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2014 Plainedge Red Devils

Plainedge Rally Falls Short!!!

Plainedge fell into an early 4-0 hole in the top of the first inning before recording an out.  The Red Devils would cut the lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the first, but couldn't get any closer.  Plainedge would eventually fall behind Seaford 10-1, before scoring one run in the 5th inning.  In the 6th inning Plainedge rallied by scoring 4 runs on a 2 run HR by Scott Grasso, and then back to back doubles by Soriente and Dotzler.  Plainedge wouldn't go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 7th and lose 10-6.  Plainedge will play the winner of the Bellmore JFK vs Carey game tomorrow.

Plainedge Holds on for the Win!!!

The Plainedge Red Devils (#5 seed) defeated The Carey Seahawks (#12 seed) by a score of 7-5 in the first round of the Nassau County Class A Playoffs.  John Danielo pitched 6 innings for Plainedge to get the win.  John allowed 7 hits, 3 walks, 1 earned run and struck out 1 batter.  Jimmy Mendyk got the Red Devils on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning with a 2 out single scoring John Danielo. Vinny Ashentino put the Red Devils up 2-0 with a 2 out, 2 strike single that scored Mike Dotzler.  In the 4th inning, Gianfranco Soriente hit a 2 run double to put Plainedge up 4-0.  Soriente would go 3 for 4 on the day, with 2 doubles, and 4 RBI's.  Jimmy Mendyk went 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI.  Tyler Cuiffo came on in relief to earn the Save, pitching 1 inning, and allowing 2 walks.  Tyler induced a 6-3 groundout with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th to secure the win for Plainedge.  Plainedge will play #13 seed Seaford on Monday at home.

2014 Nassau County Playoffs

The Plainedge Red Devils (#5 seed) will open up the Nassau County Playoffs this Saturday, at Plainedge High School vs Carey (#12 seed) @ 12:00.

Plainedge Finishes Regular Season at 15-3!!

The Plainedge Red Devils completed their 3 game sweep over Great Neck North by a score of 8-0, and finished the regular season 15-3 in league play, 15-4 overall.  Tyler Ciuffo pitched 5 innings, allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 batters.  Tom Read went 3 for 5, with 2 doubles, and 2 RBI's.  Jimmy Mendyk went 3 for 5, with 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base.  Vinny Ashentino went 3 for 4, and Gianfranco Soriente went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI's.

Plainedge Improves to 14-3

The Plainedge Red Devils improved to 14-3 on the season, locking themselves into the #5 seed in the upcoming nassau county playoffs.  Tom Read go the start for Plainedge.  Read went 6 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits, walked 2, hit 4 batters, and struck out 7.  At the plate Read went 2 for 4, with 1 run scored, 1 HR, and 3 RBI's.  Gianfranco Soriente went 2 for 3, with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI's.  Plainedge will look to sweep GNN tomorrow @ GNN.

Soriente, Ashentino, Whalen, and Hill all Hit HR's in Win!!

The Plainedge Red Devils showed up to Great Neck North and came off the bus ready to swing the bats.  Plainedge scored 5 runs in the first inning, starting with Gianfranco Soriente's solo HR, and followed up by Vinny Ashentino's (1st Varsity HR) 2 run HR.  Soriente was 2 for 2, with a triple, a HR, and a walk, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI's.  Ashentino went 2 for 2, a HR, a single, and a walk, with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's.  Richie Whalen hit his first HR of the season in Grand fashion, hitting a Grand Slam in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Freshman Corey Hill stepped to the plate in the 5th inning for his first career varsity at bat, and hit a 2 run shot over the right field fence.  John Danielo pitched 4 innings for the "W", allowing only 1 earned run and striking out 4 batters.  Plainedge will play at home tomorrow vs G.N.N.

Read Goes Yard..........TWICE!!!!

The Red Devils completed the 3 game sweep over Hewlett by a score of 11-2 to improve to 12-3 on the season.  Tyler Ciuffo pitched 5 2/3 innings for Plainedge, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits, walking 3 batters, and striking out 6.  At the plate the offense was led by Tom Read, who went 4 for 4, with 2 HR's, 1 double, 2 runs scored, and 5 RBI's.  Michael Dotzler went 3 for 4 at the plate, with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI's.  Gianfranco Soriente also went 3 for 4, with 3 runs scored, 2 SB's, and 1 RBI.  Plainedge finishes the regular season next week with a 3 game series vs Great Neck North.

Read and Biordi Lead Plainedge!!!!

The Plainedge Red Devils got the bats going in exteme weather conditions.  Plainedge scored 11 runs on 10 hits.  Vinny Biordi led the way at the plate going 3 for 3, with 1 walk, 1 run, and 3 RBI's.  Gianfranco Soriente went 2 for 4, with 2 runs scored, 1 walk, and 2 stolen bases.  Tom Read went 2 for 3, with 1 run scored and 1 RBI for Plainedge.  On the hill Read pitched a complete game, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 4 batters.  Plainedge will look to sweep Hewlett tomorrow at home (weather permitting)!!!

