High School Baseball
Swing for the fences with extended coverage of Long Island high school baseball.
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 and...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
No. 10 Syosset (10-7) vs. No....Read more »
It appeared Game 3 was just about a lock. MacArthur dropped Game 1, but led 7-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning and had lefthander Josh Barry and his 0.89 ERA on the mound. But Calhoun rallied with an eight-run inning to win the Nassau Class AA championship. No. 2 Calhoun swept the best-of-three series and won the championship for the first time since 2002. "We started rallying...Read more »