Pine Bush National’s Delmar Pediatrics team celebrates its City and County championship after beating Tri-Village Little League’s Bob Bellizzi Grand Slam Camps team 12-5 last Thursday at American Little League in Albany. The team consists of players Christopher Ciccone, Jonathan Ciccone, Brian Cubello, Andrew Czekay, Luke France, Matthew Harding, Javon Henderson, Jack Henning, Ryan Huber, Angelo Sbardella, Blake Van Epps and Dillon Van Epps. The team is coached by David Ciccone, Joe Cubello and Joe Sbardella.
ALBANY The City and County Little League baseball tournament came down to a battle between Bethlehem and Guilderland.
Pine Bush National champion Delmar Pediatrics used a six-run third inning to propel itself to a 12-5 victory over Tri-Village Little League’s Bob Bellizzi Grand Slam Camps in last Thursday’s final at Albany’s American Little League.
Bellizzi Grand Slam Camps built a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Jerry Jennings’ solo home run and Tony Cheruvu’s two-run double, but Delmar Pediatrics had seven consecutive hits in the third inning to take control. Andrew Czekay’s two-run single capped the rally.
Jonathan Ciccone belted a two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning to extend Delmar Pediatrics’ lead to 8-3. Matthew Harding drove in a run with a fifth inning sacrifice bunt, and Angelo Sbardella added a two-out RBI single to give the Pine Bush National squad a 10-3 advantage.
Trey Sgroi’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning gave Bellizzi Grand Slam Camps new life, but Ryan Huber’s RBI double and Blake Van Epps’ follow-up RBI single in the sixth inning sealed the victory.
Czekay pitched 5.2 innings to pick up the victory for Delmar Pediatrics, which finished its season with a 13-4 record. Delmar Pediatrics ended its season on an 11-game winning streak. Bellizzi Grand Slam Camps posted a 10-6 record.