Staten Island Advance - April 17th
Sea pounds visiting LaSalle 12-3
Kevin Flood, April 17, 2009 6:29 p.m.
Nick Galli's fourth-inning, two-run double broke open a one-run game as St. Joseph by-the-Sea scored seven runs in the frame en route to an easy 12-3 CHSAA victory over visiting LaSalle Academy Friday in Huguenot.
Vikings' starter Billy Freisen survived a shaky first inning in which the right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam, then went on to throw six innings of shutout ball to pick up the win.
"I was throwing everything up in the first inning and I'm not sure what the problem was," said Freisen, who lived on the low outside corner the rest of the way. "I must have made some sort of adjustment, I just know what it was. I threw a few innings in Florida, but today was my longest outing and it felt good."
Sea held a 1-0 advantage into the bottom of the fourth when Chris Ramanauskas drew a leadoff walk and Marco Santomauro legged out an infield single.
Galli delivered both runners with a shot into the right-center gap to open the floodgates.
Singles by Peter Amerosi and Nick Pavia, a two-run triple by Joe Battaglia and two LaSalle fielding errors made it an 8-0 contest.
Freisen finished his six-inning stint with 10 strikeouts, surrendered just four hits and didn't walk a batter after the second inning to earn his first win of the season.