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Highlights: West Islip 2, Northport 1 (05/28/16)

Highlights of West Islip over Northport.

Highlights: East Meadow 6, Massapequa 5 (05/28/16)

Highlights of East Meadow over Massapequa.

Kessler, Gatz lead Mount Sinai to first ‘A’ baseball title

Sound defense and another brilliant pitching performance by Sam Kessler brought Mount Sinai its first Suffolk Class A baseball championship since the school opened in 1990.

Highlights: Mt. Sinai 4, Rocky Point 1 (05/26/16)

Highlights of Mt. Sinai over Rocky Point.

Pulsipher’s one-hitter leads CM to ‘B’ title

The son of former major leaguer Bill Pulsipher twirled a one-hit gem Thursday, leading No. 4 Center Moriches to a 1-0 victory at No. 2 Babylon in the deciding game of the Suffolk Class B championship. Pulsipher lost his no-hitter on Sean Flynn’s single to right with one out in the seventh.

Highlights: Center Moriches 4, Babylon 2 (05/25/16)

Highlights of Center Moriches over Babylon.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (5/25/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Cooney’s catch caps Kellenberg victory

Cooney darted in, left his feet and made the game-saving catch in the Firebirds’ 5-3 win, sending them to the CHSAA finals.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (5/25)

Joe Grillo's Rocky Point Eagles are one of six new teams to this week's Long Island baseball power rankings. Find out who else made the cut.

Highlights: Bellmore-JFK 4, Carey 2 (05/24/16)

Highlights of Bellmore-JFK over Carey.

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/25)

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

Grillo homers, doubles to lead Rocky Point

Grillo responded in a big way. The lefthander allowed one earned run in seven innings, hit the first homerun of his varsity career, and added a two-run double in the 12th inning to key a four-run rally as Rocky Point outlasted Shoreham-Wading River, 7-3, in a Suffolk Class A playoff game.

Southampton’s Crough wins Div. III 800 championship

The junior kicked with approximately 250 meters left, flying past Garifo and across the finish line in 2 minutes, 0.71 seconds on the first day of the Suffolk boys track and field division championships Monday afternoon at Centereach High School. Garifo was second in 2:01.80.

Highlights: Kellenberg 6, St. Dominic 5 (05/23/16)

Highlights of Kellenberg over St. Dominic.

Highlights: Massapequa 5, Oceanside 4 (05/23/16)

Highlights of Massapequa over Oceanside.

Northport’s Palmerini shuts down No. 1 Bay Shore

Palmerini allowed six hits and struck out nine in a complete game Friday as No. 8 Northport eliminated host Bay Shore, 5-3. The Tigers (17-6), who went 3-0 and left Bay Shore (20-4) at 2-2 in the double-elimination portion of the tournament, will face fifth-seeded Smithtown West at 4 p.m. Monday in the opener of a best-of-three semifinal series.

Highlights: Mt. Sinai 3, Miller Place 0 (05/21/16)

Highlights of Mt. Sinai over Miller Place.

Coules hurls Bellmore JFK into the next round

Coules allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, leading No. 11 Bellmore JFK to a 5-2 road win over No. 3 Seaford in a Nassau Class A baseball elimination game. The Cougars (14-8-1) will visit No. 1 Carey on Monday for Game 1 of a best-of-three semifinal series.

Homers by Fritz, Ippolito lift East Meadow

Zach Fritz and Frank Ippolito homered in No. 3 East Meadow’s 12-1 victory over No. 2 Calhoun in Game 1 of their best-of-three Nassau AA baseball semifinal series Saturday morning. Game 2 will be played at East Meadow at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

SWR’s Zach White blanks Rocky Point

The senior righthander responded with a fabulous three-hit shutout as the Wildcats downed Rocky Point, 5-0, Saturday in the Suffolk Class A tournament in Wading River before a raucous crowd of more than 700 that rimmed the field.

O’Neill’s hit lifts West Islip in 11 innings

In an elimination game that seemingly would not end, No. 2 West Islip beat No. 7 Hauppauge, 4-3, and earned a berth in the Suffolk Class AA semifinals against No. 3 Smithtown East.

Highlights: Hauppauge 7, West Islip 3 (05/20/16)

Highlights of Hauppauge over West Islip.

Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll (5/18)

Three new teams enter the Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll including Oceanside (LI)

Highlights: Calhoun 4, Mepham 0 (05/19/16)

Highlights of Calhoun over Mepham.

