Recap of Hoboken Little League action

Here’s a rundown of recent Little League play:

April 7


Mario’s Pizza get on top of Mas Demo early but can’t hang on in 4-2 loss


Mario’s Pizza jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 4-2 to MAS DEMO on Thursday. A steal of home by Giulio Petrocelli gave Mas Demo the lead in the fifth inning. Shane Flannery put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Mas Demo. He tripled in the fourth inning and doubled in the fifth inning. Maxwell Kirk shut down Mario’s Pizza while he was on the bump. Maxwell held Mario’s Pizza hitless over 4 2/3 innings, allowed one earned run, walked five and struck out 12. The top of the second saw Mario’s Pizza take an early lead, 1-0. The Mario’s Pizza attack began with a single from Jacob Guglberger. A stolen base then moved Jacob from first to second. Jacob then stole homeMas Demodidn’t relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the fifth inning when it scored on An RBI double by Shane and an error.


April 8


R. Fiore’s jumps on Piccolo’s early and coasts to 17-1 win


R. Fiore’s jumped out to an early lead on Piccolo’c and captured a 17-1 victory with eight runs in the first three innings, R. Fiore’s left no doubt about the eventual outcome. A walk by Joseph Fiore, a walk by Javier Figueroa, and a bases loaded walk in the first inning supplied the early offense for R.Fiore’s. Joseph reached base four times in the game for Fiore’s. He scored two runs and had one RBI. Piccolo’s couldn’t get anything going so long as Raymond Fiore was on the hill. Raymond held Piccolo’s hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out five. FIORE easily handled Piccolo’s pitching as six hitters combined for five hits, seven RBIs and 12 runs scored. R. Fiore’s added five more runs in the top of the third. Joseph Fiore and Javier Figueroa both scored to get R. Fiore’s on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Raymond’s single, bringing home Lawrence Katz.


April 11


Jonathan Salinas hits and pitches Russo’s to 3-2 victory


Russo’s beat Young Dems 3-2 Monday behind both the bat and the arm of Jonathan Salinas. Jonathan did his best to jumpstart the offense for Russo’s, reaching base four times. He also drove in one runner. He singled in the seventh inning. Young Dems couldn’t get anything going as long as Jonathan was pitching. Young Dems managed just one hit off of Salinas, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out six during his 3 1/3 innings of work. Young Dems had the lead early, but couldn’t hold off Russo’s. Young Dems was ahead until the seventh inning, but Russo’s would not be denied the win, taking the lead back on an RBI single by Jonathan. Despite the loss, Young Dems’ Tomas Garen dominated Russo’s’ batters, giving up one run and striking out 10. Russo’s jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.


April 12


Mario’s Pizza defeats Police Dept. 12-7


Tuesday was a rough outing for Jacob Guglberger, but Mario’s Pizza still managed to pull out a 12-7 victory over Police Dept. in six innings at Hoboken. Mario’s Pizza got its bats going early, scoring eight runs in the first inning to pull ahead of Police Dept. Mario’s Pizza scored in the first on an RBI single by Eli Blumenfeld, a two-run double by Jacob, a fielder’s choice, a hit by pitch, a walk by Malcum Kron, and an RBI single by Eli. Frank Digiacomo got a hit in each of his two at bats. He singled in the second and fifth innings. Mario’s Pizza tacked on another three runs in the second. The inning looked promising, as Frank singled, plating Vincenzo Torre to kick things off. That was followed up by Patrick Groo‘s single, bringing home Mason Fischer. After pushing across five runs in the top of the third, Police Dept. faced just a 11-6 deficit. An error, a walk by Rocco Riccardi Jr., and a two-run error fueled Police Dept. comeback.


April 13 


R. Fiore’s makes the most of 1 hit in 4-2 victory over Elks


 R. Fiore’s and Elks both had scoring chances on Wednesday, but it was R. Fiore’s that was able to capitalize on them as it pulled out a 4-2 win at Hoboken. Elks had two hits compared with R. Fiore’s one, but Elks stranded seven runners on base. Noah Strandberg reached base three times in the game for R. Fiore’s He singled in the third inning. Elks couldn’t get anything going as long as Sammy Cooper was on the bump. Aiden Ward racked up two RBIs on two hits for Elks. He singled in the second and third innings. Hector Vega got the win for R. Fiore’s. The bottom of the first saw R. Fiore’s take an early lead, 1-0. R. Fiore’s didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the third inning when it scored on An RBI single by Noah. One run in the top of the fifth helped Elks close its deficit to 3-2.


April 14


No-hitter leads Mas Demo past Piccolo’s 14-0


Thursday was a day Maxwell Kirk will set aside for the scrapbook as Maxwell threw a no-hitter in Mas Demo’s 14-0 victory over PICCOLO’S. No PICCOLO’S batter was able to locate Maxwell’s pitches during the game. Maxwell threw a no-hitter, striking out nine batters and walking four while recording his momentous feat. Mas Demo ‘s bats came to life in the fourth inning. In the inning Mas Demo scored 13 runs. Mas Demo scored in the fourth on a two-run single by Maxwell, a two-run error, a steal of home by Giulio Petrocelli, a two-run single by Conner Caloni, a hit by pitch, a walk by Maxwell, a bases loaded walk by Giulio, and a three-run triple by Shane Flannery. Shane racked up three RBIs on one hit Mas Demo.



 April 16


Chirichella Boys get on top of Young Dems early but can’t hang on in 2-1 loss


Chirichella Boys jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 2-1 to Young Dems on Saturday. Young Dems took the lead in the sixth inning on a walk by Isiah Blanks. Tomas Garen baffled Chirichella Boys, striking out 10 batters. Tomas allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings. Jason Blanks got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He pitched two-thirds shutout innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered no hits. Chirichella Boys scored its only run of the game on an RBI single by Ryan Burke in the first inning. Young Dems tied the game in the fifth on an RBI double by Jason that scored Isiah.

Russo’s takes advantage of early error, beats Cassesa’s 7-5

Russo’s four first-inning runs built an early lead that helped bring home a 7-5 win over Cassesa’s on Saturday at Hoboken. Russo’s scored in the first on an error, an RBI single by Robert Brockman, and a two-run single by Anthony Fragosa. Russo’s held off Cassesa’s, as Cassesa’s was unable to overcome a seven-run second inning deficit. Cassesa’s scored on a steal of home by Jake Landsbergis in the third inning and a sacrifice fly by Wyatt Flett, a walk by Jake, and a two-run double by Anthony Henriquez in the sixth inning. Still, Cassesa’s couldn’t catch Russo’s. Gage Lucken had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and second innings. Matthew Harasack pitched lights out for Russo’s. Cassesa’s managed just one hit off of the Russo’s pitcher. Russo’s piled on three more runs in the bottom of the second. A single by Matthew H ignited the offense, bringing home Joel Lopez

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