Yankees win 2009 Fall Opener

November 22, 2009 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees opened the 2009 Fall Season and defense of their Championship Season with a win over the Deerfield Beach White Sox 15-3. Claude Love pitched a gem for the win, and Kenny Hansley Homered.

Yanks defeat Cubs 15-5

August 2, 2009
Jon Sandola picked up win number 6, and Ryan Scott added a 3 run Homerun. Yankees are now 9-0.

Yanks defeat Blackbats

July 26, 2009

Yankees defeat Dade Tigers

July 19, 2009 – 09:00 AM
Jon Sandola pitched a great 7 innings enroute to his 4th win of the season. James Kent went the final two innings, and hit a HOMERUN. The Dade Tigers are a solid team with a very good pitcher. The Yankees will look to continue their undefeated run.

Yanks tie Blues.....second straight tie. 9-9.

January 9, 2009 – 09:00 AM
For the second week in a row the Yankees tied a Miami team. This time a solid Blues team.

Yanks tied by Brewers

December 21, 2008 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees were held under ten runs for the first time this season, and paid the price with a tie to the Miami Brewers.

Yankees win 6th straight 15-5 over the Miami Marlins

December 14, 2008
The Yankees scored in double digits for the seventh straight time, and won their sixth straight win. Jon Sandola picked up the win with some solid relief help from Rick Taylor. James Kent hit his league leading 3rd HOMERUN. Kent is tied with teammate Ryan Scott.

Yankees win 5th straight!!! 19-7 over the Coral Springs Tigers.

December 7, 2008
The Yankee bats come to life. The Yankees have now scored double digit runs in all six games.

Yankees drop tough one to Reds 16-10......

Even though the Yanks hit some Homeruns, the Reds OUTBOMBED us. Mark Horowitz pitch well, but the Yanks would not go into the night. The Reds had Lincoln come in and shut the door.

Yanks pound O's 22-6

Yanks over White Sox again 11-7

Yanks defeat White Sox 19-6

Yanks defeat Orioles

Yanks over Orioles.

Yanks lose to Red Sox 10-7

Yanks lose to Red Sox 10-7.

Yankees defeat Tigers 14-6 for second win of the season!!!!

November 4, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Yankees evened their recond at 2-2 with a win over the
Tigers 14-6. Ryan Scott Homered, and Brian Genetti went the distance picking up the win.

Yanks get first win of season. Win over Blue Jays.

Yanks open season with loss to Royals

Yanks end season with loss to Royals

Yankees tame Tigers 9-2!!!

August 5, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Eric Brotherhood pitched a solid game, and the Yankee team scored 9 runs. Next up the Coral Springs Royals.

Yanks make it two in a row!!! Back in the Playoff picture!!!

June 24, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Yankees finally played well, and win their second game in a row. The win put the Yankees back in the playoff hunt. Great job pitching by Jason Alvarez who had 12 strikeouts in six innings. Chris Basso's bat is alive as he hit a BOMB off the Red Sox righthander.

Yankees win one.....

June 10, 2007 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees recorded a much needed win with an 11-1 triumph over the Miami Rays. Carlos Martinez pitched five strong innings to notch the win. Craig Eaton and Eric Brotherhood provided scoreless relief. Pat Vadala and Keith Nicoll hit back to back home runs in the top of the ninth. Jamie Siragusa led the offense with four hits. Fernando Urtiaga had three hits and three RBI. Chris Basso and Brian Genetti had two hits each. The Rays were a game opponent and a classy bunch of ballplayers.







Yankees season on the brink of disaster. TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY!!!!!

June 5, 2007 – 09:00 AM
The 2007 Spring Yankees are in the middle of the worst season in team history. The current Yankees are on their way to missing the playoffs for the first time since the team was re-formed 12 seasons ago. The Yankees problems have been many. From injuries, to indifference, to lack of hitting and pitching this Yankee team has found ways to lose games. In the past the Yankees would find ways to win by either just outhitting you or having the best pitching staff in the league. Well, those days seem like a million years ago. This current team struggles to put 5 runs on the board. The staff seems to give up 5 or more to the light hitting teams, and a dozen or more to the big hitting teams. The Yankees have played solid defense at times, but also missed keys plays that could have changed the outcome of some games. The top teams in the league have a pitcher that can control the game, and hold you to 2 runs or less. Pitcher like this are hard to come by. The Yankees must expanded their search to find a dominate starter to compliment long time Yankee Carlos Martinez. Martinez has pitched solid, and has been undone by some key errors at bad times.

The Yankees are an OLD team. Most of the players are 39 or more. The Yankees need to find a way to go on a winning streak or they will be watching when the playoffs start.

Yanks crushed by Royals 16-3

June 3, 2007 – 09:00 AM

Yanks lose to Tigers 8-7

May 20, 2007

Yankees back in the win column!!!

May 6, 2007 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees got a shot in the arm on Sunday as they defeated the Deerfield White Sox 12-2. Craig Eaton held the White Sox at bay all day, and the Offense finally woke up. The Yankees take off Mothers Day, and will be back in action on May 20, 2007.

Yanks lose again 13-3 to Red Sox....Search for answers

April 22, 2007 – 10:00 AM
Once again the Yankee bats were cold as the Red Sox put a mercy beating on the Pinstripes. Carlos Martinez pitched well, but defense and ice cold bats ruled the day. The Yankees will look to rebound against the always tough Lauderdale Reds. Game time is 9AM at Plantations Sunsets Park.

Yankees hitting cold against Royals....lose 11-0

April 15, 2007 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees dropped their first game of the season in a 11-0 loss to the Royals. The Yankees will look to rebound against the Boca Red Sox.

Yankees defeat Tigers 7-5 for second win!!!

April 1, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Yanks are off to a 2-0 start with a win over the Tigers.

Yanks start spring 2007 with win over White Sox

March 28, 2007 – 09:00 AM

Yanks season ends lose to Royals

February 28, 2007

Yankees defeat Red Sox for second week in a row 16-9!!

February 11, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Yanks over the Red Sox.....Again

Yankees defeat Red Sox 11-9

January 28, 2007 – 09:00 AM
Yankees over the Red Sox 11-9.......

Yanks lose to Reds..

January 21, 2007 – 09:00 AM

Yanks beat White Sox 7-6

January 7, 2007

Yankees tame Tigers 15-1 for 7th win!!!

December 10, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Yankees keep winning!! 15-1 over the Tigers for their 7th win. Jose Morales HOMERED, and Craig Eaton pitched a gem. Carlos Martinez finished up pitching.

Yanks win in 9th against rival Reds!!!! Ryan Scott money in the clutch!!!

December 3, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Ryan Scott drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth leaving the Reds on the field. Chris Basso stayed hot with a homerun. Steve Sandman added three hits. The Yankees with a current 6-1 record are a half game behind the Boca Red Sox who handed the Yankees their only loss of the season. The Yankees are back in action on December 10th when they face the Weston Tigers at Lynn University.

Yanks handed their first loss of the season

November 19, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Yankees lost to the Red Sox...

Yanks defeat Royals to stay undefeated!!!! Too much crying!!!

November 12, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees stayed unbeaten with a 10-6 win over the Royals. Way too much crying and bitching in the game.

Yanks over the Tigers 9-2

November 5, 2006 – 09:00 AM

Yankees defeat White Sox 14-5 for third victory! Keep grinding along!!!

October 22, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees defeated the Deerfield White Sox 14-5 for their 3rd victory of the season.

Yankees reel in Marlins 13-3 for 2nd win!!!!

October 15, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Yankees run rule Marlins 13-3!!!

Yankees crush Bulldogs in opener 20-8!!!

October 8, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Big day at the plate!!!!

Yankees open 2006 Fall Season with new faces

October 8, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees will open the 2006 Fall Season with the hopes of winning their 4th MSBL Championship. The Yankees have added four players to help with the quest for the ring. The new players include three players from MSBL powerhouse, and playoff team the Boca Red Sox. Steve Sandman a speedy centerfielder joins the Yankees, and brings a gold glove and high on base percentage. Steve Thomas joins the team as the Yankees new catcher. Steve is a league top five hitter, and an excellent backstop. Steve will take over for Keith Nicoll, Yankees Manager who was forced into duty when the Yankees failed to sign a catcher. While Nicoll did a solid job it effected his hitting, and weakened the Yankees at secondbase where Nicoll is an All-Star. Nicoll will be back at secondbase teaming with Jeff Fazio for one of the best MSBL doubleplay combos. Also, joining the Yankees is former Major Leaguer Pitcher Craig Eaton. Craig brings pin-point control, and the ability to keep hitters off balance. Eaton will team with long time Yankee Carlos Martinez, and Keith Nicoll to give the Yankees their deepest staff in years. Chris Basso will be back in his closer role. Rounding out the Yankees newcomers will be Mike Baliteri. Mike joins the Yankees from New York. Mike is a infielder, and a tournament player who always is near the top in hitting.

The Yankees need to get back to the formula that has made them one of the most dominating teams in SFBL history. Power hitting, great pitching, and solid fielding.

2006 Fall could see the Yankees back on top where they belong.

Yankees end season with a 20-11 loss to the Royals

September 24, 2006 – 09:00 AM

Yankees defeat Red Sox 4-0 to advance to Broward Championship

August 27, 2006 – 09:00 AM

Yanks defeat Orioles 9-0 in forfeit

August 20, 2006 – 09:00 AM

Yanks defeat Royals 6-0

August 13, 2006 – 09:00 AM

Yankees continue winning over the Bulldogs

July 16, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Yanks win again!!

Yankees spank Tigers

July 2, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees kept their playoff hopes alive with a big win over the Tigers. The Yankees must win their final three games to have a chance at the playoffs.

Yanks pull one out in ninth against the Reds

June 25, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees breathed some life into their previously near death playoff hopes with a stirring, come from behind, 5-4 win over the formerly undefeated Lauderdale Reds.
Ray Link drove in three runs, including the game winner in the bottom of the ninth on one out sacrifice fly.
Rich Martell, making his debut in pinstripes, added two hits and provided three and a third innings of scoreless relief. The Yanks' pitching trio of Carlos Martinez, Martell, and Jim Eddy combined to shut down the powerful Reds lineup from the fourth inning on.
Eddy picked up the win after pitching the top of the ninth, setting the stage for the Yanks' game winning rally in the home half of the frame.
The game also marked a return to the lineup for Chris Basso, who injured his shoulder earlier this season.

Yanks lose to Southern Yankees

Yanks lose to Orioles

Yankees reel in Marlins 19-0!!!

May 20, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees pounded the Marlins 19-0. Ton of hits, good pitching. The Yankees must keep winning.

Yankees lose to Reds.....again 16-6

April 30, 2006 – 09:00 AM
Yankees need to rebound and go on a run of wins. Otherwise the Yankees will miss the playoffs for the first time in team history.

WAKE UP NOW!!!!!

Yankees maul Tigers 18-1!!!!!

April 23, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees used a ton of hitting, and some great pitching to win their first game of the 2006 Spring season.

Yankees open 2006 season with tough loss....

April 9, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The new look Fort Lauderdale Yankees dropped their season opener to the Boca Red Sox, 4-3, despite the fine combined pitching effort of Carlos Martinez and Bobby Greenwald.
The Yanks' bats were once again stifled by the Red Sox pitching duo of Craig Eaton and Jeff Eidelberg.
Chris Basso led the Yanks with a pair of doubles in a losing effort.

Yanks lose to Boca Red Sox in Playoffs

February 10, 2006

Yanks dropped by Reds 15-0

January 5, 2006 – 09:30 AM
Yanks spanked by Reds......Playoffs next. Yankees will rebound!!!

Yankees awarded 9-0 Forfeit win over Bulldogs.

February 12, 2006 – 09:00 AM
For a second time the Bulldogs could not field enough players for an official game against the Yankees. The SFBL has declared the game a Forfeit, and awarded the Yankees the win.

Yankees lose by a run to the Boca Red Sox...

January 29, 2006 – 09:00 AM
After opening the season with six straight win, the Fort Lauderdale Yankees have embarked on a two game losing streak. The latest loss, another one run defeat, came at the hands of the Boca Red Sox by a count of 8-7.
Carlos Martinez started for the Yanks and took the loss after being betrayed by some less than settlar defensive support. Jim Engle contributed two solid, scoreless innings of relief in a bright sign for the future.
The Yanks, down by six, rallied for four in the sixth and another run in the seventh, but lefy the tying and winning runs on base in the ninth.
Chris Basso, Pat Vadala, Steve Kraft, and Mike Fields had two hits each to lead the Yanks.

Yanks lose late to Tigers 14-13......

January 22, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees rallied from a six run deficit, but blew two late inning leads and scuccumbed to the Weston Tigers, 14-13, at windy and rainy Pompano Municipal Stadium.
Jeff Fazio took the loss in relief.
Ryan Scott and Pat Vadala hit back to back homers in the seventh to give the Yanks a short lived lead. Jose Morales had three hits and five RBI with a badly injured ankle.
Despite the loss the Yanks remain in first place in the division.

Yankees hammer Metz 24-5 to stay unbeaten!!

January 8, 2006 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees extended their winning streak to six with a 24-5 rout of the Broward Metz.
Ryan Scott had three hits and three RBI, and Chris Basso homered and doubled to drive in four runs, leading an 18 hit inslaught. The Metz pitchers also contributed eight walks, seven wild pitches, and hit six batters.
Brian Genetti started for the Yankees and picked up the win after tossing six solid innings.
The first place Yankees will look to continue their unbeaten string in a game against an, as yet, unnamed opponent at an, as yet, unnamed location on an, as yet, unspecified date.

Yankees defeat Metz!!!!!

December 11, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees extended their current win streak to five with an 8-5 win over the Broward Metz.
Carlos Martinez pitched six solid innings for the win and Brian Genetti earned a save with two scoreless innings of relief. Catcher Jose Morales aided the pitching staff by throwing out three would be base stealers.
Jamie Siragusa led a 14 hit attack for the Yanks with a four for four day. Chris Basso added three hits and Ryan Scott poled a two run home run. Fernando Urtiaga and Keith Nicoll added two hits each.
The win keeps the Yanks' record spotless this season.

Yankees catch Mudcats 11-8!!!!

December 4, 2005 – 08:30 AM
After withstanding almost two monthes of postponements due to the after effects of Hurricane Wilma the Yankees resumed play with an 11-8 win over the Lauderdale Mudcats at Pompano Municipal Stadium.
After some unique pregame festivities marked the return to activity, the Yankees ginsued the Mudcats with a 21 hit outburst.
Ryan Scott and Fernando Urtiaga connected for home runs for the Yanks. Jamie Siragusa collected four hits, while Scott and Pat Vadala added three hits each.
The trio of Carlos Martinez, Brian Genetti, and Chris Basso held the powerful Mudcat lineup at bay until the late innings.
The win kept the Yankees in the division lead.

Yankees dump Red Sox 7-5 to take Division lead!!!!

