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Nassau League B/C baseball preview

Oyster Bay's James Losee connects on a

Oyster Bay's James Losee connects on a pitch against Carle Place at Hofstra University on May 27, 2015. Credit: Enrique C. Mendez

WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Paul Paino

2015 record: 1-4

Key players

John Ryan, P/1B, 6-4, 220, Sr.

Evan Mattioli, OF, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Johnny Karikas, C/OF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Antonio Deodato, OF/P, 5-9, 165, Jr.

Brandon Rothstein, 2B, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Ryan, a Hofstra commit, hit .439 last season and went 3-1 with 34 strikeouts to three walks and a 1.07 ERA. Mattioli, who started every game in center field, has great speed at the top of the lineup.

MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Joe Dunn

2015 record: 2-14

Key players

Alex Berry, P, 6-0, 165, So.

Mike Mendez, CF, 5-8, 170, Sr.

Alex Rodriguez, SS, 6-0, 150, Jr.

Joe Granados, UTL, 5-10, 180, Jr.

Ramzees Kennedy, 2B, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Berry tossed separate three- and two-hitters last season.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Jay Davis

2015 record: 11-12

Key players

James Losee, SS/P, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Harrison Treble, P/C/OF, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Steve Shoemaker, OF/C, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Kyle Schindler, P/1B, 6-3, 180, Sr.

Derek Vickers, IF/P, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Outlook: Losee and Treble lead the Baymen, who are coming off their seventh county championship in nine years,

CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: Brian Krummenacker

2015 record: 14-8

Key players

John LoCurto, P/INF, 5-11, 165, Sr.

Patrick Shevlin, P/1B, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Dylan Iglesias, C/UTL, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Matthew Morrison, P/UTL, 6-3, 170, Sr.

Eric Chiappone, OF, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Outlook: LoCurto and Shevlin lead the Frogs from the mound and the batter’s box.

EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: James Hickey

2015 record: 6-13

Key players:

Ryan Kelly, IF/P, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Chris Deptulski, OF/P, 5-10, 157, Jr.

Mike Del Gais, IF/P, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Luis Umana, 2B, 5-6, 120, Sr.

Jacob Barth, C, 5-10, 210, Sr.

Outlook: Kelly hit .375 with 17 runs and 19 RBIs and went 4-3 on the mound in an all-county season.

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