Needing a win to clinch its first ever postseason berth, the Hampton Bays boys lacrosse team came up short, falling 15-0 at undefeated Babylon on Monday.
Though they were set to play their final game of the regular season Tuesday afternoon against Mattituck, the Baymen had already been eliminated from postseason contention after the loss to Babylon. That loss dropped them to 4-6 in League IV play, meaning there was no way for them to finish with at least a .500 record, a necessity to make the playoffs.
Hampton Bays also lost, 16-3, at home to Babylon on May 5. Johnny Nolan scored all three goals for the Baymen in the contest.
And on Senior Night—Friday, May 8—Hampton Bays took care of Brentwood, 17-9, in a non-league game. Nolan and Travis Flynn scored five goals each, while Sean Grismer had four goals and Justin Strecker netted three.
The Lady Baymen fell, 21-8, at East Hampton on May 6 and then dropped their season finale, 18-8, at Shoreham/Wading River the following day.
Hampton Bays finished 1-13 in Division II action, 1-14 overall.
The Baymen found themselves on the wrong end in two of three high-scoring affairs last week. After upsetting Center Moriches, 15-8, on May 5, Hampton Bays lost, 15-11, to Babylon the following day.
The Baymen then suffered a rough 24-2 loss to League VIII-leader Mattituck on Friday. Hampton Bays is now 5-13.
Hampton Bays led 12-0 after two innings against Center Moriches last week. Ryan Gunn led the offensive onslaught, going 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Tim Frost and Louis Puccio also scored three times each. Tanner Troyan drove in three runs and Jeremy Bradley and Cameron DePierro each finished with two RBIs.
The Baymen were down 12-0 after two against Babylon, but scored nine runs in the third inning to make it a game. Both offenses calmed down from that point forward, scoring a total of three runs the rest of the game.
Billy Dzanoucakis went 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI for Hampton Bays. Puccio went 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI.
The Hurricanes remained tied for first place with Comsewogue after two more victories last week. Westhampton Beach won, 14-7, at Sayville on May 6 and then won, 6-4, at Islip the next day. The Hurricanes are 15-3 this season.
Nick Arpino led Westhampton Beach in its victory over Sayville. He went 4 for 4 with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored. Mike Pesce went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Arpino then led the Canes on the mound in their win over Islip. He allowed two earned runs on nine hits in six innings of work while collecting four strikeouts and issuing one walk.