After helping St. John’s to a perfect 5-0 week, sophomore Matt Wessinger has been named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. This is the second baseman’s first time receiving the honor. Wessinger batted .435 (10-for-23) with two doubles, two home runs and a team-high 11 RBI on the week. In a three-game sweep of Big East rivals Georgetown, he batted .462 (6-for-13) with eight RBI and a pair of homers for the Johnnies.
Wessinger smacked his first home run of the season in an 8-7 series-opening, walk-off win against the Hoyas, tying the game with a three-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth inning. In the first game of a doubleheader the following day, Wessinger connected on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Red Storm a 14-13 victory. The first-class second baseman had four multi-hit performances and three multi-RBI games on the week, including one four-RBI output and two three-RBI contests.
The Lady Commodores of Bayside High School are off to a commanding start this season with a 6-1 record and sole possession of first place in the Queens ‘A’ division. Their latest victory, a 19-3 drubbing of Benjamin Cardozo High School, saw the Commodores get offensive early. Bayside scored seven runs in the first inning, set off by Soribel Paulino’s line drive with the bases loaded. They never took their foot off the accelerator, as Victoria Yip added some insurance runs with a three-run homer in the fourth inning, finishing the day with five RBI. Every player in the lineup got on base, as the Lady Commodores cranked out 12 hits. The offense was rounded out by Joey Chan, 2 for 3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Cheska Mauban, 3 for 4 with two runs scored and Julie Wagner, 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Local kid drafted by NFL’s Bengals
Bayside High School product Vincent Rey got the call from the pros on Saturday as he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, April 24. The 240lb linebacker, who played college football at Duke University, impressed Bengals’ coaches during his Pro Day, where players run drills for prospective teams. Most likely a special teams player if he makes the squad, Rey entered his senior season at Duke second among active players in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with 232 tackles.