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…)
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…)
The Class A county championship game will have to wait at least one more day. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 7, KNIGHTS 2
It sure seemed as if Elwood/John Glenn had Shoreham-Wading River’s number. The previous four games between the two high school baseball teams had ended the same way: with Glenn victories.
This time, however, with much more riding on the line, Shoreham survived to play another day. (more…)