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West Hartford Little League Wrap-Ups for Week Ending May 13

Game highlights and scores as reported by West Hartford Little League.

West Hartford Little League Wrap-Ups for Week Ending May 13 West Hartford Little League Wrap-Ups for Week Ending May 13

MAJORS:

Joey's Pizza Pie Pirates 3 - CT Shower & Bath Dodgers 0

The Dodgers and Pirates locked horns in a Mother's Day gem where the Pirates came out on top 3-0.  The game featured a classic pitchers duel between the Pirates' Grady Brockway and the Dodgers' Joe Kitz.  Brockway pitched 5 2/3 innings, scattered four hits and struck out nine to earn the shutout win.  Kitz pitched five innings, gave up three hits and struck out eleven Pirates batters.

Kitz also led the Dodgers offense with two singles.  Blake Deresienski pitched a scoreless sixth inning (0H, 3K's) and singled.  Matthew Chorches singled in the third inning with a beautiful bunt and great hustle to first base.  Miles McCarthy-Reynolds hooked up with Brian Kenna to throw a runner out at second and Kenna also combined with David Newman to get a runner at second.

Patrick O'Keefe led the Pirates offense with two doubles and two runs scored.  Grady Brockway contributed to his cause with a big 2 RBI single in the fourth inning.  Jamey Nadeau singled.  The Pirates had great defensive efforts from Nicholas Bray (great stop of a hard hit grounder to third), Jack Brockway (fielded a bunt to get runner at first) and Alex Markowski (great defensive play at second base).

Companions For Living Angels 4 - Keller Maintenance 2

The Companion For Living Angels won their 3rd game of the season. Joey Morressey  pitched 3 and 2/3  innings only giving up 1 run. Marcos Massa pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief. With bases loaded and no outs in the top of the 6th, Marcos Massa shut the top of the Braves lineup by striking out two consecutive batters and the next batter lined out to 3rd base to end the game. Collin Crowshaw and Walker Benet got their 1st base hits of the season. Michael Lee and Ben Castro both had 1 hit.

The Braves' Don Fuentes pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up two runs. He had 2 K's. Jordan Mogel pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up only 2runs with 3Ks. Jordan Mogel and Ryan Druckenmiller both had 1 hit for the Braves.

World Series Club Marlins 19 - Brothers Associates Phillies 0

The Marlins were hungry and hittin' hard!  Leading the Fish with a remarkable performance in front of his visiting grandpa, was Jeffrey LaRosa (5 hits), who hit for the cycle with a grand slam.  The hitting continued up and down the lineup with Elliot Duprey (3 hits), Zach Ellovich (2 hits), Jack Brennan (2 hits), Nate Skuba (2 hits), Josh DePaolis (2 hits) and Steven Olechna and Matteo Carrabba with one hit apiece.  Pitching for the Marlins was solid as well with Elliott Duprey (3 IP) earning the win, Jack Brennan (2 IP) reliable in relief and Nate Skuba (1 IP) closing it out. 

For the Phillies, phantatic for the game in starting with 8 players, Colin Kuzia led the way with a big double and a single, Sam Fiske had a smash double to left and Mike Bienasz and Andy Moise each had singles.

Joey's Pizza Pie Pirates 12 - New Britain Rock Cats Twins 9

Yogi Berra once said, "It's not over 'til it's over."  That maxim was certainly on display Friday (5/11) night as the Pirates held off a hard charging Twins team 12-9 at the JFK.  The Pirates took a 9-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning when the Twins plated eight runs to tie the score.  The Pirates then pushed across three runs in the top of the sixth and held on for the victory.

The Twins had solid pitching performances from Paul Van Doren, Dominic Mongillo and Seamus Biggs.  The Twins got stellar defensive plays from Seamus Biggs (beatiful diving catch in the center field), Kyle Nichols (great stab at short stop) and Sam Harrington (great stop at third base).  The Twins offensive attack was led by Hunter Polce (2 singles, double), Dominic Mongillo (single, double) and David Zing (double, walk).

Patrick O'Keefe led the Pirates pitching (4 IP, 2 H, 1R, 11K's).  Jamey Nadeau made his Majors pitching debut and also pitched great.  Matthew Patchen earned the save in two innings of relief work (1H, 5 K's).  The offensive attack was led by Jack Brockway (single, double), Grady Brockway (2 singles), Brendan Battiston (2 singles) and Jamey Nadeau (2 singles including a critical "two-strike" bunt in the top of the sixth inning).  Anthony Violante walked twice and stole a base.

