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Bluedevils 15U Extends Winning Streak

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.