WOODBURY – Woodbury Baseball & Softball held its league championship games and closing ceremonies on a bright, sunny Saturday morning at Hollow Park.
Champions were crowned at three playing levels: Majors, Minors, and Rookies. Following those games, and a U12 softball game against Pomperaug, the league handed out awards to players in a variety of categories.
All championship games included pregame player introductions, and the Majors championship included walk-up music (chosen by each player) and in-game public address provided by Nick Depreter, Dana Buck, and Marcy Pasquariello.
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Tigers 3, Nationals 1
Aiden Eccles and Spencer Pasquariello of the Tigers out-pitched Brady Herman and John Maclean of the Nationals to earn a 3-1 Majors championship game victory.
Derek Chung of the Tigers singled and scored in the bottom of the first inning.
Logan Pasquariello singled and scored Billy Herr and Spencer Pasquariello in the bottom of the third to put the game out of reach.
Maclean and Trevor Santopietro got both Nationals’ hits in the top of the first inning. Maclean scored the lone Nationals run in the first on a throwing error.
The Tigers roster includes Matt Dutton, Derek Chung, Spencer Pasquariello, Logan Pasquariello, Carson Buck, Aiden Eccles, Jack Fonte, Cace Hackett, Jacob Manka, and Billy Herr. They are coached by Tim Pasquariello, Michael “Doc” Rosen, Scott Chung, and Paul Buck.
Rockies 11, Pirates 1
Kevin Haven and Chase Soto combined to pitch a three-hitter and led the Rockies to an 11-1 win in the Minors championship game.
Soto, Will Vinciguerra, Keller Jones, and Danny Searles each had two hits for the Rockies.
Luke Primini led off the fifth inning for the Pirates and scored on a triple by Nick Sniffin.
The Rockies roster includes Patrick Martinetto, Kevin Haven, James Young, Chase Soto, Will Vinciguerra, Danny Searles, Lyam Seguinot, Danny DeGraffenreid, Julian Ocasio, Andrew Williamson, and Keller Jones. They are coached by Stu Young, Craig Haven, Vincent Vinceguerra, Dan Searles, and Tristan Ocasio.
Indians 7, Astros 6
The Astros rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning but fell to the Indians 7-6 in the Rookies championship game.
Roman Criscione and Noah Elsemore both had three hits and scored a pair of runs for the Indians, while teammates Liam Ranieri and Brody Elsemore had had two hits each.
For the Astros, Luke Farisello, Declan Stankevich, and Kamden Blackman had three hits each and Devean Blackman had two hits.
The Indians’ roster included Joey Rodriguez, Roman Criscione, Noah Elsemore, Alex Young, Billy Lionhood, Liam Ranieri, Brody Elsemore, Matt Williamson, Daniel Quindazzi, and Matt Lapinski. They are coached by Stu Young, Brian Elsemore, and Ray Ranieri.
Several of Woodbury Baseball & Softball’s annual awards were given out following the championship games. The list of recipients follows:
Mandy Pitching Award: Spencer Pasquariello
Majors Sportsmanship: Charlie Cosgriff
Doc Rosen M.I.P. Award: John Maclean
Kuhla Baseball M.V.P.: Logan Pasquariello
Minors Sportsmanship: Nicolas Sniffin
Rookies Sportsmanship: Luke Farisello
Sportsmanship Rookies: Riley Nelson
Sportsmanship Minors: Caitlyn Grabel
Sportsmanship Majors: Samantha Auriana
Doc Rosen Award Softball: Nevaeh Makalry