2002-05-11 / Sports

No Hitter Thrown in BCAC Little League

By James M. Trudden

By James M. Trudden

The first "NO HITTER" in the history of the Jamaica Bay Little League was recorded on Saturday, May 4th in the boys Minor Division (ages 9-10). This division from the start of the season has shown that there are plenty of talented and strong-hearted kids. This historical game was between the A & B’s Dial-A-Van "Mets" and the PHNC (Peninsula Hospital/Nursing Center) Athletics and took place at 11:00 AM on BCAC/Memorial Field#1.

The game opened when the Athletics took the field as the home team. On the mound for the Athletics was Ronnie Lonnborg. After striking out the first batter, he yielded a walk to the Mets’ Jack Tubridy, who stole two consecutive bases and scored on a past ball. With one out and a 2 ball/1 strike count on the batter, Lonnborg had to be removed because of a slight muscle strain. Steven Trudden was brought in to pitch for the Athletics.

Trudden pitched as good as a relief effort that any team would want. Over the next 5 2/3 innings, Trudden scattered 3-infield hits and a pair of walks, striking out 13 batters and giving up no runs. This pitching effort sounds like a sure victory in little league baseball, but not in this game.

On the mound for the Mets was Thomas Henglein. Henglein was phenomenal in his historical pitching performance. In six innings of work he only faced twenty batters, two over the minimum in his near perfect game. Henglein yielded only two walks while striking out 8 batters. His performance was also backed up by strong defensive plays in the field.

In the fourth inning with one out and a walk, the Athletics-Steven Trudden hit a soft liner towards Henglein, who was able to knock it down and get a force out at second. In the next inning, the heart of the Athletics line-up hit the ball hard but, the Mets leftfielder Jesse McRae made two nice grabs to keep the Athletics hitless. The game ended with the Mets getting a 1-0 victory over the Athletics.

I would just like to congratulate both pitchers on a fine performance in this exciting game. The performance by kids of this age only shows what little league baseball is all about. They showed "character", "courage", and "loyalty" towards the game of baseball. And lastly let’s remember that no matter the score, all the kids are winners. Play ball!

Sunday’s Lose Second Time Out

In the second game of Major Girls Softball, Sunday’s Ice Cream lost to a powerful Flynn and Flynn team. Kristie Horgan did a great job on the mound for the first time this year.

Suzie Jackson and Patricia Scherpf reached base everytime they got up to the plate. Kerry King and Lauren Spadaro made big fielding plays. Bonnie Carroll took home the game ball for both her hitting and defense.

BCAC Standings

T-Ball Division W L T

Breezy Point Lumber Mariners 2 0 0 Century 21 Channel Yankees 2 0 0

Coogans Luncheonette Athletics 2 0 0

The Bay Gull Store Mets 2 0 0 Farm Division W L T

American Legion Mariners 2 0 0 Nimmos Mets 2 0 0

The Forum Yankees 2 0 0

Channel Oil Athletics 2 0 0

Rookie Division W L T

Tommys Pizza Devil Rays 2 0 0

Kilroy Metal Mets 2 1 0

The Beach Club Yankees 1 2 0

The Wave Athletics 0 2 0

Minor Boy’s Division W L T

George Russo ESQ. Mariners 2 0 0 Re-Max Liberty Yankees 1 1 0

A&B’s Dial-A-Van Mets 1 1 0

P.H.N.C. Athletics 0 2 0 Major Boy’s Division W L T

Sports Depot Mets 2 1 1

Russo’s On The Bay Yankees 2 1 0

All American Deli Athletics 1 2 1 Car Park Systems Mariners 1 2 0

Junior Boys Division W L T

U.S.P.S. Mariners 2 0 0

Hillebrand Mets 1 1 1

Diablos Yankees 1 1 0

Irish Circle Athletics 0 2 1

Minor Girls Softball W L T

West End Realty Athletics 0 1 0

Councilman Addabbo Mariners1 0 0

Major Girls Softball W L T

Miele Associates Mets 3 1 0

Kawanis Athletics 1 1 0

M.T.C. Yankees 1 2 0

Lend America Mariners 0 1 0

CYO Girls Travel W L

Bantam 4 0

Sub Novice 3 0

Intermediate 1 2

Note: The T-Ball and Farm division never lose. So they will all have wins and no loses.

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