Paul D'Agostino's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh
inning scored Dominic Sciuba to give East Islip a 4-3 win yesterday in
the opener of a three-game series with Bellport. The series matches two
of the three teams battling for the League III championship. West Islip
is also in contention.
Sciuba was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a groundout.
After a walk to Mark Taormina and a wild pitch, Mike Messner was walked
intentionally to load the bases. D'Agostino then drove in the winning
"The whole game was like that," East Islip coach Sal Ciampi said.
"Both teams took advantage of the other team's mistakes. The two
pitchers could have easily been going into the seventh tied 1-1."
Jason Gouge struck out 10 batters for East Islip (9-1). Ciampi said
he would bring Gouge into the third game of the series if he needed to
get a couple of outs. Roberto Cancel took the loss.
"This is a very big series for all three teams," he said. "If it's
close enough, I'm sure we'll bring him back. He has a very resilient
In other League III games, Billy Small went 1-for-3 with three RBI
and Matt Greene went 1-for-3 with two RBI for West Islip (8-3) in its
10-7 win over Whitman (5-5) . . . Bobby Alpi's sacrifice fly in the top
of the third inning gave North Babylon (2-8) a 7-6 lead en route to its
12-6 win over Copiague (2-11). Sean Leahy struck out 15 in seven
innings, and Justin Walter went 4-for-5.
Longwood 10, Sachem 1: Scott Kittilsen pitched a three-hitter and had
eight strikeouts to lift Longwood (9-4). Kittilsen also scored three
runs. Mike Herbst went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI. Sachem is 3-7.
WP - Kittilsen. LP - Emde. HR - Herbst (L).
Smithtown 4, Ward Melville 3: Tim Lynaugh had a basesloaded, one-out
single to score Greg Terebetski in the seventh. Lynaugh went 3-for-3
with one RBI and a run scored. Keith Tartamella's two-out double tied it
3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Chris Garrick had nine strikeouts for
the Bulls (8-2). Ward Melville is 2-11. WP - Garrick. LP - Fore. HR
- Delgado (W), Pennino (W).
Commack 11, Bay Shore 9: Ryan Flaim was 3-for-3 with four runs
scored and Andrew Korin was 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a two-run
single to cap a three-run fifth as Commack took a 10-7 lead. The Cougars
(6-4) trailed 7-2 in the third, but scored five runs in the fourth to
tie the score at 7. Scott Hession and Michael Schneider each had three
hits for Commack. Bay Shore is 3-10. WP - Schneider. LP - Cruz.
West Babylon 9, Huntington 7: Timmy Smith's single in the bottom of
the sixth drove in Kyle Rienzo to give West Babylon (7-3) an 8-7 lead
and its seventh win in a row. Rob Sandora hit a grand slam for the
Eagles, who are tied for first place with Huntington. WP - Rienzo. LP
- Searles. HR - (WB) Sandora, (WB) Weckerle; (H) Graham.
Westhampton 7, Comsewogue 3: Ryan Witkowski had a two-run single in
the top of the seventh as Westhampton scored six runs to break a 1-1
tie. Jeremy Liggon (4-for-4, two stolen bases) allowed four hits and no
earned runs for Westhampton (4-6). Comsewogue is 5-8. WP - Liggon. LP
Deer Park 8, Riverhead 0: Tim Layden pitched a three-hitter and had
nine strikeouts to lead Deer Park (7-6). Jonathon Lombardo went 2-for-3
with two runs scored for the Falcons. Riverhead is 2-8. WP - Layden.
LP - Poole.
Bayport-Blue Point 6, Harborfields 5: Pete Milanese had a two-run
double in the third inning to give Bayport-Blue Point (8-4) a 4-2 lead.
Dave Mischo struck out the final two batters with runners on second and
third to preserve the win. Harborfields is 8-1. WP - Gardner. LP -
Perrotta. HR - Campos (BBP).
