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Rangers jump to 2nd place in Deep River Horseshoe League

06/05/2022 9:03 PM EST

With six teams tied for second place at the start of the week, Rangers became the sole possessors of second place in the standings after Week 5 action in the Deep River Horseshoe League on May 26. The Rangers swept the Cardinals 6-0 to improve to 19.5-10.5 with a 2.5-game lead for second place in the league.

The Rangers surpassed the 300-point mark for the second time this year with totals of 329 runs, 78 ringers and 11 doubles in their win over the Cardinals. Old Lyme resident Joe Heery had a season-best streak with 136 runs, 37 ringers and 6 doubles to lead Rangers to victory. Higganum’s Frank Durinick finished with the B Division’s best streak with a streak of 116, while Clinton resident Mike Beckwith’s 77 streak scored the second best in the C Division.

In a brothers-in-law battle, Clinton resident Mark Goodale and the Marlins beat Guilford resident Skip Robinson’s Pirates 4-2 to stay in first place by one game with a record 20.5 -9.5. Goodale set a new season high for players in Division A with 160 and now also has the season high for ringers in a game with 43.

In a father vs. son game, Haddam resident Mike Zanelli, Sr., and the Giants came away with a 3-3 split against Higganum’s Mike Zanelli, Jr. and the Braves. The Giants are in fourth place with a 17-13 record.

Led by Old Lyme’s Bill Beckwith, the Red Sox cruised to a 5-1 victory over the White Sox to win their second game in a row by a score of 5-1. The Red Sox fell from 10th to 7th place in the standings, while the White Sox fell from 2nd to 9th place.

Guilford resident Bill Black of the Yankees matched his performance from the previous week with just 1 open box in 4 games. Black was the C Division’s leading scorer with a streak of 97 and also set a personal best with 32 ringers and 9 doubles, helping the Yankees to a 5-1 win over the Mets.

After Goodale’s high streak of 160 in Division A, Mike Didomizio of Wethersfield posted the second highest score with a 143, and Tony Cutone of Essex finished with the third highest total at 140. For Division B, Deep River resident Cody Layton posted the best streak of the week with a 118 and was followed by Durinick (116) and Chester resident Gary Stevens (102). Black’s 87 led the way in the C Division with Old Lyme’s Mike Beckwith (77) and Marlborough resident Anthony Conkling (73) following in line.

After the Marlins (20.5-9.5) and Rangers (19.5-10.5) in the top two spots, the Dodgers sit third in the league standings with a 17.5-12 record, 5. The Giants and Orioles are tied for fourth with their records of 17-13. Here’s a look at the rest of the standings: Tigers (16.5-13.5), Red Sox (16.5-13.5), Pirates (16-14), White Sox (15-15), Yankees (15- 15), Cardinals (14-16), Cubs (14-16), Padres (14-16), Reds (12.5-17.5), Braves (12-18), Royals (11.5-18.5), Angels (10.5-19.5 ) and Mets (10-20).

Information provided by the Deep River Horseshoe League