An extensively renovated baseball field recently opened at the Mitchel Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale as a result of a public-private partnership between Nassau County and Molloy College.
The 20-year licensing agreement gives the Rockville Centre-based college use of the NCAA-regulation field in exchange for the funds to replace the field’s infrastructure. The new baseball field features all-weather artificial turf, new dugouts and a new scoreboard.
In addition to Molloy College athletes, Nassau residents and athletic groups will use the field throughout the year.
“This is a smart partnership that establishes a top baseball facility in Nassau County,” said Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. “Our local sports organizations and indeed, all the residents of Nassau County, are gaining a first-class field at no cost to the taxpayers.”
Zwanger Pesiri Radiology came to town versus Paradox Cafe and started the game off with a bang. The first inning had a few Paradox errors along with some long ball off the bat of Rookie Kevin McGinnis to give Zwanger a 6-0 lead. Paradox Cafe has been slow out of the blocks this year as the gloves and bats seem to still be thawing out from winter. Not so for Zwanger whose bats in the 3rd and 4th inning came alive once again as they pounded singles up the middle and scored 8 runs. Russ Graham, Bino Reverberi, Steve Lenci and McGinnis supplied key hits for ZP. Vinny Vega of
Paradox helped nibble away a 15-1 lead when he launched a 2 run shot to right center. By the 5th inning, Zwanger had a 15-4 lead and Paradox was all but done in again. In the bottom of the fifth, Don Carlin cashed in a double for a Paradox RBI and started a trend. A rash of singles started as Al Celeste, Wally Sefert, Brian Mulcahy, Gary Innes and John Compitello all drove in runs. Steve Finelli then laced a laser to center for another single and two more runs. Vega stepped up again and crushed another 2 run home run to right center for his second moon shot of the night to tie the score. Carlin singled and Mitch Maghakian followed with a home run down the right field line as Paradox stunned themselves and Zwanger to take a 17-15 lead. Joe Cordi helped Paradox with two hits and solid shortstop while Bill Gonazales scored 3 times on the base paths. For ZP, Tommy
Dittmeier had 3 hits a apir of RBI. In the end, Paradox got their first victory of the year with a 19-15 win over Zwanger.
Stifling an opponent’s offensive output is task that Bethpage resident Melissa Rohr has down to a science.
The LIU Post lacrosse player recently earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors, a major award from the East Coast Conference. Rohr was joined by teammates Jackie Sileo, of Wantagh, who won ECC Player of the Year; and Katie Hannan, of Gansevoort, N.Y., who won Goalkeeper of the Year.
Changing Times Pub is now 2 and 0 after a hard fought, nail-biting battle with BK Sweeney’s.
In the top of the first inning, CT drew first blood by scoring 2 runs, led by Neil Strocchia (3-4) 1RBI and Larry Ortolani (3-4) 1RBI.
Junior pitcher Taylor Webb threw a no-hitter to win 10-0 over top-seeded Sage, and lead Farmingdale State to their fourth consecutive Skyline Championship.
The Rams earned the conference’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Softball Tournament this year.
Sophomore catcher Meagan Anderson led off the game with a bunt single and later scored on a Michelle Mongiello RBI single to center to quickly put Farmingdale State (23-12) ahead 1-0.
The Over the Hill Gang softball league opened its 39th season Friday, April 11 with six games at Allen Park. Bar-Boy began with an impressive 25-8 win over Bethpage Pharmacy. After scoring one run in the first, BB exploded for 7 runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back. For the night, Ken Kuzman went 4 for 6 with 2 RBIs, Steve Kirk went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs, Frank Badalmenti went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs and a homer, pitcher John Czarnecki went 5 for 6 with 5 RBIs, rookie Jason Cinnelli went 3 for 6 with a homer and manager Ken Kohlmann went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Farmingdale athletes Franklin Diaz, Billy Allen, and Chris Daily put on award winning performances during the 37th annual All Round Foods 10 kilometer run for ASPIRE, through the streets of Plainview and Old Bethpage on April 5.
Diaz crossed the finish line at the H.B. Mattlin Middle School in Plainview in 34 minutes and 34 seconds, for sixth place overall and first in the 30-34 age group. Allen finished in seventh place overall with a time of 35 minutes and 26 seconds, to earn the third place trophy in the 20-24 age group. Daily scored in 38 minutes, 45 seconds, in 17th place overall and first in the 50-54 age group, in what was one of the most competitive races on Long Island in the past year.
The Farmingdale Devils U10 Travel Baseball team defeated the West Islip Gold team 11-6 to win the Bayport Bash baseball tournament last weekend. The Devils swept both games on Saturday to advance to the championship game. In the championship The Devils struck for four runs in the first inning. Nick Napolitano and Nick Disanti started it off with singles and were driven home by Gavin Weinstock’s 200 foot blast off the left field wall. Timmy Purack and Matt Brandimarte followed with run scoring singles and the Devils were on their way to their first title of 2014. Nicholas Napolitano pitched three solid inning for the win. The Devils will now compete in the Half Hollow Invitational Spring Tournament.
— Submitted by The Farmingdale Devils
The Dalers Boys Varsity Lacrosse team (3-2) are putting their best foot forward, after losing two games this season.
On March 25, the Dalers took their home turf to face the Lynbrook Owls. During the game, the Dalers Tom McPartland and Chris Brown each scored two goals, while goalies Matt Deluca and Scott dePalmer racked up a total of 11 saves. Despite the valiant effort, the Dalers lost to Lynbrook High School 11-7.
The Dalers are currently 3-2 this season. Their next game will be held on April 17 at Long Beach.
John Galanoudis of Farmingdale, a junior student at Molloy College, batted .462 for the week with a .562 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging clip to help Molloy to a 3-1 series win over St. Thomas Aquinas. He scored four times, had six hits including two doubles, and drove in three runs. Galanoudis also stole a base and walked once.
— Submitted By ECC Sports
Erin Donovan of Farmingdale, a sophomore at Farmingdale State College, finished 6th in the High Jump at the St. Joseph’s Invitational competition. Her mark of 4 feet, 8.25 inches moves her to No. 7 on the All-Time list.
— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Athletics Department
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