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Merillon Athletic Association - April 23, 2010

Merillon Notre Dame CYO Lightning 10 vs HBQVB 10

The two teams met on a frigid Saturday afternoon for a high scoring  game, only to end in a tie because of darkness. Jessica Vissichelli started on the mound for the Lightning and did a stellar job for 3 innings only letting up 1 run, striking out several batters. Isabella Fazzolari and Sophia Leeds (2 K’s)  did a fine job in relief for their pitching debuts. Natalie Patrey at catcher did a great job completing the battery, holding many runners on base with her nimble play behind the plate. The hot bats of Mariella Facibene (2H, 1 RBI), Jessica V.(1H, 2RBI’s) and Rachel Moss(2H, 4RBI’s) made big contributions to the box score. Sophia L., Natalie P, Jenna Marshiano, Kelsey Nathan, Casey Sanders, Isabella F. , Kasey Borduas, Giavanna Maniaci, all reached base via walks, played heads up ball stealing bases and scoring runs. Emily Bidner and Monique Vavro (1RBI on a FC) took good cuts at the plate. A good first game, and things will only get better! GO LIGHTNING!!

Sportography “Cardinals” Vs. Dr. Barbaro “Phillies”

 It was another exciting game for the mighty Cardinals who once again displayed offensive power, solid fielding and patience at the plate against a very impressive Phillies team at the Herricks Ball Field this evening. Pitching ace John Napolitano was not only dominant on the mound with 6 strikeouts over 2 innings, but also drove in 3 runs on a game-winning triple. Christopher Carbone had another solid pitching performance with 2 strikeouts and contributed offensively with a single, an RBI and 2 runs scored while Philip Chang closed out the game with 2 strikeouts of his own and also added to the offense with 3 singles, 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Matthew Rivera, who hit his second double of the young season, also had a stolen base, an RBI and 2 runs scored while Scott Schanter had a single and an RBI and contributed defensively behind the plate as catcher. Spencer Horowitz had his first stolen base of the season and combined with Richard Song and Anthony Treadwell to score 3 runs. Tyler Dauble did another solid job behind the plate at catcher while AJ DeVito and Matthew Notine flashed the leather in the field. Go Cardinals!

Knights of Columbus NHP 2858 Dodgers vs Notre Dame CYO Nationals

 Despite the overcast sky and the cold temperature, the Dodgers made opening day a succesful start. RBIs by Mathew Merolla, Paul Depaulis, Guiseppe Seidita, Justin Yang, Nicholas Marsella, Robert Martini, Justin Marsella, Michael Campagnuolo, and Vincenzo Montoni provided the nine runs that the Dodgers needed to power the offense. The newest Dodgers, Ben and Eli Goodwin, made contributions at the plate and in the field. Christian Zamorra continues to demonstrate great speed keeping the fifth inning alive with his hustle to first. Great plays in the field and clutch outs by Justin Yang, Vincenzo Montoni, Mathew Merollla, Paul Depaulis, Guiseppe Seidita, Robert Martini, and Paul Depaulis kept the game tied in the late innings. The bottom of the seventh was filled with tension as the Nationals were hoping for a walk off win but were foiled as the Dodgers kept the winning run from scoring. The cold day forced the game to stop but the Dodgers were happy with the tie.

Sportography “Cardinals” Vs. City Line Florist “Angels”

 In what proved to be a very exciting 2010 spring season opening game at the Merillon Complex, the mighty Cardinals displayed offensive power, solid fielding and patience at the plate against a very good Angels team today. The team’s pitching stars were Philip Chang and John Napolitano, each with 3 strikeouts while Christopher Carbone made his Upper Farms pitching debut and contributed two solid innings on the hill with 2 strikeouts. The offensive star for the Cardinals was Matthew Rivera with a single, a game-winning double, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Joseph Dampman and Scott Schanter also contributed offensively with a single, an RBI and a run scored each while Matthew Notine, Spencer Horowitz, Richard Song and Anthony Treadwell combined for 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Tyler Dauble did a solid job behind the plate at catcher while Aditya Jindal flashed the leather in the field. Go Cardinals!

The All County Business Solutions Blue Angels vs. The Albertson Herricks 2 Farm Team

The Blue Angels made some collections on this Tax Day!  All totaled, the All County Blue Angels collected 28 hits in a night time shortened contest. Doubles by Gabby Ranieri, Stephanie Zovich and Annie Cohen led the way. Katie Fitzgerald, Brianna Kerrane, Caitlin Young each contributed 3 hits with Michela Giura, Olivia Franzone, Bridget Koenig, and Daniella Brancato each collecting 2 hits. Not only did the Blue Angels collect hits, they made some outstanding defensive plays led by Joanna Vissichelli at both first and third base with huge contributions from Amanda Garcia, Lauren Wong, Gabby Henderson and Theresa Patrey. The Tax Man came on this day and so did the Blue Angels.

