La Salle Falls to St. Edmunds in First Round of the Playoffs

Wednesday, May 20, 2019 – Randall’s Island, NY– In the first round of the 2019 CHSAA ‘A’ Varsity Baseball Playoffs, the La Salle Cardinals fell 7-4, to the defending champions, St. Edmund’s Prep, on Randall’s Island.

The Eagles struck first, capitalizing on a miscue to take an early lead 3-0. Not to be outdone, La Salle came back, scoring four and taking a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 2nd, thanks to a bases clearing double to right center gap by Cristobal Rivera.

With the game still up in the air, it was St. Edmund Prep that got the timely hit to take a lead that they never relinquished.

Next Up:  The loss puts La Salle in the elimination bracket of the tournament and their next game will be an elimination game on Wednesday, May 22nd, against the loser of the Scanlan – Bishop Loughlin game.  Time and location TBD.

 

 

 

 

Cardinals Fall On The Road To Scanlan

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 –  Bronx, NY… La Salle was beaten 10-2 by Scanlan in a top four match up in the CHSAA A Division. The loss drops the Cardinals record to 8-4 with one game remaining in the regular season.

La Salle starter, Franklin Olivares, struggled and came out of the game after 89 pitches in only two and two thirds innings with 5 earned runs.   Elijah Bridgett was effective in four innings of relief giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out five.

Scanlan jumped out to an early lead with big 1st inning.  The Cardinals plated their only runs in the bottom of the second as the Scanlan starter allowed two runs as the Cards showed some plate discipline and earned several walks.

Next Up:  The 2019 regular season comes to a close today, Thursday, May 16thas the Cardinals travel to Brooklyn to face the Lions of Bishop Loughlin at American Legion Fields,

The winner will claim the 3rdseed for the playoffs.  First pitch is scheduled for 5:00pm.

La Salle Falls to Christ The King

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Queens, NY– In a match-up of two of the top teams of the CHSAA ‘A’ Division,  the La Salle Cardinals came up on the short end of the 10-2 decision against Christ The King at Juniper Valley Park.

The Cardinals jumped out to the early 1-0 lead on the legs of Nicholas Rivera, who lead off the game with a bunt base hit, then stole second and was able to score from third on a wild pitch after being advanced with a sacrifice bunt from Cristobal Rivera. However, in the bottom of the inning, Christ The King, batted around for a big inning on La Salle starter, Carlos Flores, who took the loss.   Flores did settle down and kept the Royals off the board the next four innings but the damage was done as was the Cardinals six game winning streak.

Next Up:  It’s a quick turnaround as the Cardinals host last year’s champion, St. Edmund Prep at Central Park North Meadow Field 6 on Thursday, May 2nd.  First pitch is 3:30pm.

 

Varsity Baseball Holds Off Elimination

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – The La Salle Cardinals scored five unearned runs in the top of the first then held on for a 5-2 victory over Christ The King to hold off elimination at Juniper Valley Park in Queens. The Cardinals move into the Quarter-Final elimination game on Monday against St. Edmund Prep.

Gilbert Santos, Jr. led off the game with a sharp grounder up the middle that skipped passed Christ The King’s shortstop and into center field and was quickly advanced to second after CTK misplayed Nicholas Brito’s bunt.  La Salle scored their first run after CTK’s shortstops low throw on Julian Nieves’ grounder pulled the first baseman off the bag and following a walk, the Cardinals found themselves with bases loaded and no outs.  This time, however, La Salle cashed in as catcher, Ethan Rosario, laced a three-run triple to center field putting the Cards 4-0.  Rosario later scored on an RBI ground out for the fifth and final run.

The first inning run production made a winner out of LSA’s starter, Julian Nieves, who pitched a complete game scattering four hits with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.

JV Baseball Falls to Scanlan in Playoffs

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – It was the end of an era as the 3-time defending CHSAA JV City Champions, La Salle Cardinals, lost 12-0 (five innings) to Scanlan in the 2018 Semi-Finals at Scanlan High School in the Bronx.  A fourth straight title was not in the cards as the rematch of last year’s Championship game was a total role reversal, this time, with La Salle on the short end of the stick.

The Cardinals only managed to get three runners into scoring position but could not push one across as they were no-hit by Scanlan’s starting pitcher.

It was a rebuilding season for La Salle JV and although it didn’t produce a championship, there were major strides shown.

Varsity Baseball Stumbles at Msgr. Scanlan

Monday, May 21, 2018 – Playing with the lead for most of the game the La Salle Cardinals gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost 5-4 to Monsignor Scanlan in the 2nd Round of the 2018 CHSAA Varsity ‘A’ Baseball Playoffs at Msgr. Scanlan High School in the Bronx.

The loss drops the Cardinals into the losers bracket of the double elimination tournament as they await an elimination game on Wednesday, May 24th.

Cardinals Advance to 2nd Round of Playoffs

Friday, May 18, 2018 – In a rematch of last year’s Championship, the La Salle Cardinals began the playoffs with a come-from-behind, 9-4 victory over Nazareth on Randall’s Island, to move into the double elimination round of the 2018 CHSAA Varsity ‘A’ Division Baseball Playoffs.

Two errors in the top of the first opened the door for Nazareth as they jumped ahead 3-0 before La Salle could even come to the plate but the Cardinals chipped away plating solo runs in the 1st and 2nd innings to cut the deficit to one going into the bottom of the third. In the fourth, La Salle took advantage of a Nazareth miscue, an infield pop-up that would have been the third out, fell to the dirt, and the Cards cashed in, scoring four on a two-run triple by Franklin Olivares and RBI singles by Jimmy Muniz and Gilbert Santos, Jr. The bottom of La Salle’s order was phenomenal going 9 for 11 with seven runs scored and six RBIs.

The offensive explosion made a winner out of starting pitcher, Julian Nieves who went 6 1/3 giving up 8 hits, 4R, 2ER with 8Ks and only 3BBs. Cristobal Rivera got the final two outs to eliminate Nazareth and push La Salle into Round 2.

NEXT UP:It’s the Double Elimination round of the CHSAA Playoffs as La Salle travels to the Bronx to face the #4 seen, Scanlan on Monday, May 21st, first pitch is 4:30pm.

Cardinals fall to St. Edmund’s on the Road…

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – La Salle Academy varsity baseball dropped their first division game, 4-3, to St. Edmund Prep at Bergen Beach Field in Brooklyn.  The road loss moves the Cardinals’ record to 6-5 overall and 5-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ division.

All the action came in the first two innings as Prep opened the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the first.  La Salle, rallied back in the top of the second with three runs of their own to tie the game, however St. Edmund pushed across one more with a two-out base hit, which turned out to be the difference.

It was nip and tuck the rest of the way as both teams had chances to put up more runs but stellar relief work by La Salle’s Franklin Olivares and St. Edmund kept both teams off the board the rest of the way.

Carlos Flores took the loss for La Salle and Nicholas Brito had two hits for the Cardinals.

