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Merillon Athletic Association: May 28, 2010

Sportography Cardinals Vs. City Line Florist Angels

It was another exciting game for the mighty Cardinals who once again displayed power pitching, timely hitting and reliable fielding against a very good Angels team this evening at the Merillon Complex.  Pitching ace John Napolitano was once again dominant on the mound with 6 strikeouts over 2 innings while holding the opposition to only one run – he also contributed offensively with 3 singles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.  Matthew Rivera followed on the hill with 2 strikeouts over 2 solid innings and also added to the offense with a single, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored.  Philip Chang closed out the game with his best performance of the season tossing 5 strikeouts over 2 scoreless innings while allowing no hits and also contributed offensively with a single, a stolen base and a run scored.  The offensive star of the game for the Cardinals was Scott Schanter who not only contributed with 2 clutch singles and an RBI but continues to display his great defensive range at 2nd base.  Joseph Dampman and star catcher Tyler Dauble combined for 2 singles, an RBI and a run scored while AJ DeVito drove in a run and Matthew Notine scorched the base path with 2 stolen bases in the bottom of the 2nd inning.  Spencer Horowitz, Richard Song, Anthony Treadwell and Aditya Jindal each flashed the leather in the field.  Go Cardinals!

Sportography Cardinals Vs. Hillside Beverage Rockies

 It was another thrilling outing for the mighty Cardinals who displayed strong pitching, patience at the plate and solid fielding against a very good Rockies team this evening at the Herricks Ball Field.  Pitcher John Napolitano had another strong performance with 4 strikeouts over 2 innings and contributed offensively with a single, an RBI and a run scored.  Matthew Rivera was also solid on the hill with 2 strikeouts and added to the offense with 2 singles, 3 stolen bases and a run scored while Christopher Carbone followed with a strikeout of his own.  Joseph Dampman closed out the game with his best pitching performance of the season tossing 4 strikeouts over 2 innings and was also the Cardinal’s offensive star of the game with 2 singles, 2 stolen bases and a run scored.  Tyler Dauble contributed with a clutch single, a stolen base and 2 RBI while Scott Schanter scored a run and contributed defensively as he cleanly fielded a hard hit ground ball to second base.  Matthew Notine drove in a run while AJ DeVito scorched the base path with 2 stolen bases in the top of the 2nd inning.  Spencer Horowitz, Richard Song, Anthony Treadwell and Aditya Jindal each flashed the leather in the field.  Go Cardinals!

Knights of Columbus #2852
Merillon Minors Dragons (16) vs Manhasset Blue (10)

The Merillon Dragons played a great game today, even with some players missing from the team. The star of the game goes to Brittany Levkulic with outstanding pitching and hitting in today’s game. The rest of the Dragons team excelled in the field as well as at the plate to move the team to victory. Once again I am proud of our team and keep up the good work.

Knights of Columbus #2853 Merillon Minors Dragons (10) vs Mineola (13)

 The Dragons played a really well played game today against a tough Mineola Team. Once again the star of the game goes to the entire team. All of the girls are playing at a high level and it shows on the field. Hitting and fielding are making great strides as we move towards the end of the season and entering the playoffs. May the bats stay alive and the gloves stay hot for the rest of the season. LETS GO DRAGONS!

Ridgewood Savings Bank Mariners (8) vs. Modell’s Pirates (3)

The mighty Mariners got back in the win column with shut-out pitching by John Denara (2Ks), Jimmy Denara (1K), Alex Bracco and closer, Danny Kosofsky (2Ks).  Charlie Hwang led the offense with his first home-run of the season to deep right-field and Joe Dunn and James Castaldi contributed with hard-hit singles.  With the Mariners clinging to a slight lead in the third inning, Bradley Sheen made the catch of the game with a running stab of a long fly ball in left-center.  Catcher, Michael Zuschlag preserved the lead later in the game by expertly blocking the plate to deny a Pirate runner from trying to steal home.  Also flashing leather in the field was Harman Takhur and Jacob Leeds.

Baxter’s Sport Shop Rangers Vs City Line Florist Angels

Another great team effort helped the Rangers pull out a victory against a spirited Angels team.  Pitching has been a strong point most of the year for the Rangers and PJ Vayias, Joe Judge, Alex Russo and Dean Vayias all were effective on the mound.  Offensively, the Rangers all wore their hitting shoes and threw out a very balanced offensive attack.  Defensively, the Rangers were solid all over the field with Stephen Guy making a great catch of a fly ball late in the game to help seal the victory. 

Salmon Limousine Services Rays (0) vs Mike’s New Hyde Park Convenience Store Orioles (2)

Pitching and defense were the order of the day in the Rays’ 2-0 loss to the outstanding Orioles.  Normally when you hold the opponent to only 2 runs you win in Little League.  But the final score proved to the Rays players that the age-old baseball axiom “It’s tough to win when you don’t score any runs” was as true today as it was 100 years ago.  The normally potent Rays bats were silenced most of the evening, with the only hits coming on infield hits from Matt O’Connor and Ryan Hodes.  When the Rays did put the ball in play, the Orioles were there to make the plays keeping the Rays off the scoreboard.  The Rays were led by the dominant pitching of Jordan Greiff (4 innings, 1 unearned run) and Jacob Seidenberg (2 innings, 1 unearned run).  Defensive gems were turned in by Brian Volk (gunning out a runner at third to end the 5th inning in a 1-0 game), Matt O’Connor at 1B (beautiful pick of a low throw to end an inning and a snare of a bases loaded line drive that saved 2-3 runs), Michael Telsey (nice catches of consecutive pop-ups at 2B), Jared Schwartz (once again a rock behind the plate), Jack Tucker (getting better every game at 1B), Jared Hodes (great pick on a hard shot to 3B), Karan Thadhani and Joey Jacobs.

Knights of Columbus Dodgers vs New Hyde Park Elks Athletics

Another great and exciting game by both teams once again Tonights slugging awards go to Ryan Lessing ,Jared Puntus.Christopher Piccirillo,Garrett Roth, Anthony Agerenza,Jack Knupfer,and Frankie Sannuti. Also there were great fielding and base running plays by Christopher Piccirillo,Jessie Witt, Mike Femia, Attillio Lamoretti,and Anthony Stigliano

Sportography Cardinals Vs. Baxter’s Sport Shop Rangers

 In what proved to be another exciting game, the mighty Cardinals displayed power pitching, timely hitting and speed around the bases against a talented Rangers team today at the Merillon Complex.  Pitcher Philip Chang was once again dominant on the mound as he struck out 4 batters over 2 innings while Christopher Carbone followed on the hill with 3 strikeouts over 2 solid innings of his own.  Ace John Napolitano closed out the game with 3 strikeouts over a scoreless inning and also contributed offensively with a single, a triple, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored.  The offensive star of the game for the Cardinals was Spencer Horowitz who had his breakout performance of the season with 2 singles, 2 stolen bases, an RBI and 2 runs scored while star catcher Tyler Dauble continues to swing a hot bat and added to the offense with a single, a double, 2 stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored.  Joseph Dampman contributed to the offense with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored while AJ DeVito drove in a run on a single in the bottom of the 1st inning and later scored a run.  Scott Schanter had another first-rate defensive outing at 2nd base and behind the plate as catcher while also contributing offensively with a run scored.  Matthew Rivera and Aditya Jindal combined for 3 RBIs while Matthew Notine, Richard Song and Anthony Treadwell each flashed the leather in the field.  Go Cardinals