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2014-07-02-06: Williamsport Intermediate 50/70 Division: NYS Section 6: District 35 Champion Sayville vs. District 31 Champion Merrick: This was an exciting series played by two very talented and determined teams. Game 1 started out as a pitching duel with Sayville eventually coming away with a 3-1 win. Merrick took an early lead in game 2, but Sayville came through in the top half of the 7th to tie it at 6-6. In the bottom of the 7th Merrick got runners into scoring position and cashed in with a walk-off single to left field. The rubber game was played on the gorgeous morning of July 6. Sayville took the early lead this time with Merrick fighting back valiantly. Sayville managed to hold on however to claim the NYS Section 6 title. Sayville now advances to the state level tournament in Montgomery, NY. Congratulations, Sayville! Best of luck at states!!
2014-06-22: Kids 4 Kids Charity Tournament: Baseball Heaven: Sachem Grays vs. Mt. Kisco Pride: Both teams brought it all to the first playoff game, but the Pride struck early and held on for a 6-3 win to eliminate the Grays. Lots to be proud about on both sides as some terrific baseball was played during the entire tournament.
2014-06-22: Kids 4 Kids Charity Tournament: Baseball Heaven: Sachem Grays vs. Middle Country Mustangs: Game #3 for the Grays resulted in their first loss at the hands of their neighbors, the Mustangs. With a 2-1 record they nervously awaited the news regarding their potential advancement in the tourney. They did indeed advance into the playoffs as the #4 seed.
:2014-06-21: Kids 4 Kids Charity Tournament: Baseball Heaven: Sachem Grays vs. Connecticut Rangers: Game #2 results in Win #2 for the Grays as Dominic's inside the park homer sparked the offense.
2014-06-20:Kids 4 Kids Charity Tournament: Baseball Heaven: Sachem Grays vs. CGI Braves: Game #1 for the Sachem Grays resulted in Win #1!
June 12, 2014: Grays vs. LI Prospects: The weather forecast wasn't too promising, but that didn't stop the Grays from coming through for win number 2 in this new season. Matt took the mound for the Grays and did a super job of finding the corners of the strike zone. Despite a couple of miscues, he defense held up admirably to keep most of the Prospects off of the bases. There were a number of stellar plays on the part of both teams that made this an exciting game to watch. The score of 5-1 improved the Grays record to 1-0-1. Looking forward to a hot summer with lots of hot Grays baseball!
June 3, 2014: Sayville MS vs. Ronkonkoma (Connetquot): What an incredible ending to an incredible season! Ronkonkoma was by far the toughest team that Sayville faced this season, and how appropriate that the last 2 undefeated teams met in the final game of the season. They obviously came to Sayville with serious intentions of winning. Lots of skill, and lots of heart was apparent as Ronkonkoma came back in the top of the 6th to tie it up at 4-4. Zach toughed it out to get the last 2 batters without allowing the go-ahead run to score. Connor came through with another clutch hit to drive in what was ultimately the winning run. Jacob took over in the 7th to add a save to his 2-0 record, and boost Zach's to 6-0! Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, and supporters as Sayville ends its season at 10-0!
May 28, 2014:Sayville MS vs. Saxton (Pat-Med):Shades of Autumn! After a spectacular Memorial Day weekend, the weather turned back to something more like the middle of October than the end of May. But, like baseball in October, the Sayville MS team was playing at a championship level. Zach delivered another complete game shutout with 14 Ks. Sayville's record now stands at 9-0 with but one game left to play against the also undefeated Ronkonkoma squad!
May 26, 2014:Sayville's Memorial Day Parade: Little League edition: It was a great day for a parade to honor those who have served this country and community. Since the Opening Day ceremonies were washed out at the beginning of the year, it was decided to hold those ceremonies at Gillette Park immediately after the parade. The Boys' Majors Cardinals played the Brewers in the Memorial Day Classic. A great day was had by all!
May 24, 2014: Grays vs LI Patriots: Memorial Day weekend, and the last scheduled double header for the Grays. After going 0-5 for the season thus far, we were determined to get at least one victory in this final matchup. Thomas was assigned to start game 1, and what a start it was! The Grays' bats were better than ever with 9 base hits, and Thomas was superb. In the second inning he had the bases loaded with no outs. A strikeout, fly ball to center, and a sharp liner back to him closed out that inning without allowing a run! He was in control for a complete game 7-2 win. Game 2 included a few miscues as well as many highlights. Eric got the start on the mound and pitched very well. After he reached his pitch count limit at the end of the 5th, Chris was chosen to close it out for us with a 7-6 lead. The Grays scratched out one more run in the top of the 7th to increase the lead to 2. With a single-walk-single start, the bases were again loaded with nobody out. It was nail biting time! A fly ball to center, a pop out to first, and a caught-looking K on a knuckle ball ended the inning and the game with win #2 on the same day! The Grays really dug deep and held it together to show themselves and their opponents that they truly are winners! Congratulations Grays! It was a great finish to an all-too-short season!
