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Power rankings: Long Island baseball (6/7)

by Eddie G on
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 9:25 PM

Power rankings: Long Island baseball (6/7)
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Final Long Island baseball power rankings as of June 12

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
1
16-4
2

Jason Diaz struck out 10, scattered four hits and walked just two on 95 pitches and Chris Cappas drove in Andrew Russell with an RBI single in the first inning in a 1-0 win over St. John the Baptist as the Firebirds captured a second straight NSCHSAA title without allowing a postseason run. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
2
23-6
2

The Warriors beat Sutherland, 5-1, in the New York State Class A semifinals to book a second consecutive trip to the state final. However, Wantagh's bid to capture two straight state titles fell just short in a 2-0 loss to Vestal. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
24-2
1

Brian Morrell settled down after giving up four runs in the first inning and gave up just one hit over the last five innings, retiring 15 of 18 batters, Joe Luppens and Vin Uzzi had a pair of run-scoring singles in a 4-2 loss to Wantagh in the Long Island Class A final. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
4
23-7
4

Powered by Andrew Primm's three-run triple in the sixth inning, the Chiefs defeated Rochester McQuaid, 7-1, in the New York State Class AA semifinals. Massapequa reached the state final for the first time since 2008, but the Chiefs fell to Liverpool, 4-1. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
5
22-4
5

Cole Sass had an RBI-single and Jake Krzemienski had a bases-loaded, two-out single in a three-run fifth inning in an 8-4 loss to Massapequa in the Long Island Class AA final. It comes on the heels of a first county title in 20 years. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
6
19-8
6

Greg Tsouprakos had a two-run single, Joe Valentino had a sacrifice fly and Tommy Parson had an RBI-single in a four-run fifth inning, but the Lions fell to Commack, 8-6, in Game 2 of the Suffolk Class AA finals. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
22-5
7

Mark Faello pitched six solid innings, Nick Franco had an RBI single in the sixth inning to lead the Hawks to a 5-4 win over Massapequa in Game 1 of the Nassau Class A finals. Plainview JFK dropped the final two games of the series. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
20-6-1
8

Kenny McCadden had a two-run single, driving in Garrett Going and Rich Marooney, in the first inning, but the Trojans fell to Wantagh, 4-2, in Game 3 of the best-of-three Nassau Class A finals. Next: Season complete
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
9
13-10
9

Ryan Watson went 2-for-3, Leo Clarke had an infield single, Matt Archer singled to right and Nick Jack allowed one earned run on four hits, striking out three with three walks in a 1-0 loss to Kellenberg in the NSCHSAA final. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
17-5-1
10

Matt Carey only allowed one run in eight innings, but the Sailors fell to Massapequa, 2-1, in 11 innings as the Chiefs swept a best-of-three Nassau Class AA semifinal series. Next: Season complete 

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