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    LI baseball stars stay close to home

    Rich Ciufo of Patchogue, Dan McEvoy of Westhampton, Aaron Glickstein of Half Hollow Hills West and Tim Kranz of West Babylon have verbally committed to play for Stony Brook in 2016. The baseball program didn't have to do much. Stony Brook's growing reputation spoke for itself.

    2014 All-Metro Baseball special (6/23/14)

    Kevin Devaney Jr., Gregg Lerner, Elio Velez and Ed Margolies unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Baseball teams, honoring the best high school baseball players in the tri-state area. Find out who made the list!

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (5/28/14)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and MSG Varsity experts get you caught up on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveal our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

    Highlights Sachem North 7, Lindenhurst 6 (4/14/14)

    Highlights of Sachem North defeating Lindenhurst 7-6.

    Highlights: Ward Melville 3, Patchogue-Medford 1 (4/14/14)

    Highlights of Ward Melville defeating Patchogue-Medford 3-1.

    Highlights: Sachem East 5, Longwood 3 (3/24/14)

    Highlights of Sachem East defeating Longwood 5-3.

    Highights: Plainview-JFK 2, MacArthur 1 (5/5/14)

    Highlights of Plainview-JFK defeating MacArthur 2-1

    Highlights: West Islip 2, Massapequa 1 (6/8/14)

    Highlights of West Islip defeating Massapequa 2-1.

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (6/11/14)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and MSG Varsity experts get you caught up on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveal our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

    Highlights: Plainview-JFK 4, East Meadow 2 (4/22/14)

    Highlights of Plainview-JFK defeating East Meadow 4-2.

    Memorable Mondays: 5 LI teams to watch

    In Week 10 of Memorable Mondays, we look ahead at the top five teams on Long Island in 2014-15.

    Memorable Mondays: Top five LI teams

    In Week 9 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five teams on Long Island in 2013-14.

    LI Players to Watch: Aaron Glickstein

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Half Hollow Hills West rising senior Aaron Glickstein.

    Memorable Mondays: Top LI heartwarming moments

    In Week 8 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five heartwarming moments on Long Island in 2013-14.

    Highlights: Wantagh 4, Garden City 3 (5/8/13)

    Michael Davanzo threw a complete game allowing seven hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out five in Wantagh's 4-3 victory over Garden City.

    Memorable Mondays: Top Cinderella stories on LI

    In Week 6 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five Cinderella stories on Long Island in 2013-14.

    Year in Review: Long Island baseball

    All summer long, MSGVarsity.com will bring you a recap of the past year in Long Island’s top high school sports. We’ll publish a new “Year in Review” article every Tuesday through August 19. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island baseball.

    Highlights West Islip 3, Commack 0 (5/13/14)

    Highlights of West Islip defeating Commack 3-0.

    Highlights: Clarke 13, Seaford 1 (4/21/14)

    Highlights of Clarke defeating Seaford 13-1.

    Highlights: Smithtown Christian 8, Coleman Catholic 2 (06/7/14)

    Highlights of Smithtown Christian defeating Coleman Catholic 8-2.

    Highlights: Smithtown Christian 7, Hancock 3 (6/14/14)

    Highlights Smithtown Christian defeating Hancock 7-3.

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (6/4/14)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and MSG Varsity experts get you caught up on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveal our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 LI individual performances

    In Week 2 of Memorable Mondays, we look at the top five individual performances from Long Island high schools in 2013-14.

    2013-14 Ultimate Big 10

    Who were the top teams on Long Island in the 2013-14 school year? Gregg Sarra lets us know with his Ultimate Big 10.

    Seniors took Smithtown Christian to new heights

    The genesis of the first state title in school history came in April, at the end of a brutal sweep in the midst of a brutal arctic spring. The goal at the beginning of the year was to go undefeated, senior Tim Gorton said, and though it was a Class D school, Smithtown Christian had been steadily improving and steadily defeating larger-school competition for about two years.

    Piekos, Weeks led BBP's state title repeat

    If Weeks follows in Piekos' footsteps, Bayport-Blue Point could three-peat. For now, becoming the first Long Island baseball team to capture back-to-back state championships in the 34-year history of the tournament will do.

    Highlights: Nassau All-Stars 7, Suffolk All-Stars 6 (6/16/14)

    Highlights of Nassau defeating Suffolk, 7-6, in the Long Island All-Star game.

    Learn about 'Memorable Mondays'

    MSGVarsity.com's "Memorable Mondays" is a summer-long weekly series that reflects on the players, moments, matchups and storylines that made the 2013-14 high school season special.

