WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – Two teams composed mostly of recently graduated Mahopac players met up Sunday, Aug. 9, at Dutchess Stadium, with the Mahopac Flamingos taking a 6-2 decision over the Putnam Patriots in the GHVBL Varsity Division action.
Matt Luongo, James Meyer and Christian Campo pitched for the Flamingos, and Mike Mammola, Nick Zito, Mike Musantry and Joe Lacoparra all took the mound for the Patriots.
Chris Luongo had an RBI triple for the Flamingos, Matt Luongo scored three runs, and Campo delivered an RBI single.
Connor Stepkowski had a double, and scored a run, and Nick Geracci had two hits and one RBI for the Patriots.
The game at Dutchess Stadium was made possible through the generosity of 3 Up 3 Down, a non-for-profit organization that focuses on youth baseball, and giving back to communities and the local leagues. President and founder Rick Stockfield rented the Hudson Valley Renegades’ field for these two teams to play this game—an example of how the organization gives back to the sport, teams, and communities it serves.
“This was an unforgettable experience to play one last game with teammates and friends that we have competed with for so many years,” said Patriots player/manager Kyle Brandstetter.
“We’re two Mahopac baseball teams that threw together a team of our best friends,” said Flamingos player/manager James Meyer. “Our team is a group of baseball players thrown in with a couple of lacrosse players, so getting to play at Renegade Stadium was special for all of us. It was nice to play the game we love so much after all that has happened this year. We’d also like to thank Rick Stockfield and the 3 Up 3 Down Organization for giving us the chance to play.”