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9/5/18
Welcome back!
We have an informational meeting scheduled for after school on Friday September 7th in room 3W8. Come to the meeting after your last period class. The coach will be there until 4. 


8/31/18
Students interested in trying out for the baseball team should have their medical and parental consent forms ready to hand in the first week of school. Note: Only these PSAL forms will be accepted (no doctors office forms). We have an informational meeting scheduled for after school on Friday September 7th (more details to come).


6/25/18

Congratulations to Junior Jackson Morris for winning the PSAL League ERA Leader Award. There was an awards ceremony at Yankee Stadium prior to the PSAL playoffs.


6/20/18

Congratulations to Senior Frank Adams, Juniors Zach Gee and Jackson Morris. They were awarded Brooklyn Tech Athletic Awards for Baseball, nominated by Coach Mike Rodriguez.


6/15/18
Thank you all who attended our end of year celebration. It was a great way to send off our Seniors: Frank Adams (College of Wooster, OH), Miles Ahlgrim (Vanderbilt Univ), Trevor Doebele (Indiana Univ), Adam Sankarsingh (Boston College) and Chris Vergara (Univ of Wisconsin, Madison). We are very proud of our student athletes. Go Engineers!


6/15/18
Thank you all for coming to our End of Year Celebration at Ocean’s 8 last night. It was great to have our players gathering as friends, students and team mates. Thanks to all the parents and siblings who showed up to support the Baseball Team. And of course a big thank you to our Coaches Mike Rodriguez and Adrian Castano for an incredible season. We may not have made it to the final round, but it was an amazing journey. We wish our Seniors Frank Adams, Miles Ahlgrim, Trevor Doebele, Adam Sankarsingh, and Christopher Vergara all the best in their future endeavors.


5/30/18
There is no joy in Techville today:  the Harry Van Arsdale E/C Cardinals avenged their two regular season losses to the Engineers by defeating them in the PSAL AA quarterfinals 4-2.  While much sadness and disappointment suddenly struck the BTHS players who hoped for a longer run in the playoffs, the team succeeded beyond any Engineer baseball team in recent memory, perhaps as far back as the 1984 PSAL champions.  Special thanks go to the class of 2018 seniors:  Captain Frank Adams, Adam Sankarsingh, Miles Ahlgrim, Trevor Doebele and Chris Vergara who all played their last game in a BTHS uniform.  GO ENGINEERS!
Earlier this month, the Engineers defeated the Harry Van Arsdale E/C Cardinals twice during league play: 6-1 at McCarren Park and 3-2 at The Parade Grounds. Three weeks ago, the Cardinals #1 starting pitcher Alexis Santos was ineffective at McCarren Park and departed during the 3rd inning. Today however, Santos battled with surprising grit and held the Engineers at bay for a 4-2 complete game victory at Field #3 of the Parade Grounds.
Coach Mike Rodriguez handed the ball to Jackson Morris (’19) to start this quarterfinal game and while the visiting Cardinals did not hit Morris hard they were still able to cobble together base runners (in part due to loose Engineer defense) and push across 3 runs in the 3rd inning.
The Engineers responded immediately in the bottom of the 3rd with 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20) coming around to score after getting hit by a pitch from Santos. CF Zach Gee (’19) who got on base via error scored the Engineers’s 2nd run thanks to a bases-loaded walk by Santos, his third in a row.  Unfortunately, that was Santos’s last walk as he quickly regained his composure, got out of the inning and maintained his control through the rest of his 7 innings.
The Engineers, however refused to give up and still threatened to score in the 6th and 7th innings: With one out in the 6th Gee scorched a ball toward LF but the Cardinals shortstop, Ronold Abreu Colon laid out and while parallel to the ground backhanded the line drive for an out. Subsequent singles by SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18) and 3B Matteo Mallino (’20) would’ve driven in the tying run but Santos was able to get out of the inning. With one out in the 7th inning, consecutive singles by P Frank Adams (’18) and PH Trevor Doebele (’18) put the tying and winning runs on base during the Engineers’s last up’s. However, Santos dug deep into his inner reserve and struck out C Andy Santella (’19) and LF Adam Sankarsingh (’18) to end the game.  Indeed, no joy in Techville today.
Building on his tremendous success this season, Coach Mike Rodriguez will look to advance further in the PSAL playoffs in 2019. In his first season, Coach Rodriguez took over a baseball program that had gone 1-15. Since then, the Engineers have progressed from 9-7 to 10-6 to 13-3 to 14-1 this season — with each year the team making the playoffs including the quarterfinals this year and last. While losing five seniors, Captain Frank Adams, Adam Sankarsingh, Miles Ahlgrim, Trevor Doebele and Chris Vergara, the Engineers return a core of 27 players next year, Go Engineers!


5/25/18
This past Friday the BTHS Engineers dispatched regular season foe, Curtis HS (Staten Is.) 13-2 on a sultry 84 degree afternoon at the Parade Grounds. Starting pitcher Jackson Morris (’19) went the distance and secured his 7th win for the Engineers who improved their overall record to 15-1 while his battery mate, C Andy Santella (’19) led the offense with 4 RBI’s and 2 hits. BTHS advances to the PSAL AA quarterfinals next Wednesday at 3:30pm vs. in-league rival, Harry Van Arsdale Educational Campus at The Parade Grounds, Field #3. Come out and support the team as they continue their march to the PSAL AA championship at Yankee Stadium in June!
Earlier this season, the Engineers were challenged by the Curtis HS (Staten Is.) Warriors and their ace senior pitcher and offensive leader, Steve Terjesen but ultimately prevailed 5-1. Today, however Terjesen was unavailable having thrown 91 pitches in the Warriors 1st rd playoff game on Wed. leaving relatively untested Ronaldo Morales to start the game vs. one of the preeminent PSAL pitchers, BTHS’s Jackson Morris (’19) who had previously only allowed 1 earned run in 32 innings. Morris, however started off the game shaky with a rare bases-loaded walk to give the visiting Warriors a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. While the Engineers responded by tying the game in the bottom of the 1st, the Warriors pushed across another run in the top of the 2nd for a 2-1 lead. But after Coach Mike Rodriguez visited the mound to give him a breather Morris calmed down for the rest of the game, ultimately striking out 10 in 5 innings (including the Warriors’s Terjesen 3 times). Offensively, Tech backed up Morris with plenty of run-support, wearing down Curtis pitching by batting around in the 3rd inning for 4 runs and again in the 4th for 8 more.
Tech’s offense was led by C Andy Santella (’19) who went 2 for 2 with a walk and 4 RBIs, 1B Brett Borcherding (’20) who went 2 for 3 with a single, double, 3 RBIs and a run scored and RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) returning after a two week layoff from illness going 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Also scoring runs were 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20), CF Zach Gee (’19), SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18), 3B Matteo Mallino (’20) and LF Otto Horiuchi (’20) who scored 2 runs. The defensive play of the game was turned in by SS Ahlgrim: with less than 2 outs and a runner at 3B, Ahlgrim fielded a sharp ground ball and without hesitation nailed the runner trying to score aided by a great tag by C Santella — a play that turned the momentum away from the Warriors and gave P Morris some breathing room. PSAL Commissioner Robert Pertsas was in attendance for the game and chatted in between innings with BTHS assistant coach Adrian Castano to whom he personally handed the PSAL Wingate Award (for Baseball) trophy in 2013. The Engineers were loudly supported by over 50 friends and family including a return visit by last year’s BTHS Baseball team alumni. The Engineers are now 15-1 overall and extend their winning streak to 13 games.