Companions For Living Angels 9 - Total Vision Eye Care A's 6

The Angels won their second game of the season . Their bats came alive and got a lot of help from the bottom of the line up. Jorge Delgado and Omair Hussein had numerous hits. Will Crawford came into pitch and shut the door on the A's holding them to no runs. John Doar played another solid defensive game and Joey Morrissey got his 2nd home run of the season with a shot to left center field which cleared the fence by about 10 feet. Marcos Massa and Ben Castro had 2 hits each.

The A's Nick Levere pitched 4 innings with 2 K's. Matt Brucell and Owen Hyland had 2 hits each and Jonathan Piekes had an RBI single.

Feigenbaum & Nair Cardinals 3 - New Britain Rock Cat Twins 2

In one of the best nail biter games played this season, the Feigenbaum & Nair Cardinals scored the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning to edge the New Britain Rock Cat Twins 3-2. The Twins got on the scoreboard first with a run in the top of the 2nd inning when Sam Harrington singled, stole 2 bases and scored on a Cardinals infield error. The Cards fought right back and tied the score in the bottom of the frame when Danny Harris singled to drive in Adam Giroux. In the 4th inning the Twins had runners on 1st and 2nd on singles by Patrick Cassidy and Shamus Biggs and were threatening when the Card's Harris made a nice double play at first when he snared a grounder, tagged the runner going to second and stepped on the bag. A heads up Cassidy beat Harris' throw to the plate for the Twins second run. In the 5th the Cards tied the score when Jimmy Sabia singled to drive in Harris who had walked. The Cards then won the game in dramatic fashion when Michael Mack singled, stole 2B and 3B and scored on a infield single by Giroux.

Patrick Cassidy pitched a great ballgame for the Twins, going 4 innings with 4k's and only 4 hits. Cory Wolski started for the Cards and went 2 innings, striking out 6 and yielding just one hit. Seth Meisler pitched the middle innings for the Cards, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits with 3 k's, and Mack finished up, striking out all 6 batters he faced. Ben Giroux played a great game behind the dish, while Peter Gedicks had 2 hits for the Cards. Dominic Mongillo made a nice catch in center field for the Twins.

Total Vision Eye Care A's 15 - The Hartford Symphony Orioles 3

The Total Vision Eye Care Center A’s came out swinging Monday night to pick up their first win of the season against The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Orioles in a 15-3 victory.

Some bats woke up as Dan Alpert, Patrick Henderson, Mason Stabile and Pablo Miras-Desimone all RBI singled, with an RBI double from Matt Brucell and 2 RBI singles from “Big Muscles” Charlie Gfeller.  Along with Josh Restrepo adding another RBI, base running was key as Owen Hyland, Dylan Mallinson, Luke Gfeller and Nick Levere all contributed 2 runs each.

Defense was strong behind starting pitcher Dan Alpert with 6 strikeouts in less than 3 innings pitched.  Closing the gap was Pablo Miras-Desimone (2 Ks) and Dylan Mallinson (3 Ks).

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Orioles offense was led by Burke Martindale with 2 singles and 2 runs scored.

Joey's Pizza Pie Pirates 6 - Total Vision Eye Care A's 3

On Thursday (5/10) night, the Joey's Pizza Pie Pirates outlasted a very tough and determined Total Vision Eye Care A's team by a score of 6-3. The Pirates received strong pitching from the duo of Grady Brockway (3 1/3 IP, 7K's, 1H, 0R) and Noah Fox (2 2/3 IP, 4K's, 2 H, 3R).  The Pirates offense was led by Brendan Battiston, who hit a crucial 2 RBI single in the bottom of the first inning and had a stolen base, Patrick O'Keefe (triple, double, single, 2RS) and Matthew Patchen (single, 1Rs).  the Pirates defense was led by Alex Markowski who made a sparkling play at second base to get a crucial out.

Josh Restrepo led the A's offensive attack with a double and a single.  They also got singles from Mason Stabile, Dan Alpert and Nick L.  The A's also had great pitching from Nick L. and Dan Alpert.  Patrick Henderson also made a nice catch in left field.

