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BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

When I look back to just one single year in my life, the longest was when I went from 17 to 18. Now, one year goes by so fast it seems like a month.

With this, the last Eye on the Ball for 2015, I’m  centering my thoughts on how sports, in this tiny, unique place, shows us the importance they play in our lives. (more…)

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12/29/15 4:30pm
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 in August for the Island's first league championship.

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 in August for the Island’s first league championship.

It was a dream summer for the 2015 Shelter Island Bucks.

The Island boys racked up the most wins ever for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League team, and capped it off with Shelter Island’s first HCBL championship on a sun-splashed Westhampton field in August. (more…)

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BOB DE STEFANO PHOTO A bat being presented to Dr. Frank Emmett, left, by Dave Gurney, signed by all of the 2015 Bucks players and coaches.

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A bat being presented to  Frank Emmett, left, by Dave Gurney, signed by all of the 2015 Bucks players and coaches.

As our summer of 2015 on Shelter Island heads toward the finish, I think about all the things that happened in that short period of time. If you speak to some local folks working seven days a week, I’m sure you’ll find them happy to see the season end, while the city folks are not nearly so thrilled. (more…)

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08/21/15 2:00pm
Max Watt on the Fiske Field mound pitching for the Bucks. He made his made his professional debut this week, pitching one perfect inning with a strikeout against the Gulf Coast League Rays.

Max Watt on the Fiske Field mound pitching for the Bucks. He made his made his professional debut this week, pitching one perfect inning with a strikeout against the Gulf Coast League Rays.

BY BRIAN MUNDY

The Shelter Island Bucks’ 2015 season ended on August 1 when they accomplished their ultimate goal of winning the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) Championship. In just their fourth season of existence, the Bucks organization has celebrated many firsts.

There was the first victory, the first playoff game, the first playoff victory, the first appearance in a championship series, the first championship victory and the first Bucks to be drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. (more…)

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08/10/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus was named MVP of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus was named MVP of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Though the season ended over a week ago, the Shelter Island Bucks continue to win.

After Jonathan Moroney was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship series following the Bucks’ victory over the Westhampton Aviators, a pair of his teammates completed a sweep of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League end-of-season awards. Anthony Alicki won pitcher of the year, while right fielder Eddie Haus was named league MVP. (more…)