Baseball: Michel scores twice as Tomcats top Ospreys

06/13/2011 3:08 PM |

Adam Michel scored both runs for the Riverhead Tomcats in their 2-1 defeat of the North Fork Ospreys on Sunday night in an Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League game at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. Michel, who had not scored a run since his senior year in high school in Louisiana, twice reached base on bunts and stole two bases.

With the score tied in the top of the eighth inning, Michel bolted from second base to third, drawing an errant throw that went down the left-field line, allowing Michel to easily score the go-ahead run.

In the fourth, Michel escaped a rundown and advanced to third base before being brought home by Frank Schwindel’s single.

Ryan Lukach, one of four Riverhead pitchers who combined for a six-hitter, picked up the win, throwing five strikeouts. Brett Schreiber got his first save.

The North Fork Ospreys picked up their run in the third when Rocco Gondek was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

AVIATORS 12, TOMCATS 0 Dan Sorine’s pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the fifth inning brought in three runs for the host Westhampton Aviators on Saturday at Hite Field. Sorine, who connected on the first pitch he saw, finished the game with four runs batted in.

Kevin Heller hit his second home run of the summer for Westhampton, which received seven shutout innings from Blake Bagley. Bagley gave up two hits and struck out eight.

Sorinne, Taylor Mondshein and Chris Brooks had two hits apiece for Westhampton. Jamie Wollerman had two of the Riverhead Tomcats’ three hits.

OSPREYS 4, WHALERS 2 Ryan Williams and Ryan Brockett keyed a three-run third inning and the North Fork Ospreys rode the stellar pitching of Nick Narodowy and the bullpen to win its third straight game.

The defending league champions strung together four straight hits during the third inning. Weaved in there was a double steal in which Williams swiped second and Brockett raced home. A run-scoring single by Matt Halloran made it 3-1.

Anthony Italiano added an RBI triple in the sixth for the Ospreys.

Narodowy surrendered one earned run over five innings for his second win of the season. A. J. Dusablon and James Kohler were the bridge to Kris Selvaggi, who struck out the side — all looking — in the ninth to earn the save.

J. J. Franco reached base four times from the No. 1 spot in the Sag Harbor Whalers’ order. It was his single up the middle in the second that put Sag Harbor ahead, 1-0.

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