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  • Greece Advances to District 7 Championship Series
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Greece Post 15  Doud Post 3

 

Bryan Rivera goes 5 for 5 and gets the win on the mound in a 15-3 victory for Greece in the 2nd half of the doubleheader.

Doud went up on an RBI triple by Jon Preston and a wild pitch.

Greece got one back with a Rivera single, stole 2nd and 3rd, and scored on a Victor Torres sac fly.

They added 4 in the 2nd with a Rivera RBI double, a 2-run triple by Torres and an RBI single from Justin LoTemple.

GP exploded for 10 runs in the 5th thanks to triples from Jamison Lynd and Rivera, doubles by Mike Ruta and Rivera again, and an inside the park home run by LoTemple to deep center.

Rivera went 5 innings on the mound, allowing 3 hits and striking out 4.  Torres struck out 2 in his inning of relief.

Rivera was 5 for 5 with 4 RBIs.  Ruta was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored.  Lynd and LoTemple were 2 for 3, and Anthony Kane ripped a double to lead the offense for GP (18-5)

 

 

Greece Post 10  Doud Post 7

 

The worst inning of the season was overcame as Greece Post came back to beat Doud Post in the 1st game of a doubleheader 10-7.  Two walks, 3 errors and 3 wild pitches led to the outburst by Doud in the bottom of the 1st.

A bases loaded infield single and a hit biy pitch cut the lead to 6-2 in the 3rd inning. 

Dom DiStefano hit an RBI triple and was scored on a Victor Torres single to cut the lead to 6-4 in the 4th.

Heads up base running by Nick Horton who moved from 1st to 3rd on a ground ball when nobody covered started a rally in the 5th.  He was scored on a Mike Ruta single.  

Victor Torres hit a 2 run triple to take a 7-6 lead.  He was scored on a Justin LoTemple single.

Dan Freese came up and hit what was called a 430 foot foul ball, which in fact did curl around the foul pole.  Two pitches later, he hit one 410 feet over the right center field fence to make it 10-6.

Doud made a little rally in the bottom half but it was squashed at 10-7 and stated that way until the end.

Anthony Kane got the win, settling down after a rough first inning, going six innings and striking out 8 batters.  Thomas Finnerty came in and earned his 3rd save of the season throwing a scoreless 7th.

LoTemple led the way with 3 hits including a triple and 2 RBIs.  Freese was 2 for 4 with the home run and 2 RBIs.  Torres had 3 RBIs while DiStefano and Ruta added 2 hits to lead GP (17-5)

 

Greece Post 7  Hiscock Fishbaugh 0

Greece (16-5) was awarded a forfeit prior to the Doud doubleheader due to Hiscock Fishbaugh not having enough players to field a team at the end of the season.

 

 

Rayson Miller 6  Greece Post 4

 

Greece took an early lead to give it back, grab it again, and in the end give it back in a 6-4 loss to Rayson Miller.

Bryan Rivera scored on a Dom DiStefano single and Victor Torres scored on an error trying to get him out at 3rd in the first to take a 2-0 lead.

RM tied it up with a wild pitch and a blooper un the top of the 2nd.

Kyle Bailey knocked in Torres with a single in the 3rd and Rivera scored on an error after stealing 3rd base in the 4th to take a 4-2 lead.

RM tied the game again with a broken bat single to plate two runs and took the lead for good on  wild pitches and a passed ball.

DiStefano and Torres were each 2 for 4 and Rivera was 1 for 1 with a pair of runs, 2 walks and a hit by pitch for Greece (15-5)

 

Greece Post 8  Rayson Miller 7 (9 Innings)

 

Greece overcame some bad defense early on and staged a 6-run comeback to force the game into extra innings ending in a tie and needed to be completed 2 weeks later to prevail 8-7 in 9 innings over Rayson Miller.

RM jumped to a 6-1 lead after 4 innings.  A Thomas Finnerty Single and a Mike Ruta sac fly cut the lead to 6-3.  RM answered right back with a run in the bottom half of the 5th to take a 7-3 lead.

