NASSAU AA-I

MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Coach: Tom Sheedy

2014 record: 18-8-1

Key players

Jesse Nakashian, SS, 5-8, 170, Sr.

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Mike Wall, C, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Stephen Koester, 1B, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Zack Landy, P, 6-0, 160, Sr.

Paul Sirakowski, P, 6-0, 190, Jr.

Outlook: Pitching depth and fundamentals will be the backbone for the Chiefs, who hope to avenge back-to-back one-run losses in the Long Island Class AA championship.

 

FARMINGDALE DALERS

Coach: Frank Tassielli

2014 record: 4-14

Key players

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Vinny Rice, SS/P, 6-1. 205, Sr.

Phil Dorso, 3B/OF, 5-11, 210, Sr.

Sean Turturro, P/1B, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Mike Lynch, CF, 5-10, 170, CF, Sr.

Steve Dentato, C, 6-0, 210, Jr.

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Outlook: The Dalers hope to close games better than last season, when they lost six times after leading going into the sixth or seventh inning.

 

FREEPORT

RED DEVILS

Coach: Roberto

Delgado

2014 record: 7-12

Key players

Isaac Diaz, P, 6-2, 195, Sr.

Raymond Lopez, P, 5-11, 165, Sr.

Geremy Rodriguez, IF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Darlin Canela, OF, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Justin Lake, IF, 6-1, 210, Jr.

Outlook: The Red Devils have experience on the mound and should improve.

 

SYOSSET BRAVES

Coach: Pat Fitzgerald

2014 record: 12-8

Key players

Jake Mitchnick, CF, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Jonathan Doyle, P, 6-4, 210, Sr.

Derek Spillane, RF/P, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Skylar Graff, SS/2B, 5-8, 160, Jr.

Brett Stein, 3B/P, 5-7, 200, Jr.

Outlook: Doyle and Spillane, last year's one-two punch on the mound, return to anchor a deep pitching staff.

NASSAU AA-II

BALDWIN BRUINS

Coach: Frank Esposito

2014 record: 8-9

Key players

Nikko Arellano, P, 5-11, 195, Sr.

Bayyan Njala-El, P, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Jeffrey Dominguez, OF, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Brandon Hoskins, P, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Fred Lucas, 2B, 5-10, 175, So.

Outlook: Antonio Diaz, a strong-armed backstop, will guide a pitching staff that returns its top three arms.

 

EAST MEADOW

JETS

Coach: John Marciante

2014 record: 15-10

Key players

Brian Kavanagh, P/OF, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Luis Cuello, P/OF, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Frank Ippolito, SS, 5-11, 180, Jr.

Zach Fritz, 3B, 6-1, 235, Jr.

Joe Minucci, 5-8, 160, P/OF, Jr.

Outlook: Kavanagh and Cuello return after posting sub-2.00 ERAs as juniors, leading a strong staff.

 

HICKSVILLE COMETS

Coach: Frank

Ciaramitaro

2014 record: 15-5-2

Key players

Andrew Purcell, LF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Steve Pagano, 1B, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Jimmy Noremile, 1B, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Peter Capel, C, 6-0, 190, So.

Alex Pierce, C, 5-11, 180, So.

Outlook: The back-to-back conference champs could start six sophomores, including OF Austin Mars and P Joe Sarni.

 

OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Coach: Mike Postilio

2014 record: 14-11-1

Key players

Kyle Martin, SS, 6-2, 180, Jr.

Johnny Condon, C, 5-11, 205, Sr.

Morgan McCarthy, 3B, 5-10, 200, Sr.

Nick Vlahakis, CF/P, 5-7, 150, Jr.

Mike Siklas, 1B/C, 6-2, 170, Sr.

Outlook: A solid defensive team with a dynamic offense, the Sailors return five starters from last year's county finalist.

NASSAU AA-III

PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

Coach: Matt Holzer

2014 record: 3-16

Key Players

Andy Varvaro, P/3B, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Christian Esposito, LF, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Dylan Livingston, P/RF, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Issei Kohama, C, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Erik King, SS, 5-9, 155, Sr.

