Baseball 7th/8th Grade
Coach: Matt Gates #42
Cell: 729 - 8082
Bigford, Joshua 7th GRMS 1st, P (39)
Brisson, Joseph 8th NSJHS C, (22)
Clark, Ben 8th NSJHS 3rd (38)
Cummings, Tristen 7th GRMS OF (3)
DeSocio, Owen 8th NSJHS 1st, P (36)
Farabee, Joel 7th GRMS 2nd (2)
Field, Logan 8th NSJHS 2nd, P (20)
Geloff, Ben 8th NSJHS OF (18)
Kuss, Keith 7th RRMS C (16)
Lonergan, Jared 7th GRMS OF, P (21)
Ludden, Joshua 8th NSJHS OF, P (33)
Mallaro, Joseph 7th RRMS OF (6)
Moore, Bryce 7th RRMS 1st (19)
Persse, Logan 8th NSJHS SS, P (1)
Schinto, Tim 7th GRMS 3rd, P (7)
Spinella, Nicholas 8th NSJHS OF (5)
White, Mason 7th RRMS SS, P, C (4)
Zapanta, D’Ante 7th RRMS SS, P (8)
SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Kim Dyce Faucette,
Game 1 Summary:
While we didn't win the first game on the scoreboard, there were many victories on Tuesday night. With a slue
of brand new players, the Northstars banded together and kept fighting throughout the seven innings. With a roster that holds 10 seventh graders, many of them playing their first game on a big diamond, I couldn't have been more happy and proud to be their coach. I learned that we have a team of competitors at the highest level, and we fought as a team until our very last out. Yes, we lost 6-5 while leaving the bases loaded, however, our attitudes, willingness to compete, and never give up mentality was not to be ignored. So, we put this loss behind us and go back to the practice field to grow as young men and ball players readying ourselves for Liverpool on Thursday!
Game 2 Summary:
In game two the 7/8 baseball team came out swinging. The Northstars won their first of the season by a margin of 21-10. While the team did show some really nice improvement defensively, we still had our fair share of struggles. However,
our bats were loud and forceful, putting up 21 runs on 17 hits! Great job boys!
We come right back tomorrow and play a tough Baldwinsville team.
Game 3 Summary:
Wow, what a game. The 7/8 baseball team won an impressive and well played game tonight. The Northstars beat the Bees 2-0 in a two hit shutout game! This was also the first game that the team didn't commit an error. I was so proud of the boys in how they
battled all night long to get a great win against a great team. Our season will not be
defined by wins and losses, rather the growth and improvement we make throughout
this 11 game season. Yes, we won the game, but I was more proud of the
improvement of our boys! Great job guys, now onto Auburn!!!!
Game 4 Summary:
With a long layoff and a long bus ride, the 7/8 baseball team struggled at the plate tonight. While our defense and pitching were really good, the Northstars couldn't get any timely
hitting. With it's second straight tight game the team was unfortunately on the wrong
side of a 2-1 loss to Auburn. Like all games this season I was so proud of how the
boys fought tonight. We put a nice rally together in the top half of the 6th and 7th inning
but just ran out of outs. So, with two more solid practice days this week, we get
ready for two games next week against Corcoran and Henniger, Monday and
Friday of next week.
Game 5 Summary: Bouncing back after a disappointing loss in Auburn the Northstars topped Corcoran by the score of 15-1. With solid defense, great pitching and exceptional hitting the 7/8th grade Northstars moved to a record of 3-2. Like all of our games win or loss I have been extremely proud of our boys in how they approach every game. Our goal as a team has been get better each and every practice/game. Thus far we have accomplished this goal.
Game 6 Summary: The Northstar 7/8 baseball team received their 4th win of the year by knocking off Henniger by a score of 8-1. Again, solid defense and pitching set the tone for another win. While working extremely hard in the cages our boys made many adjustments by hitting the ball the other way. We had many opposite field hits, but more importantly we had many more productive outs by shooting the ball the other way. Another week of growth and production gets the boys one win closer to finishing 11-2 and the shaving of their coaches head.
Game 7 Summary: Facing a tough team and a very good pitcher the Northstars were on the right side of another win, pushing them to a 5-2 record, beating the Hornets 8-1. The team came out in the bottom half of the first inning with an all 7th grade infield making three outstanding plays to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. With solid pitching and defense the rest of the way the Northstar offense pushed 8 runs across the plate again! Great job boys, I can feel my hair getting shorter by the day.
Game 8 Summary: Playing on a wet and soggy field the Northstars again showed progress in flashing the leather, and tearing the cover off the ball, winning 16-1 vs. Nottingham. Now 6-2, the boys have made me so proud to be their coach. We have played awesome defense all year, and have grown as a team in the batters box. With only two games left against tough teams in Oswego and Central Square, the boys can smell our goal of going 10-2! Keep up the great work boys!
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5979 Route 31
Cicero, New York 13039