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Nassau baseball playoff matchups

Nassau Class AA  Best-of-three quarterfinals Tuesday May 15 Game 1 No. 11 Baldwin at No. 1 Massapequa No. 8 Hicksville at No. 2 MacArthur No. 7 Carey at No. 3 Bellmore JFK No. 5 East Meadow at No. 4 Calhoun

Nassau Class A Best-of-three quarterfinals Wednesday May 16 Game 1 No. 16 Plainedge at No. 1 Clarke No. 8 Island Trees at No. 2 Wantagh No. 7 Garden City at No. 3 South...

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State Class AA baseball semifinal preview: Carey

Carey (20-6) vs. Victor (22-1)

Saturday: 10 a.m. at Sylvester Field at Union-Endicott High School The winner advances to the final, Saturday at 4 p.m. and plays the winner of Shaker-Kingston.

Carey has won 13 straight games, and in the process, the fourth-seeded Seahawks swept Class AA favorites Calhoun (seeded first) and MacArthur (seeded second). To say this team is scorching...

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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, that...

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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...

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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:

NASSAU

Class AA final, Game 1

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

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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...

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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...

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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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Catholic league roundup

It's Week 5 of baseball in the CHSAA and, with only three weeks left in the regular season, we're starting to get a clear picture of the who's who of the 2011 season. In other words, someone emailed me stats and standings and I really, really want an excuse to post them. First off, updated standings (as of 5/2) St. Dominic 9-1  0.900* St. Anthony's 7-3  0.700 Chaminade 6-3  0.667...

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No Ace? No problem. Calhoun improves to 6-0.

So we know about Joe Christopher, right? For the uninitiated, he's the St. John's Unviersity-bound pitcher who made MSG Varsity's top 100 baseball players, served staff ace in Calhoun's county championship season last year and pitched his way to a 5-1 record and an 1.18 ERA. Yeah, well, he's out. Not for long, according to coach Joe Correa, but since Christopher...

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