2008 Baseball District 12s
2008 HTRBA Tournament--Triple Play Helps WW Win HTRBA Tournament Championship
Strong pitching and heads up, hard-nosed play delivered a 7-0 victory over Lawerence and the HTRBA tournament championship to a resilient West Windsor team. Ryo Komeno pitched a complete game shutout for the win. In addition to his pitching guile Ryo and Scott Feryus showed their veteran savvy. Their game awareness was crucial to West Windsor’s victory. With two out in the top of the third, Tom Hanslin was on third and Ryo stood on second. Scott Feryus legged out an infield single that drove in two runs as Ryo broke hard off of second and scampered home on the play. Mark Nicholas Sitek immediately followed with a long single to right plating Scott and staking West Windsor to a 3-0 lead. Lawrence looked ready to mount a rally in the bottom of the 4th when the first two batters reached. The rally was quickly snuffed out as West Windsor turned a 3-4-5-2 triple play. Sean O’Brien fielded a sharp grounder to first. Sean stepped on the bag and flipped to Scott Feryus who alertly charged the runner, quickly tagged him, and turned and threw to Nick Meduski at third to trap the lead runner who was cut down at the plate after a perfectly executed run-down by Nick and Mark Nicholas Sitek. West Windsor tacked on 4 insurance runs in the top of 4th. Scott Feryus, Mark Nicholas Sitek and Junya Yokoyama (the WW tournament MVP) reached to load the bases. Scott bolted home on a wild pitch. Josiah Foster served an RBI single to center, Sean O’Brien followed with a sacrifice fly and Josiah scored on double steal with Christian Waters to complete the scoring for West Windsor -- a fitting end to exciting run through the loser’s bracket to a tournament championship. Congratulations to:
Mark Nicholas Sitek
Manager: Mark Sitek
Coaches: Allen Feryus, Mike Meduski
July 26, 2008
For the second time in as many games Nick Meduski drove in the winning run as his sixth inning single plated Josiah Foster to lift the Green and Gold to a thrilling 6-5 win over Lawrence. The game was a see-saw affair which saw Lawrence jump to a 2-0 first inning lead. West Windsor scrapped back with 2 in the 2nd on a lead off home run by Sean O’Brien and a run scoring single by Tom Hanslin. West Windsor took a 4-2 lead in the third as Sean O’Brien drove in Scott Feryus with an infield single and Mark Nicholas Sitek scored on a wild pitch. Lawrence took a 5-4 lead in the top of the 4th only to have WW come right back in the bottom of the inning on the strength of Christian Waters’ towering home-run. Christian’s shot and Mark Nicholas Sitek’s strong 2 innings of hitless pitching in relief of Junya Yokoyama set the stage for Nick’s heroics. With the win West Windsor plays Lawrence for the HTRBA tournament championship game tomorrow at 12:00 pm. Please come out and cheer on the District team in its final game this summer.
WW’s tournament championship game at HTBRA scheduled for July 23 was postponed due to rain. It will be played Saturday, 7/26 at 2:00 pm.
West Windsor will face off against Lawrence this Wednesday night, July 23, at 8 p.m at HTBRA after winning yet another losers-bracket nail-biter. As he has done throughout the summer, Junya Yokoyama propelled the West Windsor offense with a first inning 2 out, 2 run homer which plated Scott Feryus who had singled in front of him. Ryo Komeno almost made the 2-0 lead stand up as he crisply pitched 5 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball. Sunnybrae made their hits count, however, as they took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the 4th. The West Windsor rally began quietly enough as Junya and Josiah Foster drew 2 out walks. The Green and Gold quickly cashed in their free passes as Sean O’Brien rocketed a run scoring single off the left field wall. Nick Meduski delivered the game winner with a solid single to right pushing Josiah across with the winning run. Mark Nicholas Sitek struck out the only batter he faced to nail down the West Windsor victory and lift WW into the championship game.
West Windsor continued to march through the loser’s bracket (a 6-2 loss to Sunnybrae, Thursday, 7/17) of the HTRBA tournament with two heart-stopping come-from-behind victories over the weekend.
On Saturday 7/19 the boys defeated Allentown 3-2 by scoring three runs in the bottom of the 5th on a two-run single by Sean O’Brien and the game winner by Ryo Komeno. Junya Yokoyama pitched a dominant complete game for the West Windsor win.
The team waited even longer to pull out the victory on Sunday 7/20. Trailing 6-2 in the bottom of the 6th, Nick Meduski reached on an error. Austin Hudson legged out an infield single and Ryo Komeno singled softly to center to load the bases for Junya Yokoyama. Junya clubbed a first pitch fast ball well over the left field wall for a game-tying grand slam. If that was not dramatic enough, Josiah Foster stepped to the plate next and drilled a 3-2 pitch over the centerfield wall to end it --much to the delight of the sweltering WW crowd. Scott Feryus and Sean O’Brien each gamely tossed 3 strong innings in the stifling heat to keep WW within striking distance.
West Windsor plays Sunnybrae Monday, July 21 8 pm in the loser’s bracket final at HTRBA’s fields. Please come out and support the team.
