Sports Briefs 08.04.11

Slow-Pitch Playoffs
    Bostwick’s, the pre-eminent team in the East Hampton Town women’s slow-pitch softball league, remained undefeated, at 10-0, as it notched two first-round playoff wins over the Police Benevolent Association this past week. The heavy hitters were Katie Osiecki, who had a home run and a triple in Bostwick’s 16-4 rout of the P.B.A. on July 26, Jeannie Bunce, Jeanie Berkoski, and Cathy Amicucci. Bunce tripled with the bases loaded in last Thursday’s victory.
    As of Tuesday, Bostwick’s was awaiting the outcome of the other first-round series, between second-seeded Groundworks Landscaping and third-seeded Men at Work. Groundworks won the first game; the teams were to have played the second of the best-of-three series that night.
    The men’s playoffs began Monday, with third-seeded Stephen Hand’s Equipment defeating sixth-seeded Bono Plumbing and Heating 22-3, and with fourth-seeded Uihlein’s defeating fifth-seeded Round Swamp Farm 13-12 in nine innings.
    Schenck Fuels, which dropped its season finale to The Independent by a 28-12 score (giving each team two wins in their series thus far), finished as the men’s league’s pennant winner, at 14-3, followed by Indy, at 12-5, Stephen Hand’s, at 10-7, Uihlein’s, at 9-8, Round Swamp, at 6-11, and Bono, at 0-17.
    Bostwick’s topped the women’s league, at 8-0, followed by Groundworks (5-3), Men at Work (4-4), P.B.A. (3-5), and Grazina Orthodontics (0-8).

I-Tri Party
    The Hon. John Maginley, the minister of tourism, civil aviation, and culture on the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, was the guest of honor at a party at the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor Saturday whose proceeds benefited the I-Tri triathlon program for Springs School girls and the yacht club’s junior sailing program.

The Women’s Winner
    The women’s winner of the Hamptons Challenge two-mile ocean swim in Montauk on July 23 was Lori King, in 1 hour and 6 minutes. She was tied with Maneesh Shanbhag and Jim Clarnocki for ninth over all.