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Four Named D3baseball.com All-Region

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).

Alvino held a .333 batting average this season and was 2nd on Farmingdale State in triples (5) and runs batted in (29). He tallied 35 hits, 21 runs scored and held a .486 slugging percentage. Alvino was 15th in Division III for triples per game (0.19), 16th in sacrifice bunts a game (0.3), 28th for triples and was the 49th toughest batter to strike out (four strikeouts in 104 at-bats).

Marino appeared in all 40 games and batted .343 on the year. He led the team in at-bats (140), triples (7), home runs (2) and slugging percentage (.536), while posting a .988 fielding percentage. Marino ranks 10th in the Nation for triples and 12th in triples per game (0.19).

Weingarten posted a team-best 5-1 record with two complete games and two saves. He led all starting pitchers with a 1.73 ERA after allowing only 11 earned runs in 57.1 innings of work. Weingarten is 38th in the Nation for earned run average.

— Submitted by the Farmingdale State College Department of Athletics

News

More than 475 runners from all across Long Island, came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.

 

For Andrea Kopatka, 49, of Levittown, this was her first race in three years. 

 

“I wanted to run this race before I turned 50,” she said. “It was on my bucket list.” 

Over the summer, 13-year-old Zachary Martin of Levittown was named an All-American athlete for his performance on the gridiron, earning him an invitation to the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

 

Martin, a defensive lineman for the Wisdom Lane Middle School Wildcats, said he was selected among a group of young athletes after attending a rigorous five-day football camp at LIU Post.  


Sports

The National Brain Tumor Society hosts its Long Island Brain Tumor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Jones Beach State Park, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Programs and activities run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Michelle Duffy of Levittown was recently named head coach for the Blue Angels’ cross country program at the College of New Rochelle. 

 

“We are very pleased to have a coach with Michelle’s pedigree take the reins of our cross country program,” said Athletics Director Harold Crocker. “Her success athletically and academically, as well as her ability to mentor and guide young women, makes her the ideal coach for the Blue Angels.”


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Annual Country Fair  - September 13


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