The Fort Lauderdale Yankees won the Senior Division championship for the fourth time in team history after posting an 11-9, come from behind, win over the Dade champion Miami Blues.
The Yankees scored eight runs in the final three at bats, including five runs in the bottom of the eighth, against, arguably, the greatest pitching staff in SFBL history. Trailing 8-6 in the eighth, two Blues' errors and singles by Pat Vadala and Dan Ojst brought the Yanks to within a run. After James Kent singled to tie the score, the Blues decided to walk Ryan Scott intentionally to load the bases with one out. The move proved disastrous as Kenny Hansley hit the next pitch off the wall in right center field for a two run double, giving the Yanks an 11-9 lead. Chris Basso picked up the win in relief of Jon Sandola. Basso allowed one run in five innings of relief. The Yanks' defense chipped in as Hansley and second baseman Keith Nicoll combined to turn four double plays. Vadala, a late addition to the lineup, led the Pinstripers with three hits. Basso and Hansley added two hits each.
Ryan Scott hits Homerun number 76 in his Yankee career!!!
June 5, 2010
The all time Ft.Lauderdale Yankees Homerun leader is Ryan Scott with 76 in 19 Seasons. Chris Basso is currently second with 49 (17 seasons). Chris Basso holds the single season record with 10 Homeruns. Ryan Scott is second with 9 Homeruns. The Yankees have led the league in team Homeruns almost every year topping out with 34 in the Fall of 2003. The Scott/Basso combination in the middle of the Yankee line-up has been the major reason for the unmatched success. UPDATED---06/06/2010
Yankees win 180th!!!!!!!!!!
May 2, 2005 – 09:00 AM
The Ft. Lauderdale Yankees reached the 100th win mark since the new management team took over 19 seasons ago. The Yankees have enjoyed unmatched success over this time period.
YANKEES OVERALL RECORD.....185-55-6 FOR A .752 WINNING PERCENTAGE!!!!!
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