Memorial Day was a washout in Levittown but on Tuesday the Division Avenue varsity baseball team defeated Clarke 1-0 in the second round of the county baseball tournament.
Mike Pelcher was the winning pitcher for Division, hurling a two hit game. Pelcher walked only one batter, while striking out 10.
Joe Laudiso was the offensive star for Division with two bullet line drive hits and scoring the game's only run. Steve Oliver was the hidden star of the game, calling a beautiful game.
Last Wednesday, Division hosted North Shore in round three of the county tournament. Junior Ryan Darcy recorded a shutout as Division won 3-0. Darcy scattered three hits, walked one, and recorded 10 strikeouts.
Division drew first blood in the first inning as Steve Oliver singled home Jason Schneider. Freshman Steve Juliano then singled home Oliver. In the sixth inning Bob Passabile hit his second double of the game to knock in freshman third baseman P.J. Antoniato.
Last Thursday Division was rematched against Clarke High School and was soundly defeated by a score of 10-1.
Division could only muster one run on a hit by Joe Laudisio, when he doubled home freshman P.J. Antoniato, who had two of Division's five hits.
On Friday Division avenged its loss from a day earlier by defeating Clarke 15-4. Chris Flinn was the winning pitcher for Division.
Division's offense was led by junior Joe Laudisio who had three hits, including a double and three run homer, and four RBIs. Sophomore Dan Cronin had three hits, three runs scored, and two RBIs. Freshmen Steve Juliano and P.J. Antoniato both had three hits.
Seniors Jason Schneider, Steve Oliver, and Paul Hoch all had two hits each and combined for five runs scored and three runs batted in.