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The Texas Farm Division had a beautiful opening day. Duce Construction started the day against the Game Zone. Duce's defense was led by Louis Falco, who made a diving mid-air catch for an unassisted putout at second. Liam...

Texas Farm Division

The Texas Farm Division had a beautiful opening day. Duce Construction started the day against the Game Zone. Duce's defense was led by Louis Falco, who made a diving mid-air catch for an unassisted putout at second. Liam Fitzpatrick’s grand slam home run had the crowd cheering wildly as he rounded the bases. Jonathan Beiner’s bases-clearing hit coupled with Anthony Palamara’s defensive skills made this game a heartstopper. McDonald’s brought the big bats and gloves to their game with Tequila Sunrise with multiple players going 4-for-4. Edwin Pizarro had two great putouts at first, assisted by teammate Danny Lorusso, who had five RBIs, and Sebastian Dilones, who also belted two doubles and had an unassisted putout at second. Tequila Sunrise didn’t lag behind. The bats of Alejandro Rivas, George R. Brockmann and Connor Magee made sure of that, each hitting ropes into the outfield. Defensively, Tequila Sunrise’s gloves were magnets, making three putouts at third base in one inning.

Texas Division

It must be spring! That’s the rally cry for the Bayside Little League as it officially opened the baseball season with its annual parade down Bell Boulevard Saturday. Here’s a recap of the first week of highlights from the Texas Division (ages 8 and 9).

Giglio Boys 14-9, Giglio Boys 7-2, Giglio Boys 15-9. The Giglio Boys ran off three straight wins to begin the young season, the first in dramatic fashion. Trailing in the last of the sixth inning, the Giglio Boys rallied for the victory, scoring 10 runs. Nick Saffran went 4-for-5 with a home run, and Sean Feehan hit a home run in the come-from-behind 14-9 win.

Matthew Hacker and Josh Pernick threw a combined no-hitter April 10 to run the streak to two straight and closed out the week with a 15-9 victory when Tim Ong hit a lead-off home run and walked three times, and David Montes hit a grand slam to pace the win.

Pilling Real Estate 11, Ceriello’s 4. In an exciting Texas game that lasted into the twilight, Pilling Real Estate defeated Ceriello’s, 11-4. For Pilling, Philip Cicciarello had two key hits and a rare outfield assist. Kyle Sandor reached base all three times and scored a run.     

For Ceriello’s, Cameron Daniels had two hits and a walk while pitching brilliantly. Zachary Mellado played excellent defense while also wreaking havoc at the plate for the Pilling pitchers.

Pilling Real Estate 15, Kraft Foods 10. In an exciting Texas slugfest, Pilling Real Estate beat Kraft Foods, 15-10. For Pilling, Brandon Picarello slammed two homers while pitching and catching brilliantly. Jordan Chateau was his usual offensive juggernaut, hitting a homer and adding two hits.    

For Kraft Foods, Anthony Kavolis reached base three times and Rocco Baruzuso pitched very well while also reaching base three times.

Ceriello 11, Pilling Real Estate 5. Ceriello had its first victory with an 11-5 win over Pilling Real Estate April 9. Pilling Real Estate’s Zachary Moran and Sean Rafferty each reached base three times during the game against Ceriello. Ceriello’s Alec Sullivan was one of the hitting stars with two home runs. Chelsea Brandimarte of Ceriello’s also made an incredible catch in the outfield for the final out of the game.

Ceriello’s 12, Capital Appraisal 11. Ceriello won a hard-fought battle over Capital Appraisal with a 12-11 victory as the sun went down over Valle West Field in Crocheron Park. Jake Schanee from Capital Appraisal demonstrated outstanding fielding, while Mike Chairamonte helped his team out with three awesome hits during the game. Ceriello’s Liam Higgins was impressive behind the plate and assisted his team with two hits. Vassilli Grigorakos had two incredible long ball hits, helping Ceriello to win its second game of the season. Both teams played an incredible game and should feel proud of their efforts.

PeeWee Division

Papazzio’s vs. R&P Collectibles. After a week off for the holidays, all were a little nervous. But after the game started all the players got it together after a slow start. Sarah Kowpack was brilliant in the field and clutch hitting by Joe Smires made for a good day for the Papazzio team.

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