Martin a force as Oceanside advances to semis

Martin scored the game-winning run and tossed two scoreless relief innings for the win after throwing 85 pitches in Monday’s Game 1 win. No. 1 Oceanside begins its semifinal series with No. 4 Massapequa Saturday.

Highlights: Rocky Point 3, Shoreham-WR 1 (05/18/16)

Highlights of Rocky Point over Shoreham-WR.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (5/18/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Highlights: Smithtown West 9, Hills East 1 (05/17/16)

Highlights of Smithtown West over Hills East.

Highlights: Wantagh 11, Division 8 (05/16/16)

Highlights of Wantagh over Divison.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (5/18)

Anthony Catapano is mashing for Casey. But where does Eddie G have the Seahawks in this week's Long Island bsaeball power rankings? Find out now

Gargiulo’s triple a key to Calhoun rally

Gargiulo, the Colts’ leadoff batter, was the caboose in the hit train, belting a two-run tie-breaking triple high off the fence in rightfield in the bottom of the sixth, in No. 2 Calhoun’s a 10-7 victory over No. 7 Mepham Monday in the opener of a Nassau AA three-game playoff series.

Hudzik’s three scoreless innings lead Ward Melville

The outcome of this one was left in the hands of the relief pitching of both schools. Ward Melville junior Matt Hudzik fired three scoreless innings as No. 6 Ward Melville edged No. 11 Hills West 5-4 in the Suffolk AA playoffs.

Highlights: Wantagh 11, Division 8 (05/16/16)

Highlights of Wantagh over Divison.

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

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 4, Kings Park 0 (05/14/16)

Highlights of Sachem North over Kings Park.

Highlights: Connetquot 8, Bellport 5 (05/14/16)

Highlights of Connetquot over Bellport.

Highlights: West Babylon 5, East Islip 1 (05/14/16)

Highlights of West Babylon over East Islip.

Freeport baseball: From 0-19 to playoffs

One year after losing each of their 19 games, the Red Devils are heading to the playoffs. They locked up their first berth in 13 years with a 17-4 Nassau AA-I victory over Uniondale on Wednesday at Cleveland Avenue Field.

Highlights: Comsewogue 3, Harborfields 2 (F/9) (05/12/16)

Highlights of Comsewogue over Harboefields.

Highlights: Commack 9, Sachem East 5 (05/11/16)

Highlights of Commack over Sachem East.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (5/11/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (5/11)

St. Joseph Regional (NJ) retain its No. 1 ranking after throttling previous No. 2 Brunswick School (CT) in an interstate matchup last weekend.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (5/11)

With the regular season winding down, find out who Eddie G selects as the top 10 baseball teams on Long Island this week

Kessler’s 12 strikeouts lead Mount Sinai

After he saw Miller Place’s Tyler Schrimpf get a good rip at a first-pitch fastball with two outs and two on in the top of the seventh, Kessler went to his slider for the next two pitches. The result was his 12th strikeout and a 2-1 victory for host Mount Sinai in the opener of a key three-game series in Suffolk VII. The Mustangs are 11-5; the Panthers are 10-6.

Highlights: Calhoun 5, Mepham 4 (F/9) (05/09/16)

Highlights of Calhoun over Mepham.

Highlights: Hills West 8, West Islip 6 (04/14/16)

Highlights of Hills West over West Islip.

Highlights: Smithtown East 5, Hills East 3 (04/20/16)

Highlights of Smithtown East over Hills East.

Highlights: Comsewogue 4, Sayville 0 (05/07/15)

Highlights of Comsewogue defeating Sayville.

Gargiulo goes 7 innings in Calhoun win

The Calhoun lefthander’s pickoff move has become a weapon, and it was on display Thursday. Gargiulo picked off two of the five batters to reach base against him in the Colts’ 7-3 win over Valley Stream Central at Cantiague Park. Gargiulo also struck out eight, walked none and scattered five hits in seven innings as first-place Calhoun improved to 9-2 in Nassau AA-III.

Highlights: Longwood 3, Ward Melville 2 (05/05/16)

Highlights of Longwood defeating Ward Melville.

Second Nassau Hall of Fame class named

Announced at a press conference Tuesday morning in Mineola, the Class of 2016 includes 11 athletes, eight coaches, six administrators, four officials and two contributors. They will be formally inducted on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Crest Hollow Country Club and join the 23 in last year’s inaugural class.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (5/4/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (5/4)

Where does Eddie G have Wantagh after a thrilling 11-inning win over Division. Find out in this week's Long Island baseball power rankings.

