MONROE-T.I.S got the first win of the semi-final playoff against Loyal Tire with a 25-9 victory. Neil Riordan (3-3) had two home runs and eight RBI’s and Dave Drucker (3-4), Lloyd Kurth (2-4) and Dale Miller (1-2) each added a home run. Kevin McGee and Billy “Black Shoes” Spina were both 4-4. Pat Ryan, Humberto Grueiro and Steve Berry each had three hits with Mike Mullahy and Kevin Mare adding two hits apiece. John McCarter and Steve Berry pitched for the win. In other action: Loyal Tire evened their series at one game apiece as Jimmy Scully blasted a one-out, two-run walk off home run to beat TIS 12-11. Pete Pisacano hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to get Loyal within one run and Shannon Gleeson got a base hit before Scully ended it with the homer. Dave Heine had a big hit to go along with some very good pitching against a very strong hitting TIS team. Rob Winter had three hits and his brother Neil chipped in with a couple of timely hits. T.I.S moved into the finals with a 13-3 win over Loyal Tires. Mullahy led the way going 3-3 with a two-run home run and Grueiro added a grand slam. Berry pitched a great game for the win. Meanwhile, in action that ended Sept. 23, Bill Monahan’s two-run double in the first inning proved to be all the runs Tom Gilbert would need as Tommy D’s defeated J.B. McMinnions 2-0 to win the A Division Championship series. Gilbert continued his hot run of pitching by holding McMinnions to five hits. In the finals, Gilbert gave up only one run on a total of nine hits. This was Tommy D’s (formerly Daddy Macs) fifth straight A Division Crown. MVP candidate Nick Sansalone hit a hot smash to advance John Lawson to third and, after McMinnions pitcher Mike Dowen struck out former MVP Anthony Rizzi, Monahan doubled into the left center gap scoring the only runs of the game. Dowen also pitched a sensational game, holding Tommy D’s to only four hits. Pete Deleo and Bruce Weyant led a vastly improved defense by turning a key double play in the sixth inning to thwart a potential rally. The outfield of Tom Lucardi, Lawson and Kevin Pulsifer continued their stellar play. Chris Fico and Dave Laney each had a hit and Monahan anchored the infield at first base. T.I.S moved into the semi finals with a 15-6 win over Monroe Jewelers / Jay’s Deli. Kevin McGee, Neil Riordan, Humberto Grueiro, Mike Mullahy and Greg Helbeck each had two hits. Steve Berry pitched the win. Fat Boys 9-3 game three victory over FGFP propelled them to the division finals. Bob Klopchin pitched the win and was supported by the bottom third of the Fat Boy line-up. Those four, Dean Sefrin, Brian Piggery, Jerry Vassilatos and Terence Burke, combined to go seven of eight with six runs scored. They were driven in by the Fat Boy power-combo of Jeff Swedelson and Ben Roth. That was all Klopchin needed to send the Fat Boys to their third straight finals.