Leading off today:
Tuesday is going to rate highly in the list of days that Mike Limoncelli is unlikely to forget.
The Horseheads senior was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the sixth round of the MLB Draft on the same day that he underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm, which the right-hander injured early in the 2019 baseball season.
Limoncelli, 19, was still in the process of regaining his senses after the surgery performed by nationally known specialist Dr. James Andrews in Florida when his father, Horseheads coach Jeff Limoncelli, told Mike he had been chosen 186th overall.
"I was in the recovery room, very loopy," he said. "I kind of remember him saying something like that. I kind of got myself gathered up and I was like, 'I wonder if I was just dreaming.'"
Said Jeff Limoncelli: "Dr. Andrews said he's the first one ever drafted during surgery. It was quite a day."
The Mariners made the decision to draft the 6-foot-2 senior, who was limited to DH work following the injury, after talking contract terms through Limoncelli's agent. Limoncelli will sign, passing up previous plans to attend Division I Coastal Carolina. He will take advantage of MLB's scholarship plan and expects to begin online classes in the near future.
Limoncelli will fly to Arizona and sign his contract before starting rehab with the Mariners. Although it's possible he could do some light throwing next summer, his pro career will almost certainly start in 2021.
"I'm just ready to crush this rehab, honestly," he said. "I'm ready to go, I'm ecstatic about it, and I'm excited to get this process started."
Advancing easily: Canandaigua defeated Pittsford Sutherland 11-1 in Section 5's qualifier game for the NYSPHSAA Class A baseball tournament at Cooper Crunick tossed his second no-hitter of the season.
"I don't think I pitched all that well in the first half of the game," said Crunick, who finished with 10 strikeouts. "I didn't have command of my fastball so I started with more curveballs and it just started clicking."
Junior catcher Seth Vigneri contributed a two-run home run in the first inning to start the rout after Crunick opened the stanza with a walk.
More baseball: Connetquot plated 13 runs in a three-inning span to rout Ward Melville 14-1 in the deciding game of the Section 11 Class AA championship series.
The Thunderbirds will face defending state champion Massapequa on Saturday in the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals.
Connetquot pounded out 15 hits, including a home run by Alex Ungar. The shortstop was coming off a four-error performance in Monday's Game 2 victory.
• Senior left-hander Izaiah Walker threw a three-hitter as