Category | Sports

Men’s Softball League Again In Danger of Collapse

Posted on 26 June 2014

The Sag Harbor men’s softball league, which has struggled to field enough teams for competition in recent years, is once again on life support with a lack of organizational leadership threatening the start of the 2014 summer season.

Lady Whalers Fall in State Semifinal

Posted on 16 June 2014

The old English proverb says the third time should be a charm. But proverbs can be overly simplistic, while reality is often much more difficult.

The Pierson Lady Whalers learned this lesson the hard way over the weekend, falling in the semifinal round of the New York State Class C playoffs for a third consecutive year.

Whalers Come Up Short in State Final

Posted on 14 June 2014

A second straight banner season came to a disappointing end for the Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team Saturday evening in Binghamton, where the Whalers lost 7-2 to the Hoosic Valley Indians in the championship game of the New York State Class C baseball tournament.

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Pierson Baseball Advances To State Final, Girls Fall in Semis

Posted on 14 June 2014

The Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team knocked off Bolivar-Richburg, 4-1, in a New York State Class C semifinal on Saturday afternoon in Binghamton.

Defense and Ceremony Lead Whalers Back Upstate

Posted on 11 June 2014

The Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team was held hitless but still scored the only run of the game off a sacrifice fly in the first inning to knock off Friends Academy, 1-0, in Friday’s Long Island Class C Championship game.

The Whalers returned to the Dowling College Sports Complex on Saturday and defeated Haldane High School, 5-1, to win the regional title and advance for the second straight year to the New York State Class C semifinals, to be played this Saturday in Binghamton.

Win Stamps Ticket Upstate for Lady Whalers

Posted on 11 June 2014

The Pierson softball team cruised to victory in last year’s New York State Class C Southeast Regional Final, winning by 17 runs to advance to their second consecutive state semifinal. Facing Chester at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue on Saturday, it seemed as if the Lady Whalers would once again march on to the next level with relative ease.

But with Pierson leading by eight runs early, last year’s script was flipped and Chester turned an early blowout into a late-inning nail biter. The Lady Whalers (14-5) made a series of clutch defensive plays in the final inning to hold on for a 9-7 victory, one they and their head coach Melissa Edwards hope will also propel them to an altered ending upstate, where they have lost two straight semifinal games.

No Tommy John Surgery for McGowin

Posted on 11 June 2014

Despite rumors to the contrary, Pierson High School amuni Kyle McGowin, who recently was called up to pitch for the Double-A affiliate the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will not undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his injured right elbow.

Pierson Baseball and Softball Going to States

Posted on 08 June 2014

Championship parades are becoming routine in the late spring Sag Harbor.

For the second consecutive year, the Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball and softball teams will travel upstate on the same weekend to contend for New York Class C titles. A parade of fire engines, ambulances and trucks filled with players and coaches marched down Main Street and through a jam packed downtown Saturday night around 8 p.m.

Whalers Take First Step, Win LI Title

Posted on 06 June 2014

Pierson junior Johnny Chisholm drew a first-inning walk, stole second base and came home to score the only run of the game Friday afternoon at Dowling College, where the Pierson-Bridgehampton baseball team knocked off Friends Academy, 1-0, in a New York State Southeast Regional Semifinal, which doubled as the Long Island Championship.

McGowin Promoted to Double-A

Posted on 05 June 2014

Kyle McGowin is climbing up the baseball ladder, and is doing so rather quickly.

The Sag Harbor native and right hander out of Savannah State University was called up last month to pitch for the Arkansas Travelers, the Double A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. One year removed from being selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, McGowin, 22, has traveled from the rookie league, to Single A and now Double A, where top prospects often jump directly to the Major League level.