The Brewers played the Royals Friday and battled to a 15-14 loss, led by T.J. Miller and Frankie Marchione. The Brewers battled the Royals again on Saturday, and led by T.J. and Frankie, they scored 14 runs but came up short.
Mike Bruno and Danny Medina had three hits apiece to pace the Brewers. Special mention to Jesse Scali, Chris DeMarco and Peter Lymberopoulos for a fine game.
On Sunday the Brewers played the Rangers and won, 22-14, led by Marchione and Miller and a balanced attack paced by Nicky Fabella, Danny Medina, Zack Sharafeddin, Aditya Lakhani and others.
Next up for the Brewers is the Twins in a grudge match on Friday, at 6 p.m. at the Oval.
Gregs Tire and Auto sinks Pirates
The Gregs Tire and Auto Mets defeated the Century 21 Laffy Pirates this past Saturday.
The Mets’ defense was superb. Mike Castanzo made three great plays in center field, one being the final out of the game, as Castanzo dove to make a great catch in deep center field.
Plays by Tommy Clarkson and Tyler Brodney killed many of the Pirates’ rallies.
The Mets banged out 11 hits, and the big blow was John Barbari’s two-run homer. Mike Mandrin scored the game-winning run for the Mets. Jeremy Goldberg started the game and went two strong innings, only allowing two earned runs with two ks.
Anthony Loguidice was given the game ball for his continued improvement in and off the field.
Glen Oaks would like to remind all players and parents to try and attend Glen Oaks night at Shea Stadium as the Mets take on the Seattle Mariners June 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13.00 and can be purchased through the league or any manager.
Senator Frank Padavan Bluejays
split series with New Hyde Park
The Senator Frank Padavan Bluejays split a home and away series with New Hyde Park, winning Saturday at the Oval but were outscored at New Hyde Park. Game one winning pitcher Nicole Epstein struck out seven.
Jessica Gauthier also blanked New Hyde Park for the opening two innings of the first game. Caitlin Smith was a perfect 6-for-6 this weekend with a double, a home run and four runs scored, including a steal. Alexis Namit added a triple and another steal of home.
Lorey Giblin had three hits and six steals, an outstanding first-inning running catch in center and a throw to second for a double play in the Bluejays’ win. The Bluejays next play Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Glen Oaks Oval.
Manager Corey Bearak announced that two Bluejays, Epstein and Namit, play junior varsity for St. Francis Prep, and three, Marisa Bearak, Cynthia Johnson and Tara Mccullagh, play JV for Bayside High School. Giblin plays for the Altman Middle School team, and Michelle Asciote plays for the Pastuer Middle School team.
King Bear Rockies rock Mineola
In Major girls’ softball, the King Bear Rockies went 1-2 over the weekend. The Rockies lost Saturday to Port Washington 1 at the Oval, 15-8.
Sunday the Rockies traveled to Mineola and, inspired by Kerry Bunyan’s return after breaking her nose, won, 24-11.
Pitchers Toniann Groth and Ellie Alexandrou worked great on the mound with Karen Lalla and Maria Augustine. Big hits by Jessi Lapidus, Nicolette Pullo, Jesenia Dupuy, Stepani Cohen and Maria Vessia helped the offense, as did aggressive base running by all.
Alexis Drennan and Vessia made outstanding plays at second. Nicole Ficarrotta and Rosalind Salcedo added to the defense, but the highlight of the defense was Alicia Florio’s running catch of a hard-hit fly ball to left-center field.
Joe’s Pizza Cyclones rally to win fifth straight
The Joe’s Pizza Cyclones improved their record to five wins and only one loss as they nipped the Tigers, 6-5, at the Glen Oaks Oval. With Trevor Stark on second and two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Scott Carey fouled off a couple of two-strike pitches as he battled Tiger’s pitcher Eric Walpole.
Scott then hit a hard ground single that was knocked down in the infield. Stark raced home with the tying run on Carey’s clutch hit. Carey broke for second on the play and when the throw to second sailed into center field, Scott raced all the way home with the lead run. Scott and Stark were awarded game balls.
In the Tigers’ final at bat, Trevor ran down Walpole’s high fly into short-right field to prevent the tying run from scoring. After Nick Biehl hit a grand slam to put the Tigers into the lead in the top of the third, Danny Graham also made a decisive play to save a run.
Cyclones’ Blake Cholost stranded Walpole on third when he struck out the next hitter. Rohan Shah, Steven Pelan and Rahul Kadakia also had base hits for Joe’s Pizza.
Joe’s Pizza Cyclones defeat Indians, 11-9
Joe’s Pizza Cyclones jumped all over the Indians in the early innings and then managed to hold on to win, 11-9.
The victory was the sixth in a row for Joe’s Pizza and improved the Cyclones’ record to six wins against only one loss. The win dropped the Indians one-half game back in second place and gave Joe’s Pizza sole possession of first place in the International Division.
The Cyclones led 11-2 after batting in the top of the second inning. Pelan, Kadakia, Carey and Billy Hannigan drew second-inning walks, and Jasikrat Singh, Shah and James Wolfin had key base hits. The big blow was struck by Cyclones’ catcher Joey Shafer, who hit a grand slam home run to deep right-center field.
Defensive plays by Indians shortstop Matt Laurino kept the Cyclones from opening an even bigger lead. A home run by Patrick Kelleher and a long triple by Louis Marino helped the Indians sneak back into the game as relief pitcher Brian Pabon stranded eight Cyclones runners over the last four innings.
