Fri. May 27 2022 at Benjamin Cardozo HS Field Hitmen (8) vs. Benjamin Cardozo (3) May 27, 2022 123456789RHE Peglegs 0000008872 Judges 3000000344 All seemed lost for the Peglegs tonight. At the end of six innings, they were in a 3-0 hole and had a total of zero hits. Could this be how their season ended? Not with a bang but a whimper? The rain started to fall as the seventh inning began. A fly out to right was the first out. Down to their last two outs, Jeremy Lee came to the plate. Determined that this wouldn’t be his last ever PSAL at bat, Lee laced a single into left field to give Stuyvesant a pulse. Axel Riess came up next, 0-3 on the day so far. The sophomore took a 2-0 pitch and launched it to deep center field as the rain poured down. Lee scored, putting the Peglegs on the board. 3-1. Sam Levine stepped into the batter’s box and ripped a line drive into left field scoring Riess. Peter Carini reached on an error. With two on, it was Ethan Kirschner‘s turn. Down 3-2, Kirschner singled to left to tie the game! The momentum had shifted completely and the floodgates opened: Julian Duran doubled in two runs. Lee singled for his second hit of the inning. By the time the inning ended, the Peglegs held an 8-3 lead, and that would be the final score. Paul Liou started the game for the Peglegs. He struggled with his control early, allowing three runs in the first. But he would settle in and hold Cardozo scoreless into the fourth inning, keeping Stuy in the game. Iravan Bhattacharyya entered the game in the fourth, with two outs and the bases loaded and coolly retired the batter on a weak ground ball to second. Bhattacharyya would pitch the final three innings, striking out five and allowing just one hit. Game NotesThis was Stuy’s first second-round playoff win in 22 years.Next up is #1 seed, Grand Street.