Week 5 Recap

Game of the Week
Bandits 5 Vs Stem 4 – Bandits used the momentum built from the MDT to gain an important win on the season. Tony, Jonathan and Ralphie took advantage of Mercado field and hit a HR each. Ralphie’s hurt the most, driving in 2 runs, while the other 2 just hit solo shots. Austin from Stem also took advantage and hit a HR himself.

Remaining games
Emperors Vs Royals – Both teams fought hard for a win but ended up tied after 7 innings. Vido drove in 3 runs for the Emps and hit a HR. Petey was 3 for 4, with 2 RBIs for the Royals.
Leland 8 Vs Saints 3 – Leland once again dominated the Saints in back to back weeks. Father and son (Eddie & Edwin) led their team with 2 RBIs each and a combined 5 hits. Mick and Pedro were the only Saints with a multi-hit games
Gold 8 Vs Bandits 2 – The Gold continued their winning ways and the Bandits could not capitalize on their recent solid play to get a win. “Q” drove in 3 runs on 3 hits for the Gold. Pito was 2 for 3, 2 RBIs for the Bandits.
Royals 8 Vs Saints 2 – Royals have beaten the Saints 3 times this year, 2 times during the season. All 3 beatings were just that, BEATINGS! Petey, Eric and Kevin drove in 2 runs apiece and combined for 9 hits, 3 each. Christian was a perfect 4 for 4 in the victory.
Diamondbacks 7 Vs Stem 2 – The Dbacks are on the board! (And not just on the league’s board.) Congrats to Jay and Tutu for becoming NYESL Board members. Jay celebrated with a bang, hitting a HR and totaling 4 RBIs. His son, Martin, joined the festivities with a HR of his own.
Ravens 4 Vs Emperors 0 – Motivated? Ravens answered the challenge by blanking the Emperors in this game. Al Jr continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 3, 1 HR and 2 RBIs. Efrain added a solo HR for the Ravens as well.
Leland 0 Vs Diamondbacks 0 – Now this is surprising to see. I can’t remember the last time a game ended in a tie without any runs being scored. Warren and Izzy were 2 for 3 for Leland. Martin also went 2 for 3 for the Dbacks.
Ravens 4 Vs Gold 4 – The Ravens and Gold gain a point in the standings by finishing this game in a tie. Four Ravens players had an RBI, including Dax, who also went 2 for 3 in this game. The Gold hit 3 HR’s in this one. Betances, Pito and Dusty powered their team to this tie.

Make-up games (Wk4-May 19th)
Emperors Vs Bandits – This game will be made up at a later date due to a scheduling error.
Leland 9 Vs Stem 2 – Leland took out their earlier frustrations on Stem. The bats were alive after a sluggish game against the Dbacks. Eddie F. was 4 for 5, 1 RBI and Doug was 3 for 5, 2 RBIs to lead their team to victory. Brandon’s bat woke up for Stem, going 3 for 4, 1 RBI in the losing effort.
Diamondbacks 7 Vs Ravens 2 – Starting this season winless after 3 weeks, the Dbacks really woke up this week by winning 2 games and tying another. Aggressive base running and timely hitting were the keys to this Dback victory. Tutu was 2 for 4, 2 RBIs and Lionel was 2 for 3 with a solo HR to power their team. Brunson accounted for both of the Ravens’ runs, going 2 for 4 with a HR.
See you on the Blvd!
– Ron