Recap: How McGann-Mercy won the Long Island title

06/05/2011 4:37 PM |

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | McGAnn Mercy is competing for the Long Island Class C baseball championship against Friends Academy.

Starting pitcher Pat Stepnoski pitched a five-hitter and the Bishop McGann-Mercy baseball team won 5-2 over Friends Academy to claim the Class C Long Island title Sunday.

Times/Review web editor Grant Parpan blogged all of the action from Farmingdale State College. Here’s his recap. Check back later for the complete story:

STARTING LINEUPS

Visitor — Mercy (16-4)

1. Joe Crosser 2B

2. Keith Schroeher SS

3. Rocco Pasquale C

4. Pat Stepnoski P

5. Tom Kretz 3B

6. Christian Lynch 1B

7. D.J. Wilmott LF

8. Owen Gilpin RF

9. John Dillon DH

Carl Dickinson — RF

Home — Friends Academy (5-14)

1. Jon Ramsay CF

2. Ed McNelis SS

3. Sam Harrington P

4. Alex Kucich C

5. Kyle Grady LF

6. Pat Moodhe 3B

7. Jack Bauer 2B

8. Neil Boneparth 1B

9. Devin Gerzof DH

Sam Hawkins RF

TOP 1

Joe Crosser leads off with a single for Mercy.

Keith Schroeher also singles to left field. Runners on first and second with nobody out.

Rocco Pasquale flies out to right field. Crosses moves up to third base. Schroeher holds at first. — 1 out

Pat Stepnoski with a sacrifice fly to left field and an RBI scoring Pasquale.  — 2 out Monarchs 1, Quakers 0

Tom Kretz batting. Schroeher steals second and advances to third on a throwing error. Kretz flies out to left field. — 3 out

Monarchs 1, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 1

Jon Ramsay grounds out to shortstop. — 1 out

Ed McNelis flies out to center field. — 2 out

Sam Harrington grounds out to second base. — 3 out

Monarchs 1, Quakers 0

TOP 2

Lynch smashes a leadoff double to left-center field.

Wilmott singles to right field, error sends him to second base. Lynch scores. Monarchs 2, Quakers 0.

Gilpin sacrifices Wilmott to third base. — 1 out

Dillon smashes an RBI triple to deep left field. Monarchs 3, Quakers 0.

Crosser hits a sacrifice fly for an RBI. — 2 out Monarchs 4, Quakers 0.

Schroer grounds out to third base. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 2

Kucich draws a walk.

Grady hit by pitch.

Moodhe bunts into a double play. 1-6. — 2 out

Bauer now batting. Grady steals second base. Bauer strikes out looking.

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

TOP 3

Pasquale draws a base on balls.

Stepnoski singles to left field.

Kretz reaches on a fielder’s choice. Stepnoski out at second, Pasquale to third. — 1 out

Lynch reaches on a fielder’s choice. Pasquale out at home. Kretz to second base. — 2 out

Willmott grounds out to third base.

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 3

Due up for Friends:

Boneparth hit by a pitch.

Gerzof strikes out swinging. — 1 out

Ramsay grounds out to second base. Boneparth to second base. — 2 out

McNelis flies out to right field. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

TOP 4

Gilpin grounded out. — 1 out

Dillon singled.

Crosser reaches on a fielder’s choice. — 2 out

Schroeher draws a base on balls.

Pasquale reaches on an infield single. Everyone safe.

Stepnoski flies out to center field. — 3 out.

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 4

Harrington grounds out to the pitcher. — 1 out

Kucich grounds out to the pitcher. — 2 out

Grady gets Friends’ first hit of the game on a line drive to left field.

Moodhe now batting. Grady steals second base. Moodhe strikes out swinging.

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

TOP 5

Kretz flies out to right field. — 1 out

Lynch pops out to pitcher. — 2 out

Wilmott strikes out swinging. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 5

Bauer flies out to center field. — 1 out

Boneparth singles up the middle.

Gerzof sacrifices Bonaparthe to second base.  — 2 out

Ramsay flies out to shallow left field. Schroeher makes an over-the-shoulder catch. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

TOP 6

Gilpin singles to left field.

Dillon sacrifices Gilpin to second. — 1 out

Crosser grounds out to third base. Gilpin holds on second. — 2 out.

Schroeher flies out to left field. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 0

BOTTOM 6

McNelis grounds out to shortstop.

Harrington reaches on balls.

Kucich now batting with one out and a man on. Harrington advances to second on a wild pitch. Kucich with an RBI single. Monarchs 4, Quakers 1

Grady flies out to right field. — 2 out

Moodhe singles. Kucich to second base.

Bauer grounds out to shortstop. — 3 out

Monarchs 4, Quakers 1

TOP 7

Pasquale draws a leadoff walk.

Stepnoski pops out to the pitcher. — 1 out

Kretz now batting. Pasquale steals second base. Kretz grounds out to shortstop. Pasquale advances to third base. — 2 out

Lynch now batting with two out and a man on third. Pasquale STEALS HOME. Monarchs 5, Quakers 1

Lynch grounds out to pitcher.

Monarchs 5, Quakers 1

BOTTOM 7

Boneparth draws a base on balls.

Gerzof flies out to left field. — 1 out

Ramsay strikes out swinging. — 2 out

McNelis smashes an RBI double off the wall. Monarchs 5, Quakers 2

Harrington grounds out to shortstop. Mercy wins the Long Island Championship.

FINAL SCORE

Monarchs 5, Quakers 2

 


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