The Eastport South Manor softball team earned the second seed in the Suffolk County Class A playoffs after finishing its regular season last week with a 16-3 League V record. Miller Place (17-2 in League VI play) earned the top seed in the bracket.
The Lady Sharks were slated to host Bayport/Blue Point, the seventh seed, in the opening-round game on Tuesday. The latest scores and information are available at 27east.com.
ESM won two of its final three games last week. After defeating Islip, 7-4, at home on May 14, ESM lost, 7-3, at Kings Park the following day. The Lady Sharks closed out the regular season with a 7-2 victory over Huntington at home on Thursday, May 16, which earned them the League V title.
ESM and Islip were tied, 4-4, heading into the bottom of the sixth inning last week, but Marissa Rizzi broke the tie with a run-scoring single. Jackie Chester added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, and Kailah Konkel had an RBI bunt single to put the Lady Sharks up 7-4.
Nina Gaita finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
Rizzi went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored in the win over Huntington. Gaita went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run, and Stephanie Ogeka went 2 for 2 with a run.
Hampton Bays Softball
The Lady Baymen are struggling a little bit as they head into the Class B playoffs this week, having lost three of their last four games. Most recently, the Lady Baymen lost, 11-1, at home to League VII champion Shoreham/Wading River on May 13, before losing, 12-4, at Center Moriches the following day, in the regular season finale.
Hampton Bays finished its regular season with a 10-6 League VII record, 10-7 overall. The Lady Baymen, who are the third seed in the playoffs, were scheduled to play at Babylon, the two seed, on Wednesday. Go to 27east.com for the latest scores and information.
Westhampton Beach Softball
The Lady Hurricanes closed out the season with an 11-4 victory at Elwood/John Glenn on May 15. The win comes a day after losing, 15-1, at home to Sayville. Westhampton Beach went 6-13 in League VI this season, 7-13 overall.
Westhampton Beach got back-to-back home runs in the third inning from Sophia Fibkins and Madison Skala. Lauren Ramos went 4 for 5 with three runs scored.
Claudia Purkis is the only player among the Lady Canes who is graduating next month.