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
It won’t take long for the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats to get a sense of what this year’s team is made of. READ
John Wendt III was flanked by his parents, John Jr. and Suzanne, during Friday’s signing ceremony. Standing behind them, from left, are Riverhead coach Rob Maccone, Wendt’s youngher brother, Riley, and Riverhead athletic director Bill Groth. (Credit: Bob Liepa)
The back of John Wendt III’s baseball card should read something like this:
Height: 6 foot 3 inches. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. School: Riverhead High School. Favorite Math Subject: Calculus. Significant Statistics: Is ranked eighth among 314 students. Holds a weighted grade-point average of 105.77.
And, oh yeah, this member of the National Honor Society and the Foreign Language Society is also a pretty darn good baseball player. (more…)
Riverhead pitcher John Wendt threw six innings against Half Hollow Hills West Tuesday, giving up five runs. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
COLTS 8, BLUE WAVES 6
As the ball skipped over the glove of Half Hollow Hills West first baseman Jon Faraci, the Riverhead fans along the third base line erupted. For a brief second, it appeared the ball off the bat of Riverhead’s Cody Dilworth was destined for right field.
A runner on third raced toward home plate with a teammate trailing right behind. (more…)