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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

In a typical Long Island community packed with houses and backyards, there are a couple of acres of open land of community gardens where people are growing basil and dahlias and roses and cabbages—people like Terry Dunckey of Westbury and Peg Woerner of Great Neck, tending their small plots and helping to promote sustainable and organic practices.

East Meadow Farm, off Merrick Avenue, is owned by Nassau County and operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Nassau County. Previously it was a family-owned farm that was purchased by the county through the Environment Bond Act Program, a $150 million program that called for, among several mandates, the preservation of 400 acres of open space. In 2009, CCE of Nassau was awarded the lease to the land and in January 2012 took possession of the property. East Meadow Farm is a place where we can get the best advice on how to make our gardens grow without harming the earth. Part of the CCE’s original proposal was the establishment of a farmer’s market and, now, the market is open two days a week, a place to purchase organic vegetables and flowers during the growing season.

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say they’re still investigating locations in the Mineola School District, while leaning towards installing cameras near the North Side or Willets Road schools in the East Williston School District. Cameras could begin operation in September.


Sports

Nobody wants to make excuses, but sometimes when the injury bug hits, it’s impossible to overcome. Mineola Mustangs football head coach Dan Guido, entering his 28th season at helm, knows the injuries were the cause for their first-round defeat at the hands of the West Hempstead Rams last November.

“There was too many injuries on the offensive line last season,” said Guido. “It was supposed to be our strength and it ended up being a weak link by the end of the season.”

Even with those injuries, the Mustangs went 4-4 during the regular season.

The BU15 Mineola Revolution were crowned champions of the Roar at the Shore Tournament 2014 in West Islip on Aug. 10. After dropping the opener 2-0 against North Valley Stream, Mineola bounced back to beat Freeport Premiere 2-1.

The Revolution’s offense exploded in the third game as they beat West Islip 7-0. Mineola’s final game pitted them against Quickstrike FC, which entered the contest without a loss and within a point of winning the tournament.


Calendar

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Mineola Village Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Board Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



Columns

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

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