Category: Diamondbacks

Week Six Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am – Wolfpack 3 vs Dbacks 2

Field 2 @ 9:00 am – Ravens 4 vs Gold 5

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Bullets 8 vs Ravens 3

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Wolfpack 4 vs Royals 3

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Emperors 8 vs Dbacks 1

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Bullets 1 vs Leland 5

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Emperors 3 vs Gold 2

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Royals 3 vs Leland 2

Week Five Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am –  Ravens 9 vs Royals 11

This was a offensive showcase by both teams. The Royals got the scoring started in the bottom of the 1st inning. Kevin drove in the first two runs with a single. Al Jr. and Pete followed that up with RBI singles, giving the Royals an early 4-0 lead. In the top of the 2nd inning, the Ravens got on the scoreboard thanks to Tim`s RBI single. In the top of the 3rd, Luca got the offense going with a solo homerun. After back to back singles, Justin gave the Ravens a 5-4 lead with a 3 run homer. After another pair of hits, Tim hit a 3 run homer as well. After a double by Luca, Bobby hit an RBI single, giving the Ravens a solid 9-4 lead. In the bottom of the 5th, the Royals added one more run to their total. In the bottom of the 6th, Eric and Al hit back to back singles and Pete hit an RBI single to get the offense going. Ruben drove in another 2 runs. AL Jr., Frankie, Jonathan, and Jordan each followed that up with RBI hits giving the Royals an 11-9 comeback victory.

Field 2 @ 9:00 am –  Gold 3 vs Bullets 6

The Bullets got the offense going early with an RBI single by Jay. In the top of the 2nd inning, Dave and Jayden started the inning off with back to back singles. Jayden C. and Cheyenne drove in a run giving the Bullets a 3-0 lead. In the bottom of the 3rd, the Gold got on the scoreboard with a 2 RBI single by Carlito. In the top of the 5th inning, David Jr. scored from first base on a wild throw to the outfield. In the top of the 6th, the Bullets added two more insurance runs after an RBI double from Russel and a RBI single from Jayden. In the bottom of the 6th, the Gold got a run back after a fielders choice but that is all they would get.

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Gold 8 vs Wolfpack 0

The Gold got their offense going early. After back to back singles by Dusty and Carlito, Lou and Josh each dove in a run with RBI singles. In the top of the 3rd, Papo led off the inning with a solo homerun. Lou drove in another run with a fielders choice, giving the Gold a 4-0 lead. In the top of the 4th, Waka hit a solo homerun to add on to the 4-0 lead. In the top of the 5th, Lou hit a 2 run homer to make it a 7-0 lead. In the top of the 7th, Josh added one more insurance run with a solo homerun, giving the Gold a 8-0 victory.

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Ravens 1 vs Leland 4

In the bottom of the 1st, four consecutive hits by Leland gave them an early 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Leland scored another two runs thanks to an RBI double by Edwin and a RBI single by Freddy. In the top of the 6th, the Ravens got one the board thanks to an RBI single from Alex, but that’s all they would get.

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Diamondbacks 2 vs Royals 1

In the top of the 1st, the Dbacks jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Dave`s RBI double. In the bottom of the 2nd, Christian tied the game with a solo homerun. In the top of the 7th, Joey got on base with a double and Naz drove him in with an RBI single, giving the Dbacks the 2-1 victory.

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Emperors 1 vs Bullets 1

In the top of the 3rd, Rich drove in Vido with an RBI single, giving the Emperors  1-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Chey drove in Jayden with an RBI double to tie the game. Both defenses would keep each team from scoring for the rest of the game.

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Diamondbacks 4 vs Leland 3

In the bottom of the 1st, Doug drove in Eddie F. with an RBI single. In the top of the 3rd, the Dbacks answered back with RBI hits from Lionel Jr. and Dave, giving the Dbacks a 2-1 lead. In the top of the 5th, the Dbacks scored another two runs thanks to RBI doubles from Martin and Joey. In the bottom half of the inning, Freddy`s RBI single cut the deficit to 2. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Joe drove in Edwin with an RBI single but that is all they would get.

