Cosgrove Signs with Padres

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove, who just completed his junior season at Manhattan College, has signed with the San Diego Padres with a signing bonus of $115,000 and awaits his assignment from the organization.

Cosgrove was a 12th round, 348th overall pick of the Padres in the Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month.

Cosgrove finished 5-7 with a 4.38 earned run average at Manhattan in 2017. His 105 strikeouts tied a single-season school record and his 225 career strikeouts placed him sixth on the college’s all-time list.



Kennedy Grad Signs with Mets

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay has signed with the Mets and was sent to the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League.

The Appalachian League is rookie league level baseball, one step below the New York-Penn League, a Class A short-season league that includes the Brooklyn Cyclones (an affiliate of the Mets). Kingsport starts its season tonight.

Garay, who resides in Dutchess County, was selected in the 26th round, 787th overall by the Mets in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. He received a $75,000 signing bonus.

Spellman Grad Pitching for Renegades

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla will be on the Hudson Valley Renegades roster for the home opener with the Staten Island Yankees on June 21.

The Renegades are a Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays in the New York-Penn League.

Padilla, a 2014 Cardinal Spellman graduate, was drafted by the Rays in the 13th round of the 2015 draft out of Grayson Community College in Texas.

In eight starts with the Gulf Coast League Rays in 2016, Padilla was 0-2 with a 2.01 earned run average, allowing five earned runs and striking out 19 over 22.1 innings.

Click here for the 2017 Renegades schedule.

Former Msgr. Farrell Student Picked in MLB Draft by Blue Jays

Joe DiBenedetto became the second former Msgr. Farrell High School student to be selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft when the Blue Jays chose him in the 29th round, 879th overall, out of Nova Southeastern University.

DiBenedetto played for two seasons at Seton Hall before transferring to Nova Southeastern, a NCAA Division II school located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. DiBenedetto played his final three seasons of high school baseball at Tottenville High School on Staten Island.

Earlier in the day, Msgr. Farrell graduate and Manhattan College pitcher Tom Cosgrove was selected in the 12th round by the Padres.

You can follow the New York players being selected here.

Mets Pick Kennedy Catholic Grad

The New York Mets selected John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Garay, who lives in LaGrange in Dutchess County, was a sophomore first baseman this spring for St. Petersburg College, a two-year college in Florida. He hit .357 with five home runs, 40 RBI, six stolen bases and 29 runs scored.

You can follow the New York players being selected here.

Staten Island Sweeps Titles

The Staten Island boys and girls track and field teams swept the CYO New York Track and Field Championships at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx on June 11.

The Staten Island boys finished with 412 points, followed by Westchester with 280. Manhattan and Bronx were third and fourth with 63 and 14, respectively.

The Staten Island girls collected 420 points, compared to Westchester’s 267, Manhattan’s 45 and the Bronx’s 27.

Next up is the AAU Track and Field Championships on July 11-15.


Cosgrove Selected by Padres

Tom Cosgrove, a graduate of Msgr. Farrell High School on Staten Island, became the first player from the archdiocese to be selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, chosen in the 12th round and 348th overall by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Cosgrove just completed his junior season at Manhattan College where he matched a school record with 105 strikeouts in 2017. The two-time MAAC Pitcher of the Week in 2017 was 5-7 with a 4.38 earned run average in 84.1 innings.

From the Brooklyn Diocese, Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School made headlines by having two of high school seniors selected in the first five rounds — Quentin Holmes (second round, 64th overall by the Indians) and Charlie Neuweiler (fifth round, 150th overall by the Royals).

You can follow the New York players being selected here.