Last Updated: July 31, 2015
District 7 Elimination Game
Greece Post 5 Ely Fagan 4 (8 Innings)
Greece had their backs to the season's wall headed into the 6th inning down 4-1 and clawed their way back into a victory ending Ely Fagan's season in a 5-4 victory in 8 innings.
Mark Martello led off the 2nd inning with a single and later scored on a Johnny D'Aprile single to tie the game at 1.
Ely Fagan answered right back scoring 3 runs on a string of hard hit balls.
D'Aprile again knocked in Martello in the 6th and should have had another run score but the runner fell rounding 3rd making it a 4-2 game instead of a one run game.
Luke Carreta led off the 7th with a great at bat which led to a walk. Ahmad Elawad followed suit with a hard double. Dan Freese stepped up and hit a deep fly to center for a double which tied the game at 4.
Joe Skibinski led off the 8th inning with a single and was moved to 2nd on a D'Aprile bunt. He winds up scoring after a couple of wild pitches to take a 5-4 lead.
Anthony Kane came in to score 3 scoreless innings to improve his record to 4-1 for the summer.
D'Aprile led the offense going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Freese was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Martello and Skibinski was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored to lead the offense for GP (14-7) who plays Rayson Miller in another elimination game.
District 7 Playoff Opening Round Game
Brooks Shepard 9 Greece Post 4
Greece Post was outslugged early on enroute to an opening round loss to Brooks Shepard 9-4.
Kevin Blum and Joe Skibinski led the offense each hitting doubles.
Austin Westrich scored 3 runs to lead the way for GP (13-7)
Greece Post 16 Ferris Goodridge 6
Greece played some awful defense in the 1st inning and spotted Ferris Goodridge 5 runs to start the game. They chipped away at first and exploded in the later innings to win 16-6 and with the help of other teams was able to take the regular season title on the final day of the season.
Luke Carreta got the offense going int he 2nd with an RBI single.
Greece got 2 more in the 3rd inning on a wild pitch and a Mark Martello single.
The Generals took a 7-6 lead in the 4th on an error and RBIs by Austin Westrich and Dan Freese.
The 5th inning brought 13 batters to the plate and blew the game wide open with a 9 run inning. Patrick Bigham hit a bases clearing double to start the scoring. Jeff WIlson added a 2 run double. Ryan Bubel and Billy Heyen also added RBis in the inning.
With a playoff spot already intact, the pitching was divied out between Johnny D'Aprile, Kevin Blum and Joe Skibinski. Blum got the win improving to 3-0 throwing 2 innings and not allowing an earned run. Skibinski threw 6 up and 6 down to end the game for GP (13-6).
Greece Post 7 Union Springs 3
Jake Gruka goes six innings on the mound allowing only 1 run in the first inning to give Greece a sweep of Union Springs in a 7-3 victory.
The Generals took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd inning when Eric Ricklefs led the inning off with a triple and scored when he beat out a throw to the plate on the next batter. Joe Skibinski scored on an error.
Jeff Wilson hit an RBI single in the 3rd and John D'Aprile socred on an error in the 4th.
Dan Freese hit a bases loaded rocket but was snagged by the 1st baseman but scored a run and Wilson added 2 more RBIs to account with another single in the 7th.
Ricklefs was 2 for 2 with a double and a triple. D'Aprile was 2 for 2 with a double and Wilson was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs to lead GP (12-6)
Greece Post 5 Union Springs 1
Luke Carreta goes 6 innings allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 batters to give the normal starting pitching staff a much needed rest in a 5-1 victory over Union Springs.
Ahmad Elawad got on to lead off the game, stole 2nd base and scored on an error later in the inning.
Austin Westrich led off the 6th getting hit by a pitch and stole 2nd on the next pitch. He scored on a Joe Skibinski sac fly to extend the lead. Anthony Kane came up and delivered a 2 run single and Thomas Finnerty knocked him in with a line drive double to right field to finish the scoring.
Eric Ricklefs came in to finish the game on the mound with a scoreless 7th for GP (11-6).
Greece Post 5 Brooks Shepard 4
Greece Post came back from a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the 7th to win a crucial batter against Brooks Shepard 5-4
Brooks got 3 runs in the 1st on a Kevin Yirinec 2 run double and a sac fly.
GP got 2 in the 3rd inning when Luke Carreta scored on an error and Ahmed Elawad hit an RBI single. Brooks added a run in the 6th on a ground out.
