Glen Oaks L.L.:Lion’s Caraballo dominates Greg’s Tire & Auto Mets

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The Lions scored eight runs in the first on timely hits by Darryl Boston, Stephen Leccese and Michael Levy after walks to Michael Labrada and Caraballo. After six runs, the big shot came from the bat of Kristopher Lim, who smacked a pitch from Mets starter Michael Mandrin to the gap between right and center field good enough for a home run.

The Lions scratched two more runs in the second thanks to a triple by Anthony Meo followed by another triple by Boston, who later scored on a wild pitch from Mandrin to make the score 10-0 in favor of the Lions. Meanwhile, Caraballo had an easy second, getting the Mets out in order.

In the Lions third, Labrada hit a home run to give the team its 11th run of the evening. The Lions continued their attack with four more runs highlighted by a walk to Caraballo and a double from Meo. A home run by Boston gave the Lions a 14-run lead, and Leccese followed with a single, stole second and scored on a single to left by Randeep Singh.

The Mets opened the fourth inning with a walk to Jonathon Kruczowy followed by a single to right off the bat of Tommy Clarkson. Clarkson reached third on errors by rightfielder Andrew Goltzman and second baseman Ben Herman, making the score 15-2 in favor of the Lions.

Matt Kruczowy, who reached base on Michael Levy’s error, stole second and third and scored on a wild pitch by Caraballo to give the Mets their only three runs of the game.

The Mets were never able to catch up with Caraballo’s fast and strong pitching, making for an easy win for the Lions. The Lions won their fourth game in six attempts, and the Mets were left with a 3-2 record, including one tie. The Modell’s Lions play again this Saturday at 10 a.m. against the Century 21 Andron Yankees, who are in last place with a 1-5 record.

Sen. Frank Padavan BlueJays’ bundle of runs not enough

The Sen. Frank Padavan BlueJays scored bunches of runs in their two games May 3 and 4 at the Glen Oaks Oval, but Albertson-Herricks and Merillon 1 eked out a few more, as 35 runs this weekend proved not enough.

Despite the large number of runs, Lorey Giblin, Alexis Namit and Nicole Epstein pitched well enough to merit a better outcome. Bright spots include Caitlyn Smith’s shagging a line drive in center and rifling a throw to Cynthia Johnson at first base to double up an Albertson runner.

Giblin, Johnson and Epstein each stole home. Giblin batted in five runs with two doubles. Michelle Asciote knocked in four runs and Theresa “T” Pullo knocked in three more and blasted a double. Jessica McMurray and Johnson both tripled.

Kids. Inc. Astro’s defeated by Marcella’s Pizza A’s

In an old-fashioned pitching duel, the Astro’s lost to the A’s, 2-1.

Adam Alcamo and Justin Dillon combined to shut down the Astro’s. Randall Ramnarian struck out 13 A’s and James Villaruel made an outstanding catch. Randall’s brother Brandon helped by keeping the runners off base by throwing them out at second. The teams are now even, 1-1, and are looking forward to their final meeting soon.

The Kids Inc. Astro’s defeat the Century 21 Andron Yankees

In an exciting Majors game, the Kids Inc. Astro’s defeated the Century 21 Andron Realty Yankees, 11-8. The Yankees supplied tough pitching from John Rubinau, Catie Chu and Michael Kaplan.

But the Astro’s bats came alive with two home runs by Joey Bobrow. Justin Namet hit a triple, and Randall Ramnarian had two doubles while his brother Brandon had a single and a home run. Also contributing with hits were Danny Quinlan, Ryan Persuad, Vivin Mathew and James Villeruel.

Sam Hoffman pitched a complete game and had 14 strikeouts. Joey Gillespie made contact and Jonathan Louie walked and was part of a six-run second inning. The Astro’s record is now 3-3 and manager Rich Bobrow is very proud of the team’s spirit and sportsmanship.

Modell’s Lions win over Kids Inc. Astro’s

Earlier in the week, the Modell’s Lions beat the Kids Inc. Astro’s, 6-5. Caraballo pitched a strong complete game. The high point for the Astro’s was a two-run home run by Louie. Joey Bobrow also homered, but it was not enough to overcome the Lions. These teams are also tied 1-1, and the season continues to be exciting.

