It’s only been six years since Mamaroneck last won a state title, but for the current players who grew up hearing about those great Tiger teams from 2008 and 2009, it felt like a lifetime. Well, the wait has ended. The Class AA championship has returned to Mamaroneck for a third time in eight years.
Kumar Nambiar and Bill Flatow each delivered complete game gems, with Nambiar leading the Tigers to a 4-2 win over Section 11’s Connetquot in the state semis and Flatow earning the victory in a 9-2 win over Section 2’s Saratoga Springs in the final. Nambiar entered the year as a known commodity, but the development of Flatow has truly been a revelation for Mamaroneck.
But the big day went far beyond the pitching for the Tigers. All nine starters had at least one hit between the two games, with Andy Karlan reaching safely in six of his eight plate appearances to score four runs and Anthony Pecora driving in six runs, including five in the final. Mamaroneck capitalized on Connetquot’s miscues after trailing 2-0 in the semis and then the Tigers pounded out big two-out hits to run away with the title against Saratoga. Teams always talk about clicking at the right time, and in Mamaroneck’s case, that’s exactly what happened.