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.

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.

DeVito Earns First Win

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito picked up his first victory of the season in leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 4-3 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds.

The Grasshoppers are a High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

DeVito, who was the Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year while at Seton Hall, allowed an earned run on three hits and two walks over two innings. He struck out two.

For the season, DeVito is 1-1 with a 2.89 earned run average.

Leonard Leads All-State Picks

Msgr. Scanlan High School senior Jada Leonard earned first-team all-state honors in Class AA after averaging 20.2 points per game and leading her team to the CHSAA state title and state federation final.

Leonard is a 5-foot-10 shooting guard.

Here are the other Catholic high school players from the archdiocese to be recognized:

CLASS AA

Meghan Casey, Ursuline, fourth team; Simone Pelish, Our Lady of Lourdes, fourth team; Allie Falesto, Albertus Magnus, seventh team; Sierra Linnin, Albertus Magnus, eighth team; Rebecca Osei-Owusu, Msgr. Scanlan, ninth team; Ciara Crocker, Ursuline, 15th team; Sophie Nascimento, Ursuline, honorable mention; Karly Fischer, Albertus Magnus, honorable mention.

CLASS A

Danielle Williamsen, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, second team; Mackenzie Iannici, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, fifth team; Brooke Corbett, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 12th team; Madison Crocco, St. Joseph Hill, 14th team; Taylor Lictro, Notre Dame Academy, honorable mention.

Solid Outing for DeVito

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito pitched three strong innings of relief for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a 5-4 loss to the Aberdeen IronBirds on Wednesday night.

The Grasshoppers are a High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

DeVito, who was the Big East Pitcher of the Year while at Seton Hall, allowed no earned runs on one hit and one walk. He struck out three.

For the season, DeVito is 0-1 with a 2.45 earned run average.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

DeVito Sharp in First Outing

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito pitched two innings of shutout baseball in relief for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a 3-2 victory over the Rome Braves.

DeVito allowed one hit, one walk and struck out one.

It was DeVito’s first appearance as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization after being traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pirates in 2021. DeVito only pitched in five games last season due to injury, finishing 0-3 with a 2.66 earned run average.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GREENSBORO GRASSHOPPERS

DeVito in Greensboro

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito and the Greensboro Grasshoppers will open the season on Friday with a three-game series against the Rome Braves.

DeVito pitched for Rome in 2019 and 2021 before being traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30, 2021. The Grasshoppers are a High-A affiliate of the Pirates.

DeVito was 0-3 with a 2.66 earned run average before his season was cut short due to injury. He struck out 27 in 20 1/3 innings.

DeVito was drafted in the eighth round of the 2019 draft by the Braves after being named the 2018 Big East Pitcher of the Year by pitching to an earned run average of 1.88 for Seton Hall.

Weekend Basketball Schedule

Boys basketball

Friday, March 11

City championship AA: Cardinal Hayes 79, Stepinac 59

Saturday, March 12

State championship A: Canisius 85, Fordham Prep 49

Girls basketball

Friday, March 11

State semifinal A: St. Joseph by-the-Sea 78, Our Lady of Mercy Academy 59

Sunday, March 13

State championship B: Academy of Sacred Heart 55, St. Catharine’s Academy 33

State championship A: St. Joseph by-the-Sea 73, Holy Cross 25

State championship AA: St. Mary’s 59, Msgr. Scanlan 42

CHSAA Playoffs

Boys Basketball Playoffs

AA Division

First Round

Holy Cross 71, St. Peter’s 70

Second Round

Christ the King 66, Mount St. Michael 59

Molloy 71, Iona Prep 61

St. Raymond 67, Xaverian 59

Holy Cross 72, Msgr. Scanlan 66

Quarterfinals

St. Francis Prep 66, Molloy 50

Stepinac 86, St. Raymond 51

Cardinal Hayes 70, Christ the King 47

Bishop Loughlin 77, Holy Cross 61

Semifinals

Stepinac 73, Bishop Loughlin 57

Cardinal Hayes 73, St. Francis Prep 62

Final

Friday, March 11

MY No.2 Cardinal Hayes vs. No. 1 Stepinac, at Hofstra University, 8 p.m.

A Division

First Round

St. Edmund 58, Cardinal Spellman 50

All Hallows 49, Xavier 38

McClancy 58, LaSalle 52

Quarterfinals 

Nazareth 45, McClancy 39

Msgr. Farrell 42, St. Edmund 39

Fordham Prep 73, All Hallows 36

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 83, Salesian 59

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 1

at Molloy

Nazareth 52, Msgr. Farrell 47

Fordham prep 66, St Joseph 55

Final

Fordham Prep 42, Nazareth 38

B Division

First Round

Kennedy Catholic 78, Moore Catholic 61

Cristo Rey Brooklyn 46, Sacred Heart 39

St. John’s Prep 60, Regis 50

Semifinals

St. John’s Prep 66, Cristo Rey Brooklyn 60

Cathedral Prep 63, Kennedy Catholic 60

Final

Cathedral Prep 77, St. John’s Prep 64

PHOTO BY MARY DIBIASE BLAICH

CHSAA Girls Basketball

Playoffs

Tier 1

Play-in

St. Francis Prep 57, St. John’s Prep 34

Msgr. McClancy 39, Xaverian 36

Quarterfinals

Bishop Loughlin 74, St. Francis Prep 64

Msgr. Scanlan 67, Mary Louis Academy 60

Nazareth 45, Archbishop Molloy 41

Christ the King 68, Msgr. McClancy 32

Semifinals

Msgr. Scanlan 69, Bishop Loughlin 66

Nazareth 61, Christ the King 50

Final

Msgr. Scanlan 47, Nazareth 43

Tier 2

Quarterfinals

Notre Dame Academy 52, Maria Regina 38

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 80, St. Jean Baptiste 43

St. Joseph Hill 70, Cardinal Spellman 35

Moore Catholic 62, Kennedy Catholic 56

Semifinals

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 77, Moore Catholic 45

St. Joseph Hill 71, Notre Dame Academy 50

Final

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 72, St. Joseph HIll 59

Tier 3

Play-in

Cristo Rey Brooklyn 55, St. Vincent Ferrer 51

Semifinals

Cathedral 61, Notre Dame 56

St. Catharine’s Academy 46, Cristo Rey Brooklyn 28

Final

St. Catherine’s Academy 30, Cathedral 29

Tier 4

Semifinals

Sacred Heart 60, St. Barnabas 25

Dominican Academy 45, Academy of Mount St. Ursula 29

Friday, March 4

Sacred Heart 49, Dominican 31