|2011 West Hartford Babe Ruth Game Summaries
Tuesday, June 29th:
Ross's Raiders defeated Damons 14-5
Beckers lost to East Hartford #2 4 -9
Living in West Hartford 12, Butterfly 0
Liam O’Shea pitched a five inning complete game no-hitter for Living in West Hartford Wednesday evening at Conard, shutting out Butterfly 12-0. O’Shea struck out 9, while walking only 2. The hitting for LIWH was led by Vinh Dang, Brendan Smith, Vaishwan Dave and Gianmarco Ciannavei, but the bats were alive across the board with 12 hits in the game. Defensively, Justin Collada played a great right field and AJ Rivera made a nice play at short to save the no-hitter in the bottom of the 5th.
Butterfly bats were quiet, but Conor Mahon made a nice catch at short in the top of the fifth. Kyle Cabral went the distance on the mound for Butterfly, settling in and pitching a strong last three innings after a tough start.
Sunday, June 26th
Butterfly defeated Becker’s 20-8
Damon’s 4, Living in West Hartford 5
Living in West Hartford had its first win of the season in the second game of a double header against Damon’s at King Philip Sunday afternoon. The teams split the pair of five-inning games.
Vaishwan Dave got the start for LIWH and pitched well for three innings, allowing only two hits and securing the win. Francis Byrne, making his pitching debut for the team, came in for the save and pitched a strong two innings allowing only one hit and no runs. Hitting well for LIWH were Dave, Byrne, John Nguyen, Brendan Smith, and Charlie Sanady. Defensively, Vinh Dang did a great job in center field and Nguyen flashed the leather at third base.
Damon’s hitting was led by Nick Orlowski (2 for 3 and 2 runs) and Ben Zekowski. Grant O’Connor had a heads-up day on the base paths. Pitching for Damon’s were Chris Ahlquist and Carson Reale. Reale pitched very well allowing only one hit in three innings. Gus Kerin made a great diving catch at first.
Becker’s defeated Butterfly 9-3
Ross Raiders defeated Damons by a score of 15-10 in a game played at
Sedgwick on Sunday afternoon. Ross Raiders started out strong in the
bottom of the first inning scoring 3 quick runs. Damons responded
immediately in the top of the 2nd inning with 8 runs to take a
commanding lead. Not to be quieted, Ross Raiders came back in the bottom
of the 2nd to score 8 runs of their own. Single runs were scored in
later innings by both teams and Ross Raiders added some security putting
up 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th to close out the scoring. Jimmy
Scheibel started on the mound for Ross Raiders and pitched very well.
The 8 runs allowed in the 2nd inning were no fault of Scheibels, as Ross
Raiders committed 4 errors behind him. James Hara relieved Scheibel for
3 innings and Bobby Marconi closed out the pitching in a scoreless 7th.
Offensively, Ross Raiders pounded out 9 hits and took advantage of 10
walks. The attack was led by Braden Chiulli who was 3 for 3 with a
double, 2 singles and a walk, Bobby Marconi who was 3 for 3 with a
double, 2 singles and a walk, Subby Buccheri who had 2 walks and a long
2 RBI double, and Will Stanwick who delivered a clutch 2 RBI single.
Defensively, Ross raiders was anchored by the play of Braden Chiulli who
made a heads up play backing up 1st base to save a run and by Noah
Drazen who made a nice play throwing across the diamond from 3rd to
quiet a potential Damons rally.
For Damons, Chris Ahlquist started on the mound and was relieved by
Carson Reale. Both pitched well for Damons. The Damons offense was led
by Pete Eze who delivered two solid hits, Nick Orlowski who had a long
triple and Brian O'Shea who had two singles. Defensively for Damons, Eze
made a nice catch in right field off a well hit ball, O'Shea was solid
at shortstop throughout the game, and Matt Baisden was strong catching.
Friday, June 10th
Damon's beat Macaroni Grill, 14 to 4
Becker's and East Hartford team no. 1 tied, 9 to 9.
Wednesday, June 8th
Ross Raiders defeated defending Babe Ruth Champs Living in West Hartford by a score of 15-2 in a 5 inning game played at King Philip on Wednesday afternoon. Subby Buccheri pitched the first 4 innings for Ross Raiders and allowed only 4 singles. James Hara pitched the 5th inning to close out the game. Offensively, Ross Raiders pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of 6 walks. The attack was led by Jimmy Scheibel who was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 singles, Luke Peterson who was 3 for
3 with a double, 2 singles and a walk, Hara who was 2 for 4 with 2 singles, Bobby Marconi who was 2 for 2 with 2 absolute bombs, one going for a double and 2 RBI's and the other a triple and an RBI. Zackary Boehm also had a single in his very first at bat in the Babe Ruth League. Ross Raiders played a solid all-around game on defense committing only 1 error throughout the game.
For Living in West Hartford, Brandan Smith pitched valiantly for the first 4 innings, fighting the extreme heat and potent bats of Ross Raiders. Ray Fagan did a good job in relief in the 5th inning. Justin Collada, Charlie Sanady, Alfredo Riviera, and Brandan Smith had hits for Living in West Hartford. Charlie Sanady did a great job behind the plate, especially considering the very challenging weather conditions.
Butterfly came back from an early deficit to beat East Hartford team no. 1 by a score of 8 to 7.