Baseball: First-place Ospreys take half-game lead

The first-place North Fork Ospreys, with a home run and three runs batted in from Matt Carroll, took a half-game lead over the Westhampton Aviators in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League’s Hampton Division thanks to a 6-4 defeat of the Riverhead Tomcats on Saturday night.

Ryan Brown went 3 for 4 and knocked in a run himself for the Ospreys, who brought their record to 7-3 with the result at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic.

Riverhead, which fell to 5-5, received three hits from Eric Schlitter and two from Keith Herring. They both doubled.