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  • Grim Reapers Spring Training Record to 4-6, Take 3rd Seed into Playoffs
  • Mike Dinardo Named Week 1 "Player of the Week"
  • Bobby Kizis Named Week 2 "Player of the Week"
  • Mike Dinardo Named Week 3 "Player of the Week"
  • Next Game: Championships Monday 4/23/2012 @ BBH.
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The Grim Reapers Sweep Week 1 Summer Opener

May 8, 2012

In the 2nd and 3rd innings the Reapers would send 9 and 8 batters to the plate respectively scoring 4 and 3 runs.  The Reapers would defensively perserve a 1 run, 2 hit performance by Marinelli Jewelers until the 5th inning where they would get their 2nd hit of the game.  The Reapers would add 4 runs in the 5th inning and 12 runs in the 6th inning. to extend their lead to 23-1.  The Reapers defense would allow 4 runs but still would hold Marinelli Jewelers in the mercy.  The game would end 23-5 in a 6th inning mercy.
 
In game 2 the Grim Reapers would allow 4 runs to start the top of the 1st.  The Reapers would score 10 runs off of 14 batters.  THe Reapears would allow 4 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and not score any of their own.  The Reapers would finally score 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning taking a 14-8 lead.  The Marinelli bats would stay up to par scoring 5 more runs in the 4th inning keeping hte pressure on.  Rich Apgar would hit a 2 run homerun helping the Reapers to score 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning.  The Reapers would be up 18-13.  The Marinelli Jewelers bats would only score 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning and nothing in the 7th inning as the Reapers would add 4 more runs.  The Reapers would win 22-17 and secure the sweep for their season opening series.
 
Tom Migliozzi would be named, 2012 Week 1 Summer "Player of the Week" going 8 for 11 with 3 runs scored, 6 singles, a double, a homerun and 12 RBIs. Great Job Migs!!!
 
Next Game:  Monday, May 14th, 2012 vs Goodfellas at Veterans Park @ 8:30pm.  Be There!!!!!

THE 2012 SUMMER GRIM REAPERS/PJC REALTY SOFTBALL TEAM IS SET!!!

May 2, 2012

The 2012 Summer Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team is set and the schedules have been announced.  This year the Reapers will be playing games at Shorefront Park in Patchogue and Veterans Park on Boyle Rd.  Their opponents will be Marinelli Jewelers, 1-800-CHIMNEY, Hurricanes Bar & Grill and the Goodfellas.  Look for some familiar faces for the Reapers along with some new ones.
 
Below is the anticipated lineup/positions:
 
1.    Pat Consalvas-      LCF
2.    Bobby Kizis-           SS
3.    Tom Migliozzi-        1st
4.    Victor Robiglio-      3rd
5.    Mike Dinardo-         2nd
6.    Dennis Michaels-   RF
7.    Vin Ferrara-             Pitcher
8.    Rich Apgar-             DH 
9.    Ariel Gerena-          LF
10.  Joe Callegari-      RCF
11.  Joe Bulzomi-        Catcher   
 
Game 1 of the Summer Season will be at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm on May 7th, 2012 vs Marinelli Jewelers.

Grim Reapers Fall Short in Semi-Finals

April 23, 2012

The Grim Reapers would square off against BDC softball in the one game semifinals.  The Reapers would be the away team based off of record.  The Reapers would get off to a quick start scoring 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning with a leadoff single by Pat Consalvas and a 2 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi.  The Reapers would allow 6 runs and 6 runs to cross for BDC in the 2nd and 3rd innings respectively while not scoring any of their own runs.  The Reapers would be down 12-2 heading into the top of the 4th inning.  The Reapers would score a single run off of a solo homerun yet again from Tom Migliozzi.  The BDC bats would not remain quiet scoring another 2 runs extending the lead to 14-3.  The Reapers would score 8 runs in the top of the 5th inning sending 12 batters to the plate.  Tom Migliozzi would hit a 3 run double and Rich Apgar would hit a 2 run homerun.  The game would end 15-12 in favor of BDC Softball.  BDC Softball would go on to face MCI after MCIs upset of East End Screen Printing.  BDC would beat MCI and secure themselves the 2012 Spring Training Championship.
 
Tom Migliozzi would be named, 2012 Playoffs Spring Training "Player of the Week" going 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored, a double, 2 homeruns, a walk and 6 RBIs. Great Job Migs!!!
 
 
The Reapers would finish with a regular season record for 4-6 and a playoff record of 0-1.
 
Stay Posted for Summer Grim Reaper/PJC Realty Updates.
 
 

Grim Reapers Split in Week 5 Regular Season Finale

April 17, 2012

The Grim Reapers would square off againts MCI in their regular season finale.  The Reapers would look for a sweep to secure the 2 seed over BDC.  With a split they would be the 3 seed.  With homefield advantage in game 1 the Reapers would be tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 3rd inning.  The Reapers would plate 3 runs off of back to back homeruns by Tom Migliozzi and Bobby Kizis taking a 5-2 lead.  The Reapers would not look back scoring an additional 9 runs over the next 3 innings securing a 14-7 victory.
In Game 2 the Reapers would have a 5-4 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th inning.  The MCI bats would score 2 runs taking a 6-5 lead going into the 7th inning.  The Reaprs would score back a run in the 7th inning stranding 2 runs on base.  The Reapers would be tied and with an out the MCI cleanup hitter would hit a walkoff homerun securing the 7-6 victory for MCI.
 
Rich Apgar would be named, Week 5 Spring Training "Player of the Week" going 4 for 7 with 2 runs scored, 3 singles, a double and 1 RBI. Great Job Rich!!!
 
Next Game: Playoffs/Championship Monday April 23rd, 2012 @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm vs BDC Softball.  Winner to play against winner of East End Screen Printing vs MCI @ 9:45pm.

Grim Reapers Split in Week 4

April 10, 2012

The Grim Reapers would face off against BDC Softball in their Week 4 matchup.  In game 1, the Reapers would be down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning and would score 4 runs taking a 1 run lead 5-4 heading into the 5th inning.  The BDC offense would score 3 and 2 runs in the 6th and 7th innings respectively taking a 10-6 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning.  The Reapers lineup would begin int he 9 hole with 2 leadoff singles and a 2 rbis double by Dave Martin.  With a sac fly from Joe B, the Reapers would total 3 runs with only 1 out and the top of the order due up.  Ariel Gerena would hit a single, with Bobby Kizis flying out behind him.  Now with 2 outs they would intentionally walk Tom Migliozzi to first as Ariel Gerena was able to advance to 2nd on Bobby's flyout.  With the BDC pithcer very inconsistent he would walk the number 4 hitter Ricky Landkammer to get to Mike Dinardo.  Mike would do as he so often does and hit a 2 RBI game winning single.  The final score would be 11-10 in favor of the Reapers.
 
In game 2 the Reapers would come out cold scoring 2 runs in the 1st and 1 run in the 3rd.  Unfortunately the BDC offense would score 4, 10 and 9 runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings respectively.  The Reapers would be victims of a 23-3 4th inning mercy.  THis has only happened a few times in their existence as a franchise.
 
Tom Migliozzi would be named, Week 4 Spring Training "Player of the Week" going 4 for 5 with 1 run scored, 2 singles, a homerun and 4 RBIs. Great Job Migs!!!
 
Next Game: Monday April 16th, 2012 @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm vs MCI.

Grim Reapers Lose a Pair in Week 3

April 3, 2012

The Grim Reapers would square off against snowflake rival East End Screen Printing.  The Grim Reapers would be looking to split with the undefeated team.  In Game 1 the Grim Reapers would score 9 runs thru 4 innings taking a 9-7 lead heading into the 5th inning.  East End would score 4 runs but the Reapers would stay resiliant and score 6 of their own to extend the lead to 4, 15-11.  The Reapers would only score 1 more run and would not be able to keep up with the bats of the East End Screen Printing offense would would score 5 runs in the 6th and 8 runs in the 7th to secure the 24-16 victory.
 
In Game 2 the Grim Reapers again would have a 13-11 lead after 4 innings.  With the Reapers scoring 3 runs int he top of the 5th inning, the East End Offense would score 8 runs of their own taking a 19-16 lead.  The Reapers would go scoreless for the remainder of the game allowing East End to score 4 more runs.  The game would end 23-16 in favor of East End Screen Printing.
 
Mike Dinardo would be named for the 2nd time this Spring, Week 3, Spring Training, "Player of the Week" going 5 for 6, with 2 runs scored, a triple, 2 walks and 8 RBIs.  Great Job Mike!!!

Grim Reapers Sweep MCI in Week 2

March 27, 2012

The Grim Reapers would end up taking out their vengence on MCI a new team that entered into the division taking the place of Long Island Storm.  In Game 1 the Grim Reapers would come out posting 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning but would give up 7 in the bottom of the inning.  The Grim Reapers would be chasing 15-5 after 3 innings.  With 4 runs in the top of the 4th and 4 runs in the top of the 5th inning the Reapers would be down 15-13.  With the brink of a big inning the Reapers would remain calm and wait for the bats to come thru.  Sure enough they would in the top of the 6th inning with the Reapers scoring 12 runs off of 16 at bats and a 3 run inside the park homerun by Ari Gerena.  in the inning the Reapers would hit 5 singles, 4 doubles, 1 triple, a homerun and 1 walk.  The Reapers would have a 25-15 lead and would only allow 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th and 3 more in the 7th while adding 3 more of their own in the top of the 7th to seal the victory 28-21.
 
In Game 2 the Reapers would again take the field with the bats blazing.  The Reapers would have the lead the whole way from the beginning and sealed off the mercy with an 8 run 6th inning as the home team.  The Reapers would score 21 runs off of 21 hits, 9 being extra base hits.
 
Bobby Kizis would be named, Week 2 Spring Training "Player of the Week" going 7 for 7 with 10 runs scored, a single, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, 4 walks and 9 RBIs.  Great Job Bobby!!!
 
Next Game: Monday April 2nd, 2012 @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm vs East End Screen Printing.

Grim Reapers Drop Season Opener

March 20, 2012

The Grim Reapers would take the field for the 4th year in a row.  This would be their 1st appearance since their loss in the semifinals of the 2011 Snowflake Fall playoffs.  The Grim Reapers would be a mix of old, current and new faces.  In their week 1 match up they would be setup to face BDC Softball.
 
In game 1 the Grim Reapers would get to a slow start in the 1st inning chasing 1-4 heading into the 2nd.  In the 2nd inning teh Reapers would score 3 runs off of 3 straight singles by the bottom of the order and a double by leadoff batter Ariel Gerena.  The Reapers would stay neck and neck all tied at 7 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning.  The BDC batter would get 6 runs and than another 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning.  The Reapers would only score 1 run in the top of the 7th inning and suffer their 1st loss of the season 17-8.
 
In game 2 the BDC batters again would lead off the top of the 1st with 6 runs and the Reapers would score 4 runs off of a single by Ariel Gerena, a double by Bobby Kizis, a single by Ricky Landkammer and a 2 run homerun by Mike Dinardo.  The Reapers defense would shut the BDC bats down in the top of the 2nd only allowing 1 run scored.  The Reapers again would pile on the runs scoring 6 with the Reapers sending 10 batters to the plate and hitting 2 singles, 3 doubles, a triple, a sac fly and a walk.  The next 2 innings would go scoreless with the Reapers preserving a 10-7 lead heading into the top of the 5th inning.  BDC would score 4 in the top of the 5th to take a 11-10 lead but the Reapers would post 1 run off of a pair of singles and a sac fly.  The BDC bats again would come up big scoring 7 and 2 runs in the 6th and 7th innings respectively with the Reapers only being able to pick up 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Bobby Kizis would hit a 2 run homerun  and Tom Migliozzi would hit a solo homerun.  The Reapers would lose this game 20-16 and would get swept for only the 6th time in their 3 year history. 
 
Mike Dinardo would be named Week 1 Spring Training "Player of the Week", going 7 for 8, with 2 runs scored, 4 singles, 2 doubles, a HR, 5 RBIs.  Great Job Mike!!!!
 
Next Game:  Monday March 26th, 2012 @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm vs LI Storm

2012 Spring Season

March 19, 2012

The Grim Reapers are officially signed up for spring training season at Baseball Heaven.  The Grim Reapers will be a mixture of players off other their summer, spring and fall championship teams over the last 2 years.  The Grim Reapers will be facing off againts opponents including BDC Softball, Long Island Storm and East End Screen Printing.  Below is the official Spring 2012 roster.
 
1. Ariel Gerena- LF
2. Bobby Kizis- LCF
3. Mike Dinardo- 2nd
4. Rich Apgar- DH
5. Ricky Landkammer- RCF
6. Dennis Michaels- 1st
7. Vin Ferrara- Pitcher
8. Erik Andersen- SS
9. Larry Schneider- 3rd
10. Joe Bulzomi- Catcher
11. Dave Martin- RF
 
Also look for reserve players including; Pat Consalvas, Tom Migliozzi, Victor Robiglio, Dom Geraci, Angelo Marsella, Mark Kipybida, Nolan Lauterborn, Rob Lyons, Paul Salzman, Brandon Pflaum, Tony Montana, Bob Dellorfano, Jerry Garraffa, and Matt Giordano.

Grim Reapers fall short in the Snowflake Playoffs

November 10, 2011

The Grim Reapers would come out swinging and playing good defense setting the tone for the night with a 13-5 game 1 victory.  In game 2 the Grim Reapers would lose a hard fought game 24-23.  In the rubber match the Grim Reapers again would put up over 20 runs but would be unable to keep up with the East End Screen Printing power bats. They would lost 25-22. 
 
The Reapers would lose their 1st playoff series in the last 5 seasons. 
 
 

Closure to the Regular Season

November 3, 2011

The Grim Reapers would face the East End Bombers in Week 5 of their fall season.  The Grim Reapers would win their first game 20-14 and lose their second game 23-22.  Bobby Kizis would be name Week 5 Player of the Week going 6 for 8 with 6 runs scored 2 singles, 2 doubles, a triple, a grand slam, a sac fly and 12 RBIs.  Great Job Bobby!!!!
 
In Week 6 the Grim Reapers would defeat Public House 19-0 in a 4 inning mercy in game 1 and would win 18-11 in game 2.  Bobby Kizis again would be name Player of the Week going 5 for 8, with 6 runs scored, a single, 2 doubles,a triple and a homeruns with 2 walks and 9 RBIs.  Great Job Bobby!!!!
 
The Grim Reapers would end up with the second seed heading into the postseason.  The Grim Reapers seeded number 2 would square off against opponent East End Screen Printing the 3 seed.

Reapers Revival In Week 4

October 13, 2011
 

This past Wednesday night the Grim Reapers would get a second chance at the Snowflake season with a change into the Brookhaven Division #32 for a chance at their 5th championship in a row. One thing that would pose adversity for them would be standing across the diamond from them, the division leading Wicked Stix. Wicked Stix would post a 6-2 record thru the first 4 weeks of the season with their only 2 losses coming at the hand of Dutch Girl Cleaners who had moved out of the division.

In Game 1 the Reapers would pick up right where they left off with cold bats. With their defense stepping up they would only allow Wicked Stix to score 2 runs in the 1st inning and 2 runs in the 2nd inning. The Reapers would be down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning as the home team. With the top of the order up to bat Pat Consalvas would lead off with a double and would advance to third following a single by #2 hitter Ariel Gerena. Pat would score off of a sacrifice fly by Bobby Kizis and Ariel would stay at first. Mark “Boner” Kipybida would hit a line drive homerun over the right center field fence scoring 2 runs to cut the deficit to 1 at 4-3. The Wicked Stix batters would fight relentlessly scoring another 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning extending their lead to 3 at 6-3. This is where the Reapers would gain control of themselves and their bats and get back to work. The Reapers would send 11 batters to the plate with 3 singles, 2 doubles, a triple and 3 walks. The impressive part was that the inning started with a walk followed by a 6-6-3 double play and all of the hits and runs were done with 2 outs. The Reapers would plate 6 runs and take a 9-6 lead.   The Reapers would add an additional run in the bottom of the 6th inning off an rbi single. In the top of the 7th inning, Wicked Stix would only get back 2 runs and the game would end in a 10-8 victory for the Grim Reapers, their first of the Snowflake Fall Season.

In Game 2, with the monkey off their back, the Reapers would explode and settle into their own once again. In the 1st inning the Reapers would score 3 runs to take a 3-0 lead. With reserve player Dom Schiotis taking the mound and starting pitcher Vin Ferrara moving to second the Wicked Stix batters would capitalize scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the inning. The Reapers would immediately answer back with 5 runs of their own in the top of the 2nd inning with a walk, followed by 4 consecutive singles a sacrifice fly and an error by the right fielder allowing 2 runs to score. Here the Reapers would be up 8-7. Dom Schiotis would settle into his own here and shut down the Wicked Stix batters only allowing 1 run to score in the bottom of the 2nd inning. The Reapers would score 4 runs in the 3rd inning and never look back. Following an additional 3 runs by the Reapers and 3 runs by Wicked Stix in the 3rd and 4th innings combined the Reapers would have a 15-11 lead. In the top of the 5th inning the Reapers would send 18 batters to the plate scoring 14 runs. There would be 6 singles, 4 doubles, a triple, 3 walks and an inside the park grand slam by Dave Martin. The Wicked Stix offense would not be able to score any runs and the Reapers would mercy Wicked Stix 29-11 in the 5th inning.

Mark Bidypida would be Week 4 Snowflake, “Player of the Week”. Mark would go 4 for 6 with 5 runs scored, 3 doubles, a HR, a walk, sac fly and 7 RBIs. Great Job Mark!!!!

Next Game: Wednesday October 19th, 2011 vs East End Screen Printing at Sylvan Field in Miller Place, NY @ 8:30pm.


Grim Reapers Looking For A Fresh Start

October 11, 2011
 

As of Wednesday, October 12th ,2011 the Grim Reapers will be now participating in a new division. The Grim Reapers were moved from the Wednesday Night Baseball Heaven, Kevin Fox Division to Division 32. Division 32 is comprised of teams including Wicked Stix (6-2), East End Screen printing (2-6) and Public House 49 (0-8). The Reapers place in the Kevin Fox Division will be occupied by Dutch Girl Cleaners who previously was 8-0 in Division 32 with over 200 runs scored and only 30 runs against. The Grim Reapers will automatically qualify for the playoffs now and will give them an opportunity to go after their 5th consecutive championship. This change was a result of the Grim Reaper having difficulty fielding a consistent team or their planned fall team that was created at the end of the summer season and start of the fall season. Stay tuned for an update of team stats and game highlights in the conclusion of the 2011 Snowflake Season.

 

Next Game: Wednesday October 12th, 2011 vs Wicked Stix @ Sylvan Field in Miller Place, NY at 8:30pm.


The Grim Reapers In A Snowflake Slumber

October 6, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers would come out swinging in game 1 vs Pancho Villas being tied at 6 runs each. The Grim Reapers would score 9 runs in the top of the 3rd inning, sending 12 batters to the plate with 6 singles, a walk and double and a triple. The Reaper defense would not be able to hold of Pancho Villas as they would answer with 8 runs of their own. The Reapers would score 7 runs over the 4th, 5th and 6th innings and Pancho Villas would score 14 runs over the same innings. Trailing 28-22 the Reapers would buckle down and score 9 runs off of 9 singles and a grand slam by Victor Robiglio. Heading into the bottom of the 7th inning the Reapers would be up 31-28 and would need to hold off the Pancho Villas offense. Pancho Villas would score 2 runs and would have 2 out but would capitalize off an error by the Reapers allowing them to score another 2 runs and win 32-21. 

In Game 2 Pancho Villas would post 10 runs in the top of the 1st inning and the Reapers would be trailing from the start. Unable to score any runs in the bottom of the 1st inning the Reapers would be trailing 15-0 heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning after Panchos would score another 5 runs in the 2nd. The Reapers would reel in Pancho Villas being down 16-11 after 4 innings. Pancho Villas would score another 5 runs over the 5th and 6th innings compared to the Reapers 2 runs. Pancho Villas would win game 2 21-13.

With this pair of loses the Reapers would be on a 6 game slide starting off the Snowflake Season 0-6. This will be the most loses that the Reapers have had in a row and would tie them for the most loses they have had in a single season since their inaugural summer season in 2009.

Rob Lyons would be named Week 3 Snowflake, “Player of the Week”. Rob would go 9 for 11 with 6 runs scored, 9 singles, and 4 RBIs. Great Job Rob!!!!


Snowflake Struggles for the Reapers in Week 2

September 29, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers would come out scoring 2 runs in the 1st and 2 runs in the 2nd inning to take a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning. The BDC offense would erupt and score 9 runs to take a 10-5 lead. The Grim Reapers would score another 4 runs but would never come back to regain the lead. Game 1 would end in a 15-9 loss for the Reapers.

In game 2 the Grim Reapers would again be down early 5-3 after the 1st inning. While posting a good defensive showing for the most part, the Reaper bats would be unable to do the work as they normally do. They would come within 1 run in the bottom of the 4th inning and again in their late inning surge but would fall 2 runs short. Game 2 would end 16-14.

This loss would be the 4th loss in a row for the Reapers in the Fall Snowflake season. This would only be the 2nd time in the 3 year existence that the Reapers would get swept twice and/or lost 4 games in a row.

