Luke DeVenney of the Riverhead Tomcats bounced into a fielder’s choice for the final out Sunday, and the Tomcats were done. With their 2-1 loss to the Westhampton Aviators, the Tomcats were swept in two games in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League semifinals.
It is true that first impressions can be lasting impressions. Not always, but in this case, it certainly is the case.
My first impression of the quality of college summer league baseball we see on eastern Long Island was unforgettable. READ
The critical plays didn’t go the Riverhead Tomcats’ way on a day they needed to win in order to play another day.
The Westhampton Aviators finished the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season in first place for a reason. Just leave the door open a crack for the Aviators and they will burst through it.
Like the players, Riverhead Tomcats bench coach Rob Maccone needs to adjust to the speed of play at the start of each HCBL season. That is because Maccone is also the Riverhead High School coach. READ
Bob Furlong has a lot of people in his corner in his fight against leukemia. That much was evident Sunday on Bob Furlong Day when admirers and friends came to Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton to pay tribute to Furlong and the work he has done for the club as general manager. READ
Bob Furlong Day was doubly sweet for the North Fork Ospreys.
The key to Monday night’s game wasn’t so much how the North Fork Ospreys handled Frank Valentino, the Riverhead Tomcats’ ace pitcher, so much as outlasting him.
The Riverhead Tomcats will not go undefeated this Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season. READ