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Nassau baseball players of the week

Anthony Galanoudis

Anthony Galanoudis (Credit: Handout)

The final week of conference play is upon us. As teams continue to jockey for playoff seeding and spots we look at the players who made a huge impact on their teams second to last series of the seasons during the week of April 29-May 5.

Alec Chiappone, Locust Valley

Chiappone keyed Locust Valley’s two wins over BC-I rival Wheatley – he scored the winning run in the top of the sixth of a 5-4 win after delivering a two-run single to tie the game on April 29 and finished the game 2-for-3 with three RBIs. In the game on April 30 Chiappone went 2-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and two runs.

Chris Figueroa, South Side

Figueroa played a key role in South Side’s sweep of A-II rival Plainedge by going 3-for-4 in each of the last two games of the series. Those six hits included a double and a triple and seven RBIs.

Anthony Galanoudis, Farmingdale

Galanoudis struck out nine and walked three in a complete game shutout of Farmingdale and also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs at the plate.

Max Manos, Cold Spring Harbor

Pitched a one hit shutout with 10 strikeouts as Cold Spring Harbor defeated Malverne 9-0 on April 29. He also contributed at the plate by going 2-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.

Mark Martinez, Division

Martinez went 9-for-11 and scored seven runs as Division swept Roslyn in a three game set last week.

Anthony Martino, Glen Cove

Martino went 2-for-4 and hit a three run home run in Glen Cove’s 14-3 win over Great Neck North on April 29 and came back the next day and pitched a four-hit complete game shutout with six strikeouts as Glen Cove won 13-0.

Luchiano Morello, Hewlett

Morello struck out eight batters and allowed only four hits and an earned run in a 5-1 win over Bethpage.

Jake Santamaria, Oceanside

The junior south paw pitched a one-hitter over seven innings with nine strikeouts and allowed an earned run in a win over Baldwin.

Brandon Sherman, West Hempstead

Sherman picked up the win in West Hempstead’s 5-3 win over North Shore on April 30 after pitching eight innings with 13 strikeouts and allowing an earned run and five hits. Sherman also had a two-run double in the top of the eighth that gave West Hempstead the lead.

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