Game Summary

Knights Take Two from Braves!

When the Knights' Saturday 5pm Doubleheader against the New Hyde Park Tigers got rained out, most players took that as an opportunity to paaarrrtaaay! Little did they know that manager Paxton Provitera would not take another rain out lightly. By 9:30am Paxton had the field in perfect condition and the game was on, the only question was if the Knights would be sober/awake enough to see the ball.

Pitching was the key to both Knights victories. Greg Holmes threw a one hit shutout for the game 1 win. Lucas Clementz started the second game allowing only 3 hits through 7 innings then Jordan Cox closed the game out in the 8th allowing 1 hit and ensuring the win for Lucas. Behind this pitching display the Knights' played solid defense all around. When the Knights play like this there will be few teams who can stay close.

Offensively the Knights grouped hits together and moved runners along...except when they stranded base runners (9 in game 1, 11 in game 2) or struck out with the bases loaded (twice in each game). Overall, timely hitting, a few homeruns; Tommy Reilly in game 1 and Pete Alfano in game 2; and 2 intentional walks combined with 7 "unintentional" walks and 11 other walks were a winning combination. Tommy Reilly and Bobby Gruttadauria both went 2 for 3 and John Bosch went 2 for 4 in game 1, while Pete Alfano was the only multi-hitter in game 2 going 2 for 4 with the game winning extra-inning homerun.

Knights Knotes:
* There were more intentional walks issued to the Knights on Sunday then in their previous entire history!

* Everyone better stop doing those rain dances!

Linescore: (8)
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Brookhaven Braves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
NY Knights 0 0 2 0 1 1 x 4 8 1
WP - Holmes, Greg (1-1)
LP - Peterson, Paul

Knights Boxscore:
2B: Gruttadauria, Bobby (4); Bosch, John (1);
HR: Reilly, Tommy (1);
RBI: Cox, Jordan (3); Gruttadauria, Bobby (12); Reilly, Tommy 2 (4);
SB: Gruttadauria, Bobby (5); O'Shea, Dan (4);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
O'Shea, Dan 4 1 1 0 0 0 .188
Alfano, Pete Jr. 4 1 1 0 0 0 .381
Reilly, Tommy 3 2 2 2 1 0 .333
Bosch, John 4 0 2 0 0 0 .227
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 0 2 1 0 0 .483
Urtnowski, Mike 1 0 0 0 2 0 .294
Cox, Jordan 1 0 0 1 2 1 .444
Cave, Rich 3 0 0 0 0 2 .148
Hacker, Mike 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Holmes, Greg 7.0 1 0 0 2 10 2.56


Linescore: (9)
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NY Knights 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 6 1
Brookhaven Braves 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 2
WP - Clementz, Lucas (1-0)
LP - Capra, Chris

Knights Boxscore:
HR: Alfano, Pete Jr. (1);
RBI: Hacker, Mike (1); Cave, Rich 2 (6); Cox, Jordan (4); Urtnowski, Mike (5); Alfano, Pete Jr. 2 (6); O'Shea, Dan (1);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
O'Shea, Dan 3 1 0 1 1 0 .158
Alfano, Pete Jr. 4 1 2 2 1 1 .400
Reilly, Tommy 1 1 0 0 4 0 .318
Bosch, John 4 1 0 0 1 3 .192
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 2 0 0 2 0 .438
Urtnowski, Mike 3 1 1 1 2 1 .300
Cox, Jordan 3 2 1 1 2 2 .417
Cave, Rich 4 0 1 2 1 1 .161
Hacker, Mike 3 0 1 1 1 1 .167
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Clementz, Lucas 7.0 3 4 4 8 3 3.11
Cox, Jordan 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2.55