Playoffs

Updated Wednesday September 7, 2016 by St. Barts Old Timers Softball League.

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  • St. Maximilian Take Out St. Francis With Help From Jason Virgil, 5-1 
  • Jason Virgil went 2-2, helping St. Maximilian to a 5-1 victory over St. Francis on Friday at Brookside. 
  • St. Maximilian never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by John Deitch and an RBI single by Russ Lomuscio
  • The lone run of the game for St. Francis crossed the plate in the second inning on an RBI single by Michael Surbrug
  • St. Maximilian scored three runs of its own in the second. St. Maximilian scored on an RBI single by Russell Voorhees and a two-run single by Stephen Mavrakes.

 

  • St. Joseph Makes The Most Of 7 Hits In 2-0 Victory Over St. George
  • St. Joseph and St. George each put runners in scoring position on Friday, but St. Joseph capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 2-0 win at Forest Rd. 
  • St. George had 12 hits compared with St. Joseph's seven, but St. George stranded 12 runners on base. 
  • The fact that St. Joseph grouped all of its runs into the fifth inning helped it take advantage of its hits. 
  • James Barba racked up two RBIs on one hit for St. Joseph. He homered in the fifth inning. 
  • St. Joseph went up for good in the fifth, scoring two runs on a two-run home run by Barba.

 

  • St. John Paul II Take Out St. Vincent With Help From John Veglia, 8-4 
  • St. John Paul II beat St. Vincent 8-4 in seven innings on Friday at Jerseyland behind John Veglia, who went 2-3. 
  • St. Vincent was led by Jerry Russo's hitting. Russo went 2-3 and scored one run. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the seventh inning. 
  • The bottom of the third saw St. Vincent take an early lead, 1-0. St. Vincent's threat began with a single by Larry SzenyiCurtis Rembert singled, bringing home Steven Pirella
  • St. John Paul II never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring two runs on a groundout by Robert Stratton and an RBI single by Peter Costello
  • St. John Paul II added four more runs in the top of the fifth. A hit into a fielder's choice scored Bryan Healey for the inning's first run. That was followed up by Derek Mckeon's single, plating Paul Leso
  • St. Vincent scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to cut its deficit to four. An RBI single by Gerardo Riepe fueled St. Vincent's comeback. Szenyi to end the St. Vincent threat. 
  • St. John Paul II got one-run rallies in the sixth inning and the seventh. In the sixth, St. John Paul II scored on an RBI single by Leso, scoring Stratton. 
  • After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the sixth, St. Vincent faced just a 7-4 deficit. An RBI single by Harold Hopler and an RBI single by John Junguenet sparked St. Vincent's rally. Ben LoBrace to end the St. Vincent threat.
  • St. George Falls 8-2 At The Hands Of St. Francis
  • St. Francis beat St. George on Monday 8-2 at Forest Rd in seven innings. 
  • St. Francis scored three runs in the seventh on St. Francis scored in the seventh on a solo home run by Andy Wilber, an RBI triple by Mike Kozlowski, and an RBI single by Eric Fisher
  • St. Francis hit four home runs in the win. Additional home runs for St. Francis came when Michael Surbrug homered in the third inning, Ted Florio homered in the fourth inning, and Ron Labin homered in the sixth inning. 
  • Surbrug got a hit in each of his three at bats. He homered in the third inning and singled in the first and sixth innings. 
  • Walt Patrylo racked up two RBIs on two hits for St. George. He homered in the fourth inning and singled in the seventh inning. 
  • St. George scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its deficit to one. A two-run home run by Patrylo triggered St. George's comeback. Ryan Peters flew out to end the St. George threat.

