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12 Year Old Boys take Cooperstown 'Around the Horn' and Win Playoff Game
Congratulations to the 12 year old Hawks baseball team which is at the Cooperstown Field of Dreams tournament. The boys won the prestigious Around the Horn competition then went 3-3 in pool play finishing an impressive 46th of 104 teams in the tournament which draws town and travel teams from across the nation. When the boys won Around the Horn the first night of competition, they were treated like rock stars throughout the village. From the other players to coaches, everybody wanted to see the trophy or pin trade with the Plainview Hawks.
The boys won their first playoff game, defeating the Falcons from Wilbraham, MA. Unfortunately, their run ended in the second game of a playoff doubleheader against a powerhouse team from California, the aptly named LA Bomb Squad. As their name implies, the Bomb bats were simply too much for a Hawks pitching staff that was stretched to the max. Despite being outgunned, the Hawks never quit.
The trip was an experience that the boys, their parents and coaches will never forget.
7 Year Old Boys Take Bethpage and Island Trees Championships
Congratulations to the Hawks for defeating South Nassau 4-1 to capture the Island Trees tournament. Asher B started the scoring with a 1st inning home run. Nathan S pitched 3 scoreless innings. Anthony P pitched 2 1/3 innings and Andrew L picked up the save. Both teams played extremely well and deserve kudos.
In Bethpage, after losing their first game of the summer, the 7U Hawks went on to win 10 of the next 11 games to finish in 1st as the number 1 seed in the double elimination playoffs. The Hawks lost in the 3rd Round 1-0 to Bethpage in a very controversial game and were sent to the loserís bracket. They had to play 3 games in 4 days to win the championship. The Hawks became the comeback kids who would not quit. After winning Friday night, we had a rematch against Bethpage on Saturday. Trailing 5-0 after 3 innings the boys rallied as a team and came back to win 7-5, setting up the final game against Bethpage. The Hawks went down 3-0 early and fought back to win 6-3 winning the Championship. It was truly a team effort, were everybody had to contribute. The team got timely base runners and timely hits and needed to use 8 pitchers down the stretch to pull it off.
Congratulations to the boys and their coaches.
12U Girls Take NJBL Championship
In a winner take all game, the 12u Hawks came from behind to score two runs in the bottom of 7th to take the NJBL Championship 8-7 over the St James Saints. In a game in which the Hawks went down 4-0 in the top of the first,they clawed and fought their way back each and every inning making it 4-1 after 1 inning then 4-2 after two, 4-3 after three to then tie it in the fourth 5 -5, to then go down 7-6 after five innings.
In top of the sixth, the Hawks defense held them scoreless and with the heart of Hawk order coming up in the bottom of the sixth -things looked promising, but unfortunately the Saints pitcher held her ground and we went down 1-2-3 Jessica L would then start the seventh inning which would be her longest outing of the season. With one out and runners on first and second in the top of the 7th and the Saints looking to pad their 1 run lead, Jessica would induce a ground ball to second for the second out of the inning which advanced the runners to second and third and with the game on the verge of being broken wide-open by the Saints, Jessica would then strike out the next batter to end the Saints threat and maintain the 1 run deficit.
With the Saints pitcher,coaches and parents over confident after getting the last Hawk batters out 1-2-3 she seemed to be on the verge of locking up the Saint Victory. The Hawks would not be denied on their home field and would do what they had done the night before and claim victory in their last at bat. Leading off the bottom of the 7th, Alyssa M stepped to the plate knowing she needed to get on at all costs. She would come through and hit a single down the third base line and steal second on the next pitch. Emily C would then advance her to third on 6-3 ground ball. With the tying run 60 feet away, up stepped Sarah T (who caught 21 innings in three days) who would lace a single to the outfield to knock in the tying run. With Sarah on first, Emily would replace her as the pinch runner and would then steal second on the next pitch. With the winning run on second, up stepped Juliana S who would single and advance Emily to third. With runners on first and third and the winning run 60 feet away Coach Ken from the dugout would begin to emphatically send the bunt sign to Coach Lloyd at third base as Maddie B came to the plate, Coach Lloyd who would relay the play to the runner on third. Little did Coach Ken know that Coach Lloyd would take that bunt sign and turn it into a suicide squeeze!!
With the pitch on the way, Emily broke from third and Madison would then bunt the ball down the first base line. The Saints pitcher was quick to pounce on the ball and tried to shuttle the ball to the catcher with a glove toss of the ball but it was too late as Emily's speed would be too much and she would slide safely into to home plate and finish the Hawk comeback and claim the NJBL Championship.
HAWKS WIN,HAWKS WIN!! Jessica L would pitch a 7 inning complete game for the win. Each and every girl contributed to the Hawks Victory. This was a TEAM EFFORT. One for all and all for one The Saints were a great team and played their hearts out as well and either team could have won that game. Saints parents came up to us after the game and congratulated us and told us how well our girls played and that our parents and players showed class and sportsmanship. I'm sure our teams will cross paths down the road in another Championship Games The Coaches could not be prouder
Gabby A, Madison B, Emily C, Alyssa D, Sami F, Kristin G, Jessica L
Alyssa M, Sami O, Juliana S, Sarah T, Rachel W, Jamie Y
20 Year Old Boys Take NJBL
Congratulations to the boys (or should we say men) and their coaches and good luck to them as they head back to college.
10 Year Old Boys Take Plainedge Tourney
The 10U Hawks won the Plainedge Championship 8-4. The Hawks were down 4-1 in the 6th inning when they were able to string together a 7 run rally. This was their third win in two days and their second come from behind win!!
Congratulations to the boys and their coaches.
8 Year Old Boys take East Meadow Tourney
The Hawks jumped out to an early lead on Merrick and captured a 10-1 victory on Sunday at Carpentier Field. The game was decided quickly as the Hawks exerted their will early with five runs in the first three innings. A three-run triple by Louis I during the first inning supplied the early offense for the Hawks.
Merrick couldn't get anything going as long as Dylan B was pitching. Merrick managed just one hit off of the Hawks' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his three innings of work.
11/12 Boys take District 32 championship
On a beautiful summer night, the Hawks defeated Hicksville 7-2 to take the District 32 crown. Congratulations to all the boys, their coaches and their families.
To get to the final, the Hawks used great defense and power hitting to score a 7-5 victory over Hicksville to assure the team a birth in the final. Jason P blasted a 2-run homer and Mark F had a 3-RBI triple to lead the offense. The defense turned two key double plays. The first a 4-6-3 beauty - Mark F to Max L to Alex J - and the 2nd a liner to Mark who tossed to Alex to complete the twin killing. The championship game will be played Friday July 5 at 8pm at the Pool baseball field so c'mon down and cheer the boys on!
Paul S's jersey retired
After a dozen years in the Challenger program, Paul has retired to become a coach, jumping straight from the field to the manager's office. Awarding Paul his retired jersey is Rob P, Challenger Division director
Spring season photo montage
Congratulations to all our players for a great season!!
Thank you to all the managers, coaches, umpires and other volunteers.