July 26, 2010: Colts Neck 6, WW 4; WW Eliminated From Sections, Season Ended
Article from the Princeton Packet:
WEST WINDSOR: 12s’ section run ends; District champs fall in HR derby
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 9:44 AM EDT By Justin Feil, Assistant Sports Editor
The immediate feeling was disappointment for the West Windsor 12-year-old all-star team after its Section 3 title hopes came to an end Thursday, but the summer will always be one to remember highlighted by the District 12 Little League championship.
”When you get something,” said West Windsor manager Brian O’Leary, “you want more.”
Colts Neck eliminated West Windsor, 6-4, Thursday with a pair of three-run home runs to advance to the section final against Toms River National. West Windsor had a 4-3 lead after back-to-back home runs from Drew Panson and George Revock in the top of the fifth inning. But despite knocking out opposing starter Neil Ragan and having no outs, West Windsor didn’t put any more pressure on Colts Neck.
In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Colts Neck came all the way back and then some with a three-run home run.
”Our opponent had four hits,” O’Leary said. “I don’t think they left more than two runners on. We hit balls all over the place. We scalded balls, but only got four runs.”
It was that way from the start of the game. The first inning foreshadowed some of the frustration West Windsor felt all game.
”In the first seven batters,” O’Leary said, “Revock lined a shot to second, Pat Tso hit a bullet that almost knocked the left fielder over. Justin (O’Leary) hit one right at the shortstop. We were hitting the ball, but we couldn’t really cash in. But in the midst of those hits, we got some more hits to go up, 2-0, in the first inning.”
West Windsor had a final chance in the sixth inning when Brian Tso doubled. But the next two batters — each representing the tying run — made outs to end the game, and the summer for the all-stars from West Windsor.
”I feel bad,” O’Leary said. “I made some decisions that blew up on me. Sometimes you push buttons, and you push the wrong ones.”
Jake Nieschmidt gave West Windsor great relief for CJ Markisz, who went the first two innings. Nieschmidt did not allow a hit until O’Leary called for an 0-1 change-up after intentionally walking Ragan. Colts Neck’s Joe Gargana hit it for the go-ahead homer.
”I second guess myself for three things,” O’Leary said. “The intentional walk, but even more for the 0-1 change-up. And I should have gone with (Kevin) Murphy at the end. We had him warmed up and ready, but it was hard to take Nieschmidt out. He hadn’t given up any hits.”
In the end, Colts Neck’s home runs were more productive than West Windsor’s. Panson’s blast came on the ninth pitch of the at bat, an impressive display of patience and poise. Revock swung the momentum firmly to West Windsor when he homered three pitches later. But that was the end of the scoring for West Windsor, which was also knocked out of the section tournament after winning the district in 2006.
”When the pain subsided from losing, all you remembered was the good things,” said O’Leary, whose other son, Brendan, played on the 2006 team that reached the section final. “I think it’ll be similar with this team.”
The highlight of the summer was winning the district crown with an unbeaten run. They had come up just short, finishing second as 10- and 11-year-olds. To win it as the 12s level made it all the more special.
”I knew that winning the district was going to be very difficult,” O’Leary said. “There were three or four teams that were capable of doing it. I knew we were one of it. I knew it was going to be tough, but we were capable since we had some so close as 10- and 11-year-olds. Just winning the districts was a major coup. No matter what happened after that, we had to feel proud of ourselves.”
None of the West Windsor players are eligible to return for Little League next year, and they will move up to the 90-foot base paths for Babe Ruth 13-year-old play.
”I think these guys will adapt well to the big field,” O’Leary said. “One, they have talent. And two, they have the drive to keep working on their game to get better. That’s the key — it’s a big adjustment. I foresee them doing well on the big field.”
They did quite well on the little field. In the end, West Windsor came up just a couple plays shy of a berth in the section final and the chance to extend their final summer of Little League.
Said O’Leary: “It’s been a heck of a run.”
