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Louisville Slugger Warrior/MSBL 2019 Charitable Contributions

Louisville Slugger Warrior/MSBL 2019 Contributions

To make a contribution:

MSBL National Office

One Huntington Quad, Suite 3NO7

Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-753-6725  Fax: 631-753-4031

info@msblnational.com

To read more about the Louisville Slugger Warriors Amputee Baseball Team click HERE 

2019 Contributions

Syracuse: $150…Rob Allen

Hudson Valley MSBL: $500…Rick Stockfield

Central North Carolina: $315…Rob Isbell

Columbia (SC): $150…Trevor Woodlief

Pennsylvania Mid-State: $125…Harry Hitz

Jacksonville MABL: $200…Joe Hellett

Central Alabama: $150…Richard Merkel

Columbus: $500…Rick Fryman

Puget Sound: $250…Tom Krause

North Texas: $500…Kirk Pruitt

Bay Area: $100…Jim Frenn

Buxmont: $150…Nick Chichilitti

Westchester: $100…Jim Bianco

Buffalo MUNY: $360…Ralph Proulx

Savannah: $250…Drew Richardson

Central Ohio: $600…Charles McCroskey

Chicago Midwest: $500…Jin Kim

Northwest Arkansas: $300…Keith Wheeler

West Metro Atlanta: $250…Ron Huck

Austin: $200…Mike Lucas

Antelope Valley: $500…Bob Donaldson

Sacramento: $1,000…Alan Van Ness

Saint Clair Shores: $200…Matt Sherock

Twin City MSBL/MABL: $100…Ryan Lutzka

Redwood Empire: $200…Rick Cantor

Santa Barbara: $100…Blake Burgard

Rochester: $150…Vern Van Skiver

Long Island Midweek: $3,000…Tim Hott

Below are the 2018 Contributions per League

Columbus MSBL: $500…Rick Fryman
Detroit MSBL: $640…Mike Juliano
Greater Philadelphia: $150…Brett Mandel
NE Ohio MSBL: $300…Skip Riser/Joe Sidor
Savannah MSBL: $250…Drew Richardson/Kevin Fitzmaurice
Syracuse MSBL: $150…Robert Allen
John A. Debenedictis: $200…Pat Fynes
West Metro Atlanta: $250…Ron Huck
Long Island MSBL: $6,000…Steve Sigler
Southern Wisconsin MABL: $250…Dave Bayer/Dan Hendrickson
Antelope Valley: $1,000…Wayne Munney
Charlottesville: $100…David Hash
St. Clair Shores: $250…Matt Sherock
Fresno: $200…Bob Schiotis
Hudson Valley: $400…Rick Stockfield
Chicago North: $250…Max Reising
Pennsylvania Mid-State: $125…John Martz/Harry Hitz
Bux/Mont: $150…Nick Chichilitti
Arizona: $150…John Silingo
Jacksonville: $200…Joe Hellett/Norm D’Accardi
Puget Sound: $250…Tom Krause
Woodland/Davis: $100…Chad Carrington
Bay Area (CA): $100…Jim Frenn
Chicago LaGrange MABL: $100…Chuck Mally
MUNY Buffalo: $250…Ralph Proulx
Westchester/Putnam: $100…Jim Bianco
Indiana MSBL: $151…Todd Schrenk
Central Alabama: $150…Rich Merkel
Central North Carolina: $500…Rob Isbell
Central Ohio MABL: $500…Charles McCroskey
Santa Barbara MSBL: $100…Blake Burgard
Austin MSBL: $200…Mike Lucas
North Texas (Dallas): $500…Kirk Pruitt
San Diego North: $250…Doug Johnson
Kansas City: $200…Tom Prendergast
Central Arkansas: $100…James Snyder
Twin Cities: $100…Ryan Lutzka
Fort Worth: $200…Kevin Herd
Sacramento: $1,000…Alan Van Ness
Long Island Midweek: $3,500…Tim Hott
Mid-Iowa: $525…John Linden
Chesapeake: $513…Jason Torres
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2019 Osprey Cap Undefeated Season with 55+ Adirondack Championship in Puget Sound Senior Baseball League

Puget Sound Senior Baseball League, 55+ Adirondack Division

Osprey 16, Mavericks 5

‘Undefeated Season Dedicated to Richard Harris and Bruce Morrison’

Submitted by Carl Gleason, Adirondack Division Commissioner 

The Osprey of the Adirondack Division capped off an undefeated regular season by grabbing the 55 and over rec title with a 16-5 playoff win over the MavericksEric Johnson and Ed Anderson were the hitting stars going 4 for 5 and 4 for 4 respectively.  Mike Lindberg added two hits and two RBI while pitching a complete game for the win.  He gave up a single earned run while scattering 10 hits over nine innings.  Lindberg finished the season with a stellar 13-0 record on the mound.