Joyce’s RBI double wins it for Wantagh

Joyce drilled a first-pitch fastball for a two-bagger in the 11th inning Monday, scoring John Conroy for the go-ahead run in Wantagh’s 5-4 win over host Division.

Highlights: East Meadow 4, Herricks 3 (05/02/16)

Highlights of East Meadow over Herricks.

Highlights: Eastport-SM 10, Sayville 4

Kory Cassara went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Mike Shine went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead Eastport-South Manor in a 10-4 baseball victory over Sayville in League VI.

St. John tops Chaminade in eight innings

LaSala ripped a double to left-centerfield. Four batters later, he scored on Logan O’Hoppe’s shot to deep centerfield, which was dropped for an error but scored a sacrifice fly. The Cougars scored two runs on the play and two more in the inning to defeat Chaminade, 4-0, at Cantiague Park in Hicksville in a CHSAA matchup Friday.

Highlights: Wantagh 10, Suffern 8 (04/28/16)

Highlights of Wantagh over Suffern.

Highlights: Smithtown West 5, Hills East 4 (04/27/16)

Highlights of Smithtown West over Hills East.

Highlights: Bayport-BP 7, Mt. Sinai 0 (04/27/16)

Highlights of Bayport-BP over Mt. Sinai.

Highlights: North Babylon 10, West Islip 7 (04/27/16)

Highlights of North Babylon over West Islip.

Tri-State Top 20 Baseball Poll (4/27)

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

Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/27/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/27)

There's a new No. 1 team in the Long Island baseball power rankings. Find out who joins Bay Shore this week

Highlights: Oceanside 9, Farmingdale 8 (04/25/16)

Highlights of Oceanside over Farmingdale.

St. Dom’s South tosses six-hit shutout

South tossed a six-hitter to lead St. Dominic to a 4-0 victory over Holy Trinity in CHSAA baseball.

Highlights: St. Anthony's 2, Chaminade 1 (04/22/16)

Highlights of St. Anthony's over Chaminade.

Highlights: Mattituck 7, Babylon 3 (04/21/16)

Highlights of Mattituck over Babylon.

Patchogue-Medford jerseys honor Lt. Murphy

The Patchogue-Medford baseball team will unveil a new alternate jersey honoring decorated alum Lt. Michael P. Murphy Thursday in a pregame ceremony before facing Sachem East at 4 p.m., said baseball coach Tony Frascogna.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/20/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Catapano, Filardo lead home run-happy Carey

Anthony Catapano, who drilled a solo shot to center in the first, delivered another three-run blast later in the inning. It was Carey’s fourth homer of the day — T.J. Toscano belted a solo shot in the second — and chased Jericho starter David Marmann, his team facing an 11-2 hole.

Bay Shore pitcher Fanduiz beats Northport

The day belonged to Fanduiz and the Bay Shore offense. Fanduiz cruised through the first six innings, striking out nine, for the Marauders, who built a 6-1 lead and held on for a 6-3 road win. He struck out the side in the third and at one point fanned five of seven batters.

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

Chaminade remained unbeaten this week and continued to climb the MSGVarsity Tri-State Baseball Top 20 Poll.

Highlights: Bay Shore 6, Northport 3 (04/19/16)

Highlights of Bay Shore over Northport.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/20)

Oceanside is one of four new teams in this week's Long Island baseball power rankings. Find out who else made the cut.

Highlights: Jericho 7, Carey 2 (04/18/16)

Highlights of Jericho over Carey.

Highlights: Oceanside 9, Massapequa 4 (04/11/16)

Highlights of Oceanside over Massapequa.

Mattituck edges Babylon on sac fly in 7th

Victor Proferes lifted a walk-off sacrifice fly with none out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drive in Jon Dwyer as Mattituck edged Babylon, 4-3, to open a three-game series. Babylon (9-1) saw its nine-game winning streak end.

Highlights: Division 3, Plainedge 2 (04/13/16)

Highlights of Division over Plainedge.

Tri-State Top 20 baseball poll (4/13)

Poly Prep's victory over Don Bosco Prep punctuated a strong week for the No. 2 Blue Devils.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/13/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

DiLorenzo sparks Oceanside over 'Pequa

The 2016 season will go down as his only varsity baseball campaign, and he already has made up for lost time. DiLorenzo went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple Monday afternoon in his team’s Nassau AA-I opener, a 9-4 victory at Massapequa.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/13)

Where is Mount Sinai in this week's Long Island baseball power rankings? Eddie G has that answer.

Highlights: St. Dominic 6, Kellenberg 0 (04/12/16)

Highlights of St. Dominic over Kellenberg.

