The St. Aidan’s Middle School baseball team opened their inaugural spring season against St. Raymond’s of East Rockaway at Newbridge Park in Bellmore on Thursday, April 14.
With temperatures still a little cool, the first baseball game of the St. Aidan’s baseball program was played under clear blue skies, but ended in a close loss, 4-3.
St. Aidans’s pitching was strong as starting pitcher Stephen Poarch threw five innings, striking out nine and allowing only two hits. Joe Dellolio threw two innings in relief, allowing one hit and striking out six.
The offense was led by Joe Dellolio, who hit a home run to deep right-center, and Aidan Scott, who hit a RBI single in the first. Sean O’Hara also had a hit and was robbed of another base hit by a nice defensive play by St. Ray’s.
Solid defensive plays were made by Aidan Scott at third, Joe Dellolio at shortstop, Kevin Meegan at catcher and Patrick Solosky at first.
The St. Aidan’s Middle School Baseball team is in their inaugural season and plays in the Catholic Middle Schools Athletic Association (CMSAA). The team plays against other Long Island Catholic Middle Schools around Nassau County. The team is coached by Manager Ken Solosky and St. Aidan Alumni Coaches Liam O’Gara and Kenny Solosky.