Here’s a Penny for your thoughts.
One of the thoughts preceding the opener to the Suffolk County Class C softball finals Monday was that this one could get ugly. That would have been understandable, too, with Southold/Greenport’s first-string pitcher, Ashley Hilary, out with a broken finger on her throwing hand and a sophomore, Liz Jernick, taking her place in the pitching circle. Jernick, however, did a commendable job. READ
Now here’s an interesting item from the What a Difference a Week Makes Department:
A week ago, on Friday, April 6, Bishop McGann-Mercy was soundly beaten by Babylon, 13-1, in a softball game that was limited to five innings by the mercy rule. READ
Riverhead senior Cody Smith returns at catcher this season in his third year on varsity. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
For nearly a third of Riverhead’s games last season, towering lefty Matt Crohan mowed through opposing lineups with seemingly effortless ease. Crohan went on to become the first Riverhead baseball player to win the Carl Yastrzemski Award as the top player in the county.
Now a year later, with Crohan pitching in college at Winthrop University, the Blue Waves are left to rebuild their pitching rotation. In a season where nearly all their position players are returning, the Blue Waves’ biggest question mark centers around the pitching staff. (more…)
Mercy varsity baseball coach Skip Gehring goes over instructions with his team during practice Tuesday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
It’s not the soreness that’s been a problem so much for Mercy’s new baseball coach. It’s the blisters.
Such is the price to pay for the constant barrage of fly balls hit into the outfield during practice.
“In the first week of practice I probably hit 800 fly balls to the outfielders,” said Skip Gehring, who replaces Ed Meier as the varsity coach this season. (more…)