Cyclones’ starting pitcher Stark picked up the win, striking out six batters in three innings. Cholost pitched the final three innings to record the save for Joe’s Pizza.
Key defensive plays were turned in by Cyclones’ Graham, Stark, Cholost and Pelan, whose play at second base ended the Indians’ final comeback attempt. Matthew Dykeman and Michael Kelly also contributed to the Cyclones’ winning effort.
Joe’s Pizza Cyclones ambush L.I. Tomahawk Braves, 14-6
The International Division Cyclones improved their winning streak to four games with this victory over the Braves. Cholost and Graham were awarded game balls for Joe’s Pizza. Cholost had a first-inning grand slam home run and Graham singled and doubled to drive home four runs in key situations.
Cholost also stuck out six in two innings of relief work, while walking only one batter. Other Cyclone stars included lead-off man Pelan, Shah, Wolfin, Shafer, Stark, Hannigan, Singh, Kelly, Carey and Dykeman.
Modell’s Lions over Century 21 Andron Yanks
The Modell’s Lions continued to win big in the Majors Division when they scored 16 runs against the Yankees for a final score of 16-7.
Anthony Meo was sent to the mound for the Lions and gave his team its fifth victory in seven games and first place in the Majors Division.
Michael Labrada, Joey Caraballo, Meo and Darryl Boston combined for 13 scoring runs. Caraballo and Meo were on base in all of their four plate appearances.
The Lions put the game away in the fourth, scoring five times.
The best for the Yanks was Arnab Mitra’s hard single to the middle in the third and Rubenau’s triple and single. For the Lions, Labrada had a triple; Caraballo had a double; Meo had a home run, a single and three RBIs; and Boston had a single, a tape measure homer and two RBIs.
Kudos to Joseph Feisel, who had an RBI and made several good plays in left field for the Lions.
Modell’s Lion’s defeat Marcella’s Pizza A’s
Caraballo took the mound May 10 and notched his fourth win of the season against one loss by defeating the A’s, 14-4.
The Lions scored early in the first inning, highlighted by the first of two home runs off the bat of Meo, who went 3-for-3.
Meanwhile, Caraballo dominated the first four innings when he faced 13 A’s batters, striking out seven and allowing one unearned run.
Leading 5-1, the Lions scored nine times on hits by Labrada, Boston, an RBI double off Caraballo’s bat and Meo’s second homer.
For the A’s, Justin Dillan, Gabe Gomez, Carlos Rodriguez and Sean Ripoll all had singles for the Athletics. For the Lions, Caraballo had a single and a double with two RBIs. Labrada and Boston also contributed with two hits each.
McDonalds Royals nip Ideal Barber Shop Seals
The McDonalds Royals played the Ideal Barber Shop Seals in a Farms Division game. The offense was awesome with help from Billy Burkart, Sean Brodersen, Ryan Perez, Robert Groth, Jimmy Curran, Paul Benoit and Conall Ryan. The Royals won, 16-8.
The defensive wizardry along with key hits came from Christopher Behr, Devon Brenner, Joshua Persaud, Michael Ciminera, Mark Spano and Conor Maher.
Perez and Behr received the game balls.
Curran leads Royals against Brewers
The McDonalds Royals and the Metro Food Brewers played two games this weekend. Curran led the offensive attack on Friday with two home runs and seven RBIs. Perez, Brodersen, Benoit, Spano, Behr and Groth contributed key hits in both games. Defensive plays and clutch hits of Brenner, Burkart, Ciminera, Khan, Maher, Persaud and Ryan kept the games close.
The Royals won Friday’s game, 18-14, with Curran receiving the game ball. The team also won Saturday’s contest, 18-15, with Brenner, Persaud and Ryan getting game balls.
The Metro Food Brewers made great plays in the field and got some huge hits. The Royals are 5-0 on the season.
J.J. Peabodys Rangers battle Hunan Cafe Twins
The J.J. Peabodys Rangers played the Hunan Cafe Twins. For the Rangers, Marcus Choon hit a long shot to center field for the team’s first home run of the season. Also contributing with great hitting was Zachary Pournazari, Issac Peltzer and Johnny Martini.
J.C. Gallagher, Neeloy Azad and Michael Hovin each got a hit and scored home with some great base running. After getting hit in the mouth by a hard-hit line drive, Devin Guglimetti stayed in the game, showing how tough he is.
In the second inning, Shrinit, playing second, made a nice pickup and beat the runner to second base for the unassisted out. Michael Epstein, playing shortstop, nabbed a ground ball and flipped it to third baseman Peltzer, who was waiting on third to get the third out and keep the Twins scoreless.
There was great defense by outfielders Bharadwat Ramachandran and James Sciortino Jr, whose great throws kept the hitters to singles instead of doubles. Game balls were given to Gallagher and Choon.
Glen Oaks Seals play Rangers
The Glen Oaks Seals played the Rangers May 16. The 6- to 8-year-olds’ developing defensive game effectively counteracted the Rangers’ heavy hitters.
Billy Chaklis, David Baum and Eddie Campana Jr. led the solid Seals’ defense. The Seals’ budding offensive lineup promises the most mid-season excitement.
Jake Vitulli’s shot to right during the second inning that sent fielders scrambling was followed by Dylan Grodstke’s line drive double in the third. Other strong performances came from Mike Machado, Jesse and Tristan Boehm, Tyler Nacionales, Alex Chowske, Joey Femia, Jeremy Blitz and Lawrence Roodenburg.