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Oriskany Gray 9, Oriskany Maroon 4

The minor league all star game was a fun battle tonight to cap off a competitive season for our youngsters.  

The Maroon squad struck first taking a 2 run lead after a couple of walks and back to back singles from Joe Camerota and and Jace Bewick. The Oriskany gray team starting pitcher Jack Sydoriw settled in nicely and struck out 3 of the next 4 batters to work out of a bases loaded situation. Jack had 5 Ks on the day. Jace Bewick took the mound for the Maroon team and held his opponents scoreless the first inning recording 3 Ks and leaving a couple baserunners stranded.  

In the 2nd inning the maroon teams top of the order threatened after loading the bases with Joe and Jace getting hits but defense saved the gray squad. SP Jack fielded a ball hit by Jackson Lamonica and threw over to Wyatt Fairbrother for the putout to strand the runners. Jace took the mound for the second inning and struck out the first 2 batters but ran into some trouble with a couple walks and a hit batsman which loaded the bases. Jace hit his pitch limit so Quintin LoRusso had to come in for middle relief. Quintin was helped out of a bases loaded jam when on an 0-2 count Wyatt Fairbrother ripped one but was robbed by Camille Looney at 2B. Camille snagged the hard hit ball and got the force out to end the inning. Wyatt must have been fired up by this robbery because he came to the mound and stuck out 3 of 4 batters the next inning. The gray team took the lead and got 5 runs the next inning off some walks and a hit batsman as well as an RBI single from Jack Sydoriw. Austin Carver also singled that inning. Quintin recorded 1 strikeout that inning for the maroon team.  

The maroon team answered back with base hits from Quintin, Jace (3 hits today), Jackson Lamonica and Kenzlee Camerota. Wyatt got a big bases loaded strikeout and some defensive help from Gabe Falero at 1B to limit the maroon team to 2 runs that inning.  

Joe Camerota came on to pitch for the second half of the game for the maroon team. Jace Bewick at 1B barely beat Austin Carver to the bag for out 1. Maddalena Pettinelli singled that inning but 2 Ks from Joe kept the gray team off the board. 

In the 5th inning the maroon squad got a leadoff single from Radley Shaver. Radley advanced to second when Quintin hit one back to the pitcher (now Gabe Falero) who made a nice play for the out at first. Gabe also recorded a strikeout that inning. With Radley in scoring position Joe Camerota hit a line drive but was robbed of an extra base hit and an RBI on an excellent catch by Jack Sydoriw at SS. 

The gray teams bats came alive in the 5th with hits from Kali Kraeger, Wyatt, Austin, and Hunter Albright.  Wyatt's hit was a 2 rbi triple and Hunters was an RBI double. Joe made a nice play in the field for a putout at 1B to end the damage.  

The maroon team tried to rally in the last inning with hits from Jackson and Dmitri Boyko but Gabe closed the game out with back to back strikeouts.

The crowd was packed tonight and enjoyed a game that had a lot of action on both sides of the ball.  

Pitch counts - Bewick -50, LoRusso -35, Camerota -48, Sydoriw - 53, Fairbrother-47, Falero - 31

D&B Allen 1, Capri 5

Capri Pizza finished the season on a high note with a nice win tonight over DB Allen.  Nash Johnston did the pitching for Capri recording 6 Ks and kept DB off the scoreboard.  Nash struck out the side in the first and worked out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning. 

Radley Shaver pitched a great first inning for DB Allen striking out 3 and working out of trouble with a couple of base runners on. Kali Kraeger pitched in relief in the second inning and got 2 big strikeouts to end her minor league pitching career on a high note. Maddalena Pettinelli came on to make her pitching debut and battled fearlessly in a tough situation.  Relief pitchers Quintin LoRusso and Austin Carver attempted to keep Capri off the board but could not locate the zone for a 3rd strike on multiple occasions. Capri held a 5-0 lead and wouldn't look back. 

Defense took over in the next couple of innings. Capri got baserunners in the 3rd with back to back singles from Mason Powers and Nash but 3B Kali Kraeger continued her brick wall defense by fielding a Rocko Selmon grounder and touching 3rd for the the final out of the inning. In the 4th inning Sal Smaldon for DB Allen led off with a single.  However, Nash Johnston now at SS made 3 unassisted putouts on ground balls hit by John “Rambo” Chase, Austin Carver, and Quintin.  

Capri threatened in the bottom of the 4th when Courtney Van Patten, Dimitri Boyko and Memphis Johnston had consecutive hits but they were unable
to get any runs home. 

In their final chance at a comeback DB Allen got consecutive 5th inning singles from Kali, Jace Bewick, Maddalena and Royce Noel singled to drive in a run. However the comeback attempt fell short there. 

Congratulations to Capri for battling all season and having their hard work pay off at the end of the year. Congratulations to DB Allen for a season with more highs than lows and a season to be proud of.  

Pitch Counts: Shaver 33, Kraeger 6, Pettinelli 16, LoRusso 10, Carver 5, Johnston XX

Holland Farms 15, Fire Department 5

Our first game on Championship Saturday was between our expansion team Holland Farms and the defending league champions Fire Department. All of their previous games against each other this season were decided by a single run. Holland Farms jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first on 6 consecutive hits. Nathan Kronafel and Cohen Kraeger got things going with a pair of doubles. Callan Tarantino followed with a single, Landon Pavia hit a double, Jayden Schultz singled, and Camryn LoRusso doubled to right field. That's when Fire Department's starter Nick Citriniti settled down recording three strikeouts and only gave up a single to Natalino Orcutt. Nick was throwing hard but the top of the Holland Farms lineup had their timing set to him. Fire Department drew a couple walks that were followed by a single from Nick to score 2 runs. With two runners on and 2 outs Nolan Opperman hit a hard grounder down the 1st base line. Normally, a hit like this would have scored those two runs but the Holland Farms 1st baseman Landon Pavia made an incredible diving catch to snag the ball and make the force out at 1st to end the inning. Cohen was hit by a pitch to start the 2nd and Callan drew a walk. Darin Mimassi came in to pitch and a single by Landon and a double from Jayden would make the score 9-2. Callan walked one and struck out one in the 2nd before giving the ball to Landon to take over on the mound. Darin Mimassi singled to score a run and Fire Department added another before the inning was complete. Holland Farms again scored 3 in the 3rd. Natahan and Cohen starting things off with a pair of singles. Jayden also hit a single but Darin would strike out three to end the inning. Fire Department was able to get one more run across the plate in the 3rd before the Holland Farms defense recorded 3 putouts. The score was 12-5 heading into the 4th but once again Fire Department had to face the top of the Holland Farms lineup. Nathan doubled to start the inning. Callan and Landon singled, Jayden doubled, and Camryn got her 2nd hit of the game. Darin struck out the next two batters but Holland Farms held a 10 run lead going into the bottom of the 4th. Fire Department would have to score a run to extend the game. Fire Department was in a good position to get a run as their 2 hitter was leading off. However, Landon was able to get a quick 1-3 ground out. That was followed by a ground out to Cohen who was filling in at second base. Landon took that defensive momentum and was able to get a strikeout to end the game. Holland Farms recorded an amazing 17 hits in a 4 inning game. Jayden hit a perfect 4-for-4 and Landon was 3-for-3 at the plate. Callan and Landon combined for a 2-hitter. Nick and Darin struck out 12 for Fire Department. Congratulations to our major league champions Holland Farms. Both teams provided us with exciting baseball all season long.

