Game 1 – Spartans at Maggios
The Spartans took an early 2-0 lead, as Jay Cowan doubled in Kevin Cush in the first and Mike Gledhill singled and scored on a fielder’s choice in the second. But that’d be all she wrote for the Spartans, as Maggios hit the gas pedal in the bottom of the second and never looked back.
A slew of singles and then a Jared Katz bases clearing triple, solo homer from Kevin Walker, and a triple from Donny Voonger did the damage in the second, as Maggios scored 11. In the third, the major danage was done on Alex Heller’s grand slam and Drake Sprouse’s 2-RBI triple, as Maggios put up 7 more.
Down 18-2, the Spartans needed to score at least 2 in the 5th to keep the game going…and they went down 1-2-3. Maggios won this one going away.
Final Score: Maggios 18 Spartans 2
Player of the Game: Kevin Walker fell just a triple short of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a double, homerun, 2 RBIs and 2 Runs Scored.
Game 2 – Spartans at State Reps
The Spartans composed themselves between games and came out swinging, putting up 5 in the top of the first of this one, led by Brian Kosile and his 2-RBI triple. They added 3 more in the second as Mike Savier and Mike Mahan both doubled, extending their lead to 8-0.
Down 11-2 in the bottom of the fourth, the State Reps finally put together their first big inning of the season. Pete H. tripled and Alex F. doubled en route to a 4-spot, cutting the gap to 11-6. After a ton of walks allowed the Spartans to score 3 more in the fifth, the Reps really got the bats going. Casey Long doubled t lead off the inning and later, Alex F. blasted a grand slam en route to an 8-run outburst, knotting the score at 14.
With time running out, Brian Kosile tripled in 3 runs, later scoring himself, giving his team a 4-run lead heading into the bottom of what-would-be the last inning because of time. Needing 4 to tie and 5 to win, the reps strung together a walk and 4 straight singles Kyle Greener sacrificed himself to score the typing run.
That’s how this one would end…all knotted up at 18.
Final Score: Spartans 18 State Reps 18
Player of the Game: Shared honors in this one. Brian Kosile went 2 for 2 plus a SF and a walk including 2 triples, 6 RBIs and 2 Runs Scored for the Spartans. Meanwhile, Alex F. went 2 for 3 with a double, a grand slam, 5 RBIs and 2 Runs Scored for the Reps.
Game 3 – State Reps at Backdoor Sliders
After an offensive outburst in game 1, the Reps went back to struggling offensively in game 2, not plating their first run until the 5th. Meanwhile, the Sliders went to work.
In the first, 4 walks and a key Scott Rothman 2-run single added up to 3 runs. 2 more runs in the second and 2 more in the fourth put the Sliders up 7-0 heading into the fifth.
Brian F. doubled in a run, finally putting the Reps on the board in the top of the fifth before they’d tie the game up 7-7 in the top of the seventh. A walk and 3 singles set the stage for Alex F. and his bases clearing triple, putting the pressure on the Sliders.
In the bottom half, they buckled down and got the job done, smacking 3 straight singles for an easy walk-off.
Final Score: Backdoor Sliders 8 State Reps 7
Player of the Game: Alex F. came to play for the losing squad, going 2 for 3 with a triple, 3 RBIs and a Run Scored.
Game 4 – Sticky Bandits at Legends
Both teams got right down to business in the first scoring 6 runs each via a ton of singles. The Bandits took the early lead in the second as Sean Hartman tripled and scored on Nick Ryan’s RBI single.
Fast forward to the fifth, score still 7-6 Bandits, and Tom Koetzer smacked a 2-run bomb, extending the lead to 9-6 before a trio of singles for the Legends tied it up in the bottom half.
The Legends took their first lead in the sixth, 13-9, again using all single-baggers.
Looking to catch up in the seventh, Koetzer led off the inning with a solo blast, but the Bandits went down 1-2-3 after that.
Final Score: Legends 13 Sticky Bandits 10
Player of the Game: In a losing effort, Tom Koetzer went 2 for 4 with 2 homeruns, 3 RBIs and 3 Runs Scored.
Game 5 – Legends at E’s Irish Pub
This one was a back and forth affair.
Chris Cruz and Bryan Fennell both doubled in the first as Legends jumped out to an early 4-0 lead before E’s took their licks. But they immediately grabbed the lead, putting up 7 of their own as Bob Worthington doubled, Jeremy Villano and homered.
Legends reclaimed the lead, 9-7, in the third when Pat Feliciani homered. It was E’s turn in the fifth, as Villiano homered again, putting his squad back on top 10-9.
Pat Feliciani struck again in the sixth for Legends, blasting a grand slam and putting his team back on top 14-10. In the bottom half, E’s strung together a slew of singles and plated 3, leaving them behind just a single run.
Legends went down 1-2-3 in the seventh, giving E’s the chance to tie or win it in the bottom half. But E’s could muster only one hit and stranded that runner on first.
Final Score: Legends 14 E’s Irish Pub 13
Player of the Game: Impossible to choose between Pat Feliciani and Jeremy Villano. For Legends, Feliciani went 4 for 4 with 2 homeruns, 5 RBIs and 3 Runs Scored. For E’s, Villano went 3 for 4 with 2 homers, 6 RBIs and 3 Runs Scored.
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