Jackets, Knights set the standard - Squads lead division races

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Brooklyn baseball is dominated by a team of warriors and a team of bees. The Telecommunications Yellow Jackets posted a perfect 3-for-3 week by outscoring their opponents, 39-4 en route to a 11-1 record, leading the “A” West Division by 2.5 games over New Utrecht (8-3). In the East “A” Division, the Madison Knights still has an unblemished record by posting their ninth consecutive win of the season by going 2-for-2 in last week’s action. With a 9-0 record, the Knights maintain a 2.5 games lead over Sheepshead Bay, who is in second place, while leading Brooklyn Tech, who is in the third slot, by 3.5 games.

Saturday, May 3

Despite being down 4-3 at the top of the fourth inning, the Midwood Hornets scored three runs in the next two frames to hold on and win 6-4. Leading the Hornets was leftfielder John Fleming. The senior went 2-for-4 with two singles that brought home three runs. The victory for Midwood ensured that their playoff aspirations are still alive with a 5-7 record.

The defeat for New Utrecht (8-3) dealt a small blow to their hopes of winning the division title with four games left.

Friday, May 2

In a pitcher’s duel, Midwood’s Zachary Ross (3-1) tossed seven innings of four hits, one run ball to earn his third victory of the season, helping the Hornets to derail Lincoln, 2-1. At the plate, designated hitter Daniel Cox produced both Midwood scores, one run each in the opening frame and in the third inning.

It was Canarsie’s best game of the season. It was also Chiefs’ ace hurler Joseph Abadia’s best outing of the season as the pitcher tossed seven shutout innings to beat Fort Hamilton, 6-0. In the course of those seven completed frames, Abadia (3-2) mesmerized Fort Hamilton hitters by surrendering two hits while fanning six to earn his third victory of the season.

The win for Canarsie improved their record to 4-7 while Fort Hamilton, with the loss, also had the identical 4-7 record.

Telecommun­ications’ starting pitcher Daniel Perri (3-1) got plenty of run support as he earned his third win of the season, en route to a 9-1 blowout of Sheepshead Bay. Perri pitched seven superb innings, allowing a run on three hits while fanning seven. At the dish, leftfielder Shane Kane paced the offense with a team-leading three R.B.I.

The win for the Jackets improved their record to a division-best 11-1 while Sheepshead Bay fell to 7-4.

The Brooklyn Tech Engineers have played some pretty solid baseball by stringing together a four game winning streak. Now you can make that five with a 5-3 clipping of New Utrecht. Engineers’ ace pitcher Henry Loehrke (2-1) pitched seven solid innings, surrendering two earned runs on eight hits while strikingout eight to pick up the win.

The victory improved Tech to 6-4.

Thursday, May 1

With their slim playoff hopes on the line, the FDR Cougars needed this victory in the worst possible way. To add insult to injury, they were shutout 9-0 by “A” East Division leader, Madison. Leading the Knights was ace hurler Victor Cosme (4-0), who earned his fourth win of the season, by tossing five shutout frames while allowing three hits.

The win kept the Knights’ winning streak intact with a 9-0 record while the Cougars (3-9) are officially eliminated from posts-eason contention.

It was simply a terrific day for New Utrecht Utes’ pitcher Xavier Alvarado. Not only did he pitch seven shutout and hitless innings to pick up his fourth victory of the season but he also drove-in a team-leading three R.B.I. to beat Canarsie, 7-0.

Telecommun­ications’ shortstop Elddy Fernandez was a single short of a cycle but that didn’t stop the Yellow Jackets from pounding Transit Tech, 12-0. Fernandez had a home run, a triple and a double, while driving in a team-high three runs to cap the Jackets’ swarming offense.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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