September 16, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees improved to 3-0 for the season after a come from behind, 7-5, win over the Broward Red Sox.
Pat Vadala's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth tied the score and, two batters later, Keith Nicoll's single drove in Vadala with the go ahead run as the Yanks took the first lead of the game. Fernando Urtiaga's sacrifice fly added an insurance run.
Carlos Martinez started for the Yanks and went six innings to pick up his third win of the campaign. Chris Basso pitched three scoreless innings of relief to nail down a save.
Keith Nicoll led a 10 hit attack with two hits and Ryan Scott drove home two runs.
The Yankees face the Broward Bulldogs next week at South Broward High School.

Yanks club Boca Red Sox 10-3 for second win!!!

October 9, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees improved their record to 2-0 with a 10-3 win over the Boca Red Sox.
Carlos Martinez won a pitcher's duel with Craig Eaton of the Sox. Martinez pitched a complete game eight hitter, striking out two and walking two.
The Yanks broke a 2-2 deadlock in the seventh when Brian Genetti's sacrifice fly scored Jamie Siragusa with the go ahead run. The Yanks then pounded the Sox bullpen to cruise to victory.
Chris Basso and Pat Vadala led the way with three hits each. Genetti and Mike "The Forgotten Man" Fields each drove in two runs.
The Yanks will be back in action as soon as the league office sees fit to update the schedule.

Yankees hook Sharks

September 25, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees opened the 2005-2006 Fall/Winter season with a 21-8 win over the Weston Sharks.
Chris Basso hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead a 24 hit assault. Basso had four hits in all. Carlos Allende and Ryan Scott also had four hits each. Allende scored five runs, while Scott drove home five runs.
Carlos Martinez started for the Pinstripers picked up the win, but after a long layoff, is still working himself into pitching shape. Martinez went three innings before yielding the mound duties to Fernando Urtiaga, a new signee. Urtiaga pitched two solid innings of relief and also went two for three in his debut.
The Yanks return to action on October 9.

Yankees start playoff run!!!!

July 31, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees will be looking to lay down the LAW in the playoffs. The Yankees will face the Lauderdale Reds at Sunset Park in Plantation. Game time is 9AM. The Yankees will need to win three weeks in a row to win their 4th SFBL World Title. Yanks lost to the Reds.....

Yankees charge over Red Sox 12-2 to take Division lead!!!!

June 26, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees won their fifth straight game, a 12-2 win over the Broward Red Sox at Pompano Municipal Stadium, and took over first place in the division.
The Yankees, perhaps setting an example for their pinstriped brothers 1300 miles to the north, bombarded Red Sox pitching for 17 hits with every player in the lineup collecting at least one.
Chris Parker was, once again, dominant for the Yanks. Parker did not allow an earned run and permitted only one hit in seven strong innings.
Parker was ably supported as Ryan Scott led the Yanks with four hits and four RBI. Randy Talley added three hits. Steve Kraft, who started the Yanks' key four run third, had a pair of hits and scored twice.
Despite the win, the Yanks' work is not done. A victory in the season finale against the Red Sox would clinch the divisional title and send the Bombers to the playoffs.

Will the real Yankees please stand up, please stand up. Yankees over So. Yankees 5-0!!!!

June 12, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees took a major step towards securing a playoff berth with a 5-0 whitewash of the Southern Yankees at Sugar Sand Park on Sunday.
Chris Parker, making his first start as a Yankee, fired a four hitter, outdueling Craig Eaton for the win. Parker went the distance, striking out 11, walking three, and hitting a batter.
The Southern Yankees were only able to advance a runner as far as third once, when they loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, but Parker escaped the inning by fanning the next two hitters.
Chris Basso, Ryan Scott, and Randy Talley had consecutive RBI doubles in the third inning to give the Yanks a 3-0 lead. Keith Nicoll added a two run single in the ninth for the final margin of victory.
The Yankees will end the regular season with a home and home series with the division leading Broward Red Sox with the divisional title at stake.

Yanks grind up Orioles 10-3!!!!

May 22, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees pouned out 22 hits in a 10-3 triumph over the Fort Lauderdale Orioles at Sunset Park.
Ryan Scott and Randy Talley had back to back home runs in the seventh. Scott, Chris Basso, Mike Fields, and Brian Genetti all had three hit games for the Yanks. Jamie Siragusa went four for four.
Carlos Martinez allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings to earn the win. Chris Parker picked up a save after tossing four scoreless innings of relief.
The Yanks return to action after a week off in observance of Memorial Day.

Yankees attack Sharks 14-4!!!!

May 15, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees continued to grope towards respectability with a 14-4 win over the Weston Sharks at Sunet Park on Sunday.
Keith Nicoll, Ryan Scott, and Pat Vadala hit first inning home runs to power the Yanks to a quick 4-0 lead.
Scott finished with three hits and five RBI. Norman Vazquez and Jamie Siragusa also had three hits each. Mike Fields had a perfect day at the plate and drove in two runs.
Brian Genetti worked five innings in his first Yankee starting assignment and earn the win. Genetti scattered six hits over five innings allowing one run.
The Yankees hope to keep up their forward momentum as they meet the Fort Lauderdale Orioles next week.

Yankees tame Tigers 17-8!!!

May 2, 2005 – 03:30 PM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees pounded out 25 hits en route to a 17-8 clubbing of the Weston Tigers at Pompano Municipal Stadium, Sunday afternoon.
Carlos Allende, Keith Nicoll, Ryan Scott, Randy Talley, Pat Vadala, Jamie Siragusa, and Norm Vazquez, the first seven batters in the Yankee order, all had three hit games. Allende scored four runs and Siragusa drove in five.
Carlos Martinez went five innings and picked up the win, while newcomer Chris Parker tossed four scoreless innings of relief to earn a save in his Yankee debut.
The Yankees, who need to build some momentum for a playoff push, may have to win out to reach the post season.

Yanks continue to struggle....

April 23, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees fell under the .500 mark after falling to Benihana Bonsai, 15-12 at Pompano Municipal Stadium.
An eight run fifth inning, in which the Yanks committed three costly errors, told the tale.
Perhaps the best indication of the Yankees' fortunes thus far this season was portrayed in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Yankees managed to hit into two consecutive seven to five force plays.
Ryan Scott returned from the disabled list to collect three hits in four trips. Randy Talley and Brian Genetti also had three hit games as the Yanks combined for 18 safeties and still lost.

Yanks back on track

April 17, 2005 – 12:00 PM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees overcame an early 4-0 deficit and defeated the Benihana Bonsai, 6-4, at windy Pompano Municipal Stadium.
The Yankees rallied for four runs in the fifth, all with two outs, to tie the game, and then added the go ahead runs in the seventh.
Pat Vadala stroked a two run single in the fifth to tie the contest and then, two innings later, Vadala singled in Keith Nicoll with what proved to be the winning run.
Carlos Martinez pitched six strong innings to earn the win. Chris Basso tossed three scoreless innings of relief to notch a save.
The Yanks will look to build some momentum as they complete the home and home series with the Bonsai on Sunday, April 24.

Yanks fall again!!!! 11-3

April 13, 2005 – 07:00 PM
Yanks loss to Reds 11-3..........

Yankees over Metz 15-3

March 20, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees got back on the winning track with a 15-3 rout of the Broward Metz.
Despite the absence of sluggers, Ryan Scott and Chris Basso, from the lineup, the Yanks pounded out 16 hits.
Carlos Allende poled the Yanks' first homer of the season, a two run blast in the second. Keith Nicoll followed an inning later, clouting a grand slam.
Nicoll led the Yanks with three hits and four RBI. Allende added three hits and three RBI. Mike Fields also knocked in three runs.
Carlos Martinez was the beneficiary of all this run support and pitched a complete game six hitter to pick up his first win of the season. Martinez struck out two and walked none.
The Yankees return to action after the Easter break.

Yankees drop opener 3-2 to Southern Yankees

March 13, 2005 – 09:00 AM
Yanks lose opener 3-2 to Southern Yankees to kick off the 2005 Spring season.

Yanks season ends with loss to Reds 9-5

Yankees nip Metz at the wire 11-10!!!!

January 9, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees used a late inning comeback to defeat the PC/Pesky Metz 11-10. Winning pitcher Chris Basso struck out 8 out of a possible 9 outs to pick up the win. Basso relieved Carlos Martinez who started and went 6 solid inings. Jamie Siragusa, Rick Taylor, and Chris Basso all had three hits. Ryan Scott, and Mike Fields each had two hits. One of Scotts hits was a two run HOMERUN. Pat Vadala added a two run HOMERUN. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday Jan. 16th when they face the Benihana Bonsai in Plantation at 9AM.

Yanks clip Birds wings 16-5!!!!

December 13, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Ft. Lauderdale Orioles 16-5. Carlos Martinez went the distance for the win. Martinez is perfect on the season at 7-0. Chris Basso, Pat Vadala, and Norman Vazquez each had three hits. The Yankees have clinched a playoff spot, and the Divisional Crown. The Yankees will be back in action in 2005 when they face the Broward Metz on Jan. 9th. The game will be at 9:00 AM in Plantation.

Yankees lose to Tigers 7-6........

December 12, 2004 – 12:15 PM
The Yankees lost their second game of the season. The story is real short..........the Yankees played like crap. Errors, baserunning mistakes, and not getting a key hit ruled the day. The Yankees better wake up start playing better if they plan on winning a Championship. On a brighter note Ryan Scott and Carlos Allende had 3 hits each. Harry White and Norman Vazquez CHIPPED in with 2 hits each. Next week the Yankees face the Orioles. Game is at 9:00 am at Pompano Stadium.

Yankees over Metz 9-7!!! Siragusa leads the way!!!

December 5, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees used a late inning comeback to defeat the improved Metz 9-7 for their league leading 7th win. Dave Taylor picked up his first win of the season in relief of Carlos Martinez. Jamie Siragusa led the offense with a 3-5, 4 RBI day. Keith Nicoll, Ryan Scott, and Mike Fields each had two hits. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday Dec. 12th when they face the Weston Tigers. The game will be played at South Broward High School at 12:15.

Yankees devour Sharks 14-0 for 6th win!!!!! Fields leads the way!!!

November 21, 2004 – 09:30 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Weston Sharks 14-0 to improve their Division leading record to 6-1. Mike Fields led the way going a perfect 4-4, 4 RBI. Carlos Martinez was 2-3, 2 RBI, with his second career Yankee HOMERUN. Martinez also went 4 strong scoreless innings to pick up his 6th win of the season. Martinez is the Yankees all time leader in wins with 51. Dave Taylor went the final three innings also in scoreless fashion to wrap it up for the Yankees. Carlos Allende continued his hot hitting with a 2-4, RBI game. Ryan Scott and Jamie Siragusa each chipped in with 2 hits. The Yankees have Thanksgiving week off, but will back in action in December at a time, and place to be determined.

Yankees pound Angels 20-0 for 5th win!!!!

November 7, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees got their hitting back on track with a 20-0 shutout of the Ft. Lauderdale Angels. The Yanks pounded out 21 hits in 5 innings. Ryan Scott led the way with a 4-5, RBI day. Carlos Allende added 3 hits, 2 doubles, and 4 RBI. Pat Vadala was 3-4, RBI. Rick Taylor was 2-3, 3 RBI. Keith Nicoll was a perfect 2-2 with 3 RBI, and reached base 5 times. Chris Basso was also a perfect 2-2, RBI, and reached base all 4 time he went to the plate. Jamie Siragusa chipped in with 2 hits, 1 double, and 2 RBI. Mike Fields had 2 RBI. Norman Vazquez added a Sac Fly RBI. Carlos Martinez picked up the win his 5th, and Dave Taylor went the final three scoreless innings to wrap up the combined shutout. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday when they face the undefeated Ft. Lauderdale Orioles. The game is scheduled for Holiday Park, but management is working on a alternative location. Check back soon to find out where.

Yankees drop the ball against the Reds lose 16-13....

November 3, 2004 – 07:00 PM
Sad day in Yankeeville. Yanks play like crap, and lose 16-13. When the team doesn't win there are no bright spots. The Yankees will be looking to get back on track on Sunday Nov. 7th when they face the Ft. Lauderdale Angels. The game will be at Plantation's Sunset Park with a starting time of 9:00 AM.

Note: The Yankees announced today that former Yankee great Carlos Allende will join the team on Nov 7th. Allende played 6 seasons with the Yankees, before leaving for the Mexican League.

Yankees continue winning 4-2 over Benihana!!

October 17, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees used several bunts, and some heads up base running to turn away the strong Bonsai team. Keith Nicoll had 3 hits, RBI, and Rick Taylor had two hits. Carlos Martinez started and picked up his 4th win of the season. Dave Taylor went the final three innings for the save. The Yankees only managed 6 hits of the Bonsai pitcher Lowery. The Yankees will be in action next Sunday at a time, and place to be determined.

Yanks continue winning ways with a 12-2 win over Parkland!!!

October 10, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The game was a 1 run game until the bottom of the 7th. Pat O'Conner's bases loaded triple broke the game open, and help put the Yankees in the win column. O'Conner was 2-4 with 4 RBI. Carlos Martinez picked up his third win of the season. Pat Vadala added two hits and two RBI. Keith Nicoll was 2-4 with a RBI. Mike Fields chipped in with a two run single. The Yankees wil be back in action on Oct. 17 when they face the tough Benihana Bonsai at Holiday Park. Game time is 9:00 AM.

Yankees club Metz 17-4!!!!!

October 3, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees routed the Broward Metz 17-4 to pick up their 2nd win of the season. Carlos Martinez started, and went 5 innings to notch his second win of the season. Martinez was relieved by Dave Taylor who picks up the Yankees tough guy award for the day. Taylor who was hit by a pitch in the mouth, and will possible require stitches picked himself off the ground, and drew a walk (the umpires felt the ball hit the bat before busting Taylors mouth... yea right!!). Then Taylor entered the game, and fanned 5 of the 6 batters he faced. Hitting stars for the Yanks were Chris Basso making his 2004 fall debue went 2-3 with a HOMERUN, double, and 5 RBI. Keith Nicoll 1-2 with a HOMERUN, 2 RBI. Jamie Siragusa 2-3, double 3 RBI. Yankees with 2 hits: Rick Taylor (2) doubles, RBI, Pat O'Conner double, (2)RBI, and Pat Vadala (2)RBI. The Yankees are now 2-0, and will be back in action next Sunday Oct. 10, 2004 when they face the Parkland team at Pompano Stadium. Game time is 9:00 AM.

Yankees open new season with 14-6 win over the Red Sox!!!

September 19, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees opened the 2004 Fall season with a 14-6 win over the Broward Red Sox. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez worked 6 innings to pick up the win. Martinez received solid relief help from Dave Taylor who went the final two innings to pick up the save. The Yankee offense was led by Pat Vadala 3-3, HOMERUN, 3 RBI. Yankees with two hits included, Keith Nicoll, 2-5, Double, 2 RBI, Ryan Scott 2-4, Double, RBI, Mike Fields 2-4, RBI, and the Yankees newest addition Ken Brown who was 2-5. All in all the Yankees pounded out 15 hits as 90% of the Yankees had a hit. The Yankees will be back in action on Sept. 26 at a time and place to be determined.