5/20/18
Yesterday the PSAL Baseball Playoff Committee selected The Engineers to be the #2 seed in the AA playoffs. 
Due to BTHS’s sterling 14-1 record and their 2nd consecutive Brooklyn AA league championship they have also received a 1st round bye and will begin play 3:30pm on Friday at the Parade Grounds.  As the #2 seed, The Engineers will have home field advantage all the way to the Yankee Stadium finals.  Come out and support the team each step of the way, especially for the seniors, Captain Frank Adams, Adam Sankarsingh, Miles Ahlgrim, Trevor Doebele and Chris Vergara.  Go Engineers!
ON DECK:
On Friday, the Engineers will face either Curtis HS (Staten Is.) or Bronx School for Law, Govt., & Justice who face each other tomorrow in the 1st round of the AA playoffs.
BTHS defeated Curtis HS this season 5-1 and also defeated BS/LGJ in the 2nd round of the 2017 AA playoffs over Memorial Day weekend, 2-0 behind Jackson Morris’s (’19) 2nd no-hitter of the season.
To follow the BTHS baseball playoff schedule and results, click the following link: PSAL Playoff Brackets


5/15/18
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 DECK:
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


5/10/18
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 official PSAL playoffs begin in less than two weeks but today at the Parade Grounds, BTHS and Harry Van Arsdale E/C battled in an electric atmosphere that all but felt like a single-elimination game going down to the final out. Fresh off of closing a game on the road vs. CSI/McCown in Staten Is. yesterday, P Frank Adams (’18) left it all out on the field this afternoon throwing 104 pitches in 6 innings to will the Engineers to victory over a dogged opponent. Adams did not have his best stuff, walking a season high 4 batters and giving up 6 hits. But time and time again when the Cardinals threatened to break open the game Adams slammed the door and got out of the inning — all 6 of strikeouts coming at crucial junctures of the nip & tuck game.
BTHS cobbled together single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings for an early 2-0 lead, the 1st run of the game doubled home by RF Otto Horiuchi (’20) subbing for the injured Jasper Stoddard (’19). Horiuchi, a member of the BTHS indoor track team legged out 2 more infield hits ultimately going 3 for 3 for the day and now hitting .333 for the season. But the Cardinals were undeterred and scratched back for 2 runs of their own in the 4th and 5th innings leaving both teams tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Engineers were able to push across the game-winning run. CF Zach Gee (’19) continued his torrid hitting with a powerful drive that bewildered the Cardinals LF for a double — arguably the hardest hit ball by any Engineer this season (many of which also coming off Gee’s bat). Gee would go 2 for 3 in today’s game while 3B Trevor Doebele (’18), 1B Jackson Morris (’19), SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18) and LF Brett Borcherding (’20) all added singles.
In the top of the 7th with the Engineers clinging to a 1-run lead and Adams out of the game having thrown his maximum quota of pitches, Coach Mike Rodriguez handed the ball to fellow Sr. Adam Sankarsingh (’18) to close the game. Sankarsingh, who hadn’t pitched in almost 6 weeks overcame rust and jitters to get the save, aided by a clutch peg by C Andy Santella (’19) nailing a would-be Cardinal base-stealer at 2B.
The Engineers are now 13-1 in league play (in a 4-way tie for the 2nd best record in all AA leagues) and extended their PSAL winning streak to 12 games with today’s victory.In attendance at today’s game were three alumni from last year’s BTHS baseball team, 3B John Sutera (’17), OF Max Rettig (’17) and SS Lucas Hoye (’17). Beyond the usual turnout of loyal Engineer families were appearances by BTHS Athletic Director David Weiss and PSAL Baseball Commissioner Robert Pertsas (making his daily rounds evaluating all the teams contending for the PSAL playoffs).
ON DECK:
Next week, the Engineers wrap-up their regular PSAL season with inter-league games on Tues. 5/15/18 vs. New Utrecht HS at 4pm (Ben Vitale Park, Field #1 on 14th Avenue & Bay 8th St., Dyker Beach Park Brooklyn) and Thurs., 5/17/18 vs. 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.
To follow the BTHS baseball schedule and results, click the following link: Team Profile


5/9/18
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.
By now every PSAL AA team knows what a great a season the Engineers are having and for those teams mired in the lower division beating BTHS becomes their championship game of the season. Such was the case with 1-10 CSI/McCown who gave the 1st place Engineers a tremendous scare but ultimately were victims to clutch hitting and opportunistic perseverance by BTHS. Unlike last year when horrendous rush hour grid lock forced the Engineers to arrive 90 minutes late to Staten Is. to play CSI/McCown, this year the bus arrived on time and the Engineers took the field before the 4pm start time.
CSI/McCown however was also on time and ready to play taking a 3-0 lead by the end of the 2nd inning against Tech starting pitcher Jake Schnall (’19).  BTHS brought in reliever Boubacar Basse (’19) to keep the game close as the Engineers scuffled to mount a comeback. Making his BTHS pitching debut, Basse unleashed his blazing fastball for 3 and 2/3 innings,  allowing a run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7, allowing Tech to stay within striking distance. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th and Tech down 4 – 2, Coach Mike Rodriguez went to his senior ace, Frank Adams (’18) to shut down CSI/McCown. Adams gave the Engineers one final chance in the 7th to rally for a win by getting the 3rd out in the bottom of the 6th inning on a strikeout on 3 pitches.
While Adams grounded out to start the 7th, LF Brett Borcherding (’20) jump-started the Engineers rally with a single. CSI/McCown had their outfielders playing deep to prevent any extra base hits. CF Zach Gee (’19) then crushed a ball to deep right center getting an RBI triple and scoring on an errant throw, tying the game at 4 – 4. The Engineers completed the comeback when DH Jackson Morris (’19) singled in the go-ahead run.
With BTHS now ahead 5-4, Adams returned to the mound in the bottom of the inning knowing he needed to be efficient to still be available to pitch next day vs. 2nd place Harry Van Arsdale E/C.  Adams was flawless under pressure getting a 1-2-3 final inning, finishing with 14 pitches and three strikeouts in his 1 and 1/3 innings of work and getting the win. The Engineers are now 12-1 in league play (in a 4-way tie for the 2nd best record in all AA leagues) and extended their PSAL winning streak to 11 games with today’s victory. Finishing their busy week the Engineers return home tomorrow afternoon (4pm, Thurs. 5/10/18) for a rematch with Harry Van Arsdale E/C who also won today and is now 10-2.
Next week, the Engineers wrap-up their regular PSAL season with inter-league games on Tues. 5/15/18 vs. New Utrecht HS at 4pm (Ben Vitale Park, Field #1 on 14th Avenue & Bay 8th St., Dyker Beach Park Brooklyn) and Thurs., 5/17/18 vs. 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.


