Boys Lower Farms Division
June 5, 2005
Nuzzi Fuel Twins Vs. Kiwanis Club of New Hyde Park Nationals
On a hot Sunday afternoon the Twins took on a very tough Nationals team. The game featured great defense and strong hitting on both sides. For the Twins Russ Rahman, Joshua Lee, Connor McDermott, Matthew Lee & Dean Mattioli provided the power each with 3 hits. While Reid Alper & Evan Mattioli each made great run saving catches. In the end the Nationals defense proved too strong, holding the Twins to only 5 runs in delivering a 10-5 defeat.
June 8, 2005
NHP Funeral Home Padres
Vs. Applebee's Restaurant Athletics
The Padres' played stellar defense on Wednesday night. The pitchers made excellent plays, Justin Roth and Vincent Rossello. The catchers were tough, Michael Husch, Antonio Prunella and Gregory Donovan. The offense was great led by Guiseppe LoDuca's 2 homers. Jacob Leeds had 4 hits and other contributions came from the bats of, Matthew Vowinkle and Matthew Bateman and Kyle Waibel. The Padres continue to improve!
June 10, 2005
Vietri Associates Mets Vs.
Celtic Corner Pub and Grub Yankees
For the Mets it was another strong game in a season filled with good plays and solid hitting. The Mets stars in the field were Andrew Polito, James Messina & Adam Feldstein. The Mets hitting stars included Rudy Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, Joe Mckie, David Kimmel & Christopher Vietri. The season is coming to a close and I would like to take the opportunity to say it was a pleasure coaching your children this season. We had a great year and a lot of fun as friendships were built by both kids and parents. On a personal note I would like to say that no father is prouder of his son than I am of James my son as he is my fathers day gift each and every day of the year! Happy Fathers Day to all! Who was better than the Mets this year? Nobody!
June 12, 2005
NHP Funeral Home Padres
Vs. Baxter's Sport Shop Cubs
On a sweltering Sunday the Padres and the Cubs finished the regular season. Guiseppe LoDuca, Antonio Prunella and Michael Husch led the Pad's with 4 hits. Gregory Donovan had Matthew Bateman had 2 RBI's, to stay hot. Matthew Ambrosio, Kyle Waibel and Vincent Rossello had 2 hits each or better and Jacob Leeds and Ryan Looney also played well on Sunday. The Padres had an outstanding season!
The Knights of Columbus No. 2852
Dodgers Vs. Kiwanis Club of
New Hyde Park Nationals
The Dodgers were able to have one of their best team performances of the season defeating the Nationals by a score of 17 to 11 rewarding their fans with an offensive onslaught that was by far their best this season. Justin Didonato, Joshua Rotstein & Matthew O'Connor all had doubles, while Corey Rutkin, Brendan Nolty & Francesco Labito all went 5 for 5. Kyle Donahue, Erik Jaklitsch & Andrew Filicoma were fantastic on both sides of the plate. John Paul Sanchez had 2 fly ball catches for outs while Justin Didonato made an outstanding fly ball catch while playing 3rd. The Dodger players have improved tremendously during the season and out of nowhere they appear to be one of the teams to be feared come Championship Saturday. Let's Go Mighty, Mighty Dodgers!
Applebee's Restaurant Athletics
Vs. Nuzzi Fuel Twins
It was a very hot and humid day when the 2 teams met. The Athletics started right where they left off, hit after hit. With a power offense and that "Iron Curtain" defense, they turned in a spectacular performance. Leading the way with 5 hits were Michael Valentino, Nicholas Favale, John Stampfli and Alex Matos. Defensive gems turned in by Brett Baker, Gregory Kyro, Sahil Rawal and Mathew Mastoridis. Scattering base hits all over the field was Tyler Cabrera who seemed to be on base every inning. Once again, Pranshu "Line Drive" Babber almost took my head off showing us his power hitting. Great job boys and Congratulations on a winning season.
Boys Upper Farms Division Playoffs
May 31, 2005
T. F. O'Brien Marlins (14) Vs.
State Bank of Long Island Indians (8)
The Marlins jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. At the plate Ryan Marder 2 for 3, 3 runs scored, Joey Richards 1 for 2 , 3 runs scored, Jake Levy, 3 for 4 , 2 runs scored , Troy Kipperman, 4 for 4 , 1 run, and Lower Farms call ups Christian Carrick and Joseph Leva reached base 2 times each and scored twice each. Daniel Zuschlag, Joseph Tricarico, and Ethan Schonhaut were outstanding on the field. Way to go Marlins!
