July 12, 2010: Pequannock 14 - Wayne American 3
Pequannock got off to a fast start and defeated Wayne American for the second time in the tournament on Monday and stay alive in the 12's district tournament. Batting in the top of the first Pequannock put up 5 runs. Adam Curich led off with a single followed by walks to Tommy Crooks, Tyler Aug and Anthony Dombrowski. Danny Parotta got 2 RBI's on a double and later scored on Lou Molinari's RBI single. Pequannock struck again in the second inning when Tommy Crooks walked again, Tyler Aug hit a single and Tommy Ackershoek hit an RBI sac fly to score Crooks. Anthony Dombrowski hit an RBI double to score Aug and the score was quickly 7-0. David Iodice, Tommy Ackershoek and Derek Nelson all singled in the third, fourth and fifth innings but Pequannock could generate no runs. Tommy Crooks started on the mound and gave way to Adam Curich in the fourth inning and the two only surrendered one run combined. Corey Bond made a lunging catch in left field to save at least two runs and end an inning. In the bottom of the fifth Wayne American looked to make a game of it with back to back solo homeruns to make the score 7-3. In the top of the sixth Pequannock put an end to any thoughts of a comeback by batting around and scoring 7 runs. Liam Corbutt led off with a single, Tommy Crooks doubled and Tyler Aug hit a 3 run home run. Tommy Ackershoek singled again, Anthony Dombrowski, David Iodice, Danny Jachera and Adam Curich also singled in the inning. Lou Molinari pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth and Pequannock had another victory. Pequannock had 16 hits in all with no one player having more than two hits.
July 13, 2010: Pequannock 16 - Wayne National 4
For the first time in the tournament Pequannock was the home team and for the second consecutive night they scored 5 runs in the 1st inning. Tommy Crooks walked followed by a Tyler Aug single. Back to back walks to Anthony Dombrowski and Dan Parrotta were followed by back to back singles from Mike Desenzo and Dan Jachera. In the top of the second inning Wayne National got 2 runs back but Pequannock put 4 more on the board in the home half of the inning. Dylan Steed led off with a walk and Adam Curich got him home quickly with a two run homer. Tyler Aug singled and Anthony Dombrowski plated him with the second two run home run of the inning. Lou Molinari made a nice running catch in right field in the third inning and Tommy Ackershoek recorded his 7th strikeout of the game to finish the inning, he would end up with 8 K's on the night. Liam Corbutt doubled with 2 outs in the fifth and came all the way around to score thanks to two throwing errors and the score was 10-4 entering the fifth inning. Lou Molinari pitched a scoreless fifth in the top half. In the bottom of the fifth Derek Nelson led off with a double. Adam Curich hit a single and Tommy Crooks walked to load the bases. Tyler Aug walked to score Nelson. Anthony Dombrowski singled to score Crooks and extend the lead to 12-4. Corey Bond then blasted a walkoff grand slam homerun to make the score 16-4 and end the game as a result of the mercy rule. The team will play against Tri Boro on Wednesday night, 7/14/10 at 7 pm at Dotterwich Field in Wayne. At stake will be a place in the district finals to take on West Milford on Thursday and Friday night.
July 15, 2010: Pequannock 7 - Triboro 2
Pequannock got out to a fast start and scored 5 runs in the first inning for the third consecutive game. Tyler Aug and Anthony Dombrowski singled and scored, Tommy Ackershoek hit an RBI double and scored on Mike Desenzo's single. Corey Bond walked and scored on Dan Parotta's single and Lou Molinari's single scored Desenzo.
Triboro got one run back in the bottom of the first inning but Pequannock got that run back in the top of the third. Dombrowski and Ackershoek hit back to back singles. Dombrowski scored on David Iodice's RBI ground out. Triboro kept it interesting with a second run in the bottom of the third to make the score 6-2. Derek Nelson led off the fourth with a single but was erased at second. Tommy Crooks hit a double but was stranded and Pequannock was held in the fourth and fifth innings. Crooks started the game on the mound and pitched through four innings. Corey Bond struck out the side in the fifth inning. In the sixth Mike Desenzo walked and later scored after a Dan Parrotta double and a Derek Nelson RBI. Lou Molinari took the mound with a 7-2 lead in the sixth and kept Triboro off the board striking out the final batter of the game. The team has won 7 games during the tournament and has now advanced to the District finals to play West Milford on Friday night at 7 pm at Dotterwich Field in Wayne.
