By Matt DiGrigoli and Melissa Palazzotto
The Brooklyn Blue Storm 8U Lightning squad has won the Pony World Series!
Composed of six teams, the Blue Storm 8-year-olds started the Pony World Series with lopsided victories over Bergen Beach and the Bonnie Tigers. The Brooklyn boys defeated Bergen Beach by a final of 32-0 and dominated the Tigers by a margin of 34-0.
In the two games, the Lightning struck for an incredible 12 home runs — four by Aeden Finateri, two apiece by Michael Sirota, Chris Campanella and Daniel Corona, and one each by Antonio DiGrigoli and Michael McGowan.
The Blue Storm pitchers combined to pitch two no-hitters, led by Jakob Alers, Antonio Morin and the young closer, 6-year-old Joseph “JoJo” DiGrigoli, who finished both games on the mound. read more