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NACBL Update (07/12/2014) - Atlantics sweep Cardinals

By Mike Takvor, III (photos by Mike Takvor, III), 07/12/14, 10:45PM EDT

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Atlantics Brandon Fischer

Atlantics Brandon Fischer

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Game 1 - Atlantics 4 - Cardinals 3
This game was a tight one right to the end. Strong performances from both squads gave their clubs the chance to pull out the victory, however the offensive consistency of Brandon Fischer (Briarcliffe) who went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs, including a walk off single in the eighth, proved to be too much for the Cardinals. Dominick Raucci (Dowling) also went 2-for-3 with an extra base hit. Jesse Russo (Hofstra) and Joey Fusco (Hofstra) also combined for five hits, two runs and two stolen bases.

Winning Pitcher - Atlantics - Brandon Lubrano (2-0)
Losing Pitcher- Cardinals - Matt Domina (0-1)

Atlantics Joey Fusco

Atlantics Joey Fusco

Game 2 - Atlantics 2 - Cardinals 0

The Atlantics starting pitcher Mike Forgione (Pace) stole the show in this one throwing a complete game one hit shutout with seven Ks and only one walk earning him and his squad the win. While neither team strung together much offense in this one the strong one two combination of Jesse Russo (Hofstra) and Joey Fusco (Hofstra) drove in one in the first. Russo went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored and a stolen base, while Fusco went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Brandon Fischer (Briarcliffe) also had an RBI.

Winning Pitcher - Atlantics - Michael Forgione (1-1)
Losing Pitcher Cardinals - Rosario Dilorenzo (0-1)