“We just didn’t make the plays and they did,” Lou Reale, East Hampton High’s softball coach, said Tuesday following Monday’s 2-1 loss at Rocky Point.
The first time around, the Bonackers shut out the Eagles 2-0 as Casey Waleko, their pitcher, dominated. But this time Waleko was not quite as sharp, and she and her teammates could manage only two hits off her opposite number.
Two errors, on a ground ball and the subsequent throw, led to the home team’s first run. Reale said “two good hits” resulted in the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth inning.
East Hampton was hoping to snap its two-game losing streak yesterday at home against Shoreham-Wading River.
When this writer said, “It’s not getting easier,” Reale replied, “It’s not getting any easier — it’s getting harder. That loss yesterday will affect our seeding in the playoffs. We’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing.”