The Southampton Breakers dominated the Riverhead Tomcats on Sunday, thanks to stellar pitching and an aggressive offense.
A star player in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League and an 18th round draft pick of the New York Mets as of last week, pitcher Paul Paez only let off one run. Paez, of Rio Hondo Junior College, went all nine innings, striking out 11. The left-hander's record for the season is now 3-0, according to hamptonsbaseball.com.
The Southampton offense recorded 11 hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth by Robb Scott, a Bucknell senior. Eight players in the Southampton lineup had a hit on the day, including Rutgers sophomore Vinny Zarrillo, who had a team-high three.
Then on Monday, Southampton defeated the Shelter Island Bucks 5-1; however, on Tuesday, the Breakers fell to one-and-a-half games behind after giving up a lead to the Sag Harbor Whalers and losing 4-6.