The Morning Call --
June 6, 1986
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