Little League baseball

Fisher Engineering scrapes by Elks for Oceanside championship

Ripley's three-run triple in fourth inning key hit in competitive finale
By Staff | Jun 14, 2018
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland.

Rockland — Top-ranked Fisher Engineering benefited from only one hit in the Oceanside Little League baseball championship game on Tuesday night, June 12 against No. 2 Elks.

However, Gavin Ripley, the young man who collected that critical hit, made it count — and then some.

Ripley’s three-run triple in the bottom of the fourth inning swung the game on a dime as Fisher went from trailing 3-2 — to leading 5-3 in, seemingly, the blink of an eye.

Elks plated a run in the fifth and tried to knot the score, but came up short as Fisher held on to claim the league championship with a 5-4 victory in a down-to-the-wire, competitive affair at E. Allen Gordon Field.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

Team members for Fisher Engineering, coached by Bill Darge, Ted Ripley, Mike Bollinger and Megan Marquis, include Taygan McAllister, Gavin Ripley, Parker Darge, Sam Bollinger, Hunter Shook, Joseph Brown, Ethan Bicaj, Kaiden Dodd, Isaac Young, Chris Mills, Brady Phillips and Daniel Bollinger.

Team members for Elks, coached by Josh Black, Christienne Jones and Ricky Jones, include Jacob Black, Daniel Butler, Jakob Doherty, Adrian Hunter, Rhys Jones, Michael McCue, Blane Poland, Joshua Pratt, Dennis Sermeno, Takuma Steinberger, Dominick Vose and Austin White-Ortiz.

Fisher scored two runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth, while Elks scored two in the second and one in the third and fourth frames.

Mills, Bollinger and McAllister drew walks ahead of Ripley, who ripped a three-run triple to put Fisher on top in the fourth.

Perhaps a bit overzealous, Ripley was tagged out at the plate to end the inning — attempting an inside-the-park grand slam — but Fisher, ultimately, collected all the runs it needed with that hit to hold off Elks.

Shook and Ripley pitched for Fisher, as the two allowed two hits, three walks and two hit batters, to go along with 13 strikeouts. Butler and Jones toed the slab on the mound for Elks, as they allowed one hit and eight walks, as well earning 13 strikeouts.

Jones and Vose collected hits for Elks.

The regular-season standings included: Fisher Engineering 10-2, Elks 7-5, Lions 7-5, Rotary 6-6, Dragons 3-9 and Ravens 3-9.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Fisher Engineering and Elks baseball
Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from Fisher Engineering and Elks on June 12 in Oceanside Little League baseball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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