Gair, Gair Conason, et al. “Braves” vs. Chico’s B.B. “Dodgers”     It was a great opening day for the spring season. Offensive stars for the Braves were Alan Birnbaum, Sam Motelson and Evan Kreth with 3 hits each. Ryan Wasserman, Kenny Hirschfeld, and Luke Notine contributed with 2 runs scored each. Great plays in the field by Adrian Balkcom & Philip Schurr. All the other boys did great job contributing to a team effort.

The Piccolo Italian Gourmet Diamondbacks vs Grant Thornton LLP Brewers.

The Piccolo Italian Gourmet Diamondbacks played a strong defensive game down at the yard this week. Our Gold Glove Awards go to N. Lopez, N. Levkulic and CJ Riccobono. Our Golden Arm Award goes to Peter Carrecca for his strong pitching performance. Our Slugger Awards go to N. Lopez, L.Tesoriero, S.Fishbein  and CJ Riccobono. Our Gamer Awards go to H. Dewitt, P. Tozzi, P. Mcteirnan, M.Coluccio, D. Coval and J. Tamara. Till next time always “Run Em Out. “

Grant Thornton Brewers vs. the Hillside Beverage Rockies

Michael Kurre started off the game with a big hit and scored the Brewer’s first run. Jordan Seidenberg and Sean O’Leary each had clutch hits driving in a bunch of runs with one swing. Philip Menist and Alesandro Lacera pitched well in the last three innings to keep the game close. Daniel Mattei made an impressive debut as catcher. Dillon Hod made a nice play on a deflected ball to get a key out at second base. The Brewer players all continue to get better.

Signs of Love Cyclones (11) vs Plain & Fancy Landscaping Bears (6)

Plain & Fancy Landscaping Bears (11) vs. Robert J. Kurre & Associates Ducks (2)

Dennis Barber Shop River Sharks (2) vs. Plain & Fancy Landscaping Bears (1)

 The Bears were very busy this week going 1-2. The bats came alive with some nice hitting by Michael Varrone, Peter Tagios, Anthony Lanzilotta, Louis Plomitallo, Christian Carrick, RJ Donohue, Nevin Nambiar, Landon Phillips, Jake Seker, Nick Zovich, Jared Kossover and Mike Lopez. We saw some nice defense from all the Bears players. The pitching of Louis, Christian, Michael V. and Peter has been stellar. Keep up the good work!

Knights of Columbus #2852 Merillon Minors Dragons (8) vs Manhasset 4   (10)

 The Merillon Dragons started out great on a cold day. The stars of the game were Nicole Kuzler with a home run and good pitching, and Madison Solomon with a triple and solid pitching. Nice hitting came from Kristen R, Brittany L. and Gina P. We had good defense from Silvana S., Cassidy L., Una R. and Parker S. The Merillon Dragons should be proud of the play for the first game of the season and they will only get better.

Dennis Barber Shop River Sharks 2 vs. Plain and Fancy Landscaping Bears 1

 The Dennis Barber Shop River Sharks down by  one and down to their final strike put together 2 hits and a walk by G. LoDuca, J Kennedy and followed by a walk off hit by Russ Rasul that scored both Kennedy and LoDuca for a thrilling victory in a well played game by both teams. The River Sharks with B. Quinn not available due to a bruised hand received solid pitching from J. Kennedy and T.Murphy who combined for 0 earned runs over 6 innings. Excellent defense and offensive contributions from K. Perno, N. Mangia, B. Sullivan,  J. Raher, B. Portnoy and M. Hershenhorn.

Gigi’s Pizza Marlins vs. City Line Florist Angels

 The Marlins put up a strong effort today against the Angels. Sean O’Connor made a great pitching debut with three strikeouts and a defensive gem to keep the team in the game. Kenny Gensch was also impressive on the mound, throwing strikes and catching a tough pop-fly. The bats were hot despite the cold weather. Jake Blancher got the team started with a first-inning walk and RBI. Joe Santos slugged a base hit and David Klebanow had two key walks. Dylan Kareff shook off an early HBP and later hit a frozen rope to the opposite field. Paul Fadoul made solid contact at the plate, as did Ivan Vidaich who added an RBI. Elliot Weissman walked and drilled a shot back up the middle. Eric Madenberg was on base three times with three stolen bases. Christopher Bruccoleri also swiped a pair after two bases on balls.