The core of the Osprey has been together for several years.  The team excelled on offense throughout the 2019 campaign and their defense was key.  The Osprey had several games in which they turned five or more double plays.  The combined regular season and playoff record for the squad was an amazing 21-0.

One of the Osprey, Richard Harris, passed away a few weeks before the season started.  GM Bruce Morrison missed the season recovering from an illness as Ed Anderson stepped up to run the team, which dedicated the season to Harris and Morrison.

Of note for the runner-up Mavericks, their regular season batting leader was Tom Layson, who finished the year with a gawdy .607 average while posting an OPS of 1.466.

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2019 Underdog Expos Sweep Clowns to Capture Atlanta MABL Saturday League Championship

Atlanta MABL, Saturday League

Expos 13, Clowns 0

‘Concevitch and Bartlett Seal the Deal on the Bump’

Submitted by Kenny Asaro, Expos manager

The Expos put an exciting end to their Cinderella story by winning the Spring Saturday League championship in the Atlanta MABL.  Only two years removed from being the worst team in the league, the Expos swept the former 5-time Champion Clowns in the best of three series.  The Expos, who took the hardest road to the championship as a wildcard team, defeated the reigning league champions Reds in a tough fought 4-2 victory in the semifinals.

The Expos came into the championship series as heavy underdogs and without one of their ace starters and cleanup hitters JD Shields, who was out due to injury.  Game one was a close game until the Expos broke out to a 6-0 lead in the fifth inning and then added another seven runs in the top of the seventh to take a commanding 14-0 lead.  The win was a combination of patience at the plate, heads up base running, and a spectacular pitching performance by Ian Concevitch, where he pitched a complete game shutout, striking out 10 and scattering only four hits.

In the second game of the double header, designated hitter Spencer Iacovone, led off the scoring in the bottom of the second with a 2-run homer to left centerfield giving the Expos an early 2-0 lead.  A ravaged Clowns pitching staff was shorthanded after using four arms in game one, including their scheduled game two starter.  The Expos took game two and the series sweep with a 13-0 victory.  We were again led by a spectacular pitching performance by long time work horse David Bartlett, who also threw a complete game shutout while racking up six K’s and giving up only three hits.

Games one and two starters, Ian Concevitch and David Bartlett, were named co-MVPs.  Combined they threw two complete game shutouts while racking up 16 K’s while only surrendering seven hits.

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2019 MSBL National Hall of Fame Inductee: Noah Clark, Rhode Island MSBL

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications

Rhode Island is famous for clam chowder, George M. Cohan and for not being too awfully big. But the one fact they can be most proud of is having Noah Clark as a resident, born and raised in this magical state. Noah Clark is a tremendously successful fishing entrepreneur and also an MSBL veteran whos infectious smile has been seen on Rhode Island ball fields and Arizona and Florida stadiums since 1989.

“I pitched in high school but blew my arm out,” said the 70-year old Clark. “I switched to first base but that called off any scouts or a chance for a scholarship so I worked my way through school cutting up fish seven days a week.  I guess I made the right career decision!”

Fast forward to 1989 and the baseball itch needed to be scratched.  He noticed that the Rhode Island MSBL was forming and a friend encouraged him to get back in the game.  That’s an understatement, as Noah dove in as a player/manager.  That’s where the Rhode Island Salts were formed in the 30-over division, along with one of Noah’s other teams, the Mariners.  “After our first 12 years the Salts won ten championships but were getting a little older so that’s where the Salty Dogs were born, as a need to move into the 40-over division.  We needed a new identity.”

There are a few staggering facts yet to come but Noah’s success and amazing demeanor that creates a love for the game and for his fellow man has not escaped the eye of MSBL Founder and

President Steve Sigler. Already a member of the MSBL World Series Hall of Fame, Steve has named Noah a member of the 2019 class of the MSBL National Hall of Fame.

