Rebels Drop Two to Mets
North Bellmore, NY – The Rebels 2009 travel season got off to a rough start when they lost both games of a double-header to the Mattituck Mets.
The Mets, last year’s National Junior Baseball League champions who posted a perfect 17-0 record, proved to be the formidable challenger their record suggested with excellent defense and strong hitting throughout their lineup.
The Rebels battled and put on a respectable showing jumping out to early leads in both games. They also flashed the leather with some fine defensive plays of their own. But, in the end, the Mets great fielding and offensive depth was too much for the Rebels to overcome.
In post-game commentary Coach Sam reminded all players and families that the NJBL "A" division is expected to provide nothing but very strong clubs. This high level of competition will ultimately make the Rebels stronger and sharper in this season and the seasons to come.