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The Yankees (sponsored by Provident Bank) beat the Mets (sponsored by Going Towing) by a score of 9-8 in the Port Washington version of the subway (little league) World Series.

The Mets had an excellent year, taking the regular season title with seven wins and only one loss, which gave them a bye into the title game. The Yankees finished fourth during the regular season and had to beat the third-place Marlins (3-2) and second-place Athletics (9-2) to get into the final game.

Matthew Levering was the winning pitcher for the Yankees with Brian Moran getting the save with two innings of relief. Kenny Seligson pitched bravely for the Mets, but was unable to continue his excellent five-game, regular season unbeaten streak.

The final was a thriller. The Yankees got the scoring started with one run in the first inning on a hit by Mike Reilly. The Mets responded with an RBI double by Michael Furino and a single by Seligson, making the score 2-1 at the end of the first inning.

In the top of the second, Trevor Cohen hit a tremendous home run for the Yankees to right centerfield, tying the score. The Mets came back again with a run on a bases loaded walk, making it 3-2 Mets at the end of two.

In the top of the third, the Yankees exploded with four runs. Kevin Davies, Brian Moran and Mike Riley all singled and Matt Levering doubled during the rally. The Mets were held scoreless during the third and fourth making the score 6-3 Yankees at the end of four. The Yankees got three more runs in the top of the fifth with the key hit a double by Brian Moran. Things looked safe for the Yankees, leading by 9-3 with only six outs to go.

But the Mets wouldn't die. In the bottom of the fifth, the Mets scored two runs, making the score 9-5. Seligson held the Yankees scoreless in the top of the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth down to their last out, losing by four runs and with only one man on, the Mets staged a final rally. Ryan Glasco, Max Most and Michael Furino had consecutive singles making the score 9-8. After a walk to Kenny Seligson and with the tying and winning runs on base, Brian Moran was able to strike out the final batter to end the game, making the Yankees the Champions of the PYA Major Leagues for 1998.




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