NY Gremlins recap from Jarvis, Ontario

July 3, 2013

Jarvis, ON

Here is the NY Gremlins recap from the North American Fastball Challenge in Jarvis, Ontario. Hope to see you at some point this season.

Gregg Leather

NY Gremlins


The NY Gremlins opened their 2013 season this past weekend at the North American Fastball Challenge in Jarvis, Ontario capturing the tournament with an undefeated 6-0 record. The tournament featured 5 of the top 6 teams in the current ISC rankings. The highlights are as follows:

Game :# 1 – Pool Play

NY Gremlins 4 Scarborough Force 1

WP – Kirkpatrick LP- Tracy

Bryan Abrey and Travis Wilson both homered for the Gremlins. Matty Roy drove in the other run with a sac fly. Andrew Kirkpatrick went the distance allowing 1 run and striking out 8

Game # 2 – Pool Play

NY Gremlins 8 Hill United 1

WP – Cleary LP- Joseph, Patterson

Nick Mullins and Wayne Laulu both hit homers to pace the Gremlin offense. Tyson Byrne had 3 hits and Andrew Kirkpatrick had 2. Sean Cleary picked up the win striking out 9

Game # 3 – Pool Play

NY Gremlins 10 Jarvis Twins 2

WP – Whitten LP – Hayes, French

The Gremlin bats stayed hot in this game pounding out 15 hits and 10 runs. Bryan Abrey lead the attack with 3 hits and HR. Matty Roy and Nick Mullins also had 3 hits each. Sean Whitten allowed 2 runs in the first inning of his Gremlin debut but settled in and didn’t allow a run the rest of the way.

Game # 4 – Pool Play

NY Gremlins 8 Pennsylvania Power 1

WP – Cleary, Whitten LP- Potolicchio

The Gremlins used the long ball pounding out 6 HR’s to account for all their runs. Todd Schultz went 3-3 with 2 HR’s, Nick Mullins also went 3-3 with a HR, Tyson Byrne, Matty Roy & Bryan Abrey also added a HR each. Sean Cleary & Sean Whitten combined for the win & 13K’s

Game # 5 – Semi Final

NY Gremlins 5 Jarvis Twins 4

WP – Kirkpatrick, Cleary LP- French, Farion

This back and forth contest saw the Gremlins come away with the walk off win in the bottom of the 7th. Bryan Abrey continued his hot hitting with 2 hits and another HR. Ben Wideman hit a game tying HR in the bottom of the 7th. Travis Wilson and Tyson Byrne had 2 hits each with Wilson driving in the winning run. Kirkpatrick went the first 6 innings and Cleary pitched the 7th to combine for the win.

Game # 6 – Final

NY Gremlins 3 Hill United 1

WP – Cleary, Kirkpatrick LP- Folkard

The Gremlins finished their undefeated weekend with a 3-1 win over Hill United in the Championship game. Ben Wideman drove in the first run of the game with a 2 out single in the bottom of the 2nd. After Hill tied the game in the top of the 3rd on a solo HR by Brad Ezekiel, Gremlin Blair Ezekiel struck the deciding blow with a 2 run HR. Andrew Kirkpatrick threw 4 scoreless innings in relief of starter Sean Cleary.

Overall the team played well in all facets hitting .368 lead by Tyson Byrne .476, Bryan Abrey .471, Nick Mullins .467 & Wayne Laulu ..400. The defense only made 3 errors on the weekend. The pitching staff had a 2.37 ERA and was lead by Andrew Kirkpatrick with 17 innings and a 1.58 ERA.

The Gremlins will be back in action at the Boys of Summer July 12-14

Special thanks to Pat Graham and the Jarvis Hallman Twins for hosting this top flight event.

Gregg Leather

NY Gremlins GM