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
Some baseball players might grumble about being asked to change positions. Not Tom Powers. Then again, why should he? A position change may have turned his season around. READ
Any time Brian Morrell is handed a baseball, he is capable of throwing a no-hitter. The Shoreham-Wading River High School junior has already thrown three of them for the Wildcats, so when Islip went through the fourth inning without a hit off Morrell, one wondered if No-Hitter No. 4 was in the works. READ
When a high school baseball team is young, inexperienced and battling to avoid finishing in last place in its league, as both Copiague and Riverhead are, it takes wins wherever it can find them.
The Riverhead High School baseball team doesn’t have a lot of seniors, but when it comes to senior leadership, well, that’s another story. READ