Yankees drop Broward Championship game to Reds

Season over. Yankees look to rebound in Fall........

Yankees defeat Red Sox 7-3 to advance to Broward County Championship Game!!!

June 13, 2004 – 01:30 PM
The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 7-3 to advance to the Broward County Championship game. Carlos Martinez started, and went a strong 8 innings to pick up the win. Dave Taylor pitched the final frame to notch the save. Leading the Yankee bats were Pat O'Conner 3-4, 2RBI, Rick Taylor 3-4, double, RBI, and Mike Fields 2-4, double, 2 BIG RBI.
Keith Nicoll, Jamie Siragusa, and Pat Vadala all added two hits. The Yankees will look for their 6th Broward County Championship in 7 tries when they face the Lauderdale Reds at a time and place to be determined.

Yanks tie Reds 4-4 in seasoning ending game.....

June 6, 2004

Yankees defeat Cyclones 13-3 for 8th win!!!!

May 23, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees continued their winning ways on Sunday with a 13-3 win over the Broward Cyclones. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went 5 innings picking up the win. With the win Martinez is now a perfect 8-0. Martinez received relief help from Rick Taylor, and Chris Basso who each pitched a scoreless inning. The bats were led by Dave Taylor who was 2-3, double, 4 RBI, and Mike Fields 3-3, double, 2 RBI. Pat O'conner was 2-4 with a HOMERUN, 2 RBI. Jamie Siragusa got the train back on the tracks with a 2-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. The Yankees are now 8-1-1, and sit atop the Division. The Yankees will be back in action on June 6th at a time and place to be determined.

Yankees maul Tigers 14-2 for 6th win!!!!

May 2, 2004 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees got back on track with a 14-2 mercy win over the Weston Tigers. Winning pitcher Carlos Martinez went three solid innings. Martinez was relieved by Dave Taylor who had another strong outing, and went three innings. Yankee closer Chris Basso went the final three outs to get some work. The Yankee bats were led by hotter than hell hitter Pat O'Conner. O'Conner hit rockets all over the field including one that landed on the other side of the left-center fence for a three run HOMERUN. Keith Nicoll got his bat going, and rapped out 4 hits. The Yankees will have a week off for Mothers'Day. The Yankees will be back in action with a huge divisional game against the tough Coral Spring Cubs. The game will be played at Tamarac Sports Complex with a TV friendly starting time of 1:15.

Yankees drop first game of the season to Red Sox 4-2....

April 18, 2004 – 10:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees lost for the first time in 2004. The Broward Red Sox used a great pitching outing by their ace to nip the Yankees 4-2. The Yankees had a chance to win the game in the ninth, but a great defensive play by the Red Sox secondbaseman closed the deal on the Yanks. The game seemed to take on a real life feeling as both teams showed ill-feelings towards each other. This is the start of a posible bitter MSBL rivalry. The Yankees wasted a solid pitching start by Dave Taylor as the bats were kept off-balance all day. The Yanks have a week off to regroup. The Yanks will be back in action on May 2, 2004.

Yankees lay down the law on Miami's finest 8-2!!!!

May 16, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees collared the Miami Police Force on Sunday with a 8-2 win. The Yankees used great pitching from Carlos Martinez who went a scoreless 6 innings for his 7th win of the season. Martinez is now a perfect 7-0. Martinez received three innings of relief from Yankee closer Chris Basso. The Yankee bats were led by Ryan Scott who was 2-5 with a double, and a HOMERUN. The HOMERUN was a blast that is estimated to have traveled 435 feet. The ball cleared the fence, and the tree line that protects the homes that back up to the ballpark. The ball either hit the homes roof or landed in the swimming pool. Many Yankee historians claim that it is the farthest Ft. Lauderdale Yankee HOMERUN ever hit. The bats were also helped by Steve Kraft 2-4, and Mike Fields who drove in 2 RBI. The Yankees are now 7-1-1, and in the drivers seat for a playoff run. The Yankees will be back in action on May 23rd at a time and place to be announced.

Yanks defeat Reds in Wednesday night tilt 9-7!!!!

April 14, 2004 – 07:15 PM
The Yankees defeated the tough Lauderdale Reds in a night game 9-7 on Wednesday night to improve their record to 5-0-1. The Yankees received great pitching from the trio of Carlos Martinez (win), Dave Taylor (hold), and Chris Basso (save). There were some defensive gems turned in by Pat O'Conner, Steve Kraft, and Jamie Siragusa. Chris Basso hit a HOMERUN. The Yankees will have a short turn around this week when they face the Broward Red Sox on Sunday April 18th. The game will be played at Stranahan High School at 10:30AM.

Yankees hibernate Cubs 10-4 for 4th win of the Season!!!

April 4, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the tough Coral Springs Cubs 10-4 for their 4th, and division leading win of the season. Carlos Martinez started went 5 innings, and picked up his 4th win of the season. Chris Basso pitched the final 4 innings to pick up the save. The Yankee offense was led by Ryan Scott 3-5, double, HOMERUN, 4 RBI, and Rick Taylor 3-4, HOMERUN, and 2 RBI. Steve Kraft chipped in with 2 hits, and Pat Vadala drove in 2 RBI. The Yankees will be off April 11th for Easter, but will return to action on April 18th. The Yankees will face another tough team the Broward Red Sox. The game location, and time are pending.

Yankees lay down the law!!! Defeat Outlaws 21-11!!!!!

March 28, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees polaxed the Broward Outlaws 21-11 for their 3rd win of the season. Carlos Martinez started, and picked up the victory. Martinez received relief help from Dave Taylor, and Chris Basso. The Yankee bats were the story as they pounded out 25 hits. Leading the way were Chris Basso 5-6, double, 2 HOMERUNS, 4 RBI, and Ryan Scott 4-6, 2 HOMERUNS, 6 RBI. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday April 4th when they face the Coral Springs Cubs at 9:00 AM. The game will be played at Plantation's Sunset Park.

Yankees beat Metz 11-1 for 2nd win of the season!!!!

March 21, 2004 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Broward Metz 11-1 for their 2nd win of the season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went 6 innings to pick up the win. Dave Taylor pitched the final two in scoreless fashion. The bats were led by Rick Taylor who was 2-3, double, triple, and 4 RBI. Pat O'Conner was 3-3, with a RBI. Dave Taylor chipped in with 2 hits one a double, and 2 RBI. The Yankees will be back in action on March 28, 2004 when they face the Broward Outlaws. The game will be played at Sunset Park in Plantation with an early starting time of 9:00 AM.

Yankees and Marlins TIE!!!! 5-5......

March 7, 2004 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees quest for a perfect season was blown out of the water on Sunday by the Boca Marlins. The Marlins used a steller 130 pitch effort by former Major Leaguer Craig Eaton. Eaton held the Yankees at bay all day with pin point control, and great breaking pitches. The lone bright spots for the Yankees were Ryan Scott 2-3, HOMERUN, RBI, and Rick Taylor 2-4, 3 RBI. Mike Fields kept his league leading hitting pace by going 2-4, and Pat O'Conner was 2-4. Carlos Martinez and Chris Basso combined to go 10 innings keeping the Yankees in the game, but in the end it was their inability to drive in a clutch run the cost them the tie. The Yankees will be looking to get back in the win column on March 14 when they face the Broward Red Sox. The game is at Stranahan High School at 10:00 AM.

Yankees destroy the Broward Cyclones 32-6 to start new season!!!

February 22, 2004 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees opened the 2004 Spring season with a 32-6 route over the Broward Cyclones. Carlos Martinez started, and picked up the victory. Dave Taylor pitched two innings of relief to finish the game. The Yankees were led by Mike Fields 4-4, 4 RBI, and Greg Cimilluca 3-3, HOMERUN, 6 RBI. Chris Basso and Pat Vadala each had a HOMERUN. Rick Taylor was 3-3 with 4 RBI. The Yankees will be back in action on March 7, 2004 at a time, and place to be announced.

Yankees win 3rd SFBL World Championship!!!

January 25, 2004 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Miami Giants 17-6 on Sunday to win their 3rd SFBL World Championship. Winning pitcher John Wylie entered the game in the 4th inning, and held the Giants to one run over 4 1/3 innings. Wylie relieved Carlos Martinez who went 3 2/3 innings, and was the victim of a few Yankee miscues, but still managed to gut out 3 plus innings. The big story of the day was the power display of Keith Nicoll, and Chris Basso. Nicoll got the Yankees rolling with a lead off HOMERUN. Basso followed that blast with one of his own 5 batters latter with the bases loaded for a GRAND SLAM. Nicoll was back at it in the second when he hit a solo HOMERUN to give the Yankees a 6-0 lead. The Giants battled back to tie the game at 6 going into the bottom of the 6th. The Yankees came roaring back with RBI singles by Mike Fields, and Steve Kraft, but the big blow was dealt by Nicoll once again as he crushed his 3rd HOMERUN of the day this time a 3 run shot. The Yankees held a 11-5 lead. The Yankees kept the pressure on again in the 7th inning when they loaded the bases. Chris Basso was hit by a pitch to drive in a run, and Mike Fields singled to also drive in a run. The Yankees led 13-6 at this point. The bottom of the eight started with the Yankees needing 3 runs to knock the Giants out. Ryan Scott playing with a badly pulled hamstring singled to put the Yankees ahead 14-6. With two men on up stepped Basso once again. The pitcher fired a fastball, and Basso belted it deep into the right centerfield stands for a "leave them on the field" 3 run HOMERUN. Nicoll finished the day 3-5, 3 HOMERUNS, 5 RBI, and Basso finished 2-4, 2 HOMERUNS, 8 RBI. Every Yankee in the batting order scored a run, and all but one had at least one hit. This was a total team effort. The entire season this Yankee team had one thing in mind......a Championship.

Yankees win 5th Broward County Championship!!!!!

January 18, 2004 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Lauderdale Reds 10-5 on Sunday to capture their 5th Broward County Championship. Carlos Martinez started and pitched 5 innings. Chris Basso relieved went 3 innings. Rick Taylor pitched the final inning. Pat O'Conner hit a HOMERUN. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday January 5, 2004. The location, and time are still be finalized.

Yankees cruise past Bonsai 13-4 to advance to Broward title game!!!!!

January 11, 2004 – 09:30 AM
The Yanks zipped the Bonsai 13-4 to advance to the Broward title game. Carlos Martinez started, and went 5 strong innings to pick up the win. John Wylie pitched the final 4 innings to pick up the save. Ryan Scott delivered the big blow with a three run HOMERUN. Rick Taylor was 3-5, 2 doubles, RBI. Keith Nicoll was 2-5, double, 3 RBI. Jamie Siragusa 2-4, 2 RBI, and Mike Fields 2-5, RBI. The Yankees will look for their 5th Broward County Championship when they face the Lauderdale Reds Sunday at 9:30 AM at South Broward High School.

Yanks hammer Reds 16-1 in five short innings. READY FOR PLAYOFFS!!!

January 7, 2004 – 07:00 PM
Yankees crush the Reds 16-1. Keith Nicoll only allowed one hit, and face the minimum number of hitters in route to his first win of the season. Carlos Martinez finished up the game pitching holding the punchless Reds down. There were many hits, and everyone had one. Yankees start the playoffs on Sunday at a time, and place to be determined.

Yanks spin Cyclones 15-5 to clinch Playoff spot!!!

December 21, 2003 – 09:00 AM
Lots of hitting.....Great pitching.....Story to follow in coming days.

Yanks ace A's 13-3 for 8th win!!!!

December 14, 2003 – 12:45 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees continued their winning ways on Sunday with a 13-3 defeat of the Broward A's. Starting pitcher Dave Taylor went 6 strong innings striking out six picking up the win. Carlos Martinez entered the game in the 7th, and closed the door on the A's for the final two innings. Hitting stars for the Yankees were Rick Taylor who had 2 HOMERUNS (the second was the game ending walkoff) 2 RBI, and Ryan Scott 4-5 with 2 HOMERUNS, 4 RBI. Scott has been on fire as of late. Pat O'Conner added a HOMERUN, and a RBI. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday when they face the Broward Cyclones at Boca's Sugarsand Park. Game time is 9:00 AM.

Yankees reel in Marlins 9-7 on Scott's 9th inning blast!!!

December 7, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees returned to the win column on Sunday with a 9-7 win over the Boca Marlins. With the score tied going into the ninth Ryan Scott blasted a two run homer deep over the left field fence to put the Yankees ahead. Chris Basso closed out the ninth to pick up the win. The Yankees pounded out 18 hits as all 10 hitters had at least 1 hit. Ryan Scott was 3-5, 2 2b, HOMERUN, 2 RBI, Pat Vadala 3-5, HOMERUN, 3 RBI, and Taylor, Nicoll, Siragusa, and Fields each added 2 hits. The Yankees will be back in action on Wednesday night against the Lauderdale Reds. The game will be played at Nova High School at 7:00 PM.

Badges? We don't need no stinkin badges. Yanks fall victim to Outlaws 10-3.....

November 23, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees were wacked today by Outlaws 10-3 for their second loss of the season. The Outlaws were ready to hit, and made some great fielding plays to keep the Yankees at bay all day. The lone bright spots for the Yanks were Pat O'Conner 3 hits including a HOMERUN, and Dave Taylor who came on pitching in relief, and held the Outlaws to give the Yankees a chance for a comeback that never happened. Yankees will be back in action on December 6th when they look to get back in the win department.

Yankees maul Tigers 16-1 for 6th win!!!!

November 2, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees destroyed the Weston Tigers 16-1 to improve their record to a Division leading 6-1. Dave Taylor started, and pitched 5 scoreless innings enroute to his first Yankee pitching victory. Taylor struck out 6, and allowed only 5 hits. The Yankees once again showed their Homerun power as 4 Yankees went deep. Keith Nicoll got the Yankees rolling with a leadoff HOMERUN. Rick Taylor and Jamie Siragusa went "back to back" HOMERUNS, and Chris Basso hit a walkoff HOMERUN. The Yankees will have next week off. Check back soon to find out when the Yankees play again.

Yankees fly high over the Orioles......Martinez leads the way!!!!

October 27, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees crushed the Broward Orioles 17-5 for their 5th win of the season. The star of the game was Carlos Martinez. Martinez pitched a complete game striking out 6 enroute to his 4th win. At the plate Martinez was 3-4, with a double, HOMERUN, and 2 RBI. Martinez crushed his HOMERUN deep over the left field wall. Pat O'Conner was 2-5, HOMERUN, 3 RBI, and Ryan Scott added 3 RBI. The Yankees now stand atop the division with a 5-1 record. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday Nov. 2, 2003 when they face the Weston Tigers at 9:00 AM. The game will be played at South Broward High School.