Pitch Counts: Tarantino 40, Pavia 59, Citriniti 34, D. Mimassi 75

Sahls 3, DB Allen 2

Sahls won the minor league championship tonight by defeating their fiercest competitor DB Allen this afternoon. As has been the pattern, these teams played a close 1 run game that came down to the wire. 

Sahls took an early 3-0 lead off some walks and a hit batsman but DB Allen starting pitcher Jace Bewick settled in and found the strike zone with the bases loaded recording a key strikeout. Jace then helped his own cause by snagging an infield pop fly hit by Colton Huey and touching second base for the inning ending double play.  

As usual DB Allens top of the order came out swinging on the starting pitcher.  A 2 out triple from Jace got the crown enthused.  Maddalena Pettinelli singled to drive in Jace and Austin Carvers RBI single brought the game to 3-2.  Starting pitcher Joseph Camerota recorded his 3rd K of the inning to keep the score as is.  Joseph had 6 Ks on the day. 

In the second inning Jace recorded 2 more strikeouts before running out of pitches on the day.  Relief pitcher Quintin LoRusso came on to record a strikeout to keep the game within a run. 

In the 3rd inning both teams got baserunners but no runs.  Joseph had an infield single for Sahls and Quintin had a double for DB that inning. The 4th inning was similar as each team got 1 baserunner on a hit from Wyatt Fairbrother (Sahls) and a double from Austin Carver (DB Allen). 

DB Allen had a chance in the bottom of the 5th when John “Rambo” Chase and Royce Noel each had hard hit balls snagged by Joseph at SS who also followed with accurate throws to Wyatt at 1B.  

Sahls and DB Allen split the season series 2-2 with each game being an exciting one and 3 of them being 1 run games. Congratulations to Sahls on their championship and to DB Allen who look to finish strong on Monday night in their season finale.  

Pitch counts - Bewick 50, LoRusso 5, Camerota XX


Grazs 14, DB Allen 8 (extra innings)

For the second time this season Graz’s and DB Allen needed extra innings to get a final result. DB Allen was able to escape the top of the first inning without any runs allowed. Jace Bewick struck out 2 batters in the 1st inning and the 3rd out was recorded when Braeden Miner’s infield hit struck a base runner. Gabe Falero took the hill for Graz’s and was throwing plenty of strikes but DB Allen’s hitters were up to the challenge. Quintin LoRusso singled, Jace Bewick doubled and back to back singles from Austin Carver and Radley Shaver allowed DB Allen to jump out to a 3 run lead after 1. Gabe recorded 3 Ks in the inning. DB Allen took the field and Jace then struck out 3 batters the next inning (5 Ks on the day) to keep the Graz’s bats quiet. Gabe came out firing strikes in the bottom of the 2nd and struck out the first 2 batters. However with 2 outs, DB Allen’s bats got hot when Quintin, Kali, and Jace had consecutive hits and tacked on another run. Relief pitcher Jack Sydoriw was able to shut down the rally recording a bases loaded strikeout to end the inning.

Graz’s took the lead with a 4 run 3rd inning with base hits from Camille Looney, Jack Sydoriw, Braeden Minor and Jackson Lamonica and doubles from Gabe and Hunter Albright. With runners on the corners and 2 outs Jake Charles hit a hard ground ball but a defensive play by SS Quintin ended the inning without further scoring. In the bottom of the 3rd Austin Carver and Radley Shaver led off with back to back singles. John “Rambo” Chase stepped up to the plate and a hard hit ball down the line tied the game and brought Radley to 3rd. Royce Noel singled to bring Radley home. Kalia Liddy singled to load the bases. Quintin LoRusso singled to drive in a run but no more runs were produced that inning. Both teams were then held scoreless in the 4th.

Graz’s was down 3 runs in the last inning but the top of the ordered proved up to the challenge with 6 consecutive hits coming from Camille, Jack, Gabe, Jackson (triple), Hunter, and Braeden (2B). Jackson’s triple tied the game and Hunter’s single gave Graz’s a 1 run lead. DB Allen would have to respond in the bottom of the 5th. After the first 2 batters struck out, things were looking bleak but Royce Noel’s 2 out single got things started for DB Allen. Kalia Liddy then advanced Royce over to 3rd with an infield hit and an overthrow into the outfield as well as some aggressive heads up base running from Royce. Quintin’s 4th hit of the day tied the game for DB Allen. On the next at bat, Kali Kraeger threatened to end the game but stout defense from Gabe and Jack Sydoriw kept the game tied.

In the extra inning it was all Graz’s who put up 6 runs on 9 hits. Runs were produced by hits from Dylan Colon, Walker Looney, Camille, Jack Sydoriw, Jackson Lamonica, Hunter Albright, Braeden Miner, Declan Ciotti and a fielder’s choice from Jake Charles. More runs would have been added if not for the brick wall defense of Kali Kraeger at 3B who prevented multiple well hit balls from going to the outfield. In the bottom of the extra frame Maddalena Pettinelli doubled and Austin Carver singled but a nice play from Camille at 2B prevented John “Rambo” Chase from extending the game further.

This was a wonderfully played minor league game from both teams who played each other in thrilling fashion all 4 times this season. Coaches and players for both teams all walked off the field proud of each teams efforts.

Pitch counts: Bewick 41, Falero 50, Sydoriw 7

Capri L, Sahls W

Fire Dept L, Burrows W


DB Allen 17, Grazs 15

Two evenly matched teams battled for the 3rd time this season.  Both squads used multiple pitchers today in an effort to keep their opponents off the board but to no avail. The score was 10-10 after 2 innings. Highlights from the first 2 innings for Grazs were pitching strikeouts from Jackson Lamonica, Jack Sydoriw and Gabe Falero and base hits from Braeden Minor (2-2 on the day), Gabe and Jackson.  DB Allen got 2nd inning hits from Kali Kraeger and Jace Bewick. 

The action picked up in the 3rd inning when Quintin LoRusso and Jace Bewick singled and doubles from Maddalena Pettinelli and Radley Shaver brought home 3 runs for DB Allen. 

Grazs answered right back with consecutive hits from Jake Charles, Dylan Colon, Camille Looney, Jack, Gabe, and Jackson.  The hot hitting and some aggressive baserunning produced 5 runs for Graz giving them a 2 run lead.  Both teams were held scoreless in the 4th. 

It was in the top of the 5th when DB Allen would rally. Quintin LoRusso tripled to get things started.  Kali Kraeger knocked him in and Jace Bewick followed with a hit. Maddalena Pettinelli doubled to tie the game and was an RBI machine today proving her value as the #5 hitter. With 2 outs Austin Carver hit a 2 RBI triple to give DB the lead for good. DB Allen tried to add another run but John “Rambo” Chase was beaten to the bag after a nicely hit grounder was fielded and put out by Gabe Falero. 

An always fiesty Grazs team kept fans on the edge of their seats after getting the tying runs on base in the bottom of the 5th with 2 out singles from Camille Loonet  and Jack Sydoriw but they were unfortunately unable to get those runs home. 