Pat Consalvas would be named Week 2 Snowflake, “Player of the Week”. Pat would go 6 for 6 with 2 runs, 6 singles, 2 walks and an RBI. Great Job Pat!!!!

Next Game: Wednesday October 5th , 2011 vs Pancho Villas @ Baseball Heaven Field #4, in Yaphank, NY at 8:30pm.


Slow Snowflake Start in Week 1

September 22, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers would take the field missing 5 of their starter including Victor Robiglio, Dave Moran, Dennis Michaels, Mark Kipybida and Rob Lyons. With help from reserve players Paul Salzman, Dave Martin and Anthony Alaia, the Reapers would field 10 and take the field. 

In game 1 the Reaper bats would get off to a slow start over the first 3 innings only sending a total of 12 batters to the plate. The Reapers heading into the bottom of the 4th inning would be trailing 7-0 after giving up, 1, 0, 4, and 2 runs in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings respectively. The Reapers would score 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th with an rbi triple by Mike Dinardo scoring Bobby Kizis followed by an rbi single by Paul Salzman. Dirty Laundry would score 5 runs in the top of the 6th inning to take a 12-2 lead. The Reapers would score back 3 runs with singles by Pat Consalvas and Ariel Gerena followed by an rbi single by Mike Dinardo. Paul Salzman would hit a single to score bring in 2 runs. Chasing 7 runs, down 12-5 the Reapers would lead off the bottom of the inning with 2 outs. Dave Martin and Pat Consalvas would each hit a single followed by an rbi single scoring the only run of the inning. Game 1 would finish 12-6.

In game 2 the Reapers would go down 1, 2, and 3 in the first inning. Dirty laundry would score 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Reapers would score 3 runs in the top of the 2nd sending 9 batters to the plate with a leadoff triple followed by 2 singles. Joe B and Dave Martin would each have an rbi single in the inning also. The Dirty Laundry offense would stay productive sending 4 more runs across the plate to take a 6-3 lead heading into the top of the 3rd inning. In the top of the 3rd inning the Reapers again would send 8 batters to the plate scoring 4 runs with 4 singles and a triple. Dirty Laundry again would score 6 pressing the Reaper offense to keep pace.  The score would be 12-7 heading into the 4th. The top of the inning would start with a leadoff inside the park homerun by Pat Consalvas followed by 4 consecutive singles, scoring 3 runs to narrow the lead to 2. This would be the closest the Reapers would come giving up 2, 2, and 3 runs up in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings respectively and not adding another run. Game 2 would end 19-10. This sweep would only be the 4th sweep against the Reapers in their existence since the summer of 2009. 

Bobby Kizis would be named Week 1 Snowflake, “Player of the Week”. Bobby would go 6 for 8 with 4 singles and double and triple, scoring 4 runs with 3 RBIs. Great Job Bobby!!!!

Next Game: Wednesday September 28th, 2011 vs BDC Softball @ Baseball Heaven Field #4, in Yaphank, NY at 8:30pm.


2011 Snowflake Fall Team & Schedule Announced

September 19, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team will be taking the field in the fall of 2011 at Baseball Heaven at 8:30pm on Wednesday nights. Eight Reapers will be returning from the 2011 Summer team including Pat Consalvas, Ariel Gerena, Bobby Kizis, Victor Robiglio, Mike Dinardo, Dennis Michaels, Vin Ferrara and Joe Bulzomi. Larry Schneider who has played as a reserve in the past and was part of the 2009 Snowflake team will be playing full time. Rob Lyons who was part of the 2011 Srping championship team will also be in attendance for week 3 and then fulltime. 2 key additions to the Grim Reapers will be that of Dave Moran and Mark “Boner” Kipybida. Dave Moran has played with a few Reapers on their Sunday morning teams, playing most infield positions with experience at shortstop, helping them to win two summers and one spring championship over the last 3 years. Boner has had a great deal of experiencing playing with a few of the Reapers on the Cobras prior to the start of the Reapers. The Cobras had won a few championships with Boner being a key part to their success.

This summer the Reapers will be facing off verse some very good competition in the Kevin Fox Baseball Heaven Division. This division is questionably the best in Island Slow-pitch. The teams include, Grim Reapers/PJC Realty, Dirty Laundry, BDC Softball, Pancho Villas, Ray the Plumber and the Hot Rods. The Reapers are set to square off against Dirty Laundry on Wednesday September 21st,2011 at 8:30pm at Baseball Heaven. The Grim Reapers are looking to make the playoffs and win their 5th straight championship. The Grim Reapers fall slogan is “Strive for Five”, in an attempt to win their 5th championship.


Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Eliminated

 

This Saturday the Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team would fall short of their goal of playing at Duck’s Stadium in October. In the double elimination tournament the Reapers would be set to face off against Pancho Villas in their first game at 8am at Airport Field #7 in Shirley, New York. In game 1 the Reapers would be awarded the home field advantage. Pancho Villas would start off well scoring 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning off of a few key errors by the Reapers defenders. The Reapers would close the deficit by scoring 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st inning with hit by Pat Consalvas, Ariel Gerena, Rich Apgar and Larry Schneider. The Pancho Villas offense would score 6 runs and 1 run in the 2nd and 3rd innings respectively off of some mistakes and errors by the Reaper defenders. The Reapers unfortunately would not get their bats going yet. At the start of the 4th inning, Pancho Villas would be up 10-2 and would add an additional 2 runs to extend their lead to 12-2. The Reaper would score 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to narrow the lead to 6 runs. The 4 runs would come off of a single by Rich Apgar, a 2 run homerun by Mike Dinardo, a walk by Larry Schneider, a double by Vin Ferrara, a walk by Joe Bulzomi and a 2 rbi single by Dave Martin. In the 5th Pancho Villas would score 3 runs and the Reapers would match it with 3 runs of their own with a single by Victor Robiglio, an rbi single by Rich Apgar and a 2 run homerun by Mike Dinardo. Again Pancho Villas would score another 3 runs but this time the Reapers would only score 1 in the bottom of the 6th inning with a single by Bobby Kizis and Jerry Garraffa followed by an rbi double by Joe Bulzomi. With Pancho Villas scoring their last run in the top of the 7th they would be up 19-10 heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. The Reapers would need 9 runs to stay alive and would only score 3 off of a double by Victor Robiglio, a single by Rich Apgar, an rbi single by Mike Dinardo, a single by Larry Schneider, an rbi single by Vin Ferrara and a sac fly by Jerry Garraffa.

In Game 2 facing elimination, the Reapers would square off against Ray the Plumber coming off their first lost to KFTM/Canz-A-Citi Roadhouse. In this game the Reapers would come out ice cold and only score 1 run being eliminated after an 11-1 defeat. The Reapers would have 5 hits and 4 walks, leaving 8 runs on base. Ariel Gerena would lead off the 3rd inning with a single and would score off an rbi single by Victor Robiglio. This would be the only run scored of the game for the Reapers.

Pancho Villas would beat Crush in their second game and would beat Canz-A-Citi Roadhouse in the winners bracket final to advance to Duck’s Stadium. In the loser’s bracket, Excel Aire would beat Stoned Soup and then get eliminated by Crush. Crush would get eliminated by Ray the Plumber. Canz-A-Citi Roadhouse would eliminate Ray the Plumber in the loser’s bracket final to advance to Duck’s Stadium. The Duck’s Stadium October showdown will be between Pancho Villas and Canz-A-Cit Roadhouse.

With the 2011 Summer Island Slow-Pitch Season coming to an end, the Reapers have their minds set on the fall. The Reapers have come off of 4 consecutive championships and are looking for their 5th in a row. Stay tuned for the up to date stats and score of all Reapers games and their “Strive for Five”.


World Series Bracket Released

September 15, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team has qualified for the 2011 Summer World Series Tournament. This would the Reapers second straight appearance in the series. Last year in the 2010 series, the Reapers would lose in the semifinals to the defending 2009 Duck’s Stadium Champion, Team Gunz. Team Gunz would eventually win the 2010 Duck’s Stadium Championship, their second in a row. This year they were not able to field a team so the Reapers would be unable to seek their revenge. With the Grim Reapers finishing 18-6 they would be awarded the 3 seed. In their first matchup they will square off against Pancho Villas. Pancho Villas finished the year 14-10. This matchup will take place at Airport field #7 at 8am on Saturday September 17th, 2011. With the Reapers possibly missing a few players, they have called on their reserves to step up and make their presence known for the Reapers. Stay tuned for results and game information. Please feel free to come and support the Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball team in their quest to Duck’s Stadium.


2011 SUMMER CHAMPIONS ! ! ! !

August 31, 2011
 

Playing in their 4th straight championship the Reapers would play with the best composure that they have ever had in the history of the franchise. In game 1 the Reapers would start slowly but would match runs closely chasing 7-5 heading into the top of the 4th inning as the away team. The Reapers knew that as long and they held the game close and did not all the Blue Thunder bats beat them, they stood a chance. The Reapers would score a crazy 12 runs, sending 17 batters to the plate. With 5 walks, 6 singles, and a grand slam by Bobby Kizis, the Reapers would make their presence known. The Blue Thunder offense would not roll over but come back and score 8 runs to cut the deficit to 17-15 in favor of the Reapers. Knowing that this was the time to get it done the Reapers again would send 13 batters to the plate off of 3 walks, 5 singles, 2 doubles and a leadoff homerun by Mike Dinardo and a 2 run homerun by Vin Ferrara. Extending their lead 25-15, Blue Thunder would score 2, 2, 1 in the 5th, 6th and 7th innings respectively but wouldn’t be close with the Reapers adding 5 more runs in the top of the 7th to preserve the 30-20 victory.

In Game 2 the Reapers knew that they had the Blue Thunder team right where they wanted them. With the Reapers as the home team, knowing that Blue Thunder was playing to survive, they would start scoring early and often. The Reapers defense would allow 4 runs to score in the top of the 1st inning but their offense would answer with 5 runs scored after sending 10 batters to the plate. With a patient eye and line drive hitting, the top 5 batters of the lineup would come in to score. The first out would then be made and yet another run would cross the plate to make the score 5-4 in favor of the Reapers. The Blue Thunder offense would come out in the top of the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs. The Reapers would have the top of the order up in the bottom of the 2nd inning and would send 13 batters to the plate. They would score 6 runs off of 6 singles, 2 walks and a 3 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi. Here the Reapers would have an 11-7 lead. With Blue Thunder getting frustrated, the Reapers would post the most important defensive inning of the year, not allowing a run to score. Heading to the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Reapers knew what needed to get done, score some runs and hold them off defensively. Well that is exactly what they did, scoring 15 runs off of 6 walks, 5 singles, and 3 doubles after sending 18 batters to the plate. With Blue Thunder now in the mercy in the top of the 4th inning chasing 26-7 and needing 4 runs to continue the Blue Thunder offense would only score 3 and fall short. The Grim Reapers would mercy Blue Thunder 26-10 in the 4th inning and secure the sweep. This would be the Grim Reapers 4th championship in a row, 2nd summer in a row. 

Tom Migliozzi would be named Championship Week "Player of the Week". Tom would go 6 for 9 with 6 runs scored, 2 singles, 3 doubles, a sac fly, a homerun and 15 rbis. Great Job Migs!!!

Next Game: World Series Tournament, September 17th, 2011 @ Town of Brookhaven Fields TBA.


Grim Reapers Win Semi Final Round

August 24, 2011

 

In their first playoff round the Grim Reapers would face off against the Stat Whores. With their team healthy and striving for their 4th consecutive championship, the Reapers would have to use their experience to pull out a tough fought victory. 

In Game 1 the Reapers would come out at the short Veterans field swinging well and posting up runs but would go cold half way thru the game. The Stat Whore bats would stay consistent thru the game and allowing them to post 6 runs in the final 3 inning to preserve a 17-15 victory for the Stat Whores and a unlikely predicament for the Grim Reapers. Knowing that they did everything in their power, the bottom of the order would have to step up after going 0/9 in game 1.

In Game 2 the Reapers would come out and swing smart taking their aggressions out on their opponent. After heading into the top of the 4th inning down 1 run, the Reapers would score 9 runs to take a 15-9 lead after 4 innings. After some back and forth battle the Stat Whore would only come within 2 runs as the Reapers would answer with 2 runs and 7 runs in the 6th and 7th innings respectively while the Stat Whores were making their late rally in an attempt to eliminate the Grim Reapers for the 1st time in 3 years. The Reapers would win game 2, 24-20.

In Game 3 the Reapers would be down 8-4 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning, here they would score 7 runs off of a grand slam by Victor Robiglio and a 2 rbi single by Joe Bulzomi. The Stat Whores would get 1 run back before the Reapers would post another 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to advance the score to 17-9. The Stat Whores would make an attempt to come back only scoring 3 runs and falling 17-12 in the rubber match. 

With this victory the Reapers would advance to the finals. This would be the Reapers 4th straight time in the finals and would be their 5th in the last 6 attempts. The Reapers would be set to face off against Blue Thunder. The Reapers have struggled in the past regular seasons verse Blue Thunder but had recently defeated them in the spring 2011 Championship.

Victor Robiglio and Tom Migliozzi would collectively be named Semifinal Week "Player of the Week". Victor would go going 8 for 13 with 10 runs scored, 3 singles, a double, 4 homeruns and 13 rbis. Tom would go 8 for 10 with 7 runs scored, 3 singles, a double, 3 walks, 4 homeruns and 13 rbis. Great Job Victor and Migs!!!

Next Game:

Championship on Tuesday August 30, 2011 at Fireman’s Field in Ridge, NY at 7:30pm vs Blue Thunder.


The Sun Sets On The Regular Season

August 17, 2011

The Regular Season standings would end as listed below. With the top 4 teams making the playoffs, here are the matchups.  Blue Thunder will face Proper Punishment in a best of 3 series at Shorefront Park on Tuesday 8/23/11 at 7:30pm.  Grim Reapers will face the Stat Whores on Tuesday 8/23/11 at Veterans Field in a best of the matchup as well.
 
The Finals of Division 26 will be held on Tuesday 8/30/11 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue beginning at 7:30pm.
DIVISION 26
  Team W L RF RA PCT +/- GB
Blue Thunder/Rockwell Global Capital 19 5 433 306 .792 127 0
Grim Reapers/PJC Realty 18 6 358 289 .750 69 1
The Stat Whores 11 13 327 320 .458 7 8
Proper Punishment 9 15 290 343 .375 -53 10
Cid Fury 3 21 262 412 .125 -150 16

Grim Reapers lose 2 out of 3 in Regular Season Finale

August 17, 2011
 
This weeks matchup between the Grim Reapers and Blue Thunder would be the decider in the 1st and 2nd seeds for the upcoming playoffs.  The team that takes 2 victories will be awarded the 1st seed and will maintain home field advantage thru the entire playoffs.
 
The Grim Reapers would get off to a slow start and would be unable to catch up to an explosive offense by Blue Thunder.  The Reapers would score 3 runs to lead off the top of the 1st inning but would quickly be down 19-3 after 3 innings.  The Reapers would attempt to amount a come back but would only score 2 runs in the top of the 4th inning.  Game 1 would end with a loss 20-5 mercy in the 4th inning.
 
In Game 2 the Reapers would come back with some fire power.  The Reapers would score 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to take a 6-3 lead.  Tom Migliozzi would help here with a 3 run shot deep over the fence.  With a defensive hold and only allowing 1 run in the top of the 2nd inning, the Reapers would post 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd.  Dave Martin an Victor Robiglio would each hit a  run homerun and Mike Dinardo would hit a solo homerun.  With Blue Thunder yet again attempting to come back scoring 4 runs, the Reapers would squash any of their efforts.  With 4 doubles and an infield error the Reapers would score 6 in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Attempting to finish off Blue Thunder early and failing would allow them to narrow their defecit to 1 run scoring 10 runs in the top of the 4th inning.  Here faced with adversity yet once again, the Reapers would score 6 more runs off of 5 singles, a double, a sac fly and a walk.  Blue Thunder again would come back to score 5 in the top of the 5th inning to be down 2 runs.  Here the Reapers would have enough and would pull it together and score 11 runs with no outs.  With 6 singles, 2 doubles, 2 walks, Mike Dinardo would hit a game ending, 3 run, opposite field, homerun.  In all of the 5 innings the Reapers would send either 10 or 11 batters to the plate.
 
With Game 3 to decide playoff seeding, the Reapers would give up 9 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to be trailing 9-0.  Only getting 7 batters to the plate thru the first 2 innings would allow Blue Thunder to extend their lead to 15-1.  Blue Thunder would score 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  With the Reapers being down 18-1 and needing 3 runs to continue playing, they would send 12 batters to the plate scoring 8 off of 5 singles, 2 walks, 2 doubles and a 3 run homerun by Victor Robiglio.  Unable to slow down Blue Thunder they would score 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning.  The Reapers would again need 3 runs to continue playing.  With an out to start the inning Victor Robiglio would hit a grand slam.  The Reapers would get 6 runs back narrowing the score to 23-15.  With Blue Thunder out of homeruns, this was the time for the Grim Reapers to make their run.  After holding the Blue Thunder offense to only 1 run in the bottom of the 5th inning, the Reapers would score 6 runs again in the top of the 6th inning to be down 23-21.  The Blue Thunder offense would score 2 in the botttom of the 6th inning and hold off the Reapers in the top of the 7th inning.  They would fall short with a 25-21 loss.
 
Victor Robiglio would be named Week 12 "Player of the Week" going 9 for 9 with 10 runs scored, 3 singles, a double, 5 homeruns, 10 rbis and 2 walks.  Great Job Victor!!!
 
 

Reapers Take A Pair Off CID Fury

August 10, 2011

The Reapers would have a few of their starters missing and would end up starting game 1 with only 8 guys.  In game 1 the Reapers would bat around scoring 8 runs to begin the top of the 1st inning.  CID would get back 2 with the Reapers playing 8 in the field and CID providing a catcher.  With a 2 rbi triple and back to back solo HRs by Rich Apgar and VIn Ferrara, the Reapers would take a 13-3 lead.  With CID closing the gap, 17-15 heading into the top of the 6th inning, the Reapers would bat around yet once again scoring 8 runs off of 7 singles, 4 walks and a second 2 rbi triple by Ariel Gerena.  The Reapers would score 1 more run in the top of the 7th inning to win 26-15.
 
In game 2 the Reapers would be chasing the whole game.  They would be down 6-5 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning where they would score 5 runs after batting around with 4 singles a walk and a 3 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi.  Game 2 would end 10-6 and another victory for the Grim Reapers.
 

Ariel Gerena would be named Week 11 “Player of the Week” going 5 for 10 with 5 runs scored, 4 singles, a walk, 2 triples and 5 rbis. Great Job Ariel!!!


Reapers Drop 1 Game in Rainout

July 27, 2011

The Reapers would get mercied 25-6 in the 4th inning as a result of being down 25-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning.  They would fight back but would end up being in the mercy.
 
The Reapers would come out swinging well in game 2, having a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning but would be cut short due to the rain.  This game would be postponed and replayed at the conclusion of the season in their next matchup.
 
Next Game: Tuesday August 9th, 2011 at Veterans Field in Selden vs CID FURY

Stat Whores Forfeit in Week 8 Matchup

July 23, 2011
 

Last night the Grim Reapers were set to square off against the Stat Whore for their second time of the week. This game was a rescheduled game from an earlier matchup in the season. With the Stat Whores unable to field a team due to the 100 degree temperature as well as the night of the rescheduled game, they would forfeit 2 games to the Grim Reapers. 

With the 2 wins off of the forfeit, the Grim Repears would advance to a 14-3 record and sole position of 1st place in their division.

The Grim Repears will face off against the 2nd place Blue Thunder team in their second meeting of the season. This game will take place at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm on Tuesday, July 26th.


Reapers Sweep Stat Whore in Week 7 Matchup

July 20, 2011
 

This past Tuesday the Grim Reapers squared off against the Stat Whores at Sylvan Field in Miller Place, NY. With the Reapers dropping their first game of the season to the Stat Whores, they were seeking revenge. 

In Game 1 with the Stat Whores being the home team, the Reapers would start off well scoring 7 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. The Reaper defense would only allow a single run to score in the bottom of the 1st inning taking a 7-1 lead into the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th inning the Reapers would get some assistance from the middle and bottom of the order and score 5 runs on a walk and 8 hits. 4 of the 8 hits would be extra base hits. The Stat Whores would get back 2 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Stat Whores would come up short losing this game the Grim Reapers 12-6.

In Game 2 the Reaper defense would post a shutout in the 1st inning taking their bats into the bottom of the 1st inning. The Reapers would score 3 runs after having bases loaded and second baseman Mike Dinardo would hit a base clearing, 3 rbi double. The Stat Whores would get back 2 runs in the 2nd inning but Tom Migliozzi would preserve the lead with a 3 run homerun allowing the Reapers to lead 7-2 after 2 innings. The Reapers would score 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and 1 in the bottom of the 4th inning after a defensive lockdown against the Stat Whore offense in the top of the 4th inning. The Reapers would be up 11-4 and the Stat Whores were attempting to real in the Reapers by adding 2 runs to their total minimizing the lead 11-6. The Reapers would have no part of this cat and mouse game any longer. With 2 walks and a single to lead off the bottom of the 5th inning, Dave Martin would hit a base clearing triple to extend the lead to 14-6. The top 4 batters in the order would all come through with singles, plating 3 more runs to take a 17-6 lead. With only 1 more needed to end the game by mercy, Mike Dinardo would hit a double to score a run and end the game. The final of game 2 would be 18-6 in a 5 inning mercy.