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Emperors 3 vs Wolfpack 6

In the top of the 2nd, Ant and Tito drove in a run giving the Emperors a 2-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Danny hit a solo homerun to make it a 2-1 game. In the bottom of the 3rd, Ralph started the inning with a triple and Eric Jr. drove him in with an RBI single. Later in the inning, Niko hit a 3 run homer to give the Wolfpack a 5-2 lead. In the top of the 5th, Ed drove in Vido with an RBI single. Wolfpack added an insurance run in the 6th inning, thanks to Will`s RBI double.

 

2018 Memorial Day Champs – Gold

The biggest tournament of the year had finally arrived. There were thirteen teams that played in this years Memorial Day Tournament. Saturday, each team played three games besides three teams. Leland had to play four games due to an uneven amount of teams and the Diamondbacks vs Hurricanes game was played the next morning due to time. These are the results to Saturday`s games.

Saturday Results:

Gold: 3-0

Warriors: 2-0-1

Emperors: 2-1

Silver Bullets: 2-1

Leland Legends: 3-1

Royals: 1-2

Heat: 1-2

Ravens: 1-2

Street Rookies: 1-2

La Fiebre: 1-2

Hurricanes: 0-0-2

Diamondbacks: 0-2

Wolfpack: 0-3

 

Due to rain and bad weather, Sunday was a little different. Games were delayed till 1:00 pm, to see if the weather would calm down. After the rain cleared and the fields were cleaned, the game, Hurricanes vs Diamondbacks, was played. Then every team played one more set of games to give every one a total of 4 games played. These were the final results heading into championship Monday.

Sunday Results:

Gold: 4-0

Emperors: 3-1

Warriors: 2-1-1

Leland Legends: 3-1

Heat: 2-2

Royals: 2-2

Ravens: 2-2

Silver Bullets: 2-2

Hurricanes: 1-1-2

Street Rookies: 1-3

La Fiebre: 1-3

Wolfpack: 1-3

Diamondbacks: 0-4

The top ten teams made the playoffs. After all was said and done, the Gold could not be stopped. They are the 2018 Memorial Day Tournament Champions. Congratulations to the Gold on doing something extremely hard in wining back to back Memorial Day Tournaments. Congratulations to the MVP, Jesus “Papo” Dejesus.

Week Four Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am –  Wolfpack 6 vs Royals 2

In the bottom of the 1st, the Royals took a 1 run lead after Kevin’s RBI single. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Royals scored 5 more runs after 6 consecutive hits with 2 outs. In the top of the 4th, the Wolfpack got on the board thanks to Noel’s sac fly. In the top of the 7th, the Wolfpack were able to score another run after Danny’s RBI single but thats all they can get.

Field 2 @ 9:00 am –  Emperors 9 vs Diamondbacks 1

In the bottom of the 1st, the Dbacks took a 1-0 lead with Naz’s RBI single. In the top of the second, the Emperors answered back with 2 RBI singles from Chungo and Vido. In the top of the 4th, the Emperors put the game away scoring 6 runs after batting around the lineup. The Emperors got one more insurance run in the top of the 7th with Vido’s RBI double.

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Emperors 3 vs Royals 4

Both teams defense for this game were great, keeping the score 0-0 all the way to the 7th inning. In the top of the 7th, with two runners on, Caban gave the Emperors a 3-0 lead with a 3 run home run. In the bottom of the 7th, the Royals came back. With runners on 1st and 3rd, Ruben drove in the Royals first run with a sac fly. Dave followed that up with a single putting two men on for Kevin. Kevin then hit a RBI single making the score 3-2. Eric hit a 2 run double giving the Royals a 4-3 walk-off victory.

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Diamondbacks 12 vs Bullets 1

The Dbacks scored in the 1st inning and took a 1-0 lead. In the 4th inning, they added 5 more runs. The Bullets were able to score one run in the bottom of the 4th but that’s all they would get the rest of the game. In the top of the 5th, the Dbacks added another 2 runs. In the 7th inning, the Dbacks fully put away the game after scoring 5 more runs giving them the 12-1 victory.

