Sunday was a memorable day in more ways than one for Chase Phelps. It was a dramatic mix of bad and good.
First, the bad. The North Fork Ospreys pitcher awoke Sunday morning to a couple of disturbing text messages, informing him of the death of a friend the night before.
Before the start of Tuesday’s doubleheader, someone mentioned to North Fork Ospreys coach Bill Ianniciello that his team needed “just one more point” to clinch a playoff berth.
“Don’t say ‘just’,” said Ianniciello, who advised that the word “just” be removed. In other words, just because the Ospreys needed only one point didn’t mean it would be easy, and it wasn’t.