BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO This is what we call a ball. Shelter Island Cricket Club founder David Shillingford explains the finer points of the game to a group of Shelter Island Bucks.
Christian Molfetta of the Shelter Island Bucks stood behind the popping crease and looked across the pitch at the bowler, with a bat in his hand. He wore batting pads, padded gloves and stood in front of the wicket. The bowler bounced one in and Molfetta swung — he may have tipped it — the wicket keeper caught it on a fly and a cry went up: ”Howzat?” (more…)
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Sam Ilario, hustling all the way, is safe on a play at the plate against Sag Harbor, July 3 at Fiske field..
The Shelter Island Bucks rode power hitting and a strong start by Ian Burns (Columbia U.) to a 5-2 victory over the Riverhead Tomcats at Fiske Field on Tuesday. Burns used a good fastball and a variety of off speed pitches to allow only one run over six innings in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League contest. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO It was ‘Scout Day’ last week for East End summer league players.
“Does it translate to the pros? That’s what we’re trying to figure out,” John Ceprini said.
A scout for the Cincinatti Reds, Mr. Ceprini was speaking about the process professional judges of baseball skills go through when practicing their trade. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Josh Goldberg pitching in relief against the North Fork Ospreys Sunday.
On Friday, June 24, Shelter Island Bucks pitcher Josh Goldberg (Butler) recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed three runs over five innings against the visiting Sag Harbor Whalers. He left the game with Shelter Island trailing 3-0. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks Tim Zeng at the plate in Tuesday’s win over Southampton at Fiske Field. Zeng scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the first.
Anthony Alicki pitched a four hit, complete game shutout Tuesday in his first start of the year as the Shelter Island Bucks beat the Southampton Breakers 1-0 in classic pitcher’s duel. (more…)