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Stuyvesant took the field for their first playoff game in four years, butterflies in their stomach and Coach Hann’s “44” on their sleeves. In the opposing dugout, the John Adams Spartans were ready.

Sam Levine got the start for the Peglegs, having gone 7-0 in the regular season. But the regular season and the playoffs are two different things. The Spartans came out swinging. Their leadoff hitter lined one back up the middle for a base hit. After a strikeout, they singled on a hard ground ball through the left side. The next batter blooped in to RF. Bases loaded and one out. Backs against the wall early. But this Peglegs team doesn’t fold and a perfect 6-4-3 double play ended the innings.

In the bottom of the first, Jeremy Lee showed his hustle and reached on a dropped third strike, unsettling the Spartans pitcher who then walked the next six Peglegs who ended the inning up 4-0.

The Spartans continued to be aggressive in the second, with a long fly to CF that was chased down on an over the head catch by CF Paul Liou. That was the last time they would threaten.

Back to back doubles by Levine and Peter Carini in the bottom second made the score 5-0. Julian Duran added a long double in the third followed by a hard base hit by Axel Reiss. Levine hit a long shot to LF on what seemed to be a HR but was turned into a ground rule double as the ball got stuck under the fence. Still, the Peglegs went up 9-0.

Stuy added one more in the fourth to go up ten and that was all they needed for their first playoff win in years.

Next up, Cardozo HS on Friday. Let’s go Peglegs!

Game Notes

  • Levine threw a five inning shutout, striking out eight while allowing theee hits and two walks.
  • Levine led the Peglegs with two doubles
  • Reiss, Carini, Julian Malenda and Duran all added hits to what what a balanced Peglegs attack
  • This was the first postseason at bat for every Stuy player other than Paul Liou
  • The Spartans made four errors.

Playoffs are Here!

The 2022 regular season has ended, with Stuyvesant tying a school-best record of 13 wins.  (And an  overall record of 13-2) . This was good enough for the 9th seed in the citywide PSAL AAA Division tournament, also a school record.

The first round matchup is John Adams. The game is Wendesday, May 25th at 3:30pm at Pier 40. Come out and support the Peglegs as they go for their first postseason win in five years.

Let’s get it done!

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Adrian: 1-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI 

Andrew: 1-4, 2R, RBI

Charles: 1-2, BB, 2R

Charlie: 0-1, BB, R

Donghyun: 0-0, BB, HBP, R

Jason: 1-2, BB, R

Jasper: 1-2, 3B, BB, R

Kerick: 0-0, 3BB, 2R

Lucas: 1-2, BB, R

Pitching Lines
Jason: IP-3.0, H-2, R-0, ER-0, BB-2, HB-0, K-7, #P-41

Christopher:  IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, ER-0, BB-0, K-3, #P-13

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The Peglegs upset James Monroe in a scorcher in the Bronx.

Led by outstanding work on the mound by Charles, the Peglegs were able to hold the Eagles to just one run in the first inning.  The game’s momentum shifted in the 5th on a hard double up the first baseline by Charlie to score 2 runs.

There was terrific defense throughout the game by the Peglegs including a highlight reel catch in deep left center by Lucas.  Lucas followed that up later in the game with a perfect throw from centerfield home to Adrian who made a barehanded catch and tag at the plate to stop a run.

William sealed the deal for the Peglegs with two solid innings on the mound as the team coasted to victory.

Adrian: 1-4, BB, R 

Andrew: 0-3, 2BB, R

Charles: 1-3, BB, R

Charlie: 1-3, 2B, BB, R

Jasper: 0-3, BB

Kenny: 1-1, 3BB, R

Kerick: 0-1, 3BB, R, RBI

Lucas: 0-4, BB

William: 0-2, BB, HBP, R, RBI

Pitching Lines

Charles: IP 5.0, H-4, R-1, ER-0, BB-2, HB-0, K-5, #P-88

William: IP-2.0, H-1, R-0, ER-0, BB-0, K-2, #P-30

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Stuyvesant extended their winning streak to seven on Thursday with a 7-2 victory over the Richmond Hill Lions. The game was closer than the score indicates as the Lions kept the game within reach until the end.

Richmond Hill struck first against Peglegs starter Sam Levine. They opened the game with an infield single, hit batter and then a bases clearing double to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

Stuy would strike back in the bottom of the second, with two walks and line drive singles by Ethan Kirschner and Julian Duran. A towering triple by Julian Malenda to left drove in two runs. The Peglegs ended the inning up 4-2 and never looked back as Levine would shut down the Lions through six followed by a 1-2-3 inning from Paul Liou to close out the game.

The big hit of the game was by Axel Riess, who led off the fourth inning with a mammoth home run to deep center field. It was Reiss’s team leading second home run of the year.

Kirschner and Malenda had two hits each to lead the Peglegs attack. Malenda had four rbi. On the mound, Levine went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out seven. Liou had a ten pitch seventh, striking out one.

Stuy is now 13-2 heading into their last regular season game. Playoffs start next week.

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The JV Peglegs pitched brilliantly yet again.  Jasper, William, and Jason combined for the shutout with 12 Ks over 5 innings.
Our hitting was timely, including a triple by Jasper, while the fielding, what little there was, was flawless.