GP took full advantage of walks and shoddy defense to tie the game at 7 in the 7th.  Back to back batters hit double play balls and neither could be filded at the bag to extend the inning and score the 4 runs.

Greece had a chance in the 8th inning as Bryan Rivera hit a single but was knocked down by a diving 2nd baseman.  Ruta was sent home on the play and avoided the tag but was still called out by a home plate umpire who struggled the entire night for both teams.

Bryan Rivera kept the game tied on the mound and the game was called for darkness.

When play resumed 2 weeks later, Justin LoTemple blasted a ball to left center with a leadoff double to left center.  He was scored on a Kyle Bailey single.

Anthony Kane came in and struck out 2 batters in the bottom half to end the game.

The downside of this exciting game is the fact Greece left 18 runners on base during the game.

Rivera led the way with 3 hits.  Finnerty, Ruta, Bailey, Victor Torres, Nick Horton, Dan Freese, Ryan Ballard all added 2 hits for GP (15-4)

 

Irondequoit Post 4  Greece Post 2

 

Greece got 2 quick runs in the 1st inning and then put the cruise control on as Irondequoit put the foot to the accelerator in the 4th and never looked back in a 4-2 game.

Bryan Rivera led off with a single, stole second and scored on a Dom DiStefano all within the first 3 pitches of the game.  DiStefano was picked off after a strikeout which again flipped the momentum. Justin LoTemple ripped a double to left and scored on a Thomas Finnerty single.

After the 1st inning, Greece only managed 2 more hits and Irondequoit capitalized on an error of a double play ball to take the lead inthe 4th and added an insurance run in the 5th.

DiStefano led the way going 2 for 4 for GP (14-4)

 

Greece Post 10 James Cooke Post 3

 

Dan Freese hit a home run to deep right field to cap off a 5-run 4th inning as Greece beat James Cooke Post 10-3.

Greece got going right off the bat in the first with a leadoff walk and Nick Horton blooping a ball right down the left field line that kept trickling away from the left fielder allowing Bryan Rivera to score.  RBIs by Justin LoTemple, Freese and a sac fly from Thomas Finnerty built the 4-0 lead.

Victor Torres hit a bases loaded single down the line to score a pair in the 4th and was followed up by the bomb from Freese.

Finnerty scored on a ground ball back to the pitcher in the 5th, taking off after the pitcher threw the ball to 1st.

Neale McMullen threw the whole game allowing only one earned run, once again relying on his defense to make plays.

Freese had 4 RBIs and Victor Torres led the was going 2 for 4 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and a stolen base for Greece (14-3)

 

Greece Post 8  Corning Post 1

 

A 5-run 1st inning after an hour and a half car ride settled everyone in as Greece took advantage and beat Corning Post 8-1.

Kane, usually a power pitcher who relies on the strikeout, changed his approach and let his defense do the work tonight.  He threw ground ball after ground ball to finish with a 74 pitch complete game effort.  He did finish with 4 strikeouts but more importantly did not allow a walk.

Greece got RBI's in the 1st from Dan Freese, Ryan Rivera and Gregory Romero as well as a run on a dropped 1st strike and a wild pitch.

The younger Rivera knocked in another run in the 3rd with a base hit.  Romero scored on a bases loaded ground ball that was knocked down to save a double in the 4th and Bryan Rivera scored on a ground ball in the 6th to cap off the scoring.

Greece stole 10 bases during the game.

Ryan Rivera led the way going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs  for GP (13-3)

 

Brooks Shepard 12  Greece Post 5

 

Greece's inability to do the smaller things in baseball such as making decisions and where to back up cost them in a big way in a matchup that could decide who wins the league in a 12-5 loss to Brooks Shepard.

Mike Ciccarone got the start last minute due to the starting pitcher not showing up and not telling anybody.  He was the victim of great at bats eating at his pitch count, throwing 109 pitched in 5 innings.

