2016 Pearl River Pirates
Coach — Mike Oliva
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? This will be my third season as head baseball coach at Pearl River HS.
How did your team fare last season? 9 wins, 13 losses. Lost to Rye 3-1 in the first round of the Class A playoffs.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Danny Campbell.
Who are your key returning players?
Sean Flaherty, So. C
Kevin Scrima, Jr. P/OF
Pat Bateman, Sr. Capt. SS
Matt DiLorenzo, Sr. Capt. P/1B
Perry Quaranti Sr. Capt. 3B/C/P
Dolan Ocasal Jr. 2B
Tim Urban Sr. P/OF
Matt Patrone Sr. P/OF
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? We feel very good about our pitching this season. We return a lot of key arms from last year, and with the addition of Chris Sabino and other newcomers we have quality arms throughout our pitching staff.
Your lineup? Most of our lineup returns from last season. We have good speed that can put pressure on the defense, and with the addition of Sabino, we also have some guys that can drive the baseball.
Your defense? Our defense is the strength of our baseball team and will give us an opportunity to win each game.
How would you describe your philosophy on how the game should be played? We like to play an aggressive style of baseball offensively. We work hard on playing clean defense, throwing strikes and dominating the routine play.
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? We like our chances this year. Our league and our class is very competitive and we feel we can compete with every team we face.
When is your opening game? Saunders on April 1.
On deck: Scarsdale
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