The Southampton baseball team salvaged its three-game series against Mattituck with a 6-1 victory in the third and final game on Thursday. Both teams are now in a virtual tie for first place in League VIII with identical 9-3 records.
Chad Pike pitched another strong game on Thursday. He only allowed three hits and struck out seven. Devon O'Brien led the offense, going 4 for 4 with a home run, triple and he drove in five of Southampton's six runs. Jem Sisco went 2 for 4 with three runs scored.
Southampton was shutout in the first two games of the series. It lost the first game, 10-0, on Monday, and dropped game two, 3-0, in extra innings on Wednesday. James McDonald and Kevin Mahon hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the eighth to give Mattituck the lead for good.
Southampton and Mattituck have one more game scheduled against one another on Wednesday, May 10, in Southampton at 4:30 p.m. There are six games to be played between now and then but it could be the deciding game for the league title.