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Patrick J. Falci & Daughters rally to beat MQFM, 15-14

Christina Agnello and Jackie Warasila never gave...

In one of the most exciting games of the year, Patrick J. Falci & Daughters Inc. came from behind in the bottom of the seventh inning with a whopping six-run, one-out rally to beat MQFM Tru-Value, 15-14.

Christina Agnello and Jackie Warasila never gave up, both pitching beautifully against a very good Tru-Value sponsored team.

With her team trailing 14-9, Gina Loriggio doubled to lead off. Christina Trezza, Theresa Goff and Jessica Garcia all had hits.

The girls gambled stealing base after base, and it paid off. Credit goes to the defense of Tru-Value, which made a close play at the plate when Christina Trezza stole home.

Christina Agnello tied up the game by bringing home her sister, Nicole. That left the winning run on third, and it was all up to Jessica Bonfondeo, who had a solid hit to win the game.

DAC Blue Tigers 11, DAC Team 1. Pitching and defense excelled on both squads. The Blue Tigers were led by Michelle Romano’s booming triple and three brilliant innings of pitching. Donna Cafasso secured the victory by pitching a masterful final three innings.

The offense was keyed by Allison Winowsky and Alessa Castaldi, who cracked back to back doubles. Samantha Sepulveda and Lauren Block chipped in with two big hits each. Samantha Gosman knocked in an important run with a hard-hit grounder.

The Tigers defense was superb. Amanda Livingston speared a bullet line drive and Nicole Marx cut off two blasts to the outfield preventing several runs from scoring. Lorie Grech played a flawless first base. Allison Randell did a fine job behind to plate. All in all, it was a true team effort for the Blue Tigers against a tough opponent.

McDonald’s Little Neck 15, Patrick J. Falci & Daughters, Inc. 13. Christina Agnello, of Patrick J. Falci & Daughters Inc. pitched six strong innings by striking out eight batters.

The big blow was a double by Gina Loriggio, and singles by Christina Trezza, Nicole Agnello, Jessica Bonfondeo, Jessica Garcia & Theresa Goff. They had a three-run lead going into the seventh inning. But McDonald’s Little Neck rallied as Diane Krauss went 3-for-3 with a home run and had help from Zoi Kourkemelis, Jena Berenson, Chloe Rodriquez, and Philisha Sepulveda.

But the damage was done in the last inning. Catalina Villa’s walk set up the game-winning run.

Major Division

DAC’s team #6 17, MidQueens #2 10. MidQueens put up a good fight, but DAC could not be stopped. The pitching skills of Molly Karow, Sam Duggan, and Natalie Pruden were unstoppable. Sara Ho, Sara Friedman and Dani Yaron kept the hits coming. Lauren Mione’s RBI and Alyssa Navas’ walk made it almost impossible for MidQueens to come back. Olivia Karow and the rest of the DAC team played a great defense to make it a well deserved win.

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