North Shore Tops Smithtown
Oct. 25, 2009
The Smithtown STAMPEDE took to the road as they faced the North Shore Vikings for their 10/24 doubleheader. The Vikings improved their record to 11-0 with the 2 game sweep. Smithtown's 6 game win streak came to an end as they fell to 6-5. The 10-75 American Division looks to now be a two team race for the top spot between the undefeated Vikings and the 8-2 Bulldogs.
Game one got under way with 4 of their first 5 batters reaching base. With one out, a hit batsman (Anthony), and walks to Matt the Bat, & Nick the Stick, along with Salvatore beating out an infield grounder produced no runs. A pick off play, and a throw-out home from 1B after Salvatore was safe stopped the STAMPEDE threat. The second inning saw Nick S. & Chris line singles, but the Vikings turned a 6-4-3 DP and nailed a strikeout to end the inning. In the 4th, Nick the Stick powered a double over the Viking leftfielder's head to register the final STAMPEDE hit. Two strikeouts looking ended the fourth inning, and things remained quiet as the STAMPEDE fell by the score of 6-0.
The missing spark seemed to ignite in the first inning of game 2 for Smithtown. With one out, Hit Man Anthony roped a laser into left center, Matt the Bat walked, and both advanced on steals. Nick the Stick reached on an E6 with one run scoring. Salvatore then ripped a double deep to left center scoring two more. Salvatore stole third, and scored on Nick S'. sac fly. The 3rd & 5th innings closed the scoring as single run innings for Smithtown as they were powered by 2 singles by Jason and a bomb double by Nick the Stick down the left field line.
Smithown ran into trouble early despite a four run first inning lead. The Vikings tacked on 2 in the bottom of the first, and exploded from there. A 12 run second featured 9 hits, a hit batter, and 3 Smithtown errors before the third out was recorded. Bloops dropping in, ropes finding gaps, two extra base hits, and the game was out of reach at 14-4 after 2 innings.
Connor S. came on in the second, and then went the distance with a much-needed serviceable outing. On the mound, he induced 5 groundball outs with his side-winding delivery.
Smithtown looks to get back on track next week versus the Farmingdale Greendogs who look to avenge their Championship Playoff losses to the STAMPEDE in last Summer's 9U title showdown.
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