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2012 Varsity Seahawks

Grade

Orange/Black

Bordeman, Jesse

12

6/6

Dente, Chris

12

12/12

Dente, Thomas

11

24/23

Eymold, Eddie

12

33/11

Fortunato, Vinny

11

15/15

Gentile, Andrew

12

7/7

Harrison, James

11

21/20

Levandoski, Kenny

12

19/19

Maloney, Dan

12

18/8

Marino, Steven

12

14/14

Ris, Andrew

10

25/25

Rodriguez, Darren

11

11/1

Safuto, Nick

12

20/5

Sciacca, Frank

11

43/3

Senese, Mike

11

3/9

Smith, Harry

12

16/16

Torregrossa, Joey

12

10/10

Zuvic, Nick

11

2/2

Carey Seahawks Baseball 2012 Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Result

Monday

19-Mar

CHAMINADE (S)

HOME

3:45PM

*

Wednesday

21-Mar

NEW HYDE PARK (S)

HOME

3:45PM

*

Thursday

22-Mar

GARDEN CITY (S)

HOME

3:45PM

*

Friday

23-Mar

GARDEN CITY (S)

HOME

3:45PM

*

Saturday

24-Mar

Locust Valley (NL)

Away

9:30AM

Lose 9-6

Monday

26-Mar

SEAFORD (S)

HOME

4:15PM

*

Tuesday

27-Mar

FREEPORT (NL)

HOME

4:30PM

Lose 11-3(8)

Thursday

29-Mar

FLORAL PARK (NL)

HOME

4:15PM

Lose 4-1

Friday

30-Mar

Mineola (NL)

Away

4:30PM

Win 9-2

Wednesday

4-Apr

Syosset (S)

Away

4:15PM

*

Thursday

5-Apr

ISLAND TREES (S)

HOME

4:15PM

*

Monday

9-Apr

MEPHAM

HOME

10:00AM

Win 3-2

Tuesday

10-Apr

Mepham

Away

10:00AM

Lose 6-3

Thursday

12-Apr

MEPHAM

HOME

10:00AM

Lose 1-0

Friday

13-Apr

BRYANT (S)

