Baseball: Ospreys host Southampton when playoffs begin Monday

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | North Fork shortstop Alex Perez positioning himself to snag a ground ball.

The North Fork Ospreys will host a semifinals doubleheader against the Southampton Breakers as the postseason opens in the Hampton Collegiate Baseball Division Monday.

First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Cochran Park.

The Ospreys enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed. They finished the regular season with a 22-17 record.

Southampton, the No. 3 seed, went 21-18. The Ospreys won four of six games against the Breakers during the regular season.

Monday’s doubleheader is part of a best-of-three series. If the two teams split on Monday they play in Southampton Tuesday.

The Shelter island Bucks (23-17) host the Riverhead Tomcats (21-19) in the other semifinals doubleheader Monday. First pitch in that series is set for 1 p.m. at Fiske Memorial Field on Shelter Island.

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