The Pearl River baseball team will play rival Tappan Zee in the Billy Kayser-Chris Bello Memorial game 7 p.m. tonight at Veterans Memorial Field in Orangeburg.
Last year, the teams agreed to play the game in place of the Billy Kayser Memorial Tournament that Pearl River had hosted in the past, mostly due to the reduction in the number of games allowed from 24 to 20.
Billy Kayser was a junior at Pearl River High School when he died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident April 3, 20003.
Chris Bello was a Tappan Zee High School graduate who died in a car accident eight years ago.
Last year, the teams played the game with wood bats. Pearl River won, 5-3.
This year’s game will be played with the same metal bats the teams normally play with due to the cost of buying enough wooden bats.
The two teams have met once this season in league play, with Pearl River winning, 8-3, at Tappan Zee April 24.
The teams were scheduled to play at Pearl River April 23, but that game was rained out and will be made up Friday May 18 at 4 p.m.
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Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Game: Pearl River vs. Nanuet
Result: Pearl River won, 12-4
Highlights: Allison Cook scored four times as the Pirates beat Nanuet 12-4 yesterday at home. Kiera McMullan added three goals for the Pirates.
Shannon Booth scored all four goals for the Golden Knights.
Game: Pearl River vs. Beacon
Highlights: Beacon picked up four runs in the seventh inning to overcome the early Pirate deficit. John Doherty, Richie Masley and Jake Tedesco each scored for Pearl River in the loss.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse
Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Peekskill
Score: Peekskill Won 11-10
Highlights: Robert Lyles scored eight goals and assisted on another for Peekskill in the win. Matt Cabillis and Joe Hennessy each scored three goals for the Falcons.
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Tappan Zee
Score: Albertus Magnus Won 13-9
Scognamiglio Named Top Rockland Winter Sports Female Athlete
Pearl River girls basketball player Christa Scognamiglio Suffern hockey player John Redgate were named the top female and male senior athletes respectively in Rockland County for the 2011-12 winter sports season.
The athletic directors at each of the 11 high schools in Pearl River nominated a male and female athlete from the winter sports season. Scognamiglio and boys basketball player Joey Clinton were the Pearl River nominees.
In baseball, Pearl River will host Tappan Zee at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg in the Billy Kayser-Chris Bello Game at 7 p.m.
In boys lacrosse, Pearl River heads to Tappan Zee at 7:30 p.m.
In boys tennis, Albertus Magnus heads to Pearl River at 4 p.m.
In baseball, Albertus Magnus will host Marlboro at Pecks Pond at 4:15 p.m.
In boys lacrosse, Albertus Magnus will host Burke Catholic at 4:30 p.m.
In softball, Albertus Magnus heads to Beacon at 4:30 p.m.
Weekly Sports Poll:
This week’s sports poll asks Wednesday night the Rangers picked up a huge three overtime victory as they beat Washington 2-1 and 70% of the time the team that wins a multiple overtime game they go on to win the series. The series continues Saturday afternoon on NBC at 12:30 p.m.
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