Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
The weather and the lights finally cooperated as the Over the Hill Gang returned with a full slate of games Friday night at Allen Park.
The previous week Changing Times Pub was leading Paradox Café 10-3 when the rain came pouring down and forced a restart of the game. Paradox’s Vinny Vega took advantage right from the start as he launched a grand slam to deep center field in the first inning. Al Celeste added an RBI single for a 5-0 lead. In the second inning, Gary Innis (3 Runs Scored), Brian Mulcahy (3 Runs Scored) and John “I’m on Base Again” Compitello (six runs scored) led the charge. Mitch Maghakian hit his second triple of the night to knock in 2 while Lyle Nigro cleaned up the bases with an RBI single. Some good fielding by
Lenny Balestrieri led to an unassisted double play at short in the 3rd inning to shut down a potential CT rally. A gem of a sliding catch was made in right center field in the sixth by Paradox’s Don Carlin that helped turn the game as CT had already posted 6 runs trying to get back into the fray. Maghakian and Steve Finelli also teamed up to retire CT’s powerful clean up hitter as the play went 4-1 with Finelli hustling over to cover first on a bang-bang play. The last 3 innings belonged to Paradox as Carlin knocked in 4 RBIs with 3 singles. Steve Finelli popped one over the fence for 3 more runs and Vega added his second home run of the night in center. Finally Gary Innes and Wally Sefert set the table as Balestrieri launched a bomb to left field to end the game. Paradox won the game 30-12.
Sal’s Place came out swinging against undefeated Singleton’s and walked away with a big 27-13 win. The middle of the batting order powered Sal’s with Brian Landy getting 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Chris Pic had a 4 hit night with a homer over the fence while Tom Vanasco had 4 hits including 2 triples knocking in 6 runs. Don Simone pitch a gem holding the strong Singletons offense in checkout for most of the night as he hit one off the scoreboard for one of 2 doubles he had while knocking in 4 runs. The caboose Dave Rubino had 2 big hits one with 2 outs and the based loaded very clutch Davey Boy. It’s was nice to play and hanfg with the boys after a few weeks off.
Bar-Boy beat Bethpage Pharmacy 11 to 9 in a tight, well played game. Bethpage came out strong early to take a 8-6 lead after 3 innings. The game was tied 9 to 9 into the 7th inning until BB scored scored two to take the lead and held on for the win. Frank Badalamenti had the big hit for BB a grand slam in the the 3rd. He went 2 for 3 5 RBIs, John Czarnecki went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs, Jason Cinnelli went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, Lino Raspanti went 3 for 4, Ken Kolhmann went 2 for 3, Tom Debona went 3 for 4 , Mike Frain went 2 for 4, Joe Scotti went 2 for 4 and Bob Lies went 1 for 3 with 1 RBI.
Zwanger Pesiri Radiology battled McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home and held on for a 18-14 win. ZP trailed until the 4th inning when rookie Kevin McGinnis belted a long 3-run homer. In the 6th, the lead grew bigger. Bino Reverberi, Pete Mendelson, Jerry Mazza, Richie D’Amico and John Hernandez all singled but the big blow was a Marc Fisher 3-run homer to cap a 6-run inning. For the night, Hernandez and Mendelson led the way with 3 hits each. Fischer, Russ Graham, Tommy Dittmeier, Marty Dunn, Anthony Nicolich and Reverberi all had 2 hits to support Fischer on the mound.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
Starting July 26, the St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale will feature a production of the hit musical, The Wizard of Oz.
Based on a classic tale—first penned as a children’s novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later transformed into a major motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer in 1939— The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy Gale, played by Zoe Neyer, and her dog Toto, who after being thrown into a twister end up in the Land of Oz.
Trying to find her way home, Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch of the North, played by Angela Roedig, who instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Farmingdale females were out in force on July 12, to represent their hometown at the 31st annual Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer run sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Bob Cook, who owns the Runner’s Edge shoe and sports apparel store on Main Street, said that attendance at this year’s race was the highest in the race’s history, with more than 500 women competing for the grand prize.
According to Cook, over the years, the race has attracted the likes of world-class runners and Olympians from all over the state, racing for the $500 grand prize.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament.
Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)
Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.
The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.