May 22, 2014:Sayville MS vs. Oregon (Pat-Med): It was Jacob's turn this time on the mound and he definitely delivered! Sayville once again showed the league that they are the team to recon with. Sayville scored another "W" to improve their record to 8-0!
May 21, 2014:Sayville Middle School vs. Eastport/South Manor: Zach was up to the task yet again as the Sayville crew delivered a knock out blow to the ESM team. The unbeaten streak continues!
May 19, 2014:Sayville MS vs. Paca (William Floyd) MS: Despite a few scattered showers and some very chilly winds, the Sayville crew won a decisive victory. Eric turned in a one-hit, complete game shutout performance on the mound with help from a strong defensive unit. Sayville's bats were hot once again to allow them to score early and often!
May 13, 2014: Sayville Middle School Baseball vs. Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School: Sayville extended its undefeated streak as Zach turned in another incredible performance on the mound while the Sayville bats continued to pound out the hits.
May 12, 2014:Sayville MS vs. Bellport: The field was freshly mowed and painted, and both teams were eager to play their best. Jacob took the mound in his first start of the season for Sayville, and took control of the game. Johnny was equally impressive in his debut as a closer.  Sayville's bats continually pounded the ball into the outfield for multiple extra base hits. All of that coupled with some heads up base running (despite a few missed signs!) lead to their 4th win in as many games. Go Sayville!!
May 7, 2014: Sayville MS vs. Central Islip Reed MS: In the first inning the CI pitchers had some difficulty in finding the strike zone, but when they did the Sayville bats lit up the scoreboard. Back-to-back HRs by Jacob and Dominic provided the huge first inning highlights. Eric's pitching was equally dominant has he struck out 8 of the first 10 batters that he faced. Steven fouled off 16 pitches before eventually drawing a walk in the top of the 4th - definitely the longest "at bat" of the season. The game had to be called at the end of the 4th when the playing time limit was reached. The Golden Flashes improved their record to 3-0.
May 5, 2014: Sayville MS vs. East Islip: The Sayville 9 improved their record to 2-0 with a thrilling win. After falling behind early, they came back to tie it with just one inning left to play. Zach pitched his team to victory in both of the contests, and was responsible for driving in the winning run in this one in walk-off style.
May 4, 2014: Sayville Grays vs. NC Blazers: The first truly perfect day for baseball this season turned out to be a bit of a struggle for our Grays. The Blazers' starting pitcher was overpowering with his fastball, and just as impressive with his bat. The Blazers jumped out to a quick lead, but the Grays managed to score just enough to prevent an early termination of the game. Final score 20-3. Hoping for better in the next match-up!
Apr.21, 2014: Sayville JV vs. Amityville Warriors: The Amityville 9 was a bit overmatched in this contest, but they played with lots of heart and determination. Brett Bencivenga was strong on the mound for Sayville, and kept the Warriors in check as Sayville racked up the runs. Pierce May finished it off in the 7th. Sayville remains undefeated in league play this season.
Apr. 19, 2014: Sayville HS JV vs. John Glenn HS JV (Elwood): It was a perfect day for baseball as Sayville's JV team faced Elwood's John Glenn Knights in a double header at "The Swamp." Sal Zafonte took the mound and was dominant through 5 innings. Sayville's hot bats provided an early lead that was never challenged. Joe Zoller came in to finish it up to secure a 12-6 win in game 1.  Was only able to cover 2 innings of game 2, but the momentum was still in Sayville's favor with Jake Sheridan in total control on the hill.
Apr. 16, 2014: Sayville HS Varsity vs. John Glenn HS (Elwood): Another overnight snowfall contributed to the frosty conditions at "The Swamp." Sayville started strong behind the strong pitching of Matt Hewson, and remained strong behind the huge bats of Billy Giovanniello and Ryan Morrell as Sayville rolled to a 17-4 victory.
Apr.6, 2014: Grays Vs. Nesconset Panthers: After what seemed like a brutally long winter, the baseball season has finally gotten underway. The weather was near perfect as these two teams met to play their first double header. The Grays bats and gloves were still a bit rusty as the Panthers earned a win in both games. There were several Grays' highlights to keep the games very interesting. TB's blast to left center was huge. Pat's blast to nearly the same spot ended with a running over-the-shoulder catch by the Panthers' center fielder. Eric made two catches in center that resulted in double plays as he picked off the runner at second both times. T-Witty's heads-up base running got him to third, and his nifty rundown not only prevented a run from scoring, but also doubled up the other runner who tried to advance from second to third. Lots of reasons to smile, and anticipate good things for the rest of the season.
Oct. 27, 2013: Grays Vs. Bayport/Blue Point Blue Claws:  Final double header of the fall season.  Game 1 was actually a make up for one that was rained a few weeks ago.  Game 2 was just for fun, and lots of fun was had by all.  The first game was well contested as both teams were eager to add another to their win column.  Anthony M. started for the Grays and was very effective.  A couple of defensive gaffs ended up costing the Grays this one as the Blue Claws won it by a score of 6-4.  In game 2 both teams mixed up their batting orders, and switched players all over the field.  A terrific highlight of this game was produced by Zach and Thomas W. as Zach caught a fly to center, and then threw a one-hopper to home that Thomas caught with his bare hand and tagged out the runner from third.  Nice play!  The game ended with the Grays ahead by 10-8 to finish the season with a 9-5 record and a hold on second place.  First place went to the Blue Claws.  Great season, Grays!
