Westhampton Aviators Eye Fifth HCBL Championship Title After Wild Game Three Semifinal Win Over South Shore - 27 East

Westhampton Aviators Eye Fifth HCBL Championship Title After Wild Game Three Semifinal Win Over South Shore

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The Aviators are all smiles after their come-from-behind 2-1 victory over South Shore in Bellport on Thursday, July 28, advanced them to the HCBL Championships.    DREW BUDD

The Aviators are all smiles after their come-from-behind 2-1 victory over South Shore in Bellport on Thursday, July 28, advanced them to the HCBL Championships. DREW BUDD

Charles Aurandt (St. Josephs) got the start in game three of the HCBL semifinal series on Thursday, July 28, in Bellport.    DREW BUDD

Charles Aurandt (St. Josephs) got the start in game three of the HCBL semifinal series on Thursday, July 28, in Bellport. DREW BUDD

Dillon DiBartolomeo (NYU) singled during the Aviator's comeback in the top of the ninth.    DREW BUDD

Dillon DiBartolomeo (NYU) singled during the Aviator's comeback in the top of the ninth. DREW BUDD

Aviator Alex Ungar (Brookdale CC) makes contact.   DREW BUDD

Aviator Alex Ungar (Brookdale CC) makes contact. DREW BUDD

Hayden Sobecki (Yale) scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Smith.    DREW BUDD

Hayden Sobecki (Yale) scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Smith. DREW BUDD

Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) worked around loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth but nailed down the save to clinch the victory for Westhampton on Thursday, July 28.   DREW BUDD

Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) worked around loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth but nailed down the save to clinch the victory for Westhampton on Thursday, July 28. DREW BUDD

Westhampton second baseman Jack Halloran (Emory) receives a throw from catcher Mason Wolf (Monmouth) and tags out South Shore's Ryan Ferremi (Albany) trying to steal second base.    DREW BUDD

Westhampton second baseman Jack Halloran (Emory) receives a throw from catcher Mason Wolf (Monmouth) and tags out South Shore's Ryan Ferremi (Albany) trying to steal second base. DREW BUDD

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) makes the quick turn to first base for a double play.    DREW BUDD

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) makes the quick turn to first base for a double play. DREW BUDD

Jason Jacome said he's enjoyed his first summer as Westhampton manager.   DREW BUDD

Jason Jacome said he's enjoyed his first summer as Westhampton manager. DREW BUDD

Atley Jacome (Pima CC) comes in as a relief pitcher.    DREW BUDD

Atley Jacome (Pima CC) comes in as a relief pitcher. DREW BUDD

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) can't believe the safe call from the umpire on a close play at second base.   DREW BUDD

Westhampton shortstop Sam Hill (UMass-Amherst) can't believe the safe call from the umpire on a close play at second base. DREW BUDD

Jack Halloran is congratulated by manager Jason Jacome as he rounds third base.    DREW BUDD

Jack Halloran is congratulated by manager Jason Jacome as he rounds third base. DREW BUDD

Aviator Tyler Smith (Saint Peters) drove in five runs in game two of the series on July 27.    DREW BUDD

Aviator Tyler Smith (Saint Peters) drove in five runs in game two of the series on July 27. DREW BUDD

Mason Wolf (Monmouth) avoids being tagged and slides safely at home.    DREW BUDD

Mason Wolf (Monmouth) avoids being tagged and slides safely at home. DREW BUDD

Alex Ungar, left, and Greg Becil are ready to congratulate Tyler Smith (27) after his three-run home run in the eighth opened things up for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27.   DREW BUDD

Alex Ungar, left, and Greg Becil are ready to congratulate Tyler Smith (27) after his three-run home run in the eighth opened things up for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27. DREW BUDD

Jomari Rosa (UMass-Lowell) started on the mound for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27.    DREW BUDD

Jomari Rosa (UMass-Lowell) started on the mound for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27. DREW BUDD

Jomari Rosa (UMass-Lowell) started on the mound for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27.    DREW BUDD

Jomari Rosa (UMass-Lowell) started on the mound for the Aviators in game two of the series on July 27. DREW BUDD

Westhampton native Jack Halloran rounds the bases after his home run in game two.   DREW BUDD

Westhampton native Jack Halloran rounds the bases after his home run in game two. DREW BUDD

Drew Budd on Jul 29, 2022
With runners on first and second base and no outs, the Westhampton Aviators trailed the host South Shore Clippers, 2-1, in the deciding game three of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball... more

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