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Sports Briefs: 06.20.19

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:19

Live-Streaming Games

Beginning in the fall, two NFHS (National Federation of High School) Network cameras, one on East Hampton High School’s turf field and one in the gymnasium, will live-stream varsity games to the devices of on-demand viewers, Dave Rutkowski of the Bonac Booster Club announced at the senior awards dinner at the Clubhouse on June 12. 

Teams not playing on the turf or in the gymnasium would be able to borrow school video equipment and link into the live-streaming system as well, he said, adding that “now loved ones and friends who cannot make every game will be able to watch them, whether on the road or in the comfort of their own homes. . . . The Booster Club is thrilled to be able to sponsor this [minimal fee] service.”

Moreover, “Bonac fans will be able to watch away games, too, if the home team’s school is also connected to the NFHS Network.”

Pierson Baseball Ousted

The Pierson (Sag Harbor) High School baseball team, the sole Class C team on Long Island, lost 5-2 to Cooperstown in a state Class C semifinal in Endwell Friday.

The Whalers went up 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning, but could not hold on. Pierson, behind the pitching of Matt Hall, reached the Final Four by defeating Tuckahoe 5-2 the previous weekend. Hall started for Pierson Friday and went all the way. 

Jonathan Schwartz, the Whalers’ coach, was quoted in Newsday as saying afterward, “It’s a pretty tough way to have things end, but we showed that we belonged here. Our guys can go home with heads high.”

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