Oct. 13, 2013: Grays vs. Riptides:  The last home double header of the season.  Both teams came out on this gorgeous bonus day hyped to play ball.  Anthony M.  took the mound for the Grays and was his typical awesome self.  The Riptides had trouble making contact, and the Grays managed to get enough base runners on to make the difference.  Grays 4, Riptides 1.  Game 2 was more of a challenge for the Grays, but they came out on top once again, 8-5.  James V. had a hot bat all day as he made significant contributions in both games.  All of the Grays contributed to the excitement of the day.  It was a great team effort!
Sept. 30, 2013: Sayville Little League Awards Dinner:  This "first annual" event was held at the Lands' End Caterers in Sayville.  The special guest speaker was Dodgers, Yankees, and Sports Medicine legend, Tommy John.  Tommy was humorous and inspiring with his speech, and gracious and accommodating to all who sought photo ops and autographs.  A wonderful time was had by all.  Many thanks to the Sayville Little League Board of Directors, and its president, Bill Sukow for making it all happen!
Sept. 29, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. Three Village Patriots: Pretty much everyone (including the umpires) agreed that this was one of the best 13U double headers ever.  The Grays handed the Patriots their first loss of the season as Anthony turned in yet another stellar pitching performance.  With 9 K's and one walk through 6 innings, the Pats did not score.  The Grays' own #42, Ryan W. came in to close out the 7th.  With the bases loaded and no outs, a strike out followed by CJ's unassisted DP at short preserved the 1-0 victory.  Game 2 was just as exciting.  The Grays had a couple of scoring opportunities, but the Pats' defense was tough.  The Pats managed to score just 2 runs, but that was enough to give them the 2-0 victory this time.  Well played, gentlemen!
Sept. 14, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. Melville Mariners: The first double header at the home field gave the Grays an opportunity to shine. Terrific performances on the hill from Anthony and Zach coupled with lots of nifty defensive plays were simply too much for the Mariners to handle. The Grays improved their season record to 3-1 and moved solidly into 2nd place in the division.
Sept. 8, 2013: Sayville Grays Vs. Oyster Bay Hellcats: The fall season begins!  This time we combined 8 players from the 13U team with 8 players from the 12U team to compete in the 13U division.  For most of those 12U players this is their first game on the 90' diamond.  With only 3 practice sessions under their belt, they all came ready to play.  Anthony M. simply dominated the first game with a stellar pitching performance.  All of the Grays bats were alive as well to secure an impressive win.  Game 2 started a bit slower as the Grays quickly fell behind in the score.  They never quit however and fought back with confidence.  The Hellcats held on to earn their first win of the season as well.
July 20, 2013: Sachem Grays Vs. LI Mudcats: The Grays were scheduled to face two different teams in this twilight double header. The weather forecast included a 40% chance of rain for the entire evening. Game 1 had a mini downpour toward the end had everyone scrambling for cover, but it ended quickly enough to get the game in.  After a shaky start, Dan settled down to keep the Mudcats scoreless after the 1st inning, and Dominic came in to close out this 10-5 victory for the Grays. Game 2 started under the lights, but some 1st inning lightning and thunder forced its cancellation.
July 5, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 11Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 5 vs. Sunrise: Sayville survived the long battle through the B bracket of this tournament, playing every other day for the past week. The better rested A bracket winner, Sunrise gave it their all on this steamy summer evening to earn the District 35 championship. The Sayville Little League community is very proud of this 11Y team. They performed incredibly well despite losing 2 key pitchers to injuries. Next year should be something extra special to watch! Congratulations to the Sunrise team. We wish you the very best of luck in the Section 6 tournament!
July 3, 2013:Sayville Boys Majors 11Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 4 vs. St. James/Smithtown National: Sayville lost the tournament opener vs. the National team. The tables were turned this time around as Sayville came away with an impressive 13-1 victory behind Brock's strong pitching and everyone's solid hitting. Sayville will face the talented Sunrise team on their home field on Friday. They will need a win to earn a chance to take the District 35 title on Monday! Go Sayville!!
June 30, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 12Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 4 vs. Selden-Centereach-3 Villlage: The Sayville team showed lots of heart. Too bad that it's over so soon. They certainly deserved more... Congrats SC3V! Go get 'em!
June 28, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 12Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 3 vs. Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms: The pressure was on for both of these teams as the victor lives another day, and the loser heads out to the golf course. Last year, the Phantoms handed the Sayville team the loss that eliminated them from the tournament. This year, however, the tables were turned as Dominic (who was also the winning pitcher) put one over the center field fence in the top of the 1st. Sayville added 4 more before yielding a single run late in the game. A couple more WOW plays in center and at short contributed to the well earned win.  Game 4 will be played on Sunday vs. the Selden-Centereach team. More excitement to follow. Those golf clubs are staying in the garage!
