Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
The Mineola Hurricanes recently swept the Smithtown Bulls recently pounded the Smithtown Bulls in two games, winning 9-1and 6-1 at Brady Field in Smithtown. In game one, Chris Marotta brought the heat against the Bulls.
Smithtown managed just one hit off of Marotta, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out eight during his five innings of work. The Bulls jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
The lead stayed with Mineola Hurricanes after the second, when Connor Eakin and John Guiffre hit back to back two run doubles to go ahead 4-1. The Hurricanes scored one run in the third when TJ
McManus scoring on a sacrifice fly by Dominic Ferreira.
Two more runs in the fourth inning, an RBI single by Eakin, who also scored on an error by the Bulls defense. Two more runs in the sixth with a Guiffre’s sacrifice fly ball and an RBI Single by Patrick O’Gara.
In game two, the Hurricanes beat the Smithtown Bulls 6-1 behind Dominick Ferreira, who had two extra base hits when he doubled in the fourth and fifth innings. McManus worked out of two bases loaded jams for Mineola Hurricanes while on the mound.
He pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed no earned runs on four hits, one walk and nine strikeouts. In the bottom of the third inning, the Hurricanes scored first on an RBI single by A.J. Henriques plating Marotta. The Hurricanes piled on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
The inning looked promising, as James Raziano singled, scoring John Guiffre to kick things off. That was followed up by Phil Macchietto’s double, scoring Eakin. The Hurricanes scored three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when Blake Bastos and Henriques scored on an RBI double by Dominick Ferreira.
On the same play, Andrew Pizzardi scored on the relay throw. The Hurricanes closer Bastos put away the final five outs to record the save.