| 2008 Catholic High Schools Athletic Association Varsity A Baseball Monsignor Mc Clancy vs. Xaverian at Keyspan Stadium |
There were a lot of activities at the hot-corner at KeysPan
Stadium, as 3rd baseman Roberto Duran (11) of
Xaverian had seven chances, including fielding a hard grounder
with man in scoring position, in the top of the seventh inning.
However, the pitching matchup dominated the day.
Six-feet- two-inch lefty starter,
Stephen Cotov (18), went 5 2/3 innings to win this
Catholic High Schools Athletic Association (CHSAA) Baseball
League game for the
Mc Clancy Crusaders on this breezy April spring day,
at the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. He allowed no run and
fanned three batters in the outing.
Cotov got out of trouble twice, in the third and the 4th
innings. In the 4th inning, with man on first and
second, he pitched out of trouble, as
Xaverian Clippers’, Anthony Ajjar
(22), hit a one hop grounder inning-ending 5-4-3 double play.
The Clippers starter, six-footer, Justin Giammarino (46) was as
dandy as his Crusader counterpart. However, he gave up the only
run of the day in the second inning.
With one out, Giammarino gave up a hit to
Coach Nick Melito’s Crusader, Joseph Herrmann (35),
who reached second base on a wild pitch. Herrmann later scored
on a single by center fielder, Andrew Power (28). Giammarino
avoided another run in the top 3rd inning on an 8-6-2
play that ended the inning. Relief pitcher, Paul Piccirillo also
avoided the Clippers further damages in the top of the 7th
inning, as he entered the game with man at 2nd base and no out,
but shut the Crusaders down 1-2-3.
Coach Denis Canale resigned himself to the lost, he
would have felt better if his Clippers capitalized on the
two-out-bases-loaded bottom 5th inning, as Mc Clancy
left fielder, Andrew Stella (26), robbed Joseph Cespuglio (25)
of a potential game-tying sinking line-drive that ended the
rally. Stella almost overran the baseball, as Will Colomer (24)
save the game in relief.
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