“Thanks to Noah for his unwavering support on a local and National level,” said Steve Sigler. “He has and continues to be instrumental with the Rhode Island Men’s Senior Baseball League’s success. He is one of the easiest MSBL team managers to deal with and is professional, in every way. A very well-deserved honor!”

The Salty Dogs are an iconic bunch both is their league and at national MSBL tournaments, with their royal blue sleeveless pinstripes roaming the fields. They have been a success, always in the thick of the battle, wherever they go. Now playing in both the Rhode Island MSBL 40-over and 50-over divisions, the Dogs have been more than dominant. “We have won nine championships in a row in the 40’s and eight in the 50’s. I’m very proud of the guys. We don’t allow any bickering or taunting the other team and we’ve been together a long time. I love their attitude and it shows in the results. In 2019 our 50’s went 23-1. That’s pretty good.”

Fly west 2,600 miles and you come to the site of the MSBL World Series in Arizona, where the Dogs are also waiting for opponents to tackle. The Salty Dogs have equal success in Arizona and at the MSBL Fall Classic in Florida, where they head every year immediately following the big show in Arizona.  “This year we’re playing in the 60’s and the 65’s at the World Series.  We were asked to move up to the National division last year in the 60’s, to sort of round out the field.  We ended up winning it and beating some really good teams.  I am very proud of that and it is one of my fondest memories of the World Series,” explained a happy Clark.  “I have a feeling this year we’ll have a bullseye on our backs.”

Noah’s trek to the top of the heap wasn’t accomplished alone.  Always a man behind the scenes and not one to draw attention to himself, Noah is quick to mention those who have been the most impactful is his baseball life.  “David Saad began the MSBL affiliate in Rhode Island and worked hard to keep things together until his recent retirement.  He provided a place to play.  I helped him behind the scenes, usually in the area of securing quality fields.  But without his passion, the league wouldn’t be there today.  He was a tremendous influence, both on and off the field.”

There are a couple of other individuals whom Noah is quick to recognize.  “Not everybody knows Al Alvarez.  He is a Rhode Island native who has coached me in baseball and unfortunately passed away this year.  He instilled in me that if you work hard, good things will happen.  I brought him to Arizona every year to keep our book and keep everybody on their toes.  Our success is in large part because of Al and his leadership.  I’ll never forget him.”

Steve Sigler tops the list because he had the vision of MSBL,” continued Noah.  “I am very humbled by this honor.  I’m just a little guy from a little state and there are many others more worthy of this honor and to be recognized is really special.  Thank you, Steve.”

The Salty Dogs have around 20 rings from the combination of the World Series and Fall Classic, including one from Puerto Rico, but there must be one moment that sticks out from all of the experiences.  Well, it turned out that it was an easy answer.

“In 2005 we snuck into the playoffs at 3-3 and played Friday in the playoffs,” started Noah as he weaved down memory lane.  “Somehow we had to play three games that day and as it turned out we played all three teams who had beaten us in the round-robin.  After a triple header we ended up beating them all in our ‘revenge tour’ and then relaxed and exploded the next day and won the championship at Papago and somehow saved our best game for last. After a week of play and then three games on Friday I wasn’t sure what team we would bring to Saturday but we saved the best for last.  That was magical and is number one on the Salty Dog hit parade.”

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2019 Potomac River Bandits Win 50+ Title in DCMSBL Behind Jaekle Arm and Bat

DCMSBL, 50+ Division

Potomac River Bandits 14, DC Nationals 3

Bottom L-R: Michael McGlaughlin, Dave Treherne, Rick Weissenstein, Patrick Ferry, Steve Jaekle, Garland Cooper. Top L-R: Scott Engle, Pete Cressy, Jim Villa, Luke Thayer, Matt Mohay, Dave Thune, Jake O’Neill, Tim Sullivan, Frank Cappello, Jay Dennis, Ray Auble. Not pictured: Glenn Gulyas

‘Jaekle Shines on the Bump and at the Plate’

Submitted by Tim Sullivan

For the fifth straight season, the Potomac River Bandits won the DCMSBL 50+ tournament championship.  In a rematch of last year’s 14 inning championship game, the Bandits were able to score early and often to take an insurmountable lead over the DC Nationals in route to a 14-3 victory.  Steve Jaekle threw a complete game, giving up three runs, two earned, while striking out seven.  Jaekle also had three hits and two RBI in the game to pace the offense.  Mike McGlaughlin scored three runs, while Pete Cressy and Dave Thune chipped in with two hits and two RBI each in the victory.

