Bala Cynwyd, PA — After an 18 month pandemic caused hiatus, SMB returned to action at McMoran Park for opening day 2021.  John Minsker announced the passing of Frank Dusty Welsh, a good guy, an SMB Hall of Famer, and the original keeper of the stats writer of the recaps.

The Away’s jumped out to an early 10-1 lead after 3 innings with numerous hits off Home’s pitcher Dave Dorn including a Rob Hannon 3 run blast to right, for his first career SMB home run.

In the bottom of the 4th the Home’s responded with 9 consecutive batters stroking 1 out hits including a Matt Troncelliti grand slam. 12 runs total in the frame provided the Home’s a lead they would never relinquish.

Staked to a lead Dorn settled down from there, relying on stellar defense at 3rd from Mike Carolla and his outfielders (From left to right: Rob Dorn, Rick Tull, Frank Cianciulli & Matt Troncelliti) giving up only 5 more runs in 12 innings.

The Home’s continued their offensive barrage by tacking on runs in every inning but the 5th and 7th including another 3 run blast from Matt Troncelliti for a total of 26 men crossing the plate.

Final Score: Homes 26 – Aways 15

Offensive stars of the game:

Rick Tull: 7/10 with 8 runs & 1 RBI
Robby Dorn: 8/9 with 5 runs & 3 RBI
Matt Troncelliti: 5/9 with 3 runs, 9 RBI & 2 HRs
Dave Dorn: 7/8 with 3 runs, 5 RBI, 2 doubles, & 1 Sac Fly

Rob Aronson: 4/9 with 2 runs & 2 RBI
Rob Hannon:  5/8 with 2 runs, 6 RBI, 1 double & 1 HR
Roger Ashodian: 5/8 with 1 run & 2 RBI
Joe Mara Jr: 5/8 with 2 runs, 1 RBI & 1 double

It was just good to be out on a ball field again.