School of Hard Knocks: Lia Makrianes, a freshman, who was taken onto the varsity this spring, found herself frequently confronted at the plate by Kathryn Hess, the senior catcher, during Saturday morning’s practice. Jack Graves

Amanda Seekamp scored the game-winner at Westhampton Beach with 20 seconds to go. Jack Graves

A pizza party was held for the Hurricanes at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter before they shuffled off to Buffalo. Jack Graves

Girls ‘should be sharp’ for tomorrow’s opener
East Hampton’s attack put a lot of pressure on William Floyd’s highly rated goalie. Jack Graves

Lou Reale showed clinic-takers how it’s done, using one of his inventions, a batting T set up for pitches over the middle and over the outside and inside corners of the plate. Jack Graves

Ashley West, East Hampton’s all-state runner, competed in four events in Friday’s scrimmage with Southampton — the 200, the 400, the 4-by-100 relay, and the 4-by-400 relay. Jack Graves

East Hampton’s athletes have been at play in the fields of Bonac. Clockwise from upper right, Kevin Brophy, during Friday’s baseball practice, checked out Cameron Yusko’s delivery, Michelle Kennedy’s charges unleashed serves, Allison Charde, the girls lacrosse team’s goalie, came under attack, and Ali Harned, who is slated to be the varsity’s shortstop, prepared to gun out a runner. Jack Graves Photos Jack Graves Photos