OSWEGO — The Elks recently picked up two victories over the Firefighters and the Police in recent Oswego Little League Majors Division action.
The Elks topped the Firefighters, 22-7, and the Police by a score of 7-4.
Elks 7, Police 4: Elks and the Police were locked into a pitching duel for most of the game.
Nolan Roy started on the mound for the Elks, recording eight strikeouts. Tommy Kirwan closed the game and struck out the six batters he faced.
Police’s Camden Atkinson matched Roy by striking out eight batters. Cayden Carpenter and Brett DeGrenier pitched in relief for the Police.
Roy led the charge offensively for the Elks with two hits. Kirwan and Daniel Callen had a hit and three walks each, while Mason Naumann and David Curry chipped in hits. Emery O’Brien, Aaron O’Brien, and Ethan King all reached base.
Tanner Palmitesso and Camden Atkinson had hits for the Police.
Police mounted a comeback in the fifth inning. After tying the score at 4-4, the Police loaded the bases with no outs. Kirwan, however, came in to strike out the side and end the inning for the Elks.
The Elks scored three runs later in the game to take the lead. The Elks tried to tack on more runs in the top of the sixth inning. DeGrenier came in with the bases loaded and one out to retire the side.
Kirwan then closed the game with three strikeouts.
Elks 22, Firefighters 7: The Elks received strong pitching efforts from Daniel Callen (3 strikeouts), Tommy Kirwan (8 strikeouts), along with Emery O’Brien and Mason Naumann (a strikeout each).
Leading the Elks offensively were Kirwan (7 hits), Naumann (6 hits), Roy (5 hits), Callen and Connor Kelly (4 hits each), Jameson Stepien and Emery O’Brien (3 hits each), David Curry (2 hits), and Aaron O’Brien (1 hit). Ethan King, Adam Greene, and Luis Correa all reached base.
Firefighters pitchers included Carter Guynn, Jack Haynes, Jose Ramos, Gavin Guynn, and Jason Bartlett. Eddy Kuzawski, Carter Guynn, Jack Haynes, Matt Willis, and Ramos all had hits for the Firefighters.