 

 

Cardinals Baseball Earns a Split at Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic

Monday, April 9, 2018 – In an attempt to avoid the bad weather scheduled for the greater Norfolk area, the Cardinals would be scheduled to play their final two games of the Spring Break Classic on Tuesday night in an unconventionally timed double-header.

Fork in the Road
A tight game got out of control late as the La Salle Cardinals lost 10-4 against King’s Fork High School on Day 2 of the Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic.After falling behind 0-3 after one inning, La Salle twice got within one run but could not get over the hump.

The Cardinals outhit King’s Fork 6-5 but just couldn’t get the timely hit and paid the price as King’s Fork put up five runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away.
Nicholas Brito paced the Cardinals offense with three hits and Franklin Olivares took the loss, giving up 5 runs(3 earned) over five innings.

Better Late

In a game that didn’t start until 10:30pm, the La Salle Cardinals finally picked up their FIRST WIN of the season with a 9-4 win over Euclid (OH) at 1:30am the next morning. The late night start that didn’t stop Cardinals pitcher Julian Nieves, who picked up the win. La Salle was down 3-2 going into the bottom of the fourth when they finally got the big hit as Adrian Santos laced a two-out base clearing triple to the gap in left center to claim a 5-3 lead.

Euclid(OH) fought back loading the bases with no outs in the sixth inning. Cristobal Rivera, pitching in relief of Nieves, struck out three straight to end the threat. Rivera, also helped himself out at the plate in the bottom of the frame with a RBI triple of his own. Euclid put up three runs in the top of the seventh but in the end just ran out steam in the wee hours of the morning.

A tremendous trip throughout, the team was able to play three games against a high level of competition, complete a service project at a local food bank, take a college tour of Norfolk State University and even found some time to get some bowling in. All in all, a wonderful experience for our young men.

Cardinal Baseball Heads to Virginia

Monday, April 2, 2018 – Travelling in a cardinal red coach bus, the La Salle baseball team headed to Virginia this Spring Break to play in the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic. They spent the next morning training before their first game of the tournament against Norfolk Christian.

In a well-played first game of the 2018 Coastal Virginia Spring Break Baseball Classic, the La Salle Cardinals fell by the score of 4-1 to the host team, Norfolk Christian, at Lakewood Park in Norfolk, Virginia. Junior lefty, Carlos Flores took the loss but was stellar for La Salle, tossing a complete game on only 67 pitches.

The Cardinals got a lead off hit by Gilbert Santos, Jr. on the first pitch of the game but were unable to capitalize as the threat ended before it started. In the bottom of the frame Norfolk Christian capitalized by taking advantage of a fielding error to plate two runs (one earned) for a 2-0 lead.

La Salle had multiple opportunities to put runs on the board but couldn’t cross the plate until Franklin Padilla’s (1 for 3) RBI ground out following Adrian Santos’ (1 for 2) one out triple in the top of the sixth.

 

Between practice and games, the Cardinals have managed to sprinkle in some team bonding, dining at Crackel Barrell and bowling together along the way. Check out the photos below!

   

    

 

CARDINALS DOMINATE FROM START TO FINISH TO CAPTURE CITY CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, June 2, 2017 – For the first time in over 10 years, the La Salle Academy Cardinals Varsity baseball team are Champions of the CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) Varsity “A” Division.  The Cardinals offense, with the aid of a couple errors, once again erupted taking a 5-1 lead after 2 innings, enroute to a 9-3 victory over the Nazareth Kingsmen to claim the title at St. John’s University.

Senior pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz, pitched a complete game for the victory.  For the day, Angel, gave up 7 hits, striking out three and walking four, working out of jams in the third and fifth innings.  Angel also helped himself at the plate with an RBI single in three plate appearances.

Adrian Santos, had a monster game going 3 for 3 with a double, BB and RBI, to help lead the offense.  For the second time in as many games, the Cardinals jumped out on top and continued to pile on runs while Angel shut down Nazareth.  Playing with the lead, the outcome was never in doubt but an RBI triple by Franklin Padilla in the top of the seventh sealed the deal for the 2017 CHSAA Varsity “A” City Champions.

Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and parents for an outstanding season!

La Salle Baseball Forces Deciding Game for City Championship

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – With their backs against the wall, the La Salle Cardinals baseball team came out with their claws sharp to force a deciding game by way of an 8-3 victory over Nazareth at Fordham University.  With the win, La Salle will get a shot to win our first Varsity Championship in over a decade.

Senior pitcher Danny Maria, making his last start for La Salle, was magnificent, throwing 6 2/3 innings giving up three earned runs with seven strikeouts and only one walk.  Cesar Santana picked up the final out on a strikeout as Nazareth tried to mount a two-out rally.

Senior Billy Gonzalez also had a big day going 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs.  Jimmy Muniz also contributed two hits and a run scored.  For the second time in as many days, the La Salle offense struck first as speedy Gilbert Santos, Jr. was able to squeeze past Nazareth’s pitcher, who was covering home on a wild pitch.  In the second the Cardinals batted around and put up 5 runs, to give them the comfort of the lead which they never gave back.

The Cardinals will face the Nazareth Kingsmen, one more time, for the CHSAA Varsity “A” Division Championship.  The game will take place on Friday, June 2nd at St. John’s University in Queens at 4:00pm.

CARDINALS STORM INTO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – The La Salle Academy Cardinals varsity baseball team are headed to the CHSAA “A” Division Championship round thanks to stout pitching and an opportunistic offense that lead to a 10-0 five inning victory over St. John’s Prep at Salesian High School.

Junior Julian Nieves had a strong performance on the mound and at the plate to lead the Cardinals, tossing a complete game 3-hitter with three walks and three strikeouts.  Nieves helped himself at the plate going 2 for 3 with a run scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases. Gilbert Santos Jr. and Nicholas Brito contributed two hits and two RBIs apiece as the Cardinals stole 11 bases as a catalyst for the offense. 

Defensively, La Salle played a relatively clean game as Nieves only allowed one runner to reach third base.

With the win, the Cardinals advance to CHSAA 2017 Varsity “A” Championship Tournament Championship Round.

La Salle, the #2 seed, will face the top seeded Nazareth Kingsmen, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st at Fordham University in the Bronx at 7pm.

This is a double elimination tournament. If La Salle wins, the deciding game will be on Friday (Time and Location: TBA).

Varsity Baseball Playoff Update

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – There is a playoff saying, “survive and move on,” and the La Salle Academy Cardinals did just that on Saturday with a 10-6 victory over the Sacred Heart Irish at Randall’s Island to move into the “Winners” bracket of the CHSAA 2017 Varsity “A” Championship Baseball Tournament. The win set up a Sunday showdown with the Nazareth Kingsman, 2pm at Msgr. McClancy High School, with the winner moving on into the Championship Round.

The score was tied 6-6 as the Cardinals and the Irish flip flopped 2 and 4 runs in the first two innings.

