The team went undefeated with an 8-0 win over Glen Oaks, a 3-2 win over Forest Hills and back-to-back 10-0 wins over...
The Bayside 12-year-old regional team won the District 26 championship Friday night, beating Elmjack 10-0 at Valle East Field in Bayside.
The team went undefeated with an 8-0 win over Glen Oaks, a 3-2 win over Forest Hills and back-to-back 10-0 wins over Elmjack.
Kevin Smith, Nick Copelli and Mike McManus were the table-setters in front of the big bats in the Bayside lineup.
Rob Fenzi, John Apostolo, Jorge Ynoa, Joey Marden and Matthew Valle combined to belt nine home runs, while Derek Lamacchito and Mike Keen were solid defensively. Steve Kinally, Andrew Haverlin, Cal Sternick and Vinnie Iannece added key contributions.
Marden, Ynoa and Apostolo combined to allow three earned runs in 23 innings while also striking out 38 batters.
The team, which has been together for four years, has combined to win 62 games while losing just 16 during that span. This is the groups fifth championship, having also won the Seplowe title as 8-year-olds, the District 26 and Rosenbluth championships as 10-year-olds and the Lomangino title as 11-year-olds.
Bayside now moves on to sectional play Saturday on Staten Island.
Bayside 10-year-olds fall to Forest Hills
The Bayside Little League 10-year-old regional team made it to the District 26 finals but came up a little short against Forest Hills, 6-5.
The team played as a unit through the whole tournament and made coaches Mike Karcinski, Dom Scianna and Ben Biordi very proud.
The team consisted of the following great players: Frank Mongelli, Anthony Witschel, Frank Biordi, Thomas Karcinski, John Paul Kouloutourus, Dominic Formato, Joey Pravata, John Aponte, Jordan Colflesh, Ryan MaGee, Nick Palermo, Ryan Paccione, Anthony Scianna and Sandy Tomisik.
The 10-year-old regional team will now get ready for the Rosenbluth tournament. The coaches feel there will be plenty of great baseball from this team for years to come.
The coaches would like to give special thanks to Joe Pravata and Hans Colflesh for all their help in getting the boys ready for the tournament and to all the parents for their great support.
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