*2011 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS* 
Pro Wood Division

LONG ISLAND DRIVE BASEBALL - Official Team Site

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THE DRIVE MARQUEE - TEAM MESSAGE BOARD
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Title Defense and '12 Season begin with W!

The 2012 LONG ISLAND DRIVE began its 10th Anniversary season

in the same fashion it left off....

with a big WIN, come-from-behind style. 

The DRIVE defeated the always tough Brookhaven Braves,

on the strength of a 9th inning comeback,

to take the SEASON OPENER by a score of 4-3. 

The DRIVE staff surrendered three unearned runs,

and the offense came through in the end

to provide just enough room to seal the victory.

 

2011 CHAMPS set to return for Title Defense!

The offseason for the 2011 LEAGUE CHAMPION LONG ISLAND DRIVE
was as gratifying as could be after a storybook season earned the franchise  
its 2nd CHAMPIONSHIP and arguably the best season in franchise history,
after dethroning the 4-time league and 3-time
national champion Long Island Black Sox in last year's repeat matchup
for the 2011 Pro Wood Championship. 
The DRIVE, led by staff ace TOM KAHL, won decisively, 5-0, on a one-hit
shutout where he dominated a normally potent Black Sox lineup....even
league-leading crybaby quitter, An-D D-Oreo...who successfully
found yet another way to disgrace his team and uniform after his repeat
performance during the 2010 League Championship series. The Drive
is proud to have seen what little baseball class he had left remain on the
Eisenhower Park diamond after a big 2011 title victory. 
The DRIVE finished off the season with a franchise-best win streak
of 18 straight games, including a sweep throughout the playoffs and
championship, and an overall record of 26-4 on the '11 season. 
From June 27th through to the championship, the DRIVE never lost
another game...a remarkable feat by any organization.  
 
With Spring Training upon us, the DRIVE will report this coming
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, to start preparing for a title defense!
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** LI Stan Musial 2011 **

LEAGUE STANDINGS

Pro Wood Division - Wood Bat

   TEAM

W

L

PCT

GB

PLACE

DRIVE

22

4

.846

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1

LI Storm

31

7

.822

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2

Selden Oilers

17

10

.630

5.5

3

LI Tigers

11

8

.579

7.5

4

NHP Tigers

14

13

.519

8.5

5

LI Astros

9

10

.474

9.5

6

LI Black Sox

11

15

.423

11

7

W Indians

6

13

.316

12.5

8

LI Cardinals

5

13

.278

13

9

LI D-Backs

2

16

.111

16

10

F Phantoms

0

15

.000

16.5

11

LEAGUE SITE (for all league information):   LEAGUELINEUP.COM/LISM11 

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Farmingdale, NY - AUGUST 22, 2011

**LONG ISLAND DRIVE  - The 2011 PRO WOOD CHAMPIONS**

DRIVE BASEBALL BRINGS HOME THE TITLE IN 2011

In a storybook finish to an incredible season, the sun has now set on the 2011 campaign, which culminated in a long-awaited CHAMPIONSHIP for the Long Island Drive Baseball franchise.  Coming off a sweep in last year's championship series, the DRIVE had the opportunity to avenge it's defeat with a rematch against the rival Black Sox in this year's title matchup....except, there is a new champion that has been crowned.  The 2011 Drive was the team to beat since day one, in an expanded and deeper Pro Wood Division atop Long Island Stan Musial, and with the usual suspects in the Black Sox, Cardinals and Storm always posing as the most challenging competitors, they were joined by new clubs, such as the Astros, LI Tigers, NHP Tigers and Selden Oilers, several of whom were championship organizations in their previous divisions.  With plenty of competition standing in the way of a return to the title game, this year would prove to be among the most difficult challenges yet for the DRIVE.  However, as fate would have it, the DRIVE would stand alone as LEAGUE CHAMPIONS when the final out was recorded, returning the organization to prominence. 

Armed with its deepest pitching staff to date, and a strong lineup throughout, the 2011 Drive made history.  

A full recap of our storybook season to follow in the coming days.... 

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IN REMEMBERANCE and TRIBUTE OF ITS CATCHER
*RICHARD CONNOR O'GORMAN*
THE LONG ISLAND DRIVE CELEBRATES HIS MEMORY

         ***In Loving Memory***

RICHARD CONNOR O'GORMAN

                 "CATCHER"

                  1979 - 2009

APRIL 6, 2009 - The Long Island Drive organization deeply mourns the loss of one of its original members, CONNOR O'GORMAN (#5), who was tragically struck by a car and killed early Sunday morning at an undisclosed location in New York City.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, as our organization is shocked by this awful, tragic loss.  The Atlanta, Georgia native and former Princeton Tiger and Long Island Drive catcher was just 30 years old at the time of the accident, and worked in trading for Morgan Stanley in NY.  Connor was loved by many and greatly respected and cared for by his Drive teammates.  Today, the Drive family collectively mourns the loss of one of its own - a great individual, a friend, and a wonderful teammate.

Rest in Peace, Catcher.

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** LI Stan Musial 2011 **LEAGUE STANDINGS

Pro Wood Division - Wood Bat

 

   TEAM

W

L

PCT

GB

PLACE

DRIVE

22

4

.846

  --

1

LI Storm

31

7

.822

--

2

Selden Oilers

17

10

.630

5.5

3

LI Tigers

11

8

.579

7.5

4

NHP Tigers

14

13

.519

8.5

5

LI Astros

9

10

.474

9.5

6

LI Black Sox

11

15

.423

11

7

W Indians

6

13

.316

12.5

8

LI Cardinals

5

13

.278

13

9

LI D-Backs

2

16

.111

16

10

F Phantoms

0

15

.000

16.5

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CHAMPS AGAIN in 2011!
"GOT HEEEEEEEM!!" 
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DRIVE Star 1B Mike Herbst #7 with title belt
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2011 Ring for the DRIVE!
....and to the victors, go the spoils:
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...YOU'RE WELCOME




SJU 2009

2009 BATTLE FOR NEW YORK

LONG ISLAND DRIVE  --  13
defeats
NEW YORK THUNDER  --  0

*SATURDAY JULY 11, 2009 - 7:00PM* 

JACK KAISER STADIUM
St. John's University - New York

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The CHAMPS celebrating the sweet victory in 2011!

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2011 Season LI DRIVE Team Award Winners

CY YOUNG -                 TOM KAHL
                                         8-1 record / 1.13 ERA
                                         98 K's in 62 IP / .148 BAA

                                         2
Shutouts         

BATTING CHAMP -   BILL GRAISER (4-time Winner)
                                         .451 Avg / 32 Hits /.589 OBP
 
                                         17 RBI's / .435 BAwRISP

CO-MVP'S -                  TOM KAHL and BILL GRAISER

PLAYOFFS MVP -      TOM KAHL

                                        


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