June 4, 2005
The Fundamental Baseball
Camp Angels (5) Vs. Hand Rolled
Bagels Cardinals (4)
The Angels played a really great and exciting playoff game against the Cardinals. The Angels were the first to score. Brennan hit a big triple driving in 3 runs in the 1st. By the top of the 4th, the Cardinals had scored 4 runs to lead by 1. The Angels answered the call coming back in the bottom of the 4th.Evan started things off with a big double. Then with 2 runners on, Matt singled bringing in 2 runs. The Angels were now up by 1. The pitchers did an excellent job keeping the Cardinals from scoring in the next 2 innings. The Angels won their first playoff game. The pitchers for the game, Brennan, Evan, Sam & Brett, did an outstanding job. Jarett, Matt, Peter, Brandon, Steven, Eric, Anthony, Thomas & Billy also did a fantastic job on defense.
June 7, 2005
Fundamental Baseball Camp Angels
Vs. Dr. Barbaro Phillies
The Angels played a really tough game against the Phillies. The Phillies scored early, scoring 4 runs in the 3rd. The Angels scored 3 runs in the next two innings but it wasn't enough to win the game. The Angels pitchers, Brennan, Evan, Brandon, Brett and Sam did a great job. Peter did a great job on 1st . Matt did a great job as catcher. Billy made a nice hit at bat. Great defense by Jarett, Steven, Eric, Anthony and Thomas.
Hand Rolled Bagels Cardinals (3)
Vs. State Bank of Long Island
The Indians continue to play terrific baseball with a convincing 10-3 victory over a solid Cardinals squad. The Indians jumped out early, scoring 4 runs in the 1st with back-to-back doubles by Ben Lee & Steven Cacchioli. Chris Ferlazzo & Chris Cataldo drew walks, then Mike Sitzer cracked a double that drove in 3 runs. The 3rd saw the Indians leading 4-1, Steven C. ripped a single. The Indians hot hitter, Brendan McNulty crushed an RBI triple. Chris F. singled in Brendan, & Mike S. singled in Chris for a 7-1 lead. The Indians scored 3 more in the 5th when Anthony Cacchioli walked, stole 2 bases, & scored on Ben Lee's double. Steven & Chris knocked in the other 2 runs. Everyone else contributed with solid glove work & timely hitting. Indians pitchers - Chris F, Ben, Steven & Mike were rock solid! Great game Indians!
Dr. Barbaro Phillies Vs.
The Fundamental Baseball
Both teams displayed great pitching & defense. The Phillies pitching staff shut down the mighty Angels offense with strong performances by starter Frank DiSanto (.000 ERA/3 S.O.), reliever Andrew Schneider (.000 ERA/2 S.O.) & closer Justin Diamond. Contributing to the defense were Cooper Spector-Salwen, who with the bases loaded gunned the ball to catcher Klye Triptree for an inning ending putout. The defense was also anchored by the play of Nicholas Winkhart, Peter Dunn, Kenny Nygard, Andrew Curcio, John Triptree & Tyler Cohen. The offense was led by the timely hitting of Frank Disanto, who was awarded the game ball for his outstanding play. The 2 offensive stars of the game were Andrew Seger, who was struck on the forearm with a pitch to drive in a key run & James Cotumaccio who has reached base in all his playoff at bats. These Phillies are improving with every game. Let's Go Phillies!
June 8, 2005
State Bank of Long Island Indians (7)
Vs. T. F. O'Brien Marlins (9)
The Indians season finally comes to an end with a 9-7 loss to a talented Marlins team. All the Indians players; Anthony Cacchioli, Steven Cacchioli, Chris Cataldo, Giovanni Castelli, Mateo Diaz, Chris Ferlazzo, Andy Ferrante, Tommy LaBruna, Ben Lee, Brandon Martinez, Nicky Martinez, Brendan McNulty & Michael Sitzer are terrific, wonderful kids, and fabulous baseball players. Thank you all so much for allowing me the honor & privilege of being your coach this season. Special thanks to all the parents for all your kind words & support. Thanks to Coach Joe Cacchioli for all your help & guidance. Without you, the Indians would not have been as special. I sincerely hope to see you all continue to play Merillon baseball in the future. Have a great summer! Coach John.
June 12, 2005
Dr. Barbaro Phillies (WON) Vs.