5/7/18
The 1st place Engineers baseball team met the challenge from 2nd place Harry Van Arsdale E/C and took the 1st game of their 2-game series this week, 6-1 behind another clutch pitching performance by Jackson Morris (’19). After last week’s dispatching of lower division Bushwick Campus, the Engineers eagerly took on a more formidable foe, 2nd place Harry Van Arsdale E/C this afternoon at McCarren Park in Williamsburg — and were more than up to the task by defeating the home Warriors 6-1.
In his pregame address to the players, Coach Mike Rodriguez announced that not only was Jackson Morris (’19) the starting pitcher but assured the team that Morris would pitch well for the Engineers (as he has all season) and all that was needed for a win was for the team “to play solid defense and give him at least a 2 or 3 run cushion”.  And that’s exactly what the Engineers gave Morris who pitched a complete 7 inning game on a season high 105 pitches with 11 strikeouts.  While Morris gave up his 1st earned run of the entire season he still leads the entire PSAL AA division with an 0.22 ERA and is 9th overall in the entire city (A, AA, AAA divisions) with 57 K’s in only 32 innings.  The solid defense Coach Rodriguez anticipated was highlighted by 2 running catches by SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18) using his speed to track down short pop flies in shallow LF, making difficult over-the-shoulder plays look easy.
The Engineers offense gave Morris more than a 3-run cushion by breaking through against the Warriors’s #1 starter Alexis Santos with 1 run in the 2nd and 3 runs in the 3rd.  Morris helped his own cause at the plate going 2 for 3 with a single, double, walk, run scored and an RBI.  Ahlgrim, LF Brett Borcherding (’20) and C Andy Santella (’19) all chipped in with 2 hits a piece while 3B Matteo Mallino (’20), 2B Trevor Doebele (’18) and 1B Frank Adams (’18) each added a single.  CF Zach Gee’s (’19) box score line may have looked unimpressive but to those on hand he launched a rocket to dead center that was only caught because the Warriors CF was playing unusually deep — but also allowed PR Will Verde (’19) to trot home on a sac fly from 3B.  The Engineers are now 11-1 in league play (in a 3-way tie for the 2nd best record in all AA leagues) and extended their PSAL winning streak to 10 games with today’s victory.
Continuing their busy week the Engineers travel to Staten Island tomorrow afternoon (4pm, Wed 5/9/18) for a make-up game vs. CSI/McCown HS at Willowbrook Park (adjacent to CUNY/College of Staten Is.). While CSI/McCown HS (1-9) occupies last place in the S.I./Brooklyn AA league, the Engineers must be wary of any letdown before they return to Brooklyn for their Thursday rematch with Harry Van Arsdale E/C.  Earlier this season (3/27/18) CSI/McCown HS took reigning PSAL AA champions Petrides HS to 9 innings before succumbing to the S.I. powerhouse 5-4, so the Engineers cannot look ahead before taking care of business tomorrow on the road.


5/4/18
The 10-1 Engineers baseball team sweep the backend of their home & away series with in-league Bushwick Campus today, 5-2 at the Parade Grounds.Brooklyn Tech HS and Bushwick Campus finished their 2 game home and away in-league series on an 80 degree afternoon at the Parade Grounds today.
The Engineers sent Zachary Gee (’19) to the hill for the first time during the regular season. His sidearm delivery bewildered the visiting Tigers, limiting them to no hits and no earned runs in the first 4 innings. Gee came out for the 5th inning and walked the 1st batter he faced and Frank Adams (’18) was brought in to relieve with a runner on 1st base. Bushwick capitalized on an error, a sacrifice bunt and two hits to score two runs in the frame. but Adams settled down in the 6th and 7th earning his 1st save of the season. With his 5 strikeouts today, Adams now has 49 K’s in 26 innings, good for 10th in the entire PSAL (A, AA, AAA divisions) and 4th in the AA division; Adams also maintains a .54 ERA which ranks 5th in all divsions.
BTHS expected to see Bushwick senior ace Geudy Gil, who in his last outing struck out 15 batters in 5 and 2/3 innings. However, Gil was injured today and as a result Tigers’s Coach Jones sent out sophomore Moises Figuereo. Figuereo came out smoking, striking out the side in the 1st inning and getting a 1-2-3 inning in the 2nd. Brooklyn Tech’s 7, 8 and 9 hitters opened the bottom of the 3rd inning with 3 consecutive singles. After one out C Matteo Mallino (’20) scorched an RBI single and 1B Matthew Kue (’21) hit a sacrifice fly and suddenly the Engineers were up 3-0. 3B Victor Riso (’19) led off the bottom of the 5th with a single, stole second, advanced to 3rd on a errant pickoff throw and scored on 2B Chris Vergara’s (’18) single. Later in the frame, Mallino delivered another run scoring single giving Techva 5-2 lead which would hold up until the end of the game. Tech’s offense was led by 2B Vergara who went 2 for 2, with 2 runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI.  Vergara, a senior has been accepted academically to the University of Wisconsin (Madison) — congrats Chris!
Also powering Tech’s offense were 3B Riso with 2 hits, 2 runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI, C Mallino with 2 hits and 2 RBI’s, RF/LF Otto Horiuchi (’20) with a single, a stolen base and a run scored, and 1B Kue with a single and a sacrifice fly. LF Horiuchi also made a catch on a short fly ball in the 7th inning and with a strong throw to home plate held a 3B runner from scoring on a sac fly.
Another busy week coming up for the Engineers as they commence a home and away series with the streaking Van Arsdale Cardinals on Tuesday 5/8/18 and Thursday 5/10/18 — with a make-up game vs. CSI/McCown HS in Staten Island (not yet posted on PSAL) sandwiched in-between on Wednesday 5/9/18.
The Engineers are now 10-1 in league play (in a 3-way tie for the 2nd best record in all AA leagues) and extended their 9-game PSAL winning streak.
Tuesday’s game vs Van Arsdale at McCarren Park is a highly anticipated game as the top two teams in Brooklyn AA and two of the top teams in the city battle for the Brooklyn AA division and a good seed as both teams head into the final two weeks of the regular season. PSAL Baseball Commissioner Robert H. Pertsas announced yesterday that the baseball seeding committee will convene on Sunday, 5/20/18 to determine all baseball playoff bracket teams and seeds with the AA division playoffs beginning on Tuesday, 5/22/18. Commissioner Pertsas noted that all AA teams with a .500 winning percentage or better will qualify for the playoffs and best record will determine the home team for each playoff game.
As the Engineers continue to build upon their tremendous 2018 season they seek to improve upon their #8 seed from a year ago — and possibly secure a 1st round bye.
To follow the BTHS baseball schedule and results, click the following link: Team Profile


 

5/3/18
     The 9-1 Engineers baseball team got a break from their Brooklyn AA League schedule and scrimmaged nearby John Jay Campus, defeating them easily 10-1.
     On a 90 degree afternoon in Prospect Park, the Engineers easily defeated up and coming John Jay Campus at Field #3. Coach Mike Rodriguez was able to give his starters a day off — except for Zach Gee (’19) who got in a short stint on the mound — and allowed his bench to get valuable reps in the field and at the plate. BTHS bats went to work in the 1st inning, getting 10 runs across before taking the field for the bottom of the 1st inning. Pitchers Matthew Kue (’21), Trevor Doebele (’18), Chris Vergara (’18) and Zachary Gee (’19) combined to limit John Jay Campus to just 1 run. Brett Borcherding (’20), who started at catcher, and tripled in the game, came in to close the game in the bottom of the 4th. The Engineers’ overall record improves to 14-1 this year, perhaps their finest start in over a decade (or more!).
Special thanks goes out to Tim Murphy, Sr., father to Tim Murphy, Jr. (’21) for battling the notorious (No-) Park Slope parking around Prospect Park and delivering ice-cold beverages for the team:  THANKS TIM!