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Ravens 1 vs Wolfpack 6

In the top of the 2nd, Justin gave the Raven’s a 1 run lead after a solo home-run. In the bottom of the 3rd, the Wolfpack took the lead thanks to Will’s 2 run home-run. In the bottom of the 5th, the Wolfpack added another 2 runs. The Wolfpack put away the game adding 2 more runs in the 6th inning giving them the 6-1 victory.

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Gold 6 vs Leland 5

The Gold took a 1-0 lead with Carlito’s RBI single. In the top of the 4th, they added another run after back to back doubles by Chris and Watts. Leland answered back with a RBI single by Doug in the bottom of the 4th. In the top of the 5th, Dusty hit a RBI double and Chuchi hit a sac fly giving Gold a 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the 5th, Eddie F and Freddy hit back to back RBI singles and then Doug drove in 2 more runs with a double, giving Leland a 5-4 lead. In the top of the 6th, the Gold put away the game with a RBI single from Watts and a sac fly from Pito.

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Ravens 3 vs Gold 4

In the bottom of the 1st, Gold took a 4-0 lead thanks to RBI hits from Papo, Carlito, and Chris. In the top of the 2nd, the Ravens cut the deficit to 1 after John’s 3 run home-run. Gold’s defense secured the 4-3 victory over the Ravens.

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Bullets 5 vs Leland 7

In the top of the 1st the Bullets took a 1-0 lead thanks to David Jr’s RBI single. In the bottom of the 1st, Leland answered back with an RBI double from Lenny, a RBI single from Eddie F, and a sac fly from Doug. In the bottom of the 2nd, Leland added another 4 runs giving them a 7-1 lead. In the top of the 5th, the Bullets tried to make a comeback scoring 4 runs but that is all they would get for the rest of the game.

Week Three Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am – Emperors 2 vs Gold 2

Field 2 @ 9:00 am –  Ravens 2 vs Diamondbacks 2

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Diamondbacks 0 vs Gold 5

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Emperors 10 vs Ravens 1

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Wolfpack 3 vs Leland 6

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Royals 0 vs Silver Bullets 0

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Royals 7 vs Leland 7

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Wolfpack 5 vs Silver Bullets 1

Week Two Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am – Silver Bullets 7 vs Emperors 8

The Bullets got on the board with a solo home-run by Austin. Emperors got their offense going early as well, putting up five runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Rich`s solo home-run in the bottom of the 2nd inning gave the Emperors a 6 – 1 lead. The Bullets answered back in the top of the 3rd inning with 3 runs, cutting the deficit to two runs. In the top of the 5th inning, Austin hit an RBI double to bring the Emperor`s lead down to 1. The Emperors got that run back in the bottom half of the inning, thanks to Rich`s RBI single. The Bullets tied the game in the 6th inning after Jayden`s RBI double and Cheyenne`s RBI single. With a tie game heading into the bottom of the 7th inning, the Emperors got a runner on first base. Vido`s RBI double drove in the winning, leaving the Bullets on the field.

 

Field 2 @ 9:00 am –  Royals 1 vs Diamondbacks 2

There was no score until the bottom of the 3rd inning. Anthony`s RBI double gave the Dbacks a 1 – 0 lead. The Royals tied the game in the 6th inning thanks to Dave`s RBI single. In the bottom half of the 7th inning, the Dbacks left the Royals on the field after getting 3 consecutive hits, giving them a 2 – 1 victory.

 

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Silver Bullets 8 vs Ravens 6

The Bullets got an early 3 – 0 lead. The Ravens answered back in the bottom half of the 1st inning, with two runs. The Bullets scored another three runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Dax`s RBI double broke the deficit down to three. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Dax drove in another run for the Ravens. The Bullets got that run back thanks to Skylar`s RBI single. The Ravens kept fighting back. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Rae`s 2 run home-run brought the Ravens within one run. The Bullets would add on one more run to their 7 – 6 lead before putting the Ravens away and walking away with a 8 – 6 victory.

