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Weprin Wildcats learning the ropes in t-ball

Assemblyman David Weprin Wildcats t-ball season is underway. Already playing four games, this team has already shown improvement in hitting and fielding since the first game. After each game they are getting a better understanding of the game and having a great time playing it. There is always a big turnout to see these young players play and a good time is had by all. The next game is on Sunday, June d at 9 a.m. at the Oval’s t-ball field. So come to the next game and see how well this team of 5- and 6-year-old boys and girls enjoy the game. Come Root for Austin Adi, Benjamin Alfonso, Christopher Castaneda, Michael Epstein, Joseph Ficarrotta, Ian Kaplan, Kevin McManus, Anna Sackel, Ryan Scheickrath, Ryan Siegelstein, Jordan Titus- Simmons, Krishna Shah, Justin Teitelbaum and Kevin Wang.

The Instructional Post 104 Giants battled the Mets Sunday, with the Giants parading a homemade sign wishing the mothers and their fans a very happy Mothers Day. The orange and black machine thenwent to work. The team batted around twice. Leading the hitting attack was Timmy Frenzel 3-for-3 with one double, Chris Piteo 4-for-4, Joey Rubino 3-for-3 and Brett Buser 3-for-3.

On the defensive side, the Giants played stellar defense. Playing first base with numerous assists was Timmy Frenzel. Sharing the infield mound duties was Joey Rubin and Chris Piteo, with both playing excellent defense. Chris had two force-outs at the plate to snuff potential rallies. The pair also assisted on numerous other plays. Adding to the great infield play was Michael Borgia, who played second base and made some great plays. Sharing the third base duties was Anthony DeMario with two hits and Mark Otero with two hits. Rounding out the rest of the tough Giant defense were Samantha Doka (two hits), Samantha DiGiovanni (one hit), David Fitzgerald (one hit), Patrick Ennd (one hit), Ryan DeBiase (two hits), Andrew Rebello (one hit), Timmy Bellengton (two hits) and Mike Bellengton (one hit) and Shaun Iannello. Not at the game, but playing good team baseball this year are Johnny Postel and Bryan Torres. The Giant 7-year-old all-stars this year are Michael Borgia, Mark Otero, Bryan Torres and Timothy Frenzel. The Giants also named their first team captain ever, selecting Timothy Frenzel. Celebrating their birthdays this week were Chris Piteo and Andrew Rebello, both of whom turned 6 and share the same birthday May 16.

There was an overcast morning and the weather report called for rain last Saturday, but Joey Caraballo lit up the day with a superb all-around performance, leading the Modell's White Sox to a 12-1 win over the North Fork Bank Indians. Caraballo hurled a complete game, striking out 16 Indians batters in six innings. The White Sox Ace now has 82 strikeouts in 29 innings of work, giving the first place White Sox their eighth win in 10 games.

Once again the Sox defense was at its best. Scott Guandasegui, the Sox catcher, gunned down Joey Gillespy in the third inning when Gillespy tried to steal second base and Guandasegui made a perfect throw to second to get the out. Another outstanding play was made by outfielder Robert Cassistte in the sixth inning when made a great throw from the right field to get an Indian runner trying to extend a single into a double for the final out of the game.

Offensively, the White Sox had menu stars including Cassistre, who got two singles and a RBI. Alex Reinharz, Michael Levy, Daniel Eliasoff Will Opataw also exceled with their bats, hitting the ball well. But the hitting star was Joey Caraballo, who went 3-for-3, including two home runs, one of which was a grand slam for a total of five RBIs.

Tuesday evening was another victorious day for the Modell's White Sox when they defeated the Gary Spitz MD. Tigers by the score of 41- 2. What was suppose to another close game between these two ballclubs became an easy win for the White Sox. The defense was spectacularnot committeing any errors in the whole game.

Alex Reinharz went the distance for the winners, pitching six innings for the victory. Reinharz was also the big hitting star, with five RBIs. Michael Mandrin also contributed with a double in the fourth, driving in two runs. Daniel Eliassof had a hard single, good for two RBIs. Joey Caraballo scored three times and was on base all four times at bat. It was a great team effort by all

With the victory the White Sox extended their lead in the standings to two games in the International Division.

The Major Boys New Hyde Park WIreless Diamondbacks stood toe-to-toe against the M&M Deli Cardinals on Monday, May 14. Despite excellent play by the D-backs, they went down in defeat by the score of 5-1. Mohammed Hashim played his usual stellar defense behind home plate and also on the mound and Kevin Cheddie pitched confidently. Joey Pellegrino helped the team on second base with alert play. The Diamondbacks only run was scored by Randall Cruz, while the game was still close. Fielders Timmy Gallagher and Rammohan Ramakrishna tried to keep the game close with some nifty plays around the diamond. However, in the end, the D-backs slipped to 4-7 with the loss.

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