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For some Tomcats, Riverhead's a long way from home

By Jim Furlong, Riverhead News-Review, 06/25/09, 9:19AM EDT


Some players call Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana home

They traveled from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana, eager to join a new team and compete in a new league.

Cass Hargis, Doug Dekoning and Jerrod Eigsti didn't know each other four weeks ago, but they are all playing for the Riverhead Tomcats, one of five teams in Hamptons Collegiate Baseball. Nate Caldwell also journeyed far from home, but he knows Dekoning. They were teammates this spring, playing for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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