Bernon Minors Ho Kong Beat Universal Cuts
Third game decided championship 11 - 4.
The Minor Division Championship for 2012 played right up to the third and deciding game with Ho Kong beating Universal Cuts at Cahill field in Bernon Park July 13.
Final Playoff Game Summary:
Ho Kong 0 0 4 0 0 7 – 11
Universal Cutts 2 0 0 2 0 0 – 4
Ho Kong Pitchers: Mike Laboy, Nicholas Strojny, Nicholas Iarussi
Universal Pitchers: Daniel Pabon, Deryn Glassey, Issac Pabon
Onlookers were on the edge of their seats until the end as Ho Kong defeated Universal Cutts in the final game of the 3 game series to take the Minor Division Championship.
It was Universal who started in the first inning with a 2-0 lead, which included a double by Kaleb Calore. Ho Kong was able to come back and grab the lead 4-2 in the 3rd, and Universal came back to tie it in the 4th.
The anxiety held in the air until Ho Kong blew the game open in the top of the final inning with 7 runs. Nick Stojny was able to strike out 9 in 3 1/3 innings, while Nick Iarussi came in to finish the game by striking out 3 in the last inning. Stojny and Iarussi also contributed multiple hits, including doubles.
Ho Kong bats came alive as Josh Duprey, Miguel Laboy, and Tyler Violette added doubles and Laboy and Leo Garica contributed triples to the cause. With Iarussi on the mound, Universal was unable to come back in the bottom of the 6th, giving Ho Kong the win 11-4.
Manager Mike Strojny will also Manage the Bernon All- Stars and take them to the Jimmy Fund Tournament with his first game Saturday July 28, 2 p.m. at Hartnett Field on Aylsworth Avenue in Woonsocket. This is an eight-team double elimination tournament amongst the District 4 leagues. There's still a lot of baseball to play!