Danielo Goes the Distance and Dotzler Goes Yard!!!

The Plainedge Red Devils entered Monday's 3 game series vs The Hewlett Bulldogs in a tie for 2nd place with both teams at 9-3.  John Danielo got the start for Plainedge, and threw a complete game, his 5th of the season.  Danielo threw 7 innings, allowed 3 runs, none of them earned on 7 hits, and struck out 4 batters.  At the plate Michael Dotzler capped off a 5 run 4th inning by hitting a 3 run HR over the bleachers in right center field.  Dotzler was 2 for 3, with 2 runs scored, a HR and a double, 1 walk, and 4 RBI's.  Gianfranco Soriente and Tom Read each had 1 hit and 1 RBI in the game.  Plainedge and Hewlett will play tomorrow at Hewlett Elementary School.

Plainedge Loses Non-League Game to Carey

The Plainedge Red Devils played their Non-League game vs Carey @ SUNY Farmingdale Tuesday Night.  John Danielo got the start for Plainedge.  Danielo pitched 5 innings, allowed 7 hits, 3 earned runs and struck out 1 batter.  This was Danielo's first loss of the season for Plainedge.  Tom Read pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief for Plainedge allowing only 1 hit.  At the plate Michael Dotzler went 2 for 3 with Plainedge's only RBI.  Plainedge had only 5 hits on the day, and struck out 7 times, and left 4 runners in scoring position.  Plainedge will start a 3 game series on Monday vs Hewlett @ home.  Plainedge is 9-3 in league play, and Hewlett is 8-3, with a game this Thursday vs GNN.

5 Errors Lead to 5 Unearned Runs

The Plainedge Red Devils committed 5 errors in a game which lead to 5 unearned runs.  Tyler Ciuffo got the start for Plainedge, he went 6 1/3 innings, allowed 1 earned run on 6 hits, walked 3 batters and struck out 2.  Plainedge heads into their bye week, were they will play a non-league game Tuesday vs Carey at SUNY Farmingdale.  That game is scheduled to start at 6:30.

Read Goes 7 Strong.....Plainedge Improves to 9-2!!!

The Plainedge Red Devils got excellent pitching, great defense, and some timely hitting to push them to 9-2 on the season.  Tom Read got the start for Plainedge, and pitched a complete game.  Read went 7 innings, allowed 0 earned runs, 4 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 7 batters.  Behind the dish, Luke Lospitalier had his best game of the season, throwing out 2 runners attempting to steal a base in both the 4th and 5th innings.  At the plate, the at bat of the game came in the 7th inning, where Anthony Misciagna hit a 2 out, 2 run single to put Plainedge up 5-0.  Mike Poulsen went 1 for 2, with 2 runs scored and a walk.  His walk in the 7th inning started a 3 run rally.  Gianfranco Soriente went 1 for 3, with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for Plainedge.  Plainedge will look to sweep Manhassat tomorrow at home, at 12:00.  Tyler Ciuffo will be on the hill for Plainedge.

Plainedge wins in Extras!

The Plainedge Red Devils opened up a 3 game series vs Manhassat with a 5-4 win, improving their record to 8-2 on the season.  John Danielo pitched a complete game, going 8 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 12 hits, and striking out 3 batters.  At the plate, Danielo got Plainedge going in the 3rd inning, where he hit a 2 out, 2 run HR to put Plainedge up 3-0.  In the 5th, Danielo led the inning off with a triple, where he  scored on a successful suicide squeeze play by Vinny Biordi.  With the game tied 4-4 with 2 outs in the 8th inning, Jimmy Mendyk was hit by a pitch.  With Mendyk attemtping to steal, GianFranco Soriente hit double in the game that scored Mendyk from 1st for the go ahead run.  With 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th, and a runner at 1st, Tom Read threw the base runner out attempting to go from 1st to 3rd on a single to right field to end the game for Plainedge.  Plainedge will play vs Manhassat at home on Wednesday at 10am.

The Brand New Plainedge Baseball Scoreboard

Solid Defense Secures Plainedge a Sweep Over Roslyn!

Plainedge swept Roslyn in a 3 game series to improve to 7-2.  Tom Read got the start for Plainedge, pitching 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, 7 hits, and struck out 4 batters.  At the plate Read went 3 for 3, with 3 RBI's and 1 walk.  Mike Poulsen started a 2 out rally with an infield single, then stole 2nd to get in scoring position.  Micheal Dotzler hit a big 2 out triple that scored Poulsen, Mendyk, and Soriente in their 4 run 2nd inning.  Jules Imkamp pitched the 7th inning in relief, allowing 1 run on 3 hits.  Plainedge will play at Manhassat on Monday at 10:30am, with John Danielo on the hill for the Red Devils.

