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Nassau Conference AA-II baseball preview

MacArthur's Adam Heidenfelder poses for a portrait at

MacArthur's Adam Heidenfelder poses for a portrait at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip Saturday, March 15, 2014. Credit: Barry Sloan

1. MACARTHUR GENERALS

Coach: Steve Costello

2013 record: 20-5

Key players

Adam Heidenfelder, P, 6-5, 260, Sr.

Rob Andreoli, P/SS, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Carmine Criscione, P, 5-6, 160, Sr.

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

Kevin Curtis, C/OF, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Outlook: Diamond Award winning Heidenfelder leads young Generals

2. BALDWIN BRUINS

Coach: Frank Esposito

2013 record: 7-8-1

Key players

Matt Hines, C, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Matt Lyle, P/SS, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Nikko Arellano, P/1B, 5-10, 180, Jr.

Jeffrey Dominguez, P/OF, 6-1, 185, So.

Fred Lucas, 2B, 5-9, 165, Fr.

Outlook: Lost eight games by a run -- looking to reverse those fortunes.

3. EAST MEADOW JETS

Coach: Ken Sicoli

2013 record: 6-13

Key players

Brian Kavanagh, P/SS/CF, 5-10, 175, Jr.

Jonny Keicher, C, 5-7, 140, Sr.

Billy Thomas, OF/P, 5-10, 163, Sr.

Zach Fritz, 3B, 6-1, 240, So.

Frank Ippolito, SS, 5-10, 170, So.

Outlook: The righthanded Kavanagh had four of teams six wins as a sophomore.

4. PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

Coach: Matt Holzer

2013 record: 8-11

Key players

Adam Rubenstein, 1B, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Andy Varvaro, P/3B, 5-10, 165, Jr.

Erik Klug, SS, 6-0, 160, Jr.

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

Tyler Hertzwig, P, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Outlook: Vikings continue to make strides toward the playoffs.

5. PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKS

Coach: John Givargidze

2013 record: 5-12

Key players

Chris Tracz, C, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Charles Basedow, P 6-3, 190, Sr.

Vinny Ruggiero, P/1B, 6-0, 220, Sr.

Dom Palumbo, SS/OF, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Spencer Pokorny, 1B/DH, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Outlook: Senior-laden team led by catcher Tracz, who is headed to Marist.

6. VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL EAGLES

Coach: Frank Alesia

2013 record: 4-11

Key players

Vito Friscia, C, 6-3, 215, Jr.

Kevin Goldman, P/CF, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Joe Picillo, CF/P, 5-7, 155, Jr.

Angel Acevado, P/3B, 5-10, 200, Sr.

Michael Ciullo, 1B/3B, 6-0, 200, Jr.

Outlook: Lost six games by two runs or less with a very young team.

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