Even before the first pitch was thrown this season, it was known that the Southold High School baseball team was armed and dangerous with a formidable pitching staff. What wasn’t as certain, but soon became obvious, was that those arms came with bats. They go hand in hand.
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.
They’re armed, dangerous and ready.
That has to be a deflating thought for batters facing the Southold High School baseball team this year.
Pat McFarland had a career night. But even that wasn’t enough for the Southold High School boys basketball team on Friday the 13th.
In the first quarter of Friday’s game, McFarland nailed a three-point shot. A few moments later he hit another triple, all net, before swishing yet another trey in succession to the delight of the home fans.
One started to get a sense that it could be a special game for the Southold senior guard.
Life’s twists and turns can form some unforeseen developments. Lucas Grigonis knows full well.
Back during the 2004-05 high school boys basketball season, Grigonis was a senior playing for Southold. That season also happened to be the late Phil Reed’s first season in Southold as Jeff Ellis’ assistant coach.
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
Southold coach Mike Carver had to chuckle before Thursday’s Long Island Class C baseball final when he noticed that it was the last game in his scorebook. It turned out to be the last game of the year for his team.
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.
For the second time in a week, Pat McFarland was almost perfect.
Last Wednesday the junior righthander lost a perfect game with two outs in the seventh inning. He finished his magnificent performance in an 8-0 triumph over Smithtown Christian with a one-hitter. READ
A total surprise? Maybe not.
The Southold High School baseball team leapt to the top of the Suffolk County League VIII standings by sweeping its first three games of the season, and excellent pitching had a lot to do with it. Just look at the scores of the First Settlers’ wins over Greenport: 10-1, 10-0 and 6-1.