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    Highlights: North Shore 5, Plainedge 3_(5/28/15)

    Highlights of North Shore defeating Plainedge.

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

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

    Highlights: Ward Melville 1, East Islip 0 (5/23/15)

    Highlights of Ward Melville defeating East Islip.

    Highlights: Chaminade 7, Holy Trinity 0 (05/19/15)

    Highlights of Chaminade defeating Holy Trinity.

    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!

    Highlights: Shoreham-Wading River 13, Westhampton 5 (4/24/14)

    Highlights of Shoreham-Wading River defeating Westhampton 13-5.

    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.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 LI teams to watch in 2015-16

    In Week 8 of Memorable Mondays, we look ahead at the top teams on Long Island in 2015-16.

    Year in Review: Long Island baseball

    All summer long, MSG Varsity brings 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 Thursday through August 13. Next up, we look back at the year that was in Long Island baseball.

    Moscatiello thrives in Hamptons league

    The St. Thomas Aquinas College rising sophomore spent the summer playing for the North Fork Ospreys of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, which has some of the country's top collegiate talent. As of Wednesday, he was 5-2 with a 1.25 ERA in 43.0 innings and leads the league with 50 strikeouts.

    Memorable Mondays: Top 5 LI heartwarming moments

    In Week 5 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five heartwarming moments from 2014-15 on Long Island.

    Family, ex-coach revel in Matz mania

    After Matz's stellar all-around performance in the Mets' 7-2 win over the Reds -- he allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks while striking out six in 7 2/3 innings, and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs -- many were ready to crown the Stony Brook native the new king of New York, or at least the new king of Long Island. Yet you still would probably walk unknowingly past him down the sidewalk, said Lou Petrucci, Matz's high school baseball coach at Ward Melville.

    LI's Fanti agrees to terms with Phillies

    Hauppauge lefthander Nick Fanti, selected in the 31st round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft in early June, has agreed to terms with the Phillies on a minor-league contract. He called it "a dream come true.''

    Smithtown Christian's title was a family affair

    Smithtown Christian defeated Westfield, 8-4, on June 13 for its second straight state title. Before that game, as every other time they took the field this season and last, the Knights chanted, "One, two, three, family!''

    Mattituck's title a party for entire community

    The town understood the significance of what transpired several hours earlier, about 250 miles northwest in Binghamton. The Tuckers of Class B had beaten Livonia, 4-1, for their first state championship.

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 6

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    MSG Varsity 10 Best Episode 7

    MSG Varsity 10 Best celebrates the incredible plays, moments and accomplishments delivered by high school student athletes from around the Tri-State. Find out who made our countdown, and can be called one of MSG Varsity 10 Best!

    East Meadow's Kavanagh a two-sport all-star

    No other Long Islander earned a spot in both the Grand Slam Challenge and Empire Challenge. The East Meadow senior, who will play baseball at LIU Post, went 1-for-2 with a single and stolen base Monday in Nassau's 3-1 win over Suffolk in the Grand Slam Challenge. Tuesday night he lined up at cornerback for the Long Island all-stars against New York City in the Empire Challenge at Hofstra University.

    Nassau announces first Hall of Fame class

    The 28-person class, which represents 23 high schools and includes athletes, coaches, administrators, contributors and officials, will officially be inducted at a ceremony at the Crest Hollow County Club on Sept. 30.

    Bianco's two-run single lifts Nassau All-Stars

    Bianco's two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and sent the Nassau All-Stars to a 3-1 win over the Suffolk All-Stars in the 11th Grand Slam Challenge before 550 fans at Farmingdale State College.

    Highlights: Nassau 3, Suffolk 1 (6/22/15)

    Highlights of Nassau defeating Suffolk in the 11th Annual Grand Slam Challenge.

    2015 All-Long Island baseball team

    Meet the athletes who were named to the All-Long Island baseball team for the Spring 2015 season

    Photos: 2015 All-Long Island baseball team

    Meet the athletes who was named to the All-Long Island baseball team for the Spring 2015 season

    South Side's Misiaszek wins Diamond Award

    Special may be an understatement as Misiaszek went 5-1 as a senior this season with 93 strikeouts and five walks in 441/3 innings. He finished the regular season with an 0.67 ERA and 0.60 WHIP, and won the Diamond Award as the best pitcher in Nassau County Wednesday night at the Nassau baseball dinner at the Uniondale Marriott. He was a finalist for the award last season.

