Lions 5, Signature Landscaping 1: Nick Granata led the Lions both in pitching and hitting. Granata had 10 strikeouts, a home run and three RBIs. Nick Covino had two hits and two RBIs; Chris Restaino, Mike DiIorio and Ryan Byrne also had hits for the Lions. Signature Landscapings Joey Benincaso allowed five runs on five hits, struck out five and walked two. Matt Howard came on in relief, retiring seven of the nine batters he faced and striking out four. Signature had four infield hits from Howard, Alex Canevari, Mike Secchi and Dax Generoso. Defensively, Generoso nailed a runner at home on a throw from center field and made a great diving catch.
Sports Authority 4, Kiwanis 2: Logan Raymond started for Kiwanis, pitching three innings and striking out seven. Dylan Longo came on in relief and threw scoreless innings in the fourth and fifth, striking out one. Offensively, Ryan MgGonigle drove in Kiwanis' only two runs with a double in the bottom of the fourth. Scott Whalen had the only other hit, a double.
Monker Grotto 7, Rotary 2: Danny Frattaroli of Monker Grotto allowed two runs in the first before turning the ball over to Nathan Brenn. Brenn pitched 4? innings allowing no runs, two hits and three walks. Michael McLaughlin of Rotary, gave up two runs in the first but did not yield another run with five strikeouts in 2? innings. Kayshawn Crosley and Donny Shaffer pitched in relief for Rotary. Monker Grotto's Kyle Gordon had two hits, one RBI and two runs scored. Michael Boyian added one hit, one RBI and one run scored. Timely hitting by Justin Buswell drove in Frattaroli, who tagged up and scored from second on an errant throw, breaking the 2-2 tie. Elijah Dash, Jack Cocchia and Nathaniel Allen also contributed in the scoring for Monker Grotto.
Kiwanis 9, Rowayton Pizza 4: Kiwanis was paced by solid pitching and hitting. With Kiwanis leading by only one run in the top of the sixth, Logan Raymond broke the game open with a three-run homer. Raymond added a double and five RBIs. Colin Baker was 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Scott Whalen was 4-for-4, scored three runs and pitched 4? innings, striking out eight. Max Pomponi was effective in relief, finishing the game. Colin Baker threw out the potential tying run, a runner trying to steal second base in the bottom of the 5th.
Laurel AC 8, Monker Grotto 7: Backed by the big bat of Renzo Pablo and the strong relief pitching of Jack Mathews, Laurel AC opened the season with a win over Monker Grotto, 8-7. Pablo went 2-for-3 at the plate, had three RBIs including and a two-out, two-run walkoff homer over the right field fence. Jeff Joslyn scored three runs and Shane Popkins scored twice. Anthony Africano added a double and played stellar defense.
Signature Landscaping 7, Rotary Club 3: Signature Landscaping was led by the pitching of Alex Canevari, who tossed a complete-game three-hitter, struck out six, and walked none in six innings to give Signature its first win of the season. At the plate, Dax Generoso singled and scored twice, Canevari singled and scored, Nathan Stiles singled and scored and Vishva Patel had a single. Joey Benincaso had an RBI and scored two runs. Matt Howard made a pair of nice plays at first base.
Signature Landscaping 12, Monker Grotto 0: Signature's bats woke up with an 11-hit, 12-run attack. oey Benincaso tossed a three-hit shutout, giving Signature its second straight win. Benincaso went four innings, allowed three hits, struck out seven, walked none, drove in one run and scored three. At the plate, Nathan Stiles had two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Dax Generoso doubled, singled in a run and scored twice. Matt Howard singled twice, had an RBI and scored two. Alex Canevari added a pair of singles, an RBI and two runs scored. Benincaso doubled in a run and scored three runs. Vishva Patel singled in a run and made a nice catch in right field. And Jack Fitzpatrick singled and scored.
Laurel AC 10, Kiwanis 7 : Down 5-0 after two innings of play, Laurel AC staged a comeback effort to beat Kiwanis 10-7. Renzo Pablo led the Laurels, striking out 11 batters in relief and hitting two clutch doubles. He had three RBIs. Kyle Dobson had a double plus two walks and scored twice. Jimmy Evans added a single to go with three walks and two runs scored. Jeff Joslyn and Anthony Africano also hit doubles. Chris Buzzeo made several nice plays in the field. For Kiwanis, Logan Raymond drove in a run with a single, Jack Letizia doubled in two runs, and Ryan McGonigle drove in a run on a base hit. Raymond would finish the game two-for-two with two RBIs. Scott Whalen went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. James Rodican had a single and scored a run. Dylan Longo singled with an RBI. Colin Baker had a single with two runs scored. Max Pomponi also had an RBI.