5/1/18

The 9-1 Engineers baseball team extended its PSAL winning streak to 8 games with a 2-0 victory over Bushwick Campus behind Jr. Jackson Morris’s near-perfect game!In the words of BTHS Coach Mike Rodriguez re: yesterday’s thrilling pitching duel vs. Bushwick Campus: “Today was a great game for any baseball fan!”
Bushwick Campus had Sr. flamethrower Alexis Perez who started the day with 33 strikeouts in just over 18 innings going against BTHS’s powerful offense. Perez had BTHS’s offense off balance early, mixing up a good fastball with a strong curveball and effective change-up, striking out 8 batters overall.  But the Engineers opened up the scoring in the 3rd inning with consecutive doubles by 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20) and C Andy Santella (’19).  BTHS generated an insurance run in the 6th after DH Matthew Kue (’21) singled.  PR Noble Cardoze (’21) ran for Kue and promptly stole 2B, then took 3B on an errant pick-off attempt.  LF Adam Sankarsingh (’18) then walked and initiated a run-down allowing Noble to score from 3B.  Matthew Kue, Luca Vasiliu and RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) each had two hits leading BTHS’s offense. The Engineer’s had Jr. ace Jackson Morris on the mound.  Morris carried a perfect game into the 7th inning, aided by fantastic defense with 1B’s Brett Borcherding (’20) and Frank Adams (’18) both making nice plays on errant throws. But the defensive gem of the day was when a ball was crushed to left field, Adam Sankarsingh (’18) raced back reaching over his head to make a leaping grab to preserve Morris’s then-perfect game. Sankarsingh, a 4 yr. letterman for the Engineers was accepted academically by Boston College earlier this year — way to go, Adam! With two outs and two strikes in the 7th and last inning, Morris allowed the first and only hit for Bushwick, ending his bid for a perfect game. A great game for Jackson nonetheless as he went on to strikeout 11 in his complete game 1-hit shutout. With yesterday’s pitching masterpiece, Morris passed his teammate Frank Adams in the overall PSAL strikeout race and now ranks #6 in the city overall (A, AA, AAA PSAL divisions) with 46 Ks in 24 innings.
1st place BTHS is now 9-1 in league play maintaining their half game lead over Harry Van Arsdale EC (8-1) in the Brooklyn AA league as they march toward their home and away showdown next week — both teams vying for the league championship and securing a high seed in the PSAL AA playoffs later this month.

4/30/18
The 8-1 Engineers baseball team continues to roll, extending its PSAL winning streak to 7 games with a 5-1 victory over Curtis HS (S.I.)! The BTHS Engineers danced between the raindrops and got in a full 7 inning game despite drizzly conditions yesterday at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, defeating S.I. Curtis HS 5-1. The game was originally scheduled to open the PSAL season back in March but was postponed due to inclement weather so all parties were highly motivated to get this game in as the season is coming to a fast close. Like the Engineers, the visiting Warriors rely on a core of strong starting pitching and today’s starter Sr. Steve Terjesen was pegged to face the home team’s Sr. ace, Frank Adams (’18). But the Engineers did not waste any time and by the 3rd inning had rocked Terjesen, staking Adams to a 5-0 lead that stood up through the final frame. The scrappy Warriors continued to put the ball in play and threaten to score but at each opportunity either Adams shut down the rally or the stalwart Engineer defense came to his aid to end the inning. Adams who ultimately struck out 6 batters has now amassed 44 K’s in only 23 innings, good for 5th place overall in the entire city (A, AA, AAA divisions). 1st place BTHS is now 8-1 in league play with a half game lead over Harry Van Arsdale EC (7-1) in the Brooklyn AA league as they march toward their home and away showdown next week, with both teams vying for the league championship and securing a high seed in the PSAL AA playoffs later this month.
Highlights:
The defensive highlight of the game goes to SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18):  on a ball hit sharply to the hole, Ahlgrim dropped to one knee, snagged the ball and had the arm strength to beat the runner at 1B by a fraction of a step.  Earlier this year, Ahlgrim was accepted academically to “Southern Ivy League” Vanderbilt University, alma mater of his baseball hero, Dansby Swanson.  Congratulations Miles! Also backing P Frank Adams with stellar defense was 1B Jackson Morris (’19) whose quick reflexes intercepted a hard line drive headed to RF for a sure hit. The Engineers were not fooled by the Warriors P Terjesen’s change of speeds (including an occasional knuckleball) pounding out 9 hits to score their 5 runs.  The hardest hit ball of all was a screaming line drive by CF Zach Gee (’19) which one-hopped the LF fence over 300′ from home plate and surely would’ve been a triple except for the umpire ruling it a dead ball and only a ground rule double. 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20) continued his hot hitting going 2 for 2 and scoring a run.  Vasiliu is now hitting .727 for the season (#3 in the entire city’s AA division) and with his patience at the plate (8 BBs) is now leading the entire AA division in On Base % (.842). DH Koby Lee (’19) went 2 for 3 and was highly adventurous on the base paths getting 2 stolen bases. Go Engineers!

4/28/18

The 7-1 Engineers baseball team sweep the regular season series with in-league rival, Benjamin Banneker Academy, “walking away” (15 BBs) with a 16-0 shutout on the road. The visiting Engineers humbled an outmanned Benjamin Banneker Academy 16-0 at Old Boys & Girls field on a dreary and damp Brooklyn Friday afternoon. Given 15 walks, the Engineers rarely had a strike to swing at and scored a majority of runs via bases-loaded walks.  The Engineers only had 6 hits as a result. With an 8 run cushion before BBA got to bat in the 1st inning Coach Mike Rodriguez kept the red light on the base paths throughout the game so the Engineers did not steal a base or advance on passed balls or wild pitches despite numerous opportunities. Field conditions in Crown Heights were muddy in the INF dirt cut-outs so both teams were relieved to end the game after the 3rd inning when the umpires “mercied” the Warriors. BTHS is now 7-1 in league play and remain tied with Harry Van Arsdale EC (7-1) in 1st place in the Brooklyn AA league as they march toward their home and away showdown in 11 days to vie for the league championship.
Highlights:
Jackson Morris (’19) overpowered the home team Warriors in his two innings of work, striking out 6 on 30 total pitches.  Morris relied primarily on his fastball as the wet conditions made it difficult to grip the seams on his wipeout curveball.  Morris is now 6th in the PSAL AA division in strikeouts (35 in only 18 innings, rarely having an opportunity to pad individual statistics given Engineers shortened victories).
LH P Tim Murphy, Jr.(’21) made his PSAL debut on the mound in the 3rd inning and struck out the 1st two batters he faced, working the edges of the plate for effective location with excellent movement. 1B Frank Adams (’18) smoked a line drive to CF and drove in one of the few Engineer runs not scored on a BB.  Adams is now hitting .500 in his final HS season as he prepares to play college baseball at The College of Wooster (Ohio) after finishing a stellar 4 yr. varsity career and graduating from BTHS this June.  Congratulations Frank! RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) continues his impressive 2018 offensive assault on the PSAL statistical rankings going 1 for 1 with 2 runs scored today:  Stoddard is now 12th in all PSAL baseball divisions (AAA, AA, A) in On Base Avg. (.833), 4th in the entire AA division in walks (10) and Batting Avg. (.692) while 6th in runs scored (14).  As Coach Rodriguez’s leadoff hitter, Stoddard is a critical initiator for the Engineers offense this season. Given the score, Coach Rodriguez was able to substitute liberally and early knowing that the game would be “mercied” early on. 24 Engineers saw action in yesterday’s game, a remarkable revolving door of players in a limited 3 inning game. Among the 3 catchers to register in the box score was Ben Zimet (’19) who singled for his 1st career PSAL hit and RBI.