    Diamond Awards for Calandra, Papa

    Papa, an All-Long Island pitcher, was trying to get out Calandra, a Ryan T. Caulfield winner as the top catcher in Nassau. Calandra remembers thinking "his knuckle drop is one of the filthiest pitches I've ever seen in my life. It's unbelievable how he throws it for strikes."

    2015 All-Metro Baseball First Team

    Luca Dalatri of CBA and Wesley Rodriguez of George Washington take top honors for the 2015 All-Metro Baseball Team

    Final Tri-State Baseball Poll (6/17)

    Mamaroneck moves up to No. 6 after winning the New York State Class AA baseball crown

    2015 Around the Diamond All-Metro Special

    Kevin Devaney Jr. and our regional experts unveil MSG Varsity's All-Metro Baseball Team, honoring the best of the best on the diamond in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

    2015 All-Metro Baseball Second Team

    The list of second team All-Metro Baseball players from the 2015 season

    All-Metro Teams Announced This Week

    MSG Varsity announced its All-Metro Teams for baseball, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse this week. Congratulations to all the players who made the most prestigious all star teams in the Tri-State!

    Smithtown Christian takes 'D' state title again

    Smithtown Christian delivered that message loud and clear Saturday, beating Westfield, 8-4, for the program's second straight state Class D baseball title.

    Southold loses semifinal heartbreaker

    Schaghticoke Hoosic Valley turned two 10th-inning errors by Southold into two runs in its 2-0 win in a Class C semifinal at Binghamton University yesterday. Senior Alex Poliwoda, who went 9 1/3 innings and allowed two unearned runs, seven hits and two walks with one strikeout, was charged with the loss. But that doesn't speak to his performance.

    Division's season ends with 10th-inning jolt

    Jacob Stuckelman doubled down the leftfield line in the bottom of the 10th inning as New Castle Byram Hills ended Division's season with a 4-3 walk-off victory in the Class A state baseball semifinals Saturday.

    Highlights: Mattituck 4, Livonia 1 (6/13/15)

    Highlights of Mattituck defeating Livonia.

    Mamaroneck tops Connetquot to advance to state final

    Mamaroneck pulled off yet another comeback victory to advance to the New York State Class AA championship game.

    Stuckelman delivers Byram to state final

    The Bobcats outlasted Division in 10 innings on Saturday in the Class A state semifinal

    NYS "A" Semifinals: Byram Hills 4, Division 3 (6/13/15)

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    Highlights from Byram Hills win over Division in the NYS Class "A" Semifinals

    Mattituck advances to Class B baseball title game

    The Tuckers beat Ogdensburg Free Academy 7-2 in the Class B semifinals Saturday and were scheduled play the Westhill/Livonia semifinal winner for the crown at 4 p.m.

    Smithtown Christian advances in state baseball

    The Knights beat previously undefeated Fort Ann, 6-4, in a semifinal game Saturday at MacArthur Park. They play the winner of the Oriskany-Westfield semifinal for the championship Saturday at 4 p.m.

    Highlights: Mamaroneck 4, Connetquot 2 (6/13/15)

    Highlights of Mamaroneck defeating Connetquot.

    Mattituck captures Class B baseball title

    Jon Dwyer was doing backflips at the end of Mattituck's run to the state Class B baseball championship. The second baseman was celebrating with the rest of the Tuckers after they beat Livonia, 4-1, to capture the title at Broome Community College Saturday.

    Connetquot falls in state semis

    The Thunderbirds squandered a two-run fifth-inning lead and fell to Mamaroneck, 4-2, Saturday in the state Class AA semifinal round at Union-Endicott High School. Mamaroneck scored two unearned runs in each of the fifth and seventh innings to pull out the win.

    Tri-State Baseball Poll (6/11)

    New Jersey state champion Christian Brothers Academy takes over the No. 1 spot after beating Don Bosco in the final on Saturday

    Hauppauge's Fanti wins Yastrzemski Award

    Fanti, a 6-3, 190-pound dual threat on the mound and at the plate, earned the Yaz Award with one of the finest statistical seasons in Suffolk history.

