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Somers Reaches 9U Baseball Final

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Andrew Kapica delivers. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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James Balancia shows the umpire the ball after making a diving catch. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Somers’ 9-and-under baseball team capped a memorable season when it reached the ‘A’ league championship game of the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League.

Unfortunately for second-seeded Somers, its run ended there in a 13-2 defeat in four innings at the hands of the top-seeded East Coast Mavericks on Sunday, July 31, at Apar Field in Yorktown.

Dean Sewall started the offensive onslaught with an RBI single in the first inning to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead.

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The floodgates opened up in the second inning.

Andrew Weinbaum laced a triple to drive in Devin Diaz and Thomas Costello. A run then came home on an error on a ball hit by Mark Moccia. Anthony Frobose, Rory O’Connor and Anthony DeCesare each had RBI singles to extend the lead to 7-0.

Somers answered with two runs in the top of the third. Trevor McDonnell led off with a walk and Andrew Kapica legged out an infield single to set the table. C.J. Griggs and Nick Conti had back-to-back RBI singles to score McDonnell and Kapica.

The rallied was halted, however, when DeCesare snagged a line drive with the bases loaded to get out of the jam.

In the bottom of the third, Weinbaum was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 8-2. Moccia lined a two-run single to stretch the lead to 10-2. Michael Katz and Anthony Sabatello contributed RBI singles, and Frobose had an RBI groundout to close out another six-run inning.

Somers, which finished the regular season with a record of 11-3, defeated East Fishkill 2-1 in the semifinals on Thursday, July 28.

The rest of Somers’ roster consisted of Brady Leitner, Patrick Bracelin, Peter Lewis, Andrew Milani, Jack Williams, Pat Carino, Luke Cukaj and James Balancia.

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