An impressive two-way performance from Sam Cantrall led the Mets to a 9-3 win over the Yankees in the North Riverdale Baseball League championship game on Saturday. The team celebrated its final 13-1-1 record and championship at Yo-Burger, as the owners came through on a promise to give the kids free burgers if they won the championship.
Cantrall racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Mets, doubling in the second inning and tripling in the fifth. He also had 11 strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs on three hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings.
The Mets had eight hits, including four for extra bases. They did not relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the second inning, when Cantrall hit a two-run double.
The Mets had three-run rallies in the third and fifth innings.
In the third, Mets player James Martin scored on an RBI single by Aiden Gaugha. The Mets quickly matched the Yankees’ strong inning with a two-run inning of their own in the fourth, but the Mets scored on an RBI single by James and a fielder’s choice in the fifth.