Young Competing in Wilmington

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young will be one of the golfers teeing off Thursday in the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in Wilmington, Del.

Tee times will be released Wednesday for the four-day tournament.

Last weekend, Young finished tied for 31st at six under over four days at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis. He shot four under on the tournament’s final day.

The 25 year old is the leading candidate for the 2022 PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year with his five second-place finishes, including recent back-to-back second-place finishes at The Open Championship in Scotland and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PGA TOUR

Yost Concludes Summer on Cape

Fordham Prep graduate Eric Yost completed his summer pitching with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Yost pitched in game one of the best-of-three East Division Final, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and striking out four over six innings during a 6-3 loss to the Brewster Whitecaps. The Red Sox were eliminated in two games by the Whitecaps, and Brewster, the defending league champ, will play Bourne at 3:30 this afternoon in game two of the championship series with Bourne leading the best-of-three series, 1-0.

Yost finished his summer with a 2-6 record and a 4.19 earned run average. The pitcher for Northeastern University gave up 37 hits and 10 walks in 38 ⅔ innings. He struck out 28.

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate wooden bat summer league that features many of the nation’s top college players. Of the 616 players selected in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft, 197 or 32 percent had played in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Yost Competing in Cape Playoffs

Fordham Prep graduate Eric Yost and the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox begin a Cape Cod Baseball League best-of-three divisional semifinal playoff series tonight with the Orleans Firebirds.

The Red Sox, the second seed, will host the third-seeded Firebirds in game 1 tonight and game 3, if necessary, on Saturday. Game 2 is in Orleans on Friday.

Yost, 19, is pitching for a second summer on Cape Cod and finished the regular season at 2-5 with a 3.58 earned run average. In 32 ⅔ innings over seven games, six being starts, he allowed 13 earned runs on 30 hits and 10 walks. Yost, who plays at Northeastern University, struck out 24.

In his last outing on July 31 against Orleans, Yost allowed an earned run on three hits and struck out six over 5 ⅓ innings.

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the premier collegiate wooden bat summer league that features many of the nation’s top college players. Of the 616 players selected in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft, 197 or 32 percent had played in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Young Places 2nd at Detroit

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young placed second on the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

Young, 25, shot 4-under par over the final six holes to finish at 21 under for the tournament and in a three-way tie with Patrick Cantlay and Taylor Pendrith. Tony Finau won the tournament at 26 under.

It was the second consecutive second-place finish for Young, who was second two weeks earlier at The Open Championship in Scotland.

Young, a graduate of Wake Forest University, has five second-place finishes and seven top-10 finishes. He is the leading candidate for the PGA’s Rookie of the Year and ranks ninth in the FedEx Cup standings.

PGA golfers will be competing Aug. 4-7 in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PGA TOUR

Fordham Prep Graduate Shoots 65, Places Second at The Open

Cameron Young fell one stroke short of winning his first PGA event.

The Fordham Prep graduate shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of The Open Championship on Sunday to finish at 19 under for the four-day tournament at St. Andrews in Scotland.

Cameron Smith finished at 8 under Sunday and 20 under over four days to win the tournament.

The Open Championship is one of the four major championship tournaments on the PGA Tour.

“I think I gave myself a really nice chance, frustrating to come up short, but overall I think I had a really good week, and I think I hung in there really well today,” said Young, a Scarborough resident in Westchester County in the press conference following the tournament. 

“I played really well today and I would have signed up for 65 this morning and to watch Cameron shoot what he did was pretty amazing.”

Young and Smith were tied entering Sunday’s final round, and trailed leaders Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland by four strokes. Young and Smith took over the tournament spotlight on the back nine where Young shot 5 under and Smith finished 6 under.

“I had a front row seat to I’m sure one of the better rounds that’s been played this year,” said Young.

Young, 25, shot under par in all four rounds of the open, including a 64 to lead the tournament after the first day.

Young, who placed second for the fourth time in his young PGA career, earned $1.455 million for placing second at The Open Championship.

PHOTO OF CAMERON YOUNG COURTESY OF PGA TOUR

Velazquez Hits 5th HR

Fordham Prep graduate Andrew Velazquez belted his fifth home run of the season for the Los Angeles Angels during an 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Velaquez has five home runs in 200 at bats this year after having one home in his 197 career at bats prior to this season.

His 35 hits in 2022 have produced 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, six doubles and 10 stolen bases.

Velaquez and the Angels finish their series tonight with the White Sox before traveling to Houston for a series with the Astros that begins on Friday night.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SALT LAKE BEES

Yost Returns to Cape League

Fordham Prep graduate Eric Yost pitched well as his Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox suffered a 2-0 loss to the Orleans Firebirds in Cape Cod Baseball League action on Wednesday night.

Yost, a pitcher for Northeastern University in Boston, allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk in 5 ⅓ innings for the Red Sox. He struck out three.

In two starts this summer, Yost is 0-2 with a 3.85 earned run average. In 9 ⅓ innings, he’s allowed one walk and struck out eight.

This is Yost’s second summer with the Red Sox. In 2021, he was 0-1 with a 5.78 ERA and had 14 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Hogan, Hayes Relay Win State Titles

Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan and Cardinal Hayes High School’s 1,600-meter relay captured state titles to lead archdiocesan athletes at the New York State Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Hogan, a senior, took first place in the boys 3,200-meter run with his time of 8 minutes, 52.42 seconds.

The Cardinal Hayes boys 1,600-meter relay of Jaavier Jackson, Tavon Williams, Jaden Williams and Lucas Koon-Perez won the Division I championship with a time of 3:18.20, and later placed first in the 1,600-meter relay championship race in 3:16.23.

Jackson also was second in the 200-meter dash championship race in 21.79 and third in the Division I 200 race in 21.9. Williams was third in the Division I 400-meter race in 49.6. The Cardinal Hayes boys placed third in the team standings with 20 points.

In the Division II boys long jump, Deion Joseph of Albertus Magnus was third with a leap of 22 feet, 5.5 inches.

In the Division II girls 400-meter race, Jayla Johnson of the Montfort Academy took third place in 57.59.

Varsity AA Baseball Playoffs

Monday, May 30

Elimination Bracket

Kennedy Catholic 7, Fordham Prep 2

St. Peter’s 10, Molloy 7

McClancy 12, Stepinac 8

All Hallows 4, Regis 2

Wednesday, June 1

Winners Bracket

Iona Prep 4, Xaverian 3

Msgr. Farrell 4, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 3

Elimination Bracket

All Hallows 8, St. Peter’s 4

Kennedy Catholic 12, McClancy 2

Sunday, June 5

Winners Bracket

Msgr. Farrell 6, Iona Prep 2

Elimination Bracket

Kennedy Catholic 9, Xaverian 0

All Hallows 2, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 1

Monday, June 6

Elimination Game

Kennedy Catholic 2, All Hallows 1

Tuesday, June 7

Elimination game

Iona Prep 5, Kennedy Catholic 0

Wednesday, June 8

Championship round

Iona Prep 5, Msgr. Farrell 1

Friday, June 10

Championship round

Iona Prep 3, Msgr. Farrell 2