9 Long Island Restaurants That Have Starred in Films, TV Shows

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Ryan Dobrin Long Island is now known as “Hollywood East” thanks to the influx of movies and television shows filming here—and some local restaurants have been used as sets, too, increasing their star power.Although the Island has yet to see any establishments reach superstardom rivaling the likes of the Cheers bar in Boston or Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan, aka “The Seinfeld Diner,” the film and TV credits for eateries in Nassau and Suffolk counties run as long as an LI diner menu.From the Hamptons to the Gold Coast, here are nine establishments that have gone from feeding patrons to appearing on screens big and small.Ocean at the Crescent Beach Club333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. cometotheocean.comThis restaurant and catering hall on the North Shore peninsula of Bayville was the location for an outdoor wedding scene in director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 2013 dark comedy, The Wolf of Wall Street. [Read The Press‘ Take On The Scam At The Center Of The Film Here, “Skinning The Wolf Of Wall Street” & Convicted Felon/Shoe Guru/Fellow Fraudster Steve Madden Here] Much of the film was set on LI, since Jordan Belfort, who Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed in an Academy-Award nominated role, lived in Old Brookville for part of his life. But, the venue was made to look like the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where DiCaprio is seen marrying his second wife, whose name is changed to Noami Lapaglia and is played by Margot Robbie. The Ocean Restaurant overlooks the tropical scenery, including palm trees, white sands and the Long Island Sound. The Crescent Beach Club has also been a set for the TV shows Person of Interest and Royal Pains. Wait for 0:43 in this behind-the-scenes video:Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grille395 Main St., Port Washington. louiesoysterbarandgrille.comBig laughs were made when this waterfront seafood restaurant was the setting for a major scene in the famous 2000 comedy, Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller’s character, Greg Focker, is vying for the approval of his future father-in-law, Jack Byrnes, played by Robert De Niro. When Stiller loses De Niro’s precious cat, Mr. Jinx, he replaces him with a stray in hopes that his mishap would remain confidential. However, at a pre-wedding party held at Louie’s, De Niro discovers that his cat has been found. The resulting scene is a race back home, with De Niro desperate to prove Stiller’s incompetence. Louie’s sign is displayed prominently in this scene, and the restaurant continues to thrive. Louie’s can be seen in the beginning of this clip from Meet the Parents:Nautilus Diner5523 Merrick Road, Massapequa. nautilusdiner.comIt’s only natural that one of LI’s many diners would find their way on TV. Nautilus Diner—which reopened in April after shuttering four years prior—recently made its small-screen debut in the Nov. 16 episode of the new CBS drama series Madam Secretary, which premiered in September. In the episode, Téa Leoni’s Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding her predecessor’s death in an airplane crash. Her team lures one of the plane technicians with a questionable story to the diner under the pretense of a job interview, before making him confess at a hotel.The Nov. 16 episode of Madam Secretary was shot in Nautilus Diner in Massapequa (Courtesy of CBS)Lobster Roll1980 Montauk Hwy., Armagansett. lobsterroll.comFamous in its own right, this seasonal seafood restaurant was the setting of an important moment in the new Showtime mystery series The Affair, which premiered in October. In the first episode, Dominic West’s character, Noah Solloway, and his family, travel to The End on vacation and stop for a bite at the Lobster Roll, where they are served by waitress Alison Lockhart, played by Ruth Wilson. This initial meeting between the characters sets up the titular relationship. The Affair has continued to film in and around Amagansett, and the Lobster Roll is still a major presence on the show. In fact, LI’s own Darren Goldstein plays Oscar Hodges, the villainous owner of the restaurant for the entirety of the first season.Tim’s Shipwreck Diner46 Main Street, Northport shipwreckdiner.comIn 1996, Northport turned into Greenleaf, Indiana, when the village became the setting for the Kevin Kline film In & Out, and for a brief period of time, Main Street storefronts were made up to look Midwestern. Amongst the changes, Tim’s Shipwreck Diner, a staple of Northport, turned into Darlene’s Diner for the film. A pivotal scene between Kline’s character Howard Brackett and Peter Malloy, played by Tom Selleck, was filmed inside the eatery. And the family owned and operated diner will soon be featured onscreen again—this time on television. A spin-off of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, entitled American Diner Revival filmed its pilot at the restaurant, revamping the design. The show is expected to air on the Food Network at a date that has yet to be released.Café Formaggio307 Old Country Rd., Carle Place cafeformaggio.comThe 2010 film Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams as Becky Fuller and Harrison Ford as Mike Pomeroy, might not have fared too well at the box office. But, any Long Islanders who saw it would recognize the local scenery. The opening scene was set in Café Formaggio, a well-known, high-end Italian restaurant in Carle Place. The scene is a first date between McAdams and actor Noah Bean, which goes disastrously due to McAdams’ obsession with her job. This sets up one of the main themes of the movie—McAdams valuing professional life over personal.Biscuits and Barbeque106 East 2nd St., Mineola biscuitsandbarbecue.comThis local eatery also made a cameo in Morning Glory, but at the time it was known as Kiss the Chef. The restaurant, which has since been converted into a Southern comfort food diner, was included in one shot in the movie. In it, McAdams is seen speaking on her phone while playing Fuller.Jim Carrey falls in love at The Plaza Restaurant in Montauk in this scene in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.The Plaza Restaurant752 Montauk Point State Parkway, MontaukAlthough it is no longer in business, this small diner was the set of one of the opening scenes of the 2004 romantic drama, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film, which includes the repeated phrase “Meet me in Montauk,” largely features the hamlet on the easternmost tip of the South Fork. It is where Jim Carrey’s character, Joel Barish, first meets Clementine Kruczynski, played by Kate Winslet, beginning their ultimately disastrous relationship. Carrey first spots Winslet in the Plaza, admiring her blue hair from afar, and muses on his incredibly quick ability to fall in love. They don’t speak, however, until they are riding home on the Long Island Rail Road. Montauk continues to play a role in the film, as Carrey’s subconscious continually brings him to the town while he is erasing his memories of Winslet. The film’s climatic sequence takes place in a large beach house set in Montauk, although the house is actually in Wainscott.Oheka Castle Bar and Restaurant125 Westgate Drive, Huntington oheka.comThe hotel, restaurant and catering hall known as Oheka Castle may be the most famous address on LI. Although it regularly appears in movies and on TV, the scenes aren’t in the restaurant. But, since it has a restaurant, we’ll include it on this list. The castle was one of the inspirations for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novella The Great Gatsby and was the site of numerous celebrity weddings. Most notably, shots of the castle were used to portray the lavish mansion in Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane in 1941. Additionally, the castle was used in the film What Happens in Vegas in 2008, the TV shows Royal Pains the following year and Gossip Girl two years ago. Most recently, it was the set of Taylor Swift’s music video for her new hit, “Blank Space.”last_img read more

