On a near perfect day to play baseball with nary a cloud in the sky, Shoreham-Wading River pitcher Gabriel Romano, quite appropriately, was near perfect.
In an abbreviated four-inning game, the senior righthander was spot on. Romano threw a no-hitter, allowing only one baserunner to reach base on a walk while fanning seven batters in the Wildcats’ victory over Amityville on Monday. READ
Gabriel Romano did not have an opportunity to finish what he started, which was one gem of a game.
The Shoreham-Wading River senior righthander was disappointed that he was pulled after reaching the Suffolk County pitch limit of 105 with one out remaining in a Suffolk County League VI encounter at Bayport-Blue Point. (more…)
After winning so many games last season (24 to be exact), the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team lost a lot — namely 16 players to graduation, seven of whom are playing in college.
Among them is Brian Morrell (Notre Dame), the two-time winner of the Carl Yastrzemski Award, which goes to the best player in Suffolk County. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Brian Morrell, who led the Wildcats to the Class A county championship in May, became only the second player to ever win the coveted Carl Yastrzemski Award more than once. READ
Shoreham-Wading River’s entry into the Suffolk County Class A baseball finals was, in a word, grand.
With a place in the finals within its grasp, Shoreham-Wading River came out swinging and left no doubt about the outcome. The Wildcats scored 14 runs from 13 hits in the first two innings alone Saturday. That included a 10-run explosion in the second inning, which was highlighted by grand slams from Dean Stalzer and Brian Morrell. For Morrell, it was already his second home run of the game and sixth of the year as the top-seeded Wildcats eliminated No. 4 Mount Sinai from the double-elimination tournament, 16-4, at Kevin Williams Memorial Field in Shoreham. Mount Sinai’s other playoff loss also came to Shoreham, 3-2, on Wednesday.
Winners find a way to win. Talent has a lot to do with it, but sometimes a little magic along the way helps.
Consider the trouble Shoreham-Wading River was in during the third inning of its Suffolk County League VII baseball game against rival Bayport-Blue Point on Friday. An infield single by Chris Behan, a walk by Jake Giannico and a throwing error that allowed Jake Liberatore to reach safely, loaded the bases for Bayport — with none out!
No-hitters never get old. Just ask Brian Morrell.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School pitcher should know better than most people. On Monday he threw the fourth no-hitter of his high school career.
The first two rows of bleachers behind home plate at Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Kevin Williams Memorial Field were marked as reserved seating on Monday. They were set aside for pro scouts.
That could only mean one thing: Brian Morrell was scheduled to pitch.