Stuy Baseball in the News

From nypost.com:

Fresh faces hold the key to Stuyvesant’s season

Wed. March 17, 2010

John Carlesi is still getting accustomed to life without his seniors. For four years, Nolan Becker, Nick Rozar, Nick Wheatley-Schaller and Zach Karson were always there.

“Those kids were like my adopted sons,” the Stuyvesant baseball coach said.

On the field, Becker will be missed the most. Now at Yale, he was the team’s ace, a fire-balling left-hander, and cleanup hitter. “We have to overcome that,” Carlesi said. “That’s what we told the kids: ‘Nolan’s not here, now you got push yourself and rely on each other.”

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Nolan Becker named New York State All-Star

Congrats Nolan.

From Albany Times Union:

State Baseball All-Stars released

Sat. July 4, 2009

Sixth Team
02 12 OF Patrick Puentes (Columbia)
03 12 INF Mike Weakley (Liverpool)
05 12 C Greg Schworm (Churchville-Chili)
06 12 OF Marcus Grazen (Clarence)
09 12 SS John Pliego (Newburgh FA)
09 10 C Chris Rave (Minisink Valley)
11 12 SS/P Max Greenough (Half Hollow Hills West)
C 12 P Dylan McNamara (Moore)
P 12 P Nolan Becker (Stuyvesant)
C 11 P Nick Pavia (St. Joseph by-the-Sea)

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Stuy Baseball in the News

From The Spirit:

That Elusive Perfect Game

Wed. June 24, 2009

Everyone was ready to see the magic happen again. from the players to the coaches to the spectators to the umpires-they were all hoping to see the lightning bolt of an arm that had just produced a perfect game deliver a repeat performance.

Lightning didn't strike twice for nolan becker, the senior lefty from stuyvesant high school. during this game, played earlier this spring in central park, he was facing a top squad in norman thomas, one that sported few weak hitters and went on to win the city championships a couple of weeks ago. but if anyone doubted the kid's talent after he allowed an unearned run in the first inning, they stood corrected a little later. becker got nine strikeouts combined in the second, third and fourth innings. he wasn't flawless, giving up a few walks, but he rose to the occasion whenever the situation was toughest.

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4th Annual Alumni/Parents/Players Get Together!

Founders Tribute – Honoring the FSB Founding Fathers

Mike Menella, Robert Chang, Scott Schwedock, Lou Giansante, Tom Gilbert, Andrew Bartle, John Newhouse

The Raffle

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A good time was had by all…

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3rd Annual Alumni/Parents/Players Get Together!

Home Runs for Hitmen

Honorary Guests: Stuyvesant Teams of 1976 and 77 – Manhattan Champs!

Back: Tom Dyevich '77, Lou Digilio '76, Jeff Shikowitz '77, Bill Sablesak '76; Front: current Coaches Matt Hahn, John Carlesi

Back: Tom Dyevich '77, Lou Digilio '76, Jeff Shikowitz '77, Bill Sablesak '76
Front: current Coaches Matt Hahn, John Carlesi

Martha Singer Honored

Stuy Athletic Director Martha Singer received the “Stuy Baseball’s Best Friend” award from FSB’s VP Isabelle Jouanneau, Pres Andy Bartle, and Secy Lou Giansante.

Isabelle Jouanneau, Pres Andy Bartle, Martha Singer, Lou Giansante

Isabelle Jouanneau, Pres Andy Bartle, Martha Singer, Lou Giansante

As always thanks to everyone who came, helped and had a good time.
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The loyal Peanut Gallery of parents at Pier 40

The loyal Peanut Gallery of parents at Pier 40

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Raffle Organizers Mary Davidson, Jody Greenberg, Joan Giansante

Raffle Organizers Mary Davidson, Jody Greenberg, Joan Giansante

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Mudville volunteers Jane Ritter, Isabelle Jouanneau, Dawn Wheatley

Mudville volunteers Jane Ritter, Isabelle Jouanneau, Dawn Wheatley

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Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

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Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

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Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

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Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

Players, Coaches, Alums enjoy Mudville!

2nd Annual Alumni/Parents/Players Get Together!

Still a Champ Awards

Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball honored Art Horowitz (’53) and Joe Levine (’54) with “Still a Champ” awards for their lifelong devotion to baseball. Art and Joe were members of Stuy’s 1953 Manhattan Championship team. Both have spend their lives playing, coaching, and umpiring baseball.

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L-R Coach John Carlesi, Art Horowitz ('53), Joe Levine ('54) at Pier 40.

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Still a Champ - Joe Levine & Art Horowitz

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Andrew Bartle, Lou Giansante, Joe Levine, Art Horowitz

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Thanks to Jessica Lappin (’93)…

New York City Council member Jessica Lappin (’93) helped secure a city grant toward purchase of a mound for Pier 40.

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Coach Matt Hahn awards Jessica Lappin a Stuy team hat ....

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... and a commendation from the Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball.

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Thank you Jessica!

Thank you Jessica!

and all the Alums and Parents who came out to support the Hitmen!

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Back - Coach Charles Sharkey, Eric Bellucci ('98), Stuy Athl. Dir. Martha Singer, Art Horowitz ('53), Tim Nikol ('99) Front - Coach Matt Hahn, Lou Digilio ('76), Joe Levine ('54), Milo Misut ('49)

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Coach Sharkey with former Captain Lou Digilio '76 at the Alumni Reunion game in 2006.

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Tim Nikol '99, Tom Fogarty '99, Andrew Newman '99

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Milo Misut '49, Coach Matt Hahn

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1st Annual Alumni/Parents/Players Get Together!

On May 11, 2006 parents, players, and baseball alumni cheered on the Hitmen against Xavier High, and then gathered at sports bar Mudville 9 to honor former Stuy baseball coach Charles Sharkey. A great time was had by all!

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Coach Charles Sharkey receives engraved glass award from Tom Gilbert, Treasurer of the Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball.

Coach Charles Sharkey receives engraved glass award from Tom Gilbert, Treasurer of the Friends of Stuyvesant Baseball.

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L-R: Stephen Franciosa '68, Lou Digilio '76, Coach Sharkey, George Raikos '81. Alan Fisher '70, Michael Whitman '87, Art Horowitz '53, Ian Berger '94

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Alan Fisher ('70), Lou Digilio ('76), Coach Sharkey

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Ian Berger ('94), Peter Horn ('97) Patrick Clark ('98)

Ian Berger ('94), Peter Horn ('97) Patrick Clark ('98)

The Mound

Local coverage of some interest.

From The Villiager:

Oh oh, there’s another mound problem; at Pier 40

Tue. May 10, 2005

Now a new mound dilemma has erupted over the movable pitching mound being used for baseball on the new Pier 40 courtyard FieldTurf sports field. The mound was used last Thursday for a scrimmage between Stuyvesant and Xavier.

Because the field is multiuse for multiple sports there cannot be a permanent mound as it would limit the flexibility of the field’s use.

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Well Done!

From New York Post:

HITMEN BREAK THROUGH BARRIER

Wed. May 24, 2000

Stuyvesant climbed a huge mountain yesterday, defeating Alfred E. Smith, 6-3, to move past the first-round in the PSAL playoffs for the first time since the late 1980’s.

The Hitmen (17-8-1, 10-4-1) took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning when pitcher Chris Beattie helped his own cause, driving in shortstop Jesse Tucker, who had tripled with two outs.

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