This year's Big Red varsity baseball team is a very young but talented team. The pitching staff is led by senior pitcher Eric Caruso, juniors Jesse Martino, Anthony McCarthy, Christian Floro, sophomores Peter Cappiello, Pantro Reyes, and freshman John Bellock. After the first five league games, the pitching staff has an ERA of 3.03.
The infield has Peter Cappiello, Ricky Testa, Jesse Martino and Frank Monaco sharing first base duties. At second base is Eric Caruso and Tom Montefusco, shortstop is Rich Maccarone and at third base, John Bellock. The catchers are Dan Valeo, Ricky Testa and Brian Martinez. In the outfield are Anthony McCarthy, Joe Fiorino, Christian Floro, Michael Iannetta and Frank Monaco.
The team this year is competing in League II, which crosses over with League I. The first league game was against Division High School, and the team was shutout by their All-County pitcher by a score of 5-0. The second game was against Seaford High School. Despite Dan Valeo's grand slam homer, the team lost the game 5-4. Next on the list was Garden City High School. Despite a strong effort, the team lost by a score of 5-2.
The second week of the season opened against Wantagh High School. Peter Cappiello pitched a brilliant game. The game went on for nine innings, when the umpires had to call it because of darkness. It ended in a 2-2 tie. Last of the crossovers was against Clarke High School. The team had a lead late in the game, only to lose by a score of 4-3.
Despite starting the league at 0-4-1, the team is very upbeat about its chances this year. Now that baseball is ability grouped, there is no let up in the schedule. The players know that through hard work and perseverance, they can turn around the season before the playoffs begin.
The Glen Cove girls JV softball team is off and running. On Friday, April 11 the girls defeated Garden City 30 -18, after only five innings. Coach Amanda Sullivan was pleased with the outcome, considering the convoluted situation the team found itself in. The team's main catcher, a starting player, was not able to play and the backup catcher is also the team's main pitcher, but even with these two positions being manned by different people, the team pulled off a surprising victory. Sophomore Vicky Saperstein stepped up and pitched the entire game, striking out two batters. At the end of the game, she earned the game ball. Sophomore Christa Pascucci hit a grand slam in the fourth inning. Multiple runs were scored by everyone on the team. The team's record stands at 4 - 4.
Please help support the Glen Cove Softball Program at the Varsity Fundraiser Night game on Monday April 21, 7 p.m. at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium in Glen Cove.