Once upon a time ...

Kiwanis sweeps Elks to claim City Championship
by Ray Davis Jr.

The Kiwanis Little League baseball team captured the City Series in a clean two game sweep as it downed the Elks 9-4 at Municipal Field before a large crowd. The Kiwanis nine had won the first game 9-0.

Game One, played at Hubbard Park, featured the one hit pitching of Norm Way. Way had a three run homer and drove in five of the Kiwanis runs. Ray Koscuk had three hits for Kiwanis. Jeff Hall was the Elks pitcher who had 14 strikeouts but walked nine. Steve Schaffer had the lone Elks hit.

Game Two was played at Municipal Field. Ray Koscuk pitched a six hitter, struck out seven and walked only one. The Elks starter Danny Bright was wild walking seven in the first two innings. After an inning and a half Kiwanis led 6-1. Jeff Hall had two hits for the Elks. Norm Way had a triple and Tommy Musumeci had a double for Kiwanis.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Kiwanis 2 4 0 1 1 1
Elks 1 0 0 0 3 0

Ray Koscuk was named MVP and Norman Way was the leading batter in the Middlesex Moose League.
They are shown here getting congratulations from Little League officials.
From L to Rt: Philip Meyers, Koscuk, Way, Dr. Max Kaplan and Stanley Dunn

District One Tournament
In District One action, the Pat Kidney All Stars rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge the Moose All Stars 8-7 at Hubbard Park. Moose led 7-5 going into the bottom of the sixth. Kenny Robinson and Jeff Hall hit back to back homers to tie the game. Alan Heinrich doubled. One out later John Herrmann doubled to win the game. Heinrich had two hits. Moose was led by two hits each from Ray Koscuk and Bob Inglis. One of Koscuk's hits was a homer. Bobby Dusza and Jeff Hall Pitched for Pat Kidney. Tommy Thompson, Ray Koscuk, and Bobby Inglis did the hurling for Moose.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H
Moose All Stars 1 0 0 4 0 2
Pat Kidney All Stars 0 0 1 0 4 3

CDE scored five runs in the second inning and held on to defeat Pat Kidney 5-4 at Hubbard Park. Pat Kidney had two hits each from Joe Munno and Alan Heinrich. One of Heinrich's hits was a home run. Stan Pasiecka and Kenny Robinson pitched for Pat Kidney. Pasiecka was lifted after walking five batters in the second inning.

CDE defeated Southington 4-0 in the District One title game in Essex. CDE's Charlie Carta hurled a no-hitter with eight stirkeouts.

1955 Moose League All Stars
Coaches Joe Tine and Norm Way
Norm Way, Ray Koscuk, Rich Satagaj, Ricky Rostoski, Seb Giurintano, Bobby Inglis, Walt Stojak, Tony Salamone, Frank Barrata, Tommy Thompson, John Ulias, Leo Bravakis, John DiNatale, Fred Grieb

1955 Pat Kidney League All Stars
Managers John Tynan, Fran Patnaude, Charlie Gibson.
Bobby Dusza, John Herrmann, Richard McFadden, Chet Kulas, Barry Goldstein, Stanley Pasieka, Jeff Hall, Joe Munno, Steve Scaffer, Robert Hartigan, Ken Robinson, John Robinson, Alan Heinrich, Joe Pageriano.

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