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Gold team falls in championship game

July 20, 2011
By the News staff
LAKE PLACID — The Bloomingdale Little League baseball team captured the championship of the Majors tournament Tuesday, July 19 under the lights on the Lake Placid Rod and Gun Club fields.

Bloomingdale scored two runs in the top of the final inning, then was able to hold on for a 6-5 victory over the Lake Placid Gold team.

Ben Salls and Joe Viscardo both had RBI doubles in the final inning to give Bloomingdale a 6-4 advantage.

Lake Placid battled back in the bottom of the inning when Sean Moore’s double brought in a run to cut the deficit to 6-5. Lake Placid hit a grounder to the pitcher to end the game.

Eric Strack recorded two RBI to lead Bloomingdale, while Moore had three RBI for Lake Placid.

Lake Placid Gold finished the regular season on top of the league with a 6-2 record, but Bloomingdale wasn’t far behind at 5-3. Bloomingdale downed the league’s other top team, Lake Placid Blue, in the semifinals last Thursday. Lake Placid Gold downed McKenzie’s to set up Tuesday night’s championship game.

The Majors division is for 11- and 12-year-old players.

Article Photos

Photo by Alicia Brandes
Bloomingdale’s Christian Thomas dislodges the base sliding safely into second for a stolen base as Lake Placid’s Ryan Kane makes the tag and Dylan Forsythe and Owen Magurk back up the play.

 
 

 

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