In winning the Middletown Youth Athletic Association’s Major League title, the A’s culminated their league-leading 16-1 regular season record by defeating the Mets, 6-1, and running their overall record to 19-1. The A’s jumped out to a two-run lead in the first inning on a two-run home run by Kris Basmagy, who was 3-for-3 (HR, triple, double; four RBIs) on the day. Basmagy then went on to pitch six innings of two-hit ball while striking out 11 Met batters. For the Mets, Jason Huelbig, 1-for-2 (double), and Thomas Crosson 1-for-2 and a run scored, pounded out the only hits. Other offensive contributors on the A’s were Nick Fanelli (2-for-3), Brian Nortz (1-for-2, double), John Desanctis (2-for-3, RBI), Joe Rispoli (1-for-3, RBI) and Graham Haliskoe (1-for-2). The Holmdel Stallions U13 girls soccer team, the Bulldogs, is looking for travel soccer players for the fall. Any girl born in August 1993 or later and is interested in playing can contact Dean at (732) 264-8077 for more information. The Bayshore Bandits, an 11U travel baseball team made up of boys from the Bayshore area, completed their first out-of-state tournament trip with a second-place finish in the highly competitive Sandcastle Open tournament, which was played in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The Bandits went 4-1 during the sweltering Father’s Day weekend tournament, beating the Delaware Storm, the South Brunswick Vikings and the N.Y.C. Demon Dawgz twice. Their only loss of the weekend came in Sunday afternoon’s championship game (their third game of the day) against a very strong Delaware Warriors team. The boys played very well over the weekend, highlighted by outstanding pitching by Kyle Gebhardt, Cody Regueiro, Rob Geiger, Connor Skeen and James Corr, solid defense by Kevin Steuerer, Mike O’Sullivan and Eric Mojica, and clutch hitting by Eric Williams, Danny Markulin and Chris Stark. Sunday home runs by Chris Stark (a grand slam) and Cody Regueiro helped to make it a special Father’s Day for all of the Bandits’ supporters. Once again, the boys and the coaches were very appreciative of all the support shown by the many family members and friends who made the trip to Delaware to support the team. Overall, it was another successful tournament for the Bandits and a good first road trip for the team. More information about the Bandits is on their Web site at www.bayshorebandits.com. With the sun setting on the 2006 Matawan-Aberdeen Babe Ruth League season, the Mets defeated the Dodgers by a score of 8-4 in a great game, to capture the 10- & 11-year-old Division. Fine pitching, hitting, base-running and defense typified the Mets season and the final game. The Mets never gave up, even though the Dodgers struck first with two runs in the bottom of the first on a big triple that sailed just beyond the outstretched glove of a diving Casey Rebach. Pitching and defense dominated the game through the second and third innings. Mets pitching by starter Jimmy McNamara, middle-reliever Tyler Perlowin and closer Ryan Branagan were excellent, just as it was all season. Having been shut down for the first three innings, the Mets started their comeback with a single by Anthony Ruggiero. With one out, Jordan Pisano worked out a walk. The Mets then strung together hits by the next five of six batters. Mike Sansone, Pat Scaglione, Perlowin, McNamara and Seamus Weldon either scored or drove in a run each. After the last out was recorded, the celebration began as Ryan Blair, John Slovinsky, Tom Barracato and Joshua Levy charged the mound to pummel their closer followed by the rest of the National League Champion Mets. The Mets ended the season by winning their last four regular season and three playoff games.