Glen Cove's High School varsity baseball team went unbeaten in a trio of games last week, defeating Roosevelt and Manhasset, while tying Jericho. On April 4, Glen Cove sent 18 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring 15 runs on route to a 25-0 thrashing of Roosevelt. The Big Red scored ten more runs in the second inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs from Mike Rokos and Ryan Cornelis (3 for 3, two RBIs, 3 runs scored). Freshman Ricky Garcia (3 for 3, three RBIs, four runs scored) and veteran Adelki Paulino (4 for 4, three RBIs, 4 runs scored) had a perfect day at the plate. Pitcher Keith Hanse dominated the Roosevelt batters, yielding only two hits while collecting 12 strikeouts.
Things were quite different when Glen Cove met Manhasset on April 6,. The game was in a scoreless tie in the fifth inning when the Big Red executed a successful double steal, in which Dustin Grosso stole home with the winning run. Pitcher Nelson Rivera (2-0) turned in a stellar performance, retiring the first 14 batters that he faced. He finished the day with a one-hit shutout to go along with seven strikeouts.
The following day saw a see-saw battle between Glen Cove and Jericho end in a 14-14 tie. After trading leads all day, Glen Cove's Jamie Dolecki doubled to drive in a run, tying the score at 13-13 in the seventh inning. Dustin Grosso's single gave the Big Red the lead in the eighth inning, but Jericho tied the score at 14 with two outs in the bottom of the inning. At that point, the umpires called the game on account of darkness. Leading the Glen Cove offense were Dolecki (4 for 4, three RBIs, two runs scored, three stolen bases), Nelson Rivera (2 for 5, three RBIs) and Ryan Cornelis, who launched a 3-run homer.