Archive for the ‘Rye Rec Softball’ Category

Love of the Game Leads Four Softball Teams to Championship Glory

August 24, 2010

The Rye Recreation softball season recently concluded, and many of the league’s familiar teams were crowned again. Congratulations to all the competitors and – especially – our hometown heroes: Poppy’s Café, F&A, Rye Liquor Store and Uncle Henry’s-Gabelli.

Poppy's Scott Moroney

Poppy’s Café won their seventh championship in the team’s 19 years of existence by defeating Hi Intensity in a two-game sweep in the Men’s A Division finals. It was the third time the two teams met in the finals – Hi Intensity won both previous clashes. Poppy’s cruised to victory in game one, but entered the bottom of the seventh and final inning of game two trailing 11-9. Rich Falcone doubled home Steve Massinello to cut the lead to one, and Micky Glauber hit a sacrifice fly deep to right that allowed Wil Ramsey to tag up from third and tie the game. Then with one out and the bases loaded, Frank Luciano hit a sacrifice fly to left center that scored Falcone from third, giving Poppy’s their fourth championship in six years.

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Pub Ryots End Ten-Year Losing Streak With 4-3 Victory

July 29, 2010

Entering the 2010 season, you’d have to go all the way back to the record books from the turn of the millennium to find a box score that showed the Pub Ryots as winners of a Rye Recreation Women’s Softball game. Well, spin that Backstreet Boys’ CD again and revive those Y2K Bug fears, because the Pub Ryots ended their ten-year losing streak.

The 2010 Pub Ryots

The Ryots, sponsored by Jim Finneran of The Pub on Elm Place, ended their skid May 20 in a 4-3 win over Davy Byrne’s Rum Runners. First basemen Maureen Brophy said that, like the Backstreet Boys, the hits just kept coming, and that scoring a few runs in the first frame was key. Also, the defense went after the lead runner on a couple of grounders instead of simply throwing to first, resulting in big double plays.

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