HCBL Playoffs Are Set; Pichardo Launches First-Ever HCBL Home Run Hit by Female; Aviator Keys Heads to the Cape - 27 East

HCBL Playoffs Are Set; Pichardo Launches First-Ever HCBL Home Run Hit by Female; Aviator Keys Heads to the Cape

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Sean Keys (Bucknell) mashed the ball in his second season in Westhampton, finishing just two shy of tying the league home runs record while batting .367 and driving in 34 runs.    DREW BUDD

Sean Keys (Bucknell) mashed the ball in his second season in Westhampton, finishing just two shy of tying the league home runs record while batting .367 and driving in 34 runs. DREW BUDD

Aviators second baseman Matt Torres (Dickinson) catches a fly ball in shallow right field.    DREW BUDD

Aviators second baseman Matt Torres (Dickinson) catches a fly ball in shallow right field. DREW BUDD

East Hampton graduate Tucker Genovese (Paul D. Camp) has played all summer for the Sag Harbor Whalers.   DREW BUDD

East Hampton graduate Tucker Genovese (Paul D. Camp) has played all summer for the Sag Harbor Whalers. DREW BUDD

Gabe Caso (Northampton CC) trots in for a run for the Whalers after a bases loaded walk.   DREW BUDD

Gabe Caso (Northampton CC) trots in for a run for the Whalers after a bases loaded walk. DREW BUDD

Garrett Bolwell (Rhode Island CC) pitched five shutout innings for the Whalers in the first game of a doubleheader in Westhampton Beach on Saturday.   DREW BUDD

Garrett Bolwell (Rhode Island CC) pitched five shutout innings for the Whalers in the first game of a doubleheader in Westhampton Beach on Saturday. DREW BUDD

The Aviators watch on as teammate Atley Jacome takes his warm up pitches. Westhampton is the top seed going into this week’s playoffs and began play with the Southampton Breakers in one of the semifinal series that started on Tuesday.   DREW BUDD

The Aviators watch on as teammate Atley Jacome takes his warm up pitches. Westhampton is the top seed going into this week’s playoffs and began play with the Southampton Breakers in one of the semifinal series that started on Tuesday. DREW BUDD

Westhampton's Matt Torres (Dickinson) tries to get a tag down on Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) who steals second base.    DREW BUDD

Westhampton's Matt Torres (Dickinson) tries to get a tag down on Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) who steals second base. DREW BUDD

Westhampton's Matt Torres (Dickinson) tries to get a tag down on Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) who steals second base.    DREW BUDD

Westhampton's Matt Torres (Dickinson) tries to get a tag down on Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) who steals second base. DREW BUDD

Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) slides head first into third base after tagging up from second on a deep fly ball to center field.    DREW BUDD

Whaler T.J. Werner (Farleigh Dickinson) slides head first into third base after tagging up from second on a deep fly ball to center field. DREW BUDD

Sag Harbor Whaler Josh Parks (Keystone) offers at a pitch.   DREW BUDD

Sag Harbor Whaler Josh Parks (Keystone) offers at a pitch. DREW BUDD

Westhampton first baseman Zachary Leiderman (Skidmore) fields a ground ball.   DREW BUDD

Westhampton first baseman Zachary Leiderman (Skidmore) fields a ground ball. DREW BUDD

Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill) leads the lead in batting average (.426).   RON ESPOSITO

Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill) leads the lead in batting average (.426). RON ESPOSITO

Jacob Pedersen (Adelphi) earned his league-leading sixth save on Saturday after closing out the Shelter Island Bucks in the Breakers playoff-clinching victory on Saturday.   RON ESPOSITO

Jacob Pedersen (Adelphi) earned his league-leading sixth save on Saturday after closing out the Shelter Island Bucks in the Breakers playoff-clinching victory on Saturday. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton starting pitcher Steven Hardiman (Bentley) looks back a runner at first base.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton starting pitcher Steven Hardiman (Bentley) looks back a runner at first base. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Chad Pike (Oklahoma City) takes a slightly wide throw and tags out Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill) at second base.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Chad Pike (Oklahoma City) takes a slightly wide throw and tags out Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill) at second base. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's Chad Pike (Oklahoma City) is there to tag out Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill).   RON ESPOSTO

Southampton's Chad Pike (Oklahoma City) is there to tag out Shelter Island's Conor Kiely (Stonehill). RON ESPOSTO

Southampton third baseman Kenneth Franquiz (New Haven) throws to first.   RON ESPOSITO

Southampton third baseman Kenneth Franquiz (New Haven) throws to first. RON ESPOSITO

Steven Hardiman (Bentley) put together one of his best starts of the summer on Saturday for the Breakers, pitching six shutout innings in which he only allowed two hits.   RON ESPOSITO

Steven Hardiman (Bentley) put together one of his best starts of the summer on Saturday for the Breakers, pitching six shutout innings in which he only allowed two hits. RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's John Vitucci (Seton Hall) slides safely into second base.  RON ESPOSITO

Southampton's John Vitucci (Seton Hall) slides safely into second base. RON ESPOSITO

A doubleheader sweep of the Aviators on Saturday helped the Sag Harbor Whalers earn the second seed in the HCBL playoffs which began on Tuesday. The Whalers are playing the South Shore Clippers in their best-of-three semifinal series.   DREW BUDD

A doubleheader sweep of the Aviators on Saturday helped the Sag Harbor Whalers earn the second seed in the HCBL playoffs which began on Tuesday. The Whalers are playing the South Shore Clippers in their best-of-three semifinal series. DREW BUDD

Drew Budd on Jul 25, 2023
The field for this year’s Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League’s playoffs is set. The Westhampton Aviators, who earned the top seed after going 21-11-2 during the regular season, will play the... more

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