Facing a five-run deficit heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Hampton Bays softball team rallied to come back and win, 8-7, over Babylon at home. The Lady Baymen have handed Babylon its only two losses this season.
Hampton Bays drew three consecutive walks to start the seventh, then got three straight base hits to pull within two runs of Babylon at 7-5. After a misplayed pop-up made it 7-6, Taylor Dunn drew a walk, after being down in the count 0-2, to load the bases. Then Mackenzie Tyler walked to bring the tying run across home plate.
Meghan Harris then stepped up and hit a ground ball through the left side of the infield to score Jade Zaluski with the game-winning run.
Harris finished the game 2 for 2 with two runs, two walks and two RBIs. Rebecca Harris went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBIs while Marley Tyler went 2 for 4 with a double, run scored and an RBI. Zaluski finished 3 for 3 with a run, RBI and walk. Babylon starting pitcher Alyssa Sasuk walked eight batters throughout the game, five in the final inning.
The Baymen won, 75-66, at Southampton to improve to 5-1 this season. Additional information on the meet will appear in next week’s edition of The Press.
The Lady Baymen lost at home to Southampton. The score was 90-60.
Mary Kelly Hilton won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet 7 ½ inches and she was also part of the winning 4×100-meter relay team, which finished in a season’s best 57.6 seconds. Hilton was joined by Drew Zaweski, Kaylee Catena and Katherine Medrano.
The Lady Sharks only needed five innings to defeat Riverhead, 13-1, at home on Monday in a run-ruled shortened game. Kailah Konkel went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Kyra Newcombe also went 2 for 3 with a run and RBI. Brianna Williams went 2 for 3 with a run and two RBIs.
The Sharks suffered their first loss of the season, 2-0, at home over undefeated Kings Park. The Kingsmen scored both of their runs in the third inning off ESM starter Stephen Arntsen, who pitched a complete game and struck out seven. Jake Hobbie went 2 for 3 in the loss for ESM.