West Islip Sluggers Win Another County Title

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Led by a gritty performance by star pitcher Mike LaDonna, the high school’s varsity boys baseball team won the Suffolk County Class AA championship on May 28 with an exciting 3-1 victory over host Eastport-South Manor.

It was the third county title since 2014 for the Lions and coach Shawn Rush, and the win pushed West Islip’s winning streak – the longest on Long Island at that time – to 21 games.

The team moved on to compete in the Long Island championship game at SUNY Old Westbury on June 2, losing 7-1 to defending champions Massapequa, closing the books on another terrific Lions baseball season.