 

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Royals 11 vs Gold 5

Eric and Frankie`s RBI hits gave the Royals an early 2 – 0 lead. The Gold answered right back with an RBI single from Carlito and and RBI fielders choice from Lou. In the top of the 2nd inning, the Royals scored three more runs thanks to Jordan and Ruben`s RBI singles and Kevin`s RBI double. In the top of the 3rd inning, the Royals added another three runs to their 5 – 2 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, the Gold got one run back thanks to Lou`s RBI double. In the top of the 5th inning, RBI singles from Dave and Eric turned the 8 – 3 lead into a 10 – 3 lead. In the bottom of the 6th inning, Gold tried to get back into the game but they were limited to only scoring two runs. The Royals added an insurance run the 7th inning before walking away with a big 11 – 5 victory.

 

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Leland 0 vs Emperors 3

This was a defensive game. The Emperors were able to score three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, which turned out to be the only runs in the game. The Emperors were able to stop Leland`s offense and walk away with a 3 – 0 victory.

 

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Wolfpack 7 vs Diamondbacks 6

The Diamondbacks got on the scoreboard first thanks to Ant`s RBI single. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Lionel`s RBI double, gave the Diamondbacks a 2 – 0 lead. The Wolfpack tied the game in the 5th inning, thanks to an RBI double from Ralph and a sacrifice fly from Cooks. The Diamondbacks took the lead back with Martin`s RBI double. Will`s solo home-run tied the game at 3 – 3. The Diamondbacks took the lead back again after Lou`s 2 RBI triple. The diamondbacks were three outs away from another victory but the Wolfpack had something else in mind. Ralph and Eric Jr.`s RBI doubles tied the game at 5 – 5. Will`s 2 RBI single gave the Wolfpack a 7 – 5 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. The diamondbacks started off the bottom of the 7th inning with a solo home-run from Martin, but this is all they would score.

 

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Leland 4 vs Ravens 0

There was no scoring in this game until the 5th inning. Three consectutive doubles gave Leland a 2 – 0 lead. In the top of the 6th inning, Leland added another two runs to their lead thanks to an RBI double from Lenny and a RBI single from Petey. The Ravens offense could not break Leland`s defense.

 

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm –  Wolfpack 5 vs Gold 10

The Wolfpack put up two runs in the 1st inning thanks to Cooks` RBI double and Angel`s RBI single. They added another two runs in the top of the 2nd inning after Cooks` 2 RBI single. The Gold were able to score a run in the bottom half of the inning thanks to Watt`s RBI single. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Gold took a 6 – 4 lead after RBI hits from Dusty, Carlito, Chuchi, Bambino, and Watts. The Gold added another run in the next inning with Chuchi`s RBI single. The Wolfpack tried to rally back in the top of the 5th inning but they were only able to score one run. The Gold added three more insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th inning after back to back RBI doubles from Lou and Chuchi.

 

Week One Recap

Field 1 @ 9:00 am – Leland 7 vs Gold 1

This 2017 championship game rematch had a similar outcome to last years championship game. The defending champs got on the score board first with Warren`s RBI double. They put up 4 more runs in the top of the 5th inning, giving Leland a 5 – 0 lead. The Gold were able to get on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the inning with Pito`s solo home-run. Edwin gave his team 2 insurance runs in the top of the 6th inning with a 2 run home-run.

Field 2 @ 9:00 am – Royals 4 vs Ravens 0

The Royals went up 1 – 0 thanks to Eric`s big RBI single. They added another run in the top of 2nd inning with Adam`s RBI single. The Ravens offense was just no where to be found in this game. The Al Jr. and Eric`s back to back RBI singles, gave them two more insurance runs in the top of the 7th.

