2012-05-18 / Sports

Green Machine Off To Fast Start

This spring, the Blessed Trinity subnovice baseball team has found many different ways to win in the CYO Queens South Division. On Opening Day in mid-April they won on the road at St. Camillus/St. Virgilius by the score of 9-6, with shortstop Bart Moroney hitting a grand-slam to lead the offensive attack. The following day the Green Machine again put up nine runs to win on the road at Sacred Heart.

Catcher Patrick Kelly collected three hits while Aidan Doherty and Chris Belligiere both singled, scored and drove in a run, for Aidan McCormack who came out of the pen to strike out the side.

In their home opener in Roxbury the boys rallied, as Matt Celentano drove in a run and scored in their last at bat to tie Gate of Heaven at 4. Following their only defeat to Our Lady of Hope, Blessed Trinity bounced back to play their best game of the year with an 11-2 victory over Gate of Heaven. First baseman Brian Duggan had three hits while Charlie Braun doubled and Jack Ryan tripled to drive in his brother Owen, to blow the game open in the 4th inning. On May 6, the team returned home to beat Sacred Heart 3-0. Eddie Coyne was unhittable while Bart Moroney and Matt Celentano drove in the only runs of the game.

The Green Machine won a hard fought contest at Gate of Heaven in extra innings last Saturday with John Mahoney having his best day at the plate and in the field. Brian Yorke drove in the first run of the game in the top of the seventh inning to break the scoreless tie. Luke Lizzi followed up with a key hit to drive in two runs to provide some breathing room for BY, who pitched the final two frames to earn the win and preserve the shutout.

On Mother’s Day in Breezy, the team won their fourth in a row, 9-8, defeating Sacred Heart in the most exciting game of the year. The lead changed hands multiple times until Eddie Coyne drove in Billy Hartman, Patrick Kelly and Brian Duggan in the 5th inning for the final margin of victory. With more than half the season in the books, the Blessed Trinity second- and thirdgraders are 6-1-1, but, more importantly, they are having a ton of fun.

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