Recap: Play-by-play from SWR baseball’s L.I. title game

06/05/2011 1:04 PM |

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO | The Shoreham-Wading River baseball team stretches on the Framingdale State College baseball field prior to Sunday's Long Island Championship game against Nassau champ Division High of Levittown.

Shoreham-Wading River fell to Nassau champ Division 7-1 Sunday in the Long Island Class A Championship.

Times/Review web editor Grant Parpan blogged all of the action from Farmingdale State College. Read his recap below and check back later for the complete story and postgame reaction:

STARTING LINEUPS

Visitor — Shoreham-Wading River (21-5)

1. Ryan McAlary P

2. Andrew Nicchi 2B

3. Matt Kneisel LF

4. Mike O’Reilly 3B

5. Dan Sperruzzi DH

6. Danny Luppens 1B

7. Jonathan Criscito C

8. Steve Schneider RF

9. Kevin Davis SS

Chris Frick CF

Home — Division (19-6)

1. John Cruz CF

2. Lenny Martinez 2B

3. J.J. Kisane LF

4. Matthew Santorufo 3B

5. Rob McNamara C

6. Dab Skillman SS

7. Michael Roestenberg DH

8. Thomas Wiebke 1B

9. Johnny Muller RF

Sean Abbate P

TOP 1

McAlary smacks the game’s second pitch over the left-center field wall for a 1-0 Shoreham-Wading River lead.

Nicchi draws a base on balls.

Kneisel strikes out swinging. — 1 out

O’Reilly now batting. Game delayed a bit as the Division coach aks the umpires to check O’Reilly’s bat. Umpires have left the field to check the bat for alterations. Some fans getting a little hostile on both sides. Bat ruled legal and O’Reilly uses it to smash a base hit to left field. First and second with one out.

Dan Sperruzzi strikes out swinging. — 2 out

Danny Luppens grounds to third. — 3 out

Wildcats 1, Blue Dragons 0

BOTTOM 1

Cruz singles up the middle.

Martinezhits into a double play. — 2 out

Kissane singles to left field.

Santorufo batting with one on and two out. Kissane steals second. Santorufo strikes out swinging. — 3 out

Wildcats 1, Blue Dragons 0

TOP 2

Criscito singles up the middle to lead off the inning.

Steve Schneider’s sac bunt attempt fails when Division’s pitcher forces Criscito out at second base. Schneider safe on a fielder’s choice. — 1 out

Davis reaches on a fielder’s choice. Schneider out at second base. — 2 out

McAlary batting. Davis caught stealing second base. — 3 out

Wildcats 1, Blue Dragons 0

BOTTOM 2

McNamara strikes out swinging. — 1 out

Skillman grounds out to third. — 2 out

Roestenberg strikes out swinging. — 3 out

Wildcats 1, Blue Dragons 0

TOP 3

McAlary strikes out swinging. — 1 out

Nicchi pops out to shortstop. — 2 out

Kneisel grounds out to third base. — 3 out

Wildcats 1, Blue Dragons 0

BOTTOM 3

Wiebke strikes out swinging. — 1 out

Muller bloops a single to right field.

Cruzsingles to left field.

Martinez reaches safely on a bunt single.

Kissane slaps an infield single off McAlary’s glove. Everyone safe. Game tied at 1-1.

Santorufo singles to right field. Two runs score. Runners advance to second and third as the ball skirts by the catcher. Still just one out. Division 3, SWR 1.

McNamara ground out to third base. Kissane scores. — 2 out Division 4, SWR 1.

Skillman draws a base on balls.

Roestenberg now batting with runners at the corners and two men out. Skillman steals second. Roestenberg strikes out looking. — 3 out

Blue Dragons 4, Wildcats 1

TOP 4

O’Reilly strikes out swinging. — 1 out

Sperruzi strikes out swinging. — 2 out

Luppens grounds out to shortstop. — 3 out

Blue Dragons 4, Wildcats 1

BOTTOM 4

Wiebke strikes out.

Johnny Muller grounds out.

Cruz grounds out.

Blue Dragons 4, Wildcats 1

TOP 5

Criscito strikes out

Battari pinch hits and lines out to second base.

Davis singles.

McAlary robbed on a diving catch by center fielder Cruz.

Blue Dragons 4, Wildcats 1

BOTTOM 5

Martinez pops out to first base. — 1 out

Kisane hits a triple to right center.

Santorufo hits an RBI single to left field. — Blue Dragons 5, Wildcats 1

McNamara with a bloop single to center field. He advances to second base on the throw. Everyone safe.

Sperruzzi in to pitch. McAlary moves to third base. O’Reilly to DH.

Skillman knocks in a run with a sacrifice fly to center field. Pinch runner Longo holds on at second base. — 2 out Blue Dragons 6, Wildcats 1.

Roestenberg batting with a man on third base and two out. Longo steals third. Roestenberg strikes out. — 3 out

Blue Dragons 6, Wildcats 1

TOP 6

Nicchi with a base hit up the middle.

Kneisel flies out to center field. — 1 out

O’Reilly reaches on a fielder’s choice. Nicchi out at second base. Mike DeSanti will run for O’Reilly. — 2 out

Sperruzzi lines out to shortstop. — 3 out

Blue Dragons 6, Wildcats 1

BOTTOM 6

Wiebke draws a base on balls. Wiebke to second on errant pick-off throw.

Muller sac bunt. Wiebke to third. — 1 out

Cruz lines out to left field. — 2 out

Martinez batting. Wiebke scores on a wild pitch. Blue Dragons 7, Wildcats 1

Martinez singles.

Kissane now batting with two outs and a man on first. Another balls gets by the catcher. Martinez to second base. Kissane Walsk.

Santorufo now batting with runners on first and second, and two men away. Double steal for Division. Santorufo grounds out to second base.

Blue Dragons 7, Wildcats 1

TOP 7

Luppens reaches first base on an errant throw from the shortstop.

Criscito now batting. Luppens advances to second on a passed ball. Criscito pops to shortstop. — 1 out

Bottari grounds to pitcher. Luppens moves up to third. SWR down to its final out. — 2 out

Davis grounds out to second.

FINAL SCORE

Division 7, Shoreham-Wading River 1

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