25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports 05.16.13

Local sports history

May 5, 1988
    Going into yesterday’s game here with Greenport, the East Hampton High School baseball team continued to hold onto first place in League Eight, at 9-1, with Mercy keeping pace at 7-2.
    East Hampton won all three games it played last week, finishing a sweep of the Southold series with 13-5 and 17-3 victories, and stopping Greenport 10-3.
    Eric Pettersen, Scott Loper, and Pat Bistrian, each of whom drove in two runs, led the way in the 13-5 win at Southold on April 27. Kenny Wood was the winning pitcher.

May 12, 1988
    The East Hampton-Pierson High School girls track team, one of the best since the sport was introduced here about a decade ago, placed second in track and field relays held Saturday at Shoreham-Wading River High School, and was nipped 71-69 by Stony Brook in a dual meet on May 3.
    Two school records were set in the meet at Stony Brook, in the triple jump and the 1,500-meter race, and another record was set by the 4-by-800 relay team on Saturday.
    With a hop, skip, and leap of 30 feet 8 inches at Stony Brook, Bridget McSweeney bested the school’s triple jump record of 30-0 set last year by Mandy Brugnoni. Michelle Fleischman’s 5:42.1 in the 1,500 that day enabled Fleischman to best her own 1,500 mark set earlier this season by 1.9 seconds.
    . . . Thus far, said Mark Sucsy, records in the 1,500, 3,000, high jump, triple jump, and 4-by-8 relay have fallen, “and undoubtedly there will be more to come — either this year or next.” On his team are 17 freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors, and six seniors.

May 19, 1988
    The East Hampton Town men’s slow-pitch softball league season began with a triple-header at the Abraham’s Path ball field in Amagansett Monday.
    . . . The defending pennant winners and playoff champions are Ecker Insurance (National) and Rivera Landscaping (American). Rivera has moved up to the more competitive National Division as a result of last season’s performance. The National Division teams are, besides Ecker and Rivera, Amagansett Lumber Yard, Sallinger Plumbing, Shagwong, and Schenck Fuels. The American Division teams are Amagansett Wines & Spirits, Hren’s, Wittendale’s, the Relics, Bermuda bikes, and Riverhead Building Supply.

May 26, 1988
    Four members of the East Hampton-Pierson High School boys track team — Artie Fisher, Jim Lattanzio, Mike O’Connell, and Shawn Turner — have won top seeds in today’s Conference Four meet here as the result of recent performances.
    Fisher broke the school 1,600-meter record by seven seconds at the junior-senior meet at Patchogue-Medford Saturday, taking third place in 4:28. The winning time was 4:25. East Hampton’s coach, Mike Burns, said Tuesday he is convinced Fisher, who ordinarily runs the 800, can do even better in the 1,600.
    Lattanzio took third in the 3,200 in 9:59, the first time he has broken 10 minutes. “He can run faster too,” said Burns. O’Connell took fourth in the 400 in 52.9.

   Michael Sarlo, with a three-run home run in Friday’s game against Pierson, set a school record of 44 runs batted in, eclipsing a mark set in 1982 by Rich Cooney Jr.