Brian Morrell wore the familiar smile Monday that baseball fans would always see when he starred at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He joked with his teammates on the Riverhead Tomcats, relishing each inning as his team cruised to an 11-4 victory over the North Fork Ospreys at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. READ
Expectations were undoubtedly high for Brian Morrell and the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team entering the 2017 season. They didn’t disappoint. (more…)
One day after earning the Carl Yastrzemski Award as the top baseball player in Suffolk County, Shoreham-Wading River’s Brian Morrell was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Brian Morrell, who led the Wildcats to the Class A county championship in May, became only the second player to ever win the coveted Carl Yastrzemski Award more than once. READ
A record-breaking season for the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team came to an end Saturday in the Class A Long Island championship. READ
Two years ago, Shoreham-Wading River pitcher Brian Morrell took the mound at Bayport-Blue Point High School in a Suffolk County Class A final and threw one dominant inning after the next. READ
Shoreham-Wading River’s entry into the Suffolk County Class A baseball finals was, in a word, grand.
With a place in the finals within its grasp, Shoreham-Wading River came out swinging and left no doubt about the outcome. The Wildcats scored 14 runs from 13 hits in the first two innings alone Saturday. That included a 10-run explosion in the second inning, which was highlighted by grand slams from Dean Stalzer and Brian Morrell. For Morrell, it was already his second home run of the game and sixth of the year as the top-seeded Wildcats eliminated No. 4 Mount Sinai from the double-elimination tournament, 16-4, at Kevin Williams Memorial Field in Shoreham. Mount Sinai’s other playoff loss also came to Shoreham, 3-2, on Wednesday.
Winners find a way to win. Talent has a lot to do with it, but sometimes a little magic along the way helps.
Consider the trouble Shoreham-Wading River was in during the third inning of its Suffolk County League VII baseball game against rival Bayport-Blue Point on Friday. An infield single by Chris Behan, a walk by Jake Giannico and a throwing error that allowed Jake Liberatore to reach safely, loaded the bases for Bayport — with none out!