Zack Beltran and his lethal bat have been terrorizing Public League pitching for three seasons; now, his younger brother Brendan has joined the party at third base.
Depending on who you ask, Public League baseball’s top division — Division A — is wide open, chock-full of solid teams all gunning for league supremacy. What makes the division so fascinating to monitor (besides the plethora of talented players within) is its local flavor: six of the 13 teams hail from the Northeast, with another containing some local residents on its roster. While all 13 earn an automatic berth to the postseason (the first round begins on May 11), who will emerge as champions? Here’s a closer look at those squads to date, how they’ve fared so far, where they’re going and what they love about playing in such a strong division, which is as balanced as it is deep (division records through Tuesday, April 14):
George Washington baseball enters the season as Public League defending champions for the first time in almost 20 years. The Eagles bring back a talented quartet tasked with leading an otherwise young group.
Following an uncharacteristic early playoff exit, Frankford is ready again to chase its 10th league crown since 2000.
Most kids Steve Callahan’s age are obsessed with the normal vices of teenage boys, things like video games, iPads and social media. Steve Callahan is not most kids.
The Times takes a look at the basketball winners to be honored at this year’s Northeast Sports Awards Banquet.
In a battle for the final District XII Class AAAA state playoff berth, La Salle ran away from the Eagles in the second half.
George Washington basketball came up short in the program’s quest for its first-ever Public League title.
By Ed Morrone