Long Island MSBL 25+ Pro Division
Metro Cardinals 7, Monarchs 6
‘Four Runs in Ninth Seals Walk-off Victory’
Contributed by Joe Plumitallo, Metro Cardinals manager
The Long Island Metro Cardinals won their first Long Island MSBLChampionship capturing the 25+ Pro A Divisional Title.
The Cardinals “Never Quit” attitude was on display in both their Semi-Final and Finals Playoff Series. Trailing by ten runs in game three of our Semi-Final round, we fought back to capture a 16-15 victory. In game three of the Finals, down 6-3 in the ninth, we scored four runs for a thrilling 7-6 walk off Championship win over the Long Island Monarchs.
The year started with some new players joining a core of Cardinals that have played together for 10+ years. The chemistry was perfect and new guys accepted the Cardinals motto of “Enjoy the Journey: Play every game with passion and respect and enjoy the competitive baseball we are still playing at this stage of our lives.”
Thanks to all of my teammates and friends for the terrific year and to the Long Island MSBL for giving us a chance to play a game we all love.