Weekly Roundup: Many South Fork Teams Avoid Winless Seasons, While Others Prepare for Playoff Games This Week - 27 East

Weekly Roundup: Many South Fork Teams Avoid Winless Seasons, While Others Prepare for Playoff Games This Week

authorStaff Writer on May 17, 2023

Bonac Flag Football
Earns First Victory

The East Hampton girls flag football team earned its first win ever, 19-0, over the Riverhead Charter School at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton on May 9.

East Hampton Girls Lacrosse
Finishes on Winning Note

The East Hampton/Pierson girls lacrosse team (5-9 in Division II) ended its season on a three-game winning streak, defeating North Babylon, 18-11, on May 9 before defeating host Deer Park, 16-6, on Friday. The Bonackers had also defeated Port Jefferson, 10-8, on May 3.

East Hampton Softball
Splits Final Two

After defeating Rocky Point, 12-0, at home on May 9, the Bonackers (7-12 in League VII) lost, 3-2, at playoff-bound Comsewogue on Friday. Emma Terry went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and three runs scored in the win over Rocky Point. Susie DiSunno and Ella Eggert each had two hits.

Bonac Girls Track
Wins Finale

The East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton girls track team won its final dual meet of the season, 83-62, at Half Hollow Hills West on May 9 to finish 3-2-1 in League V. Ryleigh O’Donnell won three separate events, including the 400-meter dash (62.1 seconds), 800-meter run (2:53.2) and 400-meter intermediate hurdles (71.2 seconds). Gabrielle Payne won the triple jump in a personal best 30 feet 10 ¼ inches; Sara O’Brien won the 1,500-meter race in 5:38.3; Leah McCarron won the 100-meter dash in a personal best 13.1 seconds; Ashley Alarcon won the 1,500-meter race walk in a personal best 10:45.10; Leah From won the 3,000-meter race in 15:09.84; and Kaili Moore won the discus with a throw of 78 feet 3 inches.

Bees Baseball
Is Playoff Bound

In just its second season back on the varsity level after nearly half a century off, the Bridgehampton/Ross baseball team has reached the postseason. The Killer Bees were in line prior to their final regular-season series last week with Southold, but solidified their spot by sweeping the Settlers in all three games. After taking game one of the series, 10-6, in Southold on May 10, Bridgehampton won game two, 9-4, in their final home game of the season the very next day, then completed the sweep with a 13-2 victory at Southold on Saturday. Since there is no Class D competition in Suffolk County or Long Island, the Bees advance straight to the Regional Final, which won’t be played until June 3 at a location in Section IX (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster counties). Prior to that, the Bees will play the Class C Champion, either Pierson or Port Jefferson, in the C/D Qualifier game of the Suffolk County playoffs on May 23 at the Eastport Sports Complex at 5 p.m. The winner of that game will advance to play for the Small Schools Championship against the Class B Champion on May 27 at noon also in Eastport.

Southampton Baseball
Wins Finale

Southampton (5-13 in League IX, 6-14 overall) defeated Center Moriches, 3-0, behind the strong pitching effort of Daniel McDonnell, who gave up four hits and struck out five in all seven innings. Liam Blackmore went 1 for 2 with a walk, a run and an RBI while Jackson Romanow went 2 for 3 with a RBI.

Mariners Girls Lacrosse
Wins Season Finale

Southampton (1-13 in Division II) defeated Hampton Bays, 7-6, at home in the season finale for both teams on May 9. Juliette Archer had three goals, including the game winner in overtime. Cece Ginsburg scored two goals, Kiley Maloney and Hailey Cameron had each scored a goal and Paige Garvin added an assist. Amy Jimenez made eight saves to secure the win. Taylor Meyers had two goals and an assist for Hampton Bays.

Hampton Bays Girls Lacrosse
Avoids Winless Season

Eden Brown scored the game-winning goal with 31 seconds left to lead host Hampton Bays (1-13 in Division II), 10-9, over Deer Park on May 8. Brown’s goal capped off a 6-0 scoring run to comeback from down 9-4 early in the second half. Brown finished with four goals and four assists and Taylor Meyers added three goals and three assists. Lauren Capone made nine saves for Hampton Bays while Arabella Ribaudo made 16 saves for Deer Park.

Baymen Softball
Wins Two of Last Three

Hampton Bays (3-16 in League VIII, 3-17 overall) defeated Pierson/Bridgehampton, 9-8, on May 9 and defeated host Southold/Greenport, 18-6, on May 11 before losing its final game of the season, 10-0, at home to Shoreham-Wading River the very next day. Ruth Valdespino hit a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Baymen in their victory over Pierson. Valdespino also struck out four batters in seven innings to earn the win. Kaya Raynor went 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI and Jordyn Heaney and Haley Weissbard each had two hits as well. Chase Dunkirk struck out 10 in a complete game and went 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs in the win at Southold.

Westhampton Beach Softball
Reaches Postseason

After finishing with a 13-6 record in League VII, the Hurricanes were seeded ninth in the double elimination Suffolk County Class A playoffs and played their first round game at No. 8 Bayport-Blue Point on Tuesday. If they won that game they will play at No. 1 Sayville on Thursday, May 18. If they lost they play Friday. For up-to-date brackets go to sectionxi.org. Results of the games can be found at 27east.com and in next week’s issue of The Press. Westhampton Beach split its final two games of the regular season, defeating host Eastport-South Manor, 13-1, on May 11 before losing, 4-2, at home to playoff-bound Miller Place the very next day.

Hurricane Girls Lacrosse
Is Third Seed

After finishing the season with a 10-4 Division II record (10-6 overall), the Westhampton Beach girls lacrosse team earned the third seed in the Suffolk County Class C playoffs and hosted Mount Sinai in its first playoff game on Wednesday. For results of that game go to 27east.com. The Hurricanes defeated host Rocky Point, 11-6, in their regular-season finale on May 11. Reese King scored five goals, had five draw controls, three ground balls and two assists. Ava Derby scored two goals.

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