A pair of Sag Harbor Little League all-star teams saw mixed results during the latest pool play of District 36 action against teams from East Hampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, Eastport South Manor, Moriches and North Shore. The Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is the ultimate destination, though winning district and regional championships are uphill battles in themselves.
The Sag Harbor Minors team, consisting of eight-, nine- and 10-year-olds from the Sag Harbor-Bridgehampton Little League, wrapped up pool play on Tuesday against Southampton after splitting its first two games against East Hampton, a 12-1 loss on June 29, and Hampton Bays, a 14-8 win on Saturday.
Sag Harbor’s Majors team (10-to-12-year-olds) won its first game, 9-3, over Eastport South Manor on June 28, but lost a tough contest, 13-2, against East Hampton at the Bridgehampton Fire Department Field on Monday. The Majors team, which is managed by Christopher Husband, faced Hampton Bays on Tuesday and will play three more pool games, with its next two in Bridgehampton against Moriches on Friday at 5:45 p.m., and against Southampton on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The final pool game for the Majors team will be Sunday, July 8, at noon in Rocky Point against the North Shore Nationals.
“Sag Harbor is a small town, probably the smallest of the group in terms of our school district,” Husband said on Tuesday. “The upside of that is the kids know each other well, they get along and they love playing the game.”
Several Sag Harbor players left Monday’s game against East Hampton with minor injuries. A scary moment came in the top of the fifth when shortstop Charles Schaefer collided with East Hampton catcher Jack Dickinson near second base. Schaefer lay on the ground for an extended period of time but reported feeling well on Tuesday and Husband said he was ready to play on Tuesday.
Following this week’s pool play, a four-team Majors semifinal will be contested on Tuesday, July 10, with the championship game scheduled for Thursday, July 12.
The Sag Harbor Majors roster includes Ethan Bramoff, Nathan Dee, Chad Federico, Justin Gardiner, William Husband, Cooper Kelsey, Carter Kleinsmith, Braeden Mott, Paul Roesel, Charles Schaefer, Andrew Wayne and Mason Wheeler.
Sag Harbor’s Minors roster, which is managed by Ben Gregor, includes Spencer Cavaniola, Nicholas D’Angelo, Andrew Dehler, Kai Greene, Jeffrey Gregor, Lucas Harder, Benjamin Kriegsman, Dominic Mazzeo, Martin Milazzo, Evan Mitchell, Finlay Panton, Michael Schaefer and Aiden Yurkewitch.