Angel Fernandez-Diaz pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Danny Maria to pick up the win. La Salle scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 6-6 tie as Gilbert Santos, Jr. and Nicholas Brito both walked and scored. Santos, Jr. would score on the back end of a double steal and Brito on a wild pitch. In the seventh following a walk to Adrian Santos, Billy Gonzalez (2 for 4) put the game out of reach with a mammoth home run to left that landed on the river basin of the park.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 – Twice down eight runs, the La Salle Cardinals rallied for five in the fourth and six in the sixth, but couldn’t push across the tying runs with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh and came up on the wrong end of their 11-13 loss to the Nazareth Kingsmen in the winners bracket game of the CHSAA Varsity “A” Championship Tournament at McClancy High School in Queens.

For the second straight day, the Cardinals fell behind early as Nazareth put up back to back four spots off La Salle’s starter John Michael Silvers, who took the loss after failing to get out of the second inning.  La Salle finally showed some life as they put up five runs in the top of the fourth thanks to a 2-RBI single by Adrian Santos. However, the Kingsmen struck right back for five runs to build their lead back to eight.

The varsity Cardinals will host St. John’s Prep in an CHSAA Elimination game on Tuesday. Time and location to be announced.

LSA Varsity Baseball: Cardinals Drop a close one to divisional rival

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – In a battle for division supremacy, the La Salle Cardinals fell short 7-5 against Monsignor Scanlan in the Bronx.  The loss dropped the Cards to 9-4 in league play and creates a 3-way logjam on the top of the division with Scanlan and Nazareth.  However, La Salle holds the tiebreaker (head-to-head) over Scanlan but Nazareth has the tiebreaker over La Salle.

La Salle broke on the board for four runs in the top of the second only to give up five runs to Scanlan in the bottom of the frame.  LSA pitcher, Angel Fernandez-Diaz (L) scored the tying run in the top of the third but the Cardinals failed to capitalize the rest of the inning leaving the bases loaded without pushing across any extra runs to support.   Scanlan grabbed the lead for good in the fifth on an errant throw to third on a stolen base, which ended up in left field. They tacked on an insurance run in the sixth for the final margin of victory.

On offense, Jervon Warlick had two hits and Julian Nieves had one-hit and two RBIs to pace the cards.

NEXT GAME

Today’s makeup game with Cathedral Prep was cancelled so next up for the Cardinals is the CHSAA “A” Division Double Elimination Playoffs, which are set to begin on May 23rd.  Times and Locations: TBA

JV Baseball Claims 3rd Straight City Championship

Friday, May 19, 2017 – La Salle’s JV Baseball team was dominant with a 10-0 five inning knockout over Monsignor Scanlan to capture the 2017 CHSAA “A” Division JV Championship in front of a lively home crowd at East River Park.  The win gives the JV Cardinals back-to back to back City Championships (2015, 2016, 2017) and finalizes their 2017 overall record at 9-4 (overall) and 9-1 (regular season champs) in league. Carlos Flores was superb, tossing the five-inning complete game on 82 pitches, striking out seven while giving up only two hits.

La Salle JV got on the board in the bottom of the first posting two on and RBI single by Roberto Liz and an error on Scanlan’s left fielder.   The final margin of victory came in the bottom of the fifth as La Salle sent up eight batters, plating five runs without the benefit of a hit and scoring the Championship Winning run on a long fly ball to center field of the bat of Angel Espinal, that scored Kirean Garlick from third and sending the Home crowd into a joyous celebration.

Congratulations to all of the players, coaches and parents for an outstanding season!

JV Baseball Clinches Division with Victory

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – The La Salle Academy JV Cardinals clinched first place in the CHSAA A Division and a bye to the Championship Game with a 17-2 victory over St. John’s Prep JV at American Legion Field in Brooklyn.  With the win the Cardinals improve their record to 7-4 overall and 7-1 in league and marks the third straight year that they will play for the City Championship.

Carlos Flores picked up the victory pitching a complete game on only 73 pitches and surrendering only one walk.  Nicholas Rivera, went 3 for 3 with a walk and was just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.

 

 

LSA JV Baseball Recap: Cardinals win high-scoring affair

Monday, May 8, 2017 – The La Salle Academy JV Cardinals played another high- scoring game, but held tight for a 12-8 victory of St. John’s Prep at Elmjack Little League in Queens.  The Cardinals are now 6-0 in CHSAA A division league play and 6-3 overall.

Franklin Olivares went the first five innings to pick up his third win of the season and Cristobal Rivera went 4 for 4 to help pace the offense.

NEXT GAME

The JV Cardinals play CHSAA division rival Monsignor Scanlan, Tuesday at 4:30pm.  The game originally scheduled for East River Park, will be played at American Legion Field in Brooklyn, due to poor field conditions.  

Varsity Baseball Recap: Cardinals Caught in the Storm

Monday, May 8, 2017 – The La Salle Cardinals went on the road and dropped their first game in nearly a month with a lethargic 1-2 loss to St. John’s Prep at Elmjack Little League in Queens.  The loss drops La Salle to 8-4 overall and 8-2 in league play.

John Michael Silvers took the loss scattering five hits over 5 1/3 innings giving up two earned runs. On offense, the Cardinals could only muster four hits of their own, two by Gilbert Santos, Jr (2 for 3, 2B, SB) and were kept off balance by St. John’s starting pitcher, who went the distance for the win.

NEXT GAME

SENIOR DAY is on Wednesday, May 10th as we celebrate the La Salle Baseball Class of 2017 against Bishop Loughlin at East River Park Field #6.  The Captain, Senior pitcher Danny Maria gets the start. First pitch is at 4:00pm.

LSA Varsity Baseball Recap vs Sacred Heart

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – The La Salle Cardinals rolled up 11 runs to complete the five-inning shutout against Sacred Heart on a breezy afternoon on field #6 in East River Park.  The Cardinals, extended their winning streak to six and improved to 8-1 in the CHSAA “A” division and 8-3 overall.

Angel Fernandez-Diaz (W, 1-1) toss a 2-hitter with six strikeouts against only 2 walks for the complete game shutout. Adrian Santos, starting in right field, nearly hit for the cycle going 3 for 3 (H, 2B, 3B, 2R, 3RBIs) and Jervon Warlick, added 3RBIs with a hit and a run from the leadoff position, to pace the offense.

After a quick top of the first, La Salle got on the board first when Julian Nieves (HBP) scored from second on Santos’ to right.  In the bottom of the second, the Cardinals struck again, this time for six runs to break the game open, keyed by RBI doubles from Warlick and Santos.  That was more than enough for Fernandez-Diaz, who also drove in the final Cardinals run with a sacrifice fly to left, driving in John Michael Silvers from third who followed up a Santos triple with a triple of his own to right field.

NEXT GAME

La Salle travels to Queens on Monday, May 8th to play St. John’s Prep at Elmjack Little League at  4:30pm.

JV Baseball Downs Nazareth

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – The La Salle Academy JV Cardinals added to their division lead with a 13-2 five inning victory over Nazareth JV at American Legion Fields in Brooklyn. The win improved their record to 4-3 overall and 4-0 in the CHSAA “A” Division.

Franklin Olivares picked up his second win of the season tossing four and two-thirds innings, while reaching the new maximum pitch limit. Tristen Frederick came on in relief to secure the final out.  Nicholas Rivera went 3 for 4 with two doubles to pace the Cardinals offense.

