Baseball: Mattituck, McGann-Mercy receive top playoff seeds

Both the Mattituck Tuckers and the Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs received one-game byes and the top seeds in their respective classes Monday morning when Section XI, the governing body for Suffolk County interscholastic sports, released the playoff brackets for its double-elimination baseball tournaments.

Mattituck (16-4) will play its first Class B playoff game on Thursday at home against the winner of Wednesday’s game between the No. 3 Hampton Bays Baymen (8-12) and the No. 2 Babylon Panthers (10-10). Meanwhile, in Class C, McGann-Mercy (14-4) will also be home on Thursday against either the No. 3 Port Jefferson Royals (11-8) or the No. 2 Pierson/Bridgehampton Whalers (11-9). Port Jefferson and Pierson/Bridgehampton will play Wednesday.

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats (15-5) made it to the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Class A and will play the No. 7 Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms (10-10) on Tuesday.

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