Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
On Saturday, June 19, Dynamics Associates played American Recycling in the A-Division World Series at Syosset-Woodbury Park. Friends, neighbors and relatives filled the bleachers, rooting on both teams for what was anticipated to be a very exciting game. The game certainly lived up to expectations.
American Recycling scored first with two runs in the top of the first inning. Dynamics pitcher David Alongi, however, was then able to keep the American Recycling team at bay over the next two innings to keep Dynamics in the game. David pitched a total of three innings with six strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Dynamics finally got on the scoreboard when William Valone hit a double to center field, bringing Blake Herschkowitz home from first base. Dynamics then tied the score when a hit by Alongi brought Valone home. Hunter Ganz then knocked in Alongi to give Dynamics the lead for good. Spencer Pugach knocked in two more to complete the inning. Leading 5-2, Dynamics added five more runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 9-2 lead.
The Dynamics infield and outfield both worked hard to prevent American Recycling from adding to their two runs. In the top of the sixth, Dynamics catcher Ryan Levitz threw an American Recycling runner out at third base with one out. This was Levitz’ third perfect throw for the game, as he threw out his third player of the night attempting to steal third base. Then, right-fielder Sammy Kreit stopped a hard hit to right field and made a textbook throw to the infield to keep the American Recycling runner at first base. With two outs, everyone was on their feet rooting for both teams. After an 11-3 season, and with only one out left to go for the title, you could sense the adrenaline pumping in the Dynamics players and their pitcher, William Valone. Valone was able to record his sixth strikeout in three innings and end the game.
The players, coaches and parents all rushed the mound, hugging and congratulating each other. Manager Adam Levitz and Coach Peter Alongi congratulated all the boys and expressed their pride in their team. “You boys played as a team all season long, teamwork is what got you here and teamwork is why you won,” expressed Levitz. Levitz also thanked the parents who helped, in particular third base coach Gerry Ganz. Scott Grossman, owner of team sponsor Dynamics Associates, was equally proud of the team and treated the whole team to dinner at The Inn Between on Monday night, June 21.
It was an exciting season and a great night. The boys are looking forward to receiving their trophies at the Baseball Dinner in November.