Boys Lower Farms Division
City Line Florist Yankees Vs.
Meldon Silverman Rangers
The Yankees played a solid game against a formidable opponent. The Yankees hitting attack was lead by John Paul Sanchez, who banged out four hits; and Peter Dunn, Jonathan Cioffi and Andrew Greiche, who chipped in three apiece. Excellent fielding plays were made by Michael Varrone, Peter Tagios, and Jack Mangin to keep the game close. Keep up the good work guys and thanks to Coach Tim and the Rangers for an exciting game.
Fleet Bank Athletics Vs.
Hand Rolled Bagels Mets
The Athletics and the Mets faced each other for the third time this season in a rescheduled rain out game. The Athletics were swinging the bats with the team being led by Justin Roth(3 Hits), Benjamin Lee(3 Hits), James Cotumaccio(3 Hits), Kenny Nygard(4 Hits) and Joseph Tricarico(4 Hits) who ripped a double into rightfield. The Athletics have also played solid between the lines with the great stop at third base by Kenny Nygard, which earned him the game ball. Also playing solid "d" were Daniel Zuschlag, Michael Lopez, Nicholas Winkhart and Antonio Prunella. The catching duties were handled by John Compton and Michael Husch. The coaching staff have been pleased with the Athletics progress. A special thanks to Mrs. Prunella for supplying the D&D. Let's go A's.
Hand Rolled Bagels Mets Vs.
Fleet Bank Athletics
The Mets played the Athletics in a well played game that highlighted the improvement and development of the players over the course of the year. The Mets turned 2 double plays, one each by Landon Phillips & Jack Kimmel respectively. Good defense and hustle between innings allowed this game to be played in just over one hour. The slick fielding could not overshadow the hitting stars of this game as both teams showed some offensive prowess. The Mets were lead by Vincent Patrey who had a long double, James Messina who has three hits, Chris Rodriguez who has been one of our most improved players, and Thomas Fong who continues to hit well from both sides of the plate. Thomas Fitzgerald was solid in the field as were Vincent Occhiogrosso and Tyler Pelaez , who also has been one of most improved players this year. As always the Mets were focused and ready to play but continued our team tradition of having some fun and laughs. The Mets last game will be June 17 the at 6:00pm. The Mets just keep on rolling....Lets go Mets!
Cellini Lodge Braves Vs.
City Line Florist Yankees
With the season drawing to a close, the Braves and Yankees played an outstanding game which delighted the fans in attendance. The game featured many great plays highlighted by the outstanding defense of Dominick Oliveri, Brendan Quinn, Thomas Puglia and Maxwell Nettler. Helping to pace the Braves' offensive attack was the tremendous hitting of Frankie Suppa, Nick Mangia and Brendan Sullivan whom all had multiple hit games. Michael Carrotta, James Colgan, Matt O'Connor and Thomas Kemmet also chipped in against this strong Yankees team. The Braves would like to thank all the parents who help deliver the pre-game meal. Thank You!
Boys Upper Farms Division Playoffs
Martin Fuel "Rockies" (6)
Vs. All Island Dermatology "Cardinals" (10)
This was the 1st playoff game for this young Rockies team and they were ready to play. Austin Ward started the hitting explosion with a leadoff homerun. Nick Driscoll then walked and stole 2 bases to put himself into scoring position. Daniel Coster drove in Nick with a solid hit. Ross Hoffman led the defense with a pitching gem. Ross' hard work has paid off for the Rockies as he has developed into a strong pitcher for the team. Jonathan Shapero lead off the 3rd with a walk and stolen base. Austin (3 for 3) earned another RBI with a double & Jeremy Bernstein single knocked in Austin. John Leva played some strong defense and had some rips with his bat to go 2 for 2 with a walk. Brendan McNulty made some beautiful plays in the outfield. Thomas Jaklitsch played a smart defensive game behind the plate with strong throws keeping the base runners in check. Joe Flynn, Marc Giovanniello & Matthew Nilsson defense kept the Rockies in the game. The Cardinals late inning heroics prevented the Rockies from a victory. Great game by both teams.
