2011 LONG ISLAND ASTROS COLLEGE TEAM 

AAABA World Series - Johnstown, PA. 8/7/11 - 8/12/11

THE LONG ISLAND ASTROS RETURN TO THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY, THE AAABA WORLD SERIES IN JOHNSTOWN, PA. ON 8/7/11 AS THE NEW YORK CITY REPRESENTATIVE. THE ASTROS LOSE THEIR OPENER TO CLEVELAND (OH) 7-2 ON MONDAY 8/8 BUT REBOUND NICELY ON WEDNESDAY 8/10 DEFEATING ZAINESVILLE (OH) 8-5 AND YOUNGSTOWNN (OH) 8-7 TO STAY ALIVE. ON THURSDAY 8/11, IN OUR 3RD STRAIGHT ELIMINATION GAME, WE TAKE ON LIVONIA (MI) AND LOSE A HEARTBREAKER 8-6 AS LIVONIA WIN IT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 9TH ON A 3 RUN WALK-OFF HR. TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE MONSTER PERFORMANCE BY RYAN RUSOFF WHO LEADS THE TEAM WITH 3 HR'S, 5 RBI AND A .471 BATTING AVERAGE, WOW!!!!! PETER ROMEO DRIVES HOME 4 RUNS WITH A .389 BATTING AVERAGE AND ANTHONY MAZZELLA SMASHES 2 HR'S ALSO WITH 5 RBI. MATT METZ CONTINUED HIS BRILLIANCE ON THE MOUND WITH A 7 INNING (1 EARNED) WIN VS ZAINESVILLE. JARED MANCINI GETS THE WIN VS YOUNGSTOWN IN A GUTSY 8 INNING OUTING RUNNING INTO A ROCKY 2ND INNING BUT ALLOWING ONLY 1 OTHER RUN THE REST OF THE GAME. ZACH BADANES DELIVERED THE GAME WINNING 2 RUN HR IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH INNING VS YOUNGSTOWN THEN PITCHED THE 9TH INNING FOR THE SAVE. ZACH THEN GAVE IT EVERYTHING HE HAD ON THE MOUND VS LIVONIA PITCHING INTO THE 9TH INNING DISPLAYING YET AGAIN AN UNWAVERING DETERMINATION AS ONLY ZACH KNOWS HOW TO, WE CAME UP A BIT SHORT BUT THE TEAM PLAYED WITH GRIT, GUTS AND DETERMINATION EVERY INNING OF EVERY GAME, MY HAT GOES OFF TO EVERY ONE OF OUR PLAYERS!!!

COMPOSITE TOURNAMENT TEAM STATS

Batting Report - sorted by AVG

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. G SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf SO CS SB% TB HS
Ryan Rusoff 17 18 1 4 8 5 0 0 3 5 471 1000 500 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 4
Peter Romeo 18 18 0 2 7 6 1 0 0 4 389 444 389 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 1
Danny Muller 16 19 3 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 313 375 421 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 1000 6 2
Anthony Mazzella 16 18 1 5 5 3 0 0 2 5 313 688 389 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 3
PJ Lenz 16 18 1 3 4 3 1 0 0 3 250 313 333 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Destin Ortiz 17 19 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 3 235 353 316 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 1000 6 2
Tony Peveraro 13 16 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 154 154 313 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Zach Badanes 18 18 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 111 278 111 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0
Steve Varela 11 15 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 91 91 333 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0
Robert Gaertner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                                 
Total for Team 143 160 11 24 38 27 5 0 6 23 266 427 344 4 5 12 6 2 0 0 17 0 1000 61 12

TEAM: Pitching Report

Player IP #BAT RS ER BB SOL HITS HR SACF SACB HP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP G CG GS Shut SOS SO
Matt Metz 7.00 27 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 160 1.00 1000 1 1 0 1 0 5 5
Jared Mancini 8.00 36 7 7 3 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 242 6.13 1000 1 1 0 1 0 4 5
Zach Badanes 9.33 45 8 8 5 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 231 6.00 0 2 4 1 1 0 6 6
James Wegge 4.00 16 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 77 0.00 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Gaertner 2.67 17 3 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400 2.63 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 3
Joe Fasano 4.33 22 6 5 2 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 450 8.08 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2
                                               