Yankees conga line Mets 17-7!!!! (Let music load)

October 19, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees destroyed the Broward Metz 17-7 on Sunday for their 4th win of the season. Carlos Martinez started and went 6 2/3 for the win. Martinez allowed 9 hits, struck out 4 on his way to the victory. Greg Cimilluca faced one batter, and struck him out on three pitches to end the Metz final at bat. The Yankees offense produced SIX HOMERUNS, and to make the story you needed one. Ryan Scott homered in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off 10 run Mercy rule win. Leading the Yankees were the following:

Pat O'Conner 3-5 2 HOMERUNS, 5 RBI
Ryan Scott 3-4, double, 2 HOMERUNS, 2 RBI
Rick Taylor 1-2, HOMERUN, 3 RBI
Greg Cimilluca 1-4, HOMERUN, RBI
Jamie Siragusa 3-3, RBI (OK but it was 3 for 3)

The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday. Check the Schedule.

Yankees jail Outlaws 10-7 for third win!!!!

October 12, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees continued their winning ways with a hard fought 10-7 win over the Broward Outlaws. Carlos Martinez started and went 6 2/3 innings striking out 6 to pick up the win. Martinez had some relief help from Dave Taylor who went the final 2 1/3 innings in route to the save. D. Taylor pitched out of trouble several times. The Yankee bats were led by Jamie Siragusa 3-4, 2RBI, Rick Taylor 3-6, double, 3RBI, and Steve Kraft 2-4, double 3RBI. Pat Vadala added 3 hits 2 doubles, and Keith Nicoll was 2-5, and led the game off with a Homerun to get the Yankees on the board. The HOMERUN was Nicoll's second....errr first of the season. The Yankees are now 3-1, and back on top of the Division. The Yanks will be back in action next week at 9AM at Stranahan High School.

Yankees spin Cyclones 19-3 in five innings!!!

September 28, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees got back in the win column on Sunday by shalacking the Broward Cyclones 19-3. The Yankees received a solid pitching performance from Carlos Martinez who went 5 innings allowing 6 hits, and 3 runs (1 earned). Martinez picked up his first win of the season. The offense was led by 12 walks, many of which led to Yankee RBI's as many times the bases were loaded. When the Yankees were not walking they were hitting. Ryan Scott was 2-4, HOMERUN, 3 RBI, and the final walkoff 3 run Homer. Pat O'conner was 2-3 with a triple, and RBI. Keith Nicoll was 2-3, RBI. Jamie Siragusa and Mike Fields each drove it 3 runs without the benefit of a hit. Walks with the bases loaded took care of the RBI's. The Yankees are now 2-1. The Yankees have next week off, check back soon to find out when and where the Yankees play next.

Yankees dropped by Benihana 11-9...

September 21, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees dropped their first game of the season 11-9 to the Benihana Bonsai. The Yankees are now 1-1. Yankees lost NO BRIGHTSPOTS!!!!! The Yankees will be back in action on September 28, 2003 at a time, and place to be announced. Check back during the week.

Yankees defeat Sun Devils 13-8 for Opening Day win!!!

September 14, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees kicked off the Fall 2003 season in mid season form. John Wylie started for the Yankees going 5 innings, striking out 3 enroute to the victory. Wylie was followed by Carlos Martinez who went the final four innings in dominating fashion to pick up the save. The Yankee bats were led by Homerun King Chris Basso who was 3-5 with a double, 2 HOMERUNS, and 4 RBI. Jamie Sirgusa got off to a great start with a 4-4, double, and 4 RBI performance. Sirgusa knocked the first two runs of the new season for the Yankees. Pat Vadala added a HOMERUN, single, and 2 RBI. Carlos Allende had 2 doubles, and new Yankee Pat O'Conner chipped in with 2 hits. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday Sept. 21, 2003 at a time, place, and opponent to be announced. Check back with the website mid-week.

Yankees crushed 16-4.......GAME OVER!!!!

July 20, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees ran into a buzzsaw on Sunday as the Reds had their hitting shoes on. The Reds pounded out 16 runs, and everything that could go wrong did. The Yankees will be back next season looking to reclaim their Titles.

Yankees sink Mariners 11-6 for 12th win!! PERFECT!!!

June 22, 2003 – 01:30 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees wrapped up the 2003 Spring regular season with a 11-6 win over the North Broward Mariners. The win gives the Yankees a perfect 12-0 record for the regular season. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez picked up his 10th win of the season working 4 innings of a 7 inning game. Martinez is now a perfect 10-0. Martinez should be a lock for the Cy Young award. If Martinez doesn't win there should be an investigation. The Yankee offense was led by Mike Fields 2-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and Ryan Scott 3-4, double, RBI. Keith Nicoll was 2-3, 2 RBI. Carlos Allende chipped in with 2 hits, and Jamie Siragusa knocked in 2 RBI. The Yankee next game will be the opening round of the playoffs. The date, oppenent, and game site are to be determined. Check back soon!!!!

Yankees bomb Bonsai 17-2 for 11th straight win!!! Six Homeruns hit in game!!!

June 15, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees crushed the Benihana Bonsai on Sunday for their league leading 11th win. The Yankees are now a perfect 11-0. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went six innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned) picking up his 9th win of the season. Martinez is now 9-0, and closing in on the Cy Young award. The story of the game was the display of Yankee power. Chris Basso set a Yankee record by slamming 3 Homeruns in a single game. Basso was 5-5 with 3 Homeruns, 5 RBI. Ryan Scott also had a banner day. Scott slammed 2 Homeruns in a 4-5, 3 RBI day. Norman Vasquez rounded out the barrage with the final Homerun. Vasquez was 2-4, with 3 RBI. Steve Kraft added 3 hits, while the Yankees totaled 21 hits as a team. The Yankees are back in action next week against the North Broward Mariners. The game will be played at South Broward High School, starting time is 1:30 PM. The Yankees will be looking to finish the season at a perfect 12-0.

Yankees catch Marlins 7-2 for 10th win!!!

June 8, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Marlins 7-2 on Sunday to improve their record to a perfect 10-0. The win clinches the division crown for the Yankees. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went 5 2/3 to pick up his 8th win of the season. Martinez (8-0) allowed 2 runs on 9 hits while striking out 5. Chris Basso picked up the save (3) working 3 1/3 innings striking out 4, allowing zero runs. Ryan Scott led the offense with 3 hits, one a HOMERUN (7), and one a double. Scott had 3 RBI. Pat Vadala added 3 hits, one a double, and a RBI. Carlos Allende, Keith Nicoll, and Mark Johnston each chipped in with two hits apiece. The Yankees should be back in action next week. Check back to find out when, and where.

Will the real Yankees please stand up, please stand up....

May 4, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Yankees 13-2 on Sunday for their 9th win. In the battle of the Yankees, Carlos Martinez started, and went 5 strong innings to notch his league leading 7th win. Martinez received relief help from John Wylie (2 innings), and Chris Basso (2 innings). The trio held the other Yankees at bay all day long. While the trio was dominating, the Ft. Lauderdale Yankee bats were hot. Every Yankee (11) who batted had at least one hit. All but two drove in a run. The Yankees are now 9-0.

Yankees nip Red Sox 6-5 in 10 innings for 8th win!!!

April 27, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees improved their record to a perfect 8-0 on Sunday with a 10th inning defeat of the Hollywood Red Sox. Starting pitcher John Wylie cruised through 7 innings holding the Red Sox to 1 run. In the meantime the Yankees were building a 5-1 lead. Wylie ran into trouble in the 8th when he allowed the first two runner to get aboard. Yankee manager Miguel Cruz made a pitching change. Cruz brought in Carlos Martinez to face Red Sox batter Jim Eddy. Eddy greeted Martinez rudely with a 3 run blast to dead center to pull the Red Sox back in the game 5-4. Martinez retired next next two batters, but then Steve Young turned on a Martinez fastball, and drove it deep over the right field fence to tie the game at 5-5 after 8 innings. Neither team was able to do anything in the ninth, and the game went into extra innings. Martinez retired the last 7 batters he faced, and the game went to the bottom of the 10th. The 10th started with Chris Basso popping out the second. Ryan Scott then singled sharply to left. Relief pitcher Marty Stern attempted to pick off Scott, and threw the ball down the right field line. Scott ended up at third. Pat Vadala was walked. Vadala stole second, and Norman Vasquez was walked to load the bases. Jamie Siragusa took the count to 3-2, but was called out on strikes. Mike Fields came to the plate with two outs, and was down 1 ball 2 strikes. Fields then singled over the shortstops head to give the Yankees the victory. Hitting standouts for the Yankees were Ryan Scott 3-5, 2 Homeruns (5,6), 3 RBI, Keith Nicoll 3-5, RBI, Chris Basso 2-5, Homerun (7), RBI, Norman Vasquez 2-4, and game hero Mike Fields 2-5, game winning RBI. Carlos Martinez picked with the win, his 6th in relief of John Wylie. The Yankees are now a perfect 8-0. The Yankees are back in action Sunday May 4th 2003 when the face the Boca Yankees. Game time is 10:00 AM at Stranahan High School.

Yankees bomb Reds 18-2 for 7th straight win!!!

April 21, 2003 – 07:00 PM
The Ft Lauderdale Yankees bombed the Lauderdale Reds 18-2 on Monday night for their league leading 7th win. The victory runs the Yankee record to a perfect 7-0. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went 4 strong innings giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits. Martinez record now stands at a perfect 5-0. Martinez gave way to John Wylie in the 5th, and Wylie cruised the final 3 striking out 4 while allowing zero runs. The Yankees pounded out 13 hits. Leading the way for the Yankees were Chris Basso 3-4, RBI, and Pat Vadala 2-4, Homerun, 4 RBI. Yankees with two hits were Ryan Scott 2-5, 2 RBI, Norman Vasquez 2-5, RBI, and Mike Fields 2-4, RBI. Keith Nicoll added a double, and a RBI. The Yankees now at 7-0 face divisional rival the Hollywood Red Sox (6-1) Sunday at Stranahan High School. The winner will most likely win the National League pennant.

Yankees nip Bonsai 7-6 for sixth win!!!!

April 13, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees improved their record to a perfect 6-0 with a 7-6 victory over the Benihana Bonsai. Starting Pitcher Carlos Martinez went 6 innings, striking out 3 enroute to his fourth victory. Chris Basso picked up the save going the final three innings allowing only 1 hit, and 1 run. The Yankee bats were led by Chris Basso 3-4, Homerun, double, 3 RBI, and Ryan Scott 2-4, Homerun, double, 3 RBI. Steve Kraft and Greg Cimilluca each had two hits one of Krafts' a double. Cimilluca had a RBI. The Yankees will face the Lauderdale Reds on Monday night April 21st at 7:00 PM. The game will be played at South Broward High School.

Yankees use comeback to defeat Orioles 13-7 for fifth win!!!

April 6, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees rallied from being down 7-2 at the hands of the Ft. Lauderdale Orioles to improve thier record to a perfect 5-0. The Orioles used some new (ringer) pitchers to hold the Yankees at bay for four innings while building a 5 run lead. Carlos Martinez started, but did not have his usual great stuff. Martinez went 3.2 innings giving up 7 runs, (5 earned) on 7 hits before giving way to John Wylie. Wylie entered the game, and gave the Yankees exactly what they needed, 5.1 innings of scoreless dominating pitching. Wylie allowed 2 hits, striking out 7 in picking up his first win of the season. Leading the way for the Yankees offensively were Ryan Scott 3-4, Homerun, RBI, Carlos Martinez 3-5, 2 RBI, and Mark Johnston 2-6 with the go ahead RBI in the eighth inning. Chris Basso added his league leading 5th Homerun, John Wylie and Carlos Allende chipped in with 2 hits apiece. The Yankees are now a perfect 5-0. The Yankees face the Benihanna Bonsi next Sunday. Game time is 10:00 AM at Stranahan High School.

Yankees bust in Blackjack game with Cards 22-10!!!!

March 30, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees exploded on the Broward Cardinals 22-10. The Yankee bats pounded out 21 hits including 5 Homeruns. Leading the way was Chris Basso 4-5, 2 doubles, 2 Homeruns, 6 RBI. Pat Vadala 4-6, Homerun, 3 RBI. Jamie Siragusa 4-5, double, 2 RBI. Ryan Scott 2-2, Homerun, 3 RBI. Carlos Allende and Carlos Martinez each had 2 hits to round out the barrage. Carlos Martinez started for the Yankees going 5 innings striking out 4 picking up his third win of the season. Ryan Scott worked two innings in relief striking out 3 batters. The Yankees will wait for next weeks schedule to see who and when they play.

Yanks put Metzzzzzzz to sleep early 16-1 in 5 innings!!!

March 23, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees pounded the Broward Metz 16-1 in 5 innings for their third win of the season. Five Yankees who were former Metz played key roles in the days win. Five Yankees won a MSBL title with the Metz in 2000 before breaking off to form their own team. Former Metz leading the way for the Yankees were Carlos Allende who was 3-3, with a Homerun, triple, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Chris Basso 3-4, Homerun, double, and 4 RBI. John Wylie 3-3, with 3 RBI. Pat Vadala 1-2, 3 RBI. Ryan Scott 1-3. Other Yankees who had a good day included Jamie Siragusa 2-2, double, 3 runs, and 1 RBI. Mike Fields 2-3, double. Carlos Martinez started went 4 strong innings, striking out 4 to pick up the win. John Wylie pitched a scoreless final inning to close out the game. The Metz were left on the field by Basso's three run game ending Homerun. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday March 30, 2003 at 10:00am. The Yankees will face the Broward Cardinals at Stranahan High School.

Yankees tame the Weston Tigers 12-9 for second win of the season!!!

March 16, 2003 – 01:15 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated a much improved Weston Tigers team 12-9 on Sunday to pick up their second win of the season. The Yankees had to make a late inning comeback to earn the victory. John Wylie started, and went 5 inings keeping the Yankees in the game striking out four. The Yankees turned the ball over to Chris Basso, and asked him to finish the last four innings. Basso compleated the job, and picked up his first win of the season. The Yankees bats were also led by Chris Basso who blasted a three run Homerun to put the Yankees ahead in the 7th inning. Basso had 2 hits, and 3 RBI. Mark Johnston had a big day with 3 hits, one a double, and 2 RBI including the go ahead runs in the top of the ninth inning. Yankees with three hits included Keith Nicoll 3-5, RBI, Pat Vadala 3-5, 2 doubles, RBI, and Jamie Siragusa 3-5, double, RBI. Yankees with 2 hits included Carlos Allende 2-5, RBI, Miguel Cruz 2-5, double, RBI, and John Wylie 2-3, double, RBI. The Yankees pounded out 21 hits against 4 different Tigers Pitchers. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday March 23, 2003 at a time, and place to be determined.

Yankees win opener reel in Marlins 7-1!!!

