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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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