What amounted to a play-in game for a play-in game has left the North Fork Ospreys out.
Much like the game of musical chairs that was played by youngsters in between innings at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic Friday night, the Ospreys have been left without a place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs. For the first time in 10 years, they will not be in the postseason. READ
A baseball field can be an awfully dangerous place, even before a game.
Or, perhaps better stated, especially before a game. READ
With the dog days of summer for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League having arrived, both the North Fork Ospreys and Westhampton Aviators have cooled off in the summer heat.
In the case of the Ospreys, however, it hasn’t really been like they have been super hot at any point this season. The fact that the fifth-place Ospreys currently are positioned to nab the wild-card spot for the five-team playoffs is a testament to the team’s pitching. It certainly hasn’t been because of its hitting. READ
Riverhead Tomcats outfielder Luke Oliphant was named MVP of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League all-star game Monday night at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank. READ
A pitcher is more than just an arm. After all, he has a glove for a reason.
Austin Smith is fully aware of that. He put both his pitching arm and glove to good use Sunday night, helping the North Fork Ospreys to a 3-1 defeat of the Westhampton Aviators in a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League game cut short by lightning. The game was stopped one out into the bottom of the eighth inning when the home-plate umpire ordered both teams into their dugouts at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic after a lightning strike. Moments later, the game was called. READ
Height is nice, but it isn’t everything.
Tyrese Clayborne may know that better than just about anyone. Though short in stature, Clayborne brings a great deal of heart and desire — not to mention talent — with him onto the baseball diamond. That counts for a lot. READ
Colorful fireworks lit up the night sky at the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival. Not too far down the road, the North Fork Ospreys produced fireworks of their own Saturday night.
It could be a sign that the Ospreys are turning things around offensively. Or maybe it’s just a case that they simply love playing against the Riverhead Tomcats. READ
It’s hard for a baseball team to win when it’s not hitting. The North Fork Ospreys finally did something about that Monday.
After going winless through their first seven games of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season, Game No. 8 was a welcomed hit for the Ospreys. READ
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League is going international. Well, at least that’s the plan.
An initiative pushed by the league’s new commissioner, Vin Colasuonno, has the HCBL looking into the active recruitment of players from abroad to bring their talents to the United States. READ
A number of North Fork Ospreys can look back on the 2017 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season with fond memories.