June 26, 2013:Sayville Boys Majors 12Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 2 vs. Sunrise: This was a real tournament level game played by 2 real tournament level teams. Sayville overcame an early deficit, and held their lead through 4 innings. Sunrise came back in the 5th to tie it up a 5 apiece. Sayville got a couple of runners on in the 6th, but some good defensive plays kept them from scoring. Sunrise finished it with a walk off homer in their final at bat. Sayville will now have to win 3 consecutive games to earn a spot in the District 35 championship game and a shot at the title. Perhaps a rematch with Sunrise in the near future? Go SAYVILLE!!
June 26, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 12Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 2 vs. Sunrise: This is not the gallery of game photos, but my own kid turned in the HOT Play of the Week, so I had to put this up first... Game photos to follow.
June 25, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 11Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 1 vs. St. James/Smithtown: Wow! Tough loss for the Sayville team as the St. James/Smithtown team ended up with a 4-2 victory. This was a well played game by both teams. Sayville's next game on Friday is crucial for them to continue in the tournament. We think that they will do very well!
June 22, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors 12Y: Williamsport Tournament: Game 1 vs. St. James/Smithtown Americans: Lots of excitement in the air as this game got underway with some beautiful weather. Sayville was fortunate enough to host this game at the Marlin Pools Field at Broadway Avenue Park. In the previous 2 years, this team (virtually all of the same players) quickly went 0-2 to be eliminated in the first round. As 12 year olds, this team has certainly matured, and under the guidance of Coach Sal has learned some of the art of this game. The bats were alive on this particular day as 5 homers (Jacob R., Thomas W.(2), Dominic P., Joey M.) and lots of solid hitting lead Sayville to a 20-6 victory. Superb pitching performances from Jacob R. and Philip R. were too much for the Americans. We celebrate this team's first Williamsport Tourney win and anxiously await Game 2 on Wednesday!
June22, 2013: Sayville Little League Boys Majors: Introducing our 12 year old Williamsport Tournament team! Go Sayville!!!
June 20, 2013:Sayville Boys Majors All-Star Game: These All-Star players entertained and excited their fans as the Americans faced their Nationals counterparts. Americans or Nationals, it didn't really make a difference as these boys have shared the Sayville Little League experience as true teammates for several years. They came together and played as friends and rivals to cap off another fine Sayville Little League season. Congratulations to all players, coaches, and families for giving us all good reasons to be proud of each and every one of these boys!
June 20, 2013: Sayville AA All-Star Game: We got several photos of this exciting game that ended with a walk-off victory for the Nationals. It was a fun way to end the regular season. Can't wait for the next one to begin.
June 9, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: World Series Game #3: So, who won? The Awesome A's defeated the Tenacious Tigers in this final of the best of 3 series. Jacob R was the star once again with his complete game shutout and his grand slam (a home run in each of the 3 games). Both teams should be incredibly proud of their performance in this series. We congratulate all of them for their spirit, sportsmanship, and the overall level of play that was on display for all to enjoy. Thanks to all for further enhancing the proud tradition of Sayville Little League baseball!
June 8, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: World Series Game #2: Tigers Vs. A's: The rain on Friday delayed game 2 by a day, and this was a perfect day for baseball. The extra day made Brock of the A's available to pitch again. He certainly was a factor as the resilient Tigers were held scoreless in this one. Lots of exciting plays including Jacobs second homer in as many games made this very enjoyable. Now it's down to a final deciding game to be played on Sunday. Looking like it will be another great day...
June 6, 2013:Sayville Boys Majors: World Series Game #1: A's Vs. Tigers: An incredibly dramatic game started off this 3 game series between the regular season 1st place A's and the Tigers who came into this series with a 5 game winning streak. The score was locked at 1-1 through three and a half innings until Jacob sent one deep over the center field fence to make it 2-1. In the top of the 6th the Tigers came up to bat for last licks. Clutch hitting and heads up base running ended up bringing 3 runs home to take a 4-2 lead. Will S. then calmly shut the A's down in the bottom half of the inning to secure the thrilling come-from-behind victory!
June 2, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. Oakdale Indians: In their last double header of the season, and their first in the newly renovated "Fenway" field at the Bayport complex, the Grays earned a split. The Indians' pitching and defense in game 1 were just too much for the Grays. In the second game, the Grays handed the Indians only their second loss of the season as their bats woke up behind Anthony's strong pitching performance. A 7-3 season left the Grays right behind the Indians in the final standings.
June 1, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Cubs: Playoffs game #1: These 2 teams split the regular season and were eager to earn the right to advance in the playoffs. An impressive pitching performance by Dominic kept the Sox at bay, and Chris added to the tally with an equally impressive homer. Good luck, Cubs!