Mike Dinardo would be named Week 7 “Player of the Week” going 5 for 7 with 2 doubles, with 2 runs scored, a walk and 4 rbis. Great Job Mike!!!

Next Game: Friday July 22nd, 2011 at Airport Field in Shirley,NY, vs the Stat Whores @ 8:30pm.


Reapers Sweep Proper Punishment in Week 6

July 13, 2011
 

Last night the Reapers faced off against Proper Punishment in what was supposed to be a triple header.   The third game of the triple header was not played as there was lighting difficulties. This game has yet to be rescheduled.

The Grim Reapers would start game 1 in the field and with lighting difficulties and playing in the dusk; Proper Punishment would get off to a quick 10-2 lead after 2 1/2 innings. The Reapers would begin to chip away posting 3 runs, 2 runs and 3 runs respectively in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings. At this point the score would be all tied at 10. The Reaper would hold Proper Punishment scoreless for the remainder of the game. The game would be won in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs by a game winning, walk off, solo HR by Victor Robgilio. The final of game 1 would be 11-10.

In game 2 the Reapers would come out hitting and would score 3 runs. Proper Punishment would answer with 4 runs. The Reaper would than post 7 runs in the top of the 2nd thanks to a 3 rbi, triple by Dennis Michaels and a bat around of the lineup. Once again Proper Punishment would counter with 6 runs of their own evening the score at 10. This is where the Reapers would get tired of exchanging runs and would start to pull away. They would send an impressive 13 batters to the plate score 9 runs off of 7 hits and 4 walks. The Reapers would than score 2 runs and 4 runs in the 4th an 5th inning extending their lead to 24-10. Unable to mercy Proper Punishmet would get back 7 runs over the 6th and 7th innings but this would not be a match for the Reapers offense who would post 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning. The final of Game 2 would be 29-17.

Dennis Michaels would be named Week 6 “Player of the Week” going 5 for 8 with 3 doubles and triple with 3 runs scored and 8 rbis. Great Job Dennis!!!

Next Game: Tuesday July 19th, 2011 at Sylvan Field in Miller Place vs the Stat Whores @ 8:30pm.


Grim Reapers Sweep CID Fury in Week 5

July 6, 2011

The Grim Reapers would square off against CID Fury in a double header at Veterans Field in Selden, New York. With the fence being only a short 275 feet, both teams with look to go deep just as they both did in their last meeting.

In Game 1 the Grim Reapers would be the away team and lead off the game with a 3 run top of the 1st inning. The CID Fury offense would answer back with 3 runs to even the score. In the top of the 3rd inning the Reapers would post 3 runs to take a 6-3 lead with a 2 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi and a solo homerun by Victor Robiglio. The Grim Reapers would have an 8-6 lead going into the bottom of the 6th inning but the CID offense would score and take a 9-8 lead. With their back against the wall, chasing 1 run in the top of the 7th inning the Reapers would come back as they so often do. With the top of the order due up and after a leadoff single by Pat Consalvas, Ariel Gerena would hit an opposite field, inside the park homerun. Tom Migliozzi would hit a solo homerun immediately after extending the lead now to 2 runs. Bobby Kizis and Dennis Michael would each hit singles and would come around to score on a 3 run homerun by Vin Ferrara. Reserve player Larry Schneider, Jerry Garraffa and Joe Bulzomi would each hit a single with Larry scoring on Joe’s single. All together the Grim Reapers would score 7 runs and take a 6 run lead heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. The Reaper defense would step up and shut down a last inning rally. The game would end in a 15-9 victory for the Grim Reapers.

In game 2 CID Fury would score 4 runs to get things going. The Reapers would only be able to answer back with 2 runs off of a 2 run homerun by Victor Robiglio. The Reapers would be down 8-5 heading into the 4th inning. CID Fury would score 4 runs in the top of the inning and have a 12-5 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning. With a combination of 3 singles and 2 double and an infield sacrifice, the Reapers would plate 4 runs and cut their deficit to 3 runs after 4 innings. Just when the Reapers thought they we creeping close, the CID Fury offense would keep producing scoring another 5 runs and using up all of their homeruns. Any additional homeruns by CID would result in an immediate end to the inning. Knowing that the CID Fury offense had used all of their homeruns, the Reaper batter were able to relax and dig in and take some good cuts. With a pair of singles, a walk, a fielder’s choice and a pair of 2 run homeruns by Victor Robiglio and Jerry Garraffa, the Reapers would keep the CID lead to only 3 runs. With a stellar defensive inning in the top of the 6th by the Reapers, their bats would allow them to plate another 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th to take a 2 run lead. With 4 singles, a 2 run homerun, a solo homerun, a walk and an infield sacrifice, everyone would do their part. Again the Reapers would hold the CID batters to no runs and preserve the comeback. Game 2 would end with a final score 19-17 in favor of the Grim Reapers.

Tom Migliozzi would be named Week 5, “Player of the Week” going 5 for 6 with 6 runs scored,

a single, a double, a walk, a sac fly, 3 homeruns and 7 rbis. Great Job Tom!!!

Next Game: Tuesday July 12th, 2011 vs Proper Punishment @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm. This week will be a triple header to make up for an earlier rescheduled meeting.

 


Grim Reapers Split Week 4 vs Blue Thunder

June 22, 2011

The Grim Reapers would face off against their spring rival Blue Thunder on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY. Blue Thunder would be seeking revenge as a result of a spring championship loss to the Reapers.

With the Reapers being the home team for game one, Blue Thunder would jump out to an early lead 3-0 after the top of the 1st inning. The Reapers would answer back in the bottom of a 3 run homerun by third baseman Victor Robiglio. Blue Thunder would slowly chip away at the Reaper defense posting 1 run in the top of the 3rd inning and runs in the top of the 4th inning. With the Reapers unable to get their bats going and a few errors and mistakes Blue Thunder would post yet another 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning and 2 in the top of the 7th inning. The Reapers would score 1 run in the bottom of the 7th inning off of a triple by Jerry Garraffa and a sac fly by Joe Bulzomi. The Reapers would lose game 1, 11-4.

With their backs against the wall and needing a split , the Reapers were beginning to see game 2 slip away early as Blue Thunder put up 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, taking a 6-1 lead. With erratic pitching by Blue Thunder the Reapers would need to remain patient and wait for strikes. When the Reapers saw strikes and were able to swing away, their bats immediately woke up. The Reapers would send 20 batters to the plate in the 3rd inning, scoring 16 runs off a 3 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi and extra base hits by Victor Robiglio, Dennis Michaels, Jerry Garraffa, Ariel Gerena, Tom Migliozzi, Vin Ferrara and Bobby Kizis. With an enormous 19-7 lead the Reapers would need to bear down and play some solid defense. With the assistance of the wind more so than in any other inning, Blue Thunder would hit 2 homeruns that would be normal routine fly balls. They would score 7 runs cutting the lead to 5. The Reapers would lead off the 5th inning with a triple by Victor Robiglio. Victor would be erased on the same play attempting to go home on a bobble by the cut man who would throw a perfect throw to the catcher. With a single, a double and a walk by the next 3 batters, Bobby Kizis would hit a sac fly driving in the eventual game winning run. Blue Thunder would score 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to be down by 1. As a result of time the game would only go 6 innings. The Reapers would not score in the top of the 6th inning and would hold off Blue Thunder in the bottom of the 6th inning. Blue Thunder would strand 2 base runners. The Grim Reapers would win game 2, 20-19.

Dennis Michaels would be named Week 4 “Player of the Week” going 5 for 6 with 3 singles, a double and a triple with 3 runs scored a walk and an rbi. Great Job Dennis!!!


Grim Reapers Game vs Stat Whores Gets Rained Out in 1st Inning

June 15, 2011
 
The Grim Reapers would get out to a 8 run lead after the top of the 1st inning but would be cancelled due to rain.  The game has yet to be rescheduled but stay tuned for information regarding the date, time and location.

Grim Reapers take 2 of 3 from Proper Punishment

June 8, 2011
 

 In Week 3 the Grim Reapers would be matched up against Proper Punishment for a triple header as a result of a rescheduled doubleheader from week 1. With the Grim Reapers winning the toss they would select taking home field advantage for game 1 and 3.

In Game 1 the Reapers would show no mercy scoring 10 runs in the 2nd inning with singles from 9 hitters, a triple by Jerry Garraffa and a grand slam by Vin Ferrara. With a solo homerun from Pat Consalvas to start the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Reapers would score another 5 runs off an rbi double by Victor Robiglio and a grand slam by Jerry Garraffa. At this time in the game and the completion of 3 innings, the Reapers would have a 19-4 lead. Proper Punishment would be in the mercy and need 2 runs to stay alive. They would score 4 runs narrowing the deficit to 11. The Reapers would score again, posting 2 runs putting the mercy back into play. Proper Punishment would make 1 last push scoring 5 in the top of the 6th inning but it would not be enough and the Reapers would seal the 21-20 victory.

In Game 2 the battling would continue. The Reapers would be tied 6-6 going into the 7th inning. Dave Martin and Pat Consalvas would lead the way as they often do with powering back to back triples, putting themselves into perfect scoring position. Pat would be driven in off of an infield ground out by Ariel Gerena. With an 8-6 lead going into the 7th inning the Reapers would want some insurance especially after seeing the late game surge by Proper Punishment in Game 1. The Reapers would get 3 singles and a double from the bottom of the order putting Pat Consalvas at the plate with 2 men on with 1 out. Pat would hit another in the park homerun scoring 3 runs. This would open the lead to 8. Proper Punishment would get 2 runs back but would be finished off 13-8 in game 2.

In Game 3 the Reapers would run out of gas. The Reapers would only score 2 runs in the second inning and be trailing 12-2 after 5 innings. With the bats waking up in the bottom of the 7th inning allowing them to score 5 runs it would be too late. The 5 runs that would score would be in part to a double by Joe B, a walk by Dave, a 2 rbi triple by Pat, an rbi double by Bobby, an rbi triple from Victor and an rbi by Mike D reaching first on an error by the shortstop. This game would end in a final score 12-7. The Reapers would go 2-1 in their first matchup with Proper Punishment this year.

Pat Consalvas would be named Week 3 “Player of the Week” going 7 for 11 with 8 runs scored, a double, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, 3 walks and 8 rbis. Great Job Pat!!!

Next Game: Tuesday June 14th vs the Stat Whores at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Ny @ 8:30pm.


Grim Reapers Sweep CID Fury

June 1, 2011
 

The Grim Reapers were set to face off against spring rival Blue Thunder in Week 2 but with the rain coming down for many days, this game would be postponed till the end of the season. Now the Reapers were to square off against CID Fury @ Veterans Field. This would be the Reapers first franchise game to be played at Veterans.

In Game 1 the Reapers would be the away team. The Reapers would score 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning off of some good leadoff hitting and a 2 run homerun but second baseman Mike Dinardo. The Reapers would post 6 runs in the top of the 3rd inning off a pair of 2 run homeruns but Victor Robiglio and Rich Apgar. With an 11-2 lead the reapers would not expect what would happen in the bottom of the 3rd inning. After a CID Fury grand slam, the next 4 batters would all hit solo homeruns, hitting 5 homeruns in the inning for a total of 9 runs. With these homeruns and 1 hit in the 1st inning, CID Fury would be without any more homeruns for the remainder of the game. The Reapers would use this as an advantage for them and would score 6 runs in the 4th and 5 runs in the 5th off of a pair of homeruns by first baseman Tom Migliozzi and another by Mike Dinardo. The Reapers would seal the victory with a 24-11 mercy in the 6th inning.

In Game 2 the Reapers would be down 5-1 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning but would score 7 runs off of a 2 run homerun by Tom Migliozzi. With an 8-5 lead, the Reapers would never look back scoring 5 runs in each of the 5th and 6th innings, 2 runs off of a homerun by Victor Robiglio. The Reapers would mercy CID Fury for the second time of the evening with a 18-5 victory.

Tom Migliozzi would be named Week 2, “Player of the Week” going 8 for 9 with 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 3 homeruns and 7 rbis. Great Job Tom!!!

Next Game: Tuesday June 7th vs Proper Punishment @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm


Grim Reapers Split Season Opener

May 11, 2011
 

With the Grim Reapers taking the field for the 1st time in the Summer of 2011, they would need to shake off the cobwebs as a collective team. With 7 players coming off a Spring Championship, 4 of the Summer Reapers have not played since either the Summer or Fall of 2010. With a reschedule of their Week 1 matchup vs Proper Punishment, the Reapers would face off against the Stat Whores.

In Game 1 the Reapers would fight neck and neck thru the first 4 innings with the Reapers having 12-10 advantage. The Stat Whores would post a run in the top of the 5th inning closing the deficit to 1 run. With the Reapers unable to score in the bottom of the 5th and 6th innings, the Stat Whores would score 6 runs in the top of the 7th inning taking a 5 run lead. The Reaper offense would be unable to overcoming this late inning push and would be defeated 17-12.

In Game 2 the Reapers would shake off a rusty Game 1 start and bear down when it mattered most. The Reapers would be down 5-3 after the 3rd inning but would score 4 runs in each the 4th and 5th inning part in due to a triple and 3 run homerun by shortstop Bobby Kizis. The Reapers would have the lead 11-5 at the end of the 5th inning when the game would be called as a result of time restrictions. 

Bobby Kizis would be named Week 1, “Player of the Week” going 4 for 7 with 3 runs, a triple, 2 homeruns and 6 rbis. Great Job Bobby!!!

Next Game: Tuesday May 31st vs CID Fury @ Veteran Field on Boyle Rd, @ 8:30pm


Grim Reaper Season Opener Rescheduled

May 3, 2011

The Grim Reapers were set to face off against Proper Punishment on Tuesday, May 3rd at Shorefront Park but their games were cancelled.  Proper Punishment was unable to play as they needed to complete their Spring Championships.  The Grim Reapers will now face the Stat Whores on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, @ 8:30pm @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY for their season opener. 
 
The Grim Reapers will look to face Proper Punishment in 2 triple header matchups now this year as opposed to 3 double headers. 
Stay tuned for your up to date stats and highlights for the 2011 Grim Reaper Summer Season!!!!

2011 Summer Season Opening Day

April 28, 2011
 

On Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 the PJC Realty sponsored Grim Reapers will take the field for their 2011 summer season opener. The Grim Reapers will be facing Proper Punishment at 8:30pm at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY. 

The Grim Reapers will be coming off of 3 consecutive championships including their recent 2011 Spring Championship and championships in the summer and fall of 2010. The Grim Reapers will be looking to do some damage in 2011 hoping to reach the World Series Tournament Finals, after falling last year, just one victory short. The 2011 Island Slowpitch Mon/Tues “C Division”, will now include the Grim Reapers, the Stat Whores, CID Fury, Blue Thunder and Proper Punishment. 

After a successful 2010 year the Grim Reapers have decided to make a few roster adjustments. They have released catcher Peter Crothers, designated hitter Joe Muller and utility player Bobby Terra. The Reapers have added 3 new players to fill the needed void. Behind the plate this summer will be Joe Bulzomi. Joe had been a reserve player for the Grim Reapers thru the 2009 summer and fall and 2010 summer season but became a full time Reaper for the 2010 fall and 2011 spring seasons. Joe has had ties to the Reapers for years as a former teammate of manager Vin Ferrara and assistant manager Pat Consalvas. The second full time addition will be Jerry Garraffa. Jerry first played for the Reapers in the fall of 2010, helping the Reapers capture the snowflake championship. Jerry will be playing in the outfield and handling some of the designated hitter duties. The Reapers last addition will be that of Tom Migliozzi. Tom brings baseball experience to the softball diamond. Tom was a graduate of St John’s University and played minor league baseball for the Texas Rangers organization. Tom is a former teammate of third baseman Victor Robiglio and second baseman Mike Dinardo. Tom will be playing first base but will possibly work in the outfield rotation if necessary. 

The Grim Reapers are now even more dangerous than in 2010. With their 3 additions, they will have a powerful lineup from front to back. Here is the anticipated 2011 Summer Lineup:

1.            Patrick Consalvas -         LCF

2.            Ariel Gerena -                   LF

3.            Tom Migliozzi -                 1st

4.            Victor Robiglio -               3rd

5.            Mike Dinardo -                 2nd

6.            Dennis Michaels -          RCF

7.            Vin Ferrara -                     Pitcher

8.            Bobby Kizis -                    SS

9.            Jerry Garraffa -                 DH/OF

10.          Joe Bulzomi -                   Catcher

11.          Dave Martin -                    RF

 

Stay tuned for weekly updates here or visit us on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/grimreapersoftball. Hope to see everyone out on the ball field. Good Luck to all!!!


Grim Reapers Win Spring Championship

April 27, 2011
 

With a 7-3 regular season coming to an end, an anxious Grim Reaper team looked forward to the playoffs. The Grim Reapers, sponsored by PJC Realty, would be seeded #2 and be facing the #3 seeded Rusty Dawgs. During the regular season, the Reapers would win all 4 games (12-0, 7-4, 23-19, 16-3) vs the Rusty Dawgs. Even with a 4-0 record versus the Rusty Dawgs, anything could happen in a single elimination playoff bracket. The Reapers as the higher seed would have home field advantage. The winner of this game would go on to face the winner of the matchup between #1 Blue Thunder and #4 Wicked Stix.

In the semifinals there would be a thick fog hovering over the field to start, which would pose a huge visibility problem for the Reaper outfielders. With the inability to see the ball coming off the bats, 2 pop flies would fall in for hits, helping the Rusty Dawgs jump out to a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 2nd inning. Knowing that the Reaper bats would come around, they would slowly chip away, attempting to climb back into the game. With hits by the middle of the lineup the Reapers would get 2 runs back in the 2nd inning and another run in the 4th inning. At this point the Reapers would be down 4-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning knowing that they needed to get things going. With 2 singles, a walk and sac fly by the top of the order and a 2 run HR by Dom Geraci, the Reapers would take a 7-4 lead.   The Rusty Dawgs would get back 1 run in the top of the 6th inning but the Reapers, yet again, would put up a monstrous 8 runs in the bottom of the 6th. The 8 runs would come off of 6 singles and a double, again followed by a grand slam from hitting specialist, Dom Geraci. With the Reapers being up 15-5, a late game rally by the Rusty Dawgs was not enough, and the Reapers would advance to the championship with a 15-12 victory. 

The Reapers were now set to face Blue Thunder, who were victorious over the 1-10 Wicked Stix in the other semifinal game. During the regular season, the Reapers were 1-3 against Blue Thunder, winning their last game 12-4 but losing in 2 close games 11-6 and 11-10 and losing another by mercy 21-9. With confidence from their victory in Week 6, the Reapers were set to battle. 

The Reapers would score 3 runs right away to start the first. Leadoff hitter Pat Consalvas would get things going with a single and would go 1st to 3rd on an opposite field hit from Ariel Gerena. Matt Giordano would hit a sac fly allowing Pat to tag and score, putting the Reapers first run on the board. Nolan Lauterborn singled, setting up Dom Geraci to drive in a run. Vin Ferrara would single to score Lauterborn for the third run of the inning. The Reaper defense would hold the Blue Thunder offense scoreless thru 2 innings. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Blue Thunder would get on the board with a wind aided 2 run HR. The Reapers would get another 3 runs right back in the top of the 4th inning off of a huge 2 run homerun by Bobby Kizis and a double and RBI single from Rob Lyons and Dave Martin, respectively. The Blue Thunder offense, swinging for the fences as they often do would get another run back off of a solo HR. The score would be 6-3 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning. Knowing that at any moment the Blue Thunder bats could go off, the Reaper defense would stay on their toes. With 2 men on and 2 outs for Blue Thunder, one of their players would hit a deep shot that would tail in the air towards the center field wall. Pat Consalvas would pick the ball up right off the bat, making a running catch reaching up over his head, shutting down the Blue Thunder threat. In the top of the 6th, Vin Ferrara would walk and Rob Lyons would single, putting 2 men on for Joe Bulzomi who would deliver a huge 2-run double to the outfield wall in right centerfield. Pat Consalvas would follow with an RBI single putting the Reapers up 9-3. That would be the final score earning the Grim Reapers the 2011 Island Slowpitch Spring Championship. This is the 3rd consecutive championship for the organization, winning championships in the summer and fall of 2010. 

Dom Geraci would be named Spring Training Championship Week, “Player of the Week”. Dom would go 5 for 8 with 4 runs scored, 2 singles, a double, 2 HRs (1 grandslam) and 8 RBIs. Great Job Dom!!!


The Reapers Split in Week 6 Heading Into the Playoffs

April 20, 2011
  

With the rain and winds coming and going, the Grim Reapers headed into Week 6, their final doubleheader of the regular season, squaring off against the division leaders, Blue Thunder.   In their last meeting the Reapers would lose 11-6 and 11-10, unable to hold off a late game rally in game 2, resulting in their first losses of the season. 

