Amateur Baseball Report, 1996 July 29

The Saugerties Dutchmen finished their season with another mixed weekend in the Fourth Annual Roy Helsmoortel Memorial Tournament. They split both days, losing twice to the Otsego Macs, winners of the tournament, and posting two wins over the Long Island Orioles, including a 10-0 bloodletting that gave Ray "Black Jack" Mikesh, 7-2 on the season, his 26th win as a Dutchmen. This pulls him even with Tom Whitaker and two victories behind the legendary Tom Willerson for the all-time Dutchmen lead. Black Jack allowed no runs on four hits in his last 16 innings of the season.

The Dutchmen finish 18-11, down from last year's mark of 23-10. Kiko Romaguera's first season at the Saugerties helm saw the Dutchies win seven of their first eight games, then go only 11-10, including four wins by forfeit, for the rest of the season. Romaguera is, however, hopeful for next season, as the team looks to retain most of its players next year for the eighteenth season of Saugerties Dutchmen baseball.

With the final Saugerties Dutchmen report, this is Joe Schlobotnik, Mr. Squishy Sports.

Last Modified: 1996 July 29
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