Suffolk County All-League Dinner
The Suffolk County All-League Dinner took place at Villa Lombardi’s last Wednesday, June 13, to celebrate the athletic achievements of high school athletes. This year, the Pierson/Bridgehampton Varsity Baseball team received a number of awards. Suffolk County All-League awards were given to seniors Hunter Leyser, Sean Hartnett and Paul Dorego, juniors Jake Bennet and Colman Vila, and sophomore Aaron Schiavoni. Vila and Schiavoni were also awarded All-County. Senior Michael Heller was awarded Academic All-League. The “Al Desiderio” Small School Tournament MVP – Class C award was given to Colman Vila. Pierson/Bridgehampton also received several team awards, including the Walt Williams Award for Best League Winning Percentage, and the Robert A. Collotta Memorial/Newsday Cup, for the Class A, B, C, or D team that advances the furthest in the New York State Tournament.
Sag Harbor Whalers
The Sag Harbor Whalers are still currently in last place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, but improved their overall record this week to 3-9, now 4.5 games back from the North Fork Ospreys. After a tough loss to the Ospreys, the Whalers defeated the Center Moriches Battlecats 8-6 on Friday, June 15, but fell 7-3 against them the next day at Mashashimuet Park. An extra inning battle against the Shelter Island Bucks on June 17 was an amazing effort by the Whalers, but the Bucks capitalized on two playing errors in the bottom of the 10th inning to score two runs in their 7-6 victory over the Whalers. On Tuesday, June 19, the Whalers defeated the Southampton Breakers 6-4. The game was tied 4-4 going into the top of the 9th inning, until slugger Dennis Mitchell rocked a two run homerun straight over the center field wall. Whalers pitching held off the Breakers to seal the victory.