May 27, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: Tigers vs. Giants: Baseball on Memorial Day doesn't get any better than this! The Giants made an impressive start with some hot bats and a laser shot grand slam by Noah. The Tigers never gave up however and were able to scratch out a 9-8 victory..
May 23, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Blue Jays: The Sox were looking to revenge their earlier loss to the Jays, and Eric's 12K performance was key in this 3-0 win. At 10-3 the Sox have a lock on 2nd place behind the 11-3 A's.
May 17, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Nationals: James' bat had been hot for the past few games, but this time it was on fire! Two doubles and a mammoth homer provided the boost to get past the Nats once again and improve the Sox record to 9-3.
May 15, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Giants: The Giants had revenge on their minds as they really came to play today! Another huge blast by Mark was necessary to secure the 8-6 victory.
May 11, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Diamondbacks: In one of the most exciting and well played games of the season, the Sox prevailed by a 4-2 margin. Eric struck out 13 Dbacks in a pretty cool pitching performance.  At 7-3 the Sox are in 2nd place, just one game behind the A's.
May 7, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Cubs: In this 18-11 slug fest, the Sox got revenge for the earlier loss. A towering grand slam by Mark added to the excitement.
May 4, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. A's: In this rematch, the White Sox bested the A's once again bringing their record to 5-3.
May 4, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. Three Village Patriots: In the first game, Eric pitched well enough to keep the Pats bats in check for a big win. The second game was a nail biter that ended with another Grays win to improve their season record to 6-2.
May 1, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Blue Jays: The Jays had it all together on this day to move the Sox to 4-3 on the season.
April 27, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Diamondbacks: Jack of the Dbacks was "lights out" as he controlled the game with a 4-0 shut out.
April 23, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Nationals: Eric's inside-the-park homer provided enough of an edge for the Sox to squeak out a win, and improve to 4-1.
April 20, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. LI Whalers: The Grays improved to 4-2 behind some incredible hitting and stellar defense. The Whalers came close in the second game, but the Grays managed to hold them off to secure the W.
April 17, 2013: Sayville Boys Majors: White Sox vs. Cubs: The White Sox came into this game with an impressive 2-0 record. The Cubs' Dominic changed all of that with a huge blast over the center field fence to drive in 3 runs in their 8-5 victory.
April 14, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. TNT Nationals: Our Grays lost 2 against the ever tough Nationals. Both teams played well, but the Nats prevailed behind some very strong pitching.
April 7, 2013: Sayville Grays vs. SYAG Braves: The Grays took both games of the season opening double header. Looking forward to an exciting season from this team!
April 6, 2013: Sayville Little League Opening Day Parade and Ceremony: Is it really spring? The day was quite cold, but everyone's spirits were high enough to overcome. The event was well attended as the new league president, Bill Sukow welcomed all to the perfectly groomed ball park. Pastor Gary Brinn offered the invocation, Islip Town Councilman, Steve Flotteron encouraged all to have a wonderful time, and former major leaguer Frank Catalanotto gave an inspiring talk to start off the season. Many thanks to all who are involved in making this terrific organization such a success!
October 28, 2012: Grays Vs. Hauppauge Eagles: These 2 teams met earlier in the summer season, and were looking forward to this rematch. This was the day before Hurricane Sandy hit the area, and the weather was not ideal for baseball. The chill and light rain couldn't slow down the players however. The Eagles were victors in the first game, but the Grays came back strong to earn the split. Perhaps they will meet again when the weather is much nicer!
October 21, 2012: Grays Vs. Sharks: A beautiful autumn day was perfect for a well played rematch between these two teams. In the first game, the Sharks managed to get a runner on third in every inning but the first, but managed to score only one run. Eric pitched out of trouble in every inning to lead the Grays to a win. The Sharks fought back to gain a split with a well earned win in game 2.
September 30, 2012: Grays Vs. Three Village Patriots: Two more stellar pitching performances from Jacob and Eric propelled the Grays to two more wins as they extend their season record to 7-1. Lots of hot bats and some solid defensive plays rounded out this true TEAM effort. These boys are lots of fun to watch (and to coach) as they are developing some really serious baseball playing skills.
September 23, 2012: Grays Vs. LI Baymen: The Grays are definitely on a roll as they took two from the Baymen in a well contested double-header.  Jacob faced all except the last batter in his exceptional game 1 performance. Eric stepped it up for game 2 and delivered his best pitching effort of the season. The Grays are now 5 - 1 and holding on to 1st place in the division. More fun to follow... Go Grays!
September 16, 2012: Grays Vs. TNT Nationals: The chill in the air dissipated quickly as the level of play heated up. The Grays were in charge in game one behind some terrific pitching and superb defense. The Nats came back in game two with equally superb pitching and defense to earn a split.
September 9, 2012: Grays Vs. Sharks: First double header of the fall season, and what a way to start it off. Both teams came to play, but the Grays prevailed to begin the season at 2-0. Jacob R. was a one man wrecking crew in game one as his pitching and his offense (including a towering homer to right field) were dominant factors. In game two, Eric's pitching coupled with some stellar defensive plays kept the Sharks in check. These two teams will meet again later in the year for what should prove to be an exciting rematch!
