Opening day was delayed until Sunday in the game between Elmont South 7 and Century 21. Francisco Rivera took the mound for Century 21 pitching six complete innings for the win. The bats came alive in the bottom of the fourth for Century 21 scoring all five of their runs. Leading off the inning with a triple was Nick Kisarewski, Francisco drove him in with a single, followed by solid hits by Marc, Keith, John, George, Mike K. and Louis. Fine defense by catcher John Tupper throwing out three base runners trying to steal and then tagging out a runner of the plate proved crucial in Century 21's victory. Final score Century 21 scored 5 Elmont South 7 scored 1.
R&R Trophies and Sapienza Bake Shop were locked in a pitchers dual until the fourth inning, when Nicholas Russo from Sapienza Bake Shop hit a three-run homer, while Nicolas Colasurdo pitched a no-hitter and Shane McLaughlin finished the game for Nicolas Colasurdo without giving up a hit. In the bottom of the fifth inning Shane McLaughlin let off with a walk, Daniel Golde followed with a single, and Nicolas Russo hit a three-run homer breaking a scoreless game. Sapienza beat R&R Trophies 3 to 0.
Zachary Hieb pitched three great innings of three hit baseball. Sapienza showed fine defense as Nicolas Colasurdo (catcher) had an inning-ending unassisted triple play. Sapienza showed amazing hitting skills as they scored 12 runs once again and holding Archer Associates to four runs in the game.
Sapienza Bake Shop opened the season on a high note scoring 12 runs in the first inning as they defeated Archer Associates 17-3. Zach Hieb started off the first inning with a walk and later in that inning hit a bases-loaded triple that scored three runs, also in the first inning Bobby Laszewski had a two RBI single. Daniel Golde and Jimmy Ignaszewski had two hits and a RBI each in the game. Zach Hieb, Jimmy Ignaszewski and Shane McLaughlin all combined in the three hit pitching effort. The managers and coaches awarded Jimmy Ignaszewski the game ball.
Sapienza Bake shop continued its hitting ways as they scored six runs in the first inning defeating Printable Concept 15-0 as Nicholas Colasurdo pitched a three hit shut out for Sapienza. Gina Gonzales started the first inning off with a walk and later scored on Daniel Golde's RBI double. Cody McPartland had two hits and five RBIs for Sapienza and for his effort he was awarded the game ball by the manager and coaches.
The Republicans having long memories employed the lame retardant arm of John Marco Militano. They knew very well it had to be a flawless performance by the team in order to keep the Fire Dept. from igniting in any one inning. The Republicans scored early and often in the first three innings. In the first, Nick Findlay and John Militano scored behind the clutch hitting of Jonathan Alvarez. Adrian Hernandez, Carlo Perez, Joe Timpanaro, Nick Findlay and John Militano scored in the second. The scoring for the Republicans was capped off by Tyler Amrhein crossing the plate on a RBI walk to Joe Timpanaro. The Fire Dept. could not be denied from scoring a run in the fifth, their relentless efforts paid off as Angel drove in J.J.
Elmont North Republican Club began the game with a three run lead in the first inning and the Elmont Fire Department came back in the fourth inning to score seven runs. The inning began with a lead-off walk by J.J. McLaughlin, followed by two more walks by Max Piciullo and Matt Calcagnini, then a single that drove in two runs by John VanHaaren. The inning continued with a walk to Joe Platia, a double by Steven Esoff that drove in two additional runs, and then Scott Flaherty singled and drove in another two runs. Scott Conetta singled driving in one more run and Jonathan Fernandez walked. In the fifth inning Max Piciullo walked, Matt Calcagnini singled, John Vanhaaren singled scoring one run, Joe Platia walked and Steven Esoff doubled scoring two more runs and putting the Elmont Fire ahead by a score of 10-3. In the final inning, Scott Conetta and Jonathan Fernandez walked setting up a run-scoring single by Angel Gonzalez. The final score was 11-3 and a good game was played by all. Congratulations to the winning pitchers, Steven Esoff and J.J. Mclaughlin.
A great game by the whole team and solid pitching by Richy Truncale getting five strikeouts and giving up one run, two hits and three walks to OHM Electric. Two singles with two RBIs by Joey Truncale, two singles and two stolen bases by James Sheridan, two RBIs and two singles by catcher, Mike Brito who also pegged out two runners trying to steal second base. James Sheridan played great defense at shortstop making an over the shoulder catch running out to shallow centerfield, Joey Truncale, Doug Kerzner and T.J. Cusack also made good plays in the field. It was Martino' first win of the season.
On Saturday, May 11, at Averill Park South, the Elmont Fire Department played great against Dino & Co. The Elmont Fire Department sent John Van Haaren to the mound to pitch for the first time. The first inning began with a single by Scott Flaherty, a walk by Matt Calcagnini, a walk by Scott Conetta and a single by J.J.McLaughlin that scored two runs. In the third inning, Max Piciullo walked, Scott Flaherty singled and John VanHaaren doubled scoring one additional run. In the fourth inning, walks by J.J. McLaughlin, Joe Platia, Matthew Levenson and Max Piciullo added one additional run to the scoreboard but it just wasn't enough to catch Dino & Co. The final score was 8-4. Congratulations to all!