Brett Schreiber earned a save and seven Riverhead Tomcats notched two hits or more in a 6-5 defeat of the Sag Harbor Whalers in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League on Wednesday. The Tomcats totaled 17 hits to 14 by the Whalers.
Whalers pinch hitter Joe Solomeno singled in Charlie Curl (2 for 4, two runs, hit by pitch, stolen base) to make it a one-run game in the bottom of the ninth inning at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. But with the potential tying run on base, Schreiber got a flyout for the game-ending out.
Keith Herring drove in two runs and Jamie Wollerman went 3 for 5, scored one run and knocked in another for the Tomcats, according to www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
The Tomcats are 17-22, and the Whalers are 20-19.
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Keith Herring (right) is congratulated at home plate after leading Tuesday's game off with a home run against Westhampton.
Aaron Slegers may not want to leave the East End just yet.
The 6-foot-10 Riverhead Tomcats pitcher threw a second straight gem with six shutout innings against Westhampton Tuesday afternoon in a 4-0 rain-shortened victory. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native, who pitches for Indiana University, gave up just one run over his final 12 innings in two games, both Riverhead victories.
The Tomcats already had their postseason hopes dashed going into Tuesday’s game, but Slegers made the most of his final start. He gave up just two hits and walked two.
Westhampton did strike for an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning, but a thunderstorm blew in forcing the game to be canceled. After a half-hour wait, which included frequent lightning strikes — accounting for a 30-minute wait after each strike before play could possibly be resumed — the game was called at 7:15. So the top half of the seventh and Westhampton’s one run got wiped off the books.
Riverhead opened the game with a leadoff home run from Keith Herring. They scored three more in the third, which included a two-run home run from Jamie Wollerman.
The Westhampton Aviators slugged four home runs in an 11-6 defeat of the visiting Riverhead Tomcats in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League on Friday. Joe Candela (four runs batted in), Aaron Cohn (3 for 4, two runs, two RBI), Kevin Heller (two RBI) and Brian Guymon (2 for 4, three runs) all went deep for the Aviators (20-17), according to www.hamptons baseball.org.
Adam Michel (two RBI) and Alex Gouin homered for the Tomcats (15-21). Another Riverhead player, Frank Schwindel, went 3 for 5, with a double and two RBI.
The Aviators took a 7-1 lead by the third inning and were in front, 11-1, in the sixth.
The Riverhead Tomcats produced 24 hits as they swept an Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader from the Sag Harbor Whalers, 6-5 and 11-8, on Thursday.
Keith Herring homered and Alex Gouin knocked in two runs for the Tomcats in the opener in Riverhead. Eric Romano, Adam Michel, Jim Luppens and Frank Schwindel added two hits apiece, according to www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
Nate LaPointe had eight runs batted in and three home runs for the Whalers (16-17) in the doubleheader, five of them coming in the nightcap when he homered twice.
But the Tomcats (15-20) brought too much firepower of their own. Luppens homered, doubled, knocked in four runs and scored twice in that game. Eric Schlitter drove in two runs and Michel went 3 for 4 with a walk and an RBI.
All nine Southampton Breakers batters had a hit or more as the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League team produced 21 hits in a 14-3 rout of the host Riverhead Tomcats on Sunday. Southampton (15-17) blew the game open with eight runs over the final two innings.
Leading the Southampton offense were Jordan Zech (3 for 6, three runs, home run, three runs batted in), Brant Whiting (4 for 6, three runs, three RBI), Andrew Shimkus (4 for 5, run, two RBI) and Steve Schrenk (3 for 5, three runs, double, RBI), according to www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
The Tomcats (12-20) received two hits each from Jim Luppens and Patrick Jones, who doubled, walked and had an RBI.
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The Riverhead Tomcats scored all six of their runs in the first four innings of a 6-2 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League defeat of the North Fork Ospreys on Saturday night at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. Aiding the effort for the Tomcats (12-19) were home runs by Ryan Lukach, Alex Gouin and Frank Schwindel (2 for 4, two runs batted in). Jamie Wollerman and Adam Michel added two hits apiece to the victory, according to www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
Peter Kaplan was the winning pitcher, allowing eight hits and two earned runs over six and two-third innings.
Andrew Furr delivered two hits, including a home run, and stole a base for the Ospreys (17-14). Teammates Matt Carroll and Sebastian Graziani singled twice.
Ryan Kresky, who homered, went 2 for 3 with a run batted in as did Mike Blumenthal and Joey Espinal for the Sag Harbor Whalers in their 6-3 defeat of the Riverhead Tomcats in an Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League game Thursday in Riverhead. Brian Russell was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits and one earned run over six innings, according to www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
Ryan Lukach and Steve Dill both had two hits each for the Tomcats. Marc Rutledge took the loss despite posting eight strikeouts over seven innings.
The Westhampton Aviators scored in six of the nine innings and won a high-scoring Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League affair over the host Riverhead Tomcats, 12-8, on Wednesday. Aaron Cohn drove in four runs and homered for the Aviators (18-12), who received three hits apiece from Ray Ortega (two runs batted in) and Mike Ahmed. Ahmed scored twice, tripled and knocked in a run.
The Aviators used eight pitchers, none of whom lasted longer than two and one-third innings.
Keith Herring (one RBI) and Adam Michel had two hits each for the Tomcats (11-18).