LaSorsa Earns Third Win

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa picked up his third win of the summer as the Hudson Valley Renegades defeated the Staten Island Yankees, 10-4, in a New York-Penn League Class A short-season baseball game at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill July 12.

LaSorsa allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over four innings, his longest relief outing of the season. He struck out two.

For the season, the 21 year old is 3-0 with one save and a 0.49 earned run average. He’s allowed one earned run on nine hits and two walks over 18 1/3 innings. He has 17 strikeouts.

LaSorsa was an 18-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s University.

 

Espinal Pitching on Cape

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.

LaSorsa Still Firing Zeros

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa is still sporting a 0.00 earned run average.

The left-handed pitcher for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the New York-Penn League Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, has allowed zero earned runs, scattered six hits, walked zero hitters and struck out 15 over 14 1/3 innings in six games. He is 2-0 with a save, earning his second win and first save in his last two outings.

LaSorsa was an 18th-round pick of the Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s University.

 

LaSorsa Off to Strong Pro Career

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa has started his professional career with a 2-0 record and 11 1/3 innings of shutout baseball with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League.

LaSorsa pitched four seasons at Iona Prep and three at St. John’s University before being drafted last month by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Click here to read a story in this week’s Catholic New York.

LaSorsa Earns 1st Pro Win

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa picked up his first professional win in leading the Hudson Valley Renegades to a 5-1 New York-Penn League victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill on Sunday.

LaSorsa allowed one hit and struck out two over three innings of relief. For the season, he has surrendered no earned runs on one hit and struck out four over five innings.

LaSorsa was the 18th round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s 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.

 

LaSorsa Assigned to Renegades

Joe LaSorsa, a graduate of Iona Prep, was assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Hudson Valley Renegades, a short-season Class A affiliate of the Rays in Dutchess County.

LaSorsa, a left-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 18th round by the Rays out of St. John’s University.

The Renegades open their season with a two-game series in Aberdeen tonight. The home opener is Sunday against the Lowell Spinners. On Monday, Cardinal Dolan will be in Fishkill for Catholic Education Night as Hudson Valley hosts Lowell.

Click here to read a Catholic New York story with information about Catholic Education Night and Cardinal Dolan’s upcoming visit to Dutchess Stadium.

Click here to learn more about LaSorsa, and the Renegades.