It’s hard to say what the 2018 high school baseball season will bring, but one thing seems fairly certain: Mattituck will lead the league in Tyler Olsens.
The Tuckers have not one, but two players by those first and last names. As if the potential for confusion isn’t great enough, they’re both juniors and the two blondes look similar enough that they could be mistaken for relatives, which they are not. READ
You can’t tell who the players are without a scorecard. That’s especially true this year with the Southold High School baseball team and its new coach.
A new chapter in Southold baseball opened Monday with the team’s first official practice under coach Greg Tulley. Change is in the air. Tulley, who had coached the junior varsity team the past two years, takes over the varsity squad from Mike Carver, who stepped down after 17 years in charge. In addition, only three players from last year’s team are back. READ
After years and years of giving signs to his baseball players, Mike Carver recognized a sign when it came his way.
Carver said for the past few years he had been mulling over whether to hang up his cleats as Southold High School’s baseball coach. When a doctor told him he needed both of his kneecaps replaced, that ultimately made the decision for him. READ
Two years later, Livonia got its revenge.
Mattituck beat Livonia in the 2015 New York State Class B baseball final for the Tuckers’ only state title. It was payback time this past June when Livonia stopped the Tuckers short in their quest for a second one. (more…)
For all that the Southold High School baseball team accomplished in 2017 — and it was a lot — there was a sense of unfinished business. What the First Settlers wanted most was a state championship. (more…)
Baseball is ingrained in Luke Hansen’s family history. In addition to the sport being an important part of his past and present, he wants it in his future.
Hansen has high aspirations. He would like to play professional baseball one day. “That’s my end goal,” he said. READ
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM
April 27, 1955
To: Thomas O’Brien
Connecticut State Teacher’s College, New Britain, Connecticut
To some, the Knights may have represented the best days of their lives.
The mere mention of that old baseball team known as the East End Knights — some called them the Mattituck Knights — is liable to bring a smile to the face of a former player.
The Riverhead Little League all-star team improved to 4-0 in pool play of the District 36 Tournament after a 10-0 win Thursday night against the North Fork all-stars at Stotzky Park in Riverhead. READ
Call them summer rentals.
That is essentially what the players in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League are. Colleges entrust their players to the care of the HCBL clubs for the purpose of training and development. The Riverhead Tomcats’ new manager, Mike Amendola, had an apropos analogy. “Number one is sending them back healthy,” he said, “and the line I keep using is you’re driving somebody else’s Ferrari, so you got to make sure you treat it as such.”
One of those “Ferraris” was humming today.