Espinal Pitching on Cape

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Blake Espinal is 0-1 with a 5.92 earned run average for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

The 21 year old, who pitches for Seton Hall University, has 12 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate summer baseball league in the United States.


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.

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.


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.

CYO Night at Marist

Marist College is hosting a CYO Night when the men’s basketball team hosts rival Siena in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Friday night.

ESPNU is televising the game at 7 p.m.

A CYO player wearing his or her jersey will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Click here for more information on Marist athletics.


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.