Game Summary

Knights Come out Swinging!

In the season opener, a doubleheader at Newfield High School, the New York Knights were able to hold off a tenacious Brentwood Brewer team. The Knights started where they left off by exploding for 4 quick runs before the whole team was even at the field. The offensive heroes of the day, Bobby Gruttadauria, Hector Rolon, and Pete Alfano, were just that from start to finish, driving in 10 runs and scoring another 7 runs on 6, 4 and 3 hits, respectively. John Bosch, Ryan Cox, and Tommy Reilly always seemed to be on base with 5, 3, and 3 walks, respectively.

Even though the score doesn't reflect it, pitching was a major key in the Knights' victories. After some shaky starts where Knights' pitching allowed 7 earned runs in 3 innings, Knights' pitching took over the games allowing only 4 earned runs throughout the remaining 11 innings. Jordan Cox got his first opportunity as a Knight when he took the ball in the second inning of game 1. After 5 strong innings toward his first Knights' win and allowing only 1 earned run, Jordan passed the ball to Dan O'Shea. Dan proceeded to collect his first Knights save. In game 2 Tommy Reilly came in to the third inning allowing only 3 earned runs over the final 5 innings collecting his first win of the season.

Knights Knotes:
* Errors continue to plague the Knights, but practice/playing makes perfect!!

* As everyone saw...we need those pitching friends to join the team!!

Linescore: (2)
1234567RHE
Brentwood Brewers 2 2 3 1 2 0 3 13 13 5
NY Knights 4 6 2 0 0 1 1 14 12 8
WP - Reilly, Tommy (1-0)
LP -

Knights Boxscore:
SB: Cox, Ryan 4 (5); Bosch, John (1); Gruttadauria, Bobby (1);
2B: Reilly, Tommy (1);
RBI: Reilly, Tommy (1); Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 (5); Rolon, Hector (3); Alfano, Pete 2 (2); Cave, Richie 2 (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Cox, Ryan 3 3 0 0 2 0 .167
Reilly, Tommy 4 2 1 1 1 1 .167
Bosch, John 2 3 0 0 3 1 .250
Gruttadauria, Bobby 5 3 4 3 0 0 .750
Rolon, Hector 2 0 1 1 1 0 .667
Alfano, Pete 3 1 3 2 1 0 .600
Cave, Richie 3 1 1 2 0 1 .143
Provitera, Paxton 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Reilly, Tommy 5 10 9 3 1 7 4.20


Linescore: (1)
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NY Knights 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 9 8 3
Brentwood Brewers 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 6 9 2
WP - Cox, Jordan (1-0)
LP - Murphy, Jack
S - O'Shea, Dan (1)

Knights Boxscore:
SB: O'Shea, Daniel 2 (2); Cox, Ryan (1); Alfano, Pete (1); Reilly, Tommy 2 (2);
2B: Cox, Ryan (1); Gruttadauria, Bobby (1);
RBI: Cox, Ryan 2 (2); Gruttadauria, Bobby 2 (2); Rolon, Hector 2 (2);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
O'Shea, Daniel 4 2 1 0 1 0 .250
Cox, Ryan 3 1 1 2 1 0 .333
Bosch, John 2 2 1 0 2 1 .500
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 1 2 2 1 0 .667
Rolon, Hector 4 1 3 2 1 1 .750
Alfano, Pete 2 1 0 0 2 0 .000
Cave, Richie 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Reilly, Tommy 2 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Cox, Jordan 5 7 3 1 2 3 1.40
O'Shea, Daniel 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00