The Savin Rock Seadogs U-11 travel baseball team split a pair of games Sunday morning against the Clubhouse, winning the opener 4-2, before falling in the nightcap, 9-1, at Morse Park.
In the opener, Anthony Constantinople pitched a complete-game, five-hitter, striking out four. Constantinople also picked off a pair of Clubhouse runners to get out of two innings, while catcher Ray Gilbert threw out three runners in the contest, and Chris Miccio play a solid third base.
Trailing 2-0 in the third inning of the opener, the Seadogs used a two-out rally to tie the game. Mikey Madera and Miccio walked with one out, and Gabe Santarcangelo followed with a two-out walk to load the bases. Cam Cruz then delivered a clutch single to drive in Madera and Miccio to even the game at two.
The Seadogs took the lead for good in the fifth with two more runs. Chase Supan reached on an error to lead off the inning, Madera followed with another walk, and Jesse Buonocore ripped a long double to right, scoring Supan and Madera for a 4-2 lead. Supan made a pair of nice plays at first while Santarcangelo made a sliding catch to end a late Clubhouse rally, and Evan Jones ended an early rally with a nice play at short. Haygen Axelrod also added a hit in the contest.
The Clubhouse took control of the nightcap quickly with three runs in the first and another in the second for a 4-0 lead. West Haven cut the deficit to 4-1 in the fourth as KJ Harp reached on an error to start the frame, stole second and third, before coming home with Savin Rock’s lone run of the contest.
The 13-U Elite Savin Rock Sea Dogs went 1-2-1 over the weekend. On Saturday, the Sea Dogs beat the Crackerjacks 9-2 behind a great pitching performance by Greg Baker. The offense was led by Hunter Axelrod, Tyler Jones, Steve Baker and Joe Santos, who all contributed two hits apiece.
In the second game, the Sea Dogs were trailing 5-0 entering the last inning and battled back to tie the game.
Anthony Velez started the rally with a double, and Axelrod, Jones and Matteao Petruzziello kept the game going. Greg Baker then singled to score two runs to tie the game.
On Sunday, the Sea Dogs faced the CT Dodgers. In the opening game, Steve Baker pitched a great game, but the team fell short and lost 2-0. Steve Baker, Gianni Gambardella, Michael Boni and Brandon Thayer each tallied a hit apiece.
In the second game, the Sea Dogs fell, 7-3. Joe Santos, Boni and Daniel Izzo had two hits each in another tough loss.