March 9, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees opened their 5th season with a 7-1 victory over the Boca Marlins. The Yankees received some strong pitching from three pitchers. Carlos Martinez started, went six innings only allowing 5 hits, and no runs in picking up his first win of the season. John Wylie back after a season off pitched two scoreless innings, and struck out two. Chris Basso pitched the final frame, allowing an unearned run. The Yankees bats were led by Ryan Scott who was 2-4 with a Homerun, a double, and 3 RBI. Carlos Martinez 2-4 with a double, and 2 RBI. Pat Vadala 3-4, and 1 RBI, and Carlos Allende chipped in with 2 hits one a double. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday March 16th at a time, and place to be determined.

Yankees show more rust than the Tin Man in 6-2 loss to the Monarchs.......

March 2, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees lost for a second season in a row when the Perrine Monarchs defeated them 6-2 to claim the MSBL overall title. The Yankees playing for the first time in a month looked, and played like the Tin Man before oil. The usually powerful Yankee line-up was held to eight hits (seven singles one double), and made some errors at key times in the game. Carlos Martinez started, and pitched well enough to win, but it wasn't meant to be as Perrine took advantage of every Yankee miscue. The Yankees who are never out of any game mounted several threats, but were never able to get a key hit in run scoring situations. There were very few brite spots for the Yankees. Ryan Scott was 2-2 with a RBI, and Jamie Siragusa chipped in with two hits. With the Yankees coming up short the last two seasons, several changes are planned for the 2003 Spring season. The return of Pitcher John Wylie, and Chris Basso should improve a Yankee line-up that went 13-1 this season, and won the Broward Championship. Several other deals are in the works that could make the 2003 Spring Yankees the strongest Yankee team to date. The Yankees next game will be announced as soon the schedule is available.

Yankees win 4th straight Broward title on Nicoll's bottom of the ninth walk-off Homerun!!!!

February 2, 2003 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees won their fourth straight Broward County Championship by defeating the Broward Outlaws 7-6 on Keith Nicoll's walk-off bottom of the ninth Homerun. The Yankees received some excellent pitching from starter Harry Christinson who was the victim of some unusually bad fifth inning Yankee defense. The Yankees turned the ball over to Yankee ace Carlos Martinez who entered the game, and totally closed the door on the Outlaws. Martinez went the final 4 2/3 in scoreless fashion to pick up the victory. The Yankees offense was led by Carlos Allende 3 hits, 2 doubles, Pat Vadala 3 hits, 2 RBI, Ryan Scott 2 hits, Homerun, 2 RBI, and Norman Vasquez who added a Homerun, and RBI. Pitcher Harry Christinson helped himself by banging out 2 hits, with one of them a double. The Yankees and the Outlaws exchanged blows all day long as the game was tied from the fifth inning on. The Outlaws had their chance to go ahead in the top of the ninth. With a runners on first, and second with two outs. The Outlaws ninth hitter served a single into shallow right-center field. The Outlaws runner on second attempted to score, and was gunned down on a perfect Pat Vadala to Norman Vasquez throw. This set the stage for a ninth inning Yankee win. Keith Nicoll wasted little time depositing the first pitch deep over the left field wall giving the Yankees the Title. The Yankees will wait to see who wins the Dade County title next week, and will then go for the MSBL World Series Title at a time and place to be determined. The league has allowed the Dade teams to destroy the schedule, so it will be a few weeks before the Championship game is played. The Yankees will be looking for their third MSBL World Series title in four tries.

Yankees sink Mariners 14-7 in playoff opener!!!!

January 26, 2003 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees used pitching, defense, and power to win their playoff opener 14-7 against the North Broward Mariners. Harry Christensen started, went 5 innings, and picked up the win for the Yankees. Carlos Martinez pitched three solid innings, and Greg Cimilluca closed it out in the ninth. The Yankees made some steller defensive plays led by shortstop Carlos Allende. The Yankee bats were led by Pat Vadala, 2 Homeruns, and 5 RBI. Ryan Scott 4 hits. Steve Kraft 3 hits, and Greg Cimilluca 2 hits including a 3 run Homerun. The Yankee had 17 hits. The Yankee will be back in action next Sunday at a time and place to be announced.

Yanks report card.....All "A's" against Athletics 15-5!!!

January 5, 2003 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees used a total team effort to crush the Broward Athletics 15-5 on Sunday to improve their record to a League Leading 11-0. Every Yankee had a hit, and scored a run. Harry Christenson started, and went 5 strong innings to pick up the win. Bob Best pitched a solid inning, and Greg Cimilluca finished off the A's as he struck out 5 batters out of the six outs. Leading the Yankee hitting parade was Pat Vadala 4-4, 3 doubles, 3 RBI. Greg Cimilluca 3-3, Homerun, RBI, and Steve Kraft 3-5, Homerun, RBI. Mike Fields had 2 hits, and drove in 2 RBI. Miguel Cruz rounded out the hitting with a double, and 2 RBI. The Yankees will now wait to see when their first playoff game will be played. The Yankees' opponent will be the North Broward Mariners. The Yankees have faced the Mariners twice before in three seasons in the playoffs. Check back to find out when and where the game will take place.

Yankees hook Marlins 5-2 for 10th win!!!!

December 8, 2002 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Marlins 5-2 on Sunday for their League Leading 10th win. The Yankees started Carlos Martinez, but after one inning, and a disagreement with Manager Miguel Cruz, Martinez left the game. Harry Christinsen entered the game, and pitched eight scoreless innings picking up the win. Christinsen only allowed 5 hits, and struck out six. The Yankee bats were led by a trio with three hits. Mike Fields, Ryan Scott, and Miguel Cruz. Fields had two RBI, and Scott added a double. Pat Vadala had two hits including a Homerun, and 2 RBI. Norman Vasquez, and Bob Best each had two hits. Vasquez also had a double, and RBI. The Yankees are now 10-0. They have one regular season game left, and are awaiting the playoffs. Check back to see when the Yankees will be back in action.

Yankees deal Cards a 16-6 loss. Improve record to 9-0!!!

November 24, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Yankees improved their League leading record to a perfect 9-0 with a 16-6 pounding of the Broward Cardinals. The Yankees used a short staff amount of players as only 8 Yankees attended the game. Under MSBL rules 8 is the minimum of players required to play. Every Yankee had a hit, and a RBI to make it a total team effort. Standing out for the Yankees was Harry Christenson. Christenson was the games winning pitcher, and was 3-4 with 2 Homeruns, and 4 RBI. Jamie Siragusa and Mike Fields each had 3 hits with two of Siragusa's going for doubles. Carlos Martinez had 2 hits, and 3 RBI.

Yankees collar Outlaws 5-4 for 8th win!!!

November 10, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Broward Outlaws 5-4 on Sunday for their League leading 8th win. The Yankees got some solid pitching, some excellent defense, and some timely hitting to run their record to a perfect 8-0. Carlos Martinez started and went 4 innings, and left the game in a 2-2 tie. Martinez turned the ball over to Norman Vasquez who pitched 3 innings for the win. Greg Cimilluca pitched the final two frames striking out 5 batters to pick up the save. The Yankees were led by Ryan Scott who was 3-5 with the go ahead two run Homerun in the eight inning. Scott also had 3 RBI. Pat Vadala and Keith Nicoll each had three hits to pace the Yanks. The Yankees are now 8-0, and leading the Division. The Yankees will be back in action on November 17th at a time and place to be determined.

Yanks defeat Rangers 11-1

November 3, 2002 – 09:00 AM
The Yankees defeated the Cooper City Rangers 11-1. Bob Best picked up the win, his first as a Yankee. Norman Vasquez homered. Mike Fields drove in 3 Runs. The Yankees will be back in action on Nov. 10th when they take on the Broward Outlaws. The game will be played at McCarthy Park at 9:30 AM.

Yankees defeat Bonsai 13-9

October 27, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees notched their 6th win of the season by defeating the Benihana Bonsai 13-9 on Sunday. Carlos Martinez started and picked up his third win of the season. Martinez is now 3-0. Martinez received some relief help from Harry Christinson, and Greg Cimilluca. The hitting stars for the Yankees were Norman Vasquez who was 4-4 with 2 Homeruns, 5 RBI, and Ryan Scott who added a 3 run Homerun. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday Nov. 3th when they face the Cooper City Rangers. The game will be played at Stranahan High School. The starting time is 9:00 AM. Make note of the start time.

Yankees tame Tigers 16-6

October 20, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees crushed the Weston Tigers 16-6 on Sunday to improve their record to 5-0. Carlos Martinez started and went 5 strong innings. Martinez allowed 3 runs (1 earned), on 6 hits, and improved his record to 2-0. Harry Christinsen pitched the final 2 innings allowing 3 unearned runs on 3 hits to close out the Tigers. The Yankees offense was led by Keith Nicoll who was 4-5 with 3 doubles, and 2 RBI. Pat Vadala was 3-5 with 2 RBI. Steve Kraft, Mark Johnston, and Harry Christinsen each had 2 hits, and 2 RBI. Carlos Allende and Miguel Cruz chipped in with 2 hits, and 1 RBI each. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday Oct. 27, 2002. The Yankees will be facing the Benihana Bonsi at 9:30 AM. The game will be played at Stranahan High School Field.

Yankees sink Mariners 15-6 for 4th win!!!

October 13, 2002 – 01:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the North Broward Mariners 15-6 on Sunday to improve their record to a perfect 4-0. The Yankees were without Pitching Ace Carlos Martinez who again this week came up with an injured side. Martinez is expected to return next week. The Yankees used a trio of pitchers to get the job done. Norman Vasquez started went three innings, and allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits. Vasquez turned the ball over to new Yankee Harry Christinsen. Christinsen looked solid in his Yankee debut. Christinsen allowed 1 run on 2 hits, and struck out 4 hitters, enroute to his first Yankee victory. Ryan Scott entered the game for the final three innings to claim the save. Scott allowed no runs, on 2 hits, and struck out 2 batters. The Yankee offensive explosion of 22 hits was led by Steve "grand slam" Kraft. Kraft had a Grand Slam Homerun, and a single to drive in six runs. Carlos Allende was 4-4 with a double. Mike Fields was 4-5. Keith Nicoll, and Bob Best each had 3 hits with Nicoll claiming a double. Pat Vadala and Norman Vasquez chipped in with two hits apiece, and Ryan Scott added a tape measure Homerun. The Yankee bats are back, and none too soon. The Yankees play next week Oct. 20, 2002. The Yankees will face the Weston Tigers at Stranahan High School. Game time is 9:30 AM.

Yankees win in ninth against Reds 4-3!!! Norman Vasquez the hero!!!

October 2, 2002 – 07:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees used a bottom of the ninth inning rally to defeat the Lauderdale Reds 4-3. Carlos Martinez started the game pitching, and went two innings before having to leave with an injury. The Yankees looked around, and up stepped Norman Vasquez who stated, " I will pitch." Vasquez took off the catchers gear, and went on to pitch seven strong innings. Vasquez allowed only three hits, and three runs, only one earned as the Yankees defense was a little shaky. Vasquez was also the batter standing at the plate in the bottom on the ninth, with the bases loaded, and the score tied at 3-3. Vasquez worked a walk to drive home the winning run, and secure another Yankee victory. Ryan Scott had a triple, a single, and drove in a run. Carlos Allende and Pat Vadala chipped in with two hits apiece. Keith Nicoll had a single, and RBI. The Yankees will be off on October 6th, but will retake the field on October 13th at a time and place to be announced. The win takes the Yankees record to 4-0 or 3-0-1 depending on a league ruling on a Yankee protest.

Yankees lucky to squeek by Broward Metz 3-2

September 29, 2002 – 01:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees narrowly escaped on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over the Broward Metz. The Yankees were forced to look for emergency pitching as Yankee starter Carlos Martinez was unable to make his scheduled start. Keith Nicoll was handed the ball, and made the most of his unexpected pitching debut. Nicoll went five strong innings allowing only one run on four hits enroute to his first pitching victory in nine years. The Yankees then handed the ball to closer Greg Cimilluca. Cimilluca who usually is only asked to get the final three outs, was asked to expand his role, and take the Yankees home from the sixth inning. Cimilluca allowed one unearned run on only two hits, and struck out seven on his way to his second save of the year. The Yankees offense that has struggled at times was held to only five hits. Greg Cimilluca and Mike Fields each drove in a run, and Pat Vadala had a double for the light hitting Yanks. The win takes the record to either 3-0 or 2-0-1. The Yankees are waiting for the league to rule on a protest filed after the first game. The Yankees will be back in action on Wednesday October 2, 2002. The Yankees will face the Lauderdale Reds at 7:00 PM at Nova High School in a rare mid-week game. The Yankees will be looking to get the offense going in the right direction for the rest of the season.

Yankees spank Boca Knights 10-1!!!!

September 22, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees cracked the win column on Sunday by defeating the Boca Knights 10-1. The pitching duo of starting pitcher Carlos Martinez, and closer Greg Cimilluca held the Knights to only 6 hits, and one unearned run. Martinez picked up his first win of the season. Cimilluca picked up his first save. The Yankees' offense was led by Keith Nicoll who went 4 for 4 with 4 RBI, and Ryan Scott who was 3 for 5 with a Homerun, and 4 RBI. The Yankees played some solid defense turning a pair of doubleplays. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday at a time, and place to be announced.

Yankees tie Red Sox 5-5 in 7 innings as rain halts game

September 8, 2002 – 09:30 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees opened the 2002 fall campaign with a 5-5 tie against the Hollywood Red Sox on Sunday. After playing 7 complete innings the skies opened, and 15 minutes of heavy rain ended the game. Under MSBL rules any game that is official (past 5th inning), and is tied when weather, or time limit ends the game. The game will be considered a tie. The Yankees got off to a fast start in the bottom of the first inning when Yankee newcomer Jamie Siragusa singled, and was driven home by a Pat Vadala RBI double. Steve Kraft then singled to drive home Vadala to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead after one. Starting pitcher Carlos Martinez held the Sox in check until the third inning when a lead-off single, a wild pick-off throw, and a double got the Red Sox on the board. The Red Sox added two runs in the top of the fourth as a lead-off single, a botched double play, and back to back hits gave the Sox a 3-2 lead. The Yankees answered in the bottom of the third when Keith Nicoll also a new Yankee lead off with a single, and was driven home by a Miguel Cruz RBI double to tie the game at 3-3. In the bottom of the fifth the Yankees took the lead 4-3 on Pat Vadala'a solo homerun. The Red Sox refused to go away as they scored twice in the top of the sixth. Back to back hit batters, a double, and a single gave the Sox their runs. Red Sox led 5-4 after six. The Yankees held the Sox scoreless in the seventh. With heavy rain heading towards the field the Yankees knew this could be the last chance to score. The Red Sox changed pitchers. Pat Vadala lead-off, but popped out. Steve Kraft was walked, but cut down trying to steal second. With the Yankees down to their last out Mike Fields worked a walk. Then Keith Nicoll was also walked. Miguel Cruz was walked on four pitches to load the bases. The Red Sox made another pitching change. Carlos Martinez stepped to the plate, and was hit by a pitch to tie the game. The Yankee had a chance to go ahead, but the Sox pitcher induced Carlos Allende to ground out to end the seventh. The rain then came, and within 10 minutes made the field unplayable. Ending the game in a 5-5 tie. This is the first tie in Ft. Lauderdale Yankee history. The Yankees will be back in action next week, and be looking to crack the win column. Check back for when, and where the game will be.

