08/25/15 4:51pm

 

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.

BOB DE STEFANO PHOTO
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…)

08/08/15 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Shelter Islander Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney after presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a souvenir bat at the Town Board work session Tuesday, with Councilman Peter Reich looking on.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Shelter Islander Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney after presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a souvenir bat at the Town Board work session Tuesday, with Councilman Peter Reich looking on.

They started off slowly, so slowly they had to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate.

The 2015 Shelter Island Bucks were rained out twice in a row to start the season, and then were inconsistent starting the campaign, only one game over .500 after 13 games. (more…)

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08/02/15 6:26am
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 Saturday for the Island’s first league championship.

The Shelter Island Bucks are Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League champions.

The Bucks swept the HCBL Championship Series against the Westhampton Aviators Saturday night in a best-of-three matchup to cap a season to remember in Island baseball history. (more…)