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JASON GORRITT OF Liberty throws a pitch in an April game versus S.S. Seward.

Liberty Has
Tough Year

By Rob Potter
June 3, 2003 – Editor’s Note: Today we begin our look back at the recently completed scholastic baseball and softball seasons. Please see more of these wrap-up stories in future issues.


Overall Record: 4-10

League Record: 2-6 OCIAA Division IV

Team Leaders: Seniors Joe Colacurcio and Ashton Richards were the team’s top hitters this season. Colacurcio led the team with a .362 batting average, while Richards posted a .339 average.

Season Highlight: “We really didn’t have too many highlights with a 4-10 record,” Coach Jim O’Connor said. “But one highlight was beating Goshen down there. They are a quality, quality baseball team.”

Season Lowlight: “The most disappointing thing is that we lost five or six games by one run,” O’Connor said. “We lost both of our games to Sullivan West by a run and we lost a tough game to Ellenville by one run.”
O’Connor added that not making sectionals was also disappointing.

Other: The Indians will lose three players to graduation. Those seniors are Colacurcio, who was a four-year starter, Richards, who pitched Liberty to its win over Goshen, and Dan Ratner, who played left field and was also one of the team’s pitchers.

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