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Daily Sports Digest: Pearl River Tennis, Baseball Start Season on the Right Foot

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The Pirates opened up tennis Friday night against East Ramapo and .

Pearl River won all four doubles matches in convincing fashion as they beat East Ramapo 5-2. Pearl River’s first doubles team of Brendan McIntyre and Jared Schlosser defeated East Ramapo’s Devan Patadia and Samer Busat 6-0,6-4.

The Pirates will be at home again on Wednesday as they take on Clarkstown South at 4 p.m.

Weekend Results:

Sport: Baseball (Friday)

Game: Byram Hills vs. Pearl River

Score:

Highlights: Senior Brendan Ryan pitched a gem to open up the season as the southpaw struck out nine and gave up four hits in over six innings of work. Conor Madigan led the offense with two hits and a run and Jordan Mendelson drove in two runs in the victory.

Brian Skelly scored the only run for Byram Hills.

Sport: Boys and Girls Track and Field

Event: Pirate Relays (Saturday)

Highlights: The North Rockland boys and Bronxville girls won the team competitions in the Pirate Relays at Pearl River. Full results for the meet can be found here

Sport: Boys Lacrosse (Saturday)

Game: Pearl River vs. North Rockland

Score: North Rockland Won 12-2

Highlights: Tom Ginty led the way for North Rockland as he scored five times, Ryan Johnson added another four goals and Brian Michella had nine saves in the win.

Matt Bosco scored both Pirate goals in defeat.

Sport: Girls Lacrosse (Saturday)

Game: Albertus Magnus vs. Pleasantville

Score: Albertus Magnus Won 12-6

Highlights: Casey Slivestri scored six times as the Falcons cruised to victory over Pleasantville. Mikaela Connell scored three times and Madison Kandoth scored twice in the win.

Today’s Schedule:

In boys and girls track and field, Pearl River will compete at home against Nyack at 4:30 p.m.

In boys golf, Pearl River will play Nyack at Blue Hill Golf Course at 3:30 p.m.

In girls lacrosse, Albertus Magnus will host Hastings at 4:15 p.m.

In boys tennis, Albertus Magnus will head to East Ramapo at 4 p.m.

Rain Forces Postponement of Little League Opening Day

Pearl River Little League postponed its opening day ceremonies and opening games Saturday due to rain overnight and the inclement weather in the forecast. 

The opening ceremonies will now be held at 10:30 a.m. April 14, but games scheduled for today, Tuesday and Wednesday will go on as scheduled.

College Sports Notebook

Spartans flying high

On a roll following their sixth straight victory—a non-conference 8-5 win over Bridgeport--the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans host Molloy College today at 3:30 p.m. at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.

The Spartans, who have won 15 of their last 19 to improve to 17-8 overall, travel to Dobbs Ferry on Wednesday for an East Coast Conference tilt, and will be back at PBP on Thursday at 4 p.m. for a showdown against LeMoyne College, another East Region power.

Junior Frank Salerno of New City continues to lead STAC in hitting with an impressive .389 average, while George Wargo of West Haverstraw is batting at a .318 clip.

On the hill, Matt Marotta of Suffern tops the list with a 1.45 ERA, while Mike Roestenberg of Long Island is pitching to a 1.50 ERA, Ken Frawley of White Plains is at .189 and Joe DePool of New City sports a 2.25.

Steinberg, Scarlet Knights upended

Senior midfielder Ali Steinberg of Suffern was held in check as the Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team came up just short in an upset bid against undefeated Notre Dame at the RU Turf Field in Piscataway, NJ.

Steinberg, who is leading the Scarlet Knights with 27 points on 20 goals and seven assists, was held to just four shots and one goal as Rutgers was overtaken, 13-12, in overtime by the Irish (8-0).

Steinberg also leads the club in shots with 49, but Danielle Mascera of Verona, NJ, helped to pick up the slack with a personal-best five assists.

Mascera added a goal to pace the Scarlet Knights (5-4) with six points, while junior midfielder Stephanie Anderson of Wading River posted three goals for RU.

Steinberg & Co. visit Villanova on Thursday for a game at 6 p.m., and then travel to Syracuse on Saturday for a 1 p.m. confrontation.

Mortarboard musings

  • Dominican College’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) home softball double-header has been rescheduled for April 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chargers field. The Chargers, who are rolling along at 18-8, host the University of Massachusetts-Lowell on Wednesday for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. Junior Delaney Childers, who is 11-4 with a 0.68 ERA on the mound, also leads the team in hitting with a .422 average. Ashley Corrao of Staten Island has a club-high 21 RBI, with a .391 ERA for veteran coach Joe Burbridge.
  • Bryan Greig of New City is 1-0 with a very-fine 1.89 ERA for the Mercy College baseball team that hosts St. Thomas Aquinas College in Dobbs Ferry on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Brian McNamara of Brewster has a .245 ERA in four appearances on the mound, while Chris Salvo of Yorktown Heights is batting .225 with five RBI for the Mavericks.

Weekly Sports Poll

The men’s basketball field of 68 is down to the final two and tonight Kentucky and Kansas will battle for the 2012 championship in New Orleans. Last week’s poll asked who you thought would win this year’s title and overwhelmingly the Patch public with over 50 percent of the vote.

April is finally here and Major League Baseball season begins later this week so naturally this week’s poll deals with America’s favorite pastime. Baseball changed their rules and this year the playoffs could include three teams from one division but this week we are asking you ?

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