Two Scoreless Innings for Case

Iona Prep graduate Brad Case pitched two scoreless innings in his first outing for the Altoona Curve in a 2-1 win over Erie on May 6.

Case scattered three hits and struck out one for the Curve, the Class AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Case was a 17th round pick, 504 overall, of the Pirates in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

Solid Outing for DeVito

St. Joseph by-the-Sea graduate Ricky DeVito allowed one hit and struck out three in 1 ⅓ innings of relief for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a 13-6 win over Ashville.

DeVito, who was named Big East Pitcher of the Year while at Seton Hall University, is 0-0 with a 3.29 earned run average for the Grasshoppers, the High A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

In seven relief appearances this year, he’s struck out 12 over 13 ⅔ innings.

DeVito was an eighth round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft before being traded to the Pirates in 2021.

Santini on Blues Playoff Roster

Steven Santini is playing for the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Playoffs.

Santini, who attended John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep, joined the team for the playoffs and was in uniform for his team’s 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in the fourth game of a best-of-seven series on Sunday.  The series is tied at 2-2.

Santini, a second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2013 NHL Draft out of Boston College, has played for the Devils and Nashville Predators before joining the Blue organization in 2020. 

The 27 year old had two goals and 16 assists in 66 games in 2021-2022 for the Springfield Thunderbirds, the AHL affiliate of the Blues.

Santini’s grandfather, Bob, coached at Mount St. MIchael Academy in the Bronx and was the founder of the Catholic High School Hockey League. His father, Steve, played at Mount St. Michael and the University of Maine before coaching at Kennedy Catholic.

Click here to read a Catholic New York story on Santini.

Iona Prep Grads Off to NCAAs

Iona Prep graduates Jaziel Rivera and Joseph Persico are heading to Burlington, Vt., with the Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team for the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Manhattan will play host Vermont at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Visit gojaspers.com to see the broadcast schedule for the match.

Rivera, son of National Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, is a freshman faceoff specialist, and Joseph Persico is a senior goalie.

The Jaspers defeated St. Bonaventure, 8-7, in Poughkeepsie for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, earning an automatic bid to the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002.

Moran Throws for Salt Lake

Brian Moran allowed an earned run on three hits over two innings for the Salt Lake Bees in a 13-11 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday night.

Moran, 33, struck out two and walked none. In five games this season, he is 0-0 with a 2.57 earned run average and seven strikeouts over seven innings for the Class AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

Moran was a second-round pick, 32nd overall, of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. He is the brother of Cincinnati Reds infielder Colin Moran and nephew of former major leaguers Rick and B.J. Surhoff.

Strong Outing for Santos

Alex Santos allowed no earned runs over four innings during the Fayetteville Woodpeckers’ 3-2 victory over the Charleston RiverDogs on Wednesday night.

The Mount St. Michael Academy graduate surrendered two hits and two walks, and struck out four for the Woodpeckers, the High A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

For the season, Santos is 0-2 with a 4.76 earned average.

Santos, 20, was the 72nd overall pick of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by the Astros, who received the compensation pick for the New York Yankees signing Gerrit Cole.

Two Scoreless Innings for DeVito

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito allowed one hit and struck out two over two innings for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a 7-6 victory over the Rome Braves.

DeVito, who was named the Big East Pitcher of the Year while at Seton Hall University, is 1-1 with a 3.65 earned run average for the Grasshoppers, the High A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has 12 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.

Doubleheader at Dutchess Stadium

Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill will be the site of Catholic school baseball doubleheader on Friday, May 6.

Two CHSAA programs–John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep and Archbishop Stepinac– will meet at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., two NYSPHSAA schools–Albertus Magnus and Our Lady of Lourdes–will compete.

Dutchess Stadium is the home of the Hudson Valley Renegades–the High A affiliate of the New York Yankees. 

Iona Prep Graduate Joins Raiders

Iona Prep graduate Malkelm Morrison will join the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent for the upcoming rookie camp.

Morrison will be the second graduate of a CHSAA football school who will be looking to make the Raiders for the 2022 season. Malcolm Konce, a graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School who played at Buffalo, had two tackles in his 2021 rookie season with Las Vegas.

Morrison played linebacker this past season for Army where he finished with 60 tackles, 29 being solo.

In three seasons at West Point, he finished with 137 tackles, one interception and one sack.

Morrison was an all-state defensive back at Iona Prep where he also competed in the track and field program.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DANNY WILD/ARMY ATHLETICS

Kennedy Catholic Prep Graduates Meet in College Lacrosse Battles

John F. Kennedy Catholic Prep graduates PJ Wu and Jack McInerney met twice on opposing sidelines in recent weeks.

Wu and Northeastern came out with 16-11 and 17-10 wins over McInerney and UConn on April 16 and April 30.

In the match on April 16, McInerney finished with three goals and two assists.

Wu and McNerney, 2021 Kennedy Catholic graduates, were members of four consecutive CHSAA City Championships for the Gaels.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KENNEDY CATHOLIC