Babylon 10, Southold / Greenport 3: Justin Winter went 3-for-4 with
two runs scored for Babylon (3-7), which scored five runs in the sixth
to take a 8-3 lead. Southold / Greenport is 1-6. WP - Muller. LP -
NASSAU CONFERENCE C
Cold Spring Harbor 16, Wheatley 10: Dave Shepherd hit a two-run double
in the bottom of the sixth to give Cold Spring Harbor a 12-10 lead. Dan
Osterman tied it with a two-run single earlier in the inning. Bryan
Marto went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Seahawks (5-4).
Wheatley is 3-10. WP - Ostermann. LP - Davidson.
Long Island Lutheran 12, Packer 11: Gary Needham (4-for-5) scored the
winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Jon McBean walked with the
bases loaded. The Crusaders (6-1) fought back from an 11-2 deficit after
two innings. Winning pitcher Dave Rodriguez relieved in the second
inning and retired 15 in a row, striking out 11. Packer is 3-4. WP -
Rodriguez. LP - Sutak.
Sayville 16, Central Islip 3: John McGorty went 4-for-5 with a triple
and four RBI, and T.J. Brocking hit a solo homer in the fourth for
Sayville. Brocking went 3-for-5 with three RBI. WP - Esposito. LP -
McGlynn. HR - Brocking (S).
Mary Joe Malone doubled and scored when a bunt was misplayed with
no outs in the top of the seventh, giving Southampton a 3-2 win over
Hauppauge in a Division III game. Liz Ott had two RBI for Southampton
(8-1), and her triple in the fifth tied the score at 2. Holly Cronin hit
an RBI triple in the fourth as Hauppauge (5-3) took a 2-1 lead. Garrette
Glinton struck out five and allowed six hits for the Mariners, who
suffered their only loss of the year to Hauppauge, 11-9 in 11 innings on
April 12. Krystal Irwin took the loss for Hauppauge.
Brentwood 5, Centereach 2: April Robinson went 2-for-3 with two runs
scored to lead Brentwood (7-2). Jillian Barra pitched a three-hitter and
had four strikeouts for the Indians. Centereach is 1-8. WP - Barra. LP
Lindenhurst 17, Central Islip 5: Tricia Favara (2-for-6, four RBI) and
Barbara Simmons hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth as Lindenhurst
(5-4) beat Central Islip (2-7). WP - Kozub. LP - Gulick. HR -
Favara (L), Simmons (L).
Whitman 14, Commack 2. Kate Schreiber went 4-for-5 with a homer,
triple and three RBI, and Liz Axler went 4-for-4 with three RBI for
Whitman (6-3). Commack is 3-6. WP - Carroll. LP - Hoffman. HR -
Bay Shore 20, Connetquot 3: Kim Ryan went 4-for-6 with four RBI, and
Christina Shiffman went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Bay Shore (9-0).
Eighth-grader Jen Martinez went 3-for-6 with three RBI and earned her
first varsity win. WP - Matinez. LP - Spruce.
Sachem 8, Riverhead 2: Megan Pfaeffle had a two-run double in the
first inning as Sachem scored three in the first and four in the second
to open a 7-0 lead. Lisa Torres went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an
RBI for Sachem (7-2). Riverhead is 4-5. WP - Ries. LP - Hansen.
Smithtown 9, Newfield 3: Catherine Grimaldi hit a three-run homer in
the first inning to give Smithown a 5-0 lead. Erin O'Brien went 3-3 with
three runs scored for Smithtown (7-2). Newfield is 0-9. WP - Vanek. LP
- Frevola. HR - (S) Grimaldi.
West Babylon 13, Huntington 2: Dawn Roberto went 2-for-4 with two RBI
for West Babylon (4-4), which scored six runs in the third inning to
take a 10-2 lead. Huntington is 2-6. WP - Dobie. LP - Canino.
Bellport 6, West Islip 2: Katie Anderson threw a four-hitter with 11
strikeouts, and Denise Palermo had a double and two RBI for Bellport
(7-1). West Islip is 3-5. WP - Anderson. LP - Williams. HR -
Deer Park 1, Sayville 0: Ninth-grader Laura Pisciotta pitched a
complete game, allowing six hits, for Deer Park (4-5). Ashley Noblett
stole third with two out in the bottom of the second and scored when the
catcher threw past the third baseman. Sayville is 6-3. WP - Pisciotta.
LP - Scimica.
