Greenpoint Savings Bank Cardinals
The Cardinals of the Instructional Division have completed learning the basics. Conner, Nicholas, Gregory, Ryan, Michael, Louis, Ryan, Vincent, Matthew, Kyle, and Jacob are on their way to the next division. They have worked hard and had a lot of fun. They have improved their skills and their coach's (Ed and Al) are very proud of them. Good luck in the next division guys.
Boys Lower Farms Division
Fleet Bank Athletics Vs. Meldon Silverman Rangers
On the last game of the season, The Athletics & Rangers faced off for the 3rd time, having split the last 2 games. The A's played very fundamental baseball against a very talented Rangers team. The A's offense was led by the clutch hitting of John Compton, Daniel Zuschlag, Eric Jaklitsch. The offensive attack continued with power from the M&M boys, Mike Lopez & Michael Husch. Joseph Tricarico & James Cotumaccio continued their hard hitting, each with 3 hits. The defense was anchored by Bejamin Lee, Nicholas Winkhart, Matt Theodorpuolas & Justin Roth, each was responsible for many put outs. Antonio Prunella played solid behind the plate. The A's are comprised of a very special group of kids. I would like to thank my coaching staff of Joe Winkhart, George Theodoropoulas & Andre Prunella for doing a great job with the children, they are an asset to this organization. We are all thankful to the players and their families, for their support and making this season a great experience. Thank You, Manager Bobby Cotumaccio, Lets Go A's.
Hand Rolled Bagel Mets Vs.
Cellini Lodge Braves
The Mets game with the Braves on Thursday night was rained out. But the story for the Mets was that 7 kids still showed up in the rain, I think that says something about the kids and the parents. I want to thank the parents for allowing me to coach your children this year, they are a great group of kids. This team learned about the game of baseball and about having fun with their teammates. As the manager of the Mets I want to thank each player for showing up at the games and playing hard and to our parents and coach's for their efforts to ensure the kids had all the help they needed. The Mets had a great year and all the players should be proud of their efforts. They include: James Messina, Thomas Fong, Chris Rodriguez, Vincent Occhiogrosso, Landon Phillips, Tyler Pelaez, Thomas Fitzgerald, Jack Kimmel, Vincent Patrey, Alec Acosta, George Papadopoulos, Brandon Ianiro. Lets GO METS ! Coach Lou.
City Line Florist Yankees Vs.
Dr. Barbaro Cubs
Boys Lower Farms Division -
Congratulations to the Gold Medal Winning Fleet Bank Athletics. It was a beautiful day for baseball. The Lower Farms skills competition was held at Merillon. Each team competed in four skill levels, hitting, fielding grounders, flies, and running the bases. The Athletics were led by the play of John Compton, James Cotumaccio, Michael Husch, Erik Jaklitsch, Bejamin Lee, Michael Lopez, Kenny Nygard, Antonio Prunella, Justin Roth, Matthew Theodoropoulas, Joseph Tricarico, Nicholas Winkhart, and Daniel Zuschlag, whom have played well all year and came ready to play today. To cap off a great season, the Athletics came home with the Gold medal. The Athletics presented their coaching staff with autographed baseballs, the balls were priceless and we are hoping someday worth millions. The Athletics would like to congratulate the Yankees and Rangers for winning the silver and bronze medals, respectively. The Athletics would also like to thank the league, the division director Mike Varrone and all the coaches and players who made this season so enjoyable. Thank You. Let's Go A's.
Congratulations to Silver Medal Winning City Line Florists Yankees. Manager: Mike Varrone / Coach John Tagios - The Yankees were, in alphabetical order; Jonathan Cioffi, Jared Diamond, Peter Dunn, Andrew Greiche, Andrew Kraus, Jack Mangin, Peter Restivo, John Paul Sanchez, Andrew Seger, Peter Tagios, Ankoor Talwar and Michael Varrone.
Congratulations Bronze Medal Winning Meldon Silverman Rangers. Manager: Tim Campenella / Coach: Al Simoncini - The Rangers were, in alphabetical order; Nicholas Campenella, Matthew Esposito, Jarett Greben, George Halvatzis, David Lapidus, Alexander Lopez, Brendan Montenegro, Domenick Oliveri, Pietro Pecora, Justin Simoncini, Jonathan Uy and John Young.
