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Molloy Varsity Baseball Wins CHSAA New York State Championship!

Congratulations to our Varsity Baseball players and coaches on ending their “Cinderella Season” in style, capturing the first CHSAA Varsity Baseball New York State Championship in Archbishop Molloy High School’s history! This was also the first CHSAA New York State Championship won by a Brooklyn/Queens Diocese team! At St. John’s University on Saturday, June 8th, the Stanners defeated the Eagles of St. Peter’s Boys High School by a convincing final score of 8-0. St. Peter’s, who defeated Molloy a week ago in the City Final, is ranked 15th nationally and came into the State Final with a 29-game winning streak.

Ryan McMenamin ‘25 starred on the mound, pitching seven shutout innings with six strikeouts, while GianLuca DiGiola ‘24 led the offense with three RBIs and two walks. Sean Stoney ‘24 (2-4), Charlie Lods ‘26 (3-4), and Dylan Payano ‘25 (1-2) each tallied RBI singles, Patrick DeSarno ‘25 walked twice and scored twice, and Nate Rosa ’25 added two stolen bases.

“It was a full team effort,” said Assistant Coach Ms. Stephanie Staiano. “We had flawless defense with zero errors, and our patience at the plate got us nine hits and a ton of walks. We were smart, didn’t chase out of the zone, and cashed in in the biggest spots. We are so proud of the boys.”

En route to the State Championship game, Molloy defeated St. Anthony’s High School in the semi-finals on June 7thby a score of 8-4. St. Peter’s and St. Anthony’s are both exceptional teams who many might have favored on paper, underlining just how big of an accomplishment this State Championship is for this now historic Stanner squad!

Commenting on the victory, the coaching staff shared the following on social media: “On behalf of the Varsity Baseball program, we would like to thank the Molloy community, our alumni, parents, and fans for all your support during this incredible season. We express our deepest gratitude to our players, who have worked so hard, sacrificed so much, and stayed committed to the process. You are truly an incredible group of young men who have established a new standard of excellence for Molloy Baseball! ‘Always remember F.A.M.I.L.Y. – Forget About Me, I Love You.’”

Congratulations, and “Go Stanners!”