HOME

11:00AM

*

Monday

16-Apr

LONG BEACH

HOME

4:30PM

Win 13-2

Tuesday

17-Apr

Long Beach

Away

4:45PM

Win 17-6

Thursday

19-Apr

LONG BEACH

HOME

4:45PM

Win 13-1

Tuesday

24-Apr

HERRICKS

HOME

4:45PM

Win 7-1

Wednesday

25-Apr

Herricks

Away

4:45PM

Win 6-5

Thursday

26-Apr

Herricks

Away

4:45PM

Win 13-3

Tuesday

1-May

Calhoun

Away

4:45PM

Lose 7-0

Wednesday

2-May

CALHOUN

HOME

4:30PM

Lose 18-8

Thursday

3-May

CALHOUN

HOME

4:30PM

Lose 18-2

Monday

5-May

Bellmore JFK

Away

4:45PM

Win 3-1

Thursday

10-May

Bellmore JFK

Away

4:45PM

Lose 7-5

Friday

11-May

BELLMORE JFK

HOME

4:30PM

Lose 16-6

Playoffs

Opening Round Monday May 14th 4:30PM vs PLAINVIEW JFK

Win 9-2

Quarterfinals Tuesday May 15th 4:45PM vs Bellmore JFK

Game 1 Lose 4-2

Game 2 Lose 10-0

AA-III

Wins

Losses

Games Back

Bellmore JFK Cougars

13

2

*

Calhoun Colts

13

2

*

Carey Seahawks

8

7

5

Mepham Pirates

5

10

8

Herricks Highlanders

4

11

9

Long Beach Marines

2

13

11

2012 Team Stats for Carey Seahawks (ALL)

Wins= 10 Losses= 12

Batting Report

Player # AB BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI TBB Avg Slg Obp. Trend 3Avg. Avg RSP Cont% OBS G SOL SOS HP SB Sacb Sacf IBB CS SB% TB HS
Maloney, Danny 13 8 7 6 4 1 0 1 8 8 462 769 636 45 500 0 769 1406 17 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1000 10 1
Fortunato, Vinny 19 2 3 8 7 1 0 0 4 2 421 474 500 -150 0 0 632 974 15 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Smith, Harry 60 13 19 25 14 9 2 0 16 13 417 633 520 -55 200 0 900 1153 22 3 3 1 12 0 1 0 0 1000 38 0
Eymold, Eddie 62 12 21 25 21 4 0 0 4 12 403 468 507 17 444 0 871 974 22 1 7 1 14 2 0 0 0 1000 29 7
Harrison, James 20 1 3 7 6 1 0 0 3 1 350 400 381 -250 0 0 650 781 12 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Safuto, Nick 46 7 6 16 14 2 0 0 12 7 348 391 411 -27 286 0 783 802 22 2 8 0 2 2 3 0 0 1000 18 0
Ris, Andrew 61 4 11 21 19 2 0 0 15 4 344 377 385 29 455 0 820 762 21 3 8 0 9 1 0 0 0 1000 23 3
Torregrossa, Joey 21 2 3 7 4 3 0 0 3 2 333 476 391 -42 286 0 762 867 14 0 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1000 10 0
Levandoski, Kenny 22 3 4 7 5 2 0 0 5 3 318 409 400 0 0 0 636 809 12 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 0
Rodriguez, Darren 17 5 10 5 4 1 0 0 1 5 294 353 455 44 1000 0 588 807 15 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1000 6 1
Senese, Mike 11 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 3 273 364 400 -102 200 0 909 764 11 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1000 4 0
Bordeman, Jesse 50 7 7 13 8 5 0 0 7 7 260 360 351 0 0 0 820 711 22 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 0
Zuvic, Nick 43 2 8 10 7 2 0 1 9 2 233 349 267 -24 143 0 837 616 16 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1000 15 0
Dente, Tom 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 200 400 200 -50 0 0 600 600 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Marino, Steven 50 9 8 10 5 2 1 2 9 9 200 400 339 -8 250 0 760 739 21 1 11 2 9 0 1 0 0 1000 20 0
Gentile, Andrew 43 9 10 8 5 3 0 0 4 9 186 256 327 -4 286 0 791 583 21 1 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 1000 11 0
Dente, Chris 48 1 4 8 5 2 1 0 8 1 167 250 231 -4 0 0 771 481 20 2 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 1000 12 0
Sciacca, Frank 18 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 111 111 273 -32 0 0 556 384 14 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
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Total for Team 609 92 128 182 132 42 4 4 111 92 299 401 394 0 0 0 785 795 22 24 107 8 55 11 7 0 0 1000 244 12

[AB]-At bat [BB]-Walk [R]-Runs [H]-Total Hits [1B]-Single [2B]-Double [3B]-Triple [HR]-HomeRun [TBB]-Total Walks [Avg]-Average [Slg]-Slugging% [Obp.]-On Base Average [Trend]-Change in Average [3Avg.]-3Game Average [AvgRSP]-Average with runners in scoring position [Cont%]-Atbats without Strike out% [OBS]-OnBase% + Sluging% [G]-Games [SOL]-Strike Out Looking [SOS]-Strike Out Swinging [HP]-Hit by Pitch [SB]-Stolen Base [Sacb]-Sac Bunt [Sacf]-Sac Fly [IBB]-Intentional Walks [CS]-Caught Stealing [SB%]-Stolen Base% [TB]-Total Bases [HS]-Hitting Streak

TEAM: Fielding Report

Player # G Inn PO A EF ET Errors F% 2B-P PB CCS CSB
Dente, Tom 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0
Maloney, Danny 17 0 4 2 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0
Smith, Harry 22 0 40 6 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0
Dente, Chris 20 0 127 12 0 2 2 986 0 0 0 0
Levandoski, Kenny 12 0 40 2 2 0 2 955 0 0 0 0
Bordeman, Jesse 22 0 32 45 3 1 4 951 0 0 0 0
Zuvic, Nick 16 0 15 23 1 1 2 950 0 0 0 0
Gentile, Andrew 21 0 31 3 2 0 2 944 0 0 0 0
Fortunato, Vinny 15 0 11 2 1 0 1 929 0 0 0 0
Safuto, Nick 22 0 20 5 1 1 2 926 0 0 0 0
Ris, Andrew 21 0 56 5 3 2 5 924 0 0 0 0
Torregrossa, Joey 14 0 10 1 1 0 1 917 0 0 0 0
Sciacca, Frank 14 0 8 10 1 1 2 900 0 0 0 0
Eymold, Eddie 22 0 17 6 3 1 4 852 0 0 0 0
Harrison, James 12 0 2 3 1 0 1 833 0 0 0 0
Rodriguez, Darren 15 0 9 2 1 2 3 786 0 0 0 0
Senese, Mike 11 0 3 0 1 0 1 750 0 0 0 0
Marino, Steven 21 0 13 7 7 3 10 667 0 0 0 0
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Total for Team 22 0 439 135 28 14 42 932 0 0 0 0

[G]-Games [Inn]-Innings Played [PO]-Put Outs [A]-Assists [EF]-Errors Fielding [ET]-Errors Throwing [Errors]-Total Errors [F%]-Fielding % [2B-P]-2b Plays [PB]-Pass Balls [CCS]-Caught Stealing by Catcher [CSB]-Stolen Base off Catcher