    2014 All-Metro Baseball First Team

    MSG Varsity selects the top players by position in the Tri-State area from the 2014 season. See who made our premiere baseball all-star team.

    Learn about 'Year in Review'

    MSGVarsity.com brings you a look back at the 2013-14 season. See which sports we'll be reviewing this summer.

    2014 All-Long Island baseball team

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    Meet the athletes who hit, pitched and fielded their way onto the 2014 All-Long Island baseball team.

    Photos: All-Long Island baseball team

    Meet the athletes who hit, pitched and fielded their way onto the All-Long Island baseball team

    2014 All-Metro Baseball Second Team & Honorable Mention

    Check out MSG Varsity's list of second team and honorable mention players for 2014 All-Metro baseball

    Final Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll (6/19)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State as the 2014 season comes to a close

    East Rockaway's Amiruddin wins Capozzi

    Because Amiruddin puts his schoolwork first before he takes the field for East Rockaway, the Rocks' ace was named this year's recipient of the Michael Capozzi Award during the Nassau County All-Star Awards Dinner Wednesday night at the Uniondale Marriott.

    Heidenfelder repeats as Diamond Award winner

    This year, Heidenfelder, a senior committed to Hofstra, went 6-1 and struck out 95 in 50-plus innings. He allowed three earned runs all season. The final numbers: a 0.42 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP and a .141 batting average against. In his only loss, he allowed no earned runs. He won the Diamond Award last year as the best pitcher in Nassau County. On Wednesday night, at the Nassau baseball dinner at the Uniondale Marriott, Heidenfelder repeated the feat.

    Around the Diamond season wrapup (6/19/14)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and MSG Varsity experts get you caught up on tri-state baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveal our final Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings!

    Martinez wins Diamond as best position player

    Martinez, a former pitcher, had only four runners run against him this year. He picked three guys off first base, worked up to a 1.9 POP time, and called nearly every pitch -- pacing his staff to only 17 walks in 119 conference innings.1

    Photos: Nassau baseball awards dinner

    Photos from the Nassau baseball awards dinner on June 17.

    Highlights: Bayport-BP 13, Rye 2 (6/14/14)

    Highlights of Bayport-Blue Point defeating Rye 13-2.

    Photos: Suffolk baseball awards dinner

    Photos from the Suffolk baseball awards dinner on June 17, 2

    Final power rankings: Long Island baseball

    MSG Varsity presents the final Long Island baseball power rankings of 2014.

    Hills West's DiGiorgi wins Silver Slugger Award

    DiGiorgi, a senior at Half Hollow Hills West, grew to be 6-5 and 220 pounds. His fastball touches 90 and his powerful swing allows his long drives to touch down beyond fences. For his batting feats this season, DiGiorgi Tuesday night was named winner of the Suffolk Silver Slugger Award, given to the best offensive player in the county.

    BBP's Piekos repeats as Gibson Award winner

    For his 10-1 record in a 2014 season that included 122 strikeouts in 74 innings, Piekos Tuesday night was named winner of the Gibson Award given to the most outstanding pitcher in Suffolk. That's also a back-to-back honor for Piekos, who won the Gibson in 2013, when he went 11-0 for undefeated BBP.

    Commack's Berardi wins Yastrzemski Award

    For his outstanding accomplishments, Berardi was named the 47th recipient of the Carl Yastrzemski Award given to Suffolk's top player. The 5-10, 175-pounder has an athletic scholarship to St. John's and was drafted in the 40th round by the Phillies.

    Martino, Buckshaw win Courage Award

    On Tuesday night, at the Suffolk Awards dinner at Villa Lombardi in Holbrook, Martino, along with Connetquot pitcher Matt Buckshaw were awarded the Dr. Frank Segreto Courage Award, for players who have overcome adversity to become examples of perseverance, both on the field and off.

    Berardi goes all-out, even in all-star game

    The Commack shortstop, who was drafted by the Phillies in the 40th round earlier this month, again demonstrated the qualities that have made coaches and scouts stop and take notice.

    Russo's single gives Nassau win in all-star game

    "We know each other and we consider this a rivalry,'' Nassau's Jesse Russo of Clarke said after his two-out single to rightfield drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 7-6 victory over Suffolk Monday night in the 10th Blue Chip Prospects Grand Slam Challenge at Farmingdale State College. "We really wanted to win, especially after last year.''

    Highlights: Hoosic Valley 7, Pierson 2 (6/14/14)

    Highlights of Hoosic Valley defeating Pierson-Bridgehampton 7-2.

