Considering that Riverhead had opened the season with series against the three premier baseball teams in Suffolk County League III, it was quite conceivable that the Blue Waves could have started off with an 0-9 record.
Considering that Riverhead had a .194 team batting average in those first nine games (and was the victim of no-hitters by Half Hollow Hills East and Smithtown East), it’s rather surprising that the Blue Waves are 3-6 in league play.
The counting has begun.
As in counting pitches.
What is one to expect of a big high school baseball team, but big things?
That is surely the case with Shoreham-Wading River (19-6 last year).
Patti White had successfully pulled it off. Bob Furlong was thoroughly surprised, she said.
On a hot July Sunday afternoon last summer, White successfully orchestrated Bob Furlong Day at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. Furlong, who shared the general manager title for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League with White, had been in and out of hospitals in his battle against leukemia. READ
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
Some baseball players might grumble about being asked to change positions. Not Tom Powers. Then again, why should he? A position change may have turned his season around. READ
The Riverhead High School baseball team doesn’t have a lot of seniors, but when it comes to senior leadership, well, that’s another story. READ