TEAM: Pitching Report

Player # IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG HR% ERA WIN% GP G WHIP CG GS B St Shut TP K/G W/G P/G S/B SOS ND SO
Smith, Harry 43.33 192 19 12 0 8 14 46 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 2 0 254 11 1.94 714 8 22 1.25 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.92 1.29 0.00 0.00 35 0 49
Eymold, Eddie 34.67 162 25 16 0 15 12 32 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 1 221 7 3.23 500 8 22 1.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.86 3.03 0.00 0.00 17 0 29
Maloney, Danny 12.67 61 13 12 0 6 2 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 241 0 6.63 333 7 17 1.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.63 3.32 0.00 0.00 10 0 12
Marino, Steven 0.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1000 1 21 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
Bordeman, Jesse 2.00 15 7 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 385 0 17.50 0 1 22 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
Dente, Tom 16.67 89 17 16 0 23 5 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 288 0 6.72 0 9 11 2.52 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.98 9.66 0.00 0.00 14 0 19
Gentile, Andrew 2.33 11 3 3 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 273 91 9.00 0 1 21 1.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 2
Levandoski, Kenny 3.33 23 11 4 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 238 0 8.40 0 2 12 2.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.50 4.20 0.00 0.00 3 0 5
Ris, Andrew 30.67 158 39 37 0 25 6 43 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 326 15 8.45 0 7 21 2.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.39 5.71 0.00 0.00 22 0 28
Sciacca, Frank 1.00 7 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 429 143 14.00 0 1 14 3.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
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Total for Team 147.00 719 136 107 0 81 43 169 7 0 0 0 7 0 10 12 2 268 11 5.10 455 45 22 1.70 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.86 3.86 .00 .00 101 0 144

[IP]-Innings Pitched [#BAT]-Batters Faced [RS]-Runs Allowed [ER]-Earned Runs Allowed [Bk]-Balk [BB]-Walk [SOL]-StrikeOut Looking [HITS]-Tot Hits [HR]-Home Run [IW]-Intent Walk [SACF]-Sac Fly [SACB]-Sac Bunt [HP]-Hit by Pitch [WP]-Wild Pitch [W]-Won [L]-Loss [S]-Save [AVG]-Batting Avg [HR%]-HR/Batters Faced [ERA]-Earned Run Average [WIN%]-Win% [GP]-Games Pitched [G]-Games [WHIP]-(Walks + Hits)/IP [CG]-Complete Games [GS]-Games Started [B]-Ball [St]-Strike [Shut]-Shut Outs [TP]-Pitches [K/G]-StrikeOuts/Game [W/G]-Walks/Game [P/G]-Pitches/Game [S/B]-Strikes/Balls [SOS]-StrikeOut Swinging [ND]-No Decision [SO]-Total Strike Outs