Outlook: Livingston had a 1.94 ERA in 2014.

PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKSCoach: John Givargidze

2014 Record: 18-6

Key Players

Michael O'Brien, P/OF, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Jake Saltzman, OF, 5-11, 170, Jr.

David Glass, P/OF, 6-2, 190, Sr.

Kyle Supran, C, 5-11, 160, Jr.

Jake Supran, OF, 5-11, 160, Jr.

Outlook: O'Brien will lead staff after posting a 1.14 ERA and striking out 40 in 37 innings last season.

VALLEY STREAM

CENTRAL EAGLES

Coach: Frank Alesia

2014 Record: 5-10

Key Players

Vito Friscia, C, 6-4, 240, Sr.

Elijah Tavarez, IF/P, 5-7, 170, Sr.

Mike Ciullo, 1B/3B, 6-0, 225, Sr.

Cain Ruiz, INF/P, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Joe Pacillo, OF/P, 5-7, 155, Sr.

Outlook: Friscia, a power hitter, leads a team heavy with seniors and experienced juniors.

MACARTHUR GENERALS

Coach: Steve Costello

2014 Record: 16-6

Key Players

Nick Mannarino, P, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Vin Martino, C, 5-9, 170, Jr.

Brandon Kustek, CF, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Brian Perez, Inf, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Jack Wall, P, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Outlook: All-Conference selection Mannarino won five games with a 0.83 ERA in 42.1 innings in 2014.

NASSAU AA-IV

HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Rich Bizelia

2014 record: 8-10

Key Players

Teddy Iovino, SS, 6-0, 180, Jr.

Zach Osieckowski, LF, 6-0, 180, Jr.

Chris Grau, 2B, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Michael Miraglia, C, 5-10, 175, Jr.

Anthony Miraglia, 3B, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Senior centerfielder Adeel Barry looks to lead the Highlanders back to the playoffs.

 

LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: Jason Zizza

2014 record: 9-10

Key Players

Amarali Khan, SS, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Timmy Brosnan, 1B, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Conor Lieberman, 3B, 5-11, 165, Sr.

Eric Zeppa, OF, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Justin Rodriguez, OF, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Outlook: Khan hit .333 with 16 RBIs and is looking to lead team to third straight playoff berth.

CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: Artie Canestro

2014 record: 13-5

Key Players

Don Donato, 3B, 5-9, 215, Sr.

Bobby Bianco, OF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Dylan Hughes, P, 6-3, 165, Jr.

Joe Grosanne, C, 6-3, 215, Sr.

Luke Scoggins, OF, 5-11, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Donato (.429 BA) and Bianco (.431 BA) lead a potent lineup to the Class AA playoffs.

MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: William Murphy

2014 record: 15-3

Key Players

John Breeden, IF, 5-9, 150, Sr.

Seamus Kirby, 1B, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Jake Frenchman, P, 6-0, 210, Sr.

Tom Muraca, SS, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Sal Monello, P, 5-11, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Breeden (.429 BA, 14 SBs) leads a senior core that was No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

NASSAU A-I

SEWANHAKA INDIANS

Coach: Mike Ryan

2014 record: 2-16

Key players

Niko Rullo, C, Jr.

Nick Parasconda, P, Jr.

Mike Parasconda, P, Sr.

Outlook: Parasconda hit .320 last season and is the ace of the staff while Rullo, a third-year starter, is expected to improve on .275 average.

 

WANTAGH WARRIORS

Coach: Keith Sachs

2014 record: 9-11-1

Key players

Gehrig Montoro, CF, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Jimmy Murphy, P, 6-3, 195, Sr.

Will O'Brien, P, 6-3, 200, Jr.

Aniello Infante, IF, 5-8, 155, Sr.

Corey Sachs, C, 6-2, 220, Jr.

Outlook: Expects to make another postseason run with quality starting pitchers, including Murphy, a righthander with good control and a sharp curveball.

 

GARDEN CITY

TROJANS

Coach: Rich Smith

2014 record: 13-7-3

Key players

Justin Samardich, C, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Ryan Smith, P, 5-9, 150, Sr.