Boys Upper Farms Division Playoffs
Caruso Barber Shop Giants (1) Vs.
NHP Elks Club Brewers (3)
The Giants squared off against the Brewers, who immediately got things going with a lead off double and an attempted steal of 3d base. Giants catcher Brett Kleinberg made a perfect throw to Matthew Hirshon who tagged the runner out. In the 2d, the Brewers took a 1 run lead on a homer, and it stayed that way until the 5th, due to the combination of strong pitching by Travis Finkel & Michael Ring, and outstanding Giants defensive. Both Travis & Michael combined to give up only 3 runs. The Giants defense made stellar plays, with Matthew Hirshon playing a savvy hot corner all night. After the 1st inning tag, Matthew backpedaled catching a high popup on the outfield grass. Later, he reached across his body to snare a hard liner, robbing the Brewers of a sure extra base hit. In what looked like the web gem play of the game, Matthew fielded a throw in the shortstop hole, wheeled and ran the runner down tagging him before he could reach 3rd. But the spectacular web gem play of the night, went to Shaun Kaiman, who ran in from center making a diving basket catch and saving a run in the 6th. Way to go Shaun! One night after pounding the White Sox for 11 runs, the Giants bats were held silent for 4 innings, until Michael Arnoff led off the 5th with a single, and scored on an RBI hit by Anthony Stacom. Although we were eliminated, Coach George & Coach Rich are extremely proud of the effort given by each and every one of the boys. Tonight, they played like men.
Elks Club Brewers (4) Vs.
All Island Dermatology Cardinals (2)
Against a very well coached Cardinal team, the Brewers won a real nail bitter 4-2. The game was scoreless till the 4th inning, when the Brewers erupted with 4 runs. Justin Diamond & Dylan Forrester started the inning by getting on base. Followed by Joe Carbone's RBI single. Danny Schwartz walked, and the scoring continued when Andrew Pugliese hit a RBI single. Mark Jason walked, and Liam Slattery's base hit completed the Brewer scoring. Andrew Pugliese pitched into the 6th inning, and was fabulous! Joe Carbone closed it out with a bases-loaded strike-out to end the game! Once again the Brewer outfield was solid, Matt Zeiger, Tyler Cohen (who also had a double!), Akaash Ranu & Domenick Fazzolari showed great Brewer hustle! Domenico Fazzolari continued to make good contact at the plate, and sooner or later some of those balls will fall in. The Brewers coaches, players & parents had a festive pizza party following the game and I hope all had a great time (I did!) but remember, we still have lots of work to do. Congrats to Cardinals, who played a great game!
New Hyde Park Elks
Club Brewers (4) Vs. Citibank Twins (2)
What a great game! The Brewers and the Twins squared off on a beautiful night at Dietz Field. The Brewers stayed alive by winning 4-2! Daniel S. led the way by pitching 5 outstanding innings. Danny also contributed with a home-run! Joe C., along with Andrew P., played fantastic infield! Justin D., and Dylan F., got rallies started at the top of the batting order. Matt Z., made a nice play on a long hit in the outfield, holding the Twin batter to a single. Mark J. threw out a runner trying to advance to second base in the last inning, way to go Mark! Domenick F. contributed with a big RBI ground out. Tyler C., Liam S., and Domenico F., also helped keep the Twins in check by playing alert outfield. Congrats to the Twins on a great season. Rest up Brewers, we do it again in two days!
Tri Auto Motors Indians (4) Vs.
NHP Elks Club Brewers (13)
Congratulations to all the Indians on a fabulous season and a third place finish in the Upper Farms Division. All the Indians players - Anthony Cacchioli, Steven Cacchioli, Chris Cataldo, Andrew Curcio, Matt Dluginski, Troy Driscoll, Chris Ferlazzo, Andrew Korpacz, Luis Lopez, Steven Miller, Brennan Scanlon, and Michael Sitzer - should all be proud of your successful and fun season. You are all terrific baseball players and fine boys. Your team spirit and sportsmanship was truly inspirational. Thanks to coaches Joe Cacchioli and Tom Scanlon for all your help and hard work. Special thanks to all the parents and friends for your support and kind words. Have a great summer!
