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Giordano, Scarinci, Jaspers End Season:
Senior right-hander Mike Giordano of Bedford came out of the bullpen and finished his career at Manhattan College third all-time in career appearances in program history as the Jaspers fell to Coastal Carolina, 11-1, in the elimination game of the NCAA Baseball Tournament at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, SC.
The Fox Lane graduate, who made his 65 appearance in relief, finished tied for fifth in program history with 22 career wins.
Right-hander Mike Scarinci of Nanuet got two outs in relief for the Jaspers, who ended a thrilling season at 33-27 under Coach Jim Duffy, who guided the club to the program’s seventh-straight 30-win campaign. Coastal Carolina lifted its record to 42-18.
Scarinci, a graduate of Pearl River HS, went a respectable 6-4 with a 4.88 ERA in his rookie season. He appeared in 24 games, making five starts.
This season marked the first time in program history that Manhattan played in the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back years, as well as the Jaspers’ second consecutive MAAC championship.
Lo-Hud Baseball Blogger Names Tournament Team:
I first met Vincent Mercogliano when he was a freshman and I was a sophomore at Hofstra University. Ever since our first debate we have rarely agreed on anything when it comes to sports, especially baseball, but I must say his Section 1 Baseball All-Tournament Team on the Lo-Hud Baseball Blog is pretty spot on.
Lo-Hud’s Mercogliano breaks down the best players by position in Class AA, Class A and Class’s B and C for three All-Tournament Teams.
MSG Varsity Hosts 25 Elite HS Quarterbacks:
MSG Varsity held the inaugural Tri-State Quarterback Showdown at New Rochelle High School yesterday afternoon. Bergan Catholic’s John Germano won the competition as Iona Prep’s Mario Biaggi finished second and Elizabeth’s Philip Walker came in third. Patch’s was there with the .
Sport: Boys Track & Field (Friday)
Game: Section 1 State Qualifier Full Results
Highlights: Nanuet’s Thomas Flanner finished first in the outdoor pentathlon, and Robert Tutein finished first in the boys high jump.
Sport: Girls Track & Field (Friday)
Game: Section 1 State Qualifier Full Results
Highlights: Nanuet’s Caitlin Lenihan (Outdoor Pentathlon), Megan Young (800 Meter Run), MaryKate O’Meara (3,000 Meter Run), and Brittany Maragh (200 Meter Dash) each finished in second place.
Sport: Softball (Tuesday) NYSAIS Championship
Game: Holy Child vs. Horace Mann
Score: Holy Child Won 5-3
Highlights: The School of Holy Child won their first softball title last week as they beat Horace Mann on Tuesday. Senior Kathleen Samuelson (Harrison, NY) went 3-for-4 with an RBI at the plate and she struck out four on the mound. With a career record of 34-11 Samuelson is the school’s record holder in wins for a career and she will be playing softball at Brown University next season. Freshman Molly Leitner (Mamaroneck, NY) had two walks, a hit and an RBI in the win while classmate Juliana Capaso (Pleasantville, NY) had two hits and scored two runs in the championship game.
Sport: Boys Tennis (Friday)
Game: NYSPHASAA State Tennis Championship
Score: Pelham Kaplan & Morgan beat Beacon Pickering & Smith
Highlights: Pelham’s senior dynamic duo of Doug Kaplan and Daniel Morgan brought the first boys double tennis title to the Pelicans in school history. Pelham beat Beacon’s pair of sophomores Lucas Pickering and Winn Smith 6-2, 6-7 (6-8) and 10-8. Gina Stallone’s full story on Lo Hud.
Sport: Softball (Saturday) Class AA
Game: Roy C. Ketcham vs. John Jay (EF)
Score: John Jay (EF) Won 9-8
Highlights: John Jay (EF) extended the winning streak to 30 games.
Sport: Softball (Saturday) Class A Championship
Game: Beacon vs. Brewster
Score: Beacon Won 8-3
Highlights: Beacon’s Chelsea Dexter went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs.
