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College Point Rebels’ Fried throws
perfecto en route to 12-0 blowout win
BY ALEXANDER FRIED
Just three days aft er Gavin O’Connor’s
opening day no-hitter against the Long
Island Crushers, Tanner Fried propelled
the College Point Rebels to a perfect 4-0
record in the Elite LI Hot Stove Travel
league by tossing a perfect game against the
Guided by his buddy and catcher Evan
Antzoulis, Fried struck out 12 and allowed
no one to reach base. He also relied on
excellent fi elding and timely hitting to
record the victory.
In the second inning, Brian Baek made
a bare-handed grab on a drag bunt that
was scooped by fi rst baseman George
Diamantopoulos. Jayden Kim ended the
second inning with a lunging catch on a
hard hit line drive in the right-center fi eld
gap. In the fourth, second baseman Shane
led off with a line drive single to left
In the fourth inning, aft er singles and
Sullivan stole a hit up the middle and threw
fi eld. Shane Sullivan followed with another
stolen bases by Kim and Baek, Fried helped
a bullet to fi rst just ahead of the runner.
single up the middle, setting the stage
his own cause by singling up the middle,
Aft er the Rebels were retired in order in
for Carmine Savino, who hit a shot to left
driving in two more runs. Aft er Fried stole
the fi rst, their bats came alive in the second
fi eld for a triple, driving in Sullivan and
second and third, Ryan Neville followed up
when cleanup hitter Peter Vanechanos
with a clutch hit to center, driving Fried in.
With two out and Neville at third,
O’Connor crushed a double over the right
fi elder’s head driving in Neville.
In the last inning, with Kim on second,
Evan Antzoulis drove a double in the gap
securing the 12-0 victory.
In the previous victories, great starting
pitching by O’Connor and Fried, followed
by outstanding relief pitching by
Sullivan and Baek resulted in narrow victories
against the Glen Cove lightening
and the Blue Collar Bulldogs, respectively.
With the margin of victory of less 3 runs
in each game, timely hitting and running
Th e Rebels are led by professional high
school trainers Mike Socci, John and Chris
Zucci, Queens College coach John Smith
and major league trainer Juan Polanco.
Th e team practices at Cunningham Park
in Fresh Meadows or Ulmer Field in
Th e Rebels’ next game is against the
PYA Legends in Lyons Field in Port
Washington this Saturday night, May 19,
at 6 p.m.
Maspeth tennis and track teams head to the playoff s
A pair of Maspeth High School sports
teams fi nished the regular season strong
and are now heading into the playoff s.
At their fi nal meet on May 9, several
members of the Maspeth boys track team
ran to third place fi nishes in their events.
Kwan Williams took third place in the
100 meter dash, while William Huang,
Andres Echavarria and Wilbert Santos all
placed in third in their respectives heats
in the 200 meter.
Assistant coach Kresimir Mustac said
“the boys are peaking at the right time” with
the Borough championships on May 16.
Meanwhile, the Maspeth boys tennis
team completed an undefeated, 12-0, regular
season with a 4-1 win over Grover
Cleveland High School on May 9. Maspeth
took the #3 overall seed in the playoff s and
faced Fort Hamilton on May 16.