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EXPLORE SANTA BARBARA ISLAND SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 Explore Santa Barbara Island with the Catalina Island Conser- vancy. The smallest of the Califor- nia Channel Islands, this island of- fers resting elephant seals, strange tree sunflowers, Xantus's murrelets and a rich cultural history. Natural- ists from the Conservancy, the Na- tional P~rk Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- istration will. guide three different hike options. A delicious, gourmet boxed lunch is included. Check in time is 7 to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, September 18 at Island Packers, Ventura Harbor (at the Conservancy table). Approximate return time to Ventura Harbor is 6 p.m. Cost is $150 per person Catalina Is bers and $165 members. There is an optional trip group dinner at Restaurant at Four Points Ventura Harbor at 6:30 p.m., urday, Sept. 17. Discounted rates are available at the hotel those wishing to spend the ni Pre-registration is required activities. For more information register, please visit: naconservancy.org and click "Exploring California's Islands" on the home page. Bravo's and Bui go to tournament finals Summer is coming to a close, and with it the Avalon Summer Softball League. Play began last Friday, Aug. 19, in this single elimination touma= ment. League Champions Bravo's Landscaping took on Catalina Ex- press. Catalina Express got off to a good start with three runs. Bravo's Landscaping came up to plate and immediately let it be known they were there to win. After batting around the order, Bravo's Landscap- ing had 12 runs come home. Highlights of the inning were back to back home runs from Jai- me Berrios (inside the park), and -Weston Leonhardi (going yard). Chris Barrios had an inside the park homer, While Mario Jimenez Jr. Catalina Express added one more run in the second. Jaime Berrios made an amazing over the shoulder catch in left center to rob Joe Hall of an extra base The offensive machine of Brayo's Landscaping kept humming along. Seven runs scored in the second, then three more in the third. Chris Barrios had his second inside the park homer in the third, followed by a triple from Nathan Mack- tal. Tino Rodriguez took over the mound in the fourth, and slowed down the Bravo's offense, allow- ing only two runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Bravo's put together two singles, a-triple from Jaime Berrios, a walk and two errors to score five more in the sixth. Top of the seventh and final in- ning saw Catalina Express score one'run, and leave a nmner strand- ed at third to end the game. Final score Catalina Express 5, Bravo's Landscaping 31. For Catalina Express, Justin Hemandez collected three hits. Joe Hemandez, JDLaflin, Greg Warner, Kenton Efhan and Rick Hall all had one hit. For Bravo's Landscaping, Mario Jimenez Jr, Weston Leonhardi and Chuy SiUas collected four hits. Jaime Berrios, Rich Hernandez, Dave Hubert and Santiago Martinez all had three hits. Gilberto Gamboa, Chris Bar- rios and Nathan Macktal contrib- uted two hits while Kenny Engel had one hit: Glenmore Hotel versus Straight Up Builders The second game of the night was between Glenmore Hotel and Straight Up Builders. This game got off to a slow start, with Straight Up Builders collecting a run in the first, and another three in the third. Isaac Felix brought home two runs Music From page 7 people that can attend. The ferries can only bring so many people t() the Island." Despite the constraintsl .McKe- won said, the Island setting is also what makes the shows special. "We are lucky in that the Cham- ber. of Commerce and others are enthusiastic about what we are do- ing," McKewon said. Wayne Griffin, the Chamber's president and CEO, agreed that the concerts have been successful in entertaining the local residents and visitors. "The idea was to provide something free for our visitors that hopefully would make them want to come back," Griffin said. "We are working with Ray now to es- tablish a series of dates far enough in advance so that we can market the concerts." "Everyone has been support- ive," Griffin said. "The hoteliers and restaurants have said they are happy to offer free rooms and food to help out. We are creating some- thing for .people who visited us before and thought we were quaint but boring. Now there is something incredible for them to enjoy." Usually held dowritown, some of McKewon's shows, such as the recent Motown revue, are also pre- sented at Descanso Beach Club. However, the final show of the season will be "Rock of Ages," with music from "the 60's to now" at 7 p.m. ori the Wrigley Stage. Even Islanders will be amazed... From early settlers ~ Wrigley Family to current ~ legacy told through attractions, the ~ memoirs & photos. best history yet! ~ Soft Cover $377s Soft Cover S39" .~ Hard C0verS47" What a patriotic time for the island. Very rare photos! Soft Cover $2500 with his home run. Gtenmore Hotel got on the board in the fourth with Jim Amoroso's triple, followed by a base hit, then a homerun from Curtis Hall. A total of five crossed the plate. Straight Up Builders got a run in the fifth when Isaac Felix came home after~ hitting his triple. Sean Amoroso made a great catch at short to end the inning. Glen- more Hotel kept it close with two more runs in the ~ixth. Mickey Mann ended the rally when he came (rom nowhere to make the catch ha right, and dou- ble up the runner at first to end the threat. Straight Up Builders took the momentum into the bottom of the inning, and took advantage of a couple of errors and hits to increase their lead by five. Glen- more Hotel kept battling, with an- other two runs it/the eighth. Straight Up Builders answered back with one. In the ninth and final inning, Glenmore Hotel had one run home with one out. Richard Ferrari showed he can cover ground also, when he made an unbelievable catch from second to again double up the runner at first to end the game. Final score Glenmore Hotel 10, straight Up Builders 14. For Glenmore Hotel Curtis Hall and Garrett Amoroso each had four hits. Sean Amoroso collected three hits, while Frankie Costello, Jim Amoroso and Edmundo Vega had two hits. Gregg Miller contributed one hit. For Straight Up Build- ers, Jose Cuevas, Isaac Felix and Richard Ferrari had three hits. Joe Hernandez and Raymond Romo collected two hits. Mario Chavez, Shawn 'Hall and Mickey Mann all had one hit. The tournament championship game wilLwind up the 2011 Ava- lon Summer Softball League sea- son. Game time is 6 p.m. \ Check have photos of you or and family? .page Ix) find out] /catalina.islander NEWSPAPER SOLD ON CATALINA ISLAND AT Catalina Museum Sugarloaf Books The Steamer Trunk Catalina Conservancy Gifts Two Harbors General Stores * Buoys & Gulls El Rancho Escondido Gift Shop PHONE: 626.292. 095 ca a nah s or' .corn THE CATALINA ISLANDER . Friday, August 26, 2011 i 9