Baseball: Tomcats pull into three-way tie for first

A three-run fourth inning keyed a 5-3 win over the Southampton Breakers by the Riverhead Tomcats, who used a solid outing from starter Sean Cabrera to move into a three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League’s Hampton Division on Tuesday.

With Riverhead’s win, as well as the Westhampton Aviators’ defeat of the North Fork Ospreys, those three clubs are tied atop the standings with 5-3 records.

Frank Schwindel erased an early 1-0 deficit with a two-run double and teammate Patrick Jones followed with a run-scoring infield single for the visiting Tomcats. In the sixth inning, Eric Romano singled in another run and the Tomcats added another run in the ninth.

While Riverhead did well with runners in scoring position, Southampton (3-4) struggled in those key spots, leaving two runners on in the third and the bases loaded in the second and fourth.

Brett Schreiber earned his division-leading third save, going two shutout innings.