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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Clarke takes out V.S. North
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Donovan Berthoud/Herald
Clarke's John Fogarty, left, celebrated with Jayson Garcia after his second homer in Game 2 of last week's Class A playoff series win over Valley Stream North.

Facing elimination, the Rams came out swinging in Game 2 last Friday and won in a rout, 12-1. Junior Jesse Russo got the fireworks started with a leadoff homer over the fence in right, sparking a three-run top of the first that proved enough for Seelinger. Fogarty homered twice and tripled, and drove in six runs.

“Matt’s a tough pitcher,” Abruscato said of Seelinger, who allowed just a homer to Martelli and struck out 10. “He keeps his composure.”

The Conference A-VI champs put the game out of reach with six runs in the sixth, highlighted by senior Jayson Garcia’s two-run single and Fogarty’s three-run jack.

“We had a very successful season, winning three playoff games,” said Sanfilippo, whose team eliminated Valley Stream South and North Shore. “It would’ve been nice to get one more and see what we could’ve done in the semis, but Clarke outplayed us the last two games.”


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