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Plainedge Season Comes to an End in Semi Finals
The Plainedge Red Devils failed to advance to the County Finals as they lost Game 3 to North Shore 5-3. Plainedge fell behind 5-0 for the 2nd consecutive game. They rallied back to make it 5-3, but couldn't complete the comeback. Even though this team did not complete their goal of winning a County Championship, they have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. The Coaching Staff is extremely proud of how this team competed each and everyday, and more importantly how each of you conducted yourselves on and off the field. To each of our Seniors, we wish you the best in all of your future endeavors. You each have had a positive influence on this baseball program, and will always be a "Red Devil".
Plainedge Forces a Game 3......Whalen Delivers a Walk Off!!!
The Plainedge Red Devils faced elimination for the 2nd time these playoffs. the first time Plainedge was in this spot, they took a 6-0 lead after the 2nd inning. This time would be different as Plainedge fell behind 5-0 after 1 inning. Pat Reilly started for Plainedge on 3 days rest, and struggled from the beginning allowing 5 runs, 3 earned in just 2/3 of an inning. The rest of the pitching staff would pick Reilly up, as they combined for 6 1/3 innings of relief, 0 runs, and allowed only 2 hits. Jules Imkamp replaced Pat, and went 3 1/3 innings, followed by Billy Wildeman for 2 innings, and Joe Pinto for an inning. At the plate Jimmy Mendyk got Plainedge on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning with a solo HR to make it 5-1. Jimmy went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. The score would stay this way until the 5th inning, when Ryan McGrane hit a monster 2 run HR onto the football field to bring Plainedge within 2 runs. Jake Esposito would lead the bottom of the 7th off with a walk to bring the tying run to the plate. After Mcgrane and Misciagna both made outs, Jimmy Mendyk would hit an infield single, and then advanced to 2nd on an errant throw. After Vinny Ashentino was intetionally walked, Richie Whalen stepped to the plate. With Jake Esposito running for Ashentino on 1st base, and Plainedge down to it's final strike of the season, Whalen hit a 3-2 fastball that fell just in front of the centerfielder. With the runners running on the pitch, Jake Esposito would score the game winning run for Plainedge as they force a game 3. Game 3 will be played Thursday, at N. Shore HS, the winner will advance to the Nassau County Finals and play the winner of the Division/Manhasset series.
Plainedge Loses 3-2 in 8 innings
The Plainedge Red Devils lost 3-2, on a walk off HR in the bottom half of the 8th inning. Plainedge fell behind 1-0 in the 2nd inning on a safety squeeze by North Shore. In the 5th inning North Shore would score another run on a 2 out infield single. In the top half of the 6th inning, Pat Reilly would hit a 2 run pinch hit single to tie the game up. Anthony Pugliese pitcheda complete game, allowing 3 runs, 3 walks, 7 hits and struck out 2 batters. Pat Reilly will start game 2 for Plainedge at home tomorrow as they look to keep their season alive.
Plainedge Advances to The Nassau County Semi-Finals
The Plainedge Red Devils have advanced to the Nassau County Semi-Finals as they defeated Clarke 13-1 on Friday. Pat Reilly got the start for Plainedge, and was given a 2-0 lead before he threw his first pitch of the game. Plainedge got on the board in the 1st inning when Ryan McGrane led the game off with a walk, and Anthony Misciagna hit a triple to drive him in. Misciagna, who was locked in all game went 4 for 5, with 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI's on the day. Pat Reilly would start a 4 run rally in the 2nd inning with a leadoff single, and then would start a 6 run rally in the 3rd with another leadoff single. Reilly went 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 runs scored. Nolan Matthews went 2 for 3, with 2 walks, and Vinny Ashentino each went 2 for 4, each had 2 RBI's on the day. On the hill, Pat Reilly went 6 innings for the win, allowed 6 hits, struck out 3 batters, walked 3, and allowed 1 earned run. Plainedge will play North Shore in a best of 3 series, starting on Monday at North Shore HS at 12:00. This is Plainedge's 4th time in the last 5 years to reach the Semi-Finals. Anthony Pugliese will get the start for Plainedge in Game 1 on Monday.
Plainedge Forced to Play in an Elimination Game
The Plainedge Red Devils lost to Clarke 11-1, and now will play in an elimination game tomorrow at Clarke. The winner will advance to the semi-finals. Jules Imkamp started for Plainedge, and went 3 1/3 innings, allowed 4 hits, 6 runs, 4 of which were earned, and walked 4 batters. At the plate Plainedge would strand numerous runners on base, 11 total in the first 5 innings alone. Pat Reilly will get the start tomorrow for Plainedge.
