Santos Stellar in Outing

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos had a strong outing despite picking up the loss on the mound in the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 5-1 loss to Down East Wood Ducks on Sunday.

Santos allowed one earned run on two hits and struck out over five innings for the Woodpeckers, the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. It was his best performance in over a month.

For the season, Santos is 0-8 with a 5.14 earned run average and 75 strikeouts in 61 ⅓ innings.

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.

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Eastern States Championships

Several Catholic high school athletes from the archdiocese took home wins at the Eastern States Track and Field Championships hosted by Iona Prep on Sunday.

The state championships are this weekend in the Syracuse area.

Here are the archdiocesan winners from Eastern States with event, name, school and time/distance;

Boys

100: Marcus Nahim, Iona Prep, 11.0; 110 hurdles: Quinn Kennedy, Fordham Prep, 14.99; 400 hurdles: David Davitt, Stepinac, 55.98; 2000 steeplechase: Dylan Doskocil, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 6:12.41; 800 relay: Mount St. Michael 1:32.04; Sprint medley relay: Xavier 3:39.87; 3200 relay: Iona 8:49.14; Hammer throw: Christopher Milillo, Iona Prep, 195-9.

Girls

800: Maggie McCabe, Notre Dame (Manhattan), 2:17.03; 1-mile run: Kyleigh O’Keefe, Ursuline, 5:40.42; Shot put: Prizila Negrete, Ursuline, 37-11.

Santos Stellar in Outing

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos allowed one earned run over five innings during the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 6-1 loss to the Fredericksburg Nationals on Thursday night.

Santos gave up four hits and one walk for the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. He struck out four.

For the season, Santos is 0-4 with a 3.96 earned run average and 47 strikeouts in 38 ⅔ innings. In his last nine appearances, he’s given up 10 earned runs.

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.

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Strong Outing for Santos

Alex Santos struck out six over four innings for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers in a 9-5 victory over the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

The Mount St. Michael Academy graduate allowed no earned runs, three hits and one walk for the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Santos is 0-2 with a 3.90 earned run average in 2022. He has 36 strikeouts in 30 innings.

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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS

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.

Santos Shines for Fayetteville

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos turned in another strong effort during Fayetteville’s 7-1 victory at Augusta.

Santos allowed no hits, walked one and struck out eight over four innings for Fayetteville, the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

In her last two outings, Santos has surrendered no runs on two hits and two walks while striking out 14 over 7 ⅓ innings.

Santos has lowered his earned run average from 32.40 to 6.00 with his last two performances.

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Santos Pitches Well

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos bounced back from a tough outing with a strong effort in Fayetteville’s 11-3 loss to Salem April 15.

Thr Fayetteville Woodpeckers are a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros.

Santos allowed no runs, two hits and one walk, and struck out six over 3⅓ innings. This effort followed his first outing of 2022 where he gave up six earned runs in 1⅔ innings. For the season, he’s 0-1 with a 10.80 earned run average.

Santos, 20, was selected by the Astros in the compensation round, 72nd overall, of the 2020 draft with the pick Houston received for the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole.

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Santos Returning to Fayetteville

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos will be returning to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers for the 2022 season.

The Woodpeckers are a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, who selected Santos with their first pick, 72nd overall, of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft. The Astros received Santos as a compensation pick for the Yankees signing Gerrit Cole. 

Santos finished the 2021 season with a 2-2 record, one save and 3.46 earned run average. He pitched in 12 games, seven being starts, and compiled 48 strikeouts in 41⅔ innings.

The Woodpeckers open their season with a three-game series starting Friday in Kannapolis. They begin a six-game series with Salem in Fayetteville on Tuesday.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEX SANTOS

CYO Track Starting March 27

CYO New York released its 2022 outdoor track and field schedule that features nine meets, including the season opener on Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m. at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx.

All nine meets begin at 1 p.m. with eighth of the meets scheduled for Sundays at Mount St. Michael, including the county and archdiocesan championship on June 5. A site for the ninth meet scheduled for Saturday, May 7 is still being determined.

There are no meets scheduled for the weekends of Palm Sunday, Easter and Memorial Day.

Click here for the complete schedule, more information and to register.

Archdiocesan Tournament Continues Tonight

Top seed Cardinal Hayes and second seed Archbishop Stepinac will be in action tonight during the semifinal round of the Archdiocesan High School Boys Basketball Tournament at Christ the King High School in Queens.

Stepinac will meet rival and sixth seed Iona Prep at 6 p.m. with Cardinal Hayes and fifth seed Msgr. Scanlan to follow at 7:30.

Stepinac, winners of 10 consecutive games, swept the regular-season meetings with Iona Prep, including a 76-44 win on Feb. 12. Cardinal Hayes won both regular-season meetings against Msgr. Scanlan, which includes a 79-59 win on Feb. 13.

The semifinal winners will play Saturday at Christ the King. 

First-round results at Stepinac: No. 5 Msgr. Scanlan 55, No. 4 Mount St. Michael 50; No. 6 Iona Prep 63, No. 3 St. Raymond 60; No. 2 Stepinac 73, No. 7 St. Peter’s 54.

In other news, the state federation basketball committee announced over the weekend that this year’s federation boys and girls basketball tournaments will be canceled for a third consecutive year. The tournament was scheduled to be at Fordham for a third straight year, the first time the tournament was scheduled to take place in New York City.