Burger King repeats as OK League Champions and returns to the City Series where they meet the Moose League Champs Elks.
To reach the finals, Burger King defeated Middletown Police Union 16-14 and the Elks bested Primary Steel 6-3.
In Game One at Snow School, Burger King's Jason Pistorino pitched a three-hitter and struck out 11as they edged the Elks 5-4. The Elks jumped out to a three run top of the first. Chris Marchese walked, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball. After one out, Matt Jaskot smngled in Marchese. Two wild pitches allowed Jaskot to score. Joe Bergan walked,stole second and advanced to third on wild pitch. Charley Livingston bounced out to the pitcher who threw to first with Bergan scoring. Burger King came back with four runs in their first. Jackson singled. Ostrum singled. Pistorino doubled scoring one run. Brian Dumeer singled in Ostrum and Pistorino went to third. He then stole home. DJ Brown singled in Dumeer. In the second Burger King scored a run as Pistorino reached on an error. Dumeer grounded to third but a throwing error let Pistorino score. In the third Brian Nocera doubled for the Elks and scored on a wild pitch.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R Elks 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 Burger King 4 1 0 0 0 x 5
The Elks returned home to Hubbard Park and evened the series with an 11-8 win. Matt Jaskot hurled for the Elks and Nick Ostrum toed the rubber for Burger King. The Elks even the series by taking advantage of 14 walks issued by Ostrum. Burger King scored one in the first using a Jason Pistorino double and a throwing error. In bottom of first Elks scored three runs. The key hit was a two run single by Andy Arcand. Burger King took a 5-3 lead with four in the second. DJ Brown singled and then doubles were hit by Dan Gacioch, Ryan Jackson, and Jason Pistorino. The Elks scored four in their second to take a 7-5 lead. The key hit was a two run single by Joe Bergan. Burger King scored one run in the third to make it 7-5. In the bottom of third the Elks scored twice. Marchese and Jaskot singled. Ostrum then walked three batters. In the fourth Elks added two more to increase their lead to 11-6. Burger King scored their final two in the fifth.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R Burger King 1 4 1 0 2 0 8 Elks 3 4 2 2 0 x 11
In the deciding game at Snow School, the Elks jumped out to an early 7-0 second inning lead. Burger King scored twice in the second and twice in the third to cut the gap to 8-4. They then scored four runs on four singles and two errors to tie it 8-8 in the fifth. In the sixth, Nick Ostrum reached on an error and was singled to second by Brian Dumeer. The next batter, Ryan Jackson, hit one off pitcher Brian Nocera's glove, and it trickled into the outfield through the now vacant shortshop hole. Ostrum kept running from second on the play, and beat the throw home with the winning run as Burger King edged the Elks by the final score of 9-8.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R Elks 3 4 1 0 0 0 8 Burger King 0 2 2 0 4 1 9
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1996 O'Rourke-Kidney League All Stars
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