2003 CITY CHAMPIONS
MOOSE LEAGUE PLAYOFF CHAMPS - FRANK & GLORIA'S
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS - CITY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Last to first for Frank & Gloria's
By DAN SAABYE, Middletown Press Assistant Sports Editor 06/28/2003
A year ago, Frank & Gloria's and Catholic War Veterans finished dead last in the O'Rourke and Moose leagues. One year and two new coaches later, they squared off against each other for the Middletown Little League championship Friday night. Frank and Gloria's out-hit CWV five to three, and clawed its way to a 3-1 victory for city bragging rights.
Frank & Gloria's pitcher Emilio Magnano went the distance, and Bud Dorflinger reached base three times and scored a run as F&G claimed the title.
"I really believed that this team had tremendous talent," F&G coach Mario Pizzuto said after the game. "As the season went along, the kids started to believe it also, and we were able to get stronger every game and get on a roll."
Frank & Gloria's scored the winning run in the fourth, after Paul Meyers led off with a walk, then scored on a throwing error by catcher Sean Smith, who was trying to throw out a runner at second.
Frank & Gloria's would not need another run, as Magnano looked sharp the rest of the way and closed the door on CWV's season.
"We just couldn't connect on their pitcher tonight," CWV coach Hampton Watson said. "He was around the plate and we had a tough time getting to him."
After falling behind 1-0, CWV tied the game with a run of its own in the bottom of the third. Lead off hitter Eddie Mangini hit a high fly ball down the left field line that landed an inch in fair territory. He made his way to third on the play when he saw that no one was covering the base. Mangini then came home on a grounder by Sean Smith that found its way under the glove of first baseman Matt Scrippo and into shallow right field.
"They were able to come through with the big hit when they had to," Watson said.
Magnano came through with a big hit of his own, as his infield single off starter Sean Smith scored Joey Pizzuto for the first run of the game in the third inning. Frank & Gloria's would add another in the fifth, when Bud Dorflinger came home on a sacrifice by Jordan Hyman to make it a 3-1 final.
CWV did not give up easily however, as they managed to put runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth and final inning. Magnano struck out the final batter to end the rally and the game.
"I am really excited about this win," said Magnano after. "I think that I pitch real well under pressure."
"We had a couple of mistakes that hurt us in the game," Watson said. "I have no problem at all losing to this team," Watson said.
"It's all about the kids and playing baseball. I think both teams were well coached and had discipline, and that is what got us here. I didn't think at the start of the season that we would make it this far, and I give the kids a lot of credit for working hard."
For Pizzuto and his team, the transition from worst to first has not been easy.
"It took a lot of hard work to get here," Pizzutto said. We have played a lot of games together, and we really had to put our heart into our season to win it."
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F & G ab r h rbi CWV ab r h rbi Dorflinger ss 3 1 2 0 Mangini 3b 3 1 1 0 Brassaw cf 3 0 0 0 Dimauro cf/2b 3 0 0 0 Paulo cf 0 0 0 0 Smith p/c 1 0 0 0 Hyman c 1 0 0 1 Murzyn ss 3 0 1 0 Magnano p 2 0 1 1 Green lf 1 0 0 0 Meyers 3b 1 1 0 0 Flannery lf 0 0 0 0 S. Pizzutto rf 2 0 0 0 Watson c/p 3 0 1 0 Nielson rf 1 0 0 0 Marino 1b 1 0 0 0 Scripo 1b 3 0 0 0 Hewitt rf 2 0 0 0 Kawolski 2b/lf 3 0 2 0 Connell rf 0 0 0 0 J. Pizzutto lf/2b 2 1 0 0 A. Dimauro 2b 2 0 0 0 Sylvester rf 0 0 0 0 Totals 21 3 5 2 Totals 19 1 3 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Frank & Gloria's 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 5 1 Catholic War Vets 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 Error:Scrippo, Murzyn, Smith DP: F&G 1
2B:Mangini SB: Dorflinger, Meyers, Kawolski, Watson
CS: Hyman, Green SF: Hyman
PITCHING IP H R ER BB K F&G Magnano (W) 6.0 3 1 0 5 8 CWV Smith 3.0 2 1 1 3 4 Watson (L) 3.0 3 2 1 3 6
O'ROURKE LEAGUE PLAYOFF CHAMPS - CATHOLIC WAR VETS
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS - LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMESCWV cruises into finals
By THOMAS DUGGAN, Middletown Press Sports Staff 06/25/2003
In its first playoff appearance in 10 years, the Catholic War Veterans team is heading to the city championship.
