Congratulations to the Red Hook/Rhinebeck Junior Little League All-Stars who defeated Croton 11-1 yesterday afternoon in the first game of the sectional playoffs. Next game is Saturday at 4pm in Harrison against the winner of White Plains vs Haverstraw. Two more wins puts them in the state finals. Thanks to Joseph Kihlmire, father of starting pitcher Joey Kihlmire, for relaying the info:
Red Hook 11 – Croton 1 – 5 inning (10 run mercy rule).
Offensive Highlights: Nick Hunziker 3-4, 2 singles and a Grand Slam, 7 RBI’s. Austin Cole 2-3, Single & Triple. Matt Corliss 2-3, 2 singles. Joey Kihlmire 1-2, Double and a walk.
Defensive Highlights: Pitching – Joey Kihlmire – 5 IP, 1R, 2 H, 1 BB, 11 SO – there were only 4 defensive outs due to the strike out total but there was a great relay play on one of the two hits which was hit over the center fielder (Nick Hunziker). Relay Hunziker to Jimmy Mulvey (shortstop out for cutoff) to Austin Cole at third for the out.