Jake schozer in Newsday!!!
The Plainedge Baseball Program is extremely proud to have this young man as part of their program. Jake is the 2015 Plainedge Valedictorian. He is an extremely hard worker, and has a very bright future ahead of him. Below is a link to a list of Valedictorians across Long Island High Schools. Congratulations Jake!!!!
Pugs Goes 6 Strong....Ashentino's HR Breaks it Open!
Plainedge defeated Clarke in Rd 2 of the playoffs today by a score of 9-0. Anthony Pugliese took the hill for the Red Devils, and for the 5th time this season he did not let up a run. Pugliese pitched 6 innings, and allowed 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HB, and struck out 3 batters for the win. At the plate, Jake Esposito got Plainedge on the board in the top half of the 2nd inning, with an RBI single that scored Vinny Ashentino, who led the inning off with a walk. After Nolan Matthews scored on the next AB on an error by Clarke, Ryan McGrane drove in Vinny Biordi on a sac fly to put Plainedge up 3-0. With 2 outs in the inning, Anthony Misciagna and Jimmy Mendyk each hit 2 out singles to put Plainedge up 5-0. Vinny Ashentino would then top off Plainedge's big inning with a 3 Run HR to put Plainedge up 8-0. Vinny Ashentino would end up 1 for 3, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's. Jake Esposito went 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Plainedge will play on Thursday, their opponent is still to be determined. Clarke will play Garden City tomorrow, if Clarke win then Plainedge will play Clarke on the road, and if GC wins Plainedge will play GC at Home.
Reilly Tosses a GEM...Whalen Delivers!!
Pat Reilly got the start for Plainedge in the Playoff opener for The Red Devils as they faced the Garden City Trojans. The first batter of the game would get on base by a throwing error by Anthony Misciagna, and would eventually come around and score the only run of the game for Garden City. Reilly had his best stuff going all day long. Pat pitched a complete game, allowing 0 earned runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 7 batters for the win. At the plate Plainedge had runners in scoring position all game. The big hit came early, and came from the bat of Richie Whalen. In the bottom of the 1st inning with the bases loaded, and 1 out, Whalen would put Plainedge up 2-1 with a 2 run single that scored Anthony Misciagna and Jimmy Mendyk. Those 2 runs would be the only that Plainedge scored all day, but enough to get the job done. Plainedge will play on Monday, at Clarke. Anthony Pugliese will get the start for Plainedge.
Plainedge enters the Playoffs as the 7 Seed
Plainedge will enter the Nassau County A Playoffs as the #7 seed, and will play Garden City at home on Saturdayat 12pm.
Plainedge Sweeps, Finishes Regular Season 13-5
Anthony Pugliese started the game for Plainedge, and went 6 strong innings for the win. Pugs pitched 6 innings, allowed 5 hits, 1 walk, and sturck out 4 batters in the game. At the plate Jimmy Mendyk went 2 for 3 with 4 RBI's in the game. Nolan Mathews went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, and Vinny Biordi went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Plainedge finishes the regular season with a 13-5 conference record, which puts them in 2nd place in their conference. They will enter the Nassau County Playoffs as either the #6 seed, or the #7 seed, which will be determined tomorrow. The Playoffs will begin this Saturday, at Plainedge High School. The opponent and time of the game is still to be determined.
Plainedge wins 14-4
Jules Imkamp took the hill for Plainedge, and earned the win going 4 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits, and 1 hit batter, and struck out 2. At the plate Nolan Matthews went 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 1 RBI. Richie Whalen went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI. Anthony Misciagna went 2 for 3, with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and 1 SB. Jake Esposito went 2 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Plainedge goes for the sweep tomorrow with Anthony Pugliese on the hill.
Plainedge wins 17-0
The Plainedge Red Devils crush the Hewlett Bulldogs 17-0. Plainedge scored 17 runs on 24 hits. Pat Reilly allowed 2 hits, and 1 walk in 5 innings to earn the win. Matt Shock pitched 2 innings, striking out 4 batters, allowing no hits and walking 1. At the plate Anthony Misciagna went 3 for 3, with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI's. Jimmy Mendyk went 2 for 2, with a 2 run HR in the 3rd inning. Ryan McGrane, Vinny Biordi, Mike Connors, Pat Reilly, and Chris LeBlanc each had 2 hits in the game as well. Brad Clark also got a hit, which was his first career Varsity hit. Jules Imkamp takes the hill for Plainedge tomorrow at Hewlett.
