Battle for the Bridge Set for Sept. 14

Two Catholic schools from the archdiocese will be a part of the tripleheader matching Catholic football programs from New York and New Jersey at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Iona Prep and Pope John will meet in the 2 p.m. game, which follows the 11 a.m. contest between St. Anthony’s of Long Island and Delbarton. Cardinal Hayes and St. Joe’s Regional will meet at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15.

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CYO XC Opens Sept. 14

CYO New York released its 2019 CYO Cross Country schedule, which begins with the CYO Endless Summer meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx Sept. 14.

Seven of the 10 meets are scheduled Van Cortlandt Park, including the CYO Upstate Championships Oct. 26 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Championships Nov. 2. Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx is the site of one meet, and pending meets are scheduled for Pearl River Middle School and Bowdoin Park.

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LaSorsa Earns All-Star Nod

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa will be on the Red Team’s roster at Wednesday night’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game on Staten Island.

LaSorsa, an 18th-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s University, is a pitcher for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Rays in Fishkill.

LaSorsa is 5-2 with a 1.57 earned run average for the Renegades. In 34 1/3 innings, the 21 year old has allowed six earned runs on 23 hits and seven walks. He has 29 strikeouts.

PHOTO BY CHRIS SHERIDAN

 

LaSorsa Picks Up Win

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa was the winning pitcher for the Hudson Valley Renegades in a 5-1 New York-Penn League victory over the host Lowell Spinners on Aug. 11.

LaSorsa allowed a hit and struck out two over 2 2/3 innings of relief, earning his fifth victory of the season against one defeat and lowering his earned run average to 1.17.

In 30 2/3 innings this season, he’s given up four earned runs on 16 hits and six walks. He has 25 strikeouts.

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

DeVito Debuts for Rome Braves

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito made his debut for the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League on Aug. 10.

The 20 year old surrendered two earned runs on four hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out two in picking up the loss.

DeVito is 0-1 with a 4.91 earned run average for Rome. Overall with three minor-league teams this season, he’s 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA, allowing nine earned runs on 17 hits and striking out 26 in 23 2/3 innings.

DeVito was an eighth-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of Seton Hall University.

 

Soccer Clinic at Mount Academy

Ulster County CYO and the Mount Academy boys and girls soccer programs are teaming up for the youth soccer clinic at Mount Academy from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24.

The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The cost is $5 per child. George Vizvary, the coach at Mount Academy, was the longtime coach at Ulster County Community College, winning national titles, and he also coached at the pro level.

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