New Hyde Park Elks Club Brewers (1)
Vs. WEMED, AAL Phillies (5)
The Brewers came up short against a very good Philly team, and for the first time in 2004, they were defeated. I was glad to see the Brewers handle defeat as well as they do victory. Heads were held high, spirits still hopeful, as the Brewers continue this fun tournament. The Brewer bats were kept silent against a very tough Philly pitcher. Andrew Pugliese pitched 5 strong innings for the Brewers, followed by one scoreless inning by Danny Schwartz. Joe Carbone contributed to the Brewer only run with a double in the first inning. Dylan Forrester and Matt Zeiger played a great second base. Justin Diamond, Liam Slattery, Tyler Cohen, Mark Jason, Domenico and Domenick Fazzolari, and Akaash Ranu all stood tall for the Brewers. Lets all continue to give it our best and fun things will happen! Good Luck to the Phil's and we hope to see you down the line.
Martin Fuel Rockies (9) Vs.
T. F. O'Brien Marlins (12)
The Rockies came out riding the hot arm of Ross Hoffman. Jonathan Shapero had a hitting explosion going 3 for 3 with his best performance of the season. Thomas Jacklitsch had a nice single and stolen base in the 2nd. Nick Driscoll led off the 3rd inning getting on base. Daniel Coster ripped a single in the 3rd to get the Rockies on the board. Austin Ward kept his hitting streak alive with a strong hit collecting some more RBIs. Jeremy Bernstein came in a pitched a strong game. In the top of the 6th inning with 2 men out the team showed their never give up spirit rallying back. Matthew Nilsson fought off some strong pitches to get a single. Brendan McNulty then got on base. Jonathan hit his third single of the day. Joe Flynn used his knowledge of the plate to get on base. Dan then came up big with a base clearing hit. But it was not enough to pull in front of a strong Marlin team. The coaches and the parents are very proud of how hard the boys played this season. Great season Rockies!
New Hyde Park Elks Club Brewers (3)
Vs. Caruso's Barber Shop Giants (1) V
In a real nail bitter, the Brewers nipped the Giants 3-1. Danny Schwartz was the starting pitcher for and sparkled for 4 innings. Joe Carbone accounted for our first run by hitting a home run! The score remained 1-0 until the 5th. Andrew Pugliese singled, stole 2nd base, and was brought home by a clutch double by Mark Jason. The Giants then scored in their half of the 5th, making the score 2-1. But in the Brewer 6th, with 2 outs and bases empty Akaash Ranu singled, stole second, and was brought home by Justin Diamonds double! ( Justin's second double of the game! ) Joe Carbone closed out the pitching, by striking out the side in the sixth! Matt Zeiger & Liam Slattery covered the outfield brilliantly, getting the ball into the infield in a flash! Tyler Cohen hit his first double of the year, but was cut down at third by great Giant defense! Domenick and Domenico Fazzolari both made good contact hitting, but were also cut down by good Giant defense. Dylan Forrester, hit a screaming liner to right that was snared by Giant outfield. My compliments to George Thomas, and a spirited fun group of Giants! This tournament is a fun and exciting experience for players, coaches, and parents. Lets keep it going...Brew Crew!
Tri Auto Motors Indians (4)
Vs. All Island Dermatology Cardinals (2)
The resurgent Indians juggernaut steamrolls into the fourth round of the playoffs with a decisive 4-2 victory over the Cardinals. Pitching was dominant as starter Chris Ferlazzo was practically unhitable, striking out 9 Cardinals in three innings, while letting up an unearned run. Steven Miller was lights out in closing out the game, whiffing five Cardinals and letting in only an unearned run. The Indians scored the game's first run on a bases loaded walk by Andrew Korpacz. With the score tied at one, the Indians exploded for 2 runs in the fourth inning on a double by Luis Lopez, scoring Steven Miller, and a clutch single by Matt Dluginski. The Indians added an insurance run in the sixth inning on a bases loaded walk by Anthony Cacchioli. Chris Ferlazzo, Steven Cacchioli, Michael Sitzer, and Andrew Curcio each walked and stole a couple of bases. Troy Driscoll and Brennan Scanlon each added a single and a stolen base. Chris Cataldo took some nice swings. Super game Indians!
