BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A scene from a Bucks game at Fiske Field last summer.
The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) is going international. Well, at least that’s the plan.
An initiative pushed by the league’s new commissioner, Vin Colasuonno, has the HCBL looking into the active recruitment of players from abroad to bring their talents to the United States. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks catcher Ryan Smoot throwing to second base under the watchful eyes of a professional scout at the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League Scout Day in Westhampton Beach Tuesday.
New York Yankee scout Cesar Presbott stood close by as Shelter Island Bucks catcher Ryan Smoot caught practice pitches and fired throws to second base. “Quick hands, quick feet, let’s go, good throws!” the scout urged. (more…)
Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.
Through the years, Shelter Island has been proud of its golfers. The way this year is panning out, that’s not going to change. Golfers continue to show we can play darn good golf right here on this little island.
Through the years we’ve enjoyed accomplishment after accomplishment and not just on our Island, but throughout the state and country. Just last week 61 year-old Jay Sessa was playing in a national event as the oldest player in the field. The week before that and the week after, Jay “Jake” Card III finished second in two major tournaments. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ben Schragger pitching against the Westhampton Aviators.
On Monday, July 18 the Shelter Island Bucks resumed a rain-delayed Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League contest from July 7, which had been called in the fourth inning with the Bucks down 5-2 to the Montauk Mustangs at Fiske Field.
Matters did not improve for the home team as the Mustangs sent 16 men to the plate, scoring 11 times on just three hits in the inning. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Walker Imwalle pulling a low and inside pitch over the right field fence in a game at Fiske Field last week against the Sag Harbor Whalers.
The Shelter Island Bucks welcomed the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) leading Westhampton Aviators on Tuesday and bowed 7-3 at a sun-drenched Fiske Field.
Island pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts and allowed twelve hits as the Aviators earned their 20th win of the season against just nine defeats. The Bucks are in last place in the HCBL with an 8-17-1 record. (more…)