Pitch counts:
LoRusso 15, Bewick 20, Kraeger 14, Carver 9, Shaver 8, Lamonica 30, Albright 13, Sydoriw 34, Falero 11

Holland Farms 31, Cliffs 18

There was no quit in our Saturday morning matchup between Holland Farms and Cliffs. It took over 3 hours to complete the game with 7 pitchers taking the mound and a whopping 49 total runs being scored. Holland Farms came out swinging scoring 11 runs in the 1st. Leadoff man Nathan Kronafel started things with a double. Cliffs starter Donte Wolcott struck out the next batter and his defense grabbed another out getting a baserunner in a rundown. But Holland Farms rallied with two outs. Liam Tylutki doubled, August Magnanti singled, Nathan doubled again, Cohen Kraeger tripled, and Callan Tarantino singled. The Holland Farms starter Cohen Kraeger held Cliffs scoreless in the 1st making a nice play off the mound to get the leadoff hitter out at first and striking out two. Holland Farms added 2 more in the 2nd on a double from Cohen and single from Callan. Cliffs would get things going in the bottom scoring 5 on singles from Brayden Anderson, Gavin Bronk, Donte, and Blake Phillips. Holland Farms left the bases loaded in the 3rd only scoring one run off singles from Nathan, Callan, and Landon Pavia. Cliffs turned the table in the bottom of the 3rd scoring 10 runs to take the lead 15-14. Connor Kolewe stared the inning off hitting a triple. Holland Farms then struggled to find the strike zone and Cliffs drew walks to load the bases. Landon Christopher singled to bat a few more runs in. The Cliffs lead was short lived as Holland Farms scored 7 in the 4th on singles from Lucas Boyko, Nathan, Callan, and Landon. The Holland Farms middle reliever Landon Pavia would find the strike zone in the 4th retiring the side with 3 strikeouts. Holland Farms tacked on 4 more in the 5th. Nathan hit a triple to hit an amazing 5-for-7 on the day. Cohen then doubled again, Callan singled, Landon hit a triple, and Liam singled. Cliffs got going again in the 5th scoring 3 off a single from Gavin, an inside-the-park home run by Landon, and a single by Blake Phillips. Holland Farms got some insurance runs in the 6th and took the lead 31-18. Landon Pavia recorded another strikeout in the bottom of the 6th before running out of pitches but Nathan Kronafel came in to close out the game with a 4-3 groundout and a strikeout. The defensive play of the game goes to Jace Phillips who made an amazing catch out in deep right field to rob Nathan Kronafel of what would have given him 6 hits. 

Pitch Counts: Kraeger 75, Pavia 84, Kronafel 6, Wolcott 85, Bronk 85, Anderson 34, Phillips XX

Burrows W, Fire Department L

Sahl's 4, Graz's 3

On Tuesday May 31st, Sahl's Glass beat Graz's Legal Eagles 4-3 . It was a pitchers duel the first 2 innings between Joe Camerota and Gabriel Falero. Both pitched shutouts with 5 Ks a piece. For Sahl's, Joe Camerota hit a 2 run HR in the top of the 3rd inning and added 2 more runs in the top of the 4th inning. Graz's made it interesting in the bottom of the 4th inning when Camille Looney hit a bases loaded double to clear the bases to bring it to a 1 run game. It was the defense for both teams at the end of the game to wrap it up. For Graz's, Gabriel Falero had 3 unassisted putouts in the top of the 5th inning. For Sahl's, Wyatt Fairbrother made a game-ending catch and double play to end Graz's attempt at a comeback.

Graz's Legal Eagles: Gabriel Falero pitched 2 innings striking out 5 on 50 pitches giving up 0 runs and 1 hit. On the offensive side: Graz's had 9 hits for the team. Camille Looney led Graz's with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Gabriel Falero and Jackson LaMonica also added 2 hits apiece.

Sahl's Glass: Joe Camerota pitched 2 innings striking out 5 on 31 pitches giving up 0 runs and 1 hit. On the offensive side: Sahl's had 7 hits for the team. Joe Camerota led Sahl's with 2 hits and 2 RBIs.

Fire Department 7, Holland Farms 6

Who would have guessed another Fire Department vs Holland Farms game would have been decided by a single run in the 6th inning? Back to back doubles by Ryan Murphy and Nick Citriniti gave Fire Department a 1-0 lead in the 1st. Holland Farms tied the game 1-1 with a leadoff single from Nathan Kronafel and a single by Landon Pavia. Fire Department added another run in the 2nd on a Bryce Fortier single and a double by Darrin Mimassi. Fire Departments starting pitcher Nick Citriniti struck out the side in the bottom of the second. Fire Department jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the 3rd. A triple by Nick was the highlight of that inning. Holland Farms would also score 3 in the 3rd off a Callan Tarantino triple and a Jayden Schultz double. Another double by Nick gave Fire Department a 6-4 lead in the 4th. Holland Farms would knot the game 6-6 after an in-the-park home run by Nathan. Nick lead off the 6th with a double. The Holland Farms middle reliever Callan Tarantino struck out the next 2 batters before running out of pitches. Camryn LoRusso was brought in the get the last out with Nick on 3rd base. A dropped 3rd strike should have ended the half inning with the game tied but the Holland Farms 1st basemen had trouble with the throw resulting in Nick scoring. The next batter ground into a 6-4 fielders choice to end the inning and give Holland Farms their last ups. The Fire Department closer Mitchell Mimassi was able to strike out the first two batters and fielded 1-3 groundout to give Fire Department the win and sole possession of 1st place. Landon Pavia was the starter for Holland Farms and Darin pitched middle relief for Fire Department. Outstanding defensive plays in the infield were made by Darin, Mitchell, and Camryn. Nick threw a runner out stealing second in the 4th to end the inning. Nick pitched a gem on the mound and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate. 

Pitch Counts: Pavia 45, Tarantino 75, LoRusso 8, Citriniti 35, D. Mimassi 35, M. Mimassi 40

Burrows 4, Holland Farms 9

Burrows Trucking and Holland Farms had their last matchup of the season on Thursday night. Holland Farms struck first scoring 2 runs in the 1st. Nathan Kronafel roped the 1st pitch thrown to him to leftfield for a double. Cohen Kraeger followed with a double scoring Nate. Callan Tarantino hit into a fielders choice scoring Cohen. Burrows scored a run in the 2nd after a Parker Volz single and a couple walks. Nick Koenig recorded 3 strikeouts in a row in the bottom of the inning to keep Holland Farms off the board. Burrows tied the game in top of the 3rd after a leadoff double from Wyatt Davis, a single from Dayton Williams, and another single from Parker. Holland Farms answered in the bottom scoring 2 after a single from Cohen and an in-the-park home run by Landon Pavia. Burrows scored runs in the 4th and 5th to tie the game 4-4. In those innings Chase Larson and Wyatt hit doubles and Mason Rizzo-Willams hit a single. However, in the bottom of the 5th Holland Farms batted around the order scoring 5 runs to take the lead 9-4. Nathan started things off with a single, Cohen doubled, and Landon Pavia hit his second in-the-park home run of the game. Jayden Schultz also singled and scored a run. Landon Volz tried getting the Burrows bats going in the 6th by hitting a 2-out shot to left-center for a triple. But the Holland Farms closer Callan Tarantino struck out the next batter to end the game. Landon Pavia started on the mound for Holland Farms and he and Callan combined for 14 strikeouts. Nick Koenig struck out 10 for Burrows and was relieved by Wyatt Davis. The defensive play of the game came in the 4th inning. Cole Larson snagged a hard hit fly ball off the bat of Camryn LoRusso robbing her of a hit and an RBI. Landon and Cohen were 3-for-3 and Lucas Boyko hit a single for Holland Farms. Wyatt Davis hit 3-for-4 for Burrows.