Tri Auto Motors Indians (4)
Vs. WEMED, AAL Phillies (10)
Nice game by all the Indians in a 10-4 loss to a tough Phillies squad. The Indians offense was led by Chris Ferlazzo (2 walks, 2 runs, 4 SB), Anthony Cacchioli (2 walks, run, SB), Brennan Scanlon (walk, single, rbi), Troy Driscoll (walk, HBP, rbi), Steven Miller (2 singles, double, rbi, SB), Matt Dluginski (single), Luis Lopez (single, walk, 2 SB), Andrew Curcio (walk, run, 2 SB), and Michael Sitzer (single, rbi, SB). Steven Cacchioli and Chris Cataldo took some nice swings. Pitchers Chris Ferlazzo notched 6 strikeouts over three innings, and Steven Miller whiffed 3 Phillies. Great game Indians!
Boys Minors Division Playoffs
Dr. Anthony Citriniti Surf (won)
Vs. Leibell Family Orioles
The Surf won their first playoff game in extra innings against the feisty Orioles, who staged a last inning rally to overcome a 4 run deficit to tie the game. The Orioles came very close to upsetting the top-seeded Surf, but the Surf once again showed their resiliency by winning in the bottom 7th on a "walk-off" RBI single by Bobby Friedner. Brendan Lum, Steve Curran, Matt Miller, Sam Nagelberg and John Macri also added key hits, while Joey Citriniti, Jon Livers, Andrew Stone, Jordan Buff, Lee Schwartz and Jesse Molina contributed to the offense with walks and/or by putting the ball in play. Sam Nagelberg made a nice catch in left-center, and catcher Steve Curran kept a lid on the Orioles' running game by gunning down the speedy Oriole lead-off batter, who tried to steal second as soon as he reached base in the first inning. Brendan Lum pitched two scoreless innings, while both Lee Schwarz and Steve Curran battled back from adversity to keep the Orioles from ever taking the lead in each of their two or more innings of work.
State Bank of Long Island Tigers (3)
Vs. Bagels and a Whole Lot More Astros (2)
The Astros took on a talented Tigers team, making it a nail biter with teamwork and character. Stephen Ambrosio pitched, shutting down a powerful Tigers team. The Astros played great defensive lead by Josh Garfinkel, Ethan Kleinberg, Zach Aziz & Andrew Goldstein. Robert Thomas, Anthony Musacchia, Ashvinder Ranu & Praggun Babber who platoon in and out of the game showed good defense as well. A big surprise was the play of Sean Bryne who hit the ball hard and turned in some y fantastic plays at 1st base. Both Stephen & Sean smashed long triples to supply the power. Doug Leff caught a good game behind the plate. Tom Mishra & Josh Garfinkel played solid in the outfield. All of the boys gave their best effort and that is all any coach can ask. On behalf of coach Stu Goldstein and myself , I would like to thank all the parents for their help and support, especially Mike Ambrosio, Neil Garfinkel & Mitchell Leff who helped out tremendously. It has been a pleasure to coach each and every boy. If the boys just learned one thing from us it was as all worth while for both Stu and I. Boys good luck in the future and enjoy your summer. To us you are all winners!
Boys Majors Division
Devane & Groder, AAL Ducks (6)
Vs. H. Edward Bears (0)
Nice effort tonight by the Ducks shutting out a tough Bears team. Ryan pitched three masterful innings allowing just one hit. The Ducks got their first run on key hits by Chris the first of his two hits and Shane. Chris came in to pitch the next two innings and shut the Bears down. The Ducks bats came alive in the top of the sixth inning. Jon led off with a walk and then with one out Matt stroked a single to center putting runners on first and second. Drew came up with two outs and laid down a perfect bunt to score the Ducks second run. A pass ball scored Matt then a walk to Bobby set the stage for Max's three run blast over the right fielders head. Drew came in to pitch the bottom of the sixth to preserve the shutout. Nice hitting and fielding by Ben. Good defensive plays by Tommy G. and Tommy M. Good job behind the dish by Jon and Kyle. Let's keep up the teamwork for the playoffs. Go Ducks!