Champs No More
After the greatest baseball season ever in 2011, the 2012 Champion Hawks were finally dethroned as they fell to the Bellmore JFK Cougars 10-0 in the Class AA Quarterfinals. For the Seahawk Seniors, as much as the loss was painful it can never take away from their magical ride to the State Semifinals just 11 months ago.
So congratulations to Jesse "JB" Bordeman, Chris "Creamy or Al" Dente, Eddie "PE Leadership MVP" Eymold, Andrew "The 3rd and Final Sherm :)" Gentile, Dan "Phelps" Maloney, Steven "I Hate This Field" Marino, Nick "Roy Hobbs" Safuto, Harry "Wille Mays" Smith and Joey "I Got a Ring!!!!" Torregrossa on an amazing accomplishment and for blazing the trail for all Seahawk players in the future.
Congratulations to the rest of the 2012 Seahawks on all their successes as well this past season: Senior Kenny "Best House in Town!" Levandoski, Vinny "Chicken Cutlets" Fortunato, James "Hops" Harrison, Andrew "The Rookie" Ris, Darren "D-Rod" Rodriguez, Frank Sciacca 'Khan', Mike "Gary" Senese, and Nick "Zoovey Doo" Zuvic.
Coaches Hedquist and Farina would like to thank all of the players for working so hard and for making the last 6 months so enjoyable. For the Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen...Winter Workouts start in 187 Days!!!!!
Cougars Take First
A two-run bloop single and a bases loaded walk was all Bellmore needed as a first inning 3-0 deficit was too much to overcome for the Hawks as they dropped the Class 'AA' Quarterfinals opener 4-2.
Twice the Hawks had runners on second and twice they had runners on third but were unable to come up with the clutch hit. So despite getting a solid contribution from starting pitcher Eddie Eymold as well as some great defense, specifically by the outfield trio of Joey Torregrossa (single and a run scored) Harry Smith (three putouts) and Andrew Gentile (a double and four putouts) the Hawks of 2012 now face a do or die elimination game at home on Thursday starting at 4:30PM. For the Hawks of the past, elimination games have seen them go 2-0, hopefully the Seahawk pride will come through again on Thursday when rookie Andrew Ris (2 for 4) takes the ball.
Bellmore Bound!
Hitting on all cylinders the Hawks put forth their best effort of the season in a 9-2 win over Plainview JFK in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs. With the win the Hawks advance to the Quarterfinals where they will meet and greet the Bellmore JFK Cougars for the second time in a week.
Harry Smith led the way with his arm and his bat as he went the distance allowing just two Home Runs while walking none in a workmanlike peformance. At the dish he went 2 for 3 with two RBI's. Joing Smith in the RBI club were Nick Safuto, Nick Zuvic, Steven Marino, who also stole two bases, Andrew Gentile, Jesse Bordeman and Joey Torregrossa, whose second inning squeeze bunt sparked the rout.
The five steals, successful squeeze play, solid team defense and eight regulars with hits were all the ingredients the Hawks needed on this day. That well balanced team concept will now be applied to the Bellmore series which begins tomorrow at 4:45PM at Bellmore.
Hawks Drop Finale
Leaving a rainy Tuesday down 6-5, the Hawks failed to make an appearance in their three days late suspended game vs Bellmore JFK as they were battered 16-6 to finish their regular season at a pedestrian 8-7 in league play.
The lone bright spots on offense were Dan Maloney and Steven Marino who both went yard as the Hawks homered twice in a game for the first time all year.
Fortunately, once the final out was recorded the Hawks, like many other teams got to 'wipe the slate' clean as the 2012 postseason begins with everybody 0-0 as the title chase begins. For the defending Long Island Champion Seahawks that chase begins Monday vs Plainview JFK on Monday at 4:30PM.
Cougars Claw Hawks
On a day the Hawks clinched a home playoff game, a late rally fell just short as the Bellmore JFK Cougars nipped the Hawks 7-5 to even their series at 1-1.
The two teams will next complete their suspended game from this past Tuesday as the five inning finale slated for Friday afternoon with the Hawks trailing 6-5 in the top of the third will commence at 4:30PM.
As for this one Andrew Ris once again pitched well enough to win as he took a 2-2 game into the 6th before running out of gas as the Cougars notched a five spot to go ahead 7-2 entering the top of the 7th.
To the Hawks credit they posted a three run rally in the final stanza as back to back walks and back to back hits from Eddie Eymold and Harry Smith made it interesting. Nick Safuto added a second RBI to his day with a deep sacrifice fly to go along with base scoring single in the first.
With all the rain the Conference 'AA' playoffs were officially moved to Monday where the Seahawks will meet and greet the Hawks of Plainview JFK 4:30PM on Monday May 14th in the opening round of the 2012 playoffs.
Hawks Cage Cougars
Showing true Carey mettle, the Hawks rebounded from last week's poor showing versus Calhoun by defeating first place Bellmore JFK 3-1 in a well played playoff type contest.
Eddie Eymold, in relief of pitch count limited Harry Smith, posted a five inning win allowing just one run and three hits while receiving great defense from outfielders Smith, Andrew Gentile and Joey Torregrossa who combined for 10 putouts. At the dish seven different Hawks laced base hits led by Eymold and Andrew Ris who had two apiece. Chris Dente had a well earned RBI walk and a single. Steven Marino and Nick Zuvic had RBI singles while Gentile and Jesse Bordeman, a double, had the other Hawk hits.
With the win the Hawks clinched 3rd place as well as, in all likelihood, a home playoff game. Their Bellmore series concludes tomorrow in the regular season home finale. Game time is 4:30PM.
Stampede!
The Calhoun Colts stampede mercifully ended after yet another drubbing as the Hawks fell for the third straight game 18-2. Pitchers Eddie Eymold, Jesse Bordeman and Frank Sciacca all battled throwing strikes and avoding walks but the red hot Colts bats kept finding open terrain as they pounded out 18 hits.
