Broadview Cardinals 1
Sherman Martin hit a homerun, Charlie Hoene had a triple, and Jeremiah Canada, Damien Ontiveros, Matthew Gallo and Malik Cardine all reached base multiple times. Defensively, Spotless turned in a double play.
Caffe DeLuca 21
Brown Cow 15
On Saturday, May 2 Caffe DeLuca out slugged the Brown Cows in a Rookie league match up, 21 to 15. Ryan Mintz, Jack Lazarra and Jack Doss led the way with homeruns. Julius Evans, Liam Gram, Joey Rodriguez, Colin Donaldson and Carl Underwood all had multi-hit games. With Brown Cow staging a comeback on the slugging of Nick Garlisch, Joshua Hill and Michael Manning, the Cafe boys had to show off their fielding talents to finish on top.
Trage Bros. 17
Caffe DeLuca 15
Trage Bros jumped out to a big lead behind the solid bats of Mikeal O’Neal, Michael Whalen, and Frankie Mott. Each had three hits. In addition, Joshua Alvarado and James Hobson had extra base hits to the outfield. Then, in the fourth, DeLuca mounted a comeback lead by Ryan Mintz, Julius Kabir-Evans and Brian Allen with hard hits that raced past the infielders. In the sixth, however, Trage held tight defensively as Jake Gordon made the final assist to Miles Guillen on the putout. Another hard fought game in the Rookie division.
FP Firefighters 6
National Bank 4
It was opening day and the Firefighters’ got their first win on strong pitching from starter Delano Robinzine, reliever of DeVion Warnsley, and closer Richie Kiernicki. Warnsley pitched two-plus innings with eight strikeouts. Kiernicki closed the last three innings in 48 pitches including seven strikeouts and three walks. Jesse Tines had a wonderful unassisted play at first for the first out of the sixth inning.
Offensive plays of the game included a homerun by Tines in the third to take the lead. Jeremy Carlisle and Jaz Durham both had solid singles. Carlisle had a sacrifice fly to left field in the top of the fifth to allow Kiernicki to score and improve the lead to two.
Broadview White Sox 2
FP Firefighters 1
Even with no hits by the Broadview White Sox, the Firefighters couldn’t get the win. This game was a battle of the pitchers. Jake Carlson got his first start and pitched wonderfully leaving the game at the top of the third with a no hitter. Carlson struck out five and walked five, not to bad for his minor league debut. He was backed by some solid defense including Jaz Durham at third base and DeVion Warnsley at catcher. Richie Kiernicki came in to close with nine strikeouts, one walk and a hit batsmen.
Offensively, not much was going on either side. Jesse Tines and Cuyler Marshall both got robbed by good defensive plays. Kiernicki got on base with a solid single up the middle and soon was on second. Tines slammed a hard single into center field, scoring the one and only run for the Firefighters.
Forest Park Stucco 9
Dr. Jerry’s 2
Three players came up big at the plate for Forest Park Stucco. Sean Mathis had a solo homerun and three RBIs in the game. Taylor Hassel had an RBI single and Trent Nordberg had a two RBI single in the victory.
Forest Park Stucco 18
In a May 9 match up that featured big hits up and down the Stucco lineup, three batters really stood out. Trent Nordberg had a bases clearing double, Ricky Garza went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Josh Carlisle with a two-run homerun.