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The Top Spot:
The Rye Recreation Department is hosting a co-ed summer basketball clinic beginning Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 3 to August 9.
The clinic is located at Recreation Park and Grades 3-5 are from 5-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 are from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
To register, visit Rye Recreation at 281 Midland Ave in Rye or call 967-2535. The cost for residents is $160 and for nonresidents is $185.
College Sports Notebook:
Cortland Baseball Advances:Juniors Andrew Pezzuto of Hastings and John Adornetto of Commack, and senior Matt June of Colonie each had two hits as the SUNY Cortland baseball team advanced in the NCAA Division III Baseball World Series with a 5-4 victory over Whitworth (WA) University in Grand Chute, WI.Pezzuto went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs for the Red Dragons, who lifted their record to 41-8-1 and nailed down at least a fourth-place finish nationally.The Red Dragons added a key insurance run in the seventh when Pezzuto doubled and later scored.Whitworth drew with a run in the eighth inning before veteran senior Brendan Hourihan of Yorktown Heights shut the door, tying a school record with his 71st career pitching appearance. The Lakeland HS alum currently shares the record with Chris Fuller, who pitched from 1996-99.Whitworth, which advanced to the World Series in its first-ever NCAA Division III tournament appearance, finishes with a 31-16-1 record.
Jaspers Sparkle Again:
Manhattan College is the MAAC Baseball Champion, again. The Jaspers completed the improbable feat of winning four games in three days to come out of the elimination bracket and win the program’s second straight conference title. The Jaspers finished off a remarkable run with a 3-2 victory over Canisius (33-27) in 11 innings at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. Manhattan juniors Joe Rock of Carmel and Kennedy Catholic, Ramon Ortega of Miami, FL, Brendan Slattery of Danbury, CT, and Nick Camastro of Lagrangeville were named to the MAAC all-Tournament Team. Rock, an alum of Kennedy Catholic HS, smashed the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday to help the Jaspers avoid elimination against Canisius. The Jaspers (33-25) earned their fourth berth into the NCAA Tournament in program history.
- Assistant coach Priscilla Edwards, who helped guide the St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, has accepted the same position at St. John’s University. Edwards and head coach Jim Crowley led the Bonnies to a program-best 31 victories. Sparked by junior guard Alaina Walker of Pomona, an alumna of Albertus Magnus, the Bonnies advanced to the Sweet 16 before being eliminated.
- Pitcher Chris Rubio was placed on the disabled list by the Rockland Boulders of the Can-Am League, retroactive to May 23. The Boulders, who were visiting the New Jersey Jackals for a game at 11:05 a.m. today, added outfielder Chris Valencia, a 2005 draft pick of the Yankees, to the 22-man active roster. The Boulders and Jackals meet again on Thursday night at 7:05 before Rockland returns home Friday night for a scheduled three-game weekend series against the Quebec Les Capitales at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.
- The Manhattan College baseball team worked out on Tuesday before departing for the NCAA Tournament, traveling to the Columbia Regional to face 2011 national champion South Carolina (40-17) on Friday at 4 p.m. The game, in Columbia, SC, will be televised on ESPNU. The Jaspers (33-25) were the only team in the country to post an undefeated home record, going 18-0 at Van Cortlandt Park in Riverdale. Key members on the club include rookie hurler Mike Scarinci of Nanuet, senior hurler Mike Giordano of Bedford, and junior outfielder Joe Rock of Carmel.
· John Jay HS graduate Tyler Granelli of North Salem won 16-of-26 faceoffs as top-ranked Salisbury (MD) University outlasted second-ranked SUNY Cortland, 14-10, in the NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. Salisbury repeated as national champion and finished the season 23-0, while previously unbeaten Cortland ended at 21-1.
Weekly Sports Poll:
Both the Yankees and Mets have surprised fans this season. This week’s sports poll asks The Yankees are fighting to get out of the cellar in the AL East, while the Mets are actually competitive for the first time in years.
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