Top-ranked New York Gremlins take Boys of Summer title

Written by Bob on July 18th, 2013

DENMARK, Wisc. – The New York Gremlins from Clifton Park, NY erupted for 19 runs on 16 hits to crush the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Diamondbacks 19-0 in claiming the 14th Annual Boys of Summer championship, Sunday, in Denmark, WI.

All nine in the Gremlins lineup had at least one hit, with lead off batter Mathieu Roy going 3 for 5, 3 runs and 4 RBIs, Blair Ezekiel 3 for 4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, Bryan Abery 3 for 4, 3 runs, RBI, Rhys Casley 2 for 3, 2 runs and 2 RBIs, and Wayne Laulu 2 for 2, run and 3 RBIs.

New York – the No. 1 ranked team in the world by the International Softball Congress – broke the game open with eight runs in the first inning and another eight in the second.

Roy, who plays centerfield, opened the game with a solo home run, and later hit an inside the park homer. And Ezekiel added a two-run shot to essentially put the game out of reach.

The Gremlins’ Sean Cleary picked up the win in the five-inning mercy game by allowing just one hit to catcher Jim Climenhaga, while striking out nine and walking two.

The Gremlins (5-0) reached the title game by knocking off the Kegel Black Knights of Fargo 5-1, while the Diamondbacks (4-1) beat host Circle Tap Dukes 5-2.


Most Valuable Player
Blair Ezekiel- New York Gremlins: .428 BA (6 for 14), 7 runs, 8 RBIs, 4 HR

Most Valuable Pitcher
Sean Cleary-New York Gremlins: 2-0, 1 ER, 0.58 ERA, 12 IP, 2 hits, 3 BB, 22 Ks

Matt Chambers-Topeka Toros
Brennan Pokoyoway- Saskatoon Diamondbacks
Trevor Kelly- Great Lakes Mariners
Ryan Sinclair- Denmark Circle Tap Dukes

BJ Gullicks-Fargo Kegel Black Knights
German Sacks- Denmark Circle Tap Dukes
Mathieu Roy-New York Gremlins

Leading Hitter:
Tyson Bryne- New York Gremlins

Designated Hitter:
Chris Delarwelle-Denmark Circle Tap Dukes

Andrew Kirkpatrick- New York Gremlins
Devon McCullough- Saskatoon Diamondbacks

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