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
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
Baseball is ingrained in Luke Hansen’s family history. In addition to the sport being an important part of his past and present, he wants it in his future.
Hansen has high aspirations. He would like to play professional baseball one day. “That’s my end goal,” he said. READ
The last undefeated high school baseball team in Suffolk County is no longer undefeated.
Southold’s season-long run of 21 straight wins was snapped by Pierson/Bridgehampton on Tuesday, leveling the Suffolk Class C finals at a game apiece.
Luke Hansen has only one “k” in his name, but he had 16 of them listed after it on Thursday.
The tall, lean Southold High School pitcher used his overpowering fastball to perplex batters, firing a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts — equaling a season-high — in a 10-0 complete-game defeat of Stony Brook.
They’re armed, dangerous and ready.
That has to be a deflating thought for batters facing the Southold High School baseball team this year.