Port Washington clinches playoff berth over Freeport 4-2

Gregory Giaconelli
Port Washington freshman pitcher Jackson Sattinger (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

The Port Washington Vikings defeated the Freeport Red Devils 4-2 in baseball on Friday afternoon, led by Jack Stolper and Jackson Sattinger.

Stolper went 2-2 with a double, triple, a walk and two runs batted in.

Port Washington junior first baseman Jack Stolper (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

Sattinger picked up the win and allowed a run on four hits while striking out four batters through 4 ⅓ innings of relief.

Port Washington head coach Matt Holzer said this win allowed the Vikings to clinch a playoff spot and set their sights on earning a home playoff game.

“This team has really come together and all of their hard work is paying off,” Holzer said. “Every member has contributed to the team’s success and I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s a fun team to coach.”

In the top of the first inning, Port Washington starting pitcher Dexter Jarach found himself in an early one out jam with runners on first and second.

Jarach got Freeport catcher Anthony Lamar to ground into a double play to end the threat.

In the bottom of the first inning, Port Washington took a 1-0 lead on a two out RBI double to right center field by Stolper.

In the top of the third inning, Freeport tied the game as Daniel Garcia stole home.

Keith Kempton followed up with a single, which knocked Jarach out of the game.

Jarach, who came back from an injury, was on a lower pitch count than normal, according to Holzer. Jarach allowed an unearned run, two hits, two walks and struck out two batters through 2 2/3 innings.

“He thought he threw well,” Holzer said. “He had good pop on his fastball and kept us in the game. Right after we took him out, the team responded in our half of the inning and put up two runs.”

In the bottom of the third inning, Port Washington scored twice on a lead off home-run to right field by Brian Schorr and a RBI triple by Stolper, which chased Freeport starting pitcher Kevin Pasparico.

Port Washington junior outfielder Brian Schorr (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Aaron Klug added an insurance run with a single to left field and Port Washington took a 4-1 lead.

Freeport tacked on a run but it wasn’t enough as Port Washington went on to win 4-2 and swept the three game set.

Holzer said Sattinger pitched great as his performance on the mound allowed his two primary relievers, Russell Kindler and Tristan Duarte, a much needed day off.

“He was able to locate his fastball and throw his breaking ball for a strike,” Holzer said. “He did a nice job keeping them off balance. Our defense did a great job behind him making some difficult plays.”

Baseball Scores

Monday, April 24

Clarke defeated Mineola 2-1. EJ Cumbo’s sacrifice fly scored Teddy Vitetzakis in the top of the seventh inning to give Clarke a 2-1 lead. Matt Rubenstein had a pinch hit two-out RBI double in the top of the sixth inning to score Mike Rodriguez to tie the game at one. Jemal Deljanin pitched two perfect innings of relief to earn the win for Clarke.

Herricks defeated East Meadow 3-0. Herricks pitcher Eric DelValle allowed three hits and two walks.

Port Washington defeated Freeport 5-1. Port Washington pitcher Mitchell Levine struck out eight batters and allowed three hits and three walks through six innings. Brian Schorr went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI while Jackson Trenaman went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Port Washington.

Garden City defeated Great Neck South 3-0. Garden City pitcher Andrew Nagel allowed two hits and struck out eight batters while Mark DiPierro went 3-for-4. Tom Reifler went 2-for-4 while Andrew Zupicich went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Garden City.

Manhasset defeated Bellmore JFK 8-2. Manhasset pitcher Robert DeCastro struck out six batters and allowed four hits and two walks. Jamie Weiss went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Doug Dreyer’s three-run triple broke the game open for Manhasset.

Wheatley defeated Malverne 12-5. Will Feil led Wheatley by going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Mike Cunney went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored while Brian Doria went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead Wheatley.

New Hyde Park defeated Roslyn 1-0. New Hyde Park pitcher Connor Jacoby tossed a complete game while giving up four hits and striking out seven batters. Luke Orbon singled and then scored in the bottom of the fifth inning on Joe Vitiello’s fielder’s choice.

Carey defeated Sewanhaka 4-0. Carey pitcher Dom Rutigliano pitched a complete game and allowed no walks and two hits, while striking out 14 batters. Matt Cosgrove hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Carey a 4-0 lead while Zach Dente went 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

Wednesday, April 26

Chaminade defeated Kellenberg 1-0. Jack Peluso’s RBI single in the fourth inning drove in Shane Sullivan for the lone run of the game while pitcher Matt Aufiero allowed two hits and struck out three in a complete-game shutout.

