Congrats to the Brooklyn Tech Baseball Team. They were seeded #2 and earned a bye for the 1st round of PSAL AA playoffs.
Practice Monday 5/21 at Parade Grounds. Meet at field 7.
Friday 5/25 Playoff Game.
This past Tuesday the 14-1 BTHS Engineers clinched the Brooklyn AA title by defeating New Utrecht 5-0 on the road at Ben Vitale Park (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn). Milo McCurdy (’19) and Frank Adams (’18) combined for the 2nd Engineers no-hitter of the year with offensive support from 1B Marco Gambino (’19) and 3B Victor Riso (’19).
Coach Mike Rodriguez wears many hats at BTHS: math teacher, baseball coach, groundskeeper and today, game day weatherman. After monitoring the hourly meteorological forecasts, he pushed up the 4pm start time to 3:30pm so BTHS could beat the thunderstorms with the end of the season closing fast.
And staying ahead of the dark clouds they did: starting pitcher Milo McCurdy (’19) held the home team Utes at bay with 2 perfect innings keeping the Engineers in a 0-0 deadlock. Frank Adams (’18) came in to relieve McCurdy to preserve the no-hitter and get the save. In the top of the 3rd inning the visiting Engineers broke through: BTHS scored three runs on consecutive singles by 1B Matthew Kue (’21) and CF Will Verde (’19) followed by a two-run double by 3B Victor Riso (’19). The 3-0 lead was all the support McCurdy would need to pick up his 1st career PSAL win but the Engineers continued to pad that lead in the top of the 4th.
Consecutive walks to RP Frank Adams (’18) in to relieve McCurdy and C Andy Santella (’19) were converted into runs with an RBI single from Kue and a fielder’s choice by CF Adam Sankarsingh (18). Also getting hits for the Engineers were 2B Logan Walsh (’20) and RF Frtiz Martell (’20). The Engineers are now 14-1 in league play (in a 3-way tie for the 2nd best record in all AA leagues) and extended their PSAL winning streak to 13 games with today’s victory.
On Thursday, the Engineers roll into southern Brooklyn and take on Lafayette Educational Complex at 4pm (Lafayette HS Baseball Field, Gravesend, Brooklyn). Lafayette E/C (10-2) is currently in 1st place in the S.I./Brooklyn AA league and presents a golden opportunity for the Engineers to close their season with a flourish and make a strong argument for a top four seeding in the AA playoffs. Next Sunday the PSAL playoff seeding committee will put their heads together and determine all playoff brackets for the 2018 season with the 1st round commencing the following Tuesday. With the Engineers record it is highly likely they will receive a bye so stay tuned for playoff updates!
To follow the BTHS baseball schedule and results, click the following link: Team Profile
The 13-1 BTHS Engineers sweep a 2-game series today vs. 2nd place Harry Van Arsdale E/C with a thrilling 3-2 victory behind Sr. starting pitcher & co-captain Frank Adams (’18) who refused to lose his last regular season game at the Parade Grounds.
The 12-1 Engineers struggled until the very end but ultimately prevailed on the road against scrappy CSI/McCown Dragons, 5-4. BTHS holds on to 1st place in the PSAL Brooklyn AA league standings thanks to the clutch hitting heroics of Zach Gee (’19), Jackson Morris (’19) in the Engineers’s last at-bats and closer Frank Adams (’18) shutting the door on CSI/McCown in the bottom of the 7th inning.
Congrats to the Brooklyn Tech Engineers. They won their game today against Bushwick Campus with a Final Score of 5-2.