July 16, 2010: Pequannock 10 - West Milford 6
The Pequannock bats wasted no time making a statement in the District finals on Friday night against West Milford in Wayne. For the 8th time in 10 games Pequannock scored in the first inning. This time 3 runs for a total of 18 first inning runs in the last four games. Tommy Crooks singled with one out. The next two pitches were hit over the fence. Tyler Aug smoked a line drive over the right field fence on the first pitch he saw. Anthony Dombrowski hit a bomb on the very next offering and Pequannock had a 3-0 lead. West Milford hit a solo home run in the first and again in the second innings to cut the lead to 3-2 and it stayed that way until the fifth thanks to some great defense. Liam Corbutt made a great running catch in the left center gap with runners on to end an inning. Lou Molinari had a clutch play filling in at second base and Derek Nelson made a couple of solid plays at both third and second base. Adam Curich and Mike Desenzo also played their usual stellar infield defense. In the top of the fifth Liam Corbutt singled to center to get Pequannock started. Dylan Steed hit a two out single followed by another hit from Tommy Crooks. An error a single by Dombrowski and double by Tommy Ackershoek and Pequannock had scored 5 runs all with two outs and took an 8-2 lead. West Milford got some of that back in the bottom of the inning with a two run homer and the score was 8-4. Pequannock struck back and recouped the runs. Liam Corbutt singled again followed by a Danny Parrotta single. Tommy Crooks scored them both with a double and Pequannock led 10-6 going into the bottom of the sixth. Anthony Dombrowski had an outstanding day on the mound pitching 5 innings and striking out 8. In the sixth Corey Bond and Liam Corbutt teamed to finish off West Milford. West Milford started with 3 straight hits none of them solid to score 2 runs and have a runner on second with none out and the score now 10-6. Corey Bond got a huge strikeout on a full count. Liam Corbutt came in and threw one pitch. The ball was hit to Adam Curich who threw to Tommy Crooks at first for one out and Crooks made a perfect throw across the diamond to third basemen Derek Nelson. Nelson applied the tag on the runner trying to advance from second and the 4-3-5 double play and the game were complete. Pequannock plays West Milford again tonight in the second and final District championship game at 7 pm at Dotterwich Field in Wayne. The winner will advance to the Sectional tournament starting on Monday at Wallkill Valley.
July 17, 2010: Pequannock 8 - West Milford 5
Pequannock double dipped West Milford at Dotterwich Field in Wayne on Saturday night to claim the District 2 title. Pequannock won the 'IF' game by a score of 8-5 after defeating West Milford the night before 10-6. West Milford got on the board first with a manufactured run in the first inning. Pequannock almost got the run back in the top of the second thanks to a leadoff single by Tommy Ackershoek and a single by Derek Nelson that advanced Ack to third where he would unfortunately be stranded. West Milford got two more runs in the second inning on a two run homer to make the score 3-0. Pequannock got on the board in the bottom of the third. Dylan Steed and Adam Curich led off with consecutive singles. Steed would later score in the inning to make the score 3-1. West Milford got two more in the bottom half of the third to extend their lead to 5-1. In the fourth inning David Iodice singled, Danny Jachera walked on a 9 pitch at bat and Danny Parrotta drove in Iodice to cut the lead to 5-2. Tyler Aug started on the mound and threw his first pitches in all-star competition. He pitched an outstanding game and kept Pequannock in it going into the last two innings. Aug gave up only 4 hits and struck out five. Neither team scored in the fifth inning but perhaps the games most pivotal play took place. With West Milford batting with one out and two runners on base, the #5 hitter drove a pitch high and deep to center field. Dylan Steed retreated to find the fence, timed his leap and snagged the ball out of the night, bringing it back over the fence and saving a three run homer while recording the second out of the inning. With a runner now on third base Liam Corbutt got a strike out to end the inning and the threat as the score remained 5-2. Lou Molinari led off the last chance for Pequannock. Quickly down 0-2 Molinari lined a single to get Pequannock going. Liam Corbutt followed by smashing a two run home run to cut the lead to 5-4 and there was much life in the Pequannock dugout. After an out, Derek Nelson got the rally going again with his second single of the game. The tieing run was now on first base. Danny Parrotta reached base next and the winning run was on first base. After a fielder's choice advanced Nelson to third the tie was 60' away with 2 outs. Tommy Crooks went 0-2 and Pequannock was down to it's last strike. Crooks worked the count full and then hit a dramatic opposite field 3 run homerun and pandomonium ensued on the Pequannock side of the field. Nelson, Parrotta and Crooks all scored to stake Pequannock to a 7-5 lead. Tyler Aug and Anthony Dombrowski followed with back to back doubles and Aug scored to make it 8-5. Liam Corbutt took the mound in the bottom of the sixth and got an out on the first pitch. West Milford got a runner on base and Corbutt responded by notching his second strikeout for out number two. West Milford was now at the powerful top of their batting order. Corbutt unphased got the West Milford leadoff hitter to bounce harmlessly to third base and Dombrowski threw to Crooks at first for the final out and the celebration began for the District 2 champs. Pequannock won 9 games in the tournament that started on June 30th and played the last 7 of of their 11 total games in the past 8 days. Over 3 years of all-star play this group has made 3 district finals appearances winning 20 games overall and two District crowns. The coaches, players and parents would like to thank the tremendous community support and following that made the games in Wayne seem like home games. Pequannock will now play in the Sectional tournament on Monday against Roxbury in Wallkill Valley at 7 pm. The 12 year old Pequannock all-star team consists of; Tommy Ackershoek, Tyler Aug, Cory Bond, Liam Corbutt, Tommy Crooks, Adam Curich, Mike Desenzo, Anthony Dombrowski, David Iodice, Dan Jachera, Lou Molinari, Derek Nelson, Dan Parrotta and Dylan Steed. The team is coached by Tom Crooks, Dom Desenzo and Denis Nelson.
Submitted by Denis Nelson
District Pool Play
June 30, 2010: Pequannock 12 - Clifton American 6
The Pequannock 12 year old all-star baseball team defeated Clifton American 12-6 in the first game of pool play on 6/30 at Joe Grill Field in Pompton Lakes. Batting in the top of the first Tommy Crooks earned a walk with a nine pitch at bat and Anthony Dombrowski follwed with a two run homerun blasted over the left field fence on a 1-2 count. In the second inning Adam Curich leadoff with a single but was erased on a fielder's choice. Tommy Crooks hit an RBI single to score Dan Parrotta to make the score 3-0. In the top of the third the visitors from Pequannock struck again. Tyler Aug started it with a single, Liam Corbutt followed with a two run homer that just got out off the top of the fence in centerfield. Dylan Steed scored after a walk to make the score 6-0. Cory Bond started on the mound and cruised through two innings, striking out four and facing only seven batters. Clifton mounted a rally in the bottom of the third and cut the lead to 6-5. Pequannock answered with a run in the fourth due to Anthony Dombrowski's leadoff single, two stolen bases and an RBI sac fly by Tyler Aug. Dan Parrotta and Cory Bond scored runs in the fifth driven in by hits from Tommy Crooks and Tyler Aug. Dan Jachera hit a leadoff single in the sixth. Pinch runner Dylan Steed scored on Derek Nelson's line drive to right to close out the scoring for Pequannock. Dombrowski, Crooks and Aug paced the offense with 2 hits apiece. Anthony Dombrowski was dominant on the mound over the last 3 innings, facing only 10 batters, giving up one hit, one run and striking out 7 of the 9 outs recorded. The 12 year old Pequannock all-star team consists of; Tommy Ackershoek, Tyler Aug, Cory Bond, Liam Corbutt, Tommy Crooks, Adam Curich, Mike Desenzo, Anthony Dombrowski, David Iodice, Dan Jachera, Lou Molinari, Derek Nelson, Dan Parrotta and Dylan Steed. The team is coached by Tom Crooks, Dom Desenzo and Denis Nelson.
