The Carey Seahawks defeated the Roslyn Bulldogs 8-3 in baseball on Monday afternoon, led by starting pitcher Dom Rutigliano.
Rutigliano struck out 11 batters through 6 ⅔ innings and allowed two hits while Kevin Bell and Matt Cosgrove each drove in two runs for Carey.
Chris Scheel, Ben Faber and Ethan Lipetz each drove in a run to pace Roslyn’s offense.
Roslyn head coach Dan Freeman said they couldn’t get going offensively against Rutigliano after a three run first inning.
“We didn’t hit the ball well after the first inning,” Freeman said. “He’s a very good pitcher. He threw very hard and tossed a lot of strikes.”
In the bottom of the first inning, Roslyn took a 3-0 lead with back to back singles by Scheel and Faber and an RBI ground out by Lipetz.
In the top of the fifth, Carey put up six runs to take a 6-3 lead after chasing Lipetz.
A two run single by Bell got them within a run and a throwing error allowed Carey to tie the game at three.
After an intentional walk to Tyler Demeo, Dan Conte and Matt Cosgrove followed up with an RBI single and a two run double respectively.
Roslyn outfielder Robbie Pomerantz said giving up the lead hurt them and made them lose their focus.
“We played well the whole game but that one inning just killed us,” Pomerantz said. “I thought that our defense was good besides that inning. Once we were down, we needed to stay focused and I think we lost our focus.”
Carey added two more runs in the top of the sixth inning on a single by Vic Denicola and a wild pitch, as they went on to win 8-3.
Monday, May 1
Mineola defeated Locust Valley 5-4. Eddie Pardo’s bases-loaded fielder’s choice and an error brought in the tying and winning runs in the top of the sixth inning for Mineola. The runner going to second base was tagged out, but the ensuing throw to first was errant, leading to two runs. Earlier, Mike Conway walked with the bases loaded to tie the game at three while Marc Giordano went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base for Mineola.
Mepham defeated Great Neck South 11-2. Kevin Chaimowitz led Mepham by going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs while Mike Valentino went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run.
Herricks defeated Baldwin 12-4. Brian Diaz led Herricks by going 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Jericho defeated Sewanhaka 10-0. Jericho pitcher Spencer Russell allowed four hits and struck out eight while Joe Niemir hit a home run. Julian Drew went 3-for-4 with two doubles while Kevin Paek went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for Jericho.
Garden City defeated Manhasset 3-1. Garden City pitcher Andrew Nagel struck out six and allowed two hits and two walks. Rich Maroney went 1-for-2 with a home run while Garrett Going went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Garden City.
Hewlett defeated New Hyde Park 5-4. Hewlett reliever Jason Barry got the final batter of the game to ground out to Jake Zucker at third base with the tying run on third after entering the inning with one out and runners on second and third with a two-run lead. Hewlett starting pitcher Matt Kim tossed six innings and allowed no earned runs on eight hits while striking out four.
Wheatley defeated Friends Academy 11-1. Brian Doria led Wheatley by going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs. Will Feil went 2-for-2 with a homerun and two RBIs while Mike Cunney went 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs for Wheatley.
Floral Park defeated Valley Stream North 4-3. Kyle Bacchus led Floral Park by going 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bacchus hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning to give Floral Park a 4-2 lead. Floral Park reliever Chris Leary struck out the final two batters with the go-ahead and tying run on base to earn his second save of the season.