Salmon Limousine Services Rays 8, Modell’s Pirates 1

The Rays played a fundamentally sound game on Sunday and defeated the powerful Pirates 8-1 to secure their second straight win to start the season. The Rays were led on the mound by the “Generation J” trio of Jordan Greiff, Jacob Seidenberg and Jared Schwartz, who combined to allow no earned runs and for the most part kept the Pirates off the bases. Offensively, the Rays maintained the pressure on the Pirates the whole game and scored in every inning. The whole team got into the action at the plate, led by the power batting of Michael Telsey (multiple extra base hits), Andrew Kadish (long triple), Ryan Hodes and Karan Thadhani. In the field, excellent defense was turned in by Jack Tucker (snaring a line drive at 2B that was destined for extra bases), Brian Volk (2 strong innings behind the plate), Joey Jacobs, Jacob Leventhal and Jared Hodes.

Piccolo Italian Gourmet Diamondbacks vs Baxter Sports Rangers

 The Piccolo Italian Gourmet Diamondbacks played a tough Baxter Sports Rangers team down at the yard this week. Both teams played each other both offensively and  defensively equal. Our Gamer awards this week go to: M. Coluccio, D. Coval, M. Castelli, L. Tesoriero, P. Carrecca and H. Dewitt. Our Golden Arms awards for pitching go to N. Levkulic,  J. Tamara,  N. Lopez and S. Fishbein. Our Slugger award goes to N. Lopez for his timely hitting and 3 RBIs. Our Gold Glove award goes to CJ. Riccobono for his full extension catch at first base. Till next time always ‘’Run Em Out .”

Gigi’s Pizza Marlins vs. Dr. Barbaro Phillies

Phillies 8, Marlins 5

 The Marlins played an exciting game against the Phillies Thursday night at Tully, showing nice improvements at the plate and in the field. Leadoff man Eric Madenberg singled and walked, scored twice and added three strikeouts from the mound. Kenny Gensch was also on base twice, including an RBI line drive single. Other run producers were Dylan Kareff, Ivan Vidaich, Charlie Goodwin, and Sean O’Connor. Charlie and Sean also each made stellar plays at first base to save runs. Matthew Baronci added a single and solid at-bats were had by Joe Santos and Paul Fadoul. On the mound, Elliot Weissman cemented his ace status with a lights-out inning. Jake Blancher made an impressive and promising pitching debut. David Klebanow gutted out two late strikeouts and combined with star catcher Chris Bruccoleri for the play of the game, darting off the mound to smother a come-backer and firing to get the close out at home.

Salmon Limousine Services Rays 7 vs. Ridgewood Savings Bank Mariners 8

The Rays suffered their first defeat of the season in the final inning of the game against the mighty Mariners, losing 8-7 in a tight battle. The lead moved back and forth all night. After a low scoring first two innings, the Rays exploded for 5 runs in the third inning, thanks to an onslaught of hitting and heads-up baserunning by, among others, Jordan Greiff, Matt O’Connor, Andrew Kadish and Jacob Leventhal. Keeping the Rays in the game all night with strong pitching performances were Matt O’Connor, Joey Jacobs, Jack Tucker, Jordan Greiff and Jacob Seidenberg. A big, unconventional double play was turned in by Jack Tucker (P) to Jordan Greiff (1B) to Jacob Seidenberg (C) to Jared Schwartz (3B), thwarting what could have been a big inning for the Mariners. Solid defense was turned in by Jared Hodes, Michael Telsey, Karan Thadhani and Brian Volk.

Ridgewood Savings Back “Mariners” (2) vs. Mike’s New Hyde Park Convenience Store “Orioles” (5)

 The Mariners faced some tough pitching in their season opener, but managed to keep the game close with stellar pitching of their own. Starter, Danny Kosofsky worked two innings, striking out five, followed by Dominick Piccirillo, who struck out two and Joe Dunn who struck out two. With the game still in the balance, catcher, Michael Zuschlag, threw a bullet to Charlie Hwang, who made a nifty slap tag to catch a runner trying to steal third. John Denara delivered a clutch single in the fifth to drive in a run and Bradley Sheen smacked a single of his own. Alex Bracco took one for the team in the fourth inning and later came around to score. Solid defense by Jimmy Denara, James Castaldi, Harmon Takhar, Jacob Leeds and Gregory Capelle kept the game within reach.


Ridgewood Savings Bank “Mariners” (11) vs. BAB Mechanical “Astros” (3)

The offense exploded tonight to lead the Mariners to their second victory of the season. Leading the hit parade was Danny Kosofsky with two doubles, Jimmy Denara, Bradley Sheen and Alex Bracco with two singles each, John Denara with a single and two stolen bases, James Castaldi with a single and Michael Zuschlag, who laid a beautiful bunt down the third base line for a single. Defensive gem of the game came in the first when catcher Joe Dunn fired the ball to Charlie Hwang at third, who applied his patented slap tag to a runner trying to steal. Dominick Piccirillo, Gregory Capelle and Harmon Takhar were smooth as silk in the field to keep the potent Astros offense at bay.