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Pirates and Royals Pulling Away in Deep River Horseshoe League

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Westbrook resident Kris Toohey and the Pirates maintained their single-game edge in the standings over the Royals after Week 6 of the Deep River Horseshoe League. An A player, Toohey threw for a score of 125 to help bolster the Bucs. Photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News

Westbrook resident Kris Toohey and the Pirates maintained their single-game edge in the standings over the Royals after Week 6 of the Deep River Horseshoe League. An A player, Toohey threw for a score of 125 to help bolster the Bucs. (Photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News | Buy This Photo)

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Chester resident Andy Perna led all B players last week with a score of 118. Perna’s Rangers are in third place with a mark of 22-14 on the season. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Chester resident Andy Perna led all B players last week with a score of 118. Perna’s Rangers are in third place with a mark of 22-14 on the season. (Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo)

The Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL) moved into the latter half of the regular season after completing Week 6 action on July 23. The Pirates are still clinging to a one-game lead for first place after getting a score of 125 from Division A player Kris Toohey, a Westbrook resident, along with a score of 93 from B player Gerald Hines of Higganum and a score of 90 from C player Karen Perna of from Chester.

The Royals retained second place thanks in part to the DRHL's top thrower, Division A player Mark Goodale of Clinton, who turned in a score of 137. Royals' B Player Dave Aldrich of Moodus tallied a score of 90, and C player George Talmadge from Clinton scored an 88. Both the Pirates and the Royals went 4-2 on the week to stay within a game of each other in the standings and create some distance between them and the third-place Rangers, who are three games behind the Royals for second.

Guilford resident Robert "Skip" Robinson, a Division A player who competes for the Tigers, posted a series score of 95 on the week. Fellow Guilford resident Bob Beckwith, also a member of the Tigers, tossed a score of 74.

The Cardinals' A player, Tony Cutone from Essex, had the top score of the week with a mark of 138, beating Goodale's 137 by a single point. Haddam's Mike Zanelli, Sr., who plays for the Dodgers, had a series of 129 for the third-best on the week.

Leading the B Division was the Rangers' Andy Perna, a Chester resident, with a series-high of 118. The Braves' Warren Bellows of Waterford scored the second-highest mark in the B Division with a score of 97. The Yankees' Ted Dubay, who lives in Colchester, scored a 94 for third place.

Among the C players, Karen Perna's score of 90 led the week, while the Mets' Jeremy Davis of Chester was just a point behind her for second with an 89. Talmadge's mark of 88 was good for third place.

The standings after Week 6 have the Pirates in front at a record of 26-10. The Royals are just one game back at 25-11. The Rangers have a narrow edge for third place with a record of 22-14, while the Cubs are in fourth place at 21-15. The Tigers occupy fifth place with a record of 20-16. The Cardinals and the Giants are tied for sixth place at 18.5-17.5.

The rest of the standings are: Mets (18-18), White Sox (18-18), Red Sox (17.5-18.5), Yankees (15.5-20.5), Reds (15-21), Dodgers (15-21), Angels (14-22), Orioles (12-24), and Braves (12-24).

The Deep River Horseshoe League has 16 teams that feature three players of each of the A, B, and C divisions. The league plays every Thursday night on the First Congregational Green in Deep River and welcomes anyone to come watch its contests. For info, visit deepriverhorseshoes.com.


Chris Negrini is the Assistant Sports Editor for Zip06. Email Chris at c.negrini@shorepublishing.com.

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