Photo credit: Tippy Ameres
Sag Harbor PBA are Champs
Sag Harbor PBA knocked off Herrick’s Hardware of Southampton, 5-3, on Saturday to win the Southampton Majors Little League Championship. Max Mensch and Dylan Ameres’ combined pitching performances led the team to victory. Darius Dorph-Lowrie’s two-run home run in the third inning sealed the victory for Sag Harbor.
E.J. Burke threw out a base stealer and caught a difficult pop-fly to keep the bases empty. Burke also hit two singles to add to the offense while Ameres and Seamus Scanlon added RBI triples and scored runs. Thomas Lawton singled and scored a run.
The game marked the seventh Little League finals appearance for head coach John Chisolm.
Uneven Week for Whalers
The Sag Harbor Whalers went 2-3 over the last week to drop in the standings of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL). The team is now 8-9 with the bulk of the summer schedule still ahead.
The Whalers dropped games to Center Moriches and the North Fork on June 18 and 19, before bouncing back with a 4-3 win over the North Fork on Friday, June 21 and an 11-5 win over Riverhead on Saturday, June 22. The team dropped a tough one on Sunday, losing 3-2 to the Westhampton Aviators.
East Hampton High School graduate Deilyn Guzman (Molloy College) registered a scoreless 10th inning to help the Whalers hold on in the win over the North Fork, with Scott Hagan (Mercy College) having scored three times.
The loss to Westhampton dropped Sag Harbor 1.5 games back from first place Shelter Island, with a pair of errors in the sixth inning making the ultimate difference. All three runs scored against Sag Harbor starter Rex Davis (Savannah State) were unearned.
In other HCBL news, the league held its fifth annual Major League Baseball Scout Day on Tuesday, June 25, welcoming representatives from teams across the big leagues to evaluate the talent of more than 100 players across the seven HCBL teams.
In attendance were scouts from the New York Yankees and Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, as well as from the Major League Baseball Central Scouting Bureau, which files reports for all 30 major league teams.
Purple Haze Tops Weekly Breakwater Standings
Lee Oldak skippered Purple Haze to a first-place finish with a corrected time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 20 seconds in the weekly Wednesday night sailing series at the Breakwater Yacht Club. Jim Vos aboard Skoot placed second with an adjusted time of 1:14:30, narrowly edging out Bud Rogers and Big Boat, which placed third in 1:14:33.
In Division II, Jim Smyth and Derrick Galen finished first aboard White Lightning with a corrected time of 1:14:20. Chris DiSunno finished second aboard Swan’s Way in 1:16:08 while George Martin and Osprey finished third in 1:16:12.
The Club also announced this week that the 30th annual Sag Harbor Cup Regatta would be part of the Eastern Long Island Yachting Association’s Island Series. The race, which will be held on Saturday, July 13, will chart a course around Plum Island. Registration and entry fees are due by July 6. For more information visit www.breakwateryc.org.