Game Summary

Knights get close but keep falling behind

In a delayed 8:30pm start, the Knights found themselves overly excited which led to 3 early Storm runs. Once the adrenaline leveled off, the Knights crawled back into the game scoring a run in the second when Bobby Gruttadauria led off with a double then scored on a single by the ever surprising Dan O'Shea, and then scoring again in the third when Tommy Reilly scored by taking advantage of a Strom error, wild pitch, and finally scoring on a Pat Conway single.

With the score 3-2, the Knights tookthe field, but quickly found themselves in a jam. A leadoff walk then a single gave the Storm a distinct advantage, but pitcher Mike Urtnowski had something to say about things. A strikeout then hit batter loaded the bases with 1 out. Another strikeout and it started to look better for the Knights. That is until the light pole almost fell down and the bases were cleared.

Now down 8-2 the Knights seemed down, but they weren't out yet! The 6th inning saw the Knights cut the lead down to 8-6 on six hits by Conway, Bosch, Gruttadauria, Urtnowski, Cave, and McGuire and a sacrifice fly by O'Shea.

Unfortunately a few missed oppurtunities left the Knights behind and the Storm bats proved to be too much on this night. Two more homeruns led to an 11-6 lead and final.

Knights Knotes:
* Dan O'Shea doesn't seem to realize he's a PITCHER...what to do?!?!

* Sean McGuire's 2002 debut seemed to be an extension of 2001: a late inning 2 RBI single and stolen base along with a diving grab in center...He's back!

Linescore:
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NY Knights 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 6 10 3
LI Storm 3 0 5 0 0 3 x 11 8 3
WP - Jim Ballen
LP - Mike Urtnowski (0-1)
S-

Knights Boxscore:
SB: O'Shea, Dan (1); McGuire, Sean (1);
2B: Bosch, John (3); Gruttadauria, Bobby (1);
RBI: Conway, Pat (8); Gruttadauria, Bobby (2); O'Shea, Dan 2 (4); McGuire, Sean 2 (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Sodaro, J.J. 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Reilly, Tommy 4 1 0 0 0 2 .462
Conway, Pat 4 1 2 1 0 0 .529
Bosch, John 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Gruttadauria, Bobby 4 2 2 1 0 0 .231
Urtnowski, Mike 3 1 1 0 0 0 .429
O'Shea, Dan 2 0 1 2 0 0 .545
Cave, Richie 3 0 2 0 0 1 .176
Rolan, Hector 3 0 0 0 0 2 .133
McGuire, Sean 3 0 1 2 0 0 .333
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Urtnowski, Mike 6 8 11 8 4 5 8.00