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2018 Varsity 845 final baseball stats

Marlboro junior shortstop Sam Mongelli led the Varsity 845 area in hitting for the second straight season, batting .517. Mongelli’s five home runs and 32 RBI tied for the area lead. One of the more crazy statistics of the season were Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ 120 strikeouts. No word on if that’s a Section 9 [...]

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2018 Varsity 845 Baseball All Stars Wrap

Marlboro junior Sam Mongelli was the toughest hitter in Section 9 to get out this spring. Mongelli’s .517 average led the area and the shortstop struck out just once in 60 at-bats. Mongelli, the Varsity 845 player of the year, wasn’t too shabby on the mound either, earning a 4-0 record with 39 strikeouts in [...]

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Section 9 baseball tournament brackets (Class C updated)

        Class AA Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22 No. 5 Roosevelt at No. 4 Warwick, 4 p.m. No. 6 Monroe-Woodbury at No. 3 Middletown, 4 p.m. Semifinals Thursday, May 24 Roosevelt-Warwick winner at No. 1 Pine Bush, 4 p.m. Middletown-Monroe-Woodbury winner at No. 2 Kingston Finals Saturday, May 26 Semifinal winners, at Cantine [...]

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Castellanos’ no-hitter one for ages

Tuxedo junior Joe Castellanos’ quest for his first career no-hitter added another chapter Friday. Remember it was Castellanos, who held Eldred without a hit for seven innings on April 24 but he was not credited with an official no-hitter because he left the game with two outs in seventh inning. His replacement allowed a hit [...]

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Rivera, Crusaders stop Pine Bush winning streak

Nick Rivera delivered a two-run double in the first inning and pitched for the first time this season, closing out a 6-3 OCIAA Division I win over Pine Bush. The victory ended Pine Bush’s 10-game winning streak and knotted the three-game series. The third and deciding game will be played Thursday at Dutchess Stadium in [...]

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Strike Out Cancer Classic set

Newburgh Free Academy will host the three-game Strike Out Cancer Classic Saturday at Delano-Hitch Stadium. Marlboro plays Pine Bush at noon, Monroe-Woodbury and Goshen meet at 3 p.m. and Newburgh Free Academy hosts Highland at 6 p.m. The tournament was organized in support of Newburgh Free Academy senior pitcher Ryan Danyluk, who overcame stage 4 [...]

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Varsity 845 and THR reporting policy

With the high school spring season upon us (yes, even with the snow), here is a reminder for all the varsity head coaches on the reporting policies to Varsity 845 and the Times Herald-Record sports department. Report your games by email ( and fax (845-342-6024) by 9:15 p.m. on the day of the game (Saturdays, [...]

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College signings: 2018 class

Varsity 845 is compiling a list of local seniors who have signed national letters of intent to continue their athletic careers. Email any signing photos to   Baseball Division I Johnny Hipsman (Chester) Richmond Nick Rivera (Monroe-Woodbury) Fairleigh Dickinson Howard Sewell (Middletown) Manhattan Division II T.J. Gregory (Chester) St. Thomas Aquinas Brody Ryan (Warwick) [...]

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845 alumni update: Valley Central grad, Cleveland Indians draft pick James Karinchak

When a baseball coach compares one of today’s pitchers to legendary Nolan Ryan, you take notes. Bryant coach Steve Owens said James Karinchak’s post-game practice reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer. After starts, Karinchak would lift and run that night. When Bryant’s bus would pull in at 2 a.m. from a long-road trip, [...]

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Notebook: Seward puts 5-game winning streak on line in state semifinal

S.S. Seward, which will play its first baseball game since May 26 Friday in the state Class D semifinal, nearly missed the Section 9 playoffs. Bill Steele’s team was 8-9 after an 8-7 loss the Deposit-Hancock, the state’s top-ranked Class D team. The Spartans (13-9) won their last three regular-season games to secure a postseason [...]

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