August 19, 2012: Ed Rall Tournament: Sayville Grays Vs. LSW Red 11U: The Grays kept their defense intact and added another super pitching performance to allow just a single run. Their offense was more substantial as the Grays came away with a 9-1 victory. Overall for the tournament, the Grays were 1-1, but allowed just one run in each game. Super performances all around! Go Grays!!
August 19, 2012: Ed Rall Tournament: Sayville Grays Vs. Hauppauge Eagles 11U: This terrific game ended with Hauppauge winning by the score of 1-0. Obviously, pitching and defense were the key elements of the game. Both teams played extremely well.
August 4, 2012: Grays Vs. St. Elizabeth Saints: The Saints have earned the best record in the division by handily beating every team by significant margins. The Grays gave them their closest game yet as it required a walk off run to take the first game of the double header. Both teams should be very proud of their play on this extremely hot summer day. It was a great first season on 75 foot bases. Good luck, Saints as you enter the play offs!
August 3, 2012: Grays Vs. Bayport Phantoms: The rematch! It was another very exciting game played on another steamy evening. Kevin's catch in right center field, and Connor's double off the wall were highlights for the Grays who came up just a bit short as Bayport get the "W" to advance to the playoffs. Good luck Phantoms! We'll see you again in the fall!
August 1, 2012: Grays Vs. Bayport Phantoms: To make up for a rained out double header, these teams tried to squeeze in a 9 inning game during the week. It was a very exciting game that was called in the middle of the 7th inning right after the Grays scored the tying and go-ahead runs. Since the Phantoms didn't get another at bat, the score reverted to what it was at the end of the 6th, giving the Phantoms the "W." The rematch on Friday should be another great game! Go Grays!!
July 24, 2012: Grays Vs. Oakdale Indians: It was a very hot and steamy evening for a baseball game. Late in the game, a breeze and a bit of rain cooled off the weather, but didn't cool off the Grays. Two putouts at home in the first inning set the tone for the Grays as they came away with a 5-2 victory.
July 21, 2012: Grays Vs. NexGen: It was a beautiful day for a baseball game or two. Perfectly cool, and partly cloudy is terrific baseball weather. The Grays came to play, and their bats were hot. NexGen put up a good fight, but could not contain the Grays on this day. The Grays racked up another 2 wins to improve their season record to 5-3.
July 19, 2012: Williamsport tournament - NYS Section 6 11-12 Playoff Game #5 - Sayville Vs. Port Washington: Sayville needed this game to remain in contention to play the final playoff game. They did indeed get the win to finish the tournament with 3 victories against 2 losses. NBNM at 4-0 was set to play Commack at 3-1 (their only loss was to Sayville). If NBNM won, then Sayville would be in the final game. As it turned out, Commack avenged their loss to Sayville by defeating NBNM by the score of 4-2, and evening their W-L records at 4-1 each. The Sayville team made a terrific showing in this tournament. Congratulations to all!!
July 17, 2012: Grays Vs. Smithtown Bulls: What a great contest on a very steamy evening. The Grays appeared to be in control of this game from the start. The Bulls remained extremely close however, and managed a walk-off victory in the bottom of the 6th on their final at bat. The Grays definitely showed the undefeated Bulls that they are indeed a team to contend with! A rematch to come in a few weeks...should be another good one! Go Grays!!
July 16, 2012: Williamsport Tournament - NYS Section 6 11-12 - Playoff Game #3: Sayville Vs. North Bellmore/North Merrick: Like they say "good pitching can stop good hitting," and so it was for Game #3. Sayville's starting pitcher did a great job, but NBNM's starting pitcher was "lights out" in controlling the big bats. NBNM has improved their record in this segment of the tournament to 3-0. Sayville has slipped to 1-2 and must win the final two to keep their hopes alive. We're all keeping our spirits up and expecting to see some more great baseball.
July 15, 2012: Grays Vs. LI Force: The weather went from light rain, to incredibly muggy, to brilliantly sunny and hot during this 9 inning contest. The score stayed very close throughout, but the Grays ended up with the "W." Jacob's fence clearing blast was the highlight for the Grays, but there were several other terrific hits, and incredible fielding plays by both teams. Well done! Go Grays!!
July 14, 2012: Williamsport Tournament - NYS Section 6 11-12 - Playoff Game #2 - Sayville Vs. Plainview: The unthinkable happened as Sayville's team was bested by the stars from Plainview. A quick 5 run first got Plainview off to a great start. In the bottom of that inning Jake hit one into the next town to score get 2 runs back. Unfortunately, that was all of the offense that Sayville was able to muster on this particular outing. Plainview's stellar defense shut them down for the rest of the game. Both teams now move on with identical 1-1 records. Three more to go...should be very interesting!
July 13, 2012: Williamsport Tournament - NYS Section 6 11-12 - Playoff Game #1: Sayville Vs. South Hampton: Strong performances from both teams, but Sayville dominated this contest. First inning homers by Jake and Joey set the tone for the evening. A second homer by Joey sealed the deal for Sayville.
