2006-08-18 / Sports

Sorrentino Scores In Playoffs

Health Plus Little League Kids Shine At Shea Stadium

The Sorrentino Recreation Center hosted last Saturday the Health Plus/ PAL/ Parks and Recreation Queens Little League Championship. The title and consolation playoff games were held at O' Donohue Park at Beach 17 Street.

The day started at 9:30 a.m. with the Giants vs. Royals in the 9-12 year old Bantam Division consolation game. The Giants started the game with a 6-0 advantage but due to an insufficient amount of players to continue the game, the Royals captured the victory. The coaches for the Giants were Robert Lindo and Issac Parsee for the Royals.

In the 9-12 Bantam Division championship game between the Nationals coached by Tom Bradford and the Rays, coached by Ray Desmarets, was nothing less than spectacular.

The crowd of over 200 people watched this see-saw battle as the Nationals got out to their biggest lead at 10-6. The Rays pulled within to 10-9 but they could not complete their comeback. The Nationals will represent Queens for the citywide championship at Red Hook Field in Brooklyn at 12 p.m. on August 26.

In the afternoon, the Athletics coached by Lloyd Webber- Bey played the Orioles, coached by Jose Perez in the consolation game in the 13-15 year old junior division. The Orioles jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The Athletics put a scare to their opposition by cutting the lead to 3-2 but could not prevail in an Orioles win.

In the 13-15 year old Junior Division championship game, the Braves coached by Isaac Parsee and the Astros, coached by Stan Brown battled to advance to the citywide tournament. The Braves would jump out to a quick 6-0 lead and would never be challenged as they won to advance to the citywide tournament at Red Hook on August 26.

The support for the teams, members and coaches from the Far Rockaway community was great all season. Stan Brown- Queens Coordinator, Bernard Robinson- Center Manager/ Director and the Sorrentino Center staff would like to give thanks to everyone who participated.

The Health Plus/ PAL/ Parks And Recreation held its annual citywide All-Star game for the 13-15 year old Junior Division at Shea Stadium on August 14. The game featured players throughout the five boroughs to represent the HealthPlus All Star team as they took on the PAL All-Star team.

The Sorrentino Recreation Center had two of its own players, Daniel Reina and Jonathan Santana, along with coach Stan Brown representing the HealthPlus team. Jonathan RBI single in the 4th inning and Daniel's strong throw from centerfield, which prevented a PAL runner form third to score, paid dividends in a HealthPlus All-Stars 4-2 victory.

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