In Game 1 this time around, the Reapers would play better, and were tied 6-6 heading into the bottom of the 4th. Blue Thunder, however, aided by the poor field conditions would score 15 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning, 11 runs with 2 outs. Blue Thunder would go on to take Game 1, 21-9.

In Game 2 the Reapers would build confidence heading into the post season. The Reapers would get off to a 4-0 lead after the 1st inning in part to a 3 run homerun by Nolan Lauterborn and solo homerun by Matt Giordano. The Blue Thunder offense would score 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning but the Reapers would yet again pour on the runs in the bottom half. Two out hits by Pat Consalvas and Ariel Gerena would help set up a huge grand slam by Dom Geraci. The Reapers would score off another homerun by Nolan Lauterborn, this time in the bottom of the 5th inning. Blue Thunder would only score 4 runs in the game. The Grim Reapers would win Game 2, 12-4 and take some key momentum into the post season with the number 2 seed and a 7-3 record. 

Nolan Lauterborn would be named Spring Training Week 6, “Player of the Week”. Nolan would go 4 for 5 with 5 runs scored, a single, 3 HRs and 8 RBIs. Nolan’s 3 HRs would be key in keeping the Grim Reapers positive heading into the postseason. Great Job Nolan!!!

Next Game:

Semifinal: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 vs The Rusty Dawgs/Worlds Gym @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm. 


Week 5 Rained Out

April 13, 2011
 
The Grim Reapers were rained out against the Wicked Stix last night.  This game will not be rescheduled as a result of the scheduling for playoffs/championships and the start of the upcoming summer season.

Reaper Redemption In Week 4

April 6, 2011
 

On a cold, winter like night, the Grim Reapers took the field against the Rusty Dawgs for their second meeting of the season. The Grim Reapers would be short 3 of their starting players, Dom CIliotta, Dennis Michaels and Rich Apgar. As a result, the Reapers would have to call on reserve players Dom Geraci, Matt Giordano and new reserve player Paul Salzman.

In game 1 the Reapers would be the visiting team and would put up the first 2 runs of the game in the top of the 2nd inning off of a 2 run single by Vin Ferrara. Bobby Kizis would also score in the inning off of an rbi single by Joe Bulzomi. The Reaper defense would stay strong throughout, with the offense tacking on insurance runs little by little. With wind playing a big factor, the Reapers would resort to some small ball to advance base runners. Overall the Reapers would hit 18 singles and 2 doubles with 8 hitters in the lineup having run scoring hits. The Reaper defense and pitching would lead the way for their 1st shutout of the season, winning 12-0. Ariel Gerena and Rob Lyons would lead the way in game 1 going 4 for 5 and 3 for 4 respectively. 

In game 2 the Reapers would look to capitalize on their game 1 momentum and home field advantage. The Rusty Dawgs would come out and score a quick 2 runs. The Reapers would even things up in the bottom of the 2nd inning by back to back RBI singles from Vin Ferrara and Bobby Kizis. The Reaper outfield led by Ariel Gerena, Pat Consalvas, and Nolan Lauterborn , would shut down the Rusty Dawgs, tracking down possible extra base hits all night long. The Reapers would take the lead in the bottom of the 4th off rbi singles by Dom Geraci and the hot hitting bat of second baseman Rob Lyons. The Rusty Dawgs would get back 1 run in the 6th but the Reapers would extend their lead to 7-3 after scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th. The Rusty Dawgs would attempt to make a push in the top of the 7th inning scoring 1 with 2 runners on base. This brought the tying run to the plate. Outfielder Pat Consalvas would make a diving stop on a sharp hit that would have split the left center field gap to save 2 runs with 2 outs. The Reapers would retire the next batter and preserve the 7-4 victory and sweep for the night.

Rob Lyons would be named Spring Training Week 4, “Player of the Week”. Rob would go 6 for 7 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Rob’s hitting would be what the Reaper lineup would need on a cold, windy night. Great Job Rob!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 vs the Wicked Stix (Spa Exo’tique) @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm.


Grim Reapers Drop 2 To Blue Thunder In Spring Training Week 3

March 30, 2011
  

In Week 3 the 4-0 Grim Reapers would face 4-0 Blue Thunder. The Reapers would be hoping for at least a split for a share of 1st place in the division thru the first half of the 2011 Spring Training Season. Second baseman Rob Lyon would be on the 7 day DL as the result of a stomach virus and Rich Apgar would not be in attendance due to a late scheduled work meeting. The Reapers would call on veteran reserve player Matt Makarius to play second base and they would run with only 10 players.

In Game 1, the Reapers would be the home team and would fight thru the early innings taking a 4-3 lead heading into the 5th inning. As the result of a few errors by the Reaper defense and some line drive hitting by their offense, Blue Thunder would score 7 runs, taking a 10-4 lead. The middle of the Reaper order would produce 2 runs, shortening the deficit to a score of 10-6. Unfortunately the Reaper offense would not be able to produce any more runs falling in game 1 to Blue Thunder, 11-6.

In Game 2, the Grim Reapers would again jump out to an early lead 3-2 after the first 2 innings. They would add 6 runs in the top of the 4th inning, thanks in part to a grand slam by third baseman, Dom Ciliotta. The Blue Thunder offense would not let up scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th to make the score 9-4 after 4 innings. In the bottom of the 5th inning the most questionable call of the season, came into play. With a man on 3rd and 2 outs, an error was called on first baseman Dennis Michaels. Dennis would field the ball cleanly but the umpire, while standing behind home plate, would rule his catch a bobble, declaring men safe at first and second base. That would have ended the inning, preserving a 9-4 lead. Instead, a run would score and following another routine single, men would be on first and second base. The next Blue Thunder hitter, their pitcher, would hit a line drive down the 1st base line, skipping over the orange bag, well that’s what everyone thought. The umpire would rule it a fair ball and the ball would carom off the corner of the fence into right center field. The hit would be ruled a 2 run double making the score, 9-7. Each team would score a run in the 6th to make the score 10-8. The Reapers offense would be neutralized in the top of the 7th inning and they would need to preserve a 2 run lead for the victory. After a combination of a single, 2 fly outs, and a walk, Blue Thunder would have a man on first and second with 2 outs. With their #3 hitter at the plate, pitcher Vin Ferrara would need to throw him strikes but nothing too nice. With 2 strikes the Blue Thunder hitter would go up and get a high, inside pitch and drive it to deep, left field, sending it out for a walk off HR and a11-10 victory.

Dom Ciliotta would be named Spring Training Week 3, “Player of the Week”. Dom would go 5 for 8 with 4 runs scored, 4 doubles, a Grand Slam, a walk and 7 RBIs. Great Job Dom!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 vs the Rusty Dawgs/World’s Gym @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm. 


Reapers Seek Revenge And Sweep Week 2

March 23, 2011
 

In Week 2 the Grim Reapers would square off against the Wicked Stix. The Reapers would be seeking revenge after suffering an upsetting loss to the Wicked Stix in the quarterfinals of a fall tournament with a free season as the grand prize. To top it off, the Reapers would be missing outfielder Nolan Lauterborn, third baseman Dom Ciliotta and first baseman Dennis Michaels. The Reapers would rely on reserve players Matt Makarius, Dom Geraci and Matt Giordano to fill the void. 

In Game 1, the Reapers would fight neck and neck through the first 4 innings and would take a 7-6 lead thanks to a Rob Lyons 2 run single. The Reapers would bear down in the 5th inning scoring 4 runs off hits by Dom Geraci, Rich Apgar, Matt Giordano, Vin Ferrara, Joe Bulzomi and Dave Martin. With the defense holding the Wicked Stix scoreless through the last 4 innings of the game, the Reapers would score 2 more runs in the 6th to secure the 13-6 victory. The Wicked Stix made costly errors to help the Grim Reapers. 5 of the 13 Reaper runs would come off errors by the Wicked Stix defense. 

In Game 2, the Reapers would trail early, down 6-2 after the 1st inning. The defense stepped up with great grabs by outfielder Patrick Consalvas and Ariel Gerena, as well as nice infield snags by 3rd baseman Matt Giordano and shortstop Bobby Kizis, to hold the Wicked Stix to 1 run in the final 6 innings. The Reapers would struggle early offensively because of 5 man defensive infield that the Wicked Stix so thoroughly scouted. The Reapers would overcome their struggles and almost bat around the order in both the 5th and 6th innings, sending 24 total batters to the plate in 2 innings. With the combination of good base running and line drive hitting, the Reapers would score 6 runs and 8 runs in the 5th and 6th innings respectively. The Reapers would threaten to mercy in the bottom of 6th inning but the Wicked Stix would score 1 run to continue the game. The Reapers offense would go 1, 2, 3, in the top of the 7th but their defense held, wrapping up the 18-7 victory. 

With these pair of wins the Reapers improved their record to 4-0 heading into the 3rd week of the season against Blue Thunder. Sources have reported that Blue Thunder is 4-0 as well, and if so, it will be potentially the match-up of the week. Stay tuned for game highlights.

Rich Apgar would be named Spring Training Week 2, “Player of the Week”. Rich would go 4 for 7 with 4 runs scored, 2 triples, 4 RBI and a walk. Great Job Rich !!!

Next Game: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 vs Blue Thunder/Rockwell Global Capital @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm.


2011 Spring Team Opens With Pair of Victories

March 16, 2011

In Game 1, The Grim Reapers would rally in the 6th inning after being down 8 runs to tie the game in part to a base clearing, 2 run triple by Dave Martin. The Rusty Dawgs would score a run in the bottom of the 6th but the Reapers would match that in the top of the 7th inning to forcing extra innings.  The Rusty Dawgs would come out pressing hard and swinging away in an attempt to hit the long ball for the victory.  Pat Consalvas would play the ball deep to center, in the deepest part of the park, allowing him to catch a bomb shot that could have been the game winning hit.  The bottom of the Reaper lineup would step up and bring the order around as usual allowing Pat Consalvas to hit a 2 run game winning single allowing the Reapers to take the lead.  The Reapers would score 2 more runs off of a double by Dom Ciliotta, putting them up 4 runs going into the bottom of the 8th inning. The Reaper defense would post a scoreless defensive inning in the bottom of the 8th inning to secure a 23-19 victory. 

In Game 2, The Reapers would answer the Rusty Dawgs 3 run 1st inning with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st inning. After this inning the Reaper defense would bear down and not allow another run to score for the remainder of the game. The Reapers would post 7 runs in the 2nd inning and 6 runs in the 4th inning. These runs would come in part by a 2 run homerun by Nolan Lauterborn in the 2nd inning, a 3 run homerun by Dom Ciliotta in the 4th inning and a 2 run homerun by Bobby Kizis also in the 4th inning sending the Reapers into the mercy.  The Reapers would hold off a push by the Rusty Dawgs in the bottom of the 5th inning in their attempt to keep the game going.   Overall the Reapers would score 16 runs off of 18 total hits, 7 being extra base hits to secure the 16-3 victory by a 5th inning mercy.

Dom Ciliotta would be named Spring Training Week 1, “Player of the Week”. Dom would go 6 for 7 with 4 doubles, a triple, a homerun, 10 rbis, 4 runs scored and 2 sac flys. Great Job Dom!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 vs the Wicked Stix (Spa Exo'tique) @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm. 


2011 GRIM REAPER/PJC REALTY SOFTBALL TEAM

February 13, 2011


The Grim Reapers are exciting in welcoming back their 2010 sponsor, PJC Realty, as their official sponsor of the 2011 Season. With the Reapers finsihing the 2010 season with 2 consecutive championships and an overall record 39-7, they want to make a run for "Team Of The Year". For the first time in Reapers history they will be entering the 2011 Spring Training Season. They will be playing on Tuesday night beginning March 15th at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, Ny @ 8:30pm. The Baseball Heaven Spring Traing Season is now a 6 week season as compared to the Brookhaven Division or in years past. The Reapers will be bringing most of their team from 2010 back but have made a few new additions. Below is the anticipated roster/lineup:

2011 Spring Training Team:

1. Patrick Consalvas LCF
2. Ariel Gerena LF
3. Dom Ciliotta 3rd
4. Nolan Lauterborn RCF
5. Rich Apgar DH
6. Dennis Michaels 1st
7. Vin Ferrara Pitcher
8. Bobby Kizis SS
9. Rob Lyons 2nd
10. Joe Bulzomi Catcher
11. Dave Martin RF

The Reapers have also had great success in the past in keeping a good reserve roster. Reserves will allow gaps to be filled throughout the season. Stay tuned for updates and information regarding the 2011 Summer Season were the Grim Reapers look to seek revenge in their quest to the World Series Finals at Duck Stadium.

2010 GRIM REAPER/PJC REALTY SOFTBALL PHOTOS

 
 
 

 
 
 

Island Slowpitch Awards Dinner

December 10, 2010


The 2010 Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team was represented at the Annual Island Slowpitch Awards Dinner by Manager Vin Ferrara, Patrick Consalvas and Ariel Gerena. The Reapers would be awarded a 4ft and a 3ft trophy for the summer and fall seasons. They would also be given wick-away dryfit shirts and sweatshirts as prizes for their respective seasons. The Reapers would fall short of winning any additional team or individual awards. Reaper 3rd baseman, Victor Robiglio would fall short of an Summer MVP award but was acknowledged for his nomination. The Reapers would also fall short of a Team of The Year Award as the 2 Teams in contention won a spring, summer and snowflake championship with a good showing in their World Series Championship Tourney.

The 2010 Grim Reapers/PJC Realty Softball Team Campaign:

2010 Summer

29-2 Overall Record
23-1 Regular Season
4-0 Post Season (Summer Championship)
2-1 World Series Tournament (3rd Place Finish)

2010 Fall

14-5 Overall Record
10-4 Regular Season
4-1 Post Season (Fall Championship)

2010 OVERALL

39-7 Overall Record
33-5 Regular Season
8-1 Post Season (Summer & Fall Championships)
2-1 World Series Tournament (3rd Place Finish)



Grim Reapers Win Snowflake Championship

November 24, 2010


In Game 1, The Grim Reapers would fall behind early after the second inning 7-4. The Badrock’s defense would stay strong limiting the Reapers to only 2 more runs in the 7th inning while scoring an additional 6 runs. The game would end 13-6 and the Reapers were in a 0-1 deficit on the series.

In Game 2, The Reapers would answer strong in the second inning while down 5-0 with 5 runs of their own. They would take the lead in the bottom of the 5th inning 14-10 and never looked back. The Reapers would win game 2 16-10 while braving the elements to even the series 1-1.

In Game 3, with the elements getting very bad, the Reapers kept pushing forward. After a long fought summer championship in the rain, they felt right at home. The Reapers would jump out to a quick lead 9-0 after the top of the second inning. With the field very muddy and almost impossible to field a ball cleanly, the Badrock's offense would score 7 runs in the bottom of the second inning. As a result of the bad weather, play would be suspended in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Badrocks batting with 1 out and a guy on first and their number 4 batter at the plate. The Reapers would be leading 12-8. Play would resume the next week now at the Bellport Complex. With 3rd baseman Dom Geraci unable to attended, veteran reserve player Angelo Marsella would fill in. The Reapers would close out the 4th inning without allowing the Badrocks to score any runs. The Badrocks would get back 1 run in the bottom of 6th inning but the Reapers would post 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to seal the win. The Badrock offense would get 1 batter on base and each of the 11 Reaper fielders would make an out in the completion of the game. Ariel Gerena would make the final out with an amazing outstretched catch over the left field baseline fence. With this win the Reapers would win the series 2-1 and solidify a championship in the 2011 Snowflake Season.

Grim Reapers Advance To Finals

November 10, 2010


In game 1, The Reapers would come through with 14 hits and solid defense to hold the Mavericks to 5 scoreless innings and a 9-7 victory. The Reapers defense would capilize on base running errors made by the Mavericks with assistance from outfielders Pat Consalvas and Ariel Gerena. Ariel Gerena and Angelo Marsella would lead the way going 3 for 3 each with 2 singles and a double.

In game 2, The Reaper defense would yet again only allow a single run in the first inning and would post 6 scoreless innings against the Maverick offense. The Reapers would get some offensive assistance from Angelo Marsella and Rich Apgar, each with an rbi sac fly in the 1st and 6th inning respectively. Dave Martin would post the 3rd run of the game on an rbi, 2 out, single in the bottom of the 5th inning to take a 2-1 lead. The Reaper offense would only have 10 hits but would do what they needed to do, advancing runners into scoring position and bringing those runs in across the plate.
With these pair of victories the Grim Reapers have advanced to the championship round of Division 27 in the Island Slowpitch Softball League. This marks the Reapers 3rd trip to the championship in last 4 seasons and can potentially be the Reapers 2nd consecutive championship following their 2010 summer championship. The Reapers have made the postseason in all of their 4 years of existence and currently have a postseason record of 10-5(3-3 summer 2009, 1-2 fall 2009, 4-0 summer 2010, 2-0 fall 2010).

Angelo Marsella would be named Semi-final playoff “Player of the Week”. Angelo would go 5 for 5 with a run scored, a double, a walk, 3 rbis and a sac fly. Good Job Angelo!!!

Next Game: Championship Round: Tuesday November 16th, 2010 vs Badrocks @ Sylvan Field (Echo Ave) at 7:30pm in a best of 3 series. Come show your support!!!

Reapers Out For Vengence

November 3, 2010



In game 1, The Reapers would bring their bats in the final regular season double header. The Reapers would score 8 runs in the top of the 1st inning and never look back. The Brochachos would make a 4th inning push but the Reapers would answer with 8 runs over the next 2 innings. Pat Consalvas would go 4 for 6 with 2 runs scored, 3 rbis and a double. Dave Martin would go 4 for 4 in the 3rd spot in the lineup with 2 runs scored an rbi and 2 walks. Jerry Garaffa would go 4 for 5, with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 5 rbis.

In game 2, The Reapers would send 23 batters to the plate in the first inning scoring 18 runs. The Reaper batters would remain patient at the plate, taking walks and getting men on base. The Reaper defense would only allow a few hits and would post their first shutout of the year.

Dave Martin would be named Week 7, “Player of the Week” going 5 for 6 with 5 runs scored and 5 rbis with 3 walks and a homerun. Great Job Dave!!!

Reapers Fall Short Again

October 27, 2010



In game 1, After holding the Badrocks offense to no runs in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th innings, the Reaper defense fell short allowing a run in the top of the 9th inning. The Reapers would strand 6 runners on base from the 6th inning on, twice with a man on third. Dennis Michaels would go 4 for 5 and Rich Cariello would go 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and 2 rbis.

In game 2, The Reaper defense would play well but without support from the offense, they would fall short for a second week straight and a four game losing streak. Patrick Consalvas however would go 3 for 4 and a run scored and Bobby Kizis would go 3 for 3 with a run scored, with 3 rbis and a homerun.

Bobby Kizis would be named Week 6 “Player of the Week” going 4 for 6 with 2 runs scored, a double, a walk, a homerun and 5 rbis. Great Job Bobby!!!

Reapers Drop First Loss and First Franchise Sweep

October 20, 2010



In Game 1 the Reapers would be missing starters Pat Consalvas, Ariel Gerena, Dennis Michaels, Matt Makarius but would have some assistance from reserve players from Victor Robiglio, Mike Dinardo and Angelo Marsella. Angelo Marsella would lead the way going 4 for 4 with a run scored, an rbi and a homerun. Victor Robiglio would go 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, 2 homeruns, 3 rbis and a walk. Jerry Garaffa would also help out by going 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, an rbi and a homerun. The Reapers would fall short 19-11 in their first loss of the season and snapping their 31 game regular season win streak.

In Game 2 the Reapers would recuperate and come out swinging again. They would be up by 2 runs going into the bottom of the 7th inning but would be unable to hold off the Maverick offense who would score on a walk off single to the outfield. Victor Robiglio would stay hot going 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored a double, 6 rbis, and 2 homeruns. Jerry Garaffa would have another great game going 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored, a double, homeruns and 4 rbis. Mike Dinardo would go 3 for 4 as well.
With this loss the Reapers would be swept for the first time in their 2 year existence. With a full roster the Reapers would put up a better fight and should be a good matchup in the playoffs, stay tuned.

Victor Robiglio would be named Week 5,"Player of the Week", going 6 for 7 with 5 runs scored a double, 4 homeruns, 9 rbis and a walk. Good Job Victor!!!

Reapers Match Up With Star Ready Mix

October 13, 2010


In game 1 The Grim Reapers would bring their consistent batting to Fireman's Field in Ridge, NY. Rich Apgar would lead the way going 3 for 3, with 2 runs scored, a homerun, 4 rbis and a walk. Dave Martin would also go 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 3 rbis to help bring around the bottom of the order.

In game 2, Rich Apgar would go 2 for 2 with a run scored, a double, 4 rbis, a walk and a sac fly. Vin Ferrara would go 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and an rbi. The Reapers would score a total of 13 runs to allow them to hold off Star Ready Mix and advance to 8-0. With this win the Reapers have extended their regular season win streak to 31.

Rich Apgar would be named Week 4, “Player of the Week” going 5 for 5 with 3 runs scored, a double, a homerun, 8 rbis, 2 walks and a sac fly. Great Job Rich!!!

