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Long Island MSBL 25+ ‘A’ Division
New York Knights 7, North Shore White Sox 3
‘Iron Man Lagos Leads on the Bump’
Submitted by Tony Scime, Knights manager
The New York Knights closed out the 2017 regular season on a
five game winning streak (13-5) and continued their winning ways going 4-1 during the playoffs, sweeping the North Shore White Sox in the Championship Round by the scores of 6-5 and
7-3 capturing their second MSBL Title in the last three years.
Game one saw the Knights defeat the North Shore White Sox 6-5. Knight’s ace lefty Tyrone Lawrence worked the first 7 1/3 innings holding the
powerful White Sox to just three earned runs before giving way to Will Lagos, who recorded
the last five outs for the save.
In game two the Knights defeated the North Shore White Sox7-3, winning the 2017 MSBL Championship. Knights ace righty pitcher Will Lagos went the distance scattering just five hits while striking out seven. Lagos was phenomenal during the Knights
playoff run, hurling 31 2/3 innings while allowing only four earned runs
(1.14) ERA, winning three games and saving one of the Knights four playoff
The Knights batting stars were center fielder and leadoff man Juan Pantoja, who paced the Knights 12 hit attack with two hits, two walks and
two runs scored, and shortstop Joe Clemente who contributed two hits, including a 2-RBI
double. John Calarco, Ty Lawrence,
Carlos Leon, Tommy Assenzio, Polo Rivera, Derek Genova, Tom Chang and Brian
Cummings all chipped in with big hits.