Dan Freese led off the 7th with a walk followed by a Joe Skibinski single. Jake Gruka put down a perfect bunt which he beat out and forced a throwing error that aloowed both runs to score and him to advance to 3rd base. Finnerty was up next and ended the game with a fly ball to right field.
John D'Aprile went the distance scattering 6 hits and striking out 6 batters to improve his record to 5-2 for GP (10-6)
Greece Post 7 Ely Fagan 6
Greece took a 7-2 lead into the 6th inning and held on to beat Ely Fagan 7-6.
EF took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd but Greece answered abck in the top of the 4th when Kevin Blum was scored on a bases loaded single by Billy Heyen.
Ahmed Elawad knock Blum in during the 5th and two other runners scored on an error to make it 4-1.
Elawad knocked in 2 more runners with a double in the 6th and Heyen added another RBI single to cap off the scoring.
Elawad lef the was going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Heyen was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. John D'Aprile was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored for GP (9-6)
Greece Post 8 Wayland Post 0
John D'Aprile goes the distance shutting out Wayland Post in a six hit effort for Greece Post. He added six strikeouts to his game.
Greece got 3 run in the top of the first with a 2-run double by Eric Ricklefs and an RBI single by Kevin Blum.
Blum scored on a ground out in the 4th inning and hit an RBI single in the 5th to make it 5-0.
D'Aprile helped his cause with an RBI single in the 6th and Pat Collins was scored on a Dan Freese single in the 6th. Blum once again added an RBI in the 7th to round out the scoring.
Ricklefs led the offense going 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RB I's. Blum was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Collins added 2 hits and D'Aprile 2 RBIs for GP (8-6)
Irondequoit Post 8 Greece Post 1
Greece forgot to save some big hits for game 2 of the doubleheader in an 8-1 loss that puts a little damper picture on ease of the playoff hunt.
Greece Post 12 Irondequoit Post 7
Offense was aplenty in the opening affair against Irondequoit Post in a 12-7 victory.
Eric Ricklefs was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs
Patrick Bigham was 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored to go along with his 2 doubles.
Dan Freese was 2 for 5 with a 2-run triple.
Pat Collins added 2 early innings hits as well.
Anthony Kane was the winning pitcher to improve his record to 3-1 on the season for GP (7-5)
Greece Post 2 Ferris Goodridge 1
Anthony Kane allows 4 hits in a complete game effort as Greece scores 2 in the 7th and hold on in the bottom half to beat Ferris Goodridge 2-1 in a key matchup.
Kane did a great job all game getting himself out of situations with pop ups and ground balls. He struck out 3 in his effort.
Dan Freese, Joe Siibinski and Mark Martello hit consecutive singles in the 7th to get the first run. PAt Collins hit a rocket up the middle that was eaten up by the thick grass but scored a run on the fielders choice to get the second run.
Pat Bigham hit a double and Austin Westrich added a bunt single for GP (6-4)
Greece Post 1 James Cooke Post 0
Johnny D'Aprile left runners in scoring position 5 of the 7 innings to throw a 5 hit shutout over Victor in a 1-0 pitcher's duel.
Greece used solid defense to hold on which included two double plays and a pickoff at 2nd base.
Victor got runners on 2nd and 3rd in the last inning before a gorund out back to D'Aprile to end the game.
The Generals got their lone run inthe 4th when Joe Skibinski hit a double, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored ona sac fly by Dan Freese who is playing in his first game in over 2 months recovering from a knee injury.
GP is now over .500 for the season (5-4)
Greece Post 6 James Cooke Post 1
The Generals got all their runs in the first inning and took control of Victor on their way to a 6-1 victory.
Kevin Blum got the win going the distance allowing one unearned run. He struck out 11 batters to just one walk in this dominant performance.
Greece got their runs in the first with 3 walks, a hit by pitch and singles by Joe Skibinski, Patrick Bigham and Nick Horton.
Bigham led the offense being the only player with multiple hits going 2 for 3 with a run scored for GP (4-4)
Rayson Miller 7 Greece Post 1
The humidity and lack of players caught up to GP in the second game of the doubleheader as they lost to Rayson Miller 7-1.
Ahmed Elawad blasted a triple in the 5th inning and scored on a sacrifice from Ryan Bubel for GP (3-4)
Rayson Miller 9 Greece Post 1
Greece took a 1-0 lead into the 5th against Rayson Miller but slipped away in a hurry in a 9-1 defeat.
Joe Skibinski hit a one out double in the 3rd inning and was scored on a Patrick Bigham single to take a lead.