Glenn 10, Islip 3: April Haley's single in the first inning gave Glenn
a 4-0 lead. Ginger Pellegriti had a double, a triple and three RBI for
Glenn (5-4). Islip is 2-6. WP - Barozie. LP - Tilton.
Harborfields 13, Kings Park 0: Jackie Pribyl went 3-for-5 with four
RBI, and Courtney Ciechanowicz pitched a three-hitter and struck out 12
for Harborfields (5-4). Kings Park is 1-9. WP - Ciechanowicz. LP -
Bayport-Blue Point 14, Comsewogue 1: Eighth-grader Mara Tichy allowed
only five hits as she threw a complete game for Bayport. Tichy was
2-for-3 with two RBI, and Amy Badalucca was 2-for-4 with three RBI for
the Phantoms (7-2). Comsewogue is 1-9. WP - Tichy. LP - Klein.
CONFERENCE IV CROSSOVER
Calhoun 12, Cold Spring Harbor 6: Samantha Meaney went 2-for-3 with
two runs scored and an RBI, and Jillian Kaplan went 2-for-5 with a run
for Calhoun (8-5). Barbara Merkle pitched a four-hitter for the Colts.
Cold Spring Harbor is 9-4. WP - Merkle. LP - Cherpock. HR - White
St. Anthony's 11, Our Lady of Mercy 2: Liz Sheehy went 2-for-3 with
four RBI, and Jessica Paparella added two RBI for St. Anthony's (7-3).
Alison Brown allowed four hits. Our Lady of Mercy is 7-4. WP - Brown.
LP - Janas.
Sacred Heart 3, Kellenberg 1: Lorraine O'Donnell had a two-run double
and scored on a single by Bridget Murphy (2-for-3) as Sacred Heart
erased a 1-0 deficit. Chrissy Freaney threw a three-hitter with four
strikeouts and one walk for Sacred Heart (8-1). Kellenberg is 3-7. WP -
Freaney. LP - Miglino.
St. Dominic 16, Academy St. Joseph 15: Patty Dilg was 3-for-3 with 2
home runs, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored as St. Dominic's (1-8) held off
Academy of St. Joseph (0-8). WP - Paul. LP - Clock. HR - Dilg 2
St. John the Baptist 9, St. Mary's 6: Karen Geaney doubled in the
fifth to give the Cougars the win. She went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Freshman Emmy Ewald went 3-for-3 with four RBI, and reliever Meghan
Quinlan struck out eight of the nine batters she faced. WP - Quinlan.
LP - Aquilino.
West Babylon 7, Connetquot 5: Jeannine Guenther had a run-scoring
triple in West Babylon's four-run first. Deanna Phillips went 2-for-3
for West Babylon. WP - Godfrey. LP - Spruce.
Tanja Nauparac had 15 kills and four aces, and Kathleen Owen added
13 kills and eight blocks to lead Bay Shore past Hauppauge in three
games. Melissa Leonhardt had 19 assists for Bay Shore . . . Karin
Rockwin had seven aces in the opener of Center Moriches' three-game win
over LaSalle . . . Michelle Wilk had 10 kills and six blocks, and Lauren
Weber had 15 kills as Connetquot (7-2) beat Ward Melville (4-5) in three
games . . . Christine O'Flaherty had 10 kills and eight digs to lead
Sachem past Floyd in three straight . . . Heather Schlitz had 25 kills
and Ewa Gembarzeska had 11 digs as Whitman beat Centereach in three
Bay Shore 15,15,15 Hauppauge 12,10,13
Center Moriches 15,15,15 LaSalle 1,7,4
Connetquot 15,15,15 Ward Melville 10,12,10
Whitman 15,15,15 Centereach 12,4,10
Port Jefferson 15,15,15 Greenport/Southold 0,9,5
West Islip 15,7,15,15 Central Islip 7,15,8,8
Sachem 15,15,15 Floyd 5,12,13
Mt. Sinai 15,14,15,13,15 Mattituck 12,16,5,15,3
East Islip 12,15,15,15 Commack 15,2,13,8
Eastport 15,15,15 Shelter Island / Pierson 3,8,10