In their first 21 innings of playoff action, the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team allowed just one run. The Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the Class A playoffs, won all three of those games to advance into the best-of-three county finals for a second consecutive year. READ
With no Ryan Mullahey, there was no win for Shoreham-Wading River in Game 1 of the Suffolk County Class A baseball finals.
Well, the connection wasn’t that clear-cut, but it surely didn’t help Shoreham not to have Mullahey available for Monday’s Memorial Day matinee against visiting Rocky Point. Had Mullahey, the team’s No. 2 pitcher, not been ejected in Shoreham’s previous game and been forced to serve an automatic one-game suspension, he would have been on the mound Monday. Instead, both sides went with their No. 3 arms — Rocky Point’s Ryan Maciaszek and Shoreham’s Aidan Crowley. READ
This pitching was way much more than OK. It was more like, oh Ks!
The Ks — as in shorthand for strikeouts — just kept coming Friday as Miller Place’s Tom Nealis and Shoreham-Wading River’s Gabe Romano mowed down one batter after another in a classic pitching duel. It was one of those enthralling high school baseball games in which every pitch has so much meaning. READ
Nine Riverhead athletes recently celebrated their college commitments during a ceremony at the high school. The students, pictured above, will all continue playing their sports, ranging from lacrosse to baseball to football, at their college next year. READ
As he stepped into the batter’s box for the biggest at-bat of his career, DJ Brown already knew the sign his third base coach was about to flash.
His job was to lay down a bunt. And with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh of a tied game, that meant the chance to drive in the game-winning run against Miller Place. READ
Now here is something you don’t see every day: Shoreham-Wading River lost a baseball game.
Losing isn’t something the Wildcats are used to, which is a good thing. They have a strong distaste for it, which is another good thing. READ
Groundhog Day arrived late at Shoreham-Wading River High School.
It’s more common to see an angry batter charge the pitcher’s mound at a baseball game. On Wednesday, though, it was a confused groundhog charging the mound. READ
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