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Driving Towards County Titles

More wins for baseball, lacrosse squads

As playoff action moves into the final rounds, both the Massapequa High School boys’ baseball squad, boys’ lacrosse and girls’ lacrosse teams are aiming for Nassau County titles.

After enduring a rainout in their game against Baldwin, the Massapequa boys’ baseball squad took to the field on May 17 where they defeated Baldwin, 13-0. Jon Mulford pitched five shutout innings and James Ott drove in four runs to pace the Chiefs. However, a semifinal game was rained out. The Chiefs played again on Wednesday, May 23.

Meanwhile, both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse squads are heading for the county finals. On Tuesday, the boys’ team defeated Port Washington to advance to the finals on Tuesday, May 29, where they will play an undetermined team at a 5:30 p.m. game at Hofstra. The girls’ squad will also play for the county title. That game will be played, also against an undetermined foe, on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 p.m. at Adelphi University. The Massapequan Observer will keep readers updated as best as possible.

The lacrosse team started the playoffs with a 14-1 defeat over Hicksville. Ian Kirby, Brandon Savona, Paul Bentz, and Craig Berge all scored more than one goal, while Wyatt Russo and Joe Danaher took turns in the goalie area, keeping Hicksville shots out of the net.

The girls’ softball squad also got off to a solid start to the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Carey High School. However, the Lady Chiefs saw their season come to an end with a tough 2-0 loss to East Meadow. Renee Valano pitched a tremendous game in the win over Carey and she followed that up with another stellar performance against East Meadow. However, the Massapequa bats couldn’t get going and another fine season has come to an end. Massapequa ended the year with a 13-9 record and look forward to continuing their winning ways in the 2013 campaign.