Tomcats’ first baseman Colton Rice reached base three times Monday, including a solo home run in the eighth inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)
OSPREYS 13, TOMCATS 12
Luke Stampfl has a knack for timely hits against Riverhead.
Stampfl singled up the middle in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night to drive in two runs, rallying the North Fork Ospreys to a come-from-behind victory over the Riverhead Tomcats in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. (more…)
Riverhead Tomcats center fielder Mike Donadio snags a fly ball against Southampton June 19. Mike’s twin brother Mark plays left field. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
Randy Caden is well versed in dealing with twins; the Riverhead Tomcats manager has twin boys. Still, when it comes to telling apart brothers Mike and Mark Donadio, two outfielders suiting up for the Tomcats this summer, Caden admits it’s often a toss-up.
“You can’t tell them apart unless you know the number,” he said. “Sometimes I think I have one and I turn and it’s the wrong one.” (more…)
Riverhead Tomcats shortstop Danny Mendick fields a grounder in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Southampton Thursday. Mendick drove in six runs in the two games. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
As the fifth-year manager of the Riverhead Tomcats, Randy Caden is already one of the elder statesman in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.
“I love it,” Caden said. “Coaching at Farmingdale and then coming here, it’s a different type of athlete. It’s baseball, and when you’re playing good baseball, it’s enjoyable.” (more…)
North Fork shortstop Luke Stampfl applied a tag, but Riverhead’s Cole Fabio is called safe on his steal of second base in the third inning. (Credit: Garret Meade)
OSPREYS 7, TOMCATS 5 (10 INNINGS)
This Penn didn’t need a hit to mark his imprint on the game.
Even without a hit, Penn Murfee had an unquestioned impact on the outcome of the North Fork Ospreys-Riverhead Tomcats game on Sunday. True enough, the Ospreys third baseman went 0 for 2 at the plate, but it wasn’t with his bat that he made a difference so much as with his legs, his keen eye and his baseball instincts. (more…)
Riverhead shortstop Danny Mendick fielding a ground ball for an out during the Tomcats’ 10-9 season-opening loss to Montauk. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
MUSTANGS 10, TOMCATS 9
The weather was ideal and the scene was idyllic for the Riverhead Tomcats’ Opening Day.
With the sun shining brilliantly, both the Montauk Mustangs and the Tomcats lined up before their Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League game and stood at attention while Erin Southard, a Riverhead High School freshman, sang the national anthem. Everything and everybody was ready for the game, that is, except the sound system and the Tomcats. (more…)
John Montesano pitched one inning of relief for Shoreham-Wading River in Bayport on Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A TOURNAMENT | PHANTOMS 4, WILDCATS 0
One thing the members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team may remember most about their team this season was its comeback ability. The Wildcats have done it time and time again, sometimes in dramatic fashion.
“I know some teams crumble mentally when they’re down,” catcher Jack Massa said. “This team never seemed to do that.”
When the Wildcats needed runs, they often found a way to score them. Just not on Tuesday. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River third baseman Tyler Osik field a grounder in the Wildcats’ final league win over Bayport May 16. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
For the fifth time this season, the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team will square off against Bayport-Blue Point.
To win the county title, the Wildcats will need to force a sixth game. (more…)
Shoreham junior John Montesano bats earlier in the season against Westhampton. He drove in four runs Friday against Harborfields. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)
SUFFOLK CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 7, TORNADOES 1
As a junior in his first-year on varsity, John Montesano is one of only two players in Shoreham-Wading River’s lineup who did not start a year ago.
He’s left a lasting impression in what’s become a deep lineup for the Wildcats. Montesano hit his fourth home run of the season Friday afternoon, helping lift the Wildcats to a 7-1 win over Harborfields in a Class A loser’s bracket game in Shoreham. (more…)