No joy in Mudville....Yankees lose to Monarchs 6-3....

August 4, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees lost to the Perrine Monarchs 6-3 on Sunday. The Yankees got off to a fast start on Chris Basso's three run Homerun in the first inning. Unfortunately for the Yankees this would be their lone bright spot. The Yankees could not muster a key hit when they had runners on base. This coupled with some poor defense cost the Yankees a chance at a World Series three-peat. The Yankees will be busy in the three week off season looking to add some players to make a Championship run again in the fall of 2002. Look for the Yankees to regain their Crown.

Yankees defeat Marlins in ninth 7-6 for Broward Title!!!

July 28, 2002 – 09:45 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Marlins 7-6 on Sunday to win their third consecutive Broward County Championship. The Yankees had to dig deep for a ninth inning come from behind rally. The game started out bad for the Yankees as Cy Young award winning pitcher John Wylie was unusually wild. Wylie hit a batter, and walked two, coupled with three Marlins hits staked the Boca team to a 4-0 lead. The Yankees went harmless in their half of the first. The Marlins tacked on a run in the second as Wylie walked the leadoff hitter who also came around to score. The Marlins were leading 5-0. Wylie settled down, and battled the next 5 innings holding the Marlins scoreless giving the Yankee bats a chance to wake-up, and get back in the game. The Yankess finally broke through in the third. Steve Kraft walked, Carlos Allende singled, and Chris Basso singled driving in Kraft. A wild pitch allowed Allende and Basso to move to third and second. Pat Vadala muscled a ball into the outfield for a 2 run single. The Yankees had cut the lead to 5-3. The Yankees scored in the sixth when Chris Basso singled, and Ryan Scott hit a blast to the warning track allowing Basso to score from first. Yankees still trailed 5-4. The Yankees tied the game in the seventh when Mike Fields led off the inning with a single, then Miguel Cruz bunted for a base hit. Steve Kraft was unsuccessful on a sac bunt attempt when Fields was thrown out at third giving the Yankees runners on first and second. Carlos Allende came through with a two out hit to tie the score at 5-5. The eight inning saw the Marlins go ahead 6-5 when Wylie walked two hitters. Yankee closer Chris Basso entered the game. Basso gave up a go ahead single. Marlins lead the Yankees 6-5 going to the bottom of the eight. With the Yankees heart of the order up in the eight many felt the Yankees would come roaring back, but the Yankees 3,4,5 hitters went 1,2,3, in very easy fashion. Basso was able to get the Marlins in order in the ninth. The Yankees had their backs to the wall starting off the ninth with Matt Streit leading off the inning. Striet hit a two hopper to the Marlins third baseman who over threw the first baseman. The Yankees had the tying run on second. Mike Fields quickly tied the game with a sharp single. Miguel Cruz attempted to get a bunt down, but was unable. That brought Steve Kraft to the plate with the winning run on first. Kraft blasted a ball to deep left center field. Fields running all the way rounded third, and slid in with the winning run giving the Yankees their third consecutive Broward Championship. The Yankees look to make it three MSBL World Championship in a row next week August 4th at 10:00 AM at Miami's Flamingo Park.

Yankees crush Weston Tigers in Playoff opener!!!!!

July 21, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees took the first step in Winning their Third Straight Championship. The Yankees crushed the Weston Tigers 15-0 in six innings on Sunday. Leading the way for the Yankees was the one hit pitching of John Wylie. Wylie allowed no runs on one hit while striking out nine. The win inproves Wylie's record to a perfect 8-0 this season. The bats were led by Chris Basso 2 hits, 4 RBI, and Mike Fields 3 RBI. The Yankees look to wrap up the Broward Championship on Sunday July 28th when they face the Boca Marlins. Game location, and time to be announced.

Yankees defeat A's 14-2 to wrap up Perfect regular season 12-0!!!!!

July 14, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees wrapped up the regular season with a win over the Broward A's 12-2. The win takes the Yankees' record to a perfect 12-0. Leading the Yankees were a trio of pitchers. Carlos Martinez, Chris Basso, and John Wylie held the A's to two runs on six hits. The Yankee bats were led by Ryan Scott who hit his seventh Homerun of the season setting a new single season Yankee record. The Yankees will be back in action next week against the Weston Tigers in the opening round of the MSBL Playoffs. The time, and place will be determined this week.

Yanks win 11th 10-0 over Dodgers. Still perfect!!!!

July 7, 2002 – 09:00 AM
Yankee Pitchers dominate. Yankee hitters tally 10 runs to take the team record to a perfect 11-0!!!!

Yanks win 10th with 10-1 win over Cooper City Rangers

June 30, 2002 – 09:00 AM

Yankees reel in Broward Marlins 13-6!!!

June 16, 2002 – 01:15 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees won a sloppy game against a crappy Broward Marlins team 13-6 for their 9th win. The win moves the Yankees record to a perfect 9-0. In a game marred by punky behavior by the Marlins, and their classless fans the Yankees held their cool, and did enough to win. At one point the Marlins, and their fans chanted "overrated, overrated" to the Yankee team, and with their female fans shouting curses to Yankee players. This is when the Yankees were winning 8-2. Yankee starting pitcher Carlos Martinez went six innings picking up the win. The win was Martinez' 4th of the season against no losses. Chris Basso making his return to the Yankees line-up after being out with an injury pitched the final three innings. The Yankees bats were lead by Carlos Allende 3 hits. Ryan Scott 2 hits, Homerun, Double, 2 RBI, and Pat Vadala 2 hits, Homerun, Double, 4 RBI. The Yankees clinched a playoff spot with the win. The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday June 23, 2002 at a time and place to be determined.

Yanks outhit (by pitch) Tigers 20-1 for 8th win!!!

June 9, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees used their bats, and backsides to hammer the Weston Tigers 20-1 in 4 1/2 innings. The Yankees playing for the first time since April 28th used 14 hits, 8 walks, and 6 hit batters to tally 20 runs over the pitcherless Tigers. The win takes the Yankees record to 8-0 with a strong hold on the National League East. Carlos Martinez started went three innings allowing only one run on five hits picking up the win. The win takes Martinez's record to a perfect 3-0. Martinez turned the ball over to John Wylie for the final two frames. Wylie face the minimum 6 batters, and retired all six. Leading the Yankees bats Greg Cimilluca who was a perfect 3 for 3 with 3 runs, and 3 RBI. Pat Vadala 3 hits, 3 runs, and 3 RBI. Norman Vasquez 2 hits, a 3 run Homerun, and 4 RBI. John Wylie 2 hits, 3 RBI. Rounding out the Yankees hitting clinic was Mike Fields with 2 hits, and 2 RBI. Players with bruises....Carlos Allende, Ryan Scott, Matt Streit, John Wylie, Steve Kraft, and Carlos Martinez who all combined to set a new Yankee record for number of players hit in a game with 6. Congratulations guys!! The Yankees will be in action again next week against the Broward Marlins at a time, and place to be determined.

Ft. Lauderdale Yankees demolish Dodgers 12-4 for 7th win!!

April 28, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees continued to get great pitching, and the frequent homerun as they defeated the Broward Dodgers 12-4 on Sunday. Starting pitcher John Wylie went five scoreless allowing only four hits, and struck out 6 in picking up the win. The win runs Wylie's record to a perfect 4-0. The Yankee offensive onslaught of 18 hits including 4 Homeruns was led by Carlos Allende. Allende was 3-5 with a double, 2 Homeruns, and 5 RBI. Ryan Scott was 4-5 with a Homerun, and RBI. Greg Cimilluca, and starting pitcher John Wylie each had three hits, and Norman Vasquez blasted a two run Homerun. The Yankees are dominating the top of the leaderboard in homeruns as they now have 22 homeruns, an average of just over three Homeruns per game. The Yankees will be back in action Sunday May 5th when the face the Boca Marlins. The game will be played at homerun haven Stranahan High School at 10:00 AM.

Yankees make sushi out of Benihana Bonsai 14-4 in 7 innings!!

April 21, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The 6-0 League leading Ft. Lauderdale Yankees cooked the Benihana Bonsai 14-4 on Sunday. Winning pitcher John Wylie allowed seven hits, four runs, (zero earned) while going the distance picking up his forth win of the season. The Yankees offense was led by Steve Kraft who had a double, a Homerun, and 4 RBI. Kraft has homered in his last three games. Matt Streit had two hits, including a Homer, and 2 RBI. Ryan Scott added a Sac Fly, and a two run tape measure Homerun, 3 RBI. Norman Vasquez added a solo Homerun. John Wylie also did it with his bat knocking out three hits, and 2 RBI. Greg Cimilluca also pounded out three hits. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday 04/28/02 when they face the Broward Dodgers. The game will be played at Stranahan High School at 10:00 AM.

Homers fly! Yankees sink Mariners 15-0 in six innings!!!

April 14, 2002 – 01:15 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees crushed the North Broward Mariners 15-0 in six innings on Sunday to extend their record to a perfect 5-0. Yankees ace John Wylie started, and allowed only 2 hits in picking up the shutout. Wylie struck out 10, and improved his record to 3-0 on the year. The Yankee offensive explosion was led by Carlos Allende 5-5, 2 Homeruns, and 3 RBI. Ryan Scott 4-5, 2 Homeruns, and 3 RBI. Norman Vasquez had two hits, one a solo Homerun, and 2 RBI. And finally, Steve Kraft added a Grand Slam Homerun (Steve's second grand slam in two weeks). The Yankees set a new team record for Homeruns in a game (6). The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday at 10:00 AM when they face the Benihana Bonsai at Stranahan High School.

Yankees go fishing, reel in Boca Marlins 12-5

April 7, 2002 – 09:15 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated a scrappy Boca Marlins team on Sunday 12-5. The Yankees had to come from behind for the first time this year. The Yankees used a solid start from pitcher Carlos Martinez who went 6 1/3 allowing 5 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits. Martinez ran his record to 2-0. Martinez gave way to the Yankees left-handed stopper Greg Cimilluca. Cimilluca went the final 2 2/3 not allowing a run or hit while striking out 5 in picking up the save. The Yankees who were losing 5-2 going into the seventh inning battled back to score 4 runs to take a 6-5 lead the Key blow was a Mike Fields 3 run double. The Yankees put the game out of reach in the eight when Carlos Allende led off with a single, Ryan Scott walked, a double steal, then a Pat Vadala double drove in two runs. Mike Fields walked, Miguel Cruz was hit by a pitch to load the bases. That brought Steve Kraft to the plate. Kraft crushed a pitch over the left-centerfield wall against a very strong wind blowing in. The blast gave Kraft a Grand Slam, put the game out of reach, and gave the Yankees their 4th win of the year. The league leading Yankees will be back in action next week April 14, 2002 when they take on the North Broward Mariners at Stranahan High School starting time 1:00 PM.

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March 24, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees hammered the Broward Cardinals on Sunday 23-2 to improve thier record to a League leading 3-0. The Yankees used a strong outing from John Wylie who went 5 innings only allowing 3 hits, and 1 unearned run. The win runs Wylie's record to 2-0. Greg Cimilluca entered the game in the sixth, and recorded the final six outs striking out four. The Yankees pounded out 22 hits. The Yankees were led by Norman Vasquez who collected 5 hits including a Homerun, and 4 RBI. Ryan Scott 4 hits, 2 doubles, and 5 RBI. Steve Kraft 3 hits, including a Homerun, and 3 RBI. Carlos Martinez 3 hits, and Miguel Cruz who hit a Grand Slam Homerun, 4 RBI. The Yankees will be off for Easter Week, but will be back in action on April 7, 2002. The Yankees will face the Boca Marlins last seasons Broward County's runner-up. The game will be played at Boca's Sugarsand Park at 9:15 AM.

Yankees attack Sharks 13-3

March 17, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees hammered the Weston Sharks on Sunday 13-3. Former Shark Carlos Martinez started, and went the distance for the Yankees. Martinez only allowed the Sharks three runs on eight hits. Martinez picked up his second win of the season, and is now 2-0. The Yankee bats started slow, but then exploded. Leading the Yankee attack was the Shark hunter Carlos Martinez who had two hits scored three runs, and 3 RBI. Pat Vadala had three hits including a Homerun, and 2 RBI. Carlos Allende chipped in with two hits, and 3 RBI. Ryan Scott had a Homerun, and 2 RBI. Mike Fields, Norman Vasquez, and Migel Cruz had a pair of hits. Greg Cimilluca also had 2 RBI. The Yankees will be back in action Sunday March 24, 2002 when they face the Broward Cardinals. The game is at 10:00 AM at Stranahan High School.

Yankees start title defense win 12-1 win!

March 10, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees began their quest for an unprecedented third straight MSBL World Series Title by defeating the Broward Athletics 12-1. The win took the Yankees overall record to 28-2 all time. The game marked the return of 2001 spring Cy Young award winner John Wylie. Wylie started the game, and pitched 4 strong innings. Wylie yielded zero runs on 2 hits. Wylie gave way to Carlos Martinez who pitched 3 solid innings giving up an unearned run on 2 hits. Martinez gave way to the Yankee right-handed closer Chris Basso who went the final two innings picking up the save allowing zero runs on 1 hit. The Yankee bats pounded out 12 runs on 12 hits. Norman Vasquez and Pat Vadala each had two hits including a Homerun, and 3 RBI apiece. Carlos Allende had a pair of doubles, and 2 RBI. Matt Striet had a pair of hits. Basso and Wylie each drove in two runs to round out the Yankee offense. The Yankees will be back in action next Sunday at 10:00 AM when they face the Weston Sharks at Stranahan High School.

Yankees back to back World Series Champions!!