Reapers Keeping The Streak Alive

September 29, 2010


In the absence of outfielders Ariel Gerena and Pat Consalvas, infielders Rich Cariello and Peter Crothers, the Grim Reapers called on reserve player Chris Donovan. Todays game would also mark the return of third baseman Rich Apgar. In game 1, the Reapers would be down 8-7 after 3 1/2 innings and would need to buckle down on defense. The Reapers would do so and put up 3 shutout innings in the 6th and 7th. Waiting for their bats to come around, they would score 5 more runs to secure a 12-8 victory.

In Game 2 with the wind whipping and the official making bad calls, the Reapers would pull it all together and get back to hitting, scoring 20 runs in route to a 20-11 win. In a rough 6th inning defensively, Big Blue would score 8 runs of a few singles and walks. The Reapers would score 2 back and hold them off in the bottom of the 7th to lock up the sweep on the night with a 20-11 win.

Dom Geraci would be named Week 3, "Player of the Week". Dom would go 5 for 7 with a homerun, walk, SAC and 8 RBIs. Great Job Dom!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 vs The Brochachos(3-3) @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm.

Grim Reapers Take 3rd in World Series Tournament

September 26, 2010


To start the day off in Game 1 at 8am, the Reapers would send 16 batters to the plate in the top of the 1st inning, putting the Bombers defense on their heels and in a 11-0 deficit. The Bombers would never have a shot at this one with the Reapers scoring another 14 batters to the plate in the 3rd inning scoring 9 runs. They would allow 4 total runs that would lead to a 4th inning mercy 23-4.

In Game 2, The Grim Reapers would come out against Gunnar and score 5 runs to start the game. The Grim Reapers would hold control of the game from the start. Gunnar would score 4 runs and pull within 7 runs in the bottom of the 7th but it was not enough for the powerful scoring offense of the Reapers. This would make the Reapers 2-0 heading into the semifinals to face Team Gunz. With just 1 more win the Reapers would advance to Duck Stadium for the World Series Championship.

After a long 4 1/2 hour break the Grim Reapers would come out cold offensively verse the defending champions Team Gunz in their 3rd game of the day. The Grim Reapers defense would stay strong as they did all year allowing 14 hits, 3 doubles, 4 HRs, and only 4 walks. Trailing only 2-0 after 3 1/2 innings, Team Gunz would score 6 runs to pull away. Unfortunately the Reapers would be unable to piece anything together even with their 9 hits. The Grim Reapers would finish 3rd overall in the tournament.

WORLD SERIES BRACKET RELEASED!!!!

September 22, 2010


The Grim Reapers Summer Championship Team will take their 29 game win streak to the World Series Tournament. The Grim Reapers will be in pool A @ Morris Avenue with the top team advancing to play in the single elimination bracket @ Raynor Park. Pool A will consist of the Grim Reapers, Chaos and the Bombers. Please come show you support for the Grim Reapers and their strive for the finals at Duck Stadium on October 9th, 2010.


9/25/10 8 am Grim Reapers vs Bombers
9/25/10 9:15 am Bombers vs Chaos
9/25/10 10:30 am Chaos vs Grim Reapers

The top finisher in Pool A will face the winner of Pool B (Drailers, Island Screen Printing, Dirty Laundry) @ 2:15 @ Raynor Park on Field #2. When the Reapers win they will need to face the winner of Pool C (Geulfi's Cubs, PT Lions, Team Gunz) @ 3:30 on the same field. The winner of the 3:30 matchup will advance to Duck Stadium.



Reapers Brave The Elements

September 22, 2010


With the elements at hand the Grim Reapers would capitalize and put up 12 quick runs in the 1st that would put the game out of reach for Balls Deep. The Reapers would bat through their lineups in the first and the third innings.

The Reapers would have a bad defensive inning in the top of the 6th to allow Balls Deep to score 14 runs coming back from a 8 run deficit to take a 6 run lead. The Reapers would keep their heads up and fight back to score 5 runs and come within 1 run. Balls Deep would hit a solo HR to take a 2 run lead in the top of the 7th. The Grim Reaper offensive would close the gap in the bottom of the inning and take a walk-off victory with a outfield single by Dave Martin. It was a team fought victory to keep the Reapers undefeated this fall.

Patrick Consalvas would be named Week 2, "Player of the Week". Patrick would go 4 for 5, 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 RBIs and 4 walks. Good Job Patrick!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 vs Big Blue(1-1) @ Sylvan Field in Miller Place, NY @ 8:30 pm.

Grim Reapers Sweep Season Opener

September 15, 2010


In Game 1 after trailing 9-7 after 2 innings, the Reapers would settle in and let their bats do the talking. They would post 9 runs over the next 2 innings to take a 5 run lead and never look back. Matt Makarius would hit a big 3 run, inside in the park HR, in the 1st inning to answer back to the Sticky Bandits 5 runs in the top of the first inning.

In Game 2, the Grim Reapers got back to their hitting ways and batted around in the 2nd inning to score 8 runs and take a 10-2 lead. Jerry Garraffa and Dave Martin would hit inside the park HRs to help add to their lead.

Angelo Marsella would be named Week 1, "Player of the Week". Angelo would go 6 for 8, double, 2 triples and 6 RBIs. Good Job Angelo!!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 vs Sticky Badits (0-0) @ Morris Avenue Park in Holbrook, NY @ 8:30pm.


GRIM REAPERS FALL TEAM ANNOUNCED!!!!

September 7, 2010


This fall the Grim Reapers will be looking to take on Island Slowpitch in defense of their Summer Championship. Due to prior commitments, some of the summer Reapers have made prior commitments and will not be playing with us for the fall. The current Grim Reapers/PJC Realty lineup is as follows:

1. Pat Consalvas - LCF
2. Ariel Gerena - RCF
3. Dennis Michaels - 1st
4. Rich Apgar - 3rd
5. Matt Makarius - RCF
6. Jerry Garraffa - RF
7. Vin Ferrara - P
8. Bobby Kizis - SS
9. Rich Cariello - 2nd
10. Joe Bulzomi - DH/1st
11. Peter Crothers - C
12. Dave Martin - DH/OF

GRIM REAPERS- 2010 ISLAND SLOWPITCH C DIVISION CHAMPIONS!!!

August 25, 2010


In Game 1, with 2 outs, down 1 run and men on 2nd and 3rd, first baseman Dennis Michael hit a line drive tailing shot out to left center field that skipped passed the Stadium Pub outfielder to allow 2 runs to score and give the the Grim Reapers the 15-14 victory.

In Game 2, with the Reapers down 1 run in the top of the 6th inning and bases loaded, Peter Crothers would fly out to left center field allowing Vin Ferrara to tag from third to tie the game and advancing Bobby Kizis to 3rd. Dave Martin would hit a line drive ripper up the middle to allow a run to score and the Reapers to take an 11-10 lead. With a strong defensive stand in the bottom of the 6th inning, the Reapers would go on to score 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning from a 2 run HR from Victor Robiglio.

With these 2 wins the Grim Reapers have locked up their first team championship. They would finish the season at 27-1 with a 27 game win streak in-tack. The Grim Reapers scored 506 runs this year and only allowed 232 runs against for a differential of +274. The Reapers will be taking their talent to the World Series Tournament on Saturday, September 25th, 2010. This tournament will be comprised of all of the Island Slowpitch C Division Champions. The format will be double elimination with the finals being put on hold and will be completed on October 9th, 2010 at Duck Stadium in Central Islip, NY.


Reapers Go On A Rampage!!!!!

August 16, 2010


The Grim Reapers opended the 2010 post season with a outbreak performance by both their offense and defense. The Reapers would win both game in a 3 inning mercy, 22-6 and 28-4. The Reapers would be most impresive in the top of the 1st inning in game 2 sending 27 batters to the plate, 18 with 2 outs scoring additional runs. The Grim Reapers would hit 9 home runs on the night, 6 over and 2 in the park shots. Patrick Consalvas would hit an inside the park, walk off, 2 run homerun in Game 1.

With this win the Reapers have advanced to the championship which is to be played next Monday night, August 23rd @ 7:30pm @ Granny Rd Park in Gordon Heights, NY. The Reapers will face the winner of the matchup better #2 Red Dawgs and #3 Stadium Pub.

The Reapers win streak has been extended to 25.

The Reapers team collectively will be awarded the Semifinal Round "Player of the Week" Award.

Closure to the Regular Season

August 11, 2010


With the regular season now concluded, Island Slowpitch has just made available the box scores for the last few weeks of play. The Grim Reapers have gone 6-0 to finish the season against opponents, Stadium Pub, Siani Slaughters and Mica D's Barbershop. The Reapers have finished 23-1 to finish the season. Their season was cut short because their doubleheader against Red Dawgs could not be rescheduled as a result of no available field locations. With the best record in their division and the 3rd best record in all of Island Slowpitch C division, the Reapers host 4th seed, Mica D's in a repeat of their week 12 matchup. The game will be played Monday August 16th, 2010 at 7:30pm at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.

Past weeks POW:

Week 12: Vin Ferrara: 6/6, 6R, 2 doubles, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs
Week 11: Matt Makarius: 7/8, 2 doubles, HR, 7 RBIs
Week 10: Dom Ciliotta: 4/5, 2 doubles, HR, walk, 4 RBIs

GRIM REAPERS RANKED #1 IN ISLAND SLOWPITCH "C" DIVISION

July 13, 2010


As the new power ranking have come out, the Grim Reapers currently sit ontop and are ranked #1. This ranking comes as a result of their superb 17-1 season thus far. The Reapers have been consistenly ranked in the top 10 for the last 4 weeks. Stay tuned for an update on rankings as the season comes to an end and heads into post season action.

Reapers Battle Back In Game 2 To Sweep Again in Week 9

July 13, 2010


With the weather being hot and sticky, the balls were not flying out for the Grim Reapers at Morris Avenue Ballpark. The Reapers would go up 4-1 after the first inning in park to a base clearing, 3 RBI, double by secondbaseman Mike Dinardo (3/3, 2R, double, walk, 3 RBIs). The Popei's Fat Bastards defense would play strong only allowing the Reapers to score 1 more run through the 4th inning. At the end of 4 innings the Reapers would be tied 5-5. After a quick defensive inning for the Reapers they would break the game open with 13 batters hitting in the 5th inning. Peter Crothers would have a 3 RBI, double that would keep things going allowing the Reapers to score 8 to take a 13-5 lead. The Reaper defense would play big and hold their opponent to only scoring 4 more runs that would lead to a victory for the Reapers 14-10.

After a decent first game victory the Reapers would get shell shocked very quickly when the Popei's Fat Bastard team would take a 13-2 lead after the first 2 innings. The Reapers would get 3 runs back but the Popei's offense would answer right back with 3 runs to negate the Reapers efforts. The Reapers would be down 6 runs going into the 6th inning and would score 4 runs in part to patience through the top of the order. Now just 2 runs away and the game within their sights, the Reapers would allow Popei's to score 2 runs. The game at this point seemed unreachable but with the collective confidence and the high spirits, Peter Crothers (3/4, R, triple, RBI) would lead off the top of the 7th inning with a big triple and would score when the next batter, Dave Martin (0/3, R, RBI, SAC) would sacrifice to deep outfield. Leadoff hitter Patrick Consalvas (3/5, 4R, RBI) would hit a single but when Ariel Gerena (2/4, 2R, BB, RBI) flied out to the 2nd baseman all hopes were almost gone. Dennis Michaels (2/3, 3R, double, BB, 2 RBI, SAC) would take a walk to place runners at first and second base with cleanup hitter Victor Robiglio (3/3, 4R, triple, HR, 2 BB, 5 RBIs) to bat. The Popei's pitcher knowing that Victor already hit a HR, would intentionally walk him, putting the tying run on first. Mike Dinardo (3/5, 2R, triple, 4 RBIs) would come to the plate and hit a huge base clearing, 3 RBI, opposite field triple to tie the game and give the Reapers life. Bobby Terra (3/4, R, double, 2 RBIs) would hit an RBI double to give the Reapers a 1 run lead. Vin Ferrara (2/5, 2 RBI) would then close out the inning with an RBI single but would get thrown out sliding into second base. Now with a 2 run lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning, the wind would be taken from the Popei's offensive sails. They would go down with only 1 hit in the inning and would secure the victory for the Reapers 20-18.

The Grim Reapers Team would collectively be name as Week 9, “Players of the Week”. This award would be shared by the whole team for their cooperation, concentration and perseverance in their comeback victory in Game 2. With these 2 victories the Reapers have advanced their record to 17-1 and are in sole possession of 1st place. The Reapers currently have a 3 game lead on the Red Dawgs for whom they play next week.

Next Game: Monday, July 19th, 2010 vs Red Dawgs (14-4) @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm.

Grim Reapers Romp Through Week 8

June 30, 2010


The Reapers would get off to a slow start in Game 1 only scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Vin Ferrara (2/2, 2R, 3B, HR, 2 RBI) would start off the bottom of the second inning with a 2 RBI HR. This would allow 13 batters to get to the plate scoring 9 runs to take an 11-1 lead. Reserve player, Matt Makarius (2/2, 2R, 3B, SAC, 4 RBI) and starting third baseman, Victor Robiglio (3/3, 2R, 2 doubles, 3 RBI) would lead the way with the bats helping the Reapers to score 18 runs on 21 hits. The Reaper defense yet once again would step up only allowing just 1 run on 7 hits.

The Reaper bats would do some work in Game 2 scoring in all 6 innings to lead to a 25-9 victory. This would be the Reapers 8th mercy of the season and take them to a 15-1 record and sole possession of 1st place. Matt Makarius (3/4, 3R, 2B, 3B, SAC, 3 RBI), Victor Robiglio (3/4, 3R, 2B, 2 HRs, 4 RBI), Dan Warchol (4/4, 3R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, BB) would lead the Reaper bats.

Vin Ferrara has been named Week 8, “Player of The Week” going 3/6, 3R, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI and a walk. Great Job Vin !!!

Next Game: Monday, July 5th, 2010 @ 8:30pm @ Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY vs Mica D’s Barbershop (6-8). The Grim Reapers now sit in sole possession of 1st place in the Division and are ranked in 2nd in Island Slow-pitch C Division.

Week 7 Brings Yet Another Sweep

June 23, 2010


With the elements not in favor of the Grim Reapers on Tuesday evening, they pulled out Game 1 with a 21-8 victory over the Siani Slaughters for the 3rd time this season. The Grim Reapers would get superb batting from Patrick Consalvas(4/4, 4R, double, BB, 3 RBIs), Ariel Gerena (4/5, 2R, double, 3 RBIs), Victor Robiglio (3/4, 3R, HR, BB, 5 RBIs), Mike Dinardo (4/5, 3R, double, HR, 3 RBIs) and Vin Ferrara (4/4, R, 3 doubles, 2 RBIs). The rain would cause some difficulties for the Reapers defense in the 4th inning but they would pull together when it counted and only allow the Siani Slaughter to score 8 runs. The Siani Slaughters would need a lot more runs to outscore the powerful scoring offense of the Grim Reapers.

In Game 2 in the bottom of the 1st inning the Reapers would post 5 runs while sending 9 batters to the plate. The Siani Slaughters would answer immediately back scoring 6 runs in the top of the 2nd inning. The Reapers as they often have unleashed their bats scoring 17 runs in the bottom of the second inning by batting thru the lineup twice. In the inning there would be a solo HR by Dave Martin (2/4, 2R, HR, 2 RBIs), 13 singles, a 2 RBI double by Victor Robiglio (2/2, 3R, double, HR, 2BB, 5 RBIs) and a base clearing 3 RBI by Vin Ferrara (4/4, 2 doubles, triple, 6 RBIs). Bobby Kizis (3/4, 2R, HR, 3 RBIs) would hit an inside the park, 3 RBI, homerun to cap the victory. The rain would come down for the entire game and players were having difficulty gripping the ball that allowed the Siani Slaughters to score 7 runs in the top of the fourth. With the clean defense and the high scoring Reaper offense, the game had already been put out of reach.

Victor Robiglio has been named Week 7, “Player of The Week” going 5/6, 6R, 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBIs and 3 walks. Great Job Victor !!!

Next Game: Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY vs Popei’s Fat Bastards @ 8:30pm

Reapers May Be Unstoppable After Week 6

June 22, 2010


The Grim Reapers came out in Game 1 and scored 8 runs in the top of the 1st inning due in part to 3 RBI, HRs by third baseman Victor Robiglio (1/4, R, HR, 3 RBIs) and designated hitter/catcher, Joe Muller (1/4, R, HR, 3 RBIs). Mike Dinardo (2/3, 3R, HR, walk, 2 RBIs) would add a 2 RBI, HR in the second inning to take a 10-1 lead. The Reapers would only score an additional 3 runs in the remaining 5 innings. The Grim Reaper defense would allow only 2 runs to score on 10 hits on the big field at Baseball Heaven, leading to a 13-2 victory.

In Game 2 Dennis Michaels (1/3, R) would get things started in the top of the 1st inning with a 2 out single. Mike Dinardo (1/3, RBI) would score him on an RBI single. Joe Muller ( 1/2, R, HR, RBI) would lead off the second inning with a solo HR. Peter Crothers (1/2, R, triple) would hit a triple and eventually score on a fielder’s choice RBI from Dave Martin (0/2, RBI). Dave Martin would score on an RBI single by Ariel Gerena (1/3, RBI). The Reapers would only get 4 more hits after the second inning. With the bats cold, the Reaper defense would step up and take hold of the field. The Reapers would only allow a single run in each of the second and third inning. This win was a hard fought win for the Reapers. With this win the Reapers have advanced to 11-1 and are on top the division in first place.

Peter Crothers has been named Week 6, “Player of The Week” going 3/5, triple, 2 RBIs, SAC). Great Job Peter!!!

Next Game: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY vs Siani Slaughters @ 8:30pm

Reapers Keep It Going Thru Week 5

June 15, 2010


The Reaper offense would struggle through the first 2 innings of their Monday night doubleheader by only scoring 3 runs while only batting through the lineup once. The Reapers were down 8-7 going into the bottom of the 5th inning. This is where the Reapers would mount up and send 16 batters up to bat while scoring 11 runs to take an 18-8 lead. The Reapers would get comfortable with their lead defensively and the Red Dawgs would take advantage scoring 9 runs in the 6th and 7th but would fall 1 run short. The Reapers would hold off the late inning rally to secure an 18-17 win, their 8th of the year. Dennis Michaels(4/4, 4R, triple, 2 RBIs) would stay automatic as would Victor Robiglio(3/3, 4R, double, 2 HRs, BB, 7 RBIs). This win would be the first test to the character of the Reapers and what to expect as the season progresses taking their current winning streak into the later season and playoffs.

With a game 2 victory and their 5th mercy of the season, the Grim Reapers have advanced to 9-1 through 10 games. The Reapers would rebound after a tough fought game 1 victory. The game 2 win would be in part to the hot hitting bats of Patrick Consalvas(3/3, 3R, RBI), Dennis Michaels(3/3, 2R, double, RBI, BB), Bobby Kizis(4/4, 3R, 3 doubles, 2 RBIs), Joe Bulzomi(3/3, 2R, RBI) and Peter Crothers(2/2, 2R, 2 doubles, RBI, BB). The Reapers would remain patient at the plate that would allow them to send 12 batter to the plate in the top of the 4th inning scoring 9 runs, in part to a grand slam from Victor Robiglio(1/4, HR, 5 RBI). On top of the great offensive performance Victor Robiglio and Patrick Consalvas will be congratulated for their defensive efforts, Victor protecting the third base line and Patrick for his Top 10 Nominee catch tracking the ball from LCF into RCF.

Dennis Michaels has been named Week 5, “Player of The Week” going 7/7, 6 runs scored, 2b, 3b, 3 RBIs and a walk. Great Job Dennis!!!

Next Game: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY @ 8:30pm vs Stadium Pub (5-5). The Reapers will also be playing on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY at 8:30pm vs the Siani Slaughters (1-9). Come show your Reapers some support in their campaign for a 2010 Championship!!!

Reapers Making A Statement in Week 4

June 8, 2010


In game 1, The Reapers would post 30 runs by the end of the fourth inning while holding the Fat bastard offense to only 7 runs to take the first game of the night. Big contributions were made by a 2 RBI double by Mike Dinardo(3/4, 2R, 3(2b), 5 RBIs) in the first inning, back to back HRs by Bobby Terra(3/4, 4R, HR, bb, 3 RBIs) and Victor Robiglio(3/4, 4R, 2b, 3b, HR, 6 RBIs) in the second inning, a pair of 2 RBI HRs by Vin Ferrara(1/4, R, HR, 3 RBIs) and Dave Martin(3/4, 3R, 2b, 2HR, 5 RBIs) and a basesloaded clearing, 3 RBI triple by Victor Robiglio. Victor would add another 2 RBI double in the fourth. Dave Martin and Dan Warchol(3/3, 3R, 2b, 3b, HR, bb, 4 RBIs) would each add a 3 run HR in the top of the fourth inning to secure the win for the Reapers extending their lead to 28 runs taking a 30-2 lead. Joe Muller (4/4, 3R, 2 RBIs, 2B, HR) and Patrick Consalvas(4/4, 4R, BB) would go perfect on the game.

The Reapers defense would stay strong but would allow Popei's Fat Bastard to score 5 runs off of a few line drive singles. The Reapers moved Bobby Terra into the SS and were impressed with his play to secure the position for him for the remainder of the season. Reserve players Joe Bulzomi and Dan Warchol filled in the gaps @ first base and right center field for missing starters, Bobby Kizis and Dennis Michaels.