NEXT GAME

The JV Cardinals face Nazareth again on today at 4:30pm at American Legion.

La Salle Varsity Picks Off Nazareth

Monday, May 1, 2017 – It wasn’t the prettiest game in the world with a combined nine

errors but it may have been the 7-5 victory over Nazareth at American Legion Fields may have just been the win La Salle needed as they begin the back half of the season. Danny Maria (W, 3-0) went six and two-thirds innings, striking out six and walking three as Cesar Santana closed it out to pick up his third save of the season. Adrian Santos went 2 for 3, 2B, RBI; Billy Gonzalez went 2 for 4, 2B, RBI; and Franddy Rodriguez added 2 RBIs as the Cardinals scratched their way to seven runs on seven hits but couldn’t land the knockout blow by stranding 12 men on base.

Nazareth jumped out to an early 3-1 lead thanks in part to three La Salle errors in the first two innings but the Cardinal offense found a way to post two in the top of the third to tie it then two more in the top of the fourth to move go ahead for good.  The defending CHSAA “A” Division champs made a late rally in the bottom of the seventh, scoring one run and threatening with two outs and the tying run on first base but the Nazareth center fielder got caught stealing third after he left too early and got picked off by Santana to end the game.

The win improves La Salle’s record to 7-3 overall and 7-1 in the CHSAA “A” Division.

NEXT GAME

The Cardinals will host the Irish of Sacred Heart on Wednesday, May 3rd at East River Park Field at 4:00pm.

 

La Salle Rolls Past Bishop Loughlin

Monday, April 24, 2017 – John Michael Silvers went the distance for the win on five hits, three walks and four strikeouts, while Julian Nieves went 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs as the La Salle Academy varsity baseball team racked up 11 hits enroot to an 11-0 five inning victory against Bishop Loughlin at American Legion Fields in Brooklyn.  The win raises the Cardinals records to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ Division.

After a slow start the La Salle offense erupted for five runs in the top of the third on four hits and a bases loaded walk.  Two more runs in the top of the fourth courtesy of three straight singles by Jervon Warlick, Nieves and Adrian Santos.  The final margin of victory was provided in the top of the fifth on a two-run fielding error, double by Nicholas Brito and the Nieves’ triple.

The Cardinals’ defense was solid with no errors and completing a 1-3-6 caught stealing to end the third inning and aptly enough ended the game on a perfect 9-4-2 relay to home plate to preserve the shutout and the win.

La Salle Baseball Soars to 14-1 Victory at Msgr. Scanlan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – The La Salle Academy varsity baseball team used a balanced attack, crafty pitching and solid defense to soar past Monsignor Scanlan 14-1 in five innings at Scanlan Field.  Julian Nieves pitched a complete game 2-hitter with five strikeouts. Franddy Rodriguez (3 RBIs) & Adrian Santos (4 RBIs) each went 2 for 3 to help raise the Cardinals’ record to 6-3 overall and 6-1 in the CHSAA “A” division.

La Salle batted around the order in the second inning and twice rolled up six runs in the second and fifth innings, the latter of which sealed the game and was keyed by a base clearing 3-run double to left center by Adrian Santos and an opposite field ground-rule double by catcher Billy Gonzalez.

Scanlan scratched across a run in the bottom of the third but that was it as Julian Nieves (2H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 5K) worked thru his mechanics to squelch any additional runs from crossing the plate.

NEXT GAME

La Salle varsity baseball travels to Brooklyn to face Nazareth at American Legion Fields on Monday, May 1st  @ 4:30pm.

Varsity Baseball Defeats St. John’s Prep 3-1

Friday, April 21, 2017 – Jervon Warlick (W, 1-0) pitched five innings for the win while Cesar Santana (SV 2) picked up his second save of the year and Nicholas Brito(2 for 3, 2B, R, RBI)  to lead La Salle past St. John’s Prep 3-1 at East River Park.

La Salle jumped out to the early lead in the bottom of the first as Nicholas Brito pounded a double to gap in right center and would score later. St. John’s Prep, however, tied the game in the top of the third on a sac fly to center.

However, La Salle (4-3 overall; 4-1division) responded to SJP’s run in the third with a run of their own as Danny Maria (1 for 2) came around to score on a Nicholas Brito ground out to third, to reclaim the lead.  Cesar Santana came on in relief of Jervon Warlick in the top of the sixth with a man on and for the second straight outing, escaped without the run coming across, then closed out with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.

NEXT GAME

Monday’s CHSAA ‘A’ showdown with Bishop Loughlin (3-0) at American Legion Field in Brooklyn at 4:30pm.

Olivares Leads the Way in JV Baseball Victory over Scanlan

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Franklin Olivares threw a complete game 2-hit shutout and went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double, triple and 2 RBIs to lead the La Salle Academy JV Cardinals to a 10-0 win over Scanlan High School in 5 innings at East River Park. With the win the JV Cards improve to 3-2 overall and 3-0 CHSAA A Division.

It was the best game of the year so far for the JV as eight different Cardinals scored on 10 hits. Scanlan was still in the game down 3 runs but their 4th inning rally was thwarted on bad baserunning and a heads up double play by the Cardinals defense to support Olivares 8 strikeouts.

NEXT GAME 
The JV Cardinals are back in action on Tuesday, April 25th against St. John’s Prep at American Legion field in Brooklyn at 4:30pm.

Maria’s 1-Hitter Leads Varsity Baseball Past Cathedral Prep

  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 –  Danny Maria was efficient and quick, needing just 77 pitches to lead the La Salle Cardinals to a 6-1 CHSAA ‘A’ division victory over Cathedral Prep at East River Park. With the win, La Salle improves to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the division.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a booming first pitch double to left center by Angel Fernandez-Diaz that scored Julian Nieves (1 for 2, R, K, BB) who was on with a walk and running on the pitch.  However, the hitting star of today’s game was right fielder, Christian Cueto, who went 2 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI.

Maria was stellar picking up his second win of the season while his ERA dropped to 1.50, his final line for the game 7 IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 4K, 0BB.

NEXT GAME

The Cardinals conclude their home stand on Friday with a CHSAA ‘A’ divisional game as St. John’s Prep pays a visit to East River Park Field #6 at 1pm.

La Salle JV Baseball Erupts for 20 Hits in Win

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – The 20-hits was easily the JV Cardinals highest output in two years using them to fuel the 19-7 victory. The Cardinals needed all 20 of those hits as Scanlan kept the game in reach with seven of their own hits, until LSA posted nine runs in the top of the seventh for the final margin.

Nicholas Rivera, just installed as the lead-off hitter, responded going 4 for 6 with 3R and an RBI, while also pitching two innings of scoreless relief.  Carlos Flores went the first four innings and gets credited for the win and Cristobal Rivera also chipped in with an inning of relief work to accompany his two hits and two RBIs.

However, this game was all about the bats as Omar Salcedo went 3 for 6, Franklin Olivares 3 for 5, 5 RBI’s; Angel Espinal 3 for 6, with two RBI’s including an opposite field ground rule double blast that clear the 80-foot fence in right field.  Sean Coles had three hits and two RBI’s.

