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Posted 8/10/20

Published August 11, 1977

Yankees down Reds

Gary Erlwein struck out 12 Reds and allowed only 5 hits, all in the fourth inning, as he led the 2nd place Yankees past the Reds (5-2) on August 3, …

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Jeff Softball Roundup


Published August 11, 1977

Yankees down Reds

Gary Erlwein struck out 12 Reds and allowed only 5 hits, all in the fourth inning, as he led the 2nd place Yankees past the Reds (5-2) on August 3, to tighten up the Jeff Recreation league. The loss is only the second for the first place Reds, both to the Yankees.

The Yanks scored one in the second inning on consecutive singles by Pete, Dan, and Gary Erlwein and jumped on loser Jim Calkins for four more in the fourth inning.

Once again the Erlwein bats were hot as Pete and Gary singled along with Charlie Englert and Gary Parsons to secure the victory.

Calkins ineffectiveness was due to wildness as he was constantly behind the hitters and uncorked wild pitches which led to two Yankee runs.

He struck out 10 in the four innings he pitched before being relieved by John Grishaber.

Bob Lugo's 3rd home run of the season drove in Mike Schlott who had doubled for the Reds run in the fourth.

Some sloppy baserunning kept Red runs off the board in the only inning they touched Erlwein. Pete Erlwein had 3 hits for the Yankees and Charlie Englert and Gary Erlwein chipped in with two apiece.

Reds 2 Phillies 3

The Reds held on to stop the fighting Phillies in the bottom of the 6th inning as Steve Gaebel was up high with his pitches and received very little outfield help.

Gaebel came through with his usual gutsy mound performance getting out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the third and a second and third, one-out situation in the fifth.

Mick Schlott started the Red rally in the first with a leadoff single and scored when Bob Lugo's triple was misplayed in the outfield.

Dave Slater sent in John Schlott who had reached on an error and John Grishaber who had walked when his single to left was misplayed.

The Phils came back with one in the fourth off winning pitcher John Grishaber on a Steve Gaebel double and John parks RBI single.

The fifth was another trouble inning for Grishaber.

After Lee Ellmauer led off the inning with a single Grishaber threw Keith Brennan's single into center field sending runners to second and third. Rich Williams singled delivering both runners making the score 4-3.

After a force out, a Kevin Fredd walk and a wild pitch, John Schlott took over for Grishaber with men on second and third and one out.

Schlott fanned Todd Niemann and Joe Bagley with seven fast balls to kill the rally.

The Phils refused to die, however, and came back two scare the Reds in the sixth.

Mike Gieger reached on a Kyle Noetzel error with one out and moved to second on John Parks second single of the game.

Rich Umhoefer grounded out sending runners to second and third setting the stage for probably the most dramatic play of the year.

Lee Ellmauer lined an 0-2 pitch off John Schlott's leg, but Ray Schlott alertly fielded the deflected ball and threw to first beating Ellmauer by half a step and preserving victory for Grishaber.

Bob Lugo tripled twice joining teammate Mike Schlott and Parks of the Phillies as batters with two hits.

Gaebel struck out 4 and walked four for the third place Phillies.

Yankees 7 Dodgers 6

The Yankees scored two fifth inning runs without a base hit and held on to beat the last place Dodgers 7-6 in another close ballgame, August 5th.

The Dodgers came out roaring in the first inning with five runs on five hits off surprise starter Charles Englert, Mike Puerschner who singled and John Hauschild who had raced home on Bill Bailey's double with one out. Tom Schwatz singled in Bailey and was followed by Steve Scheutzow and Curtis Browne's singles. Scheutzow and Schwartz both scored but Browne was left stranded at third.

The Yankees came back with three in the bottom of the inning off eventual losing pitcher Mike Puerschner.

Eddie Erlwein led off with a single and raced to third on Andy Parsons' single. After Charlie Englert walked Pete Erlwein's line drive was caught by shortstop Bill Bailey for the first out.

Dan Erlwein then walked sending a run home and Gary Erlwein singled chasing home Parsons and Englert.

Englert settled down in the second walking two but getting out of the inning without a run.

The Yankees decided to go with Steve Schmidt on the mound to start the third inning.

Schmidt pitched flawlessly over the next four frames, yielding only a Bill Bailey double in the sixth, and striking out 7.

The Yankees tied the game in the third on Pete Erlwein's two out two RBI single. Andy Parsons and Charlie Englert scored the runs.

Parsons had reached on an infield error and Englert had singled. Three Dodger errors and a pair of walks was all the Yankees needed in the fifth. Steve Schmidt and Eddie Erlwein crossed the plate for the Yanks in the fifth.

Bailey doubled with one out in the sixth, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Tom Schwartz's grounder but a tought Steve Schmidt impressively stopped the Dodgers.

Jeff 10 White Sulphur 5

The Jeff All Star B squad clobbered White Sulphur Thursday night, August 4, in a little league contest.

Mark Yewchuk, and Richie Schmidt shared the mound action for Jeff who had taken a 10-0 lead into the fourth inning.

Dave Eggler started and lost for White Sulphur. He was relieved by Ricky Millis who blanked Jeff over the last three frames.

Jeff scored three in the first on the strength of a Rich Schmidt triple and Ray Schlott home run. A combination of hits and White Sulphur errors led to a 6 run second inning in which Jeff batted around. Dan Lugo, Lee Ellmauer, Mark Yewchuk and Rich Umheufner all had hits in the inning.

Lugo collected a third inning double and scored on a Keith Brennan groundout.

White Sulphur scored four in the last inning. Scotty Calkins contributed some fine defensive plays from his right field position.

Yankees 12 Callicoon 5

Charlie Englert and Gary Erlwein each had two hits and drove in three runs as the Yankees pounded Callicoon 12-5, August 5th.

Erlwein, who pitched the first four innings for Jeff, struck out 11 of a possible 12 outs to get the victory.

Alan Tenbus singled for the only Callicoon hit of the game with the bases loaded in the third inning after four consecutive walks had already forced in a run.

Callicoon led 4-3 after 3 1/2 innings but a 5-run fourth blew the game open for the Yankees.

Eddie Erlwein contributed two no-hit innings of relief striking out 5 and Tom Lynch mopped the game up in the seventh.

Lynch, in his pitching debut, walked three and forced in a Callicoon run.

Glenn Hermann scored twice for the losers and Brian Rosenberger suffered the loss.

Gary Erlwein and brother Eddie also scored three times apiece, as Dan Erlwein and Englert both tallied twice. Jeff's only extra base hit was a Curtis Browne triple.


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