While both teams tried to beat the heat, the Long Island Road Warriors beat the North Fork Ospreys, rather soundly, too.
Then again, the Road Warriors had a lot more to play for: a place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs.
The Road Warriors turned up the heat and put an end to the Ospreys’ season as both teams labored under the baking sun on a sweltering Sunday. 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
While an actual osprey soared above the baseball field at Jean W. Cochran Park in Peconic, making its presence known with high-pitched squeals, the North Fork Ospreys were making noise of their own down below. READ
Bill Ianniciello didn’t do anything like mistakenly walk into the wrong dugout or give signs to the other team, but the Riverhead Tomcats’ new manager acknowledged that going up against his former club was a different experience. READ
As Tom Hanks said in the movie “A League of Their Own,” there’s no crying in baseball.
Or is there? READ
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