Some losses linger longer than others.
The Southold High School baseball team has had a year to cringe over the taste of defeat it was left with following its 3-0 loss to East Rockaway last spring in a Southeast Region Class C semifinal.
Even before the first pitch was thrown this season, it was known that the Southold High School baseball team was armed and dangerous with a formidable pitching staff. What wasn’t as certain, but soon became obvious, was that those arms came with bats. They go hand in hand.
The last undefeated high school baseball team in Suffolk County is no longer undefeated.
Southold’s season-long run of 21 straight wins was snapped by Pierson/Bridgehampton on Tuesday, leveling the Suffolk Class C finals at a game apiece.
It can be truly said that the Southold High School baseball team has three No. 1 pitchers on its starting staff. That being the case, Dylan Clausen must be considered No. 1A. READ
Luke Hansen has only one “k” in his name, but he had 16 of them listed after it on Thursday.
The tall, lean Southold High School pitcher used his overpowering fastball to perplex batters, firing a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts — equaling a season-high — in a 10-0 complete-game defeat of Stony Brook.
The bus ride from the South Bronx to Mattituck was two hours long, but it might as well have been a world away.
It would be hard to find two more disparate places than the concrete jungle that is the Bronx and the rural open spaces of Mattituck. Pat Claire might understand that better than most people, given his connections to both locations.
The counting has begun.
As in counting pitches.
Two hundred career wins mean a lot of things. What do they mean to Mike Carver?
“It means that I’m a lot older than when I started — 200 wins older,” the Southold High School baseball coach cracked.
Dylan Clausen, Luke Hansen and Pat McFarland.
It’s quite a starting pitching rotation, the best Mike Carver has seen in his 16 years as coach of the Southold High School baseball team.
They’re armed, dangerous and ready.
That has to be a deflating thought for batters facing the Southold High School baseball team this year.