06/11/15 2:00pm
06/11/2015 2:00 PM
Bryan Sabatella signs autographs for a group of students from Wading RIver Elementary School. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Bryan Sabatella signs autographs for a group of students from Wading River Elementary School last month. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

Bryan Sabatella of Aquebogue has an eight-game hitting streak with the Long Island Ducks. The former Shoreham-Wading River High School player is batting .459 (17 of 37), with six runs batted in and nine runs scored during the streak.  (more…)

06/03/15 7:16pm
06/03/2015 7:16 PM
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell pitched seven shutout innings in Game 3 against Bayport Wednesday. (Credit: Robert O'RourK)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell pitched seven shutout innings in Game 3 against Bayport Wednesday. (Credit: Robert O’RourK)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS, GAME 3  |  PHANTOMS 1, WILDCATS 0

A heavy rainstorm that hit the area Monday forced the final game of the Class A county finals between Shoreham-Wading River and Bayport-Blue Point to be postponed. Lingering rain Tuesday pushed it back another day.

As the clouds finally broke Wednesday, and the sun shined down, the highly-anticipated Game 3 featuring two stud pitchers had finally arrived.

And the wait, at least for the Phantoms, was well worth it.  (more…)

05/29/15 6:47pm
05/29/2015 6:47 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior Matt Fox pitched a complete game shutout against Bayport-Blue Point in Game 2 of the Class A county championship Friday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Shoreham-Wading River senior Matt Fox pitched a complete game shutout against Bayport-Blue Point in Game 2 of the Class A county championship Friday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS, GAME 2  |  WILDCATS 4, PHANTOMS 0

It took only 73 minutes for Shoreham-Wading River to ensure its season wasn’t over just yet.

Behind a six-hit shutout from senior Matt Fox, a pair of early home runs and some superb defense, the Wildcats blanked Bayport-Blue Point 4-0 in Game 2 of the Class A championship Friday afternoon at Kevin Williams Memorial Field.

Each team will turn to their aces for a decisive Game 3 Monday back in Bayport to determine the county champion.  (more…)

05/29/15 3:00pm
Former Riverhead baseball player Matt Crohan just finished his sophomore year at Winthrop University. (Credit: Winthrop Athletics)

Former Riverhead baseball player Matt Crohan just finished his sophomore year at Winthrop University. (Credit: Winthrop Athletics)

After a standout sophomore season pitching for Winthrop University, Matt Crohan was selected to compete at the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp, the university announced Thursday.  (more…)

05/28/15 6:49pm
05/28/2015 6:49 PM
Shoreham-Wading River senior John Montesano pitched five innings Thursday against Bayport-Blue Point. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River senior John Montesano pitched five innings Thursday against Bayport-Blue Point. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS, GAME 1  |  PHANTOMS 8, WILDCATS 1

After losing a player the caliber of Jack Piekos — a hard-throwing lefty who twice won the Paul Gibson Award as the top pitcher in the county — it could have been easy to overlook Bayport-Blue Point. Piekos was the undisputed ace of a team that won back-to-back state championships in 2013 and ’14.

Piekos may be gone (he now attends the University of Maryland), but the bevy of talented pitchers remains at Bayport.  (more…)

05/26/15 7:05pm
05/26/2015 7:05 PM
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell celebrates after striking out the final batter of the game in the Wildcats' Game 3 win over Glenn Tuesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell celebrates after striking out the final batter of the game in the Wildcats’ Game 3 win over Glenn Tuesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

CLASS A SEMIFINALS, GAME 3  |  WILDCATS 5, KNIGHTS 1

As the No. 5 seed in the Class A Tournament, Shoreham-Wading River faced a longer road through the postseason than the League VI and VII champions, which received automatic byes into the semifinals.

On the surface, the higher seed had the better positioning. By playing that extra game, however, the Wildcats found themselves on the better end of a pitching matchup when they took the field against No. 1 John Glenn Tuesday in the decisive third game of the semifinal series.

At stake: a trip to the county finals.  (more…)