Pitch Counts: Pavia 85, Tarantino 63, Koenig, Davis

Cliff's L, Fire Department W

Holland Farms 6, Burrow's 19

In the top of the 1st Holland Farms scored 2 on a double from Callan Tarantino but the Burrow's starter Dayton Williams got out of a bases loaded jam with a pair of strikeouts. Burrows would score one in the 1st off a Wyatt Davis fielders choice. Holland Farms added 2 more in the second to take a 4-1 lead. But that lead wouldn't last long as Burrows was able to bat around the order twice scoring 14 runs in the 2nd. Three Holland Farms pitchers struggled to find the strike zone resulting in a dozen walks, singles from Parker Volz and Wyatt, and bases clearing doubles by Chase Larson and Nick Koenig. Holland Farms kept with their trend scoring 2 more in the 3rd off a single from Cohen Kraeger. Burrows put 4 more on the board in the 3rd with singles from Nick and Dayton. Nick took over the pitching duties striking out three in the 4th to end the game.

Pitch Counts: Kraeger 50, Kronafel 32, Tylutki 49, Pavia 8, Williams 90, Koenig 33

Fire Department W, Cliff's L

D&B Allen 8, Sahl's 15

Wyatt Fairbrother took the mound tonight for Sahl’s. DB Allen got their bats going right away with a single by Quintin LoRusso and a 2 RBI double from Jace Bewick. Joseph Camerota came in to pitch and relief and stuck out the last 2 batters of the inning. DB sent Jace Bewick to the mound with an early 3-0 lead but Sahl’s answered right away in the bottom of the first with a single from Robert West and a double from Wyatt Fairbrother. Sahl’s held a 5-3 lead after 1. Joe struck out the first 2 batters of the inning before Quintin LoRusso’s inside the park home run got DB Allen within 1 run. Kali Kraeger looked to tie the game and followed Quintin with a bomb to deep left center field. Unfortunately, Kali was tagged out trying to stretch a stand up triple into a home run.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Sahl’s tacked 5 more runs on Jace and relief pitcher Quintin with singles from Joseph, Wyatt and Lucas Robinson. DB Allen responded with 3 runs in the top of the 3rd when Jace doubled and was followed by hits from Maddalena Pettinelli, Radley Shaver, Royce Noel, and Sal Smaldon. With momentum swinging toward DB Allen, Colton Huey excited the Sahl’s bench and crowd with an inside the park home run of his own in the bottom of the 3rd.  Sahl’s bats got hot in the 4th with 5 consecutive hits from Kenzlee Camerota, Collin Post, Joseph, Robert and Wyatt. Kaydence Sykes and Colton also singled that inning. Sahl’s would lead 15-7 after 4. DB Allen added one more run with a leadoff single from Radley and an RBI single from Sal Smaldon in the top of the 5th but could not get any closer.

There were many offensive stars for both teams. For DB Allen Quintin LoRusso was 3-3 (1 HR), Radley Shaver was 2-2, Jace Bewick was 2-3 with 2 doubles, and Sal Smaldon was 2-3.  For Sahl’s Glass Joseph Camerota was 2-3 (1 double), Robert West was 2-2, Wyatt Fairbrother was 3-3, and Colton Huey was 2-2 (1 HR).

Defensive outs in the field were made by 1B Jace Bewick and SS Quintin LoRusso for DB Allen and for Sahl’s defensive outs were made by Addison Opperman at 1B, Joseph at SS/3B, and Easton Pavia at 2B.

Pitch Counts – Bewick 50, LoRusso 19

Graz's 15, Capri 4

On Saturday May 21st, Graz's Legal Eagles beat Capri 15-4 after 3 innings . Graz scored 5 runs in each of the 3 innings to run-rule Capri. Graz scored 5 runs on 6 consecutive hits with 2 outs in the top of the 3rd inning. Jack Sydoriw started the 2 out surge with an in the park home run to right center field and Camille Looney capped it off with a bases clearing triple down the first base line.

Graz's Legal Eagles: Braeden Miner started the game throwing 27 pitches. Hunter Albright came on in relief striking out 2 on 21 pitches.  Gabriel Falero pitched the 2nd inning striking out 3 on 14 pitches. Graz's had 7 hits for the team. Jack Sydoriw had 2 hits and 3 runs. Camille Looney hit a triple while Braeden Miner and Jackson LaMonica added doubles to the mix.

Capri: Dmitri Boyko started the game with 2 Ks and giving up 5 runs on 49 pitches. Nash Johnston pitched the 2nd inning with 2 Ks and giving up 5 runs on 42 pitches. Rockko Selmon pitched to one batter to close out the 2nd inning. On the offensive side, Capri scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.


Sahl's Glass 6, 
DB Allen 7

A tough Sahls glass team battled with a feisty DB Allen team on this hot May afternoon.  Austin Carver made his minor league pitching debut for DB Allen while seasoned veteran Wyatt Fairbrother took the mound for Sahls Glass. 
Sahls struck first with a 5 run top of the first highlighted by RBI singles from Wyatt and Robert West.  In the bottom of the first Kali Kraeger singled to get DB going and Jace Bewick hit an RBI double to get DB on the board.  Wyatt was able to strike out 3 batters that inning to keep DB Allen from scoring further.  
In the second inning Austin struck out the lead off batter (2nd K for Austin on the day) before running out of pitches for the day. Quintin LoRusso came on in relief and Austin moved to center field immediately making an impact there when he fielded a pop fly from Joseph Camerota and touched second base. With runners on the corners Quintin recorded a strikeout to keep Sahls off the board and keep the game within striking distance. Wyatt then struck 3 more batters out (6 Ks on the day) keeping Sahls in the drivers seat going into the the 3rd inning. 
Wyatts double and another Robert West single in the 3rd had Sahls threatening to pull away but no runs were scored.  DB Allen tacked on another run in the 3rd when a Kali triple, Jace Bewick single, and a Maddalena Pettinelli double got the game closer for DB Allen.  
Sahls was held scoreless in the top of the 4th and DB Allen grabbed their bats down 5-2. Nora Gleason  came out swinging with a leadoff double. Noras hit sparked a rally as the next 5 batters got hits. Kalia Liddy followed Nora with a a single moving Nora to third. Quintin LoRusso hit an RBI single and Kali Kraeger singled to load the bases for cleanup man Jace Bewick.  After falling behind and on his last strike, Jace cleared the bases with a rip to left field.  Maddalena then doubled (2nd double of the day) sending Jace home and giving DB Allen a 2 run lead going into the 5th and final inning. 
Sahls would not go away quietly however. A leadoff home run from Joseph Camerota and hits from Douglas Lacombe and Robert West made this a nail biter but these efforts were unfortunately not enough for Sahls.  The game would end 7-6 in favor of DB Allen. Wyatt Fairbrother started on the mound for Sahls and Joe pitched in relief.

Pitch counts - Carver 50, LoRusso 7 

Cliff's 12, Holland Farms 13

The temperature was hot Saturday morning and so were the bats in our opener between Cliff's and Holland Farms. Cliff's took advantage of what would have been an inning ending dropped 3rd strike play to end up scoring 5 runs on singles from Landon Christopher and Tenton Pryor. The big hit of the inning came off of Blake Phillip's bat when he roped a line drive down the 3rd base line. Gavin Bronk also smoked a line drive to second base but Nathan Kronafel's quick hand grabbed it for an out. Holland Farms answered with a 6 hit inning resulting in 4 runs. Nathan and Natalino Orcutt each doubled and Cohen Kraeger, Callan Tarantino, Jayden Schultz, and Liam Tylutki singled. Liam's hit was a well executed bunt down the 3rd base line to score a run. Gavin Bronk singled and scored in the 2nd for Cliff's. Cliff's threatened to score more but the Holland Farms starter Camryn LoRusso worked her way out of a bases loaded jam with back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning. Holland Farms took an 8-6 lead after 2 innings with another 6 hit inning. The top of the order produced singles from Nathan, Cohen, Callan, Landon Pavia, Jayden, and another double from Natalino. Holland Farms held Cliff's scoreless in the 3rd with an inning ending 6-3 double play by Landon and Callan. Donte Wolcott relieved Gavin Bronk on the mound cooling the Holland Farms bats allowing no hits and striking out 6 in the 3rd and 4th. Cliff's took the lead back (12-8) after scoring 3 runs in the 4th and 5th. Gavin hit a double and Connor Kolewe and Donte singled in those innings. That lead was short lived as the top of Holland Farm's order caught up to Donte's fastball. A leadoff double from Nathan, a pair of singles from Cohen and Callan, and a Jayden Schultz double gave Holland Farms a 13-12 lead headed to the 6th. Holland Farms reliever Callan Tarantino got Blake Phillips to pop up to Cohen Kraeger at short and followed that with two strikeouts to close out the game.