NEXT GAME

The JV Cardinals play Scanlan again this Thursday at East River Park Field #6 at Houston Street @ 1pm.

 

La Salle Rallies Late for Victory over Sacred Heart

Monday, April 17, 2017 –  What began as a pitchers duel early broke open late and the La Salle Cardinals used a little small ball for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pick up the 8-4 victory over Sacred Heart at Welty Park in Yonkers.  La Salle improved its record to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ with two more league games on tap this week.

La Salle starting pitcher, John Michael Silvers (ND, 4R, 3ER, 8K, 4BB) locked horns with the Irish’ E Paulino to start the game and left the game after 89 pitches and on the short end of the stick.  However, Jervon Warlick (W, 1-0) came in eventually picked up the win going three innings giving up 1 hit while striking out seven.

Click here to see John Silvers throw a strikeout pitch! 

Julian Nieves led the Cardinal bats with 2 hits and an RBI. The decisive rally, in the top of the seventh, got started with Angel Fernandez-Diaz’ booming double to right center and was followed by a Jayson Polanco bunt, a walk, a fielder’s choice, safety squeeze, and a little league home run.  That combination of small ball and heart was exactly what was needed as Jervon shut the door 1-2-3 in the bottom of the frame.

NEXT UP

The Cardinals host Cathedral Prep on Wednesday at East River Park #6.  First pitch is 1pm.

JV Cardinals Fall against Packer Pelicans

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – On a day right for baseball the La Salle Academy JV Cardinals (1-3 Overall; 1-0 League) did all the wrong things including making 12 errors in a lopsided 5-15 lost to non-league Packer Collegiate at American Legion Fields in Brooklyn, NY.

A day after their hard-fought win against league rival Nazareth, the Cardinals were low energy despite going up 2-0 after one inning.  But that turned out to be an omen because even then a base running miscue cost La Salle a potential big inning.  Overall, missed fly balls, botched grounds and poor communication, led to the 12 errors also ruined solid pitching performances from Cristobal Rivera and Tristen Frederick.

Roberto Liz continued his hot start to the season going 2 for 3, 3 RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the offense managed just one hit the rest of the way.

NEXT GAME

The JV Cardinals are back in action next Tuesday, April 18 for a league game at Monsignor Scanlan (915 Hutchinson River Parkway, Bronx) at  4:30pm.

Cardinals Fall to Nazareth Late

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – It was the first meeting of the two teams since last year’s playoffs but the outcome was the same as the La Salle Varsity Cardinals lost 5-3 to the defending champions, the Nazareth Kingsmen during a noon showdown at East River Park.

Nicholas Brito took the loss in relief as the Cards fell to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the CHSAA ‘A’ Division. Junior Julian Nieves pitched well going 6 innings giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits while striking out 8 but ultimately La Salle was done in by the six defensive errors.

After grabbing the early lead and then falling behind, Nazareth tied the game in the top of the sixth then scored the winning runs via two bases loaded walks in the top of the seventh.

Julian Nieves and Gilbert Santos, Jr lead the offense with two hits and an RBI apiece. Gilbert also made the defensive play of the game robbing Nazareth off a couple extra runs when he chased down a deep opposite field drive to end the top of the sixth.

NEXT UP: The Varsity Cardinals travel to Yonkers to take on the Irish of Sacred Heart on Monday, April 17th at 3pm in Welty Park.

 

Cardinals Notch First Win of the Season

Monday, April 10,2017 – Senior pitcher, Danny Maria picked up the win tossing five
innings of two hit ball, while striking out 10. Cesar Santana picked up the save as the La Salle Cardinals (1-2 Overall, 1-0 League) scored a 6-2 Division victory over Monsignor Scanlan in over five years at our first home game at East River Park.

As expected, the CHSAA “A” league opener on Field #6 drew a huge crowd on a gorgeous day, and they were not disappointed. The home team scored three in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second for an early 5-0 lead. Julian Nieves and Adrian Santos each went 2 for 3 to power the offense as eight Cardinals collected hits.

The Cardinals are back in action on Thursday, April 13th against Nazareth back at East River Park Field #6, first pitch is Noon.

 

For Cardinals, Moore is Too Much

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – In a match-up against a “AA,” the La Salle Academy Cardinals dropped both games of their Varsity/JV double header 3-8 and 0-6, respectively to Moore Catholic at the Richmond County Youth Complex on Staten Island.

It was the first game in over two weeks for all four teams due to the bad weather, but the LSA Varsity showed no signs of rust. They jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but that was all they could muster as Moore scored eight unanswered for the win. Julien Nieves pitched well but took the loss giving up five runs in four innings with 5Ks and 4 walks.

The Junior Varsity Cardinals never really got on track and were no-hit by a combination of Moore Catholic pitchers. Carlos Flores took the loss scattering four hits over four innings and giving up three earned runs.  The young Cardinals struggled to produce hits and runs which ultimately led to the loss.

La Salle Varsity and JV baseball teams have the week off and begin CHSAA “A” league play the week of April 10th.

La Salle Drops Opening Day Doubleheader

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – La Salle Academy varsity and junior varsity Cardinals suffered losses on their opening-day games 6-0 on Varsity and 11-2 to non-conference, cross-town rival Xavier on a cold and blustery day at American Legion Field in Brooklyn.

Final scores notwithstanding, both games were close.  Varsity was down 0-1 going into the top of the seventh but Xavier struck for five to put the game away.  JV was tied 1-1 until the 3rd thanks to an RBI single by Angel Espinal but in the fourth errors and miscues lead to seven Xavier JV runs.

The next game will be played at American Legion Field on Thursday, March 30th at 4pm against Cardinal Hayes.

Coach Washington Named Varsity Baseball Head Coach

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The Athletic Department of La Salle Academy would like to announce the appointment of Chris Washington  as the Varsity Baseball Head Coach effective immediately.
Chris brings with him a wealth of coaching experience, including leading La Salle’s JV baseball team to its second consecutive City Championship in 2016.
Please join all of us in wishing Chris and his coaching staff all the very best for the 2017 season and beyond.

La Salle Eliminated from Playoffs

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Brooklyn, NY – In the end, only one team ends the season happy and this year it just wasn’t in the Cards as La Salle lost 2-5 to Nazareth and was eliminated from the 2016 CHSAA A Division Varsity Playoffs, yesterday at American Legion.  The Kingsman move on to the Championship round against Scanlan.  La Salle fell behind 0-2, after one inning, which took some of the opening game fight out of the Cardinals but each time they rallied to put up single runs in the second and third innings, Nazareth answered with runs of their own to maintain their lead.  After that it was quite routine as both teams traded zeroes for the last four innings.  It’s not that the Cardinals played bad in an elimination game as much as they did not play to moment and lost to a senior team that had been there before.  Senior, Chris Pimental, pitching his last game in a LSA uniform took the lost but was solid over six innings giving up seven hits, five runs (four earned) with 10 strikeouts against two walks.  Unfortunately, Nazareth’s Alvarez was a tad better on this day as he struck out 12 Cardinals against two walks en route to the win.  Angel, Billy, Jayson and Gil got the hits for La Salle with Jayson delivering the hardest blow, a line drive double to right in the second but that was about as good as it got as they Cards went down in order over the final four frames.  It was a good season that came up short, La Salle finished the season 11-6 with the playoff losses, which will hopefully feed the Varsity birds for the 2017 season. To the seniors playing in their final game, thank you for being an exemplary student-athlete. We are La Salle.

