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Gremlins run the gauntlet / New York squad wins four on Sunday to take title

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Ashland Times-Gazette Correspondent

ASHLAND, OHIO – Mathieu Roy is starting to make his name with the big boys now. He’s a junior leaguer no longer.

Roy went 3 for 3 Sunday at the plate and scored three runs in the second championship game, leading his New York Gremlins to a 9-4 victory over the Hill United Chiefs of Clifton Park, N.Y., as the Gremlins captured the ASA Men’s Major Fast-Pitch National Tournament crown at Brookside Park.

Getting 14 hits in 22 plate appearances for a .626 batting average in four days, Roy was an easy pick as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

“It’s a really great feeling and we knew we had to win two big ones against Hill United, who were undefeated (4-0) before today,” said the mild-mannered Canadian. “We were just playing it one pitch at a time, one game at a time.”

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