Author: Vinny Messana

North Babylon Season Preview

One of the great predictors of future success at the high school level is the amount of winning that a young group has accomplished. Most of North Babylon‘s young nucleus of players played together not just during the school season, but also during the past three summers for the PAL Blue Knights. This past summer, they won the Boys of Summer 16U American Division with almost exclusively thei...

St. John the Baptist Season Preview

Despite losing six games in a row during April last year, St. John the Baptist did not wave the white flag. In fact, they stayed the course and wound up in the CHSAA finals against Kellenberg at Hofstra, before losing 1-0 to Miami-commit Jason Diaz. That is a sign of a resilient, well-coached team with strong leadership from upperclassmen. The Head Coach, Casey McKay, knew things would turn around...

Fordham Tops Army, 3-2, On Unusually Warm February Day

Kyle Martin closes the door with the four-out save. Fordham 3, Army 2 pic.twitter.com/bJMZ3tH1Pv — Axcess Baseball LI (@axcessbaseball) February 21, 2018 It felt more like the middle of June than February 21, but the players, coaches and spectators were not going to complain. The Fordham Rams topped Army, 3-2, on a 70-degree day. Make no mistake, this was extremely unusual as the Rams have never e...

Axcess Baseball Weekly Featuring Ed Baram

This is the first episode of our weekly YouTube series titled Axcess Baseball Weekly. Our first guest is Adelphi University’s ace Ed Baram. He is one of the top pitcher’s in the region. He compiled an ERA of 2.70 ERA over 60.0 IP with a record of 4-4. With the graduation of Axcess Baseball Cy Young T.J. Santiago, he will be counted on to anchor what appear to be one of the top pitching...

Power Rankings Volume 1

With the first weekend of the season in the books, we will debut the 2018 weekly Power Rankings to take inventory of each team that began their season this weekend. From this point through the remainder of the college season, we will post this column each Monday morning. The methodology is as follows: the teams are ranked based upon their performance against their opponents. This mean that teams a...

Axcess Baseball Partners With Hamptons League

BOHEMIA, NY– Axcess Baseball and the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) has come to terms on a partnership for the 2018 season. The partnership will include a “Game of the Week” which will feature in-game updates, video, photos and postgame interviews from players and coaches. Additionally, Axcess Baseball will provide coverage of the Home Run Derby, All-Star Game and cha...

St. Joseph’s Motivated By Last Season’s Bitter Ending

2017 was not supposed to end that way. Entering the season as the reigning Skyline Conference champs and led by a veteran pitching staff with two Axcess Baseball All-Long Island pitchers in Josh Outsen and Brandon Lubrano as well as two experienced arms in Nick Clemente and P.J. Martino, the Golden Eagles were understandably confident entering the season. After breezing through much of the season,...

Long Island Collegiate Baseball League Continuing to Grow

For college ballplayers on Long Island, finding the right place to play in the summer can be a real challenge. Having to balance a work schedule with staying sharp on the diamond against top competition can be a lot more stressful than they initially thought. Fortunately, the Long Island Collegiate Baseball League (LICBL) has emerged as a great option for local college players. The league–wh...

College Season Previews

With the Div-I college season opening up on Friday, we have concluded many of our college season previews. Some still remain, but here are the links to view any of the ones we completed: Division-I: Fordham Stony Brook Hofstra Division-II: Molloy Queens LIU Post NYIT Division-III: Old Westbury Maritime St. Joseph’s Junior College: Suffolk

Stony Brook Baseball Preview: Sea Wolves Led By Power Arms

Double barrel action with Brian Herrmann and Kris Killackey pic.twitter.com/zNqkpZNGmj — Axcess Baseball LI (@axcessbaseball) September 28, 2017 If you like pitching, you will enjoy the 2018 Stony Brook Sea Wolves. Without question the strength of this team will be in the pitching staff. They can come at you from all different arm angles and sizes. Senior LHP Teddy Rodliff has the “funky del...

PODCAST: Special Guest Rich Gonzalez

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