Rockaway Little League News:
The junior all-star game will be played on Saturday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m. The play-offs begin Monday, June 19.
Once again I’d like to ask coaches that haven’t submitted any game highlights or standings to please do so, as the players deserve and are encouraged by seeing their efforts.
One-Stop Photo Can’t Slow Down…
June 1: A double header was played by One Stop Photo & JKS Ent. They played two five-inning games instead of six to make up for a rainout. In game one, top of the first, One Stop scored two runs on hits by Julia Steinberg, Tiffanie Carman, Genevieve Prigge, Maggie Barbera, and a walk by Clarissa McLeod. JKS roared back with four runs in the bottom of the first and two more on the bottom of the second for a 6-2 lead.
In the top of the third, One Stop scored one run on hits by Julia Steinberg and Kelly Carman. JKS scored a run in the bottom of the third for a 7-3 lead. Top of the fourth, One Stop again scored, on hits by Maggie Barbera, Maria Sanz, Jasmine Liss, and a walk to Casey Hila. JKS came back with three hits to score three runs on a single, double and home run. Lead is now 9-4. Top of the fifth, One Stop fought back with a hit by Genevieve Prigge, walks to Kelly Carman and Clarissa McLeod, and a triple by Maggie Barbera. But JKS closed the door for a tough 9-7 win.
Game two: Bottom of the first, J.K.S scored one run on three walks and one hit for a 1-0 lead. Bottom of the second inning One Stop scored three runs on hits by Maggie Barbera, Michelle Lavin, and walks to Maria Sanz, Milagros Clark and Casey Hila, for a 3-1 lead. In the top of the third, One Stop scored three more runs on hits by Tiffanie Carman, Genevieve Prigge, Kelly Carman, Clarissa McLeod and Maggie Barbera, for a 6-1 lead. But J.K.S scored four runs across the plate in the bottom of the third inning on two hits and four walks to make the score 6-5. Top of the fifth, One Stop exploded from five runs on hits by Julia Steinberg, Tiffanie Carman, Maggie Barbera, Milagros Clark, Jasmine Liss and a walk to Maria Sanz. Highlighted next by a triple by Kelly Carman and a HR by Genevieve Prigge for an 11-5 lead. Tiffanie Carman, the winning pitcher, faced four batters in the bottom of the fifth to get the win. Tiffanie’s record is 4-1, adding the seven strikeouts in this game and Tiffanie now has 41 strikeouts in five games. Game balls went to Kelly Carman who went 3 for 3 with a triple plus some great catches off foul tips behind the plate. The other game ball went to Maggie Barbera who broke out of her hitting slump by going 6 for 6 in both games driving in seven runs.
June 3: JKS Enterprises slams the door on One Stop Photo. JKS earned a season split of two wins each by completely shutting down the One Stop’s top hitters. JKS gave up only six hits, two to Maggie Barbera, and striking out six One Stop hitters. Michele Murry drove in the only run in the second inning. JKS scored one run in the second, three in the fourth, one in the fifth, and three in the sixth.
June 5: One Stop Photo Versus Quadrozzi…
Quadrozzi led the series 2-1. One Stop’s hitters woke up by getting 17 hits. One Stop scored five runs bottom of second with hits by Meagan Boyle, Traci Corsello, Michelle lavin, Julia Steinberg and walks to Michele Murry, Jasmine Liss, Casey Hila and Shannon Battle. In the bottom of the third, One Stop scored four runs on hits by Maggie Barbera, Genevieve Prigge, Kelly Carman, Megan Boyle, Milagros Clark, and Michelle Murry with a walk to Jasmine Liss and a sacrifice by Marie Sanz. One Stop scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth on hits by Tiffanie Carman, Maggie Barbera, Genevieve Prigge and Kelly Carman, with a walk to Shannon Battle. Quadrozzi scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth with two hits and a walk. The final score was 11-2. The game ball went to Tiffanie Carman who raised her record to 5-1. Tiffanie pitched a strong game, striking out six.
All-star game for minor girls is to be held this Saturday, 12 p.m. on field three. The all-stars from JKS and Heartshare will play the all-stars from Quadrozzi and One Stop. Come on out and cheer on your favorite stars.
McDonald’s Stays Undefeated…
McDonald’s had a great weekend. They won both games and remain undefeated at 8-0 going into the all-star game.
McDonald’s versus McManus: Michael Lovoti played a terrific game with two doubles, a triple and scored three times. He was the leading scorer. Jason Perrone had three hits, single, double, triple and scored twice. Matt Perrone had a fantastic game. He hit the first home run on the team for the season. Shane Brenner went 3 for 3 with three singles and had an all around great game. Mary Boyle went 3 for 3 with three singles. This was her best game of the season.
McDonald’s versus Mirkin: Mirkin roved to be the best opponents for McDonald’s. The game ended with a score of 14-9 in McDonald’s favor. Michael Lovoti had a great game with two singles, and off his bat Mirkin made an unbelievable play in the outfield with Michael McGuire catching a ball way over his head, which ended the rally in the fourth. Jason had two hits, Matt two; Eric Maxfield had three hits with two doubles and a single. Billy Ormsby played an awesome game with a triple, single and a terrific play in the outfield. Shane Brenner played a stellar outfield stopping a rally twice. Ryan Lazo played an eye-opener of defense and earned himself the game ball.
Lawrence Pharmacy just completed a busy week of three games in five days. On June 1, they posted their win against One Stop Photo behind the hitting of TJ Leonard, Steven Ellis, Matthew Filippi, Sarah Vorsanger and Amanda Zwirn.
On June 3, they were defeated by V&B Auto. Lawrence Pharmacy was led by the hitting of John Evens, Steven Ellis and Rebecca Moers and defense of Matthew Filippi and Sarah Vorsanger.
On June 5 they were defeated by Mirkin but were kept in the game by the hitting of TJ Leonard, John Evens and Tammie Schnieder and the great defense of Matthew Filippi with Melissa Tammaro on the mound for the first game of a double header.
JKS held off a determined One Stop Team. JKS scored in every inning and was able to hold on for a 9-6 win. The offensive attack was led by Alana
Fiorentino, with three hits and three runs scored, Amanda Boggiano two hits and two runs scored, and Jenna Boggiano with a big three run double in the first inning. Melissa helped her own cause with two hits and drove in the speedy Caroline Plunkett from first. Maria Elana Flynn had her first hit of the season and Katie Pastina continued her hot hitting to contribute to the victory.
In game two, Kristina Iudica took the hill and pitched well and also scored a run. With only one run scored in the first two innings, JKS
came on strong in the third with RBI singles by Jordanna Cotillatta, Caroline Plunkett, Jenna Boggiano and Katie Pastina to make it 6-5 in favor of One Stop. The next two innings the offense couldn't get on track, with many girls left in scoring position. Kristina Iudica struck out five, but One Stop's bats came alive and added to their lead in the last inning to pull away and go on to beat JKS 11-5.
In the rubber game of the three game set, Jenna Boggiano struck out six and JKS got two hits from Jordanna Cottilleta; singles by Mary and Kerri Gallagher to help beat One
Stop 8-3. Caroline Plunkett reached base three times and Ellen Cashin scored three times on singles by Kristina Iudica, Alana Fiorentino and Amanda Boggiano. Defense was the reason this game was won, with Ellen Cashin coming up with three put outside second base, and good fielding plays all around the infield, including a diving catch to end the fourth inning by Katie Pastina at shortstop. JKS is 6-2.