GP got on the board in the 3rd with a triple by Bryan Rivera and scored on a Dom DiStefano bloop double.

Mike Ruta hit an RBI single in the 4th to give Greece a little bit of life.  But the defense handed Brooks two more runs in the 6th to make it 8-2.

DiStefano and Victor Torres hit back to back singles in the 6th to cut the lead to 8-5 with the tying run at the plate but could get no closer.  Another 4 runs were handed to Brooks and nothing across in the 7th made it the 12-5 final.

Rivera led the way going 3 for 5 with the triple and 2 runs scored.  DiStefano and Torres were each 2 for 4 for Greece (12-3)

 

Greece Post 23  Ferris Goodridge 1

 

Dan Freese did so well game 1, he came out and started the second game giving the rest of the staff a few innings of rest going two innings not allowing a hit.

Justin LoTemple came in and threw 3 innings of relief allowing no earned runs.

Gregory Romero threw two innings of scoreless relief to help out the staff.

The offense finally hit the potential coach thought they would be all season starting in the 2nd inning going for 8 runs.

They put up 2 runs in the 3rd,  3 runs in the 5th and 6th each and tacked on another 7 runs in the 7th pounding out 25 hits.

Nick Horton led the offense goign 3 for 4 with 5 RBI's.

Bryan Rivera with 3 for 6 with an inside the park home run.

Jamison Lynd broke out in a big way going 4 for 6 with a pair of RBI's

Kyle Bailey and Victor Torres each added 3 hits to pace Greece (12-2)

 

Greece Post 5  Ferris Goodridge 2

 

Dan Freese was spectacular on both sides of the field hitting a home run to deep right center and throwing a complete game not allowing an earned run.

 

Newcomer/returner Dom DiStefano and Justin LoTemple each scored on bases loaded walks in the 4th inning to take an early 2-0 lead for Greece.

Ferris tied the game up after two errors and scoring on ground balls in the top of the 5th.

DiStefano led off the 5th with a walk and scored on a triple by LoTemple that short hopped the 390 sign in center.

Freese came up and blasted the ball over the deep right center field fence to take the 5-2 lead whih would be the final.

LoTemple led the offense with a 3 for 4 game with a single, double and triple.

Freese went the distance allowing 3 hits, striking out six and not giving up an earned run for GP (11-2)

 

Greece Post 6  Hornell Post 5

 

Victor Torres went the distance in the true nightcap under the lights in Hornell, as well as adding 4 hits, as Greece Post overcame a 7th inning 5-4 deficit and score two runs to win the game 6-5.

Hornell took the lead with a bloop double followed by a bloop single to take a 1-0 lead.  They added two more with a RBI triple and  a wild pitch.

Greece cut into the lead when Nick Horton scored on a wild pitch.

They took a 4-3 lead in the 4th stealing 4 bases and the opponent making 3 errors.

Hornell took advantage of errors themselves and regianed the lead at 5-4 in the 5th inning.

Dan Freese led off the bottom of the 7th with a double to deep left field.  He took third on a wild pitch and was scored on a Thomas Finnerty single.  Mike Ruta followed with a single. Pinch hitter Ryan Ballard was intentionally walked.  Bryan Rivera came up and hit the first pitch to the right side.  The 1st bseman made a diving play put could not get up in time to make the throw to the plate to allow Finnerty to score and win the game.

Torres led the way going 4 for 4 with an RBI and 3 stolen bases and allowing 3 earned runs in his complete game for GP (10-2)

 

 Greece Post 6  Hornell Post 5

 

A big 3rd inning was enough for Greece to hold on to a 6-5 victory over Hornell of the first game of a THursday doubleheader.

Victor Torres hit a bases clearing double and moved to 3rd on an errant throw at home.  Kyle Bailey followed up with a single to score Torres.

Bailey ripped a double that skipped the centerfield wall to score Justin LoTemple in the 5th.

