R. Klein, CPA 4, Monahan & Fitzgerald 3. In a classic pitching duel, R. Klein CPA survived with a 4-3 victory. The game ball for R. Klein, CPA went to George Yiantselia, who had a base hit and an RBI. Thomas DeCicco was on base three out of four times and had great defensive put-out at second base. Jordan Manuel continued his hot batting and also snagged a line drive to end. Monahan Fitzgerald was led by a splendid pitching performance by Ed O’Doyle, who registered five Ks. Salvatore Salamone added a double and an RBI, and William Holden was solid at the plate with a sharp base hit for Monahan and Fitzgerald.
Internet Business Group 5, Outback Steakhouse 3. The Internet Business Group won with some late inning heroics by Julian Bilodeau, whose home run and unassisted double play helped lift his team to a victory. Battery-mates Jesse Pau and Walt Bonne’ had a solid game in the win.
Pau threw three strong innings and Bonne’ made a couple of key defensive plays at home. For Outback Steakhouse, pitcher Nick Loccisano threw nine strikeouts in three innings of work. Catcher David Rojas played well behind the plate and had a hit in the third inning of the game.
Internet Business Group 15, Mardene Construction 8. The Internet Business Group won behind the great pitching of Michael Nittolo. Alexander Liatto and Dylan Laube made nice defensive plays in the field and had a couple of RBIs apiece.
Mardene Construction was led by pitcher Zachary Haskowitz, who kept his team close with some outstanding pitching. Anthony DiPasquale made a terrific defensive play, and Mark Mardene had a key hit late in the game to drive in a run for Mardene.
Hatton Funeral Home 13, Gemini Tanning 7. For Gemini, Anthony Koyfman hit a single and a double and outstanding fielding by Billy Powell. For Hatton, Alec Sullivan pitched three innings and had six strikeouts, while Dillon Depinto went 3-for-3 in the victory.
Pilling Real Estate 16, Hatton Funeral Home 7. For Pilling, Patrick Schule and Andrew Schindler both hit home runs and pitched three strong innings. Hatton’s Greg Stathopoulos had two hits while Dillon Depinto reached base three times in the loss.
V.I. Pizza 12, York Electric 6. In a very exciting and well-played game, V.I. Pizza scored seven runs in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind win. V.I. Pizza’s attack was led by the hitting of Matthew Correale, who had three hits including a home run, a triple and five RBIs. Andrew Bodnar had two hits including a triple and an RBI, and Nicholas Ziangas had two hits and two RBIs for the victors. V.I. Pizza’s Nicholas Rodriguez also starred in the win and ignited the sixth-inning rally with a key base hit. York Electric had super pitching performances from Stephen Demaio and Esteban Dilones. Dilones also hit a booming home run in the fifth inning, which put his team ahead.
Applebees 10, A&A Plumbing 9. Applebees’ Logan Moy won the game with a double in the sixth inning, and Brandon Putre pitched for the first time and gave his team three excellent innings of work. A&A was led by Anthony Palermo, who had two triples and a single and struck out seven in a great pitching performance. Yiannis Economou also had two singles and great play at the plate while catching.
Outback Steakhouse 10, Pilling Real Estate 7. For Outback, Anthony Panepinto went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs. Panepinto also pitched three innings for the victory. David Rojas went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the win. For Pilling Real Estate, Alex O’ Brien went 2-for-3 with one RBI, and Sean Rafferty went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the defeat.
R. Klein, CPA 14, Hatton Funeral Home 13. In a season battle by two good teams, R. Klein, CPA wound up on top. Game ball honors went to Klein, CPA’s Alex Lamburini for pitching three strong innings and recording six strikeouts. Robert Klein provided the offense, going 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs including the game-winner. Zachary Yanowitz had a stellar performance behind the plate, recording an amazing put-out. Hatton’s hit parade was led by Francisco DiRe, who went 2-for-2, and the two Dillons. Lamburini was on base all three times, including a triple for Hatton.
Pee Wee Division
Titan Development vs. Hot Bagel and Bake. Tyle Reilly was the star for Titan with his fine fielding and big bat. Teammate Jordan Simon was not to be outdone, also blasting two big hits. Every player on Hot bagel and Bake contributed to a fine team effort. The players had hits in both of their plate appearances.
Starlight Caterers 8, Bayside Milk Farm 6. In a hotly contested battle, Starlight held off a furious last-inning rally by Milk Farm to notch an 8-6 win. James Pontillo led the way for Starlight with three timely base hits, which led to runs and a stolen base. Tony Pritzos pounded out four hits for Starlight and made a tumbling catch of a pop up at third base. Andrew Segretto continued a solid year at the plate for Starlight with three hits and a walk, while exhibiting great base-running skills in scoring several runs. John Comisky had two hits and a stolen base for Milk Farm and played a dazzling first base. Chris Riazzi made a great catch of a hard-hit flyball to right field, thwarting a Starlight threat to break the game open. Dan Panaro was tough behind the plate for Milk Farm and also stole home to start a big inning for Milk Farm. Both teams had excellent pitching, and the final outcome was not decided until Starlight recorded the third out of the last inning with the bases loaded and Milk Farm threatening.
Hi-Tech Metals 7, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers 3. Adam Heuer pitched three strong innings for his Hi-Tech squad and helped his team’s cause by stroking a double en route to a victory. Leo Nin provided the big bat for the “techies,” going 3-for-4 and belting two singles and a double. Pacific threatened at times but came up short. Dante Randazzo was solid behind the plate for the Pacific team.
Bourbon Street 5, Valle Tile 1. In the quickest game of the season, one hour and 25 minutes, the Bourbon Street squad took advantage of every mistake Valle made to come up with the victory. Valle Tile could muster only two hits, one a double down the left field line by Michael DiNoto that accounted for the only Valle score. Bourbon Street then called on pitcher Nicky Copelli to shut the door on the Valle squad in the last inning.
Corona Park Pork Store 17, Bell Bay Florist 2. In a slugfest, the Pork Store team hit everything served up by the Bell Bay Florists. Derek LaMacchia went 2-for-3, capping a five-RBI day with a grand slam home run and a double. Teammate Paul Giacomino went 2-for-2 with a bases-clearing double. Bell Bay countered with a triple from J.R. Alonzo and a solo home run by Joey Kurtz. But it was “Pork that ruled” on this day in this game.
Bell Bay Florist 17, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers 13. On Sunday morning after an all-day rain on Saturday, the grass glistened and the bats came out to shine. Bell Bay’s Joey Kurtz hammered his second homer in two games, a line drive two-run homer in the bottom of the first to set the tone for the game. Kurtz’s teammate Brian Wren hit a single and a double. In the field, it was Eddie Nasser doing the job at first with two sure-handed plays and a pair of hits. Dante Randazzo had a couple of hits for Pacific, and Kevin Smith drilled the ball as well. It was a load of scoring for both teams.
C.J. Wolfhounds 11, Printing Express 10. In a down-to-the-wire thriller, the Wolfhounds squeezed out the victory behind the power pitching of John McManus, who struck out the last batter with bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth. Printing Express was powered by the bat of Frankie Davi, who lifted a line drive solo home run over the centerfielder’s head in the bottom of the first. Mike Karcinski had the big game for the Express, going 4-for-4 with a three-run homer, a wicked line drive down the right field line. John Apostolo called up by the Wolfhounds from the Major division in his first at bat, drove a homer into the gap in right center to christen his first game up in the junior division.