East Islip's fourth-seeded softball squad edged out top-seeded, undefeated defending champs Bay Shore on their home turf on May 26. The 4-3 Suffolk AA semifinals victory sent East Islip's Redmen into their fifth championship series (and first since 2003).

Game one of the best-of-three championship series against Longwood High School will take place on Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. at Longwood.