Duce Construction vs. American Legion Post 123. This well-fought Pee Wee contest was highlighted by great defensive skill. Duce was led by the gold glove performances of the infield combo of Jonathin Nm and Christian Watch. American Legion’s David Rodriguez flashed leather that brought back memories of Keith Hernandez to old Mets fans, while teammate Samantha Cobotic banged out two big hits to pace the offensive attack.
Internet Business Group 4, Mittman’s Medics 1. The Internet Business Group won its second game, 4-1, over Mittman’s. Evan Siegel and Jesse Pau pitched great for the Medics. Michael Nittolo had a couple RBIs, and Thomas Dougherty made key defensive plays when the Medics threatened to score.
Applebee’s Bayside 6, Internet Business Group 4. Julien Muchuca pitched two strong innings and hit one home run, and Michael Pendergast went 3-for-3 and made some good plays at first base. For Internet Business Group, Julian Bilodean hit two homeruns and Michael Nittolo had a triple and was excellent on the mound in his first game as pitcher.
Gemini Tanning 6, Monahan & Fitzgerald 6. William Holden hit a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game for Monahan. Mitchell Cheung had eight strikeouts on the mound, and Edward O’Boyle closed the game with a strong fastball and a game-ending double play to preserve the tie for Monahan.
Monahan & Fitzgerald 8, Gemini Tan 7. Monahan won a close game as Jordan Heuer went 3-for-3 and had two RBIs for the victors. Eian Weiner caught a great game and threw out a runner stealing second base, while Adam Poplawski took a fastball on the chin and was awarded a base. Poplawski also stole second and reached home on one of Jordan’s hits. A true warrior. Kyle Bremmer hit a grand slam homerun for Gemini Tanning. Nicholas Griffin pitched a spectacular game with seven strikeouts. Matthew Gluck hit a double and two singles to bring the game within one in a losing effort.
York Electric 8, Monahan & Fitzgerald 6. Salvatore Salamone kept the game close with a bases-clearing triple for Monahan. Salamone also made a hot corner stab for a double play. Justin Beiner hit a stand-up double to bring the game within two, and Nicholas Coffey’s bunt on down the line forced the runners into scoring position.
Outback Steakhouse 9, Gemini Tanning 3. For Outback, Frank Arigo went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and pitched two good innings. David Rojas had two hits with two RBIs and Michael Mignano had a double with one RBI. For Gemini Tanning, Bremmer went 2-for-3 with a homerun and drove in all three runs for the losing team.
Papazzio’s Restaurant 5, Mardene Construction 0. Mike Kowpack hit two home runs and had five RBIs for Papazzio’s. In addition, John Borsch had two hits and a walk, while Daniel Soares pitched a gem on the mound for the victors.
Outback Steakhouse 11, Papazzio’s Restaurant 9. Outback’s Nicky Loccisano went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, and Dimitri Mamounas went 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Nicky Loccisano pitched three innings, allowing one run and striking out five. The game featured a triple play by Outback in the third inning, with the bases loaded and no outs. Loccisano caught a pop-up on the pitcher’s mound, ran over and stepped on third base and threw to Anthony Kavalis for the force play at second base. For Papazzio’s, Andrew Goldstein and Kowpack hit homeruns, and Andrew Vitti pitched very well in the loss.
Biordi Conbstruction 12, North Shore Baptist Church11. Biordi Construction was trailing 9-2 on Wednesday night at Fort Totten, but the team never quit. The players rallied for their first win of the young season, a 12-11 victory over North Shore Baptist Church. Biordi had a great pitching effort from Tom Karcinski and Peter Kowpak, as well as a great closing job by Dominic Formato. The bats came alive as John Ornas had two hits, John Voss collected his first hit of the year and Devin Ferranti got the game-winning hit to clear the bases in the bottom of the sixth. Coaches Mike Karcinski, Dominic Scianna and Vinnie Formato were very proud of the team’s effort. North Shore’s Chris Dougherty had some great defense, Sandy Tomasick pitched great in relief and Yanni Mallo played a great third base.
Biordi Construction 10, Sac’s Restaurant 5. Biordi was led by a great pitching performance from Ferranti, who retired the first nine batters he faced and struck out five. The offense was led by Michael Lucella, who had his first hit of the season and also drove in a run. Michael Palamara also got a clutch hit for Biordi. Dereck Casanas made an amazing play at second base to lead the defense. Nicky Macchia pitched some fine innings for Sac’s Restaurant.
