A busy weekend of tournaments kicked off on Thursday, with the Beacon Spring Bash getting underway at Dutchess Stadium. Beacon defeated Arlington B, 13-3, and Spackenkill beat Albertus Magnus, 7-5, to advance to the semifinals on Saturday at Dutchess Stadium.
Beacon and Spackenkill will play the winners of Wallkill-John Jay-EF and Cornwall-Waverly, who will play at Dutchess Stadium on Friday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
Ossining will host the second annual Christian Federico tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Anne M. Dorner Middle School. The tournament is dedicated to the late Federico (pictured to the right), who tragically passed away three years ago due to heart complications while jogging at the University of Maryland, where he was attending.
“There are very few things in life that make me shed a tear, (but) I can’t think of a time that I didn’t really think about Christian and didn’t have to wipe a few tears away,” Ossining coach Bill Casey said. “He made such an imprint with me on how I want my players and my children to act like. I feel for his parents, Lou and Luanne. He was their only child and the love and relationships they shared were incredible. It always makes me cherish the relationships that I am blessed to have.”
On Saturday, Saunders will play Scarsdale at 11 a.m. and Byram Hills will play Ossining at 2 p.m. The consolation game will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, with the final being played at 2 p.m.
Harrison will host the second annual Dave Basso tournament, which kicked off on Thursday with Valhalla defeating Westlake 3-2. Harrison will play Horace Greeley in the other first round game on Friday, with tournament picking back up at Harrison on Saturday. Westlake will play the Harrison-Greeley loser in the consolation final at 11 a.m., with Valhalla playing the winner in the championship at 2 p.m.
Port Chester will host the Anthony Foust tournament on Saturday. In the first round, Rye will play Blind Brook at 11 a.m. at Recreation Park, and Rye Neck will play Port Chester at 2 p.m. at Port Chester HS. The consolation final will be played at 2 p.m. at Recreation Park, with the championship final being played simultaneously at Port Chester HS.
Lakeland will host the Dan Vize tournament on Saturday, with games being played at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. It will feature Hen Hud, Croton-Harmon, Putnam Valley and the Hornets.
No-no for Iona: Iona Prep’s Ryan Doty hurled a no-hitter in a 14-0 win at Mount St. Michael on Tuesday.
“Ryan had a great tempo and kept the defense involved in the game,” Iona Prep coach Ryan Mahoney said. “He attacked hitters during the game and worked ahead in the count (64 strikes out of 81 pitches). It’s not every day you see a no-hitter, so it is a great accomplishment for Ryan and his teammates.”
Doty finished the game with six strikeouts, allowing three runners to reach base (two walks, one HBP).
Big win for Yonkers: After stumbling out of the gate to start the season, Yonkers came up with one of the biggest wins in program history on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs knocked off defending Class A champ Harrison with a 10-5 win, with Jean Mejia leading the way with three RBI. Yonkers started the season 0-2, but has won four of six since.
The Bulldogs ultimate goal is postseason success in Class A after a first round exit last year.
“It was a great win for the program that we are still trying to build, but it’s just a stepping stone to where we want to be,” Yonkers coach Mike Amendola said. “We aspire to one day be with the likes of Harrison on a yearly basis. Like any other high school team, we are not good enough to turn a switch on and off.”
Red-hot Foxes: Since losing its home opener against Mamaroneck last Thursday, Fox Lane has been on a tear.
The Foxes have won three games in a row over Ossining, Briarcliff and Port Chester by a combined score of 52-0. Regarded as one of the top offenses in the state, coach Matt Hillis noted that he has never been apart of such a lopsided scoring streak.
“We have been placing a huge emphasis on being disciplined at the plate, while thinking oppo,” he said, referring to driving the ball to the opposite field.
Fox Lane is scheduled to play at New Rochelle on Friday.