Friday, 18 June 2010 00:00
The Jericho Blue Sox 12-year old travel baseball team finished its season with a 13-1 record, which was good enough for first place in the 12 Divisional division of the National Junior Baseball League.
The Blue Sox clinched the title by sweeping a doubleheader from the LI Indians– Red, who also entered the final doubleheader with only one loss. In Game 1, the Blue Sox trailed 5-3 entering the last inning, but the team exploded for 12 runs to pull away with a 15-5 victory. Sal Cammisuli and Matt Swickle pitched the team to victory. Josh Rothstein started the winning rally by working out a tough walk against the Indians closer. After the Blue Sox loaded the bases, Nico Doria delivered a key two run single to tie the game at 5. Joey LaRosa and Donovan Condon then followed with big hits to help provide the winning margin. Jack Josephy ended the game with a sensational running catch in left field.
The 10-5 victory in Game 2 was highlighted by the strong pitching of Matt Herzog and Chris Rodgers. Marc Mittleman was one of many offensive stars, delivering a key hit and run single down the right field line to help fuel a four-run second inning. Sherwin Soroush stood out offensively as well with two important base hits. Robbie Siegelbaum was rock-solid defensively at second base throughout the doubleheader. The Blue Sox were able to prevail despite missing their first baseman Joel Katz, who was unable to play due to injury.