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Mineola Hurricanes News

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.

Two runs in the top of the second helped the Hurricanes close its deficit to 5-4. A fielder’s choice set off the Hurricanes rally. Finally, Jack got McManus to ground out to end the threat.

 

The Saints added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Nick kicked things off with a double, bringing home Aidan, Ryan and Nicky.

 

Four runs in the top of the sixth helped the Hurricanes close its deficit to 9-8. An RBI single by Phil Macchietto, a two-run single by Andrew Pizzardi, and a fielder’s choice fueled the Hurricanes’ comeback. Jake got Dominick Ferreira to strike out to end the game.

 

Pizzardi went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Hurricanes. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Jake got the win in relief for St. Joseph’s Saints. Jake pitched one inning and allowed no runs.

 

St. Joseph’s Saints was sparked by Nick and Jonathan, who teamed up for five hits and five RBIs. Macchietto took the loss for Mineola Hurricanes. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

 

Hurricanes Lose By Two

The Mineola Hurricanes came out firing, but couldn’t hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 7-5 ball game against the St. Joseph’s Saints in game two of the double header.

 

In the bottom of the first, the Hurricanes got things going when T.J. McManus singled. A stolen base then moved McManus from first to second. Kevin Pusey singled, plating McManus. Pusey scored on a ground out by Blake Bastos to jump out to an early 2-0 lead.

 

The Saints took the lead in the third inning when Nick doubled to centerfield plating Jonathan B and then scoring on a throwing error to go up 3-2.

 

The Hurricanes survived the Saints’ surge and put up three runs of its own in the third. Mineola Hurricanes scored on a three-run home run by Pusey to go ahead 5-3. The Saints got two runs in the sixth to tie the game with an RBI Triple by Derek and an RBI Single by Jack.

 

In the top of the seventh, the Saints, Nicky and Ryan, scored on a two-run error to pad their lead. Kevin Pusey racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Hurricanes. He singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning. John got the win in relief for St. Joseph’s Saints. John pitched four innings and allowed no runs.


News

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.

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.


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


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