Sports Briefs 04.10.14

Local sports notes

Rain Delay
    The Ross School’s boys tennis team’s back was up against the wall, its coach, Juan Diaz, said in an email Tuesday morning concerning the previous day’s match at Westhampton Beach.

    Before rain forced a postponement, the Cosmos were down 3-1 with three matches, at third singles, second doubles, third doubles, yet to be decided.

    When the rain came, Ross’s Jonas Feurring, at third singles, had won the first set 6-4, but was trailing 5-3 in the second; its second doubles team of Alex Kang and Niko Osch was winning 4-3 in the second set after having lost 7-5 in the first, and the third doubles team of Matt Benedict and Maddison Hummel was tied at 4-4 in the second after having lost the first 7-5.

    The match between the two league rivals was to have been completed Tuesday afternoon.

Baseball Update
    Mike Ritsi, East Hampton High’s baseball coach, said in an email Tuesday morning that Peter Shilowich earned a complete-game 7-2 victory at Islip on April 2. Shilowich also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run batted in, the coach added.

    “A clutch three-run double by Kyle McKee extended our lead to 6-2 in the sixth inning, after which Maykell Guzman doubled McKee in for 7-2.”

    Last Thursday, the Bonackers lost 10-2 in a nonleaguer at Rocky Point. “They’re a good team — we had one bad inning,” said Ritsi, who added that “unfortunately, we lost our catcher, Patrick Silich, to an ankle injury in the middle of the game. It’s likely he’ll be out for a few weeks.”

    East Hampton had an early lead in its game at Harborfields (another nonleague opponent) on Friday, but wound up losing 9-4. “We have to do a better job of being more consistent,” said the coach. “We had plenty of base runners, but failed to capitalize.”