High School Baseball

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Floyd clinches playoff berth

Floyd clinched a playoff berth today with a 5-4 win over Sachem East and that puts 16 teams in for Suffolk Class AA. The double-elimination tournament begins Monday and the matchups and seeds won't be announced until that morning.

Lucas Fusco hit a sacrifice fly to score Nick Russo in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Floyd (10-8) a 5-4 lead in League I. Mark Tucker's single scored Jonathan...

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Mike Canobbio wins No. 500

Lindenhurst coach Mike Canobbio became the fifth coach in Suffolk history to win 500 games as Lindenhurst defeated Whitman, 9-0. Lindenhurst (15-2) clinched the Suffolk League II title for the second straight year. Canobbio is in his 35th season as Bulldogs coach and they have made 28 playoff appearances, won 10 league titles and won a state Class AA title last...

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CHSAA playoff schedule

St. Dominic, Chaminade, and St. Anthony's all have first-round byes

St. John the Baptist is the No. 4 seed and Holy Trinity is No. 5

Round 1 

Fri. May 20

Round 2

Sat. May 21

Semifinals Mon. May 23, Tues. May 24, Thurs. May 26@ SUNY FarmingdaleGame times 4 and 7 p.m. (Top seed has choice of time)best-of-three seriesNo. 1  vs winner of Round...

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Long Island baseball Top 10

Gregg Sarra's Top 10

1. Plainedge (20-0)2. Calhoun (18-1)3. Lindenhurst (15-2)4. Clarke (17-3)5. MacArthur (15-4)6. Sayville (15-2)7. Island Trees (17-3)8. Chaminade (13-4)9. Garden City (16-3-1)10. Smithtown West (14-3)...

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Previewing second round matchups in Nassau baseball

It's high school sports, so let's do some homework.

I'll warn you ahead of time: the preview is pretty comprehensive, so rather than reading 1,000-plus words of me talking about teams you don't care about, notice that all the schools are bolded so you can jump around to whatever interests you. Why? Because I care.

CLASS AA

No. 10 Syosset (10-7) vs. No. 1 Calhoun (18-1) -

As...

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Playoff Matchups

The scores are in and the playoff picture is just a little bit clearer. Here are your baseball matchups for Monday.

Class AA - Best of three

No. 10 Syosset at No. 1 Calhoun

No. 8 Baldwin at No. 2 MacArthur

No. 6 Plainview JFK at No. 3 Oceanside

No. 5 Farmingdale at No. 4 Carey

 

Class A - Note: Winning 1-thru-8 seeds get the bye. These are all single...

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Class A brackets explained

This is the Class A baseball playoff bracket. Why yes, it is ridiculously complicated. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where I come in. Bust out your flowcharts!

Class A, as opposed to AA and B, works on a pseudo-double elimination format. So, to quote many an old school hip hop song, let's break it down.

FIRST ROUND -

I'm a 1-to-8 seed! Congratulations! To borrow another line...

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Upset special: Syosset over Massapequa

Four hours into the first round of the Nassau playoffs and we have our first big upset.*

First, the highlight:

Syosset 7, Massapequa 2: Tommy Morris allowed two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks in the complete game for No. 10 Syosset (10-7) as it upset over No.7 Massapequa in the first round of the Class AA playoffs. The Braves turned three double plays -...

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Long Island Top 10 baseball rankings

Calhoun's Thomas Viverito cracks a double during a

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Gregg Sarra's Top 10

1. Plainedge (16-0)

2. St. Dominic (14-1)

3. Calhoun (15-1)

4. Lindenhurst (12-2)

5. Clarke (14-2)

6. MacArthur (13-3)

7. Chaminade (11-3)

8. Garden City (13-2-1)

9. Sachem North (11-3)

10. Smithtown West (12-2)

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Thomas racks it up for Calhoun

Worthy of note: Calhoun captain Jake Thomas broke a school record with a jaw-dropping three home runs in one game in the team's 8-1 win over Valley Stream Central Monday. The left-hand hitting Thomas hit three solo shots at Fireman's Field: one in the third, fifth and seventh innings.

Calhoun remains undefeated in league (10-0) and 13-1 overall. ...

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