Pitch Counts: LoRusso 65, Tarantino 63, Bronk 40, Wolcott 83

Holland Farms 7, Fire Dept 8

Tuesday nights Holland Farms vs Fire Department rematch was a nail-biter just like their 1st matchup. The first two innings was a pitchers duel with Cohen Kraeger on the bump for Holland Farms and Nick Citrinitti for Fire Department. Fire Department clung to a 1-0 lead after 2 innings of play. Holland Farm put 2 on the board in the top of the 3rd to take the lead with a double by Liam Tylutki, single by Nathan Kronafel, and a Cohen Kraeger double.Fire Department added 3 more in the bottom of the 3rd with singles from Darin Mimassi, Nick, and Khilee Camerota.  A double by Darin in the 4th gave Fire Department a 5-2 lead. Holland Farms then rallied int he 5th scoring 5 runs to take the lead back 7-5. Nathan got things going with a leadoff single and then an inside-the-park home run by Jayden Schultz cleared the bases. Natalino Orcutt also singled in the 5th. Khilee scored for Fire Department in the bottom to make it a 7-6 game after 5. A great defensive play at 1st by Ryan Murphy left a runner stranded at 3rd for Holland Farms. Fire Department had the top of their order up in the 6th and Darin leadoff with and single which was followed by another single from his brother Mitchell to tie the game 7-7. Khilee was at he plate with runners in scoring position and two strikes. She drove the next pitch towards the Holland Farms second basemen scoring the game winning run for Fire Department. Khilee also made a nice stop and 3rd to run down a Holland Farms base runner to help limit them to only 2 runs in the 3rd. Darin hit 4-for-4 with 3 doubles and a single. Callan Tarantino hot a single and a double for Holland Farms. Ryan Murphy hot a double for Fire Department. Cohen pitched 3 innings for Holland Farms and recorded 8 strikeouts. Landon Pavia pitched in relief. Nick was pulled from the mound at 40 pitches to take over the catching duties and Darin pitched in relief.

Pitch Counts: Kraeger 80, Pavia, 56, Citrinitti 40, D. Mimassi 76

Graz's 7, D&B Allen 7

Two minor league squads battled in the wind and rain tonight in an extra innings showdown on Field 2. 
DB Allen would strike first when cleanup man Jace Bewick (3-3 on the day) continued his hot hitting with an RBI single in the bottom of the 1st.  Graz’s starting pitcher Jack Sydoriw was able to strike out the next batter to escape further trouble and end the inning.  Jack had 3 strikeouts in the first inning. Graz tacked on 5 the next inning to jump ahead and DB Allen would have to respond.  With the bases loaded leadoff hitter Kalia Liddy had an RBI single to bring the game within 1 run.  DB would then tie the game at 5 before relief pitcher Gabe Falero was able to end the inning with a strikeout. Graz’s threatened to take the lead in the 3rd inning with a leadoff single from Gabe but a nice backhanded defensive play from Jace at 1B robbed Hunter Albright of a potential extra base hit. In the top of the 4th Graz threatened to take the lead again with base hits from Walker Looney and Declan Ciotti but they were unable to produce any runs. It was DB Allens turn to try and take the lead and Maddalena Pettinelli started the bottom of the 4th with a base hit. DB Allen had a great chance to score here but SS Gabe Falero made a great play on a nicely hit line drive by Quintin LoRusso, ending the threat for DB Allen. Going into the last inning it was 5-5. The kids were cold, wet and hungry.  How would they respond?

Graz had the first crack at it and answered the bell with a leadoff double from Camille Looney. Jack Sydirow would follow with a RBI single and Jackson Lamonica (2 hits on the day) and Hunter Albright would follow with hits as well giving Graz’s a 2 run lead.  DB Allen would have to get 2 runs to extend the game.  Kali Kraeger led off with a single and Jace had an RBI triple to get the game within 1.  John “Rambo” Chase showed his clutch gene with a game tying RBI single. The extra inning saw both teams go scoreless but highlighted by SS Gabe and 1B Camille making a great defensive play on Maddalena’s ball hit to SS. Jace Bewick (5 Ks) and Kali Kraeger did the pitching for DB Allen tonight. 

Pitch Counts: Bewick 50, Kraeger 16, Sydoriw 47, Falero 18

Burrows W, Cliff's L

Dayton Williams got the win on the mound for Burrows. Dayton and Chase Larson had 3 hits. Nick Koenig had 4 hits.

Pitch Counts: Williams 85, Larson 4X

Sahl's 12, Capri 2

Capri Hits: Nash Johnston, Dmitri Boyko, Austin Lagasse

Pitch Counts: Johnston 50, VanPatten 27

2022-05-13 (The Friday the 13th Battle for 1st Place)
Fire Department 16, Holland Farms 17

It took 17 hits and 17 runs for Holland Farms to defeat Fire Department in a Friday night battle for 1st place in the major league. Hits from Darrin Mimassi and Ryan Murphy put 2 on the board for Fire Department then Landon Pavia settled in and struck out the next 3 batters in the 1st. In the bottom of the inning Holland Farms answered scoring 6 with singles from Cohen Kraeger and Callan Tarantino. Landon then cleared the bases with a triple which was followed by a double from Natalino Orcutt. Holland Farms threatened to end the game in the 4th by drawing a couple walks and getting hits from Landon Pavia and Jayden Schultz. After a couple nice defensive plays Fire Department was able to extend the game stranding the winning run at second with the score 14-5. That defensive stand must have sparked the Fire Department bats because they rallied for 11 runs in the 5th and 6th inning to take the lead 16-15. Bryce Fortier's double and a Nolan Opperman triple in the 5th generated 5 runs for Fire Department. In the 6th they scored 6 on singles from Nicky Citrinitti and Mitchell Mimassi and another extra base hit double by Bryce. Holland Farms had to go deep into their bullpen to try and stop the Fire Department bats. Nathan Kronafel was tapped as the 4th Holland Farms pitcher to try and stop the Fire Department attack. After striking out the leadoff hitter for the second out he got the 3rd out himself by fielding a ground ball and tagging the base runner from 3rd out at home. A Natalino single started things off for Holland Farms in the 6th and after a couple walks the bases were loaded with only 1 out. Darkness had set in with only the scoreboard lighting the field. But that didn't stop Nathan from hunting down a full count fastball and roping it to left field for the walk-off Holland Farms win. Darin Mimassi hit 3-for-5 for Fire Department with a single, double, and triple. On the Holland Farms side Nathan hit 4-for-5 with 4 singles. Cohen was 3-for-4 with a single, triple, and the hardest hit ball of the night resulting in an inside-the-park home run. Landon was also 3-for-4 with a triple, inside-the-park home run, and a single. Jayden was 3-for-5 with two singles and a double. August Magnanti also had a hit for Holland Farms. Pitching for Fire Department was Mitchell, Darin, and Bryce. Bryce did a phenomenal job in a high pressure situation trying to close the game out for Fire Department after Darin ran out of pitches. Holland Farms pitchers were Landon, Callan, Camryn LoRusso, and Nathan. Holland Farms struck out 16 and Fire Department struck out 8. The defensive play of the game came from Parker Zeina in center field. He robbed Landon of another hit by diving for a pop fly for the 3rd out in the 5th.