 

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Leland 6 vs Diamondbacks 1

Leland took a 4 – 0 lead early in this game. The Diamondbacks were able to get on the scoreboard with Dave`s RBI single. Leland got the run back with Edwin`s solo home-run. They added an insurance run in the top of the 7th inning.

 

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Royals 5 vs Emperors 4 (Under Protest)

The Royals got their offense going in the top of the 3rd inning. Every player on the Royals lineup came up to bat this inning. Thank to six hits, the Royals put up 4 runs in the top of the 3rd. In the bottom of the 4th inning, the Emperors got on the scoreboard thanks to Caban`s RBI triple. In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Emperors tied the game at 4. In the top of the 7th, the Royals took the lead back thanks to Darnell`s RBI double.

(This game is under protest due to a play in which the Emperors think they should have had a home-run but instead were limited to a triple.)

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Silver Bullets 8 vs Gold 6

This high scoring game was an emotional one for the Silver Bullets, as they played their first game without their veteran leader Wayne Lippold. The Gold took a 1 – 0 lead with Bambino`s solo home-run. The Bullets took a 2 – 1 lead in the second inning but the Gold answered right back with 2 more runs of their own, giving them a 3 – 2 lead heading into the 4th inning. The Bullets tied the game in the top of the 4th inning but once again,the Gold answered right back in the bottom half of the inning, taking a 5 – 4 lead. Izzy and Jay both drove in a run with RBI doubles giving the Bullets a 5 – 4 lead. The Bullets added another 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning thanks to three consecutive RBI doubles by David Jr., Austin and Izzy. The Gold were able to cut the the lead in half but nothing more.

 

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Wolfpack 8 vs Ravens 1

The Wolfpack got their offense going early. Six consecutive hits by the Wolfpack gave them a comfortable 5 run lead. The ravens put a run on the board with Rae`s RBI single. The Wolfpack put the game away in the top of the 7th inning, scoring 3 runs.

 

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Silver Bullets 2 vs Diamondbacks 1

The last game of the day was a nail biter. Austin gave the Bullets a 1 – 0 lead with a solo home-run. Lionel Jr. answered back with a solo home-run of his own. In the top of the 6th inning, Austin`s RBI double gave the Bullets a 2 – 1 lead.

 

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Wolfpack vs Emperors 

2018 NYESL Opening Day

The NYESL 2018 season is right around the corner! A lot has happened this off-season. Opening day is going to be rough since the stickball community has lost two great men.

Philip “Chino” Santana was one of the few old timers who showed up to the boulevard every week to support his sons and the Royals. When you played the royals, you knew that you were going to hear Chino talking trash on the sidelines. Chino’s love for the game was beyond words. It’s going to be rough not hearing Chino on the sidelines every Sunday but he will definitely be on the boulevard in spirit.

Wayne “Wayne’s World” Lippold was a role model to all people, young and old. Wayne played for the Silver Bullets as he was one of the leaders for the young team. Wayne got his nickname “Wayne’s World” by his solid defense and amazing offense. He was recently inducted into the Stickball Hall of Fame. Wayne was someone you always wanted to be around. He brought such positive energy to the boulevard every week. The young Silver Bullets team will stay strong & play for Wayne every week! Wayne’s legacy will live on forever. Opening Day will be rough but times like this is when the Stickball community will come together to have a great 2018 season!

We have 7 teams returning & 1 new team for the 2018 season. The Royals, Leland Legends, Gold, Emperors, Silver Bullets, Diamondbacks, Ravens & Wolfpack. The Wolfpack changed their name from Sugar Hill, so don’t think they are new kids on the block. The Jersey City Saints will not be part of the NYESL anymore as players went their separate ways.

The NYESL wants the kids of stickball to be more involved so every week after the second set of games and before the third set of games, the NYESL will be having a kids game. All games will be on hold until after the kids game. The NYESL hopes that this will get parents/players/fans to get more involved with the kids in our league.