July 12, 2012: Grays Vs. NS Nationals: The rematch! This was by far the most exciting game that the Grays have played. Unfortunately for the Grays, the Nationals managed to score 3 in the bottom half of the final inning to come away with a walk-off victory, but everyone should be extremely proud of everyone's performance. There was some stellar pitching (including some successful pick-offs), incredible fielding, and clutch hitting all around. Every inning provided some excitement for the players, coaches, and spectators. It was a great evening for a great game!
July 7, 2012: Williamsport Tournament - District 35 10-11 - Sayville Vs. Bayport: This was an exciting game on an extremely hot afternoon. Bayport got the "W" 5-3 in this well contested meeting. Hopefully, our Sayville squad will face them again in the finals!
June 27, 2012: Grays Vs. Oakdale Indians: Everyone showed up to play on Monday for the initial scheduled game. The rain showed up as well and caused a postponement before the first pitch was thrown. Wednesday turned out to be one of those spectacular summer days - absolutely perfect for a baseball game. There was lots of action as both teams hit with authority. Some stellar plays in the field provided lots of excitement as well. In the end, the Grays prevailed. It should be a great rematch later on in the season!
Grays Vs. NS Nationals: First game of the summer season, and what a great game it was.  It was also the first game on a 75' field, but that didn't seem to phase the Grays at all.  They scored a run in their final at bat, but came up just short one.  It was a well played game on both sides from start to finish!
June 16, 2012: Sayville Little League Boy's Majors Championship Game, Picnic, and Trophy Presentations
Playoff Game #2 - Pirates Vs. Rockies: Both teams played some great baseball as the Rockies prevailed in a 5-4 nail biter. Our Pirates once again demonstrated that team play is the key to having fun. We congratulate the Rockies as they advance to the finals against the Diamondbacks. It was a very good season for the entire Sayville Little League organization. Many thanks go out to everyone who made it so memorable!
Playoff Game #1 - Cubs vs. Pirates: During the regular season, the Cubs dominated the Pirates twice on their way to compiling the division's best record. In this meeting, the real Pirates took the field, and showed everyone what they could do as a team. Jake's 16 K no hitter was simply incredible. Jordan's first inning blast over the center field fence after PJ's lead off single provided the 2 runs that were necessary to win the game. Jordan drove PJ in again in the fourth to provide a bit of breathing room. Will started the fifth by beating out a grounder to short by a hair. Kevin L drove him home to seal the deal as the Pirates won 4-1.  They now move on to Game #2 on Tuesday. Plenty of excitement to follow...
Pirates Vs. Rockies: Due to a previous rain-out this was the only matchup between these two teams. It was also the final regular season game, and the last chance to simply have some fun. The playoffs are right around the corner, and the Pirates are ready to get serious!
Pirates Vs. Twins: In the second meeting with the Twins, the result was the same - a very good, very close game with the Twins prevailing. As usual, some good pitching, solid hitting, and a few nifty plays in the field made this an exciting contest.
Sayville Grays Vs. LI Vipers: The 7-0-1 Grays faced the 5-1-0 Vipers on an absolutely beautiful Sunday morning. After two very hard-fought games, the Grays maintained their undefeated streak as they swept yet another double header. Jack, Chili, Jacob, and Eric were all masterful on the mound. The Grays bats were incredibly hot as well. Some really nice infield and outfield plays topped off a super day of Grays baseball!
Sayville Grays vs. Kings Park Rangers: A Mothers Day double header took place on this beautiful sunny Sunday morning. The Grays maintained their winning ways and extended their record to 7-0-1. Baseballs were flying (along with a few Brown Ospreys) all over the field as the hot bats were making solid connections. Excellent pitching performances from Eric, Anthony, Jack, and Jacob kept the Rangers at bay. Kudos to the Rangers who turned out with a Mothers Day feast to celebrate the terrific moms who shared their special day with their sons! Happy Mothers Day to all moms everywhere! GO GRAYS!!
Pirates Vs. Red Sox: This was the first rematch of the season between these two teams. In the first game of the season, only 3 runs were scored. In this game a total of 30 runners crossed the plate safely. Jake contributed 7 of those on his own with a solo shot that landed on Broadway Ave., an RBI single, and a Grand Slam to dead center field to top off his day.
Pirates Vs. Twins: This makeup game covered the rain out from 5/3. It put both teams into a back-to-back situation since it followed games on Saturday as well. Under the stressed conditions, both teams came out to play and to have some fun. It was a good contest, and a great way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Sayville Grays vs. Jericho Cyclones: Another chilly, but beautifully sunny day for baseball. Both of these teams arrived with hot bats in hand to keep warm. In the first game, there were just too many runners on base to keep track! The score ended up somewhat lopsided, but there was equally intense play on the part of both teams. Were it not for a bit of luck, and a half inch here or there, the score would have been much closer! The second game was indeed much closer, and provided lots of excitement. At one point, the Cyclones had the bases loaded with nobody out, and the strong pitching and heads-up play of the Grays prevented anyone from crossing home in that inning. Both teams played very well and should be proud their performances!