 

LSA For the Win, JV Cardinals 2016 CHSAA A Division JV Baseball Champions

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Brooklyn, NY, May 20, 2016 – The La Salle Academy JV Cardinals successfully defended their 2015 title with a 5-3 victory over Nazareth to win the 2016 CHSAA A Division JV Baseball Championship at American Legion Fields.   It was a typical game in the early part, with LSA and Nazareth going back and forth with the scoring. The Cards jumped up 1-0 in the top of the first only to see Nazareth score two in the bottom of the first, then add one more in the second.  But unlike the previous three meetings this year (all loses by the Cardinals), LSA did not kick the game away with errors and let the Kingsmen back in, holding them off the boards for the final five innings.   A day after Carlos Flores pitched a No-Hitter in the semi-final game, three LSA pitchers combined on a two hitter.  Franklin Olivares picked up the win going four innings of 1 hit ball with three runs, one earned run, five strikeouts and seven walks.  The captain, Nicholas Brito, got the final two outs with the tying run on base to pick up his second save of the season.  However, the pitching star of the day was Matthew Camacho, who came on in relief of Olivares in the bottom of the fifth to avenge the early ghosts of games against Nazareth past.  His two and a third innings (1 hit, 5Ks, 1BB) were a crucial hold against a team that had beat him twice this year.  For his heroics (he also had an RBI), he was awarded the Championship Angry Bird.

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Offense sells tickets; La Salle racked up 11 hits. Brito, Nicholas Rivera, Jordan Garcia and Roberto Liz lead the way with two hits each. But defense wins championships; and on this championship day LSA committed only two errors compared to the 21 in the three previous Nazareth games.  On the day the Angry Bird Movie hits the theatre (coincidence of fate), La Salle won only its second JV title in the schools 100 plus years.  It’s the first City Championship under Head Coach, Chris Washington.  Coach Alex Cordero, who won last year’s title, is now the Head Varsity Baseball coach at La Salle.  With the victory La Salle JV finishes the season above .500 at 9-8 (5-4, 2nd Place in the division – 2-0 in the playoffs) plus a CITY CHAMPIONSHIP.

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Flores’ No-No Propels JV Cardinals Into Championship Game

May 19, 2016, Brooklyn, NY – It wasn’t a perfect game but it wasn’t far from it as Carlos Flores pitched a no-hitter to propel the La Salle Academy JV Cardinals to a 12-0 knockout (5 innings) win over St. John’s Prep and a spot in the CHSAA A Division Championship Game at American Legion Field.  Flores was stellar posting nine strikeouts against only three walks and had three 1-2-3 innings out of five.  His pitching was supported by an LSA offense that jumped out of the gate in the first inning batting around and scoring six runs.  Jimmy Muniz and Jordan Garcia each went 3 for 3 to pace the JV birds. Christain Cueto added three RBIs and two runs.  But the day and the Angry Bird belonged to Carlos Flores (W, 5 Inns – No Hits, No Runs, 9 K, 3 BB, HB).

Next Up for La Salle JV it’s the CHSAA A Division JV Championship Game against Nazareth (1 seed) TODAY, Friday, May 20th at American Legion Field, 10200 Seaview Ave, Brooklyn, NY.  First Pitch is 4pm.

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Thursday: LSA to host CHSAA A Division Baseball Semi Finals

This week, La Salle Cardinals will host the CHSAA A Division JV Baseball Semi Final game against St. John’s Prep. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on these angry birds.

First pitch is at 4pm on Thursday, May 19th at American Legion Field located at 10200 Seaview Ave., Brooklyn.

It will be quite the game as St. John’s Prep is the 3rd seed, while La Salle is in 2nd. The winner will play Nazareth (1 seed) on Friday for the CHSAA A Division JV Championship.

Cardinals Clinch 2nd Place Over SJP

Queens, NY, May 12, 2016 – The La Salle Academy JV Cardinals clinched 2nd place (CHSAA – A Division) with a 11-9 victory over St. John’s Prep at Elmjack Little League.  With the win, LSA swept the season series (3-0) and finished 5-4 in the division and earned home-field in the A division JV semi-final playoff game on Thursday, May 18 against St. John’s who is locked in as the third seed.

As for the game putting up 11 runs isn’t easy but Jimmy Muniz lead the way with three hits.  In fact, the top six of the JV Birds lineup went a combined 10 for 25 with 8 of the 11 runs scored.  The offense was in support of Franklin Olivares who picked up the win going four innings – 4 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned, 5Ks and 7BBs.  Nicholas Brito went the final three innings and although he made it interesting, three runs on three hits, he picked up the save for the game AND a winning season.

The Angry Bird was given to Franklin Olivares for his work on the mound (W, 4Inn, 4H, 6R, 4ER, 7BB, 5K)  He also went 1 for 3 at the plate with a run scored.

Next Game: Thursday, May 19th, CHSAA A Division JV Semi-Final.  St. John’s Prep (3) vs. La Salle Academy (2). Location and Time (TBA)

Cardinals Lay a Turkey Against Nazareth

Brooklyn, NY, May 10, 2016 – In what could only be described as a letdown after Saturday’s thrilling victory over Scanlan, the La Salle Academy JV Cardinals were a complete no-show for their game against Nazareth losing 0-8 to the Kingsmen at American Legion Fields.

The loss clinched first place (CHSAA – A Division) for Nazareth while putting LSA (4-4) in danger of dropping to the number three seed for the upcoming playoffs.

Matthew Camacho took the loss despite giving up only four hits.  Again, against Nazareth, the Cardinals’ errors and walks proved to be the difference.  In the three games against the Kingsmen, La Salle has committed a total of 21 errors.

The lone bright spot on offense was Nicholas Brito who went 2 for 4 at the plate.

LSA Varsity Baseball on a 5-Game Winning Streak!

Monday, May 9, 2016- Varsity baseball defeated St. John’s Prep 9-6 in an away game at Elm Jack Field. John Michael Silver pitched a great game with 8 strike outs. Julian Nieves went 3-3 and Wilfredo Cueto had a big hit to drive two runs.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016- Varsity baseball played a doubleheader against Bishop Loughlin at American Legion Field. La Salle came away with two wins! Danny Maria pitched a beautiful first game with 8 strike outs bringing him to 5-0 in pitching. Gilbert Santos Jr. pitched the second game to add up the runs with a triple.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016- La Salle Cardinals defeated Sacred Heart 12-6 in baseball at American Legion Field. Julian Neives pitched another beautiful game with 8 strike outs. The victory was a total team effort, as everyone hit the ball.

The Cardinals are 9-4 and are on a 5-game winning streak as of Wednesday’s game.

