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New York State will have a new Class B baseball champion.

A state championship can be a fragile thing. It unquestionably takes a wealth of talent to win one, but a team also needs to get hot at the right time. A little luck here and there along the way doesn’t hurt, either.
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The Mattituck Tuckers meet on the infield grass for a postgame celebration after the team sealed its fourth county championship in 12 years. (Credit: Garret Meade)

The Mattituck Tuckers meet on the infield grass for a postgame celebration after the team sealed its fourth county championship in 12 years. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | TUCKERS 1, RED DEVILS 0

The pressure was on. That is just the way Marcos Perivolaris likes it.

Perivolaris has a reputation for being a baseball player who thrives under pressure. What is his secret?

“I just don’t think about it,” he said. (more…)

05/21/14 8:11pm
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Joe Tardif registered nine strikeouts over five innings, during which he allowed four hits and one walk. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Joe Tardif registered nine strikeouts over five innings, during which he allowed four hits and one walk. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | RED DEVILS 9, TUCKERS 3

After the first two games of the best-of-three series to determine the Suffolk County Class B baseball champion, this much is known: Both Center Moriches and Mattituck have fight in them, not to mention an ability to forge a big rally for a comeback win.

The top-seeded Tuckers showed their mettle in the playoff opener on Monday by plating all five of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Chris Dwyer delivered a walk-off single for a 5-4 triumph. Pretty impressive stuff.

Not to be outdone, though, No. 2 Center Moriches then showed what it can do to pull out a victory. Putting the disappointment of the first game behind them, the Red Devils, who trailed through the first five and a half innings on Wednesday, ran up a seven-run burst in the sixth for a 9-3 victory at Center Moriches High School. (more…)

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Mattituck players formed a jubilant dog pile after Chris Dwyer's walk-off hit capped a five-run rally in the seventh inning to defeat Center Moriches. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Mattituck players formed a jubilant dog pile after Chris Dwyer’s walk-off hit capped a five-run rally in the seventh inning to defeat Center Moriches. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | TUCKERS 5, RED DEVILS 4

Through six innings, hardly anything went Mattituck’s way.

Through six innings, Mattituck’s offense was curiously, and uncharacteristically, quiet.

Through six innings, Center Moriches pitcher Patrick Bryant was the story.

Then things changed dramatically. Mattituck stole the story line, and the playoff opener. (more…)