Pitch Counts: Pavia 85, Tarantino 40, LoRusso 25, Kronafel XX, M. Mimassi 75, D Mimassi 75, Fortier XX

Fire Department 7, Cliff’s 6

Nick Citriniti started on the mound for Fire Dept. recording 11 K’s. Cliff’s Evan Mason was the starting pitcher recording 9 K’s. Cliff’s would get the bats going with runs by Brayden Anderson and Gavin Bronk to take the lead early. In the second inning Parker Zeina was able was able to reach 1st base on a dropped third strike then stole second, third and home to score Fire Departments first run of the game. Connor Kolewe hit a triple in the 3rd for Cliff’s scoring Evan Mason. Fire Dept. was able to take the lead 5-3 in the 3rd by putting 4 runs on the board. Mitchell Mimassi was able to tack on another run for Fire Dept. with an RBI from Nick Citriniti in the 4th.  Evan and Mitchell would both score a run for their respective team in the 5th, Fire Dept. up 7-4. Good defense and pitching from Ryan Murphy would stop Cliff’s 6th inning rally, final score Fire Department 7 Cliff’s 6.

Pitch Counts: Citriniti 85, Murphy 47, Wolcott 85, Bronk 50, Anderson 2

Capri 4, D&B Allen 9

Jace Bewick took the mound for DB Allen tonight pitching 1 2/3 innings, recording 4 Ks and allowing 1 run. Jace was helped out by a nice defensive play made by Royce Noel who fielded a ball hit by Rockko Selmon and alertly touched 3rd for the force out.  Kali Kraeger came on in relief recording a strikeout for the final out of the 2nd inning for DB.  

Jace helped his cause by knocking in a 2 run triple to give DB the early lead.  DB Allen added to their lead in the bottom of the 3rd when Royce Noel and Kalia Liddy had back to back singles and Quintin LoRusso followed them with an RBI single of his own.  Kali Kraeger also singled for DB Allen but no more runs were produced that inning.  

Capri got their bats going in the final 2 innings and rallied with hits from Memphis Johnston, Dmitri Boyko, Courtney VanPatten, Autumn Volz, Rockko Selmon and Caleb Powers.  A nice play in the field from Jace Bewick helped thwart the scoring efforts from Capri. The game would end with a 9-4 score in favor of DB Allen.  

Dmitri Boyko (3 Ks) and Courtney VanPatten did the pitching for Capri tonight.

Pitch Counts: Bewick 50, Kraeger 10, Boyko 49, VanPatten 20

Burrows 8, Holland Farms 9

Cohen Kraeger worked out of a bases loaded jam striking out the 4, 5, and 6 hitters to keep Burrows off the board in the 1st. Holland Farms put 3 runs up in the 1st after a RBI triple by Landon Pavia and some aggressive base running. Starting pitcher Nick Koenig struck out the side in the 2nd and 3rd to keep it a close ball game. Nick lead-off with a double in the 3rd and scored a run to make it a 3-1 ballgame. Burrows made it 3-2 in the top of the 4th with singles from Parker Volz and Cole Larson. Holland Farms answered batting around the order in the bottom to make it a 6-2 ball game. Nathan Kronafel hit a RBI triple and Cohen hit a RBI single. Burrows then batted around their order in the 5th scoring 5 runs to take a 7-6 lead. Landon Volz lead off with a single, Dayton Williams tripled, and Parker cleared the bases on a hit and some overthrows. Mason Rizzo-Williams then kept the rally going hitting a single which was followed by a double from Chase Larson. That lead didn't last long as Holland Farms had another 3 run inning to take a 9-7 lead. Augie Magnanti stared things off with an RBI single. Nathan had another extra base hit double and Cohen singled again. Jayden Schultz was hit by a pitch which scored the game deciding run. In the top of the 6th Jacob Kent's hustle on a walk resulted in Burrows getting within a run of tying the game. However, the Holland Farms closer Callan Tarantino recorded his 3rd strikeout of the inning leaving the tie run stranded at 2nd base. Callan also made some great defensive plays when he was at 1st base earlier in the game. Nathan Kronafel made a spectacular play at 3rd base throwing out a runner at 1st. Nick and Wyatt Davis shared the pitching duties for Burrows and recorded 17 strikeouts. Cohen, Camryn LoRusso, and Callan combined for 13 strikeouts.

Pitch Counts: Koenig 65, Davis 49, Kraeger 81, LoRusso 39, Tarantino 40


Graz's 7, Sahl's 9 

On Monday May 9th, Sahl's Glass beat Graz's Legal Eagles 9-7 . Each team scored 3 runs apiece for the kids pitching portion of the game. The offense really picked up in the 3rd and 4th inning. Graz put up 4 runs in the 3rd inning on 5 consecutive hits and Sahls answered with 5 runs in the 4th inning with a booming bases loaded triple by Wyatt Fairbrother over the centerfielder's head.

Graz's Legal Eagles: Jackson LaMonica started the game giving up 3 runs on 32 pitches. In her pitching debut, Lilyana Zayas came on in relief, striking out 2 on 9 pitches.  Gabriel Falero pitched the 2nd inning striking out 3 on 10 pitches. Graz had a good offensive day with 10 hits for the team. It was a group effort from multiple players. Jack Sydoriw had 3 hits and 2 runs while Braeden Miner added 2 hits and a walk to the mix.

Sahl's Glass: Kenzlee started the game giving up 3 runs on 28 pitches. Wyatt Fairbrother came on in relief striking out 5 on 22 pitches and 0 runs. Sahl's had a good offensive day with 10 hits for the team. Joey Camerota had 3 hits and 3 runs while Wyatt Fairbrother and Collin Post added 2 hits apiece.


Sahl's 7, Graz's 0

On Saturday May 7th, Sahl's Glass blanked Graz's Legal Eagles 7-0 . Sahl's took an early lead in the top of the 1st inning from Joe Camerota's inside the park grand slam!

Graz's Legal Eagles: Jack Sydoriw started the game giving up 4 runs on 37 pitches. Gabriel Falero pitched the 2nd inning striking out 3 on 11 pitches. It was a quiet day for Graz on the offensive side. Graz only had 3 hits coming from: Gabriel Falero, Hunter Albright, and Braeden Miner.

Sahls Glass: Joe Camerota pitched both innings striking out 5 on 28 pitches. On the offensive side, Sahl's totaled 8 hits on the day. Joe Camerota had 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Wyatt Fairbrother added 2 hits to the mix.

Pitch Counts: Camerota 28, Sydoriw 37, Falero 11

Holland Farms 9, Burrows 4

In our second major league game on parade day Holland Farms played Burrows Trucking. Burrows took a 2-1 lead after one inning of play with a walk by Chase Larson that was followed by a Nick Koenig double and a single by Landon Volz. However, starting pitcher Landon Pavia (12 K’s) only gave up a single hit over the next 4 innings keeping Burrows off the board. Holland Farms scored in every inning but the 5th and had a 9-2 lead going into the bottom of the 6th. Burrow was able to put two runs on the board in the 6th after a couple walks and singles by Chase Larson and Nick Koenig. Relief pitcher Camryn LoRusso ended that rally with a game ending strikeout - her 4th of the day. Dayton Williams (8 K’s) was the starting pitcher for Burrows and Chase Larson (3 K’s) pitched in relief. Cohen Kraeger caught a great game behind home plate for Holland Farms with only a single dropped 3rd strike and he didn’t allow that runner to reach base. Landon Volz made a spectacular play at 1st base on a hard hit grounder away from the bag and also threw a runner out at 2nd when he was behind the plate. Nick was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles. Landon Volz was 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Landon Pavia and Jayden Schultz each had two hits for Burrows. Nathan Kronafel also singled and Callan Tarantino had a hard hit double to right-center.

