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Suffolk League III baseball preview

Anthony Treccariche of Smithtown West poses for a

Anthony Treccariche of Smithtown West poses for a portrait during the Newsday varsity baseball season preview photo shoot at company headquarters on March 21, 2014. Credit: James Escher

1. SMITHTOWN WEST BULLS

Coach: Al Nucci

2013 record: 14-10

Key players

Anthony Treccariche, P/ 1B, 6-2, 200, Sr.

Peter Byrnes, P /3B, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Peter Torres, C, 6-0, 210, Jr.

Mike Bugliarelli, OF/P, 5-11, 155, Jr.

Nick Grande, SS/2B, 5-10, 155, So.

Outlook: Strong pitching with three returning seniors, led by Treccariche (1.97 ERA).

2. SMITHTOWN EAST BULLS

Coach: Ken Klee

2013 record: 15-8

Key players

Jack Laudani, P, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Andrew Oswald, P, 6-0, 205, Sr.

Ryan Ingarozza, P, 6-4, 215, Jr.

Justin Manger, 2B, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Manny Esposito, 1B, 6-1, 185, Sr.

Outlook: The Suffolk III champs look to repeat but will have to plug offensive gaps.

3. BAY SHORE MARAUDERS

Coach: Mike Herbst

2013 record: 11-11

Key players

Ryan Mazzie, 1B/P, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Jake Stein, P/3B, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Esteban Rivera, C, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Christian Mazzie, SS/P, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Jon Otto, OF/1B, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Outlook: Deep pitching, solid defense and a balanced lineup.

4. NORTH BABYLON BULLDOGS

Coach: Steve Corrado

2013 record: 10-10

Key players

Mike Amandola, C, 5-10, 185, Jr.

Kenny Fils-Aime, OF, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Nick Von Ohlen, P/IN, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Joe Baker, P/SS, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Dean Cicciari, OF, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Outlook: Amandola is a top catcher and Fils-Aime is a menace in leadoff position.

5. WEST ISLIP LIONS

Coach: Shawn Rush

2013 record: 10-10

Key players

Nick Arnold, P, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Jake Billelo, IF, 5-6, 160, Jr.

Sam Ilario, OF, 6-0, 195, Sr.

Travis Schindler, OF, 5-8, 145, Sr.

Sal Vittorio, C, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Outlook: They'll have to overcome lack of experience in their rotation after Arnold.

6. CENTEREACH COUGARS

Coach: Mike Herrschaft

2013 record: 7-11

Key players

Greg Marino, 1B/P, 6-6, 180, Jr.

Garrett Majka, SS, 5-10, 150, Sr.

Chris DeBellis, C, 5-8, 140, Jr.

Tom Forster, OF, 5-8, 150, Sr.

AJ Patera, P, 5-11, 200, Sr.

Outlook: Cougars have big bats and a talented infield, led by Marino and Majka.

7. NEWFIELD WOLVERINES

Coach: Paul Pedersen

2013 record: 7-13

Key players

JJ Lindgren, OF/P, 5-10, 180, So.

Sammy Hernandez, OF/IF, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Brandon Alberto, P/OF/IF, 5-9, 175, Jr.

Sean Boyle, P/OF, 6-2, 175, Sr.

Matt Renahan, 1B, 6-3, 190, Sr.

Outlook: Lindgren, a five-tool player and an emerging talent, will lead.

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