The newly formed East Hampton Booster Club’s first event, Joe Vas, Bonac’s athletic director, said this week, took the form of a shovel brigade at the high school track and turf field on March 8, in which an estimated 45 volunteers participated.
“We can’t shovel the snow off the softball and baseball fields, because of the grass, but we’re hoping for rain and then the sun to get rid of the snow,” the A.D. said while talking of spring sports Friday morning.
Honora Herlihy, who with Lee White is a housing coordinator for the Montauk Mustangs, which debuted last year in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, is seeking families to host about a dozen of the Mustangs’ players this summer.
“Housing players in America’s collegiate summer baseball leagues is a perennial problem,” Brett Mauser, the H.C.B.L.’s president, said. “Even Cape Cod faces that challenge. Simply put, the host families are the backbone of summer baseball — without them these leagues wouldn’t exist.”