Pitch Counts: Pavia 85, LoRusso 40, Williams 85, Larson 33

Fire Dept 5, Cliffs 15

In their first match up of the season, Fire Department and Cliff’s played an exciting game right up to the last inning. Evan Mason started for Cliff’s and walked Darren Mimassi, the lead off batter for Fire Department. Ryan Murphy hit on in the number three spot. Both Mimassi and Murphy scored on a past ball to second as they successfully attempted a steal. Cliff’s went scoreless in the first as starting pitcher, Nick Citriniti, proved his skills. Parker Zeina and Nolan Opperman scored in the top of the 2nd inning bringing the score to 4-0, Fire Department. Vito LoCaccio put Cliff’s first run on the board in the bottom of the 2nd after being walked on and some aggressive base running. After Mimassi and Murphy both hit themselves on base again in the top of the 3rd, with a double and single, they would be left stranded as Mason struck out the last two batters to end the inning. Cliff’s lead off batter, Brayden Anderson hit on with a single to start the bottom of the 3rd and was advanced as Gavin Bronk hit a clean single to right. Anderson advanced to third base as Bronk was thrown out at second on the double steal. After Mason hit a double, Anderson and Mason were both brought home by Landon Christopher’s RBI single with two outs. The 3rd inning ended with Fire Department still up by one with a score of 4-3. Mimassi led off the 4th for Fire Department and hit on once again with a single. Murphy made it on base on a heads up drop third strike. Citriniti hit Mimassi home on an RBI single bringing the score to 5-3. Bryce Fortier would hit on with a single. Fire Department left three stranded as Bronk came in to pitch for Cliff’s and struck out the last batter to end the half. After LoCaccio walked on and Blake Phillips reached on a single, Anderson cleared the bases with an RBI double bringing the score even. Bronk would hit on again and advance to second base on a steal. Bronk and Anderson were brought home on a RBI double hit by Donte Wolcott. Christopher would reach on a single and Connor Kolewe walked on but Cliff’s would leave the bases loaded as LoCaccio went down on strikes ending the inning with Cliff’s up by two runs, 7-5. Fire Department went scoreless in the top of 5th and Cliff’s scored eight more as the bats came alive with two hits by Phillips and one each by Bronk, Christopher, Kolewe and Anderson.

Pitch Counts: Citriniti 40, D. Mimassi 68, Murphy 33, Mason 85, Bronk, 27

Fire Dept W, Burrows L


Graz’s 5, DB Allen 4

Graz’s handed DB Allen their 1st loss of the season in a thrilling battle at field 2. Hunter Albright started on the mound for Graz’s striking out 3 and allowing 3 runs in the top of the first inning. Quintin LoRusso took the hill for DB Allen also striking out 3 in the 1st while allowing 1 run. Gabe Falero pitched the 2nd inning for Graz’s striking out 3 while only allowing one baserunner on a Kali Kraeger single. In the bottom of the 2nd, Braeden Miners RBI fielders choice hit back to Quintin would tie the game for Graz. Quintin was able to strike out the final batter and the game would remain tied.

In the 3rd inning DB Allen got hits from Kalia Liddy and Royce Noel and Graz’s got a single from Lilyana Zayas but neither team were able to score any runs. In the bottom of the 4th Graz’s took the lead off an inside the park home run to left field from Jackson Lamonica. Quintin LoRusso singled for DB Allen but again DB Allen was unable to score. The game remained a 1 run game through 4 innings.

The pressure was on as DB Allen would have to score a run in order to extend the game in the final inning. Radley Shaver led off with a single and was driven in by John “Rambo” Chase’s clutch game tying RBI double. Royce Noel got his 2nd hit of the day and advanced John to 3rd base. With 2 outs Maddalena Pettinelli took a nice rip at the ball, however a game changing play was made by infielder Gabe Falero when he fielded the ball and alertly touched 2nd base for the final out of the inning. The game would be decided in the bottom of the 5th when Lilyana Zayas, Declan Ciotti, and Jackson Lamonica had hits for Graz’s with Jackson’s hit sending Lilyana home for the game winning run.

Pitch Counts: LoRusso 63, Albright 42, Falero 17

Holland Farms 5 – Cliff’s 15

After three days’ rest, Cliff’s and Holland Farms were back at it for another battle. Evan Mason took the mound for Cliff's in the 1st inning as Holland Farms went scoreless on four batters. Callan Tarantino was the starting pitcher for Holland Farms. Brayden Anderson came up to bat for Cliff’s as the leadoff batter and belted a single to center field. Gavin Bronk walked on and the double steal put Anderson and Bronk in scoring position. Tarantino answered by striking out Cliff’s 3rd and 4th batters only to walk Vito LoCaccio, loading the bases. With two outs and two strikes on him Landon Christopher took a bead on a fastball from Tarantino and cleared the bases with an RBI single giving Cliff’s a three-run lead. Two more batters walked to load the bases again but Christopher was tagged out on an attempt to steal home by Landon Pavia to end the inning. Next it was Holland Farms turn with Natalino Orcutt drawing a walk and Camryn LoRusso following that up to reach on a heads up drop third strike. Orcutt and LoRusso both scored with the double steal on an overthrown ball to second putting two on the board. Mason struck out one batter, walked August Magnanti on and came back with one more strike out to make it two outs for the inning. The 3rd out came as Magnanti attempted a steal at 3rd base and thrown out by Donte Wolcott. Cliff’s put five more runs up in the bottom of the 2nd on a pair of doubles from Anderson and Christopher while drawing three walks. Holland Farms answered with one run coming from Tarantino on aggressive base running in the top of the 3rd. Cliff’s would load the bases in the bottom of the inning as Anderson and Mason hit on with a double and single. Wolcott cleared the bases on an inside the park homerun off a ball hit sharply to right. One more would score as LoCaccio was brought home by an RBI single hit by Connor Kolewe. Holland Farms added two more on a double from Nathan Kronafel and alert base running in the 4th. Anderson hit his fourth of the night with a single as Bronk reached after being hit by a pitch. Anderson was brought home by a double hit by Mason and the game ended as Bronk scored on a wild pitch. Evan was 3-for-4 with a double and Blake Phllips was 2-for-3 with a double. Callan, Landon, and Jayden each had a hit and Nathan Kronafel was 2-for-3 with a double.

Pitch Counts: Tarantino 34, Kronafel 33, LoRusso 48, Mason 65, Bronk 42

D&B Allen 12 - Capri 3

DB Allen topped Capri tonight. Kali Kraeger pitched 2 innings for DB battling through cold and wet conditions. Kali worked out of trouble with some key bases loaded strikeouts for DB Allen and had 6 Ks on the night. Kalia Liddy got DBs bats going in the top of the 3rd with a leadoff single. Capri was able to thwart the efforts of DB when 2B Caleb Powers made a nice defensive play on Quintin LoRusso’s fielder’s choice. Kali singled and advanced Quintin to 3rd but DB Allen was unable to get that run across the plate. Rockko Selmon and Caleb Powers had back to back hits for Capri in the bottom of the 3rd but unfortunately they were unable to turn those hits into runs.

