On Monday, the Dragons played the Clarke Rams in the second round of the county playoffs. Division found itself down 3-0 in the fifth inning when they got on the board with a booming sacrifice fly ball by pitcher Kevin Gerard to make it 3-1. In the seventh inning, the Dragon bats came to life when Dan Cooley lined a single, which was followed by another single by Dan DeVivo. With runners on first and second and no outs, Gerard sacrifice bunted to make it second and third, when Joe Cardone reached base on a catcher's interference to make it bases loaded. Catcher James Hickey then worked out a walk to score Nick Buccello to make it 3-2. Brian Chenicek then hit a sizzler to right to score Danny DeVivo, tying the score. With bases loaded and two outs, Garrett Douglas walked to score Cardone and gave Division the lead for the first time in the game.
Kevin Gerard then pitched his best inning of the game in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the game. Joe Cardone made to sparkling plays for Division. Brian Chenicek, Chris Lombardo and Dan DeVivo all had two hits for the Dragons.
In round three, Division drew Glen Cove, a team they had beaten three times during the regular season. The Dragons had one horrible defensive inning, in which they allowed five unearned runs leading to a 7-2 loss. James Hickey and Kevin Gerard both had two-hit games but it was Gerard's two-run homer that got Division on the scoreboard.
In round four, Division drew Wantagh, a team that it had tied 2-2 earlier in the season. Zach Flinn pitched well enough to win but took the loss as Division could only muster up two hits in a 2-0 victory.
Despite the loss, Division finished the season in great fashion, winning its 23rd league title in the last 26 years, and finishing the season with a 20-4-1 record.
This is the third straight year Division has made it to the fourth round of the county tournament and they hope to go a little further next year. Although the Dragons are losing some time-tested veterans, they do have a good group of younger players moving up from a 20-0 junior varsity team.