NHP LL boys in slugfests, cliffhangers

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FARMS DIVISION

Tuesday night’s game between NHP Funeral Home and Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars was highlighted by strong hitting performances by both teams. Chris Dominguez from the NHP Funeral Home had a long solo home run. Dr. Zatz’s Might Molars struck back with multiple-hit games by Jake Binaso, John Kessler, Joshua Park, and Jason Greci. 

Thursday’s game between Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars and R. Stutzman was a slugfest. Everyone got into the act at the plate. Dominick Balletta, Alec Guglielmo and John Cutter each went 4-for-4 and four other boys had multiple=hit games. Alec Guglielmo, Steven Niles and Jerry Farelli all had RBIs in this high-scoring affair. Not to be outdone, the boys from R. Stutzman struck back with some powerful hitting of there own, led by Stan Young and Alex McLaughlin. The fielding was outstanding in this game with strong plays by Nolan Langer and Brandon Obienzo of R. Stutzman, and The mighty Molar’s Steven Niles, making an inning-ending catch on a towering fly ball.

The game between Park Funeral Home and NHP Funeral Home was a tightly-matched contest. Park Funeral had an excellent first inning, scoring five runs at the start. The bats were busy for Joe Abramo, John Dermezis, Greg and James Marzano, John Waldron, Dillon Powell and Rishi Sinha. Carter Fredericks-Dort had an RBI in the second and Greg Marzano and Ryan Oommen each drove in a run in the third. The fifth inning didn’t disappoint with amazing back-to-back home runs by James Asmus and Ryan Oommen.

Pitching for NHP Funeral were Aiden Finley in the third inning , John Condon in the fourth, allowing only two hits and striking out three batters. Jack McFall contributed in the fifth, also allowing only two hits and striking out three batters. All doing a fine job. NHP Funeral also had success at the plate. In the bottom of the third inning, Kevin Reilly, had an RBI single to score his brother Thomas Reilly . Christopher Dominguez hit his third home run of the season. Thomas Lusk, the youngest player on the team, did an excellent job catching. Great job by both teams!

Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars and Park Funeral Home had an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. The game went to the fourth inning without a run scored, when the Mighty Molar’s Joshua Park cracked a double up the middle, followed by a long triple to left-center by Steven Niles, who drove in the only run of the game.

Thursday night’s game, between Thomas Dalton and Dr. Zatz’s Mighty Molars turned into a slugfest. Both teams had their bats on go, highlighted by multiple-hit games by Alec Guglielmo, Matty Zatz, Joe Fabio, Eric Destabler and Ian Camaione. 

The Mighty Molars got some strong pitching from Jake Binaso to stem the tide, and hold Thomas Dalton scoreless in the third. There were also several sparkling fielding plays by the two teams. John Cutter caught an inning-ending fly ball and Ian Camaione threw a bullet from deep third to home to end another rally by the Mighty Molars. 

Both teams are poised to make a big run in the playoffs over the next two weeks.

 

MINOR DIVISION

Persi Construction had a 12-7 win over Mike’s Convenience. The game was tight, especially in the top of the third, with Mike’s Convenience trailing 7-4. Batting for Mike’s Convenience was Matt Cipolla, who had a hit and stole home to make it 7-5. Kristos Fernandez had a nice single to left field and stole second and third bases. Michael Dominguez had an RBI single to center field, scoring Kristos, making it 7-6. Dominguez stole second base and Justin Roa belted an RBI double to tie the game. Persi Construction had some tough batters throughout, having some big innings, especially Dominic Fulgieri hitting a triple and an inside the park home run. It was a great competition and hats off to all the boys!

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