The Hawks offense was supplied mainly by Vinny Fortunato and Nick Safuto who each smacked two hits apiece. The Hawks schedule continues to be challenging as they move on to first place Bellmore JFK starting on Saturday. Game time is 2:30PM.
Horsewhipped
For the second day in a row the Hawks were tattooed as a 17 hit barrage by Calhoun gave them an easy 18-8 win over the hurting Hawks.
Three runs in the first were followed by two more in the second before things got completely out of control as the Colts tacked on a seven spot to push the insurmountable lead to 12-1 after three innings.
To the Hawks credit they put five runs across the board in the bottom of the seventh to garner some respect as well as hopefully set the tone for the series finale as they look to avert the sweep. Game time for the Thursday's game is 4:30PM.
Colts Blank Hawks
The Hawks six game winning streak came to a screeching halt as they were thoroughly outplayed in a 7-0 blanking at the hands of their long time rival the Calhoun Colts in what can be described as an opening series game disappointment.
The Hawk hitters managed only a Harry Smith double in the first as 14 strikeouts and confounded swings dotted the Hawks scoresheet.
Despite the seven runs allowed, both Smith and Dan Maloney were more than serviceable on the hill. Kudos also to Frank Sciacca on two webgems at second base. The Hawks will quickly regroup as they move forward starting tomorrow at 4:30PM in game two of the three game battle for second place showdown.
Playoff Bound!
For the seventh straight season Carey Seahawks baseball is headed to the post season as they punched their ticket to the 2012 dance after completing the sweep with a 13-3 win over Herricks in the AA-III series finale.
Eddie "1-2-3" Eymold went the distance allowing just five hits and one earned run. At the dish Harry "Knucklehead" Smith led the way with a 3 for 4 performance that included a double and two RBI's. Andrew "Bring on the Capitals!" Ris had four RBI's in a 2 for 4 showing. Nick "Greenlight" Safuto continued to sizzle with the stick as he added another multiple hit day. Other hits came from Eymold, Steven "Petey from the Little Rascals" Marino, Darren "ACT :)" Rodriguez and Vinny "The Writer" Fortunato as the hot Hawks bumped their win streak to six to raise their league record to 7-2.
The Hawks begin their next series on Tuesday May 1st when they head to Calhoun before returning home Wednesday and Thursday in what should be an exciting second place showdown with their long time antagonists. Game time is slated for 4:45PM on Tuesday.
Late Rally Lifts Hawks
With two outs and the tying run on third base and the winning run standing on second base, Eddie "$28 for the Helmet!" Eymold fanned Herricks' pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth, which turned out to be the last inning, to preserve a rousing 6-5 comeback win for the Hawks and make a first time winner out of Dan "Mohawk" Maloney who threw four innings of solid relief pitching to keep the Hawks close enough to make their run.
That run began in earnest with a bombastic Home Run by Steven "Coach" Marino to start the top of the sixth to get the Hawks within two at 4-2. Following the "put the ball in play mantra" James "Hops" Harrison and Jesse "The Distinguished Gentleman" Bordeman both then reached on infield errors before Mike "Gary" Senese's ground out plated Harrison to make it 4-3. Eymold then laced a double to score Bordeman to level it at 4-4. Eymold then reached third on his third base swipe of the game to get the go ahead run 90 feet closer. With wires crossed an attempted squeeze ended with a batting Harry "Houdini" Smith bloop as the full swing stopped Eymold in his tracks before his cool composure got him home. Smith then came around to third on a steal and a groundout before Nick "Nicky Foots" Safuto roped his second hit of the game to make it 6-4.
From there it was all about Maloney and Eymold who combined for a day of Rolaids relief as Eymold polished off Maloney's first win. The win was the fifth in a row for the Hawks who return to Herricks tomorrow as they shoot for the series sweep. Game time is 4:30PM. A big shout out to Nick "Nicky Lips" Zuvic who is home nursing his stitched up mouth!
Hawks Halt Highlanders
The Hawks win streak hit four as they stopped the Herricks Highlanders 7-1 in the series opener. Harry "and the Hendersons" Smith earned his fourth straight on the mound as he went five efficient innings allowing just one earned run while striking out nine. In relief, Dan "Phelps" Maloney pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first career save.
Nick "Mick Jagger" Zuvic sparked the offense with a three run Inside the Park Home Run that pushed the lead to 5-1 in the third. Andrew "Let's Go Rangers" Ris went 2 for 2 with a sacrifice that set up two runs. "Slick" Nick Safuto singled and doubled to go along with two RBI's. Eddie "PE Leadership Student of the Month" Eymold dribbled two more infield hits Vinny "Flops" Fortunato and Jesse "High Socks" Bordeman each roped a single while Frank Sciacca "Khan" laced his first varsity career hit.
The Hawks now head to Herricks for back to back games starting tomorrow at 4:45PM.
The Few, The Proud, The...Seahawks!
The Seahawks notched their first sweep of the year as they polished off the Marines of Long Beach 13-1 to move into week three with a 4-2 record good enough for third place in the Conference AA-III playoff chase.
Eddie Eymold earned his first career win with a sparkling 9 strikeout, 2-hit gem. Only an errant throw in the sixth kept him from earning the shutout.
At the plate an amazing 12 different players checked in on the hit column. Harry Smith, Joey Torregrossa, James Harrison, Kenny Levandoski and Nick Safuto all had two hits apiece while Eymold, Vinny Fortunato, Dan Maloney, Nick Zuvic, Mike Senese, Chris Dente, and Andrew Gentile all had one each to pace the 16 hit barrage.
The Hawks return to the diamond on Monday when they head to Herricks for yet another critical playoff series. Game one begins at 4:30PM.
Hawks Soar 17-6
(As Told By Vinny "Cutlets" Fortunato)