March 3, 2002 – 10:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Papa John Marlins 5-4 on Sunday to capture their second consecutive MSBL World Series Title. The Yankees had to battle all the way as the Marlins jumped out to an early 2-0 on Yankees starter Carlos Martinez. Martinez went 6 strong innings allowing only 3 runs on 6 hits to keep the Yankees in the game. The Yankees got on the board in the 4th when Ryan Scott led off with a triple and scored on Pat Vadala's fielder's choice. The Marlins second baseman attempted to throw Scott out at the plate, but his throw was late. Vadala then scored from first on a Greg Cimilluca triple to close the gap to Marlins 3 Yankees 2 after 4 innings. Both teams went scoreless for the next three innings as Martinez pitched two scoreless innings, and the Yankee reliever Chris Basso pitched a scoreless 7th. Basso held the Marlins scoreless in the 8th. The Yankees tied the game in the bottom of the 8th when Carlos Allende singled. Allende slole second. The Marlins pitcher attempted to pick Allende off second, and threw the ball into centerfield. The centerfielder pick the ball up and his throw sailed over the head of the thirdbaseman, and the Yankees had tied the score going into the ninth. Basso struck out the first batter. Basso walked the second batter. The Marlins third hitter singled to give them runners on the corners. The Yankees brought in left hander Greg Cimilluca, and placed Chris Basso behind the plate. On Cimilluca's second pitch a down and away fastball the ball hit off Basso's mit, and the runner from third scored to give the Marlins a 4-3 lead. Cimilluca walked the next two hitters to load the bases, but got the next two hitters to pop out, and ground out. Going into the bottom of the ninth the Yankees trailed 4-3. The Yankees had the heart of the order due up in the ninth with Ryan Scott who was 3 for 3, and only in need of the Homer for the cycle leading off. Scott got under one, and popped out to the pitcher. Yankee 4 hitter Vadala was due up next. After swinging at two poor pitches Vadala connected, and drove the ball to the right field gap for a double. Vadala was lifted for a pinch runner the speedy Carlos Martinez. Yankees 5 hitter Greg Cimilluca had a swinging bunt placed perfectly down the third base line for a single. The Yankees had runners at the corners. Cimilluca stole second to put the winning run at second. Yankees 6th hitter Norman Vasquez walked to load the bases. Yankees 7th hitter Matt Streit stepped in. After running the count to 2-2 the Marlins pitcher uncorked a wild curveball in the dirt the the catcher couldn't handle. The ball bounced off the catcher, and up the third baseline. Martinez scored from third to tie the game, but as the pitcher attempted to backhand flip the ball to the catcher it got away again. Cimilluca running hard all the way attempted to score. The play at the plate was very close, but Cimilluca just beat the tag of the Marlins catcher. A Yankee pile on top of Cimilluca occured at home plate as the Yankees celebrated their second consecutive MSBL World Series Championship. Cimilluca picked up the win in relief. The Yankees played together all year, and never gave-up or panicked. The Yankees start their quest for a Third Consecutive Championship on March 10, 2002 at a time and place to be announced.

Yanks use TEAM effort to crush Boca Marlins for Broward Championship!!

February 24, 2002 – 09:15 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Marlins 17-5 on Sunday to capture their second consecutive Broward County Championship. The Yankees used the pitching combination of Carlos Martinez, and Marcos Vasquez. Martinez started and went 2 innings giving up three runs on 4 hits. Martinez who hasn't pitched in 5 weeks fatigued early, and gave way to Vasques in the third inning. Vasquez went the final 7 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 8 strikeouts to pick up the win for the Yankees. The win runs Vasquez record to a perfect 5-0. The Yankee bats came to play as every Yankee in the line-up had a hit, and all but one scored a run. This was a total TEAM effort. The Yankees played the game without two of their biggest bats in the line-up as number two hitter hitter Chris Basso, and number three hitter Ryan Scott were unable to attend the game. Yankee hitters that were at the game were led by Greg Cimilluca who was returning from the DL list had 4 hits including a double, and 4 RBI. Marcos Vasquez and Matt Striet each had three hits, and 2 RBI apiece. Mike Fields had 2 hits, 3 RBI. Others with two hits...Carlos Allende, Pat Vadala, Steve Kraft, Carlos Martinez (2 RBI). Norman Vasquez and Migel Cruz rounded out the hitting with one each. The Yankees will be playing for the MSBL overall title next week when they take on the Dade County Champions Papa John's Marlins. The time and place to be announced.

Yankees hammer red faced Reds 18-3 in six innings!!

January 13, 2002 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees started their defense of last seasons Championship by crushing the Lauderdale Reds 18-3 in six innings. The Yankees used a dominate pitching outing by Marcos Vasquez. Vasquez pitched six innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) only 4 hits, and struck out 10 batters. With Vasquez in control many Yankees fielders used the time to catch up on some sleep, as only seven defensive plays were needed. Vasquez picked up his 4th win of the season going the distance. The Yankees bats came to hit as many players pitched in for the runs. The Yankees were led by Marcos Vasquez who had three hits including a two run bomb in the bottom of the first to get the Yankees on the board. Vasquez also added a double, and a single 3 RBI total. Mike Fields had a triple, and a single 4 RBI. Ryan Scott a double, two singles, 3 RBI. Steve Kraft had a two run homer, a single 3 RBI. Carlos Allende two singles 2 RBI. Unselfish Migel Cruz had three walks. The Yankees totally dominated the unusually quiet Reds. The Yankees will have next week off. The Yankees will be back in action on January 27, 2002 against the winner of the Boca Marlins and the Benihana Bonsi. The time and place to be determined.

Yankees defeat Bonsi for ninth win!!

December 22, 2001 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Benihana Bonsi 10-9 on Sunday to inprove their record to 9-2. The Yankees received a quality start from Carlos Martinez who notched his fifth win. Martinez was victim of some poor defense by the Yankees giving up an unearned run in the first, and 5 runs in the 5th inning, again none were earned. Ryan Scott making his 2001 pitching debut entered the game in the sixth and pitched three scoreless innings. Martinez re-entered the game in the ninth and allow three runs (two earned) to allow the Bonsi to close the gap to one. Martinez got the final out on a pop-out to Allende to pick up the save. Martinez sets a Yankee record for picking up a win, and a save in the same game. The offense was led be Carlos Martinez and Carlos Allende. The Carlos brothers each had three hits. Allende drove in 2 runs with Martinez driving in one. Pat Vadala added two hits and three RBI. The Yankees will be entering the Playoffs at a time and place to be announced in the following weeks.

YANKEES CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT!!!!! The Yankees defeat the Outlaws 6-3!!!!

December 16, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees clinched the National League East Division with a 6-3 victory over the Broward Outlaws. Carlos Martinez started the game for the Yankees, but incountered some wildness. Martinez allowed 3 runs on five hits going three innings. Martinez hit three batters, and was forced to leave the game as a pitcher per MSBL rules. The Yankees then handed the ball to Marcos Vasquez. Vasquez pitched the final six innings totally over matching the young Outlaws. Vasquez pitched no hit, no run ball for six innings facing only 19 batters one over the minimum to pick up the win. Vasquez struck out 8 of the 19 he faced. The Yankees played one of their best defensive games of the season with spectacular plays being turned in by Carlos Allende at short, and Chris Basso back home at catcher. The Yankees hitting attack was led by Ryan Scott. Scott blasted a three run homerun to get the Yankees on the board. Scott also added a single. Allende added three singles, and drove in a run for the 8-2 Yankees. The Yankees have two games to be made up before the playoffs start. The Yankees will be defending their 2001 Spring MSBL Championship. The Yankees will be back in action on December 23, 2001 against the Benihana Bonsi. The game will be at 9:00 AM at Boca Meadows Park. The Bonsi defeated the Yankees 3-2 earlier this season.

Yankees hammer A's in slopfest!!! xxxCHECK OUT GAMES BOTTOM RIGHT PLAY WORDSEARCH!!!

December 9, 2001 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees hammered the Broward Athletics 18-9 on Sunday to improve their record to 7 wins and 2 losses. The game was marred by sloppy play, and arguments. The Yankees jumped out to a 7 run first inning and never looked back. Every Yankee had a hit, and all but one had a RBI. Carlos Martinez started the game and went 5 innings to pick up the win. Martinez was ejected after he hit A's 2nd baseman Rich Moya with a pitch then the two exchanged some pleasant words. Moya was also ejected. Chris Basso entered the game, and totally overpowered the A's. Basso chalked up 5 K's facing only 10 hitters giving up a single hit. Basso also lead the Yankee offense with three hits including a Homerun, Double, and three RBI. Other Yankees with three hits were Carlos Allende 2B, 2 RBI, Ryan Scott 2B RBI, Matt Streit 3 Runs, and Mike Fields 2 RBI. With the win the Yankee only need to win one of their final three games to clinch a playoff spot, and defend last seasons' Championship. The Yankees will be back in action on December 16th against the Broward Outlaws at 10:00 AM at South Broward High School.

Yankees spank Mets in Subway Reunion!!! *** READ END OF ARTICLE FOR UPDATE!!***

November 18, 2001 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Broward Mets 13-1 on Sunday. The Yankees used a great pitching outing by Carlos Martinez who went five innings to notch the win. Martinez only allowed two hits, and struck out seven on his way to his third win. The win runs Martinez' record to 3-1. Ryan Scott made his pitching debute, and looked sharp only allowing an unearned run in one inning of work. The game also marked the return of Yankee legend Chris Basso. Chris entered the game in the last inning, and slammed the door on the Mets with a three up three down quick inning. The Yankees also broke out of their season long hitting woes. All nine Yankees had at least one hit, and scored at least one run. Hitting stand outs were Pat Vadala with three hits, and five RBI. Mike Fields with three hits, and two RBI. Chris Basso three hits, and one RBI. Yankees with two hits were...Ryan Scott, Norman Vasquez, Migel Cruz, and Steve Kraft. Pitcher Carlos Martinez had his first hit of the season driving in two runs. Matt Streit rounded out the hitting for the Yankees' 19 hit attack with single. The Yankees will be in back in action on December 9th when they face the Broward Athletics. The game will be at Boca Meadows Park at 9 AM.

Yankees run record to 5-2 with forfeit win over hapless Red Sox.

November 11, 2001 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees increased their record to 5 wins, and 2 losses with a forfeit win over the Ammer Red Sox. The Red Sox who are still looking for their first win of the season were unable to find eight breathing bodies to take on the Yankees. The Yankees are still on top of the National League East Division. The Yankees will be back in action on 11/18/01 at 9:00 AM at Boca Meadows Park. The Yankees will be taking on the Broward Mets. Many Yankees were part of the Mets Championship team in the Spring of 2000. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the split of the Mets in the Spring of 2001.

Yankees split double header go to 4-2

October 28, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees split a doubleheader on Sunday taking their record to 4 wins and 2 losses. In the first game against the Benihana Bonsi the Yankees wasted a great pitching outing from Carlos Martinez. The Yankees lost to the Bonsi 3-2. Martinez pitched a three hitter, but gave up 3 unearned runs. The runs were the result of a walk, an error, all three of the Bonsi hits to account for all three runs. The loss runs Martinez' record to 1-1 on the season. The Yankees only managed 6 hits of their own as the bats were ice cold after a two week lay-off. The only Yankee to crack the hit column twice was Carlos Allende. Norman Vasquez hit a ninth inning solo homerun to pull the Yankees to within one run, but that was all the Yankees could manage. The loss dropped the Yankees record to 3-2.
In the nightcap the Yankees again used great pitching. The combination of Rob Harris and Greg Cimilluca held the Broward Dodgers to two runs. Harris pitched 7 innings pitching out of trouble several times to pick up the win. The win runs Harris record to 1-1 on the season. Cimilluca entered the game in the eighth inning, and struck out six batters for all six outs to pick up his second save. The Yankees bats woke up in the second game. Carlos Allende with a huge cheering section on hand was the hitting star with a Homerun, Double, and 3 RBI. Newly acquired Matt Streit had two hits for the Yankees. The win takes the Yankees record to 4-2 still atop the National League East Division. The Yankees will be back in action on November 11. The Yankees will be taking on the Ammer Red Sox. The game starts at 9 AM at Boca Meadows Park in Boca Raton. All players should be at the field by 8 AM.

Yankees defeat Broward Marlins 7-3

October 14, 2001 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees won their 3rd straight game on Sunday to improve their record to a Division leading 3-1. The pitching of Carlos Martinez who went 7 innings allowing only one earned run was the key element in the Yankees 3rd win. Rob Harris serving as the closer pitched the final two frames in scoreless fashion to record the save. The hitting of Rob Harris who had two hits and drove in two runs paced the Yankees. Also, contributing were Marcos Vasquez (double, 2 RBI), Ryan Scott (RBI), Walter Porter (RBI), and Mike Fields (2 hits, RBI). The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday 10/21/01 at 10:00 AM. The game will be at Tamarac Field. The Yankees will take on the much improved Broward Athletics.

Yankees win second straight against Boca Marlins!!

October 7, 2001 – 09:15 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Boca Marlins 5-2 on Sunday to improve their record to 2-1, and put them on top of the National League West Division. Carlos Martinez started for the Yankees, but had to leave after three strong innings when a blister developed on his index finger of his pitching hand. Manager Mike Cruz then handed the ball to Marcos Vasquez who went the final six innings allowing only 3 hits, and no runs. Vasquez picks up his second win of the season (2-0). The Yankees' bats were held for only 5 runs by the ageless wonder 65 year old Stan Lewis. Lewis had Yankee batters off balance all day only allowing 5 runs on 8 hits. Pat Vadala was 3 for 3 with a Homerun, and 3 RBI. Carlos Allende was the only other Yankee to crack the hit column more that once with two singles. Steve Kraft had a double and a RBI. Rob Harris drove in the Yankees final run on a fielders choice. The Yankees will be in action next Sunday 10/14/01 when they take on the Broward Marlins at 9AM at Meadows Park in Boca.

Yankees in the win column with 5-3 win over Reds

September 19, 2001 – 07:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Lauderdale Reds 5-3 on Wednesday night. The Yankees used a solid pitching performance by Marcos Vasquez who went 7 strong innings allowing only 3 runs (2 earned). Greg Cimilluca entered the game in the game in the eighth inning, and retired the last six outs picking up the save. The The hitting standouts were Norman Vasquez who had three hits including two doubles, Carlos Allende two hits including a double and RBI, Rob Harris had two hits, and Pat Vadala who had two hits including a double and RBI. The Yankees evened their record at 1-1.

Yankees lose opener to Tigers 11-10

September 16, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees blew a six run lead in the last inning to lose to the Weston Tigers 11-10. The loss was the first in the two year history of the Yankees. The Yankees streak of 15 straight wins was broken. The Yankees wasted a solid pitching performance from Carlos Martinez. The Yankees had 15 hits and scored 10 runs, but also had 5 errors. The Yankees are back in action on Wednesday 09/19/01 at that time the Yankees will be looking to start a new winning streak.

Yankees 2001 spring SFBL Champions!!!!!