    Highlights: Bayport-BP 3, Division 0 (6/7/14)

    Highlights of Bayport-Blue Point defeating Division 3-0

    BBP repeats as state Class A champion

    Weeks gave up two runs in the first but settled down to pitch a complete game as Bayport-Blue Point defeated Rye, 13-2, Saturday to capture its second straight Class A state championship. Piekos, a senior, was masterful in the semifinal against Pittsford Sutherland earlier in the day, as the Phantoms eked out a 2-1 win.

    Smithtown Christian wins state Class D title

    Gorton's two-out, two-run double in the fourth inning broke a tie at 2 to help the Knights defeat the Wildcats, 7-3, to win the first state baseball title in school history.

    Pierson/Bridgehampton falls in state final

    Pierson/Bridgehampton (16-4) scored runs in the first and third inning before Hoosick Valley (22-3) scored twice in the third and five times in the fourth to win the state Class C title with a 7-2 win at Conlon Field at MacArthur Park. Hoosick Valley starter JT Sawyer threw a four-hitter, struck out five and retired 13 of the final 14 for the win.

    West Islip falls in state baseball tournament

    But a defensive miscue in the bottom of the sixth inning proved critical as Victor of Rochester pushed across the only run of the game against West Islip in the state Class AA semifinal at Maine-Endwell High School.

    Highlights: Victor 1, West Islip 0 (6/14/14)

    Highlights of Victor defeating West Islip 1-0.

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/9/14)

    Host Kevin Devaney Jr. and MSG Varsity experts get you caught up on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and reveals our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll.

    Highlights: Massapequa 5, Oceanside 3 (5/29/14)

    Highlights of Massapequa defeating Oceanside 5-3.

    Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll (6/11)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State area

    Power rankings: Long Island baseball (6/11)

    MSG Varsity presents the Long Island baseball power rankings for June 11

    West Islip wins first Long Island 'AA' title

    West Islip (21-5) will meet Victor of Rochester in a state Class AA semifinal at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maine-Endwell High School in Binghamton.

    Mazzie, Melly win Dellecave Award

    The awards are presented annually to the male and female senior athletes of the year in Suffolk County by the Butch Dellecave Foundation in conjunction with the Economic Council of Suffolk, Inc., and Newsday. The awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships, also recognize outstanding academic achievement and community service.

    Highlights: Pierson 5, Haldane 1 (6/7/14)

    Highlights of Pierson Bridgehampton defeating Haldane 5-1.

    Highlights: Rye Neck 3, Mattituck 0 (6/7/14)

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    Highlights of Rye Neck's 3-0 win over Mattituck in the New York State regional championship.

    Highlights: Bayport-BP 3, Divsion 0 (6/7/14)

    Highlights of Bayport-Blue Point defeating Division 3-0.

    Pierson/Bridgehampton earns state trip

    The Whalers topped Haldane, 5-1, as shortstop Tim Markowski went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a double and stolen base.

    Mattituck falls short of state final four

    A day after punching its ticket to the regional final, the Tuckers fell one step short of the state tournament, losing 3-0, to Rye Neck in the Class B Southeast regional final.

    Palma spurs Smithtown Christian to Class D win

    Palma was doused by jubilant teammates after he fired a four-hitter and struck out four as Smithtown Christian defeated Coleman Catholic, 8-2, to capture the state Class D Southeast Regional at the Dowling Athletic Complex in Shirley.

    BBP's Piekos shuts down Division machine

    The Maryland-bound Piekos fired a five-hitter, struck out six and walked none in a masterful performance as Bayport-Blue Point shut out Division, 3-0, to claim its second straight Southeast Regional final / Long Island Class A baseball championship at Dowling Athletic Complex in Shirley.

    Highlights: Pierson 1, Friends Academy 0 (6/6/14)

    Highlights of Pierson defeating Friends Academy 1-0.

    Pierson/Bridgehampton wins title despite being no-hit

    The Whalers won, 1-0, despite getting no-hit by Friends Academy ace Matt Feinstein.

    High five: Burt pitches Mattituck to LIC title

    Queens College-bound senior tosses five-hitter in 9-2 win over Wheatley in Long Island Class B final.

    Upcoming MSG Varsity live chats this week

    Throughout the playoffs, MSG Varsity will be hosting live chats that allow fans to interact with our experts and get their take on a variety of high school sports topics.

    Highlights: Hauppauge 10, West Babylon 1 (4/18/13)

    Junior Nick Fanti leads Hauppauge over West Babylon 10-1.

