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Jul 10, 2018 9:28 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

East Hampton Majors All-Stars Advance To District 36 Semis On Tiebreaker Rule

Tyler Hansen led off for East Hampton against ESM on Friday. DANIELA DETORE
Jul 10, 2018 9:28 AM

The East Hampton Little League Majors (age 12 and under team) All-Star baseball team wrapped up pool play with a 16-0 win over Hampton Bays on Sunday to finish with a 5-1 record in Pool ‘B’ of the District 36 Tournament. But that sparkling record wasn’t enough on its own to advance the team to the district semifinals.

Due to a three-team tie between East Hampton, Moriches Bay and North Shore National, who all had 5-1 records, the deciding factor on which team would advance came down to runs allowed. Since East Hampton shut out Hampton Bays and Moriches Bay shut out Eastport South Manor on Sunday, they finished with the least amount of runs allowed with seven and eight, respectively. North Shore National defeated Sag Harbor, 7-3, on Sunday, but those three runs by Sag Harbor pushed North Shore’s runs allowed total to nine, making it the last team out.

East Hampton was scheduled to play North Shore American on Tuesday in the single-elimination district semis. The winner of that game advanced to the finals on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. against the winner of the Moriches Bay/Riverhead semifinal.

East Hampton manager Kenny Dodge said that every one of his players has been hitting the ball, evident in the fact that his team is averaging close to 11 runs per game. Milo Tompkins hit a home run in the win over Hampton Bays on Sunday. The team has also been solid on the mound and in the field as well, Dodge said.

“We just have to continue that for another two games,” he said on Monday morning.

Kieran Conlon, Carter Dickinson, Jack Dickinson, Zachary Dodge, Tyler Hansen, Cassius Hokanson, Nico Horan-Puglia, Michael Locascio, Juan Palacios, Justin Prince, Isaac Rodriguez, Chase Siska and Milo Tompkins all make up this year’s team.

Softball All-Stars Need One More Win

East Hampton Little League entered an 11-and-under All-Star team in this year’s District 36 Tournament and began a best-of-three championship series with East End on Saturday. East Hampton won that game handily, 24-1, at East Hampton High School and was scheduled to play game two at Hampton West Park in Westhampton on Tuesday evening. A separate story on that game can be found on 27east.com.

Saturday’s game was close through the first two innings. East Hampton only led 2-1 when East Hampton catcher Susie DiSunno threw out a pair of base runners trying to steal second base, with the tags applied by second baseman Keri O’Donnell. Gabrielle Payne hit a bases-clearing double to break the game open, followed by a base hit from Sophia Rodriguez. Amina Guebli, who stole home in the first inning, hit a pair of doubles in the win. Katie Kuneth struck out six in the run-rule shortened complete game.

Coached by Heather Payne, Mike Ruddy and Andy Barris, the 11U All-Stars are made up of Harper Baris, Cloe Ceva, Susie DiSunno, Amina Guebli, Paige Herlihy, Georgia Kenny, Julia Kuneth, Katie Kuneth, Keri O’Donnell, Gabrielle Payne, Dakota Quackenbush, Sophia Rodriguez, Lila Ruddy and Sienne Salamy.

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