The William Floyd baseball team has had a hard time winning a series this season. In fact, the Colonials have not won a single series, and have been swept in their series with League I powerhouse and undefeated Patchogue-Medford.
Last week, the Colonials (3-9 league, 6-9 overall) kept that trend going, losing two out of three to Sachem East. They lost the first game of the series, 4-3, at home on April 21, but then won the second game of the series the following day, 10-1, at Sachem East. In the deciding game of the series on April 24, the Colonials lost a tough matchup, 5-3, back home in Mastic Beach.
In the final game of the series, Rob Sterry drove home a run with a single in the top of the sixth inning to give the Flaming Arrows a 4-3 lead. Matt Glotzer gave up three runs on six hits while striking out five in a complete game for Sachem East. Ed Balzer took the loss for William Floyd.
The Colonials are still searching for a league win at home this season, with their only home victories coming in non-league games in the early part of the season, when they started 3-0 against Bay Shore and Bellport. Away from the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex, William Floyd has a 3-3 record.
The Colonials were scheduled to have their next series start on Monday with the second game the following day, but both games were rained out. The series was pushed back to Wednesday, and the second game was yesterday, both in Brentwood. The final game of the series will be played today at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex at 4 p.m.
Center Moriches baseball
The Red Devils baseball team had last week off. They started a series in Stony Brook on Wednesday, and played the second game of the series in Center Moriches yesterday. The final game will be played today at home at 4:30 p.m.
William Floyd softball
After starting the season 6-0 in League I play, the Lady Colonials softball team lost their last six games. Fortunately for them, however, they are still in the playoff hunt.
On April 24, William Floyd (7-4 league, 8-6 overall) lost, 13-1, in Bay Shore before losing their next game in Riverhead on April 26, 5-1.
In the game against Bay Shore, William Floyd just could not stop the hitting of Alyssa Leonard, who went 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Bay Shore also had good performances at the plate from Nikki Surkes, who went 3 for 4, and Nicky Massoni, who was 2 for 4 with four RBIs.
In the loss to Riverhead, Kate Slavik pitched well and also hit a home run, but was outpitched by Riverhead’s Julie Dougherty. Kalei Pipczynski was 4 for 4 at the plate and had a home run and two RBIs.
The games that were originally scheduled to be played on Monday and Tuesday were played on Wednesday, when the Lady Colonials took on Northport at home, and yesterday, when they stayed home to face Sachem East. They will be in Walt Whitman tomorrow for a 3:30 p.m. game.
Center Moriches softball
The Lady Red Devils softball team had won three of their last four games entering into last week’s matchups. But they couldn’t keep that winning spirit alive. Center Moriches (3-7 League VIII, 3-10) lost in Babylon, 14-5, on April 23 and then lost their next game at home to Mt. Sinai, 15-0.
Tiana Guiliano allowed only three hits, one earned run, and struck out 11 in the Lady Red Devils loss to Babylon. Guiliano also went 3 for 4 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs.
In the loss to Mt. Sinai, Nicole Gallo threw a one-hitter and struck out eight for the Lady Mustangs. Lindsey David provided much of the offense for Mt. Sinai going 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs.
The Lady Red Devils had a game scheduled for Tuesday in Mattituck but the rain pushed that back to yesterday. They will be in Hampton Bays today for a 4 p.m. start.