High School Baseball
Swing for the fences with extended coverage of Long Island high school baseball.
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 Side No. 6 Bethpage...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,...Read more »
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...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
When: 11 a.m.
Where:...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. 1 Calhoun (18-1) -
As...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 -...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...Read more »
No lead has been safe in the Island Trees-Division matchups this season. It will take 22 hours to find out if a three-run edge in the seventh inning will be enough to send Division to the Nassau County baseball championship series.
With host No. 3 Division leading 8-5 today in the deciding Game 3 of the Class A semifinals, the game was suspended because of lightning. George Balsamo was at...Read more »