TODAY'S PAPER
64° Good Morning
64° Good Morning
Hello, we've upgraded our systems.

Please log back in to enjoy your subscription. Thank you for being part of the Newsday family.

Forgot your password? We can help go here.

Log in
SportsHigh SchoolBaseball

Suffolk League IX baseball preview

1. PIERSON/BRIDGEHAMPTON WHALERS

Coach: Jonathan Tortorella

2013 record: 23-2

Key players

Aaron Schiavoni, C/1B, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Forrest Loesch, SS/P, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Tim Markowski, OF/1B/P, 5-11, 160, Sr.

Nick Kruel, 1B/P, 6-2, 175, Sr.

Kyle Sturmann, 2B, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Class C champs are strong as ever with 10 returners and deep pitching.

2. SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS

Coach: Craig Gorton

2013 record: 17-5

Key players

Timmy Gorton, C, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Jack DiNozzi, P, 6-1, 230, Sr.

Ronny Linsalato, SS, 5-8, 170, Jr.

Kyle Straker, RF, 5-7, 160, Sr.

Vinny Ciaravino, 2B, 5-7, 150, Jr.

Outlook: Strong pitching behind DiNozzi and St. Mary's transfer Jack Palma.

3. SOUTHOLD FIRST SETTLERS

Coach: Mike Carver

2013 record: 10-8

Key players

Anthony Fedele, P/C, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Robert Mahoney, P/SS, 5-8, 130, Sr.

Alex Poliwoda, P/3B, 5-11, 190, Jr.

Shane Johnson, CF, 5-11, 150, Jr.

Noah Mina, SS/2B, 5-7, 130, So.

Outlook: Mahoney and Poliwoda provide enviable depth in the rotation.

4. GREENPORT PORTERS

Coach: Chris Golden

2013 record: 5-15

Key players

Christian Angelson, C, 5-10, 170, Sr.

John Drinkwater, P/1B, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Matt Drinkwater, P/3B, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Austin Hooks, P/1B, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Brian Tuttle, SS, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Outlook: Improved, thanks to a group of three-year starters.

5. STONY BROOK BEARS

Coach: Kyle Cavanaugh

2013 record: 4-16

Key players

Bryce Jackson, P/2B/IF, 6-5, 210, Sr.

Tyler Hoegsberg, P/SS/2B, 6-3, 180, Sr.

Ben Walter, CF/P, 5-10, 175, Jr.

Erik Holvik, SS/P, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Rob Sparacio, 3B/P, 5-9, 175, So.

Outlook: The Bears continue to develop behind Jackson and Hoegsberg.

More high schools