RM got one in the 5th and took the lead on a safety squeeze which turned into a single when not played properly by Greece which just opened the flood gates for RM to have an 8 run inning.
Bigham was the only offensive player with multiple hits going 2 for 3 for Greece (3-3) in the game.
Ely Fagan 11 Greece Post 6
For the first time this season. the Generals pound out 10 hits but it was not enough to compete with Ely Fagan's 14 hits in an 11-6 loss.
Pat Collins led the offense going 3 for 4 and stealing 3 bases. Nick Horton and Jeff Wilson each had two hits.
Ely Fagan had six players who collected multiple hits.
Luke Carretta threw 5 innings and John D'Aprile came in and threw the final two innings for Greece (3-2)
Hiscock Fishbaugh 9 Greece Post 0
A slow start and poor defense in the beginning led to a 6 run top of the 1st inning for Hiscock Fishbaugh in a game that was moved to Hilton due to all fields in Greece being under water from the terrible weather this week.
With only 4 hits in the whole game there was no shot of a comeback in this one.
Thomas Finnerty came in and struck out 3 batters in relief and Nick Horton made some very nice plays in the outfield including throwing a runner out for Greece. Ryan Bubel added a hit for GP (3-1)
Brent Turpyn went the distance for HF striking out 8 (1-4)
Greece Post 8 Doud Post 5
Greece Post 8 Doud Post 6
Greece Sweeps Doud After a Week Off
After having a week off due to the lousy weather, Greece was able to shake off the rust quickly to take two games from Doud Post.
Anthony Kane went 6 1/3 innings giving up 6 hits and striking out 7 batters to get the victory. John D'Aprile came in to get the final out after Doud started hitting the ball a little bit in the 7th for the save.
Nick Horton scored the first run in the 2nd inning on a Thomas Finnerty single. Greece got two more in the 3rd on a wild pitch and an RBI single by Patrick Bigham. Greece got one in the 5th on a wild pitch and four in the 7th on an RBI single by Mark Martello, RBI walk by Ryan Bubel and a 2 run error.
Horton led the way going 3 for 4 and 2 stolen bases. Bigham was 2 for 4.
In Game 2, the Generals took the back and forth game that included a lightning delay when the team broke open a tie game.
Kevin Blum got the start and went 3 innings before his back twinged on him. He had 3 strikeouts and no earned runs allowed. Jake Gruka came in and threw a scoreless 4th inning and John D'Aprile threw the final 3 innings for the victory.
Patrick Bigham got the scoring going with an RBI double in the first and scored on an error to take a 2-1 lead. Joe Skibinski broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 2nd with a 2 run single. Doud came back to tie the game at 4 in the 5th inning.
Thomas Finnerty led off the bottom of the 6th with a walk and Jake Gruka was hit by a pitch. Pat Collins put down a bunt that deadened right in the dirt and nobody covered 1st for a single. Nick Horton was walked to score the go ahead run from third. After a soft infield line drive Mark Martello blasted a 3 run double right as a bolt of lightning was seen. After the delay, Bigham hits a double to right center but Martello was out at the plate after thinking the ball was caught and then started running.
In the 7th, Doud scored a couple of unearned runs as the defense had a hard time finding their feet but D'Aprile got the final batter to fly out to right to secure the win.
Horton was 1 for 1 with 3 walks to get on base every appearance. Bigham was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles to lead the offense for GP (3-0)
Greece Post 4 Hiscock Fishbaugh 2 (8 Innings)
Greece Takes Season Opener
The swings finally came alive with two outs in extra innings as Greece puts 2 on the board in the 8th to defeat the defending league champions in Hiscock Fishbaugh. Jake Gruka hit a double to left to score Anthony Kane and Luke Carreta added an RBI single 2 batters later in that last inning.
Carreta led the offense going 2 for 5 with an RBI for GP (1-0)
For the 2015 season, Coach Dwayne Ricklefs will take command of the field for the Generals. He was around as an assistant last season so he comes with experience at the American Legion Baseball level. Himself and Coach Ford have spent countless hours over the spring to put this team together. Coach Ford will be around, but cannot take on the full time load of head coaching with the young family at home. Both coaches wish the players the best of luck this upcoming season with the hope of all players giving their best efforts when they step between the lines.
Former and current players who have or are now playing or have played in college:
Derek Twamley (2008-09) MCC Baseball IF
Mike Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football
Matt Bellucco (2008-09) St John Fisher Football
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
Mike Bessette (2012-14) SUNY Fredonia P
Kyle Smith (2014) SUNY Fredonia P