08/09/15 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO We are the champions. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series Saturday for the Island's first league championship.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO All for one. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series last Saturday for the Island’s first league championship.

Winning the 2015 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship is a great achievement for the Bucks organization and the 20 players who hoisted the trophy at Aviator Field in Westhampton on Saturday night, a week ago.

But an incident that happened 1,500 miles away the following day proved there is so much more to baseball than just a winning record. (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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07/20/15 4:42pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League acted quickly to sort out Saturday night's wild game at Fiske Filed.

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…)

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07/20/15 10:00am
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.

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.

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07/08/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Take your base.  Zack Slater heads for first at Tuesday's Shelter Island Bucks baseball clinic for kids at Fiske Field.

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.