July 1, 2010: Pequannock 8 - Wayne American 6
Pequannock played Wayne American at Dotterwich Field in Wayne in the second game of pool play and came away with a hard fought 8-6 victory. Pequannock scored in the top of the first on a Tommy Ackershoek single that plated Anthony Dombrowski who had walked and moved to third on Tyler Aug's double. All of the damage was done with two outs. The team tacked on three more runs in the third when Tommy Crooks walked and Tyler Aug and Tommy Ackershoek again got back to back hits. Anthony Dombrowski also scored in the inning and the visitors led 4-0. Tommy Ackershoek started on the hill and pitched into the fifth inning only giving up a single run in the fourth, before giving way to the bullpen. Tyler Aug singled and scored in the top of the fifth to make the score 5-1. Wayne American batted around in the bottom of the fifth and scored four times to tie the game at five entering the final inning. Pequannock answered as they had the night before when Clifton thretened. Anthony Dombrowski and Tyler Aug hit back to back doubles with one out. Tommy Ackershoek then hit a triple to score Aug. Ackershoek scored on Adam Curich's sacrifice fly and the team was up again now by a score of 8-5. Tommy Crooks pitched the sixth inning and allowed one run. He recorded a big strikeout in the heart of the order for his second out and then had the bases loaded but induced his second ground ball fielder's choice out to preserve the win. Tyler Aug lead the offense with a 4-4 showing and Tommy Ackershoek had 3 hits.
July 6, 2010: Pequannock 13 - Ringwood 2 in 5 innings
Pequannock improved to 3-0 in pool play on Tuesday, 7/6 at Dotterwich Field in Wayne with a 13-2 triumph over Ringwood. Playing the role of visitors again Pequannock scored in the first inning just as they did in the first two games. This time two runs scored courtesy of a Tommy Crooks double followed by an error and then an RBI ground out by Tyler Aug. Ringwood answered in the bottom half of the first with a two run homerun and the score was tied 2-2 entering the second inning. Adam Curich led off the inning with a single and Derek Nelson followed with a double. Curich scored on Mike Desenzo's infield single and Pequannock led 3-2. Tommy Crooks pitched two shutout innings in the second and third frames and struck out 5 through three innings of work. Pequannock started to roll in the top of the third inning scoring four more times. Anthony Dombrowski walked followed by singles from Aug and Curich. Lou Molinari hit an RBI fielder's choice and Dan Parotta walked. Liam Corbutt hit a single to score the fourth run of the inning. In the fourth inning David Iodice led off with a single followed by back to back walks to Crooks and Dombrowski to load the bases. Tyler Aug hit a sacrifice fly to score Iodice and Tommy Ackershoek hit a sacrifice fly to score Crooks. Adam Curich hit his third single of the game good for an RBI scoring Dombrowski. In the fifth Pequannock got back to back doubles from Desenzo and Crooks, then a walk to Dombrowski and a single from Aug to close out the scoring. Dombrowski pitched the final two innings striking out four and allowing only one base runner. Both Crooks and Dombrowski received stellar defensive support from the entire team and Nelson, Molinari and Aug made great plays to get the leadoff batters in the second, third and fifth innings. Curich led the offense with 3 hits aided by Dombrowski with 3 walks and 4 runs scored, Crooks scored three times. The team plays their final pool play game on Thursday, 7/8/10 vs. Clifton National at Triboro at 8 pm.
July 8, 2010: Clifton National 5 - Pequannock 0
In the last game of pool play the Pequannock 12's suffered their first defeat, 5-0 to Clifton National at Triboro. Clifton hit a 3 run homerun in the first inning and 2 run homer in the second inning. That 5-0 lead stood up as the Clifton pitcher kept the Pequannock bats off balance and off the scoreboard all night. The team completed pool play with a record of 3-1 and will enter the double elimination tournament as a two seed. They play againt Wayne National on Saturday, 7/10/10 at Dotterwich Field in Wayne at 4 pm.
