New Hyde Park Sports Notebook: April 8-14

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Here’s what the local Port Washington teams have been up to this week:

New Hyde Park:

Baseball: On April 8 the Gladiators tied 1-1 with Floral Park. The game was called after nine innings due to darkness.

The next day they were edged 9-8 by Glen Cove. The winning run was scored in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Jon Capobianco. Zaglica hit a home run for NHP.

On April 11 the Gladiators shutout Bethpage 2-0. Will Hickey hurled the five-hit shutout in his first varsity win. James Messina went 2-3 with an RBI.

Softball: New Hyde Park defeated Oyster Bay 4-1 on April 9 behind the storng pitching of Geene Fornataro. She struck out five and also went 2-3 in the game.

On April 11 they shutout Locust Valley 2-0. Fornataro was even better this time, hurling a complete game shutout, striking out 15 and allowing only two hits and two walks. Amanda Turner was 3-4 with three RBI.

Boys Lacrosse: They boys lost their only game of the week on April 9 by the score of 9-6 to South Side. Eric Gennari four goals to lead South Side. Matt Dluginski scored three goals for the Gladiators.

Girls Lacrosse: The girls lost both games this week. The first one was on April 8 to Carle Place by the score of 15-11. Megan Onderdonk led the scoring with five goals and added two assists. Jillian Graziano scored five goals for NHP.

On April 10 New Hyde Park also lost to Clarke 14-6. Despite the loss, Graziano scored five goals once again. Kristen Keller scored four goals for Clarke.


Baseball: The Highlanders had a tough week, losing all three games to Bellmore JFK. On April 8 it was an 11-4 loss. Justin Ganka went 2-2 with three RBI in the game. Joseph Correo won his first varsity game.

On April 9 it was a close 8-6 loss. Mathew Murphy was 4-5 with an RBI and John Hulkower was 4-5 with three RBI for Bellmore.

On April it was a 6-3 loss. Justin Garcia hit a two-run home run. The winning pitcher was McCormick.

Softball: On April 8 the girls were routed 14-4 by Baldwin. Carly Mertens went 2-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

On April 10 they beat Farmingdale 10-6. The story of the game was seventh-grader Marissa Braito tossing four innings to earn the win. She also went 4-4 at the plate with three runs scored.

Boys Lacrosse: The Highlanders lost both of their games this week. On April 9 they were routed 16-1 by Carey. Matt Robinson had five goals and an assist. Ryan Orlando scored the goal for Herricks.

On April 11 they were shutout 13-0 by Jericho. Michael Calisto totaled three goals in the game. Gerard Boniello had four saves for Herricks.

Girls Lacrosse: The girls won both of their games this week. On April 9 they beat Mepham 13-10. They came back from a 7-5 deficit to score seven straight goals. Sabrina Telmo amassed four goals for Herricks.

On April 12 they defeated Roslyn 15-8 behind Lauren Bascelli's career-high seven goals. Victoria Marano added three goals.

Editorial note: the above results were gathered from information published by Newsday.

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