Slow starts to seasons are hardly anything new to the Southold High School baseball team. The uncanny trend goes back for years. Bad starts have become so regular that they could be considered something of a tradition — not a desirable tradition, of course, but a tradition, nonetheless.
It has been a whale of a high school baseball season for Pierson/Bridgehampton. At the same time, it wasn’t a bad season for Southold, either.
In Southold’s case, it was a matter of entering the season with only three returning players from last year in Luke Hansen, Billy Burns and Joe Hayes. And then, as if that wasn’t enough, the First Settlers lost their first seven games of the season. Somehow, Southold managed to put the pieces together under its new coach, Greg Tulley, and qualify for the playoffs. READ
The Southold High School baseball team turned its regular season around. Now the First Settlers need to turn their playoffs around.
After a rough start to the season, Southold’s young players found their way. The team had won 11 of 14 games going into its Suffolk County Class C Tournament game against Pierson/Bridgehampton on Tuesday. READ
Just when Joe Wozny was on the verge of doing something special, Southold said no-no to the no-no.
Through six innings Saturday, Southold’s batters couldn’t touch Wozny. The Stony Brook pitcher took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic. Then, the first batter he faced that inning, Brendan Duffy, clobbered a stand-up double over the leftfielder.
Rain, rain, go away. Now they’ll have to play another day.
Two winless high school baseball teams, Southold and Port Jefferson, were hoping to pick up their first win Friday morning, but that meant having to get their game against each other in. So, with an ominous weather forecast, the game’s starting time was pushed up an hour to 9 a.m. in an effort to beat the weather. It helped, but it wasn’t enough. READ
Mother Nature threw a curveball at high school baseball teams throughout Long Island last week with its fourth snowstorm in March. One can envision coaches and players looking to the sky and angrily shaking their fists.
You can’t tell who the players are without a scorecard. That’s especially true this year with the Southold High School baseball team and its new coach.
A new chapter in Southold baseball opened Monday with the team’s first official practice under coach Greg Tulley. Change is in the air. Tulley, who had coached the junior varsity team the past two years, takes over the varsity squad from Mike Carver, who stepped down after 17 years in charge. In addition, only three players from last year’s team are back. READ
After years and years of giving signs to his baseball players, Mike Carver recognized a sign when it came his way.
Carver said for the past few years he had been mulling over whether to hang up his cleats as Southold High School’s baseball coach. When a doctor told him he needed both of his kneecaps replaced, that ultimately made the decision for him. READ