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.

 

DeVito Promoted to Rome

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito was promoted to the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League.

DeVito had his earned run average drop from 3.38 to 3.32 after giving up an earned run and striking out three over three innings in the Danville Braves’ 4-3 Appalachian League victory over the Pulaski Yankees on Aug. 1.

In 19 innings with Danville, he allowed seven earned runs on 13 hits and nine walks. He struck out 23.

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

 

LaSorsa Continues to Excel

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa allowed an earned run on two hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings over two outings against West Virginia for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

LaSorsa is 4-1 with a 1.29 earned run average. In 28 innings, he surrendered four earned runs on 15 hits and struck out 23.

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

 

Cosgrove Returns

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove fired a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out three in his first outing in three months due to injury.

Cosgrove pitched the first inning for the Arizona League Padres in a 3-1 victory over the Arizona League Dodgers Mota.

The 23 year old started six games before going on the injured list, going 1-4 with a 6.21 earned run average for Lake Eisinore, a Class A full-season affiliate in the California League of the San Diego Padres.

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

 

LaSorsa Sports 1.09 ERA

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa has surrendered only three earned runs in 24 2/3 innings for a 1.09 earned run average in helping the Hudson Valley Renegades to a 25-18 record so far this season.

The Renegades are currently in second place with a 25-18 record, one game between the Aberdeen IronBirds in the New York-Penn League’s McNamara Division. Hudson Valley is the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

LaSorsa is 3-1 in 10 relief outings, allowing only 13 hits and two walks. He has 23 strikeouts and is holding opponents to a .157 batting average.

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

 

DeVito Continues to Roll

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito has not allowed an earned run in his last three outings, lowering his earned run average from 10.13 to 3.38.

In his most recent outing on July 26, DeVito allowed two hits and one walk, and struck out five over four innings for the Danville Braves in a 2-0 Appalachian League loss to the Bluefield Blue Jays.

Danville is a Class A short-season affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. DeVito was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the eighth round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of Seton Hall University.