McGowin Named an All-American
Sag Harbor native Kyle McGowin, who recently was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, is now a collegiate All-American.
The junior right-hander from Savannah State was one of 58 student-athletes named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 18th Annual All-American team.
McGowin, who was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year and a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Golden Spikes Award, was named a first-team All-American. He plans to forego his senior season to become a professional in the Angels organization.
Bishop at Bat
Congressman Tim Bishop batted 2-for-2 with three RBIs and turned in a flawless performance at third base to earn co-MVP honors in the 52nd Annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity last Thursday. The 22-0 victory was the Democrats’ fourth straight after years of Republican dominance.
Despite threatening skies and sporadic rain, the game went on at Nationals Park in Washington in front of 8,000 spectators. Democratic Coach Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania said Bishop “played like Brooks Robinson at third base,” after he successfully threw out five Republican batters at first.
Bishop, 63, has started at third base in each of the last five games, and was previously named MVP in 2009.
Bishop wore a New York Yankees uniform with the number 1 in honor of New York’s First Congressional District, which he has represented since 2003.
“It’s an honor to represent Long Island in Congress and on a big-league ball field,” said Bishop. “The game is also a great opportunity to build relationships across the aisle in the spirit of friendly sportsmanship and raise money for worthy charities.”
The gate receipts for the game are given each year to The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Strong attendance pushed the gate receipts close to $300,000 this year, according to game organizers.
Breakwater Yacht Club
Skippers Steve Kenny and Greg Ames continued their torrid pace in this year’s Breakwater Yacht Club’s Wednesday Nigh Sailing Series with another win aboard Gossip on June 12 with a Division I-best corrected time of 1 hour 53 minutes and 2 seconds. Bud Rogers aboard Big Boat finished second with a corrected time of 1:58:15 while Wayne and Carol Morse finished third aboard Roxanne in 2:04:32.
In Division 2, it was George Martin aboard Osprey winning with a corrected time of 1:59:17. Ian Evans and Autonomy finished second in 2:01:43 while a group of junior sailors aboard BYC-41 finished third in 2:02:02.
World’s Best Women Coming to Sebonack
The 68th United States Women’s Open will come to the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton starting next week. Practice rounds will get under way starting Monday, June 24, and run through Wednesday, with official play kicking off Thursday, June 27 at 7 a.m. The 2013 champion will emerge from a field of 156 of the world’s best women’s golfers and will be crowed on Sunday, June 30. Event organizers have said they are expecting 130,000 spectators in attendance. For tickets and more information visit www.2013uswomensopen.com.