Total for Team 35.33 163 27 22 13 4 37 1 1 0 4 2 2 1 255 4.36 500 9 4 1 4 0 17 21

Game 1 - Cleveland Blizzard (OH) 7 Astros 2  LP Joe Fasano

The Astros don't get off to the start they anticipated as we lose a 7-2 decision to the Altoona regional Champion Cleveland Blizzard in the opening game of the AAABA World Series. The Astros trail 2-1 after 4 innings of play but the Cleveland team put up a 5 spot in the top of the 5th inning roughing up starter Joe Fasano (L). Peter Romeo (3 hits & RBI) and Ryan Rusoff (2 hits) account for 5 of our 9 hits in the game. P James Wegge does a great job as he throws 3 hitless innings to quiet Cleveland in innings 7 thru 9. The team will now look to rebound in game #2 which becomes an elimination game.

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf SO CS SB% TB HS
1 Danny Muller 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 250 500 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 Destin Ortiz 4 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 250 500 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
3 Peter Romeo 4 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 750 750 750 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
4 Anthony Mazzella 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
5 PJ Lenz 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
6 Ryan Rusoff 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 500 500 500 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
7 Zach Badanes 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 Tony Peveraro 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Steve Varela 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 333 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
9 Joe Fasano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 Robert Gaertner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
9 James Wegge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total for Game 33 34 0 2 9 7 2 0 0 1 273 333 294 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 11 1
Player IP #BAT RS ER BB SOL HITS HR SACF SACB HP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut SOS SO
9 Joe Fasano 4.33 22 6 5 2 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 450 8.08 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
9 Robert Gaertner 1.67 9 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 375 4.20 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
9 James Wegge 3.00 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 9.00 42 7 6 4 3 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 324 4.67 0 3 0 1 0 2 5

Game 2 - Astros 8 Zainesville (OH) 5  WP Matt Metz

The Astros rebound nicely behind the right arm of Matt Metz (W) and the big sticks of Ryan Rusoff (3 hits, HR/RBI) and Peter Romeo (3 hits, 2B/3 RBI) as the Astros stave off elimination and defeat Zainesville 8-5. Matt Metz is marvelous in his 7 innings of work allowing 1 earned on 4 hits. Ryan Rusoff ties the game with a solo HR in the 4th inning, the Astros go on to score 6 runs in the 6th inning as PJ Lenz delivers the big blow in the inning, a 3 run bases clearing double and Peter Romeo adds a 2 run single to close out the big inning. Zainesville makes it a bit interesting in the late innings plating 2 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th. We live to fight on another game.

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf SO CS SB% TB HS
1 Danny Muller 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2 Destin Ortiz 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1000 0 0
3 Peter Romeo 5 5 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 3 600 800 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
4 Anthony Mazzella 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 250 250 400 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
5 Ryan Rusoff 4 5 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 750 1500 800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
6 PJ Lenz 5 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 200 400 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
7 Zach Badanes 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tony Peveraro 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 250 250 400 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
9 Steve Varela 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
9 Matt Metz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 James Wegge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Robert Gaertner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 37 44 5 8 9 6 2 0 1 8 243 378 364 1 6 2 1 0 0 7 0 1000 14 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER BB SOL HITS HR SACF SACB HP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut SOS SO
9 Matt Metz 7.00 27 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 160 1.00 1000 1 0 1 0 5 5
9 James Wegge 1.00 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 250 0.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Robert Gaertner 1.00 8 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 429 0.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 9.00 40 5 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 222 0.78 1000 3 0 1 0 5 5

