In a historical week for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, one way or another, there were going to be firsts.
The Riverhead Tomcats, who in 2018 became the last HCBL club to win its first title, were trying to become the first team in the league’s 12-year history to nab consecutive championships. That would have been a nice achievement, but the Westhampton Aviators had other ideas. READ
The top two Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League teams play home games on fields that couldn’t be much more different. The second-seeded defending champion Riverhead Tomcats call the spacious field at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton — where home runs are a relative rarity — home. (more…)
Bobby V knows baseball, particularly pitching.
In this case, the “V” stands for Vath (not Valentine, the former major league player and manager). The “V” in Vath could stand for victory because when Vath takes the pitching mound for the Riverhead Tomcats, that’s the usual result. READ
Bill Ianniciello didn’t do anything like mistakenly walk into the wrong dugout or give signs to the other team, but the Riverhead Tomcats’ new manager acknowledged that going up against his former club was a different experience. READ