Charles Watson pitched a two-hit complete game with 10 strikeouts, and CWV padded its lead with a four-run sixth inning to defeat regular season champion Rotary 9-2 in the semifinals of the Middletown Little League playoffs Tuesday evening at Hubbard Park's Philip Romegialli Memorial Field.
CWV advances to play Frank & Gloria's in the finals Friday at Romegialli Field. Game time is 7 p.m.
"We had excellent pitching from Charles Watson," first-time CWV coach Hampton Watson Jr. said. "During the regular season, we never really mounted offense like we have in the playoffs."
Michael Calnan was the only Rotary player to manage a hit off Watson, going 2-for-3 with one RBI.
"Charles pitched a great game, but the bottom line is that our bats weren't hitting," Rotary coach Gary Calnan said. "We won the regular season, we'll have to be happy with that. We had a great season, we went 14-3. Have to be proud of that."
Jason Kraner went 41/3 innings for Rotary with seven strikeouts, and Cory Martin pitched the final 12/3 recording three strikeouts.
Lead off hitter Eddie Mangini (1-for-2) led the CWV offense with two runs scored, two steals and two RBIs as eight CWV players scored runs, five had hits and six recorded at least one RBI.
"The kids earned this by working hard at practice," assistant coach Sal Marino said. "They earned what they accomplished today."
Lightning suspended the game Monday, and it was picked up with one out in the top of fifth with runners on first and third with CWV at bat.
"All night we were on the phone discussing rules and staying up for the game," Watson said.
The visitors picked up where they left off expanding their lead to 5-2 when Shawn Hewitt drew a bases loaded walk to knock Sean Smith in.
CWV kept its momentum going in the sixth as Joe Dimaruo hit an RBI single to shallow left-center to score Chris Flannery, and Brandon Murzyn cranked an one-out RBI double to increase the lead to 8-2. Murzyn came across on a wild pitch two batters later to cap CWV's scoring.
"Our hard work paid off," Watson said. "We came out here an hour and a half before the game."
CWV held a 4-2 edge before the game was called Monday, and had to face a team that had twice beaten it in the regular season. But it was Rotary that had trouble finding its rhythm.
"Difficult circumstances to play under," Calnan said. "It was tough to keep focus."
Mangini hit a bloop double to right field to score Hewitt and Sal Marino and give CWV a 3-0 advantage in second.
Rotary answered when Calnan hit an RBI single to right field to score Trevor Johnson in the third, and added its second run in the fourth, cutting the margin to 3-2, when Jason Kraner scampered home on a fly out.
Mangini scored on a double steal in the fifth for CWV's fourth run, moments before the game was suspended.
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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H Catholic War Vets 0 3 0 0 2 4 9 5 Rotary Club 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 Rotary: J. Kraner, Martin (4) and Woron, J. Kraner (4).
CWV: Watson and Smith.
WP: Watson LP: J. KranerFrank & Gloria's keeps rolling
By PAUL NICHOLS, Middletown Press Sports Editor 06/25/2003
Austin Brassaw pitched a complete game five-hitter as Frank & Gloria's beat Portland NAPA 10-6 Tuesday night for the Moose League championship at Hubbard Park.
Emelio Magnano belted three hits and drove in two runs in the decisive five-run fifth inning. Paul Meyers added two hits and drove in three.
"These kids definitely deserve this win," coach Mario Pizztto said. "They struggled last year. I believe the kids had not quite matured yet, but they had natural talent. I knew that coming on this year -- this is my first with this team -- that they could do it. We went from last place last year to this. I'm really happy for the 12 year-olds."
The game was a Cinderella opportunity for each, who had upset a higher seed to gain a berth in the championship game. Frank & Gloria's, which finished fourth in the regular season with a 7-8 record, had beaten Page & Warner (13-2), while Portland NAPA (8-7) had knocked off High View Health (12-3) in the semifinals.
The championship game was started on Monday, but suspended in the fourth inning with the score tied at three due to a lightning storm.
Brassaw, an 11 year-old, struck out only five, but two of them were the final outs in the fifth and last inning with runners on base.
Bud Dorflinger and Jordan Hyman added two hits each and combined to score five runs for the winners.
