In the Major Division, Ralphs Ices Mets won twice during the week to improve their season record to 9-1. Against the Marcellas Pizza As, Dan Quinlan started and pitched three strong innings, allowing two runs while striking out seven batters. Jonathan Kruczowy threw the last two innings for the Mets, allowing one hit and striking out five. Offensively, the Mets showed up for this game with their hitting shoes on. Ryan Paroulek and Brian Biscotti both hit grand slam homers, while Brian Louie hit a three-run shot. Anthony Civitano had two triples, Ray Potestio and Dan Quinlan also each stroked triples.
Against the Modell Sporting Goods Lions, the Mets turned in another strong all-around performance and won 7-4. The Lions scored three quick runs in the top of the first on singles from Joey Caraballo, Kevin Cheddie and Vincent. In the bottom of the inning, the Mets struck back scoring two runs on walks to Brain Biscotti, Kevin Salcedo and Ray Potestio, with Anthony Civitano hitting a sacrifice fly. The Lions scored their fourth and last run in the top of the third inning when Vincent walked and scored on a triple from Michael L. In the bottom of the third the Mets scored three times to take a 5-4 lead. Kevin Salcedo led off the inning with a walk, then Ray Potestio, Anthony Civitano and Ryan Paroulek all delivered run-scoring singles. The Mets added two insurance runs in the fourth inning on a single from Jonathan Kruczowy and a walk to Kevin Salcedo before Ray Potestio drove them both home with a hard single up the middle. The Lions threatened in both the fourth and sixth innings, but strong defensive plays got the Mets out of trouble and left them 7-4 winners.
McDonalds Giants stand tall in Farm Division
In the Farm Division, the McDonald's Giants continued to play a dominating brand of baseball. In their two games against the Rangers and Brewers, the Giants retired their opponents in 10 out of the 11 innings played. Offensively, the entire team continues to hit, with the team scoring a combined total of 61 runs in the two games. Some of the offensive highlights were: Danny Graham had a homer and six singles, Billy Hannigan singled seven times, Randolh Herbert doubled with five singles, Michael Kelly singled five times, Steven Pelan added eight singles, Louis Salzberg continued to display power with a home run and five singles, Ryan Barrello doubled and singled seven times, Kaitlyn Biscotti and Theresa Conway each had six singles, Blaise Christoforatas doubled, tripled and added five singles, Joey Costanzo singled four times, Nicky Frangella had a double, triple and two singles and last, but not least, Sean Dolan had six singles and a triple.
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