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.