Archdiocese Students Sit in Judge’s Chambers at Game 3 of ALCS

Immaculate Conception School’s Eagle Safety Patrol were honored by the New York Yankees at Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Monday night, a game won by the Yankees, 8-1.

The eighth-grade students from the school located on 151st Street in the Bronx were seated in the Judge’s Chambers, located in section 104 of right field.

“We are grateful to the Yankees. To recognize our students is a wonderful thing for them to do for our kids,’’ Sister Patrice Owens, S.C.C., principal of Immaculate Conception, told CNY.

The Eagle Safety Patrol, which consists of 21 students, was being honored for being leaders in the school and community. In recent months, the group have been difference makers in the school and community by doing such things as raising money for relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and Mexico. Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida suffered massive damage from hurricanes, and the people of Mexico were recovering from a devastating earthquake.

“They do a lot of service willingly,’’ said Sister Patrice. “One of our core values is service. We try to help the kids by providing opportunities to do service in the school and in the community. We make them aware of the opportunities and they are willing to to do it.’’

The Yankees also announced the Bronx-based Highbridge Voices will sing the National Anthem prior to Game 4 and will sit in the Judge’s Chambers for Tuesday’s game. Msgr. Donald Sakano, pastor at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, serves as president of the board for the Highbridge Voices and was a founder of the Highbridge Community Development Corporation, a non-profit dating back to the 1980s that now owns and manages some 50 buildings with over 2,100 households.

Highbridge Voices serves some 200 students, ages 9 to 18, between the academic year and summer programs.

Highbridge Voices has a 100 percent high school graduation rate and an 80 percent enrollment rate for college.

The Yankees have not announced honorees for Game 5. The Astros lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1.

PHOTO CAPTION: Students from Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx enjoy Game 3 of the American League Championship Series from the Judge’s Chambers in right field. Aaron Judge homered and the Yankees won, 8-1. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES

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Padilla Wins Pro Baseball Title

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla and his Hudson Valley Renegades teammates captured the New York-Penn League championship with a 6-0 victory over Vermont on Thursday.

The Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, scored five second-inning runs off Parker Dunshee who had not allowed a run in 38 1/3 innings during the regular season.

Padilla pitched a shutout inning in a semifinal series against the Staten Island Yankees. For the season, he was 3-2 with a 2.38 earned run average, allowing nine earned runs on 34 hits and striking out 29 over 34 innings.

 

Cosgrove Shines for Tri-City

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove has surrendered only two earned runs and struck out 11 in his last three starts, 16 innings, for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Northwest League Class A short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Cosgrove finished the season with a 1-4 record and a 3.48 earned run average for Tri-City and a 1-4 record and 3.22 ERA overall, which includes his time with the Arizona Rookie League Padres in 2017.

Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan College before being selected by the Padres in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

 

Cosgrove Shines in Losing Effort

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove surrendered one run on four hits over six innings for the Tri-City Dust Devils in a 2-0 Northwest League loss to the Hillsboro Hops on Aug. 30.

Cosgrove, who pitched three seasons at Manhattan College before being drafted by the San Diego Padres in June 2017, is 1-4 with a 3.48 earned run average at Tri-City. He has allowed only two runs and struck out 11 over his last 16 innings.

Tri-City is a Class A short-season affiliate of the Padres.

 

Padilla Pitches 3 Strong Innings

Nicholas Padilla, a Cardinal Spellman High School graduate, allowed an earned run on two hits and struck out three over three innings for the Hudson Valley Renegades in a 4-3 10-inning, New York-Penn League victory over Tri-City on Aug. 29.

Padilla is 2-2 with a 2.03 earned run average and 26 strikeouts in 31 innings this season.

The Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are 1.5 games behind the Staten Island Yankees in the standings on Aug. 31 with a week remaining to the regular season. Hudson Valley is three games in front of Aberdeen (Orioles) and State College (Cardinals) for the wild-card spot.

 

Cosgrove Excels for Dust Devils

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove has allowed one earned run over 10 innings in his last two starts to see his earned run average drop from 4.97 to 3.82.

Cosgrove, who struck out five in each of his last two starts, pitches for the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Class A short-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Northwest League.

Cosgrove pitched three seasons at Manhattan College before being selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.

Padilla Allows 0 Runs in Relief Outing

Nicholas Padilla, a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, pitched 1 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in his first outing in 17 days for the Hudson Valley Renegades on Aug. 25.

Padilla allowed two hits and struck out one against the Connecticut Tigers, lowering his earned run average to 1.93.

The Renegades are the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays in the New York-Penn League.