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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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