Southampton Baseball, Softball Teams End Seasons

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The Southampton softball team wrapped up the season in League V last week by dropping two of three games, beating Port Jefferson (7-11) 2-1 on May 5, before losing 6-1 at Pierson (13-5) on May 6, and losing 13-11 at home against Southold/Greenport (5-13) on Thursday. The Lady Mariners finished with a 4-14 mark, although they were a more talented team than their record indicated. Southampton played in nine games that were decided by two runs or less (seven were decided by one run), and it was just 2-7 in those contests, with a pair of one-run wins over Port Jefferson.

Southold/Greenport beat the Lady Mariners on Thursday with a five-run outburst in the seventh inning to complete an unlikely comeback, beating the Lady Mariners by the same score for the second time this year. In the win over Port Jeff, Lady Mariners Sita Kadash stole home in the fourth inning, providing what would prove to be the winning run. Pitcher Sam Wesnofske struck out five and allowed just two hits in the win.

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The Southampton baseball team officially ended its season with a 10-10 overall record after losing 3-1 at home to Smithtown Christian in a non-league game on Wednesday, May 7. The Mariners fell just one win short of earning a playoff berth in Class B after going 9-9 in League VII, and had originally scheduled the non-league game with the Knights—who earned a playoff spot in Class D after finishing second in League IX with a 9-3 mark, 13-3 overall—in hopes it would be a tune-up for the postseason. Teams must finish with a winning record in league play to qualify for the postseason. Smithtown Christian went up 3-0 after Tim Gorton hit a two-run homer in the top of the fifth. The Mariners had only three hits on the day and scratched out one run late in the game to avoid the shutout.

CAILIN RILEY

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