July 21, 2010: WW 8, Sayre Woods South 1
Article from the Trentonian. Published July 21, 2010
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL: Combined No-No Sends West Windsor to Sectional Semi-Final
MANCHESTER — On Monday night, West Windsor opened up sectional tournament play against Sayre Woods South and quickly surrendered three runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 7-1 loss.
Last night was a different story.
In the first inning of yesterday’s elimination game — a rematch between the two squads — West Windsor’s George Revock was perfect on the mound, and his team’s pitching would go on to finish out a combined no-hitter.
“I don’t know who invaded (our) kids’ bodies on Monday night,” West Windsor manager Brian O’Leary said. “What we delivered last night and tonight is more like us. I don’t know who came out here on Monday night.”
The District 12 champions won 8-1 and will play Colts Neck in the tournament semi-final tonight at 7 p.m. in Manchester.
Revock started the game phenomenally for West Windsor — he didn’t allow a single baserunner until the third inning when he walked the leadoff man. After getting the first out, manager Brian O’Leary wouldn’t take any chances when the runner moved into scoring position, and he took Revock out of the game.
Patrick Tso replaced Revock and retired the next two batters, but not before surrendering a run on a pair of wild pitches.
But that run would wind up being harmless, as the West Windsor offense provided more than enough run support to get the job done.
In the bottom of the first inning, the West Windsor lineup tallied four base hits and was able to cross the plate four times with some help from a shoddy Sayre Woods defense that committed three errors on the infield.
“Unfortunately for them, they had a very bad first inning where they threw the ball around,” O’Leary said. “We took advantage and got four runs right away.”
In the next inning, the first two batters got on base on an error and a double, and Revock helped his own cause by knocking them in with a base hit in the gap in right-center to make it 6-0.
And Revock wasn’t done there — he led off the bottom of the fourth with frozen rope that reached the wall on a hop. He actually had to stop at first because of how quickly the ball traveled to wall. Revock came around to score for an extra insurance run on a base hit from CJ Markisz.
In the fifth, Drew Panson knocked in Kevin Murphy for the eighth West Windsor run with his second double of the game.
“Every game now is do or die,” said Panson. “We want to play hard every game from now on. And keeping our focus isn’t going to be hard because we want this more than anyone I think.”
July 20, 2010: WW 7, Manasquan-Brielle 1
The WW 12s defeated Manasquan-Brielle 7 to 1 to stay alive in the Section 3 Tournament. Michael Radey pitched five innings of one hit ball as he struck out five while giving up only one run. Patrick Tso pitched a scoreless sixth inning for WW with the help of a nice over the shoulder catch in CF by Radey. Tso scored WW’s first run when he doubled to start off the 2nd and came home after a single by Radey and RBI double by CJ Markisz. . In the third inning Drew Panson got things started for WW with a one out single. Geroge Revock worked a walk and then Patrick Tso followed with a long three run HR to right. Markisz kept the rally alive with a two out single to center while Justin O’Leary battled back from an 0-2 count to work a walk. Brian Tso then followed with a clutch two out single to drive in Markisz to make it 5 to 1. Drew Panson hit a solo HR in the 4th inning for WW’s sixth run and Kevin Murphy led off the sixth with a HR to make it 7 to 1. WW plays Sayre Woods South at 7 pm on Wednesday evening at Manchester LL. Please come out and support the team.
July 19, 2010 - Sayre Woods South 7, WW 1
The WW 12s lost their first sectional game to Sayre Woods South by a score of 7 to 1. Michael Radey drove in Drew Panson, who had singled, with the lone WW run with an RBI double in the 5th inning. CJ Markisz, George Revock and Kevin Murphy pitched well for WW but some well placed ground balls and a few WW fielding lapses led to an early 4-0 deficit from which WW never recovered. The 12s play Manasquan-Brielle on Tuesday night at 7 pm.
