Stuy’s Cinderella story of a season came to an end Saturday afternoon in a 14-0 loss to the James Monroe Eagles. The Peglegs finish the season having gone to the NYC Final Four for the first time.
Stuy’s engine just ran out of gas today. Their usually dominant pitching and consistent hitting couldn’t get the job done, allowing 13 hits and only managing three of their own.
Though they suffered two tough losses to a Monroe team that will advance to the finals, the 2022 Peglegs will be remembered for its magical season. They collected a school record 16 wins and advanced further than any baseball team in school history. After the last out, the large crowd of fans, family and alumni cheered loudly in recognition of what the team accomplished.
As the seniors walked off the field for the last time, they did so knowing they were part of something special this season. Coach Carlesi, finishing his 20th season, should be very proud of the team he built and the community he created around Stuy baseball.
Looking forward to next year, the team will return six rising-senior starters plus star sophomore Axel Riess and late season additions Victor Kamrowski (freshman) and Montas Kempinas (sophomore) both of whom looked great in during the late season run. They also hope to get pitcher Ethan Lin back in time for next season. Lots to look forward to.
- Losing pitcher Sam Levine couldn’t keep the magic going today, lasting just 1+ inning, but finished the season with nine wins, which led all of NYC and set a school record. Levine led the division in wins, rbi and hits, and was second in strikeouts and ERA.
- Paul Liou finished the regular season allowing just two runs in 18 innings, while striking out 28 and looking unhittable.
- Riess led all sophomores in the division in RBI and slugging, and was second in hits
- Jeremy Lee led the division in runs scored and was top 20 in on base pct, hits and batting
- Ethan Kirschner finished top 20 in the division in runs, hits and batting avg
- Adam Lucey was top 20 in the division in hits, batting and slugging
- Julian Duran was top 20 in the division in hits and runs
- Iravan Bhattacharyya returned from injury in time for the playoffs and allowed no earned runs in three appearances
- Ben Harwayne led the team in fielding pct as he played an incredible first base
- Julian Malenda’s bat heated up the second half of the season with some clutch hits
- Peter Carini had a .514 regular season on base percentage and a .307 average