Sports Wrap: Katy’s Courage is Approaching, Pierson Baseball, Tennis

Ryan Fowkes, at center with the maroon EH jersey, was the overall winner of the eighth annual Katy's Courage 5K in Sag Harbor on Saturday. Gavin Menu photos

Katy’s Courage is Approaching

The ninth annual Katy’s Courage 5K will take place Saturday, April 13, with the start at its traditional location on Long Island Avenue. Runners will head north and make a right onto Main Street, a right onto Glover Street, run through the Redwood section of the course and finish on Water Street. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @CMEE. For information on sponsorships or to register for the race visit

Pierson Offense Heats Up in Win Over Southold

Nick Egbert, Matt Hall, Cooper Schiavoni and Pierce Summers erupted for 12 hits and 14 runs at the top of the Pierson/Bridgehampton baseball team’s lineup on Friday as the Whalers traveled to the North Fork and beat rival Southold in convincing fashion, 15-5. Hall, the team’s sure-handed second baseman, led the charge with 4 hits, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Schiavoni and Summers had 3 RBIs each, and Egbert had 2 hits and 2 walks at the top of the lineup as Pierson jumped out to an early 6-0 lead.

Junior Henry Brooks pitched four innings and gave up 3 earned runs while striking out six. Hall, Christian Patina and Daniel Labrozzi each pitched an inning in relief as the Whalers improved to 2-0 on the young season.

Pierson began its first three-game series of the season against defending Class B state champion Center Moriches this week and suffered two straight losses, 5-1 on Monday and 15-2 on Tuesday. The teams will play the third game on Friday, April 5, at Center Moriches at 4:30 p.m. Pierson will have a 10-day break before its next series against Mattituck, which is scheduled to begin on April 15 at Mashashimuet Park at 4:30 p.m. 

Tennis Fall Short Against County’s Best

Bridgehampton senior Jonny DeGroot and Pierson freshman Luke Louchheim picked up the only two wins for the East Hampton boys tennis team in a 5-2 loss to perennial powerhouse Half Hollow Hills East on March 27. DeGroot’s 6-2, 6-3 win over Ishen Varma wrapped up prior to Louchheim’s 7-5, 6-4 win at third singles. The Bonackers dropped the other two singles matches, however, and lost in competitive matches in all three doubles spots.

There will be no let down in the level of competition either, with defending Suffolk County Champion Commack coming to town on Friday, April 5., at 4:30 p.m., which will follow a match on Thursday at Westhampton Beach, which the Bonackers already knocked off this season by a 7-0 margin.