Tomasz Trelski drove in two runs with a triple and Matt McAlear two with a single for NAPA.
Tyler LaMontagne started for NAPA, but when the game resumed Tuesday didn't retire any of the six batters he faced. McAlear came on and struck out the side and hurled the sixth.
NAPA went ahead 3-1 in the third with three runs. Trelski's two-out, two-run triple was the big hit. LaMontagne followed with an RBI single.
F&G's tied it in the top of the fourth. Magnano doubled and scored on Meyers' bunt, and with two outs Sal Pizzuto singled and T.J. Kalowski doubled him home.
After the 22-hour delay, NAPA forged ahead with three in the fourth when Brassaw had his wildest stretch. He walked three that inning and threw four wild pitches. The only hit was McAlear's two-out, two-run single.
Undaunted, F&G's came right back with five in the top of the fifth. Hyman delivered a bases-loaded single and Magnano followed with a two-run hit to tie the game. Hyman scored on an error and Meyers chased in the final run with a double.
"I knew these guys could get here," Pizzuto said. "But with a 3-3 game and only a couple of innings left, it could have gone either way."
"I felt good with the back-to-back three-run innings, but I told the kids there was still a lot of game left," NAPA coach Tom Pellerin said. "We put the pressure on them and they responded ..they hit the ball hard and made the plays. Timely hits and good defense on their part won it."
The winners turned two double plays, and it could have been three if it wasn't for its only error of the game.
Frank & Gloria's will play the Catholic War Veterans team, O'Rourke League champions, on Friday at 7 p.m. at Hubbard Park in the City Championship game.
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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Frank & Gloria's 1 0 0 2 5 2 10 11 2 Portland NAPA 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 7 3 Portland NAPA:LaMontage, McAlaer (5) and Monahan.
F & G: Brassaw and Hyman.
WP:Brassaw LP: LaMontage
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND RESULTSUpsets happen
By PAUL NICHOLS, Middletown Press Sports Editor 06/21/2003
Sometimes it's hard for the underdog to get that fire needed to knock off the favored team, but that wasn't the case Friday night in the Moose Little League playoffs.
Frank & Gloria's and Portland NAPA, the clear underdogs, knocked off the top two seeds in the semifinals and will play in Sunday's championship game at Hubbard Park. Frank & Gloria's (7-8) knocked off No. 1 Page & Warner (13-2) by the score of 10-4 despite losing to them three times during the regular season. Portland NAPA (8-7) held off a rally by High View Health (12-3) in the bottom of the sixth to win 8-7.
In both cases it was good pitching coming through for the winners. Emilio Magnano struck out eight for Frank & Gloria's, who took the lead with four runs in the second inning. Magnano allowed just one run over the final five innings.
Bud Dorflinger had three hits and scored three runs for Frank & Gloria's, while Magnano added two hits and also scored three of the runs.
Paul Myers made four outstanding plays at third base for the winners.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R Frank & Gloria's 2 4 0 3 0 1 10 Page & Warner 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 WP: E. Magnano LP: B. Behm
Pete Horton went the distance for Portland NAPA, who led 3-2 after five before tacking what proved to be five needed runs in the top of the sixth.
Tomasz Trelski had a 3-for-3 game and Tyler LaMontagne drove in two runs for the winners.
Neil Brower doubled in LaMontagne in the fifth to tie the game at 2, and later scored on an infield out hit by Kyle Lomar.
Trelski drew a bases-loaded walk to start the five-run rally in the sixth. Lomantagne added a bases-loaded double, Brower a sac fly, and Lomar an RBI single.
The lead seemed safe until High View Health started the home sixth with three straight hits. With two outs, Kevin Sinagra delivered a two-out RBI single and Kevin Brostek drove in two more with a double, but winning pitcher Pete Horton got the next batter for the final out.
"This is a young group of guys that improved every game," winning coach Tom Pellerin said. "This was two of the better teams in the league and two of the best pitchers in the league playing a great game."
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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R Portland NAPA 0 0 1 0 2 5 8 High View Health 0 1 1 0 0 4 6 WP:P. Horton LP: K. SinagraRotary comes back for victory
By DAN SAABYE, Middletown Press Sports Editor 06/21/2003
As the Rotary Little League team prepared for their chance at bat in the bottom of the sixth inning in its game against Exchange Friday in the O'Rourke League playoff game, it didn't seem like they had the momentum or the energy to overcome a three-run deficit.
