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…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |A summer to remember. Bucks GM Dave Gurney, left, with his guests for the summer, Max Watt, middle, and Trevor Freeman a year ago. Max was recently drafted by the Red Sox.
Although almost year has passed since six foot nine inch pitcher Max Watt last pitched for the Shelter Island Bucks, his shadow still looms large on Shelter Island.
The right-handed hurler from Babylon was the first of three former Island players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, along with 2013 teammates Alex Katz and Mike Wallace. Katz was taken in the 27th round by the Chicago White Sox and Wallace in the 30th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. (more…)
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Sid “Ironman’ Beckwith
In covering sports in over 100 Reporter columns, there is one remarkable feat that rises above the others. (more…)
Robert F. Washabaugh
Robert F. Washabaugh, 85, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 in his home. Born on May 14, 1929 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Paul Washabaugh and Effie Foose Washabaugh. He was married to the late Rose O’Byrne Washabaugh from 1951 until her death in 1995. (more…)
This is the first in the series of posts featuring the creativity of students at the Shelter Island School. Leading off the series is 11th grade poet Johnny Sturges, who graces us with two poems. (more…)