NHP Elks Club Brewers (WON)
Vs. WEMED, AAL Phillies
In an unbelievable week of baseball the Brewers won the Championship by defeating the heavy hitting Phillies on Father's Day. The Brewers, with no room for error, beat the Phillies Saturday and Sunday to win the tournament. In my 25 years of managing Little League, this Brewer team has been the most determined & spirited team I have ever coached. We started practicing in the cold days of February through the rain, wind and eventually the heat of the spring. The players on the Brewers never once complained or asked "why" or said "no" to anything. They are a perfect example of what team work is all about! I would like to thank my coach, Joe Carbone, who always stood beside me, and made me laugh when things got tough. We couldn't have done this without Joe! I would also like to thank Bill Slattery & Rocco Fazzolari for coaching the bases & keeping the score book. I would also like to give my thanks to all the parents who supported me & their children throughout this long season. Without your help, this championship would not be possible. There are too many individual players accomplishments to mention here who contributed to the Brewers 19-1 record for the 2004, so I will just list all the names of our outstanding players: Justin Diamond, Dylan Forester, Joe Carbone, Daniel Schwartz, Andrew Pugliese, Mark Jason, Liam Slattery, Dominick Fazzolari, Matthew Zeiger, Domenico Fazzolari, Tyler Cohen and Akash Ranu. I would also like to congratulate the Phillies who are a well coached team with a spirited bunch of players. It has been my pleasure to manage this team and one I will remember forever!
Congratulations to the Boys Upper Farms Division-
2nd Place Winning WEMED, AAL PHILLIES
Manager: Bob Grossman / Coach: Brian Todaro -
The Phillies were, in alphabetical order; Brett Alper, Anthony D'Ammassa, David Feldstein, Mark Fuller, Jordan Grossman, Jake Grusd, Thomas Kelly, John Lee, Jayson Molina, Brad Rutkin, Cooper Spector Salwen, Ben Todaro and Mike West.
Boys Minors Division Playoffs
State Bank of Long Island Tigers (3)
Vs. Bagels and a Whole
Lot More Astros (2)
The Tigers squeaked by a very tough Astros team in the first round of their playoffs. Both teams played their hearts out in pitching duel that saw the Tigers prevail by a score of 3 - 2. The Tigers got on the board first on a single by Rick S. who stole 2nd and was moved to third on a hard hit ball by Louis S., finally coming home on a wild pitch. The Astros got the run right back in the top of the 2nd inning and went ahead on a run in the 4th. The Astros pitching limited the Tigers to 1 run through 4 innings, but the Tigers finally broke through in the 5th inning with 2 runs that turned out to be the difference in the game. In the 5th, Gabriel B. worked out a well-earned walk scoring on a triple by Joseph T., for the tying run, Patrick Mc. singled bringing home Joseph with the winning run. But the win would not have been possible if not for a great effort put forth by the whole team: Nick C., & Louis S. pitching, Joseph T. & Patrick Mc. catching, Michael I, Michael A, Gabriel D. & Rick S. infield, Daniel C., Scott K., Ryan A., & Jonathan D. outfield. Congratulations to both teams for a very entertaining game, which had the coaching staffs & parents holding their breath until the final out. Tigers roaring on to the second round!
Applebee's Restaurant Pirates (17) Vs. La Vera Pizza Devil Rays (5)
"The Streak", as it's become known in Pirate land, continued today as the Pirates beat the Devil Rays in round 1 of the playoffs 17-5. The Buccaneers advance to the semi's in a contest that was closer than the score indicated. The Devil Rays boys played hard the entire game. The Buco's, down by 2 in the 2nd were sparked by a clutch Chris Sanchez base hit, scoring Greg Goetz followed by J.D. "The Rifle" Delnevo's 1st of 2 homers. With the game tied at 5 after 3, The Ray's were threatening in the 4th, when Joel Gross, the winning pitcher, made a clutch spectacular 1-3 double play on a come backer that seemed to wake up the Pirates defense. The Pirates scored 6 in the 4th & 5th innings to put the game away. Josh Graber & Taylor Ward contributed offensively & defensively up the middle, while Chris Casey & Greg Goetz each having 2 hits, made for effective corner stones. Vinnie Labruna , Paul Terry & Andy Dittrich all had fine games each scoring a run & playing solid outfield. Paul Goebel in right field made a clutch play. A Devil Ray laced one into right center for what looked like a tweener, until Goebel galloped over from right to deflect it with his glove. Mike Tangredi then fired the ball in holding the runner at 2nd once again proving it's the little things that help win a baseball game. Once again "Mariano" Tangredi closed the game out with 2 solid innings. Mike has proven to be extremely versatile as well as a great team player. Great team play boys, you're playing like a solid unit. Thanks to Pirate parents & friends for their support and advance scouting. They have made Pirate baseball exciting to be part of this year. Special thanks to bullpen catcher Larry Gross. Tigers up next boys.
