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…)

05/23/15 3:22pm
05/23/2015 3:22 PM
Shoreham-Wading River returned to its Kevin Williams Memorial Field on Saturday to defeat Elwood/John Glenn, 7-2, and even their Suffolk County Class A semifinal series at a game apiece. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

Shoreham-Wading River returned to its Kevin Williams Memorial Field on Saturday to defeat Elwood/John Glenn, 7-2, and even their Suffolk County Class A semifinal series at a game apiece. (Credit: Bob Liepa)

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…)

05/22/15 10:25pm
05/22/2015 10:25 PM
Shoreham-Wading River pinch runner Alex Bettenhauser is tagged out at third in Friday's semifinal loss at John Glenn. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River pinch runner Alex Bettenhauser is tagged out at third in Friday’s semifinal loss at John Glenn. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS A SEMIFINALS, GAME 1  |  KNIGHTS 1, WILDCATS 0

After opening the playoffs with a win at Westhampton Wednesday, Shoreham-Wading River coach Kevin Willi wasn’t ready to publicly commit to which pitcher would throw Game 1 of the best-of-three semifinals series that started Friday.

He ended up choosing John Montesano and the senior didn’t disappoint. (more…)

05/22/15 1:00pm
Riverhead senior Nick Herzog, pictured alongside his parents Debbie and Scott, will play baseball at the University of Massachusetts-Boston next year. High School principal Charles Regan (left), varsity coach Rob Maccone and athletic director Bill Groth joined them for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Nick Herzog, pictured alongside his parents Debbie and Scott, will play baseball at the University of Massachusetts-Boston next year. High School principal Charles Regan (left), varsity coach Rob Maccone and athletic director Bill Groth joined them for a signing ceremony. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

After posting a 6-1 record this season on the mound for Riverhead, senior Nick Herzog plans to continue his baseball career next year at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Herzog, a left-handed pitcher who had a 2.61 ERA this past season, is one of five players from this year’s team pursuing baseball in college.  (more…)