Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove was the winning pitcher for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in a 3-1 Midwest League victory over the Lake County Captains on Aug. 29.
Cosgrove, who pitched three seasons at Manhattan College, allowed one earned run and struck out four over six innings, improving his record to 3-6 with a 3.87 earned run average. In his last 17 innings, he’s surrendered two earned runs on 13 hits and struck out 22 for the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Cosgrove was a 12th-round pick of the Padres out of Manhattan College in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
With schools opening next week, it means the 2018 fall high school sports season also is kicking off.
Here are a few things to note:
— Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York starts its season with a full weekend of games Sept. 7-9. Defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac hosts CD East (Pa.) Sept. 8. Click here for the complete schedule.
— Girls volleyball is off when school opens. On Sept. 4, Maria Regina (CHSAA) hosts The Ursuline School (NYSPHSAA) in a non-league battle. Click here to look ahead to some of the big matches.
— In boys soccer, Regis, St. Peter’s and Mount St. Michael Academy are coming off championship seasons.
— In cross country, the Notre Dame Academy girls will be pursuing a fifth consecutive CHSAA intersectional state championship, and Xavier boys will be looking to win a third straight CHSAA intersectional state championship. The 2018 CHSAA intersectional state meet will be Nov. 10 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
Iona Preparatory School graduate Brad Case was just promoted to the West Virginia Black Bears of the New York-Penn League and is awaiting his first outing with the team.
The Black Bears, winners of three consecutive games, host Auburn tonight before beginning a three-game series in State College, Pa., on Wednesday and closing out the season with a three-game series starting Saturday versus Mahoning Valley at home.
Case started the season with the Gulf Coast (Rookie) League Pirates where he was 3-0 with a 3.38 earned run average. In his last two starts, he pitched for the Bristol Pirates of the Appalachian League on Aug. 20 and Aug. 26, going 1-1 with a 3.72 earned run average.
Case, 21, was a 17th-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Rollins College (Fla.) in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.
Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove scattered three hits, walked two and struck out seven in six shutout innings in his most recent outing for the Fort Wayne TinCaps against the Great Lakes Loons Aug. 22.
Cosgrove, who pitched to a no-decision against Great Lakes, is 2-6 with a 4.01 earned run average this season for the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Midwest League.
Cosgrove, 22, was a 12th-round pick of the Padres out of Manhattan College in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
Sarah Flynn, a rising senior and national champion relay runner at The Ursuline School, is organizing a charity event called Laps for Love, the first event listed on the 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule on Sept. 9 from noon-3 p.m. at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.
The event is open to men and women of all ages. All of the men will be running or walking to raise money for Right to Play charity, and all of the women will be raising money for Girls on the Run.
Click here to learn more about the event and see the complete 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule.
CYO New York and Chess at Three have partnered to bring the Chess at Three program to archdiocese schools and parishes.
Chess at Three, which currently is teaching over 14,000 children in 28 states across the country, is the only program in the world to teach chess to children as young as three.
Over 100 countries and the International Olympic Committee recognize chess as a sport.
Click here to learn how to bring Chess at Three to your parish and school, or contact CYO New York Director of Operations Seth Peloso at (646) 794-2050 or email@example.com
Iona Preparatory School graduate Brad Case has cruised in his last three outings with the Gulf Coast League Pirates of the Gulf Coast Rookie League.
The 17th-round pick of the Pirates in the 2018 draft has given up two earned runs on 13 hits and one walk in his last 17 innings, lowering his earned run average from 5.09 to 3.38. Case, who is 3-0 this season, has 18 strikeouts in the 17 innings.
In other news, Iona Prep graduate Colin Moran is hitting .269 with eight home runs and 45 RBI as the starting third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Moran, a first-round selection by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 draft, was traded to the Pirates in January in a deal that sent Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros.
Tom Cosgrove allowed one earned run over five innings in his last outing for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a Class A full-season affiliate in the Midwest League of the San Diego Padres. The Msgr. Farrell High School graduate, a 12th-round pick of the Padres in the 2017 draft out of Manhattan College, is 2-6 with a 4.25 earned run average.
Ricky DeVito and Joe La Sorsa completed their Cape Cod Baseball League seasons as members of the Harwich Mariners, who lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Chatham Anglers.
DeVito was 1-1 with a 2.45 earned run average, giving up 27 hits and 13 walks, and struck out 35 in 29 1/3 regular-season innings. In one playoff game, he struck out four in three innings.
DeVito is the 2018 Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year and a second-team All-American. The graduate of St. Joseph by-the-Sea on Staten Island is a pitcher for Seton Hall University.
La Sorsa pitched 23 1/3 innings of relief, finishing 3-2 with a 5.78 earned run average. He allowed 26 hits and nine walks, and struck out 25. In one playoff game, he surrendered one earned run and struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings.
La Sorsa, a graduate of Iona Prep, is a pitcher for St. John’s University.
The 2018 Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York kicks off a month from today on Sept. 7 with four games, including league games between Fordham Prep and Xaverian and John F. Kennedy Catholic and St. Dominic’s.
Archbishop Stepinac, the defending Catholic high school state champion, opens its season the next day at home against CD East of Pennsylvania.
Click here for the updated schedule and times.