Sunday 7/28 - Game 3
(4) Nyack Indians 6 at (2) Rockland Astros 5
In the deciding game of the NJABL season, the Indians jumped on Astros pitcher Mike Nassisi early, scoring three runs in the first. The inning was highlighted by a two-out Ryan O'Rourke two-run double. The Indians built the lead to 6-1 behind the pitching of Mike Pasch. The Astros mounted a comeback in the bottom of the sixth, scoring four times and making it a 6-5 game. Indians closer Dan Tauken came into the game to get the Astros' middle of the lineup out to maintain the lead. The Astros loaded the bases again in the seventh, but Tauken struck out lead off hitter Brian Estevez to win the game and secure a fifth league championship for the Indians.
Saturday 7/27 - Game 2
(2) Rockland Astros 4 at (4) Nyack Indians 9
Nyack trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Rich Baerga led off with a triple. The Astros brought in ace Bear Anderson. The next batter, Andrew Himmelfarb doubled down the right field line, driving in Baerga. Two batters later, Joe Antenucci singled home the go ahead run. The inning was capped off by long grand slam by Indians veteran Ted Broderick. Bryan Hallberg (7-0) finished the Astros off in the seventh for a complete game victory.
Friday 7/26 - Game 1
(4) Nyack Indians 4 at (2) Rockland Astros 5
In game 1 on the NJABL Championship series, the Rockland Astros defeated the Indians 5-4. Alex Lorenc (St. Joes of Maine) hit a 2 run walk off home run in the bottom of the 7th after Corey Lopez (Mercy/RCC) walked to lead off the inning. The Astros were down a run after the Indians fought back to take a 1 run lead with 3 runs in the top of the 7th. Joe DePool (STAC) pitched the first 6 innings and left with a 3-1 lead. Anthony Calise (FDU) won the game in relief after surrendering the lead in the top of the 7th. Andrew Camardella (Dominican) hit a 2 run home run and knocked in 3 runs total to stake the Astros to a 3 run early lead before the Indians scored 3 in the 7th to take the lead.