Girard Academic Music Program
2002 PL Baseball Champs

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GIRARD ACADEMIC MUSIC PROGRAM
Front, L to R -- Jeff Colon, Dominic DeMarco, Anthony Caines.
Back, L to R --
Coach Art Kratchman, managers Jenny Tran, Jaclyn O'Brien and Jillian
Vella, Andrew Scaffetta, Mario Malatino, Nicky DiVario, Jimmy Postiglione, David Scirrotto,
Vincent Evangelista, Paul LaBruna, Matt Sestito.

REGULAR SEASON RESULTS
April 2
  Northeast 7, GAMP 5: Ari Bluestein got the win and cracked a two-run homer.
April 4
  GAMP 10, Edison 0: Andrew Scafetta pitched three innings of the two-hit shutout and helped himself
by going 3 for 3 with nine RBI, including a three-run homer in the third inning and a grand slam in the fourth.
April 8
Frankford 4, GAMP 1:
Glenn LaBadie pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and had a two-run
double in a four-run fourth. Adam Hartman and Matt Colon also had RBI.
April 11
  GAMP 10, Bartram 9: Nick DiVario went 2-for-3 with five RBI; his two-run single made it 9-9 in the
home sixth. Dominic DeMarco scored on an error in the seventh. Anthony Caines allowed five hits.
Bartram's Ian Greaves doubled twice.
April 15
  Roxborough 8, GAMP 0: Mike Gibbs pitched a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with a
three-run homer and four RBI. Chuck Richardson also homered.
April 16
  Washington 8, GAMP 7: Dennis Massott went 3-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBI. Massott's
double scored Brian Morgan and capped a three-run home seventh. Winner Rob Ritterson fanned six
in four innings. For GAMP, Andrew Scafetta homered and doubled twice while Nick DiVario also homered.
April 18
  Central 8, GAMP 7: The Lancers scored two in the home sixth to make Noah White a winner in relief
(two-thirds of an inning). GAMP scored six in the top half. Mike Kane had two hits and scored three runs.
Lightning halted the game in the seventh.
April 23
  Washington 19, GAMP 6: Jason Welte's two doubles in an eight-run second led the way. Welte also
threw out two baserunners. Harry Parfitt contributed a 2-run homer as part of a 20-hit attack.
April 26
  Northeast 7, GAMP 4: Ryan Zastowney fanned seven in a four-hitter and Steve Sandberg homered.
April 29
  GAMP 10, Edison 0: Anthony Caines allowed five hits.
May 7
  GAMP 15, Bartram 7: Anthony Caines fanned eight and Jeff Colon tripled en route to four RBI.
May 14
  Frankford 12, GAMP 6: Dave Firth had two homers among five hits, good for five RBI. Matt Colon
also homered. Anthony Caines homered for GAMP.
May 16
  GAMP 7, Roxborough 5: Mario Malatino got the win and David Scirrotto went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Losing pitcher Mike Gibbs homered twice.
May 17
  Central 8, GAMP 2: Noah White spun a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Ryan Meyer went 2-for-3
with a homer and two RBI.

PLAYOFFS
May 23
Round of 16
  GAMP 6, Bok 4: Mario Malatino struck out 13 over six innings and went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Anthony
Caines pitched the entire seventh and ended it by getting a looking strikeout with the bases loaded. Nick
DiVario had a two-run double. Bok's Joe DeSalis had two RBI.
May 30
Quarterfinal
  GAMP 2, Central 1: Mario Malatino permitted six hits and struck out eight to outduel Noah White
(four-hitter, 10 whiffs). The Pioneers' runs scored on an error and a wild pitch. Central's John Hogan had
an RBI single.
June 3
Semifinal
  GAMP 8, Frankford 7: GAMP, 5-9 during the regular season, scored eight runs in the third inning to
take an 8-1 lead and then held on. Anthony Caines went four innings for the win. Mario Malatino earned
the save by escaping a one-out, second-and-third jam in the home seventh with a strikeout and groundout.
Malatino and Jeff Colon had RBI singles in GAMP's third. For Frankford, 14-0 in the regular season, Joe
Manini (single) and Ambioris Puntier (double) had hits worth two RBI.
June 6
Final
  GAMP 8, Northeast 6: The Pioneers, part of PL baseball since 1989, won their first championship by
rallying from a 4-1 deficit in the last three innings. David Scirrotto had an RBI single in a three-run fifth
and a two-run single in a three-run sixth. The run that broke a 4-4 tie scored on a passed ball. Matt Sestito
also had hits in each of the three-run uprisings. The momentum swung when third baseman Jeff Colon
made an outstanding play on a grounder to end the fourth and keep Northeast's lead from expanding to 5-1.
Mario Malatino, on two days' rest, toughed out a 10-hitter and went the distance. Northeast had runners at
second and third with one out in the home seventh when Malatino induced a popout and groundout to end
it. Ken Wlodarczyk went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and one RBI. Starting pitcher Ryan Zastowney had
a two-run single. Northeast committed six errors to none for GAMP. GAMP, which had just 11 players in
uniform (10 percent of the school's male enrollment), won its four playoff games by six runs total.

COMPOSITE PLAYOFF BOXSCORE

ab

r

h

bi

avg.

Jeff Colon

14

1

5

1

.357

David Scirrotto

14

3

5

4

.357

Vince Evangelista

9

2

3

0

.333

Mario Malatino

13

3

4

2

.308

Jimmy Postiglione

13

3

3

1

.231

Andrew Scafetta

10

2

2

1

.200

Matt Sestito

11

3

2

1

.182

Nick DiVario

13

3

2

2

.154

Dominic DeMarco

0

0

0

0

.000

Paul LaBruna

1

1

0

0

.000

Anthony Caines

11

3

0

0

.000

  Totals

109

24

26

12

.239

  E: Sestito, DeMarco 3, DiVario, Scirrotto,
LaBruna, Scafetta, Malatino. DP: 3. LOB: 35.
2B: DiVario. 3B: None. HR: None. SB: Scafetta,
Malatino, Postiglione, Caines 2, Scirrotto.
S: DiVario, Sestito, LaBruna. SF: None.

ip h r er bb so w l s era
Anthony Caines 5 7 5 2 3 3 1 0 1 2.80
Mario Malatino 23 26 13 10 14 26 3 0 1 3.04

   Totals

28 33 18 12 17 29 4 0 2 3.00

  HBP: Caines. WP: Malatino 5. PB: DiVario.