 

  • St. John Paul II Falls To St. Wolfgang 22-9 Despite Big Hitting Performance 
  • St. John Paul II failed to take advantage of Peter Costello's effort at the plate on Monday, losing 22-9 to St. Wolfgang in seven innings at Farley. 
  • Peter Costello blasted two home runs for St. John Paul II. Peter Costello went 3-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. Peter Costello homered in the fifth and seventh innings. 
  • Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 31 total runs and 43 hits during the game. 
  • Eleven runs in the opening three innings allowed St. Wolfgang to easily put away St. John Paul II. An RBI single by Anthony Blasi, an RBI single by Erik Hastrup, an RBI double by Bobby Camisa, an RBI single by Chris Paterek, and a walk by Tom Fazio during the first inning and a two-run single by Mike Markowycz in the second inning supplied the early offense for St. Wolfgang. 
  • Andrew McClellan racked up five RBIs on three hits for St. Wolfgang. He singled in the second and third innings and homered in the fourth inning. 
  • St. Wolfgang easily handled St. John Paul II pitching as eight hitters combined for 23 hits, 15 RBIs and 19 runs scored. 
  • St. John Paul II jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Robert Stratton kicked things off for St. John Paul II with a single. Paul Leso singled, bringing home Thomas Ulichny. The scoreboard lit up again for St. John Paul II when Stratton scored on an RBI single by Steve Spoljaric
  • St. Wolfgang tacked on another four runs in the third. A sacrifice fly scored Hastrup to start the scoring in the inning.

 

  • St. Vincent Makes The Most Of 16 Hits In 10-6 Victory Over St. Matthew
  • St. Vincent and St. Matthew both had scoring chances on Monday, but it was St. Vincent that was able to capitalize on them as it pulled out a 10-6 win at Jerseyland. 
  • St. Matthew got 22 hits compared with just 16 for St. Vincent, but St. Matthew stranded 11 on base. 
  • Steven Pirella got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the second inning and tripled in the fifth inning. 
  • Pat Nigro racked up two RBIs on two hits for St. Matthew. He singled in the fourth inning and homered in the sixth inning. 
  • St. Vincent's Pirella, Gerardo RiepeBen LoBrace and Pat MacDonnell combined for eight hits and eight RBIs. 
  • St. Vincent never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring two runs on two singles. 
  • St. Vincent got two-run rallies in the third inning and the fifth. In the third, St. Vincent scored on a two-run triple by LoBrace, scoring Larry Szenyi and Tom Litterio
  • Three runs in the top of the fourth helped St. Matthew close its deficit to 4-3. An RBI single by Paul Newton and a two-run single by Abrams fueled St. Matthew's comeback. But, Harold Hopler got Ed Fernandez to single to end the inning. 
  • St. Vincent survived St. Matthew's surge and put up four runs of its own in the fourth. St. Vincent scored on an RBI single by Riepe, an RBI double by MacDonnell, an RBI single by Szenyi, and an RBI single by Litterio. 
  • Two runs in the top of the sixth helped St. Matthew close its deficit to 10-5. A two-run home run by Nigro set off St. Matthew rally. St. Vincent stopped the rally after Hopler got Jeff DiStasi to ground out.

 

