The Week After…

On Sunday, 6/6, the NYESL continiued the regular season after another spectacular Memorial Day Tournament (MDT). The week after the tournament marks the second half of the season. This is usually a good week for teams that had a successful tournament, to carry that momentum into the season, or for those teams that didn’t enjoy MDT success, to rebound from a disappointing weekend. The week had some of the strongest winds, the Blvd has ever seen.
In what was the Sunday’s biggest matchup between top teams, the Gold and Emperors faced off. The Emps improved their roster by welcoming veteran player Mondy back to the league. They fell just a bit short though as The Gold edged out a 3-2 victory. Watts powered The Gold going 3-3 with a RBI. The Anthonys, Caban and Rosado, drove in run each in the losing effort.
Ravens and Saints remained deadlocked at 1 after 7 innings. Saints out hit Ravens 8 to 5 but couldn’t get that key hit to break up the tie when needed. Lenny, 2-4, was the only one to have a multi hit game in this tight battle.
In a high scoring affair, Stem out dueled the Bandits 7-4. Gary had 3 hits and 1 RBI, Dave and Jonathan had two hits a piece for the Bandits. DLush had 3 hits for Stem but Danny powered them to victory with 2 RBIs, and a HR. Corree, Davey and Anthony all drove in a run, proving that the young foundation is looking strong for Stem.
Talk about a slugfest, Legends and Royals pounded out a combined 24 runs in this week’s highest scoring game. Royals got the best of Leland with a 15-9 victory. Everyone in the Royals lineup got a hit, Izzy lead the way going 5-5 and the Santana brothers, Eric and Kevin (1 HR) each had 4 RBIs. In the losing effort, Dave went 4-4 with 4 RBIs and 2 HRs.
 
Saints took care of Stem with a 9-3 victory. The Saints Father and Son combo seemed to work as Al Sr and Jr accounted for 5 hits and 3 RBIs. Pete Sr joined the effort with a solo HR. Corree continued the hot hitting going 2-4 for Stem with a triple and a RBI.
 
In what has become an intense matchup between Bandits and Nothing Personal, the Bandits edged out NP with a 2-1 victory. Tone and Damien each had 2 hits an RBI for the Bandits. Lionel drove in the only run for NP and had two doubles.
 
Nothing Personal continued their season long, tough defensive play in their next game vs Leland and pulled out a 2-0 victory. The winds really took both teams out of their game, especially the deep fly balls. Legends had a surprising total of 3 hits. Pedro continued his hot streak for NP by driving in a run. Tutu and the rookie, Chris, each had 2 hits.
 
Emperors shutout Royals 4-0. Caban kept his hot streak going, compiling 3 hits and a RBI. Looks like both Royals and Leland were exhausted from their heavyweight bout earlier in the day.
 
Ravens edged out the Gold in a tight battle, 7-6. Stats were not posted at the time of this recap.
 
Ravens continued a successful day by beating Stem 7-4. Ricky, 2-3, had 2 doubles for Ravens and Brunson, 2-3, drove in 2 runs. Corree, 1-3, continued a good day, getting another hit. DLush, 2-4, drove in 2 runs.
 
Leland took out their frustration from earlier by pounding the Saints 17-5. Nine guys had at least 1 RBI! Edwin lead the way for Leland going 3-5, 1 HR and 3 RBIs. Russell also had a round tripper. Gil, 2-4, had 3 RBIs in the losing effort.
 
Nothing Personal kept the good defense going in their game against the Royals and only allowed 1 hit! Deadlocked at zero in the bottom off the 7th, Pedro and Lou started the inning off with a hit each. After failure to turn a double play, Mike Schenkel came up to bat and had a chance to make the Royals pay. Mike came through for his team by hitting the ball over Andy’s head for the game winner and walk-off, 1-0 victory. Some questions were raised whether or not this was a single or a 3 run HR. I’m sure that will be clarified shortly.
 
A quick shower stopped the play for the day and looks like NP vs. Gold & Emperors vs. Bandits will have to be continued next week. -Ron