Rich Mattone, SS, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Tom Van Wallendael, 3B, 5-11, 200, Sr.

Vic Danza, P, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Samardich returns after posting a .361 average with 13 runs and 13 RBIs. Smith was 3-2 with a 1.35 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 36 innings.

 

JERICHO JAYHAWKS

Coach: Dan O'Shea

2014 record: 4-14

Key players

Matt Caputo, SS, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Nico Doria, C, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Sal Cammisuli, P, 5-8, 165, Jr.

Justin Lee, P, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Matt Herzog, IF, 5-8, 165, Jr.

Outlook: Freshman third baseman Julien Drew is a newcomer with a great arm and strong bat.

 

BELLMORE JFK COUGARS

Coach: Eric Passman

2014 record: 16-8

Key players

Mike Schwartz, P, 6-0, 170, Jr.

Eric Pauly, P, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Eric Gossert, P, 5-10, 165, Jr.

Jon Hulkoma, C, 6-0, 210, Sr.

George Salas, 1B, 6-2, 185, Jr.

Outlook: The Cougars return their entire starting rotation. Schwartz, Pauly and Gossert combined for 13 wins a year ago.

 

CAREY SEAHAWKS

Coach: Michael Farina

2014 record: 10-6-2

Key players

Michael Rutigliano, P, 6-2, 190, Sr.

Anthony Catapano, 1B, 6-2, 280, Jr.

John Cimilluca, 2B, 5-10, 195, Sr.

Joseph Nicoletti, P, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Rob Kelly, P, 5-9, 190, Sr.

Outlook: The Seahawks have a three-man rotation, led by Rutigliano, who struck out 18 in 15 innings out of the bullpen last season. He and Nicoletti are starters.

 

NEW HYDE PARK

GLADIATORS

Coach: Doug Robins

2014 record: 9-9-1

Key players

James Messina, SS, Jr.

Jesse Martinez, CF, Sr.

Greg Haynes, P, 6-3, 215, Jr.

Arjun Patel, C, Sr.

Lou Plomitallo, OF, Jr.

Outlook: Messina returns after going 3-2 on the mound and batting .302 with 15 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.

NASSAU A-II

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Colin Fratrik

2014 record: 16-5

Key players

Jimmy Mendyk, SS, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Vinny Ashentino, 1B, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Vinny Biordi, 2B, 5-11, 150, Jr.

Outlook: Mendyk leads a capable offense after batting .382 with 31 runs scored and 13 stolen bases last season.

 

DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Tom Tuttle

2014 record: 24-3

Key players

Anthony Papa, P/RF, 6-2, 215, Sr.

James Varela, P/CF, 6-2, 205, Sr.

Tyler Epple, 3B, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Joe Piscitelli, LF, 5-8, 175, Sr.

Mike Ambrosio, 1B, 6-2, 260, Sr.

Outlook: Papa and Varela combined for 15 wins and 129 strikeouts last season, but Division seeks to develop a third starter.

 

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Dan Freeman

2014 record: 7-10

Key players

Spencer Shores, P, 6-3, 215, Jr.

Sam Fisher, 3B, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Ben Faber, C, 5-9, 170, So.

Thomas Davis, RF, 5-7, 150, Sr.

Adam Combs, CF, 5-9, 165, So.

Outlook: A young ball club with an athletic outfield, featuring Combs and Davis, and a solid pitching staff, led by Shores.

 

MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: Brian Corbo

2014 record: 13-9

Key players

Joe Enea, 3B, 6-5,195, Sr.

Tim Curtis, SS, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Tom Polcari, 2B, 5-9, 175, Sr.

David Spampinato, C, 5-7, 165, Sr.

Matt Catalfo, OF, 5-8, 155, Jr.

Outlook: The Indians have made the playoffs the last three seasons, according to Corbo, and with seven starters returning, another postseason berth is likely.

 

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Coach: Tom Smith

2014 record: 8-11

Key players

Andrew Misiaszek, P, 6-3, 215, Sr.

Andy Pena, SS, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Tom Mormondo, 3B, 6-1, 195, Sr.

Joe Barrett, C, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Sal Miranda, P, 6-4, 235, Sr.

