Boy’s Varsity Baseball ACIS/PSAA Alliance Baseball Championship


Alex Pachter, Class of 2015, Sports Editor

Tuesday afternoon was definitely one for the books. Great weather, great sportsmanship, and great baseball came together for the perfect combination. Our own Berkeley Carroll Lions won an amazing 4-0 game against Long Island Lutheran at Coney Island’s MCU Park, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones, to win the ACIS-PSAA Championship. The  Lions are now undefeated (19-0) and ranked number five in New York City.


Spirits were high as the boy’s jumped on top of each other in another one of their pile-ons. The Lions defeated LuHi without hardly breaking a sweat. Ian Miller, a Junior, pitched a phenomenal game, only allowing one hit out of his total 80 pitches. Junior Chris Baumann gave it all he had when he drove in the first run in the second inning. Then, the boys had the crowd hooting, hollering, and jumping out of their seats as Anthony Spina hit a 2-run double, surely intending to “show us where he lived”, a line drive that brought his teammates Richie Palacios and Robert Graham home. Spina said about the hit, “It felt great to hit that ball. It felt great to give Ian a little bit of cushion to work with after he had been busting his tail out there on the mound. As a team, we’re beginning to put things together and play some much better baseball.” Another exciting highlight of the game that embodies the team’s determination was when Ian Miller caught the ball on a bounce off a LuHi player’s hit, threw it to Richie Palacios at second for the first out, who then launched the ball to Max Jens at third for a great double-play.


“We are thrilled about Tuesday’s win at MCU, but we need to put it in the rear view mirror. We all know what our goals are–and that’s to win a state tournament,” Spina said. Tuesday’s victory crowned Berkeley Carroll as the number one seed in this weekend’s NYSAIS tournament. The game at MCU on Tuesday was just the first step for the Lions. They understand that their real competition is yet to come. On Sunday at 11:00am, they will return to MCU park to embark on the final leg of a long quest for Berkeley Carroll’s second New York State Independent School’s title, the first since 2009. If the boy’s Varsity Baseball team continues to play the same game they’ve been playing, there is no doubt that they will make their goal a reality. So, join in the school spirit on Sunday to see another great game!


Click on the following link to see an article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the game: