The Dons Put Down the Bulldogs 10-9 & 24-4 in Season Final. The Dons and the Bulldogs, who both shared the one seed for much of the regular season, met for the very first 2 out of 3 LVC season finals and it was a great game. The Dons trailed this one 7-2 in the 3rd after Bob Fass led off with a solo homer followed by 5 straight Bulldog singles. The first by Jared Bruno who was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Then Christian Hansen, Rich Heim, Mike Bedell and Temple Houston all single to load the bases, Pat Russo grounds to short but a throwing error sends the ball to short right field where 1st basemen Alex Conklin races back for the ball and guns out Temple Houston trying to score. Jason Benson singled to lead off the bottom of the 3rd for the Dons, followed by singles from Justin Mendelson and Austin Tarlow (who was tagged out going to second). Rich Cobuzio tripled in two runs, then bam, Alex Conklin drilled a line drive homer to left center to bring the Dons with one 7-6. Bruce Dostal doubled and scored in the 4th and the Dogs held a 2 run lead till the bottom of the 6th. The Dogs elect to walk the lead off batter Alex Conklin, then Don Trifari doubled and Mike Trifari delivered a key two run double off the left field fence and proceeded to third on an overthrow. Joel Orris singled in the go ahead run, then Nick Adams and Jim Laden both single to load the bases for Jeff Tarlowe who dribbles a run scoring single down the third base line to put the Dons up by 2. The Bulldogs load the bases in the top of the 7th but Nick Adams makes a nice play in the hole to get the final out and a game one victory of the Dons. Alex Conklin led the Dons going 2-2 with a walk and 3 RBIs. Mike Trifari and Rich Cobuzio each had 2 RBIs, while Don Trifari, Joel Orris, Frank Coppola and Jim Laden were all 2-3 for the Dons. Temple Houston led the Bulldogs with 3 hits and 2 RBIs.