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Baseball News

 

Mineola Tops Cold Spring
Harbor 12-5

 

With the Mustangs trailing 4-0 going into the third inning, big hits by Ryan Kelly and John Lusardi helped the Mustangs take the lead on March 25.

In the top of the fifth with two out, the Mustangs scored three more runs with the help of a lead-off double by sophomore Steve DePalma (with his first varsity hit), he was followed by Robbie Lang getting on  base with a walk and Mike Conte’s single. These guys were all driven home by Nick Iadevaio’s bases-clearing triple. 

 

drove home Matt Demelas and Ryan Kelly on his second hit of the day. Starting pitcher Ryan Kelly went five innings and reliever John Lusardi finished up to earn the save.

Mustangs Beat Cold Spring Harbor 15-4

On a day in which the temperature felt more like football weather, the Mineola Mustangs’ bats sizzled as they scored 15 runs on March 26. Mineola managed nine hits and took advantage of the Cold Spring Harbor pitching staff’s inability to throw strikes as they walked six times. Scoring for the Mustangs was Brendan Healey (2), Nick Iadevaio (2), Vinny Bieniek (3) John Lusardi  3), as well as Kenny Faath, James Wiercinski and Robbie Lang touched the plate. Timely hits were by Vinny Bieniek, Ryan Kelly and Robbie Lang. Bieniek pitched four solid innings while reliever Chris Farrell shut the door for the final two as the umpires stopped the game after 6 p.m. due to the cold.

Mustangs Complete CSH Sweep

The Mustangs were able to take an early lead and never look back in its 7-3 win on March 29. Nick Iadevaio drove home Mike Conte (3 runs) after Mike got on base via a walk and stole second to give the team an early 1-0 lead. In the second inning, the Mustangs responded with a four-run spot. Driving in runs were Kenny Faath with a sacrifice fly, Steve Depalma with a single, Vinny Bieniek’s fielder’s choice and Matt Demelas clutch two-out, two-strike hit. Nick Brown pinch hit a single in the fourth that kept the Mustangs rally alive and he was driven in by Demelas, who added another RBI in the fourth, giving the Mustangs a 7-0 lead. Starting pitcher Nick Iadevaio had no trouble holding on as he only allowed two hits and struck out eight batters. Robbie Lang also had two hits and two stolen bases.


News

The Village of East Williston was recently ruled against in the second round of lawsuits with neighboring Village of Williston Park involving the latter’s water rates—establishing a 13 percent increase from $3.83 per 1,000 gallons of water to $4.33.

 

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner said that the lawsuit, “still does not resolve the underlying problem between the villages, which is we feel that we’re being charged too much for water—the cost is excessive.”

 

Tanner said the village is still calculating the financial impact will be, and that the village has been making payments in escrow for every water bill received.

Only once a year a 25-foot movie screen sits in the middle of Wilson Park in Mineola, ready to entertain residents. This year’s Movie Night in the Park feature The LEGO Movie, sponsored by the Village of Mineola and Mineola Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18.

 

The event, which was free of charge to all of the moviegoers, was meant to help promote local Mineola businesses, according to president of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Bill Greene.

 

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American industry, and we feel that this is a great way of giving back to the community with hopes that they’ll remember to shop locally,” said Greene.


Sports

Runners from all over Long Island came to run at the fourth annual Katie Oppo Memorial 5K on Sunday, June 15. The runner first across the finish line was Mineola resident Michael Mariotti, general manager, owner and host of the famous local restaurant Cafe Continental in Manhasset. 

 

The day was glorious as the runners and walkers began their trek through Flower Hill from the starting line at Flower Hill Park. Organizers of this year’s event made the race a USATF Certified 5K race, timed by Long Island Race Timing. 

Hurricanes Fall To Saints

Mineola Hurricanes lost a battle of the bats on Sunday, June 29, at St. Joseph’s Field in Kings Park, falling short in a 9-8 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in the first game of a doubleheader.

The top of the first saw the Hurricanes take an early 2-0 lead. The runs came home for the Hurricanes when T.J. McManus scored on an error and Connor Eakin scored on a fielder’s choice. The Saints never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on two errors and an RBI single by Jonathan.


Calendar

Family Night - July 25

Satisfaction - July 26

Million Dollar Baby - July 29


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com