2004-07-16 / Sports

Papa’s Pizza Takes Minor Championship

By Jim Hurley

Papa’s Pizza Takes Minor Championship


The Minor Girl’s Softball champs of R.L.L with coaches (L-R) Anthony Scotto, Elaine Scotto, Jim Hurley, and Bill Murphy and the amazing 16 players: Erin Tacopina, Rebecca Moers, Marcy Ameruso, Kyra Meli, Lauren Houck, Catherine Murphy, Marissa Scotto, Jenna Hoffman, Briana Hart, Lisa Pulkoski, Lauren Perrone, Alexandria Rochelle, Meradith Edelson, Rosemary Burti, Annette Scotto, Emily Dripchak.The Minor Girl’s Softball champs of R.L.L with coaches (L-R) Anthony Scotto, Elaine Scotto, Jim Hurley, and Bill Murphy and the amazing 16 players: Erin Tacopina, Rebecca Moers, Marcy Ameruso, Kyra Meli, Lauren Houck, Catherine Murphy, Marissa Scotto, Jenna Hoffman, Briana Hart, Lisa Pulkoski, Lauren Perrone, Alexandria Rochelle, Meradith Edelson, Rosemary Burti, Annette Scotto, Emily Dripchak.

By Jim Hurley

The final post-season game in R.L.L Minor Girls Softball Division pitted first place Flynn and Flynn against Papa’s Pizza on June 27, 2004. Papa’s Pizza came on strong, putting up the only run of the first inning with Cat Murphy scoring on a walk driven in by Annette Scotto’s triple.

The second inning had Papa’s go scoreless with Flynn and Flynn picking up one run to tie game. Papa’s responded with plenty of dedication and heart in the third and fifth innings, picking up three runs in each scored by Briana Hart, Cat Murphy, Becky Moers, (one in each), Annette Scotto and Lauren Houck. The fielding displayed by Papa’s girls was superb; Flynn and Flynn was held scoreless.

The sixth and final inning of the game opened with Papa’s Pizza over Flynn and Flynn 7-1. Papa’s again, came on strong picking up two additional runs and holding Flynn and Flynn scoreless, the final out was a pop fly caught by second basegirl Erin Tacopina. Papa’s cinched the Championship, using three pitchers, Annette Scotto, Cat Murphy and Kyra Meli, 9-1.

The entire Papa’s team was elated with the win and commended the Flynn and Flynn girls on their season and sportsmanship.

Congratulations to a number ene team!


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