LoTemple added a sac fly in the 6th to get Greece that crucial 6th run.

Mike Ciccarone got the win on the mound going 6 innings striking out 8 batter and allowing 2 earned runs.  Thomas Finnerty came in and earned the save getting out of a 2nd and 3rd with one out situation with a one run lead to secure the win.

Bailey led the offense going 3 for 3 with a double for GP (9-2)

 

Greece Post 7  Corning Post 6

 

Greece was down 6-0 and playing horrible baseball headed with two outs inthe bottom of the 6th inning.  A change of approach at the plate changed things.

Having batters take strikes led to a bases loaded situation and a pitching change.  The new pitcher threw a wild pitch to score Ryan Ballard and walked Mike Ruta on 4 pitches to load the bases up again.

Bryan Rivera re-entered the game after injuring his ankle on a foul ball hit by himself.  He comes back and unleashes a ball to deep left center for a bases clearing triple.

Victor Torres then steps in and hit a ball to deep center and never stopped running, hitting an inside the park homerun to tie the game at 6.

Justin LoTemple was hit by a pitch, stole second base and scored on a Kyle Bailey single to take the lead.

Torres came back to the mound to earn the save in the 7th after throwing the 5th inning for GP (8-2)

 

James Cooke Post 12  Greece Post 5

 

The defense did not show up and an ugly middle of the game cost Greece a chance of competing against James Cooke Post in a 12-5 loss.

Greece tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the 2nd when Victor Torres drew a one out bases loaded out but the next two batters could not get any more runs in to break the game open.

The Victor based team took full advantage of that in the following inning scoring 4 runs using 3 hit by pitches, some walks and 2 hits.  They tacked another 4 runs again with walks, 2 errors and 2 hits.

Dan Freese hit an RBI double in the 5th and Greece added 3 more in the 6th with RBIs from Jamison Lynd, Torres and Gregory Romero all with no outs but again, rally was killed by 3 straight outs.

Kyle Bailey and Ben Ford each had two hits to lead the Offense for Greece (7-2)

 

Greece Post 2  Brooks Shepard 1

 

Neale McMullen had a sharp slider working and took a no hitter into the 7th inning and Greece got just enough hits to hold off Brooks Shepard 2-1.  He struck out 8 batters and walking one.

Brooks used a walk, bunt, a fielders choice, and a ground ball to produce their lone run in the 2nd and take a 1-0 lead.

Victor Torres scored on a Bryan Rivera single to tie the game in the top of the 3rd.

Nick Horton walked in the 5th and scored on a Justin LoTemple singe up the middle.

The leadoff batter in the bottom of the 7th finally got to McMullen with a single to left field.  The next batter bunted two balls foul and hit a chopper to short which should have started a double play but the ball was lost in the sun on the feed to second.  Next batter puts a bunt down.  LoTemple makes a nice pick to get the first out and was heads up enough after the pick to see the runner darting for home.  Kyle Bailey gets back to the plate in time and makes the tag in a cloud of dirt.  Next batter grounds out to short to end the game.

Rivera and LoTemple led the way each going 2 for 3 with an RBI for Greece (7-1)

 

Greece Post 8  Ely Fagan 3

 

Greece Post put together four 1-run innings and then had a big four run 7th inning to salvage a splt and take game 2 over Ely Fagan 8-3.

Justin LoTemple led off the second inning with a triple to right center and scored on a wild pitch.

He also led off the 4th with a double to center and scored on a Kyle Bailey sacrifice fly.

Victor Torres walked, stole second, and scored on a Thomas Finnerty single.

Greece got four runs in the 7th by a bases loaded walk, fielders choice, a bases loaded hit by pitch and a wild pitch.

Anthony Kane got the win going 5 innings allowing 2 runs.  Finnerty came in for a two inning save.

