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Glen Oaks snaps 3-game skid, top Mitchell-Linden LL, 8-3

The 15- and 16-year-old Glen Oaks Village Liquors summer traveling team came away with a nice 8-3 victory over a team from Mitchell-Linden Little League on July 31.

The win broke a personal three-game losing streak for the Glen Oaks Seniors. The offense was led by Jon Dilan, who went 4 for 4 three singles and a triple), Andre Plair’s single, home run and four RBIs and Matt Carneiro’s, two hits and two runs scored.

Todd Green pitched a fine complete game, allowing Mitchell-Linden seven singles, while striking out six. Defensively, the game ball went to Jorge Salcedo, who had two outfield assists. Glen Oaks is now 4-3.

Earlier in the week, Glen Oaks lost a heartbreaker to a team from Forest Hills, 7-6, in extra innings. Green pitched a super game in taking the loss for Glen Oaks, scattering nine hits, striking out 10 and pitching himself out of many tight jams in eight strong innings.

Glen Oaks led 6-3 going to the bottom of the seventh inning, only to allow the team from Forest Hills to score three runs to tie the score and send the game into extra innings.

Offensively, Glen Oaks was led by David Chapman, who singled and homered and had two RBIs, Matt Carneiro, with a single and double, and Jon Dilan, who had two RBIs.

The game also featured Mike Mathlin getting his first hit of the season, a bunt single in Glen Oaks’ three-run third inning.

However, Forest Hills tied the game in the seventh with four hits and scored one in the eighth to seal the victory.

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