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Despite Obstacles, Hamptons Collegiate Baseball Embarks On Its 13th Season

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Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15.

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15.

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15.

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15.

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15.

Fans watch as the Sag Harbor Whalers hosted the North Fork Ospreys at Mashashimuet Park on the opening day of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this past Tuesday, June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Longtime Sag Harbor Schools employee Gjon Bersiha was honored by throwing out the first pitch of the 2021 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season.

Longtime Sag Harbor Schools employee Gjon Bersiha was honored by throwing out the first pitch of the 2021 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season.

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers.

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers. MICHAEL HELLER

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers.

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers. MICHAEL HELLER

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers.

Pitcher Justin Sinibaldi started for the Whalers. MICHAEL HELLER

Pitcher Paxton Meyers started for the Ospreys on June 15.

Pitcher Paxton Meyers started for the Ospreys on June 15. MICHAEL HELLER

Osprey Kyle Lyons heads for first after getting a hit.

Osprey Kyle Lyons heads for first after getting a hit. MICHAEL HELLER

Osprey Kyle Lyons can't get to second in time to beat the throw to Whaler Cole Hebble.

Osprey Kyle Lyons can't get to second in time to beat the throw to Whaler Cole Hebble. MICHAEL HELLER

Osprey infielder Reece Rippoli throws to first baseman Steven Luttazi after fielding a grounder.

Osprey infielder Reece Rippoli throws to first baseman Steven Luttazi after fielding a grounder. MICHAEL HELLER

Osprey third baseman Mason Kelly misses the tag on Whaler Eli Larsen.

Osprey third baseman Mason Kelly misses the tag on Whaler Eli Larsen. MICHAEL HELLER

Drew Budd on Jun 18, 2021
Around mid-May, with just about a month before the start of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League season, league president Sandi Kruel was ready to throw in the towel. Working with... more

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