Williamsport All Stars Girls 11 & 12 Year Old Team
Merillon "Diamonds" (4) Vs Manhasset (9)
The Diamonds lost a tough one in the District championship. Great pitching by Gabrielle Barilli and Jessie Thomas kept the came close. The offense battled and got strong performances from Jess Zabicki, 1 for 2 & 2 BB, Theresa Zuschlag HR, Kris Abberton 2 for 3, Stephanie Donovan 1 for 2 & HBP & Lisa Caliguiri 1 BB. The defensive was strong all year & especially tonight led by Ashley Kimkowski's fine play in center and Gabby Tagios strong play behind the plate. Melissa Feliciano and Alicia Brewer did fine work in the outfield throughout the playoffs.
Boys Lower Farms
Modell's "Nationals" Vs Gigi Italian Restaurant "Dodgers"
The Nationals' game was rained out in the top of the 2nd with the Dodgers leading 4-1. The Nationals did have a strong start in the top of the 1st. Luke picked up the team's first RBI of the season. The 1st "flash of leather" was by Christopher Carbone at first base. The line up was Nicholas, Daniel, Dave, ''CC'', Samuel, Jordan, Joseph, Thomas, ''CJ'', John, Luke &Matthew.
Boys Upper Farms
Sperry Associates "Rockies" Vs. Skanska USA Building Inc "Athletics"
The Rockies are back and whacking the ball again, led by Andrew Filocoma and his Grand Slam. Vincent Rossello, Gregory Donovan & Yanni Rigos all chipped in with a hit piece. The Rockies got strong pitching from Christian Carrick& Anthony Lanzilotta both giving an inning. Also, we saw the pitching debuts of Gregory Andreopoulos & Matthew Fitzgerald, both did a good job. Connor Wong and James Castaldi played their 1st game in the upper farms and accounted for themselves nicely.
Sperry Associates "Rockies" Vs. Ridgewood Savings Bank "Mets"
The Rockies were hot and hit 4 HRs led by a boomer from Christian Carrick (3 for 4, just missing the cycle), Gregory Donovan (3 for 3, 5 RBI), Yanni Rigos (2 for 4, 3 RBI) & Anthony Lanzilotta who hit a Grand Slam. Other hitting stars were Vincent Rossello (4 for 5, 4 RBI) and Michael Zuschlag (3 for 3, 3 runs). The Rockies were running as well as Gregory Andreopoulos had 3 steals and Jacob Leeds had 1. The pitching was strong, Andrew Filocoma threw well and we saw 2 more pitching debuts, James Castaldi and Connor Wong and they both did a good job.
Williamsport All Stars Boys 9 & 10 years old
Merillon "Patriots" (6) Vs. Manhasset (4)
John Young laced a single to center to start the 4th; Vinny Patrey & Ross Crames walked after long at bats. Our first run crossed the plate when Evan Clark, on a 2-1 pitch was hit. Brandon Martinez walked in the second run, Liam Slattery had a strong at bat, fighting off several pitches and finally working out a walk for the 3rd run of the inning. Jonathan Cioffi reached base in the 5th on an error by the shortstop. Kyle Facibene pinch ran for Jonathan reaching 3rd base on a passed ball & stolen base. In the final inning Matt Theodoropoulos, Brandon Martinez & Liam Slattery all scored on solid hits by Frankie DeSanto & John Young. Adael Bari played a solid 2nd base working out a walk. Joe Pagan played solid left field reaching 1st on a fielder's choice. John Young pitched 3 1/3 innings with 8 strikeouts & Vinny Patry pitched 2 2/3 innings with 4 strikeouts. John & Vinny kept a solid offensive Manhasset team, loaded with lefties, off balance all afternoon.
Merillon "Patriots" (19) Vs. East Willston "Big Red" (5)
John Young (4 for 5) scored in the 1st when Vinny Patrey (3 for 3/ walk) singled him home. Kyle Facibene (1 for 3) was instrumental in moving Young over to 3rd. The Patriots had narrowed the lead to 3-2 in the top of the 3rd when Young hit a HR to center field but E. Williston responded by scoring 2 in the bottom of that inning to extend the lead 5-2. That would be all. Ross Crames (2 for 3/walk) pitched 4 solid innings, struck out 5 and crushed a 2 run homer in the pivotal 4th inning. In the 4th the Patriots sent 8 boys to plate before the 1st out was recorded. Seventeen boys in all batted that inning as 12 runs were scored. Vinny Patrey singled to start the inning, Crames hit the homer, Evan Clark (3 for 4) singled, Brandon Martinez (1 for 1/walk) walked, Jonathan Cioffi (2 for 2) singled, Liam Slattery (3 walks) walked, Frankie DiSanto singled, John Young doubled, Vinny Patrey singled again, Ross Crames walked, Clark singled again, Martinez singled & Cioffi singled again, Slattery walked again and finally DiSanto singled (again). When the inning was over the Patriots had an impressive 14 -5 lead. Five more runs were scored in the top of the 5th thanks in large part to Matt Theodoropoulos single (1 for 2) & Joe Pagan's (2 for 2) single to left field that turned into a triple. Kyle Facibene relieved Ross Crames in the bottom of the 5th inning and pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
Merillon "Patriots" (6) Vs. Port Washington "Legends" (2)
Kyle (smiling) Facibene hit a mammoth double in the 1st that was inches away from clearing the fence. That blast, along with solid hits by John Young (double) & Vinny Patrey (single) were the key hits that produced an RBI for each of the boys. It should be noted that Liam Slattery led off the 1st inning, fought off several pitches and worked out a walk. In the 3rd Frankie DiSanto led off with a bunt, stole 2nd & scored on an RBI single by John Young. Kyle Facibene, who had walked, scored on a Vinny Patrey shot to the left side. Evan Clark contributed the final rbi of the inning when he hit a solid single to left field. In order to win this game some impressive defense was exhibited: Ross Crames, our 1st baseman, was credited with 8 put outs 3 of which were unassisted. Brandon Martinez, 2nd base, was credited with an assist in the 4th. Matt Theodoropoulos played a solid 2nd base; Joe Pagan & Jonathan Cioffi shared left-field duties and constantly backed up plays to 3rd base. All fielders were sharp in taking their 'positions' in a 5th inning rundown started by Frankie DiSanto when he faked a throw home and got a base runner attempting to advance to 3rd. John Young struck out 8 batters through 5 innings. John had a no hitter going into the 5th but lost it on a chip shot to right field. Vinny Patrey pitched the 6th, struck out 1 and gave up 1 hit. Evan Clark, who singled in 3rd, caught a masterful game.