4 Errors lead to Plainedge Loss
The Plainedge Red Devils took the field in game 3 vs Levittown Division at home on Thursday with Anthony Pugliese on the hill. Plainedge fell apart early making 4 errors in the field, leading to 6 total unearned runs in the game. Plainedge falls to 10-5 in conference play, and remains in 2nd place in their conference. Billy Wildeman pitched in relief, and would allow only 1 unearned run ove 4 2/3 innings on 4 hits, 1 walk, and 3 K's. Plainedge will play Hewlett Monday at home in game 1 of their final regular season series.
McGrane's Grand Slam in 8th Wins it for Plainedge
The Plainedge Red Devils looked to bounce back after their worse loss of the season, losing 10-0 the previous day to Levittown Division. Jules Imkamp got the start for Plainedge on the hill, and would pitch 5 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits, 5 walks, and struck out 1 batter. Jules would get a no decision in the game. Plainedge fell behind early, allowing a 3 run HR in the bottom of the first inning. Down 3-0 in the 3rd inning, Richie Whalen hit a 2 out, 2 RBI single to bring Plainedge within a run. Plainedge fell behind 4-2 in the bottom half of the 3rd inning, and the score stayed 4-2 until the top half of the 5th inning when Vinnie Ashentino hit a first pitch fastball over the fence in right center to tie the game at 4. Ashentino would go 2 for 3, with 1 run scored and 2 RBI's. Joe Pinto entered the game in the bottom half of the 6th inning with the game tied at 4 and 2 runners on base. Joe would induce a flyout to get out of the jam. With the game tied at 4 in the top half of the 8th Richie Whalen led off with a single. Nolan Matthews sacrifice bunt attempted was spoiled when Levittown got the lead runner. With 2 outs in the inning, Jake Esposito and Luke Lospitalier worked walks for Plainedge to load the bases for Ryan Mcgrane. Mcgrane, who fell behind 0-2 in the count would hit a 2-2 fastball over the fence for his first career Grand Slam! Joe Pinto would pitch 2 1/3 innings in relief to pick up his first career Varsity win in the game.
Plainedge loses to Division 10-0
The Plainedge Red Devils lost game 1 of a 3 game series to undefeated Levittown Division 10-0. Pat Reilly took the loss for Plainedge, pitching 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 runs on 10 hits. Ryan McGrane, Jimmy Mendyk, and Richie Whalen recorded the only 3 hits for Plainedge. Jules Imkamp will take the hill tomorrow for Plainedge as the look to even the series.
Pugs Goes the Distance, Whalen/Matthews come up big Again!!
Anthony Pugliese took the hill for Plainedge, in the rubber game vs South Side. Pugliese got off to a bad start, walking the first batter of the game, giving up a bloop infield single, and then walking the 3rd batter of the game. With no outs, and the bases loaded in the first inning, Pugs would induce 2 consecutive flyouts in the infield, and struck out the 6 hitter to get out of the jam. Pugliese would allow the leadoff hitter on base in 5 of the 7 innings, but the Red Devils defense would stand tall, making solid plays behind him all game. Pugs pitched a complete game, allowed only 3 hits, walked 4, hit 1 batter, and struck out 5 for the win. At the plate Plainedge struggled all game long. Through the first 5 innings of the game, Plainedge had only 2 hits, and 2 walks. Leading off the top of the 6th was Anthony Misciagna, who fought off 2 tough 3-2 pitches, and would work a walk for Plainedge. Pinch Running for Anthony was Jake Shozer, who was almost doubled off at first on Jimmy Mendyk's lineout. Jake would advance to 2nd base on a throwing error on the double play attempt. On the very next pitch Richie Whalen hit a double that scored Jake. Nolan Matthews would hit a single, to score Nick Moir to put Plainedge up 2-0. Plainedge will begin a 3 game series vs undefeated Levittown Division on Monday at Plainedge HS.
Late Rally Comes Up Short
The Plainedge Red Devils got off to a bad start, allowing 5 runs in the 1st inning. Matt Shock only last 1/3 of an inning, allowing 5 runs on 1 hit, walking 4 batters and one hit batter. Jules Imkamp pitched in relief, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, 2 hit batters, and walking 3. Walks/hit batters is what definitely did Plainedge in, as they allowed 7 total runs, on only 5 hits, 9 walks, and 3 hit batters. At the plate, Plainedge would cut a 7-2 lead to 7-6 in the top half of the 7th inning, capped off by Vinny Ashentino's 2 run HR. Plainedge would load the bases up, but couldn't get the hit to tie the game. Plainedge will look to win the series with Anthony Pugliese taking the hill for Plainedge at Home, this Thursday. This game is scheduled to start at 4:00.
