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  • Jason Szafarski, who coaches Montauk’s entry, the Mustangs, in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, said Tuesday that Saturday’s 8-2 win over the league-leading Riverhead Tomcats had been “huge.”

    “We’re 2-0 against Riverhead now,” said Szafarski, evidence that the Mustangs, who were 6-9 as of that day, can play with anyone.

  • Sixty-six entrants competed in the Turbo Tri for adults at Maidstone Park in Springs on Saturday over the same course that the I-Tri program’s teenaged girls are to traverse in the Youth Triathlon on July 13.

    The race, which comprised a 300-yard bay swim, a 7-mile bike leg, and a 1.5-mile run, followed by a dinner catered by Panera Bread, was a fund-raiser for Theresa Roden’s “transformation through triathlon” I-Tri program.

  • “I play like you work,” I said the other day to Mary, who works very hard, and has precious little time to play, though I am encouraging her to become more like me — minus the neuroses of course.

    I am ashamed to admit that my work, by and large, is fun, so, while I would rather say to her, “I work like you play,” it is not so, at least at the moment, though she has been working out weekly with Rob Balnis at East End Physical Therapy, as I do, and we hit tennis balls whenever we both find ourselves free.

  • One of the most extraordinary runs in East Hampton sports history continued this past week as the East Hampton Football Club, which has walked over every Division 3 team it has played since last fall, won the D3 State Cup by defeating Floral Park 5-1, thus improving its record to 27-0.

  • This Saturday will be exceedingly sporty what with the Shelter Island 10K, whose featured participants will be Meb Keflezighi, the winner of the Boston Marathon, and Joan Benoit Samuelson, the former Olympic gold medalist, who set an age-group world record there; the Turbo Tri triathlon for competitors 17 and up at Maidstone Park, a fund-raiser for the I-Tri program, and a benefit at Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett for its unique child rider scholarship fund.

  • The Phillies, seeded fourth going into the East Hampton Town Little League’s Final Four, emerged Monday as the playoff champions, edging the third-seeded Montauk Marlins 6-5 in a nail-biter played at Montauk’s Lions Field.

    To get to the best-of-three final, the Phillies first had to overcome the top-seeded Pirates, which they did two games to one. In similar fashion the Marlins defeated the Dodgers in the other semi.

  • Jason Szafarski, who coaches the Montauk Mustangs, a first-year entry in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, said following Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 loss here to the Shelter Island Bucks that “we need to close out innings.”

  • I had a column about my Scrabble complaints ready to go, but thought better of it inasmuch as it seemed, in reading it over, as opaque as a mud flat after a heavy rain.
    In brief, it didn’t breathe. But I did think what I said about the mouse-eaten Webster’s New International Dictionary sagging forlornly at the edge of Irene’s desk was Chekovian, she and I being the only ones left in this office to do it reverence.

  • The Pierson (Sag Harbor) High School baseball and softball teams advanced to state Final Fours this past week as a result of big wins in their backyard.

    To get to Binghamton, the baseball team, which played at the Dowling Sports Complex, had to win twice, and it did, besting Friends Academy 1-0 behind its knuckleballer, Nick Kruel, for the Long Island Class C title Friday, and coming back the next day, with Forrest Loesch on the mound, to defeat Haldane, a familiar postseason foe, 5-1 in the Southeast regional.

  • Maggie Pizzo, who’s going to Yale, where she’ll play lacrosse, and Cort Heneveld, who’s going to Annapolis, where he’ll also play lacrosse, were recipients of the Paul Yuska award, which goes to the senior class’s best athletes, at East Hampton High School’s awards dinner on June 4.

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