Jazz Sweep Seals to Capture Redwood Empire (CA) 65+ Division Crown
Redwood Empire Baseball
League 65+ Division
Jazz 11, Seals 9
David ‘Doc’ Charp Takes Charge
Led by the pitching of David Charp and the hitting of Ralph Leef, Gerry Dasey and Mike Lopez, the Jazz defeated the Seals to capture the inaugural league championship with 19-5 and
11-9 wins in the best of three championship series in the Redwood Empire
Baseball League 65+ division.
With Matt Dockstader (.536)
and Dasey (.536) leading the way, the Jazz captured the regular-season title
with a 17-1 record. The Seals, led by pitcher Peter Shifman, handed the Jazz
its only loss during the season.
With Al Surges (5-0, 3.90 ERA) and Charp (8-1, 1.96) impressive on the mound, RobertMcGregor (.517, 7 2B, 2 3B), Mark Yanuskiewicz (.507), Leef (.500), Paul
Johnson (.481) and Mike Lopez (.444) helped the Jazz roar into the
best-of-three championship series with a .414 team batting average.
Charp set the tone in game one of the title series by throwing a complete-game
six-hitter and going 4 for 4 at the plate. Surges got the win in the tight
second game victory. Leef (8x10 with five runs and six steals), Lopez (4x5) and Dasey (4x5) were the title series batting leaders. Joe Svetlik (4x9) andMonte Nance (4x11) led the Seals, who completed the season 10-9.