MAHOPAC, N.Y. — After earning a first-round bye in this week’s GHVBL playoffs, Mahopac’s 16U baseball team was unable to get its offense going in a 7-3 quarterfinal loss to Stony Point in a game played Sunday, July 28, at the Crane Road fields.

Mahopac (10-11) got one RBI each from Brandon Smith and Tom Straele.

Matt Mormile started for the Indians, but lasted only one inning, and Luis Mondelli gave the Indians an inning before Jimmy Meyer settled in for the next five frames.

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“It was a well-played game,” Mahopac Coach Mike Ambrosecchia said. “But Stony Point hit the ball well early. Jimmy shut them down and gave us a chance, but we couldn’t get anything going offensively.”

Mahopac, the two-time defending champs, were hoping for more.

“We’re the defending champs, but we knew it would be tough to win three in a row,” Ambrosecchia said. “But we’ve had great pitching all season, and our team overall really had a good season.

“A two-run homer by Mikey Ambrosecchia against Eastchester in an 8-2 win was one of our season highlights,” he added. “A complete-game pitching performance by Jimmy Meyer, with a home run by Joe Bartholdi in a blowout win againstWestchester was big.  A game-winning homer by Connor Levinson, with a great pitching effort by Louis Mondelli and Brandon Smith, to shut out Patterson, 2-0.  Those were all big for us. This team has been together since they were 10-year-olds, and it’s a great bunch of players and families.”