Archives for May 2014

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.