After rain forced a suspension of play last week, the Farmingdale State College Rams fell, 14-5, to top-seeded Cortland when the game was continued
In the top of the first, the Red Dragons (33-8) took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by senior designated hitter P.J. Rinaldi which scored junior second baseman Mark DeMilio. A Max Rosing RBI single up the middle increased the advantage to 2-0, before Cortland added a pair of runs on a wild pitch and a balk to take a 4-0 lead.
In the wake of tragedy, the Farmingdale Daler’s Varsity Boys Lacrosse team carried the community on its backs to defeat Port Washington in a blowout 12-6 victory.
A much needed victory for a community still grieving, Farmingdale had united under a common slogan—“Daler Strong”—the team put away twice as many goals to beat the No.4 seeded Port Washington Vikings.
Bar-Boy beat Lockie & Nowachek Family Chiropractors 18-11 Friday night at Allen Park. BB jumped to a quick lead and never looked back. Frank Badalmenti had the hottest bat of the night, 4 hits, including two homers and nine 9 RBI’s. Lino Raspanti also went 4 for 5, while Steve Kirk, Joe Scotti and Ken Kuzma all had three hits. Darrin Simons and Mike Frain added two hits each to round out the well balanced Bar-Boy attack.
—Submitted by Jerry Mazza
The Farmingdale State College Women’s Tennis team traveled to regional host, Amherst College for the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Tournament last week, but fell to Endicott College 5-2 in the opening round.
The Rams end their first-ever Championship season at 15-3 overall, while the Gulls advance to Second Round action against Amherst.
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.
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