Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

07/01/14 12:36am
Tomcats' first baseman Colton Rice reached base three times Monday, including a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Ospreys. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Tomcats’ first baseman Colton Rice reached base three times Monday, including a solo home run in the eighth inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)

OSPREYS 13, TOMCATS 12

Luke Stampfl has a knack for timely hits against Riverhead.

Stampfl singled up the middle in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night to drive in two runs, rallying the North Fork Ospreys to a come-from-behind victory over the Riverhead Tomcats in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. (more…)

06/30/14 8:07pm
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North Fork third baseman Penn Murfee was taken to ELIH Monday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

UPDATE: North Fork Ospreys manager Bill Ianniciello said Penn Murfee was released from Eastern Long Island Hospital and back with his host family Monday night and appeared to be OK.

Ianniciello said Murfee, who had come back from a long road trip, appeared to be dealing with some dehydration.

Original Story: A North Fork Ospreys player was taken to a local hospital Monday evening after he felt his heart racing and faintish during a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League game at Cochran Park in Peconic.

In the bottom of the first inning at around 7:20 p.m. against the Riverhead Tomcats, North Fork third baseman Penn Murfee hit a double to right field and started to feel his heart racing  and faintish when he got to second base, a team official said.

Murfee, who’s from Nashville, Tenn. and attends school at Vanderbilt University, was then taken out of the game and laid behind the dugout.

Southold Town police and Southold fire department officials responded to the scene. Murfee was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for evaluation.

The game was delayed for about 15 minutes while he was being treated and is currently underway. The Tomcats led 6-0 when the game was delayed.

joew@timesreview.com

06/25/14 10:38pm
Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom on the sideline during the first half of the Empire Challenge Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead’s Jeremiah Cheatom on the sideline during the first half of the Empire Challenge Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)

EMPIRE CHALLENGE

All-star games can lead to some peculiar game situations. Especially in a football game like the Empire Challenge, the annual showcase event featuring the best of Long Island against New York City.

Early in the second quarter Wednesday night at Hofstra University, the Long Island squad had already exhausted its two allotted punts for the half when it found itself facing a fourth-and-10 from its own 5 yard line.  (more…)

06/25/14 8:00pm
Riverhead Tomcats center fielder Mike Donadio snags a fly ball against Southampton June 19. Mike's twin brother Mark plays left field. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead Tomcats center fielder Mike Donadio snags a fly ball against Southampton June 19. Mike’s twin brother Mark plays left field. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Randy Caden is well versed in dealing with twins; the Riverhead Tomcats manager has twin boys. Still, when it comes to telling apart brothers Mike and Mark Donadio, two outfielders suiting up for the Tomcats this summer, Caden admits it’s often a toss-up.

“You can’t tell them apart unless you know the number,” he said. “Sometimes I think I have one and I turn and it’s the wrong one.”  (more…)

06/19/14 8:41pm
Riverhead Tomcats shortstop Danny Mendick fields a grounder in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Southampton Thursday. Mendick drove in six runs in the two games. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead Tomcats shortstop Danny Mendick fields a grounder in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Southampton Thursday. Mendick drove in six runs in the two games. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

As the fifth-year manager of the Riverhead Tomcats, Randy Caden is already one of the elder statesman in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

“I love it,” Caden said. “Coaching at Farmingdale and then coming here, it’s a different type of athlete. It’s baseball, and when you’re playing good baseball, it’s enjoyable.”  (more…)

06/14/14 12:15pm
McGann-Mercy's Julianna Cintron runs the opening leg of the 4 x 100 relay at last week's state championship. The team ran again at nationals Friday. (Credit: Hal Henty)

McGann-Mercy’s Julianna Cintron runs the opening leg of the 4 x 100 relay at last week’s state championship. The team ran again at nationals Friday. (Credit: Hal Henty)

All throughout the spring track & field season, the four runners on McGann-Mercy’s 4 x 100 relay team posted faster and faster times every time they took the track.  (more…)

06/07/14 5:00pm
McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill crosses the finish line after running the 1,500 Saturday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

McGann-Mercy sophomore Meg Tuthill crosses the finish line after running the 1,500 Saturday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

When Meg Tuhill arrived in Cicero, N.Y. for the New York State Championships, her focus centered on her first event: the 800-meter run.

Competing in two events at a state meet can be daunting enough for any runner, let alone a sophomore.  (more…)