Opening Day Games:

Field 1 @ 9:00 am – Leland vs Gold (Diamondbacks umpire)

This is a rematch of last years championship game. The 2017 regular season champs, Leland Legends, are hoping to start off there 2018 season the same way they ended their 2017 season. The Gold are looking to get revenge as they may still have a bad taste in their mouth from last year.

Field 2 @ 9:00 am – Royals vs Ravens (Emperors umpire)

These two teams have some history. Every year the result of this match up is a good one. The Royals are going to have a tough task as they have to handle the lost of Chino.  They are looking to get off to a good start. The Ravens will be looking to find there identity as they will have many new faces on the roster. They lost a few key players but gained a couple of young players. The Royals will have an advantage playing on field 2 since they have one of the better lefty hitting lineups in the league.

Field 1 @ 10:30 am – Leland vs Diamondbacks (Silver Bullets umpire)

Dating back to last season, Leland has gone 3-0 vs the Diamondbacks. Leland will be coming into this game warm from a previous game and will be looking for their play from their championship run to roll over to this season. Meanwhile the D-Backs will be looking to make a statement in their first game of a new season. The D-backs are looking to improve on last season’s success.

Field 2 @ 10:30 am – Royals vs Emperors (Wolfpack umpire)

This will be an interesting game as one of the top offenses in the league, the Royals, face off against one of the top defenses in the league, the Emperors. Last season, the Royals took the series 2-1 against the Emperors and are looking to continue this success. This season the royals are looking to capture their first championship while the Emperors are looking to stay a dominate threat in the league.

Field 1 @ 1:15 pm – Silver Bullets vs Gold (Leland umpire)

Coming into this game, the Gold will be looking to finish opening day on a good note.  The Silver Bullets are looking to stay strong as a team with the passing of Wayne Lippold, their veteran leader of the team. The Gold ended last season 3 – 1 against the Silver Bullets and are looking to continue this dominance against them. Meanwhile, the Bullets are looking to come in as a more mature team, that can show how dominate they can be for years to come. This game is on field 1, which means this game will come down to the defense and timely hitting.

Field 2 @ 1:15 pm – Wolfpack vs Ravens (Royals umpire)

The ravens will possibly be looking to start their season off on the right foot. The Wolfpack will be looking to make a statement in their first game in the NYESL under the new team name. The Wolfpack are the same group of players from sugar hill along with a few changes they made this off-season. The Wolfpack will try to start their week 1 debut with a win. Both teams are loaded with young talent. This should be a fun game with a lot of speed and excitement with the trees on field 2.

Field 1 @ 2:30 pm – Silver Bullets vs Diamondbacks (Gold umpire)

The last game of the day consist of two of the youngest teams in the league. Both teams are looking to end the day on a good note. This should be a game full of young talent. The Diamondbacks are looking to get a win against the Silver Bullets as they have lost 3 of their last 4 meetings and ended their last meeting in a tie.

Field 2 @ 2:30 pm – Wolfpack vs Emperors (Ravens umpire)

The Wolfpack are looking to have a different outcome than Sugar Hill did against the Emperors. With a new team name, the Wolfpack are looking to get their first win against the Emperors. The Emperors are looking to continue their dominance over this team. The Emperors won all four meetings against Sugar Hill last year. This should be good one.

-David Hernandez Jr.

2017 Columbus Day Tournament

2017 has been an eventful year. The Leland Legends won their first championship, the Gold showed their dominance in the league like always, France came to visit the NYESL, the MLB Network and the NYESL have been working together to expand this game we love and much more. Recently as many of you know, Puerto Rico is going through some tough times after Hurricane Maria. I would like to send my condolences to all those families and friends that have been left with little to nothing in Puerto Rico. Usually this tournament is played to honor breast cancer awareness but this year, we are playing for much more than that. We are all lucky to come together as a community and play stickball in honor of breast cancer awareness, Puerto Rico, and our fallen stickball member, Joey Pacheco , who recently passed away in a tragic accident. The League will like to help donate clothes to those in Puerto Rico so if you want to particapate in this charity event, please bring any clothes that may be no use to you. We will be collecting clothes all weekend and sending them to Puerto Rico with in the week. Please help our Puerto Rico family as much as you can.

