Puts Up 18 Runs In Victory Over D&A Kitchens
Haller and Haller improved its record to 9-3 in the Ridgewood Glendale Middle Village (RGMVM) Little League with an 18-4 victory over D&Akitchens, as the team was firing on offense and defense in a four inning, time shortened contest last Thursday, May 29.
James Szala got the start for Haller and Haller. D&A jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but Szala got out of the jam and left the bases loaded as he struck out the last batter looking. After a shaky start, Szala found his groove, and went on to strike out the side in each of his three innings pitched.
After Szala reached his pitch limit, Haller turned to Ryan Regan, who finished the third, by throwing a single pitch for strike three. Regan worked the final inning for the save, striking out the side and only yielding two walks while on the mound.
The Haller and Haller offense was explosive, scoring five in the first, adding one in the second and third and finally putting the game out of reach with 11 runs in the fourth. Joseph Pennolino was 1-2 with a two walks and four runs scored. Szala went 2-4 with a long two-run homer to start the fourth to aid his own cause. Joseph Labarbara was 3-3, including a double and long triple, with a walk and three runs scored.
Dean Butkiewicz lined a single to right; he went 1-2 with a run scored. Nicholas Audelo added two walks and a run. Benjamin Muratovic had two walks and a run. Aidin Dzaferovic added two runs, along with Jack Cayli, who reached base in three of his four at bats.
Nicolas Maccio was the only player not to cross the plate for Haller and Haller, but had an RBI in Haller’s five run first. Ryan Regan rounded out the offense with a single, double and two runs.
Stephen Abuso was moved to the 30 day disabled list with a broken hand suffered in practice a week earlier. He will be missed for the remainder of the season.
With the season running short, Haller and Haller is focused on finishing the season strong and preparing for the playoffs.