Wednesday, 03 July 2013 00:00
Team R. Stutzmann had home field advantage and started the game with great defense for a scoreless top of the first inning. Offensively, in the bottom of the first, Nolan Langner and Dylan Ogden had a couple of scorching line drives, which put R. Stutzmann ahead by 2-0.
For NHP Funeral, in the top of the second, Christopher Dominguez had a triple, followed by Thomas Reilly’s RBI single to score Dominguez. Great heads up defensive plays by NHP Funeral’s, John Condon, who caught a fly ball at second, and a beautiful play by Aidan Finley, who caught a fly ball at third and then threw to first for a double play to end the bottom of the second. Condon had a nice hit, followed by Kevin Reilly who hit for double, earning him an RBI. Chris Dominguez hit for a single, advancing K. Reilly to thirrd, followed by Thomas Reilly’s RBI single, scoring his brother Kevin, to make it 3-2 NHP Funeral.
In the bottom of the third, R. Stutzmann battled back with base hits from Josh Fox, Edric Balgos, and Sean Jones, who earned the RBI, scoring Josh Fox, tying the game at 3-3. Pitching in the top of the fourth for Stutzmann was Josh Fox, doing an exceptional job striking out the side. Defensively, for NHP Funeral in the bottom of the fourth, Anthony Mastahinic and Anant Bhartiya made some nice plays, along with pitcher Chris Dominguez , allowing only one run on a bullet hit by Dylan Ogden for a double, scoring Nolan Langner.
Kevin Reilly, backing up Aidan Finley at third, made a great heads up play, getting the ball and tagging the runner out at third base to end the inning. In the top of the 5th, Nolan Langner pitched a great inning, striking out two batters and allowing only one run on a base hit from Thomas Reilly for an RBI, scoring Chris Dominguez. In the bottom of the fifth, Kevin Reilly pitched a scoreless inning, with Aidan Finley making a beautiful back peddling catch at first base.
The nail biting continued into the top of the 6th inning, with hard hitting from Jake Coyle and Thomas Lusk from NHP Funeral, and R. Stutzmann’s Dylan Ogden and Edric Balgos. No runs scored on either side, taking the game into extra innings.
To start the top of the seventh, Kevin Reilly shot a rocket to left field for a double, and Thomas Reilly singled to advance his brother to third. NHP Funeral was unable to score taking it to the bottom of the seventh. R. Stutzmann had some nice base hits by Christian Ferafino and Joseph Carroll, putting runners at first and second.
Next, up at bat was Stan Young, who hit a line drive up the first baseline to drive in Joseph Carroll, winning the game 5-4. Some boys to mention from NHP Funeral who were unable to make the playoff game were Jack Macfall and Maurizio “Reese” Migliore. In the Team NHP Funeral ended up taking third-place after a great game against Dr. Zatz’s Molars. Team R. Stutzmann advanced to play Team Thomas Dalton for the championship.
In the top of the sixth, Team Thomas Dalton were a couple of runs short, but they battled back scoring four runs to take the lead 7-5, having all the makings of a championship game. R. Stutzmann gave a good effort in the bottom of the sixth, but they were unable to score, with Thomas Dalton winning the Boys Farms Division Championship.