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The Saint's get revenge on Gamp......

Posted Sunday, May 04, 2008 by Saint's Reporter

The Saint's (Senior) Pitcher TJ KInsey who witnessed last years loss to a very talented Gamp Baseball team took to the mound on Saturday with revenge in his eyes.

Kinsey pitched a complete game while holding Gamp to just 2 runs
(1 earned), on just 4 hits while striking out three.

In the first four innings of play Kinsey held Gamp to zero runs on just
1 hit which came curtosy of Gamp's (Sophmore) Left fielder, Nick Coppola who hit a line drive to left field. Gamp scored their only two runs of the game in the 5th inning. (Sophmore) Joe Coppola flew out to centerfield for the 1st out, (Sophmore) Anthony DiVencenzo then reached base on an error by the Saint's shorstop. After Nick Coppola (cousin of Joe) flew out to center, (Senior) Centerfeilder, Jonathan Sheridan ripped a single between 3rd and short to move DiVencenzo up to 2nd base. (Senior) Rightfielder Christian Matticks hit a high fly ball to right field which was lost in the sun by the Saint's rightfielder and fell for a two run triple. Kinsey then ended the inning after making (Senior) Foster McKoskey pop out to second base.

The Saint's bats were a little rusty in the first four innings, only managing 3 runs on 5 hits. In the first inning of play (Senior) Dan Behlau reached base on a four pitch walk and moved up to second on a pass ball. He then scored on a sharply hit single by (Sophmore) Mark Donato who was 3 for 3 with a triple, Homerun and 2 R.B.I.'s. Donato then scored on a deep hit triple by the Saint's biggest threat (Junior) Catcher Joe Armata who also was 3 for 3 with a triple and 2 R.B.I.'s. Armata did'nt have any throw outs yesterday as Gamp did'nt even dare to attempt a steal against the Catholic Leagues most feared catcher.

The Saint's biggest inning was in the 6th when they accounted for 6 of their 12 runs. Behlau lead off with a walk and scored on a double by (Senior) Aggie Osano. Gamp's Head Coach Art Kratchmen then decided to intentionally walk (Sophmore) Mark Donato and take his chances with Joe Armata who hit an infield single. It's a tough decision for other coaches to make but it's the second time this year Donato was walked and teams took their chances with Armata. It's like walking Ryan Howard to get to Pat Burrell. Your damned if you do and damned if you don't. (Junior) Anthony Pfettscher then hit an infield single and collected 2 R.B.I.'s. With no outs (Sophmore) Albert Baur hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score CR (Freshman) John Snyder who was running for Armata. (Sophmore) Reno Regalbuto then hit a single to score Pfettscher and pick up his second R.B.I. of the day. The game ended curtosy of the 10 run mercy rule after (Junior) Billy Fulginit hit a single which scored Regalbuto to make the score 12-2.

Gamp, who just like Neumann, has a very young team with alot of promise and next year for the 3rd annuel event, might be the best game between the two teams that we have seen yet.

Gamps starting line up consist of 4 seniors, 1 junior, 3 sophmores and 1 freshman while Neumann's starting line up showcases 2 seniors,
3 juniors, 3 sophmores and 1 freshman.

It was a nice showing of support from both teams as both sides of the diamond was packed with with parents, siblings, friends and alumni from both schools.

The Saint's would like to extend an extra "THANK YOU" to (Senior) and I mean Senior Citizen Ron Cedrone who took care of the grill and did an excellent job with the Burgers and Hotdogs. Cedrone, who's been hurt in the past with a few foul balls and or just some wild throws stood strong in left field as he was taking care of business on the grill. Thanks again Ron.

The Saint's will open their next In-League series against Bishop McDevitt away on Tuesday, May 6th @ 3:45pm and then back home on Thursday, May 8th, also at 3:45pm.

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