2016 Suffern Mounties
Coach — Ron Gamma
How many years coaching at current school? 32.
How did your team fare last season?
League: 4-4; third place tie.
No. 9 Seed in the Section 1 Class AA Tournament.
Quarterfinal loss to No. 1 seed RC Ketcham, 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Justin Weisberg, Gabe Cohen, Brian Nugent, Kevin Horowitz, Jeff Alvarez, Pierce Mariquit, Dom Iemma, Brandon Donato and John Napier.
Who are your key returning players?
Dan Blake – Catcher – Senior
Brad Perich – Pitcher – Senior
Dave Gerzog – Pitcher – Senior
Joe Attard – First Base – Senior
Danny Lynch – Pitcher – Senior
Noah Danzig – Pitcher – Senior
Matt Popowitz – Utility – Senior
Mike Smith – SS – Junior
Jack Schnell – CF/P – Junior
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? Replacing Justin Weisberg and Kevin Horowitz will not be easy. However, all 17 players on the roster are effective pitchers. All 17 have been working to be game ready by opening day. Each member of the staff brings something different and unique to the mound. Pitching coach JR Randazzo is excited to have Brad Perich, Dave Gerzog and Jack Schnell as 1-2-3 in the Mounties rotation.
Your lineup? Although there is nothing like the “real thing” of competition, with only one scrimmage under our belt, as of this early point in the season I am cautiously optimistic we will score runs.
Your defense? Defensively we are a work in progress. Replacing last year’s double play combo of Pierce Mariquit and Dominic Iemma and the spectacular defensive play of third baseman Gabe Cohen will be challenging. However, coach (Chris) Michie and I are excited at the prospects our young players have demonstrated so far.
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? We expect to be “in the mix” for a league title and to carry that momentum into the demanding Section 1 Tournament.
When is your opening game? We open the season on April 2 at home vs. Stepinac, hosting the sixth annual Pat Faherty Memorial Tournament.
On deck: Dobbs Ferry
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