Pierson, Bridgehampton Baseball Teams Renew Local Rivalry; Whalers Gear Up For Playoff Run - 27 East

Pierson, Bridgehampton Baseball Teams Renew Local Rivalry; Whalers Gear Up For Playoff Run

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Christian Pantina tags out Yudai Morikawa leading off of second base.   DREW BUDD

Christian Pantina tags out Yudai Morikawa leading off of second base. DREW BUDD

Whalers Christian Pantina, left, and Justin Gardner react after successfully picking off Yudai Morikawa at second base.  DREW BUDD

Whalers Christian Pantina, left, and Justin Gardner react after successfully picking off Yudai Morikawa at second base. DREW BUDD

Whalers Christian Pantina, left, and Justin Gardner react after successfully picking off Yudai Morikawa at second base.  DREW BUDD

Whalers Christian Pantina, left, and Justin Gardner react after successfully picking off Yudai Morikawa at second base. DREW BUDD

Pierson's Christian Pantina makes contact.  DREW BUDD

Pierson's Christian Pantina makes contact. DREW BUDD

Pierson's Dan Labrozzi gets out of the way of an errant pitch from Mike Tompkins.   DREW BUDD

Pierson's Dan Labrozzi gets out of the way of an errant pitch from Mike Tompkins. DREW BUDD

Whaler Charlie Culver puts a ball in play.   DREW BUDD

Whaler Charlie Culver puts a ball in play. DREW BUDD

Dan Labrozzi reaches down to touch home plate for the game's first run on Friday.   DREW BUDD

Dan Labrozzi reaches down to touch home plate for the game's first run on Friday. DREW BUDD

Dan Labrozzi started on the mound for the Whalers on Friday but only pitched the first two innings with the playoffs set to start this week.   DREW BUDD

Dan Labrozzi started on the mound for the Whalers on Friday but only pitched the first two innings with the playoffs set to start this week. DREW BUDD

Pierson catcher Gavin Gilbride talks to assistant coach Tyler Laborne.  DREW BUDD

Pierson catcher Gavin Gilbride talks to assistant coach Tyler Laborne. DREW BUDD

Milo Tompkins started for Bridgehampton/Ross in its final game of the season on Friday.   DREW BUDD

Milo Tompkins started for Bridgehampton/Ross in its final game of the season on Friday. DREW BUDD

Gavin Gilbride slides in safely well ahead of the throw for a stole base.   DREW BUDD

Gavin Gilbride slides in safely well ahead of the throw for a stole base. DREW BUDD

Max Krotman makes solid contact.   DREW BUDD

Max Krotman makes solid contact. DREW BUDD

Reed Kelsey relieved Dan Labrozzi on the mound.   DREW BUDD

Reed Kelsey relieved Dan Labrozzi on the mound. DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Kris Vinski pops the ball up.   DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Kris Vinski pops the ball up. DREW BUDD

Whaler Vincent Cavaniola squeezes the ball for an out in left field.   DREW BUDD

Whaler Vincent Cavaniola squeezes the ball for an out in left field. DREW BUDD

Ross School's Milo Tompkins.   DREW BUDD

Ross School's Milo Tompkins. DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Evan Buccigross tries to avoid Pierson's Mason Wheeler as he scores on a wild pitch.   DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Evan Buccigross tries to avoid Pierson's Mason Wheeler as he scores on a wild pitch. DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Evan Buccigross tries to avoid Pierson's Mason Wheeler as he scores on a wild pitch.   DREW BUDD

Bridgehampton's Evan Buccigross tries to avoid Pierson's Mason Wheeler as he scores on a wild pitch. DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon.   DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon. DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon.   DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon. DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon.   DREW BUDD

Pierson honored its six seniors at Friday's regular-season finale which included Brendan Burke, Vincent Cavaniola, Charlie Culver, Reed Kelsey, Dan Labrozzi and Everett McMahon. DREW BUDD

Drew Budd on May 17, 2022
Five years or so ago, when Bridgehampton announced that it would bring back its varsity baseball program after 40 years of not having one, the writing was on the wall... more

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