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Suffolk League IV baseball preview

West Islip starting pitcher James Kory pitches against

West Islip starting pitcher James Kory pitches against Half Hallow Hills West in a high school baseball game at Baseball Heaven on Monday, March 30, 2015. Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

CENTEREACH COUGARS

Coach: Mike Herrschaft

2015 record: 4-14

Key players

Victor Corsaro, P/IF, 5-8, 135, Sr.

Sean McGuinnes, P/IF, 5-6, 165, Sr.

Matt Hirsch, P/SS, 6-1, 165, Sr.

Kyle Cerbone, LF, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Nick Corsaro, OF, 5-8, 145, So.

Outlook: Corsaro McGuinnes and Hirsch will head the pitching staff and be counted upon to lead a young group looking to rebound from last year’s 4-14 mark.

HALF HOLLOW HILLS WEST COLTS

Coach: Tom Migliozzi

2015 Record: 15-6

Key players

Brad Camarda, P, 6-0, 185, Jr.

Ryan Barone, OF, 5-9, 155, Sr.

Errol Parker, OF, 6-0, 165, Sr.

Frank Tricamo, P/INF, 6-1, 175, Sr.

T.J. Anatra, OF, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Outlook: After graduating 14 seniors, the Colts are looking to the next wave of players to help keep them in playoff contention.

HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

Coach: William Harris

2015 record: 2-18

Key players

Brian Donnelly, C, 6-1, 190, Jr.

Brian Mora, 2B, 6-0, 155, Sr.

Steven Napurano, P/OF, 5-10, 150, Jr.

Marco Caporuscio, 6-0, 175, SS, Jr.

Luke Eidle, P/3B, 6-0, 170, So.

Outlook: In their first year with Harris as coach, the Blue Devils are a young team looking to compete.

NORTH BABYLON BULLDOGS

Coach: Steve Corrado

2015 record: 5-15

Key players

Steven Burke, P/OF, 6-2, 170, Sr.

Pat McCabe, P, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Joe Barbuto, P/SS, 5-9, 155, Jr.

Dylan Towey, C, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Joe DeBlasi, 1B, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Outlook: The Bulldogs have 13 seniors, including six returning starters. Experience will go a long way behind the arms of Burke and McCabe.

WEST BABYLON EAGLES

Coach: Mike Rayola

2015 record: 14-6

Key players

Joe Zappia, OF, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Matt Daulton, P/1B, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Anthony Polanco, C, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Mike Mescia, SS, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Ben Miraglia, P/1B, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Outlook: The Eagles will lean on Daulton, Miraglia and senior Austin Prendergast on the mound. Zappia, who will play at Dowling in the fall, hit .340 last season.

WEST ISLIP LIONS

Coach: Shawn

2015 record: 11-10

Key players

James Kory, P/IF, 6-1, 215, Sr.

Ray Weber, P/IF, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Lou Antos, P/IF, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Nick Valenti, C, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Jimmy Mattera, P/OF, 6-2, 170, Sr.

Outlook: The Lions will rely on their three talented two-way players: Kory (15-3 the last two seasons and hit .364 last year), Weber (struck out 30 batters in 29 innings and hit .419 last year) and Antos (hit .380 last year).

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