Virgilio Chiropractic Expos (4)
Vs. Schwalbach Building
Supplies, Inc. Reds (1)
First Round of the playoffs and the Expos were looking for a big win and we got it. With unbelievable pitching by David Resnick striking out 12 and giving up zero walks, this was his game. Behind David playing great defense was Danny Karlin, Spencer Edelstein, John Grzmalski and Josh Shulman. With the Bats and getting us the four runs were Harris Rivkin, Kevin Seger, Johnny Mahon, Patrick Nicolello and James Regan. Before the game the Expos dedicated this game to their teammate Christian Theodoropoulos who was injured during the week.
Dr. Anthony Citriniti, DDS Surf (4)
Vs. Virgilio Chiropractic Expos (2)
The Surf and Expos met in the semi-finals and proved, once again, that good pitching will shut down a good hitting team. The Surf won 4-2 in an extremely well-pitched and exciting game by jumping to an early 4-1 lead, scoring all of their runs in the bottom first with "station to station" baseball. Jon Livers, Brendan Lum, Steve Curran, Matt Miller and Joey Citriniti all contributed to the Surf runs by getting on base or putting the ball in play against the Expos ace, who went the distance and held the Surf scoreless the rest of the way. Surf starter Steven Curran went 3 brilliant innings yielding only one run, while John Macri pitched 2 near perfect innings, surrendering the Expos' only other run with a stolen base at home. Closer Brendan Lum shut down the Expos in the final frame under intense pressure with the tying run at the plate to preserve a hard-fought victory. The Surf are now headed for Championship Saturday, but the Expos should hold their heads high as a great and formidable opponent and for demonstrating tremendous sportsmanship.
Virgilio Chiropractic Expos (2)
Vs. Dr. Anthony Citriniti, DDS Surf
In The Semi Finals the Expos came just short. We gave up four quick runs in the first before settling down. We were just unable to catch up. It has been a great season and full of ups and downs. All the Expos played each and every game with their hearts and that makes for a great team win or lose. A lot of new friendships were made this year. Throughout this season the Expos showed everyone that they were champs by displaying great sportsmanship at every game. Coach Kevin and Coach George would like to thank every one of the Expos. Spencer, John G., Danny, Johnny M, Patrick, James, David, Harris, Kevin Josh and Christian. Hope to see you guys on the fields soon.
Applebee's Pirates (1) Vs. State Bank
Of Long Island Tigers (2)
The Pirates streak ended tonight in the semi's to a well coached & prepared Tigers team. The game was a pitching & defensive gem that could have gone either way. Josh Graber & Michael Tangredi shared the pitching chores shutting down the Tigers most of the way. Josh led off the game with a triple but ended up not scoring as the Tiger defense bared down. The Tigers struck first in the bottom of the 4th on a sacrifice fly to left center. Chris Sanchez made the catch launching a strike to home plate. The play at the plate could have gone either way, but the ump called him safe. The Pirates answered in the top of the 5th, as Michael scored the lone Buc run. The Tigers again took the lead in the bottom of the 5th holding on for the win. The Pirates attempted a 6th inning rally with Chris Casey hitting his way on with 1 out. Unfortunately, Chris was left 60 feet away after a gutsy at bat by Vinnie Labruna. Joel Gross, Greg Goetz, Paul Goebel, Paul Terry, Andy Dittrich, Taylor Ward & JD Delnevo all played hard to get their team into the finals. All of the Pirates were great team players, exhibiting great sportsmanship. Pirate fans were treated to 2 separate seasons this year. The team started off cold going 0-5 in their first 5 games. If you measure a season on how much the team improved and how much fun and excitement was generated, then it was a tremendously successful campaign and each and every Pirate is a champion. Fans, parents, family and friends of the Pirates were all greatly appreciated for their support all year.
