Game Summary

Knights win 3 over the weekend

Once again Knights' pitching proved to be too much for the opposition to handle. Friday night at Birchwood Park the Knights faced a new opponent, the LI Yankees. Joe Lankford, the 6 ft. 4 in. 260 lb. right handed fireballer, was given the ball and no hits were to follow. Striking out 10 through the full 5 innings of the 17-1 win, Joe made his presence known to the enitire Stan Musial league.

Sunday afternoon in a doubleheader against the LI Cardinals at CYA field, amidst undertones of little league hostility, Knights' pitching once again dominated. The first game saw Rob Maier recording his second win "throwing" a full game (3 innings). The second game was Dan O'Shea's 2002 pitching debut, first win of the year, and ninth consecutive victory as a Knight with no losses. A close game the whole way, finally ended by the Knights' self proclaimed "closer" Tom Reilly.

Most importantly these games seemed to jumpstart the sluggish offense with an output of 32 hits and 41 runs. Leading this offensive onslaught were Tommy Reilly, 6 for 8 with a homerun, 3 walks and scoring 6 runs; Pat Conway, 7 for 10 with 7 RBI's; Matt Eggert, 4 for 8 with a homerun and 5 RBI's; Dan O'shea showing his power with his first homerun as a Knight; and J.J. Sodaro scoring 6 runs.

Knights Knotes:
* Rob Maier has already equalled his win total of the 2001 summer season

Linescore (Game 3):
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LI Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
NY Knights 8 5 5 x 18 10 1
WP - Joe Lankford (1-0)
LP -
S-

Knights Boxscore:
SB: Sodaro, J.J. (1);
2B: Sodaro, J.J. (1); Conway, Pat (1); Rolan, Hector (1);
RBI: Sodaro, J.J. 2 (2); Reilly, Tommy 2 (2); Conway, Pat 5 (5);
Bosch, John 2 (2); Eggert, Matt 2 (2); Rolan, Hector (1); Provitera, Paxton 2 (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Sodaro, J.J. 3 3 1 2 1 0 .400
Reilly, Tommy 2 2 1 2 2 0 .333
Conway, Pat 4 2 3 5 0 0 .429
Bosch, John 2 1 1 2 2 0 .286
Cave, Richie 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Eggert, Matt 2 2 1 2 2 1 .143
O'Shea, Dan 2 3 1 0 2 0 .500
Rolan, Hector 3 2 2 1 0 1 .222
Provitera, Paxton 0 3 0 2 3 0 ---
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lankford, Joe 5 0 0 0 2 10 0.00


Linescore (Game 4):
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NY Knights 6 3 4 4 17 14 0
LI Cardinals 1 0 0 1 3 4
WP - Rob Maier (2-0)
LP - Mike McGlaughlin
S-

Knights Boxscore:
2B: Reilly, Tommy (1); Conway, Pat (2); Urtnowski, Mike (2);
HR: Reilly, Tommy (1); Eggert, Matt (1); O'Shea, Dan (1);
RBI: Reilly, Tommy 3 (5); Conway, Pat 2 (7); Urtnowski, Mike 3 (5); Eggert, Matt 3 (5); O'Shea, Dan 2 (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Sodaro, J.J. 3 2 1 0 1 1 .375
Reilly, Tommy 4 3 4 3 0 0 .714
Conway, Pat 4 3 3 2 0 0 .545
Bosch, John 3 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Urtnowski, Mike 3 1 3 3 0 0 .444
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 1 0 0 0 0 .167
Cave, Richie 2 1 0 0 1 2 .000
Eggert, Matt 3 2 1 3 0 0 .200
Rolan, Hector 1 1 0 0 2 0 .200
O'Shea, Dan 3 2 2 2 0 0 .571
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Maier, Rob 3 3 1 1 1 3 0.78


Linescore (Game 5):
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LI Cardinals 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 4 4
NY Knights 1 1 4 0 0 0 x 6 8 2
WP - Dan O'Shea (1-0)
LP - Jay Coyne
S- Tomy Reilly (1)

Knights Boxscore:
SB: Reilly, Tommy (1); Conway, Pat (1);
2B: Bosch, John (2); Urtnowski, Mike (3); O'Shea, Dan (1);
RBI: Urtnowski, Mike 2 (7); Rolan, Hector (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Sodaro, J.J. 2 1 0 0 1 0 .300
Reilly, Tommy 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667
Conway, Pat 2 1 1 0 1 0 .538
Bosch, John 2 1 1 0 1 0 .250
Urtnowski, Mike 2 1 1 2 1 0 .455
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Cave, Richie 3 1 1 0 0 2 .071
Eggert, Matt 3 0 2 0 0 0 .308
Rolan, Hector 2 0 0 1 0 0 .167
O'Shea, Dan 2 0 1 0 0 0 .556
Vogt, Billy 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Molinaro, Bobby 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
O'Shea, Dan 6 4 3 0 5 6 0.00
Reilly, Tommy 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00