By Monica Johnson
sun staff writer
WMFD captures the first place title with
a record of 9-6 in AAA Anna Maria Little League baseball action.
Second place is tied for now between Morgan Stanley, 6-8-2,
and Duncan, 6-7-2, as of Friday, May 20. Second place will
be officially determined after the final game of the season
between WMFD and Duncan on Monday, May 23.
Monday, May 16
WMFD 15, Morgan Stanley 7
Despite Morgan Stanleys lead in the bottom of the
second inning, WMFD was able to pull ahead with the win beating
Morgan Stanley 15-7. WMFDs Blake Wilson pitched first,
giving up four walks and two hits and striking out four. Shawn
Conover pitched next, allowing six hits and striking out three.
The five run rule applied to WMFD in the top of the first.
Hunter Parrish batted first, and singled. Then Alex Burgess
walked and Wilson doubled, getting an RBI double as he sent
Parrish and Burgess home. Wilson scored a run as Tommy Price
was up at bat. Price singled, Conover walked, then Justin
Succa whacked a double, sending Price and Conover home. In
the bottom of the first, Morgan Stanleys Blake Rivers
walked, Matt Bauer singled and Daniel Janisch tripled sending
Rivers, Bauer and himself home.
Morgan Stanley took advantage of WMFDs scoreless second
inning. Katie Hunt made base on a walk and scored a run on
passed balls. Zach Evans and Rivers walked, then Kyle Parsons
batted in Evans. Rivers scored a run as Bauer was up at bat,
bringing the score to 6-5. Parsons was on fire as he caught
two WMFD fly balls one in the top of the second and one in
the top of the third.
WMFD started closing in on Morgan Stanley in the top of the
third when Burgess singled. Price doubled and sent Burgess
and himself across the plate. In the top of the forth, WMFDs
Toussaint, Parrish and Burgess all walked. Wilson singled
and batted in Elijh Toussaint and Parrish. Then Price slammed
a double and sent Burgess and Wilson home to solidify a five
In the top of the fifth, WMFDs Joey Hutchinson singled
and slid home as Michael Dolan was up at bat. Dolan ripped
a single and sent Connor Cloherty home. Price doubled in Dolan
and Parrish for WMFDs final run of the game. Bauer scored
the final run for Morgan Stanley in the bottom of the fifth
as Zach Even singled him in. WMFD got the win.
Morgan Stanleys William Brusso pitched first, allowing
four walks, seven hits and striking out one. Parsons gave
up two walks, and Bauer allowed five walks, six hits and struck
Wednesday, May 18
WMFD 14, Duncan 6
WMFD beat Duncan 14 to 6 in this AAA Little League game
on Wednesday, May 18. Tommy Price led WMFD going 4-for-4,
including four singles, an RBI triple and two runs scored.
Teammate Justin Succa smacked a single, an RBI double and
scored two runs. Blake Wilson went 3-for-4, whacking three
singles, an RBI, and scoring two runs. Alex Burgess and Max
Moneuse each got an RBI and scored one run. Burgess ripped
a pair of singles and Moneuse singled. Joey Hutchinson hit
a pair of singles and scored a run. Connor Cloherty and Toussaint
each singled, and Hunter Parrish scored two runs. Shawn Conover
and Michael Dolan each scored a run in the win.
Trevor Bystrom helped to lead Duncan by hitting a single and
an RBI. Troy Koszewski and Daniel Pimentel each singled and
each scored a run. Grant Bower scored two runs, and Travis
Belsito and Glenn Bower scored one run each in the loss.
Friday, May 20
Duncan 13, Morgan Stanley 9
The bases were loaded when Patrick Edwards ripped a triple
and batted in three of his teammates to help lead Duncan 13-9
over Morgan Stanley on Friday, May 20. Troy Koszewski, Jake
Rappe Jordan Sebastiano and Austin Wash each singled, Koszewski
scored two runs, Sebastiano and Wash scored one run each.
Travis Belsito, Trevor Bystrom, Alex Hall and Daniel Pimentel
scored a pair of runs each.
Zach Even lead Morgan Stanley with a pair of singles, an RBI
double and one run scored. Matt Bauer got an RBI and scored
two runs. Zach Evans, Daniel Janisch and Kyle Parsons singled,
Janisch scored two runs and Parsons scored one. Martine Miller
scored two runs and Blake Rivers scored one.
Anna Maria Little League Baseball Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony for the Anna Maria Little League Baseball
will be held on Wednesday, May 25. The T-ball awards will
be given at 6:30 p.m. AA (pitching machine) at 7 p.m. and
AAA at 7:30 p.m.
AMICC roller hockey
By Monica Johnson
sun staff writer
The Anna Maria Islanders Roller
Hockey will have the final game Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
where the kids will verse the parents. The game will consist
of three periods of fifteen minutes each. The final awards
ceremony will immediately follow the game.
Tuesday, May 17
True Value Hardware 10, Play It Again Sports 8
True Value Hardware beat Play It Again Sports 10-8
in this close game of roller hockey action on Tuesday, May
17. Travis Belsito scored for True Value within the first
minute. Play it Agains Broderick West answered the goal
to tie up the score. Wests goal went in midair, near
post. Teammate Max Marnie scored thirty seconds later. An
unassisted Patrick Facheris intercepted a pass and scored,
tying up the score again. Next, Belsito intercepted a pass,
wrapped around the goal and got the puck in. Play It Agains
goalie Matt Shafer made a butterfly save, perfectly anticipating
where the puck would fly. Play It Agains Marnie scored
on a skilled far post shot. True Values Patrick Facheris
battled the goalie for his next goal; he shot it three times
before getting it in, ending the first period with True Value
in the lead, 4-3.
Play It Agains West scored off of a Jonah Castor assist
to bring the score to 4-4 in the beginning of the second period.
True Values Luke Shackelford scored next off of a centered
pass from Belsito. West again answered True Value with an
unassisted goal. Zachary Facheriss near post goal helped
put True Value in the lead. Teammate Shackelford was again
open to whack the puck in after a centered pass came from
Troy Koszewski. Shackelford didnt stop there; he got
his third goal of the game, giving him a hat trick once again
off of a Koszewski pass to end the second period 8-5.
The first five minutes of the third period were scoreless
until Koszewski got the puck in on a rebound. Play It Agains
unassisted Marnie scored next, far post. Then teammate West
scored his forth goal of the game off of a Marnie assist.
Zachary Facheris brought the puck down the right side and
scored near post. True Values goalie Trevor Bystrom
played hard deflecting many of Play It Agains final
attempts. Marnie scored the final goal of the game on a rebound,
but it was not enough to overcome True Values two point