Meric Law 12, Printing Express 3. Meric Laws’ entire team contributed in this game. There was great hitting by Ryan Magee, who went 3-for-3, and Mike Lavin, Mike Calasuno and Ryan Paccione, who all went 2-for-3. Timely walks by Timothy Yoo and Kieran Mahoney kept several rallies going. Printing Express had a great performance by catcher Anthony Larosa, and Anthony Charalambous really pitched his heart out.
Meric Law 15, Clearview Paint 0. Meric Law played a great game. Contributing to Meric Laws’ offense were Jimmy O’Connor and Yoo. Mahoney pitched very well and had a hit. Kevin Durkan gave a great effort for Clearview Paint. He pitched well, had a hit and made several plays in the field. Daniel Randell was playing well until he hurt his leg and had to come out of the game.
Meric Law 6, Starlite Caterers 2. For Meric Law, Paccione struck out six batters in three scoreless innings. Lavin had a hot bat with two hits and three RBIs. Big defensive plays by second baseman O’Connor and first baseman Joe Jensen stopped two Starlite rallies. Pitcher Calasuno came in to close out the game. For Starlite Caterers, pitcher Andrew Segretto had a great game, striking out seven batters, and Tony Pritzos had a nice hit. J.B. Frees had some really great at bats. Tanner Brandimarte made a great defensive play by snaring a screaming line drive to end the third inning. Patrick Jordan, who is sidelined with a sprained ankle, showed real team spirit by loudly cheering for his team.
American Legion Post 123 vs. Hot Bagel And Bake. John Micelli led the hit parade for American Legion with two line drive ropes, and teammate Parker Schnitzer took game ball honors for his fine all-around game. Hot Bagel and Bake was led by Brianna Falco’s big bat and the fine glove work of Joshua Weinstein.
Johnson Financial vs. Anna Maria’s Bagels. Christian Barret manned the left side of Johnson’s defense with Brooks Robinson-like precision. Nicholas Malandrakis was the slugging star with two big home runs. Anna Maria’s Bagels was led by the power hitting combo of Joey Smires and Brian Lloyd.
Pearl Street Diner vs. Lloyds. Giancarlo and Joseph Donato played like the brothers Dimaggio, leading Lloyds in this fine PeeWee contest. Pearl Street saw Matthew Bader flash gold glove leather and Nicholas Pappas bang out two big hits in making this a truly memorable game.
V.I. Pizza 11, Gemini Tanning 7. V.I. Pizza’s attack was led by Nicholas Ziangas, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Steven Toumanidis had two hits and two RBIs, and Nicholas Saffran had a run-scoring single in V.I. Pizza’s win. Danny Finn had six K’s in two shutout innings and Andrew Bodnar threw two excellent innings in his mound debut. Gemini Tanning was led by Kyle Bremer, who threw three strong innings and scored two runs, and by John Diamandis, who had a perfect day at the plate, including his first hit of the season and two RBIs.
Pilling Real Estate 9, V.I. Pizza 5. It was the battle of the titans Saturday as Pilling prevailed over previously undefeated V.I. Pizza. Patrick Schule pitched three outstanding innings while hitting a triple and two singles to lead Pilling. But it was Sean Rafferty who broke the game open with a long ball to clear the bases in the victory. Danny Finn pitched two solid innings for V.I. Pizza and hit two doubles, and Rob Haenlein reached base twice while playing excellent defense.
Pilling Real Estate 12, Monahan and Fitzgerald 5. Nicholas Laforgia pitched three strong innings and reached base all three times. Jordan Chateau had three hits while calling a perfect game from behind the plate in a 12-5 victory over Monahan and Fitzgerald earlier in the week.
Papazzio’s Restaurant 8, Mittman’s Medics 2. Steven Rufo, Brendan Cosgrove and Mike Kowpack each hit home runs, and Matthew Katz had a bases-loaded double to break the game open. For Mittman’s, Douglas Chu, Lauren Kelly and John Marchisello played great defense in the loss.
Papazzio’s Restaurant 12, Hatton’s Funeral Home 5. Daniel Soares pitched three strong innings and had a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs for Papazzio’s. Zachary Latos had a triple in the offensive attack along with Zack Droblas (two hits), who pitched a scoreless inning to earn the save. Hatton’s catcher Greg Stathpoulos made a great play at home plate to thwart a Papazzio’s rally, and Bennett O’Donald had clutch hits, going 2-for-2 at the plate.
