Written by Steve Gonzalez Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00
This week’s question: Which player had the lowest league leading batting average and which year did he have it? Answer next time, folks.
Last column’s answer to "What Hall of Fame home run slugger never hit more than 50 homers in a season during his major league career?": Hank Aaron. He was able to hit 755 homers because he was a durable player, never injured for a long amount of time and played 20 seasons in the majors.
The Bulls defeated the Volcano Island School Supply, 5-3, for their first win of the year. Alex Benazzi was 3-for-3, homering twice and contributing four RBIs. Rocco Rainone was also 3-for-3 with an RBI. Rainone made key defensive plays as well as Nick Congero made a game saving play at shortstop.
The Town Theatre Mets edged out the Glen Cove PBA Reds, 7-6. The Mets were down six runs when they rallied to tie the score in the sixth inning. The game’s winning run came on a Joe Cangero squeeze play laying down a perfect bunt and scoring Francesco Carvelli. Carvelli also hurled three scoreless innings to get the win.
On April 28, a cold Monday evening, the Knights of Columbus Mets beat the Bayville Rangers, 18-5. Jane Maleady was dominant on the mound allowing only one run over three innings. Karina Hernandez led the team offensively with a single, double and a walk driving in a handful of RBIs. Maria Cipriano, Addie Huvane, Angelis Mendoza and Jennie LaRocca reached base nine times apiece. Christie Jantzen closed out the game allowing just one hit. Hernandez and Katie Maleady made the play of the game for the Mets with a neat 5-3, 3-5 double play to end a Rangers rally...The Valley Sports Glen Cove Cardinals split two games last week. In the first game, they lost to the Glen Cove A’s, 13-10. Aliyah Stone homered as did Jennifer Heman (2-for-3). Alyssa Genzel was 3-for-4. Genzel was a defensive gem at first. In the second game, the Cardinals clobbered the Grenville Baker Cardinals, 12-4.
Jaymise Espinal homered, tripled for an RBI. Mia Martinez was 2-for-4. Aliyah Stone (2-for-2) also homered and had 2 RBIs. Caroline Baptista made great defensive plays at third base.