Despite the continued rain that plagued the spring in the New York area, the 2009 Syosset Baseball Association intramural season finally came to a close with Champions crowned in each of the 9-Senior League Divisions.
Thanks to the field maintenance team headed by board members Larry Meltzer and Bruce Ritter for their continued hard work and crew that they assembled to get all fields ready, willing and able to play in spite of Mother Nature’s rain deluge that we experienced and with everyone’s efforts working fields prior to games, all games were played to their conclusions and champions crowned.
Syosset Baseball Association would like to remind and welcome everyone to be a part of Long Island Ducks Family Night to be held at Citibank Park on Monday, Aug. 31 when the Long Island Ducks face the Somerset Patriots.
Syosset Baseball Association is pleased to announce that 11-year-old Brandon Feit pitched a perfect game on Saturday, June 27.
The game, played at Syosset Woodbury Park, first-game of a double header versus Oyster Bay, was the first game of the scheduled doubleheader managed by Tony Maracic.
Feit was virtually unhittable, striking out 16 of the 18 batters he faced in this 6-inning affair, won by Syosset 9-0.
Congratulations to Syosset endurance athletes Glen Malings and Robert Shaw, each of whom who successfully completed the Long Island Greenbelt Trail 25 Kilometer Run on Saturday, May 9.
Mailings completed the 15.5 mile course from the Plainview trailhead on Sunnyside Boulevard to the Cold Spring Harbor terminus of the Trail and back in 2 hours, 52 minutes, 1 second, placing him 26th overall. Shaw scored in 49th place with a time of 3:14:32.
On May 30, with much appreciation from Syosset Baseball Association and the family of Michael Wolkis, the field traditionally known as Lewis Lane field at the end of Edna Drive was renamed Michael Lewis Wolkis Field in memory of Michael Wolkis who passed away in November after being hit by a car on Halloween afternoon.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the United States Golf Association recently detailed a range of sustainability practices that will be employed during the 2009 U.S. Open Championship, in keeping with the responsible environmental stewardship worthy of Bethpage State Park.
It seems only fitting that with all the rain this spring baseball season that the anticipation for the traditional Memorial Weekend baseball festivities would turn out favorable for the baseball world in Syosset with sunny skies, mild temperatures, great baseball and fun to be had by all.
The Jericho blue sox 11-year-old travel baseball team finished their NJBL season in second place with an impressive 11-3 record.
The Jammin’ Jayhawks completed their third and final session Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Jackson School gym. This basketball program for children with special needs was organized by Jericho High School student Alex Ripka and supported and underwritten by the Jericho Athletic Association.
As the SYAC Girls Softball spring season approaches playoff time, many new friendships are being formed on the softball field.
More than 400 girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho participate in SYAC Girls Softball, in four leagues from kindergarten through eighth grade.
For more information about SYAC: www.syacgs.org.
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