Me and my boys from Da 'Square' cruised down to Long Island's version of Jersey Shore known as the town of Long Beach for a little game of roundball. Well it wasn't long and I didn't see no beach! What I did see was a bunch of Seahawk guys running in circles over 17 times as we dropped the hammer on the Marines 17-6 for a second straight smackdown. Now I don't remember the order but I do remember this: Eddie "Chicken Legs" Eymold got another hit even though he still can't catch the ball in the outfield with two hands. I remember Harry "Leg Cramps" Smith get a couple of two baggers to raise his average to like .864 or something like that. Andrew "The Rookie" Ris got a bunch of different stuff like a single, a double and an RBI. He almost got the win pitching but he will probably get that next time. Kenny "The Tall Guy who doesn't talk" Levandoski ripped four RBI's with two doubles but he could only get hits when we had two outs. Very Strange! Steven "The Vulture" Marino threw like three pitches and snagged the pitching win while he also hit a 600 foot high triple that the poor Long Beach kid tried to catch whilst he was entangled in the outfield fence like a Shrimp caught in a net. Pretty funny actually! But anyway Nick "Scooby Zooby Zoovey or Whatever they call him" Zuvic had two hits while also turning his first double play ball after like four tries! Now a bunch of us other guys also got in on the fun like Joey "Wrist Tape" Torregrossa who smacked a double. Darren "D-Rod" Rodriguez who singled and scored because he runs real fast! And Lastly, me Vinny "Ma, I Ain't Cooking Tonight!" Fortunato also got a hit. And of course I hit it to Leftfield cause that's what I do! Now if it weren't for the wind my bloop single probably would have been out of most parks. Unfortunately Long Beach wasn't one of them! Either way Fuhgeddaboutit cause Long Beach is going to have to answer to me in game three on Thursday at 4:45PM and they better hope I am in a good mood or its going to be more of the same. Now I gotta go so talk to you all on Thursday!!!! VF
Beach Party!
After waiting nearly a month the Seahawks offense finally had the 'big' inning as they blew open a close game with a 10 run fifth to cruise past the Long Beach Marines 13-2 in the series opener.
Harry Smith won the team's, as well as his own, third game of the year. He went the distance on just 78 pitches recording 10 strikeouts with no earned runs and a single walk allowed. At the dish he was also 2 for 2 with three runs scored. Other offensive contributors were Andrew Ris who went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI's, Eddie Eymold was 2 for 4 with a double, Darren Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Chris Dente was 1 for 3 with 3 RBI's, Jesse Bordeman was 1 for 2 with 2 RBI while Dan Maloney, Joey Torregrossa, and Nick Zuvic all added one hit apiece to pace the hitting barrage.
The 2-2 Seahawks now sit tied with Mepham in 3rd place as they head to Long Beach on Tuesday for their only road game of the series. Game time is 4:45PM.
Seahawks Sunk 1-0
A dazzling one hit, six strikeout effort by Eddie Eymold in his first Varsity start fell by the wayside as the Mepham Pirates took advantage of a first inning unearned run to claim the series two games to one with a 1-0 victory.
Harry Smith with two singles and Eymold with one was all the offense the Hawks could muster. With Eymold stationed at third base in the sixth inning, a strikeout ended the inning. In the seventh inning, Smith remained stranded with one out as the struggling Hawks watched their late rally evaporate into a short popout and a strikeout to end the contest.
After one week of play the Hawks sit alone in fourth place as they welcome in winless Long Beach in a crucial second week series starting next Monday. Before that however, the Hawks host Bryant HS from Queens on Friday in an 11AM scrimmage with a chance to get the swings going.
Pirate Payback
Taking a page from the Seahawks, the Mepham Pirates battled back from a 2-0 deficit with a five run sixth inning rally of their own as they duplicated Monday's Hawk rally to even the series at 1-1 with a 6-3 win.
Surely the Hawks will regret not putting the Pirates down for the count when they had a chance in the fifth inning only to see a bases loaded with only one out rally disintegrate in two strikeouts. It swung the momentum pendulum to Mepham who finally broke through in the sixth after several near misses earlier,
For the Hawks, Eddie Eymold, who made a sensational Home Run robbing catch in the second inning, used his speed to eke out an infield single before stealing second and scoring on a Harry Smith single in the third. In the fourth Nick Safuto scored and stole second before being plated by an Andrew Ris' single for the 2-0 lead. In the fifth Eymold and Jesse Bordeman hit consecutive doubles to start a rally cut short but still give the Hawks a 3-1 lead which lasted until the ill-fated sixth inning.
On the hill, Ris went 5 2/3 innings striking out five while allowing just five hits in a losing effort.
The Hawks return home on Thursday at 10AM in the rubber match.
Hawks Edge Pirates 3-2
For baseball purists, the Conference AA-III league opener was about as good as it gets as the Seahawks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to seize a thrilling 3-2 win over the Mepham Pirates in a pitching and defense exhibition.
Andrew Ris' RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth plated Chris Dente with the game winner. The two run rally began with one out when Pinch Hitter Nick Safuto singled up the middle. Dan Maloney re-entered and went to second on Dente's single. Both runners then executed a perfect double steal to set up second and third which Steven Marino took advanatge of with a warning track sacrifice fly to even it at 2-2 before Ris' heroics put the Hawks in front for good.
An inning earlier, after a walk by Jesse Bordeman, Darren Rodriguez Pinch Running used his speed to swipe second before Eddie Eymold muscled a floater into left to cut the lead in half at 2-1. The Hawks had runners on base in every inning before finally breaking through in the fifth.
For Mepham only a sun lost double and some timely singles kept Harry Smith from tossing an egg as he went the distance, striking out a career high 10 batters while walking just one. Smith also got some huge help behind the dish as Dente nullified two rallies with two throwouts including one monstrous rally killing assist in the seventh when the Pirates had the tying run at second base.
