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Bravo's Landscaping and Lobster Trap victorious Avalon's Coed Softball season carries on tradition BY PATTI ENGEL Danny Alonso opened the game with an inside the park home run. Four base hits, a walk and a dou- ble from Larry Hernandez added up to three more runs for Bravo's Landscaping. Terri Alexander hit a triple with two outs for Straight Up Builders, and scored on the base hit from Mickey Mann. Bravo's Landscaping added another run in the second. Susie Budd got an RBI for one of Straight Up Builders two runs in the bottom of the inning. The third inning was all Bravo's Landscaping, with four more runs coming home. In the top of the fourth, Frank Rojo started Bravo's Landscaping off with an inside the park home run. Two more runs followed. Straight Up Builders added three runs to their score in the bot- tom half of the inning. Bravo's Landscaping turned a fielder's choice into a run in the fifth. Straight Up Builders put up two more in the bottom of the inning. Top of six, and Frank Rojo again started off Bravo's Landscaping with an inside the park homer. A base hit was followed by an RBI grounder by Gwen Karnowski. Danny Alonso hit a home run, fol- lowed by an inside the park home run from Nick Flores. Straight Up Builders started with an out, then two base hits fol- lOwed by the three RBI home run from Isaac Felix. A walk, five base hits and a double from Mickey Mann added up to four more runs before the final out. Final score Straight Up Builders 15, Bravo's Landscaping 17. For Straight Up Builders, Terri Alexander and Susan Budd were three for three. Chuy Sillas and Mickey Mann also had three hits. Isaac Felix, Jesse Gallegos and Adam Olson had two hits. With one hit each were Steven Pedroza, Jose Madera and Cindy Morris. For Bravo's Landscaping, Danny Alonso was four for four. Larry Hernandez, Jose Cuevas and Frank Rojo were three for three. Lupe Sanchez also had three hits. Josh Flynn, Santiago Martinez and Bart Glass had two hits. Nick Flores had one hit. Game Two Game two was between the Lobster Trap and the Sand Trap. The Lobster Trap got on the board first, with two doubles, two walks, an error and a triple from Jimmy Felix adding up to four runs. The Sand Trap answered back with an inside the park home run from Allan Vega and an over the fence bomb from Derek "Sunshine" Moreno. The second inning had two on for the home run from David Clary, followed by a home run from Robert Reyes, a triple from Jim Felix who scored on a ground out for a total of five runs in the inning. The Sand Trap came back with a single, a double, a triple from Shawn Hall, a two RBI home run from Tyler Engel, a double from Allan Vega, followed by an RBI single for five runs also crossing the plate. For the Sand Trap, Allan Vega After holding the Lobster Trap and Edmundo Vega were both scoreless, the Sand Trap took three for three. Alfredo Cisneros, advantage of two errors a double Curtis Hall, Mario Chavez and from Edmundo Vega, a single and Shawn Hall all had two hits. a two RBt inside the park home Derek Moreno and Tyler Engel run from Shawn Hall to score five each had one hit. For the Lobster more and take the lead. In the top Trap, Dave Clary, Robert Reyes, of the fourth, Alfredo Cisneros Jim Felix and Juan Rodriguez all robbed the Lobster Traps' Robert had three hits. Roberto Cisneros Reyes of an extra base hit to open had two hits. Tino Rodriguez the inning, and Porschia Denning contributed Jimmy Felix hit a double, one hit. followed by a walk, and both scored on the triple from Juan Standings Rodriguez. Bravo's Landscaping 5-1-1 Allan Vega flew through the air The Sand Trap 3-3-1 to make the ESPN highlights and Straight Up Builders 3-3-1 deny Aliana Gonzales the extra The Lobster Trap 2-4-1 base hit and end the inning. In the bottom half of the inning Allan Schedule for Thursday, March 27 Vega hit a double and scored for 6 p.m. Bravo's Landscaping vs. the only run for the Sand Trap. the Sand Trap In the top of the fifth and final 7:30 pm Straight Up Builders vs. inning, down by two the Lobster The Lobster Trap Trap had two on with two out Top Batters with a run home. A walk loaded Shawn Hall .933 the bases. Derek Moreno .833 Tino Rodriguez hit a double Robert Reyes .800 to bring them all home, followed Chuy Sillas .778 by an inside the park home run Frank Rojo .762 from Juan Rodriguez. A total of Allan Vega .760 six crossed the plate to regain the Isaac Felix .758 lead. Curtis Hall .750 The Sand Trap's Curtis Hall Larry Hernandez .722 started the bottom of the fifth with Mickey Mann .678 an inside the park home run. An out, followed by a base hit was Teri Alexander .680 followed by two more quick outs Lupe Sanchez .500 to end the game. Final score was Susan Budd .381 the Sand Trap 14, The Lobster Cindy Morris .375 Trap 17. Anissa Flores .357 Ducky Derby Set for April 6 The Avalon Harbor Patrol helps the ducks in a past Rubber Ducky Derby. File photo It must be spring, for there will soon be rubber duckies in the har- bor. Kids at Play will present the 18th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby on Sunday, April 16. