Needing to make up ground in the crowded NYCBL West Division the Webster Yankees opened the second half of the 2007 season against the Geneva Red Wings. Three pitchers held Webster to two hits and zero runs as the Wings topped the Yanks 4 to 0.
Paul Bertuccinni (LSU) earned the win as he struck out six, walked one, and limited Webster to two hits through seven innings of work. Dusty Odenbach (UCONN) and Kyle Bellamy (Miami/Fl.) each tossed a perfect inning of relief. Bellamy struck out the side in the ninth for the save.
Geneva scored three runs in the third. With two outs Brock Miller (Gardner-Webb) started the attack with the first of three Geneva singles. Andrew Damewood (Texas-Tyler) followed, and Julio Gomez (Coker) drove home Miller. After a wild pitch Damewood and Gomez both scored on a Brendan Stokes (Northeastern) double.
Bobby DiNuzzo (Iona) was looking to win his second consecutive decision. DiNuzzo earned NYCBL Player-of-the –Day honors when he hurled eight strong versus the Niagara Power on June 29th. Against the Wings Bobby D. got the loss as he allowed three runs over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one.
Chris Coleman (Niagara) worked two innings of relief. The ‘paint ball master’ allowed one run, struck out two and walked one.
NYCBL Player-of-the-Week, Joe McIntyre (North Carolina A&T), went two for three on the day.
Webster falls to nine wins and fifteen losses for the season.