July 18, 2010: Section 3 Tournament Details:
The Section 3 12-Year-Old Baseball Tournament will be hosted by Manchester Little League. Games will be played at their fields at:
2428 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
July 15, 2010: WW 5, Nottingham 4; WW Wins District 12 Championship and Advances
The WW 12s captured their first District 12 Twelve Year Old crown since 2006 with a heart pounding 5-4 victory over Nottingham LL at East Windsor PAL Field. The 12s will now represent District 12 in the Section 3 Tournament at Manchester LL. The first game will be played Monday night at 7 pm against District 10 champion Sayre Woods South.
The 12s got on the board in the top of the first when Kevin Murphy walked and came home on a two run HR to left by Drew Panson. Nottingham answered in their half of the first as they strung together some walks and a timely hit to take a 3-2 lead. WW went back on top in the second when CJ Markisz had an infield hit and then moved to third on a long single to right center by Justin O’Leary. Brian Tso walked to load the bases and then Kyle Siegler hit a sac fly to score Markisz and then Thomas Marsh, pinch running for O’Leary, scored on a wild pitch allowing WW to take a 4-3 lead.
Nottingham tied the game at 4-4 in the fourth as Michael Lee walked and came around to score on a sac fly by Shane Keledy. The game remained tied until the sixth inning when Goerge Revock and Patrick Tso singled to the outfield and were followed by an infield single by Markisz to load the bases. O’Leary then walked to force in the go ahead run to make it 5-4.
Patrick Tso relieved Michael Radey in the second and pitched 2-2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Revock came on in the fifth and pitched 1-1/3 innings without giving up a run to pick up the win and was followed by Murphy who recorded the final two outs for the save.
July 10, 2010: WW 3, Robbinsville 2
The WW 12s defeated Robbinsville 3-2 to advance to the District 12 Championship Game on Tuesday evening, July 13th at 7 pm at East Windsor PAL Field on Airport Road in East Windsor. The 12s will play the winner of Monday evening’s game between Robbinsville and Nottingham. Robbinsville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a leadoff walk to Ryan Gross followed by consecutive singles by Ryan Fischer and Tommy McKiernan. Drew Panson evened it up for WW in the bottom of the first with a line drive HR to right field off of Ryan Fischer. Robbinsville went back out in front 2-1 in the second on an RBI single by Michael Fischer. WW’s starter, CJ Markisz, held Robbinsville at bay over the next two innings aided by an impressive double play turned by Matt Kooker in the fourth inning. WW threatened in the fourth when George Revock singled to start the inning but ended up stranding a runner on third as Robbinsville made a good defensive play to keep WW off the board. Revock replaced Markisz and recorded two strikeouts as he set down the top of Robbinsville’s order in the fifth. Ryan Fischer, Robbinsville’s impressive starter, recorded two quick outs in the bottom of the fifth but then Jake Nieschmidt singled to third in a critical at bat that extended the inning as Kevin Murphy and Panson worked walks to load the bases. Revock scorched a one hopper to second that was fielded cleanly for a force at second base to end the inning. However by that time Fischer had thrown his 80th pitch as he neared the 85 pitch limit for the game. Robbinsville threatened in the sixth but Patrick Tso alertly caught a Robbinsville runner trying to steal third with a strong throw to his brother Brian, who applied the tag. In the bottom of the sixth Patrick Tso hit a 3-2 curve ball to center field for a leadoff single as Fischer had to leave the game after having met the pitch count limit. Michael Radey singled up the middle off the new pitcher and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. CJ Markisz then delivered a ground rule double to right field on a 2-0 count to drive in the tying and winning runs to deliver the victory for WW. Please come out to support the team on Tuesday evening.
