It wasn’t as if things were going well for the Riverhead High School baseball team, but at the same time, they weren’t going too badly. That is, until the fifth inning.
It was in the fifth when the wheels started flying off. Smithtown West struck for 13 runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined to turn a 3-1 Suffolk County League III game into a 16-4 laugher that was stopped after six innings because of the mercy rule Tuesday at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead.
The Blue Waves weren’t laughing. READ
On a near perfect day to play baseball with nary a cloud in the sky, Shoreham-Wading River pitcher Gabriel Romano, quite appropriately, was near perfect.
In an abbreviated four-inning game, the senior righthander was spot on. Romano threw a no-hitter, allowing only one baserunner to reach base on a walk while fanning seven batters in the Wildcats’ victory over Amityville on Monday. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy wore stylish throwback baseball uniforms. Greenport went old school itself, playing throwback ball with only nine players. That wasn’t by choice, of course.
Mercy’s white uniforms come with horizontal green and gold stripes on the tops with an Old English “M” that also adorns the green caps. READ
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is going international. Well, at least that’s the plan.
An initiative pushed by the league’s new commissioner, Vin Colasuonno, has the HCBL looking into the active recruitment of players from abroad to bring their talents to the United States. READ
The way this D.J. responded to a high-pressure situation and the result it brought was music to Riverhead’s ears.
The way the seventh inning of Tuesday’s Suffolk County League III baseball game at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead started was hardly what D.J. Chandler wanted. READ
Gabriel Romano did not have an opportunity to finish what he started, which was one gem of a game.
The Shoreham-Wading River senior righthander was disappointed that he was pulled after reaching the Suffolk County pitch limit of 105 with one out remaining in a Suffolk County League VI encounter at Bayport-Blue Point. (more…)
Oh what a relief Joe Marti has been for Bishop McGann-Mercy this young baseball season.
Twice the sophomore righthander was called in difficult situations early in the game and twice he has provided some spectacular long relief. (more…)
After winning so many games last season (24 to be exact), the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team lost a lot — namely 16 players to graduation, seven of whom are playing in college.
Among them is Brian Morrell (Notre Dame), the two-time winner of the Carl Yastrzemski Award, which goes to the best player in Suffolk County. READ