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Jul 10, 2018 6:33 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Sag Harbor Majors All-Stars Play Role Of Spoiler On Sunday; Minors Reach Semis

Lucas Harder, left, and Benjamin Kriegsman in the dugout before their game at Flying Point Field in Southampton on July 3. DREW BUDD
Jul 10, 2018 9:09 AM

The Sag Harbor Little League Majors All-Star baseball team was out of the running for advancing to the semifinals of the District 36 Tournament by the time its final game came around on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the team from playing the role of spoiler.

With a three-way tie atop the Pool ‘B’ standings of the 12-and-under division 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. Going into Sunday’s games, North Shore National held a close lead ahead of East Hampton and Moriches Bay, allowing just six runs through five games. Although Sag Harbor lost its 3-0 lead in the final inning, succumbing to North Shore, 7-3, those three runs pushed North Shore out of the playoff picture.

Sag Harbor manager Chris Husband said that he would have liked to win Sunday’s game but took a little solace in the strong finish.

“I hope the boys had a good experience. I think me and other coaches did,” he said. “I was happy with how the kids prevailed. I don’t really know the numbers exactly, but, I think we’re on the smaller side if not the smallest Little League in the district, so we’re pulling from the smallest pool of kids. But I think the kids punch hard for their weight, and I look forward to following them through their middle school years and up until their time at Pierson High School, because there is a strong baseball tradition within the community.”

Ethan Bramoff, Nathan Dee, Chad Federico, Justin Gardiner, William Husband, Cooper Kelsey, Carter Kleinsmith, Braeden Mott, Paul Roesel, Charles Schaefer, Andrew Wayne and Mason Wheeler made up this year’s Majors team, coached by Chris Husband, Benito Vila and Rick Roesel.

Minors All-Stars Fall In Semis

An 11-0 victory over Southampton on July 3 pushed the Sag Harbor Minors All-Stars baseball team to the semifinals of its tournament on Friday against North Shore American at the North Shore Little League Complex in Rocky Point. Sag Harbor fell, 18-1, to North Shore, who lost to East Hampton the following day in the finals.

“We had a good run there,” Sag Harbor head coach Ben Gregor said. “All in all, I think the kids had a good time. We were a pretty young team, so they got some experience and we hope to build upon that and move on next year.”

Jeffrey Gregor pitched the entire game and also had a couple of hits in the win over Southampton last week. Finley Panton, Kai Greene and Michael Schaefer all hit the ball well, Coach Gregor said. “Everyone played well that game,” he said.

This year’s Minors All-Stars were made up of Spencer Cavaniola, Nicholas D’Angelo, Andrew Dehler, Kai Greene, Jeffrey Gregor, Lucas Harder, Benjamin Kriegsman, Dominic Mazzeo, Martin Milazzo, Evan Mitchell, Finlay Panton, Michael Schaefer and Aiden Yurkewitch, and were coached by Ben Gregor, Brent Greene and Dan Mitchell.

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