In their Sophomore year, the East Boston Knights opened their 2011 Yawkey League Baseball season with a victory over the Stoneham Sabers.
Sean Hannon pitched 5 solid innings, striking out 7 and only allowing 2 hits.
Centerfielder Tyler Higgins and 1st Baseman Ace DiNapoli combined for 2 hits each but it was Catcher Juan Rosario, former farm-hand of the NY Yankees, who hit a 3-run homer in the 5th inning to put the Knights up 4 to 0.
The Sabres scored 2 runs against right-handed relief pitcher Josh Valerio in the bottom of the 5th, but that would be it for the rookie team. Rosario drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the 7th inning to finish with 4 RBIs.
Higgins made a dramatic catch in the outfield to end the game, giving the Knights a most-deserved win.
The Knights open up at Satori Field in East Boston on Monday, May 16th, weather permitting, against the Brighton Minutemen.
Please check out www.eastbostonknights.com for information on your local team, including schedules and home games, standings and statistics, and links to the Knights on Facebook and Twitter.
The team looks forward to giving the hometown readers of the East Boston Times an update on your Yawkey League team each week!