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The Top Spot:
Tim McCarthy picked up the win for the Gaels in the first round of the CHSAA tournament Wednesday at St. John’s University. beat Moore Catholic 9-1 as McCarthy pitched a six scoreless innings and Pat DeCea went 2-for-3 with three RBI, two runs and a walk.
The sixth seeded Gaels will take on (2) St. Raymond Thursday afternoon at Fordham University.
Section Championship Baseball Games, at Dutchess Stadium:
Class AA, Arlington takes on John Jay (EF) at 7 p.m.
Class A, Harrison takes on Byram Hills at 4 p.m.
Section Semifinals Softball Games:
Class AA Semifinals, (5) Carmel heads to (1) John Jay (EF) at 4:30 p.m.
Class AA Semifinals, (3) Clarkstown South heads to (2) Ketcham at 4:30 p.m.
Class A Semifinals, (8) Beacon heads to (5) Tappan Zee at 4:30 p.m.
Class A Semifinals, (7) Brewster heads to (3) Ursuline at 4:30 p.m.
Class B Semifinals, (4) Dobbs Ferry heads to (1) Rye Neck at 4:30 p.m.
Class B Semifinals, (6) Kennedy heads to (2) Valhalla at 4:30 p.m.
Section 1 Class C Section Championship At Nanuet:
(3) Haldane takes on (1) Solomon Schechter at 4:30 p.m.
Other Sports News:
The On-Deck Circle:
Baseball fans in general and New York Yankees fans in particular—who might be looking for a wonderful Father’s Day gift—should consider making time either on Thursday night or Saturday afternoon, or both, and visit Books & Greetings at Northvale (NJ) Square Shopping Center off Livingston Street.
Hall of Fame scribe Bill Madden of the New York Daily News and Moss Klein, who also covered the Yankees of George Steinbrenner for the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger during the many reigns of manager Billy Martin, will be on hand at 7 p.m. to sign copies of Damned Yankees, A No-Holds Barred Account of Life with ‘Boss’ Steinbrenner.
On Saturday at 4 p.m., the well-regarded public relations dynamo and prolific writer Marty Appel, the former Yankees PR director who spent many years in Larchmont and whose children attended Mamaroneck High School, will sign copies of his latest book—No. 18 on the hit list, a definitive, incredibly researched, riveting 640-page treatise on the fabled Yankees franchise (published by Bloomsbury USA). Appel will be joined by former big-leaguer and ex-Yankee Ron Blomberg, who owns the signature distinction of having had the first at-bat as a designated hitter in Major League Baseball.
Appel, who became a producer of Yankees TV telecasts and director of Marty Appel Public Relations (www.appelpr.com) after his stint as PR honcho, is a man of many words, and though he has lived in Manhattan since 2003, still has close ties to Westchester and Rockland counties.
“It (Larchmont) feels like ‘hometown’ to me,” Appel said. “We spent 20 years there, but I also lived in Brooklyn, Queens, Riverdale, and went to high school in Spring Valley.”
For more information on either event, contact Books & Greetings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Sports Poll:
Both the Yankees and Mets have surprised fans this season. This week’s sports poll asks The Yankees are fighting to get out of the cellar in the AL East, while the Mets are actually competitive for the first time in years.
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