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MHS Baseball Champs Again

The Mamaroneck High School (MHS) varsity baseball team clinched the New York State AA Championship in Binghamton for the second consecutive year, defeating Massapequa 4-3 in the semi-finals, followed by a more decisive 12-2 victory over Clarence in the finals on Saturday, June 13.  The win marks the first time in history that a Class AA Westchester team has won back-to-back State championships.

The Village of Larchmont, Village of Mamaroneck, and Town of Mamaroneck will host a celebratory parade for the team on Friday, June 19th at 4 pm. All Larchmont-Mamaroneck Little League players and coaches are invited to participate. The parade begins at the corner of Larchmont and Palmer Avenues and ends at Larchmont Village Hall, where festivities will take place. (UPDATE: Click here for parade photos by David Fishman.)

LMC-TV will air the championship games beginning on Friday, June 19. (See: below for the schedule.)

The MHS Tigers gathered for a victory photograph after winning the State AA championship.

The MHS Tigers gathered for a victory photograph after winning the State AA championship.

It was “the most incredible, exciting high school baseball ever, reported Bari Suman, Mamaroneck’s director of health, physical education and athletics. Mamaroneck did not have a hit for the first three innings of the first game against Massapequa. In the fourth inning, Mamaroneck scored three runs and then didn’t score again until the bottom of the 11th.

Andrew Benkwitt pitched the first four innings, giving up three runs. Then Matt McGovern pitched seven innings without a run. He holds the all-time hit record in New York State, with a career 152 hits, and the second highest all-time run record of 172.

The team (and later friends and family) converged on the field as the Tigers won the championship game. Click to see the entire videoclip by Seth Weitzman.

The team and fans rushed onto the field after the final moment of the championship game. Click for the video by Seth Weitzman.

With a crowd that included several hundred Mamaroneck fans, Eric Windsor pitched the entire second game. Mamaroneck had seven runs by the seventh inning, when Coach Mike Chiapparelli brought a number of kids off the bench to score an additional five runs.

“They all got hits,” Chiapparelli said. “Everybody contributed to this championship.”

The current MHS team has seven players who will be moving on to play baseball in college, including: Matt McGovern, Sean Hagan, Taylor Mondshein, Max Frankel, Eric Windsor, Gabe Klein, and Christian Glaser. This number exceeds the number that Mamaroneck typically has going on to play all sports combined at the collegiate level.

Coach Chiapparelli said this is an extraordinarily gifted group of athletes, and he was particularly pleased that players like Jason Weitzman, Ritchie McDonald, Nick Mesansky, Dean Chiapparelli and Matt Levinson were able to get out there and get some hits.

“I wanted to see all these guys do it because I know how dedicated they’ve been to the sport for so many years. 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,” said the coach.  ”I remember when they lost their first-ever playoff game when they were sophomores. I told them they needed to try harder, and they’ve never lost a playoff game since.”

The team’s record over the past three years is 74-10, with only four game losses in New York state. Their League record is 35-0-1 over this same time period.

The best part about the day, said Ms. Suman, was at the end of the second game. “It had rained on and off in areas surrounding the stadium, but only sprinkled a few drops all day at the field itself,” she said. “When the last ball was hit and the last out occurred, a bolt of lightning sounded in the distance.”

LMC-TV Broadcast of Mamaroneck High School State Championship Games: June 19-21

Channel 77 (Cablevision) / Channel 34 (Verizon)

Friday, June 19
7pm – NYS Semi-Final game: Mamaroneck HS v. Massapequa HS
Approx 10pm – NYS Final game: Mamaroneck HS v. Clarence HS
(Games will air back-to-back.  Check LMC-TV website:, for exact times.

Saturday, June 20
12Noon – 6pm – NYS Semi-Final and NYS Final back-to-back.
6pm -12Midnight – NYS Semi-Final and NYS Final back-to-back.

Sunday, June 20
12Noon – 6pm – NYS Semi-Final and NYS Final back-to-back.
6pm -12Midnight – NYS Semi-Final and NYS Final back-to-back

Monday, June 21
1pm – 7pm – NYS Semi-Final and NYS Final back-to-back.

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