Spring training. It conjures thoughts of sunshine, warm weather, palm trees, bright green grass and, of course, baseball.
But that’s the major league version in Florida or Arizona. For the first day of practice Monday, area high school teams were forced to practice indoors because of snow-covered, soaked fields.
Welcome to spring training, Long Island style. READ
This pitching was way much more than OK. It was more like, oh Ks!
The Ks — as in shorthand for strikeouts — just kept coming Friday as Miller Place’s Tom Nealis and Shoreham-Wading River’s Gabe Romano mowed down one batter after another in a classic pitching duel. It was one of those enthralling high school baseball games in which every pitch has so much meaning. READ
As he stepped into the batter’s box for the biggest at-bat of his career, DJ Brown already knew the sign his third base coach was about to flash.
His job was to lay down a bunt. And with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh of a tied game, that meant the chance to drive in the game-winning run against Miller Place. READ
Now here is something you don’t see every day: Shoreham-Wading River lost a baseball game.
Losing isn’t something the Wildcats are used to, which is a good thing. They have a strong distaste for it, which is another good thing. READ
Gabriel Romano did not have an opportunity to finish what he started, which was one gem of a game.
The Shoreham-Wading River senior righthander was disappointed that he was pulled after reaching the Suffolk County pitch limit of 105 with one out remaining in a Suffolk County League VI encounter at Bayport-Blue Point. (more…)