The 12-year-old Port Washington Legends, sponsored by PYA, capped off a triumphant baseball season with a doubleheader sweep of the Garden City Athletics 10-3 and 5-0.
In the first game Matthew "M-Rod" Wood hurled a complete game two-hitter, and Everett "K-Man" Keller followed with a two-hit shutout with 13 K's. Dean "Ichero" Takahashi led off and set the table with multi hit games. Adam "Golden" Schmidt drove in several runs and played great defense. Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" Kane went 4 for 6 and ran the bases well. Joe "The Yankee Clipper," Duerte, Alex "The Crusher" Baydar and Eric "The Terminator" Truss, wielded big bats and kept several rallies alive. Louis "Block of Granite" Tsampas hit well and was his usual steady presence behind the plate. Daniel "Mr. Reliable" Kaminsky, Anthony "The Scoop" D'Angelo, and Jake "Hit Em Where They Ain't" Kinsley played their usual strong and sure defense.
The Legends finished the 2005 summer and fall baseball seasons with an overall record of 25 wins against 10 defeats, for an incredible .714 win percentage. The Legends defeated the finest teams on Long Island, in the state of New York, and in the entire country, while competing in Cooperstown, NY. The Legends captured the Williamsport District 28 championship back in July and played top caliber baseball throughout the summer and fall. The only foe that seemed to be able to stop this Legends team was the rain.
Manager Gary Rogers and coaches Nick Kaminsky and Frank D'Angelo were very pleased with the excellent performance and high level of play constantly demonstrated by this group of determined 12-year-olds. Ronnie Henderson, executive director of PYA, and Jimmy Cosolito, PYA baseball commissioner, were always on hand to give their total support and played a big part in making this 2005 baseball season a huge success.