SPECIAL TO THE SUN RISE
The AG&G Inc. Johnston Little League team won the Junior/Senior Division title in the league’s recent tournament. The team won the regular season title going 14-1 and would finish 3-0 in the tournament.
In Game 1 of the playoffs AG&G faced the No. 4 seed sponsored by Councilman Joseph Polisena. The game was a tight match as AG&G sent All-Star pitcher Cam Frenier to the mound to square off against All-Star pitcher Jonah Pecchia.
AG&G would hold on to a 2-1 lead until late in the game when it was able to get three more runs across the plate. Frenier pitched a complete game and was backed by strong defense and some timely hitting. AG&G won the game 5-2 and advanced to face the No. 2 seed sponsored by Councilman Robert V. Russo, Esq, who went 9-5-1 in the regular season.
AG&G sent Dylan Guernon to the mound while Councilman Robert V. Russo, Esquire, sent the young left Anthony Scorpio to the hill in Game 1 of the best-of-three series.
Scorpio kept the AG&G hitters off balance all day and was able to keep the top seeded team held to just two runs through five innings. However, in the bottom of the sixth inning AG&G would rally for four more runs and go on to defeat Councilman Russo’s sponsored team 6-1. Dylan Guernon pitched a complete game for AG&G.
AG&G sent Christopher Civetti to the mound in hopes of closing out the series and capturing the 2021 Junior/Senior League title in Game 2.
AG&G set the tone early as the first six batters reached base in the top of the first inning and AG&G went on to score five runs and never looked back. The strong bats, solid defensive play, and accurate pitching proved too much for Councilman Russo’s team.
AG&G closed out the season with a 16-3 victory. Civetti pitched a complete game and was certainly helped by some timely hitting, solid base running, and strong defensive play. AG&G finished the 2021 season with a 17-1 record while amassing 174 runs and giving up only 60.
AG&G’s success was the result of a total team effort. Each and every player on the team stepped up at some point and made a key play or got a clutch hit. The team was led by the optimism and positive attitude of the head Coach Steven Finegan with the support of the assistant coaches John Paris and Councilman Robert Civetti.
Members of the AG&G Inc. team included: Cam Frenier, Dean Paris, Dylan Guernon, Steven Finegan, Christopher Civetti, Kevin Biscelli, Logan Horne, Ethan Placella, Nate Wiggens, Jacob Abbruzzese , Jayden Calcagni, Alex Pratt, Colby Staplins, Jonas Littlefield. Coaches Steve Finegan, John Paris and Robert Civetti
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