The Bandits jumped out to an early 5–0 lead off Nationals ace Terry Lonjin, then exploded for nine runs against a series of relievers over the next two innings to build the insurmountable lead.  Ron Barckhoff, Dan Cassidy and Lonjin started a rally in the fifth but Jaekle was able to hold the Nationals to just two runs.

“This was the toughest season thus far for the Bandits,” said Coach Frank Cappello.  “The talent in this league is always improving and there were at least three teams who could have ended up champions this day instead of us.”

Jaekle was amazing today.  This Nationals team beat us twice in the regular season so that makes his performance today even more impressive.”

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MSBL HOF’er and Former NTABL League President Gerry Mecca Helps Close down Globe Life Park in Arlington

 

(Photo Credits: Robert Fredette, Fort Worth MSBL) Gerry Mecca has had a long romance with baseball getting his taste of it on a Little League Field in Haddonfield NJ in 1969.  But it was his experience on a much larger field, fifty years later, that may be the icing on his baseball cake.  Gerry, along with 40 or so other “treated like Major Leaguers” got to be the last to play the last homestand at Globe Life Park before the Rangers move to the new Air-conditioned, Roof-retracting stadium built on the old parking spaces just south of Globe Life Park which is now being modified to feature XFL Football.  He and his “All-Star” teammates were followed in their play closely by the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees before Home Plate was unearthed and parade marched to the new Globe Life Field.  Not bad company!

“My family moved to Texas from Jersey when I was 12 at the same time the Washington Senators moved here and became the Texas Rangers.  I am a Phillies fan and saw my first game at the old Arlington Stadium in 1972 ‘cause Richie Allen, one of my Phillies favs, had been traded to the Chicago White Sox and they came to town” but Gerry’s love for the Rangers soon blossomed.

In 1994 he attended the very first game at what was briefly called The Ballpark in Arlington and that same year, a prized attendance at the first and only All-Star Game ever to be played there.  A few years later, the ballpark became Ameriquest Field in Arlington.  Gerry organized a partnership with the Rangers to get to play two games for some willing philanthropists.  “All we had to do was join up with the Rangers and help them fund and build a Habit for Humanity house.”  Mecca was all in.Gerry then witnessed several pennants, two disappointing World Series’ and even got to hit a ball out of the park during a vendor sponsored event.  So, when Scott Green of Play at the Plate reached out and said he was putting games at the Globe Life Park to “close it down right,” Gerry, now 60, and a host of ballplayers from all over the US and Canada jumped at the chance.

“The Rangers staff treated us like I think real Major Leaguers are treated.  Like I’d know” complete with two-day contract, numbered lockers with player names, great meals, access to every amenity and most importantly, playing four games on arguably the best manicured facility anyone not playing pro ball could imagine.

Gerry is a member of the Dallas Orioles of the MSBL DFW area local league the North Texas Amateur Baseball League.  He is in IT practitioner and is actively involved in his leagues Foundation (NTABF) which has raised nearly $200,000 for Scottish Rite Hospital.  He is supported in his baseball life by his wife Michele and two kids, daughter Ryan and son Vincent.

Something tells me he just might get a crack at the new Globe Life Field…anyone betting against him?

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2019 Rippers Take Out Aces in 24+ American Division of Chicago North MSBL

Chicago North MSBL, 24+ American

Chicago Rippers 5, Chicago Aces 0

‘Two Hit Shutout by Committee Seals 2019 Championship’

The 2019 season was the Chicago Rippers fifth year of operation under the leadership of Jake Mills and Mike Martin and finished the 2019 season with the best record in five years, 32-7-1. In CNMSBL play they finished with a 27-5 record and went 7-1 in postseason play. They defeated the Chicago Aces 3-1 in a best of five Championship series. This would be the third time in three years they have faced off the with the Aces in the Postseason. In 2017 they beat the Aces in their first year in the CNMSBL, 3-1 games again in a best of five match up. In 2018 the Aces swept the Rippers in the Semifinals 2-0 games to advance to the Championship to face the Chicago Finest.

