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Suffolk League V baseball preview

East Islip's Anthony Visconte throws a pitch in

East Islip's Anthony Visconte throws a pitch in the first inning during a game between East Islip and Hauppauge. Credit: Bob Sorensen

BELLPORT CLIPPERS

Coach: Bill Batewell

2015 record: 10-10

Key players

Garrett Heaton, SS, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Mike Veit, CF/P, 6-1,175, Sr.

Joe Greco, 2B/P, 6-1, 185, Jr.

Connor Lyons, 1B/P, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Jim Jankowski, C, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Experienced club is led by Heaton, Veit and Greco, who hit .391, .304 and .338 last season, respectively.

DEER PARK FALCONS

Coach: Ryan Argenziano

2015 record: 9-11

Key players

Oliver Tavares, SS, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Connor Hewlette, P/3B, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Evan Mallon, IF/ 5-7, 160, So

Dan Sciabarassi, 2B, 5-7, 160, Sr.

Carlos Miranda, 3B/OF/P, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Outlook: Deer Park returns its entire starting lineup and starting rotation. Tavares, who hit .385 with 25 RBIs and 18 stolen bases last season, will spark the lineup.

EAST ISLIP REDMEN

Coach: Sal Ciampi

2015 record: 17-6

Key players

Anthony Visconte, P, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Brendan Dowd, C, 6-2, 210, Sr.

Justin Taveras, SS, 5-9, 170, So.

Joe Carraio, 2B, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Joe Marino, P, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Senior pitcher Liam Hickey returns from Tommy John surgery to bolster the staff, and senior first baseman Steve Fabry and sophomore third baseman Kieran Dowd will boost the lineup.

EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR SHARKS

Coach: Jimmy McGowan

2015 record: 9-9

Key players

Tyler Becker, SS, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Justin Hurd, OF, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Pat Wallace, OF, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Justin Stromski, OF/C, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Ryan Lennon, C/1B, 6-1, 210, Jr.

Outlook: Offense is a strength. Becker hit .431 last year, Hurd hit .369 and Wallace hit .314. Senior pitcher Elliot Robles returns from elbow surgery and will be a key starter.

HAUPPAUGE EAGLES

Coach: Josh Gutes

2015 record: 18-3

Key players

Tyler Sanderson, 3B, 5-9, 190, Sr.

Billy Huber, SS, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Kyle Wood, P/2B, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Mike Lazos, P, 5-11, 185, Sr.

Matt Overton, RF, 6-2, 190, Jr.

Outlook: Hauppauge returns all four infielders from its 17-1 league championship season. Sanderson (.429, 3 homers, 24 RBIs), Huber (.329, 21 runs, eight stolen bases) and Wood (.323) lead the way.

KINGS PARK KINGSMEN

Coach: Mike Luzim

2015 record: 7-13

Key players

Joe Sommer, P, 6-2, 175 Jr.

Jacob Fiebusch, CF, 5-6, 156, Jr.

Nick Fazio, C, 5-11, 168, Jr.

Matt Kim, 3B, 6-0, 205, Jr.

Jake Shickler, P, 6-3, 185, Sr.

Outlook: Young team looking for playoff appearance after missing the postseason for only the second time in 15 seasons last year. Sommer had a 3.30 ERA last season, and Fiebusch hit .288.

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