Rebels Defeat Coast in Expanded Rules Exhibition

Posted by Mike Conry on Aug 04 2009 at 02:45PM PDT in 2009 Summer

Massapequa, NY – The Rebels defeated Massapequa Coast today, 11-7, in an exhibition game at Burns Park. The game included 70-foot bases and big league leading, stealing, pick-off and balk rules — a first for this 9U squad.

The Rebels took the opportunity to get their pitching staff some work with Jack 8, Kevin 5, Nick 2, Alec 14, Mike 13, and Matt 7 all taking the mound. This combination of pitchers and some fine defense kept the game close enough for their productive offense to outscore Massapequa.

The defense was steady and featured a number of great plays by Jack 8 at shortstop.

The offense was fueled by nice hitting throughout the line-up including a bases-loaded bomb by Alec 14 that hopped to the outfield wall 300 feet away and drove in three big runs.

North Bellmore North Merrick extended their advantage over rival Coast to 3-1 and have established themselves as the ‘team to beat’ in future contests.

The Rebels will enjoy a few days off and look forward to their first practice in over a month this Friday, 5:30, at Newbridge.


2009-08-04T18:12:31.000-07:00August 04 2009, at 06:12 PM PDT, Bob Delaney said:

Congratulations to all who participated in today’s exhibition game. All of the boys played beyond there years. I think we’re more prepared for Baseball on the Beach than Coast. I think swe’re in there heads. Coach Bob

2009-08-04T18:42:19.000-07:00August 04 2009, at 06:42 PM PDT, Sam Acri said:

Great job boys, only one person made a mistake tonight, but we have to excuse him because he was not there.(Coach Mike)
The Final Score was 11-7
Thank you to all the parents for having there children there for an early start.

Coach Sam

2009-08-04T18:44:09.000-07:00August 04 2009, at 06:44 PM PDT, Sam Acri said:

Also two other pitchers that did very well were Kevin & Alec, (Alec made me write that)

2009-08-05T07:37:32.000-07:00August 05 2009, at 07:37 AM PDT, Mike Conry said:

:-) Thanks for keeping me honest! (Going to have to cut my beat reporters’ pay…)