Bayside L.L.: Prava Construction rolls off 3 straight wins

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Texas Division

Prava Construction 3, Monahan & Fitzgerald’s 0. John Aponte and Joey Pravata combined for the six-inning 3-0 shutout win over Monahan’s. The hitting star for Prava was Mike Marden, who hit a two-run homer, to provide enough offense for the victory. Monahan’s had great pitching performances from Danny Finn and Matt Correale in defeat.

Prava Construction 5 vs. Jackson Hole 2. Bennett O’Donnell and Mike Marden led Prava Construction to a 5-2 win over Jackson Hole with their strong pitching. Hitting stars for Prava were Joey Pravata (grand slam) and John Aponte (2-for-3, two RBIs).

Prava Construction 7, Mittman's Medics 4. Steven Guadalupe scored two runs and hit a triple while Justin Beiner had a three-run homer to turn the tide for the victory. Mittman’s had great pitching from Dominic Formato in the loss, hurling three strong innings.

Mittman’s Medics 14, Applebees 4. The Medics were led by very strong pitching from Jake Sternick, who pitched three shutout innings, and Jamie Skala. Dom Formato had a two-RBI double and Nick Rodriquez, Jonathen Chen, Andy Quinn and Lauren Kelly all had hits for the Medics.

Applebees 7, Mittman's Medics 1. One day after losing to the Medics, Applebees returned the favor. Willie Hernandez, Patrick Butler and Greg Watch played strong defense for Mittman’s. Jon Chen, Dom Formato and Nick Rodriquez each had hits for the Medics.

Monahan & Fitzgerald’s 15, Outback Steakhouse 8. Monahan’s attack was led by Michael Leonard, who went 2-for-2 with six RBIs, Andrew Schindler, who also had two hits and drove in three runs, and Matthew Correale, who was on base all four times he went to bat with two hits and two walks and scored four runs. Outback’s Duke Guerrero led their attack with two hits, including a two-run home run, and Adam Virzi, who had a strong game behind the plate.

Biordi Construction 9, Outback Steakhouse 4. Anthony Scianna (2-3, triple and three RBIs) and Frankie Biordi (3-for-4, home run and five RBIs) led the way in a 9-4 win over Outback Steakhouse. John Varsam also scored two runs in the win. First baseman Francesco Dire had a fine game for Outback Steakhouse with two great fielding plays and Michael Palamara reached base twice in the loss.

Biordi Construction 15, ZAB 7. J. J. Prudente went 2-for-3 with a triple, Tommy Karcinski went 2-for-2 and Anthony Scianna added a home run in the 15-7 win for Biordi Construction over ZAB. Fine pitching was turned in by Frankie Biordi and Karcinski.

Biordi Construction 7, Clearview Paint 2. Frankie Biordi continued his torrid hitting with a home run and six RBIs, while Nicky Burns pitched three strong innings to get the win over Clearview Paint.

Biordi Construction 5, R. Klein 4. Sam Rowen had two hits to pace Biordi Construction in a thrilling 5-4 victory over R. Klein CPA. Joe McManus chipped in by going 1-for-2 with two RBIs, while the battery of Ben Gould (catcher), Tommy Karcinski (pitcher) for Biordi combined to strikeout nine in a well-played game by both teams. R. Klein was led by Robert Goeger (three strong innings on the mound), Donald Erdy, who received the game ball for his fine play, and Robert Klein (2-for-3).

Papazzio’s Restaurant 8, ZAB 2. Papazzio’s was led by Brian Wren, who pitched three innings for the win with eight strikeouts. Wren also had three hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Michael McGrath and Steve McNamara both went 2-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored. Nicholas Ziangas added a single and three RBIs.

Dr. Kim’s Tin Grins 10, Outback Steakhouse 3. Outstanding performances were turned in by Duke Guerra, who pitched two strong innings in addition to a fine performance at the plate for Outback Steakhouse, which lost 10-3 to Dr. Kim's Tin Grins. Patrick Magalong was the star defensively in the outfield, making all-star throws on a number of plays, and Adam Virzi continued to excel at the plate for Outback in defeat.

Texas Farm Division

It was a spectacular week for baseball and the Texas Farm Division of the Bayside Little League continues on its hitting romp, as well as coming up big with the gloves. This week’s Logan Moy shined at the plate, while Nicholas Griffin and Nicholas Danzinger were solid in the field forHattons Funeral Home. Keith Baron of BL Management shined with his bat and Michael Levin did the same with his glove. Dsugie McGrath and Thomas Steffens of A&A Plumbing combined for a hitting onslaught and Alec Sullivan of ASK Construction was the power, with John Borsch and Zach Yanawitz fielding like all-stars.

Major Division

Party City 4, Brigandi Barristers 2. Cal Sternick pitched five innings of two-hit ball for Party City and teammate Nicky Ryan came in relief to shut down a rallying Brigandi team. Anthony Romanelli hit a two-out, two-run double to provide the offense for a surging Party City team. For the Barristers, Giancarlo Santillo hit a double and Steve Maher made some crucial defensive plays.

