The Top Spot:
Jaspers’ rookie Scarinci honored
Manhattan College freshman Michael Scarinci of Nanuet was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the week.
Scarinci, a graduate of Pearl River High, pitched five strong innings out of the bullpen to earn his first career win as the Jaspers defeated Marist, 7-3.
Scarinci was dominant against the Red Foxes, allowing only two hits and recording two strikeouts.
The right-hander worked out of a jam in the fifth inning as he inherited two base runners with no outs, and then retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced to set up Manhattan for the comeback win. Manhattan returns to action today when the Jaspers travel to Fairleigh Dickinson for a 3:30 p.m. start.
The Jaspers are back at home on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. against New York Institute of Technology at Van Cortlandt Park in Riverdale.
CYP Tournament Continues
The 66th annual CYP Basketball Tournament finishes up tonight with the championship game at 7:30 p.m.
All games are played at Our Lady of Mercy School on Washington Street in Port Chester and admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
College Sports Notebook:
Manhattan College sophomore Chris Calabro of Thornwood placed eight in a field of more than 80 competitors as the La Salle University Spring Invitational at Talamore Country Club in Horsham Township, PA.
Calabro, a Westlake High alum, led a group of five Jaspers that placed sixth as a team in a field of 13 schools.
After an opening-round 78, Calabro was 10-over the next day to finish at 159. Sophomore Matthew Creamer of Sutton, MA, also placed in the top 20, tying for 16th with 162.
Feuer of Williston Park, tied for 20th. Seniors Robert Kehoe of Katonah, and Pat Bibaud of Worcester, MA, carded scores of 170 and 179, respectively.
Fordham University won the overall championship with a combined 621 while Hofstra’s Brandon Shin took the individual title.
Manhattan returns to action on Saturday in the Peter King Memorial Tournament at Long Island National Golf Course in Riverhead.
- St. Thomas Aquinas College sophomore George Erazo of North Babylon lowered his school-record-clocking in the 400 meters to 48.05—which placed him third out of 78 runners--at the Monmouth University Invite. Sophomore Keeley Bateman of Pearl River hit a school record in the 1,500 with a time of 4:59.44, placing her 19th in a field of 77 competitors. Another notable performances was turned in by junior Garvenchy Nicolas of Midwood, who ran a personal best in the 1,500 with a time of 4:11.39 (27th overall). The Lady Spartans next compete at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ, on Friday, while the men will compete at West Point on Saturday.
- Coming off an impressive 5-1 East Coast Conference road victory over Dowling, the St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team continues its ECC schedule today at the University of Bridgeport, with the first pitch scheduled at 3 p.m. The Spartans host the Purple Knights on Friday at 3 p.m. at Provident Bank Park. Senior right-hander Joe Ferrara of Congers earned the win against Dowling as the Spartans improved to 15-8 overall and 3-0 in the ECC. Outfielder Joe Antenucci of Westwood, NJ, had three RBI.
- The Purchase College baseball team, coming off a split with SUNY-Old Westbury, visits NYU-Poly in Brooklyn for a doubleheader on Saturday. Mark Donahue of Brookhaven knocked in three runs in the first game against SUNY-Old Westbury while Kevin McQuade of Mamaroneck drove in two.
Weekly Sports Poll:
With March in it’s final week this week’s sports poll deals with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in New Orleans. Kentucky and Louisville will play the early game on Saturday night quickly fallowed by Ohio State and Kansas. Now the only question left in the NCAA Basketball season, is
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