The Smoke Out BBQ holds fundraiser for local fire department

first_img10% of all the proceeds from today will help expand the junior explorer’s program, like with things such as purchasing new equipment.  Customers could purchase many of the food truck’s favorites like pulled pork tacos.  “As a small business, we really wanted to take an opportunity to get our name out there,” McKay said. “And what better way to do that then to help your local community out.” SMITHVILLE FLATS (WBNG) — The Smoke Out BBQ food truck was parked at the Smithville Fire Department for a fundraiser benefiting the junior explorer’s group.center_img Smoke Out Barbeque owner Patrick McKay says doing this fundraiser is a good way of giving back to the community.  McKay also mentioned they plan to do this fundraiser again in the foreseeable future.last_img read more

Property’s balancing act

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Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll yet

first_imgThe Health Ministry announced that 71 more people died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest reported death toll in a day so far, bringing the total fatalities to 2,876.East Java reported most fatalities with 30 deaths, followed by Papua with eight and South Sumatra and Jakarta with seven deaths each. Speaking in a press conference, the ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, confirmed 1,293 new COVID-19 cases.“East Java reported most daily cases with 331 new cases. Followed by Central Java with 153, South Kalimantan with 106 and South Sulawesi with 89,” Yurianto said.Read also: How the second largest province became Indonesia’s epicenterYurianto also announced that 1,006 more COVID-19 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,806.With 56,385 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,876 deaths as of Tuesday, Indonesia has the largest number of confirmed cases and the highest death toll in Southeast Asia.Topics :last_img read more

