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Vol 5 No. 32- April 27, 2005

WMFD slides into first

By Monica Johnson
sun staff writer

WMFD, now 4-3, takes over first place this week in the AAA Anna Maria Little League baseball rankings. Duncan slips into second with a 3-3-1 record, and Morgan Stanley is in third with three wins, four losses and one tie.

Monday, April 18
Morgan Stanley 17, Duncan 8

Morgan Stanley beat Duncan 17-8. Zach Even got the win, giving up nine hits, walking four, and striking out six. Teammate William Brusso came into relieve Even in the fifth inning, allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out two.


Max Moneuse, of WMFD, swings at a pitch in the game
with Duncan Real Estate.

Even led the way for Morgan Stanley at the plate, going 3 for 4, including a double, a pair of singles, an RBI double, and two runs scored. Teammate Daniel Janisch went 2 for 4, including a pair of singles, an RBI, and four runs scored. Zach Evans and Giorgio Gomez each hit a single and a double, while Evans scored one run, Gomez got an RBI double. William Brusso and Martine Miller each got a pair of singles, and scored three runs each. Sarah Howard and Blake Rivers got one single apiece and one run each, and teammate Kyle Parsons scored one run.

For Duncan, Glenn Bower went 3 for 3, including a double, a pair of singles, and two runs scored. Austin Wash also went 3 for 3, hitting three singles. Daniel Pimentel ripped a pair of singles, while Jake Rappe whacked a double and scored one run. Kyle Crum and Jordan Sebastiano each smacked a single, Sebastiano scored two runs and Crum scored one. Trevor Bystrom and Grant Bower scored one run each. Rappe pitched first for Duncan and allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out one. Sebastiano pitched next and gave up twelve hits, walked two, and struck out two.

Wednesday, April 20
WMFD 12, Morgan Stanley 9

WMFD won against Morgan Stanley 12-9 on Wednesday, April 20. WMFD’s Tommy Price got the win on the mound, giving up six hits, walking 10, and striking out nine.

Blake Wilson led the way for WMFD hitting a double, a single, and scoring one run. Shawn Conover hit a triple and scored two runs. Joey Hutchinson whacked a double and scored two runs. Price ripped a pair of singles and Hunter Parrish scored three runs. Michael Dolan scored two runs and Alex Burgess, Max Moneuse, Justin Succa all scored one run each.

Morgan Stanley’s Matt Bauer and Martine Miller each had a pair of singles, Bauer scored two runs, while Miller score one run. Sarah Howard hit a single, an RBI, and scored one run. William Brusso scored two runs and Zach Even, Daniel Janisch, and Katie Hunt all added one run apiece in the loss. Bauer pitched first for Morgan Stanley allowing four hits, walking five and striking out four. Janisch pitched next, giving up two hits, nine walks, and striking out four.

Friday, April 22
WMFD 9, Duncan 8

WMFD comes out with the win 9-8 over Duncan in a squeaker. Blake Wilson pitched first for WMFD allowing two hits, four walks, and striking out six. Joey Hutchinson relieved Wilson in the forth inning, giving up six hits, three walks, and striking out four.

Duncan was in the lead for the first two innings with two runs scored, one run each came from Glenn Bower and Jake Rappe on a series of errors, passed balls and stolen bases. It was not until the top of the third that WMFD began scoring. Blake Wilson singled Joey Hutchinson and Connor Cloherty home. Tommy Price was on fire as his hit and an error sent Hunter Parrish, Wilson, Alex Burgess and himself home bringing the score up to 6-2.

In the bottom of the fifth, Duncan’s Trevor Bystrom smacked his second single of the night, then stole second and third. Jordan Sebastiano’s sacrifice fly sent Bystrom home. Next, Austin Wash ripped a single, bringing Troy Kozewski home.

In the top of the sixth, WMFD’s Hutchinson scored a run off of errors. Soon to follow was Wilson’s single that sent Parrish over the plate. Wilson, then stole his way home to score the final run for WMFD.

With a 9-4 WMFD lead, the bottom of the sixth proved to be the most intense. Duncan came alive with the bases loaded. Grant Bower was up next, he whacked a double and sent Grant Bower, Daniel Pimentel, and Travis Belsito home. Then Jordan Sebastiano singled Glenn Bower home, bringing the score up to eight runs, just one run short of WMFD in this exciting game.

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