Mike's New Hyde Park Convenience
Store White Sox
Both teams played well on offense & defense to the delight of the many spectators. The Phillies came out swinging with a lead off triple by Frank DiSanto with the Phillies scoring 2 times in the 1st, but the Sox's added 2 in the bottom half. Kyle Triptree was responsible for throwing out one base runner & catching a pop up behind the plate. Justin Diamond was spectacular in the field & at bat. The 3 A's all contributed to the offense, Andrew Seger, Andrew Curcio & Andrew Schneider. Kenny Nygard doubled into centerfield driving in 2 runs. James Cotumaccio continued his consecutive on base streak to 6 AB's, which earned him the game ball. Peter Dunn, Cooper Spector-Salwen, John Triptree, Nicholas Winkhart & Tyler Cohen all were solid in the field. Let's go Phillies.
Boys Minors Division Playoffs
June 8, 2005
Celtic Corner Pub & Grub Astros (15)
Vs. Dr. Roofeh Blue Jays (10)
The Astros played flawless defense which only had 8 determined boys who wanted to win one for their coach on his birthday. The Astros came out quick with 6 runs in the 1st and a parade of hits with 20 stolen bases in their win over a well-coached Blue Jay's team. Outstanding pitching performance by Josh Garfinkel (4 innings, 8 K's) & Steven Miller in releif. Steven was the offensive catalyst getting on base 4 times with 5 SB's. Josh Garfinkel (2 singles , double, triple, walk & 3 RBI's) also lead the hit parade. Frank Kurre came up big filling a void at 1st base doing a solid job. Matt Hershenhorn & Jake Phillips played a great outfield making all the plays. Robert Thomas reached base safely all 4 times with 3 SB's & 2 RBI's. John Lee caught another terrific game behind the plate contributing with 3 SB's including a steal of home. Dylan Lopez played a smart 3rd base & shortstop closing out a Blue Jay rally with a heads-up-play with a fake throw to 1st tagging the runner as he ran by. Dylan also got on base 4 times, including a double & 4 RBI's. Thanks to Michael Glaser on the D.L. who came down to cheer on his Astros.
June 11, 2005
Tri Auto Motors, Inc. Mariners (6)
Vs. ABC Rental Tigers (4)
"Dan the Man" Luchino took center stage in this game. Danny pitched a complete game victory over the mighty Tigers keeping them off balance most of the game on route to collecting 12 strikeouts. Danny also went 2 for 3 smashing a 2 run homer in the 6th inning for the tying and winning runs. Way to go Danny! Sean Byrne rocketed a triple in the 2nd plating Erik Schmid who had singled and stole 2nd & 3rd base. Philip Gonzalez singled and scored in the 3rd inning setting the stage for our comeback victory. Also in the 3rd, with Tiger runners at 1st & 3rd bases catcher Doug Leff (1 for 3 run scored, 2 SB's) pump faked a throw to 2nd base and immediately fired the ball to 3rd picking off the lead runner. Great play Doug! Patrick Theodoropoulos did his thing walking in the 6th inning then stealing 2nd, 3rd & home with his blazing speed and base running smarts. The victory would not have been possible without the solid defense turned in by Franchesco & Kevin Terrero, Alex Smith and Jonathan O'Brien. Go Mariners!
Dr. Anthony Citriniti Surf (6)
Vs. The Fundamental Baseball
Camp Pirates (1)
The Surf and Pirates treated the fans to a great scoreless 6 innings of baseball due to great pitching & defense from both teams. The Surf exploded in the 7th inning scoring 6 runs to taking the lead. The Pirates came right back scoring 1 run in the 7th & only great pitching from the Surf relievers sealed the victory. All Surf players contributed to the win, they are as follows, Michael Aronov, Troy Barocas, Troy Driscoll, Domenick Fazzolari, Domenico Fazzolari, Ace Goldstein, John Grzmalski, Alexander Katz, Adrian Kwan, Jonathon Livers, and Paul Reo. The game ball goes to catcher Jon Livers, Jon was injured & refused to leave the game catching all 7 innings we all should admire Jon for his courage and love of the game. Special mention to Alex for pitching 6 no hit innings, and to Troy Barocas & Paul Reo for also pitching 1 hitless inning each.