Petr Cech reveals the major reason Chelsea have won more trophies than Arsenal during his time in England

first_imgUnai Emery must decide whether to stick with Petr Cech or select Bernd Leno for Arsenal’s Europa League final clash against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘There was always a cushion, there was always, ‘It is not such a disaster’. We should probably create more pressure on everybody because that would give people more to think about.‘We went to Napoli [in the quarter-finals] and everybody says, ‘Oh, you are rubbish away, they are brilliant at home’. We win 2-0, and then you go, ‘How do you explain that?’ If you are under pressure and you can’t perform, you lose that game. But we didn’t because the pressure was so high. You know you lose, you are out.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You lose 3-1 at Rennes [in the last 16, first leg], you have to win at home: you win. The semi-final? We win. So, the examples are there.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal“That’s Football” – Petr Cech and Roger Taylor – released on Virgin Records – available to download now on Spotify and iTunes. All proceeds go to Willow Foundation –PetrCechRogerTaylor.lnk.to/ThatsFootballSo Comment Advertisement Petr Cech helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2017 after they beat Chelsea in the final (Picture: Getty)‘If we drew against a big team at home, it was like, ‘Oh no, it is impossible we didn’t win at home’. It came from everywhere: the players, the coach. Since the start when I was there, the pressure was there every game.’Arsenal failed to cement a top four place in the Premier League following a late season capitulation. But Cech, who is expected to be selected ahead of Bernd Leno on Wednesday, denied Arsenal are incapable of performing in must-win scenarios, and cited several high-profile examples to the contrary.I feel that when Arsenal need to win, we win,” he said. “You go to Athens in the last Champions League group game [of 2015] needing to win 2-0 and you win 3-0. No matter where, we win, because that fire was right behind us as we had to really win. The pressure was what was pushing us.He added: ‘I completely disagree with people who say, ‘When you pressure comes, [you don’t win]’. No. I think we lose points where there is not enough pressure. So, we went to Everton [on April 7]. You know you win, you go third… you lose, you stay fourth. We lost. That week with Wolves [losing at Molineux, either side of defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester], it was the same situation. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 12:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Petr Cech won the Champions League with Chelsea back in 2012 (Picture: Getty)Petr Cech believes Chelsea’s approach to winning at all costs differs enormously from the lack of pressure placed upon players to perform at Arsenal.After a trophy-laden 11-year spell between the posts at Stamford Bridge, the 37-year-old swapped west for north London in the summer of 2015 having lost his place to Thibaut Courtois.Cech has added only a solitary FA Cup to his trophy collection during his time at Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against his former club.The match in Baku will mark the final game of Cech’s illustrious career and he admitted it took time to adapt to the different atmosphere within the Arsenal dressing room created by Arsene Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It will sound strange but I think generally at Arsenal there is not enough pressure,’ Cech told Standard Sport.‘Arsene is a real gentleman. As much as he hates losing, he stays a gentleman. If you lose, you win, you lose, you win, he kind of carries on. That’s something I’ve never experienced before.‘At Chelsea, at the times when we drew, it felt like a funeral in the dressing room. It was so bad. Petr Cech reveals the major reason Chelsea have won more trophies than Arsenal during his time in Englandlast_img read more

