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The Top Spot:
The rain caused some havoc locally but the Section 1 baseball playoff brackets were released yesterday.
Kevin Devaney Jr. has the entire schedule on MSG Varsity. Bronxville is the third seed in Class B and the Broncos will begin the playoffs tomorrow. Eastchester starts today as the 15th seed in Class A.
Each class’s championship will be held at Dutchess Stadium on either May 29 or 30.
In boys lacrosse, Putnam Valley heads to Bronxville at 5 p.m.
In softball, Bronxville heads to Palisade Prep at 4:30 p.m.
In baseball, Nanuet heads to Eastchester at 4:30 p.m.
In softball, Tuckahoe heads to Eastchester at 3:15 p.m.
College Sports Notebook:
Red Dragons going to national tourneyThe SUNY Cortland baseball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat host Farmingdale State, 2-1, in the championship round of the NCAA New York Regional Tournament.The Red Dragons (39-7-1) went 4-0 in the double-elimination regional and earned a trip to the NCAA Division III World Series.Cortland, making its 11th World Series appearance, will face the winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional on the opening day of the Series on Friday in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.Sophomore catcher Tim Panetta of Mount Kisco, a Fox Lane graduate, was joined on the all-tournament team by teammate Andrew Pezzuto of Hastings, a junior outfielder who was named the tournament MVP.Freshman outfielder Donny Castaldo of Mount Kisco, another Fox Lane graduate, and senior pitcher Brendan Hourihan of Yorktown Heights, a team captain, also perform for the Red Dragons.Hourihan picked up his third save of the season after preserving a 4-2 win over Farmingdale that earned the Red Dragons their title shot in the regional tournament.
Matt Marotta of Suffern, a two-time East Coast Conference pitcher of the week, Frank Salerno of New City, who flirted with a .400 batting average, and standout rookie Stanley Susana of the Bronx represent St. Thomas Aquinas College on the NCWBA first-team all-East Region baseball team.
Scott Muscat of West Haverstraw earned coach of the year recognition and Mike Russo of Boca Raton, FL, was named to the second-team.
Salerno finished second in the ECC in batting average (.376) and RBI (33). The junior also led the ECC in stolen bases (38) and was the Spartans’ leader with 54 runs. Salerno was a first team all conference selection for the second year in a row and broke the Spartans record for stolen bases in a season. Salerno was named the ECC player of the week three times this season.
Marotta led the conference in wins with eight after missing last season due to an injury. The senior right-hander broke the school record for wins and most strikeouts in a season (70).
- Pitcher Spencer Samelson of Mamaroneck and the Onondoga Community College baseball team lost two games at the NJCAA Region 3 Division III Tournament at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls. Hoping to advance to the national tournament in Tyler, TX, Onondoga was first tripped by Niagara County CC, 10-9, and then was eliminated by Jamestown CC, 14-4.
- Tatuvydas Kieras of Monroe College in New Rochelle added to his growing legend at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Levelland, TX. On his fifth throw of the meet, the Lithuanian freshman, who is known as 'TK', threw the discus 182 feet to win the gold medal and capture first-team all-American status. Kieras is Monroe's first-ever national track and field champion.
- Tonight Iona College is hosting their annual Meet the Coaches spring event tonight at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wykagyl Country Club. For $30 per person admission gets you hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and the opportunity to meet the men’s and women’s basketball coaches. To RSVP contact Jay Judge at 914-633-2071 or email@example.com.
- The NCAA East Preliminary will be held at the University of North Florida and the Iona Gales will be sending nine members of the school’s track program to the event.
- Dan Fiorito of Yonkers and Manhattanville was named to the D3Baseball.com all second team after he led the Valiant baseball team in most offensive categories. Fiorito hit .397 in his time at Manhattanville with 116 runs as he belted 21 homers and knocked in 108 RBI. The shortstop was named on of the top prospects in the country by Baseball America and went on to hit .411 with 12 home runs this season.
- Manhattanville senior tennis player Michael Capozzi was named CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor for the second straight year. The award is given every year to students who excel on the court and in the classroom.
Weekly Sports Poll:
This week the sports poll asks what you think of in major league baseball? New York fans may hate the leagues playing one another as both New York teams have lost two of three in their first interleague series of the year. The Subway Series will be played in a few weeks.
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