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Hurricanes Sports News

Mineola Best Saints

The Mineola Hurricanes recently pounded the L.I. Saints 11-4 at Terry Farrell Park in Huntington in six innings. Chris Marotta got it done on the hill on the way to his first win of the season. He allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four, walked three and surrendered two hits. Jake Christianson took the loss for L.I. Saints. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked two and struck out seven. The Hurricanes didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the second inning when it scored on a two-run triple by Kevin Pusey.

Mineola Hurricanes piled on three more runs in the top of the third. TJ McManus singled, scoring AJ Henriquez to kick things off.

Mineola scored five runs in the sixth on an RBI triple by Connor Eakin, a groundout by Marotta, an RBI single by Patrick O’Gara, and a two-run double by Jack Mackay.

One run in the bottom of the fifth helped L.I. Saints close its deficit to 6-4. An RBI single by Tom Biryla sparked L.I. Saints’ rally. McManus ended the inning by getting Liam Weigele to fly out. Mineola scored five more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Mineola Wins Tight Game

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Sunday as the Mineola Hurricanes outscored the L.I. Saints 14-13 in six innings recently. The teams totaled 33 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.

The top of the first saw the  Saints take an early 4-0 lead. Tom Biryla started the rally for L.I. Saints with a single. Dom Bosco singled, scoring Jake Christianson. More runs came home for  Saints when Tom

Biryla scored on an RBI single by Goe Cartisano and Dom Bosco and Goe Cartisano scored on a two-run single by Jack Chinsky.

The Hurricanes answered Saints’ top inning with four runs of its own in the third. Mineola Hurricanes scored on an RBI triple by Connor Eakin, an RBI single by Phil, and a two-run single by Kevin Pusey. Mineola took the lead in the fifth inning and held on for the victory. Mineola Hurricanes went up for good on an RBI double by Jack Mackay off Tom Biryla, plating Patrick O’Gara.

TJ McManus led the team in hits with three hits. Patrick O’Gara led the team in walks with 2.

Philip Macchietto got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings. Macchietto struck out two, walked two and gave up three hits.

Hurricanes Fall To Central Islip

The Mineola Hurricanes fell 11-1 to the Central Islip Cougars at Eastview Field in Central Islip on Tuesday, June 23. Trevor Esparza recorded the win for the Cougars. He allowed one run over four innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered two hits.

The Cougars were sparked by Jraven Keet and Anthony Golobil, who teamed up for five hits and seven RBIs.

Blake Bastos was charged with the loss for the Hurricanes. He lasted just three innings, walked two, struck out seven, and allowed four runs. The game was never in doubt after the first inning, as the Cougars scored three runs on a triple by Anthony Golobil.

The fourth inning saw the Hurricanes score its only run of the day on a groundout by Chris Marotta plating John Guiffre. The Cougars quickly matched the Hurricanes ‘s inning with a six-run  inning of its own in the bottom of the fourth to put the game out of reach.

News

A contingent of 80 Mineola runners embarked on their first trek to lower Manhattan last year for the Tunnel To Towers 5K Run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel toward the World Trade Center site. This year, the United Mavericks, a networking group of local business people that support local charities and causes, are gearing up surpass that number.

Mavericks reps say they’re half way to gathering 1,000 people to run in the event’s 13th year on Saturday, Sept. 28.

 

The run honors a fireman Stephen Siller, who was enjoying a day off planning to play golf before he learned the Twin Towers were hit by two airplanes during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He was one of the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.

As the night sky fell on Memorial Park last Thursday, Mineola residents and officials paused to remember the almost 3,000 lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

Mayor Scott Strauss, a former NYPD EMS worker and 9/11 first responder, was one of the many who rushed into Manhattan after the attacks, searching the rubble for survivors. He was part of the rescue effort that saved the lives of Port Authority Police officers Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin.


Sports

Though it had already hosted the series of lacrosse games during the regular season this past spring, Chaminade High School’s new Gold Star Stadium was officially christened on Saturday, Sept. 6, named in honor of the 56 alumni who had perished during combat.

 

“Tradition holds that when one dies in the service a gold star is given to the family,” said Chaminade President Bro. Thomas Cleary. “Our 56 Gold Star Alumni are honored for their selflessness, courage, and integrity.”

Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

International Night - September 18

Bereavement Support Group - September 19


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