Peter Beattie offloads riverfront property and pockets $1.7m

first_imgREAL ESTATE: 105/45b Newstead Tce, NewsteadTHE FORMER Queensland premier Peter Beattie has sold his riverfront apartment in Newstead for $1.7m.The waterfront property at 105/45b Newstead Tce, NewsteadThe sale of Mr Beattie’s rental property at 105/45b Newstead Tce was negotiated off market by Pauline Karatau of LJ Hooker, New Farm on behalf of the new buyers, a local couple.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe apartment is located on the podium level of the Oriana Building in Newstead.The apartment, which has a 379sq m floorspace, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car lock up garage, as well as a large 87sq m semi-covered terrace with views of the Brisbane River and a private courtyard.The apartment at 105/45b Newstead Tce, NewsteadOther amenities include three pools, spa, gym and use of a BBQ area.It is understood the buyers had been looking for the perfect apartment for a long time before Ms Karatau approached Mr Beattie who accepted their offer.The view from 105/45b Newstead Tce, NewsteadMr Brett Greensill, Principle of LJ Hooker, New Farm, said he was unable to comment on why Mr Beattie agreed to sell.The young couple intended on living in the apartment.last_img read more

Statoil on track to triple Brazilian output as regulator clears Roncador deal

first_imgBrazilian competition regulator has given its approval to Statoil to acquire part of Petrobras-owned interest in the Roncador field offshore Brazil. The transaction nearly triples Statoil’s production in Brazil. According to Reuters’ report on Tuesday, Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense, also known as CADE, gave its unconditional approval to the Norwegian state-owned giant for the acquisition.Statoil agreed to acquire a 25% interest in Roncador, a large oil field in the Campos Basin in Brazil, from Petrobras last December. The total consideration comprised an initial payment of $2.35 billion, plus additional contingent payments of up to $550 million. It was agreed for Petrobras to retain operatorship and a 75% interest.Effective from January 1, 2018, the deal was subject to certain conditions, including government approval.Roncador was the largest discovery offshore Brazil in the 1990s and is currently the third largest producing field in Petrobras’ portfolio with around 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) in place and an expected remaining recoverable volume of more than 1 billion boe. The ambition is to increase the recovery factor by at least 5 percentage points, bringing the total remaining recoverable volumes to more than 1,500 million boe.The field has been in production since 1999 with output, during November 2017, of around 240,000 barrels of oil per day plus around 40,000 boe per day of associated gas. The transaction increases Statoil’s equity production in Brazil by around 175% to around 110,000 boe per day from around 40,000 boe per day.In conjunction with the transaction, the two companies also entered into an agreement with the aim of maximizing value creation and the longevity of the Roncador field where Statoil would leverage its IOR technology, competence and experience from the Norwegian Continental Shelf and elsewhere, and Petrobras its experience as the largest deep-water operator and pre-salt developer in the world.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Statoil seeking confirmation of the report and further details regarding the completion of the deal.A spokesperson for Statoil confirmed that Statoil had received the approval from CADE. However, the company is still awaiting approval from the ANP.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Mohamed Salah’s agent yet to conclude on Liverpool star’s participation in 2020 Olympic…

first_img “I haven’t talked to Salah at all about him joining the under-23 squad for the Olympics, but in all honesty, his participation in the Olympics will need a little effort from him as well.” Red boss Jurgen Klopp has previously voiced his opinion on the matter, stating that he would not be “too cool” with losing one of his star players for the opening of the new campaign. And now Issa has joined the discussion on Twitter, quote tweeting a Liverpool fan site’s report of the claims and simply stating “No decision has been made yet”. Egypt are one of three African nations who have qualified for the Olympics football tournament, along with Ivory Coast and South Africa. Read Also:Mo Salah acquires £160k Bentley Continental to his car collection Salah payed for his nation in the 2012 Olympics in the UK, scoring in all three of his nation’s group games before they lost to Japan in the quarter-finals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mohamed Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa insists that no decision has yet been made over the Liverpool star’s participation in this year’s Olympic Games. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool It was strongly suggested that Salah’s inclusion as one of three overage players in Egypt’s under-23 squad was a formality, with coach Shawky Gharib saying that the federation had “settled on” calling up the country’s star man. The Olympics football tournament will run from July 22 to August 8 this year, with the final falling on the same date that the 2020/21 Premier League season will kick off. That means that Salah would have to miss the final two weeks of Liverpool’s pre-season, as well as a likely Community Shield appearance and possibly the first game of the league campaign. Liverpool ‘serious’ about Timo Werner transfer and even ‘made contact’ in January“Out of the three senior players we’ll call-up, Salah is the only one we’re settled on so far because he’s simply one of the top three players in the world,” Shawky told ON Sport, via the Mail Online.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more

