2000-06-03 / Sports

Rockaway Little League News

Nail Biting Games Kick-Off Season

By Shelley Plock

What a week it’s been for Rockaway Little League. Many games played and many scheduled events. You can check the website for upcoming events as well as the column. The players are playing with full force, making each game more exciting than the next. Please come out and enjoy the fun as well as a fully stacked refreshment bar.

Girls Minor…

In a tough game, One Stop Photo prevailed with an 8-3 win over Heartshare. One Stop scored four runs in the top of the first inning. Hits by Tiffany Carman, Clarissa McLeod, Kelly Carman and Milagros Clark. Walks to Megan Boyle and Maria Sanz. Heartshare scored two runs in the bottom of the third, making it 4-2. One Stop scored four more runs in the top of the sixth with hits by Kelly Carman, Michele Murry, Julia Steinberg and Tiffany Carman. Walks to Maria Sanz, Milagros Clark, Michele Lavin and Casey Hila. Tiffany Carman struck out 12 for the win. Game balls went to a much-deserved Marie Sanz and Casey Hila for getting on bases 3 for 3 and both driving in RBI’s. One Stop is at 4-2.

On June 11, after One Stop’s scheduled game, they are having a barbecue to the right of the main administrative building, followed by a mother/daughter softball game. I’m sure this will be worth coming and watching!

This week’s game between Lawrence Pharmacy and Mirkin was a real nail-bitter, but in the end Mirkin squeaked by 14 to 11. Lawrence Pharmacy was led by the great defense of Steven Ellis, who made an unassisted double play. Great offense by Steven Ellis, Matthew Moers and
Matthew Filippi, who got three hits each, and TJ Gordon, who got four hits.

Pee-Wee…

Kennedy’s continued their perfect season with their victory over One Stop Photo.

McDonalds won their two games; one against Esposito and Kennedy’s. Michael Livoti led off the first inning with a double that started a rally, which scored five runs in the first inning. Jason Perrone and Michael Livoti made a great play at second and s.s. consecutively, ending the rally. Billy Ormsby and Matt Perrone played their best game ever. Billy had six unassisted plays at first and Matt had two base hits and a fantastic play. MVP of the game was Sean Seiderman who had two hits and played a tremendous game.

JKS holds-off Quadrozzi in a nail biter…With solid emergency relief pitching from Laura Lombardi, JKS was able to hold on and nip Quadrozzi 6-5. A big first inning, started by Amanda Boggioano's aggressive base running in the leadoff spot, and timely hitting by Katie Pastina, Erin Casey and Jordanna Cotilleta, was the difference. Melissa Tammaro and Kristina Iudica chipped in with RBI singles to stake JKS to a 4-0 lead after one. Jenna Boggiano was in control on the mound, helped by solid defense from Kerri Gallagher, and Alana Fiorentino. Caroline Plunkett gets the Tough Gal Award for this game, going in hard to beat out an infield single, she went down just as hard to the dirt coming up a little bruised, but ready for more action. The fourth inning saw Erin Casey and Jordanna Cotilleta, both with two hits in the game, score on Ellen Cashin's clutch single. Maria Elana Flynn, and Mary Catherine Gillen just missed getting in on the scoring with solid at bats, and continued improvement each game. When Quadrozzi started to chip away at the lead, pitcher Jenna Boggiano had to leave the game with stomach cramps, that set the stage for Laura Lombardi's big time relief job. After a few warm-up tosses our new closer was able to stop the late rally in it's tracks allowing JKS to hold off a talented Quadrozzi team.

Next up for JKS is a big double header at 4:30 against One Stop Photo on Thursday, June 1.


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