Written by Nick Palma Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
It has been an exciting first couple of weeks for the Mineola Mustangs Baseball team. It opened up the season on April 6 with a home win vs. Hewlett. After losing the next two games, both Coach Helms Bohringer and Coach Barry Silverstein weren’t going to give up on the team. They have been working the kids even harder knowing that a couple of big series were on the way.
The Mustangs played, possibly, the toughest opponent this week against Lynbrook. They had currently been in first place. Mineola stepped up and won the first game of the series 12-3 on the back of starting pitcher Nick Moran as he threw a complete game, including four strikeouts. The Mustangs bats got hot early as they put up a seven-run first inning with help from junior captains Jimmy Bulva and Tom Ward as they each hit their first homerun of the season. The team stayed hot as they won their sixth game of the season against Lynbrook in the series finale 11-8, to move into first place! Jimmy Bulva had pitched a steady game as he received the win but a lot of the credit has to go to the team’s offense as sophomore Craig Weber went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI’s and a homerun and senior Matt Morris went 2-for-2 with two runs and two doubles. With massive production coming from the teams’ bats, it’s a key sign for the future to come as Mineola’s Conference hopes are starting to come alive. It has been a great experience, personally, as a member of the team to witness what could be an unforgettable season.