Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League

    Kruel Elected New HCBL President

    Date:09/18/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    On Tuesday, September 18, the Executive Board of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League unanimously voted in favor of Ms. Sandi Kruel becoming the fourth president in the league’s 12-year history. Kruel had served as a co-general manager of the Sag Harbor Whalers since their debut season in 2008. She is a longtime member of the HCBL’s Executive Board and was recently appointed its li...


    2018 HCBL First and Second Teams Announced

    Date:08/27/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The 2018 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League First and Second Teams were announced on Monday with several standouts from the 2018 HCBL season making the list. The HCBL Champion Riverhead Tomcats highlighted the first team with six selections including 2018 MVP and HCBL Championship Series Co-MVP Eduardo Malinowski (Pennsylvania), batting champion Louis Antos (Queens), Alex Baratta (Binghamton), T...


    From Marist College to the Hamptons League to Ireland

    Date:08/19/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

      By Vin Colasuonno   Baseball is much more than a sport played by millionaire athletes. It is a pastime, it is a culture, it is global, and now it is deservedly back in the Olympic Games.  I have been working in the international side of baseball since 2003, mostly in Europe. As it is with baseball, one makes friends with a common interest, stays in touch, checks in and follows...


    Support Our Host Family In Need: Tee Off for Dylan

    Date:08/12/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    One of our host families and biggest supporters needs your support. Tanya and Todd Newman's son Dylan is battling Ewing’s sarcoma. Ewing's sarcoma is a very rare type of cancerous tumor which has a high rate of being cured, but the Newman family needs help with the medical bills and other costs associated with treatment. Please step up to the plate and help a member of our ...


    Riverhead’s Malinowski Named 2018 HCBL MVP

    Date:08/10/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The 2018 HCBL season has been a good year for Eduardo Malinowski (Pennsylvania). The Texas native won an HCBL championship with the Riverhead Tomcats while being named a Co-MVP in the Championship Series. Malinowski now will take the league MVP to add to his championship MVP. The UPenn infielder became the third Riverhead player to be named the league MVP to go with previous Tomcat MVP’s Pe...


    Breakers’ Seymour is the 2018 HCBL Pitcher of the Year

    Date:08/09/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The Southampton Breakers have had a reputation in their ten-year history in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League in producing some of the best pitchers in the league each season. The 2018 season was no exception as Carson Seymour (Dartmouth) took home the 2018 HCBL Pitcher of the Year award. Seymour led the HCBL in wins during 2018 going a perfect 5-0 in nine appearances on the mound with an E...


    Long Island’s Paghidas is HCBL’s Top Reliever of 2018

    Date:08/08/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Matt Paghidas (SUNY Maritime) was a key contributor in the Long Island Road Warriors run to making the HCBL Championship Series for the second straight season in 2018. The Miller Place native was named the 2018 HCBL Reliever of the Year by the league’s seven head coaches. Paghidas edged out his Road Warrior teammate Brandon LaManna (New Haven) by three points to take the award. Paghidas onl...


    Riverhead Tomcats Win HCBL Title for First Time in Team History

    Date:08/01/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media (Axcess Baseball)   By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball Prior to this season, six of the seven teams in the Hamptons Colligate Baseball League had won the league’s championship. On Wednesday afternoon, the Riverhead Tomcats completed the list of champions by capturing the title in game 3 of the Championship Series. John...


    Stage is Set for Game 3 of HCBL Championship

    Date:07/31/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media (Axcess Baseball)     By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball The Long Island Road Warriors are accustomed to success. In their inaugural season, Head Coach Neal Heaton and his squad won the HCBL Championship without losing one game in the playoffs. This postseason has gone a lot differently as the team dropped its first semifin...


    Riverhead Inches Closer to HCBL Title with Game 1 Win

    Date:07/30/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media (Axcess Baseball)   By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball One month ago, Daniel O’Donnell (Lesley) was not a member of the Riverhead Tomcats. He pitched only two games during the regular season before his first playoff start in game 1 of the HCBL Championship Series. The Lesley senior rose to the challenge and earned the win a...


