Garay Finishes Strong

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay finished with three hits in his final two games to raise his average to .246 for the Kingsport Mets, the Appalachian Rookie League affiliate of the New York Mets.

Garay, 20, added five doubles, three homers and 13 RBI in 36 games.



Padilla Fires 2 Shutout Innings

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla threw a shutout inning of relief against Aberdeen on Sept. 7 and Staten Island on Sept. 10 for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the New York-Penn League Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Padilla is 3-2 with a 2.38 earned run average this season, allowing nine earned runs and striking out 29 in 34 innings.

The Renegades play a deciding Game 3 of a semifinal playoff series on Tuesday at Staten Island.


NFL: Updates on CHSAA Grads

Chris Manhertz, a second year NFL tight end out of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, caught a pass for five yards for the Carolina Panthers in a 34-27 preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans. He has two receptions for nine yards this preseason.

Caraun Reid, a fourth year NFL defensive tackle out of Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, finished with two tackles for the Los Angeles Chargers in a 13-7 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints. He has four tackles in two preseason games.

Carrera Raises Average with Streak

Jose Carrera has raised his batting average 84 points with his nine-game hitting streak.

During the streak, the 5-foot, 2-inch infielder is 11 for 32 to raise his overall average to .240 with four doubles, triple and nine RBI through Aug. 17 with the Gulf Coast League Yankees East, rookie level baseball. His on-base percentage is .352.

Carrera, who played four years of baseball at Manhattan College, was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in late June.


CYO Releases XC Schedule

CYO New York released its schedule of nine meets for the 2017 season.

All of the meets are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, including the Upstate Championships on Oct. 28 and the Archdiocese Championships on Nov. 4. The season opens with the CYO Endless Summer meet on Sept. 16.

The course lengths are 400 meters for kindergarten through second grade, 1,500 meters for grades 3-5 and 2,000 meters for grades 6-8.

Click here to see the complete schedule.


Cosgrove Promoted by Padres

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove was promoted to the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Northwest League.

Cosgrove, who pitched at Manhattan College for three years, allowed two runs on two hits and struck out five in 2.1 innings during his first relief appearance for the Dust Devils. He sports a 3.18 earned run average with 10 strikeouts in 5.2 innings of relief work, two appearances with the Arizona Padres and one with Tri-City.

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


Cosgrove Signs with Padres

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove, who just completed his junior season at Manhattan College, has signed with the San Diego Padres with a signing bonus of $115,000 and awaits his assignment from the organization.

Cosgrove was a 12th round, 348th overall pick of the Padres in the Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month.

Cosgrove finished 5-7 with a 4.38 earned run average at Manhattan in 2017. His 105 strikeouts tied a single-season school record and his 225 career strikeouts placed him sixth on the college’s all-time list.