LoTemple was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Finnerty was 2 for 4 to lead the offense for GP (6-1)

 

 Ely Fagan 3  Greece Post 2

 

Mike Ciccarone went six innings allowing two earned runs and striking out 9 and it was not enough for a victory in a 3-2 loss to Ely Fagan.

Ely Fagan got one in the 1st when the leadoff hitter reached on an error, moved over by a bunt, and scored by a groud ball to 2nd.

They got two more in the 4th when the runner broke from 3rd after a lob back to the pitcher and a 2 out, 2 strike double scored another.

Greece came back with one in the bottom half on a bases loaded error.

In the bottom of the 7th, Victor Torres led off with a deep double to center and scored by a Bryan Rivera single. Greece got the bases load with one out but a nice Sunday hop started a double play that ended the game.

Torres led the way with 2 doubles.  Rivera was 2 for 4 with an RBI for GP (5-1)

 

Greece Post 10 Irondequoit Post 5

 

Greece used 10 walks and Kyle Bailey's bat to fend off Irondequoit Post 10-5. 

Irondequoit scored two runs off starter Kevin Blum in the first. 

In the bottom half, after a couple of walks, Justin Lotemple hit a sac fly to right to get GP on the board. Bailey and Thomas Finnerty hit back to back singles to give Greece a 3-2 lead after 1. 
LoTemple and Bailey hit doubles in the third and Ryan Ballard knocked in Kyle to add to the lead. 

Nick Horton and Bryan Rivera scored on a Bailey single in the 4th. 

Irondequoit cut the lead to 7-5 in the 5th on a wild pitch and a throwing error across the diamond after a ground ball out. 

Rivera knocked in Victor Torres to make it 8-5 and then got in a rundown on the following pithc to let Horton score to get the lead back to 4. A wild pitch in the 6th made the score 10-5 

Blum got the win going 5 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 4. Finnerty came in and threw 2 scoreless innings with the help of a diving catch by Mike Ruta in left to keep a run from scoring. 

Bailey led the offense going 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBI for Greece (5-0)

 

Greece Post 10  Hiscock Fishbaugh 2

 

Neale McMullen threw a complete game 4 hitter with 10 strikeouts to keep Hiscock Fishbaugh at bay.

Greece jumped to a 3-0 lead inthe top of the 2nd with an RBI ground ball by Kevin Blum and a 2-run triple by Victor Torres.

GP used 3 errors and 3 stolen bases in the 4th to score 4 runs and take a 7-2 lead.

Thomas Finnerty hit an RBI single in the 5th.  Justing LoTemple also knocked in a run with a single and Finnerty added a sac fly in the 6th to get to 10 runs.

LoTemple was 3 for 4 to lead the way.  Torres had 3 RBI's and Finnerty added 2 RBI for GP (4-0)

 

Greece Post 6  Wayland Post 0

 

Anthony Kane came out for Game 2 and was as dominant of any performance by a GP pitcher ever.  He threw a complete game two hitter striking out 14 batter leaving no doubt that he was in charge the entire game.

Greece got two in the 1st when the center fielder misplayed a fly ball after a Victor Torres triple.

GP took control of the game in the 5th with 4 runs.  Torres drew a one out walk, stole second, and scored on a Bryan Rivera double to left.  Ryan Ballard hit a bases loaded double down the left field line to score a couple and Thomas Finnerty hit a sac fly to score the 4th run of the inning.

GP moves to 2-0 in league and 3-0 overall.

 

Greece Post 4  Wayland Post 2 (10 innings)

 

 Nick Horton hit a 2 run single in the 10th inning to make sure Mike Ciccarone's spectacular start did not go to waste.

Wayland took a 2-0 lead on a 1st inning balk and a 2 out double in the 3rd which wound up ending the inning as the player tried to stretch it into a triple but a perfect relay from Mike Ruta to Victor Torres to Thomas Finnerty ended any chance of a big inning.

Greece got one back in the 4th inning on a Ruta double which should have scored a 2nd run but a base running error left him at 3rd and was stranded there.