4/24/18
Congrats to the Brooklyn Tech Engineers for their win today against Banneker with a final score of 19-2. The Engineers got off to a shaky start vs. Benjamin Banneker Academy at the Parade Grounds committing a few 1st inning defensive miscues and staking BBA to a 2-0 early lead. However, the Engineers quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the 1st inning with 3 runs and then exploded for 11 runs in the 2nd inning and never looked back as the umpires called the game in the 5th with BTHS ahead by 17 runs. BTHS is now 6-1 in league play and moved into a 1st place tie with Harry Van Arsdale EC (6-1) who suffered their 1st loss of the season at the hands of the new S.I. league leader, Curtis HS.(whom BTHS faces next Monday in a showdown of the AA 1st place teams).
Highlights:
Frank Adams (’18) gave up his first runs of the season but still pitched a solid game getting the win with 8 strikeouts in his 4 innings of work. Milo McCurdy (’19) and Jake Schnall (’19) relieved Adams in the 4th inning for a clean frame to close out the game. Noble Cardoze (’21) hit the 2nd home run of the season for the Engineers, a line drive to the left CF gap. Another freshman, Matthew Kue had a double and 3 RBIs while Mateo Gambino (’19), Jason Virasami (’19), John Fernandez (’20) and Nicholas Riccio (’20) all went 2 for 3 as the Engineers pounded out 17 hits. Leadoff hitter, Jasper Stoddard (’19) continued to set the table for the Engineers’ offense getting on base and scoring 3 times with 2 stolen bases. Yet another freshman, Tim Murphy, Jr. made his PSAL debut getting on base twice and scoring a run with 1 RBI.
ON DECK:
This Friday the Engineers finish up their 2018 series with in-league rival, Benjamin Banneker Academy at Old Boys & Girls Field (4pm)

4/20/18

Congrats to the Brooklyn Tech Engineers. In the wake of BTHS’s stunning 10-0 victory over 2017 AA champions, Petrides HS (S.I.), the Engineers suffered no letdown in defeating Port Richmond HS (S.I.) today 6-0 at Bush Terminal Park.  Jackson Morris (’19) threw a complete game 7 inning no-hitter (his 3rd for BTHS in his storied career to date, including last season’s 2nd round playoff game), striking out 12 on 89 pitches with only 2 walks.  Morris was backed by great defense (e.g., a running catch by RF Jasper Stoddard ’19 fighting off the swirling winds) and aided by another great game called by catchers Kobe Lee (’19) and Andy Santella (’19). The Engineers needed Morris to hold down the fort as his Red Raiders’s opponent Eric Benedetto was equally stingy with the two teams tied 0-0 entering the 5th inning. But in the 5th, Benedetto lost command of the strike zone and the Engineers capitalized with 5 runs to give Morris the cushion he needed to close out the game. BTHS is now 5-1 in league play and solidified their hold on 2nd place in the Brooklyn AA League 1.5 games ahead of EBC/Bushwick (3-2) and a half game behind 1st place Harry Van Arsdale EC (5-0).
More Engineer highlights:  With Frank Adams (’18) unavailable, Brett Borcherding (’20) filled in capably at 1B and contributed a single.  Borcherding is now hitting .500 for the season. 2B Chris Vergara returned to action after suffering a bruised hand in the 1st game of the season going 1 for 2 and scoring a run. 1B Marco Gambino (’19), 3B Victor Riso (’19) and C Andy Santella (’19) also contributed hits for the Engineers. Go Engineers!


4/19/18
NO GAME TODAY (Thursday, 4/19) vs CSI in Staten Island. Coach Timmons from CSI has texted Coach Rodriguez stating today’s game has been postponed.


4/17/18
The Engineers baseball team stun #1 ranked and undefeated 2017 PSAL AA champion Petrides (S.I.) HS 10-0, ending their 24 game winning streak. Staten Island Petrides HS came to Brooklyn today ranked #1 in the entire PSAL AA division but ran into a buzz saw at the Parade Grounds. Only the umpires showed mercy on the visiting Panthers ending the game in the 5th inning after the Engineers scored their 10th run.
The Engineers 10-0 shellacking of the Panthers was their worst loss since an 8-0 defeat to Lincoln HS in 2015. Petrides HS ran the table in 2017 going 16-0 in the regular season and then 4-0 in the playoffs capped off by their AA championship at Yankee Stadium last June. Along the way, the Engineers twice proved to be their toughest foe, including a hard fought quarterfinal 4-2 loss on the Panthers home field. Today, however the Engineers avenged those 2017 losses with a resounding victory on a windy, chilly day at the Parade Grounds.
Petrides HS started the 2018 season averaging almost 10 runs a game — until they faced Senior Frank Adams who shut them down & out with a complete game and 13 strikeouts. Adams has now amassed 30 K’s in a mere 12 innings this season, good for 6th place in all PSAL divisions, not just AA. Adams also got payback having been the losing pitcher in the 2017 quarterfinal game. Entering the 2018 season, Coach Mike Rodriguez’s main concern was replacing the offensive void left by his 2017 senior hitters Lucas Hoye (.400 BA) and John Sutera (.537 BA). However, after today’s rout the Engineers are now averaging 13+ runs per game — including just under 20 runs over the last three.  The Engineers also stole 5 bases today. Today’s game marked the official BTHS debut of Assistant Coach, Adrian Castano (Cardozo HS ’13, former PSAL Wingate Player of the Year) who manned the 1B coaching box for the Engineers.
BTHS is now 4-1 in league play and as of tonight alone in 2nd place in the Brooklyn AA League a half game ahead of EBC/Bushwick (3-1) and a half game behind 1st place Harry Van Arsdale EC (4-0).

Highlights:
CF Zach Gee  (’19) started the offense with a deep 2-run double.  He added 2 walks and also scored 2 runs. C Andy Santella (’19) not only called a great game, but was 3 for 3 with a walk and 5 RBIs. 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20) also had a good game with 3 singles, 3 runs scored and a stolen base. Vasiliu is now the #3 hitter in the entire AA division with a .750 BA. 3B Victor Riso (’19) added a 2-run single — the hardest hit ball of  the day, a scorching line drive to RF — and later came around to score.  Riso is now hitting .600 for the season. SS Miles Ahlgrim  (’18) went 2 for 4 and actually saw his .700 batting avg. decline.  But in the field Ahlgrim had a clean game at SS and made a hard play look simple taking a slow grounder on the run to throw out a hitter.


4/13/18
The Engineers baseball team routs (again!) Juan Morel Campos Secondary School 20-0. 48 hours after trouncing Juan Morel Campos Secondary School 25-0, the Engineers continued their rampage with 20 more runs and 12 hits over an outmanned Brooklyn AA in-league rival, Juan Morel Campos Secondary School.

