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Andrew Hastings hit a walk-off single over the

Andrew Hastings hit a walk-off single over the right-centerfield wall in the seventh inning to give Wheatley a 3-2 win over Spachenkill in the Southeast Regional Class B finals at Farmingdale State College. (June 5, 2013) Credit: Daniel De Mato

1. WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Paul Paino

2013 record: 17-7

Key players

Bill McLean, C, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Andrew Hastings, P/SS, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Tom Gillette, 1B/OF, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Xavier Fallarino, P, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Justin Borczuk, CF, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Outlook: McLean was MVP of Class B tourney. He hit .538 w/5 HR's a year ago.

2. MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Tim Young

2013 record: 0-17

Key players

Kyle Richard, 3B, 5-11, 180, Jr.

Steven Berry, SS/P, 6-2, 170, Jr.

Tyree Kingston, OF, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Alex Rodriguez, P, 5-9, 155, Fr.

Tyler Zimmerman, 2B/P, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Outlook: Berry is healthy for his junior season and that bodes well for a few wins.

3. OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Jay Davis

2013 record: 14-5

Key players

Cassidy Exum, SS, 5-7, 150, Sr.

Berkely Golon, C, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Jackson O'Neill, 2B/P, 5-10, 190, Jr.

Rob Venegas, OF, 5-8, 175, Sr.

Steve Spiegel, P/3B, 5-9, 185, Jr.

Outlook: The Baymen have been in county final in six of the last seven years.

4. CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Brian Krummenacker

2013 record: 3-17

Key players

Billy Chiappone, 1B/P, 6-2, 170, Sr.

Austin Topel, 2B, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Nick Hytell, CF, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Eric McCluskey, SS/3B, 5-10, 145, Jr.

John Locurto, SS/P, 5-10, 150, So.

Outlook: First-year coach Krummenacker excited about pitching experience.

5. EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: James Hickey

2013 record: 10-12

Key players

Damian Amiruddin, P/3B, 6-2, 200, Sr.

Patrick Kelly, P/3B, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Matt Breidenbach, OF/P, 6-0, 130, Jr.

Mike DelGais, SS/3B, 5-10, 150, So.

Sammy Dey, C/1B, 5-10, 205, Jr.

Outlook: Young team playing back on their home field after Sandy wiped it out.

6. FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Michael Damm

2013 record: 9-9

Key players

Matt Feinstein, P/IF, 6-1, 175, Jr.

Patrick Moodhe, P/IF, 6-3, 185, Sr.

Grant Elgarten, OF, 6-1, 185, So.

Greg Petrossian, IF/P, 5-10, 155, Jr.

Perry Gordon, C/P/IF, 5-9, 175, Jr.

Outlook: Damm likes his teams athleticism and experience.

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