Summer camps are listed on the CYO New York website.
The listed camps include softball and basketball at Preston High School, the Bronx; basketball at Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia; soccer and basketball at John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Somers; and basketball at Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe. There are many more listed.
Visit cyony.org for more information on the camps.
Matt Mikulski, a former player at John F. Kennedy Catholic in Somers and Fordham University in the Bronx, was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2021 Major League Baseball Draft.
Mikulski pitched four seasons at Fordham, finishing with a 21-12 record and a 3.17 earned run average.
It was after his sophomore season that his career reached new levels. He pitched in the summer of 2019 for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League, going 1-1 with a 1.86 ERA and earning a spot in the league’s all-star game.
In a shortened junior season due to Covid-19 in 2020, he was 2-1 with a 1.29 ERA at Fordham. As a senior, he was 9-0 with a 1.45 ERA, allowing 11 earned runs on 29 hits and striking out 124 in 68 ⅓ innings.
Iona Prep graduates Anthony DeFabbia and Samuel Bello are both spending their summer competing in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is considered the top collegiate wooden baseball league in the nation with many of its players later competing in Major League Baseball.
DeFabbia is playing for the Falmouth Commodores and has a 1-0 record with a 1.00 earned run average and 10 strikeouts in nine innings. He will be entering his sophomore year at Stetson University in Florida.
Bello earned a save for the Brewster Whitecaps by allownng no runs and no hits in one inning of work during a 2-0 victory over Cotuit. He will be a junior at the University of Maryland.
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.
Cardinal Spellman High School School graduate Blake Espinal is pitching for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod Baseball League, considered the top collegiate baseball summer league in the country.
After surrendering two earned runs in each of his first three relief outings, the 21 year old has pitched a shutout inning in each of his last two outings.
Espinal, a pitcher for Seton Hall University, is 0-0 with a 5.58 earned run average, allowing six earned runs on six hits and four walks over 9 2/3 innings. He struck out 11.
Espinal’s ERA has dropped from 7.04 to 5.58 over his last two outings.
The Cape Cod All-Star Game is Sunday in Orleans. The league produces nearly half of the first-round picks each year in the Major League Baseball Draft. In 2018, St. Joseph by-the–Sea graduate Ricky DeVito and Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa both pitched for Harwich and each was selected in this year’s MLB Draft.