Outback Steakhouse 9, A&A Plumbing 2. For Outback, Nick Loccisano went 3-for-3 with two triples and three RBIs and pitched three innings of no-hit ball with eight strike outs. Kevin Reilly went 2-for-3 with one RBI and pitched one scoreless inning in his pitching debut this season. Frank Arigo also went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and ended the ballgame with an unassisted double play at first base. Frank Lomuscio and Michael Mignano contributed single hits and good defensive plays in the victory. For A&A Plumbing, Yanni Economou had an RBI triple and Jonathan Caciola made two great unassisted putouts in the infield.
Internet Business Group 8, Hatton’s Funeral Home 1. Strong outings by IBG’s pitchers Jesse Pau and Evan Siegel were backed by their team’s offense, including Pau’s five RBIs. Brendan McCann, Tony Kentrotas and Connor Leavens all scored twice each in the win. The big hit came on Julian Bilodeau’s second-inning three-run homer, his fourth of the season. Hatton’s Funeral Home’s starting pitcher Gregory Stathpoulos had three strong innings for his team with four strike outs. Stathpoulos also had a hit and scored a run. John Stathpoulos was 1-for-2 on the day, hitting a long double to drive in a run.
R. Klein, CPA 4, Applebees 3. In a thrilling game from start to finish, R. Klein, CPA came out on top, scoring three runs in the final inning for the win. The game ball for R. Klein, CPA went to Zachary Yanowitz for recording the game-winning RBI. Thomas Sanders made a great defensive play in center field to keep the game close. Applebees was led by Paris Thatos, who went 2-for-2 with a double, and Nicholas Coulianidis, who had a long double to the right-center field gap.
Pier 25A vs. Club Care. Pier 25A won its first game of the season in convincing fashion over Club Care this past week. Justis Bosco clubbed a three-run home run over the fence in right-center field in his first at bat and was the winning pitcher. Michael Halkiadakis put on the finishing touches by clubbing an inside-the-park grand slam home run that ended the game after five innings. Michael Socci of Club Care showed his all-around baseball skills by starting the game as pitcher and ending it as catcher as well as getting two hits in the contest.
Corona Park Pork Store 5, Party City 3. Cal Sternick pitched a masterful four shutout innings for Party City, adding a triple and a run scored. Corona Pork, however, got the edge from Giancarlo Santillo, who walked twice, tripled and scored a run. Pork Store’s Carlos Albarracin started the rally in the sixth with a single.
Bourbon Street 7, Corona Park Pork Store 4. Corona Park’s Joseph Lumley pitched three innings, allowing only one hit, while teammate Luis Ramirez pitched three innings, allowing only three hits. Despite the good pitching from the opposition, Bourbon scratched and clawed its way to victory behind Paul Gorynski’s four-RBI game. Bourbon Street tied the game in the top of the sixth, scoring two runs and forcing extra innings. Bourbon scored three more runs in the top of the seventh for the win.
Hi-Tech Metals 14, Bourbon Street 1. Sam and Leo Gussack both went 3 for 3 to power their Hi-Tech team to victory. For Bourbon Street, Nicky Copelli went 2 for 2 with a double.
Mardene Construction 5, Valle Tile 0. John Apostolo and Joey Marden teamed up on the mound to shut out a strong Valle Tile team. Jean-Claude Biordi tripled in the third for the longest hit of the day, capping a game deciding rally.
Bell Bay Florist 11, Pier 25A 8. In a close game, the victory turns on execution and Bell Bay got the advantage early and resisted a strong Pier25A come back.
Valle Tile 7, Pacific Lawn Sprinklers 5. Valle Tile’s Brendan Fitzpatrick was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs and one run to go with his sterling play in center field. Teammate Chris Garthright led off the game with long triple to the fence in right-center. He went 3-for-4 on the day with an RBI bunt single and a run scored. Valle’s other production came from Thomas Duran, who was 1-for-2 with an RBI, and James Kaso, who went 2-for-3 with a triple. Rob Renzi went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs and two RBIs, while Pacific teammate Kevin Smith had a 2-for-3 day, chalking up a single and a double.