Cosgrove Earns 1st Win

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove picked up his first professional win by allowing no earned runs on three hits and striking out five over five innings for the Tri-City Dust Devils in its 4-0 Northwest League win over Everett on Aug. 18.

He threw 46 of his 67 pitches for strikes.

Cosgrove is now 1-3 with a 4.15 earned run average this season for the Dust Devils, the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Cosgrove played three seasons at Manhattan College before being drafted by the Padres in the 12th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.



Cathedral Students Excel at Nationals

Arianna Dumeng, Eliana Rodriguez and Sharon Villacres just returned from the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship in Las Vegas where they represented the Cathedral High School Billiard Club.

Rodriguez, who won the Brendan Crockett Character (Sportsmanship) Award, placed in the top 12, and Villacres finished in the top 20. Dumeng was eliminated by losing a match to each of her teammates.

All three received medals for making the tournament honor roll for having a 3.5 or higher grade point average.



3 Cathedral Students Competing at Junior National Billiards Tournament

Three Cathedral High School students — Sharon Villacres, Ariana Dumeng and Eliana Rodriguez are competing in the Billiard Education Foundation Junior National Billiards Tournament in Las Vegas that starts Aug. 2.

The three members of the Cathedral Billiard Club all qualified at a May tournament held at Eastside Billiards in Manhattan. For Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Dumeng, this is their second trip to nationals.

“It’s amazing; it’s such a wonderful opportunity! I’m glad to be attending another outrageous year at the Junior Nationals with Eliana, and now my other friend, Sharon, will be there, too,” said Ms. Dumeng in a press release. “I’m looking forward to gaining more experience and to valuing my time there with my friends and my mom.”

Garay Continues at Kingsport

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay has hits in three of his last four games to raise his average 39 points to .182 after a slow start.

Garay slugged a two-run double in Kingsport’s 5-4 victory over the Bristol Pirates on July 4. It was the first extra-base hit and second and third RBIs of the season for Garay, who served as the designated hitter against the Pirates.

Kingsport is the Rookie League affiliate of the New York Mets in the Appalachian League.


Mets Pick Kennedy Catholic Grad

The New York Mets selected John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Garay, who lives in LaGrange in Dutchess County, was a sophomore first baseman this spring for St. Petersburg College, a two-year college in Florida. He hit .357 with five home runs, 40 RBI, six stolen bases and 29 runs scored.

You can follow the New York players being selected here.

Msgr. Farrell, Iona Prep Playing for CHSAA AA Championship

They meet again.

The Msgr. Farrell and Iona Prep baseball teams will meet for a second consecutive year for the CHSAA AA Championship.

The two teams are playing at St. John’s University at 7:30 tonight. If Msgr. Farrell, the Lions win a second title in three years. If Iona Prep wins, the Gaels and Lions will play Saturday for the championship.

Iona Prep beat Fordham Prep, 4-1, on Thursday to earn a spot in the championship game. Msgr. Farrell last played on Monday when it defeated Fordham Prep, 8-0, in the winners’ bracket final.

Iona Prep beat Msgr. Farrell in the 2016 championship game.