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Long Island Whalers Win Hot Stove Spring League Championship

By Francis Vizza, 06/08/15, 2:45PM EDT

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Sunday was a great day for Sean Keys, as he hit two home runs to carry Long Island Whalers 11U to a 9-8 victory over Shelter Rock Redmen at Hot Stove Championship in six innings.

Each team blasted the other's pitching, and there were 17 total runs and 18 hits during the game.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.

Long Island Whalers 11U finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. A wild pitch scored Sean Mileti to give Long Island Whalers 11U the lead for good.

Sean K, Sean M, Ryan Appell and Ryan Banks helped lead Long Island Whalers 11U. They combined for nine hits and five RBIs.

The top of the first saw Shelter Rock Redmen take an early lead, 4-0. A two-run home run by Hutson, bringing home Orbon started the inning off. More runs came home for Shelter Rock Redmen when Colasante scored on a two-run home run by Colon.

Long Island Whalers 11U answered Shelter Rock Redmen's top inning with four runs of its own in the first. Long Island Whalers 11U scored on an RBI single by Ryan A, a two-run single by Qunitin Vizza, and an RBI single by Zach Schnabel.

Shelter Rock Redmen scored two runs in the third inning, and then followed it up with two more in the fifth. In the third, Shelter Rock Redmen scored on a two-run single by Hutson, scoring Bonelli and Orbon.

Long Island Whalers 11U brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the third, Long Island Whalers 11U scored on a solo home run by Sean Keys.

After a quick strike from Shelter Rock Redmen, Long Island Whalers 11U responded with three runs in the fifth. Long Island Whalers 11U scored on an RBI single by Ryan Banks and a two-run home run by Sean Keys.

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