State Bank of Long Island
Tigers (2) Vs. Applebee's Pirates (1)
The State Bank Tigers won their second playoff game against a very tough Pirates team by the score of two to one. As has been the case in the playoffs, this was another pitching duel. The battery mates of Nicholas C. and Joseph T., and Louis S. and Patrick Mc. held the Pirates to only one run and three hits for the game. The Tigers themselves only got four hits off of the Pirates pitching, but were timely placed to get the two runs across. The low score is also attributed to the good defense played by both teams, and for the Tigers Michael A. made three great catches at second base, one being a shoe string catch that saved a run. Daniel C. and Michael I. scored the Tigers runs. Of course the win would not have been possible without the rest of the TEAM: Gabriel D., Rick S., Scott K., Ryan A., and Jonathan D. On the behalf of the Coaching Staff and the Parents we would like to congratulate both Teams on a very exciting and entertaining game. Tigers advance to "Championship Saturday" against the mighty Surfs. Let's go Tigers.
Dr. Anthony Citriniti Surf (7)
Vs. State Bank of Long Island Tigers (5)
The Surf capped off a dominating season with a climactic 7-5 victory over the Tigers. The Surf jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st, Jon Livers (a lead off walk, run scored) & Brendan Lum (single) set the table. Steve Curran (fielder's choice, run scored on a steal of home), Joey Citriniti & Lee Schwartz (hit by pitch each) also played key roles in the early lead. Showing the heart of a champion, Surf starter Steve Curran held the powerful Tigers' in check by pitching 3 scoreless innings, while Brendan Lum yielded only 1 unearned run in his first 2 innings of work to set the stage for an exhilarating finish. With the score 2-1, the Surf capitalized on several free passes and a clutch hit by John Macri (2-2, run scored) that initially led to 2 runs. The inning culminated in a bases-clearing double by Brendan Lum (2-3, run scored, 3 RBI). The Surf appeared to have blown the game wide open by scoring 5 runs to take a 7-1 lead, but the Tigers came roaring back when Surf errors let 2 sure outs slip away. Combined with a walk, single & double by the Tigers' 1 & 2 batters, the Surf led was soon cut to 7-5 with nobody out. With the tying run at the plate, pitcher Brendan Lum induced 3 ground ball outs nailing down the Surf's Championship. Every single Surf player played a key role in the winning season and Championship victory. Jordan Buff, Jesse Molina & Sam Nagelberg each had a run scored. Matt Miller & Bobby Friedner made critical plays in the field. as did Andrew Stone who was robbed of an extra base hit when his hard liner to center was flagged down by the stingy Tiger defense. All of the Surf players should be proud of themselves for a phenomenal season because your coaches, parents and supporters are extremely proud of everything you have accomplished this season. Your first place trophy may serve as a reminder of these accomplishments in the future, but your coaches (Bill, John and Larry) hope that the lessons you have learned this season about sportsmanship and perseverance will always be with you.
Special congratulations to the Boys Minors Division
2nd Place Winners State Bank of Long Island Tigers. Manager: Mike Simione / Coach Annmarie Clifford - The Tigers were, in alphabetical order; Michael Ali, Daniel Caligiuri, Nicholas Clifford, Ryan D'Angelo, Jonathan Davis, Gabriel Diamond, Michael Ibrahim, Scott Kipnis, Patrick McGonigle, Rick Saxe, Louis Simione and Joseph Thomas.
3rd Place Winners Applebee's Restaurant Pirates
Manager: Charlie Dittrich / Coach Lou Sanchez - The Pirates were, in alphabetical order; Christopher Casey, John Dominic DelNevo, Andy Dittrich, Paul Goebel, Gregory Goetz, Joshua Graber, Joel Gross, Vincent LaBruna, Christian Sanchez, Michael Tangredi, Paul Terry and Taylor Ward.