Stellar Weekend for LSA Baseball!

This weekend, both La Salle JV and Varsity baseball teams swept the field when they played Scanlan. JV defeated Scanlan 19-15. Nick Brito brought the team home with a winning hit, pitched a great game, and played a 3-5 game.

Varsity crushed Scanlan 7-1 on Saturday. Chris Pimental pitched a beautiful game with 13 strike outs. He also was 2-4 and 2 RBI.

It was a glorious weekend for the Cardinals!

JV Birds Roll a Ten in Win Over St. John’s Prep

Astoria, NY, April 28, 2016 – Trailing 2-8 going into their last at-bat, the La Salle Academy JV Cardinals erased a six run deficit with 10 runs in the top seventh to defeat St. John’s Prep 12-8 at ICYP Field.  Their amazing comeback keeps them in sole possession of second place in the CHSAA – A Division with a 4-2 record (5-6 overall).

After doing nothing for the first five innings and being thoroughly outplayed by a St. John’s team looking to prove they were better than how they played on Tuesday, LSA found themselves in an early 0-2 hole at the end of one thanks to errors and misplays in the field.  On top of all that, St. John’s had an encouraging fan base of students and parents from the neighborhood that got even louder as SJP seeming had the game on ice after scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to go up six.

The magical LSA seventh all started with a pinch walk and was highlight by seven base hits, seven stolen bases, including Matthew Camacho’s almost steal at home which forced a balk, an infield fly (that turned into a run) and some clutch two out hitting to keep the line moving.

Camacho (W) picked up the win with four innings of work in relief of Nicholas Rivera and Nicholas Brito pitched a perfect seventh to secure the win. All toll the Cardinals only surrendered two hits, both to J. Leston, who was the hard luck loser.  Brito (3 hits), Jimmy Muniz (2 hits) and Christian Cueto (2 hits) had outstanding day at the plate, the Angry Bird, was given to Jordan Garcia (3 RBIs) for his two out 2 RBI opposite field single that provided the final margin of victory.

Next Game: Saturday, April 30th vs Scanlan at American Legion at 12 noon.

 

Cardinals Cruise Passed Saint John’s Prep

4-26 angry bird winnerBrooklyn, NY, April 26, 2016 – The La Salle JV Cardinals jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back as they defeated St. John’s Prep 11-1 at American Legion Field.  The win improves the Cards to 2-2, in league play, (4-5 overall) and temporarily bumps them into 2nd place in the CHSAA – A Division.

Starting strong, LSA got on the board in the bottom of the first as the first five batters all reached safely and eventually came around to score for a 5-0 lead. Finish strong, the Cards closed out the scoring with four runs in the bottom of the six padding the lead to 11-0.  St. John’s spoiled the shutout bid with a run in the top of the seventh.

La Salle’s offense was led by Nicholas Rivera, Brian Sanchez and Jeffrey Tejeda who had two hits apiece.  For the second time in as many wins, the JV birds did not make any errors in stark contrast to their games against Nazareth.

The Angry Bird, for outstanding player of the game was given to Franklin Olivares who was not only exceptional on the mound in picking up the victory but also helped himself at the plate with a 2-RBI double in the aforementioned first.  His stat line for the day (W – 6Inn, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K and 1 for 3, R, 2B, K, 2RBI)

Next Game: Thursday, April 28th at St. John’s Prep at Elmjack Little League in Queens at 4pm.

La Salle Varsity Baseball Brings Home a Win!

Yesterday, La Salle’s Varsity baseball team defeated Sacred Heart 8-6! Daniel Maria pitched a beautiful away game with 10 strikes. Billy Gonzalez went 3-3 with 3 RBI. These Varsity cardinals are currently 4-2! Don’t miss the next game on Wednesday against Nazareth at American Legion Fields at 4pm!

Baseball Weekend Update

On Friday afternoon, the La Salle Varsity baseball team took on Saint John’s Prep at home. It was a great game at American Legion Fields. La Salle pulled off a win and ended the game 15-10. John Michel was the winning pitcher with 10 strike outs. This win brought the Varsity Cardinals to 3-1!

The angry birds played again on Saturday against Scanlan. It was a tough loss as Scanlan beat La Salle 8-1. This loss brings La Salle 3-2 in league play.

Next game: La Salle vs. Sacred Heart, Monday, April 25th at 4pm.

JV Baseball Sees Error of Ways in Loss

La Salle Sees Error of Ways in Loss

Brooklyn, NY, April 21, 2016 – For the second time in as many games ,the La Salle JV Cardinals baseball team gave away outs against a good team that puts the ball in play and loses 7-17 to Nazareth despite outhitting the Kingsmen 10-6 at American Legion Fields.  The loss drops LSA’s record to 3-5 (1-2 CHSAA – A Division).

In the two game series against Nazareth, the Cardinals committed 15 errors.  The 10 on Thursday were easily a season high and undercut a brilliant pitching performance by LSA started Carlos Flores (4 2/3 inn – 4H, 7R, 4 Earned, 5BB, 2K), who was unable to get out of the fifth inning due to the extra workload.

For the second straight game, Matthew Camacho took the loss in relief despite only giving up one earned run in an innings worth of work.

On offense Nicholas Brito (3 for 3 – 2R, SB) help the Cards jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of RBI singles from Jimmy Muniz and Christain Cueto (2 for 3 – 2B, RBI, K) but were denied a third as Muniz was gunned at the plate to end the inning.  But as has been the case in these games with the Kingsmen, they roared right back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the first to go one up.

The game really got out of hand in the fifth inning as LSA raced back to the lead scoring four including two on Camacho’s two RBI pinch hit triple to right but Naz countered five of their own in the bottom of the frame and then eight in the sixth to seal the defeat.

Next Game: Tuesday, April 26th vs St. John’s Prep at American Legion Field, 4pm

JV Cardinals Downed by Nazareth 5-7

Brooklyn, NY, April 19, 2016The La Salle JV Cardinals absorbed a tough 5-7 loss to CHSAA – A Division leaders Nazareth at American Legion Fields.

Nicholas Rivera got the start for the Cards and went four innings of one run ball and left with a 3-1 lead.  That’s when things started to unravel for La Salle as Nazareth batted around in the top of the fifth inning off of Matthew Camacho, who came on in relief of Rivera.

After a fly out to start the inning the next sixth Nazareth batters reached base, which included a base clearing 3-run double down the line in right to Naz’ cleanup hitter, Alex.  In all six runs crossed the plate for Nazareth before the final out was recorded.

LSA tried to rally with single runs in the sixth and seventh, but in the end just couldn’t get enough done at the plate or in the field as we were undone with five errors.  The JV Cardinals actually got of to a quick start in the bottom of the first, via a 2-RBI single from Jimmy Muniz.

The La Salle offense was lead by Jordan Garcia, who went 3 for 3, 2 runs and 4 stolen bases.  Nicholas Brito also had two hits and two runs scored.

Next Game: Thursday, April 21st at Nazareth – 4pm – American Legion Fields

La Salle defeats Bishop Loughlin!