Plainedge scores 4 in the 7th....Nolan hits Walk Off!!!!
The Plainedge Red Devils opened up a 3 game series vs South Side at Plainedge High School. Pat Reilly took the hill for Plainedge. Pat pitched a complete game for Plainedge to earn the win. Pat gave up 8 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 batters. Plainedge entered the bottom of the 7th inning down 3-0. After Chris Leblanc led the inning off with a walk, Ryan McGrane then hit into a fielders choice. Anthony Miscianga would then work an 8 pitch walk for Plainedge. After Jimmy Mendyk hit into a fielders choice, Vinny Ashentino would hit an RBI single to keep the Red Devils alive. With the score 3-1, Jimmy Mendyk on 2nd base, and Jake Schozer (pinch runner) on first base, Richie Whalen hit a 2 run, game tying double to tie the game at 3. Nolan Matthews would hit the game winning double off the wall in right center field to score Nick Moir for Plainedge. Nolan went 3 for 4 in the game.
Article and Video of todays game can be found on Newsday, as well as MSG Varsity
Pugs Tosses a Gem!
Anthony Pugliese took the hill for Plainedge as they went for the 3 game sweep over Great Neck North. Pugliese had his best stuff of the season, as he pitched a complete game in just 78 pitches. Pugliese allowed only 3 hits in the game, which were the only 3 baserunners he would allow all game, as he walked no batters and struck out 8. At the plate Ryan Mcgrane went 2 for 3, with 1 SB and 1 walk. Jimmy Mendyk went 2 for 3, with 1 run scored, 1 SB, and 2 RBI's. Luke Lospitalier added in 2 hits and 2 RBI's as well for Plainedge. Mike Connors went 2 for 2 for Plainedge, and Billy Wildeman, Tom Yanaros, and Andrew Devlin each got their first Varsity hit. Plainedge will play their next game at home vs South Side on Monday, with Pat Reilly on the hill.
Plainedge wins 5-4
Jules Imkamp got his first start of the season on the hill for Plainedge as they faced Great Neck North in game 2 of their 3 game series. Jules pitched 5 innings, allowed 1 earned run, struck out 4 batters, walked 5, and allowed 6 hits. At the plate, Richie Whalen and Jimmy Mendyk each had 2 hits in the game. Whalen went 2 for 2, with 1 walk and 1 RBI. Mendyk went 2 for 4 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and 2 SB's. Nolan Matthews went 3 for 4 at the plate, with 1 double, 1 SB, 2 RBI's, one in which ended up being the game winning RBI in the top of the 7th inning. Joe Pinto entered the bottom half of the 7th inning with 1 out, and the tying run on 2nd base. Joe would enduce 2 ground balls to end the game and secure his first career save for Plainedge. Anthony Pugliese will start game 3 tomorrow at GNN.
Plainedge wins 12-2
The Plainedge Red Devils resumed action vs GNN after their bye week last week. Pat Reilly took the mound for Plainedge, pitching 6 innings, striking out a season high 12 batters, and allowing only 2 runs on 5 hits. At the plate Jimmy Mendyk got Plainedge on the board with a solo HR in the bottom of the 1st inning. Mendyk went 3 for 3, with 1 walk, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI's, and 1 SB. Ryan McGrane went 2 for 3, with 1 double, and 1 triple, and 2 runs scored. Nolan Mathews went 2 for 4, with 1 run scored and 2 RBI's. Anthony Pugliese will pitch in Game 2 tomorrow at Great Neck.
Saturday Intersquad Game
Saturday we will be having an intersquad Game:
Red Hats: Wildeman McGrane Pinto Whalen Reilly Shock Espo Luke Connors Clark LeBlanc Sauer
Black Hats: Pugs Matthews Biordi Moir Mendyk Misciagna Jules Grasso Shozer Ashentino Devlin Yanaros
Plainedge Completes 3 Game Sweep of Roslyn
The Plainedge Red Devils completed their first 3 game sweep of the season by defeating Roslyn 12-0. Anthony Pugliese earned his 1st Career Varsity Win, by pitching a complete game shutout. Pugs pitched all 7 innings, allowed only 2 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 7 batters to earn the Win for Plainedge. At the plate, Jimmy Mendyk led the Red Devils, going 4 for 4, with 1 walk, 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, 1 double, 1 triple, and 4 RBI's. Anthony Misciagna went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, and Jules Imkamp went 2 for 2, with 1 run scored and 2 RBI's. Plainedge will have their "BYE" week coming up, and will resume League play the following week vs Great Neck North.
