Capturing a College Dream

Bayport-Blue Point High School senior Jake Scimone achieved a dream several years in the making this winter as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Dominican College, a Division II school, in New York.

Surrounded by his parents and Timothy Mullins, the district’s director of physical education, health and interscholastic sports, the pitcher and member of the BBP championship team put pen to paper and committed to competing as a Charger this fall.

Jake has been playing the sport since an early age and continued to work on his passion despite a minor obstacle in the seventh grade – not making the school team. “I have always loved baseball, and that setback showed me to never stop trying; there is always room to grow as a player and an individual,” he said. “It felt awesome to be chosen to join such a great program, and I am grateful for the support I received to get to this point, especially from my parents who have helped so much.”

Jake is an Advanced Placement student at BBP and is interested in possibly studying journalism at Dominican.