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Mercy's opponent

Mercy will play Tuckahoe (Section I) in the Southeast Regional Class C final tomorrow at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph's College. The winner will play in the state semifinals Saturday in Binghamton. Tuckahoe defeated S.S. Seward today, 2-1. Mercy split two games against S.S. Seward during the season....

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John Cruz's defense, Abbate lead Division

The ad-hoc crew of Very Important High School Baseball Guys over at Farmingdale State have decided: that was the best catch they'd ever seen.

First - the important stuff: Division defeated Shoreham-Wading River, 7-1, to punch its ticket to the state tournament in Binghamton.

But that catch. Oh, that catch.

Division is up 4-1 in the fifth. Runner on, two outs, Ryan McAlary...

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Steven Ascher dominates for Mattituck

Most of the Mattituck baseball team was worried about lefthander Steven Ascher pitching on short rest for the first time. He quickly quelled those fears. He retired the side in order in the first inning, including two strikeouts and Mattituck scored three runs in the bottom of the first and that was all Ascher needed.

He threw a one-hitter, walked none, and struck out 13 in an 8-0 win over...

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LIC/Regional schedule

Sunday June 5

Long Island championships

All games at Farmingdale State

Class B: Mattituck vs. Oyster Bay, 10:30 amClass A: Shoreham-WR vs. Division, 1:30 pmClass C: McGann-Mercy vs. Friends Academy, 4:30 pmClass AA: Sachem North vs. Carey, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday June 7

Southeast Regional finals

Class D

Smithtown Christian vs. Livingston Manor (Sec IX), 4 p.m....

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Carey-MacArthur, the director's cut

Thanks to tight deadlines, excellent pitching, and the do-or-die nature of Tuesday's Carey-MacArthur Nassau Class AA final, I had about three versions of the same article written in my Word document. This one had more storylines than General Hospital, y'all.

Of course, by now you know that No. 4 Carey defeated No. 2 MacArthur, 3-0, to advance to the Long Island Championship. You know, also,...

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Island Trees-Division Game 2, the live blog

Howdy folks,

Laura Albanese here from Farmingdale State as No. 3 Island Trees tries to even it up against Division, which defeated the Bulldogs, 5-1, yesterday.

UPDATE: Island Trees wins, 12-6. Game 3, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Island Trees leads 12-6 in sixth.  

Top Sixth: Nigro with a bloop RBI single to score the runner from third with one out. It's his fourth...

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CHSAA Game 2 moved and time changed

Game 2 of the CHSAA finals between No. 1 St. Dominic and No. 2 Chaminade has been moved to Holy Trinity and begin at 1 p.m. today. Game 3, if necessary, was also scheduled to be played today, but will not. Only one game will be played today. Chaminade leads the series after an 8-2 win yesterday....

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Baseball's Memorial Day Matinee, a preview

I know it's summer when I'm spending a sun-soaked day in the Farmingdale State press box. Tis that time of year again - one of the biggest, baddest days in high school baseball and we here at Newsday have got y'all covered.

I thus present to you, a preview:


Class AA final, Game 1

Who: No. 2 MacArthur takes on No. 4 Carey

When: 11 a.m.


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Suffolk Class AA first-round matchups

The matchups for the Suffolk Class AA first round were just released. All games are 4 p.m. today. It's a double-elimination tournament.

No. 16 Deer Park at No. 1 Lindenhurst

No. 9 Half Hollow Hills West at No. 8 Commack

No. 12 Floyd at No. 5 Eastport-South Manor

No. 13 Connetquot at No. 4 West Babylon

No. 14 Bellport at No. 3 Patchogue-Medford

No. 11 North Babylon...

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Rich Smith wins No. 600

Garden City coach Rich Smith picked up his 600th career victory with a 6-1 win over Mineola in Game 3 of the best-of-three Nassau Class A playoffs. Smith, in his 39th season, is 600-340-12. He has won 16 conference titles, three Nassau titles, one Long Island title in 2000 and a Class B state championship in 2000.

Brandon Samardich and Scott Conetta each had RBI hits in a four-run fourth...

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