Submitted by Denis Nelson
States Tournament – Game 1
July 23, 2010, Elmer, NJ
The New Jersey State Girls Majors Tournament started today in Elmer, NJ with Pequannock facing their rivals from Robbinsville. Robbinsville prevailed as they beat Pequannock 12 – 2.
Pequannock scored runs in both the second and third inning; however a 6 run inning by Robbinsville was too much for Pequannock to overcome. In Pequannock’s second inning, Natalie Trautwein got on second base with a one out single and a throwing error by the Robbinsville right fielder. One out later, Jonnalyn McClain batted a ball that the second baseman couldn’t handle, allowing Trautwein to score.
Stephanie Pomante scored in the third inning after leading off the inning with a walk. Pomante had advanced on a single by Kellyann McClain and then scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Taylor Cucci. This was all the runs that Pequannock would get, as the Robbinsville pitcher was able to shut down Pequannock the rest of the way.
Defensively, the Pequannock left fielders played a solid game. Rachel Pierson had three putouts including a shoe-string catch in the third inning stopping a big inning for Robbinsville. In the fourth inning Carly Klimek also made an outstanding play in left, chasing down a sinking batted ball towards the foul line.
The double-elimination tournament continues on Saturday, July 24th, as Pequannock faces Section 2 champion Lodi, at 6:00.
States Tournament – Game 2
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July 24, 2010, Elmer, NJ
The Pequannock girls came back with a force today in the State Tournament with a 19-3 victory over Section 2 champion Lodi. Jonnalyn McClain, Dana Scillieri and Taylor Cucci combined to pitch a one-hitter for Pequannock, including striking out nine batters in the four inning game.
Pequannock’s offense didn’t wait long to strike as they scored seven runs in the first inning. The inning started with the first three batters walking which set up the first run to be scored when clean-up hitter Alyssa Lobosco was hit by a pitch, scoring Kellyann McClain. Michele Zahner then came up and delivered a two run single to extend the lead to 3-0. The bats kept going as Rachel Pierson smacked a double, scoring two more runs. RBI singles by Jonnalyn McClain and Jennifer Sigler rounded out the scoring for the inning, giving Pequannock an early 7-0 lead.
The second inning saw Pequannock add another seven runs as it increased its lead to 14-0. In the inning, Rachel Pierson hit an RBI triple, Kaitlyn Natoli drove in two with a base hit and Carly Klimek, Dana Scillieri and Alyssa Lobosco each had RBI singles. The inning was capped off with an RBI double by Natalie Trautwein hit into the left field gap. Five more runs were scored in the third inning with RBI’s by Klimek, Scillieri, Trautwein, Hailey McGlynn and Jonnalyn McClain.
Taylor Cucci came in relief in the fourth inning, striking out all three batters she faced to end the game, allowing Pequannock to advance in the tournament.
Next game for Pequannock will be against Section 4 champion Hammonton on Sunday July 25th
States Tournament – Game 3
July 25, 2010, Elmer, NJ
The Pequannock girls run for a state championship came to an end tonight as Hammonton defeated Pequannock 5 – 1. Hammonton came out strong scoring three runs in the first inning to take a 3 – 0 lead, and then tacked on single runs in the second and fifth innings to complete their scoring.
Pequannock fought hard throughout the game, as starter Kellyann McClain settled down after the first inning to limit the tough Hammonton offense to only 2 hits for the remainder of the game, including five strikeouts. Pequannock’s offense mounted threats in both the second and third innings, but were only able to plate one run as the Hammonton pitcher and defense played well all game.
In the second inning, Alyssa Lobosco and Dana Scillieri delivered back to back hits to start the inning. After a Jonnalyn McClain walk to load the bases with no outs, the Hammonton pitcher retired the next three batters to stop the Pequannock threat. Pequannock scored their only run in the third inning on an RBI by Lobosco which scored Carly Klimek who had walked earlier in the inning.
With the season over, the girls can look back as they completed another successful all star season finishing 3rd place in the state. The team received great support from the town throughout the season, including fans that traveled to distance sites to root the girls on. The players and coaches extend their gratitude to all.