Lions 4, Monker Grotto 2: Lions starter Nick Granata struck out 11, and Bert Santiago came in to record the final out and get the save. The win moved the Lions to 3-0. Granata also collected two hits and scored two runs. Mike DiIorio and Ryan Byrne also added a hit and a run scored. Nick Covino added a hit while Nick Monteleone made a key defensive play in left field.
Outboost Computers 7, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood 2: Cole Forcellina pitched 4 1/3 innings of two hit ball with seven strikeouts. Arty Cocchia pitched 1? innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts and added two hits.
Firefighters 9, Partners 8 (suspended): The opening game for Firefighters and Partners ended in a suspended game, with the Firefighters coming back with a 5-run sixth to take the lead 9-8 before it was called due to darkness. Steve Ardiuno and Mitchell Styles were solid in the field and at the plate for the Firefighters. For Partners, Mike Arena and Derek Dimeglio were strong on the mound. James Cirifalco had a strong effort on the mound and at the plate. Kevin Delio, Patrick Coulter and Korey Morton were the offensive stars for Partners.
Stew Leonards 15, Marinellos 2: Cooper Grillo was the winning pitcher, throwing three shutout innings, and Joey Snyder added two hits, including an inside-the-park homer and five RBIs, while Sean Donnelly collected two hits as Stew Leonard's opened up the season with a win over Marinellos. Joseph DiIorio, Nicolas Natalie and Shykeem Harmon all had hits for Marinellos.
Eagles 8, Brendans 101 4: In the Eagles home opener against Rowayton's Brendan's 101, the cold and rainy night could not keep the Eagles from a total team victory. With great play from both sides and Brendans down by one, a bases- clearing triple in the 4th by Andrew Miele took the Eagles to their first win, 8-4. Brendans kept the pressure on, but the Eagles defense would not let any more runs cross the plate.
Marinellos 6, Outboost Computers 5: Marinello's Sean Warde pitched a strong five innings and Kevin Hanzlik and Joe DiIorio held Outboost in check into extra innings. Outboost Computers received strong pitching performances from Jaden Anderson, Jeffrey Cocchia, Cole Forcellina and Arthur Cocchia, who kept Marinello's down for most of the game. The big hit was provided by Myles Andriopoulos, who tied the game with a base hit to right field in the bottom of the sixth. Roman Perez supplied the game-winning RBI with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Outboost Computers' offense was led by Cole Forcellina, Arthur Cocchia and Christian Miller, who all had two hits apiece.
Partners 8, Eagles 0: Patrick Coulter threw four-plus innings of shutout ball to lead Partners to its first victory of the year. James Cirifalco finished the game on the mound with one-plus innings of shutout ball. Stellar defense was played by Derek Dimeglio and Korey Morton. At the plate, Morton lead the team's offense with two hits. The Eagles had some great defensive plays, lead by shortstop Sean Buzzee, and battled like true competitors thru the whole game.
Stew Leonards 14, Jaycees 2: Stew Leonards got by the Jaycees behind three stellar relief innings from Jake Pomponi. The score was close until the last inning when Alex Antunez delivered a bases clearing triple. Cooper Grillo had two hits and four RBIs, while Kevin Pascual added two hits and two RBIs and pitched the first three-plus innings before giving way to Pomponi. The Jaycees were led by Malachi Longo and James Greco, who had a single and was strong defensively behind the plate. Chris Joyce also added a double for Jaycees.
Stew Leonards 10, Partners 8: Cooper Grillo led the way as he collected three doubles and six RBIs to help Stews get by Partners, 10-8. Kevin Delio had a triple, as did Patrick Coulter for Partners.
Outboost Computers 17, Brendans 101 3: Louie Cundari threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts over four innings and added two hits, leading Outboost Computers to a 17-3 victory. Micheal Langley closed the game, allowing no hits and no walks in two innings of work with five strikeouts and giving up no runs. Jaden Anderson's doubles and Arty Cocchia's two inside-the-park homers lead the attack. Jeff Cocchia and Randy Mateo had three hits each and Seamus Herlihy added two, while Cole Forcellina, Alex and Christian Hernandez and Christian Miller had one each.
Marinello's 8, Rowayton Market 7: After trailing for most of the game, Marinello's Pizzeria rallied for four runs in the top of the fifth and three runs in the top of the sixth, and held on for an 8-7 win over Rowayton Market at Bayley Beach. Kevin Hanzlik and Myles Andriopoulos combined in a great pitching performance to keep Marinello's within striking distance. While the offense was led by Elisa Howard, Ryan Inzitari, Michael Dubissette and Tristian Brandenhoff, it was Nicolas Natalie who delivered the game-tying and game-winning RBI for Marinello's Pizzeria.
Jaycees 11, Rowayton Seafood, 0
Firefighters 8, Eagles 7.
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