When he wasn’t mowing down batters on the mound during his high school career at Mattituck, Joe Tardif was tracking down balls in center field for the Tuckers. As his career progressed to SUNY/Cortland, where he’ll be playing his final season next spring as a senior, he played primarily in right field. READ
Joe Tardif’s entrance into the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League was loud and dramatic.
In his first at-bat for the North Fork Ospreys, Tardif blasted a 3-and-2 pitch for a grand slam against the Long Island Road Warriors. “That was cool,” he said. READ
The spring season has a familiar rhythm to it for Meg Tuthill. She routinely wins track-and-field races, collects a lot of medals and, as it turns out, Athlete of the Year awards from Times Review Media Group. READ
It was one last high school baseball game for Long Island’s top seniors. One final chance to hit the diamond as a representative of their schools.
For Mattituck’s Joe Tardif and Shoreham-Wading River’s Zach White, it was a moment to cherish.
For Joe Tardif, it never has been about himself.
Depending on the situation, it could be about his family, his team, his friends, or about his twin brother John, who just happens to be his biggest fan.
New York State will have a new Class B baseball champion.
A state championship can be a fragile thing. It unquestionably takes a wealth of talent to win one, but a team also needs to get hot at the right time. A little luck here and there along the way doesn’t hurt, either.
Some rules were clearly broken during Thursday’s high school baseball game between Smithtown Christian and Mattituck, yet no one is complaining.
As the game progressed the weather got colder, but Joe Tardif was warming up.
Opening Day 2016 brought plenty of sunshine, but a lot of wind, too, which made the temperatures hovering around 50 degrees feel considerably colder. READ
Parker Tuthill is a streaky basketball player. Some games he’s rather quiet and not much of a factor, and then there are other times, like on Tuesday night. READ
He’s sure not your average Joe.
But even by the lofty standards that Joe Tardif has set for himself, his play on Friday night had to be considered above average. READ