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.

 

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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL

 

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.

 

Softball Champions Crowned

Notre Dame School captured the Varsity Softball Tier 3 championship with a 9-2 victory over Cathedral.

In Varsity Tier 1, Moore Catholic defeated St. Joseph by-the-Sea in a battle of Staten Island schools for the archdiocese championship before losing to Archbishop Molloy for the city title and eventual state champion St. Anthony’s from the Diocese of Rockville Centre in the state semifinals.

In Varsity Tier 4, St. Barnabas beat Mount St. Ursula, 12-4, in a championship game between two schools from the Bronx.

St. Catharine Academy, the Bronx, tipped Msgr. Scanlan, the Bronx, 16-15, for the Varsity Tier 2 crown.

PHOTO CAPTION: Notre Dame School celebrates its championship in Central Park. Photo courtesy of William Regan.

CHSAA Grads Drafted by MLB Clubs

Students who graduated from Catholic schools in the archdiocese have been selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

The following players have been selected:

8th round

Atlanta Braves — Ricky DeVito, Pitcher,┬áSeton Hall University, of St. Joseph by-the-Sea graduate

18th round

Tampa Bay Rays — Joe LaSorsa, Pitcher, St. John’s University, Iona Prep graduate

MLB Draft Begins Tonight

The Major League Baseball Draft starts tonight with the first round and it’ll be interesting to see who is selected from the archdiocese.

One player to watch is Ricky DeVito, a junior pitcher from Seton Hall University who was the 2018 Big East Pitcher of the Year and an All-American. He also had a good summer in 2018 competing against college baseball’s top players in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

According to an MLB video, the graduate of St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School on Staten Island has a fastball that tops out at 94 miles per hour and he could be selected in the top five or six rounds of the draft.

Click here to see the video.