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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…)

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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…)