The Fundamental Baseball
Camp Pirates (6)
Vs. Dr. Anthony Citriniti Surf (1)
The Pirates lost a tough playoff battle to the Surf. Both teams went into the 7th in a scoreless tie. Dan Schwartz & Chris Sanchez combined to share the battery duties through 6. Chris pitched outstanding shutting down the Surf through 4. Dan pitched 2 scoreless innings but after catching Chris through the 1st 4, he started getting a little tired. Great effort by both Dan & Chris in the heat. Outstanding defense by Brett Kleinberg, Nick Driscoll, Alex Weiner & Ethan Kleinberg. In the 3rd inning Andy Dittrich, Ethan K. & Nick D all reached 1st, but were left stranded. In the 6th Brett Kleinberg came close to stealing 2nd, but the break didn't go the Buc's way. As Dan S. got tired in the 7th the Surf opened up a 6-0 lead. The Pirates were able to load the bases, scoring 1, but the rally stalled. Great effort by Gabe Cohen, Chris Casey, Harrison Strows, Alex Weiner & Mark Roantree who all fought like heck in the 7th to try to rally. Thanks to all Pirate parents and fans for their support!
Celtic Corner Pub & Grub Astros (1)
Vs. Virgilio Chiropractic Expos (6)
On this summer like afternoon the Astros put forth an admiral effort but lost 6-1 to a talented well coached Expos' team. Josh Garfinkel left the game twice with what appear to be muscle spasms due to heat and Astros catcher John Lee left the game after getting beat-up behind the plate leaving the Astros with only 8 healthy players. The Astros after getting out to any early lead 1 - 0 were held at bay the rest of the game. The Astros unlike their last game could not come through with a big hit. Josh Garfinkel, Mike Glaser, Paul Gobel, Andrew Goldstein, Matt Hersenhorn, Frank Kurre, John Lee, Dylan Lopez, Steven Miller, Jack Murnane, Jack Phillips and Robert Thomas all displayed hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and determination. I would like to thank everyone invloved with the team and the parents for a great season!
Boys Majors Division Playoffs
May 31, 2005
Hillside Beverage Cyclones (6) Vs.
W.E.M.E.D, AAL Bears (7)
The Cyclones & Bars played a whopper of a game. The Bears came right out of the box with 2 runs in the 1st and 3 more in the 2nd. The Cyclones started their come back in the 3rd scoring 3 times. Key hits by Steve Phillips, Kenny Richards & Chris Kelly plated the runs. The Cyclones made a valiant effort in their last at bat, Robert Abballe & Daniel Lee got key hits and Evan Leung walked. The Cyclones scored 3 runs to make the score 7 - 6 but the rally ended 1 run short. Brian Lackner pitched a fine game striking out 10 Bears batters. A special thanks to Minors players Harrison Marder & Joey Carbone who played a great game for the Cyclones, way to go guys!
June 4, 2005
Hillside Beverage Cyclones (4)
Vs. Dennett Law Offices Ducks (5)
The Ducks & Cyclones played a splendid game today. Steve Phillips pitched a whale of a game striking out 13 Ducks. It was a scoreless game through 3 innings, however, the Ducks broke through with a run in the top of the 4th. The Cyclones came back in their half of the 4th to plate 2 runs. Kenny Richards & Chris Kelly scored on a double by Brian Lackner. The Ducks broke it open in the top of the 6th, when they scored 4 runs taking a 5 - 2 lead. The Cyclones "never quit" attitude came through in their last at bat. They fought back to score 2 runs on a key hit by Daniel Leung making it a close 1 run game but the Cyclones fell 1 run short. Despite the loss, the Cyclones finished the regular season in first place awaiting the playoffs. Way to go Cyclones!
June 11, 2005
The Liebell Family River Sharks (4)
Vs. W.E.M.E.D., AAL Bears (2)
The Sharks advanced in the playoffs by beating the Bears. Key hits by Mike Cascio, Joe Citriniti, Jesse Molina and Joe Thomas led the Sharks attack. Mike Cascio pitched 4 stellar innings to shut the Bears down and to seal the win.
W.E.M.E.D., AAL Bears (2)
Vs. The Liebell Family River Sharks (4)
The Season came to an end for the Bears, but not without a good fight. They came out strong with Chris Dluginski walking and Dylan Brolly ripping a long triple for the RBI. Up third was Chris Theo who put the ball in play to score the run. The inning continued with Bobby Young, Michael Lewis and Sal Cotilletta all getting on but left stranded. David Resnick pitched a solid four innings keeping the game close. Defensive plays for the Bears were made by Mike Tangredi who stabbed a hard line drive at short and threw over to first to catch the runner off base for the DP. Kevin Seger playing deep right field grabbed a one hopper and threw home to nail a runner trying to score from second. Patrick Nicolello and Eric Hand split the duties of third and outfield and did a great job. Coach George and Coach Kevin would like to thank all the players and parents for what has amounted to a tough season. We want to wish the River sharks the best of luck for the rest of the playoffs.
