Alley Pond Field proved to be the site of both hitting and pitching. Elias Andriopoulos took the mound for Three of Cups and went 2 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs. Not content to use his pitching arm alone, his bat also did some of the work, belting a two-run homerun and driving in an additional run with a solid triple. He then scored himself on an error by the catcher. Andriopoulos accounted for four of Three of Cups six runs.
The responsibility of holding off World of Discovery fell upon Nicholas Perez, who came into the game with a 6-3 lead. World of Discovery hit a long ball, scoring two runners and closing the gap to 6-5, but Perez kept his cool and struck out the final batter, saving the game.
Perez also started the game off with a two-run homerun, driving in Michael G., who reached on a walk. Also contributing to the win was Michael Hom, who had two singles.
Madison Avenue Pharmacy vs. Sal Salamone Masonary
Madison Avenue Pharmacy hosted Sal Salamone Masonary on a perfect night for baseball, and there was no shortage of talent on display. Thomas Kostic had a single but a great relay, by Daniel Lam to second baseman Justin Chan to catcher Angelo Collura,nailed the runner trying to score from second at the plate to keep the score at one.
Joe Scibilia was the starting pitcher for Sal Salamone Masonary, working his way out of the first after giving up two fruns. In Madison Avenue Pharmacy's bottom half of the third, pitcher Jesse Spellman cracked a three-run triple over the center fielder's head giving him four RBI's for the night and his team a 5-1 lead. They added one more run to make it 6-1.
Sal Salamone Masonary handed the ball over to pitcher Christian Spallino, who shut down Madison Avenue Pharmacy's hitters the rest of the way. Madison Avenue Pharmacy third baseman Nicholas Masi made a great stop and throw in the top of the fourth to keep the score at 6-1. In the top of the fifth, Thomas Kostic sliced a double down the line to make it a 6-3 game, his third hit and third RBI of the game. Madison Avenue Pharmacy pitcher Jesse Spellman then struck out the next batter to stop the bleeding.
Starting the top of the sixth with 66 pitches, Spellman made a great stop on a smash back to the box, He then struck out his 11th batter (only one walk) and was at 72 pitches facing his last batter, who popped out to Spellman, completing his 76-pitch complete game for Madison Avenue Pharmacy's first win of the year.
Flushing Christian School vs. M&G Pizza
Flushing Christian School defeated M&G Pizza by a final score of 6-0 to pick up its first win of the season. It was a real team effort, with strong pitching by Robert Mark, Jeremy Noone and Matthew Dullahan. Add to that some clutch hitting by Gerald Lanning, Jennifer Bernstein and Justin Lee, and Flushing Christian was too much for M&G Pizza to handle.