The rumored demise of the East Hampton Town men’s slow-pitch softball league, whose games have been played since the late 1960s at the Terry King ball field in Amagansett, is not premature: The league is, in fact, dead. Though the prospect of a resurrection someday is not entirely out of the question, Rich Schneider, the league’s spokesman, said this week.
East Hampton’s 9 and 10-year-old Little League traveling all-star team stayed alive in the District 36 tournament Monday by “mercying” Westhampton Beach 10-0 in four innings at the Pantigo fields here.
The lopsided victory was sweet indeed inasmuch as the young Bonackers had lost 2-1 at Westhampton a couple of days before. The win improved Tim Garneau’s team’s playoff record to 3-1, and prompted one of his young charges, Callum Menelaws, to exclaim, “We’ve gotten a lot better this year!”