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at South Beach. The first race will be at high noon, followed by individual heats. Food, drink, raffle tickets, t- shirts and souvinirs will be on sale. In addition to the duck races, there will be a Best in Show competition in both adult and youth classes for the best decorated duck. The decorated ducks will not race. Money from the event will benefit the Kids at Play theater program. You may adopt a single duck for $5 or adopt five quackers for $20 smackers. Corporate sponsor- ships are available for $100 for an extra large duck. For more information, call (310) 595-6714. Book sale on April 12 STAFF REPORT help fund special library events The Friends of the Avalon Library's semi-annual big book sale will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It includes books, music, and movies. Community members are encouraged to bring donations to the library before Friday, April 11. The Friends of the Avalon Library will use the proceeds to and services to the benefit of the community. Avalon Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Library. It is located at 215 Sumner Ave. To learn more about what's happening at the library, please call (310) 510-1050 or check the library's website at To join the Friends of the Library contact Burney Ramming at (310) 422-1406. Hemet man arrested on drug charge A Hemet man was arrested on Catalina Island recently for felony drug possession. "The last felony drug arrest was on March 12, 2014 - deputies arrested Alexander Schwartzer, M/37, from Hemet, for Possession of a Controlled Substance," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, com- mander of the Avalon Sheriff's Station. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department website, Schwartzer was arrested at 9 a.m., booked at 12:42 p.m., and released on $10,000 bail at 6 p.m. !together we raised daughter Robin and son Ryan on Catalina Island. Now very proud to have a grandson attending Avalon High School. I Will Bring my Education: Undergraduate Degree from the University of Nebraska, Masters Degree from the Indiana Univer- sity. California Credentialed High school teacher for fourteen years, teaching eleven years in Palos Verdes and three years in the Avalon High School. I know how to communicate ideas so people remember and understand them. I Will Bring my Business Experience: Owned and operated the Catalina Island Post Card Company, the Catalina Vending Com- pany, the Catalina Mako Dive Charter Company and the Avalon Property Services Company. I understand employee obligation and compensation. The same local family members have been em- ployed by me for 23 years. I Will Bring my Community Service: Elected to the Avalon Community Church Board where I organized and started the Cor- nerstone Teen Center 27 years ago. Elected President of the Avalon Lions Club and elected President of the Avalon Friends of the Li- brary Group. Also Elected President of the Fairview Terrace Homeowners Association for the past four years. I believe in a teamwork approach to accomplish goals. (My presidential terms are over in June on the Library and Lions Boards.) , I Will Bring my Commitment: Retired from business and teach- ing, I am'willing and able to spend time working with Avalon Citi- zens the City Staff, City Council, City Business Leaders and to solve Avalon's present and future problems. 1) For 24-7 paramedics as Avalon fire Department staff 2) Against Deficit spending 3) For providing Avalon with a sustain- able working infrastructure 4) Against Avalon being known as a drinking town with a drug problem 5) For Effective Sherriffdrug and alcohol abuse enforcement 6) AgainSt a Mole Cruise Ship Dock 7) Forrebuilding the gas dock area with a new revenue gen- erating restaurant 8) Against putting off problems because we do not have money, bond money is available 9) For Choices Educa- tional Programs for kids and young adults 10) Against continuing the current finance department operations 11) For the new City Pool and recreation center 12) Against new taxes to pay for past mistakes 13) For the year-round falcon bird abatement program 14) Against someone other than the City of Avalon owning the Is- land water rights. Avalon must be in control of its water 15) For rebuilding the Mole and Boat Terminal with more revenue gener- ating businesses 16) Against more outdoor dining on Crescent Av- enue 17) For repairing all lateral sewage lines now 18) For a Pebbly Beach Cruise Ship dock with revenue generating busi- nesses 19) Against keeping public employees if they do not per- form adequately 20) For a City soccer field 21) Against New Building without adequate infrastructure contributions 22) For a City Liaison to the Island Company, Edison and Conservancy 23) Against the current field of dreams parking lot/junk yard 24) For improvements to the field of dreams skate park 25) Against being held hostage on City building by SCICO'S land ownership 26) For Catalina Kid Venture Pre School support 27) Against oversize ve- hicles 28) For a year round water rationing ordinance 29) lor more citizen involvement in City Government 30.) Against good old boy hiring practices. 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