The following spring sport athletes were cited as their teams’ most valuable players, most improved players, and coach’s award recipients at a ceremony last week at East Hampton High School:
Boys Tennis — Jonny De Groot, Matthew McGovern, and Jaedon Glasstein. Baseball — Kurt Matthews, James Foster, and Austin Brown. Girls Lacrosse — Grace Perello, Laura Calderon, and Asha Hokanson. Softball — Emma Silvera, Mary McDonald, and Raven Biondo.
Boys Track — Matt Maya, Ryan Fowkes, and Luc Campbell. Girls Track — Ava Engstrom, Ashley Peters, and Lillie Minskoff.
Pitch, Hit & Run
Jackson Carney, a shortstop and pitcher with the Orioles Little League American Division team here, has qualified to vie in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Citi Field Saturday, his father, Chris, said Monday.
Competitors in Jackson’s 9-to-10-year-old division pitch 45 feet to a target, hit toward center field off a tee, and run from second base to home. “The run is his strongest event — his 5.9 seconds was one of the fastest in all the age groups at the sectionals in Deer Park,” the elder Carney said, adding that “he hit the target on five of his six throws, and his hitting was decent.”
“At Citi Field, they’ll run 180 feet from second to home, not the Little League distance of 120. Hopefully, that helps him!”
Should Jackson win Saturday, “he’ll be recognized that night before the Mets game, and will be invited to the national finals [in Cleveland] at the All-Star Game in July.”