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Breaking Out: Mahopac Outslugs Arlington

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Greg Cavaliere and Mahopac picked up a big win over Arlington last week as the bats came alive in a 13-8 win. Credits: Deena Bell
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— After quickly falling behind by five runs in the second inning, Mahopac knew that its bats needed to awaken to have any chance at a comeback.

They did just that and then some.

Mahopac outslugged visiting Arlington in a 13-8 win on April 13 to record a victory over a perennial Class AA powerhouse.

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“Arlington has always been a top team in the section and to beat them is a huge confidence booster,” Mahopac senior captain and starting catcher Greg Cavaliere said. “It makes us feel like we can beat anyone when we play the way we are capable of playing.”

The Indians (3-2-1) responded with five runs in the second inning to tie up the game and added two in the second, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. They finished with 14 hits.

Cavaliere led the hit parade as he went 4 for 5 with three RBI, a triple and a run scored. Seniors Brendan White (RBI), Joe Giorgio (two RBI, two runs) and Mike Kutka (two runs, RBI) each added two hits, while junior Matt Montera had a hit and two RBI.

“The key for the team is to string hits together and put the ball in play to make the defense work,” Cavaliere said. “For myself, I just try to shorten up my swing and make hard contact on pitches in my zone.”

Senior Anthony Mirditaj added an RBI triple and picked up the win on the mound.

Arlington bounced back from the loss by defeating visiting Mahopac 4-0 on April 15.

Mahopac fell to host John Jay-Cross River 7-5 on April 18.

The Indians host Roy C. Ketcham for a 4:30 p.m. game on April 21, travel to Horace Greeley for a noon game on April 23 and host Somers at 2 p.m. on April 25.

“The keys to success for us, like all teams, are to get strong pitching efforts, minimize defensive errors and get timely hits,” Cavaliere said.

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