In Game one of the Championship they gave the ball to Nick Mazzone. Nick was their workhorse this season finishing with a team best seven wins and 84 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched. Nick threw a complete game with 13 K’s, five hits and one walk. Offensively, Andrew Brauer went 2-3 with a double, a walk and three RBI.

In Game two the Rippers dropped the contest 11-2 and were dominated by one of the league’s best all-around players Justin Stawychny. Justin walked off versus them in the semi’s last year with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to send the Aces to the championship series.

Game three saw the Rippers bounce back with a 3-2 win with Nick Mazzone again with a complete, eight strikeout, two walk, four hit night. Nolan Bennett’s pinch hit RBI single in the bottom of the sixth tied the game at two. Karl Lundholm had a walk-off fielder’s choice in the bottom of the seventh.

Game four saw the Rippers win the League title with a 5-0 victory, as four pitchers teamed up for the 2-hit shutout. Phillip Andersen, the Ripper’s ace pitcher, took the ball in game four to exit the game after 1.1 innings pitched due to soreness in the throwing elbow.  They then turned the ball over to a well-rested Steve Lewis, who went 3.2 innings giving up one hit with four strikeouts and one walk. Karl Lundholm pitched a clean sixth Inning and Josh Kwasnzy got the final three outs to win the league title. The Aces Randy Dunnett went 2-2 for the only two hits of the game.

The Ripper’s key team leaders in 2019 were rookie Greg Ludwig, who finished with a .377 BA, 17 RBI, and a team high five home runs. Benji Rodriguez logged a team high 23 RBI, 29 hits, two homers and 22 runs scored.

Next up for the Rippers is teaming up with Nassau Pirates in Arizona for the 2019 MSBL World Series in the 25 Mountain Division.

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2019 Mets Win 19+ Adams Division Championship in Puget Sound

Puget Sound Senior Baseball League, 19+ Adams Division

Mets 10, Saints 2


‘Smith Dominant on the Bump in Championship Series’

Submitted by Tom Evans Krause, PSSBL League president

The Adams Division Mets under the guidance of manager Kyle Smith enjoyed a truly dominant year, going 21-1-2, scoring more runs and allowing less than any other team. They faced the only team that had beaten them in 2019, the Saints (14-10 in the regular season) in a best of three championship series to finish off the year.

The Mets took Game one of the series 7-0 behind a dominant outing from Devin Smith, who threw a complete game shutout, striking out 12, throwing 128 pitches.

After rain washed away the scheduled doubleheader finale, the Saints came back to take Game two by a 7-4 margin, jumping out early with one run in the first and three in the third, and their own pitcher spinning a complete game to even the series.

Due to the rain, the Game one starters were able to come back on three day’s rest. The Met’s Sean Gilman, the losing pitcher of game two, hit a 3-run homer in the first inning to give the Mets a lead they would not relinquish. Devin Smith pitched another complete game, throwing 147 pitches and scattering nine hits while striking out 13 to give the Mets a 10-2 victory and the Adams Division title.

 

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2019 Pigs Heaven ‘Three-Peats’ in Jersey Shore MSBL Midweek Division

Jersey Shore MSBL, Midweek Division

Pig’s Heaven 7, Galloway Cards 3

The Pigs Heaven team became the ‘Three-Peat’ champions in the Midweek Division of the Jersey Shore MSBL.  Below is the summary of the championship series with the Galloway Cards:

Game 1: Galloway Cards won 10-6, coming from behind while being six runs down.
WP Mark DeBlasio.

Game 2:  Pigs win 7-1.
WP Gregorio Ortega

Game 3: Pigs 7-3 win
WP Steve Rivera

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2019 Siana Shuts Out Pirates for Pat Monreal 18+ National Division Title in Fresno

Fresno MSBL, Pat Monreal 18+ National Division

Siana 2, Pirates 0

(Top L-R) Oscar Reyes, Kenny Reyes, Matthew Miranda, Roy Reyes, Leroy Travis Jr., Felipe Reyes Jr., Lyle Peña, Justin Tate
(Bottom L-R) Godfrey Reyes, Pablo Garcia, Joshua Conigliaro, Fernando Garcia (Not in picture) Philip Tate, Jesus Reyes

‘Pena Notches Shutout for Championship Victory’