Plainedge's Bats Wake Up Late!

The Plainedge Red Devils Offense got going late in the game at Roslyn, defeating them 13-4.  Plainedge racked up 14 hits in total, and stole 9 bases.  Tyler Ciuffo pitched a complete game, allowing 5 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 4 batters to get the Win.  At the plate Jimmy Mendyk went 2 for 4, with 1 run scored, 3 SB's, and 3 RBI's.  Scott Grasso, Johhn Danielo, and Nolan Mathews each went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI for each of them.  Plainedge will face Roslyn tomorrow at Home as they go for the sweep.  Rumor has it that there will be a New Scoreboard functioning in centerfield for tomorrow's game.....but don't hold me to it!!!

Danielo Tosses 5 inning Complete Game!

John Danielo pitched his 3rd complete game of the season, and the 2nd one that's been cut short due to weather.  John pitched 5 innings, gave up 3 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 6 batters.  At the plate Jimmy Mendyk went 2 for 3, with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and 3 stolen bases.  Plainedge plays at Roslyn tomorrow.

Plainedge Loses Game 3 to Levittown Division

The Red Devils lost game 3 to Division to fall to 4-2 on the season.  Plainedge's next game is vs Roslyn at Home on Monday.

Danielo Tosses Complete Game

John Danielo pitched a complete game to give the Red Devils a 5-4 win over Levittown Division.  Danielo was given an early 2-0 lead in the first inning with RBI hits from Michael Dotzler and Vinny Ashentino.  Dotlzer added another RBI single in the 2nd inning, followed by Tom Read's 2 run single to put Plainedge up 5-0.  Danielo battled throughout the game, pitching 7 innings, allowing 7 hits, 3 ER's, and striking out 4 batters.  Offensively Read and Dotzler both went 2 for 3, with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI's each.  GianFranco Soriente had 2 hits in the game as well with 1 run scored.  Tyler Ciuffo will take the hill tomorrow for Plainedge in game 3 at home vs Levittown Division.

Plainedge loses to Division

Plainedge Red Devils were handed their first loss of the season to Levittown Division by a score of 12-5.  Plainedge will look to even the series tomorrow at Plainedge with John Daniello on the mound.

Ashentino breaks a 2-2 tie in the 7th!!!

Plainedge got down 2-0 and had to claw their way back to get improve to 3-0 on the season.  Tyler Ciuffo pitched 6 innings, allowed 1 earned run on 6 hits, and struck out 7 batters to get his first "W" of the season.  Jules Imkamp pitched a 1,2,3 seventh to earn his first career save.  Mike Poulsen got the Red Devils on the board in the 5th inning with an RBI single that brought Plainedge within 1 run.  Tyler Ciuffo tied the game at 2 with an RBI single in the 6th inning.  In the top half of the 7th inning, with the score tied at 2, Vinny Ashentino hit a 2 run double to put Plainedge up 4-2.  Nolan Mathews added an insurance run to put Plainedge up 5-2.  Plainedge will face crosstown rival Levittown Division in a 3 game series starting on Monday at home.

Soriente has a BIG day at the plate!

Plainedge defeated Sewanhaka by a score of 16-1, to improve to 2-0 on the season.  Tom Read started for the Red Devils, and pitched 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits, 0 walks, and struck out 7 batters.  Mike Deck pitched the 7th inning for Plainedge, allowing only 1 hit and inducing a game ending doulbe play.  At the plate GianFranco Soriente went 4 for 4, with 2 singles, a double, and a triple.  Soriente also had 3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases, and 4 RBI's.  Anthony Misciagna and Mike Dotzler each had 2 hits in the game, combining for 5 RBI's between them.  Plainedge will look for the sweep of Sewanhaka this Thursday.

Daniello Ks 10 in Season Opener

John Daniello took the hill for Plainedge in the 2014 season opener at Sewanhaka.  John pitched 6 innings, striking out 10 batters, and allowing only 2 hits.  At the plate, Tom Read broke a 0-0 tie in the top of the 5th inning with a 2 run single.  Read went 2 for 4, with 4 RBI's, and 1 run scored.

Two Plainedge Red Devils make Long Islands top 100 Seniors list

Congratulations to Michael Dotzler, and Tom Read, who were selected to the Top 100 High School Senior list.  Michael and Tom attended a ceremony back in February, and pictures can be seen at the following link. http://www.libaseballmag.com/coaches-select-top-100-high-school-seniors-of-2014/

2014 Senior Class

The 2014 Plainedge Red Devil Senior Class, Mike Poulsen, John Daniello, Scott Grasso, Tom Read, GianFranco Soriente, Mike Deck, Tyler Cuiffo, and Michael Dotzler.


2014 Plainedge Red Devils

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