Outlook: Good depth in the rotation, featuring Misiaszek, who allowed only 12 hits - all singles - last season. Pena sets the table at the top of the order.

 

GREAT NECK NORTH

BLAZERS

Coach: James Bailin

2014 record: 4-15

Key players

Ross Crames, CF, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Tyler Weiss, 1B, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Zack Schreiber, P, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Jake Guggenheimer, C, 5-8, 170, Jr.

Jake Seidenberg, IF, 5-7, 165, So.

Outlook: Nine returning seniors and two juniors return to the fold. Weiss led the team with nine RBI last season and is being counted on to pitch.

 

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Andy DeBernardo2014 Record: 9-9

Key Players

Aaron Kadosh, P, 6-2/210, Jr.

Mike Curiel, 3B, 6-2/270, Jr.

Andrew Genovese, OF, 5-6, 140, Jr.

Josh Pincos, 2B, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Rosario Maiorano, P, 5-9, 210, Jr.

Outlook: Lost in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs, but returns a solid pitching staff and a strong middle of the order, including Curiel (.480, five homers).

NASSAU A-III

FLORAL PARK KNIGHTSCoach: Paul Pugliese

2014 record: 16-6

Key Players

Mitch Calandra, P, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Brian Barry, 3B, 6-3, 185, Sr.

Jimmy Guerriero, SS, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Chris Stefl, P, 6-2, 195, So.

John Santoro, P, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Six starters return including all three starting pitchers. Mitch Calandra, Brian Barry and Jimmy Guerriero are the core.

 

GLEN COVE BIG RED

Coach: Jon Dolecki

2014 record: 8-11

Key Players

Michael Manzione, P, 6-2, 210, Sr.

Jon Capobianco, 3B, 5-10, 180, Jr.

Kevin Shannon, C, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Isaac Laviglio, P, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Andrew Gerin, OF, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Outlook: Michael Manzione, a power hitter and reliable pitcher, will lead the team. Offense will be a strength.

 

BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES

Coach: Rob Fisher

2014 Record: 9-10

Key Players

Greg Walsh, SS, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Chris Tempesta, P, 6-0, 168, Sr.

Jake Vera, C, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Gannon Kenny-McGowan, P, 6-3, 190, So.

Matt Collins, 1B, 5-11, 160, So.

Outlook: Young team that will be strong on the right side of the infield and in rightfield with Walsh, Collins, and Kenny-McGowan.

 

NORTH SHORE VIKINGS

Coach: Scott Lineman

2014 Record: 19-7

Key Players

Jack Aughavin, P, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Thomas Aufiero, OF, 5-9, 190, Sr.

Billy Bianco, 2B, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Matt Reali, 3B, 5-11, 178, Sr.

Nick Lucchese, SS, 5-7, 155, Jr.

Outlook: Experienced group with a solid defense and seven returning players from last season.

 

VALLEY STREAM NORTH SPARTANS

Coach: Phil Sanfilippo

2014 Record: 12-7

Key Players

TJ Magno, 3B, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Matthre Cosme, OF, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Pat McGreevy, SS, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Julio Lizardo, P, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Outlook: Return of pitcher Magno is a big plus for the Spartans, who seek to build on last season's run to the second round.

 

LYNBROOK OWLS

Coach: Al Marrazzo

2014 Record: 14-9

Key Players

Luke Aprile, SS, 5-8, 165, Sr.

Nick Roepken, C, 6-0, 220, Sr.

Frank Candreva, CF, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Thomas Sullivan OF, 5-10, 160, So.

Mike Mallon, P, 5-10, 160, Sr.

James Hall, IF, 5-7, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Aprile has great speed and is the key to the lineup.NASSAU A-IV

CLARKE RAMS

Coach: Tom Abruscato

2014 Record: 17-7

Key Players

Joe Roche, C, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Steve Pabon, SS, 6-0, 170, Sr.

Tyler Constantine, LF, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Hasan Seljannin, P, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Outlook: Good speed and a solid lineup.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Coach: Helmut Bohringer

2014 Record: 14-7

Key Players

Stephen DePalma: P, 6-1, 175, Jr.

