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Date of Issue: May 05, 2010

Rogers key to Sato Real Estate victory

In a baseball game where the pitcher truly had electric stuff, Joe Rogers came through in the clutch to lead Sato Real Estate to a 2-1 victory over Beach to Bay Construction May 1 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Both teams were limited to a hit apiece in the first inning.The top of the second inning saw Beach to Bay Construction go down in one-two-three fashion, bringing Lucas Broemes to the plate for Sato Real Estate.

Broemes led off the inning with a double to center field then teammate Gus Bernard singled to send Broemes to third. A pair of strikeouts brought Rogers to the plate. With two on and two outs, Rogers came through with a two-run double to right center field for a 2-0 Sato Real Estate lead.

Beach to Bay Construction fought back to halve the score in the top of the third. Connor Johnson led off with an inside-the-park home run. Joey Thiel followed with a triple to left center, but three strikeouts stranded Thiel at third as Sato Real Estate went on to a 2-1 victory.

Rogers finished the day 3-for-3 — the two-run double and a pair of singles. Broemes added a double and one run, and Bernard finished with a single and one run scored.

Johnson’s home run and a triple by both Thiel and Tilelli led the Beach to Bay offensive attack in the loss.

The first game of the day saw the Cedars Tennis and Fitness Club take a 7-1 victory over Sato Real Estate. Ethan Havel went 4-for-4 including a double and four runs scored. Rutger Langley also had a 4-for-4 day with two runs scored. Taru Dehaan went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs while Tyler Dell came through with a two-run single and David Daigle added a single for the Cedars. Lucas Broemes walked and scored the lone run for Sato Real Estate in the loss.

Key Royale golf news

The women of the Key Royale Club played their last tournament of the season April 27 with an individual low net game. Sue Hookem carded a 1-under par 31 to claim the top spot in Flight AA.

Flight A went to Patty Townsend, whose 2-under par 30 gave her a two-shot advantage over Joyce Brown who finished in second place.

In Flight B action, Ginny Nunn matched the 2-under par 30 turned in by Jan Turner to finish in a tie for first place. Maryanne Kaemmerlen was two shots back in second place.

Pat Rice carded an even-par 32 to edge Jane Winegarden for first place in Flight D.

Horseshoe news

Three teams qualified for the knockout round during May 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Jerry Bennett and Bruce Munro drew the lucky bye into the finals while Herb Puryear and Jeff Moore took on Sam Samuels and Ron Pepka. In an epic, back-and-forth battle, Samuels and Pepka came out on top by a 23-19 score to advance to the finals. The final lacked drama as Samuels and Pepka rolled to a 21-12 victory.

Four teams advanced to the playoffs during April 28 horseshoe action. The team of John Johnson and Herb Puryear defeated Ron Pepka and Jerry Disbrow 21-16 in one semifinal while walker Norm Good won the other semi, defeating Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran 23-13. In the final, Good was er, too good as he went on to a 21-16 victory over Johnson and Puryear.

Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm ups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.