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Big Red Sports: May 21, 2010

Meghan Wall Leads Towson Club Lax Team

By Mrs. Wall

Towson Club Lacrosse team participated this year in the 2010 Cherry Blossom Lacrosse Festival in Washington D.C. on April 17. The team, led by Captain Meghan Wall, a 2007 Glen Cove High School graduate, won 3 games and tied 1 in the tournament.

Towson Lax faced off this season against club teams from Georgetown University, George Washington University, William and Mary College, George Mason University, Salisbury University, Cornell and University of Maryland.

Meghan credits her love of lacrosse to her high school coach, Jacquie Gow.

Glen Cove Baseball Hitting Its Stride

By Coach Rotolo

On Tuesday, May 4, Glen Cove beat Plainedge 2-0 behind another phenomenal pitching performance by Peter Cappiello. Cappiello threw a one hit shutout, an infield single in the top of the first inning and then proceeded to mow everyone else down after that. He struck out 12 and walked one. Chris Theodorou went 2-3, with an RBI double in the bottom of the 5th to score Frankie Gaudio for the only run Glen Cove would need. Glen Cove belted another 7 hits against the number one pitcher from Plainedge.

On Wednesday, May 5 The Big Red dropped a 12-6 decision to Plainedge. The score doesn’t reflect the amount of output we had at the plate. Once again, we out-hit our opponents in a loss, racking up 10. Richie Maccarone continued to flash the power going yard for his fourth of the season. Frankie Gaudio earned another start as he continues to help our team as a spot starter while the sophomore tandem of Bobby MacDonald and Kevin Martinez begin to turn their seasons around. Gaudio threw 3 2/3 innings, leaving with the scored tied 6-6. Bobby MacDonald entered the game and showed flashes of improvement. Bobby is becoming a pitcher. He possesses effective off speed stuff. He has been working on keeping his pitches down and getting first pitch strikes.  

On Thursday, May 6, Glen Cove took the first of two from New Hyde Park by the score of 13-9. Richie Maccarone continues to prepare for the final stretch of the season with another improved outing against a scrappy NHP team. He pitched five strong innings and more importantly he is working his way to building up his stamina to where he can go the distance. Richie adjusted very well on the mound after some early inning squeezing by the plate umpire. He was really attacking the corners after a tough start. I was extremely impressed with his composure and wherewithal on the baseball field. He is a quiet warrior out there. Peter Cappiello hit a go-ahead two run home run in the top of the sixth to put Glen Cove ahead for good. Cappiello came on in relief in the bottom of the sixth to earn the save, allowing no hits and striking out three over two innings. Richie Maccarone went 4-for-5 with three stolen bases and an RBI, while Chris Theodorou added three hits and two RBIs.

This week the coaching staff preached the concept of learning how to bring our highest highs down a notch and bring our lowest lows up so we can play on an even mental level for the duration of these roller coaster games. As a team, we are blossoming into a unit that understands how to cope with the cyclical nature of our contests

The Glen Cove Big Red baseball team took the hearts and life out of New Hyde Park in a pivotal matchup that determined a crucial position in the standing. Glen Cove improved its record to 5-11 in League A-1 with a sweep of New Hyde Park by the score of 11-6.  

Having two games left in their schedule, Glen Cove moved up the rankings in the power conference and now holds the 8th and last double elimination spot for the playoffs.

Glen Cove has fought hard all year and is now reaping the rewards of its hard labor. Glen Cove fell behind 4-0 in the first inning. But in new Glen Cove fashion they clawed their way back in the bottom of the first to bring the game within 1. In the third inning Kevin Martinez capped a fun run outburst with a two-RBI single to make the game 8-4. Ace Peter Cappiello never looked back from there allowing one hit over the last four innings to even his record at 4-4. Even without his best stuff Cappiello struck out 10 and walked four batters. Richie Maccarone continued to show the fruits of his off-season labor with his fifth homerun of the season.