ROUNDUP: Girls Teams Eye Playoffs

The girls lacrosse team is on the cusp of making the playoffs, which would be the first time in the program’s 12-year history.
Deilyn Guzman, about to tag out a Bayport-Blue Point runner in the early going of Monday’s 6-0 loss here, was the winning pitcher in the third game of the Shoreham series. Jack Graves

    East Hampton High’s baseball team, as the result of a 6-0 loss here to league-leading Bayport-Blue Point Monday, will have to win all five of its remaining games in order to make the playoffs.
    The Bonackers were able to take the last of a three-game series with Shoreham-Wading River, winning 14-5 on Friday.
    Will Collins, who assists Ed Bahns in coaching East Hampton’s team, said, “Deilyn Guzman, who pitched for us, went five and two-thirds innings, giving up only three hits and striking out three. He walked five and hit four batters, though.”
    Timely hits by Guzman (a home run), Brandon Brophy, Ryan Joudeh, A.J. Bennett, and Cameron Yusko coupled with Shoreham errors resulted in an early 10-2 lead. Brendan Hughes homered in the sixth inning, his first round-tripper at the varsity level. Bennett finished the game with four runs batted in; Brophy and Yusko, who went 2-for-3, each drove in two.
    In other action Monday, the softball team defeated winless Harborfields 7-2 as Kathryn Hess, the hard-hitting senior catcher, homered. Sam Mathews pitched and got the win. Lou Reale’s team was to have played the League V leader, Islip (10-2), here Tuesday, but rain forced a postponement. East Hampton and Sayville were tied earlier this week for the League VI lead, each at 11-1.
    The girls lacrosse team, as reported elsewhere, is on the cusp of making the playoffs, which would be the first time in the program’s 12-year history. The boys lacrosse team was 4-6 (4-8) as of Tuesday, in 16th place among the 22 teams in Division II. Games remained with Elwood-John Glenn, Westhampton Beach (here today), Bayport-Blue Point, and Babylon (here on Friday, May 11).
    The boys “played very well,” according to their coach, Mike Vitulli, in defeating Deer Park 6-1 on April 24. Vitulli said that in that game Drew Griffiths “won six of nine face-offs, and we were able to generate some long offensive possessions. Defensively, we had success playing a zone. Mike Jara [who had seven saves] played well in the goal for us.”
    Fourth-place Hauppauge defeated East Hampton 15-3 on Friday.
    Westhampton Beach clinched the league championship in boys tennis by edging the Ross School 4-3 at Westhampton Saturday. The Hurricanes’ pivotal point came in third doubles, a three-setter that ended with Westhampton’s duo defeating Jordan Schwimmer and Mikey Peterson 7-5 in the third.
    Ross had won 4-3 in the teams’ first meeting, in Ross’s bubble, earlier in the season.
    Westhampton played at East Hampton Monday, bageling the Bonackers 7-0. Michelle Kennedy, East Hampton’s coach, recently had to recast her lineup inasmuch as Marco Silimbergo, a transfer who had been East Hampton’s number-one, moved back to Florida.