The players on the team are Taylor Cucci, Carly Klimek, Alyssa Lobosco, Jonnalyn McClain, Kellyann McClain, Hailey McGlynn, Kaitlyn Natoli, Rachel Pierson, Stephanie Pomante, Dana Scillieri, Jennifer Sigler, Natalie Trautwein and Michele Zahner. The team is coached by Joel Troast, John McClain, Ken Sigler and John Natoli.
It was a pitcher’s duel tonight as the Pequannock Girls Majors all-stars started Section play against District 1 champion, Mendham. Mendham took the first game of this best of three series, winning 1-0
Dana Scillieri pitched for Pequannock, striking out four batters, while walking none, and allowing only three hits. The only run of the game was scored by Mendham in the 3rd inning on a one out, run-scoring double. Mendham’s only other threat was in the first inning, but that was erased after catcher Stephanie Pomante threw to centerfielder Hailey McGlynn, who was covering 2nd base, to throw out the Mendham runner on the attempted steal.
Pequannock’s offense threatened throughout the game, however Mendham’s solid pitching and strong defense was able to prevent Pequannock runners from scoring. In the first inning, Taylor Cucci hit the first pitch for a single and then moved to 2nd on a walk by Carly Klimek. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners to 2nd and 3rd, Alyssa Lobosco was hit-by-a-pitch to load the bases. The rally was cut short as the Mendham pitcher was able to get the next two batters out.
In the 4th inning, with one out, Rachael Piersen ended up on 3rd base after a single and two throwing errors. However, Mendham ended the threat with a 1-3-2 double-play. Michele Zahner started another rally in the 5th inning with a base hit to right field. Natalie Trautwein made it first and second after working a base on balls, but a line-out to the pitcher by the next batter ended the inning for Pequannock. Pequannock didn’t go down quiet in the 6th inning as Alyssa Lobosco lead off the inning with a single. A two out walk to Hailey McGlynn made it first and second, however the Mendham pitcher was able to get the next batter out, to preserve Mendham’s 1-0 win.
July 17, 2010: Pequannock 3 - Mendham 2
Alyssa Lobosco and Michele Zahner delivered key hits in the bottom of the 6th inning to lead Pequannock in a come from behind win over Mendham. Down 2-0, Taylor Cucci leads off the 6th inning with a base hit to left field. One out later and a walk to Dana Scillieri, Lobosco delivers a bases clearing triple to tie the game at two. Zahner then hits a chopper up the middle that was too hot to handle, allowing Lobosco to score the game-winning run.
Jonnalyn McClain pitched a solid game for Pequannock allowing only two runs on four hits, while striking out three Mendham batters. Pequannock’s defense continued to play well with key plays by Lobosco, Cucci, Carly Klimek, Jennifer Sigler and Natalie Trautwein. Catcher Kaitlyn Natoli threw out a Mendham runner on an attempted steal by firing a ball to Scillieri playing shortstop.
The Section series is now tied at a game each for Pequannock and Mendham. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday, July 18th at 10:00 in Clifton.
July 18, 2010: Pequannock 7 - Mendham 0
Alyssa Lobosco was masterful on the mound as she pitched a no-hitter against Mendham to give Pequannock the Section 1 championship. The Pequannock Girls Majors team beat Mendham 7 – 0. Lobosco struck out twelve batters, including eight of the first nine batters she faced. Two walks, one in the 4th inning and one in the 6th inning prevented the perfect game.
For the first time this series, the Pequannock bats came alive as they scored three runs in both the 3rd and 4th inning. An insurance run was later added in the 5th inning. Jennifer Sigler got Pequannock on the board with a one out, bases-loaded single in the 3rd inning, scoring Jonnalyn McClain. Two more runs were tacked on after a walk to Dana Scillieri scored Carly Klimek and an RBI fielder’s choice by Lobosco scored Taylor Cucci.
Natalie Trautwein got things going in the 4th inning with a lead-off walk. McClain followed with a base hit and then Stephanie Pomante executed a perfect sacrifice to give Pequannock runners on second and third. Cucci then delivered an RBI single which was then followed with a single by Hailey McGlynn scoring two more Pequannock runners. Pequannock’s seventh run was scored by an RBI triple from Rachael Piersen, scoring Kaitlyn Natoli who had just walked.
