Clubbers place seventh in world senior tourney
The Aro Glass Clubbers of Grays Harbor placed seventh in the 60-year-old division of the World Seniors Men’s Slow Pitch Tournament recently in Las Vegas.
The Clubbers finished with a 5-2 tournament record, including a 22-13 win over the Bay Supporters in which they scored 16 runs in the final inning. Wayne Ross (who finished with four home runs in the game) and John Delia (who had three HRs) each homered twice in the inning.
Ross batted .939 with 10 homers in the tourney. Don Mehlhoff hit .778, Delia .769 with nine homers, Bob Paylor .654, Mike Hatley .535 and Larry Lytle .510.
The Clubbers finished the season with a 54-34 record. Team members thanked Aro Glass for sponsoring the club for 30 years.
Bosox fire Valentine
The Boston Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine on Thursday after one season in which he failed to bring order to a clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.
Valentine finished with a record of 69-93 on a team that was beset by injuries before management gave up on this season and traded some of its best players — and biggest salaries. Without Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, the Red Sox will save $250 million in future salaries and have a chance to rebuild over the winter.
But that will be too late for Valentine.
AP & Daily World staff reports