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07/28/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Strong pitching carried the Bucks to the playoffs and will be key to their success in the post season. Above, Isaac OBear of Grambling State University pitched to a  1.38 ERA during the regular season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Strong pitching carried the Bucks to the playoffs and will be key to their success in the post season. Above, Isaac OBear of Grambling State University pitched to a 1.38 ERA during the regular season.

After missing the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs last season, the Shelter Island Bucks will be seeing postseason action in 2014.

A 21-19 record secured the Bucks’ the third seed in the playoffs. They will face the second seeded Sag Harbor Whalers in a best of three series. (more…)

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07/24/14 12:06pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

The Shelter Island Bucks’ offense came alive in their final regular season home game of the season Wednesday evening with an  8-1 victory over the Montauk Mustangs.

The win improved the Bucks’ record to two games over .500  at19-17 and kept them close for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) playoff spot. The Islanders are now tied for third place in the league with the Riverhead Tomcats, trailing the first place North Fork Ospreys by a single game. (more…)

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07/21/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trevor Freeman sliding safely into second against the Riverhead Tomcats Sunday at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trevor Freeman sliding safely into second against the Riverhead Tomcats Sunday at Fiske Field.

With a chance to move into first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Sunday evening at Fiske Field, the Shelter Island Bucks came up just short of the opportunity. In front of a packed house in their second to last regular season home game of the season, the Bucks fell 3-2 to the Riverhead Tomcats. (more…)

07/18/14 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jon Karcich in rare relaxation mode from a hectic but fulfilling schedule managing the Shelter Island Bucks.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Jon Karcich in rare relaxation mode from a hectic but fulfilling schedule managing the Shelter Island Bucks.

Like Silver Queen corn, the Shelter Island Bucks are a sweet and fleeting part of a Shelter Island summer. For a couple of months, we get to enjoy baseball at its finest: crisp and accomplished, played by college athletes.

Of the 45,000 or so young men playing baseball at the college level, only a handful go on to play professional baseball. Shelter Island Bucks Manager Jon Karcich was one of the chosen few when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009. (more…)

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07/17/14 2:00pm

 

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Brenton Arriaga of Loyola Marymount pitched six and two thirds innings allowing one earned run in a losing cause against Montauk Wednesday evening.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Brenton Arriaga of Loyola Marymount pitched six and two thirds innings allowing one earned run in a losing cause against Montauk Wednesday evening.

The Shelter Island Bucks did all they could to stage another comeback victory Wednesday evening at Fiske Field, but couldn’t pull it off. With two outs in the ninth, the Bucks had the potential tying run at the plate. But a strikeout ended the game and the visiting Montauk Mustangs walked away with a 5-2 victory. (more…)