Matt Demelas, C, 6-0, 215, Sr.

Mike Conte, RF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

James Wierncinski, P, 6-2, 220, Sr.

Chris Fischer, SS, 5-10, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Co-conference champ returns three starting pitchers and has strength in its versatile players who play multiple positions.

 

FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Mike Damm

2014 Record: 6-12

Key Players

Matt Feinstein, P, 6-3, 185, Sr.

Grant Elgarten, 1B, 6-2, 198, Jr.

Perry Gordon, U, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Nahrain Baghey, OF, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Greg Petrossian, P, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Outlook: The Quakers, making their debut in Class A.

 

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH FALCONS

Coach: Ken Ward

2014 record: 9-11`

Key players

Tyler Gil, CF, 6-3, 175, Sr.

Marino Sorbara, SS, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Louis Dono, C, 5-9, 175, So.

James Cannon , RF, 6-1, 250, Sr.

Brian Donnelly, P, 5-11, 180, Jr.

Outlook: The Falcons are solid up the middle. Sorbara, who will leadoff, adds great range and speed.

 

ISLAND TREE BULLDOGS

Coach: Joe D'Auria

2014 Record: 10-9

Key Players

Tom Gilmartin, CF, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Michael Iacobellis, C, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Tucker Hahn, U, 3B, 6-3, 235, Sr.

Anthony Raucci, SS, 5-8, 160, Sr.

TJ Romano, P, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Outlook: The Bulldogs are led by Gilmartin, who batted .347 last season.

 

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Mike Milano

Team Record: 14-11

Key Players

Lucas Hall, P, 6-2, 190, Sr.

Jake Doyle, C, 5-8,175, Sr.

Keith McHugh SS, 6-1, 165, Jr.

Andrew Cain, OF, 6-1, 175, So.

Mike Scully, P, 6-5, 190, Sr.

Outlook: Hall and Doyle are an experienced battery that will lead the Vikings.

 

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Omar Mulgrave

2014 record: 5-14

Brendan Wright, P, 6-3, 160, Sr.

Nicholas Lollo, 3B, 6-0, 150, Sr.

Vincent Prunella, P, 6-0, 145, Sr.

Robert Dressler, C, 6-0, 155, Jr.

Sean Carroll, SS, 6-1, 150, Jr.

Outlook: After dropping eight one- or two-run games last season, the Falcons have the experience and all the tools to be very competitive, according to Mulgrave.

NASSAU B/C

CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Brian Krummenacker

2014 record: 10-9

Key players

Mike Delio, P, 6-2, 195, Sr.

John LoCurto, P, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Austin Topel, 2B, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Eric McCloskey, SS, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Augie Cavallaro, 1B, 5-10, 215, Sr.

Outlook: Delio and LoCurto will be atop a pitching staff that finished last year with a 1.97 team ERA.

 

COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Coach: Rich Greeney

2014 record: 3-16

Key players

Jack Walter, OF, 6-2, 190, Sr.

Colin O'Neill, C, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Zack Quinn, SS, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Paul O'Bierne, P, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Jesse Mulham, 3B, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Outlook: The Seahawks are senior-heavy, led by Walter, who batted .415 last season.

 

EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: James Hickey

2014 record: 7-15

Key players

Matt Breindenbach, P, 6-0, 145, Sr.

Chris Amabile, OF, 5-7, 160, Sr.

Mike DelGais, SS, 5-10, 165, Jr.

Ryan Kelly, 2B, 5-8, 150, Jr.

Jacob Barth, C, 5-10, 200, Jr.

Outlook: As the ace of the staff, Matt Breidenbach will try to help the Rocks improve from their fourth-place finish.

 

MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Joe Dunn

2014 record: 2-14-1

Key players

Kyle Richard, 3B, 6-0, 225, Sr.

Steven Berry, P, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Mike Mendez, IF, 5-9, 190, Jr.

Wyatt Michaels, C, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Brendan O'Reilly, CF, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Outlook: Richard sparked the offense with a .365 average last year and could be even better.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Jay Davis

2014 record: 14-6-1

Key players

Jackson O'Neill, P, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Stephen Speigel, P, 5-8, 195, Sr.

