DeVito Assigned to Gulf Coast Braves

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Braves, the short-season rookie league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves in the Gulf Coast League.

The Braves opened their 2019 season today at home against the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

DeVito was the eighth-round pick of the Atlanta Braves out of Seton Hall University.

LaSorsa Earns 1st Pro Win

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa picked up his first professional win in leading the Hudson Valley Renegades to a 5-1 New York-Penn League victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Sunday.

LaSorsa allowed one hit and struck out two over three innings of relief. For the season, he has surrendered no earned runs on one hit and struck out four over five innings.

LaSorsa was the 18th round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s University.


CHSFL Releases 2019 Schedule

The Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York will open its season with two 7 p.m. games on Sept. 6 — Fordham Prep at Msgr. Farrell and St. Joseph by-the-Sea at Xaverian.

The next day, defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac plays Lincoln in a noon game at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The regular season consists of eight weeks with the playoffs to begin in November.

Click here for the complete schedule.


LaSorsa Perfect in Pro Debut

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSosra pitched a perfect eighth inning in his pro debut for the Hudson Valley Renegades in a 7-3 New York-Penn League loss to the Vermont Lake Monsters in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday.

LaSorsa was selected in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, who assigned him to their Class A short-season affiliate in Hudson Valley.

LaSorsa pitched three seasons at St. John’s University before being drafted. He was 6-5 with a 1.66 earned run average in 2019.


LaSorsa Assigned to Renegades

Joe LaSorsa, a graduate of Iona Prep, was assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Hudson Valley Renegades, a short-season Class A affiliate of the Rays in Dutchess County.

LaSorsa, a left-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 18th round by the Rays out of St. John’s University.

The Renegades open their season with a two-game series in Aberdeen tonight. The home opener is Sunday against the Lowell Spinners. On Monday, Cardinal Dolan will be in Fishkill for Catholic Education Night as Hudson Valley hosts Lowell.

Click here to read a Catholic New York story with information about Catholic Education Night and Cardinal Dolan’s upcoming visit to Dutchess Stadium.

Click here to learn more about LaSorsa, and the Renegades.

Jones Wins 2 Federation Titles

Our Lady of Lourdes High School’s Jaheim Jones sprinted to state federation championships in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Middletown High School June 7 and 8.

The senior ran to times of 10.76 seconds in the 100 and 21.13 in the 200.

Earlier in the day, Jones won the 100 in 10.60 and 200 in 21.19 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division 2 championships.

Jones set school records in both events at the meet and also anchored the school’s 1,600 relay that placed second in the public high school division 2 championships. Jones teamed with Aiden Reilly, Safo Kirton and Nick Timm in running to a time of 3:21.51.



St. Clare Sweeps CYO Track Titles

St. Clare of Staten Island captured the boy and girls crowns at the CYO Track and Field Championships at Icahn Stadium in Manhattan June 9.

The St. Clare boys finished with 137 points, followed by Our Lady Star of the Sea of Staten Island with 91 points. The St. Clare girls finished with 105 points, and St. Charles of Staten Island placed second with 83 points.

Athletes winning three individual events were Genevieve Pantaleo (St. Clare, first grade girls), Abigail Robisky (St. Charles, second grade girls), Logan Walters (Our Lady of Grace, second grade boys) and Andrew Melillo (St. Charles, eighth grade boys).

Individuals winning two events included Tallulah Ramos (St. Charles, third grade girls), Malina Rodriguez-King (Sacred Heart, third grade girls), Kiersten Wilantowicz (CYONY, fourth grade girls), Raeanna Driscoll (St. Charles, fifth grade girls), Brianna Walters (Our Lady of Grace, sixth grade girls), Emma Gambino (Academy of St. Dorothy, eighth grade girls), Lola Dineen (St. Joseph-St. Thomas-St. John Neumann, eighth grade girls), Pietro Ventura (St. Clare, first grade boys), Tino McKinnon (Westchester, third grade boys), Leo Anzurez (St. Patrick, third grade boys), Max Towle (Westchester, fourth grade boys), Javier Cuesta (St. Joseph, fifth grade boys), James Anzalone (Our Lady Star of the Sea, fifth grade boys), Davey Davitt (Annunciation, seventh grade boys), Antonio Bravo (Iona Prep Lower School, eighth grade boys) and Joseph Logan (St. Clare, eighth grade boys).


Santos Participating in Elite League

Mount St. Michael Academy junior Alex Santos begins three weeks on June 13 at the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline League at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

He’ll be participating with 80 of the top high school juniors in the country.

Click here to read about Santos and his opportunity to perform in front of coaches representing Major League Baseball and USA Baseball.