CYO Track Resumes Sunday

The CYO New York Track and Field outdoor season will resume Sunday with a 1 p.m. meet at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx after taking the previous weekend off due to Mother’s Day.

This is the third of six outdoor meets in 2022. Future meets will be held on Sunday, May 22; Sunday, June 5; and Sunday, June 12. Mount St. Michael will serve as the site for all the 1 p.m. meets.

CYO New York offers track and field to CYO youth, teams and/or unattached athletes in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Area club and public school programs are welcome to compete, too. Athletes will be permitted to compete in three events at each meet.

Visit www.cyony.org to register and for more information.

Burke Golfers Win Crown

The John S. Burke Catholic High School boys golf team captured its Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association divisional championship tournament at Southern Dutchess Country Club in Beacon on Tuesday.

The Eagles, coached by Rick Welch, competed against golfers from Beacon, Goshen, Port Jervis and James I. O’Neill.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are team golfers Ryan Shust, Brandon Murphy, Matthew Morgiewicz and Ryan Holbrook.

PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN S. BURKE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Two Scoreless Innings for Case

Iona Prep graduate Brad Case pitched two scoreless innings in his first outing for the Altoona Curve in a 2-1 win over Erie on May 6.

Case scattered three hits and struck out one for the Curve, the Class AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Case was a 17th round pick, 504 overall, of the Pirates in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Solid Outing for DeVito

St. Joseph by-the-Sea graduate Ricky DeVito allowed one hit and struck out three in 1 ⅓ innings of relief for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a 13-6 win over Ashville.

DeVito, who was named Big East Pitcher of the Year while at Seton Hall University, is 0-0 with a 3.29 earned run average for the Grasshoppers, the High A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

In seven relief appearances this year, he’s struck out 12 over 13 ⅔ innings.

DeVito was an eighth round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft before being traded to the Pirates in 2021.

Santini on Blues Playoff Roster

Steven Santini is playing for the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Playoffs.

Santini, who attended John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep, joined the team for the playoffs and was in uniform for his team’s 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in the fourth game of a best-of-seven series on Sunday.  The series is tied at 2-2.

Santini, a second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2013 NHL Draft out of Boston College, has played for the Devils and Nashville Predators before joining the Blue organization in 2020. 

The 27 year old had two goals and 16 assists in 66 games in 2021-2022 for the Springfield Thunderbirds, the AHL affiliate of the Blues.

Santini’s grandfather, Bob, coached at Mount St. MIchael Academy in the Bronx and was the founder of the Catholic High School Hockey League. His father, Steve, played at Mount St. Michael and the University of Maine before coaching at Kennedy Catholic.

Click here to read a Catholic New York story on Santini.

Iona Prep Grads Off to NCAAs

Iona Prep graduates Jaziel Rivera and Joseph Persico are heading to Burlington, Vt., with the Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team for the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Manhattan will play host Vermont at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Visit gojaspers.com to see the broadcast schedule for the match.

Rivera, son of National Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, is a freshman faceoff specialist, and Joseph Persico is a senior goalie.

The Jaspers defeated St. Bonaventure, 8-7, in Poughkeepsie for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, earning an automatic bid to the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.

Moran Throws for Salt Lake

Brian Moran allowed an earned run on three hits over two innings for the Salt Lake Bees in a 13-11 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday night.

Moran, 33, struck out two and walked none. In five games this season, he is 0-0 with a 2.57 earned run average and seven strikeouts over seven innings for the Class AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

Moran was a second-round pick, 32nd overall, of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. He is the brother of Cincinnati Reds infielder Colin Moran and nephew of former major leaguers Rick and B.J. Surhoff.

Rising Named Valedictorian

Jessie Rising, captain of the Manhattan College softball team, is the undergraduate valedictorian for this year’s senior class.

The biology major has a 4.0 grade point average and will be a speaker at Manhattan’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 18. Following graduation, she plans to enter graduate school at Thomas Jefferson University, where she’ll study to become a physician assistant.  

On the softball diamond this season, Rising has pitched in 17 games, 12 being starts, and has a 3.34 earned run average and 48 strikeouts in 67 ⅓ innings. At the plate, she’s collected 17 hits, including two doubles and a triple, eight runs scored and seven RBI.

Strong Outing for Santos

Alex Santos allowed no earned runs over four innings during the Fayetteville Woodpeckers’ 3-2 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday night.

The Mount St. Michael Academy graduate surrendered two hits and two walks, and struck out four for the Woodpeckers, the High A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

For the season, Santos is 0-2 with a 4.76 earned average.

Santos, 20, was the 72nd overall pick of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by the Astros, who received the compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Gerrit Cole.