On Saturday afternoon, April 4, the Tigers look on the Red Sox for the first game of the Roslyn Spring/Summer Little League season. The following are the stats for the game.
For the Tigers, coached by manager Bruce Greenwald and assisted by Mark Friedman, their team had a sensational last inning rally. With bases loaded, two outs, two runners on, the team gave their coaches confidence to tie up the game. Unfortunately, their last batter grounded out. Jonathan Zacherman was 2 for 2 with a triple to left field scoring two players, one single and one walk. Matthew Friedman walked twice, drove in one run and played a great defensive game at short stop and first base. Jake Shillman was 1 for 2 with a single, scored one run, played heads up at short and center. Geoffrey Tane was 2 for 3, scored one run, pitched the first three innings and gave up only two runs. Steven Sutro played a very defensive game at third, and stopped one run from scoring. Josh Lindayer was 2 for 3 and pitched a solid fourth and fifth innings. Eric Schaffer drew key two outs, and kept Red Sox pitcher on his toes by walking in last inning to keep his team's rally alive. Red Sox Andrew Greenwald hit ball well with line drives to second and third, and robbed two Red Sox players from reaching first base. Scott Kaplan and David Sandyk made fine defensive plays as catchers. Finally, Andy Crystal had two singles and made put outs in third inning.
For the Red Sox, Eric Feinstein and Michael Leader drew walks in the first inning and Neil Bass and David Burros both hit singles to put their team ahead by two runs up to the fourth inning. After they came back in the fourth with six runs, it was nail biting time for the Red Sox. When the Red Sox came up in the bottom of the fourth, changes took place. With Alex Mand (walking) and Evan Klonsky (hitting a single), Eric Feinstein was hit by a ball, allowing the Red Sox to score two more runs. Finally in the fifth, Red Sox players drew four walks and one single, giving them a total of eight runs. Zachary Diamond had one single in the third and fifth innings, Josh Corn singled in the fifth, Michael Leader had two walks, and Justin Cohen made a great force out. Coaches Greg Diamond and Danny Klonsky have a lot to be proud about. Their team never gave up and showed great spirit.