Game 3 - Astros 8 Youngstown (OH) 7   WP Jared Mancini S Zach Badanes

WOW, talk about an exciting ballgame! The Astros jump out to an early 3-0 lead after an inning of play as Danny Muller leads off the game with a single, steals 2B and scores on an Anthony Mazzella single, Ryan Rusoff follows with a 2 run blast to RF high above the trees, NICE!!! Youngstown shows their mite with a very impressive 6 run 2nd inning and quickly jump back on top 6-3 after 2 innings in the book. The Astros chip away with a run in the 4th and a run in the 5th as Anthony Mazzalla hits an incredible shot over the CF fence to make it a 1 run ballgame after 5 innings of play. Youngstown puts up a solo run in their half of the 6th inning and that is the way the game remains until the top half of the 9th....With 1 out and the Astros trailing 7-5 Anthony Mazzalla hits his 2nd majestic HR of the game, Ryan Rusoff follows with a single, with the tying run on base and 2 out it's up to Zach Badanes and wouldn't you know it! Zach lifts one to right clearing the fence and putting the Astros in the lead 8-7, WOW!!! Zach takes his adrenaline out to the mound in the 9th and closes it out for the save as Jared Mancini (W) gets the win with his gutsy 8 innings of work. A great ballgame as the Astros live on to play a 3rd consecutive elimination game, the thrill of victory!!!!

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf SO CS SB% TB HS
1 Danny Muller 4 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 500 500 600 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1000 2 1
2 Destin Ortiz 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 200 200 200 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
3 Peter Romeo 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 Anthony Mazzella 5 5 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 3 600 1800 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
5 Ryan Rusoff 5 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 400 1000 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
6 PJ Lenz 5 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 400 400 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7 Zach Badanes 5 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 400 1000 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4
8 Tony Peveraro 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 500 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
8 Robert Gaertner 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Steve Varela 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 500 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
9 Jared Mancini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 40 44 2 8 13 9 0 0 4 8 325 625 386 1 3 2 1 0 0 4 0 1000 25 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER BB SOL HITS HR SACF SACB HP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut SOS SO
7 Zach Badanes 1.00 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
9 Jared Mancini 8.00 36 7 7 3 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 242 6.13 1000 1 0 1 0 4 5
Total for Game 9.00 40 7 7 4 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 222 5.44 1000 2 0 1 0 5 6

Game 4 - Livonia (MI) 8 Astros 6  LP Zach Badanes

.....And the agony of defeat!!! Oh my, the Astros were just 2 outs away from a semi-final matchup but it was not to be as an excellent Livonia (MI) team rally in the bottom of the 9th inning and stun the Astros with a walk-off 3 run HR to advance to the semi-final game in the AAABA World Series. Aside from the brutal finish my hat goes off to (P) Zach Badanes who did a FANTASTIC job on the hill and gutted it out thru 8 1/3 innings of work. Ryan Rusoff (2 RBI) hits his 3rd HR of the tournament with a 2 run HR in the 6th inning to put the Astros in front 6-5. Anthony Mazzella delivers a 2 run single in the 1st inning, Destin Ortiz (2 hits) delivers a 2 run double in the 2nd inning and Danny Muller chips in with 2 singles. It was another highly entertaining game as the Astros and Livonia went back and forth thru 6 innings up until the deciding blow in the bottom of the 9th.

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf SO CS SB% TB HS
1 Danny Muller 4 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 500 500 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2 Destin Ortiz 5 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 400 600 400 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2
3 Peter Romeo 4 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 250 250 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Anthony Mazzella 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 333 333 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
5 Ryan Rusoff 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 250 1000 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5
6 PJ Lenz 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Zach Badanes 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tony Peveraro 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Steve Varela 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 33 38 4 6 7 5 1 0 1 6 212 333 316 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER BB SOL HITS HR SACF SACB HP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut SOS SO
7 Zach Badanes 8.33 41 8 8 4 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 250 6.72 0 1 1 1 0 5 5
Total for Game 8.33 41 8 8 4 0 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 250 6.72 0 1 1 1 0 5 5