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05/29/19 10:24pm
05/29/2019 10:24 PM

Gene Rochler’s marriage came to an end Wednesday.

Well, one of his marriages did.

Married to baseball coaching — as well as his wife, Nancy — for 40 years, Rochler said his Mattituck High School team’s 11-1 loss to Center Moriches in the decisive second game of the Suffolk County Class B finals was his final game as a coach. READ

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05/28/19 6:33pm
05/28/2019 6:33 PM

Bryce Grathwohl #1 of Mattituck winds up against Babylon at Mattituck High School in Mattituck on May 21st 2019.

The road to the Suffolk County Class B title has run squarely through two schools in recent years: Mattituck and Center Moriches.

Since 2014, the Tuckers have won three county titles; the Red Devils have won a pair. Now, the Red Devils are one win away from another crown. READ

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05/15/19 10:19pm
05/15/2019 10:19 PM

Bryce Grathwohl isn’t perfect, but he comes close from time to time.

Early this high school baseball season, the Mattituck senior was one out away from pitching a perfect game against Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island. Then he hung a one-strike curveball to Cooper Schiavoni. “He just waited on it and drove the ball the other way and it was a legit single,” recalled Grathwohl, who has moved on.

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04/23/19 9:01pm
04/23/2019 9:01 PM

Mattituck’s bats make the Tuckers armed and dangerous.

When a baseball team’s offense is as reliable and productive as Mattituck’s is, it makes life easier for its pitchers. That’s just one reason why Mattituck’s pitching staff turned in its sixth complete game in seven league games Tuesday. Then, of course, there was Bryce Grathwohl, and he usually brings it when he’s on the mound.

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03/06/19 5:30am
03/06/2019 5:30 AM

The Mattituck High School baseball team’s new head coach is not new.

Gene Rochler isn’t new to the Tuckers (he had been an assistant coach in the program for 13 years) or coaching (this marks his 40th year in coaching), for that matter. But Rochler takes over the team as the successor to Steve DeCaro, who was placed on administrative leave in October for unspecified reasons. READ

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10/24/18 7:59pm
10/24/2018 7:59 PM

The pain of defeat was just too much for at least one inconsolable young person on the Mattituck side of the soccer field. Tuckers coach Will Hayes tried his best to comfort the distraught youngster, but the bawling continued.

It wasn’t one of Hayes’ players, but his 8-year-old son, Owen. Mattituck’s 4-1 loss to rival Center Moriches in a Suffolk County Class B semifinal Wednesday was just too much for him to take. READ

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10/09/18 10:04pm
10/09/2018 10:04 PM

Midway through the opening half, Mattituck High School boys soccer coach Will Hayes looked down at the grass on the field.

“Gee, a penny,” he said, pocketing it.

Up until then Hayes did not need much luck — his team had rolled to a three-goal advantage over Greenport — but perhaps he could have used a little later Tuesday afternoon. The Tuckers lost senior goalkeeper James Jacobs to a sprained right ankle early in the second half of their 3-0 Suffolk County League VII victory. READ

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05/02/18 9:38pm
05/02/2018 9:38 PM

Mattituck pose for a photo after their 3-1 victory over John Glenn at Bethpage Ball Park in Central Islip on May 2nd, 2018.

It’s not every day that Mattituck High School drives 44 miles to play a home baseball game.

Then again, it’s not every day the Tuckers get an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot while playing at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip — home of the Long Island Ducks. (more…)

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05/12/17 9:12pm
05/12/2017 9:12 PM

It meant extending their regular season by two days and surviving an epic 19-inning game that took two days to complete, but the Mattituck Tuckers found the extra effort worthwhile.

The Suffolk County League VIII baseball game between Mattituck and host Southampton that started Wednesday was finally brought to an end Friday thanks in good part to Bryce Grathwohl. The sophomore pitched all six innings that were played Friday and came through with his first career home run in the 19th inning, bringing Mattituck a 5-4 triumph and a share of the league championship, half of which belongs to Southampton. Both teams finished the regular season 15-5 overall and in the league.
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