World Series Club Marlins 5 - Joey's Pizza Pie Pirates 3

The Marlins proved a tough catch, evading the pillaging Pizza Pie Pirates 5-3.  Gritty hits throughout the line-up were had by Zach Ellovich (2H), Danny Dashefsky (2H), Elliot Duprey, Patrick Keith, Josh DePaolis, Spencer Altman and Jack Brennan.  Helping on hill were, Big Fish Spencer Altman (2 IP, 4 K's), a reliable Nate Skuba (2 IP, 3 K's) and hurler Jeffrey LaRosa (2 IP, 6 K's).  The Skuba-Brennan battery also combined for a fine play at the plate to snare a Pirate attempting a sneak steal home. 

For the Pirates, there was plenty of loot to be had.  Singles by Grady Brockway and Noah Fox were good as gold.  Anthony Violante showed aggressive base running by plundering second on a walk and Alex Markowsky was ship-shape with a strong at-bat against the Marlins' closer.  Protecting their ship, Pirates Fox, O'Keefe and Grady Brockway turned a 1-6-3 double play and Buccaneer Jack Brockway was solid in his debut behind the plate. 

Meisler Homers in Cardinals 6-3 Win Over the Angels

The Fiegenbaum & Nair Cardinals survived at late rally by the Companion for Living Angels to earn a 6-3 win at Kennedy Field to improve to 2-1. The Cardinals got off to a quick lead in the top of the first when Ben "Bam Bam" Giroux (2-3, 1RS) worked a lead off off single and Seth Meisler (2-3, HR, 2 Rbi, 1RS) crushed the first pitch he saw over the left center field fence for his first career homer. The Cards added 2 more runs in the 1st on an RBi single by Adam Giroux (1-3, 1Rbi) and a wild pitch, and Danny Harris drove in the final Cardinals run with an RBi single in the 6th. Pitching continues to come up big for the Cards, who blanked a strong Angels lineup over the first 4 ininings before some walks and a few defensive hiccups in the 5th inning led to all 3 Angels runs. Michael Mack (1IP, 1H, 3ks), Cory Wolski (2IP, 1H, 6k's), Harris (2IP, 4ks) and Meisler (1IP, 2H, 1K) got the job done. The Cards also turned in some defensive gems, including a nice double play by Peter Gedicks in the 4th inning, and a great relay play from Vincent Chen to Wolski to Mack to gun down an Angels runner at the plate in the bottom of the 6th.  The Angels hitting attack was led by Marcos Massa (2-2).

Keller Maintenance Braves 4 - CT Shower & Bath Dodgers 3

In a game for the ages, the Keller Maintenance Braves outlasted the CT Shower & Bath Dodgers 4-3.

The Braves got out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the 1st on a couple of sharp singles from Matteo Ramirez - Webster and Dylan Farrell.  The Dodgers struck back with 3 of their own in the 1st with the aid of 2 Braves errors on the #1 and #2 batters.  Starting pitcher Ryan Druckenmiller (3IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 3K) dug-in from there with two scoreless innings in the 2nd and 3rd. 

The Braves were stellar in the field this day.  Dylan Landau turned a nifty unassisted double play at 2nd.  Michael Driscoll caught a screamer at 2nd for an out.  Playing left field, Ryan Druckenmiller snagged a hard single and threw out the tieing run from 2nd at home with an on-the-fly strike to Dylan Farrell.  And Jordan Mogel made an improbable, MLB quality "over-the-fence" catch down the first base line. The last two plays both preserved the Braves delicate 4-3 lead in the 5th and 6th.

Jordan Mogel (2IP, 0R, 1BB, 3K) pitched stellar in relief for the 4th and 5th and perfectly setup Matteo Ramirez - Webster to close down the 6th 1-2-3.  Braves hits came from Matt Keller, Matteo Ramirez - Webster and Dylan Farrell.

For the Dodgers, Miles McCarthy Reynolds pitched well going 3.2 innings (4Ks, 3 hits, 2 BB) and went 1 for 3 with a double in the first inning.  Brian Kenna’s bat stayed hot with a triple in the first inning.  David Newman executed a nice bunt and beat the throw to 1st base.  Aakrish Daswani made a nice catch in left field in the 2nd inning.  Blake Deresienski pitched well going 2.1 innings (4Ks, 1 hit, 1BB).  The Dodgers made several nice defensive plays including those turned in by Blake Deresienski, Joe Kitz and Kyle Bridgman.

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