A number of benefits come with still being alive in the high school baseball playoffs in the northeast in June. Among them is the anxiously awaited arrival of nice weather. No need for coats, wool hats or winter gloves. Sunscreen and shorts are more like it.
The sneak attack was thwarted by the alert Mike Carver. Before his players could dump a bucket of water over him, the Southold High School baseball coach averted a soaking. In the end, Dylan Clausen was left holding the bucket with no one to throw it over.
It was one of the few things the First Settlers failed to accomplish during this memorable season.
This past July the Southold High School baseball coach, Mike Carver, was driving home with his wife, Jeanne, and their daughter, Meghan, from a horse show in Vermont. They were on back roads, trying to find their way to the New York State Thruway. READ
Around the time preseason practice started, the Southold High School boys soccer coach, Andrew Sadowski, had his players write down their position preferences. Peter Fouchet, a senior who had played primarily as a central defensive midfielder since he was pulled up to the varsity team as a freshman for the playoffs, jotted down the words “center midfield.” Then, in parentheses, he added “center attacking midfield.” READ
Andrew Sadowski was too caught up in the small picture to immediately appreciate the larger picture. Then his players reminded him by giving him a round of applause. READ
Southold shortstop Noah Mina, an all-league choice last year, is part of an infield that coach Mike Carver said has no weakness. (Credit: Garret Meade)
That is the message Mike Carver has conveyed to his players on the Southold High School baseball team.
A season can get away from a team real quickly if it isn’t careful. The First Settlers found that out the hard way.