Newsday's All-Long Island baseball team 2014

All-Long Island Baseball Team (front row, l-r) Nick All-Long Island Baseball Team (front row, l-r) Nick Arnold, West Islip HS, Mitch Calandra, Floral Park HS, Billy McLean, Wheatly HS, Luke Zeccola, Chaminade HS. (middle row, l-r) Aaron Glickstein, Half Hollow Hills West HS, Joe Spitaleri, Division HS, Steven Foster, Sachem North HS, Mark Martinez, Division HS, Jesse Berardi, Commack HS. (back row, l-r) Nassau Coach of the Year, Tom Tuttle, Division HS, Andruw Gazzola, Longwood HS, Jack Piekos, Bayport-Blue Point HS, Adam Heidenfelder, MacArthur HS, Chris Weiss, Longwood HS, Suffolk Coach of the Year, Jim Moccio, Bayport-Blue Point HS on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The 2014 Newsday/MSG Varsity All Long Island spring teams. Photo Credit: Joseph D Sullivan

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LI PLAYER OF THE YEAR

JESSE BERARDI

Commack

The slick fielding four-year starter took away as many runs as he scored. His agility, anticipation and instinctive play at shortstop earned him the respect of teammates and opponents. His overall game earned him the 47th Yastrzemski Award give to Suffolk's top player. He batted .423 with 25 runs, and 13 extra base hits, including four homers. "He raised the overall expectations of our team and we had such confidence with him out there," coach Ed Boll said. "He's the complete package." He accepted a baseball scholarship to attend St. John's University.

 

NASSAU PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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ADAM HEIDENFELDER

MacArthur

The Generals' righthanded ace earned the Robins Diamond Award for the second year in a row. The award is given to Nassau's top pitcher. The 6-5, 220-pound fireballer was recruited heavily by major Division I schools. Consistently clocked in the low 90s, he had a 6-1 record with 95 strikeouts in 50 innings. He allowed only three earned runs, had an 0.42 ERA and opponents hit just .141 against him. He accepted a full scholarship to Hofstra University.

 

LONG ISLAND FIRST TEAM

NICK ARNOLD

West Islip, P, Sr.

He pitched a complete game gem in a 2-1 win over Massapequa in the Long Island Class AA championship game. He finished with a 9-2 record, 742/3 innings pitched, struck out 74, walked 19 and allowed 56 hits. His ERA was 1.00. He will attend Post (Conn.).

MITCH CALANDRA

Floral Park, C, Jr.

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Won the Ryan T. Caulfield Award presented to Nassau's top catcher. He hit safely in all 22 games, batting .500 in 84 at-bats, with 42 hits, six homers, 28 RBIs and 26 runs. He struck out only twice in 93 plate appearances. He also went 4-0 in six starts.

 

STEVEN FOSTER

Sachem North, OF, Sr.

The speedy centerfielder batted .433 with nine doubles, two triples and a home run. He scored a school-record 41 runs with 39 hits and 18 walks and struck out only six times in 109 at-bats. He stole 29 bases in 30 attempts. He accepted a scholarship to Hofstra University.

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ANDRUW GAZZOLA

Longwood, SS/P, Sr.

He was the model of consistency as a four-year varsity starter. He batted .386 and struck out only once in 91 plate appearances this season. He had a 5-1 pitching record with a 1.40 ERA despite a balky shoulder that required labrum surgery at season's end. He finished his career with 100 hits and accepted a full scholarship to play at Stony Brook University.

 

AARON GLICKSTEIN

Half Hollow Hills West, P, Jr.

The junior righty was 10-0 with two saves and a 0.67 ERA. He threw 73 innings, struck out 94 and walked 17. He fired six shutouts this season, including two in the playoffs.

 

MARK MARTINEZ

Division, C/3B, Sr.

Named the Don Lang Diamond Award winner for Nassau's top position player. He hit .529, with an .897 slugging percentage, four home runs, 43 RBIs and only struck out four times in 87 at-bats. The Lackawanna CC-bound catcher allowed only four stolen bases this season.

 

BILLY MCLEAN

Wheatley, C, Sr.

