NEW YORK -- The playoff races continue to heat up as we start to see the top teams break away from the pack and position themselves for the tournament's top seeds. The PSAL made some announcements regarding the opening of nominations for the annual Exceptional Seniors Baseball Game. This year's game will feature Brooklyn & Queens vs Bronx, Manhattan & Staten Island.
In a battle of Bronx division leaders this past week James Monroe took on Herbert Lehman High School to determine the best of the Bronx at the mid way point of the season. The Lions ran into a buzz saw as the Eagles pounded out 16 hits against Lions pitching scoring 14 runs. The Lions were able to bounce back quickly the very next day with a 14 run output of their own against Evander Childs helping them stay one game behind Bronx A West division leading John F. Kennedy. The Knights have been perfect since their opening day loss to Morris Educational Campus winning their next 8 straight games catapulting them to the top of the division.
The Lions and Knights have benefited from great hitting as star players Andy Ramos and Samuel Dominguez are currently tied for PSAL lead in hits with 18 a piece. The Bronx A East is still being ruled by James Monroe as their undefeated season continues making them seem like the all around team to beat in the PSAL.
Fort Hamilton and James Madison continue to lead their divisions respectively with Madison still with an undefeated record in the Brooklyn A East division. They are trailed by Midwood High School who currently sit three games behind after back to back losses to HS Telecommunication Arts & Technology And Fort Hamilton.
The Tigers still remain in a battle with HS Telecommunication Arts & Technology And New Utrecht for sole possession of first place in the Brooklyn A East Division each team only sporting one loss entering today.
The calendar has finally turned to May so expect the competition to pick up even more as teams battle for positioning and a spot in this year's tournament.