The series heads to Mepham tomorrow. Game time is at 10:00AM again.
Hawks Tame Mustangs
After two grueling, taxing weeks the 2012 Seahawks finally put one on the left hand side as they defeated the Mineola Mustangs 9-2 in their Non League finale.
Harry Smith led the way as he went the distance striking out eight while walking just one batter to go with one earned run. At the plate he belted two triples to go along with three RBI's. Chris Dente also tripled for the Hawks who notched a season high 13 hits as Andrew Gentile, Nick Zuvic, Dan Maloney Steven Marino, Kenny Levandoski, Jesse Bordeman, James Harrison all chipped in with singles while Tom Dente added a towering ground rule double.
So with the 9 games/scrimmages in 12 days concluded the Seahawks will add just two more scrimmages to the schedule next week before they begin league play on Monday April 9th when they open at home vs Mepham as the Conference AA-III chase begins.
Stranded!
The early season woes continued for the struggling Seahawks as they dropped their third straight Non League contest 4-1 to the Floral Park Knights. Despite banging out nine hits the Hawks left a small village on the base paths as they stranded a staggering 15 runners on base while striking out a season high nine times.
Jesse Bordeman led the way on the offense as he registered two singles and a double only to be left at second base each time. Kenny Levandoski added two hits and a walk but he too was only left to watch as he reached third twice. To the Knights credit when they needed an out they found a way to get the Hawks to swing and miss as nearly every rally was squashed by a non productive strikeout.
On the hill, Andrew Ris' first career start began a little rocky before he settled in nicely by going 5 2/3 innings striking out five while allowing four runs on six hits. The Hawks complete their Non League slate tomorrow as they travel to the Mineola to face the Mustangs. Game time is 4:30PM.
Bedeviled in 8
A good old fashioned pitcher's duel turned into an extra inning implosion as the Seahawks dropped to 0-2 after falling in eight innings to the Freeport Red Devils in their 2102 home opener.
Starting pitcher Tom Dente went 6 1/3 innings before running out of gas as his 7th inning 1-0 lead vanished with a little help from an inauspicious Carey "Great Field" hop that set the stage for a two run rally for the Red Devils that they brought to the home half of the 7th. After two quick outs in the bottom of the frame, Steven Marino bullied his way to a two out walk as pinch hitter Mike Senese stepped to plate. With Marino going on a 2-1 count, Senese roped a ball off the right field fence that Marino came all the way around to score as the Red Devils couldn't find the handle on the relay throw to tie it at 2-2. Eddie Eymold followed that up with an infield single that created some confusion as the Hawks got caught sleeping on the base paths to end the threat and send the game to extra innings.
From there things went from bad to worse for the Hawks as a leadoff single led to a failed pickoff play that led to a failed conversion on a bunt that led to a bases loaded walk that led to a failed force out at the plate that led to two infield throwing errors that led to three line drives deep to the gap that led to a nine run blitzkrieg that left the Hawks wondering what hit them. And by the end, it was over for the struggling Hawks who have yet to find their game as the fundamentals of sound baseball continue to elude them.
The 'on-the-go' Hawks return home this Thursday to face the Floral Park Knights in game three of their Non League slate. Game time is 4:30PM.
Hawks Drop Opener 9-6
The idyllic Gold Coast setting of Locust Valley High School was the picture postcard site chosen for the 2012 Seahawks debut. All the ingredients were there for a grand opening, nice field nice weather, but unfortunately on this day it was all about the home town Falcons who took advantage of multiple Hawk miscues as they cruised to a 9-6 win in the first of four Non League contests for both teams.
After trading three and outs in the first, the Falcons grabbed a 1-0 lead on the heels of a delayed steal as the Hawks got caught napping. The Hawks scratched one across in the third when Eddie Eymold's bunt for a base hit attempt was parlayed into a two base throwing error. He later scored on an Andrew Gentile back through the box rope to make it 1-1. Taking advantage of the first of four Seahawk errors in the bottom of the third, the Falcons retook the lead on a base hit to RF that Gentile, after the first run scored, smoothly turned into a 9-5 assist to stem the rally.
The Hawks wasted a chance in the fourth after an opening single as they were unable to advance the runner any closer than second base. In the home half of the fourth the Falcons moved the lead to 3-1 after a costly two out fielding error extended the inning. The Hawks went quickly and quietly in the top half of the frame to leave it at 3-1. After an infield hit, Kenny Levandoski, in relief of starter Harry Smith, mowed down the next two Falcons hitters before it all fell apart for the Hawks as consecutive infield errors opened the floodgates as the Falcons plated six unearned runs to stake themselves to a whopping 9-1 margin after five.
Dan Maloney's first of two singles got the Hawks one back to make it 9-2 before a bases loaded strikeout ended the Hawks threat in the top of the sixth. A seamless bottom of the sixth was followed by a gutsy never say die top of the seventh rally by the Hawks that saw them bat around. Vinny Fortunato, Andrew Ris and James Harrison all notched their first career Varsity hits to get the Hawks to 9-6 before a drive to left, with the tying run at the plate, ended this one.
A learning experience, no doubt for both teams as the era of the BBCOR bat brings no margin for error in the field or at the dish as old school wood bat type baseball is here to stay.
After another scrimmage on Monday, the Seahawks embark on a three game Non-League set starting Tuesday at home vs the Freeport Red Devils. Game time is 4:30PM.

