As far as farewells go — not to mention birthday celebrations — this was about as good as it gets.
The final baseball game for Riverhead Little League All Stars coach Mike Mowdy and many of his players at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead was a memorable one. read
Last Wednesday, the same day in which it made the long drive to Glens Falls for the New York State Little League Softball Tournament, the Riverhead 9-11-year-old team played its first game. That resulted in a 10-0 loss to Minisink Valley/Otisville.
The Riverhead Little League all-star team improved to 4-0 in pool play of the District 36 Tournament after a 10-0 win Thursday night against the North Fork all-stars at Stotzky Park in Riverhead. READ
Talk about a dramatic finish.
Trailing by two runs for most of the game Monday night, the Riverhead Little League all-star team overcame East Hampton in the District 36 championship game thanks to some late-inning heroics. READ
Like most good baseball teams, the strength of the Riverhead Little League all-star team starts on the mound.
Last year wasn’t the easiest for Tony Sammartano.
Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)
On his last Opening Day, Riverhead Little League president Tony Sammartano had some advice to share.
To parents: Enjoy these chilly spring days with your young kids. These will be the best memories.
To the audience: Take the time to volunteer with the Little League for your own children or your community. (more…)
Saturday’s opening day ceremony will be Tony Sammartano’s last as Riverhead Little League president. After about 15 years at the helm, organizing an activity that hundreds and hundreds of kids have had the opportunity to enjoy, it’s time for him to move on to greener pastures.
Problem is, it’s not exactly clear who, if anyone, is going to run the league after Tony and his wife, Jennifer — another of the league’s five board members — step down. (more…)