04/18/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting a family at Fiske Field last summer. He'll be on hand this summer

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting a family at Fiske Field last summer. He’ll be on hand this summer

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like hosting a Shelter Island Buck (or two!) for the baseball season? Maybe you’ve heard there’s a shortage of host families this year and you’ve been toying with the idea.

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07/06/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus has his eye on the ball against Southampton in the Bucks 5-0 win over the Breakers at Fiske Field on the Fourth of July.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus has his eye on the ball against Southampton in the Bucks 5-0 win over the Breakers at Fiske Field on the Fourth of July.

A pair of final inning fireworks during a doubleheader at Fiske Field on Sunday evening brought a picturesque Fourth of July weekend on Shelter Island to an appropriate close.

The hometown Bucks won on a walkoff single by Ben Prada in the first game against the Southampton Breakers, before surrendering two runs in a critical seventh inning (doubleheaders in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League are shortened by two innings) en route to a 3-2 loss in the night cap.

The Southampton matchups brought a grueling stretch of four games in three days to a close. The Bucks managed two wins over the weekend, leaving them tied with the Westhampton Aviators atop the HCBL standings with a 17-10 record.

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