Next game is Saturday at 10 am against James Monroe.

Adrian: 1-3, HBP, 2R, 3RBI
2-2, 2BB, 4R
Charles: 3-4, R, 3RBI
Charlie: 0-3, BB, R
Jason0-2, BB, R, RBI
Jasper1-2, 3B, R, 3RBI
Kenny0-3, BB, R, RBI
Kerick0-0, 2BB, R
Lucas1-3, BB, 3R, 2RBI
William0-0, BB, R

Pitching Lines

JasperIP-2.0, H-0, R-0, ER-0, BB-2, HB-0, K-4, #P-32
William: IP-2.0, H-1, R-0, ER-0, BB-2, K-5, #P-47
Jason: IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, ER-0, BB-0, K-3, #P-15
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Stuyvesant won their sixth in a row Tuesday afternoon beating the Richmond Hill Lions 12-4 behind a balanced twelve hit attack that saw every player reach base. Iravan Bhattacharyya made his first start since late March, coming off a back injury and got the win for the Peglegs.

Stuy scored in each of the first five innings with timely hits and aggressive base running while also taking advantage of four Lion errors.

Bhattacharyya was strong in his return to the mound, throwing six innings, striking out six and allowing four runs on five hits and three walks. Julian Malenda came in to close the game, striking out two.

The bats were led by Axel Riess who had three rbi on two hits including a double. Jeremy Lee had two hits, two walks and three runs scored. Julian Duran and Sam Levine added two hits each. Freshman Victor Kamrowski started in left field and doubled for his first PSAL hit.

Game Notes

  • Bhattacharyya’s start was his first since March 31. The Peglegs are happy to have him back in time for next week’s playoff games.
  • Duran stole three bases
  • Peter Carini doubled in the first run of the game
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In another dominant performance, our JV Peglegs beat Brandeis 12-0.
Charles Merkel threw 3 scoreless innings and was replaced in the 4th inning by William Rickens, who completed the shutout with a scoreless inning of his own.
Charlie Winer broke the game open in the 2nd inning with a 3-run triple.
Our boys played flawless defense converting 7 attempts, highlighted by Andew Choi with 3 assists and Kerick Espino with 1 assist and 2 put outs.
Next up, a rematch with Brandeis at Pier 40 on Wednesday, 5/18.

Adrian: 0-0, 2BB, HBP, 2R
Alex: 1-1, RBI
1-3, BB, 3B, 2R, RBI
Charles: 0-2, BB, RBI
Charlie: 1-1, HBP, 3B, 3RBI
Christopher: 1-2, R
Jason0-0, BB, R
Jasper0-2, R
Kenny0-3, R, RBI
Kerick0-0, 2BB, 2R
Lucas0-3, R, RBI
William1-1, R, RBI

Pitching Lines

CharlesIP-3.0, H-0, R-0, ER-0, BB-2, HB-3, K-4, #P-39
William: IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, ER-0, BB-1, K-1, #P-17
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Stuy easily handled Francis Lewis HS in a five-inning 11-0 victory.

Sophomore starting pitcher Mantas Kempinas, newly promoted from JV, threw four shutout innings allowing four hits and striking out four. Freshman Victor Kamrowski, also newly promoted, came in to close the door, going one inning.

The outcome was never really in doubt, as the Peglegs scored in every inning. Stuy had seven hits in the game, including two by catcher Adam Lucey and a triple by shortstop Sam Levine. Their bats were aided by seven Francis Lewis errors, two passed balls and two wild pitches. In the playoffs, scheduled to start in ten days or so, the Peglegs can’t count on other teams’ mistakes. Their bats seem to be heating up at the right time, however, and their pitching has been strong all season.

Things got interesting late as Francis Lewis loaded the bases in the bottom of the fifth with one out, looking to avoid a mercy and extend the game, but Kamrowski composed himself and retired the last two batters to end the game.

Stuy improved their record to 12-2 and are battling Beacon (10-1) for first place in the division.

Game Notes

  • Kamrowski was the first freshman to pitch in a league game in over five years
  • Lucey has hits in his last five games
  • Stuy finishes their regular season this week with two games against Richmond Hill and one with Franklin Lane Campus
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For the second time this week, Stuyvesant overwhelmed the Newtown Pioneers, this time by a score of 12-2. The formula was the same – dominant starting pitching, this time by Paul Liou, and consistent hitting, led by Axel Riess who had two doubles and four rbi.

Liou had another strong start and allowed only four baserunners in a six inning complete game, striking out twelve. He continues to get stronger as the season goes on.

At the plate the Peglegs had eight runs by the middle of the second inning. Riess continued his hot hitting, as did Jeremy Lee and Ethan Kirschner who had two hits and two rbi each. Adam Lucey contributed a long double as well, looking confident at bat. Peter Carini reached base three times, keeping the pressure on Newtown all game.

Stuy is now 10-2 as the regular season winds down. They face undefeated Richmond Hill twice next week in what should be a first place showdown.

Game Notes

  • Jeremy Lee, Lucey and Kirschner have reached base safely in every game this season
  • Lucey has doubled in three straight games