As the coaches surveyed the talent in front of them, the long-term future of the Bishop McGann-Mercy baseball program came into focus. In early March, the 2018 team convened to begin the season with a roster featuring talented underclassmen who had the coaches thrilled about the possibilities for upcoming years.
Bishop McGann-Mercy wore stylish throwback baseball uniforms. Greenport went old school itself, playing throwback ball with only nine players. That wasn’t by choice, of course.
Mercy’s white uniforms come with horizontal green and gold stripes on the tops with an Old English “M” that also adorns the green caps.
Oh what a relief Joe Marti has been for Bishop McGann-Mercy this young baseball season.
Twice the sophomore righthander was called in difficult situations early in the game and twice he has provided some spectacular long relief.
After winning so many games last season (24 to be exact), the
Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team lost a lot — namely 16 players to graduation, seven of whom are playing in college.
Among them is Brian Morrell (Notre Dame), the
two-time winner of the Carl Yastrzemski Award, which goes to the best player in Suffolk County. READ
The 2017 high school baseball season was like a bad-tasting medicine for Bishop McGann-Mercy. As distasteful as it was at times, the Monarchs knew that it would bring long-term benefits down the road.
Mercy was especially young, one of the youngest teams in Suffolk County. Coach Ed Meier and his players were realistic, though, and took the approach that it was good preparation for 2018.
Sam Dickerson’s timing couldn’t be better — at the plate and in terms of the season, with the playoffs right around the corner.
Dickerson said he had started the high school baseball season hitting the ball pretty well before falling into a little slump.
The counting has begun.
As in counting pitches.
What is one to expect of a big high school baseball team, but big things?
That is surely the case with
Shoreham-Wading River (19-6 last year).