Jem pitched a gem.
The intense rivalry between the Mattituck and Southampton high school baseball teams has produced some memorable games over the years (including a wild 19-inning game last year that took two days to complete). Jem Sisco added an interesting chapter to that history Saturday when the Southampton pitcher threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on his home field. The senior righthander with a dramatically high leg kick, had a no-hitter going through 4 1/3 innings before turning in his first complete game of the season, a 3-0 Suffolk County League VIII triumph. READ
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. READ
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is going international. Well, at least that’s the plan.
An initiative pushed by the league’s new commissioner, Vin Colasuonno, has the HCBL looking into the active recruitment of players from abroad to bring their talents to the United States. READ
Just when Joe Wozny was on the verge of doing something special, Southold said no-no to the no-no.
Through six innings Saturday, Southold’s batters couldn’t touch Wozny. The Stony Brook pitcher took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. Then, the first batter he faced that inning, Brendan Duffy, clobbered a stand-up double over the leftfielder.
Bye, bye no-hitter. READ
Rain, rain, go away. Now they’ll have to play another day.
Two winless high school baseball teams, Southold and Port Jefferson, were hoping to pick up their first win Friday morning, but that meant having to get their game against each other in. So, with an ominous weather forecast, the game’s starting time was pushed up an hour to 9 a.m. in an effort to beat the weather. It helped, but it wasn’t enough. READ
Sam was the man.
The start to a game — and a young high school baseball season that had its rough moments for Sam Dickerson — changed dramatically, turning into a breakout game for the Mattituck pitcher. READ
Mother Nature threw a curveball at high school baseball teams throughout Long Island last week with its fourth snowstorm in March. One can envision coaches and players looking to the sky and angrily shaking their fists.
Welcome to baseball in the Northeast. READ
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