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BTHS’s campaign to reach the PSAL AA finals at Yankee Stadium came to a screeching halt yesterday at Petrides HS in Staten Island.  The #8 ranked Engineers lost a hard-fought battle with the #1 seed, 4-2. Congratulations to the entire BTHS baseball team for a tremendous season and especially the six Seniors who played their last BTHS game yesterday.  Go Engineers!


The Engineers got off to a fast start vs. the Petrides Panthers on their home field in Staten Is.  Senior Joe Hur tripled to drive in his fellow classmates, Lucas Hoye and John Sutera to stake the Engineers and starting pitcher Junior Frank Adams a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. 

The Panthers, however crept back into the game with runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, forging ahead on a 2-run HR to deep right center field.  They added an insurance run in the 5th for the final 4-2 score, snapping the Engineers 13 game winning streak.

The Engineers had one of their best hitting games of the season making hard, solid contact off of Petrides starter, Daniel Apollonio (who gave up six runs in an earlier game to BTHS this season). 

Unfortunately, all of those line drives fell into the gloves of the opposing fielders and many Engineers fly balls that had dropped in for hits in previous games were tracked down by the Panthers rangy CF, Kyle O’Hare.

The Engineers did not help their cause in the field, committing a number of errors that extended the Petrides innings and workload for the BTHS pitchers – similar to the game between the two teams over spring break in which a 6-2 lead was lost in the field. 

Unlike previous games this season where Engineer pitchers enjoyed a consistent strike zone from the home plate umpire, Jr. Frank Adams and Soph. Jackson Morris were subjected to a much tighter frame yesterday and were forced to pitch into the middle of the Panthers’ hitting zone. 

On hand for the quarterfinals were two dozen BTHS family, friends and faculty, including Mr. David Weiss from the Phys. Ed. Dept.


Yesterday’s game marked the last time six BTHS seniors donned their Engineers baseball uniform.  A heartfelt thank-you to them for making the baseball team a winning program after their 1-15 record Freshmen year:  #34 Anurag Gautam, #17 Lucas Hoye, #11 Joe Hur, #26 Max Rettig, #16 Brandyn Rodriguez and #14 John Sutera.

BTHS progressed to 9-7 in their Sophomore year (2nd place in the regular season; 1-1 in the playoffs); 10-6 in their Junior Year (2nd place in the regular season; 1-1 the playoffs) and finally this year, 13-3 (1st place in the regular season; 2-1 in the playoffs – including a victory over last year’s #1 AA seed, HS American Studies/Lehman College).

As Principal David Newman commented a few weeks ago at a BTHS Freshman orientation, he “couldn’t remember the baseball team going 13-3” in his 18 years at the school!”

Go Engineers



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