The Sag Harbor Whalers Win Their First-Ever HCBL Championship In Thrilling Fashion - 27 East

The Sag Harbor Whalers Win Their First-Ever HCBL Championship In Thrilling Fashion

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Sag Harbor rightfielder Jackson Sattinger (Hamilton) catches a deep fly ball right along the fence.   RON ESPOSITO

Sag Harbor rightfielder Jackson Sattinger (Hamilton) catches a deep fly ball right along the fence. RON ESPOSITO

Whaler Brett Borcherding (Rose-Hulman IT) tags out Aviator Mason Wolf (Monmouth) trying to score on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth.   RON ESPOSITO

Whaler Brett Borcherding (Rose-Hulman IT) tags out Aviator Mason Wolf (Monmouth) trying to score on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth. RON ESPOSITO

Cole Wong (12) and the Whalers are fired up after they were able to get the Aviators trying to score the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch.   RON ESPOSITO

Cole Wong (12) and the Whalers are fired up after they were able to get the Aviators trying to score the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch. RON ESPOSITO

The ball gets away from Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) as D.J. Perron Jr. slides into the bag.     RON ESPOSITO

The ball gets away from Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) as D.J. Perron Jr. slides into the bag. RON ESPOSITO

The ball gets away from Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) as D.J. Perron Jr. slides into the bag.     RON ESPOSITO

The ball gets away from Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) as D.J. Perron Jr. slides into the bag. RON ESPOSITO

D.J. Perron Jr. (UMass-Dartmouth) is ecstatic after scoring the game-winning run.   RON ESPOSITO

D.J. Perron Jr. (UMass-Dartmouth) is ecstatic after scoring the game-winning run. RON ESPOSITO

C.J. Dean leads the charge to meet D.J. Perron Jr. after he scored the game-winning run of Sunday's title-clinching victory.    RON ESPOSITO

C.J. Dean leads the charge to meet D.J. Perron Jr. after he scored the game-winning run of Sunday's title-clinching victory. RON ESPOSITO

The Whalers mob D.J. Perron Jr. after he scored the game-winning run on Sunday.   RON ESPOSITO

The Whalers mob D.J. Perron Jr. after he scored the game-winning run on Sunday. RON ESPOSITO

The Whalers hoist their first ever HCBL Championship trophy.    RON ESPOSITO

The Whalers hoist their first ever HCBL Championship trophy. RON ESPOSITO

The Sag Harbor Whalers won their first HCBL Championship with a 6-5 victory over the Westhampton Aviators on Sunday.    RON ESPOSITO

The Sag Harbor Whalers won their first HCBL Championship with a 6-5 victory over the Westhampton Aviators on Sunday. RON ESPOSITO

Sag Harbor second baseman Billy Kender receives a throw.    RON ESPOSITO

Sag Harbor second baseman Billy Kender receives a throw. RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) throws to first on the run for an out.   RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton third baseman Sean Keys (Bucknell) throws to first on the run for an out. RON ESPOSITO

Aviator Alex Ungar (Brookdale) makes a diving play in center field early in the game.    RON ESPOSITO

Aviator Alex Ungar (Brookdale) makes a diving play in center field early in the game. RON ESPOSITO

Sag Harbor catcher Ike Kiely (Babson) throws out Westhampton's Matt Milone (Farleigh Dickinson) trying to reach first base.   RON ESPOSITO

Sag Harbor catcher Ike Kiely (Babson) throws out Westhampton's Matt Milone (Farleigh Dickinson) trying to reach first base. RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) throws to first.    RON ESPOSITO

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) throws to first. RON ESPOSITO

A large crowd took on the final game of the HCBL season at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Sunday.     RON ESPOSITO

A large crowd took on the final game of the HCBL season at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor on Sunday. RON ESPOSITO

Brett Borcherding (Rose-Hulman IT) pitched the final two innings and earned the win on Sunday.    RON ESPOSITO

Brett Borcherding (Rose-Hulman IT) pitched the final two innings and earned the win on Sunday. RON ESPOSITO

The Whalers and Aviators line up prior to Sunday's game.   RON EPSOSITO

The Whalers and Aviators line up prior to Sunday's game. RON EPSOSITO

Cam Santerre (Rhode Island), with HCBL Commissioner Jim Pereira and president Sandi Kruel, was named MVP of the championship series.   RON ESPOSITO

Cam Santerre (Rhode Island), with HCBL Commissioner Jim Pereira and president Sandi Kruel, was named MVP of the championship series. RON ESPOSITO

Tyler Smith (Saint Peters), along with Sean Keys (Bucknell), were one of two Aviators to hit home runs on Sunday. Each finished with three home runs each. in the series.   RON ESPOSITO

Tyler Smith (Saint Peters), along with Sean Keys (Bucknell), were one of two Aviators to hit home runs on Sunday. Each finished with three home runs each. in the series. RON ESPOSITO

Drew Budd on Aug 1, 2022
The Sag Harbor Whalers, the original and longest tenured franchise of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, have their first championship in hand. A thrilling best-of-three HCBL Championship series ended in... more

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