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A spirited relay race among 32 teams of rowers, bikers, runners, and chuggers
Caroline Cashin and her fellow endurance athletes celebrated fitness and fun at Saturday’s relay event in Montauk, which raised $13,000 for the Retreat’s children’s programs. Jack Graves

The season began with ‘World Series’ matchups
Christian Johnson of the two-time defending champions, the Reds, was on the mound at Pantigo East Monday evening. Craig Macnaughton
Adam Wilson, East Hampton Little League's president (partially obscured) and Larry Cantwell, East Hampton's Supervisor, who not only played Little League ball, with the Amagansett Fire Department, but also went on to become a Little League coach and umpire. The town, which owns the land on which the Pantigo fields lie, recently approved the dugout-construction projectCraig Macnaughton
2013 finalist National (11-to-12-year-old) Division teams -- the Express and Red Wings (girls) and Reds and Pirates (boys) -- in the pre-game ceremony.Durell Godfrey
Mike Ruddy, whose Seven Sons contruction crew built the four dugouts, modeled after the ones at East Hampton High School, throwing out the ceremonial first ball.Craig Macnaughton
Ruddy, with the plaque he received at the opening day ceremonies, and his fellow Dodger coach, Greg Brown.Durell Godfrey

"You can’t beat the top Class A team in Suffolk County with what is essentially a junior high team.”
Racquel Burns, a ninth grader who was called up from the vacation-depleted junior varsity this week, played center field in Monday’s game here with Miller Place. Craig Macnaughton

The Mustangs are Montauk’s home team in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League
“Without housing, there’s no team,” Bob Aspenleiter, the Montauk Mustangs’ general manager, said this week. Russell Drumm

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The team has to win 10 games to get into the playoffs
East Hampton had base runners (that’s Ali Harned with her hand on third base above) on in all but the fifth inning of Monday’s game here, but couldn’t score. Craig Macnaughton
Casey Waleko’s back problem has returned, but thus far she’s pitching through it. Craig Macnaughton

Wednesday 7-on-7 league begins this week
Fausto Pintado of the Cosmos, at left, was one of those who scored for the winners in the penalty kick shootout. Craig Macnaughton

Last Thursday’s 6-0 loss here was nothing much to write home about, though the day before, at Miller Place, the home team edged the locals 6-5
Will Mackin, said by his coach, Mike Ritsi, to have good off-speed stuff, started Friday’s game here with Miller Place. Craig Macnaughton
Brendan Hughes hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning here Friday, but Miller Place won the game 9-6. Craig Macnaughton