It’s a free pass, to be sure, but at the same time a precious gift.
Because there are no other teams in Suffolk County in the 10-11-year-old division, Riverhead has not had to play a single game to gain entry for the first time into the New York State Little League Softball Tournament, said coach Fred Ligon. READ
A lot was on the plate for this celebration of Riverhead softball.
When Riverhead’s two high school softball teams faced each other Saturday night, not only was it a double senior night, but it was also an intriguing matchup of opposing coaches. Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Rose Horton and Riverhead’s Jackie Zilnicki have been friends since they were Little League teammates. Both went on to play for the respective teams they’re currently coaching. Last year Horton was Zilnicki’s assistant coach at Mercy. READ
Bill King has been around the high school softball scene long enough to know that you can’t take anything for granted. Nothing.
Just because his Shoreham-Wading River team had beaten Hampton Bays last month, 7-0, didn’t mean anything Monday when the teams met in a rematch. And just because the Wildcats loaded the bases with none out in the sixth inning, it was no guarantee of a big inning. READ