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Suffolk League V baseball preview

Ryan Mallon of Deer Park poses for a

Ryan Mallon of Deer Park poses for a portrait during the Newsday varsity baseball season preview photo shoot at company headquarters on March 21, 2014. Credit: James Escher

1. DEER PARK FALCONS

Coach: Ryan Argenziano

2013 record: 17-6

Key players

Tyler Theiss, C, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Ryan Mallon, P, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Mike Isola, 3B/P, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Jeremy Friend, 1B/3B/P, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Ryan Korwan, P/1B, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Outlook: Battery of Theiss and Mallon make them a favorite to repeat.

2. EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR SHARKS

Coach: Matt Salmon

2013 record: 17-6

Key players

Mike Shine, OF, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Mike Burghardt, C/1B, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Kory Cassara, C/IF/P, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Stephen Arntsen, P, 6-2, 160, Sr.

Dan McCormick, OF, 5-10, 150, Jr.

Outlook: The loss of Mat Annunziata (recovering from ACL surgery) is tough.

3. BELLPORT CLIPPERS

Coach: Bill Batewell

2013 record: 9-11

Key players

Nick Dunning, P/OF, 6-0, 172, Jr.

Connor Haverty, C, 5-11, 225, Jr.

Garrett Heaton, SS, 5-10, 184, So.

Eddie Trowbridge, P/1B, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Mike Veit, P/OF, 6-1, 170, So.

Outlook: They're inexperienced but have emerging talent in Dunning and Haverty.

4. KINGS PARK KINGSMEN

Coach: Mike Luzim

2013 record: 14-9

Key players

Zach Garick, OF, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Tom Crocco, IB, 6-1, 250, Sr.

Chris DiAngelo, OF, 6-2, 175,Sr.

Lee Baker, SS, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Tom Bonelli, P, 5-7, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Need an offensive boost from Garick and Crocco to make a deep run.

5. COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

Coach: Mike Bonura

2013 record: 9-11

Key players

Tom Scarpinato, SS/P, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Dan Colasanto, 3B/P, 5-9, 165, Jr.

Rob Dattoma, IF, 6-0, 170, Jr.

John Chiaino, OF, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Chris Weigl, 1B/P, 6-2, 250, Sr.

Outlook: Strong infield but will need to drum up offense to improve.

6. HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

Coach: Keith Barrett

2013 record: 5-15

Key players

Joe Cacciato, CF, 5-11, 175, Sr.

Kevin Montefusco, P, 6-3, 205, Sr.

Alex Borman, OF/C, 5-10, 160, Jr.

Chris Glowacky, 3B, 6-0, 180, Jr.

Lee Reiver, 2B, 5-10, 150, Sr.

Outlook: Outfielder Cacciato (.328) is expected to have a big year.

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