Exchange pitcher Nathan Bushnell was throwing strikes all afternoon, and Rotary had managed just three hits through the first five innings. But Rotary's bats came alive in itsfinal three outs to escape with a 5-4 victory and move onto the Middletown Little League O'Rourke League championship game.
Jason Kraner went 3-for-3 and scored twice, and pitcher Mike Calnan collected a pair of hits and the game winning RBI, as Rotary improved to 13-2 on the season.
"They gave us some trouble during the regular season, so we knew it would be a close game," Rotary coach Gary Calnan said. "Luckily, our bats came around in the last inning."
Indeed they did. Kraner collected his third hit of the game to begin the inning, then scored on a hit by first baseman Alex Woron to make it a 4-2 margin. Brian Sullivan, who reached on an error, came home to make it a 4-3 game when Exchange first baseman Lamar Jones misplayed a routine grounder.
"We had too many mental mistakes in the last inning," Exchange coach Mike Aronne said after.
"We should have won the game, but we had some kids make some errors who are good fielders and usually make the plays. We are definitely disappointed with the outcome."
Arrone's disappointment would mount after Woron came home to tie the game on a Matt Lintini single, the number eight hitter in the Rotary order. After Timmy Kramer made the second out of the inning, Calnan came up with runners on second and third against Bushnell, who went the distance. Calnan came through with his second hit of the game, a shot to left-center field that easily scored a hustling Lintini.
"We hit in the last inning like we have been hitting for most of the season," Mike Calnan said. "The first four or five innings, we weren't hitting the ball, but our defense played pretty well to keep us in the game. Everyone did a great job to pull this one out."
The hero of the games proved to be a well-rounded ball player, but a man of few words, as Mike Calnan simply said, "I have a headache," after driving in the game-winning run.
Exchange cruised to a 4-1 lead after six innings, and gave Bushnell a 1-0 lead to work with after Mike Aronne scored on an error by the right fielder Lintini in the first inning. Exchange made it a 2-0 game when Jones singled then scored on a sacrifice by the ninth hitter in the order, Terry Dunn.
"We were playing well in the early part of the game," Aronne said. "Nathan was pitching well, and we were making plays in the field. We let this game slip away, but we ended up beating ourselves."Rotary managed to post a run on the scoreboard in the fourth to make it a 2-1 game, when Kraner scored on an error by second baseman Kevin Chubet. Exchange would score one more against Calnan, before he was relieved by Kraner in the sixth.
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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Exchange Club 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 3 Rotary Club 0 1 0 1 0 5 5 8 3 WP:M. Calnan LP: N. BushnellCWV Upsets Kiwanis
In the O'Rourke league semi final CWV beat last years defending champion Kiwanis-9-7 to advance to the finals vs Rotary.
Although both teams had a 10-5 regular season record the Cathloic War Vets win was a bit of an upset since Kiwanis had won 2 of 3 regular season games between the teams.
"It has been a while since CWV has been in the playoffs" manager Hampton Watson said. "We played agressive fundamental baseball and got key hits and great defense when it counted".
A six run fifth inning powered CWV from behind. Charles Watson had a two run homer and Joey DiMauro a two run triple in that inning.
Kiwanis answred with five runs in the sixth. Brandon Fletcher, Ryan Nicholson and Dan Varricchio had big hits for Kiwanis but relievers Brandon Murzyn and Watson shut the door for the winners
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Catholic War Vets 1 1 1 0 6 0 9 12 1 Kiwanis 2 0 0 0 0 5 7 8 1 WP:S. Smith LP: W. Biesteck
BASEBALL FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS MOOSE MAJORS W L O'ROURKE MAJORS W L Page & Warner 13 2 Rotary 13 2 High View Health 12 3 Kiwanis Club 10 5 Portland NAPA 8 7 Catholic War Vets 10 5 Frank & Gloria's 7 8 Exchange Club 7 8 Elks 4 11 Puorro Electric 3 12 North End Reds 1 14 Westfield Fire 2 13
MOOSE LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS - PAGE & WARNER
O'ROURKE LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS - ROTARY
Dr. Pat's wins championship - Second in a Row !!!
Dr. Pat's (formerly Sebby's) defeated Judge Marino 8-3 to win the Middletown Little League softball championship game.
