Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo
TURKEY: Tim Hubert enjoys a taste of
postgame turkey after his team, Landscape by
Design, lost in the finals of the Bob Cimino
Memorial/Rods Taxidermy Softball
By Frank Rizzo
TYLER HILL, PA August 29, 2000 The Hubert
cousins were mowed down by 50-something Ron Canfield on
the softball field last weekend, and it was one time the
competitive clan might not have minded losing.
They were out to support their brother/cousin, Pat
Hubert, formerly of Fremont Center, who is recovering
from a near-fatal auto accident he experienced last
Eight teams took part in the Bob Cimino
Memorial/Rods Taxidermy Softball Tournament on
Pingos Field in Tyler Hill, Pa., and the proceeds
went to Pat Hubert to help with the enormous medical
expenses associated with his long recovery.
The Huberts (Pats brother Matt, along with cousins
Tim, Chris, and Rob Hubert, and Brian Brustman) played on
the Landscape by Design squad, and lost the final to
Rons Ringers, 5-0.
And what about getting blanked by an old-fashioned
The younger Huberts lost, laughed Tom Hubert,
father of Pat and himself an accomplished hitter in his
day. Tom sat this tourney out.
The Ringers, captained by Canfield, have won more than
their share of tournaments the past few years, but this
summer had been dry until last weekend.
Were rebuilding, we had a tough year,
said Canfield. It was our first [tournament] win
this year. It used to be easier.
Canfield added, Were not getting any
but weve got experience,
Canfield, the tourney MVP, threw a four-hitter to
whitewash the Hubert-laden Landscape By Design in the
championship game. The Ringers scored two in the first
and added three in the fifth.
Ed Hart had two hits and John Meyer added an RBI double.
Tim Chopper Ackermann took the loss for
The Slow Road Back
According to Tom Hubert, his son spent 21¦2 months in
the hospital after his car was struck by a truck.
He was awful lucky, Tom noted. For what
he went through hes doing great.
Part of the recovery process included reconstruction of
massive facial injuries.
You could barely see the scars, said Chris
Hubert, who saw his cousin recently.
Soon, Pat Hubert will be able to walk on his own.
Pat works as a civil engineer for Stoltz Associates in
Rod Smith of Rods Taxidermy in Callicoon, who
organizes the tourney, said he did not have the final
figures yet on the money raised.
The tournament has been a fund-raiser for various causes
over the past several years.