Softball team upsets Mattituck to improve to 5-6 in League VI

Candelaria’s Grand Slam Wins It For Hampton Bays




Independent/Desirée Keegan

Hampton Bays’ Lily Candelaria can light up a crowd.

The junior catcher went 2-for-2 with two walks and five RBI, including a grand slam in the fifth inning that broke a 2-2 tie to lead the Baymen (5-8 overall, 5-6 in League VI) to a 7-6 win over Mattituck May 1. Emily Peyton was the winning pitcher for Hampton Bays. Mattituck drops to 10-5 overall and 7-5 in league play with the loss. The Tuckers tacked on one run in the fourth and fifth, and two in the sixth and seventh, but it was not enough. Hampton Bays hosted Center Moriches May 6, but results were not available by press time.

Sellinger Sends Southampton Over Pierson

Leah Sellinger threw a complete game, scattering eight hits, and also went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Southampton (4-10 overall, 4-6 in League VI) to a 5-2 win over Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island May 1. Taylor Pike connected on a pair of hits. The Mariners made short work of the Whalers (3-8, 3-8) with a three-run third inning after a one-run first, sealing the deal early. The Mariners traveled to Mattituck May 6, but results were not available by press time.

Smith’s Three Hits, Petty’s Two Lift Mariners

Pierson/Bridgehampton/Shelter Island may have been shut out by Port Jefferson in a series sweep, and Mattituck by Center Moriches, but Southampton bounced back from a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 edging of Babylon May 2. Andrew Smith had three hits and Alex Petty went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run to lead the Mariners (9-5 overall, 7-5 in League VIII). Thomas Gabriele hit a two-run double in the top of the third inning to extend Southampton’s lead to 3-0. The Mariners traveled to Southold May 6 but results were not available by press time.

Alfano-St. John, Rob Moore Twice As Nice

Jaden Alfano-St. John and Rob Moore scored two goals apiece for Westhampton in a 6-3 win over Bellport May 2. The win is the second in a row, sixth in the last 10 games for the Hurricanes, which improve to 9-5 overall and 8-4 in Division II. Tyler Nolan and Jack Gilbride each also scored unassisted. Andrew Arcuri made seven saves.

Kruszeski Gets Mattituck Back In Win Column

Max Kruszeski scored six goals and had one assist to lead Mattituck/Greenport/Southold to a 17-4 win over Center Moriches May 3. Matt Seifert added two goals and four assists in the win for the Tuckers, which improve to 8-6 overall and 6-6 in Division II. The win puts Mattituck back in the win column after an 8-6 loss to Eastport-South Manor. Prior to that, the Tuckers were on a three-game streak after a four-game losing skid. William Burns, Greg Hauser, and Parker Sheppard each added two goals, and Dane Reda had three assists. Mattituck traveled to Elwood-John Glenn May 6 but results were not available by press time.

Tobin Scores Game-Winner Over Mt. Sinai

Kaitlin Tobin scored the winner, assisted by Julie Seifert, with 5:28 remaining in the second half to lead Mattituck/Southold to a huge 5-4 win over Mt. Sinai (11-2 overall, 10-2 in Division II) May 3. The Tuckers were down 4-1 heading into the second half and scored three unanswered goals, tying the score with a goal by Mackenzie Hoeg. She totaled three goals, and Francesca Vasile-Cozzo added a goal and two assists for the Tuckers (9-4, 8-4). Claudia Hoeg made two stops in a defense that was just as hard to get through as the Mustangs’, and Lauren Zuhoski added an assist. The Tuckers took on Riverhead May 6, but results were not available by press time.

Smith Scores Six In Trampling Of SWR

Belle Smith had six goals, five assists, and six draw controls to lead Westhampton Beach to a 15-5 win over Shoreham-Wading River May 1. Maureen Duffy had three goals and one assist, Giana Murphy made two goals and added two assists, and Toni Cashman scored once and assisted twice. Hollie Schleicher also had two goals and Anna McCarthy one. Casey Gallagher made seven saves and split time with Taylor Gallarello, who made three for the Hurricanes (10-3 overall, 8-3 in Division II). Westhampton traveled to Bayport-Blue Point May 6, but results were not available by press time.

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