Town Crier celebrates a perfect 18-0 season!
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The Town Crier capped a perfect (18-0) New Hartford Little League season with a resounding 15-2 victory over Clifford Fuel, completing a (2-0) Championship Series sweep to take home the 2014 League crown.
Tuesday night’s game was shortened to five innings by the Little League Baseball’s Sportsmanship Ten Run Rule.
Dylan Gulla went the distance on the mound to earn the win for Town Crier, who may be the only New Hartford Little League team to ever complete a season with eighteen wins and no losses.
On Monday night, the 6th seeded Clifford Fuel Club took Town Crier to the limit, before falling to the top seed, 7-6 in nine innings.
The hero for Town Crier was Tyler Penree, who, while being intentionally walked, reached out and hammered a ball into right field to bring home the winning run.
Tonight, Clifford Fuel was in trouble from the get go, as starting pitcher, Andy Fink, had a difficult time finding the strike zone and the orange and blue defense had an even tougher time making plays behind him.
When the dust settled on the top of the first inning, Town Crier had built a 7-0 lead, on just two hits.
Tyler Penree’s single to right field ended up scoring three of those runs, after two throwing miscues caused the flood gates to open.
Kyle Korrie and Penree came across for Town Crier in the top of the second inning, on RBI singles by Kyle Philipkoski and Timmy Madden, putting the number one seed up by a score of 9-0.
Both of Clifford Fuel’s runs came in the home half of the third inning, when Derek Rogers and Andy Fink came around on a single by Jarod Babicz and a Town Crier infield error on a chopper off the bat of Jake Babicz, to pull Clifford to within 9-2, which is as close as they would get.
Town Crier added six more in the top of the fifth inning to take the title tilt by a score of 15-2 and complete the regular and post seasons without a loss.
Jacob Martyniuk, Tyler Penree, Kyle Philpkoski and Kyle Korrie each had two hits for the winners. Derek Rogers, who had an excellent night in the field, also had two hits for Clifford Fuel.
From here, Little League “All-Star” play gets underway on Friday.
District 10 “A” All-Stars will be played at Sauquoit Valley and Herkimer. The 9 & 10 All-Stars will play at Marcy-Deerfield.
Congratulations to each and every member of New Hartford Little League for giving it your best this season.
An extra congrats goes out to Town Crier, for such a memorable season! Way to go kids.