The Mineola Athletic Association's annual "Fun Day" will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 4 to midnight at the MAA House parking lot on Willis Ave. at the Little League complex. Admission is $20 per family and $5 for each guest child (non-family member). Checks should be made payable to Colleen Peralta, 22 Raff Ave., Mineola, NY 11501.
This year's event features a Castle-Bounce and dunk tank from 4:30 to 6:30, organized games for parents and children from 6:30 to 7:30 and DJ music and games from 8 to midnight.
Here is a look at results from various MAA activities, based on reports from winning coaches:
The Mineola Lions Club beat Stewart Manor 14-4, as pitchers Adam Tuthill and Steve Bruno combined for a four-hitter with nine strikeouts. John Sullivan drove in two runs and scored one. Tuthill drove in two. John Canavan scored three. Tom McPartland had a bases-clearing double.
Barron Body Works got clutch pitching from Danny Vezo and Chris Sallie to win a pair of games. In a 5-4 seven inning win over Smith and DeGroat, Vezo went six innings, striking out 12. Frank D'Angelo tripled and scored on Luis Tramontano's single for the winning run. Tramontano and Sallie each had three hits. D'Angelo, Frank Aquis and John Dougherty had two. Robert Wong struck out nine for Smith and DeGroat, which tied the game by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth.
Sallie struck out 14 and pitched a complete game in a 7-3 victory over Harry Katz. Mike Donato had two hits and made two rally-killing fielding plays. Andrew Montanez and Chris Williams had two hits each. Matt Woods had a sixth inning triple when Barron scored three runs.
Nassau Chromium got nine strike outs by Kevin Tiseo, Steven Keller and Chris Harnett in an 11-0 shutout of T.K.'s Cards and Gifts. Tiseo, Keller, Harnett and Jonathan Hock each had three hits. T.K's beat Astoria Federal Savings 3-2, helped by five shutout innings from pitchers Porick Phelan and Brian Abrams, who combined for 15 strike outs. Michael Vasconcelos, Phelan and Abrams scored the T.K.'s runs. Phelan, Joey Bittner and Luke Ammirati had one RBI each. Catcher J.P. Lambertson gunned down a runner trying to steal third.
EAB defeated Nassau Chromium 2-1, helped by Daniel Vojvodic's two-run double. Anthony Tretolo, Edward Proctor, Craig Strein and Nelson Lopes starred defensively. Tiseo, Cusker and Harnett played well for the losers.
Astoria Federal Savings got 10 runs in the fifth inning to defeat Install-A-Lock 11-4. Caitlin Orlando drove in five runs for the winners. Chris Orlando tripled in three. Sarah Mooney scored four runs. Mike LaCava made a great play at shortstop. Astoria ran its record to 3-3-1.
For the first time, MAA is participating in a travel program with local organizations, including programs from New Hyde Park, Merillon and Port Washington. The MAA, sponsored by Bowl Mart, won three of its first seven games, beating Merillon 8-4, New Hyde Park #1 16-4 and New Hyde Park #2 14-4. Allyson Strein, Liz Terezo, Melissa Stotsky and Lauren Raffetto starred in the first win. Lauren Bruno, Stephanie Cifuentes, Melissa Dadich and Sarah Easton led the second victory. Stephanie Whitten, Katie Prizeman, Caitlin Orlando, Elizabeth Kocienda and Laura Gallina contributed to the third.
The Mineola High School baseball team was to have given a little league clinic for major and minor division players on May 31. Thanks to training coordinator Jerry Jetter for making the arrangements.
Registration for fall soccer will take place on June 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on June 18 and July 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MAA House.
The MAA executive board at its May 21 meeting approved plans for boys under 10 and girls under 10 travel teams to compete in the fall State Cup tournament. Tryout dates will be announced.
Fleet Bank had good pitching from Matt Jetter, Steve Miller and Derek Webber as they won their sixth game. But the key to this victory was the hitting as Mike DeStefano and Derek Webber led the way with three hits each. Jetter helped his own cause with two hits as Tom Marron, Ben Volino, Anthony Allegra and Madji Razick added one each. There were several extra base hits including a triple by Jetter and doubles by DeStefano with two and T. Marron with one. The big blows in the game were struck by Webber and Razick ass both crushed home runs over the center field and left field fences respectively. RBIs were as follows: Webber and Volino - 3, Jetter and DeStefano - 2, and one each by T. Marron, R. Marron and Razick. This was without a doubt the best hitting performance of the season for Fleet and this along with solid defense and pitching gained the victory.
Fleet bank moved its record to 7-1 with this hard fought victory over Barron. Matt Jetter and Derek Webber pitched great as they each struck out five while giving up only four hits total. Defense told the story here as good plays were turned in by Jetter who started a double play while pitching and also threw out a runner from deep in the hole at shortstop in the sixth inning. Other fine defensive plays were made by Mike DeStefano with three assists, Tom Marron with five putouts and Ben Volino who threw another runner out at second base. With the score 2-1 and the bases loaded, the big blow in the game was struck by DeStefano as he doubled to left center driving everyone home and that was followed by Volino's double to right that put the game out of reach. Jetter also helped himself with a double and Anthony Allegra added a single.
The Mineola Athletic Association spring season soccer league, which started back in February, came to an end in the middle of April. Team #5 of the Minor Division finished off their winning season with a party given by their coaches. The players, ages 5-7, were taught the basics of soccer by the training group "N.O.G.A." Additionally, the players learned the ideas of the offensive and defensive positions. More importantly, they learned to play as a team, to rely on and help each other during the game. The players of Team #5 extend their thanks to all of the MAA volunteers who made the soccer program a success.