Iona Prep Vs. Salesian: Game Recap




Dan Cevette
Director, New York

Vincent Z. Mercogliano
Lower Hudson Valley Scout
Lo-Hud Sports

Iona Prep 8 - Salesian 3

After giving up three runs in the first two innings of Iona Prep’s season-opener against Salesian, ace right-hander Brad Case settled in as the Gaels came back for an 8-3 win on Monday. The Rollins-bound senior did not allow a hit in his final four innings of work, tossing six innings with eight strikeouts on 87 pitches for the win.

Host Iona (1-0) tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth when Andrew Watson scored on a throwing error, which prompted to Salesian to call on ace left-hander Nick Gennarelli with two men on and no outs. Andrew Perino bunted for a base-hit to load the bases, and then Chris Dutra gave the Gaels a 4-3 lead with a sharp single to left. Gennarelli struck out the next two and nearly escaped the jam, but Nick Mulligan drove a bases-clearing double into the left-center field gap to extend Iona’s lead to 7-3.

Mulligan went 2 for 3 with a double, a run scored and three RBI, while Perino went 3 for 4 with a run scored and stolen base and Watson went 1 for 2 with a walk, a double and two runs scored. Skyler Pichardo, Brandon Bautista and Shawn Quezada each had two-out RBI hits for Salesian (0-1).

Best Of The Rest

No. 11 in the Class of 2016 rankings Frankie Vesuvio tossed a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts in Byram Hills’ 10-1 win over John Jay at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando. He also had two RBI at the plate. The Bobcats beat Tappan Zee on Sunday, 9-2, with Vesuvio hitting a home run and Matt Gertz picking up the win... Brendan McNerney struck out five to earn the win in Ardsley’s 14-6 win over Spackenkill at Dutchess Stadium. He added two RBI and Dylan Resk drove in four. … Aaron Craig had three RBI in Pelham’s 6-5 loss to Monroe-Woodbury at Dutchess Stadium. … Ryan Frost struck out six over four innings and went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, a stolen base and two RBI in Beacon’s 7-6 win over Brewster at Dutchess Stadium. Dom Pintavalle had a triple and three RBI for the Bears. … Rob Ottaviano had three RBI and Owen Lorenz got the win in Albertus Magnus’ 8-3 win over Cornwall at Dutchess Stadium. … Ronnie Corelli went 2 for 3 in John Jay’s 4-1 loss to Ketcham in Florida.

Other Scores From Around The Lower-Hudson Valley Area

Byram Hills 10, John Jay 1
No. 3 Ketcham 4, John Jay 1
Livonia 13, Hastings 0
Ardsley 14, Spackenkill 6
Monroe-Woodbury 6, Pelham 5
Beacon 7, Brewster 6
Albertus Magnus 8, Cornwall 3

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