Ally O'Kula's rocket up the middle with bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh drove in the game-winning run. Photo: George Faella

A playoff-bound Sachem North squad came to Riverhead looking for a win to boost its seeding in the playoffs brackets, but the Blue Waves would hear none of it.

After giving up a first-inning two-run homer, pitcher Katie Lysogorski settled down and pitched a gem for Riverhead, holding the Flaming Arrows scoreless for the next five innings.

Riverhead scored one in the bottom of the fifth to tie it up. Then, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Crysten Apicello drilled one up the middle driving in two runs for a 3-2 Riverhead lead.

The Arrows answered in the top of the seventh tying things up at 3.

Riverhead loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning and with one out, Ally O’Kula sent a rocket up the middle for the game-winning run.

The Blue Waves finished the season 9-11 overall, 5-6 in League III. Sachem North finished its regular season in first place in League II, 10-4 in conference, 10-9 overall.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by George Faella

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George Faella
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