This year we have the nine regular season teams, Emperors, Saints, Silver Bullets, Gold, Ravens, Sugar Hill, Royals, Diamondbacks, and Leland Legends, entering the Columbus Day Tournament. The Columbus Day Tournament is a two day tournament that raps up the end of the year for stickball. Each team will play 3 games Saturday and the top 8 teams will advance to Sunday, which is a one game elimination playoff format. Each team is trying to end the year on a good note so do not expect nothing but extremely competitive games all weekend. Here is a look at the schedule:

NYESL Playoff Recap

First Round:

Game 1 Results: Sugar Hill (5) vs Silver Bullets (12) (Field 1 / 10:00 am)

Game 1 was an offense showcase for the Silver Bullets and Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill put up a 5 spot on the scoreboard but the Bullets answered right back. Once the Bullets tied the game, their offense took off and never looked back. The Silver Bullets advanced to the second round with a 12 – 5 win over Sugar Hill.

Game 2 Results: Royals (5) vs Leland Legends (8) (Field 2 / 10:00 am)

Game 2 was a intense game from start to end. The Royals and Leland Legends with back and forth all game. This game went into extra innings with both teams at 4 runs a piece. Usually games end in tie if the score is tied after seven innings but since it is the playoffs, the game went on till one team won. In the 10th inning, the Legends scored 4 runs to take a 8 – 4 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, the Royals tried to answer back but fell short. The Leland Legends advanced to the next round with an 8 – 5 win over the Royals.

Game 3 Results: Emperors (2) vs Diamondbacks (1) (Field 1 / 11:00 am)

Game 3 was almost a big upset alert. The Emperors and the Diamondbacks were tied at 1 until the Emperors scored one more time. The defense for the Emperors was locked in for the rest of the game. The Diamondbacks offense just could not put hits together. The Emperors advanced to the next round with a 2 – 1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Game 4 Results: Gold (2) vs Ravens (0) (Field 2 / 11:00 am)

Game 4 was almost another upset. The Ravens had no problem keeping up with the Gold as they kept the Gold offense quite. The Gold always finds a way to wake up their offense when it matters most. The Gold scored two runs and let their defense lock up the rest of the game. The Gold advanced to the next round with a 2 – 0 win over the Ravens.

 

Second Round:

Game 5 Results: Gold (4) vs Silver Bullets (0)

Game 5 was all Gold, as the Silver Bullets could not string hits together. The Gold`s offense was quite early but woke up after a unfortunate call that the young Bullet`s team could not recover from. The Gold advanced to the championship round with a 4 – 0 win of the Silver Bullets.

Game 6 Results: Emperors (0) vs Leland Legends (4)

Game 6 was an upset that many did not see coming. The Leland Legends offense put up 4 runs on the Emperors. Their defense was one of the best on Sunday as they shut out a strong offensive team. The Leland Legends advanced to the championship round with a 4 – 0 win over the Emperors.

Third Round:

Game 7 Results: Gold (4) vs Leland Legends (7)

Game 7 was a great Championship game. The 5th seed, the Leland Legends, faced off against the 1st seed, the Gold. The Leland Legends offensive was unstoppable this game. They put the pressure on the Gold from the start. The Gold tried to get a comeback started but Leland was able to remain strong defensively. The Leland Legends defeated the Gold by a score of 7 – 4.

Leland Legends – 2017 NYESL Champions

The Leland Legends have shocked the stickball world. The team has been around for years but they made big changes this year. They have added many new faces but the name, the heart to win, the Gee love and the saying “BADOOOOOOH” never changed. Captain, Eddie F., was awarded the MVP while leading his team to their first NYESL championship. Gee was definitely watching over his Leland brothers as they dominated the competition. If you thought the Leland Legends were long gone, you have been sadly mistaken. Congratulations to the 2017 Leland Legends on winning their first title in stickball history.