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The Peglegs faced their opponent from the semi-final in 2022 and played well. Charles Merkel gave up 2 runs over 3 innings and struck out 3. Both teams used multiple pitchers to get work in during game but the Peglegs fell short 5-2 to the reigning champions.

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Win over Newton makes Peglegs 2-0 in league play.

The Varsity Peglegs snagged a late lead and defeated Newtown HS 7-3 on Friday. The game was tied at three with the Peglegs batting in the top of the fifth when Iravan Bhattacharyya singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring 3 runs.
The Peglegs got on the board in the first inning when Bhattacharyya drew a walk, scoring one run.
Newtown HS evened things up at three in the bottom of the third inning when an error scored one run for Newtown HS.
Mantas Kempinas got the win for Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out six and walking one. Jared Virasami threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Virasami recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for the Peglegs
Axel Riess led the team with two hits in three at bats.  The Peglegs tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Riess led the way with three.

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Four RBI Day For Axel Riess Brings In Win For Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity Over Newtown HS

Axel Riess was an RBI machine on Wednesday, driving in four on three hits to lead Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity past Newtown HS 11-1 on Wednesday. Riess drove in runs on a double in the first and a single in the third.
Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity secured the victory thanks to six runs in the third inning. Julian Malenda, Mantas Kempinas, Andrew Choi, and Riess all drove in runs in the frame.

Iravan Bhattacharyya was the winning pitcher for Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity. The righty allowed three hits and one run over four and two-thirds innings, striking out ten. Victor Kamrowski threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity scattered 12 hits in the game. Riess, Bhattacharyya, Julian Duran, and Malenda each managed multiple hits for Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity. Riess went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity in hits. Stuyvesant Peglegs Varsity didn’t commit a single error in the field. Adam Lucey had 12 chances in the field, the most on the team.

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A little chilly this morning but a nice win against Staten Island Tech. Final 8-3. Strong pitching by Iravan Bhattacharyya, Tcha Isaac Ovsky, and Mantas Kempinas.
Big hits by Peter Carini( double) and Iravan Bhattacharyya ( in the park HR). Great defense by Julian Malenda at third.
Our next scrimmage is Monday vs Hunter HS at Randall’s Island at 4pm.

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It was a cold day at the pier. Hunter and Stuyvesant threw their top 3 pitchers against each other. As predicted all pitchers were dominant. There were no hits on both sides and the game ended in a 0-0 tie after 5 innings.

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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.

Season Notes

  • 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
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Stuyvesant’s ten game winning streak came to an end Friday afternoon, going down 8-5 in to James Monroe Campus HS in the first game of their semifinal matchup.

The game was tight through the first five innings. Peglegs’ starting pitcher Paul Liou had two outs in the second before an injury forced him into the dugout. Reliever Iravan Bhattacharyya looked strong out of the pen again, all but shutting down Monroe through five. But Monroe’s aggressive base running (seven stolen bases) kept the pressure on and forced Stuy into a few errors that led to runs.

In the top of the sixth, Stuy looked like they had opened up the lead behind hits by Peter Carini, Ethan Kirschner, two gorgeous bunts by Julian Duran and freshman Victor Kamrowski and a double by Bhattacharyya. Stuy ended the inning with what they thought was a commanding 5-2 lead.

But things can change quickly in baseball. In the bottom of the sixth, Monroe came out with two base hits. Bhattacharrya got the next two outs leaving Stuy just four outs away from a win. But with victory in sight, for the first time in the playoffs, the Peglegs got sloppy and gave Monroe got a few extra chances. That was the opening Monroe would need. They took advantage and capitalized on Stuy mistakes, with five hits in the inning, including a two run home run that put the game out of reach.

The two teams meet again Saturday at Pier 40 for game two of a best-of-three series.

Game Notes

  • Kirschner made a stellar run saving catch in the bottom of the fourth in deep left field
  • Liou is listed as doubtful for game two
  • Sam Levine gets the start for game two

PSAL Playoffs: Semifinals!

Schedule for the semifinals is set:

Friday  3:30pm @ James Monroe HS
Saturday 12:30pm @ Pier 40
Sunday  11:00am @ James Monroe HS (if needed)

Come support Stuy!