Upp. Corentyne in for a fight against ruthless Essequibo today

first_img–Georgetown, East Bank among victory seekersBy Clifton RossFOLLOWING their strong statement made in the opening round, reigning champions, Essequibo, will be looking to make it 2-0 when they square off against Upper Corentyne today at the Everest ground.Round 2 could be even more exciting as the Cinderella County team looked ominous from the get go. Playing like Champs in all 3 departments, Essequibo drew first blood in their bout versus a strong Georgetown team on Sunday at Bourda.Wicket-keeper batsman, Kemol Savory, showed his class with a solid half-century, just missing a ton and will be the key batsman in this match against the Berbice franchise.Guyana/Windies pacer Ronsford Beaton tapped into his old self to bag the MVP award after hitting top pace as his return match saw him snuff out 5 for 18. Upper Corentyne could be in for the same treatment from the speedster, given their sad performance in the last match.Essequibo’s batsmen will need to step up; namely the extremely dangerous pair of Ricardo Adams and Kevon Boodie, who will be looking to rebound after failing in the opening game.The bowlers will rally around Beaton with Skipper Anthony Adams and his brother Akinie sharing four wickets in game one and could be a handful on the Everest ground, especially with the ocean breeze pushing in.Alex Algoo was the shining light for Upper Corentyne with 63 but his side was defeated by 9 wickets in a one-sided match against West Demerara.Without the services of the Guyana Jaguars duo, Clinton Pestano and Anthony Bramble, at the moment, the Berbice franchise will need more from national players, Kandasammy Surujnarine and Shawn Perriera, while veteran spinner, Eon Hooper, will have to step up against the dangerous defending champs.On the other hand, Leon Johnson and his Georgetown team will be seeking a rebound when they play a confident West Demerara side at Tuschen.Johnson and his men looked shaky, a far-fetched image of how they could really perform but with seniors in Johnson, Chris Barnwell and Robin Bacchus not having their best games, this could be the ideal match the trio need to get their series going.East Bank, who were beaten by 38 runs in their Duckworth/Lewis influenced-game against Lower Corentyne, will be aiming for a rebound when they play a confident West Berbice unit at Bush Lot.Meanwhile, Lower Corentyne will look to keep their winning streak alive when they face East Coast in their home turf at the Enmore ground.Weather permitting, matches will commence at 9:30hrs.last_img read more

Pitcher Jocelyn Cater thrives in circle for Syracuse, looks to follow legacy of mentor Jenna Caira