July 14 -- Millstone v. WW
After bowing out of District play to a powerful Ewing squad (10-8 final score) the boys returned to action the HTRBA tournament. Junya Yokoyama pitched 5 2/3 solid innings, drove in 2 of the 6 West Windsor runs and Ryo Komeno had a clutch 2 out double in the bottom of fifth to plate a key insurance run as the Green and Gold meandered to a 6-4 victory over Millstone. The team plays Sunnybrae, Thursday 7/17 at 6 p.m. at HTRBA. Please come out and support the team.
West Windsor’s heart is beating fast and strong after a stunning 9-8 victory over Robbinsville this Saturday in Nottingham. Mark Sitek and Junya Yokoyama led the way with their bats and arms as West Windsor stormed back from an 8-6 deficit to score the the deciding runs in the top of the 6th. Christian Waters opened the frame by battling through a 9 pitch at-bat and lining a sharp single to right, Andrew Clayton beat out would could have been a rally killing double play by hustling out of the box (his fielder’s choice was the only blemish on his 3-4 day with 3 runs scored). Mark Sitek doubled Andrew home with his 3rd hit of the game which set the stage for Junya. With 2 strikes and 2 outs, Junya jacked a 2 run tape measure homer -- his fourth of the tournament. Mark Sitek, who pitched two stellar innings in relief of Junya, slammed the door on Robbinsvile with a dramatic strikeout to end the game with the winning runs on base. With their victory West Windsor remains very much alive and looks forward to a rematch with Ewing tomorrow (Sunday, July 6) at Nottingham at 12 pm. Please come out and support the team.
The West Windsor Boys 12-Year-Old District team lost on July 3 to Bordentown. West Windsor continues in the District 12 "losers bracket," and plays against Robbinsville at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 5 at Nottingham.
West Windsor opened the “Final 9s” with a dominant 8-1 win over Princeton. Mark Sitek tossed 5 strong innings yielding only 2 hits and 1 run. Junya Yokoyama ignited the offense with towering two-run first inning home run plating Scott Feryus who had singled in front of him. Fans are advised to consider well where they choose to park. Junya didn’t fly solo tonight as Andrew Holubec and Andrew Clayton served up back-to-back doubles in the 4th that drove in 3. Josiah Foster was 2-2 with an RBI while Sean O’Brien finished the scoring by driving in Foster for West Windsor’s final run. Ryo Komeno pitched a perfect 6th to close out the game.
June 30, 2008
West Windsor can look forward to the “Final 9s” beginning on Wednesday July 2 at 6 pm against Princeton at Nottingham. Best to not to look back on Monday’s 14-1 loss to Ewing who amply demonstrated why they are among the favorites to win the District. Ewing wasted no time stamping their authority upon the game as leadoff hitter A. Salvatore drilled the second pitch of game into the centerfield netting for the first of his two home runs. His teammates clubbed four more as Ewing cruised to victory. The lone bright spot for West Windsor was Andrew Clayton’s homer to left centerfield in the third. Despite the loss, the boys earned their place among the District elites and West Windsor starts anew against Princeton Wednesday night. Please come out and support the team.
Junya Yokoyama propelled the West Windsor Boys District 12 team to a crucial 4-3 win over a strong HTRBA team. Junya’s 3rd inning 3-run homer gave West Windsor a lead it would never relinquish. Scott Feryus pushed Josiah Foster across for a vital insurance run in the 4th as West Windsor played outstanding defense in support of Junya’s 9 strikeout, no walk complete game. The team’s errorless streak has now reached 12 innings as the tandem of SS Scott Feryus and 2b Alex DeSanctis have sealed off the middle of the diamond while CF Ryo Komeno showed his range --and then some -- as he pulled a certain home run back into the field to preserve the West Windsor victory. The boys are in action again Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 10:00 am against Nottingham in Allentown. Please come out and support the team.
The West Windsor Boys 11-12 District team began play with a convincing 8-3 win over Allentown at the R. J. Ward complex Wednesday night. WW wasted no time scoring as lead-off hitter Andrew Clayton started his three-hit, three-run night with a single to center. A hustling Mark Sitek then beat out a mishandled grounder to 1st . The table was set, and Junya Yokoyama cleared it. Junya launched an 0-1 line drive over the left field fence to put WW out in front 3-0. The boys never looked back. Allentown’s Mark Duffy recorded two quick strikeouts to begin the 2nd, but Tom Hanslin worked Duffy for what turned out to be a game-changing two out walk. His plate discipline was rewarded as Andrew Clayton, Scott Feryus and Mark Sitek each singled to drive in Tom and to load the bases for Junya. Junya delivered a bases clearing double to right center leaving West Windsor with a commanding 7-1 lead. Seven runs was more than enough for starting pitcher Ryosuke Komeno who spun 5 polished innings taken right out of Jim Kaat’s playbook: “Work fast. Throw Strikes. Change speeds.” Ryo scattered six hits while striking out 9 without issuing a walk. Junya Yokoyama and Sean O’Brien closed out the sixth which saw shortstop Scott Feryus range deep in the hole to end the game with a textbook 6-4 putout to 2b Alex DeSanctis.