The Short Hop is all about the annual "Get Acquainted Day" at Gil Hodges Field. The day featured a pair of 7-inning contests which sandwiched a cookout lunch for players, coaches, friends, and family.
Game 1: Red 8, Black 1. Lineups
Game 2: Red 9, Black 3. Lineups
Offense: The bats came out on Saturday but the Red team did most of the hitting. But overall, the hitters did a good job squaring up balls. In game one, Joe Sturino led the way with a double, a sacrifice fly, and a run scored. There were also RBI's by Andrew Pluckbaum, Josh Handzik, Michael Madden, and Kevin Sloat. Angelo Burrage paced the Black team with a pair of singles and a run batted in. In game two, Burrage would display some power with a home run into the wind to right in a losing effort. The Red team legged out three triples in the game thanks to Chris Hauser, Charlie Dennehey, and Ryan Keck. Cam Chestnut added an RBI-single and three stolen bases. Garrett O'Neill went deep as well, sparking a 5-run 4th inning for the Red team.