(UPDATE: June 13, 2009) The Tigers won the state championship for the second year in a row. See: Tigers Win.
For the second consecutive year, the Mamaroneck High School baseball team has made it to the State finals. In another repeat, they face the same team on Saturday, June 14 at 10 am in Binghamton that they beat in last year’s State finals, Massaapequa. If they succeed, they’ll play again at 4 pm for the championship.
Last year, the Tigers were the first boys team to win a New York State AA championship in the school’s history. Now they are aiming for a repeat performance.
To get to the finals, the MHS team beat Section 4 champ Vestal 4-2 at Clarkstown South High School on Wednesday, June 10 in “good, intense baseball,” reported Bari Suman, Mamaroneck’s director of health, physical education and athletics. “We were so focused as a team and made no mistakes,” she said.
The current MHS team has seven graduating seniors who will be playing college baseball next year. This exceeds the number that MHS typically has playing all sports combined at the collegiate level. (See: Record Number of MHS Seniors Moving on to Play College Sports)
“I want to see these guys do it because I know how dedicated they’ve been to the sport for so many years,” said Coach Mike Chiapparelli. “They didn’t become the team they are today overnight. It has been a process that has developed over time and a commitment level that I think goes unrivaled in the history of MHS baseball.”
Take the Bus to the Game
The MHS Athletic Department has arranged for a coach fan bus to provide transportation to and from the games. The bus will leave the MHS Post Road parking lot at 6:15 am on Saturday, June 14 and return at approximately 10 pm (if Mamaroneck plays both games). To reserve a spot, stop by the Athletic Office or call Fran Salatino (220-3160) with any questions. Cost is $40 per person and payment must be brought to the Athletic Office by 3 pm Friday, June 13th. If the bus is cancelled due to lack of interest, all money will be returned. Admission cost (not included in transportation) is $8 per game.