By Frank Rizzo
JUNE 22, 2001 -- LIVINGSTON MANOR --Overall Record: 76
League Record: 33 OCIAA Division V
Sectionals: Lost to John A. Coleman 4-2 in the quarterfinal of the Class D tournament.
Top Hitters: Ryan Edwards went 26/44 to bat .591 and also had six doubles one homer and 14 RBI to tie for the team lead. His 12 runs scored were second on the team. Edwards also had the top on base (.583) and slugging (.841) averages. Ryan Carlson batted .419 (18/33) and led the team with 19 runs and was tied with Edwards with 14 RBI. he also had three doubles, three triples, and two homers. Clarence Hinkley batted .405 with three doubles. Casey Adamse hit .375 and was second with a .524 OBA. Scott Denman hit .356 with three doubles and 10 RBI.
Top Pitchers: Carlson went 53 with a 3.10 ERA, hurling 53 of the 90 innings put together by the pitching staff. And he doesnt even like to pitch, said Livingston Manor coach Chuck McKenna. We were [competitive] in every game he pitched. Brian Will pitched 25 innings, going 13 with a 3.92 ERA. Hinkley pitched a late-season complete-game win over Downsville, a big step in Manors making the playoffs for the first time since 1998.
Season Highlights: The (May 24) game against narrowsburg, when we were down 7-1 and rallied to win 10-7, said McKenna. Also, clinching sectionals for the first time in two years.
Disappointments: Losing to Coleman in the sectionals. I honestly thought we could have been competitive, said McKenna. We just needed to hit a bit better.
Final Thoughts: We achieved our goals by making sectionals. A lot of people in the community were excited about that, because they were used to us being there, McKenna noted. Hopefully, the dry spell is over.