The Eastport South Manor baseball team took two of three games from Rocky Point last week to stay within striking distance of first place Sayville in League VI.
After winning the first game of the series, 9-7, at home on April 29, the Sharks lost, 6-5, in extra innings at Rocky Point on May 1, but then took the series finale, 7-2, at home on Thursday, May 2. As of Monday, ESM (11-4 League VI, 13-4 overall) was a game behind Sayville (12-3 League VI, 13-4 overall) in the standings.
John Maccio pitched a complete game with five strikeouts in the 7-2 win over Rocky Point last week. He allowed one earned run on six hits. Andrew Karkota went 3 for 4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. Mike Burkhardt went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
In the extra-innings loss on May 1, Rocky Point’s Frank Moscatiello drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the eighth to score James Forbes with the game-winning run. Karkota hit a home run for ESM.
After losing for just the second time this season in a 2-1 defeat at home to Miller Place on May 1, the Eastport South Manor softball team responded with a 17-2 victory over Comsewogue at home on Thursday, May 2.
The 2-1 loss to Miller Place came in extra innings. Taylor Ludewig hit a triple to right, then scored on a throwing error with one out in the top of the eighth and starting pitcher Jaqueline Gallagher let that run stand as the winning tally as she was able to close things out in the bottom of the eighth. Gallagher pitched a complete game allowing just one earned run on eight hits and three strikeouts.
ESM was able to make a quick turnaround with a mercy-rule shortened win over Comsewogue the next day. Stephanie Ogeka went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and Amanda Rose went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Jackie Chester added a home run for the Lady Sharks, who are now 12-2 in League V and lead Islip by a game in the standings.
Hampton Bays Baseball
The Baymen were swept by Babylon last week. After losing, 15-6, at home on April 30, Hampton Bays lost, 10-3, at Babylon on May 1, then lost the series finale, 7-5, at home on Friday. Hampton Bays is 1-14 in League VII, 2-15 overall.
Westhampton Beach Softball
The Lady Hurricanes were cooled down a bit following their hot streak after a 5-4 loss at Kings Park on May 1 and a 9-2 loss at home the following day to Miller Place. Westhampton Beach had won five of its last six games before last week’s losses.
Westhampton Beach is 5-9 in League VI, 6-9 overall.