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07/30/15 8:05am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

For the second consecutive year, the Shelter Island Bucks will play for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship.

After splitting a pair of games with the Montauk Mustangs on Monday and Tuesday, the Bucks cruised past their southern rivals in the decisive third game, scoring 8 runs early and staving off a late Montauk comeback attempt to win 10-3. (more…)

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07/29/15 7:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play this afternoon against Montauk, hoping to move on to the HCBL championship series.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play this afternoon against Montauk, hoping to move on to the HCBL championship series.

A night after their best defensive performance of the season, the Shelter Island Bucks came out flat on the road against the Montauk Mustangs, losing 9-4.

The loss sends the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League semifinal series to a decisive third game at Fiske Field on Wednesday afternoon. (more…)

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07/28/15 8:02am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks Ben Prada heading for third with a triple in Shelter Island's game one victory over Montauk in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs at Fiske Filed.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks Ben Prada heading for third with a triple in Shelter Island’s game one victory over Montauk in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs at Fiske Filed.

Montauk centerfielder JJ Shimko stood hunched over, his hands tightly clutching his gray uniform pants.

The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League All-Star from the University of South Carolina Upstate had just watched a line drive off the bat of Shelter Island Bucks’ Ben Prada fly inches above his glove and ricochet off the outfield wall Monday evening at Fiske Field.

Shimko’s posture indicated what everyone was thinking during the opening game of the HCBL playoffs — it wasn’t Montauk’s night. (more…)

07/23/15 3:12pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO This week and every week, the library has lots of programs for kids.

For all the sports fans on the Island, there’s a new kind of player in town. This week on the Island, your best bet for a fun time is the Shelter Island Cricket Club’s fourth annual cricket match on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more…)

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07/21/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dominic Brugnoni leaping for a wild throw in Monday's loss to the North Fork Ospreys

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Dominic Brugnoni leaping for a wild throw in Monday’s loss to the North Fork Ospreys

A pair of pivotal 9th inning decisions went against the Shelter Island Bucks Monday evening, who fell to the visiting North Fork Ospreys 5-4 at home and saw their lead over second place Westhampton drop to just half a game in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Fans at Fiske Field were treated to good baseball, without the drama of ejections,  disputes with umpires and poor officiating that occurred in Saturday’s game against Sag Harbor. (more…)