With this victory, the Pequannock girls go to defend their state title in Elmer, New Jersey. First game is on Friday July 23rd at 5:45 against Robbinsville, last year’s state runners-up.
July 1, 2010: Pequannock 26 - Clifton American 1
The Girls Majors all-stars started their district tournament play against Clifton American today with an impressive 26 to 1 win, in four innings. Jonnalyn McClain and Rachael Pierson led the Pequannock offense as McClain had three hits and Pierson hit a bases clearing triple. Hailey McGlynn, Kellyann McClain, Dana Scillieri and Michele Zahner also contributed with hits for Pequannock.
Pitchers Kellyann McClain, Dana Scillieri, Jonnalyn McClain and Alyssa Lobosco combined to keep the Clifton batters in check, striking out ten batters in four innings of play.< Pequannock’s next game will be on July 7, 2010 at 8:00 vs. Pompton Lakes-Riverdale (PLR). Earlier in the night, PLR defeated the Clifton National all-stars. All district games will be held in Clifton.
The Pequannock Girls Majors all-stars are Taylor Cucci, Carly Klimek, Alyssa Lobosco, Jonnalyn McClain, Kellyann McClain, Hailey McGlynn, Kaitlyn Natoli, Rachael Pierson, Stephanie Pomante, Dana Scillieri, Jennifer Sigler, Natalie Trautwein and Michele Zahner. The team is coached by Joel Troast, John McClain, Ken Sigler and John Natoli.
July 7, 2010: Pequannock 20 - Pompton Lakes 2
The Girls Majors all-stars continued district play in Clifton tonight and earned their way to the district finals with a four inning, 20 to 2 win against Pompton Lakes-Riverdale (PLR). The Pequannock bats were as hot as the weather as Kellyann McClain led the game off with a triple. Taylor Cucci then followed with a smash to right field which she was able to leg out for a two-run homer. McClain finished the night going 4-4. Hits by Jennifer Sigler (3), Carly Klimek and Michele Zahner contributed to the Pequannock attack.
Dana Scillieri started on the mound for Pequannock, going three innings, striking out six batters while giving up only one run. Jonnalyn McClain relieved in the fourth and final inning striking out two to give Pequannock its second win in the tournament.
Defensively, Pequannock continued to play error free, including turning a 4-6-3 double play in the third inning. On the play, Carly Klimek fielded the batted ball, tossed to Kellyann McClain at second who then fired the ball to Taylor Cucci at first to complete the double play.
Pequannock’s next game will be on Friday July 9, 2010 at 8:00 vs. the winner of PLR and Clifton American game. A win by Pequannock this Friday will give them the District 2 crown.
July 9, 2010: Pequannock 16 - Clifton 2
The Girls Majors all-stars defeated Pompton Lakes-Riverdale (PLR), 16 to 2, to capture the District 2 championship. Sisters Jonnalyn and Kellyann McClain combined to pitch a no-hitter for Pequannock, striking out six batters while allowing only 2 unearned runs. Jonnalyn started the game and pitched 3 solid innings, including the 2nd inning where she struck out the side in a 1-2-3 inning. Kellyann came in the 4th inning to close out the game for the eventual champions.
Pequannock pitching was helped by key defensive plays by Carly Klimek and Michele Zahner, plus an inning ending pickoff started by catcher Kaitlyn Natoli. Natoli threw down to 2nd baseman Kellyann McClain who then threw to Lobosco at third to catch the PLR runner off the base.
The offense was lead by Taylor Cucci who continued to swing a hot bat, going 4-4 with a triple and 6 RBI’s. Hits by Kellyann McClain, Dana Scillieri, Alyssa Lobosco, Rachael Piersen and Jonnalyn McClain, plus two walks each for Jennifer Sigler and Hailey McGlynn also contributed to the Pequannock run scoring.
Pequannock will now enter the Section 1 tournament which will be played at Clifton’s Main Memorial field. First game is Friday July 16th at 8:00 against Mendham.
Submitted by Tony Scillieri