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Nassau Conference A-IV baseball preview

Jake Williams of Seaford poses for a portrait

Jake Williams of Seaford poses for a portrait on Friday, March 21, 2014. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

1. VALLEY STREAM NORTH SPARTANS

Coach: Phil Sanfilippo

2013 record: 15-9

Key players

Glen Tants, P/1B, 6-0, 240, Sr.

John Gianasco, P/SS, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Pat Brady, OF, 6-2, 200, Sr.

Pat McGreevy, SS/2B, 5-9, 175, Jr.

Julio Lizardo, P/2B, 6-0, 180, Jr.

Outlook: The whole new look Spartans graduated their entire playoff lineup.

2. ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Coach: Joe D'Auria

2013 record: 16-10

Key players

Andrew Kramer, P/1B, 6-5, 210, Sr.

Rocco Privitera, 2B, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Tucker Hahn, 3B, 6-2, 225, Jr.

Anthony Raucci, SS, 5-8, 150, Jr.

Michael Iacobellis, C, 5-10, 170, So.

Outlook: Reached the Nassau Class A semifinals seven years in a row.

3. SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Mike Milano

2013 record: 15-9-1

Key players

Jake Williams, CF/P, 5-7, 151, Sr.

Lucas Hall, P/OF/1B, 6-2, 180, Jr.

Jake Doyle, C, 5-9, 163, Jr.

Danny Colantonio, OF/P, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Anthony Amarante, P, 6-5, 175, Sr.

Outlook: Williams had 32 hits and 19 RBI to key Vikings offense.

4. MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Coach: Helms Bohringer

2013 record: 7-12

Key players

Ryan Reilly, P/IF, 6-0, 155, Sr.

John Lusardi, SS/P, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Vinny Bienick, P/1B, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Nick Iadevaio, P/2B, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Kenny Faath, OF/3B, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Kelly is a three-pitch pitcher with excellent command.

5. LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Omar Mulgrave

2013 record: 13-9

Key players

Kyle Heiss, SS/P, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Patrick Carroll, C, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Brandon Wright, 1B, 6-2, 190, Jr.

Nicolas Lollo, 3B/P, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Giovanni Marciano, OF/P, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Outlook: An experienced staff should help the Falcons into the post-season.

6. CLARKE RAMS

Coach: Tom Abruscato

2013 record: 22-6

Key players

Jesse Russo, SS, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Peter Falgiano, C, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Mike Gismondi, 1B, 6-0, 205, Sr.

Mike Turton, P, 6-1, 178, Sr.

Kevin Lada, 3B/2B, 6-0, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Hofstra-bound CF Jesse Russo hit .366 with 36 runs scored.

7. COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Coach: Rich Greeney

2013 record: 10-9

Key players

Colin O'Neil, C, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Max Manos, P/3B, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Jack Walter, P/IF, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Jesse Mulham, 6-2, 190, Jr.

John Daly, OF/IF, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Outlook: Manos was 4-1 with a 1.50 ERA And Walter hit .375 with 20 RBI.

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