Archives for 2014

Eagles Spotlight On – Andrew Meisner

14U Eagles pitcher Andrew Meisner

14U Eagles pitcher Andrew Meisner

14U Eagles player Andrew Meisner finished up his 2014 fall season with a flourish. One of the team’s top pitchers the previous three seasons, Andrew settled into a very strong groove down the stretch as the Eagles secured the #2 seed in the 2014 fall season of the PBI Baseball League.

In his last three appearances, Andrew tossed 15 innings allowing just two runs. The highlight was a 4-0 shutout against a tough Rutherford Dawgs team on the final day of the regular season. He held the Dawgs to just four hits while striking out eight and walking only one.

In the championship game against the Northern Valley Coyotes, Andrew threw four shutout innings.

His bat was strong too, with eight hits in his final ten at bats over the regular season and playoffs.

Eagles Spotlight On – Dylan Santos

Santos pic10U Eagles shortstop Dylan Santos, who’s been shining on defense already this fall, has made his presence known with his bat, too.

On Sunday October 5th against Teaneck, Dylan slammed his first career over-the-fence home run in the bottom half of the first inning with one out and a runner on second to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. He ended the day (doubleheader) going 4-6 with the home run, 3 singles and 4 runs batted in. He also had a pair of walks and a three stolen bases.

All in all, a very nice afternoon for Dylan!

Eagles Spotlight On – 10U Eagles

10U-1The Eagles welcomed eleven brand new players to the program this fall with the re-introduction of a 10U team. Under the direction of head coach Wayne Richardson, the team kicked off its inaugural season with an exciting 10-5 win over the Nanuet Knights on Opening Day.

The victory was highlighted by four scoreless innings thrown by Motomu Sasho while shortstop Dylan Santos anchored the defense at short stop with a couple of tremendous plays, as did Michael Staino at first base. The team also did an exceptional job running the bases right out of the gate.

10U-2Mason Cohen and Marc Marron each had a pair of hits and Michel Kronick contributed two RBI’s to help put the Eagles in the win column in their debut.

Eagles Spotlight On – Ryan Remo

Ryan Remo

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With Ryan Remo’s Dad Jeff being one of the first employees hired when Doug Cinnella started Professional Baseball Instruction in 1993, it’s no surprise that Ryan would literally grow up around the game of baseball.

Ryan is currently playing on the Eagles 17U scout team for coach Steve Hayward after putting up some rather astonishing numbers as a junior this past spring for Mahwah High School – in 2014 he earned 10 wins, striking out 40 and walking only 11 with a 1.79 earned run average in 62.1 innings.

His performance on the mound has attracted the attention of a number of colleges including Columbia and Fordham.

A two-sport athlete at Mahwah, Ryan is expected to be the starting quarterback for the Thunderbirds this fall.

Check out The Record’s recent story on Ryan – Spotlight On Mahwah’s Ryan Remo

Eagles Spotlight On – Danny McNally

14U Eagles pitcher Danny McNallyA relative new-comer to the Eagles program, Danny McNally has emerged this spring as one of the dominant pitchers for the 14U Eagles Red team. In six starts so far this spring, Danny has complied a record of 5-1 with an additional win and save out of the bullpen. He’s thrown a team-leading 3 complete games.

Danny has been taking lessons with Doug Cinnella and Steve Hayward at Professional Baseball Instruction for a number of years and had previously participated with the Eagles as a tournament player on the 12U and 13U levels. He joined the Eagles on a full-time basis for the spring 2014 season.

Currently in 8th grade in Warwick NY, Danny will be attending St. Joseph’s Regional High School this fall.

Eagles Spotlight On – Matthew Monaghan

13U Eagle Matthew MonaghanOn Sunday April 27, 13U Eagle Matthew Monaghan retired the first 13 batters he faced before giving up a hit against the Bergenfield Bears at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

He ultimately threw a 3-hit, 7-inning complete-game shutout striking out 6 and walking only 3 in the Eagles 3-0 win. Only 6 balls left the infield.

Matt holds the distinction of being the first Eagles player to hit a home run at Cooperstown Dreams Park (2013) and he is the current longest-tenured player in the Eagles Baseball program. A member of the first Eagles 8U team while still only 7, Matthew has played all nine positions on the field during his Eagles career.

Eagles Spotlight On – Frank Spano

14U Eagle Frank SpanoFrank Spano came to the Eagles program a couple of years ago and impressed the coaches with his pitching, hitting and fielding abilities. A left-handed pitcher, he possesses a plus fastball and hits for power and average from the left side.

Currently playing on our 14U Red team, Frank tossed a no-hitter on April 19th against the Staten Island Orioles at New Dorp High School. He struck out 11 batters and only two balls were put into play in the 5-inning mercy rule win.

A current eighth grader, Frank will be attending Seton Hall Prep in the fall.

Eagles Spotlight On – Kevin Ferguson

Kevin Ferguson joined Eagles Baseball as a player when he was just 11 years old. Following a stellar high school career at St. Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, and playing on the college level at Northeastern University, Kevin was signed by the Houston Astros and is currently in their extended spring training.

Check out this footage of Kevin throwing a bullpen this winter at Professional Baseball Instruction.

Kevin also worked with our current Eagles players this past winter as an instructor at PBI.