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Joe Tardif registered nine strikeouts over five innings, during which he allowed four hits and one walk. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Joe Tardif registered nine strikeouts over five innings, during which he allowed four hits and one walk. (Credit: Garret Meade)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS B TOURNAMENT | RED DEVILS 9, TUCKERS 3

After the first two games of the best-of-three series to determine the Suffolk County Class B baseball champion, this much is known: Both Center Moriches and Mattituck have fight in them, not to mention an ability to forge a big rally for a comeback win.

The top-seeded Tuckers showed their mettle in the playoff opener on Monday by plating all five of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Chris Dwyer delivered a walk-off single for a 5-4 triumph. Pretty impressive stuff.

Not to be outdone, though, No. 2 Center Moriches then showed what it can do to pull out a victory. Putting the disappointment of the first game behind them, the Red Devils, who trailed through the first five and a half innings on Wednesday, ran up a seven-run burst in the sixth for a 9-3 victory at Center Moriches High School. (more…)