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Staten Island Yankees Remain Undefeated, Now 4-0

June 19, 2016

With a win on Father’s Day, the Staten Island Yankees have started the year 3-0. They have not started a season 3-0 since 2006. They were squared against the Aberdeen Ironbirds for the first game of a 3 game set. The Yankees set the tone with the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. They broke the game open with a 3-run 4th inning to go up 5-2.  Aberdeen made it close scoring in the next three innings, and twice in the 7th to trail only 7-6. However, the Yankees pitchers were able to compose themselves and shut Aberdeen out in the 8th and 9th inning.

Anyelo Gomez got the start and went 5.2 innings, allowing six hits, four runs (three earned), and five strikeouts. He was able to get the win, thanks to the Yankees hitting surge Head coach Dave Bialas talked after the game on Gomez’s effort and said, “Gomez battled. He did not have his best stuff, but he did a good job with less than his best. David Palladino worked two innings in relief allowing only one hit and no runs. He received his first save of the year as well.

On the hitting end, Chris Godinez led the way with three hits. Manny Alvarez also delivered two hits. Overall, at least eight position players racked up at least one hit.  Luis Torrens only hit of the game proved to be a vital one as he drove in three runs on the day. On the defensive side, Torrens also had a great game, throwing out two runners.

Runs were fairly easy to come by for the Yankees, who offense struggled the first two games this season. In 30 innings of baseball, they had only scored 5 runs before entering this game. The team is looking to be more comfortable with each other and that sense of team unity is what got them so far last season. Nonetheless, they are off to a great start and look to continue that momentum in the rest of the series against Aberdeen.

June 20, 2016

The Staten Island Yankees continued to dominate on Monday Night, defeating Aberdeen 5-1. They are now 4-0 on the year, and the offense seems to be coming together after back-to-back great hitting games. Their pitching staff has been dominant, allowing only 10 runs in 48 innings of work.

The Yankees bats got it started in the 2nd inning as Kane Sweeney led the game off with a double to left field. After Mandy Alvarez walked, Timmy Robinson doubled on a line drive to left, bringing home two runs. A error by Aberdeen, allowed Timmy Robinson to score as well.  The Yankees added some insurance runs in the 6th and 8th inning behind two sacrifice flys by Mandy Alvarez. Luis Torrens Timmy Robinson, and Drew Bridges led the way with 2 hits each. Torrens has had a great year thus far, and increased his batting average to .417.

Freicer Perez got the start for the Yankees and went 5.2 innings pitched, allowing four hits, one run, and five strikeouts. That one run happened to be a home run by Aberdeen’s Ryan McKenna. Other then that one mistake, Perez had a great first start of the year. David Sosebee and Justin Kamplain both came on in relief allowing no runs and combined for five strikeouts.  The Yankees will look to improve to 5-0 as they go for the series sweep vs. Abderdeen Tuesday Night.

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