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Tuckahoe Youth Wins Columbus Day Baseball Tourney

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. - The Tuckahoe Youth Baseball Association hosted its 1st Annual TYA Columbus Weekend Tournament Oct. 6-8 with Tuckahoe teams in 10-under and 8-under age groups competing against a dozen traveling teams.

Teams from Cortlandt, Frozen Ropes, Hard Ball, New Rochelle Braves and Old Greenwich (Conn.) joined Tuckahoe in the 10-under tournament.

Tuckahoe's 10-under team battled through three games in pool play to qualify for the four-team semifinal and went on to defeat Cortlandt 6-1 in the championship game.

Hillcrest (Yonkers) won the 8-under title in a six-team tournament, which included Tuckahoe, Armonk, New Rochelle, Pelham and College Point in Queens.

The TYA 10-under boys finished pool play with the No. 2 seed with a 2-1 record, beating Frozen Ropes and Hardball and losing to College Point 6-5. The New Rochelle Braves also finished pool play with a 2-1 record, including a 5-3 loss to Cortlandt.

Tuckahoe topped New Rochelle 15-4 and Cortland beat College Point 1-0 in the semifinals to set up the Cortlandt-Tuckahoe final. Cortlandt led 1-0 through four innings until the hometown boys erupted for six runs in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead.

Tuckahoe's Jackson Goodman pitched the first two innings, Clark Stephens pitched the third and fourth and Anthony DeFabbia pitched the final two innings to seal the win.

Coach Jerry DeFabbia said all 13 boys contributed in the five games. The TYA champions also included Jonathan Berger, Griffin Brocchini, Nate Davis, John DeAngelis, Greg Fusco, Jack Gentry, Jack Hommeyer, Justin Lee, Matt Mondrone and Max Mullen.

Coach Rob Sypher's 8-under team played host as Hillcrest topped College Point to win the tournament title.

"Congratulations to the Hillcrest team from Yonkers and the runner up team from College Point from Queens," Sypher said. "In the end it was a great display of sportsmanship and excellent baseball by all the teams involved."

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