    Ward Melville's Flynn wins Gibson Award

    The 6-2, 200-pound Flynn, who had one of the finest careers in Suffolk baseball history, struck out 73 in 521/3 innings and had an ERA of 1.07. He allowed 32 hits and walked 21.

    Connetquot's Gagliano wins Silver Slugger Award

    Gagliano, who led Suffolk with a .565 batting average, drove in 34 runs and scored 31 runs this season. He drove in an incredible 23 runs with two-out hits.

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (6/11/2015)

    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.

    Robinson heads list of LIers taken in MLB draft

    Alex Robinson, taken in the fifth round by the Twins, was the highest MLB draft pick out of Long Island in 2015. The Holy Trinity and University of Maryland product went 140th overall.

    Highlights: Ward Melville 4, Connetquot 3 (6/3/15)

    Highlights of Ward Melville defeating Connetquot.

    Around the Diamond - Long Island (4/16/14)

    Host Lou Brogno 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.

    Power rankings: Long Island baseball (6/11)

    Connetquot remains atop the Long Island baseball power rankings after capturing a fourth-ever Long Island Class AA title.

    Walker, Monaco win Butch Dellecave Award

    Presented by the Butch Dellecave Foundation in conjunction with the Economic Counsel of Suffolk, Inc., and Newsday, the awards come with $1,000 scholarships. They recognize the top male and female student-athlete for outstanding achievement in three areas -- athletic prowess, academics and community service.

    NYS Class C Regional Finals: Southold 8, Tuckahoe 5 (6/6/15)

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    Highlights from Southold’s win over Tuckahoe in the NYS Class C Regional Finals.

    Highlights: Connetquot 3, MacArthur 2 (6/6/15)

    Highlights of Connetquot defeating MacArthur.

    Perivolaris' two-hitter gives Mattituck LI 'B' title

    Senior righthander Marcos Perivolaris allowed two hits and two walks as Mattituck shut out Oyster Bay, 5-0, to win the Long Island Class B title at the Dowling College Athletic Complex in Shirley.

    Dwyer brothers' 10th-inning hits lift Mattituck

    Those two hits propelled Mattituck to a 9-5 win that sends the 25-1 Tuckers to the state semifinals for the first time since 1983, according to Newsday records.

    Miscues, walks doom Tuckahoe in baseball regionals

    The Tigers squandered an early 3-0 lead to Long Island champion Southold and were beaten in the Class C regional final

    Papa pitches Division to LI 'A' title

    Division defeated Bayport-Blue Point, 4-0, to win the L.I. title game at the New York Institute of Technology. It's the Blue Dragons' first Long Island championship victory since 2011.

    Southold baseball reaches state Final Four

    Southold fell behind 3-0 after the first inning, but Poliwoda settled into a nice groove for the First Settlers in their 8-5 win Saturday over Tuckahoe at Mamaroneck High School.

    Connetquot wins LI Class AA baseball title

    It was the fourth Long Island title for Connetquot, which won it in 1986, 1989 and 1995, and the third time Connetquot beat MacArthur in the L.I. title game. The T-Birds (24-4) will face Mamaroneck in a state semifinal at 10 a.m. Saturday in Binghamton.

    Conklin's dramatics not enough for Albertus

    Chris Conklin belted a game-tying home run in the seventh before the Falcons were beaten by Matticuk 9-5 in 10 innings

    Highlights: Division 4, Bayport-BP 0 (6/6/15)

    Highlights of Division defeating Bayport-Blue Point.

    Photos: Mattituck vs. Albertus Magnus baseball

    Photos from Mattituck's 9-5 win over Albertus Magnus.

    Photos: Southold vs. Tuckahoe baseball

    Photos from Southold's 8-5 win over Tuckahoe.

    Highlights: Mattituck 5, Oyster Bay 0 (6/5/15)

    Highlights of Mattituck defeating Oyster Bay.

    Highlights: Connetquot 6, Ward Melvillle 0 (6/4/15)

    Highlights of Connetquot defeating Ward Melville.

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