The Engineers didn’t waste any time scoring 12 runs in the 1st inning allowing Coach Mike Rodriguez to substitute liberally throughout the shortened game. Starting pitcher Jackson Morris (’19) had excellent tempo in his quick 3 innings of work, striking out 6 on 39 pitches and unofficially hitting 79mph on his fastball. BTHS is now 3-1 in the first quarter of league play and tied for 2nd place in the Brooklyn AA league with EBC/Bushwick, both teams one game behind 1st place Harry Van Arsdale EC (4-0).

Highlights: CF Zach Gee (’19) almost hit for the cycle only needing a single in his last at-bat but was hit by a pitch to end his day 3 for 3 with 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. 1B Frank Adams (’18) went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and 3 RBIs. SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18) continued his offensive surge going 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.  Ahlgrim is now hitting .700 for the season. Leadoff hitter RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) had a relatively quiet day at the plate going 0 for 1 but is still the #2 hitter in all divisions of the PSAL sporting an .857 batting average. Coach Rodriguez was able to use the offensive cushion to give JRs. Milo McCurdy and Jake Schnall an opportunity to pitch in the 4th and both combined to strike out the side.

Next Tuesday (4/17/18) the Engineers seek payback for their 2017 AA quarterfinal playoff loss to S.I. Petrides HS who comes to the Parade Grounds for a non-league matchup.  Petrides HS was ranked #1 in the PSAL pre-season coaches poll while BTHS was voted #5.  The Panthers come to Brooklyn with a 23 game winning streak over the last season and a half, including 3-0 this season. Tonight the Friends of Brooklyn Tech Baseball booster club will be setting up a fundraiser concession stand at the auditorium lobby for Talent Night.  Please come support the team!


4/10/18

The Engineers baseball team returned from spring break and trounced Juan Morel Campos Secondary School 25-0. After a week of cancelled baseball games and scrimmages over the break, Coach Mike Rodriguez’s Engineers returned to their winning ways with their biggest offensive output of the young season, 25-0 via 14 hits over an outmanned Brooklyn AA in-league rival, Juan Morel Campos Secondary School.

After surging to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings, the visiting Engineers erupted for 14 runs in the 3rd to put the game far out of reach. Starting pitcher Frank Adams (’18) actually had to re-warm up in the bullpen before going out for his 3rd frame as the Engineers’ half inning took almost a half hour to complete due to the offensive fireworks. Ultimately, the umpires called the game after the 4th inning at the request of the JMC/SS coach who only had nine players on hand and his first two pitchers had thrown over 150 pitches in three innings with 17 walks overall.

BTHS is now 2-1 in early league play and tied for 2nd place in the Brooklyn AA league with EBC/Bushwick, both teams one game behind 1st place Harry Van Arsdale EC (3-0).

Highlights: Senior Frank Adams was masterful tossing a 2-hit, 9 strikeout complete game shutout over a 4 innings and 60 efficient pitches with only 1 walk.  Over the first two innings, Adams struck out six batters in a row. Leadoff hitter, RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) continued his scorching offensive season scoring 5 runs in 5 plate appearances, while maintaining his 1.000 batting average. Left-hand hitting DH Jacob Gil (’21) came off the bench and made his PSAL debut with a double, two RBI’s, two walks. Other Freshman to see action today included Noble Cardoze, Benjamin Agate, Matthew Kue as well as Sophomore Logan Walsh. 1B Jackson Morris scored three runs and played head’s up defense snagging a runner with a deft tag off of a quick pickoff throw from Adams and nailing a runner at 3B with a laser beam to fellow Jr. Victor Riso (’19). 3B Victor Riso (’19) went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs. LF Otto Horiuchi (’20) scored three runs off a walk, HBP and his first hit of the season, a line drive single to CF. Catcher Andy Santella (’19) and CF Zach Gee (’19) both went 2 for 4 with Gee driving in the first runs of the game. Shortstop Luca Vasiliu (’20) went 1 for 2 with 2 walks, 2 runs and 2 RBIs while his double play partner, 2B Miles Ahlgrim (’18) went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored.

The Engineers return to the Parade Grounds on Thursday, 4/12/18, 4pm at Field #7 Parade Grounds to wrap up their series with Juan Morel Campos Secondary School.

Please come out and support the Engineers as they continue their march to the PSAL AA 2018 championship at Yankee Stadium this June. Go Engineers!

3/30/18

The BTHS Engineers lost 2-1 in a pitching duel to EBC/Bushwick Leaders who avenged their loss to Tech on Thursday.

The Engineers 5 game winning streak (including the pre-season) came to an abrupt halt Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Terrace Park in Crown Heights vs the EBC/Bushwick Leaders, 2-1. Despite strong pitching and solid contact by the Engineers, the opportunistic Leaders parleyed their meager offense (2 hits, 3 walks) into 2 runs which stood up despite 7 hits by the visiting Engineers. For Coach Mike Rodriguez’s offense it was one of those days when every shot off the bat with runners in scoring position landed in a Leaders’glove — the Engineers stranding 8 runners on base.BTHS is now 1-1 in early league play, one game behind 1st place Harry Van Arsdale EC (2-0) and a half game behind Benjamin Banneker Academy

Seniors Adam Sankarsingh and Frank Adams each pitched 3 innings and combined for 13 strikeouts with Adams not giving up a walk.  Leadoff hitter, RF Jasper Stoddard (’19) continued his torrid hitting going 4 for 4 with three singles and a double. Having gone 1 for 1 in the season opener Stoddard is now batting 1.000 overall in two PSAL league games to date. 3B Matteo Mallino (’20) doubled in his only at bat and came around to score on a ground out by catcher Andy Santella (’19).

ON DECK: 4.  Over spring break, the Engineers are scheduled to scrimmage against Specialized HS rival, Stuyvesant HS at the Parade Grounds at 1pm on Tuesday, 4/3/18. 5.  The Engineers return to PSAL league action on Tuesday, 4/10/18, 4pm at Field #7 Parade Grounds taking on another Brooklyn AA rival, Juan Morel Campos Secondary School. Please come out and support the Engineers as they continue their march to the PSAL AA 2018 championship at Yankee Stadium this June.Go Engineers!


3/28/18

Thank you all that volunteered time and donated at the fundraiser during College Night. We appreciate your time, donations and efforts!!!


3/27/18

Building on their undefeated (4-0) non-league schedule, the defending Brooklyn AA champion Engineers opened their 2018 PSAL season with an 11-1 victory over in-league rival, EBC/Bushwick Leaders.

Jackson Morris (’19) received the opening game nod from Coach Mike Rodriguez and responded with a six inning complete game, including 11 strikeouts on 79 pitches.  Morris’s curve ball was particularly effective with many Leaders’ hitters caught looking for strike three.

Despite the final score, the Engineers were actually behind 0-1 after the top of the 3rd inning.  But thanks to head’s up base running by leadoff hitter, Jasper Stoddard (’19) the Engineers tied the score in the bottom of the 3rd when Stoddard scored from 3B on an overthrow by the catcher.  Stoddard continued to excel at the plate hitting a triple to drive in two more runs later in the inning.

Freshman Matthew Kue (’21) made his PSAL league debut and laced a single in his first at-bat while another freshman, Noble Cardoze (’21) ran for Kue and scored on Stoddard’s triple. 1B Frank Adams (’18), DH Koby Lee (’19), SS Miles Ahlgrim (’18), CF Zach Gee (’19) each collecting two hits apiece. LF Harrison Yamada (’19) driving in two runs. 2B Luca Vasiliu (’20) entered the game in the 4th inning but still managed to get on base twice with a walk and a single and scored two runs.

