NEW HARTFORD LL A ALL-STARS FALL TO HORSEHEADS 9-7 IN SECTION 2 FINAL
2013 New Hartford Little League All-Stars – District 10 Champions!
New Hartford A All-Stars LL falls to Horseheads 9-7 in Section 2 final.
New Hartford 11-12 LL All-Stars reach Section 2 Finals be beating Oneida 14-1 tonight.
New Hartford 11-12 year old All Stars win their pool despite losing to Onenota 8-7. NH dropped a close one last night to District 7 champion Onenota. They continued to hit the ball well connecting for three home runs.
Tonight at 6 pm New Hartford plays District 9 champion Oneida in Corning. The other pool champion was Horseheads who plays District 8 champion Liverpool at 3 pm.
New Hartford claimed the pool title by virtue of the lowest runs allowed per inning average.
The winners of tonight’s games will meet for the Section 2 championship Wednesday.
Yesterday, New Hartford A All Stars defeated District 8 champion Liverpool 6-0. NH used three pitchers to toss a 1 hitter (Spencer Oliver, Tyler Moran, Andrew Circelli).
Josh Farmer had a 3 run homer.
Today New Hartford faces Onenota in Corning.
The Section 2 LL championship features six district champions fighting to move onto the State Championship in Lockport.
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NEW HARTFORD KNOCKS OFF MARCY-DEERFIELD 12-2 FOR DISTRICT 10 TITLE
With the win, New Hartford is the 2013 District 10 Champion and will vie for a Section II Championship this coming weekend in Corning.
Tied 2-2, after three innings of play, New Hartford sent fifteen batters to the plate in the top of the fourth inning.
The kids in the bright, white uniforms erupted for 10 runs, 7 of which came with 2 outs, on 9 hits before the dust settled and the eventual champs had a 12-2 advantage.
New Hartford grabbed the early lead in the top of the first, when David Antone doubled home Matthew Chiffy, who was running for Tyler Moran, who singled, giving New Hartford the early advantage.
Marcy-Deerfield, which defeated Whitestown 7-5 on Sunday for a ticket to this evening’s dance, took back the lead in the home half of the first inning, when Andrew Maycock blasted a two run homer over the right field fence, knocking in Joey Ruggiero and giving M-D a 2-1 lead after one complete inning.
New Hartford tied the game up in the top of the second, when Josh Farmer started things off with a single.
The “Joshing around” continued, when Josh LaFave stepped in next and hammered a double to the center field fence, scoring Farmer and tying the game at 2-2.
Marcy-Deerfield starting pitcher, Avery Cook, who did a great job keeping the NH bats quiet early on, left the game after LaFave’s hit with what appeared to be elbow pain.
Phil Sacco came on in relief of Cook and got Joey Molanare and Jack Angelucci to ground out consecutively to end the New Hartford threat.
Joey Crossley led off the bottom of the second with a rifle shot off the right field fence, but an alert Joey Murray grabbed the ball at the warning track, fired the ball to second baseman Jack Angelucci, who relayed to shortstop Andrew Circelli, who put the tag on the sliding Crossley for a big first out of the inning.
New Hartford veteran, right hander, Spencer Oliver, then got the next two M-D hitters to go quietly.
After a scoreless third inning, largely due to the great pitching by Sacco and Oliver for their respective clubs, New Hartford had the inning of the tournament in the top of the fourth.
After Sacco got leadoff man, Nick Lamere, to pop out to first baseman, Avery Cook, well into foul territory for the first out, Matthew Chiffy stepped in an launched a home run to give New Hartford a 3-2 lead.
Rocco Fanelli then flew out to center field for the second out. It appeared that M-D would get to the home half of the fourth within a run.
Head Coach, Chris Moran’s, club had other plans. With two away, fiery leadoff hitter, Jack Angelucci, singled sharply to load the bases.
Next up was Tyler Moran, who came into today with more dingers than the bells at St. John’s Church.
Moran didn’t go yard this time, but he may as well have. The big catcher launched a double to the warning track, scoring LaFave, Oliver and Angelucci, to give New Hartford a 6-2 lead.
Andrew Circelli joined the mix next, with a double of his own, scoring Moran to make it 7-2.
David Antone then came up and popped up to infield, but the fielder lost the ball in the sun, which allowed Circelli to score and Antone to reach first.
Matthew Chiffy laced a double off the center field fence, scoring Antone and Lemire to make it 10-2 New Hartford.
Spencer Oliver then helped his own cause with a double, to score Chiffy to make it 11-2.
Evan Humphrey relieved Maycock on the mound for Marcy-Deerfield. Rocco Fanelli met Humphrey with a sharp single that scored Oliver to make it 12-2.
Marcy-Deerfield could not plate a run in the bottom of the fourth, so by virtue of Little League Baseball’s 10 Run Mercy Rule, New Hartford won this one after four complete innings of play.
Spencer Oliver, who flashed a nasty breaking pitch all evening long, got the win on the mound, yielding 2 runs, on just 4 hits, while striking out 6 and walking 1 .
Josh LaFave and Matthew Chiffy had three hits apiece for New Hartford, while Tyler Moran collected two.
Congratulations to both clubs on reaching tonight’s final. Hats off to Marcy-Deerfield on coming all the way back with one loss to vie for the title.
Best of luck to New Hartford as you represent District 10 at the Section tourney this weekend.
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