Run Ends for Sag Harbor Little League Teams

Jeffrey Gregor slides in ahead of a throw to home plate. Michelle Malone photos

The Sag Harbor 12-and-under All-Stars “ran into some headwinds” this week, according to coach Ben Gregor, in the form of a strong North Shore American Little League squad that got the best of the local team, 17-0, in four innings on Sunday in Rocky Point.

With a 3-2 record in Pool A, Sag Harbor’s season ended just short of a berth in the District 36 semifinals. East Hampton and North Shore American will advance from Pool A along with two teams from a group of three that includes North Shore National, Longwood and Riverhead from Pool B.

Gregor said his team’s performance during pool play was impressive.

“They all played to the top of their ability,” said Gregor, whose son, Jeffrey, was part of a platoon of pitchers on Sunday that included Paul Roesel, Andy Wayne and Adam Drohan. “I was really happy with the way everybody participated.”

Gregor said he hopes this group of players will stick together as they move up through middle school and into high school. “These kids showed some promise for the future as long as they stick with it and enjoy playing,” Gregor said. “I’m going to hope to keep doing some things during the summer to keep up their interest in baseball.”

U10 Season Also Comes to a Close

Sag Harbor’s 10-and-under All-Star team also came up short of advancing out of pool play following a tough 15-0 loss to East Hampton in Bridgehampton on Saturday. The highlight of the week, however, was a 9-8 victory over Southampton on June 27, though the team’s ultimate record of 1-3 was not good enough to advance.

“Our boys just couldn’t generate much offense against East Hampton. They have a good team and I wish them well,” Sag Harbor coach Brent Greene said. “On a positive note, our boys did improve in many areas of baseball and we look forward to fielding a more competitive team next year.”