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MAA Sports News: May 8, 2012

MAA Baseball

Orioles Beat Cardinals

Led by solid pitching and timely hitting, the Orioles topped the Cardinals 11-7 in its MAA minor league game on April 21.  Sean Fracclvieri, Joey Franzini, Ryan Burke and Joey Franzini starred in the game for the Orioles, delivering RBI hits. The Cardinals were led in the field by two fantastic, unassisted double plays by Jimmy Tighe. Liam Russelman sparked the Cards offense, scoring three runs and driving in two.  Matthew Cobos and Jack Mackey each scored runs for the Cardinals’ off great base running.

Diamondbacks Slip By Orioles

The Diamondbacks (sponsored by Dominick’s Deli) defeated the Orioles (sponsored by JLJ Enterprises) in a closely fought 5-4 game in the MAA Majors division on April 21.  Robert Egan and Tyge Duffy led the D-Backs pitching efforts with Duffy throwing three scoreless innings in relief.  Mark Anderson and Joseph Kern both had multi-hit games with Jon DeSousa striking the big hit to drive in the tying and winning run.  In the field, Kevin Perlow, Nick Dos Santos and Joe Kern all played well recording key-outs.  The Orioles’ Tony Macchietto and Isaiah Alonzo-St. Surin led a strong pitching effort. Andrew Ariza, Isaiah Alonzo-St. Surin and Ryan Duffy all had RBIs for the O’s.  In the field, Matt Destefano, Quinn Revelant and Tony Macchietto all recorded a number of outs in a well-played defensive game.

MAA Softball

Bulldogs Top Thunderbolts

The Mineola Bulldogs and Mineola Thunderbolts both opened their season in a high-scoring game on April 20. Victoria Vangranbergen, Mickayla Mackey and Miranda Bradley contributed strong games on the mound and in the field for the Thunderbolts.  The Bulldogs were paced by Ava Murphy, Jenna Cox, Kathleeen Duggan and Victoria Venus whose hits advanced runners and scored runs. With Toni Ondris playing great behind the plate, the Bulldogs received strong pitching efforts from Meaghan McCaffrey and Mikaylah Dalton. The Bulldogs prevailed by a 15-5 score.

MAA Soccer

Mineola Red Tops White In Girls Soccer

Melissa Pereira’s two goals led the way as the Red team topped the White 3-0 in a well-played game by both teams on April 20.  Pereira also played solid in goal for her team in the second half, making crucial saves off close-in shots by Kaitlin Nikolic, Megan Russelman and Roisin Daly.  Keriann Zappalla also scored for the Red.  Jenna Anderson, Christina Hefele, Paulina Sanchez and Diana Carvalho each played exceptional games for their teams on defense.

News

Last year, the Mineola Fire Department initiated an Adopt-A-Hydrant program to offer residents and businesses an opportunity to enhance their fire protection by providing a simple service to the village, caring for a fire hydrant. The MFD is looking for adopters once again.

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth stopped by the latest meeting of the Williston Park Chamber of Commerce at the iHop in Williston Park.  Bosworth updated chamber members on the latest happenings in the Town including the proposed 2015 budget, the Veterans Advisory Committee, technology enhancements through the town website, mobile app and some new building department programs.  She also announced that the town will be partnering with the Small Business Saturday Coalition to promote the day on Nov. 29, to help businesses throughout the town.



Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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