La Salle Cardinals defeated Bishop Louglin yesterday at American Legion Fields 8-4. Chris Pimental pitched a good game and hit the ball very well. Jervon Warlick went 3-4, and Angel Fernandez-Diaz closed out the game with 6 strikeouts. La Salle is now 2-1 in league play.

Check out the Varsity Baseball team’s new uniforms in the photo below!

 

Next game: La Salle vs. St. John’s Prep, American Legion Fields at 4pm.

In Play in the CHSAA

The La Salle JV Cardinals opened up CHSAA league play yesterday with a sounding 9-2 victory over Monsignor Scanlan. The win evens La Salle’s overall record at 3-3 (1-0 in the division).

After giving up 2 earned runs in the bottom of the first inning, LSA’s Franklin Olivares settled and shut down Scanlan over the next 3 innings before giving way to Cristobal Rivera in the bottom of the fifth, who picked up the save the old-school way, with 3 scoreless innings and even struck out the last batter with the bases loaded to end the game.

The JV Cardinals were lead on offense by Nicholas Rivera, Jimmy Muniz and Christian Cueto who each had two hits. It was a very good all around game, and for the first time all year, LSA did not commit an error.

LSA entered the top of the sixth in a tight 4-2 game, but erupted and batted around plating five runs in the process on two hits and five walks.

On a day when it seemed everyone came up big, the Angry Bird was given to our shortest player, Cristobal Rivera, for outstanding player of the game (See photo below).

Next game: Tuesday, April 19th vs. Nazareth at 4pm at American Legion Fields.

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Varsity Cardinals’ First Win of the Season

Yesterday, the Varsity Cardinals came away with their first win of the baseball season. La Salle defeated Cathedral Prep 8-5. Daniel Maria received the win as a pitcher, Billy Gonzalez went 2-4 with screaming bombs and Adrian Santos went 3-4. The Cardinals came away with a win, bringing La Salle’s record to 1-1. La Salle’s Varsity baseball team plays again at the home field (American Legion Field) on Monday, April 18th at 4pm against Bishop Loughlin. Come cheer on your favorite angry birds!

JV Baseball Game Canceled Today

Today’s JV baseball game against Scanlan is canceled due to weather. Rescheduled game is TBA. The next game will be Thursday at 4pm vs. Scanlan at Scanlan in the Bronx!

Tough Loss Against Nazareth

The La Salle Cardinals played a tough game against Nazareth Regional High School yesterday at American Legion Field. After Cardinal pitcher, Julian Nieves, struck out 8 Nazareth batters, Nazareth still came away with a 5-0 win. Despite this loss, La Salle Cardinals will not stop. These angry birds are on a mission! The next game is against Cathedral High School at American Legion Field at 4:00pm. Come out and see what these birds are capable of!

PACKED FOR LEAGUE PLAY

Jimmy MunizBrooklyn, NY, April 6, 2016 – In our final tune up before CHSAA league play begins, the La Salle JV Cardinals came home with a solid 10-7 victory over Packer Collegiate at the American Legion Fields.  The JV Cards second win of the season was a back and forth affair with multiple lead changes and pitchers on both sides working their way out of jams all game.  This even matchup came down to some pass balls by the Packer catcher and some key defensive plays by the Birds including a 3-6-5 double play and a nicely executed pick off play (which we just worked on in practice on Monday) to end threats.  La Salle jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first but Pelican pitching held the fort to prevent any further damage, similar to what Cards starting pitcher Carlos Flores did in the top of the inning after surrendering a leadoff double.  We added runs in each of the last four innings but Packer keep the heat on and drawing within one in the top of the sixth.  The Cardinals were resilient playing small ball in the fifth (Single, Sac Bunt and an RBI groundout from Franklin Olivares, Brian Sanchez and Cristobal Rivera, respectively) and held firm to push across the insurance runs needed to seal the win in the bottom of the sixth. Franklin Olivares picked up the win and Nicolas Rivera was stellar getting the save.  On offense, Nicholas Brito picked up two hits but the Angry Bird was given to Jimmy Muniz (3 for 3, 3 Runs, 1 Walk, 2RBI, 3 SB) as outstanding player of the game. 

 

CHSAA League Play begins with our  Next Game: Tuesday, April 12th vs Scanlan – 4pm at American Legion Fields 

Cardinal Baseball Results!

Varsity Cardinals vs. Moore Catholic

La Salle’s Varsity Baseball season has just about begun! The Varsity Cardinals played a tough scrimmage last week against Moore Catholic, losing 11-0. Moore Catholic is a top school for baseball and plays in a different division, but this was a great challenge for the Cardinals to prepare for their division. This will only help the Varsity Cardinals play stronger in their own division.

JV Cards Soar Over Cristo Rey

Brooklyn, NY – The La Salle JV Cardinals (1-3) picked up their first win of the season with a 13-2 victory over non-conference independent Cristo Rey at the American Legion Field.  The JV Cards jumped out with a five run first highlighted by RBI singles from Roberto Liz, Christian Cueto and Franklin Olivares.  In fact the entire top half of the Birds line was stellar going a combined 9 for 14, with 8 runs scored and 7 RBIs.  The pitching took advantage of the offensive good fortune and overpowered Cristo Rey behind the arms of Nicholas Rivera (W, 1-0 – 3 inns, 1H, 2BB, 5K), Cristobal Rivera and Nicholas Brito.  Nicholas Rivera also took home the first Angry Bird of the season, standout player of the game, for his efforts on the mound and at the plate (2 for 3, 1R, 1RBI).

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Not In The Cards

Brooklyn, NY – In a battle of the birds, the La Salle JV Cardinals took it on the chin from the Cardinal Hayes Cardinals (CHSAA – AA) falling 3-15 at American Legion fields.  The JV Cards fall to 1-4 with just game left before league play begins the week of April 11th.  After giving up three in the top of the first the La Salle rallied to score two of their own and make it close at 2-3 going into the top of the second but that is where the wheels started to come off.  Hayes took command scoring 3-5-1-3 over the next four innings on a combination of hits and La Salle miscues in the field.  Those extra outs cost La Salle pitchers as they just weren’t able to have shorter innings, sans Cristobal Rivera who pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning on 10 pitches.  Carlos Flores (L, 0-2 – 3 Inns, 11H, 11R, 9ER, 4BB, 4K) took the loss.   On offense, Nicholas Rivera led the way with 2 hits. 

Next Game: Thursday, March 31st at 12:00pm JV Cardinals vs. Fordham Prep at 2701 Bruner Avenue, Bronx.

La Salle Baseball is Taking the Lead!

La Salle Baseball is going for the gold! Our Baseball team beat Bishop Loughlin quite handily last weekend to advance to the semi-finals of the Fall Season Varsity Tournament. Go La Salle!

 

Annual Alumni Night with the Staten Island Yankees

We had a great time at Friday’s Annual Staten Island Yankee Game Alumni Event. There were more than 75 people in our private Skybox (care of the SI Yankees) and a great time was had by all! Fireworks capped off a wonderful night of baseball, food, and fun.

Thanks to all that came out!

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