Garden City defeated Great Neck South 7-1. Garden City pitcher Erik Wortmann recorded nine strikeouts and allowed two hits and no walks through six shutout innings. Rich Marooney, T.J. McEvoy, Anthony Riggi and Ken McCadden each had two hits for Garden City.

East Meadow defeated Herricks 4-1. East Meadow pitcher Patrick Hoffman struck out four and scattered seven hits through six innings while Justin Reyes went 2-for-3 with a double.

Malverne defeated Wheatley 6-3.  Malverne pitcher Alex Berry allowed four hits and struck out nine batters through 6 2/3 innings. Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-3 while Bryan Castro had three RBIs for Malverne.

Thursday, April 27

Kellenberg defeated Chaminade 6-3. Justin Renner led Kellenberg by going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Renner’s RBI double in the bottom of the third inning gave Kellenberg a 6-0 lead. Kellenberg pitcher Andrew Williams allowed two runs in a complete game while Jonah Katz went 1-for-3 with a two-run double.

Clarke defeated Mineola 13-0. Corey Rosenbloom, EJ Cumbo and Chris Giardino each led Clarke with three hits and two runs scored.

Port Washington defeated Freeport 9-5. Jack Stolper led Port Washington by going 2-for-2 with a hit by pitch, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI while Alex Andrew went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Port Washington pitcher Adam Jackman tossed 4 2/3 innings while Michael Esposito homered.

Garden City defeated Great Neck North 12-0. Garden City pitcher Kevin McNiff threw a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts, two hits and two walks. T.J. McEvoy and Mark DiPierro each went 3-for-3 while Mike Handal had three RBIs for Garden City.

Manhasset defeated Bellmore JFK 7-4. Jamie Weiss led Mahasset by going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs and three steals. Philip Chang went 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Robert Giovanelli walked three times, stole three bases, scored twice and got the save for Manhasset.

Wheatley defeated Malverne 2-1. Matt Cristina scored on Josh Yakubovich’s fielder’s choice to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. Wheatley pitcher Nick Papageorge struck out 11 batters and allowed three hits and two walks.

Roslyn defeated New Hyde Park 5-3. Ben Faber led Roslyn with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Pitcher Joe Na threw a complete game, allowing four hits, one earned run, and struck out five while Robbie Pomerantz went 1-for-3 with a double for Roslyn. Nick Pellegrino led New Hyde Park with a home run.

Carey defeated Sewanhaka 11-1. Tyler DeMeo led Carey by going 2-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, and a grand slam, part of an eight run bottom of the first inning. Pitcher AJ Vincenzi tossed six innings by striking out 10 batters and allowed two hits and two walks while Antonio Roselli went 2-for-2 with a walk and a RBI for Carey.

Valley Stream South tied with Floral Park 5-5. Floral Park pitcher Kyle Bacchus threw for five innings and struck out nine batters while Justin Rahaman went 3-for-3 for Floral Park in a tie game called after seven innings because of darkness. Valley Stream South pitcher Chris Peralta struck out nine batters through five innings while Louis Dono went 3-for-3.

Friday, April 28

Kellenberg defeated Chaminade 9-1. Kellenberg pitcher Chris Cappas went six innings and scattered three hits, walked two batters, struck out six and did not allow an earned run. Cappas also went 3-for-3 with three singles, two RBIs and a run scored while Andrew Russell was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for Kellenberg.

Valley Stream South defeated Floral Park 5-1. Mike Charles and Ed Guzman each led Valley Stream South with a pair of two-run doubles in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Roslyn defeated New Hyde Park 2-0. Roslyn pitcher Robbie Pomerantz struck out 11 batters and allowed one hit through 5 2/3 innings. Ben Faber hit an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning to break a scoreless tie while Josh Liepper threw 1 1/3 innings of relief with three strikeouts to close out the game.

Clarke defeated Mineola 7-6. Mike Rodriguez led Clarke with a homerun and drove in two runs to tie the game at 6 in the bottom of the ninth inning. He then scored the game winning run on a single from Vinny Trovato.


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