Plainedge Wins Despite Ugly Performance in the Field
Plainedge defeated Roslyn, 9-6 improving to 3 and 2 on the season. Plainedge committed 6 errors in the field today, increasing their total to 20 errors in 5 games. Starting Pitcher Pat Reilly earned the victory, pitching 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, no walks, no earned runs, and struck out 3 batters. At the plate Vinny Ashentino went 3 for 4, with 2 doubles, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Nolan Mathews went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's, and Vinny Biordi went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Plainedge will look to sweep Roslyn tomorrow at 10:30, at Roslyn HS.
New Photo Album Added
You can check out some new pictures from the Manhasset series added to the photo album for the 2015 team.
Plainedge Beats Roslyn in Game 1
The Plainedge Red Devils defeated Roslyn 8-1 to improve to 2 and 2 on the season. Sophomore Matt Shock earned his 1st Career Varsity win, pitching 5 innings, struck out 2 batters, walked 3, and allowed 1 unearned run on 1 hit. Anthony Misciagna went 2 for 3, with 1 run scored, 2 walks, and 2 RBI's. Pat Reilly will pitch tomorrow for the Red Devils as they head to Roslyn, game time is 10:30am.
Plainedge drops 2nd Consecutive Game
Plainedge lost it's second consecutive game, losing the series to Manhasset. The Red Devils fell behind early after the first batter of the game struck out and reached 3rd base on an errant throw to first, and would score on the next pitch. Anthony Pugliese pitched himself out of jams early, including turning a 1-4-3-5-2 triple play in the 2nd inning. Pugliese would pitch 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs, only 1 earned on 8 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 5 batters. Ryan McGrane tied the game at 1 in the 3rd inning, hitting his first career varsity HR. He went 2 for 4 in the game. Anthony Misciagna also went 2 for 4 in the game, with 2 doubles. Plainedge will play next Tuesday at home vs Roslyn.
Plainedge Loses Game 2 of the Series
The Plainedge Red Devil's bats were cooled off, holding them to only 2 runs on 3 hits. Matt Shock started for Plainedge, pitching 3 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits. Anthony Pugliese will start in the rubber game tomorrow for Plainedge.
Plainedge's JV Team Starts off with a WIN
Jake Lanasa looked sharp on the hill as Manhasset managed just two hits off of the Plainedge pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out five during his 4 1/3 innings of work. Andrew Rezza pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to complete the shutout.The JV Red Devils scored four runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Bobby Hefron, and a two-run double by Rob Paul. Brian Bornkamp got on base three times in the game for The Red Devils. He singled in the first and sixth innings.
Plainedge Bats Get Hot Early!
The Plainedge Red Devils opened up their League play with a 14-6 win over Manhasset. Plainedge got off to a hot start when Jimmy Mendyk hit a 2 out solo HR in the first inning. Anthony Misciagna would then walk, and would be followed by back to back double from Vinny Ashentino and Richie Whalen to put Plainedge up 3-0 after 1. In the 2nd inning, again with 2 outs, the big hit came off of the bat of Vinny Ashentino who hit a Grand Slam to put Plainedge up 8-0. Ashentino went 4 for 4 on the day, with 2 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 walk, 1 HR, and 5 RBI's. Getting his first Varsity start on the hill for Plainedge, and Win, was Pat Reilly. Pat pitched 5 innings, allowed 3 earned runs on 8 hits, and struck out 3 batters. Billy Wildeman pitched the final 2 innings in relief, allowing 1 earned run and striking out 3 batters as well. Plainedge will play Manhasset tomorrow in Plainedge for their home opener with Sophomore Matt Shock on the hill.
Plainedge Wins NL Game vs Carey
The Plainedge Red Devils opened their 2015 Season at Home vs Carey in a Non League game played on the turf at Plainedge Park. Pat Reilly got his 1st career start for Plainedge. Pat pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowed no runs, 4 hits, walked 1 batter, and struck out 2. Jules Imkamp replaced Reilly in the top half of the 4th inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd, he induced a 5-3 putout to get out of the jam. Imkamp would pitch 3 1/3 inning in relief to earn the "W". Jules didn't allow hit, and the only baserunner he allowed was on a walk. Ryan Mcgrane went 2 for 4 in the game. The big hit came in the 5th inning where he lead off with a triple. Ryan would later score the only run of the game with 2 outs, sliding in under the tag on a passed ball. Plainedge doesn't open their league schedule until March 30th, at Manhasset
2015 Youth Baseball Clinic
The flyer for the 2015 Youth Baseball Clinic is posted on the website. There is a link on the left side of the web page with the information. If anyone would like any further information about either clinic, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org