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Apr 10, 2012 9:46 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sports Roundup For Westhampton Beach And Hampton Bays

Apr 10, 2012 9:46 AM

The Hampton Bays baseball team fell to 1-5 in League VIII after two recent losses. The Baymen lost 19-6 at home to rival Southampton on Monday night after falling 9-4 at Babylon on April 4.

The win over the Baymen was the first of the season for the Mariners, and put them in a two-way tie for the bottom spot in League VIII with Hampton Bays. The teams were scheduled to finish their three-game series with contests in Southampton on Thursday, April 12, and a game in Hampton Bays the following day.

Despite the final score, Monday’s game was close until the sixth inning, when the Mariners scored eight runs to extend their lead to 14-3.

Hampton Bays had beaten the Mariners 5-3 in the first game of the season on March 26.

Hampton Bays Softball

The Lady Baymen improved to 4-1 with another dominant win last week, beating Elwood/John Glenn 15-2 on the road in a non-league game on April 4.

It was the second consecutive game where the Lady Baymen scored 15 runs; they beat Comsewogue 15-3 in a non-league game two days earlier.

Against Glenn, Rebecca Harris had a great day for the Lady Baymen. She earned the pitching win and also helped her cause by going 3 for 4 with a triple, a homer and three RBIs. Marley Tyler was 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs.

In their four wins this season, the Lady Baymen have averaged more than 12 runs. In only one of those wins—a 3-2 triumph over Southampton—they were held under double-digit scoring. At the same time, they have held their opponents to an average of just 2.5 runs per contest.

The Lady Baymen were slated to face rival Babylon on April 11 and will take on Mount Sinai and Port Jefferson on April 17 and 18, respectively. They will host Westhampton Beach on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in their annual non-league game.

Hampton Bays Tennis

The Hampton Bays boys tennis team improved to 1-4 in League VIII following its first win of the season on April 4, a 7-0 sweep of Riverhead on the road.

Prior to the win, the Baymen had lost their first four matches, falling 7-0 to Longwood and Mattituck while losing 5-2 to Southold/Greenport and 4-3 to Center Moriches.

The Baymen will be back in action on April 18, when they host Rocky Point at Red Creek Park.

Hampton Bays And WHB Track

The Hampton Bays boys and girls track teams are both 0-2 in League VII after losses to Shoreham/Wading River on April 4. The girls lost at home, 95-55, while the boys fell 90-40 on the road. The Westhampton Beach girls track team traveled to Harborfields on April 4 and earned a 78-72 win to improve to 2-0 in League VI.

WHB Softball

The Westhampton Beach softball team fell to 1-4 in League VI following an 8-1 loss to Rocky Point on April 4. The Lady Hurricanes will return to action on April 16, when they visit Shoreham/Wading River.

WHB Baseball

The Westhampton Beach baseball team is still searching for its first win, falling to 0-6 after two recent losses. The Hurricanes were downed 15-3 at home against Sayville on Monday night after losing 10-1 to Miller Place at home on April 4. They were slated to finish their three-game series with Sayville with a game in Sayville on April 11 and another game at home the following day.

WHB Tennis

The Westhampton Beach boys tennis team beat Shoreham/Wading River 5-2 on the road on April 4, improving to 5-1 in League VII, good enough for first place. The Hurricanes’ only loss came against Ross, but the Cosmos lost to Southampton in a 4-3 match two weeks ago.

Southampton, like Ross, is also 4-1, with its only loss coming against Westhampton Beach. The Hurricanes were scheduled to visit Commack and Half Hollow Hills East for non-league games on April 16 and 18, respectively, before getting back to league action with a match at Southampton on April 20.

Cailin Riley

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