Jericho catcher Doria has spirit of a winner

He went through chemotherapy and defeated the disease seven months later. According to the Mayo Clinic website, advances in diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin’s have helped give people a chance for a full recovery.

SWR takes epic pitcher’s duel over Mount Sinai

Morrell drove a first-pitch fastball from Bonnano to deep centerfield to score Tom Brady with no one out in the top of the eighth inning to key a two-run rally as Shoreham-Wading River edged host Mount Sinai, 2-1.

Highlights: St. Dominic 4, St. John the Baptist 3 (F/8) (04/08/16)

Highlights of St. Dominic over St. John the Baptist.

Highlights: Mt. Sinai 2, Shoreham-WR 0 (04/06/16)

Highlights of Mt. Sinai over Shoreham-WR.

Brentwood defeats Longwood, 12-4

Host Brentwood scored in five of its six innings, highlighted by a six-run sixth, in a 12-4 victory over Longwood on Tuesday in Suffolk I baseball.

Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/6/2016)

Hosts Kevin Devaney Jr. and Gregg Sarra bring the heat on Long Island baseball with highlights and discussion of top teams and players and the unveiling of our latest Tri-State Baseball Top 20 rankings.

Highlights: Hauppauge 5, Eastport-SM 2 (04/05/16)

Highlights of Hauppauge defeating Eastport-SM.

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/6)

Find out who joins Chaminade in the first Long Island baseball power rankings of the spring season

Smithtown honors baseball coach Chandler Sr.

With board approval and the support of the community, Pat Smith, the director of athletics for the Smithtown School District, announced that the varsity baseball field at Smithtown East is now called the Al Chandler Sr. Baseball Field.

Babylon starter Flynn sharp despite short rest

Flynn, pitching for the second consecutive day, allowed one hit in 6 1?3 innings and struck out five Friday as host Babylon beat Center Moriches, 3-1, in a Suffolk League VIII baseball game.

Highlights: Wantagh 4, South Side 1 (03/30/16)

Highlights of Ossining over LI Lutheran.

Greco sparks Chaminade’s eight-run inning

Trailing by one run in the top of the seventh, Greco put an 0-and-2 pitch into leftfield to drive home the first two runs in Chaminade’s eight-run seventh inning in a 10-3 victory against St. Dominic to open CHSAA play on a windy Tuesday afternoon at Cantiague Park.

Highlights: Ward Melville 4, Commack 0 (03/29/16)

Highlights of Ossining over LI Lutheran.

Highlights: Shoreham-WR 4, Westhampton 3 (5/16/14)

Highlights of Shoreham-Wading River defeating Westhampton Beach 4-3.

Nassau League A-IV baseball preview

Here's a look at Nassau League A-IV this year

Suffolk League V baseball preview

Here's a look at Suffolk League V this year

Suffolk League IV baseball preview

Here's a look at Suffolk League IV this year.

Suffolk League III baseball preview

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Suffolk League VI baseball preview

Here's a look at Suffolk League VI this year

Nassau League B/C baseball preview

Here's a look at Nassau League B/C this year

Suffolk League I baseball preview

Here's a look at Suffolk League I this year

Nassau Conference AA-II baseball preview

Take a look at Nassau Conference AA-II this year

Nassau League A-III baseball preview

Take a look at Nassau League A-III this year

Nassau League A-I baseball preview

Take a look at Nassau League A-I this year

Nassau Conference AA-I baseball preview

Here's a look at Nassau Conference AA-I this year

Nassau Countywide League baseball preview

Take a look at the Nassau Countywide League this year

Suffolk League II baseball preview

Here's a look at Suffolk League II this year.

Bayport-Blue Point has ultimate home-field advantage

Not a single player on this year’s roster has ever lost a varsity game on Curtis Field. Shoreham-Wading River was the last team to leave with a win, in Game 1 of the 2012 county championship, when this year’s senior class was in the eighth grade.

CHSAA, Private schools baseball preview

Take a look at the CHSAA, private schools this year

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

Highlights of West Islip defeating Massapequa 2-1.

Highlights: Comsewogue 4, Sayville 0 (05/07/15)

Highlights of Comsewogue defeating Sayville.

Scioscia talks baseball injuries at Ward Melville

Scioscia was the guest of honor Saturday at Ward Melville, where a panel of sports doctors discussed injury prevention. One doctor likened the overuse of young pitching arms to abuse.

Highlights: MacArthur 7, VSC 1 (05/11/15)

Highlights of MacArthur defeating Valley Stream Central.

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