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Rocky Point's Frank Moscatiello swings at a belt-high

Rocky Point's Frank Moscatiello swings at a belt-high fast ball in the bottom of the second on March 27, 2013. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

1. ROCKY POINT EAGLES

Coach: Andrew Aschettino

2013 record: 11-11

Key players

Brennan Strovink, 1B, 6-2, 240, Sr.

Frank Moscatiello, P/OF, 5-8, 165, Sr.

Joe Zabbarra, P/IF, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Brian Ricker, P/OF, 6-2, 170, Jr.

Kyle Strovink, C/P, 5-11, 185, So.

Outlook: Kyle Strovink, a lefty hitter with power, makes them tough.

2. SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

Coach: Ryan Cox

2013 record: 16-8

Key players

Joseph DePompeo, P, 6-3, 210, Sr.

Stephen Burghardt, P/1B, 6-0, 170, Sr.

Matthew Hewson, P, 6-2, 190, Sr.

Patrick Jackson, C, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Billy Giovaniello, CF, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Outlook: Will be right there with Rocky Point at the top of the pack.

3. GLENN KNIGHTS

Coach: Stephen Robins

2013 record: 13-11

Key players

James Groark, P/3B, 6-1, 170, Sr.

Mike Mannix, P/IF, 6-1, 190, Jr.

Ryan Fisenne, OF, 5-9, 170, Jr.

Evan Muchnicki, C, 5-10, 165, Jr.

Tyler Arella, P/1B, 5-10, 165, So.

Outlook: New league is challenging, but Groark (8-1), a big-game pitcher, sets pace.

4. HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

Coach: Eric Cox

2013 record: 7-13

Key players

Ken Adair, P/IF, 5-10, 210, Sr.

Kevin O'Connor, SS, 5-10, 170, Jr.

Ryan Flanagan, OF, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Zain Malik, OF, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Mike Tewksbury, C, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Outlook: Adair, a righty with lively fastball and deceptive curve, leads charge.

5. ISLIP BUCCANEERS

Coach: Jay Loviglio

2013 record: 5-15

Key players

Mike Lamneck, P/IF, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Lou Fontinha, P/IF, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Tim Going, P/IF, 5-9, 160, Sr.

Logan Mingoia, CF, 5-9, 130, Sr.

Greg Hutnick, P/OF, 6-1, 165, Sr.

Outlook: Stronger pitching could pace Buccaneerss to .500 or better.

6. AMITYVILLE WARRIORS

Coach: Chris Diot

2013 record: 2-18

Key players

Mike LaRosa, SS/P, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Dwayne Thomas, 3B/P, 6-4, 190, Sr.

Nino Wong, OF, 5-8, 155, Sr.

Deny Espinal, 1B/P, 5-11, 250, Sr.

Harley Davis, C/P, 5-9, 190, Jr.

Outlook: LaRosa is a leader and Thomas is developing into a strong pitcher.

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