April 19, 2006
Bonackers Baseball Starts 3-0
Now that's a way to start the season! The East Hampton baseball team showed its first League V opponent that it has a few tricks up its sleeve by sweeping Huntington in the first three-game series last week.
Backed by a steady offense that averaged better than six runs scored, the Bonackers opened their 2006 schedule with an 8-7 win over Huntington on April 6 and then followed with an 8-5 victory on April 10. East Hampton's latest win occurred last Wednesday by a 3-1 margin.
In that game, Robbie Cuthel led the way for the Bonackers with a commanding performance on the pitcher's mound, throwing a two-hitter, walking one, and striking out four. Cuthel, East Hampton's six-foot-four inch senior hurler, earned his first win of the season.
With the game scoreless in the sixth inning, Travis Field delivered a scorching RBI double that brought home Pierce Kelley, who had doubled to lead off the inning with the first run. Teammate Michael Rodriguez drove in Field with a perfectly timed sacrifice on the following at bat as the Bonackers took a 2-0 lead.
Rodriguez (2-for-3, home run, double, RBI), along with Austin Bahns (2-for-3, RBI) each had strong contributions at the plate in East Hampton's season opening 8-7 victory over Huntington (0-6 in League V).
The Bonackers host Comsewogue (0-6) today at 4 p.m. in game two of a three game series which concludes tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at the Warriors' home field. East Hampton (4-14 last season) only recorded four victories in 2005 and now needs six more wins to clinch a playoff spot.