July 8, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees defeated the Miami Red Sox 17-7 to win the 2001 Spring MSBL Championship. The Yankees finished the season a perfect 15-0. Carlos Martinez started the game even though he had been ill all week. Martinez gutted a solid 5 innings giving up only 5 runs (2 earned). Martinez started the sixth inning, but ran into trouble with a walk, and three consecutive singles. Martinez called Manager Migel Cruz over to tell him he had given it all he had, and he was out of gas. Cruz replaced Martinez with Chris Basso. Basso entered the game with the bases loaded and the Yankees leading 9-5. Basso proceeded to strike out the next three batters he faced. Basso went the final 3 innings giving up only 2 runs (1 earned) to pick up the save in relief of Martinez who picked up the win. The Yankee offensive explosion started right in the bottom of the first inning. Chris Basso hit a long HOMERUN over the left field fence getting the Yankees on the board. Then Steve Krafts' SAC FLY plated Ryan Scott to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead after 1 inning. The second saw the Yankees score 6 times being led by hits by Walter Porter, Matt Streit, Carlos Allende Pete Perez, and Basso again to take a 8-2 lead after two. The Yanks were quite in the third. In the fourth Ryan Scott led off with a double, made it to third on a passed ball, and scored on Pat Vadala's single to give the Yankees a 9-2 lead after four innings. The Red Sox scored 2 in the fifth, and the Yanks were silent. Yanks lead 9-4 after 5 innings. The Sox scored one in the top half of the sixth. In the bottom half Ryan Scott led off with a single, stole second, and was again driven in by a Vadala single. Yanks lead 10-5 after six. The Sox scored 2 in the top of the seventh, but the Yankees answered in the bottom half with 3 of their own. A double by Matt Streit scored Mike Fields from first base. A single by Migel Cruz, and a RBI single by Walter Porter scored the Yanks second run of the inning. Carlos Allende's ground out scored Cruz for the Yanks third run. The Yankees lead 13-7 after seven. Basso held the Sox scoreless in the top of the eight. The Yanks needed 4 runs to end the game. The bottom of the eight was started by Ryan Scott's double, and scored for the third consecutive time on Pat Vadala's single. Steve Kraft singled, Pete Perez hit a pop up, Mike Field hit into a fielders choice for the second out, but on the play Vadala scored the Yanks second run, Matt Streit had a RBI single, Migel Cruz was hit by a pitch, Walter Porter had a single to load the bases, and Carlos Allende's singled home Streit to end the game. Yanks win 17-7!!! The Yankees had 23 hits in the game, and had two great pitching outings. Congratulations to the 2001 Ft. Lauderdale Yankees.

Yankees defeat Mariners to win the Broward County Championship!!

June 24, 2001 – 01:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees claimed the Broward County Championship by defeating the N. Broward Mariners 9-7. In a hard fought game by both teams the Yankees heart, pride, and total team work came to the top. John Wylie started the game, and held the Mariners scorless in the first. In the Yankee half of the inning leadoff hitter Carlos Allende (last weeks hero) led off the game with a blast over the left field wall to give the Yanks an early 1-0 lead. The Yanks added a run on a Mariner miscue to lead 2-0 after 1. Both teams went scoreless in the 2nd. The third inning was a nightmare for the Yanks as hits combined with errors allowed the Mariners to jump into the lead 5-2. In the bottom of the third the Yankees heart of the order came through as three hitter Ryan Scott lined a double down the left field line. Four hitter Pat Vadala deposited a fastball over the left field score board to pull the Yankees within one run 5-4. The 4th and 5th innings were quite for both teams. In the sixth the Mariners had a single, walk and a double to score two runs to take a comanding lead of 7-4. In the bottom of the sixth with the Mariners hurting their shoulders from patting themselves on the back the Yankees came roaring back. Three consecutive singles by Steve Kraft, Pete Perez, and Mike Fields then a bases loaded clearing triple by Matt Streit pulled the Yankees even with the now quite Mariners. Migel Cruz drove in Streit with a SAC FLY to give the Yankees a 8-7 lead. Carlos Martinez who entered the game with two outs in the seventh Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the save in relief of John Wylie who picked up the win. The Yankees picked up an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan Scott worked the count to three balls and two strikes. Scott then crushed the next pitch deep into the left field seats to make the final score 9-7. The 7th and 8th hitters Mike Fields and Matt Streit were a combined 6 for 7 in the game. The Yankees showed class and heart and POWER in this game against the trash talking Mariners. The Yankees final game and opponent have not been determined as of yet. Check back on the site for news.

Yankees defeat Reds in 11 innings to advance to County Championship game

June 17, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Yankees took 11 innings to defeat the Lauderdale Reds 4-3. Carlos Allende delivered a single with the bases loaded to score Mike Fields with the winning run. In a hard fought game Yankee pitching held the Reds in check to give the offense a chance to win the game. John Wylie started and pitched 7 innings giving up 3 runs (only 1 earned). Wylie then turned the ball over to Carlos Martinez who went the final 4 innings in scoreless fashion to pick up the win. Ryan Scott led the way for the Yankees with three hits and two RBI. Chris Basso, and the games hero Allende also had two hits.

Yankees defeat Reds finish regular season undefeated!!! Hammer SFBL

May 21, 2001 – 07:00 PM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees continued their winning ways, and undefeated season by beating the Lauderdale Reds in dramatic ninth inning fashion. Pitcher John Wylie started the game, and pitched a solid seven innings. Wylie gave up four runs only one earned, and kept the Yankees in the game until the bats would wake up. Wylie set a Yankee record with 14 strikeouts in seven innings. With the Yankees trailing 4-0 going in to the sixth inning it looked like the Yankee undefeated season was going to come to an end. Jeff Shimko started off the inning by drawing a leadoff walk against the Reds starting pitcher. Carlos Allende moved Shimko to second with a groundout. Chris Basso doubled home Shimko to get the Yankees on the board. Basso moved to third on a passed ball. Ryan Scott hit a SAC FLY to plate Basso with the Yankees second run cutting the Reds lead to 4-2. The Reds brought in their star pitcher Torrance Stennis to close the door on the Yankees. Torrence sent the Yankees down in order in the seventh and eight by over powering the hitters. The Yankees came to the plate in the ninth trailing 4-2 with the top of the order coming up. Yankee leadoff hitter Carlos Allende started the ninth by hitting a single to left. Basso lifted a fly ball to center field. The center fielder dropped the ball commiting a error. Ryan Scott came to the plate wih runners on first and second. Stennis fired a fastball to Scott who turned on the pitch sending the ball deep into the left center field night. The ball cleared the fence, and gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Pat Vadala the Yankees fourth hitter struck out, but when the ball got by the Reds catcher he ran to first. Steve Kraft hit a infield single to put runners on first and second. The next Yankee hitter struck out. Matt Streit came to the plate and delivered a single. The ball missed the cutoff man and allowed Vadala to score. This put the Yankees ahead 6-4. Stennis got the Yankees to hit into a double play to end the inning. Carlos Martinez who entered the game in the eight inning needed three outs to preserve the Yankee undefeated season. Martinez hit the first batter, and struck out the next two. With the runner now on second Stennis the Reds pitcher drove a double to left pulling the Reds to within one run. Martinez then proceeded to strike out the next Reds hitter to pick up the win. The Yankees will have a couple of weeks off before the playoffs start. The Yankees will most likely get a rematch against these same Reds. Congratulations to all the Ft. Lauderdale Yankees on a undefeated season. It was a total team effort by all 13 players.

Yankees defeat Weston Sharks extend streak to 11 straight

May 20, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft Lauderdale Yankees beat the Weston Sharks 9-3 on Sunday to extend their unbeaten streak to 11 straight. The Yankees received a solid pitching outing from Carlos "The Married Man" Martinez. Martinez pitched 4 strong innings giving up only 1 unearned run against his former team. Martinez turned the ball over to John Wylie in the 5th inning. Wylie was not allowing the Sharks batters to dig in against him by running his fastball in on the hitters hands and elbow (once) ouch! The batter Wylie hit cried. Pat Vadala took over in the 6th inning. Vadala sent them down in order thanks to a incredible diving play by Yankee third baseman Jeff Shimko. Shimko made the diving stab got to his feet, and doubled off a runner on firstbase. Chris Basso entered the game in the eight, and closed the door on the Sharks with authority. Basso pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his 5th save of the season. The Yankee hitting was led by Pete Perez who had a bases clearing double that accounted for three runs. Carlos Allende and Chris Basso each had solo homeruns, and two hits apiece. Pat Vadala had three hits including 2 doubles. Walter Porter and Jeff Shimko each drove in a run. The Yankees return to action on Monday May 21st again the Lauderdale Reds at South Broward High School at 7:00 PM. The Reds will most likely be the Yankees first round opponent when the playoffs start in a few weeks.

Yankees clinch American League Pennant defeat Mariners 4-1 to go to 10-0

May 6, 2001 – 01:30 AM
The Ft Lauderdale Yankees clinched the 2001 MSBL American League Championship on Sunday by defeating the N. Broward Mariners 4-1. The victory pushed the Yankees record to 10-0. John Wylie dominated, pitching a complete game, striking out five, and only allowed one run. This moves Wylie's ERA to 0.92 for the season. Pat Vadala led the Yankee attack with a DOUBLE and a TRIPLE and drove in two RBI. Walter Porter had two hits, and drove in one RBI. Steve Kraft drove in the final Yankee RBI. Ryan Scott added a DOUBLE to the Yankee tally. The Mariners played a tough game, and would seem the likely team the Yankees would face for the 2001 Broward County Championship a few weeks down the road. The Yankees have two make-up games to play before the playoffs start.

Yankees get all A's against Athletics winning 16-0

April 29, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees hammered the Broward Athletics on Sunday 16-0 to improve their record to 9-0. The win clinches a playoff spot for the Yankees. Pitching and hitting was the story as Yankee hurlers pitched a shutout, and Yankee hitting invoked the mercy rule on the A's. John Wiley started the game, and only allowed 4 hits, and 0 runs. Wiley picked up his 6th win of the season, and lowered his ERA to a non-existant 0.90. Chris Basso pitched the final inning in 1,2,3 fashion to pick up his 3rd save. The hitting returned to Yankee standards as every Yankee had at least 1 hit. Every Yankee scored at least 1 run, and every Yankee, but two had at least 1 RBI. This was a total team effort. Hitting standouts were Pat Vadala 3 hits, 2 DOUBLES, and 3 RBI. John "do it all" Wiley 3 hits, 1 RBI. Ryan Scott 2 hits, 2 RBI. Steve Kraft 2 hits, 2 RBI. Matt Streit 2 hits, 2 RBI. Walt Porter 2 hits, 1 RBI. Jeff Shimko 1 hit, 2 RBI. Chris Basso had 1 hit a HOMERUN his team leading 4th, and 2 RBI. Mike Fields had 1 hit, and 1 RBI to round out the Yankee hitting explosion. The Yankees raised their team batting average to .394, and the Yankee pitching staff now has a 1.57 team ERA. Next week the Yankee face the National League leading 11-0 North Broward Mariners in a Battle of Divisional Leaders. The game is at Tamarac Field at 1:00PM. Yankee injury update. Yankee first baseman Matt Streit pulled a hamstring late in Sundays game. Streit will under go treatment all week in an attempt to play next week. Carlos Allende injured in the April 22th game against the Rangers missed the game, and is still under going treatment. It is uncertain if Allende will be ready for the May 6th game. Migel Cruz was back in action after pulling his hamstring three weeks ago, and looked to be at 90 percent. In a related story the Yankees Fired their strength and conditioning coach, and their training staff due to the latest rash of injuries.

YANKS SHOW RUST AGAINST RANGERS

April 22, 2001 – 10:00 AM
After a week off the Yankees returned to action against the Cooper City Rangers. The Yankees were not their usual hitting machine selfs totaling 10 runs on only 11 hits. This is one of the worst outputs of the season against the winless Rangers. The final score was 10-3. The good news was once again the Yankees pitching staff. Four pitchers combined to hold the Rangers to 3 runs. Pat Vadala started, and went 1 inning giving up 1 run. Ryan Scott pitched 2 innings giving up 2 runs. Yankee ace John Wiley entered the game, and pitched 5 scoreless innings to pick up the win. Wiley lowered his ERA to a paltry 1.04. Chris Basso aka Goose Gossage entered the ninth, and struck out the side to close the door. The Yankee hitting was led by Ryan Scott who was 3 for 3 with a HOMERUN, and 2 RBI. Steve Kraft had a HOMERUN and 2 RBI. Pat Vadala had two hits one a DOUBLE, and 2 RBI. The Yankees are now hitting .375 as a team, and the pitching staff has a 1.71 ERA. The Yankees return to action on April 29th against the Broward A's at South Broward High School at 10:00 AM. A medical update on injured Yankees. Carlos Allende pulled a groin muscle late in the game Sunday, and will be listed as day to day. Mike Cruz injured two weeks ago continues to improve, and is expected to return next week against the A's. The Yankees must get healthy going into some important games, and the playoffs.
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Yankees blank Pirates

April 8, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees continued to roll through the 2001 MSBL spring season by defeating the Pines Pirates 13-0. The Yankee pitching dominated the Pirates hitters as three Yankees pitchers combined to shutout the Bucs. John Wiley started the game and pitched five scoreless innings. Wiley only faced 16 batters (one above the minimum) giving up only one hit. Carlos Martinez then entered the game pitching three scoreless innings. The ball was then handed to Chris Basso for the final frame, and Basso sent down the Pirates in order. This is the second straight shutout for Yankee pitching. The Yankee hitting was led by Mike Cruz who was 4 for 4 with a solo homer, 3 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Late in the game Cruz pulled a hamstring stealing a base. Cruz will be evaluated by team doctors. Cruz will benefit from a week off, and will be listed as day to day. Mike Fields had a bases clearing double for 3 RBI. Walter Porter also drove in 3 RBI. Matt Streit returned from a week off to collect 2 hits and a RBI. Chris Basso had a ninth inning 3 run Homer that splashed down in the right field lake well beyond the wall. The Yankees have Easter Sunday off, but return to action on April 22nd to take on the Cooper City Rangers. The win brings the Yankee record to 7-0. Not to look past any teams, but it seems a last game match-up against the undefeated North Broward Mariners seems enevidable.

Yankees sock it to Red Sox

April 1, 2001 – 10:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees beat the Ammer Red Sox 10-0 on Sunday. Many Yankees joined the hit parade with Carlos Allende leading the way with 4 hits. Chris Basso continued to tear it up with a Homer, Double, and 2 RBI. Ryan Scott had 2 hits,and 2 RBI. Pat Vadala got out of a slump with a 2 run Homer thanks to a hitting tip from Pete Perez who had 2 hits of his own. Steve Kraft drove in 2 runs. Mike Cruz had 2 hits, and a RBI. Mike Fields had 1 hit, and 1 RBI. Walter Porter also joined in on the fun with a hit. Jeff Shimko made some fine defensive play in support of John Wiley's and Carlos Martinez' shutout. John pitched the first five innings holding the Red Sox to ZERO runs to pick up the win. Then Carlos went the final two innings in scoreless fashion to pick up the HOLD. The Yankees played the game without one of their hottest hitters Matt Streit who was unable to attend the game.

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March 25, 2001 – 04:00 PM
The Ft.Lauderdale Yankees spanked the Broward Cardinals 17-4 on Sunday. The Pitching combination of Carlos Martinez and John Wiley shut down the Red Bird attack. Martinez started the game and pitched 5 strong innings. Wiley then entered and held the Cards scoreless the rest of the way. Chris Basso batting in the 11 hole (Chris arrived from Atlanta just in time for the game) continued his torrid pace. Basso had two hits including his first Homerun of the season. Basso raised his average to .667. Mike Cruz drove in three runs with a bases clearing double. The Yankees begin a tough streach in the schedule with the Ammer Red Sox on April 1st (no joke) at 10am (REMEMBER TO SPRING AHEAD turn your clock ahead 1 hour!!!!) at South Broward High School.

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