    MacKenzie and Thorington Win Final HCBL Weekly Awards of 2018

    Date:07/30/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The final week of the 2018 HCBL regular season saw two student-athletes recognized for their incredible play. Shelter Island’s Jake MacKenzie (Fordham) was named the New Era Cap Player of the Week while Westhampton’s Tyler Thorington (Western Michigan) was awarded the Ace Hardware Pitcher of the Week award for the second time this season. MacKenzie was a key player in getting the Buck...


    2018 HCBL Championship Series Begins Monday in Calverton

    Date:07/29/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Monday, July 30th Long Island @ Riverhead 4:00PM Tuesday, July 31st Riverhead @ Long Island (Southampton High School) 4:00PM Wednesday, August 1st Long Island @ Riverhead 4:00PM* ...


    Road Warriors McNeill Wins Bob Furlong Award

    Date:07/29/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The Bob Furlong Award is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the highest level of integrity, teamwork and leadership on and off the field. ...


    Riverhead to Challenge Long Island for HCBL Championship

    Date:07/28/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media   By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball The Riverhead Tomcats are celebrating their best season in franchise history. They secured the No. 1 seed in the HCBL playoffs for the first time in their 10-year history and earlier this week, they got their first playoff win since 2012. On Saturday, Riverhead accomplished another feat it hasn&rsq...


    Road Warriors Advance to Second Straight HCBL Championship Series

    Date:07/28/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Greg Diener In their second season in existence the Long Island Road Warriors will attempt to become the first team in the history of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League to win back-to-back league championships. Long Island defeated the Westhampton Aviators in the third and deciding game by a final score of 12-6 at Southampton High School on Saturday. The Road Warriors took an early lead ...


    Long Island Survives to Force Winner-Take-All Game Saturday

    Date:07/27/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media (Axcess Baseball)     By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball The defending HCBL champions were playing for their season Friday afternoon. Long Island lost its opening playoff game to Westhampton at home Thursday, meaning a loss would spoil its opportunity to repeat. But Friday’s game went much differently than Thursday’s...


    Whalers Even Series with Tomcats

    Date:07/27/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Greg Diener The Sag Harbor Whalers in their first home playoff game since 2014 forced a third and deciding game in their Semifinal series with the Riverhead Tomcats with an 11-5 win on Friday. The Tomcats took the game’s first run on a single by Alex Baratta (Binghamton) but on the same play Louis Antos (Queens) was thrown out at third base by Whalers catcher Thomas Pipolo (UMass) to st...


    Stefl Shines, Riverhead Wins First Playoff Game in Six Years

    Date:07/26/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball   For the first time in Riverhead Tomcat history, the team earned the top seed in the HCBL playoffs. The Tomcats won their last seven games of the regular season and beat Long Island by one point in the standings to secure home field advantage. No team on the Island was hotter coming into the playoffs then Riverhead and it showed Thursday. Chris Stefl&nb...


    Aviators Take Game 1 Win at Southampton over the Road Warriors

    Date:07/26/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Photo Credit: Christine Heeren/Artist Lake Media (Axcess Baseball)     By Greg Diener For the first time in the history of the HCBL a postseason series featured a rematch of the previous seasons HCBL Championship Series. Last year it was the Long Island Road Warriors taking the HCBL title from the Westhampton Aviators in a two-game sweep. This season the two teams stand in each other...


    Axcess Baseball: 2018 HCBL Playoff Preview

    Date:07/26/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball It has been quite an exciting summer of baseball in Long Island’s premiere collegiate league. The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) features an abundance of high level talent and the best have emerged as the playoffs are set to start on Thursday. The top-seeded Riverhead Tomcats take on the Sag Harbor Whalers, who defeated the Sh...


    Whalers Wild Comeback beats the Bucks in HCBL Wild Card

    Date:07/25/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Greg Diener The first-ever HCBL Wild Card lived up to its name in more ways than one. A great gathering came to Fiske Field in Shelter Island to watch the Shelter Island Bucks face the Sag Harbor Whalers. There were plenty of great plays and big hits that excited the gathering that occurred on a cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Ultimately it was the Sag Harbor Whalers who became the first five seed...


