Curtis High School, Class of 2012, Staten Island, NY
Team: Curtis Warriors
Position: Pitcher, CF
Throws: Both, LHP dominant
Curtis tops Susan Wagner 8-1 behind Newman
Danny Newman pitched a three-hitter to lead visiting Curtis past Susan Wagner 8-1 in a PSAL game in Sea View Saturday.
Newman was masterful in Saturday's game, which was played in near-freezing temperatures at Wagner's wind-swept field. He allowed an unearned run in the second inning, and let his fielder's do the work the rest of the way, fanning three and walking one.
"He was great," said Formica. "He uses a lot of movement. He cuts and tails the ball, and he threw only 84 pitches. It helps (the defense) when the pitcher throws strikes. He's been working real hard and it shows."
"My catcher (Mike Piccirillo) called a good game, and I had a good two-seam fastball," said Newman, a junior righty who also had two hits and three RBI. "I still had another 40 pitches in me." Read more
Curtis High School 2012 baseball preview
had a lot of innings for us last year, but he had two guys ahead of him. This year he will be the ace. He's a lefty power pitcher who locates the fastball and has a changeup.
Newman will also be counted upon to deliver offensively. "He's a switch-hitter with power, and he's fast," explained Coach Formica. Read more
Curtis High School 2011 baseball preview
,Newman, who will be Curtis' leadoff batter and No. 2 hurler, is ambidextrous. A left shoulder injury has primarily limited him to being a right-hander in the preseason, but Formica said Newman – who pitched from both sides on the JV last year – could do so on the varsity once he's healthy.