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Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/27)

by Eddie G on
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 2:28 PM

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (4/27)

Ward Melville celebrates their extra-inning win over Half Hollow Hills West in a Class AA first-round playoff game on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Ward Melville High School.

Photo by Bob Sorensen

Long Island baseball power rankings as of April 26

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
1
8-2
3

Jack Peluso drove in Shane Sullivan in the fourth inning for the lone run of the game and Matt Aufiero struck out three in a complete-game, two-hit shutout to outduel Jason Diaz in a 1-0 win over Kellenberg. Next: @ No. 2 Kellenberg (April 28, 4:15 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
2
10-3
1

Chris Cappas struck out eight and walked one in a three-hit shutout and Justin Renner went 4-for-4 with three singles, a double, a run scored and an RBI in a 9-0 win to complete a three-game sweep over St. John the Baptist. Next: No. 1 Chaminade (April 28, 4:15 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
12-1
5

Brian Morrell is having a monster year at the plate. He has three home runs this week, including one in a 3-1 win over Bayport-Blue Point. The Notre Dame-commit went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Nick Manesis and Kyle Baylous had two hits apiece for the Wildcats. Next: @ Bayport-Blue Point (April 27, 4 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
4
10-0
6

Commack, Rocky Point and Southold are the only undefeated teams remaining in Suffolk, but its tough sledding ahead for the Cougars with Bay Shore and Northport coming up. Pete Theodorellis is 5-for-7 with three RBIs in the last two games. Next: @ Bay Shore (April 28, 4:15 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
5
9-1-1
NR

The Sailors, who start four sophomores, took the first two games of a three-game series with Massapequa. Matt Carey struck out 10 and gave up three runs in six innings and drove in Dylan Judd (2-for-4) in the top of the seventh and Jake Lazzarro went 2-for-5 with a single, a triple and three RBIs in a 6-4 win over the Chiefs. Next: Massapequa (April 27, 4:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
6
10-2
NR

The Patriots have won six games in a row, including a 5-0 victory over William Floyd Monday. Chris Buelher and Matt Hudzik combined to toss a four-hit shutout and Logan Doran and Jose Rosselli both scored twice. Buehler and Ben Brown are both 3-0 on the season. Next: @ William Floyd (April 27, 4:15 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
11-2
8

Jimmy Joyce struck out 10 and walked two in a four-hit shutout to improve to 6-0 on the season and John Conroy had an RBI single to drive in Vinny DeMaio in the seventh inning in a 1-0 win over South Side. Next: @ South Side (April 27, 4:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
9-3-1
NR

After taking two-of-three from MacArthur, the Trojans are in the driver’s seat to win Nassau Conference A-I. Erik Wortmann struck out nine with no walks and allowed two hits in six shutout innings and Rich Marooney, T.J. McEvoy, Anthony Riggi and Ken McCadden had two hits apiece in a 7-1 win over Great Neck South. Next: @ Great Neck South (April 27, 4:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
9
9-2
4

After back-to-back losses to Herricks and MacArthur, the Hawks defeated Long Beach, 4-0, behind a two-hit shutout by Mark Faello, who struck out eight with three walks. He also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Next: @ Long Beach (April 27, 4:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
7-3
2

After dropping the final two games of a three-game series with Chaminade, the Friars fell to Holy Trinity, 7-6, on Wednesday with Logan Vallas coming up as a hard-luck losing pitcher. Next: Holy Trinity (April 28, 4:30 p.m.)

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