St Max 9

St Joseph 2

  • St. John Paul II Third-Inning Burst Enough To Top St. Francis, 10-2 
  • St. John Paul II beat St. Francis 10-2 in seven innings on Wednesday at Farley after a six-run explosion in the third inning. 
  • St. John Paul II scored in the third on an RBI single by Louis Balestriere, an RBI single by Jim Killeen, an RBI single by Paul Leso, a sacrifice fly by John Veglia, an RBI double by Floyd Roberts, and a sacrifice fly by Daniel Shneyder
  • Robert Stratton reached base three times in the game for St. John Paul II. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning. 
  • The game was never in doubt after the first, as St. John Paul II scored two runs on two singles.
  • St. Joseph Tops St. Vincent In Back-And-Forth Affair, 10-7 
  • After five lead changes in Wednesday's game at Jerseyland, St. Joseph finally pulled out a 10-7 win over St. Vincent. 
  • St. Joseph took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. A fielder's choice scored Gus Alvarez and gave St. Joseph the lead for good. 
  • Glenn Gang racked up five RBIs on four hits for St. Joseph. He doubled in the third and fifth innings and singled in the first and seventh innings. 
  • Ben LoBrace boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace St. Vincent. He singled in the first, third, and sixth innings. 
  • In the top of the first, St. Joseph grabbed the early lead, 1-0. James Barba started the rally for St. Joseph with a single. A single by Alvarez then moved Barba from first to second. Gang singled, scoring Barba. 
  • It didn't take long for St. Vincent to respond as it scored three runs of its own in the first. St. Vincent scored on an RBI single by John Junguenet, an RBI single by Jerry Russo, and a fielder's choice. 
  • St. Joseph went up for the duration of the game after the third inning. Additional runs came from a two-run double by Gang and an RBI single by Todd Feinberg
  • St. Joseph added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Gang's double got things going, bringing home Barba. 
  • St. Joseph piled on three more runs in the top of the seventh. A single by Alvarez ignited the offense,, plating Tom Grycan. That was followed up by Gang's single, scoring Barba. 
  • St. Vincent scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut its deficit to three. A two-run double by Gerardo Riepe, an RBI single by Larry Szenyi, and a fielder's choice sparked St. Vincent's rally. St. Vincent's Frank Apicella to end the ballgame.
  • St. Maximilian Outlast St. Wolfgang In High-Scoring Affair, 15-14 
  • The bats were busy at Brookside on Wednesday, and when the dust cleared St. Maximilian had a 15-14 win over St. Wolfgang in seven innings. 
  • There were 56 hits, including 10 extra base hits in the game. 
  • The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to 11 lead changes in the game. 
  • St. Maximilian pulled out the win thanks to a strong seventh inning. St. Maximilian went up for good on an RBI single by Coady Brown off Peter Chemidlin, plating Jason Semple
  • Rich McNanna racked up three RBIs on four hits for St. Maximilian. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the first, third, and sixth innings. 
  • Bobby Camisa racked up four RBIs on four hits for St. Wolfgang. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the second, fifth, and seventh innings. 
  • St. Maximilian easily handled St. Wolfgang pitching as eight hitters combined for 24 hits, 14 RBIs and 11 runs scored. 
  • After posting three runs in the third, St. Wolfgang again scored three in the fourth. In the third, St. Wolfgang scored on a three-run home run by Mike Markowycz, plating Andrew McClellan and Brian Weber
  • St. Maximilian matched its two-run third inning with two more in the fourth. In the third, St. Maximilian scored on a two-run single by John Deitch, scoring Paul Bifani and Steve Burton.
  • St. Joseph Hangs Tough Until Late In 10-3 Loss To St. John Paul II
  • It was a tight game until St. John Paul II scored four late runs for the 10-3 victory over St. Joseph on Friday at Brookside. 
  • The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game. 
  • Thomas Ulichny boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 4-4 day at the plate to pace St. John Paul II. He doubled in the second inning, tripled in the fifth inning, and singled in the first and seventh innings. 
  • Todd Feinberg put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for St. Joseph. He doubled in the first inning, tripled in the second inning, and singled in the fifth and seventh innings. 
  • St. John Paul II jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Robert Strattondoubled, scoring Peter Costello after a single by Ulichny got things started. St. John Paul II added more runs when Stratton scored on an error. 
  • After a quick strike from St. John Paul II, St. Joseph responded with three runs in the first. St. Joseph scored on an RBI single by Nashad Warfield, an RBI single by Tom Swales, and a fielder's choice.
  • St. John Paul II Take Out St. Wolfgang With Help From Robert Stratton, 11-6 
  • Robert Stratton went 2-3 as St. John Paul II took home an 11-6 victory over St. Wolfgang in seven innings at Brookside on Monday. 
  • St. Wolfgang was hurt by a number of miscues in the field. St. Wolfgang committed six errors which led to three unearned runs for St. John Paul II. 

2016 Playoff Bracket Final



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