    Highlights: Division 5, North Shore 0 (5/29/14)

    May 29, 2014: Watch highlights from Division's 5-0 baseball victory over North Shore in Game Two of the Nassau Class A finals.

    Power rankings: Long Island baseball (6/4)

    MSG Varsity presents the Long Island baseball rankings for June 4

    Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll (6/4)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State area through Monday's games

    Kory leads West Islip to Suffolk 'AA' crown

    Kory (8-0) pitched a five-hitter in a 5-0 win over second-seeded Hills West as eighth-seeded West Islip earned its first title since 2008. Kory, who pitched a three-hitter in last week's 2-1 victory over Hills West -- both wins were on the road -- picked up 11 groundouts Thursday.

    Full game: Division 5, North Shore 0

    May 29, 2014: Watch the complete broadcast of #1-Division's 5-0 baseball victory over #2-North Shore in Game Two of the Nassau Class A final.

    Life of Reilly: Division wins Nassau 'A' title

    Chris Reilly pitched a complete-game, six-hit shutout to lead the Blue Dragons to a 5-0 win over North Shore in the Nassau 'A' finals

    Division's Ambrosio drives in the first run with a single

    Division's Michael Ambrosio hits an RBI single to right field to drive in Tyler Epple to give Division a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning.

    Massapequa wins Nassau Class AA title

    Senior Matt Diesel delivered a two-run double down the rightfield line in the third to jump-start the Chiefs, who outlasted Oceanside, 5-3, to take their second straight game in the best-of-three championship series at Farmingdale State.

    Division's Reilly rips RBI double off the wall

    Division's Chris Reilly rips a line drive off the wall in left field, scoring Kieran McLaughlin and extending Division's lead to 4-0 in the 7th inning.

    Division's Epple single home Reilly to take a 5-0 lead

    Division's Tyler Epple singles to left field driving home Chris Reilly extending Division's lead to 5-0 in the 7th inning.

    Division's Reilly drives in a run to make it 2-0

    Division's Chris Reilly's RBI single drives in James Varela giving Division a 2-0 lead in the 5th inning.

    Division's Martinez catches runner stealing

    Division's Mark Martinez makes a great throw to catch North Shore's Billy Bianco stealing.

    Division's Epple draws a walk to score Martinez

    Division's Tyler Epple draws a bases loaded walk to score Mark Martinez and make it score 3-0 in the 5th inning.

    Division's Reilly gets the K to end the 2nd

    Division's Chris Reilly strikes out North Shore's Mack Ayres to end the 2nd inning.

    Division's Reilly gets the final out for the title

    Division's Chris Reilly gets North Shore's Nick Luchese to ground out giving Division the Class A championship by a score of 5-0.

    North Shore's Aufiero makes a great catch

    North Shore's Thomas Aufiero with a great catch in foul territory to retire Division's Anthony Papa.

    Primer: Division vs. North Shore, Nassau 'A' baseball finals

    Division takes on North Shore in Game 2 of the Nassau Class A baseball championship series Thursday at 4 p.m. from Farmingdale State College live on MSGVarsity.com.

    Highlights: Hills West 6, West Islip 5 (5/28/14)

    Highlights of Hills West defeating West Islip 6-5.

    Lombardi's catch seals Hills West win

    Luckily for Lombardi, there wasn't a fence where he made his spectacular, backhanded grab of a flyball to end Game 1 of the Suffolk Class AA baseball finals and seal Half Hollow Hills West's 6-5 win Wednesday over host West Islip.

    Weeks, Piekos carry BBP to county repeat

    Weeks pitched a five-hit shutout and Piekos blasted a two-run, fifth-inning homer as defending state champion Bayport-Blue Point beat Shoreham-Wading River, 4-0, to advance to the Long Island final June 7 at Dowling.

    Tri-State Baseball Top 20 poll (5/28)

    MSG Varsity ranks the Top 20 baseball teams in the Tri-State area through Tuesday's games.

    Power rankings: Long Island baseball (5/28)

    MSG Varsity presents the Long Island baseball power rankings for May 28

    Photos: Division vs. North Shore, Nassau 'A' baseball finals

    Division @ North Shore Boys Baseball.Photos by Chris Bergman

    Massapequa holds on in Game 1 of 'AA' final

    Zimarda came in with two outs and two on in the bottom of the seventh, balked the runners over and gave up a two-run single to Nick Vlahakis, which got Oceanside within a run in Game 1 of the Nassau Class AA final at Farmingdale State. Most pitchers would be rattled, but there was no room for rattling on this particular vision quest.

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