Sam DiMauro repeated as the championship game winning pitcher.
The game was called because of lightning as Dr. Pat's was coming to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Dr. Pat's played a solid defensive game, making no errors the entire contest. Kahley Fickett nabbed three runners attempting to score on passed balls and threw out a runner trying to steal second. Emily Walsh made a great throw from the right-center gap to Mallorie Dorflinger, who ran down the runner for the out. Michelle Brown took a hit away by knocking down a hard drive and throwing the batter out at first.
Dr. Pat's took a 1-0 lead in the first on Walsh's delayed steal of home.
It stayed that way until the bottom of the third when Fickett walked and came around to double the lead. Fickett stole second and scored on Lee Ann Morrison's double to tight.
Dr. Pat's scored six runs in the fourth to take a big lead. Key hits were provided by Dorflinger and DiMauro.
Down by eight, Judge Marino scored its three runs in the fifth as Katie Dumeer and Billy Fournier provided the key hits. With the bases loaded and one out, Taylor Bartolotta came in to relieve DiMauro and got two quick outs.
Dr. Pat's finished with a 14-2-1 record.
SOFTBALL CITY CHAMPIONS - DR. PAT CARTA
2003 Moose League All Stars
Manager Gary Behm, Coaches: Bob Sinagra and Don Roy
Players: Brett Aletta, Brendan Behm, Kevin Brostek, Bud Dorflinger, Peter Horton, Tyler LaMontage, Emilio Magnano, Bryant Phillips, Jeff Roy, Kevin Sinagra, Bob Stachura, Tomacz Trelski
Moose All Stars finished with a 4-1 record and were eliminated by Coginachaug 5-3 in the District semi-finals.
2003 O'Rourke League All Stars
Manager Gary Calnan, Coaches: Mike Nicholson, Dana Wilson
Players: Mike Arronne, Will Biestek, Mike Calnan, Bradley Fletcher, Tyler Fletcher, Jason Kraner, Corey Martin, Daniel McDermott, Ryan Nicholson, Anthony Sbona, Paul Smith, Sean Smith, Brian Sullivan, Charles Watson
O'Rourke All Stars finished with a 1-3 record in District pool play held at Hubbard Park.
2003 Moose League 9-10 All Stars
Manager Mario Pizzuto Coaches:Mike Carta and Bob Hyman
Players: Andrew Bourne, Brandon Carta, Nick DeRita, John Didato, Shawn Marino, Tyler McDonald, Dillon Milardo, Joey Pizzuto, Sal Pizzuto, Adam Przekopski, Jason Sinagra, Jason Woods
2003 O'Rourke League 9-10 All Stars
Manager Wayne Pegolo Coaches: Carey Hewitt and Lou Zanette
Players: Ryan Batchelder, Joey Cooney, Anthony Dimauro, Shawn Hewitt, John Holmes, Vaughn Johnson, Timmy Kraner, Chris Motas, Kyle Noel, Kyle Pegolo, Pat Reynolds, Jordan Timbro, Louis Zanette
2003 Softball All Stars
Manager: Brian Keereweer Coaches: John Asmus, Lisa Piangenti
Players: Rachael Barber, Lisa Chamberland, Samantha DiMauro , Kahley Fickett, Billie Fournier, Molly Keereweer, Brooke Michanczyk, Allyson Piangenti, Amber Pierini, Alysha Pieta, Nicole Thody, Emily Walsh
2003 Softball 9-10 All Stars
Manager Bob Dorflinger, Coaches: Norm Manemeit and Dale Pieta
Players: Allie Dagenais, Amanda Demoranville, Jasmine Dickerson, Mallorie Dorflinger, Kelly Feodorov, Nicole Magnano, Julia Manemeit, Kristen Merrimarahajara, Katherine Mosca, Jacquesha Perry, Kyra Poudrier, Shanice Winford
Middletown claims District 9 Junior Championship !
City Little Leaguers Strut Their Stuff
By JOHN CHRISTIE, Middletown Press Staff - April 28, 2003
MIDDLETOWN -- Nothing says spring like baseball and softball. A warm, bright sun and blue skies welcomed the hundreds of Middletown Little League players on Sunday as they marched through downtown to kick off the 2003 season.
Players, coaches and parents of the 74 teams gathered in front of City Hall in a kaleidoscope of green, purple, red and blue uniforms, lining up for first Little League Parade Middletown has seen in ages.
