Baseball: Mattituck’s Tardif named player of year

The Mattituck High School baseball team enjoyed the most successful season since it started playing baseball in 1920. And now the awards are flowing in. 

The Tuckers, who went 27-1 and won the first state championship in their history, did quite well for themselves when the New York State Sports Writers Association all-state teams were announced. To lead things off, Joe Tardif, a junior pitcher/center fielder, was named the Class B Player of the Year and the Tuckers’ coach, Steve DeCaro, was chosen as the Class B Coach of the Year.

Two other Tuckers received all-state honors. James Nish, a senior pitcher/left fielder, made the fourth team, and senior pitcher/shortstop Marcos Perivolaris was named to the fifth team.

Southold senior pitcher Alex Poliwoda, who helped the First Settlers reach the state semifinals, made the Class C third team.

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore shortstop/pitcher Brian Morrell was named to the all-state Class A second team.

Correction: Brian Morrell was named to the second team, not the fourth.