The Eastport South Manor softball team won, 13-1, at Comsewogue on Thursday, April 24, in its only game last week. Christina Rizzi went 4 for 4 with five RBIs and two runs scored and Amanda Rose pitched and got the win for the Lady Sharks.
The Lady Hurricanes suffered two more losses last week. After losing, 18-12, at home to Shoreham/Wading River on April 22, Westhampton Beach lost, 12-9, at home to East Hampton on Thursday, April 24. This week Westhampton Beach will be looking for its first win since April 2.
The Lady Baymen rebounded from their tough loss at home to Center Moriches last week with back-to-back victories. Hampton Bays won, 12-2, at home over Mattituck on April 23, then defeated cross-town rival Southampton, 4-3, under the lights at Red Creek Park on Saturday night.
Laura Zaweski went 3 for 4 with a triple, four RBIs and a run to lead the Lady Baymen over Mattituck last week. Jade Zaluski also went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI and Marley Tyler got the complete game win as the starting pitcher.
With two outs and the game tied at 2-2 in the fourth inning of Saturday night’s game with Southampton, Meghan Harris drove in Mackenzie Tyler on a base hit to give Hampton Bays the lead. Marley Tyler doubled and eventually scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2 later in the game. Southampton was able to make it a one-run game, and it had the game-tying run at second base in the top of the seventh inning, but Taylor Dunn threw out a Southampton runner trying to steal third base to end the game.
The Baymen lost their lone game last week, 11-4, at Center Moriches on April 23. The loss dropped Hampton Bays to 1-6 in Division II with 75.94 power points.
After winning their first ever varsity game, 14-13, at Mercy back on April 16, the Lady Baymen lost, 22-8, at home to Islip on Thursday, April 24. Hampton Bays is 1-8 with 58.56 power points.
The Baymen’s chances of making the postseason took a big hit last week when they lost two of its three games against Port Jefferson/Knox last week. After winning the first game of the series, 12-4, at home on April 22, the Baymen lost the second game, 5-1, at Port Jeff, then lost the series finale, 5-4 at home on Thursday, April 24. Since teams need to have better than a .500 record to reach the playoffs, Hampton Bays needs to win five of its last six games to get in.
In the series finale, Hampton Bays made four errors in the third inning that led to three unearned runs for Port Jeff. Trailing 5-2 in the sixth, Nick Giannone hit a two-run double to make it a one-run game, but that was all the Baymen could muster in the loss. Ryan Schultheis started on the mound for Hampton Bays and scattered five hits and only walked one. He also went 2 for 4 at the plate.
Hampton Bays had a 12-0 lead before Port Jeff scored all four of its runs in the top of the seventh in the series opener. Tim Frost pitched the complete game, gave up four hits, no walks and struck out nine. He also went 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. Ryan Gunn went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Ryan Schultheis went 2 for 2 with three walks and four runs. Hampton Bays belted a season-high 18 hits.