Aidan Crowley pitched his third successive no-hitter for the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team Tuesday. The junior righthander extended his string of hitless pitching to 25 innings with his latest no-no, a 6-0 non-league victory over Hauppauge at Medford Baseball Complex.
In order to pitch a no-hitter in baseball, it helps to pitch to contact.
That sounds like a contradiction, but Aidan Crowley believes it’s true, and he should know. Crowley tossed no-hitters in consecutive starts — his first two of the season — this month for Shoreham-Wading River High School.
Cullen SantaMaria’s cap fell off his head time after time while delivering a pitch. The important thing, though, was the Shoreham-Wading River pitcher never lost his head.
SantaMaria was able to extricate himself from trouble at times, and the same could be said for his relief, Blake Osness. The two juniors persevered under pressure, steering SWR to a 4-2 victory over Elwood/John Glenn in Wednesday’s Suffolk County League VII baseball game. READ
It’s way too early to proclaim judgment on Riverhead’s pitching-by-committee approach. A mere two games is hardly enough of a sample size.
By the same token, it’s too early for the Blue Waves to panic about their offense, which hasn’t scored a run and produced only six hits in those two Suffolk County League II baseball games. At the same time, though, it is a cause for concern. READ
Shoreham-Wading River entered the 2018 high school baseball season with a good deal of uncertainty, and that was understandable. After all, the Wildcats had lost 17 — yes, 17! — players to graduation. That would be a crippling number for most teams, perhaps, but not SWR. READ
On a sunny Saturday morning in April, the Riverhead Little League celebrated its 66th opening day. Players from T-ball through the majors for both softball and baseball marched during a parade of teams at Stotzky Park in Riverhead. READ