Giants Pick Manhattan Catcher

Manhattan College catcher Fabian Pena was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 25th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.

Pena just completed his junior season and hit .255 with six home runs and 36 RBI for the Jaspers, who finished with a 25-28 record. He started all 53 games for Manhattan in 2018.

Pena, the 736th overall pick in the draft, is a graduate of Calusa Prep in Miami.



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.


Iona Prep, Regis to Compete for Spot in Baseball Championship Final

Iona Prep and Regis are competing at 7 tonight at Fordham University for a berth in the CHSAA Class AA city baseball championship game.

Iona Prep, which won the 2016 city championship, needed nine innings to eliminate St. Raymond, 2-1, on Tuesday, and Regis is coming off a 3-2 loss to Xaverian in the winners’ bracket final on Monday.

Xaverian awaits tonight’s winner for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday at Fordham. If Iona Prep or Regis win, a deciding game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s University.

Three Win Three at CYO Meet

Davey Davitt of Annunciation ran to wins in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter runs in the third and fourth grade division to lead the boys at the CYO New York Upstate Track and Field Championships at Mount St. Michael Academy June 3.

For the girls, Sidney Bather of The Chapel School and Camila Pineyro of ICS were three-event winners.┬áBather took first place in the third and fourth grade division’s 100, 200 and long jump. Pineyro was the kindergarten division winner in the 100, long jump and turbo javelin.

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Moore Catholic Captures 2nd Straight CHSAA Softball State Championship

The Moore Catholic High School softball team won a second consecutive CHSAA Class AA softball state championship with a 4-3 victory over St. Anthony’s at Hofstra University May 29.

The Mavericks, who defeated Archbishop Molloy, 8-0, for the city championship earlier in the day, finished the season with a 28-1 record.

“To win the state title for a second straight year is remarkable. It speaks volumes for the girls in our program because we faced very tough teams and we worked hard all year to get to that final game. I’m so proud of each and every player and coach because it was a complete team effort,” said Moore Catholic coach Kevin Payne.

Alyssa Polemeni hit a solo home run, an RBI single and a two-run single in the city championship game before earning a save in the state title game. St. Anthony’s had runners on first and second with no outs in the seventh inning before the freshman retired the next three batters to end the game.