In January, as Jesse Patriss lay in a hospital bed recovering from his fourth surgery in just a year, he took a moment to think about the future. By April, he thought, he’d finally be feeling better and on a path back to a normal life.
His medical condition had already wiped out a year of college, derailed his baseball career and ruined his appetite. READ
Brian Morrell was caught by surprise when his coach, Kevin Willi, encouraged him to prepare a speech in advance of the Suffolk County Coaches Association all-county dinner Wednesday night. READ
It was one last high school baseball game for Long Island’s top seniors. One final chance to hit the diamond as a representative of their schools.
For Mattituck’s Joe Tardif and Shoreham-Wading River’s Zach White, it was a moment to cherish.
The championship game was ended because of darkness, and just like that, the Riverhead Little League Major Division had two champions.
Mike O’Reilly, a 2012 Shoreham-Wading River graduate, was drafted in the 27th Round of the Major League Baseball Draft Saturday by the St. Louis Cardinals. He was followed shortly afterward by former Riverhead pitcher Matt Crohan, who was taken in the 32nd Round by the Cincinnati Reds.
Coming off a 2015 season the Riverhead Tomcats would rather forget, they opened the 2016 campaign with an inning they want to remember. READ
Top-seeded Shoreham-Wading River, behind Zach White’s three-hitter, defeated rival Rocky Point, 5-0, in a loser’s bracket game in the Suffolk County Class B baseball tournament on Saturday in Shoreham. It was White’s second playoff shutout win.
One team is preparing for next week, while the other is planning for next year. READ