Atlantics Billy Riedel
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Atlantics 9 - Red Birds 8
The Atlantics hit three homeruns, in big spots, to defeat the Red Birds 9-8. Brandon Fischer (Briarcliffe) got the scoring started with a two-run shot to left in the first inning. With his team down 6-4, Billy Riedel (Oneonta) hit a three-run bomb, giving the Atlantics a 7-6 lead. The last homerun came from Giovanni Dingcong (St. Thomas Aquinas) in the bottom of the ninth, with his team trailing by one. Dingcong launched a mammoth two-run homerun deep into the bushes to give his team the win. Although they lost, the Red Birds' Joe Hauer (Nassau) played an all-around great game. Hauer drove in two runs, scored three times, and played great defensively at second base.
Winning Pitcher - Atlantics - Joey Fusco (1-0)
Losing Pitcher - Red Birds - Philip Maldari (0-1)