Sport: Softball (Saturday) Class B Championship
Game: Valhalla vs. Rye Neck
Score: Valhalla Won 2-1
Highlights: Valhalla’s Kaylie Dymek went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse (Saturday) Class A State Regional
Game: Niskayuna vs. Mamaroneck
Score: Niskayuna Won 23-3
Highlights: Niskayuna’s Matthew Sexton had seven goals and two assists and Lucas Maloney had five goals and an assist in the win. Mamaroneck’s Peter Conley picked up two goals in the loss.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse (Saturday) Class B State Regional
Game: Queensbury vs. Yorktown
Score: Yorktown Won 18-7
Highlights: Brian Prestreau picked up four goals for Mamaroneck as Conor Vercruysse and Nick Mariano each scored three.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse (Saturday) Class C State Regional
Game: Glens Falls vs. Bronxville
Score: Bronxville Won 15-2
Highlights: Brewster Warble, Reilly Walsh and Jack Grass each led Bronxville with three goals a piece.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse (Saturday) CHSAA Championship
Game: Bishop Timon vs. Iona Prep
Score: Bishop Timon Won 16-15
Highlights: Bishop Timon’s Adam Dimillo scored five goals and three assists in the win. Iona’s Luke Wooters led all scores with seven goals in the loss.
Sport: Girls Lacrosse (Saturday) Class A State Regional
Game: Shaker vs. North Rockland
Score: Shaker Won 9-7
Highlights: Three Shaker High players scored twice, Tara Monaghan led North Rockland with three goals and an assist.
Sport: Girls Lacrosse (Saturday) Class B State Regional
Game: Queensbury vs. Fox Lane
Score: Fox Lane Won 17-7
Highlights: Fox Lane was led by Lexi Cannon and Katie Burbank’s three goals each.
Sport: Girls Lacrosse (Saturday) Class C State Regional
Game: Albany Academy vs. Rye
Score: Rye Won 18-5
Highlights: Emma Brinkman scored six times for Rye in the win.
State Regional Semifinals: Baseball
Class AA, Arlington vs. Kingston (Section 9) at RC Ketcham HS at 4 p.m. The winner will play Section 4’s Horseheads on Tuesday.
Class A, Section 9 vs. Main-Endwell (Section 4) at 4 p.m., Harrison will play the winner of this game on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with the location still to be determined.
Class B, Briarcliff vs. Spackenkill (Section 9) at SUNY New Paltz at 4 p.m. The winner will play Babylon (Section 11) on Tuesday.
Class C, Haldane vs. S.S. Seward (Section 9) at 4 p.m. at Pace University. The winner will take on the winner of the Section 8-Section 11 matchup on Tuesday.
Other Sports News:
St. John’s Storms Into Super Regional:
The St. John’s University baseball team capitalized on two infield errors in the ninth inning to pad their lead and defeated North Carolina, 9-5, Monday night in second-round action in the NCAA Baseball Tournament Chapel Hill (NC) Regional. The Red Storm (40-21), advancing to the Super Regional for the first time in program history, fell behind 3-1 after two innings, but quickly took a 4-3 lead and never trailed. Anthony Iacomini of North Salem started at second base, and left in the seventh inning for a pinch-hitter, while Colin Moran of Rye was at third base for the Tar Heels, who finish their season at an impressive 46-16. Outfielder Jimmy Brennan of Airmont went 1 for 4 with an RBI for the Red Storm, who next meet the winner of the Tucson, AZ, Regional. To reach the final, St. John’s needed a three-run homer in the ninth inning to upend North Carolina, 5-4, snapping the Tar Heels’ 16-game winning streak. Left-hander Sean Hagan of Larchmont earned a no-decision after allowing four runs in 8.1 innings. The Red Storm had opened tournament play by smashing East Carolina University, 11-3, behind a 16-hit attack, including a 2-for-5, two-RBI effort from Suffern HS alum Brennan.
- Montclair State University senior diver Lauren Corrente of Nyack placed 12th in the one-meter event with a score of 297.60 points at the Metropolitan Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Rutgers University. Montclair State finished in eighth place overall.
- Left-hander Chris O’Grady of Congers made his team-high 25th appearance in relief as the George Mason University baseball team was eliminated from the CAA Championship with a 12-7 loss to the sixth-seeded Towson Tigers, 12-7, in Harrisonburg, VA. The Clarkstown North alum also ended the campaign with a team-high 14 saves, and went 2-0 with a 1.22 ERA.
- Coach John Killingbeck and the Iona Gales will be hosting over the summer for young athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Weekly Sports Poll:
Both the Yankees and Mets have surprised fans this season. Last week’s sports poll asks All ten teams in the East are currently above .500 as they have begun playing some of the best baseball across the Major Leagues. The Patch public says the Mets are overwhelmingly the more surprising team from New York so far, and Johan Santana may agree.
This week’s sports poll looks at the current debate surrounding Iona Prep defensive back Justin Combs. When Combs accepted a full scholarship to UCLA his father’s bank account came into question. People are now asking if
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