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.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League has investigated an umpire’s actions at Saturday night’s game at Fiske Filed.
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League acted swiftly to overturn Shelter Island Bucks outfielder Jonathan Moroney’s ejection from a wild game Saturday night at Fiske Field. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks pitcher Collin Snider dealing against the Sag Harbor Whalers Saturday night at Fiske Field in a game with multiple ejections and ending in a tie.
It would have been a heartwarming display of sportsmanship had it come at the end of any other game.
After a three-hour slugfest between two teams battling for playoff position in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, members of the Shelter Island Bucks traded smiles and handshakes with players from the visiting Sag Harbor Whalers on a cloudy Saturday night at Fiske Field.
But the mood was quickly spoiled as the two umpires emerged from behind home plate and some mocking applause arose from the crowd of players. The game had been called a tie after 10 innings, but a series of incidents over the final two frames, handled poorly by the Bucks and even worse by the officials, irreparably scarred the game and wasted all remaining daylight hours.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Take your base. Zack Slater heads for
first at Tuesday’s Shelter Island Bucks baseball clinic for kids at Fiske Field.
The Shelter Island Bucks held a free baseball baseball camp for kids on Tuesday morning at Fiske Field. More than 20 kids took advantage of some expert coaching.
The next instructional camp by the Bucks will be Monday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Fiske Field.
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus has his eye on the ball against Southampton in the Bucks 5-0 win over the Breakers at Fiske Field on the Fourth of July.
A pair of final inning fireworks during a doubleheader at Fiske Field on Sunday evening brought a picturesque Fourth of July weekend on Shelter Island to an appropriate close.
The hometown Bucks won on a walkoff single by Ben Prada in the first game against the Southampton Breakers, before surrendering two runs in a critical seventh inning (doubleheaders in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League are shortened by two innings) en route to a 3-2 loss in the night cap.
The Southampton matchups brought a grueling stretch of four games in three days to a close. The Bucks managed two wins over the weekend, leaving them tied with the Westhampton Aviators atop the HCBL standings with a 17-10 record.