St. Camillus – St.Virgilius Pee Wee Shamrocks Win Diocesan Championship
Monday night the St. Camillus- St. Virgilius Pee Wee team took the field in the Diocesan Championship game against Our Lady of Hope, and after a very close, back and forth game, left the field Champs with a 9-8 win.
The Shamrocks would show resiliency all game, erasing three and four run lead’s by Hope. After two innings, the boys were in a 4-0 hole and needed a rally. Mike Heinglein, Kevin Moriarity, Mike O’Connell and Nick Galimi drew consecutive walks to cut the lead to 4-1. With two outs Joe Iannello singled in two runs, and Jack Allen knocked in the tying run with a single of his own. Hope would add two runs in the third and one more in the fourth to take a 7-4 lead, again forcing the Shamrocks to battle back.
In the bottom of the fourth, Jack Allen came to bat with the bases loaded and didn’t disappoint. Allen crushed the ball to right field for a triple, clearing the bases, and then scored the go ahead run on a wild pitch to give the Shamrocks a 8-7 lead. Again Hope would tie the game at 8-8 setting the stage for a dramatic finish.
Showing tremendous plate discipline with two outs and runners on second and third Riley Steiner and Danny Clark took consecutive walks to force in Kevin Moriarity with what would be the winning run. In the top of the sixth inning the Shamrocks withstood another Hope rally highlighted by a spectacular catch in centerfield by Bryan Bostwick. When the last out was recorded the roar from the huge crowd of Shamrock fans who made the trip to the game could be heard all the way back in Broad Channel.