Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
M. Ogden hit a triple with the bases loaded in Zadnik’a 5-5 tie against Franklin Square 1. Pitchers M. Bleeker and M. Bronzino worked the mound and did very well. Most of the girls are getting some good hits in and getting on the bases.
Ogden again had what would have been 3 triples but held up at second due to a pulled leg muscle and had 5 RBI’s in a 14-11 win over Stewart Manor. Bronzino and Ogden pitched and did a really good job. Sara P caught the entire game and did amazing. She had a couple of tries at picking off the runners but they were a split second quicker to the base. M. Bleeker hit a single and a double. Emily Locker had 3 singles and Mia had 4 singles. Sara P had 2 singles and Vanessa and Brianna each had a single as well. Brianna stole one base and Katie Hop attempted to steal home and was tagged out with a glove to the face, it might not have hurt as much if she would have been safe! As always, it was an exciting game and the girls had fun!
Zadnik DDS had a great game against Malverne at Averill field winning 12-11 on May 29. Marisa Ogden, Katie Hopkins and Ashley Rullo pitched very well. Ogden had seven strike outs, Hopkins and Rullo each had two. Ashley was walked 3 times and was able to work her way around the bases and score 3 of the runs. Katie had 2 singles, a double and she also worked her way around the bases and scored 3 of our runs. Marisa hit a single, a home run with 2 on base, walked and scored 2 runs. Tori ( from farms), Gabby, Maria, Saanvi, and Kelsey each had singles. Maria and Sarah P caught the game for Zadnik and continue to build their catching confidence. Manager MZadnik is now 9-1-1
This time the girls came ready to play ball vs Floral Park winning 10-7 on May 22. Nearly every girl on the team scored and everyone got on base. It was a day for the “K” girls with Jennifer Scanlon going two for two with two RBI’s and scored a run while Julia K. Pitched a good game and Julia B scored a run and got on base every time. The pitchers accounted for 10 strikeouts, only 4 walks and 68 percent of their pitches being strikes. Mathnasium is now 6-6-1.
The first game of the playoffs didn’t disappoint. Mike’s Convenience had home field advantage. Nick Cywinski was the starting pitcher for Mike’s Convenience, giving up only 1 run in the top of the first in an 11-9 victory. Nuzzi Collision’s starting pitcher, Michael Giamona, pitched well and retired the first three batters in onlyfive pitches.
In the top of the second, Nuzzi Collision’s, Steven Brendel hit a tremendous double, followed by Michael Giamona’s double to score 3 runs. Nuzzi led 4-1. At the bottom of the second inning, Mike’s Convenience struck back with Matt Cipolla’s rocket shot to centerfield for an inside the park homerun.
In the top of the third, Maksim Manoni , playing shortstop, made a tremendous defensive play, picking off the runner at home plate for the 3rd out. In the bottom of the third, batting in the top of the lineup, Kristos Fernandez shot a bullet to left field. With bases loaded, Matt Cipolla hit a grand slam, his 2nd homerun of the game, putting Mike’s Convenience in the lead at 5-4.
In the top of the fourth, Michael Giamona tripled, scoring Steven Brendel and Nicky O’Shea, giving the lead back to Nuzzi Collision. Louis Messina. had an RBI on a fielder’s choice, scoring Michael G. from 3rd, giving Nuzzi a 7-5 lead.
Vishal Macwanalso had a nice single during the inning, but Michael Dominguez was able to pitch out of the 3rd inning to end Nuzzi’s scoring.
The boys from Mike’s Convenience did not give up scoring again in the fifth, with Kristos Fernandez scoring on a passed ball. Justin Roa stole 3rd and scored on a passed ball, and Nick Cywinksi scored on Cipollas’s triple. Trying to keep the top of the sixth inning scoreless, shortstop, Nick Cywinskii had a nice defensive play at 2nd for the out, and Dan Dennehy had a nice pickoff at 3rd to end the inning.