Following a 15-2 pasting by Babylon on Thursday, Bishop McGann-Mercy coach Ed Meier was asked what his baseball team needed the most right now.
“Playing a different club,” he answered. “To play someone who’s not going to challenge for New York State.”
That would be nice.
Riverhead staged a four-run rally in the sixth inning, but the Blue Waves fell short en route to an 8-4 loss to Half Hollow Hills East in Suffolk County League VII baseball action in Dix Hills Thursday afternoon.
Right fielder Zach Giannozzi smacked a two-out, bases-loaded triple and center fielder Tommy Powers added a run-scoring single for the Blue Waves (1-6, 1-6).
It hurt Shoreham-Wading River to drop two games from its three-game Suffolk County League VII baseball series with Mount Sinai, but what was much more painful was watching Vincent Uzzi clutching his right knee in obvious agony after tumbling to the ground.
It won’t take long for the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats to get a sense of what this year’s team is made of. READ
In previous years, the familiar sight of Ed Meier instructing players on the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School baseball field for the start of preseason practice in early March was a natural part of the school calendar. It meant that spring was right around the corner.
But this week it was different.
The 2015 Shoreham-Wading River baseball season began unlike any other in the program’s history. For the first time, a coach other than Sal Mignano wrote out the lineup card each game. READ
When the first pitch of the 2015 Riverhead Little League season was thrown, it wasn’t clear who — if anyone — would step up to the plate and serve as the league’s president after longtime volunteer Tony Sammartano announced he was stepping down.
But Riverhead Little Leaguers will be playing ball again next spring — this time behind the leadership of Scott Wicklund. READ
Eleven Shoreham-Wading River High School students will pursue college athletics next year. READ