04/28/14 9:09pm
Bishop McGann-Mercy first baseman Jackie Zaweski fielding a ground ball for an out. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Bishop McGann-Mercy first baseman Jackie Zaweski fielding a ground ball for an out. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

MONARCHS 20, BEARS 4 (5 INNINGS)

Eighth-grader Nicole Gravagna’s first varsity start for the Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team turned out to be a successful and memorable one Monday.

The right-hander hurled a two-hitter, struck out three batters and walked four as the Monarchs recorded a 20-4 victory over The Stony Brook School in a game called after five innings due to the mercy rule.

McGann-Mercy (7-6, 7-6) certainly ruled in this Suffolk County League V game, scoring 10 times in the first inning without the benefit of a hit against the host Bears (0-13, 0-13). The Monarchs, who sent 15 batters to the plate in the inning, took advantage of the wildness of pitcher Sydney Dunn, who walked eight batters and hit another six.

Lead-off hitter and center fielder Jamie Lessard was on base all five times she batted via four walks and a single, one of three McGann-Mercy hits. She also scored four times.

The Monarchs scored four times in the second inning and put up six runs in the third.

First baseman Jackie Zaweski had two runs batted in and scored three runs. Third baseman Brittany Foulkes, who also scored three times via walks, had a fourth-inning single.

McGann-Mercy will host Hampton Bays on Thursday before visiting Southampton on Friday.

04/26/14 5:59pm
Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday's win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Shannon Rosati tallied a hat trick in Saturday’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River struck for five goals in the opening five minutes and rolled to a 10-0 advantage en route to an 17-7 win over visiting Bellport  in a Suffolk County Division II girls lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.  (more…)

04/08/14 9:01pm
Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point's Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point’s Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PHANTOMS 8, WILDCATS 5

Lauren Petersen’s two-run home run keyed a three-run sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and lifted host Bayport-Blue Point to an 8-5 victory over Shoreham-Wading River in a Suffolk County League IV softball game on Tuesday afternoon.

The game was supposed to be played in Shoreham, but Tuesday’s early rains made the Wildcats’ home field unplayable. (more…)

04/07/14 9:48pm

BLUE WAVES 12, FALCONS 11

In her first game back since injuring a tendon around her ankle last July, senior third baseman Stephanie Falisi made a memorable return for the Riverhead High School softball team on Monday.

Falisi rapped out three hits and drove in five runs to help the Blue Waves (4-4, 4-4) to a wild 12-11 Suffolk County League III win at Deer Park in a rain-drenched game. (more…)

04/03/14 9:32pm
Riverhead's Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday's game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s Cody Weiss handles a ground ball at second base during Thursday’s game in Deer Park. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 4, FALCONS 1

Kenny Simco and Bobby Dilworth combined on a four-hitter to help Riverhead to its fourth consecutive baseball win, a 4-1 non-league victory over host Deer Park on Thursday afternoon.

Simco (2-0) pitched the first six innings before Dilworth relieved him at the start of the bottom of the seventh inning. (more…)

03/28/14 8:56pm
Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Ryan Hubbard shot in four of his five goals in the first quarter, helping Riverhead to a 10-0 lead against Longwood. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

BLUE WAVES 18, LIONS 6

Senior attackman Ryan Hubbard scored four of his five goals in the first quarter to spark Riverhead to an 18-6 boys lacrosse win over host Longwood on Friday night.

Hubbard struck 40 seconds into the Suffolk County Division I match and had a hat trick after only 94 seconds for the Blue Waves (1-2, 1-1) against the Lions (0-4, 0-2).

Ben Weir contributed three goals and two assists and Dan Czelatka had three goals as the Blue Waves used their reserves freely throughout the contest.

The Blue Waves grabbed a 10-0 first-quarter lead before Longwood tallied.

Riverhead has two important divisional games next week — at East Islip on Thursday and Smithtown West, arguably the best team in the county, at home on Saturday.

03/27/14 9:39pm

BLUE WAVES 6, BULLDOGS 5

The Riverhead High School girls lacrosse team pulled off a rare close road win on Thursday afternoon.

Junior attackman Sam Brodeur scored twice within a 3-minute 55-second span during the second half to anchor a three-goal rally that turned a two-goal deficit into a 6-5 Suffolk County Division I win over host Lindenhurst. (more…)