The Commack varsity baseball team will battle on this Tuesday to keep their hopes of winning the Suffolk Class AA Championship title alive.
The No. 6 ranked Commack Cougars will host the No. 7-seeded Patchogue-Medford 4 p.m. Wednesday at in the fourth round of playoffs. This time it's winner takes all, and loser goes home.
The Cougars find themselves battling their way through the Losers' Bracket of Suffolk Class AA playoffs after falling to No.3-ranked Eastport-South Manorville, 4-3, in the second round.
Commack rebounded Saturday with a 4-0 victory over West Babylon, Newsday reports, as pitcher Ryan Heizman threw a one-hit shutout with three strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Cougars bats were hot as Charles Galiano went three-for-three at the plate and Matt Schillingsford went two-for-three, according to Newsday.
This advanced Commack to play against Patchogue-Medford on Wednesday. The Cougars faced off against Patchogue-Medford three times during regular League I play, losing two out of three in the early season. Patchogue won by scores of 17-4 and 6-2. Despite these early season loses, Commack came to win the League I championship title while Patchogue-Medford finished fourth place out of seven teams.
If Commack can pull off a win against Patchogue-Medford, the Cougars will advance to play the lose of no. 1-ranked Connetquot versus No.4-Smithtown East. For the loser, it's the end of the road and their 2012 season.