April 17, 2006
NL Game 1
Wilson Safe Company
Burman Health Foods A’s 5
On the opening night of the 2006 Media Little League National League season, the Wilson Safe Company Yankees and the Burman Health Foods A’s tied five to five, in a shortened game due to darkness. Each team played especially well for this early in the season.
The A’s were lead by their trio of pitchers; Ben Burman, James Katner and Alex “Twinkie” Burman who held the Yankees to five runs. The A’s jumped out early in the first inning, scoring four runs, led by James Katner’s triple and Malcolm Reynolds single that drove in 3 runs. Alex Bratsis, Josh Cadorette, Joey Cimino, Jimmy Donoghue, James Finnegan, Tyler Peel, Matt Quon and Jay Stubblebine all contributed to the A’s effort.
Equally impressive were the Yanks throwers; Colin McGuire, Jack Daly and Thomas Bacchia who held the A’s potent offense in check, allowing one run in the final three innings. The Yanks big hit of the night was Kyle Ferrer’s fourth inning triple that cleared the bases and tied the game at five. Cameron Ricciardi was on base all three times and plated two runs during the contest. Joey Lewis, Connor Daly, Andrew Wilson, Josh Yoon, John Manos, Charlie Frindt and Owen McGovern all played well in their first game of the 2006 season.