Pirates vs. Athletics: Two very good teams went after each other with bats flying! There was lots of action on the bases as a total of 25 runs were scored. The A's came away with the victory in this one. The rematch should be another exciting game!
Pirates Vs. Reds: Two well balanced teams met and showed off their baseball playing skills.  The Reds fought hard and never gave up, but lots of good things fell together for the Pirates in this game. Once again, the pitching, fielding, and hitting were awesome! This team is playing more and more like a TEAM every game as every player had something good to contribute to the win. It was lots of fun to watch. Even the light rain was quite acceptable as it left a beautiful double rainbow behind to grace the evening sky.
Sayville Little League Opening Day:  It started out a bit foggy, but ended up a brilliantly sunny day!  Special guests, Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, the Rev. Gary Brinn, and Senator Charles Schumer delivered inspiring and encouraging words to all of the players.  Overall, it was a great day to be a part of the Sayville community!
Sayville Pirates Vs. Red Sox: It was opening day for the Boys Majors Pirates and Red Sox teams. Everyone showed up well prepared and ready to play. Jordan, Will, and Eric of the Pirates, and the Red Sox pitchers, Logan and Matt were all superb. Steady defensive play all around kept this a very low scoring game. Some clutch hitting and heads up base running on the part of the Pirates allowed them to squeak in just a few runs. The final 3-0 score indicates that these teams really know how to play baseball, and will be fun to watch all season!
Sayville Grays Vs. LI Sharks of Syosset: A single 9 inning game was played instead of the usual double header. The weather was just a bit on the cool side and was perfect for baseball. Every team member contributed to a convincing victory on this day. Chili's 5 strong innings included 13 strikeouts, and Eric struck out the side in each of his 3 innings in relief. All of the bats came alive as well, capped off by Anthony B's homer to left in his very first game with the Grays. Defensive play at every position was superb. If this team continues to play at this level, they will surely be the team to beat in this league!
Sayville Grays vs. Malverne Mud Hens: Opening Day for our Grays 11U team. Despite the chlll and the late rain, both teams played some real baseball. The first game highlight was undoubtedly Kyle's homer that was driven deep over the left field fence. The entire team came out to greet him at home plate as he scored. Jack pitched a strong game and was just one batter short of a complete game victory. The second game provided the dramatics! Malverne began with a quick 2 run lead and entered the final inning with the score at 4-2. The Grays never gave up and with some speed on the bases managed to tie the game. The cold and rain prevented the play of an extra inning, so the game ended at 4-4.  A 1-0-1 record after the first weekend is a great start to what promises to be a fun season!
Grays Vs. Nesconset Panthers: The forecasted rain never showed up as the skies were quite sunny for another perfect day for baseball. The first game was dominated by another superb pitching performance by the Grays' Jack D. The Grays' bats were quite alive as well as they recorded another "W." The second game was quite a contest as the Panthers took the lead and never gave up. A strong comeback by the Grays left them one run short. Thus far this season, the Grays have split every weekend. These have all been very well contested matchups. Go Grays!!
Sayville Grays Vs. Bayport - Blue Point Phantoms: Yet another stunning performance by our Grays as they went up against the undefeated Phantoms. In the first game, the Grays' Jack D. came through with some lights-out pitching to secure a win. The second game was equally lights-out for Kevin H. of the Phantoms as he held the Grays scoreless through 5. The Grays came back in the bottom of the 6th to score 4 runs to tie the game. In the top of the 7th, Anthony B. stroked a solid RBI double to put the Phantoms up by one. The Grays final at bat was just as exciting as they got the tying and winning runs into scoring position before it was all over. Both teams should be incredibly proud of their offensive and defensive play. These two teams will meet again in a couple of weeks. Should be another thriller!
Sayville Grays Vs. LI Sharks: The Grays team was up to the challenge of playing the talented LI Sharks of Commack. In the first game, the Sharks pitcher Tom Andrews was very sharp as he held the Grays scoreless through 5. The Grays came back strong in the 6th, but that wasn't quite enough for the "W" as the Sharks defense held them to 3 runs. In the second game, the Grays continued that momentum and came away with a well earned victory. It was a true TEAM win as so many players contributed on offense and defense. Overall, another great double-header for the players, coaches, and spectators! GO GRAYS!
Sayville Grays vs. Elwood Storm: On September 11, 2001 these boys were infants. They have been exposed to, but certainly don't "remember" the events of that terrible day. We, their loving parents certainly remember that day in every detail. I remember tucking my son into his crib on that night and praying to God to keep him safe! Now, ten years later we thank God and those in this country that have managed to keep him safe thus far.
What a joy is was to watch all of these 10 and 11 year old boys play a terrific double header of baseball. Both teams came away with a victory, and begin this short fall season at 1-1.  We're already looking forward to the games next Sunday. Go Grays!
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