Swing for the fences with extended coverage of Long Island high school baseball.
Here is Gregg Sarra's Top 10 team rankings for Long Island.
1. Clarke (13-0) 2. Wantagh (13-0) 3. Kings Park (12-1) 4. MacArthur (10-1) 5. Eastport/South Manor (13-1) 6. East Islip (13-1) 7. Massapequa (10-1) 8. Hauppauge (12-1) 9. Connetquot (12-2) 10. Smithtown East (12-2) ...Read more »
Not only is the Oceanside-Massapequa a good series between two of the perennial contenders in Nassau Class AA, but the third game of the series will be used to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Long Island.
Oceanside has decided to move its home game to Burns Park on Merrick Road in Massapequa and will still be the home team on Thursday at 7 p.m. The game will be called...Read more »
Here's an extended version of the brief write-up we had on Chaminade's Robert Naughton's perfect game against St. Dominc:
Chaminade senior pitcher Robert Naughton won two games on Friday, and one of them was perfect. Naughton pitched the first perfect game in Chaminade’s 86-year history, according to assistant coach Shaun Manning, in a 6-0 win over St. Dominic in CHSAA. The perfect...Read more »
The North Babylon baseball team will honor Dan Gambardella tomorrow when the team hosts Copiague at 4 p.m. Gambardella and his friend Larry Scuderi were on their way to work and were killed by a drunk driver on the Wantagh State Parkway on April 30, 2011.
Many of the program’s players and other young people in the community were at one time coached by Gambardella in both soccer and baseball. ...Read more »
If you like pitching duels, one of the best I have seen took place today at MacArthur between MacArthur and Hicksville. MacArthur Joe Chiaramonte pitched eight innings and allowed one hit, walked two and struck out 11. He threw 98 pitches.
Hicksville’s Kevin Cashman pitched nine innings and allowed five hits -- three infield singles -- walked three, including one intentional, hit two batters...Read more »
Upper Room’s Ramon Laureano pitched a no-hitter and just missed a perfect game last Monday at the Masters School in West Simsbury, Conn. He lost the the bid for a perfect game when he walked a batter with one out in the seventh.
“After the walk, I thought I should’ve struck him out,” Laureano said. “It feels good because I have a lot of confidence in myself, I knew I was throwing good.”
Laureano,...Read more »
It is only April, but it felt like a playoff game between Wantagh and Plainedge this afternoon. It was an exciting game between two of the top teams in Nassau Class A and Wantagh eked out a 5-4 win on the road.
Mike Stack delivered a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning on a 2-and-0 fastball with two outs off Tom Walsh, who struck out the first two batters of the inning on some nasty...Read more »
Holy Trinity starting pitcher Anthony Rosati left Wednesday’s 8-2 win at St. Anthony’s after the second inning because of a blister on his right foot.
According to coach Bob Malandro, Rosati has had the blister for a little over a week, and experienced too much discomfort to continue in Wednesday’s game. Rosati allowed two runs in the two innings he pitched.
“We have to figure out why...Read more »
Syosset held on to beat Baldwin 6-5 in Nassau baseball action. Watch highlights here....Read more »
Wheatley used a potent offense to beat Carle Place, 13-5, in Nassau baseball. Watch highlights here....Read more »