The Reapers would take the momentum from game 1 into game 2. A goal of the Reapers going into this year was to secure down the defense and that is just what they did. Popei's Fat Bastard would only score 2 runs off of 10 hits through 4 innings as the Reapers would mercy them yet again, 20-2. Patrick Consalvas(3/3, 3R, RBI) and Joe Muller(3/3, R, 2 RBIs, HR) would stay hot and consistent leading the Reapers. Dan Warchol would follow up his 2009 campaign (.743, 55 hits, 50 runs, 20 HRs, 71 RBIs, .750 OBP, 1.743 SLG) going 3/3 with a 3 RBI double, RBI single and a 2 RBI HR. Victor Robiglio (1/1, 2R, HR, 4 RBIs, bb, SAC) would hit a 3 RBI HR in third that would put the game out of reach for the Fat Bastards.

Dan Warchol has been name Week 4, “Player of The Week” going 6/6, 6 runs scored, 2(2b), 3b, 10 RBIs, 2 HRs and a walk. Great Job Dan!!!

Next Game: Monday, June 14th, 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY at 8:30 vs the Red Dawgs who have played 6 games so far and are (5-1). Come show your Reapers some support!!!

Reapers Get The Broom Sweeping in Week 3

May 25, 2010


In Game 1, the Reapers got off to an early lead scoring 8 runs in the top of the 1st inning. This was in part to single and walks allowing 13 Reapers getting up to bat. The Reaper defense would reign supreme and only allow 5 runs over 4 innings. The Reapers would also score 9 runs in the 3rd inning sending 13 batter again to the plate. Top hitters for Game 1 included Bobby Terra(3/4, 3 runs, 3 doubles, 4RBIs), Victor Robiglio(2/3, 4 runs, HR, 2RBIs, BB), Bobby Kizis(2/3, double, triple, 3RBIs), Ariel Gerena(2/3, 3 runs, RBI, BB) and Vin Ferrara(2/3, 2 doubles, 2RBIs). Overall the Reapers would score 25 runs on 22 hits.

In Game 2, the Reapers would close out the nightcap with another win and their second consecutive sweep. The Reapers would bat through the lineup in the bottom of the first to start the game scoring 6 runs. This would follow 2 walks an a single to load the bases for powerhouse Victor Robiglio who would hit a Grand Slam. The Reapers again would score 6 runs in the 3rd inning sending another 11 batters to the plate. Their defense would stay strong only allowing 7 runs on 14 hits. The Reapers would score 20 runs off of 18 hits resulting in a 20-7 win.

Victor Rubiglio has been name Week 3, “Player of The Week” going 5/7. 6 runs scored, 7 RBIs, 2 HRs and a walk. Great Job Victor!!!

Next Game: Monday, June 7th, 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY at 8:30 vs the Popei’s Fat Bastards(1-5)

Grim Reapers Take Momentum Into Week 2

May 18, 2010


The Grim Reapers would start off Game 1 scoring 3 runs in the bottoms of the 1st inning thanks in park to a huge in the park HR by cleanup hitter Victor Rubiglio(2/3, run, double, HR 4 RBIs), to take tie the game at 2-2. Mike Dinardo(2/3, run) would score on an eventual RBI single by Vin Ferrara(1/3, RBI). The defense would post 4 shut out innings lead by stud 3rd baseman, Victor Rubiglio on the hot corner eating up anything that came his way. The Reaper bats would come alive scoring 5 more runs, 2 in part to Joe Muller(1/3, run, HR, 2 RBIs) and his 2 run homerun in the 6th inning to take a 8-4 lead and secure the win.

In Game 2, the Reapers defense would stay superb and post 5 scoreless innings to start Game 2. At the end of the 5th inning they would have a 9-0 lead in part to having 3 run innings in the 2nd, 4th and 5th with suberb batting from Bobby Kizis(3/4, 3 runs, double, 2 RBIs), Bobby Terra(2/4. 1 run, double, 2 RBIs), Dennis Michaels(2/3,bb) and Joe Muller(2/3, RBI). The Siani Slaughters would score 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning but the Reapers would answer with 4 runs of their own in the top of the 7th inning amounting to a 13-3 victory.

With their first sweep of the year, the Reapers have extended their record to 3-1 and have won 3 consecutive games in a row. Look for the Reapers to gain some confidence rolling into Week 3, with 1 more week under their belt and some more time to gel as a defense.

Victor Rubiglio has been name Week 2, “Player of The Week” going 3/6 with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, HR, 7 RBIs, and a SAC fly. Victor will also be receiving the player of the week award for his superb defense. Great Job Victor!!!

Next Game: Monday, May 24th 2010 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY at 8:30 vs the Mica D’s Barbershop.

Grim Reapers Split Week 1

May 13, 2010


The Grim Reapers got off to a rough start this summer season allowing 14 runs in the top of the 1st inning of play. The Reapers would fight back to pull within 8 runs but would struggle to shorten the gap. The Reapers ended up getting mercied in the 5th inning 24-12.

The Reapers come out with some firepower in game 2 scoring 4 runs to lead off the game. The Reapers would not let up until the 5th inning where they had Stadium Pub mercied but would fail to put them away. Stadium Pub would score 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning but the Reapers would score 4 runs in the top of the 7th to insure the victory, 22-12.

For the first time in Reaper history, Bobby Terra & Vin Ferrara will both be named Week 1 "Player of the Week". Vin Ferrara would go 6 for 7 with 4 runs scored, a double, a triple, 1 HR, 1 walk and 9 RBIs and BT would go 7 for 8 with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Great Job Vin & BT!!

Next Game: Monday, May 17th 2010 at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY at 8:30 vs the Siani Slaughters.

Grim Reapers Season Outlook

May 4, 2010


The 2010 season is now underway. PJC Realty has partnered with the Grim Reapers as an official sponsor for the 2010 season. The Reapers will be sporting Full Dye Sublimated Jerseys courtesy of Elite Sports. Look for the Reapers to unvail the new jerseys by week 3.

In 2010 the Grim Reapers will be facing Stadium Pub, The Red Dawgs, Momo's Shotcallers, Siani Slaughters, Popei's Fat Bastards, and Mica D's. Check the schedule section for up to date game times and locations.

The roster has been completed an with a few new key additions, the Reapers look forwards to taking the 1st seed in the playoffs and working towards their first team championship.

Potential Lineup:
1. Patrick Consalvas -LCF
2. Ariel Gerena -LF
3. Bobby Kizis -RCF
4. Dom Geraci -DH/1st (New Reaper)
5. Mike Dinardo -2nd (New Reaper)
6. Erik Andersen -SS
7. Vin Ferrara -Pitcher
8. Victor Rubiglio -3rd (New Reaper)
9. Bobby Terra -DH/RF (New Reaper)
10. Dennis Michaels -1st/DH
11. Joe Muller -Catcher (New Reaper)
12. Dave Martin -RF/DH

The Reapers kick off their season on Tuesday May 11th, 2010 vs Stadium Pub @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm. Come show your support for the Reapers!!

Grim Reaper Get It Going!!!

April 10, 2010


The Grim Reapers took the field this morning vs Nassau County based, ALL OUT. After the field was relocated to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on the water in Oyster Bay, New York, there was no letting up for the Reapers.

With the Reapers hitting their HR max, they let their singles and double to the opposite field do work for them. Good efforts were put forth by everyone both offensively and defensively in route to an impressive 32-29 victory for the 2010 Grim Reapers.

Stay tuned for more updates in the Spring schedule and check the stats section for up to date stats of your favorite Grim Reaper.

Roster is Finalized for Summer 2010

April 10, 2010


The 2010 Grim Reapers Roster is finally set. With returning players Vin Ferrara, Patrick Consalvas, Ariel Gerena, Dave Martin, Erik Andersen, Dennis Michaels & Bobby Kizis, the Reapers have added Mike Dinardo & Victor Robiglio, and recently picked up Joe Muller, Bobby Terra & Dom Geraci who wrapped up their 2009 campaign with an appearance in the Sunday Morning Divisional Championship for the JagerBombers.

The Reapers have made some nice off season acquistions and are looking forward to taking the field against anyone who dare stands in their way. Stay tuned for the schedule.

2010 Season in the Making...

February 10, 2010


After a long cold winter, the Reapers have been to get back into their softball ways. Last night, management and a few others attended Matt Guiliano's Play Like A Pro in Hauppauge for their first batting session of the year. Management had an opportunity to take a look at second year Dave Martin who picked up right where he left off last year, hitting bullets as he often does. Newly aquired, Mike Dinardo, brings years of competitive experience to the team. Mike who will look to play 2B for the Reapers this summer, brings a big bat that he guarantees will do work this year. Lead off hitter Patrick Consalvas stayed on point rifling balls back at the L-screen as he often does in games keeping pitchers on their toes. Vin Ferrara took some cuts with his new arsenal of bats, attempting to break them in by making good contact and driving the ball back up the middle. With all of the Reapers returning players, and the addition of 3 more key pick ups in this past offseason, the Reapers look as if they can repeat a great season, this time sealing the deal with a championship. STAY TUNED!!!

Reapers Fall in Semi Finals to Long Island Storm

November 4, 2009


In Game 1, with the Reapers being up 8-1 going into the top of the third inning, they were comfortably cruising along. With a pivotal bad call and a key error, the LI Storm racked in 15 runs taking a 16-8 lead after 3 innings. With the Reaper down, they kept their heads high and fought back, scratching and clawing their ways back into it. With defensive support only allowing 1,2,1,0 in the 4th-7th innings, the Reapers put up 4, 0, 3 and 5 in the bottom of the 7th inning sending it into extra innings. The Reapers would allow 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning and were only able to score 2 losing 24-22.

Coming off a long fought lose in Game 1, the Reapers answered back with a big victory in Game 2. With the Reapers batting first they posted 6 runs and never looked back. Patrick Consalvas and Larry Schneider went 4 for 4 and Vin Ferrara went 3 for 4. Everyone contributed with big hits and great base running that lead to a 19-3 mercy in 5 innings.

In Game 3, the Reapers went down 15-1 after the top of the 3rd inning, but with home field advantage they posted 8 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to stay close. With the Reapers defense stepping up huge posting 2 scoreless innings, the Reapers were able to post 4 runs, pulling within 2 runs. In the top of the 7th inning with the heart of the LI Storm line due up at bat, the Reapers held them to scoring only 1 run thanks to a ridiculous diving catch made by outfielder Pat Consalvas, saving 2 runs. Now chasing by 3 runs, the Reapers would need 3 runs for a tie or 4 runs for the win. With the bottom of the Reaper order due up, everyone needed to step up. After a few hits and RBIs by Erik Andersen and Dennis Michaels the Reapers tied the game with 2 outs. Dom Ciliotta was then intentionally walked that would load the bases. Bobby Kizis got a nice pitch inside and took a big swing that drove deep to left field, but unfortunately the LI Storm left fielder was able to make the play. Going into extra innings for the second time of the evening, the LI Storm posted 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning. With the middle of the Reaper lineup coming to the plate, the wind was taken out of their sails. 3 outs were made on 4 batters and the game was then over. After a long fought battle yet once again, the Reapers dropped Game 3 20-16.

Dom Ciliotta was named Snowflake Playoff Semi-Final, “Player of The Week” going 7/11 with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, a triple, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs, 2 walks and a SAC fly. Great Job Dom!!!

Playoff Schedule Released

November 2, 2009


The Grim Reapers #1 (12-2) will be facing the Long Island Storm #4 (7-7) on Tuesday, November 3rd at 8:15 at Baseball Heaven located in Yahpank, NY. With a win tomorrow night the Grim Reapers would face the winner of Schnitzengiggle #2 (12-2) vs Centerican #3 (7-7), at 7:30 on Wednesday, November 4th at Sylvan Field, located in Miller Place, NY. Stay Tuned!!!

Pair of Mercies to Finish Regular Season

October 28, 2009


In Game 1, the Reapers would have patience at the plate taking 8 walks they were able to score 18 runs on 20 hits. Bobby Kizis and Dave Martin would each go 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a walk. Leadoff hitter Pat Consalvas would go 3 for 4, hitting a single, double and 3 RBIs. Ariel Gerena would for 4 for 5 with 6 RBIs again in part to the bottom of the lineup being on base frequently.

In Game 2, the Reapers posted 29 in 3 innings to shut down and finish off Wolfmans Nards to an 0-12 record. Dom Ciliotta(4/4, 3 runs, 1HR, 3 RBI), Chris Donovan(4/4. 4 runs, 2 HRs, 3 RBIs), Dennis Michaels(3/3, triple, 3 RBIs, SAC) would go perfect of the game. All other batters would finish 3 for 4. With 31 hits, 13 being extra base hits, the Reapers would post their highest runs for in a game during this fall season.

Bobby Kizis was named Week 7 "Player of the Week" going 6 for 7 with 4 runs scored, 3 doubles, a walks, and 3 RBIs. Great Job Bobby!!

Next Game: Semi Finals, Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 at Baseball Heaven in Yahpank, NY @ 8:15 vs the Long Island Storm.

Grim Reapers One Step Closer With Win Over LIO

October 21, 2009


In Game 1 vs the Long Island Outsiders, with 2 outs after the first 2 batters, the Reapers would send an additional 12 batter to the plate. With 5 singles and 5 walks and a 3 run inside the park HR by Charles Siciliano, the Reapers would score 8 runs in the top of the first inning. Rich Apgar would go 3 for 4 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs and Vin Ferrara would go 3 for 4 with 1 RBI. Another great hitting and baserunning performance by the Reapers scoring 17 runs on 18 hits.

In Game 2, The Grim Reapers would send 9 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning while scoring 6 runs. This would be in part to the patience of the top of the lineup and a 3 runs HR from Chris Donovan. In the bottom of the 4th inning and up by 6 runs Vin Ferrara would hit a Grand Slam to put the game into a mercy situation. The Reaper defense would step up big and not allow the Long Island Outsider to score a run in the top of the 5th to keep the game going. Rich Apgar and Dan Warchol would continue to hit well both going 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs and 2 RBIs respectively.

Vin Ferrara was named Week 6 "Player of the Week" going 5 for 7 with 5 runs scored, 1 HR(Grand Slam) and 5 RBIs. Great Job Vin!!

Next Game: Tuesday October 27th, 2009 at Percy Raynor Park in South Setauket, NY at 8:30 vs Wolfmans Nards.

Reapers Post 60 Runs in 2 Game Mercy

October 14, 2009


In Game 1, with winds reaching 20-30mph, the Reapers fell behind 14-4 after the top of the second inning. With the wind now in their favor, the Reapers went off. In the inning they scored 11 runs off HRs by Vin Ferrara, Dan Warchol and Bobby Kizis. The Reaper defense would shut down the Siani Slaughter offense in the top of the 3rd inning. They would follow by posting 13 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. With patience at the plate the Reapers would score 30 runs on 29 hits.

Vin Ferrara would go 3 for 3, Dan Warchol and Bobby Kizis would go 4 for 4 and Ariel Gerena would end up 5 for 5. Great Job in Game 1.

In Game 2, the wind worked in favor of the Siani Slaughters in the bottom of the 1st inning taking a 7-2 lead. The Reapers pulled it together scoring 21 runs in the next 3 innings. Going into the bottom of the 4th inning wit a 15 run lead and a mercy on the line, the Reapers allowed 1 run so they could continue into the 5th inning to add to their differential. Differential would become and issue if they remained tied with Schnitzengiggle at seasons end. With the opportunity to bat once again, the Reapers posted 7 more runs. The final score would end up 30-10. Joe Bulzomi and Pat Consalvas would finish 3 for 3, Dave Martin would go 4 for 4 and Dan Warchol would finish 5 for 5 with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs.

Dan Warchol was named Week 5 "Player of the Week" going 9 for 9 with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 5 HRs and 14 RBIs. Great Job Dan!!

Next Game: Tuesday October 20th, 2009 at Morris Ave Park in Farmingville, NY at 8:30 vs The Long Island Outsiders.

Grim Reapers Shut Down The Centericans

October 7, 2009


In Game 1, The Reapers scored 26 runs on 27 hits in a 3 inning debacle of the Centerians on Tuesday night. The Reapers sent 19 batter to the plate in the 2nd inning and another 13 in the 3rd inning en route to a 26-1 victory. The victory was a result of everyone’s patience at the plate.

The Reaper defense stepped up in support of pitcher Vin Ferrara and allowed only 1 run on 2 hits. The Reapers were also missing their starting 3rd baseman Rich Apgar and SS Erik Andersen.

In Game 2, The Centericans came out and scored 6 runs in the top of the 1st inning but the Reapers fought back chasing 10-8 going into the top of the 6th inning. The Reaper defense stepped up again holding the Centerican offense to a scoreless inning. The Reaper offense as they normally do scored 5 runs on 5 hits and a SAC fly to take a 13-10 lead that would eventually lead to the game decision.

Dave Martin was named Week 4 "Player of the Week" going 6 for 6 with 4 runs scored, 2 triples and 3 RBIs. Great Job Dave!

Next Game: Tuesday October 13th, 2009 @ Sylvan Field. Sylvan Field is located in Miller Place, NY. The Reapers will be facing the Siani Slaughters who currently have a record of 2-4 with a -31 run differential. Stay tuned for game result by next Thursday evening.

Yet Another Split

September 30, 2009


In Game 1, the Grim Reapers would go to extra innings for the first time in their existence. They would post 10 runs in a 14 batter 8th inning to take the win 22-16.

Dan Warchol, Dennis Michaels and Bobby Kizis would all finish Game 1 going 5 for 5. Chris Donovan would go 4 for 4 blasting 2 HRs.

In Game 2, The Reapers would trail 12-4 going into the bottom of the 4th inning. They would post 8 runs with a 12 batter inning. Schnitzengiggle would answer with a 8 runs in the top of the 6th inning. The Reapers would rally for 6 runs but with Schnitzengiggle posting 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning, the game was unreachable.

Chris Donovan would go 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Dan Warchol would go 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs.

Chris Donovan was named Week 3, "Player of the Week" going 8 for 8, with 2 HRs, 6 runs scored, a walk and 6 RBIs. Great Job Chris!

The Reapers next game will take place on Tuesday October 6th at 8:30pm at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY against the Centericans. The Centericans are currently 1-3 and are waiting to have Week 3 scores posted in their double header against the Siani Slaughters (0-4).

Reapers Split in Snowflake Week 2

September 23, 2009


In Game 1, The Reapers scored runs in all but the second inning and fell short by 1 run in the 7th to lose 10-11. The Reapers stranded 7 runs on bases in Game 1.

Rich Apgar would go 4 for 4 with 1 run scored, 2 doubles, 1 HR and 7 RBIs. Pat Consalvas would also remain hot as can be going 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored, getting on base to score when the power of the lineup gets up to bat.

In Game 2, Pat Brown would have his best game yet with the Reapers going 4 for 4 with 4 runs scored and 2 doubles. Rich Apgar would stay hot going 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 1 HR and 4 RBIs. Chris Donovan and Ariel Gerena would both go 3 for 4. Pat Consalvas would remain patient at the plate taking 3 walks and finishing 0 for 1 with 2 runs scored.

The Reapers again would strand 7 runners on bases. Overall they came together and strung back to back 1st and 2nd innings in which they batted through the order.

Rich Apgar was named Week 2, "Player of the Week" going 7 for 8 with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 HRs and 11 RBIs. Great Job Rich!

Next Game: Tuesday September 29th, 2009 at Morris Avenue Park in Farmingville, NY @ 8:30pm vs Schnitzengiggle(4-0)


Reaper Open Snowflake Season Sweeping

September 16, 2009


In Game 1, The Reapers came out swinging in their Snowflake Season debut. Picking up right where they left off in the Summer Regular Season Rich Apgar and Chris Donovan went yard with a HR each. Patrick Consalvas added a nice inside the park HR thanks to hit powerful pop and speed on the bases.

Newly aquired Pat Brown had a great debut going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Dave Martin went 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs and Pat Consalvas went 5 for 6 almost hitting for the cycle with 3 singles, 1 triple and 1 HR with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

In Game 2, The Reapers showed how they were coming out swinging this fall. With good base running and good hitting all around the Reapers were able to score 29 runs on just 30 hits.

Rich Apgar went 5 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored with 4 RBIs. Reserve player Joe Bulzomi would finish 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Ariel Gerena was 4 for 5 with 4 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Vin Ferrara, Dan Warchol and Bobby Kizis were each 3 for 4. The 2 combined for 9 RBIs.

The Reapers came out hard this week posting 51 runs in 2 games and only allowing 27 runs scored by their opponent. Stay tuned and watch the Reapers make a run for a Snowflake title and a disappointing loss in the Summer Division Championship Finals.

Pat Consalvas was named Week 1 "Player of the Week" going 7 for 9 with 5 runs scored, a triple, HR (inside the park), 3 RBIs and 2 walks. Great Job Pat!!

Next Game: Tuesday September 21st, 2009 at Morris Ave Park in Farmingville, NY at 8:30 vs The Long Island Storm.

