HAWTHORNE, NY -- Through two games, the Harrison nine-ten-year-old baseball team had outscored its opponents by 20 runs. Harrison started early and scored often in both wins -- over Rye and Dobbs Ferry.
Harrison did the same against Ardsley, score quickly, and Jack Woolf took it from there. Woolf pitched over five innings and struck out nine, sending Harrison to a 5-2 victory over Ardsley in a District 20 Little League Baseball nine-ten-year-old winners bracket semifinal at Sherman Park Little League. Harrison will play Eastchester in the winners bracket final, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Gedney Field in White Plains. Eastchester advanced by winning a slugfest 11-8, over White Plains.
Through three games, Harrison has scored 29 runs to its opponents six. He was just knittable, said Harrison manager Lou Arlotta of Woolf. He was throwing his fastball hard for strikes and he was moving up and coming down in the zone. He is so disciplined. He can hit his spot from under the chin down to the knees. We also played great defense.
The victors began quickly, scoring four runs in the first inning. Woolf led off the game with a double to center. Noah Okis sacrifice resulted in a single. Frank Nannariello singled to load the bases. Peter Hoffman followed with a two-run double and Christian Pizzutello single in Nannariello and Hoffman. Arlotta noted that Harrison had opportunities to expand its lead, but Ardsley made some fine defensive plays.
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