Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
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.
With their winning streak on the line, Michael Greene and Anthony Millan started the comeback with back-to-back singles, Niko Rullo reached first on a infield hit to third to score Greene. After Millan and Rullo pulled off a double steal, Brandon LaFroscia delivered a two run hit to right field to tie the score at 4-4, John Hayes sacrificed LaFroscia to second base and Mike Thornton got hit with a pitch to set the runners on first and second for Gallagher.
He drove the first pitch to right center to score LaFroscia for the winning run and a 5-4 walk off game one win.
In game two, Millan started the scoring in the top of the first with a solo home run to deep left centerfield for a 1-0 early lead. The Tribe came right back in the bottom of their inning with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Doug Obidienzo settled down and pitched four innings of twp run ball, striking out four.
Mike Thornton and John Hayes each pitched a scoreless inning and gave the ball to Mike Greene to close out the game in the seventh. While trailing 2-1 in the top of the fourth, Greene started the two-out rally getting hit by a pitch. Millan and Rullo followed with singles the latter driving in Greene to tie the score at 2-2.
Kyle Cajigas then delivered the big hit with a two run single to right for the 4-2 winning margin.