first_img Published on April 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Jenna Caira knew that Jocelyn Cater had arrived.The Canadian national team had just defeated Team USA, 4-3, in the 2011 World Cup of Softball behind the combined effort of Caira and Cater. Against the most dominant team in international play, the 16-year-old Cater threw two innings in relief and let up only one run on two hits, while striking out four batters all in their 20s.And Caira, then a 22-year-old who had been Cater’s role model long before the two ever met, pitched the other five innings in the win.“When people found out how young she was, people couldn’t believe it,” Caira said. “She got some big outs, I remember. It wasn’t just any other team — she proved herself against the best in the world.”Cater’s success at the national level led to high expectations for her college career and after struggling for two years, she has finally found a home on the mound for Syracuse in her junior season. Pitching regularly for the first time at the college level, Cater has developed into an ace thanks to Caira’s tutelage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCaira remains the school’s all-time leader in wins, starts, ERA and recorded more than 1,000 strikeouts after graduating in 2012. A power pitcher, Cater hopes to follow in her mentor’s footsteps and leads SU (15-22, 1-10 Atlantic Coast) this season with 11 wins, a 3.55 ERA and 188 strikeouts, over 1.25 strikeouts an inning.“Coming hard from the left side, she’s real hard to hit against,” SU head coach Leigh Ross said. “She brings power and control that you don’t see often at all in this conference.”Cater remembers watching Caira pitch on ESPN at the Pan American Games and aspiring to one day play for Canada with her. And when she made that a reality just three years later, Cater was star-struck to meet her role model for the first time.The younger left-hander recovered from her initial nervousness and the two became close. They roomed together on the road, and on a team where the catcher and first baseman were over the age of 30, Caira became a resource and more importantly, a friend.But Cater’s freshman year at the University of Washington didn’t bring success.She was ranked 69th out of ESPN’s top 100 softball recruits in the Class of 2012, but was slated behind two veterans and entrusted with only 4 2/3 innings over four appearances all season, giving up seven runs over that span.“I think Jocelyn may have been put under and put herself under unfair expectations,” said Mark Smith, Cater’s head coach with the Canadian national team. “She wasn’t given much opportunity to fail and when things didn’t go well, she didn’t get the level of support she needed.”Cater texted back and forth with Caira looking for encouragement. Caira, who was then the pitching coach at Syracuse and had been since her graduation, told Cater not to wallow in self-pity and encouraged her to improve.But Cater was frustrated at Washington and wanted to find a program where she could feel comfortable.So she turned to the person who she trusted most when talking softball: Caira.The two roommates sat down one night during the summer and made pro and con charts of different schools that Cater could be interested in. Caira never persuaded Cater to come to Syracuse while she was at Washington or even after her release, but acted as a resource and friend.After Cater went home for a week for Team Canada’s break and weighed her options, she made her decision. Then in a boarding area of the Toronto airport on their way to the 2013 Pan American Games qualifiers, Cater delivered the news.“Jenna never said, ‘Come to Syracuse,’ but she talked about her experiences here and said the coolest things about Syracuse,” Cater said. “Jenna just made this seem like this was a better place for me to make relationships and a future for myself as a player and as a person.“I wanted to be here.”Without ever visiting campus and after only a few phone calls with Ross, Cater came to Syracuse in the fall of 2013.Cater couldn’t pitch in 2014 due to eligibility requirements involving her transfer, but worked with Caira to further develop a rise-ball and a curve. But she lacked a pitch that would elevate her to the next level.Caira’s change-up was her “bread and butter,” so she helped Cater develop one. After starting to work on the pitch regularly at the end of August 2013, Cater took Caira’s grip and adopted it to work with her rise-ball style.Caira remembers Cater’s eyes lighting up upon mastering the change-up.With an 8-10 mile-per-hour difference between her rise-ball and her change-up, Cater has found success even throwing it in full counts. She believes that without it, her massive strikeout numbers would be anywhere near as high.“It’s brought her to the next level,” said Mike Bosch, Syracuse’s current pitching coach.Caira left this past season to pursue further education in corporate communications at Seneca College in Toronto, but she and Cater text regularly. While it isn’t daily, Caira isn’t surprised to see texts describing how effective the change-up they established together has been confusing Syracuse’s opponents, or more simple things like how Cater’s classes are going.Through the work last season and during the offseason, Ross said that Cater has improved vastly from when she first saw the junior pitch in 2013. With a fully developed array of pitches and a healthy mental attitude, she’s transformed from the unsure transfer searching for a home.“I think that without this family-orientated situation, I wouldn’t be doing the things I have been here,” Cater said. “I’ve found a place I belong and I want to do everything I can to help my teammates win.”As she took the field at SU Softball Stadium for her first home game, Cater trotted out to the circle when introduced. After the national anthem and a few warm-ups, she turned, looked to the scoreboard emblazoned “Syracuse Softball” beyond the fence in left field.Cater faced her catcher to receive the sign, dug her left cleat into the rubber for the first time and followed with her right. Eyeing down the North Carolina batter, she rocked back to initiate her delivery and released her first pitch from the same circle that Caira cemented her legacy in.“The biggest and most significant impact for Jocelyn is the bond she has with Jenna Caira,” said Smith, Cater’s head coach with the Canadian national team. “If there is one single individual who has helped Jocelyn evolve into the pitcher she is, it’s Jenna.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more