2012 JV Seahawks

Grade

Position(s)

Carr, James

10

IF/P

Castel, Mike

9

C

Catapano, Anthony

8

IF

Cimilluca, John

9

IF

Colasurdo, Conor

9

OF

Conte, Nick

10

OF

Cosgrove, Ed

9

IF/P

Davide, Joe

10

C

Dominguez, Mike

9

OF

Hensley, Ryan

9

IF/P

Heyer, Jon

9

IF/P

Kelly, Rob

9

IF/P

Kurta, Matt

9

OF/P

Licciardi, Frankie

10

OF/P

Marinello, Joe

10

OF

McComsey, Kevin

10

IF

Molloy, James,

9

IF/P

Rutigliano, Mike

9

OF/P

Sabatino, Thomas

10

IF

Vilchez, Erick

10

OF/P

Carey Seahawks JV Baseball 2012 Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Site

Time

Result

Wednesday

21-Mar

New Hyde Park (S)

Away

3:45PM

*

Tuesday

27-Mar

Freeport (NL)

Away

4:45PM

Lose 7-6

Friday

30-Mar

MINEOLA (NL)

HOME

4:30PM

Win 17-3

Wednesday

4-Apr

SYOSSET (S)

HOME

4:15PM

*

Monday

9-Apr

Mepham

Away

10:00AM

Win 8-6

Tuesday

10-Apr

MEPHAM

HOME

10:00AM

Win 10-9

Thursday

12-Apr

Mepham

Away

10:00AM

Lose 9-1

Monday

16-Apr

Long Beach

Away

4:45PM

Win 20-3

Tuesday

17-Apr

LONG BEACH

HOME

4:30PM

Win 14-6

Thursday

19-Apr

Long Beach

Away

4:45PM

Win 10-4

Tuesday

24-Apr

Herricks

Away

4:30PM

Win 16-1

Wednesday

25-Apr

HERRICKS

HOME

4:45PM

Win 8-0

Thursday

26-Apr

HERRICKS

HOME

4:30PM

Win 12-0

Monday

30-Apr

Calhoun

Away

4:45PM

Lose6-5(8)

Thursday

3-May

Calhoun

Away

4:45PM

Win 3-2

Saturday

5-May

CALHOUN

HOME

10:00AM

PPD

Monday

7-May

BELLMORE JFK

HOME

4:30PM

Win 3-1

Tuesday

8-May

Bellmore JFK

Away

4:45PM

Lose 3-2

Thursday

10-May

BELLMORE JFK

HOME

4:30PM

Lose 9-4

FINAL RECORD 11-5