July 7, 2010: WWLL 15, Allentown 5
The WW 12s defeated Allentown 15-5 in four innings at East Windsor PAL Field to advance to the Winner’s Bracket Final against Robbinsville in a game to be played on Saturday at 12 noon at East Windsor PAL Field on Airport Road in East Windsor. WW jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning as Kevin Murphy led off the game by lining a single to left center. With one out George Revock singled to move Murphy to third. Thomas Marsh then entered the game as a pinch runner and stole second base. Patrick Tso hit a grounder to third that was fielded cleanly but there was a throwing error on the play and two runs scored. Michael Radey then hit a two run HR to right center to make the score 4-0. Justin O’Leary followed that with a single to center and came around to score on a two run HR to right center by CJ Markisz. Allentown answered with two runs of its own to make it 6-2 after one inning. Murphy led off the second with a walk and then Drew Panson hit a line drive off the Allentown pitcher’s leg that provided a very scary moment. Initial reports were that the young man was ok but he did have to leave the game. Revock singled to make it 7-0 and Patrick Tso followed with a two run single to extend WW’s lead to 9-2. Markisz led off the third with a walk and then stole second base. Murphy followed with a walk and then with two out Revock singled in Markisz to make it 10-0, Murphy and Revock scored on a two RBI double by Patrick Tso to make it 12-0. Allentown responded with three runs in the third to make it 12-5 after three innings. Markisz led off the fourth with a walk but was forced at second on a fielder’s choice grounder by Kyle Siegler. Murphy followed with a single and then Panson hit a very long three run HR to score Murphy and Siegler and make it 15-5. WW received 2-2/3 of quality pitching from its starter, Radey, and then Patrick Tso came on to close out the game by throwing 1-1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Brian Tso and Murphy made excellent plays in the field to help keep the potent Allentown attack at bay.
July 4, 2010: WWLL 10, Lawrence 6
The West Windsor 12s defeated Lawrence 10-6 today at East Windsor PAL Field. Kevin Murphy pitched four solid innings as he struck out seven while allowing two runs. Jake Nieschmidt, George Revock and CJ Markisz provided relief for WW over the last two innings. Revock got WW on the board in the first with a long HR to left center. Markisz singled to lead off the second and came around to score on a two run HR by Murphy. That was followed by a Drew Panson single and Revock walk with both runners scoring on a double to left center by Patrick Tso who came around to score on a couple of errors on the play. Michael Radey hit a solo HR in the fourth with two out to make the score 7-2 in favor of WW. In the 5th inning Justin O’Leary led off with a hard smash off of the second baseman’s knee. That was followed by a fielder’s choice and stolen base by Markisz who came around to score on an RBI single by Kyle Siegler. Murphy narrowly missed another HR with a double off the top of the center field fence that drove in Siegler to make it 9-4. Murphy then scored on a wild pitch to make it 10-4. Lawrence scored two runs in the sixth but their rally was thwarted on a nice defensive play by Thomas Marsh at second base to end the game at 10-6. The 12s play undefeated Allentown Wednesday evening at 8 pm at East Windsor PAL Field on Airport Road in East Windsor. Please come out to support the team.
July 2, 2010: WWLL 4, Bordentown 1
The West Windsor 12s beat Bordentown 4-1 in seven innings at RJ Ward Field to finish 4-0 in pool play. George Revock (2-2/3 innings/ 2 Ks), Patrick Tso (2-1/3 innings/ 2 Ks) and Michael Radey (3 innings/ 6 Ks) combined to limit Bordentown to three hits while striking out ten and walking just two hitters. Kevin Murphy got WW on the board in the third when he singled to left and was driven in by a Revock single. Bordentown tied it in the fourth with a hit, a walk and two errors. The game remained tied until the top of the seventh when Murphy singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and then went to third on a Pat Tso single. With two outs, runners on second and third and after falling behind 3-0 to Michael Radey, Bordentown decided to intentionally walk Radey to create a force play at any base. On an 0-2 count, Justin O’Leary broke the tie by singling to left to drive in two runs. Michael Radey scored the fourth run one pitch later when he came home on a wild pitch. Radey shut the door in the bottom of the seventh by setting down Bordentown in order in the seventh. WW has advanced to the Final 9 in East Windsor where they will play Lawrence on Sunday, July 4 at 2 pm in their first game of the double elimination phase.
