2023 Detroit Yankees ‘Repeat’ as 18+ Pistono Division Champions in Detroit MSBL

Detroit MSBL, 18+ Pistono Division

Detroit Yankees 10, Giants 1 (Game two in best of three series sweep)

‘Yankees Repeat in 18+ Pistono Division’

The Detroit Yankees would spend their Sunday attempting to repeat as Detroit MSBL champs. The Yankees would roll through the regular season with an 18-6 record in the ultra-competitive 16-team league.

Logo of the Detroit Senior Baseball League

The Yankees would run through the quarterfinal and semifinal games against the #8 seed Cubs and #6 seed A’s with a combined score of 12-0. These efforts would be led by captain Cory Osborne with a home run in game one and a team effort in game two to secure an 8-0 win. Both of these games would be led on the mound by a member of the 3-headed Indy ball retiree monster Steve Simmons who would end both games with a 2-0 record, two hits allowed, 0 runs allowed, and 22 K’s.

The championship series would be a 2022 rematch against the Giants, who had a highly vaunted offensive lineup. Game one would feature the next ex-pro pitcher for the Yankees Austin Calopietro, who served as the team’s closer throughout the regular season. Calopietro, who was affectionately dubbed “The Swamp Donkey,” would go seven solid innings giving up two earned runs and holding the Yankees in the game until the Yankees last at-bats in the seventh, down 3-2.

The Yankees would collect singles and walks from the bottom of their order to put the tying run on third and the winning run on second. Into the box stepped Nick George, the team’s #10 hitter for the game who would quickly be down 0-2. With both teams on the edge of their seats, George would rip a walk-off, 2-RBI single down the right field line to give the Yankees the 4-3 game one win!

Game two would have a different vibe, with the Yanks having a chance to clinch the best of three series. Yankee power-hitter Nicco Lollio would manifest a 3-run home run in the top of the first, followed two pitches later by a solo shot by Cory Osborne. The Yankees would add six more runs throughout the game and the pitching brilliance of yet another pro-arm Tom Constand would hold the Giants to 1 run in seven innings.

After the winning catch was made in centerfield, the team would mob on the pitcher’s mound for their second straight Detroit MSBL title ending on a 4-0 run with a run differential of 26-4!