Party City 15, V.I. Pizza 3. Luke Tinari had a big game for Party City with three hits and four RBIs, while teammates Nicky Ryan and Sam Koenig added the effective combination of power at the plate and prowess in the field to add to a second half of the season winning streak for Party City.

Party City 2, Mardene Construction 0. Cal Sternick was the obvious standout with a 70-pitch complete game shutout of one of the top offensive teams in the league, as he led his streaking Party City team over Mardene Construction. In center field for Party City it was Brian Campbell who had an errorless day, making some crucial catches and chasing down some fly balls that looked like trouble. For Mardene, Sean Donnelly pitched well and Vinny Iannece had two hits, but couldn’t get the rally started soon enough.

Party City 7, Brigandi Barristers 6. Brian Conway continued his torrid hitting for Party City by belting a grand slam and teammate Nicky Ryan added a 3-for-3 day with three RBIs to pace the winners. The Barristers had a fine game from Paul Giacomino, who hit, stole bases and scored.

Party City 5, Valle Tile 4. Chris Riley had a clutch RBI hit and Anthony Romanelli contributed a hit and an RBI, as Party City squeaked passed Valle Tile. Brian Conway hit another homer for Party City, as the team has gone from 0- 7 record to 7-9 in the month of May. Jorge Ynoa had two doubles for Valle Tile and Anthony Scifo had a couple of hits as well.

Valle Tile 3, Bell Bay Florist 0. Alon Nisim went 2-for-3, driving in two runs and scoring one, having a hand in every run for his Valle Tile team. Matthew Routh hit a double and walked to add to the offense for Valle Tile.

Brigandi Barristers 7, Valle Tile 4. In the first game of a double-header, the Barristers had too much offense for the TileMen to handle. Anthony Scifo was able to pitch three scoreless innings for Valle Tile and Michael Keen hit a two-RBI double, as teammate Matt Routh reached base twice and scored. But the Barristers grabbed the first game handily.

Valle Tile 6, Brigandi Barristers 5. In extra innings, Valle Tile pulled out the victory, as Michael Keen went 3-for-4 and hit the winning, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. Alon Nisim went 3-for-4, doubled, had an RBI and scored twice for the TileMen, as they settled for a split on the day.

Biordi Construction 13, Printing Express 4. Spiros Cominos chalked up his fifth win of the season, striking out 13 and going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. Matt Valle also went 3-for-4 with six RBIs, hitting two two-run home runs. Not to be outdone, Michael Biordi hit his second grand slam of the season. For the Express, Kevin Smith reached base three times and Chris Palmera had a good game in the field, as did catcher Rob Rienzi.

Biordi Construction 5, Party City 3. In an extra-inning thriller, Biordi got six strong innings from pitcher Joe Soares, who struck out 15 batters and reliever Matt Valle added to that total by chalking up five Ks in two innings to pick-up his ninth victory. John Costa hit a home run for Biordi and the base-running exploits of Mike Biordi and George Rowen led to the decisive victory. Cal Sternick, Sam Koenig and Brian Conway all pitched well for Party City. Nicky Ryan made several diving stops at shortstop and Party City teammate Brian Conway contributed a three-run homer.

Biordi Construction 8, Printing Express 6. Daring base-running by Biordi’s Larry Mongelli and Chris Garthwright helped to put Biordi over a tenacious Printing Express team. Matt Valle and Spiros Cominos shared the pitching duties for Biordi. Ricky Strauss tripled for Printing Express and had two RBIs and Kevin Smith went 3-for-3, while Rob Rienzi and Chris Hamm each had two walks and went 1-for-1.

Mardene Construction 11-8, V.I. Pizza 3-6. Mardene Construction took two games from V.I.Pizza by scores of 11-3 and 8-6. In game one, John Apostolo and Joey Miccio each drove in two runs for the victors, while Joey Marden added two hits and two runs scored. Nick Copelli went 2-for-2 and had two great fielding plays at shortstop for V.I.Pizza. Game Two saw V.I.Pizza take a 5-1 lead on the strength of Andrew Parraga and Copelli’s hitting (both were 2-for-2 with two runs scored), but Mardene rallied with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth for an 8-6 win. Anthony Ippolito had a double and a run scored for V.I.Pizza, while Mardene’s Sean Donnelly and Sean Escobedo combined to go 6-for-6 with four RBIs in the win.

Mardene Construction 4, Printing Express 2. Billy Demos went 2-for-2 and Pete Scianna had a double and an RBI in a well-played 4-2 win over Printing Express. Joey Marden got the win, throwing three shutout innings while striking out five and Demos, in his first appearance on the mound this season, got the save. For Printing Express, Mike Valente went 1-for-3 with a triple and Mike Andreou pitched four strong innings in defeat.

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