THREE TEAMS WIN: It Was All Bonac on Monday

Maggie Pizzo (1), scoring against Kings Park, above, the Seekamps, Carley and Amanda, and Jenna Budd must bring a smile to their coach Matt Maloney’s face when he thinks not only about this season but about the future. Jack Graves

    After sweeping through their opponents in home games last Thursday, East Hampton High School’s varsity softball, baseball, and girls lacrosse teams did it again in away games Monday.
    Bonac’s baseball team, fighting for a playoff spot with Miller Place, trounced the Panthers 16-7, a game that was ended after six innings because of darkness.
    The softball team, which had clinched a playoff berth with a lopsided win — its 10th of the season — here over Elwood-John Glenn last Thursday, clubbed Miller Place 17-13, and the girls lacrosse team wound up its best-ever campaign at 9-7, disposing of Center Moriches 18-6.
    The girls’ coach, Matt Maloney, said over the weekend that he was hopeful the team would make the playoffs by virtue of its record, even though it might fall short of the top eight when it comes to power points. He was to learn later that the team would not be given a playoff berth.
    The regular season is over as well for the softball team, which has to forfeit its last game, to Rocky Point, as part of Section XI-imposed penalties meted out to Lou Reale, who had admitted to a scheduling error.
    The victory over Miller Place, which had been tied with Sayville for the League VI lead, had to have been sweet, for the Panthers blanked the Bonackers 8-0 earlier this spring.
    Likewise, the baseball team, which is fighting for a playoff spot with Miller Place, must have reveled in its big win in the Panthers’ lair Monday.
    The North Shore Sun’s Web site reported that the home team had jumped out to an early 4-1 lead, but that the Bonackers had come back, scoring at least one run in every inning but the sixth. Four Miller Place pitchers issued 11 walks among them, and East Hampton cashed in with big hits.
    Ryan Joudeh, East Hampton’s catcher and leadoff hitter, went 4-for-6 with two runs batted in and three runs scored.
    The Sun said, “The Panthers now have their backs squarely against the wall, needing wins in both of their final games” to make the playoffs.
    East Hampton, which was to have played at Miller Place again on Tuesday, needed to win only one of the remaining two.