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Regulation wasn’t long enough as Rye defeated Nyack in extra innings last night 7-5. Jake Myerson picked up the win for Rye striking out two in five innings of work. Jake McCartney went 1-4 with and knocked in the go ahead run in the eighth inning and Jeff Dempsey went 1-4 and scored three times for Rye in the win.
Paul Giardina pitched valiantly in the loss going 7 2/3 innings and only giving up two earned runs and striking out three.
Sport: Boys Lacrosse
Game: Warwick vs. Tappan Zee
Score: Warwick Won 5-4
Highlights: Five different players scored for Warwick as Shane Connolly held down the defense with 14 saves. Zach Young scored twice for Tappan Zee.
Sport: Boys Tennis
Game: Tappan Zee vs. North Rockland
Score: North Rockland Won 5-2
In baseball, Nyack will head to North Rockland at 4:15 p.m.
In girls lacrosse, Nyack heads to Clarkstown North at 4:15 p.m.
In softball, Nyack heads to North Rockland at 4:15 p.m.
In girls lacrosse, Tappan heads to North Rockland at 4:15 p.m.
Mets memories are made of this
Bud Harrelson, the former Mets shortstop, coach and manager, was in championship form Monday night, patiently signing copies of his book “Turning Two,” at Books and Greetings at Northvale (NJ) Plaza.
Harrelson, who owns the Long Island Ducks after serving one year as the team’s manager, was joined by the prolific author Phil Pepe of Englewood, NJ, and also eagerly answered questions from an interested crowd of Mets fans.
“I’ve been a Mets fan almost forever; I went to games on the IRT No. 7 when I lived in Queens, even before 1969,” said diehard follower Liz Vitacco of New City.
Former volunteer firefighter William Hicks of Piermont, standing in a long line of book buyers, said he’s been a fan of the Metsies for “almost as long as I’ve been alive.”
Harrelson, the only pro baseball player to have been born on D-Day (June 6, 1944), discussed many topics in the game, emphasizing that baseball is a much tougher game than anyone realizes, and that the mental aspect separates the men from the boys.
Derrel McKinley – he was called ‘Bubba’ by his older brother Dwayne, which morphed to Buddy, hence Bud—was asked about the current-day Mets.
“They’re going in the right direction—bring the kids up and let them play,” Buddy said.
Kenny Sarfin, owner of Books and Greetings, schedules regular book signings. Anyone interested in being put on his email list should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Sports Notebook:
Rehain scores game-winner
The Manhattan College women’s lacrosse team overcame a six-goal deficit to overtake Niagara University, 15-12, at Gaelic Park in Riverdale.
Sophomore attack Kelsey Rehain of Suffern had five points, including the game-winning goal with 1:03 remaining in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) contest.
Attack Chrissy Gutenberger of Stony Point brought the Jaspers within one with 2:38 remaining, and then, after the Jaspers won the ensuing draw, Caitlin Hynes of Mahopac drove down, drew a foul, and scored the game-tying goal on her free position attempt with 1:47 to go.
The Jaspers (4-9, 2-3 MAAC) earned another free position attempt at the 1:08 mark, but instead of shooting, Manhattan used the opportunity to set up a play. After a scramble in front of the net, Rehain ended up with the ball, and she put it in the back of the net to put the Jaspers ahead for the first time, 15-14, with 1:03 left to play.
“We were really trying to drive,” Rehain said on the Manhattan website. “They were putting a lot of pressure on the attack, so I thought it was great how we moved it around and had some cuts through the middle. I just saw it and went. I faked the goalie out.”
Midfielder Elizabeth Dugan of Stony Point contributed four draw controls for the Jaspers, who conclude their home schedule on Wednesday night against one of the teams they trail in the standings—Iona (8-6, 2-2 MAAC).
Prior to the 7 p.m. contest, seniors Dugan, Gutenberger, BrieAnna Spatarella of Rocky Point and Breana Leonard of Bay Shore will be honored.
- Mike Abelard of Spring Valley scored 18 points as the St. Thomas Aquinas College men’s track and field team placed sixth at the Rider Invitational. The Spartans, leading all Division II competitors, were also helped by George Erazo of North Babylon, who scored 10 points with a runner-up finish in the 400 and a seventh in the 200. Abelard won the 100, and was second in the 200. The women finished 11th, with Keeley Bateman of Pearl River setting a personal best in the 1,500 in 4:59.16.
- The Rutgers University women’s lacrosse team defeated Cincinnati, 13-10, on Senior Day at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, NJ. The Scarlet Knights (9-5, 4-2) were paced in scoring by sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli of Martinsville, NJ, with her fourth hat trick of the season. Senior Ali Steinberg of Suffern, who leads the team with 43 points, was held in relative check, with three assists. Rutgers returns on action on Friday, visiting Loyola in Baltimore, MD, at 7 p.m.
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