While not registered in the PSAL box score, catcher Andy Santella (’19) threw out three Leaders’ runners attempting to steal 2B (twice) and 3B (once).

Next Up: The Engineers complete their home and away series with EBC/Bushwick Leaders in Crown Heights/Brownsville on Thursday at 4pm.  Go Engineers!


3/26/18

Thank you to the Yamada family for hosting the Brooklyn Tech Baseball Team meet and greet. It was great meeting the coaches, parents and players of the Baseball Team. It was a fun filled evening with great food, cheer and baseball talk! Thank you all who were able to attend. It was a great way to gear up for opening day which is tomorrow at the Parade Grounds. If you can make it, come cheer your Engineers on!


3/20/18

The Engineers traveled to American Legion field in Canarsie for an intersectional PSAL/CHSAA scrimmage vs. Nazareth Regional HS from Crown Heights.  Last season, the Kingsman defeated BTHS 6-1 at the Parade Grounds but on Monday Coach Mike Rodriguez’s team avenged that loss by overpowering their opponent 10-2. Frank Adams (’18) started and pitched three scoreless innings, backed by solid defense. Offensively, Brooklyn Tech pounded out 8 hits, including 2 hits by Frank Adams (’18) and a run scoring triple by Zachary Gee (’19) who leads the team in slugging % early in the year. On hand to observe the Engineers 4th pre-season victory in a row was PSAL baseball commissioner Robert Pertsas as well as a half-dozen Engineer families who car-pooled the team to Carnarsie. Go Engineers!


3/16/18

The undefeated BTHS Engineers continued their pre-season success with a 4-3 win vs. The Scholars Academy at Ft. Tilden on Thursday 3/15. Scholar’s Academy scored in the first inning, but then Jackson Morris (’19) came in to relieve and stifled Scholar’s Academy holding them scoreless for the next 4 innings. The Engineers battled back and scored 4 runs on 5 walks, 4 stolen bases, RBI’s by Frank Adams (’18) and Matthew Kue (’21), and hits by Zachary Gee (’19), Miles Ahlgrim (’18), and Harrison Yamada (’19). Scholar’s Academy rallied late in the game scoring another two runs, but Zachary Gee (’19) stymied the Sea Wolves with his sidearm delivery and pitched out of a jam in the 6th to save the game. Go Engineers!


3/14/18

The BTHS Engineers followed up on their opening scrimmage shutout with another pitching gem, a 2-0 win over AAA HSTAT at Bay 8 field at Dyker Beach Park. Frank Adams (’18) pitched 4 stellar innings keeping Telecomm off balance and off the bases. Matthew Kue (’21) the younger brother of former Tech baseball player Nathan Kue (’16) made his Tech pitching debut for a scoreless 5th inning. Timothy Murphy (’21) and Zachary Gee (’19) combined in the 6th inning to keep the shutout in order. Behind the great pitching was an equally great game called by catcher Koby Lee (’19), and stellar defense all around.Offensively, Tech received  6 hits total including singles from Miles Alhgrim (’18), Matteo Mallino (’20), Koby Lee (’19) and Harrison Yamada (’19).  Jackson Morris (’19) hit a scorching triple down the left line, and was brought in with a HOME RUN by Zachary Gee (’19). Exciting win over the 2013 AAA Champion Telecommunications H.S. with contributions from all players. Go Engineers!


3/12/18

The BTHS Engineers opened their 2018 season with non-league scrimmage shutting out Prospect Heights Campus, 4-0. The BTHS Engineers relied on their stalwart pitching to shut out Prospect Heights Campus, 4-0 at Old Boys & Girls HS field in Crown Heights. Coach Mike Rodriguez distributed pre-season work to pitchers Chris Vergara (’18), Jackson Morris (’19), Frank Adams (’18), Jacob Schnall (’19) and Timothy Murphy (’21) for the combined shutout. The Engineers scored early by capitalizing on a wild pitch for their first run and an error for their second. Right fielder Otto Horiuchi (’20) blooped a double for two insurance RBIs. The Engineers also received hits from Miles Ahlgrim (’18), Jasper Stoddard (’19) and Chris Vergara (’18). Go Engineers!


2/28/18

Upcoming Spring 2018 Scrimmages

Monday March 12th at Old Boys High School at 4:30 pm 2018 vs. Prospect Heights. Wear Blue Jerseys.
Tuesday March 13th at Bay 8th Street Field at 4:00 pm vs. HSTAT
Wednesday March 14th at TBA at 4:00 pm vs. Midwood
Thursday March 15th at Fort Tilden, 169 Sate Road, Queens NY 11697 at 4:00 pm vs. Scholars Academy
Friday March 16th @ Randall’s Island at 4:00 pm vs. Eleanor Roosevelt
Monday March 19th @ American Legion at 4:00 pm vs. Nazareth.
Tuesday March 20th @ Randall’s Island at 4 pm vs. Brandeis
Saturday March 31st  @ Bergtraum @ 11 am vs. Bergtraum


2/15/18

BTHS baseball Coach Mike Rodriguez held an informational meeting on February 6, 2018 during 11th period to address both returning varsity and prospective players for the 2018 spring team in his classroom, 3W8. Baseball Meeting 2.8.18. Recap


2/11/18

Get ready for the Baseball Season to start! The PSAL schedules have been posted, here is the link: http://www.psal.org/profiles/team-profile.aspx#006/13507

Go Engineers!


12/6/17

Interested in some cool Tech Baseball Gear while supporting the team at the same time? Click here to purchase!


Thank you all who volunteered, donated, baked, cooked and bought during our Fall Play Fundraiser. Over the 2 day fundraiser we earned a total of $720 for the team! At the end of the night, our inventory of soda, popcorn, dumplings and baked goods were gone. Thanks to for all your work, team spirit and stamina, this event was a big success. Go Engineers!!!


12/2/17

Baseball Club News

Please make sure to enter on TeamSnap if you are able or unable to attend.

  • Event: Workout in Brooklyn Tech Basement gym
  • Label: Workout
  • Date/Time: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM (Arrive at 3:40 PM).
  • Location: Brooklyn Tech Basement gym (Brooklyn Tech)

11/10/17

Bake Sale was a Success!

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Thank you all parents and players who baked, donated and volunteered their time to the first Friends of Brooklyn Tech Baseball Fundraiser. It was a great success and helped to reach our goals this year!


October 2017

FTB 2016-2017 Recap and Brooklyn Tech Baseball Parent/Player Meeting was a great success!

Thank you all who attended our first meet and greet. Through last year’s fundraising efforts, the FTB (Friends of Brooklyn Tech Baseball) was able to fund an Assistant Coach, purchase baseballs, pay for field permits, umpires, rent batting cage time and have an end of year celebration.

Coach Rodriguez and FTB Board Members discussed goals and fundraising for this school year. Our main goals this year is to fundraise for an Assistant Coach and install an in-school batting cage. Thank you all who volunteered to head our different committees. Please check back for updates on how to get involved.


Bake Sale a Big Success!

Thank you all parents and players who baked, donated and volunteered their time to the first Friends of Brooklyn Tech Baseball Fundraiser. It was a great success and helped to reach our goals this year!