June 29, 2010: WWLL 4, Nottingham 2
The WWLL 12s extended their pool play record to 3-0 with a 4-2 win over Nottingham at Sayen Park in Hamilton, NJ. CJ Markisz pitched four quality innings against the tough Nottingham attack giving up just two runs. George Revock pitched two innings of excellent relief, allowing just one hit while striking out two. WW got on the board first in the second inning as Justin O’Leary singled and his pinch runner Thomas Marsh came home to score on a two out RBI single to right center by Kyle Siegler. Nottingham answered in the bottom of the second with a solo HR by Steven Moticha and an RBI groundout by Michael Lee. There was no scoring in the third, fourth and fifth innings as defense flourished on both sides. Nottingham turned two impressive double plays while WW played flawlessly in the field highlighted by Kyle Siegler making an outstanding catch in foul territory in LF and Michael Radey throwing out a runner at second base trying to stretch a gap shot into a double. In the sixth inning Patrick Tso battled Nottingham’s tough starter, Shane Keledy, for a walk. Nottingham lifted Keledy at that point and replaced him with Kyle Muller. In between a passed ball, Muller recorded the next two outs. With two outs Justin O’Leary worked a six pitch walk with one of the pitches in the dirt allowing Tso to go to third base. With runners on the corners and two out, Markisz hit a dramatic three run HR to left center, allowing WW to take a 4-2 lead. Revock then closed the door in the bottom of the sixth inning to insure the victory for WW. The 12s last pool play game is against Bordentown at 6 pm at RJ Ward on Friday evening, July 2nd. Please come out and support the team.
June 25, 2010: WWLL 12, West End 2
The West Windsor 12 YO District Team won its first pool play game by defeating West End LL by a score of 12-2 in five innings. Jake Nieschmidt started and pitched three solid innings as he gave up just two runs while striking out five. Kevin Murphy pitched two strong innings of relief as he struck out two and did not allow a run. George Revock and Murphy sparked the offense as Revock went 3-3 with a walk, driving in two runs while Murphy went 2-3 with a walk and also drove in two runs. Thomas Marsh had a ringing RBI double to left center that enabled WW to take a 2-1 lead that they would never relinquish. Eventually WW wore down West End’s starting pitcher in the fourth inning and then scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth on a series of walks and base-hits against West End’s relievers to win by the ten run rule. The 12s next pool play game is against Ewing at Moody Park on Monday evening, June 28th at 8 pm. The remaining pool play games are against Nottingham at Nottingham at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 29th and against Bordentown at RJ Ward Field at 6 pm on Friday, July 2nd.
June 28, 2010: WWLL 15, Ewing 5 (Five Innings)
The WW 12s won their second pool play game by beating Ewing 15 to 5 at Moody Park in Ewing, NJ. Michael Radey pitched three quality innings as he struck out seven and did not walk a batter while allowing one earned run. Kyle Siegler did a solid job as he came on to relieve Radey in the fourth inning. WW got on the board in the first inning with a nine run outburst. Kevin Murphy led off the game with a double to left and was driven in by a single to center by George Revock. Patrick Tso followed with an RBI double to left. After walks to Brian Tso and Radey, Justin O’Leary hit a shot off the center field fence that plated two more runs. CJ Markisz then hit an RBI double to left, Kyle Siegler had an RBI single to right center and then Drew Panson, Revock and Patrick Tso hit consecutive RBI singles to cap off the big inning. The WW attack went quiet for the next two innings except for singles by Matt Kooker and Panson but in the fourth tacked on six more runs to close the game out. After a single by Markisz and double by Siegler, Kevin Murphy singled in one run and then he and Siegler came around to score on a three run HR to right center by Panson (who also threw out a runner trying to stretch a hit into a double in the top of the inning). A double by Revock, single by Patrick Tso and a walk to Radey followed by a wild pitch to Kooker led to the 15th and final run crossing the plate. The next game is against Nottingham at Sayen Park on Tuesday evening at 6 pm.