    Around The Bases: Looking at the 2018 HCBL Playoff Teams

    Date:07/24/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    For the first time in HCBL history five teams will compete in the postseason with the addition of the Wild Card between the fourth and fifth place teams in the league. With playoff action starting Wednesday here’s a look at all five playoff teams.   Riverhead (24-13-3) is the number one seed in the HCBL playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Riverhead is in the playoffs for...


    2018 HCBL Playoffs to start on Wednesday

    Date:07/24/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The 2018 HCBL Playoffs will start on Wednesday afternoon at Fiske Field in Shelter Island. The fourth-seeded Shelter Island Bucks will play host to the fifth-seeded Sag Harbor Whalers in the first ever HCBL Wild Card game. The winner of the Wild Card will meet the top-seeded Riverhead Tomcats in Game 1 of the HCBL Semifinals on Thursday at Sgt. Jonathan Keller Field in Calverton. The other Semif...


    7/23 Recap: Tomcats Clinch #1 Seed on Regular Season’s Final Day

    Date:07/23/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Riverhead 6, North Fork 1 The Riverhead Tomcats and North Fork Ospreys finished their suspended game from Sunday at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank. Riverhead would win the completed game by a final score of 6-1. Nick DeSalvo (LIU Brooklyn) pitched four innings to get the win allowing just one run on two hits. Alex Baratta (Binghamton) had three hits in the game with an RBI in the top of the seventh...


    Tyler Becker’s Amazing 2018 is Catching the Eyes of Many

    Date:07/23/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    By Justin Paura/Axcess Baseball The HCBL is full of elite five-tool players with hopes of elevating their baseball careers. The league is made for athletes who may not have been on a scout’s prospect list,but have a ceiling to make a name for themselves. Nobody has taken that opportunity and ran with it quite like Westhampton’s Tyler Becker (Adelphi).   “I think he i...


    Antos, Cantone and Savino Selected as HCBL Week 7 Winners

    Date:07/23/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    With the 2018 HCBL regular season nearing its end, the league head coaches recognized a trio of players who performed with excellence for their clubs in the season’s next-to-last week. Riverhead’s Louis Antos (Queens) was selected as the New Era Cap Player of the Week while Westhampton’s Nick Cantone (Marist) and Long Island’s Dominic Savino (Albany) were picked as Ace Hard...


    7/22 Recap: Steckline’s 6-RBI Day Spotlights Aviator Win in Sag Harbor

    Date:07/22/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Westhampton 9, Sag Harbor 1 The Westhampton Aviators won their 20th game of the season defeating the Sag Harbor Whalers on Sunday at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor by a final score of 9-1. Ryan Steckline (Monmouth) had a pair of home runs in the victory for the Aviators and had 6 RBI. The six RBI in the game for Steckline set a new single game record for Westhampton eclipsing the previous recor...


    7/21 Recap: Bucks Walk Off in Ten Inning High Scoring Game

    Date:07/21/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    Shelter Island 17, Sag Harbor 15 (10 Innings) The Shelter Island Bucks walked off in one of the wildest games of the 2018 HCBL season defeating the Sag Harbor Whalers by a score of 17-5 in ten innings on Saturday at Fiske Field. Sag Harbor took an early 4-0 lead in the first which was highlighted by a Jason Allbery (Creighton) three-run shot. The Bucks responded rallying for three runs in the bo...


    Shelter Island Clinches Last Playoff Spot

    Date:07/20/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    The Shelter Island Bucks clinched the fifth and final playoff spot in the HCBL and advanced to the postseason for the first time since their 2015 championship series beating the North Fork Ospreys by a final score of 15-6 on Friday Night in Peconic. Early in the ballgame things were going North Fork’s way. Ben Terwilliger (Maine) hit a grand slam home run in first inning while Joe Mercadant...


    Tomcats Get Second Straight Walk Off Win

    Date:07/20/2018   Source:Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League  

    For the second consecutive game the Riverhead Tomcats came from behind to win in the bottom of the ninth in front of their home crowd at Sgt. Jonathan Keller Field in Calverton. Riverhead scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Westhampton Aviators by a final score of 5-4 on Friday. It was the Tomcats fifth consecutive victory with all of them occurring at the Tomcats final homestand of the seaso...