Ruta hit another double in the 6th inning and was scored on a 2 out single by Torres to tie the game.

Both teams went scoreless until the Horton single in the 10th.

Ciccarone went 7 innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 12 batters.

Finnerty came in for 3 innings of relief to get his 2nd win in as many games on the season.  He allowed 1 hit and struck out 3 batters in his appearance.

Ruta, Horton and Ben Ford led the offense all having 2 hits in the game for GP (2-0)

 

Greece Post 5  Victor Post 4 (8 innings)

 

In typical GP fashion, a 7th inning comeback followed by a crazy 8th inning walkoff starts the season with a 5-4 victory over Victor in a non league game to prepare for league play that kicks off this weekend.

Anthony Kane got the start going the first 4 innings.  He gave up 3 runs while adding 5 strikeouts to his resume.

Thomas Finnerty came in and threw 4 innings himself.  Allowing 1 run on 2 hits to keep Greece in the game and eventually recording the win.

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the 7th, Nick Horton and Finnerty lead the inning off with walks.  Horton turned a pickoff move to 2nd into a stolen base, and scored on a wild pitch.  Dan Freese also walked after the wild pitch.

Finnerty scored on a error after a fielders choice but left Greece with two outs.  Bryan Rivera ripped a 2-2 pitch into center field to tie the game at 3.

Victor scored a 2 out, 2 strike single in the 8th to make it 4-3.

Kane led off the 8th by getting hit by a pitch.  Newcomer Mike Ruta laid down a perfect bunt to move Kane over.  Horton flipped a ball into left field for a double to score Kane and tie the game.  A Finnerty walk and an error loaded the bases and on the first pitch to Justin LoTemple,  Horton scored on a wild pitch to end the game.

Freese, LoTemple, Rivera and Horton had the only hits for GP (1-0) who travel to Wayland-Cohocton to start league play on Sunday

Former and current players who have or are now playing or have played in college:



Yimy Queipo (2004-06) Peru State P Drafted 27th Round by Los Angeles Dodgers 2010

Lance Boyington (2005-06) Hobart Football

Raffaele Parisi (2005-07) R.I.T 1B/DH

Jason Nevada (2005-07) St. John Fisher 2B/SS

Ryan Mosher (2005-07) St. Bonaventure 2B

Jordy Smola (2006-09) MCC 1B/3B

Chase Grissom (2008-09) MCC / UNC-Pembroke P/OF

David Valle (2008) SUNY Brockport P/OF

Derek Twamley (2008-09)  MCC Baseball IF

Mike Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football

Matt Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football

Al Gleichauf (2008) York University Wrestling

Joe Sleeman (2008-09) Norwich University 2B

Anthony Gonzalez (2007-10) FLCC IF

Mike Stark (2008-10) SUNY Oswego 2B

Nick Bunce (2009-10) MCC/ SUNY Brockport/ Trinidad Triggers C

Willie Pantoja (2008-10) Wake Tech (NC) OF

Pete Wilson (2010-11) SUNY Brockport OF

Jake Bunce (2010-11) SUNY Brockport P Strength and Conditioning Coach in Reds and Phillies Organizations


Chris Coleman (2010-11) University of Rochester P

Zach Harrington (2010) Alfred University Football


Jake Zimmer (2011-12) Cazenovia P

Frank Carnevale (2010-12) St. Jon Fisher IF

Mike DiStefano (2011-12) MCC OF-P

Ryan Prevost (2011-12) MCC OF

Brett Sanders (2012-13)  MCC 2B SUNY Brockport

Ben Knauf (2011-14) Clarkson University OF

Mike Bessette (2012-14) SUNY Fredonia P

Kyle Smith (2014) SUNY Fredonia P

Dan Freese (2014-present) Cazenovoa IF

Anthony Kane (2015-present) Cazenovia P

Nick Horton (2015-present) Cazenovia OF

Mike Ciccarone (2016-present) Niagara CCC P