Boys Majors Division Playoff
Stutzmann Funeral Home
Road Warriors (4)
Vs. Hillside Beverage Cyclones (6)
The entire season has been a tough fight for the Warriors and this game against the Cyclones was no different. The Warriors played hard and swung the bats even harder. In our 2 playoff games we scored a total of 20 runs, unfortunately we should have kept a few for today's game. We were led by Alex DiSanto who went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a double. Joey Faller (1 for 2, 2 runs scored, double, RBI) pitched the first 3 innings and was super on the mound, followed by yet another terrific outing by Eric Doreste who held the Cyclones in check and gave us a chance to pull out a win. Matt Muller went 2 for 3 with a double & 2 RBI. John Fitzgerald singled in the 2nd and was followed by Sal Cotilletta who hit a moon shot home run only to have it called back on a controversial call on John for missing 2nd base. Tommy Fasano, David Luchino, Mike Cascio, Matt Dillon and Brian Lackner all played stellar defense to keep us close the entire game. Hats off to the Cyclones in their win. Thanks to all the parents for their help during the season and a special thanks to my coaches Mike Cascio & Joe Faller for all their hard work and dedication to the team. Super Season Road Warriors, your all #1 in my heart, thanks, Coach Mike.
Devane & Groder, AAL Ducks (0)
Vs. The Law Office of Vincent
Toomey River Sharks (1)
What a super playoff game tonight by the Ducks against a very tough River Sharks team. Excellent pitching and defense by both teams led to this one run decision. Chris pitched his heart out for four innings and also stroked a nice shot to center. Drew started a potential threat with a single to center only to have Max's blast to right snagged by the River Shark's sure handed rightfielder. Excellent defensive plays by Matt and Shane at first, Bobby at second and Kyle in left. Nice hustle by Ryan, Tommy G., Tommy M. and Ben. You boys really gave it your all tonight and should be very, very proud of yourselves. The season started off slowly but you really turned it around nicely winning seven of your last ten games. Hold your heads up high boys. Special thanks to Coach Jimmy and Coach Chris for making this season so much fun. You guys are super! Go Ducks!
The Law Office of Vincent
Toomey River Sharks (1)
Vs. Devane & Groder, AAL Ducks (0)
In an exciting and well played playoff game the River Sharks edged past the Ducks by a score of 1-0. The only River Shark run came off the bat of Aaron Keller who hit a line drive homer down the left field line. The River Sharks got five shutout innings from starter Frankie Pate and a spectacular catch in right field by Jonathan Dennet which thwarted the Ducks from taking the lead. Solid defense was provided by the whole River Shark team and Aaron Keller closed out the sixth with three K's. Now its on to the championship game on Saturday 06/19/04 at 2 p.m. for a showdown with the Cyclones! Nice game Ducks! Lets go River Sharks.!
The Law Office of Vincent
Toomey River Sharks (2)
Vs. Hillside Beverage Cyclones (3)
In the final game of the spring season, the River Sharks came up short to the Cyclones by a score of 3-2. The River Sharks gave a gallant effort in this championship game led by pitcher Aaron Keller who yielded only two runs in four innings of work. Jonathan Dennett hit a monster shot to right field scoring Frankie Pate but was gunned down at the plate by an excellent relay by the Cyclones. The River Sharks had plenty of chances but left too many men on base in this thriller of a game. As your proud coach I would like to thank ALL my players for their constant effort and all parents for your dedication and support throughout this successful season. To my assistant Coach Ray Sanchez I thank you for your assistance in the three seasons we have coached together, making it to the championship game all three times! To my son Christian in your last year of Little League, as well as other 12 yr. olds, I want you to know that I have enjoyed watching you play, grow and being your coach more than words can express! Congratulations to the Cyclones on their victory. Manager Billy Curran.
Boys Majors Division Champions
Hillside Beverage Cyclones
Manager: Jimmy Richards / Coach: Steve Phillips - The Cyclones were, in alphabetical order; Matthew Alongi, Nicholas Aronov, Robert Butler, Luis Gaitan, Adam Goltche, Christopher Kelly, Andrew Levine, Michael Melita, Steven Phillips, Kenneth Richards, Thomas Roulis and John Weitzel.