Hot weather and storm clouds couldn’t scare the Merillon Lady Sharks 10U Team as they powered their way to 11-1 and 14-4 victories to recently seal the District 28 Title.
Joanna Vissichelli who struck out 11 batters and gave up one hit, while Julia White who pitched a complete game in the clinching game. Amber Roggendorf who was 12-12 with 9 RBI’s in two games.
Also leading the hitting was Sofia Carreca, Julia White, Julia Renney, Lauren Valencia, Theresa Petrey, Kayla Menoscal, Sarina Barot, Vanessa Dinardo, Michela Guira, Katie Gray, Amanda Garcia. The defense was solid led by catchers Theresa Petrey and Kayla Menoscal. Carreca patrolled center field with some nice plays while Michela Guira played solid defense at first base. Garcia was solid at second and made huge plays.
After a good year for the New Hyde Park Little League and the girls softball program, two girls NHPLL teams were selected to compete in the Little League Williamsport Tournament. The 11-12 year-old division (or Major’s Division) placed second in NY District 29 Williamsport Tournament and a big congratulations goes to them & their manager Kevin Mikowski. Eleven of the 12 girls on this Major’s division team will be returning for the 2014 season. We look forward to seeing them return and meeting their goals for the 2014 Little League Williamsport Tournament.
With Franklin Square’s recent win over Garden City, they once again fought their way back to face New Hyde Park in the District 29 10U Championship game. New Hyde Park’s pitching and hitting was on target. Steven Brendel pitched with control, as he took command of the mound to lead New Hyde Park to its fourth win.
Brendel threw into the fifth inning, holding Franklin Square to one run. But Franklin Square mounted an offensive attack taking the lead 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.
Blue Devils refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Frozen Ropes, recording a 17-7 victory at Eisenhower Park recently.
Ten runs in the first three innings allowed Blue Devils to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Julian Belardo, a two-run home run by Ethan Libonati, a walk by Emmanuel Ajewole, a two-run single by Justin Obidienzo, an RBI double by Steven Brendel and an RBI single by Phil Iandoli in the second inning helped Blue Devils put some runs on the board early.
The Girls on the Run Team particpated in the recent Herricks Harry O’Neill 5K at the Center Street School. The team is coached by Nancy Feinstein and an assistnat coach, Susan Kimmel. The proram is expanding throughout Nassau County. In Herricks, there currently is a chapter at Denton, Center Street, and Searingtown elementary schools.
The New Hyde Park 15U Travel Baseball Team extended its winning streak to 13 games with two recent come from behind victories over the LI Tribe, 5-4 and 4-2. In the opener, Liam Gallagher pitched a strong 5 1/3 innings and left the game with the scored tied at 1-1. The Tribe rallied in the sixth inning and scored three runs for a 4 -1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.
The Merillon Tudor Advisory Group BOLTS beat the Mineola Lightning 9-3 in extra innings for the girls Major League Championship. Isabella Fazzolari pitched no hit ball for three innings and struck out eight batters and Jillian Cooper pitching a scoreless fourth inning, getting out of a big jam.
Cooper had a single, a double and scored a run. Lauren Wasserman pitched two scoreless innings, struck out five batters and got the save.
The major girls division ended their year on 6/15 at the NHPLL All-Star Saturday on June 15. American League (Giant Industrial) beat National League (William A. Gross Construction) 14-4. The team was selected to the 2013 Little League Williamsport Tournament Team.
Team R. Stutzmann had home field advantage and started the game with great defense for a scoreless top of the first inning. Offensively, in the bottom of the first, Nolan Langner and Dylan Ogden had a couple of scorching line drives, which put R. Stutzmann ahead by 2-0.
For NHP Funeral, in the top of the second, Christopher Dominguez had a triple, followed by Thomas Reilly’s RBI single to score Dominguez. Great heads up defensive plays by NHP Funeral’s, John Condon, who caught a fly ball at second, and a beautiful play by Aidan Finley, who caught a fly ball at third and then threw to first for a double play to end the bottom of the second. Condon had a nice hit, followed by Kevin Reilly who hit for double, earning him an RBI. Chris Dominguez hit for a single, advancing K. Reilly to thirrd, followed by Thomas Reilly’s RBI single, scoring his brother Kevin, to make it 3-2 NHP Funeral.
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