Written by Joe Scotchie: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
Baseball season is here and even though there have been some surprises in the starts by both the Mets and the Yankees, there is nothing surprising about the start by the Massapequa High School squad.
Always a powerhouse in Conference AA-I play, the Chiefs are off to another fast start, currently standing on top of conference play with, at press time, a 2-1 record and a 4-1 mark overall.
A 9-7 loss to Freeport in a March 30 home game has been the only blemish on Massapequa’s record. Otherwise, the Chiefs’ mighty offense is back on track, as they have scored in double digits in the past two games.
Massapequa started the season with a 3-0 win over Plainview JFK. Ryan McCormick pitched six shutout winnings in the victory.
After that win, all the games have been high scoring. On March 28, the Chiefs defeated Calhoun, 10-6 with James Ott providing a bases clearing double in the sixth inning to break the game open. After that, the Chiefs avenged the earlier loss to Freeport in a big way, defeating the Falcons in two successive games, 17-0 and 18-5. Matt Pagano went four-for-four in the 18-5 win, while Jon Mulford pitched shutout ball for six innings in the 17-0 thumping.
In April and May, the Chiefs will entertain Syosset, Baldwin, Oceanside and Farmingdale in two and three game series. The weather may not have warmed up, but Massapequa bats are hot and balls should be flying all over local diamonds in the months ahead.