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Rich Smith wins No. 600

Garden City coach Rich Smith picked up his 600th career victory with a 6-1 win over Mineola in Game 3 of the best-of-three Nassau Class A playoffs. Smith, in his 39th season, is 600-340-12. He has won 16 conference titles, three Nassau titles, one Long Island title in 2000 and a Class B state championship in 2000.

Brandon Samardich and Scott Conetta each had RBI hits in a four-run fourth inning, Dan Muller drove in two runs on a two-out single in the fifth and Darryl Tan pitched a two-hitter with four strikeouts to lead No. 4 Garden City (18-4-1) over No. 9 Mineola (13-11).  Garden City will travel to No. 3 Island Trees on Monday in the semifinals.

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