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Undefeated Season For MacArthur JVA Baseball Team

The MacArthur junior varsity A baseball team recently completed an undefeated season with 18 wins. In addition to an undefeated season, the team also won all of its scrimmages. They scored more than 10 runs per game, and the dominant pitching staff allowed less than one run per game. The pitching staff was comprised of Justin Norcini (6-0, 0.74 ERA), Joe Ryan (5-0, 0.45 ERA), Max Ziegler (5-0, 1.17 ERA), Mike Sivilli (1-0, 0.39 ERA) and Christian Burke (1.17 ERA), with Bobby Lewis as a valuable contributor (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

 

Offensively, Justin Norcini, Brandon Fitzgerald and Mike Sivilli batted over .400. Jared Wolfe and Matt Deblaiso led the team by each batting an even .500. Deblaiso also led the team by hitting four home runs, while Wolfe hit for the cycle against Baldwin High School.

 

There were numerous highlights throughout the season, including turning a triple play, back-to-back no hitters thrown by Norcini and Ryan, and several multi-home run games. Making outstanding defensive plays also became routine for the Generals due to the skills of Matt

Imbrogno, Marc Arboleda, Phil Razza and Nick Pernice.

 

It was truly a true team effort with each and every player contributing to make this a season to remember. Coach Dasch and Coach Nappi are proud of the team for their hard work and dedication.

— Submitted by the Levittown School District


News

U.S. Navy Veteran Richard Meyerowitz of Levittown joined the military in 1962, enlisting straight out of high school. While he would never see combat, Meyerowitz served as a boilerman aboard the U.S.S. Dewey amid the United States’ blockade of Cuba.

“They gave us our orders,” Meyerowitz said, “turn any vessels away. If not, blow ‘em out of the water.”

During the blockade, Meyerowitz said he only encountered one ship, which they warned to turn back. Just a kid at the time, Meyerowitz said it didn’t occur to him at the time, how the country could have been on the verge of nuclear war.

Hempstead town officials recently announced plans to improve the roadway along Longfellow Avenue in Levittown.

“One way we invest in our communities is by improving our roadways,” said Town Supervisor Kate Murray. “Upgrading our streets saves money in the long term, while making roadways safer and more aesthetically pleasing for neighbors.”

Construction is slated to begin as early as this month and is expected to be complete by October. The project will include repairs to Longfellow Avenue and Byron Place, as well as portions of Milton and Emerson avenues.


Sports

Christopher Joseph of Levittown was recently selected to play on the United States world university hockey team in Italy this year. A 2009 MacArthur High School graduate, Joseph was captain of his high school team for two seasons, leading them to two championships. Joseph would later go on to play junior hockey for New York Apple Core and the New Jersey Rockets junior ‘A’ team.

Joseph’s parents, Hal and Theresa, along with his brother Robert and sister Kristin said they are very proud of Christopher’s accomplishments and are cheering him on as he heads off to Italy.

Farmingdale State College had four players named to the 2014 D3baseball.com All-New York Team. Senior outfielder Edward Bergmann of East Meadow, earned First Team honors, while junior shortstop Anthony Alvino of Lindenhurst was named to the Second Team. Junior outfielder Michael Marino of Franklin Square and sophomore pitcher Alex Weingarten of East Rockaway also earned Third Team honors this year.

Bergmann batted a team-leading .421 this season and also led the Rams in hits (53), runs scored (42), doubles (8), on-base percentage (.503), stolen bases (30) and held a perfect fielding percentage. Nationally, Bergmann ranks 4th for stolen bases per game (0.88), 10th in stolen bases, 23rd in both on-base percentage and batting average and 29th in runs scored per game (1.21).


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