Reapers Hit for Charity

September 13, 2009


This past Saturday September 12th, 2009, Chris Donovan, Dan Warchol & Vin Ferrara participate in Fourth Annual Softball Nut Home Run Derby at Eisenhower Park in Garden City, NY. Vin Ferrara was eliminated after the first run hitting 1 HR on 10 swings finishing in 18th place. Dan Warchol would hit 3/10 in round 1, 3/8 in round 2, and got eliminated in round 3 hitting 2/8. Dan would finish in 7th place. Chris Donovan would advance to the semifinals after hitting 2/10 in round 1, 4/8 in round 2, 4/8 in round 3. Chris was eliminated in the semifinale hitting 2/8 finishing in 5th place out of 27 contestants. Great Job Guys!! Over $2000 was raised to donate to the family of the late Andrew Cherpak.

Stay tuned as the Grim Reapers will be looking to host their 1st HR Derby fundraiser this fall and another one to be scheduled in the early spring in anticipation to raise money for the Reaper fund!!!

Fall Snowflake Season Opener Announced...

September 10, 2009


The Snowflake Grim Reapers will be playing Tuesday nights in Island Slowpitch Fall Division 21. Their season opener will be Tueday Sept 15th at 8:30 at Morris Ave Park in Farmingville, NY. Please come show your support for the Reapers in their Fall debut.

Snowflake Team Roster Set!!!



1. Patrick Consalvas
2. Ariel Gerena
3. Vin Ferrara
4. Bobby Kizis
5. Dan Warchol
6. Rich Apgar
7. Dave Martin
8. Chris Donovan
9. Pat Brown
10. Erik Andersen
11. Dennis Michaels

The Grim Reapers will be playing in the Island Slowpitch league again on Tuesday Nights. They will be playing at either Shorefront Park, Morris Ave or Sylvan Field. Schedules should be released late next week and the season will most likely begin September 15, 2009. Stay tuned.

Team Barbeque & Awards Ceremony



With the completion of this season management would like to announce the Grim Reapers will be hosting their 1st annual Awards Ceremony/ Team BBQ. The place and time will soon be announced. Please stay tuned to hear more information. For now the Reapers are down but they will come back hard in the fall and next summer season. Get ready for Summer 2010!!!

Grim Reapers Fall Short in Championship



In Game 1, The Reapers would play from behind the whole game scoring only 7 runs in route to a 21-7 loss. The Reapers would have difficulty adjusting to a well pitched game with some questionable calling of the strike zone by the home plate umpire. Once again the Reapers would be facing elimination.

In game 2, The Reapers scored 7 runs in the 3rd inning to take a 10-1 lead. The Reapers defense stuck it to Hunter Display allowing them to only score 2 runs and winning 12-2. The Championship would come down to a single game with the Grim Reapers being the home team.

In game 3, The Reapers came out cold and never warmed up. The Reapers would only have 7 hits leading to their 9th loss of the season and eliminating them from advancing to the World Series Tournament.

Vin Ferrara would be named "Player of the Week" in the Championship round going 4 for 6 with 2 doubles and 6 RBIs. Great Job Vin!

The Reapers would finish with their season with a record of 23-9. For their first year in existence this would be a great season for the Grim Reapers. Look for information regarding their upcoming fall season. Almost all of the team is back and they will be a force to recon with after coming off a disappointing end to their season.

Grim Reapers Advance to Division Championship



Prior to the Reapers beginning their playoff quest, there needed to be an establishment of who the fourth seed would be. With the Brookhaven Bombers finishing 10-18 after playing a 28 game schedule and the East End Bombers finishing at 9-17, their was some discretion as to who should take the 4th seed. With the EEB beat the BB 6 out of 8 times they felt they deserved the spot. League officials thought it would be fair to have a single play-in game to decide. The East End Bombers would be prevailing, claiming the 4th seed.

In Game 1, The Grim Reapers came out against the 4th seed, East End Bombers and after a 9-9 tie going into the bottom of the 4th, let up 9 runs. With the Reapers down, they answered back scoring 4 runs but then again would allow the Bombers to score 5 runs. This would lead to a mercy against the Reapers. With this loss the Reapers would be facing elimination.

In Game 2, The Reapers would come out firing while facing elimination taking the lead 5-2 after the first inning and never looked back. The Reapers would bat though the order as they often do scoring 11 runs to mercy the East End Bombers 19-9 in the 5th inning.

The Reapers gave out in Game 3, facing elimination, with home field advantage, and took it to the East End Bombers. The Reapers would hit well but the EEB stayed neck and neck with them. After 3 innings the Reapers would be down 3 runs cutting the deficit to 1 after the 4th inning. The EEB would hit a 3 run HR to go up 18-14 putting the Reapers chance of advancing almost out of reach. The Reapers would dig deep and bat around the order sending 12 batters to the plate scoring 8 runs to go up 22-18. The defense would continue to play well and post 2 defensive shutout innings. The Reapers would win 25-18. With this win the Reapers would advance to the Championship Round.

Dan Warchol would be named Playoff Semi-Final, “Player of The Week” going 10 for 12 with 8 runs scored, 5 doubles and 12 RBIs. Great Job Dan!

The Grim Reapers will face Hunter Display in the championship Tuesday night at Granny Rd field in Gordon Heights, NY at 7:30pm. Go Reapers.

The Sun Sets On The Regular Season



In Game 1, the Reapers stayed strong in their scoring ways sending 19 batters to the plate in the second inning with only 9 players in the lineup. The Reapers stayed calm at the plate taking 8 walks.

Everyone hit well scoring 26 runs off of only 17 hits. Rich Agpar and Dave Martin were the only players to hit a HR in the game. Congratulations to Dave Martin in hitting his first HR of the season, which was actually a 1 out, grand slam in his second at bat of the long second inning.

With this win the Reapers recorded their 20th win.



In Game 2, The Reapers were victim to playing with only 9 players. The Brookhaven Bombers stepped up and picked out the gaps in the outfield. The Reaper outfielders played well doing everything in their ability to get the balls in the deep gaps.

The Reapers fought back after being in a 15-3 hoe after 1 but fell short. The Reapers were calm at the plate taking 11 walks. Bob Mascia was the only player in game 2 to hit a HR.

Pat Consalvas was named Week 13 "Player of the Week" going 4/5 with 8 runs scored, a double, a triple, 5 walks & 2 RBIs. Great Job Pat!!

With the completion of the regular season, The Reapers finished with a 20-6 record, securing the 1st seed and home field advantage througout the playoffs. Great Job Guys!

The Reapers will be playing in the First Round of the Division 23 Playoffs on Monday night at 7:30pm at Granny Rd, in Gordon Heights, NY. The Reapers will face the winner of a one game playoffs between the Brookhaven Bombers and the East End Bombers.

GO REAPERS!!!

Playoff Dates Announced

August 12, 2009


Island Slowpitch Summer Division 23- ISA

8/24 1 vs 4 7:30pm Granny Road (Best 2 out of 3)

8/24 2 vs 3 7:30pm Veterans (Best 2 out of 3)

8/25 Championship 7:30pm Granny Road (Best 2 out of 3)

The Grim Reapers have locked up the #1 Seed

Hunter Display have locked up the #2 Seed

There is currently a heated race between the bottom 3 teams for the last 2 playoff spots. Current standings are:

GRIM REAPERS 19-5 *Secured Playoff Berth
HUNTER DISPLAY 15-8 *Secured Playoff Berth
BROOKHAVEN BOMBERS 8-15
RUSTY DAWGS(WK NIGHT) 7-14
EAST END BOMBERS 7-14


Remaining Games:
Monday 8/17: Tripleheader: Brookhaven Bombers vs East End Bombers
Tuesday 8/18: Tripleheader: Hunter Display vs Rusty Dawgs
Wednesay 8/19: Doubleheader: Grim Reaper vs Brookhaven Bombers
Doubleheader: Rusty Dawgs vs East End Bombers



Grim Reapers Are Just 1 Win Away!!!

August 12, 2009


In Game 1, The Grim Reapers came out swinging scoring 25 runs on 20 hits. They were able to have additional runners on base thanks to their pacience at the plate being awarded 7 walks.

HRs were hit by Rich Apgar (Grand Slam), Dan Warchol (Grand Slam), Ariel Gerena (Inside the park grand slam), Bob Mascia and Dominick Ciliotta (2).

Ariel Gerena was 3 for 4, 4 runs scored almost hitting for a cycle with a double, triple and a base clearing inside the park HR scoring 8 RBIs.

With this win the Reapers win total is hovering at 19. With 1 more win the Reapers will have a 20 run season.


In Game 2, The Grim Reapers got mercied for only the second time this season. The Reapers only scored 12 runs and were not able to put runs on the board when they needed them most. While making a few mistakes in the field, credit must be given to Hunter Display for hitting well and picking their spots for key hits.

Chris Donovan and Rich Apgar each went 1 for 3 each with a HR and 3 RBIs. Dave Martin, Bob Mascia and Dan Warchol would all go 2 for 3.

Dominick Schiotis would end up batting a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored with 1 double and 2 RBIS.

Ariel Gerena was named Week 12, "Player of the Week" going 4 for 7, with a single, double, a triple, 1 HR (Inside the Park Grand Slam), 5 runs scored and 9 RBIs. Great Job Ariel!

After this week the Reapers record stands at 19-5.

The Grim Reapers have their regular season finale next Wednesday August 19th, 2009 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.

Rain Out.......

August 2, 2009


This past friday the Grim Reapers got rained out in their regular sason game vs the Brookhaven Bombers. The softball gods have been good up until this point with the Reapers not having any games postponed due to the weather. Stay tuned for the reschedule date. The Reapers are set to take on Hunter Display Tuesday August 11th @ Shorefront Park.

The Crusty Dawgs are Fucked!!!

July 29, 2009


In Game 1, The Reapers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never looked back. They would eventually mercy the Crusty Dawgs 16-6 in 5 innings. The middle of the lineup would pick up he slack with the Reapers missing their 5 and 6 hitters Bob Mascia and Erik Andersen.

In Game 2, The Reapers were trailing 5-4 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. They would score 4 runs but allow 2 runs to score in the ensuing top of the inning. With an 8-7 lead the Reapers would score 9 runs to mercy the Crusty Dawgs 17-7 and sweeping away the competition yet once again. Dan Warchol would go 3 for 3 with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs and Chris Donovan would have a Rich Apgar-like game going 3 for 3 with 3 HRs (2 solo) with 4 RBIs.

Reserve player Dominick Ciliotta would go 7 for 7 on the day with 6 runs scored, 4 singles, 1 double, 2 HRs and 9 RBIs. Dominick will be a valuable asset along with reserve player Bobby Kizis come playoffs and the World Series tournament.

With this win the Reapers would extend their lead on the competition and take their season record to 18-4. With 4 games to play the magic number is 2. With 2 wins this coming Friday vs. the Brookhaven Bombers, the Grim Reapers would lock up the first seed going into the Island Slow-pitch Division 23 Playoffs.

Chris Donovan was named Week 11, "Player of the Week" going 6 for 6, with a single, double, 4 HRs (3 Solo), 5 runs scored and 7 RBIs. Great Job Chris!

Come watch the Reapers on Friday July 31st at Sylvan Field vs. the Brookhaven Bombers at 8:30 pm. Sylvan Field is located on Echo Ave just east of Patchogue/Mount Sinai Rd and north of Route 25A.

GO REAPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its A Boy!!!

July 22, 2009


The Grim Reapers would like to congratulate Bob and Lauri Mascia on the birth of their new baby boy Robert Thomas Mascia. Robert was born on July 21st, 2009, weighing 6lbs and 15 oz. Congratulations again from The Grim Reapers.

Grim Reapers Split Again...

July 22, 2009

In Game 1, with a 13-9 lead going into the 5th inning, the Grim Reapers offense went cold only scoring 1 run in the bottom of the 7th inning in route to a 16-14 loss. Home runs were hit by outfielder Mike Clancy(1), outfielders Dan Warchol(1) and third baseman Rich Apgar(2).

Overall the Reapers bats were swinging well but fell short when needed most. The Reapers may have also been a little aggressive on the base paths but definitely did not get any help from the umpiring crew.


With the Reapers out for vengeance in Game 2 after a Game 1 loss, they posted a 9 run second inning and never looked back. With only 2 homeruns total in game 2 from Rich Apgar and Vin Ferrara the Reapers dug deep and posted a total of 27 runs of 30 hits. All of the Reapers from the top of the order down to the bottom wanted this win and all played a contributing role. With this win the Reapers are now 16-4 with 3 double headers remaining.

Rich Apgar was named Week 9, "Player of the Week" going 7 for 9 with 6 runs scored, 2 singles 2 doubles, 3 HRs and 9 RBIs. Great Job Rich!


The Reapers will be playing 2 double headers next week. The first will be Tuesday July 28th, 2009 at 8:30 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY vs. the Rusty Dawgs and the second will be Friday July 31st, 2009 at 8:30 at Sylvan Field in Miller Place, NY verse the Brookhaven Bombers. Please come out and support our team. Hope to see you there!

Grim Reapers Split for Third Time This Season

July 15, 2009


The Brookhaven Bombers avenged their week 1, 25-23 loss by edging out the Grim Reapers 23-22 in Game 1 of their Week 9 matchup. Dan Warchol, Vin Ferrara and Rich Apgar all went 3 for 4. Dan and Vin each hit a HR with 4 RBIs and Rich Apgar hit 3 HRs with 8 RBIs.

Bob Mascia went a perfect 4 for 4 in game 1 with a HR and 2 RBIs.



After a tough 1 run loss in Game 1, the Grim Reapers stepped up and mercied the Brookhaven Bombers 24-14 in the second game of their double header.

Bob Mascia would remain perfect on the day going 4 for 4 again with 2 doubles, a triple, a HR 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. Big HRs by sluggers Rich Apgar (2 for 4, double, HR, 2 RBIs, 3 runs) and Dan Warchol (3 for 3, double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, BB and 4 runs) would help the Reapers mercy the Brookhaven Bombers 24-14. Ariel Gerena and reserve player John Maio went 3 for 4 which set the HR hitters up for crutial RBIs.

Dom Schiotis would hit the game winning shot that would score the run that would put the mercy in play.

With this win the Reapers are 15-3 with 4 weeks left to play.


Bob Mascia was named Week 9, "Player of the Week" going 8 for 8 with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, a triple, 2 HRs and 7 RBIs. Great Job Bob!


Come watch the Reapers take on the East End Bombers on Monday July 20th, 2009 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY at 8:30pm.

Grim Reapers Make Presence at All-Star Game

July 15, 2009


The Grim Reapers are proud to announce that outfielder, Dan Warchol, will be representing them at this weeks All-Star game. The game will be taking place at Dowling College at 9am this Saturday, July 18th, 2009.

In addition to Dan, the Reapers will have 3 other players making an appearance. Erik Andersen will be representing the Americans, Ariel Gerena will be representing the Bronx Bombers and Chris Donovan will be representing Morningwood 2.

With 4 of the Reapers there in attendence, their presence will be felt. Good Luck to all!!!

Grim Reapers Endorse New Energy Drink

July 9, 2009


The Grim Reapers are proud to introduce Mondo Home Run Juice. This product has been a staple of Rich Apgars diet. He is a true test to the effectiveness of it with his 20 homeruns and 57 RBIs ranking him in third place in the league.

Mondo Home Run Juice is guaranteed to give you that extra pop and power you have been searching for.

Mondo Home Run Juice. Get it Now!!!

The Grim Reapers Show Why Their Ranked

July 8, 2009


In Game 1, the Grim Reapers came out slow only scoring 2 runs, while posting a defensive shutout through 3 innings. The Reapers then rallied in the 4th inning sending 13 batters to the plate, scoring 8 runs. This would allow the Reapers to pull away and post an additional 9 runs to finish off the Rusty Dawgs in game 1, 19-10.

Chris Donovan was swinging well after advice given from Dan "the swing doctor" Warchol. Chris went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. Dan himself went 3 for 4 also with 3 runs scored, a triple, a HR and 5 RBIs. With his return after being place on the DL for 2 weeks Dave Martin had a breakthrough week going 3 for 4, 3 doubles, 3 runs scored and 4 RBIs. Great Job Guys.

In Game 2, as they often do, the Reapers sent 15 batter to the plate in the 3rd innning scoring 10 runs thanks to Rich Apgar's solo HR, Dan Warchol's 3 run HR and consistent singles and double from everyone else. The Rusty Dawgs needed to score 1 run to stay alive and posted 6 runs closing the gap down to 9. With a few singles and a big 2 RBI triple for Ariel Gerena the Reapers would need 1 more run to end the game. The Reapers would eventually mercy the Rusty Dawgs with Ariel Gerena's run scored.

With this win the Reapers are now 14-2.

Dan Warchol was named Week 8, "Player of the Week" going 6 for 7 (1 double, 1 triple and 3 HR) with 6 runs scored and 10 RBIs. Great Job Dan!

Come see the Reapers take on the Brookhaven Bombers for the 3rd time this season, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday July 14th, 2009 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.

Reapers Climb In League Rankings

July 7, 2009


At the completion of Week 8, with a record of 14-2, the Grim Reapers currently have 48 team points. This puts the Reapers in second place in the D level division in all of the Island Slowpitch Softball League. The Reapers are only 1 team point behind the Wicked Sticks who currently have 49 points.

The Reapers overall are tied for 6th place when looking at the whole league and grouping Mens (A/B, C, D), Co-ed and Womens League.

1. KFTM 59
2. DIAMOND GIRLS 56
3. TOMMY'S PLACE 51
3. BASEHEADS (SUMMER) 51
5. WICKED STICKS 49
6. GRIM REAPERS 48
6. DGC-O-ED 48
8. SIMPLY GREEN LAWN CARE 45
9. INTERSTATE ROOFING 44
10. PRONTO PIRATES 42

With 5 weeks left in the season the Reapers still have 2 double headers verse the Brookhaven Bombers, and a single doubleheader verse the East End Bombers, Rusty Dawgs and Hunter Display.

With a solid team every week, it will be hard for teams to overcome the division lead that the Reaper team has given themselves. If the Reapers continue to play the way that they have been playing, look for them to make a run for the division title as well as a run for the World Series Title. The World Series game is tentativly set for October 11th, 2009 at Duck Stadium located in Central Islip, NY.

Pair of Mercies against the second place Brookhaven Bombers

July 2, 2009


In game 1, with the Brookhaven Bombers putting up 6 runs in the 3rd inning, the Reapers were facing a 7 run deficit. Again, just like in weeks past with 2 outs, the Reapers sent 14 batters to the plate scoring 11 runs in their half of the inning. After mostly single and doubles putting runners in scoring position, Vin Ferrara added a 3 run HR in his second at bat in the inning.

With the Reapers up 16-11 going into the bottom of the 5th inning they needed 5 runs to mercy the Brookhaven Bombers. Ariel Gerena and Vin Ferrara led off the inning with singles to set up Rich Apgar for a tape measure 3 run HR blast. Bob Mascia would get up next hitting a solo shot followed by an infield ground out by Erik Andersen. With 1 out and Dan Warchol up at bat a HR would put the mercy rule in play. With the pitch delivered inside Dan Warchol drove a walk off shot over the 265 ft right field wall ending the game.

With this loss the Brookhaven Bombers knew they would be in trouble for Game 2 to follow.


In Game 2, after posting 6 runs in the second inning and taking an 8-2 lead there was no looking back for the Reapers offense. The Reapers would eventually score 9 more runs to mercy for the second time of the night with a score of 17-6.

Big Home runs this week from Rich Apgar, Vin Ferrara and reserve Dominick Ciliotta, all being 2 run shots.

Consistent hitting again by both outfielder, Ariel Gerena (4 for 4) and reserve player, Dominick Ciliotta (3 for 3).

With this win the Reapers are now 12-2 and lead the division by 5 games.



Dominick Ciliotta was named Week 7, "Player of the Week" going 5 for 5 with 1 double, 1 HR with 3 runs scored and 6 RBIs. Great Job Dominick!

Next game is Monday 7/6 @ Shorefront Park in Patchogue vs the Rusty Dawgs.

Reapers Show What Their Made Of

June 26, 2009


The Grim Reaper bats were cold for the first three innings allowing Hunter Display to jump out to a 14-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings of play. The Reapers answered back by posting 8 in the bottom of the 4th inning, cutting the lead down to 6 thanks to homeruns by Rich Apgar and Bobby Kizis. In the top of the fifth Hunter Display answered back with an additional 9 runs taking the wind out of the Reapers sails. With much resilience, the Reapers were able to put up another 7 runs thanks to a big 3 run homerun by Dan Warchol. With an 8 run deficit in the bottom of the sixth, the Reaper defense stepped up and posted two innings of scoreless play while scoring 7 and 2 runs to take the win 24-23.

This game was the second game in a row that the Reapers came back from a huge deficit to take a win.



With a long, hard fought battle in the first game, the Reapers came out hard in Game 2 posting 8 runs in the 3rd inning and 15 in the 4th inning to mercy Hunter Display 26-9.

In the 3rd inning batters Rich Apgar and Bobby Kizis hit back to back HRs followed by a double by SS Erik Andersen and a 2 run HR by Dan Warchol. In the 15 run 4th, besides consistent singles and doubles, reserve player Dominick Ciliotta hit a 3 run HR to put the icing on the cake.


Dan Warchol was named Week 6, "Player of the Week" going 7 for 8 with 2 doubles, 3 HRs with 6 runs scored and 12 RBIs. Great Job Dan!

