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Yankees Stomp Monarchs 17-8

May 28, 2007 — The Yankees got back on the winning track with a resounding 17-8 victory over the Monarchs Sunday night, a day after being routed by the defending-champion Vikings.
The game, the lone contest in the Raphael Jackson AA Baseball league on Sunday, saw the Yankees score 11 runs in the first inning and then cruise to victory in the time-shortened five-inning contest.
Batting first, the Yankees plated 11 runs on a three-run home run by Ellerton Maynard, a two-run single by Mackeel Rogers, RBI singles by Rogers and Carlos Morales, bases loaded walks drawn by Omari Eastman and Jermaine Lynch, a sacrifice fly off the bat of Roderick Moorehead and an error. The Monarchs came up empty in the bottom of the inning.
The Yankees scored two more runs in the top of the second inning on an RBI single by Eastman and a wild pitch, extending their lead to 13-0. The Monarchs got on the board in the bottom of the inning with two runs on a sac fly by Dwayne Brannigan and a Yankee error to trail 13-2 at the end of two.
After the Yankees failed to score in the top of the third, the Monarchs came up with one run in bottom of the third on an RBI single off the bat of Andre Poche to trail 13-3 at the end of three.
The Yankees again failed to score in the top of the fourth. The Monarchs looked to get back into the game by plating five runs in the bottom of the inning on a three-run home run off the bat of Renee Rosado and a two-run single by Rogelio Louis to get to within five at 13-8. That would be as close as they would get, however, as they would not score again in the time-shortened five-inning contest.
Meanwhile, the Yankees added four more runs in the top of the fifth, highlighted by an RBI double by Carlos Morales and an RBI single by Jamal Browne for the final margin of victory, 17-8. The game was called after the Monarchs came up empty in the bottom of the inning.
Eleizer Ramirez pitched the win for the Yankees, while Pedro Rivera got the loss for the Monarchs. Top hitters for the Yankees were Maynard, 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs; Rogers, 3 for 4 with three RBIs; and Morales, 2 for 4 with two RBIs. For the Monarchs, Rosado went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs, Poche 1 for 3 with one RBI and Louis 1 for 2 with one RBI.
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