Bobcat pitcher Paul Goode strides towards the plate in this battle for Rittler Park bragging rights.
Heading into this game between crosspark rivals, the Rittler Bobcats were 1-2, while their Little Coast League opponents, the Rittler Wildcats, sported a 2-1 record.
On the next pitch, first base coach Dennis DiFabio will send Wildcat runner Jack Russi (both shown here) in an attempted steal. Not only will Russi be successful taking second base, he’ll also nab third base and home! It seems fitting on the weekend when all-time stolen base king Rickey Henderson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, that PlayBall! – Alameda’s Sandlot Blog should commemorate Jack’s 1975 accomplishment on the base paths.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Russi’s feat was the lone bright spot as the Bobcats prevailed in the game by a score of 7-3. Goode would notch the win and seven strikeouts. Also shown in this photo is Bobcat first baseman Sofronio Dulay who had a huge day at the plate. Dulay went 4-for-4, smashing a double and two triples with five RBIs.