Behind Palermo’s strong hitting in the middle of the lineup, the Bears more than doubled their win total from last season, finishing 2019 with a 15-21-1 record.
They put together a seven-game win streak early in the year and had a stretch winning five of six contests at the end of April.
To open that stretch, the Bears downed sibling rival SJC Long Island on a go-ahead RBI from Palermo in extras, snapping a seven-game skid in the all-time series.
He started in all 35 games, compiling a .339 batting average this year while finishing top 10 in the Skyline in most offensive categories. The senior tied for third in doubles (13), tied for fourth in RBI (33), tied for fifth in triples (3), was sixth in slugging (.559), tied for seventh in home runs (3), and tied for 13th in hits (43).
He had 13 multi-hit games, four-straight twice, and put together two separate hit streaks of at least six contests. Palermo shined in the win over SJC Long Island, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs and he also led the Bears over Old Westbury with a 3-for-5 line and a solo homer.
Palermo is the seventh All-Skyline selection in team history and the first since 2017.