The Reapers are now 10-2 going into Week 7 vs the Brookhaven Bombers.

Reapers Split With East End Bombers

June 19, 2009


Without regulars Bob Mascia, Dan Warchol, Erik Andersen, Vin Ferrara, and Mike Clancy, the B team-Reapers were psyched out in game 1, falling behind 12-0 in the first inning and never recovered, losing 18-2.

In game 2, the Grim Reapers hung tough the whole game before falling behind 20-11 in the 5th inning. The Reapers then came roaring back, scoring 12 runs in the final 2 innings to win 23-20 thanks to some clutch hitting by the entire team. Reapers were led by Bobby Kizis' go ahead 3-run homerun in the 7th inning. Also homering for the Grim Reapers were Chris Donovan, who hit 2, and Rich "NIW" Apgar who hit 2 as well. This was a great team effort and comeback win. Erik Andersen continued his hot hitting and Bobby Kizis remains this season's super sub!!

Thanks to Hector, Craig, and Mike for filling in this week as well. Solid job guys!!

Bobby Kizis was named Week 5, "Player of the Week" going 5 for 7 with 3 singles, 1 double, 1HR, 3 RUNs, 5 RBIs. Great Job Bobby!

Reaper make Rankings for First Time in their History

June 3, 2009


Today, Wednesday June 3rd, Island Slowpitch Softball released the current team rankings throughout the league. With a 7-1 record, with 172 RF and 117 RA, the Reapers are sitting comfortably in first place in Island Division 23.

The Reapers currently have 24 points which puts them in a tie for second place with Petes Place in all of Division D, just short of first place, Interstate Roofing who has 28 points.

Here is the current top 15:

Team Name Pts
1 INTERSTATE ROOFING 28
1 DIAMOND GIRLS 28
3 TOMMYS PLACE 24
3 TEAM THREAT 24
3 KFTM 24
3 VENOM 24
3 GRIM REAPERS 24
3 PETES PLACE 24
9 SONOMA CYCLONES 21
9 TEAM MUTINY (MEN) 21
9 WICKED STICKS 21
9 PRONTO PIRATES 21
9 MOCHAS MISFITS 21
9 ST JAMES TAVERN 21
9 KFTM/POPEIS 21
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Reapers are on a Rampage

June 3, 2009


The Grim Reapers posted 13 runs in the top of the 7th inning of Game 1 to put the game well out of reach. With the East End Bombers posting 1 run in the bottom of the 7th inning, the Reapers came away with the win 32-13.

Rich Apgar led the way again going 6 for 6 with 3 singles, 1 double and 2 HRs(1 Grand Slam) with 7 RBIs and 5 RUNs scored. Chris Donovan also had a Grand Slam in the top of the 7th inning that kept the 17 batter rally going. Bob Mascia and Dave Martin kept up their consistent batting going 4 for 6 and 4 for 5, respectively.

With this win the Reapers extend their win streak to 7 and have taken the last 3 double headers. The 32 runs that were scored were also a new single game record.



In the second game, with the Reapers batting completely through the lineup in the 3rd inning with everyone scoring without any outs, they pulled out to a 25-7 lead. With the mercy on the line, the Grim Reaper defense stepped up and shut down a possible rally allowing the EEB to score only 3 runs ending the game 25-10 with a mercy in the 4th inning.
Consistent hitting was done by Erik Andersen going 4 for 4, Pat "Bronchitis" Consalvas going 3 for 3 and Dan Warchol going 3 for 3.
Dom Schiotis had a great game on the rubber only allowing 10 runs on 14 hits and hitting a HR to help the cause. Bobby Kizis also went yard in the middle of the 13 run 3rd inning.

Rich Apgar was named Week 4, "Player of the Week" going 8 for 10 with 5 singles, 1 double and 2 HRs(1 Grand Slam) with 8 RBIs and 7 RUNs scored Great Job Rich!

The Reapers have now stretched their division lead, now sitting at 7-1 with a bye next week.

The Reapers are scheduled to play the East End Bombers again on June 16th at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY @ 8:30pm.

Reapers Sweep Hunter Display!

May 27, 2009


In Game 1, with the Reapers putting up 5 runs in the top of the 7th innning, Hunter Display could not overcome the deficit, and the Reapers went on to win 18-14.

Dan Warchol led the way going 4 for 4 ( 2 singles, 1 double and a HR) with 2 runs scored and 6 RBIs.

Erik Andersen, returning to the lineup this week, also had a great game going 4 for 4 as well ( 2 singles, and 2 triples) 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs.



In Game 2, trailing by 3 runs going into the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Reapers exploded for 13 runs sending 17 batters to the plate in the inning. Hunter Display fought back scoring 9 more runs going into the bottom of the 6th. The Reapers then pulled together, scoring another 7 runs in the 7th that put the game out of reach for Hunter Display. Reapers won 23-19.

Ariel Gerena stayed consistent going 4 for 5, and Mike Clancy had a breakthrough week going 4 for 4 with a few extra base hits. This second game win secured the second sweep in a row for the Reapers and ran their winning streak to 5.

The Reapers are currently sitting in the division lead @ 5-1 going into week 4.

Dan Warchol was named Week 3, "Player of the Week" going 6 for 8 (1 double, 1 triple and 1 HR) with 4 runs scored, 1 HR and 8 RBIs. Great Job Dan!

The Grim Reapers Sweep the Rusty Dawgs to move to 3-1

May 20, 2009

The Reapers got right to business against the Rusty Dawgs scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the first inning leading them to a 20-15 victory. Leading the way for the Reapers was reaquired outfielder Dan Warchol. Dan went 3 for 4 (2HRs), 3 RUNS scored, 5 RBIs and 1 walk. Both Vin Ferrara and Rich Apgar went 3 for 5, each hitting a HR, 3 RUNs scored, Vin with 4 RBIs and Rich with 2 RBIs. Second baseman Bob Mascia stayed consistent hitting 4 for 5 in the game with 3 RUNs scored. Dave Martin carried the bottom half of the lineup going 4 for 5 with 4 RBIs with 2 RUNs scored. This was a great win for the Reapers with contributions being made from all parts of the lineup.

With no outs and the top 3 batters in the Reapers lineup on base, cleanup hitter Rich Apgar hit a grandslam letting th Rusty Dawgs know this was going to be a tough one. With the Reapers hitting their HR maximum for a second week in a row they defeated the Rusty Dawgs 19-4 in game 2 to seal the sweep. The top of the order made sure they were on base with Pat Consalvas going 3 for 3 (1 HR)with 2 RBIs and 3 RUNs scored and Ariel Gerena who went 4 for 4 with 1 RBI with 3 RUNs scored as well. Vin Ferrara kept up his stellar batting going 3 for 4 (1 HR) with 3 RBIs and 3 RUNs scored. Dom Schiotis would finish 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 1 RUN scored after leading off the second inning with a solo shot over the left center field fence. With the sweep Dom would get his third win as a pitcher for the Reapers. The player of the game would eventually end up being Rich Apgar who would finish game 2 going 3 for 4 (3 HRs) with 4 RUNs scored and 9 RBIs. With this win the Reapers (3-1) sit comfortably at the top of the division after 2 weeks of play.

Rich Apgar was named Week 2, "Player of the Week" going 6 for 9 with 7 RUNs scored, 4 HRs (1 Grand Slam) and 11 RBIs. Great Job Rich!

The Grim Reapers go 1-1 in Week 1

May 13, 2009


The Grim Reapers strung together some hits in their inaugural game but fell short losing to the Brookhaven Bombers 19-10. In game 1, Ariel Gerena lead the offense going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and a walk. Bill Paden also had a nice outing, going 3 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.


In game 2, The Grim Reapers came out firing posting 7 runs in the second inning taking a 10-4 lead. After posting 1 run in the fourth and a serious 9 runs in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a grand slam by second baseman Bob Mascia, the Reapers thought they had it all wrapped up. The Brookhaven Bombers camee out and posted 6 runs in the top of the seventh inning taking a 23-20 lead. After scoring 2 runs and with 2 outs the Reapers had a man in scoring position at third. Ariel Gerena took a nice outside pitch up the gap and drove in the tying run. With a man on first, tied game, 2 outs, Vin Ferrara took an inside pitch deep for the game winning, 2 run, walkoff HR. This win was the first win for the Grim Reapers this season, as well as it was their first win as an organization. Bob Mascia had a great second game that helped the Reapers take the win going 5 for 5 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs.

Bob Mascia was named Week 1, "Player of the Week" going 7 for 9 with 5 runs scored, 1 double, 3 HRs and 9 RBIs. Great Job Bob!

Stayed tuned as the Grim Reapers meet the Rusty Dawgs for the first time this season on Monday May, 18th at 8:30 at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.

Opening Day Starting Roster

May 12, 2009


1. Pat Consalvas- LCF
2. Ariel Gerena- LF
3. Vin Ferrara- 1st
4. Rich Apgar- 3rd
5. Bob Mascia- 2nd
5. Bill Paden- C
7. Erik Andersen- RCF
8. Mike Clancy- SS
9. Dominick Schiotis- P
10. Dave Martin- RF

Check back for updated scores and highlights tomorrow.

Schedules are up

April 28, 2009


Schedules are now located in the Schedule Section or can also be found on the Calender. Please note that there are 4 Monday night games this season. For directions please refer to the Direction/ Venues section and you will be able to use your individual address for specific direction to and from the all fields.

This season the Grim Reapers will be scheduled against opponents; East End Bombers, Brookhaven Bombers, Hunter Display and the Rusty Dawgs.

The Reapers have drawn a first week BYE and will be opening their season up against the Brookhaven Bombers on May 12th, 2009 starting at 8:30pm at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY.

LETS GO GRIM REAPERS!!!

Team Roster Set

April 28, 2009


After weeks of changes and contemplation the roster is set.

1. Pat Consalvas- LCF
2. Ariel Gerena- LF
3. Vin Ferrara- 1st
4. Rich Apgar- 3rd
5. Bob Mascia- 2nd
6. Bill Paden- C
7. Erik Andersen- SS
8. Dan Warchol- RCF
9. Dominick Schiotis- P
10. Dave Martin- RF
11. Neil Orlinkoff- DH

The Grim Reapers will be using an extensive reserve roster this season bringing in people from numerous teams across Long Island.

Grim Reapers overmatched in tournament play

April 28, 2009


The Grim Reapers played in the TYJA Sports 5th Annual Season Kickoff Tournament on Saturday at Flynn Memorial Park in Kings Park.

Things got off to a rough start for the Grim Reapers, drawing the Spartans for the first of three games, this one beginning at 8am. The Spartans hopped out to a quick 5-0 lead after the first inning. The Reapers had some difficulty finding a consistent stroke with the offensive ejection of both Rich Apgar and Dan Warchol after both hit bomb shots over the fence. This hurt the Reapers but will be great for upcoming league play. The first game came to an end with the Reapers falling short in a 17-1 loss.

After 2 games rest the Reapers came back in their second game verse PIPE Softball with vengence. The Reapers were battling back and forth until the fifth inning where they were subject to a very questionable infield fly call with no outs, that would cost the inning to be over and takig their two fastest runners off the bases. The Reapers jsut feel short losing again 6-4. PIPE Softball would eventually take second place winning 3 more game and losing in the single elimination final to the Elite Beasts.


Lastly the Reapers came out against AMC Xpress/TYJA well. They were making good contact but were leaving too many men on base grounding into 3-4 double plays. AMC jumped out to a quick lead and even though the Reapers won 3-4 innings the lead was too far away. They would finally be defeated, 24-4.

Overal this tournament was a learning experience for the Grim Reapers. Mostly these games were to get warmed up for their season which gets underway Tuesday, March 12th at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY. The Reapers saw good things from all and are excited to be getting league play going.

Adding another twist

April 19, 2009


The Grim Reapers have been recently notified that their season games will be taking place on Monday and Tuesday nights rather then later in the week. The changes have caused outfielders Anthony Ghiglieri and Joe Dicecco to resign secondary to prior commitments. We wish them the best.

The Grim Reapers Tournament team has also dropped outfielder, reserve player Dave Aguado. In light of this the Reapers have signed free agent Daniel Warchol.

Daniel Warchol, native of NJ is a new addition to Long Island and Island Slowpitch. With extensive experience on the baseball team at ACC powerhouse Duke University, Daniel will bring great speed, agility and skill to the outfield for the Reapers. The Grim Reapers are glad to have him aboard as he will be making his debut for them this Saturday in their strive for a championship.

Tournament Team Set

April 10, 2009


The Grim Reapers are officially registed for The TYJA Sports 5th Annual Season Kickoff taking place on Saturday April 25th at Flynn Memorial Field in Kings Park, NY. The Reapers will be playing without starting pitcher Dom Schiotis and second baseman Bob Masica due to prior commitments. Despite this loss, the Reapers have sought out a few players off their reserve roster to fill in. The official roster at this time stands as:

1) Vin Ferrara- P
2) Patrick Consalvas- LCF
3) Ariel Gerena- LF
4) Erik Andersen- SS
5) Anthony Ghiglieri- RCF
6) Rich Apgar- 3rd
7) Bill Paden- 1st
8) Bobby Kizis- 2nd
9) Joe Dicecco- RF
10) Tony Montana- C
11) Dave Aguado- DH
12) Ciro Casella- DH

With all this speed, agility, pop and power the Grim Reapers are looking to take the tournament scene by storm. This will be the first time that the Reapers will be spotlighting in a tournament. Flynn Field is conviently located on Old Commack Road near Pinetree Court in Commack, New York 11725. Feel free to come down and show your support starting at 8am or stay tuned for tournament results.

Starting 10 Established

April 4, 2009


The Grim Reapers are proud to announce their starting 10 both position and batting order. Look for the Reapers to do some serious damage with these players all capable of making serious contributions.

1. Patrick Consalvas- LCF
2. Ariel Gerena- LF
3. Vin Ferrara- 1st
4. Rich Apgar- 3rd
5. Bob Mascia- 2nd
6. Erik Andersen- SS
7. Bill Paden- C
8. Anthony Ghiglieri- RCF
9. Dom Schiotis- P
10. Joe Dicecco- RF

The Grim Reaper are still in search of their last player. This player will mostly be looking to rotate in the outfield but also fill in if needed elsewhere. Look for the Reapers in action beginning in May.

Grim Reapers get look at reserve players.

April 3, 2009


Yesterday the Grim Reapers scrimmaged The Knights at Old Nichols Rd Field is Islandia, NY. With a few players unable to attend, the Reapers had an opportunity to check out some reserve players.

Chris Donovan and his friend Dave rotated at second base. Chris had a few good shots but never found the good stroke. Dave however brought some lefty pop driving almost all his pitches back up the middle for singles and doubles.

Michael Rodriguez played right field making routine catches but was weak at bat. He has a nice cut but attempts to drive the ball deep everytime, flying out often. He will most likely not be getting a call for a return appearance.

Chris Byrnes played outfield and was pretty routine in singles on the night. He has a decent arm and bat that may land him the last spot on the Grim Reapers roster.

Overall the Reapers were happy with the performance of their reserve players and hope that when available and needed they can step up and help the team.

New Addition to the Grim Reaper Roster...

March 26, 2009


Anthony Ghiglieri has officially become a Grim Reaper. Anthony was signed as a full time roster member this evening after news that games have been changed to Thursday nights. Anthony brings an extensive amount of knowledge and skill to the team with his background as a collegiate baseball player. Anthony spotlights on the Rusty Dawgs playing many positions, but most of the time he will make the start in OF for the Reapers. Anthony swings a great bat and adds speed on the bags.

In recent light, Mark aka "Boner" will not be able to make the start of the season for the Reapers. After sustaining a work related injury, Boner will be on the disabled list. He is planning to rehab and make an appearance for the Reapers later in the season. With Boner healthy and playing as a extra hitter/fielder for the Reapers, they almost seem unstoppable.

Stay tuned for more roster updates. The roster should be finalized by Sunday evening. There have been recent reports that the Reapers have been negotiating with 2 players to fill out their last roster spots.

Grim Reapers almost lay smackdown at Wine Night...

March 26, 2009


Grim Reapers first baseman Vin Ferrara, and outfielder Pat Consalvas almost had to step in between an altercation between some guy and his busted wife. They fought for a good hour exchanging curse words almost to the point of him slapping her. Thankfully the altercation came to an end and everyone left peacefully. An outbreak of violence would have caused negative publicity for the Reapers in their preseason campaign.

Grim Reapers get bumped from Tuesday Nights....

March 26, 2009


League officials have informed the Reapers that their new schedule will consist of Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday games. Manager Vin Ferrara told sources that this is unacceptable and he will fight to get all Reaper games played on Thursday nights. Stay tuned...


New Players on the Horizon

March 26, 2009


It has been rumored that the Grim Reapers have picked up their last few player to round out their already powerful team. Stayed tuned for a final roster update by the end of the weekend. In other news, Bob Mascia still cannot walk after last Saturdays scrimmage.

Grim Reapers beat up Dynasty 38-6...

March 21, 2009


Today the Grim Reapers played Dynasty in their first spring season scrimmage. With only 8 players the Grim Reapers they thought they were going to be in trouble. With the outstanding batting of reserve Paul Genna (9 for 11, 2 doubles, triple, HR) and Bob "the babymaker" Mascia (8 for 11, triple), the Grim Reapers were able to take a significant lead in the second inning leading them to a 38-6 win. Other notable performances by Rich Apgar (7 for 11, 2 doubles), Pat Consalvas (8 for 12, double, triple), Dom Schiotis (7 for 10, double, SF), Vin Ferrara (5 for 11, double), reserve player Bobby Kizis (7 for 10, SF) and newly aquires Matt Makarius (7 for 11). Overall the Grim Reapers played solid defense with 3 outfielders and a muddy infield only making a few small errors that are expected early on in March. With the return of Erik Andersen, Ariel Gerena, Bill Paden and the debute of Mark aka "Boner" in the outfield, the Grim Reapers look to do some more damage before the end of preseason. Dom Schiotis was awarded the game ball this week for his outstanding batting and defense efforts. Dom made a diving catch on a short pop fly on the thirdbase line as well as grabbing a ground ball just short of first and diving to tag the bag at first. Good hustle Dom.

Wow do we have some bats ! ! !

March 14, 2009


Today we practiced at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. With half the team in attendence, we saw some good things from newly acquired Rich Apgar and Bob "the babymaker" Mascia. Rich brings a huge bat, living up to his claims. Rich will be a great addition to the lineup hoping to send the long ball out of any park we play at. Bob can swing for the fences too. Bob is a versatile hitter with the option to place the ball where he pleases and take one for a ride when defenses are caught cheating in on him. Ariel Gerena and Pat Consalvas showed up and did their thing scattering balls all over the field. These guys are getting ready to take a single and stretch them into doubles and singles. Vin Ferrara hit mostly line drives and took a few deep after finding the sweet spot. He will hope to have Pat and Ariel in scoring position when coming to the plate to drive in RBI just like he did last year leading the team in RBIs. Pat lead last years team in hits and average with Ariel just behind him in hits. These three guys in a row with the power stick of Rich Apgar behind them should make for some serious runs. All in all a good day out on the field with some nice weather finally. With about a month and a half to go til opening day we will look to have 3-4 scrimmages and 3-4 practices in preparation.

2008 Pure Playaz Summer Stat Leaders

February 23, 2009


Now located in the Bulletin Board.

New Team Additions

February 23, 2009


So the Grim Reapers went out and did some scouting this year after losing 6 players from last years Pure Playaz Softball team.

Bob "The Babymaker" Mascia will be starting this season at second base. He will be replacing Greg "Ill tempered" Dasilva after Greg was let go due to a falling out with management. Bob should bring a good bat and solid defense to help the Grim Reapers stride into the post season.

Bill "Motherfucken" Paden will be making the start at catcher. He will also be in a rotation at first base with starting first basemen Vin Ferrara and starting pitcher Dom Schiotis. Bill was discovered playing for the Beavers this past summer as an alternate. Bill played a major role in helping lead the Beavers to a Summer League ABA championship along with Vin Ferrara and Patrick Consalvas. Bill is prepared to go yard in any games that are played at Shorefront Park in Patchogue, NY. Bill will be replacing Chris "I can't get hurt" Given.

Rich Apgar is an unrestricted free agent that was discovered by management when trying to fill the roster. Rich sounds like he has a huge bat, noting occasional bombs at the 350 foot centerfield fence at Baseball Heaven. Rich's defense will be well needed after the release of Brian "Jenny Finch" Kozak.

Dave Aguado will be making the start in Right Center Field. He is coming off a great summer season helping lead the Young Gunns to an ABA Summer League Championship, managed by teammate, Mike Tuorto and with Grim Reapers manager Vin Ferrara. Dave brings speed, knowledge and a powerful arm to the outfield. Dave will be replacing outfielders, Joe "The Cable Guy" Bulzomi and Jay "Where are my cleats" Wagner.

Grim Reaper Softball

February 22, 2009


So we are the Grim Reapers. We have evolved over the years and merged some different teams to create what we have coming at you this year. We have a great roster and are looking to begin playing in the next few months to come. We play Tuesday night at either East Islip Marina or at Shorefront Park, located in Patchogue, NY. Come show your support and join us for a game. Fans are always welcome.

So we finally have a website...

February 22, 2009


So our website is finally up and running.