Laps for Love Starts Running Season

Sarah Flynn, a rising senior and national champion relay runner at The Ursuline School, is organizing a charity event called Laps for Love, the first event listed on the 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule on Sept. 9 from noon-3 p.m. at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.

The event is open to men and women of all ages. All of the men will be running or walking to raise money for Right to Play charity, and all of the women will be raising money for Girls on the Run.

Click here to learn more about the event and see the complete 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule.

DeVito, La Sorsa Finish Summer in Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs

Ricky DeVito and Joe La Sorsa completed their Cape Cod Baseball League seasons as members of the Harwich Mariners, who lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Chatham Anglers.

DeVito was 1-1 with a 2.45 earned run average, giving up 27 hits and 13 walks, and struck out 35 in 29 1/3 regular-season innings. In one playoff game, he struck out four in three innings.

DeVito is the 2018 Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year and a second-team All-American. The graduate of St. Joseph by-the-Sea on Staten Island is a pitcher for Seton Hall University.

La Sorsa pitched 23 1/3 innings of relief, finishing 3-2 with a 5.78 earned run average. He allowed 26 hits and nine walks, and struck out 25. In one playoff game, he surrendered one earned run and struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings.

La Sorsa, a graduate of Iona Prep, is a pitcher for St. John’s University.

Kennedy Grad Hitting .350

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay is hitting .350 in the early season for the Kingsport Mets of the Appalachian League.

Garay is 7 for 20 with a home run and six RBIs.

The 21 year old, a 26th round pick of the Mets in 2017, hit .246 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 2017.

Iona Prep Grad Drafted by Pirates

Brad Case, a graduate of Iona Prep, was drafted Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, becoming the first graduate of an archdiocese Catholic high school to be selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Case, the 504th pick overall in the draft, had a 5-6 record with a 3.46 earned run average in 2018 for Rollins College in Florida. In 96.1 innings, he allowed 37 earned runs on 106 hits and struck out 74.


Strong Start for Iona Prep Grad

Iona Prep graduate Colin Moran is off to a strong in his first full season of Major League Baseball.

The third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates is 10 for 29 with a home run, eight RBI and a .387 on-base percentage in the early season.

Moran, the sixth overall pick by the Miami Marlins in the 2013 draft, was traded to the Pirates by the Houston Astros in the Gerrit Cole trade. He played in 16 games over the previous two season for the Astros.

Marist Community Welcomes Dunne

John Dunne was introduced as men’s basketball coach to the Marist College community at the McCann Arena in Poughkeepsie on Thursday.

Dunne was named the 12th head coach in program history on Tuesday.

“This is a great opportunity for myself and my family,” said Dunne in a press release. “We’re excited to join the Marist and Hudson River Valley communities. Having been in the MAAC for the past 12 years, I’ve been impressed by the tremendous support this program has received. We’re excited for what this job has the potential to become.”

Dunne coached 12 seasons at St. Peter’s, coaching the Peacocks to 2011 MAAC Tournament championship, 2011 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 championship. Prior to St. Peter’s, he served as an assistant coach at Siena College, Manhattan College, Seton Hall University, Wilkes University (Pa.) and Adelphi University.

Dunne, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, played collegiately at Ithaca College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ithaca and a master’s degree in sports management from East Stroudsburg University (Pa.).