Bayport-Blue Point ace Jack Piekos pitched a complete game five-hitter against Shoreham Wednesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
CLASS A TOURNAMENT | PHANTOMS 6, WILDCATS 1
All season Shoreham-Wading River has been a team of improbability. From a freshman throwing two no-hitters, to an epic come-from-behind win in the first round of the playoffs, it often seems as if anything is possible.
Wednesday offered another opportunity: a chance to beat the best pitcher in Suffolk County and secure a trip to the Class A county finals. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River players are jubilant after Jack Massa scored on an infield error, capping a game-winning, four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 4, HURRICANES 3
With its green and white fatigue-patterned baseball jerseys, Westhampton Beach brings a military bearing to the field. But it was Shoreham-Wading River’s fighting spirit that enabled the Wildcats to win the battle.
Playoff wins generally don’t come easily. They require execution, persistence, and sometimes a little magic doesn’t hurt, either.
Over the years the Wildcats have participated in their fair share of magical games. Their playoff opener on Friday can be counted among them. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River senior Jack Massa will lead the Wildcats into the playoffs Friday as the No. 1 seed in Class A.
Two days after clinching their 13th league championship, the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team learned it will open the Class A playoffs as the No. 1 seed. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats joined in celebration after defeating Bayport-Blue Point, 3-2, in extra innings and securing the League VII championship outright. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 3, PHANTOMS 2 (8 INNINGS)
When Bayport-Blue Point and Shoreham-Wading River play, fans of exciting high school baseball may want to settle comfortably into their seats. They’re going to be there for a while.
Judging be recent history, it will undoubtedly be worth the wait. (more…)
Teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo posed with kids at Stotzy Park last Friday during Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Baseball and race cars. The two worlds collided last Friday when teenage race car driver Vincent Biondolillo stopped by Riverhead Little League’s Opening Day to pose for pictures with kids in front of his No. 06 race car. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River’s Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O’Rourk)
Four Shoreham-Wading River athletes were honored Monday afternoon for signing National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year.
The signees ranged from baseball and softball to gymnastics. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell gave up his first runs of the season Thursday against Westhampton, but the Wildcats still got the win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
WILDCATS 13, HURRICANES 5
A larger than normal crowd lined the first base side of Kevin Williams Memorial Field Thursday afternoon in Shoreham. The chatter before the first pitch centered on Shoreham-Wading River’s sudden pitching sensation, Brian Morrell.
“Is the freshman pitching?” one eager fan asked. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has found himself in rare company by throwing two no-hitters in his first two varsity starts. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Soon after Taylore Baker threw consecutive no-hitters in his first two varsity starts in 2008, the Canton, Ohio, teen and his father began researching who else had ever accomplished the feat.
They started by looking through the Ohio state record books. They also searched the Internet for a match elsewhere in the country.
They found no one. Until now. (more…)