An impressive run came to an end for the Sag Harbor Minors (9-and-10-year-olds) Little League All-Star team on Monday night with an 8-3 loss to the North Shore American squad in Bridgehampton.
Sag Harbor and the North Shore team were the only squads left in the District 36 tournament, but because North Shore had yet to suffer a loss—and Sag Harbor had already lost once, in a previous game with North Shore—even a win by Sag Harbor would have led to another showdown between the teams because of the double elimination format.
Despite the loss, coach Mike Brosnan was happy with his team’s play throughout the tournament. Sag Harbor beat East End (Westhampton area), North Fork, and Moriches Bay earlier in the tournament and had lost a 7-6 extra-innings nailbiter to North Shore American for its only loss.
On Friday night, Sag Harbor eliminated East Hampton from the tournament with an 11-6 win. Dylan Cleary was the starting pitcher for Sag Harbor and allowed four earned runs in five innings. Catcher Nick Egbert had two hits, while Colin Scanlon and Tucker Schiavoni had two-run doubles. Schiavoni pitched the final two innings and only allowed one hit.
The team included: Liam Brosnan, Dillon Cleary, Nick Egbert, Nick Dirussa, Jack Duryea, Daniel Labrozzi, Jackson Sabbath, Colin Scanlon, Tucker Schiavoni, Pierce Summers, Truman Yardley and Matt Hall.
The Southampton and East Hampton Minors All-Star teams both had nice runs in the District 36 Tournament as well. The teams squared off in what was an elimination game for both on Wednesday, July 3, with East Hampton winning by a substantial margin (final score not reported). East Hampton was led by Matthew McGovern and Colin Ruddy, who each had three hits, while Liam Leach was the most productive on the day, going 4 for 4 with three doubles, a single and a walk. Callum Menelaws also added two hits. Jackson Baris, Tucker Coleman, Burton Garneau and Logan Gurney all pitched well for East Hampton.
East Hampton bowed out of the tournament on Friday after an 11-5 loss to Sag Harbor. McGovern, Baris, and Owen Ruddy all had hits in the loss.
Southampton’s run in the tournament began on June 24 with a 13-7 loss to East Hampton. Two days later, Southampton stayed alive with a 6-5 win over Patchogue. In that win, Mathew Silverberg had a walk, a single, a double and two runs scored, while Paul Guillo, Aidan Gallardi and Andrew Venesina each had a walk and a run. Mickey Brown had two walks and a run, while Stephen Krazsewski made three nice defensive plays in centerfield. Guillo was the starting pitcher, and Silverberg came on in middle relief with five strikeouts. Avery Owen closed the game and added another five strikeouts.
On June 28, Southampton received a forfeit from Longwood, and on July 1, Southampton beat the North Shore Nationals 10-9 in a come-from-behind game. Krazsewski drove in the winning run, and Ethan Walker had a key catch in centerfield. Owen was the starting pitcher, followed by Silverberg and Guillo. Billy Malone and Walker each had two singles, a walk, and a run scored, while Silverberg had a walk, two singles and three runs. Brown added a walk, a single, a double and two runs, while Owen had two walks, a double, and two runs. Venesina had a single, and Guillo added a single and a run.
The team included: Paul Guillo, Andrew Venesina, Mickey Brown, Aidan Gallardi, Mathew Silverberg, Avery Owen, Billy Malone, Jack Zaloga, Steven Krazsewski, Ethan Walker and Jarrett Helgerson, and was coached by Paul Guillo, Barry Brown and Vince Gallardi.