In the top of the 4th, Austin Carver got DB Allen’s bats going with a leadoff triple down the left field line. Radley Shaver had an RBI single and Nora Gleason battled and battled before getting a 2 out single of her own. Kalia Liddy followed Nora with her 2nd single of the day. The final out of the inning came when Maddalina Pettinelli had a 2 RBI single but was tagged out trying to stretch this hit into a double on another nice play by Caleb Powers for Capri. Courtney VanPatten singled to lead off the bottom of the 4th but the Capri rally would end there. The game would end after 4 due to darkness. Final score – DB Allen 12, Capri 3. 

Nash Johnston (3 Ks) and Mikenzie Wishart (1 K) pitched for Capri.

Capri 0 - D&B Allen 10

DB Allen defeated Capri Pizza today 10-0.  Quintin LoRusso was on the mound for DB striking out 6.  DB Allen's clean up man Jace Bewick cleared the bases in the first inning with a 3 RBI triple.  Quintin LoRusso tripled in the 4th inning and was brought home by a nice rip into the outfield by Kali Kraeger.  

Nash Johnston singled for Capri.  Dimitri Boyko, Courtney VanPatten, and Caleb Powers pitched for Capri. 

Pitch Counts: LoRusso 44, Boyko 38, VanPatten 31, C. Powers 19

Cliffs 1 - Holland Farms 11

Cliffs got off to a great start in the early game Saturday by loading the bases in the 1st after hits by Brayden Anderson and Gavin Bronk. However, back-to-back strikeouts by the Holland Farms starter Camryn LoRusso put an end to the Cliffs rally. Holland Farms also came out swinging, scoring 4 runs on hits from Nathan Kronafel, Callan Tarantino, Landon Pavia, and Natalino Orcutt. Holland Farms tacked on 4 more in the 2nd with a pair of doubles from Callan and Jayden Schultz, a single from Landon, and an RBI bunt by Camryn. Relief pitcher Donte Wolcott was able to quiet the Holland Farms bats and held them scoreless in the 3rd. However, in the 4th a double by Callan (his 3rd of the day), was followed by a bases clearing triple from Landon which ended the game in the 4th. Gavin was the starting pitcher for Cliffs. Camryn, Landon, and Callan worked the mound for Holland Farms recording 8 strikeouts.

Pitch Counts: LoRusso 35, Pavia 50, Tarantino 3, Bronk 40, Wolcott XX

Graz's 4 - Sahl's 4

On Friday April 29th, the Graz's Legal Eagles took on Sahl's Glass which ended in a stalemate. Graz's took an early 4-2 lead in which Sahl's tied it up in the bottom of the 5th. The game ended in a tie after playing one more extra inning to try and settle the score!

Graz's Legal Eagles: Jackson LaMonica started the game giving up 2 runs on 24 pitches. Gabriel Falero came on in relief, striking out 5 on 19 pitches. On the offensive side, Graz's put on a hitting clinic with 12 hits. They left a lot of runners in scoring position due to the rock solid defense of Joe Camerota. Graz had three players with multiple hits: Jack Sydoriw, Camille Looney and Walker Looney.

Sahl's Glass: Kenzlee Camerota started the game giving up 3 runs on 25 pitches. Joe Camerota came on in relief, striking out 6 on 27 pitches. On the offensive side, Sahl's totaled 5 hits with the biggest hits coming in the bottom of the 5th inning by Wyatt Fairbrother and Robert West to tie the game. 

Pitch Counts: LaMonica 24, Falero 19, K. Camerota 25, J. Camerota 27

Burrows 5 - Fire Dept 14

It was a cold night of baseball, Burrows started things off scoring 5 runs including a hit from Landon Volz. Fire Dept's Darren Mimassi was able to steal home to score ending the first inning 5-1. In the second inning Darren took the mound and did not allow a hit and striking out 9 for the game, Fire Dept took the lead in the second 6-5 after scoring 5 runs. Fire Dept's Nolan Opperman would be the only player to score in the 3rd inning. Ryan Murphy started off the 4th inning blasting a triple going 2-4 on the game, fire dept had 7 out of 9 players score in the 4th . The game was called for darkness after 4. Fire Dept walked away with the win 14-5. Burrows starting pitcher Dayton Williams had 5k's in the game.

Pitch Counts: D. Mimassi 54, Citriniti 35, Williams XX, Larson XX

D&B Allen 5 - Sahl's 4

DB Allen opened the season with a 5-4 win vs Sahls.

It was a pitchers duel on this cold April night as Jace Bewick and Joseph Camerota each held their opponents scoreless through 2 innings and each pitcher finishing with 6 Ks.

In the 3rd inning DB Allen’s bats came alive with an onslaught of singles by its first grade girls Kalia Liddy, Nora Gleason and Maddalina Pettinelli.  Quintin LoRusso singled to bring home the first run of the game and Kali Kraeger hit her second double of the day scoring 2 more runs for DB. Jace Bewick, Austin Carver, Radley Shaver and John “Rambo” Chase each followed along with hits for DB driving in 3 more runs for DB in the inning. 

The scoring for both teams stopped there until the bottom of the 5th when Addison Opperman, Wyatt Fairbrother and Easton Pavia had hits for Sahls and Joseph Camerota hit a grand slam to bring the game to within a single run for Sahls.  Ultimately the comeback would end there.

Pitch Counts: Camerota 25, Bewick 38

Cliffs 1 - Burrows 6

Evan Mason was the starting pitcher for Cliffs and threw two scoreless innings until Burrows scored four in the bottom of the 3rd. Cliffs answered in the top of the 4th with one run after Gavin Bronk was hit by a pitch and stole second and scored as he was stealing third when the Burrow's catcher overthrew the base. Brayden Anderson reached base in the same inning on a walk and stole second but was left stranded. Cliff's attempted a comeback in the top of the 5th when Vito LoCaccio reached after being hit by a pitch and stealing second base. Vito was advanced to third when Cliff's sole hit of the game was delivered by Landon Christopher by way of a double. Vito and Landon were also left on base at the end of the inning. Burrows scored two more in the bottom of the 5th and sealed the win as Burrows struck out the side to end the game in the top of the 6th inning. Evan Mason ended his outing with 11 strikeouts and was relieved by Gavin Bronk in the 5th striking out 3. Nick Koenig started for Burrows and finished the game with no relief and 18 strikeouts throwing a one hitter. Chase Larson, Wyatt Davis, and Nick Koenig each had hits for Burrows.

Pitch Counts: Mason 85, Bronk 19, Koenig 80

Capri 0 - Graz's 6

It was a beautiful day for baseball on Opening Day for the Oriskany Minor League. Graz's Legal Eagles topped Capri with a score of 6-0. Graz's had a 5 run 1st inning and never looked back! 

Graz's Legal Eagles: Gabriel Falero and Jack Sydoriw both pitched economical innings for Graz's at 13 pitches apiece. The cleanup hitter Jackson LaMonica had a big bases loaded hit in the bottom of the first inning. Jack Sydoriw had 2 hits against Capri's live pitching while Declan Ciotti showed no mercy against the pitching machine with a booming hit in the 4th inning.

Capri: Dmitri Boyko started on the hill with 5 runs and 1 K on 45 pitches. Nash Johnston pitched the second inning and struck out the side on 30 pitches. On the offensive side: Dmitri Boyko, Nash Johnston and Caleb Power all had hits for Capri.

Pitch Counts: Falero 13, Sydoriw 13, Boyko 45, Johnston 30

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