Written by Sal Farruggia Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
LI-Kick celebrated the midpoint of their season in style with a pre-game barbeque. Many kickball players came down to the field early to eat while fraternizing with their teammates and opponents. Master chef Anthony Muzia generously supplied the barbeque food while Danielle Mastrorocco baked a homemade kickball cake.
A crowd gathered to cheer on the Glen Cove based ‘Liquor Balls’ in their matchup against ‘Sky’s the Limit.’ However Farmingdale resident Tom Ryan celebrated his 31st birthday in style as he reached base safely on all four kicks, defeating the Liquor Balls and moving his team into third place out of fourteen teams. After the games many players headed over to bar sponsor A Pint of Plain for drink specials and more socializing.
‘Ball Me Maybe’ In Search Of The Perfect Season
Two teams started the fifth week of the fall LI-Kick season with unblemished records. At the end of the fifth week, only one remained. On Tuesday night the undefeated ‘Screwballs’ jumped out to a 8-3 lead against the one-loss ‘Sky’s the Limit.’ However ‘Sky’s the Limit’ rallied in the 6th inning, scoring 5 runs to tie the game. Matt Weber booted a long sacrifice fly which scored the winning run, giving the ‘Screwballs’ their first loss.
On Thursday night ‘Ball me Maybe’ (5-0) stayed perfect as they bowled over their opponent, the Spicy Meatballs. ‘Ball Me Maybe’s success is due in great part to the sibling trio of Marie, Jennifer and Thomas Lamaida. The siblings are supported every week by their father, who comes from New Hyde Park to cheer his children on.