Mike O’Reilly recorded 13 strikeouts as Shoreham-Wading River cruised to a 7-0 win Monday afternoon to clinch a 27th straight postseason berth.
O’Reilly used a dominating fastball to overpower the Knights, giving Shoreham its 11th league win of the season to secure the defending county champions a spot in the Class A playoffs. He pitched a complete game for his fifth win of the season, giving up two hits while issuing two seventh-inning walks.
O’Reilly improved to 14-1 as a varsity starter going back to last year. His lone loss came against Bayport-Blue Point April 16, a 1-0 defeat.
The Wildcats (11-4 League VII) got a lot of production from the bottom of the order. The seven-eight-nine hitters combined for 6 RBIs. Sean Logan led the team with 3 runs batted in. He was 2-for-2 with a walk. He drove in the Wildcats’ first two runs with a single to center field in the second inning.
Mike DiSanti had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly to right in the fifth. Dan DeVito hit an RBI single in the second.
John Glenn (5-10) used four different pitchers. The coaches elected to a committee of pitchers while saving their top two starters for games two and three of the series.
Shoreham and Glenn return to action Thursday at John Glenn.