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07/30/15 8:05am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

For the second consecutive year, the Shelter Island Bucks will play for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship.

After splitting a pair of games with the Montauk Mustangs on Monday and Tuesday, the Bucks cruised past their southern rivals in the decisive third game, scoring 8 runs early and staving off a late Montauk comeback attempt to win 10-3. (more…)

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07/29/15 7:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play this afternoon against Montauk, hoping to move on to the HCBL championship series.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play this afternoon against Montauk, hoping to move on to the HCBL championship series.

A night after their best defensive performance of the season, the Shelter Island Bucks came out flat on the road against the Montauk Mustangs, losing 9-4.

The loss sends the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League semifinal series to a decisive third game at Fiske Field on Wednesday afternoon. (more…)

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07/28/15 8:02am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks Ben Prada heading for third with a triple in Shelter Island's game one victory over Montauk in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs at Fiske Filed.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks Ben Prada heading for third with a triple in Shelter Island’s game one victory over Montauk in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs at Fiske Filed.

Montauk centerfielder JJ Shimko stood hunched over, his hands tightly clutching his gray uniform pants.

The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star from the University of South Carolina Upstate had just watched a line drive off the bat of Shelter Island Bucks’ Ben Prada fly inches above his glove and ricochet off the outfield wall Monday evening at Fiske Field.

Shimko’s posture indicated what everyone was thinking during the opening game of the HCBL playoffs — it wasn’t Montauk’s night. (more…)

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07/27/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Heading for home. RJ Going cuts the bag at third and races to the plate in the Bucks last regular season home game Thursday. The team hosts Montauk this afternoon at 4  in game one of the HCBL playoffs.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Heading for home. RJ Going cuts the bag at third and races to the plate in the Bucks last regular season home game Thursday. The team hosts Montauk this afternoon at 4 in game one of the HCBL playoffs.

Before the first pitch in early June of the 2015 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season, Shelter Island Bucks Head Coach Jamie Quinn outlined his two goals for the year: To lead his team to a winning record and a victory in the HCBL series that fell just beyond the team’s grasp in 2014.

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07/24/15 10:00am

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A scene from an earlier Bucks’ game this season. High fives have been a constant site at Fiske Field in 2015.

A slew of mistakes by the visiting Montauk Mustangs sealed a win for Shelter Island at the regular season finale at Fiske Field.

It also guaranteed a best regular season for the franchise with 26 wins in 2015. (more…)