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10

Jul, 2019

13u Delivers 18-Run Finale

Cicero faced a solid East-Syracuse Minoa team on Tuesday night in Central Park.

The two teams fought hard in every match-up this season, with Cicero coming in with the 2-1 lead in 3 close games.

While the game was played on Cicero's home field, ESM was the home team on this night.

Cicero came out strong in the first inning, putting up 8 runs as they racked up hits and ran wild on the base paths.

The 2nd inning didn't fare much better for ESM, as Calabria and Ciccone put up 2 more runs to make the score 10-0. At this point, Calabria had already notched 2 doubles.

In the 3rd inning, Smith, Capece, Mooney, Calabria, Keil and Connor Pearce all had hits that earned another 4 runs, making the score 14-0.

ESM's pitcher, Aidan, made several spectacular plays on the mound, snagging hard-hit balls up the middle and turning them into outs.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Connor Pearce still had himself a no-hitter going. A questionable call at first base (for a foot off the base) put the only runner on base during his time on the mound. Pearce closed out the inning by striking out the next batter. He ended the day by giving up zero runs on zero hits, with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts for a perfect ERA of 0. His performance earned him the MVP honor for this game

The top of the 4th inning brought much of the same, as runs by Smith, Capece, Calabria, CIccone put the score at 18-0. Pearce and Zampini got hits, while Calabria got his 4th double of the day.

With Dom Ciccone on the mound for Cicero, a valiant comeback attempt by ESM fell short. Even though they brought in 4 runs in the 4th inning, the game was ended due to the high point differential. Ciccone gave up 4 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks, while chalking up 3 strikeouts.

Cicero's runs were scored by Alex Smith, Nicholas Capece, Michael Mooney, Jake Calabria, Dom Ciccone, Ryan Keil, Jimmy Zampini, and Sean Bombard. Hits came off the bats of Smith, Capece, Mooney, Calabria, Ciccone, Keil, Pearce and Zampini.

This was the last regular season game for the Intermediate Spring team, who ended with a 3-game win streak, a 7-5 record and 2nd place in the division standings.
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