The Stutzmann Funeral Home
Road Warriors (3)
Vs. Dennett Law Offices Ducks (2)
What can you say? Robert Scatorchio was Super! The "Torch" was on fire in this one pitching a 6 inning masterpiece with 11 K's. Rob batting 2nd in the order lined a double into the gap in the 1st inning stole 3rd and then when David Luchino walked stole home scoring our first run. The Warriors plated 2 more in the 4th as Rob led off with a walk, David smashed a grounder to short which turned into a fielders choice as he beat out the attempted double play throw to first. Louis Simione then stroked a line drive double scoring David and setting the table for Nicky Clifford who singled in Louis for what proved to be the game winning run. Stellar defense by Harris Rivkin who tracked down a well hit triple, threw to relay man Nicky who threw a strike relay throw to Matt Dillon catching the runner in a pickle. The play ended on a full speed catch and tag by pitcher Rob Scatorchio for the out. Danny Spratt was sparkling at 1st base while Kevin Gagnon, Pat McGonigle, Matt Miller and John Fitzgerald were all solid defensively. Hats off to the Ducks players and Coaching staff on a great game!
Dennett Law Offices Ducks (2)
Vs. The Stutzmann Funeral Home
Road Warriors (3)
The Ducks finished the 2005 season with an exciting 3-2 loss to the surging Road Warriors. The Warriors grabbed a early lead in the 1st on a steal of home. The bottom of the first, Stephen DePietto singled, but could not be advanced. In the 2nd, the Ducks threatened with Nolan Roth on 3rd & Sam Rossiello on 2nd, but Lu Zaremba's scorcher down the 3rd base line was gloved, lightning fast Lu was out on a very close call. The Warriors added 2 in the 4th going up 3-0. Ducks threatened again in their half but could not bring the runners home. The Ducks broke through in the 5th as Lu Zaremba walked scoring on Mike Ibrahim's blast to right center. In a bad break, Ibrahim lost his footing coming around 3rd, and was out in a run down. In the 6th, Duck starter Frank Pate turned the ball over to Jonathan Dennett. Pate was stupendous in 5 innings, giving up only 3 hits with 11 K's. Dennett finished up the job, retiring 3 in order with 2 K's. In the 6th, Dennett singled, stole 2nd & advanced to 3rd by Pate scoring on a passed ball. With 2 outs, Nolan Roth & Joel Gross walked, but did not score. Good luck to the Warriors in the rest of the playoffs! Congratulations to Stephen DePietto, Jonathan Dennett, Luis Gaitan, Joel Gross, Michael Ibrahem, Justin Kalin, Frank Pate, James Regan, Sam Rossiello, Nolan Roth, Alex Taffet & Lu Zaremba on a great season of baseball.
Boys Juniors Division
June 9, 2005
Merillon Junior Division Mets (11)
Vs. Roslyn (10)
The Mets record stands at 9-2-1, defeating a tough Roslyn team 11-10 in their last dramatic turn at-bat. Key pitching & defensive plays kept the Mets in this one. Mark Amber, Ryan Puglia, Pat Gagnon & Michael Pucci were all stellar on the hill. Spectacular defensive plays were turned in by Robert Fauci, Jon Paul Demarco, Jeff Salusto & Zach Grossman. Big hits by Mike Marsigliano, Gabe Gonzalas & Matt Williams. With the score tied, Derek Clifford led off the last of the 6th ripping a double to left center, Dan Puglia then smacked another double scoring Derek for the winning run. I'd just like to say that I hope you boys had just as much fun playing as I did coaching. You guys are a great bunch and it was a pleasure to be your coach I really enjoyed this season. To all the parents thank you for all your support & patience. I'd also like to thank Ed Gonzalas. Thanks Coach Vito .
Girls Softball Minors Division
June 4, 2005
T. F. O'Brien Roadsters (6) Vs.
Glen Oaks Team #1 (14)
Roadsters come up a little short. Despite being on the losing end of the game, Ailish Malone, Kathryn Regan, and Erin Rivera played stellar defense. Offense was led by Joanna Verde and Kelly Kerrane. Emma McGrath controlled the mound on a very hot day.
Girls Softball Majors Division
June 3, 2005
Vietri Associates Riptide (24)
Vs. Mineola Team #1 (6)
The offensive came to life tonight in a game under the lights at Mineola field as the Riptide improved their record to 8 - 1. Great hitting from Chloe, Sydnie and of course Gina with 2 long drives that reached the fence. Good pitching performance from Christina in rainy conditions. Our defensive turned in a solid effort with excellent plays from Stephanie and Jessie. Nice win girls!