Recapping an eventful weekend for local baseball

Recapping an eventful weekend for local baseball

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Recapping an eventful weekend for local baseball

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This past weekend provided a whirlwind of news and successes for local baseball teams and players. If you were focused on one thing, you may have missed another.

Let’s recap (with links).

Iona Prep's Billy Gerken is congratulated after scoring a run in the first inning against Msgr. Farrell during the CHSAA "AA" baseball championship final at St. John's University in Queens June 10, 2016.

Iona Prep’s Billy Gerken is congratulated after scoring a run in the first inning against Msgr. Farrell during the CHSAA "AA" baseball championship final at St. John’s University in Queens June 10, 2016.

IONA PREP WINS THE CHSAA

STORY : The Gaels caught fire at the end of the season and never looked back. They went unbeaten in the CHSAA “AA” championship tournament, including a no-hitter from Joe LaSorsa against Xaverian, a 13-0 rout of fellow Westchester resident Kennedy and finally a 5-4 win in extra innings against 2015 champ Monsignor Farrell. Leif Skodnick was on hand for the title-clinching win on Friday.

VIDEO : Seth Harrison captured the game-winning rally, which was capped by Michael Gorman’s walk-off single.

Danny Capra celebrates after catching the final out as North Salem won the Class C baseball state championship at Conlon Field in Binghamton on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Danny Capra celebrates after catching the final out as North Salem won the Class C baseball state championship at Conlon Field in Binghamton on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

NORTH SALEM CAPTURES CLASS C STATE TITLE

STORY : The Tigers hung up 21 runs in two games on Saturday to breeze to the Class C state title. Danny Capra was a whiz on the mound in the first game, tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings with nine strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Immaculate Heart Central. And after taking an 11-1 lead in the final against Avon, North Salem held off a late rally for an 11-8 championship win.

VIDEO : Frank Becerra Jr. was there to capture the moment when the Tigers received a hero’s welcome back home in North Salem.

Ketcham baseball falls to Webster Schroeder in the state semifinal on Saturday.

Ketcham baseball falls to Webster Schroeder in the state semifinal on Saturday.

KETCHAM COMES UP SHORT IN THE STATE SEMIS

STORY : After trailing for most of the game, the Indians tied it on Nick Shepheard’s RBI bunt single in the bottom of the sixth, but a victory wasn’t meant to be. Webster Schroeder scored three in the top of the seventh to take a 7-4 lead that it would never relinquish. Stephen Haynes has the story.

East Ramapo senior Jeffry Parra was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 24th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday.

East Ramapo senior Jeffry Parra was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 24th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday.

FOUR FROM SECTION 1 TAKEN IN THE MLB DRAFT

STORY : East Ramapo catcher Jeffry Parra (24th round to the San Francisco Giants), Rye right-hander George Kirby (32nd round to the Mets), Suffern catcher Matt Popowitz (36th round to the Miami Marlins) and Albertus Magnus right-hander James Reilly (38th round to the Seattle Mariners) were all selected on Saturday.

COLUMN : The 2016 MLB Draft was littered with players from New York State, including third overall pick Ian Anderson and four players from Section 1. No matter how these latest draftees develop, MLB teams and their executives are clearly beginning to take the Northeast more seriously.

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