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"ALL HAIL THE LATE SHOW LETTERMEN"
On a perfect late summer afternoon on the hallowed grounds of the Heckscher Ballfields; the two best teams in league - JOSHUA TREE/RJK and LATE SHOW (both 16-3) - squared off in a one game, nine-inning-winner-take-all affair to decide the Performing Arts Softball League Championship.
The crowd was abuzz in anticipation of a knock-down drag out, low-scoring affair. What they got instead was a decisive LATE SHOW throttling of JOSHUA TREE/RJK, 8-1, to take the Championship Series 2 games to 1 and win the Heckscher Cup for the third time in five years.
Playoff MVP Christian Goris
was masterful, keeping a very good offense off-balance and limiting them to the one run that they scored, in the ninth inning, with the game out of reach.
Caps off to manager Buddy Mantia and his band of merry men. This one was truly for Dave!