FTB 2016-2017 Recap and Brooklyn Tech Baseball Parent/Player Meeting was a great success!

Thank you all who attended our first meet and greet. Through last year’s fundraising efforts, the FTB (Friends of Brooklyn Tech Baseball) was able to fund an Assistant Coach, purchase baseballs, pay for field permits, umpires, rent batting cage time and have an end of year celebration.

Coach Rodriguez and FTB Board Members discussed goals and fundraising for this school year. Our main goals this year is to fundraise for an Assistant Coach and install an in-school batting. Thank you all who volunteered to head our different committees. Please check back for updates on how to get involved.

Congrats!

Congrats to Frank Adams who was voted President of the Baseball Club and Trevor Doeble who was voted Vice President of the Baseball Club. The club will meet over the winter to discuss Fundraising and next steps.

—11/6/17


Brooklyn Tech Baseball Fundraiser

Thursday  November 9, 2017, 5:00–  8:30pm

Fundraising Event @ Parent Teacher Conferences: We will be selling refreshments at Parent Teacher Conferences.  Sign up here for:

  • Baked goods and food donations (your player can bring to AP Nottingham’s office 1W2 on the 9th and drop it off before class)
  • Volunteers to set up and staff the table 5:00 – 8:30

  • Players can help out too.  We need as many players in Tech jerseys and hats to be present as well so sign your player up with you for a time at the table

—11/6/17


Baseball Update

We’ve had a fantastic fall tryout season with most players from last year’s squad returning and many talented freshmen prospects vying for a spot on the roster

This week Frank Adams was named Captain of the team.  He’s demonstrated leadership qualities throughout his 3 years on the team, often taking the initiative to lead the team in cardio, stretch and drills during practice.  Congratulations Frank!!!

We have our last scrimmage of the fall season vs. Stuyvesant at the Parade Grounds, field #2 on Thursday 10/26/17 at 4:00 pm.

—10/25/17


Donations, Practices, Forms, Uniforms, etc.

Players, please check your emails for important info from your coach.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the team, please click on the link above. Here are items that are needed. If you are interested in donating any of the items, please either contact Coach Rodriguez or email us at  friendsofbrooklyntechbaseball@gmail.com

➢ Balls, balls, and more baseballs.
➢ New bases
➢ Batting Cage
➢ Blue Batting Helmets (2)
➢ Dry Line powder
➢ Bats (1)
➢ First Aid Kit
➢ AED for fall no cut tryout season
➢ Pay for umps during spring season scrimmages.
➢ Private baseball field space.
➢ Design and construction of batting cage at Brooklyn Tech.

—9/28/17


Brooklyn Tech Club Meeting

Monday, September 18 to discuss fundraising.

Recap of Baseball Team Meeting

Please see Coach’s email. There is a detailed packet of upcoming practices, tryouts, donations needed, forms and more. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Rodriguez.


Welcome Back!

Any students interested in playing baseball for Brooklyn Tech please meet in the center section of the 3rd floor on Tuesday September 12th during periods 8, 9, 10 or 11. Bring completed medical and parental consent forms.    Click here to go to forms.


6/17

#34 ANURAG GAUTAM, joined the team as a freshman, played outfield. He is a Finance major and will be attending NYU Stern in the Fall.

#17 LUCAS HOYE, joined the team as freshman. He has pitched and played infield over the years. He is a law and society major and will be heading to Hampshire College this Fall.

#11  JOE HUR, joined the team as a freshman. He plays outfield and has also been the DH. He is a computer science major and is going to SUNY Binghamton to study Math.

#26 MAX RETTIG, joined the baseball team as freshman. Played left field for a few years and center field this past year. He is a Law and Society major and will be heading off to UConn in the fall where he plans to major in Sports Management and Business.

#14 JOHN SUTERA, joined the team as a freshman. He has pitched and played infield, mostly third base. He is a finance major and will be going to UConn this Fall to major in business.

#16 BRANDYN RODRIGUEZ,Brandyn’s future plans were not available at this time but we all wish him the best going forward and many thank for all of his contributions!

2017 SEASON IN REVIEW

The Engineers season began on a dreary March afternoon in south Brooklyn with a scrimmage vs. AAA powerhouse, HS for Telecommunication Arts. Tel-Comm (who would ultimately advance to the PSAL AAA semi-finals) brought their big bats to the game and throttled the AA Engineers 10-1.

It wasn’t an auspicious start with the Engineers continuing to scuffle as the official season began. Due to inclement weather the Engineers were forced to reschedule seven games, including many during spring break with players unavailable for Coach Mike Rodriguez and 1st year assistant, Lou Sisto.

The low point of the season occurred during the recess when the Engineers were dominated by league opponent, Bushwick Campus (14-3); then losing a non-league game to Petrides HS in Staten Is. (8-6) despite having an early 6-2 lead. The Engineers record at the end of break stood at 2-3.

However, once back in session the clouds literally parted as the Engineers’s season took off. They proceeded to reel off an 11-game winning streak and finish in 1st place in the Brooklyn AA league.

Dormant bats woke up with a vengeance led by Seniors John Sutera, Lucas Hoye, Max Rettig and Joe Hur (batting .537, .400, .324, .231 respectively) as well as Sophomore Jasper Stoddard returning in early May from an injury and going 7/8 in his first three games while scoring 7 runs.

The Engineers swept Juan Morel Campus home and away (16-0, 10-0) and also shut down both New Utrecht and EBC/Bushwick HS 10-0 — the games called in the 5th inning due to the PSAL mercy rule.

The Engineers also upended SHSAT rival AAA Stuyvesant HS in a scrimmage 8-4.

The pitching staff was anchored by Sophomore Jackson Morris (who threw two no-hitters this season and was #2 in the league in strikeouts) and Junior Frank Adams who led the Brooklyn AA league with 5 wins.

In the AA playoffs, pitching carried the Engineers through the first two rounds vs. HS-American Studies/Lehman (another SHSAT rival!) and Bronx School/LGJ with 5-1 and 2-0 victories.

However, in the quarterfinals the Engineers nemesis Petrides HS again prevailed at home, rallying from a 0-2 deficit to edge BTHS 4-2. Losing by only two runs to the #1 seeded AA team twice was a tough blow for the scrappy Engineers but it highlighted continued improvement from their 1-15 low point in 2014.

While the Engineers lose six seniors in 2018, the core of their pitching staff remains and promising underclass hitters have another year’s experience under their belts to help replace the graduates.

Freshman Luca Vasiliu hit .667 for the Engineers while Sophomore Zach Gee continued his mastery on the base paths, hitting .345 overall and stealing 8 bases. Sophomore catcher, Andy Santella not only managed the pitching staff and but also contributed a .302 batting average to the offense.

The future is indeed bright for the BTHS Engineers baseball team in 2018.

Coach Rodriguez to the Class of 2017 baseball players:

“To our 6 seniors, thank you for all your time, dedication and sacrifice for Brooklyn Tech Baseball. As you leave Brooklyn Tech Baseball know that it was my pleasure seeing you work hard to be at your best to compete against the best teams in our division. It’s an example set by past players and continued this year by you, our 6 seniors. I wish you all the best!”

Principal David Newman at Freshman Orientation, 5/22/17:

“I don’t remember a Tech baseball team ever going 13-3 in my 18 years here!”

 

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