DeVito, La Sorsa Finish Summer in Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs

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.

One Month Until Start of Football

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.


DeVito Continues to Excel on Cape

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito scattered four hits and struck out 10 over six innings in leading the Harwich Mariners to a 4-1 victory over Falmouth in Cape Cod Baseball League action.

DeVito has allowed zero earned runs and struck out 18 over 12 innings in his last two outings. The 19 year old pitcher from Seton Hall University, who was voted Big East Pitcher of the Year and a second-team All-American in 2018, is 1-1 with a 2.21 earned run average for Harwich.

The Cape Cod Baseball League is considered one of the top collegiate, wooden-bat summer leagues in the country. Over 300 players on Major League Baseball rosters in 2017, including Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, once played in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Nine members of the 2017 Yankees and six 2017 Mets played in the Cape Cod league.

Tom Cosgrove Update

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove is 2-4 with a 4.76 earned average for the Midwest League’s Fort Wayne TinCaps, a full-season Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

In 70 innings, Cosgrove has 67 strikeouts. In his last outing on July 13, he allowed one earned run over six innings in a 4-2 loss to Cedar Rapids.

Cosgrove was a 12th round pick of the Padres out of Manhattan College in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan.


Football Schedule Released

The Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York has released its 2018 schedule.

The regular season kicks off Sept. 7 with four games and continues through October 28. The playoffs begin the following weekend.

In 2017, Archbishop Stepinac won the CHSAA state championship for the second time in three years. Stepinac (AAA), Kellenberg (AA) and Cardinal Spellman (A) won the CHSFL playoffs for their respective divisions.

Click here for the 2018 varsity football schedule.



Four Moore Catholic Athletes Receive All-State Softball Recognition

Four Moore Catholic High School softball players picked up Class AA All-State honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Senior third baseman Jackie Ribaudo and senior shortstop Angelina Reno earned spots on the first and second team, respectively. Freshman outfielder Alyssa Palmieri made the fifth team, and senior pitcher Kristen Brennan followed on the sixth team.

Moore Catholic won a second consecutive CHSAA Class AA state championship in 2018.


Ursuline Runners Win National Title

Four runners from The Ursuline School in New Rochelle won the Distance Medley Relay at the 28th New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet in Greensboro, N.C., June 15-17.

Representing the Koalas Track Club, the team of Sarah Flynn, Claire Wilson, Haley McLean and Lily Flynn clocked a time of 11 minutes, 47.05 seconds, beating the second-place West Springfield Track Club (Va.) by 2.4 seconds.

The four Ursuline runners are All-Americans and recorded the second-fastest time in the country during the 2018 outdoor season.