Chaminade survives late inning dramatics against Holy Trinity 5-4

Chaminade survives late inning dramatics against Holy Trinity 5-4
Chaminade senior first baseman Matthew Ferraro records the final out (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

The Chaminade Flyers defeated the Holy Trinity Titans 5-4 in baseball on Friday afternoon, led by Mark Ferraro.

Ferraro went 3 for 3 with two singles, a double and three runs batted in.

Michael Ragno and Vincent Sarnelli each went 1 for 3 with a run batted in while reliever Steve Hansen Jr. earned the save for Chaminade.

Chaminade starting pitcher Liam Dvorak allowed no runs, two hits, five walks and struck out seven through five innings.

Chaminade senior starting pitcher Liam Dvorak (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)


Nicholas McTighe led Holy Trinity by going 1 for 2 with a two run triple while Max Morrill went 1 for 3 with a run batted in and a run scored.

Holy Trinity starting pitcher Michael Zawol allowed three runs, eight hits, two walks and fanned four through five plus innings.

Chaminade head coach Michael Pienkos said it was a satisfying victory to close out the regular season, as well as a sneak preview of their first round playoff matchup against Holy Trinity.

“This is the one run league,” Pienkos said. “To have a 5-0 lead going into the last inning, I knew they were going to come back. That’s typical of the league.”

In the bottom of the first inning, Chaminade had an early opportunity to take the lead with runners on first and third with one out.

Zawol worked his way out of a jam by getting Shane Sullivan to pop out and struck out Joseph Salamone to end the inning.

Chaminade threatened again in the bottom of the second inning with one out and runners in scoring position.

Zawol struck out Sarnelli and got Matthew Corinaldesi to ground out to end the threat.

In the top of the third inning, Holy Trinity had a chance to take the lead with the bases loaded and one out.

Dvorak pitched his way out of a jam with a pop out and struck out Michael Cartusciello to keep the game scoreless.

After allowing a leadoff walk and a pass ball in the top of the fourth inning, Dvorak retired the next three batters.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Chaminade had their turn to strike first with two on and one out.

Zawol struck out Ragno and got Sarnelli to fly out to center fielder Jashiah Greene to end the inning.

In the top of the fifth inning, Holy Trinity had two on and two outs but Dvorak got Cartusciello to fly out to Salamone in right field.

Chaminade finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth inning with five runs.

Ferraro broke a scoreless tie with a bases clearing double to center field to give Chaminade a 3-0 lead.

During the at bat, Ferraro said he was looking for a good pitch to hit against Zawol, whom they chased after the double, to take the lead.

“I knew he wasn’t throwing his curveball for a strike,” Ferraro said. “I was just looking for a fastball. He gave me one with two strikes and I put one away.”

Chaminade added two more runs on a triple by Ragno and an RBI groundout by Sarnelli to take a 5-0 lead.

Holy Trinity rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to make it a one run game.

A two run triple by McTighe and a RBI double by Morrill got Holy Trinity within two, which knocked out Chaminade reliever Jack Prochner.

Paul Ariola came in for Chaminade and allowed a run to score on a wild pitch to cut the lead to one.

After Ariola issued a walk, Pienkos turned to Hansen to hold the lead.

Hansen retired all three batters he faced as Chaminade held on to win 5-4.

Baseball Scores

Monday, May 8

Long Beach defeated Herricks 9-5. Long Beach pitcher Kevin Dunn threw six innings and allowed four hits and no earned runs while striking out eight. Dunn went 2-for-3 while Marquis Stephens went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base for Long Beach. Eric DelValle led Herricks with a home run.

Farmingdale defeated Port Washington 10-9. Jacob Taormina led Farmingdale with a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Robby Manetta. Anthony Burriesci tied the game at nine on a two-run single with no outs in the seventh. Jackson Trenaman’s grand slam in the top of the fifth inning gave Port Washington a 9-5 lead. Robby Keane went 2-for-3 and cut the deficit to two with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning for Farmingdale. Michael Manetta pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win.

Oyster Bay defeated Wheatley 11-5. Joe Daniello led Oyster Bay by going 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored while Kevin Duke went 3-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored.

Tuesday, May 9

Farmingdale defeated Port Washington 7-3. Farmingdale pitcher Justin Rosner allowed one hit and two unearned runs through five innings while Anthony Burriesci went 4-for-5. Michael Dortz had an RBI single that scored Angus McCloskey to give Farmingdale a 4-3 lead and Robbie Manetta followed up with a three-run home run to blow the game open. Port Washington pitcher Mitchell Levine allowed six hits through five innings.

Great Neck North defeated West Hempstead 9-1. Great Neck North pitcher Joey Jacobs struck out 14 and threw his first varsity no-hitter while Oliver Besman went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Herricks defeated Long Beach 9-1. Herricks pitcher Eric DelValle tossed a complete game and allowed three hits and one run. Jonathan Vargas and Bryan Wu both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Herricks.

Holy Trinity defeated Chaminade 4-1. Holy Trinity pitcher Max Morrill threw a complete game and allowed one run on seven hits and four walks, while striking out two. Nicholas McTighe went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a double for Holy Trinity’s second run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Joey Zawol’s RBI double in the fourth inning gave Holy Trinity a 3-1 lead.

Manhasset defeated Jericho 4-2. Teddy Urban had a sacrifice fly to drive in Bryan Hanlon, who pinch-ran after Freddy Giovanelli’s double in the bottom of the sixth inning, to give seventeenth seeded Manhasset a 3-2 lead over sixteenth seed Jericho in the Nassau Class A out-bracket playoff game. Winning pitcher Jamie Weiss had an RBI single to drive in Jay Schlaefer to tie the game at two in the top of the fifth inning for Manhasset. Schlaefer went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored while Robert Giovanelli went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and pitched the final two innings for the save.

Oyster Bay defeated Wheatley 8-1. Charlie Collette led Oyster Bay by going 3-for-4 while James Losee went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Floral Park defeated Roslyn 6-2. Pitcher Chris Stefl struck out eight and allowed four hits and one earned run in a complete game to lead eighteenth seeded Floral Park over fifthteenth seed Roslyn in the Nassau Class A out-bracket playoff game. Mike Baldini and Jack Dixon each drove in two runs as part of a five-run top of the fifth inning to give Floral Park a 6-1 lead. Justin Rahaman went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored for Floral Park.

St. Dominic’s defeated St. Mary’s 16-0. Frankie DiMartino led St. Dominic’s by going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two doubles.

Wednesday, May 10

Herricks tied with Long Beach 7-7.

Farmingdale defeated Port Washington 8-7. Phil Krpata led Farmingdale with a single that knocked in Mike Manetta, who led the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple. Manetta went 3-for-4, while Anthony Burriesci also went 3-for-4 and now has 30 hits on the season. Burriesci pitched one inning of relief for the win for Farmingdale. Jackson Trenaman’s home run made it 3-0 in the top of the third inning for Port Washington. Farmingdale rallied with a seven-run fifth inning highlighted by a three-run home run by Angus McCloskey that gave them a 7-3 lead.

Holy Trinity defeated Chaminade 4-2. Jahsiah Greene led Holy Trinity by going 3-for-3, including a solo home run. Matt Aufiero led Chaminade with a home run.

Thursday, May 11

Roosevelt defeated Great Neck North 7-3. Roosevelt pitcher Jason Rodriguez tossed 6 2/3 innings and struck out nine while allowing five hits. Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Andres Adames went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Roosevelt.


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