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Bravo's Landscaping and Straight Up Builders go forward BOTH TEAMS SCORE IN DOU- BLE DIGITS TO ACHIEVE WINS BY PATTI ENGEL The first game of this do-or-die tournament started with Glenmore Hotel facing off against Bravo's Landscaping. When the game was over, Bravo's had scored three times as many runs as Glenmore. The hotel team did get off to a good start. Jolge Hernandez had a two run home run to get Glen- more Hotel on the board in the first inning. Bravo's Landscaping answered " B back with four runs on three walks, a fielder's choice, an error and two base hits. Bravo's Land- scaping added one more in the second. Glenmore Hotel kept the game close with another two in the third. Bravo's Landscaping kept the pressure on, with four more runs in the bottom of the inning. In the fourth Kenny Engel robbed Santiago Martinez of a base hit with his great snag on the mound. Jimmy Amoroso returned the favor, robbing Rich Hernandez Bison From page 2 in the bottom half of the inning. Glenmore Hotel put another two on the board thanks to the home- run from Sean Amoroso. Bravo's Landscaping kept pace with two of their own. In the top of the sixth Rich Her- nandez made a great dig at first to end the inning. Bravo's Landscap- ing took that momentum into the bottom half of the inning, and pounded out six more runs. Glen- more Hotel got one more in the seventh. Bob Kennedy opened the bottom half of the inning with an inside the park homer for Brav0's. One more run followed. In the bot- tom of the eighth, Bravo's Land- scaping brought home fife more runs before time expired. Final score Glenmore Hotel 7, Bravo's Landscaping 24. For Glenmore Hotel, Jorge Hernandez and Garrett Amoroso collected three hits. Mario Ji- menez Jr. and Phil Lopez had two hits. Sean Amoroso and Santiago Martinez contributed one hit. For Bravo's Landscaping, Jose Cuevas was five for five. Kenny Engel was four for four with a walk. Roberto Cisneros also collected four hits. Bob Kennedy, Weston Leonhardi, Rich Hernandez, Marco Gallegos, Nathan Macktal and Gilberto Gamboa all had two hits. Robert Reyes collected one hit. Second game The second game of the night was between Catalina Express and Straight Up Builders. The win- ning team, Straight Up Builders, scored nearly five times as many runs as the other team. Catalina Express got on the board with two runs in the first. In the bottom of inning, Larry Hernandez collected two RBIs on his home run. One more run followed for Straight Up Builders. In the bottom of the second, Straight Up Builders kept the pres- sure on with another six runs. Lar- ry Hernandez had his second home run of the game. Mario Chavez made a great catch at second to keep Josh Flynn off the bags and end the inning. Chuy Sillas re- turned the favor, robbing Mario Ji- menez of a base hit in the bottom of the inning. Catalina Express was held scoreless in the fourth. Straight Up Builders kept their bats busy in the bottom of the fourth, pounding out twelve hits for ten runs. Catalina Ex- press added two runs in the fifth. Straight Up Builders had a quiet half inning, ' scoring only one run. In the sixth Allan Vega robbed Josh Flynn of a base hit with his great snag at short. The bot- tom of the sixth had Straight Up Builders put together two base hits, two doubles and a triple from Isaac Felix for four more runs. The top of the sev- enth was the Allan Vega defensive show. Allan robbed Curtis Hall of a hit with his running backwards dive for the ball catch. A second drive line to shortstop Al- lan Vega recorded the second out. The third out was the diving catch again by Allan Vega to end the in- ning. In the bottom of the inning Straight Up Builders sent three up and three down for the first time in the game. Catalina Express added one more run in the eighth, With time expired the game ended with the score Catalina Express 5, Straight Up Builders 24. For Catalina Express, Eddie Hall, Joey Hall and Jose Tovar col- lected two hits. Chuy Sillas, Josh Flynn, Justin Hernandez, Curtis Hall, Adam Nelson and Bart Glass all had one hit. Fo: Straight Up Builders, Larry Hernandez was five for five. Dustin Cookman was four for four. Isaac Felix and Mario Chavez both had three hits. J.D. Laflin, Jimmy Felix, Mickey .Mann and Allan Vega contributed two hits. With one hit were Mario Jimenez Sr. and Juan De La Cruz. Tournament finals were Wednesday night, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. In the game between Bravo's and Straight Up Builders, it came down to the last inning. Be sure to read next week's recap of this exit- ing game where Bravo's was able to beat Straight Up Builders by a score of 22-18. counts. "Bison don't seek out people and attack them," Baer said. However, she also said there are inherent dangers in visitng wild- lands. She said the Conservancy wants people to-avoid interactions with bison, deer, rattlesnakes or even squirrels. She said there were 150 bison currently on the Island, down from 600 at their peak. According to the Conservancy website, a 2004 study found that the Island can support a bison pop- ulation of 150 to 200 animals. Baer said bison are not native to Catalina. She said 14 were origi- nally brought over here for a film. It is generally accepted that bi- son were brought over for the film- ing of "The Vanishing American." However, that explanation for the bisons' presence on Catalina has been questioned by Mysterious Is- land columnist Jim Watson. However they got to the Island, they are part of Island life. The Conservancy has transported bison to other parts of the country. Baer said the Conservancy is using con- traceptives to keep the population under control. 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx PHONE: 626.292.1095 cata nah y.com Encanto From page 6 the cost o.f tenant improvements and relocations. "We recognize that changes such as this can be difficult and disruptive for our business tenants, so we have offered to assume some of the economic burden for our En- can.to tenants," Herrel said. Ken Putnam plans to close the Landing Restaurant at E1 Encanto. "It's been a good run," Put- nam said. "However, I've always thought that E1 Encanto could use something more to enhance it." Renovations at the Atwater Ar- cade begin this winter, with the new tenants relocated by March 2013. Encanto Spa Catalina will be under construction during 2013 and is scheduled to open in 2014. &BLAIR Even Islanders will be amazed... From early settlers to current attractions, the best history yet! 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