McDonald’s Royals battle Metro Food Brewers

The McDonalds Royals played the Metro Food Brewers Friday in what turned out to be a rock-em sock-em ballgame. Both teams played good solid baseball and the lead went back and forth throughout the game.

Everyone on the Royals contributed offensively and defensively. The numerous hits of Robert Groth, Sean Brodersen, Michael Ciminera, Ryan Perez, Javed Khan, Billy Burkart and Coner Maher scored run after run. But if not for the defense and key hits of Paul Benoit, Mark Spano, Devon Brenner, Christopher Behr and Conall Ryan, the Royals would not have been victorious.

The final score was McDonalds Royals 18 - Metro Food Brewers 15. Groth and Burkart received the game balls.

J.J. Peabodys Rangers, Met Food Brewers play in rain

In the Glen Oaks Farm Division last Friday, the J.J. Peabodys Rangers played the Met Food Brewers. The game was shortened due to rain, but it was exciting. The Rangers played great on defense. There was a double play in the second inning when Devin Gugliemetti caught a pop up and threw it to first baseman Isaac Peltzer, who stepped on first to get the runner out who left to go to second on the hit.

In the first inning, Marcus Choon threw out two hitters to first baseman Johnny Martini. Michael Hovi picked up a hard-hit ground ball and stepped on second to get the unassisted out of the inning.

Michael Epstein, Zachary Pournazari, Neeloy Azad, Shrinit and James Sciortino each went 2-for-2. Andrew Farella, J.C. Gallagher, Christian Mendoza and Bharadwat Ramachandran also contributed by getting a hit. Game balls went to Devin and Issac for the double play. The Rangers’ next game is Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m.

Hunan Cafe Twins play two against the Seals

The Hunan Cafe Twins played two games this past weekend against the Seals. The Twins have shown much improvement over the past couple of weeks. The hitting star for the Twins was Justin Teitelbaum, who went 8-for-8 including three triples and four doubles. A number of Twins made excellent plays in the field, including Kevin McManus, Ian Kaplan and Kevin Wang. All of the other Twins are playing hard and having fun as the season progresses.

Hillside Paint Depot Angels split two on week

The Glen Oaks Hillside Paint Depot Angels went 1-1 for the week, making their season record 2-3. The Angels lost to United Queens No. 1, 10-6, and came back on Mother’s Day to win an exciting game, 5-4, against the Glen Oaks Giants.

The Angels sent Jay Hausdorf to the mound against the Giants, but he had to leave after only two innings with a sore elbow and the score tied at 1. Ray Potestio pitched the last five innings for the win, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out nine.

The Angels fell behind 4-2 but refused to give up. Their perseverance paid off in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Steven Velez singled in the sixth, and after Anthony Civitano doubled, the Angels had runners on second and third with two outs and Hausdorf coming to the plate.

Hausdorf delivered by singling to left center, scoring both runners and tying the score at 4. In the bottom of the seventh, Pervez Khan led off the inning by getting hit with the pitch. Steven Figueroa stepped to the plate, and, with Pervez running, hit a double to left to score the winning run.

For the Giants, Surjay Patel pitched a strong game, with Alex Rydzewski picking up two hits and Anthony Langone throwing out two runners attempting to steal.

Some of the two-game highlights for the Angels included John Diniscia’s going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, Brian Biscotti’s going 2-for-5 with two runs, Anup Shah’s scoring twice and Daniel Gasperati’s singling and driving in a run.

Burger King Phillies edge Merillon No. 1

The Glen Oaks Burger King Phillies continued to play sound softball and picked up another win, 3-2, in a closely contested game against Merillon No. 1. Kaitlin Smolen and Rita Romeo shared the pitching chores and received outstanding support from Meghan Gratzer, who made a spectacular defensive play at second base.

The winning run was driven in by Colleen Harrison in the bottom of the last inning. Other Phillies contributing to the victory were Angela George and Meghan Gratzer, who each drove in a run, and Ashley Tolento, who added three hits to the attack.

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