Submitted by Kenny Reyes

After a tough matchup win the week before against the number one seed in the division, Tribe, Siana’s Coach, Kenny Reyes, was asked throughout the week before the championship weekend, “what does the lineup look like?” by his players and teammates. “The same as every week,” he responded. The team with fifteen on the roster, twelve eligible to play in the playoffs and where 90% of the games just had the necessary nine to play, would keep the same lineup. The same lineup, the same positions that started out 2-5 in the beginning of the season. The same lineup, the same positions that won ten straight to lead them to the number two seed with a 13-6 record in their respective division. The same mentality, the same grit, the same toughness, the same players that over the season became a family that would pick each other up on the field no matter how grim things looked. The lineup would stay the same, no time for second guessing. This team had greatly improved from the year prior, with just three additions to the team, the confidence was there to take it all this year. Siana had lost the 2018 divisional playoff game to the same Tribe team Siana overcame this year, on a gut-wrenching walk-off lost in the bottom of the 9th. Siana was ready, was determined to take the next step and win the Championship.

Siana felt good going into the championship game, even though during interleague play, Siana had lost to a good Pirates team, 8-4. Both teams would be putting everything they had, putting their best chances to win the first game on the mound and in the box. With a better record, Siana was home for the first game and placing their ace Felipe Reyes, Jr. on the mound, who throughout the year did exceptionally well and with one of the best defenses behind him, Siana knew they had a good chance of taking game one. With nerves and excitement flying in the air, the butterflies were ridden once the umpire yelled “PLAY BALL!”

In the first inning the Pirates jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs. After gaining his composure, Siana’s pitcher got out of a bases loaded jam that inning. Siana struck back scoring three runs themselves in the bottom of first with four base hits. After the rough first inning, Siana’s pitcher shook off the three-run first and went for a strong 4 1/3rd. Keeping to the game plan, Siana’s manager handed the ball over to Felipe’s’ younger brother Oscar Reyes to finish the race and going the remainder 5 2/3rds and just giving up 2 runs. Siana finally broke the game open scoring three runs in the bottom of the 4th and adding four more runs in the bottom of the 5th. Siana would go on to win the first game 10-5 and one game closer to winning the championship.

At the start of the second game Siana felt as if they had taken the momentum but knew they could not lay off the pedal versus this Pirates team. Siana, as visitors for the second game, were up versus the game one closer for the Pirates. Siana was hoping to use this to their advantage, and strike early, but that was not the case. The Pirates pitcher continually got himself out of jams and Siana’s starting pitcher, Lyle Peña, was pitching a brilliant game through sixth as well.

By the top of the 6th the game was flying by but still 0-0. As the top of the sixth opened up, the eleventh hitter, veteran hitter and self-proclaimed “Mr. Clutch”, Godfrey Reyes, started the inning off with a single. Next up was Siana’s catcher and leadoff hitter, Josh “The Italian Stallion” Conigliaro, who smacks a double to right-center field, moving the runner to 3rd. Next up, Matthew Miranda, came through with an RBI single scoring the game’s first run. But that would be it for the inning as the Pirates pitcher got himself out of that jam once again.

With a 1-0 lead in the top of the 7th, the game was still up for grabs, however, Siana’s sixth hitter and center fielder, Leroy Travis Jr., ledoff the inning with a double and with the help of the eight spot, Pablo Garcia, singled Leroy in and added on an insurance run making the game 2-0. As every out was being recorded, Siana’s hopes of becoming Champions were creeping up. With every out the shouts and hoorays of the family and friends that showed up to support Siana’s players were getting louder and louder. 22, 23, 24 outs recorded, just praise and assurance that Siana’s pitcher, Lyle, was ok after getting a hamstring injury in the first game. With no healthy players on the bench anymore, after two other Siana players getting injuries in the game earlier, Lyle was still good to go for the ninth.

25, 26 outs recorded. Silence on the field with one out to go…*smack*…. groundball hit to the 2nd basemen… step and throw to first…. game over. Siana stormed the mound, jumping for joy, the fans going wild. The celebration had begun. As Siana walked over to shake hands with the Pirates, nothing but respect and love was shown between the two teams, hugs and congratulations were given. These two teams had a mutual respect for each other, symbolizing the values of the league and the game. Siana thanks the league and Fresno league president, Bob Schiotis, for the work they do to keep this league going and Siana will be ready to defend their title in the 2020 season.