Bayside Milk Farm vs. Clearview Paints. On Friday, April 18, the Bayside Milk Farm of the Bayside Little League Minor Division won a nail-biting game against Clearview Paints. There was excellent pitching exhibited by Keving Durkin of Clearview Paints, which was countered by an exhausting six innings of outstanding pitching as well as key plays by Nick Doulaueris of the Bayside Milk Farm. Anthony Witschel demonstrated excellent fielding and position coverages for his team.
Remax Millennium 8, Biordi Construction 5. In an exciting late afternoon game, Biordi’s Ornas hit an impressive homerun while Anthony Scianna had two singles. Formato helped by pitching a couple of scoreless innings. Remax Millennium’s George Zorillo had two hits, including a triple for two RBIs, while Jimmy Levantis, in his first game of the season, had a clutch single that drove in two runs.
Meric Law 3, Window Wiz 1. Meric Law pitchers Ryan Magee and John Paul Koulotouros combined for 14 strikeouts and no walks. Great defensive plays by Steven Arroyo and Jared Young saved the day. Meric Laws’ offense came from Christopher Jimenez, who had an RBI, and Jared Young, who hit the game-winning homerun in the bottom of the sixth. Special thanks to Patrick Schule, a Texas division call-up who had two hits and started the sixth-inning rally. Window Wiz also played an outstanding game. Great defense by catcher Michael Leonard and first baseman Johnathan D’Angelo kept Window Wiz in the game. William Blum pitched six fantastic innings, striking out 13 batters. Window Wiz’s offense came from John Sudolsky, who doubled and scored.
Valle Tile 4, Pier 25A 2. Behind the sizzling pitching and hot bat of Matthew Valle, Valle Tile won a 4-2 pitching duel against Pier 25A. Matthew’s two-run homer, a line shot over the left center field fence and five strikeouts earned him the game ball. A key contributor to Valle Tile’s win was Michael DiNoto, whose strong relief pitching included three strikeouts and two narrow escapes when Pier 25A threatened with men in scoring position. Valle Tile’s infield contributed a strong defense with good plays by Chris Garthright at second base, Tommy Monte at shortstop and Tony Davi covering the hot corner. Tony Koulotouros pitched well for Pier 25A.
Bourbon Street 9, Club Care 8. In a close contest with several lead changes, Bourbon Street squeezed out the victory, scoring the deciding run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Corona Pork Store 4, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers 1. In the last inning with the Pacific team threatening, Corona’s centerfielder Chris Marzano caught a long drive off the bat of Kevin Smith, preventing an extra-base hit that threatened to score the two men on base. Michael Georgeou hit a double and had two RBIs for the victors.
Mardene Construction 13, Hi-Tech Metals 1. In their first game of the season, Mardene caught Hi-Tech sleeping and jumped out to what proved to be an insurmountable lead. Michael Keene had the only hit, scoring the only run for Hi-Tech.
Bell Bay Florists 13, Party City 3. J.R. Alonzo pitched three scoreless innings for the Florists, and teammate Robert Romano played an excellent first base, guiding Bell Bay to victory. Cal Sternick pitched some strong innings for Party City.
Valle Tile 6, Club Care 5. In the first inning, Jared Katz powered a two-run homer to right center as Club Care jumped to an early lead. Mike Socci came in as a reliever for Club Care and kept the game close. On the bases, Mike stole home, forcing the game into extra innings. With bases loaded in the top of the seventh, Matt Valle teamed with catcher Brendan Fitzpatrick to strikeout the last two batters, keeping the score tied. It was on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh that enabled Valle Tile’s Michael DiNoto to scoot home with the winning run.
Applebee’s of Fresh Meadows 12, Bossio & Ross 6. Starting pitcher Philip Varsam picked up his first win of the season by hurling three no-hit innings. George Rowen threw two shutout innings in middle relief, and Eric Strauss was the closer as Applebee’s won its second game of the season. Catcher Anthony Zupnick helped his battery mates by throwing out three base runners. Applebee’s Varsam had two hits, Rowen had two RBIs and Zupnick had two hits, including a triple with two RBIs. Glen Barker had two hits with a double, Stephen Ching had a two-run homer and Nick Athanasoupoulos hit a double. For Bossio & Ross, Steven Tomasik and Jose Nunez reached base safely in all four at bats. Brian Meo reached base three times during the game.