Two Glen Cove High School baseball players, Peter Cappiello and Richie Maccarone were recognized as finalists for the most prestigious awards given out to Nassau County high school baseball players. Peter Cappiello was honored as one of the four finalists for the Doug Robbins Diamond Award, given to the best pitcher in Nassau County while Richie Maccarone was honored as one of the four finalists for the Don Lang Award, given to the best hitter in Nassau County.
The Giants had five games scheduled for the week. On Tuesday, June 22 the Giants had a Long Island Baseball Association (LIBA) game scheduled against East Meadow. With rain looming in the distance, Stefan Schwartz asked his battery mate, Joe Sorbara, if he thought the game would start. Joe, one of the ever-optimistic Giants, was not sure, as the skies did not look promising. Just as the line-up cards and ground rules were to be exchanged at 8:20 p.m., the skies opened and caused a 15-minute rain delay.
The North Shore Lady Vikings fourth-grade team eked out a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Suffolk County kingpin West Islip at the Saturday, June 12 PAL Lacrosse tournament at SUNY Farmingdale. North Shore ran its season record to 9-1 as they stamped a claim on the mythical title of “Long Island’s Best” in their age category.
The Lady Vikings’ sole loss of the season was inflicted by Huntington, but that squad tasted two defeats themselves.
The Giants played five games during the week which included a rematch against the 2009 LICM champions LI Athletic Cougars. The Cougars knocked out the Giants last year in the semi-final round of the Connie Mack playoffs, and went on to capture the LICM championship. The Giants were eager for a rematch.
The Giants sent Pete Cappiello to the hill to face the Cougars. The Giants pitching and defense held the Cougars scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Cougars were able to score a run on two hits and a stolen base. Cappiello pitched three innings, picking up four strike-outs and giving up four hits. The Giants brought in Haydon “No-No” Taylor, for the next two innings. This was Taylor’s first appearance since he threw a no-hitter the previous week, and he immediately went to work, striking out his first Cougar that stepped into the box. Taylor went two innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.
Peter Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with two RBI and Anthony Caprarella was 3-for-4 with six RBI as the Hawkins Ironbirds beat the Mason Supply Jaxx, 15-1. Caprarella also hurled two relief innings in the team’s win. Earlier in the week, the Ironbirds lost a close game against the Milanese Landscaping Bulls, 4-3. Brian Becktold hit a two-run homer and Tristan Nolan pitched two shutout innings in a losing cause.
The Giants played six games during the week and won all six games, picking up five wins in the Long Island Connie Mack League (LICM) and one in the Long Island Baseball Association (LIBA).
On Sunday, June 6 against Hicksville, in game one, Haydon Taylor pitched a no-hitter striking out nine with no runner reaching second base during the game. Eamonn Boyd, hovering in centerfield like a bird of prey the entire game, made one of his patented diving catches for the final out and to save the “no, no.” The Giants scattered seven hits with Brandon Lubrano and John Scuderi picking up two RBIs each. Frank Gaudio collected a key hit. The Giants defense was perfect with no errors.
To Benefit the Village Library and SC Fire Dept
Yes! It’s back! It’s also a walking tour of secret Sea Cliff spaces!
Over 100 Sea Cliff residents volunteered their properties for either a golf hole, a walk thru their hidden passages and concealed courtyards, or just a short-cut along the way. You can play the course or walk the tour as part of the “gallery crowd.”
It’s all marked and mapped out this time and much more streamlined!
The Glen Cove Giants went a perfect 6-0 in the Glen Cove Memorial Day tournament, including beating a very strong Garden City Athletic team 3-0 in the championship at the Roy Campanella field on Memorial Day. The Giants collected 10 hits behind the brilliant pitching of Richie Maccarone. Maccarone, who tied for the tournament hit leader with Pete Cappiello, threw a two-hit, 81-pitch seven-inning complete game. With Maccarone off of his shortstop position a fan in the left field hill bleachers remarked “what about the defense?” John Scuderi moving over from second base quickly quieted the crowd with a perfect seven assist game. Will Brennan and Eamonn Boyd had RBIs for the Giants in the championship.
The North Shore Vikings baseball team had a strong year and finished it with a nice run in the playoffs. The Vikings clinched a playoff spot by defeating Valley Stream North HS by the score of 3-1 in the last game of the regular season. The Vikings finished the regular season at 11-7, one game out of first place in the conference and ended up with the 15th seed in the Class A playoffs.
Glen Cove Varsity Girls’ Basketball Report
The Glen Cove Varsity Girls’ Basketball team is coming off an historic winning season with a 10-4 league record finishing in second place in Conference play. Many of our players received special recognition. Heather Artinian and Taylah Hudson were recognized All-Conference. McKayla Hernandez was recently recognized as the most improved Middle School student athlete by Kiwanis. Catherine Perez represented our team as the Senior Scholar Athlete at this year’s Nassau County Basketball Dinner. She played two years of Middle School Basketball and four years of High School Basketball. Catherine represents a student athlete who never quit and gave it her all. We will miss her personality, leadership and smile. She will be attending St. John’s University in the fall.
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