H. Edwards Bears (0)
Vs. Devane & Groder, AAL Ducks (6)
Strong pitching and solid defense kept the Bears close through 5 innings. The defensive highlight of the game was turned in by Alex Bruschi, who made a sliding catch of a popup to shallow center. Behind the plate, David Jason made a heads up play, nailing a runner attempting to steal home. John-Paul DiMarco and Stephen Lang also contributed in the field making some fine plays at first base. Carmelo Carbone started on the mound and allowed only one run on two hits in three innings. At the plate, Michael-Robert Lewis was two for three with a single and double. Also contributing at the plate were David Jason with a single in the fourth and Daniel Zucker, who laid down a perfect bunt for a single in the fifth.
Law Office of Vincent Toomey
River Sharks (0)
Vs. H Edward Bears (1)
In the final game of the regular spring season, The River Sharks lost a to the Bears by a score of 1-0. Bears pitcher Danny Zucker proved too much in taking the bite out of the River Sharks bats. The only hits in the game came off the bat of Jon Dennett and Chris Sanchez. The River Sharks lost two runs at the plate on attempted steals of home. Excellent pitching was provided by Jesse Allen -Dicker (3 innings) and Christian Curran with two shutout innings. The River Sharks finished the season with a respectable record of 10 wins 5 losses. The River Sharks will have their first playoff game on Monday June 14 at Merillon Field #1 at 6:00pm. Lets shake these last two games off and get back to our winning ways for the playoffs! The River Sharks wish a speedy recovery to Philip Ring. Lets go River Sharks!
H. Edwards Bears (1)
Vs. Law Office of Vincent
Toomey River Sharks (0)
Thursday night's game between the Bears and the River Sharks was a classic pitcher's dual. Daniel Zucker went the distance, pitching a complete game shutout, striking out nine. Robert Scatorchio, who tripled and then stole home in the second inning, scored the Bears' sole run of the evening. After that, masterful defense on both sides prevented any further runs. Defensive highlights for the Bears included a pop-up caught by shortstop Robert behind third base, a line drive caught by second baseman John-Paul DiMarco, robbing the River Sharks of a sure base hit, and two plays at the plate - one unassisted by catcher Michael-Robert Lewis, the other by an alert Daniel who was covering home. All around solid play made for an exciting game that both teams could be proud of.
Boys Majors Division Playoffs
Stutzmann Funeral Home Road
Vs. H. Edwards Bears
The Warriors and Bears faced each other in the 1st playoff game of the Majors Division. The Warriors chose this game to breakout the lumber and flash the leather. Alex Disanto (2 for 3, 2 Runs, BB, SB); Joey Faller (2 for 4, 1 Run, SB, RBI); Matt Muller (1 for 4, 1 Run, SB, 2 RBI); Eric Doreste (2 for 3, 2 Runs, 2 Doubles, SB, RBI); Mike Cascio (1 for 1, 2 Runs, BB, HB, SB); John Watts (3 for 3, 2 Runs, SB); David Luchino (2 for 3, 1 Run, SB, 2 RBI); Matt Dillon (2 for 3, 2 Runs, RBI); Brian Lackner (1 for 2, Triple, BB, 2 RBI); Tommy Fasano (1 for 3, 1 Run, SB, RBI); John Fitzgerald (1 for 2, 1 Run, Triple, BB) and Sal Cotilletta (2 for 3, 1 Run, SB). Over all it was the best game of our season. Hats off to the Bears who fought hard all the way to the end. Next up are the hard hitting Cyclones, hopefully we saved some hits for this game. Go Road Warriors!