The Pelham Bay Bandits clinched 1st place with a double-header sweep over the Croton baseball team on Saturday, October 25. The hometown heroes finished with a franchise best 11-2 Fall League record in the Westchester Baseball League.
“We are still under construction, but we are moving in the right direction”, manager Dom Caggiano said, “The kids are having a great time!” Last fall, the Bandits record was 8-7.
‘’The most significant improvement has been their focus and consistency on defense,” coach Joe Giardino said. “We knew their bats would start to click eventually.”
And click they did, as the Bandits exploded for 26 runs in the doubleheader vs. Croton. The offensive stars were Joey Signore (5-7, 3 runs, 3 2B, HR, 7 RBI), Matt Flamio (4-6, 3 runs, grand slam, 6 RBI), Nicky Sciubba (3-5, 4 runs, 2 SB), John Liccese (3-6, 5 runs, 5 RBI) and Xavier Ruiz (3-7, 4 runs, 3 RBI). Tony Rugova (6 IP, 8 K’s) and Joey Signore (5 IP, 7 K’s) were the winning pitchers for the Bandits .