Middletown Little League President John Bagley ran back and forth across City Hall’s lawn, getting teams to the right positions for the parade.
"We have between 900 and 1,000 players here today, and about 300 league volunteers," Bagley said.
Bagley said Sunday’s parade was the first the league has done in about a decade.
"The league had a parade when it started about 56 years ago, but it was done away with for some reason -- how long ago nobody seems to know for sure," he said. "But we’re starting to bring back a lot of old fashioned things again.
"We’ve started having a league banquet at the end the season again, holding games in the downtown area as much as possible and having the teams hold pre-season practices at the schools," Bagley said. "We’re trying to do a lot of these things to help the sport."
The parade started at 1 p.m. sharp, with teams marching straight up Court Street led by a float holding the boys’ and girls’ 2002 city champion teams, Kiwanis and Sebby’s, and music of the Middletown High School marching band.
Players and coaches waved to spectators as they snaked down Main Street, Union Street and then up deKoven Drive into Hubbard Park.
The teams were joined by the antics of Buzzy, the Middletown Giants team mascot, and Rocky, the New Britain Rock Cats’ mascot.
The Comcast boys baseball team tossed candy to people on the sidewalks as they marched.
The players entered Hubbard Park to find numerous improvements made to the Baroni and Romegialli Fields during the off-season, including new batting cages and two concrete press boxes at both fields.
Bagley said the improvements came through money raised by league players and volunteers, and donations from area companies.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department cleared the land for the batting cages, and Pizzuto Mario Builders, of Middletown, assembled them.
The Bricklayers Allied Craftsmen, the International Masonry Institute of Wallingford, Connecticut Mason Contractors/ Joseph Cappasso Inc. of Hartford, and Westbrook Concrete Block Inc. donated materials and labor for the new press boxes.
"We all did this in the past five weeks," said Russell Wade, an instructor at IMI. "Those two press boxes easily cost about $5,000 a piece. It all worked out really well."
Deputy Mayor Gerald Daley threw out the first pitch of the season, christening the field for four Little League minor teams to play, including Odds and Ends verses Illiano’s Italian Pizzeria, Bish David Electrical Contractors versus Dr. Palmer, Middletown Plate Glass versus Connecticut Rentals, and Brainard-Elliot Insurance Co. versus Custom Tile & Glass Works.
Players and coaches said the parade was a great way to charge up the teams for the season.
"We’re going to win it all," Highview Healthcare player Brian Keane, 12, shouted.
Highview Healthcare coach Chris Rowe said, "We got a good team and have a lot of good players coming back.
"We got to the finals last year and lost the championship, but I think we’re going all the way this year," Rowe said.
"I think the parade is a great for the kids, because they get to see the other players who they’ll be playing with," said Peter Gardell, coach of the Dr. Lacey instructive girls’ softball team.
The Dr. Lacey team players only had one word to describe the parade.
"Awesome!" they yelled.
©The Middletown Press 2003
Thanks to the following for serving LL this year:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LEAGUE DIRECTORS President John Bagley Commissioner of Softball Rick Newton Commissioner of Baseball Ed Pratt Secretary Brenda Michanczyk Treasurer Carl Carta Sponsorship Director OPEN POSITION Fund Raiser Brenda Michanczyk Player Agent/Registration BB Eddie Valeriano Player Agent/Registration SB Anne Galanto Scheduling Director - Softball Anissa Schweighoffer Scheduling Director-Baseball Jeff Marchese Scheduling Director - Practices & Batting Cages Mario Pizzuto Tournament Director Mark Soll Safety Officer Dan Hunter Umpire Training Mike Nicholson Baseball Equipment Manager Jeff Marchese Softball Equipment Manager Jody Manemeit Training Director Dana Wilson Public Relations Bob Sinagra League Web Site Ken Brostek Ahern Whalen President Steven Ladd Challenger Division Director Don Mitchell BASEBALL DIRECTORS Director - T-Ball Carey Hewitt Director - Instructional Marco Gaylord Director - Minors Mike Carta Director - Majors Cliff Carlson SOFTBALL DIRECTORS Director - T-ball Rick Newton Director - Instructional Randy Root Director - Minors Penny Murphy Director - Major Penny Murphy Director - Junior & Senior Lisa Keereweer
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