05/05/14 9:07pm
05/05/2014 9:07 PM
Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Stephanie Falisi of Riverhead delivering a pitch against East Islip. Falisi had three hits for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

REDMEN 13, BLUE WAVES 1 (6 INNINGS)

The Riverhead High School softball team could not solve freshman Courtney Greene on Monday afternoon.

The East Islip left-hander was virtually unhittable in the opening five innings as the hosts recorded a 13-1 Suffolk County League III win. (more…)

04/28/14 5:00pm
04/28/2014 5:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River's Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River’s Tyler Osik (left), Brittany Mahan and Jack Massa will all be playing in college next year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, Robert O’Rourk)

Four Shoreham-Wading River athletes were honored Monday afternoon for signing National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year.

The signees ranged from baseball and softball to gymnastics.  (more…)

04/08/14 9:01pm
04/08/2014 9:01 PM
Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point's Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River second baseman Stevie Michelli, covering first base on a bunt. Bayport-Blue Point’s Savanna Neuhaus was called out on the play. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

PHANTOMS 8, WILDCATS 5

Lauren Petersen’s two-run home run keyed a three-run sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and lifted host Bayport-Blue Point to an 8-5 victory over Shoreham-Wading River in a Suffolk County League IV softball game on Tuesday afternoon.

The game was supposed to be played in Shoreham, but Tuesday’s early rains made the Wildcats’ home field unplayable. (more…)

04/07/14 9:48pm
04/07/2014 9:48 PM

BLUE WAVES 12, FALCONS 11

In her first game back since injuring a tendon around her ankle last July, senior third baseman Stephanie Falisi made a memorable return for the Riverhead High School softball team on Monday.

Falisi rapped out three hits and drove in five runs to help the Blue Waves (4-4, 4-4) to a wild 12-11 Suffolk County League III win at Deer Park in a rain-drenched game. (more…)

03/24/14 10:39pm
03/24/2014 10:39 PM
Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk).

Bishop McGann-Mercy shortstop Micaela Zebrowski wore several layers of clothing to protect herself from the severe cold. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk).

MONARCHS 17, ROYALS 5 (6 INNINGS)

On a bitterly cold spring day, the mercy rule was invoked and Mercy ruled as well.

The Bishop McGann-Mercy softball team opened its season on a winning note Monday afternoon with a 17-5 Suffolk County League V triumph over host Port Jefferson.  (more…)

03/24/14 7:57pm

Riverhead senior Sarah Freeborn slides into home plate to score a run against Kings Park Monday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

KINGSMEN 13, BLUE WAVES 8

When the Riverhead softball team kicked off the 2014 season last Thursday against West Babylon, one lonely run was all it took to lift the Blue Waves and freshman pitcher Casey Plitt to victory.

On a frigid afternoon Monday, in their home opener against Kings Park, the Blue Waves found themselves in a much different game. (more…)

03/20/14 3:00pm
03/20/2014 3:00 PM

Riverhead freshman Casey Plitt will see the majority of the time on the mound this season for the Blue Waves. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The transition from coaching baseball to softball presents some inherent challenges. As new coach Jeff Doroski has found out, there are some benefits to softball.

For starters, no more worrying about pick-offs.

“Bad things usually happen when you try to pick guys off base,” Doroski noted.  (more…)

02/25/14 10:16pm
02/25/2014 10:16 PM
GARRET MEADE PHOTO  |  McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski faces an uncertain future amid speculation that he will be replaced as the team's varsity coach.

Former McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski will coach Riverhead’s varsity softball team this spring. (Garret Meade file photo)

Former McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski has been hired to coach Riverhead’s varsity softball team. He was formally approved by the Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting.  (more…)