Had led Nassau with eight homers, a .625 batting average, 24 RBIs, 28 runs and 16 stolen bases. The Wheatley MVP hammered an 0-and-2 fastball for a grand slam in a clinching 13-0 Class B county final win over Oyster Bay. He will play at Stony Brook University.

 

JACK PIEKOS

Bayport-Blue Point, OF/P, Sr.

The only two-time state champion to ever make the Newsday All Long Island first team twice. He was extraordinary for two years, winning back-to-back state Class A crowns. He hit .365 with 27 hits, 21 RBIs and 10 extra base hits. The Maryland-bound pitching prospect also had a 10-1 record with 122 strikeouts in 741/3 innings. He had a 22-3 record with 285 career strikeouts.

 

BRADY RENNER

St. Dominic, P, Sr.

The hard-throwing side winding style of Renner made him hard to hit and led the CHSAA with five wins, a 0.20 ERA, one save and 56 strikeouts in 35 innings. Allowed only one run, in his final start, all season. He was named the CHSAA pitcher of the year. He is George Washington University bound.

 

JOE SPITALERI

Division, SS, Sr.

Batted .489 with 44 hits in 90 at-bats, including 16 doubles, two triples, 16 RBIs and 47 runs in leading the Blue Dragons to the Nassau Class A championship. The shortstop struck out only three times. The smooth fielding Spitaleri will play at Lackawanna CC.

 

CHRIS WEISS

Longwood, 3B/P, Sr.

Weiss had a 5-2 record, striking out 49 in 34 innings and opponents hit only .169 against him. He walked 12 and allowed 21 hits in 34 innings with an ERA of 1.19. The Hofstra-bound third baseman also had 23 hits, nine of the extra base variety and a .324 average.

 

LUKE ZECCOLA

Chaminade, SS, Sr.

Led the Flyers (18-6) to the CHSAA finals and an eventual runner-up finish after batting .450 with 34 hits, three home runs, 20 RBIs and 17 runs. The shortstop played in all 24 games and is headed to Brandeis. He was voted the CHSAA player of the year.

 

SUFFOLK COACH

OF THE YEAR

JIM MOCCIO

Bayport-Blue Point

Led the Phantoms to a second straight state Class A championship. They were 21-6 this year and 48-6 in two seasons. They are the first Long Island baseball team to win consecutive state titles in the 34-year history of the tournament.

 

NASSAU COACH

OF THE YEAR

TOM TUTTLE

Division

Led the Blue Dragons to a 24-3 record and a Nassau-record 13th Class A championship. They were derailed in their quest for their third state title by a hot pitcher in Piekos and Bayport-Blue Point in the Long Island Class A championship, 3-0.

ALL-LI SECOND TEAM

PATRICK BRYANT

Center Moriches, P, Sr.

DENNIS BUCKSTEIN

Sachem North, P, Sr.

DAVID BUTLER

Garden City, P, Sr.

CHRIS CEPEDA

Ward Melville, P, Sr.

MIKE COLOMBI

Center Moriches, P, Sr.

ALEX COSENZA

Massapequa, P, Sr.

NICK DALEY

North Shore, P, Sr.

TOM DIGIORGI

Hills West, 1B, Sr.

VITO FRISCIA

Valley Stream Cent., C, Jr.

ZACH GARICK

Kings Park, OF, Sr.

RYAN GIACINI

Garden City, OF, Sr.

TIM GORTON

Smith. Christian, C, Sr.

NICK IADEVAIO

Mineola, P, Sr.

SAM ILARIO

West Islip, OF, Sr.

DAN KERNING

Chaminade, OF, Sr.

TIM KRANZ

West Babylon, P, Jr.

KYLE MARTIN

Oceanside, SS, So.

FRANK MOSCATIELLO

Rocky Point, P, Sr.

DAVID PALMER

East Islip, P, Sr.

ANTHONY PAPA

Division, P, Jr.

MARCOS PERIVOLARIS

Mattituck, SS, Jr.

CHRIS REILLY

Division, P, Sr.

JESSE RUSSO

Clarke, MI, Sr.

BRENNAN STROVINK

Rocky Point, 1B, Sr.

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