Harrison Treble, OF, 5-9, 175, So.

Matt Santos, OF, 5-8, 145, Sr.

James Losee, IF, 5-10, 165, So.

Outlook: With arms like O'Neill's (6-0, 2.58 ERA) and Speigel's (5-0, 1.02 ERA), Oyster Bay plans to make a run at a county title.

 

WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Paul Paino

2014 record: 19-6

Andrew Hastings, SS, 6-2, 210, Sr.

Mike Carney, P, 6-2, 200, Sr.

Matt Hogg, P, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Don Hazelton, P, 6-1, 190, Sr.

John Ryan, 1B, 6-3, 210, Jr.

Outlook: With Hastings powering the offense and Carney as the ace, Wheatley seeks its third straight county title.

COUNTYWIDE

HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

2014 Record: 0-18

Coach: Nick Wisz

Key Players

Jordan Lewis, P, 5-10, 160, Jr.

Yeudi Pichardo, 3B, 5-11, 160, Jr.

Justin Maldanado, C, 5-9, 185, Jr.

Miguel Guzman, SS, 5-6, 160, So.

Daniel Guzman, 2B, 5-6, 160, So.

Outlook: Young team with only one senior, but players gained experience last season and the pitching staff is improved.

WESTBURY GREEN DRAGONS

Coach: Todd Goodwin

2014 Record: 8-10

Key Players

Kyle Spruill, P, 6-3, 180, Sr.

Vinny Marshman, OF, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Remy Bailey, P, 6-1, 170, So.

Quentin Abram, 1B, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Anthony Brito, P, 6-0, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Experienced group returns its core from last season and features three capable starting pitchers.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Coach: Bill Cloghessy

2014 Record: 15-4

Key Players

Ryan Sandberg, P, 5-10, 165, Jr.

Tyler Montick, C, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Matt Arasmo, OF, 5-6, 140, So.

David Best, IF, 6-0, 170, Jr.

Tristin Vega, U, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Countywide runner-up now has a young team, including three returning starters. Will convert and audition several players to develop its pitching staff around Sandberg.

ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

Coach: Adam Stiles

2014 Record: 9-8-1

Key Players

Kelvin Rodriguez, P, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Jason Rodriguez, OF, 6-0, 225, So.

Danis Rodriguez, SS, 5-7, 160, Jr.

Andres Adames, 1B, 5-9, 175, So.

George Estevez, 3B, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Outlook: Coming off the first winning season in program history. Averaged 10.5 runs per game and Kelvin Rodriguez is a mound standout (2.44 ERA) and in the box (.414 with 25 RBIs).

ELMONT SPARTANS

Coach: Ed McCormack

2014 Record: 0-18

Key Players

Steven Girdhari, P, 5-9, 152, So.

William Cook, P, 5-11, 145, Fr.

Eddy Peguiro, C, 5-11, 160, Sr.

Felipe Mejia, P, 5-10, 155, Sr.

Aaron Ruthman, OF, 5-8, 155, So.

Outlook: Young team in a rebuilding phase. Pitching staff features Cook, who had a 0.58 ERA in 12 innings.

GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Ciro Ambrosio

2014 Record: 4-10-1

Mitch Cohen, P, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Dan Hodes, P, 6-3, 200, Sr.

Sam Stempler, CF, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Justin Rose, IF, 5-6, 160, Sr.

Rasual Raham, IF, 5-7, 185, Jr.

Outlook: Cohen and Hodes lead more experienced pitching staff.

UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

Coach: Ciro Gentile

2014 record: 14-4-1

Ali Ghriaz, C, 5-10, 180  Jr.

Jeffery Peralta, P, 5-11, 165 Jr.

Nestor Berrios, P, 5-6, 140, Jr.

Justin Cunningham, P, 5-10,160 So.

Juan Romero, 1B, 5-9, 165 Sr.
 
Outlook: Youth reigns on the defending Countywide champions. Peralta throws hard and can control three pitches well. Ghriaz is a field general behind the plate.