Tall, lean and not mean (but a true competitor, nonetheless), Chris Nicholson looks the part of a central defender. What’s also part of the package — though not as obvious until one sees him in action on the soccer field — is his speed. He can sure run.
That’s the way things stand now in the finale of a three-game Suffolk County League VIII baseball series between Babylon and Mattituck. The two teams are so evenly matched it’s hard to find separation between them. Certainly, that was the case Thursday when they played 10 innings, covering 2 hours, 45 minutes, and a winner still couldn’t be decided.
The intense rivalry between the Mattituck and Southampton high school baseball teams has produced some memorable games over the years (including a wild 19-inning game last year that took two days to complete). Jem Sisco added an interesting chapter to that history Saturday when the Southampton pitcher threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on his home field. The senior righthander with a dramatically high leg kick, had a no-hitter going through 4 1/3 innings before turning in his first complete game of the season, a 3-0 Suffolk County League VIII triumph. READ