Cosgrove Shines for Tri-City

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove has surrendered only two earned runs and struck out 11 in his last three starts, 16 innings, for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Northwest League Class A short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Cosgrove finished the season with a 1-4 record and a 3.48 earned run average for Tri-City and a 1-4 record and 3.22 ERA overall, which includes his time with the Arizona Rookie League Padres in 2017.

Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan College before being selected by the Padres in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

 

Padilla Fires 2 Shutout Innings

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla threw a shutout inning of relief against Aberdeen on Sept. 7 and Staten Island on Sept. 10 for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the New York-Penn League Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Padilla is 3-2 with a 2.38 earned run average this season, allowing nine earned runs and striking out 29 in 34 innings.

The Renegades play a deciding Game 3 of a semifinal playoff series on Tuesday at Staten Island.

 

Santini Heading to Buffalo

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Steven Santini is one of 27 prospects being sent by the New Jersey Devils to the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, Sept. 8-11.

Santini, 22, is one of five players on the prospects roster to skate with the Devils last season. He was a second-round pick, 42nd overall by the Devils in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Devils open preseason camp on Sept. 15 and compete in its first preseason game on Sept. 18 against the Washington Capitals.

Playoff Push for Baseball Miracles

Baseball Miracles began its Playoff Push Campaign on September 1 to collect baseball and softball gloves, baseballs, batting tees and donations for its November trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Baseball Miracles is a non-profit group of baseball and softball instructors who teach the game to young boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. CEO and founder John Tumminia is a longtime Major League Baseball scout and a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Marlboro.

Visit http://www.baseballmiracles.org to learn more.

 

NFL: Manhertz Makes Panthers

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Chris Manhertz is the No. 2 tight end for the Carolina Panthers.

Manhertz entered the preseason as the No. 3 tight end on the team’s depth chart. He’ll serve as the backup for Greg Olsen, who has averaged over 75 receptions during the last five seasons.

Manhertz, who played collegiate basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo, caught one pass for 10 yards in seven games for the Panthers and New Orleans Saints in 2016. He spent the entire 2015 season on the Saints practice squad.

 

NFL: Reid Released by Chargers

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Caraun Reid was released by the Los Angeles Chargers over the weekend, leaving him as a free agent eligible to sign with any NFL organization.

The defensive lineman finished with six tackles in four preseason games.

Reid tore his ACL in last year’s win over the Atlanta Falcons and missed the second half of the season on injured reserve. He collected five tackles and one sack in seven games.

Prior to joining the Chargers in 2016, he played two seasons with the Detroit Lions, finishing with 29 tackles and two sacks in 2015.