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

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.

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

Moran Pitching in Salt Lake

Iona Prep graduate Brian Moran is pitching well for the Salt Lake Bees, the Class AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

Moran, 33, has struck out five over five innings in four games and holds a 0-0 record with a 1.80 earned run average. Last month, he was briefly a member of the Angels roster, allowing two earned runs in 1/3 of an inning.

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.

9 Iona Prep Stars Commit to Colleges

Nine Iona Prep School seniors committed to play college athletics during the 2022-2023 school year as part of Iona Prep’s fourth National Signing Day ceremony April 26.

Iona Prep now has 25 senior student-athletes–12 Division I, four Division II and nine Division III–committed to play in college.                                   

The following Iona Prep athletes committed to college athletics on April 26 with hometown, sport and college:

Division I

Peter Fasciglione, Harrison, Baseball, Notre Dame

Chris Milillo, Yonkers, Baseball, Wagner

Aidan Ionescu, Hartsdale, Crew, Drexel

John Khader, Yonkers, Track and Field, Iona

Division II

Cristian Rodriguez, Bronx, Baseball, Pace

Division III

Chris Foster, Yonkers, Football, Ithaca

Vito Gallello, New Rochelle, Baseball, Gettysburg

Conor Horan, Yonkers, Baseball, Manhattanville

Anthony Turner, Peekskill, Baseball, Springfield

PHOTO COURTESY OF IONA PREP

Case Shines in Indy

Iona Prep graduate Brad Case fired three shutout innings over the weekend for the Indianapolis Indians in a 7-1 victory over Omaha.

Case scattered five hits and struck out three for the Indians, who are a Class AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Indianapolis begins a six-game series in St. Paul on Tuesday night.

Moran Back with Reds

Iona Prep graduate Colin Moran and the Cincinnati Reds spoiled the home opener for the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves with a 6-3 victory on Thursday night.

Moran did not play in the opener.

The 29 year old is coming off a season where he hit .258 with 10 home runs and 58 RBIs.

Moran was a first-round pick, sixth overall, of the Miami Marlins in the 2013 draft. After Iona Prep, he played at the University of North Carolina.

The Reds and Braves continue their four-game series tonight. Cincinnati hosts the Cleveland Guardians in its home opener on Tuesday.

Case Pitching in Indy

Iona Prep graduate Brad Case is starting his first season with the Indianapolis Indians, a Class AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 17th round pick of the Pirates in the 2018 draft has retired the one batter he’s faced this season.

The 6-foot-6 righthander was 2-3 with a 5.24 earned run average with Altoona of the Eastern League in 2021. He struck out 57 in 67 innings.

After playing at Iona Prep, Case played at Rollins College in Florida.

Celtics Add Iona Prep Graduate

Iona Prep graduate Matt Ryan was called up to the Boston Celtics and will be making his NBA debut this evening when the Celtics play in Toronto.

The 6-foot-7 forward was playing with the Maine Celtics of the NBA G League where he was averaging 19.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 27 games this season. 

The 24 year old attended Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Chattanooga.