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Host and No. 2 Commack overcame an early one-run deficit and used a four-run fourth inning and two runs in the fifth en route to a 6-1 win against No. 7 East Islip in the Suffolk AA final, yesterday.
Her two-run single in the top of the 12th plated the go-ahead run, giving the No. 7 Redman an 8-6 lead in its 12-7 upset over top-seeded Eastport-South Manor Friday in a Suffolk Class AA softball loser’s bracket elimination game.
The eighth-grader at Mount Sinai middle school threw a gem and then took a celebratory whipped cream pie to the face from her teammates after leading the top-seeded Mustangs over No. 3 Islip, 7-2.
O’Brien tossed a six-hitter, allowing two runs with two strikeouts and no walks to deliver Sacred Heart’s first CHSAA softball championship in program history with a 4-2 victory over Kellenberg at Hofstra.
The Clarke ace drove a ball deep to centerfield for a sacrifice fly that brought in Kirstin Cox for the first run of the game in the sixth. Clarke added three runs in the seventh and beat Carey, 4-0, in the first game of the Nassau A finals Monday at the Mitchel Athletic Complex.
After top-seeded Eastport-South Manor took a two-run lead in the bottom of the sixth, second-seeded Commack’s offense finally landed its punches, plating five runs in the seventh for a 5-2 win.
The top-seeded Mustangs, with only one senior in the lineup, defeated Islip, 12-1, in the Suffolk A semifinal Saturday to move within one win of a second straight county championship.
Bluethgen, with pinpoint control, tossed a gem Wednesday to lift No. 2 Commack to an 8-1 win over No. 7 East Islip in the double-elimination Suffolk Class AA softball playoffs.
With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Polansky crushed a go-ahead, three-run triple off the wall, propelling No. 3 East Meadow to a 13-6 win over No. 2 Massapequa to sweep the best-of-three Nassau AA semifinals.
Basile, 17, has been on the varsity softball team since her sophomore year and is in her first full season as a starter. The senior captain is a key hitter, batting .378, and has been impressive defensively, throwing out baserunners and turning double plays. She’ll continue playing softball next year at Farmingdale State College.
Serwan drove a two-strike, run-scoring double into leftfield to give Lindenhurst the 2-1 victory over Connetquot in Suffolk II softball Thursday to keep its playoff hopes alive.
With a picture-perfect swing Monday, Pandolfo drilled a two-out triple to score the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning of Massapequa’s 6-4 win over East Meadow in Nassau Conference AA-I.
With the score tied in the bottom of the 10th inning, MacPherson drove a single to rightfield to score Julia Muratore in Sachem North’s 2-1 walk-off win over Sachem East in Suffolk I softball.
Cornell became the all-time strikeout leader in Long Island high school softball history Thursday, reaching a goal she set when she first made varsity in 2011.
The Mustangs (8-0 overall, 6-0 in Suffolk VI) overcame deficits of and 8-4 and 9-6 with a 15-hit attack. They tied it at 9 with three in the sixth, two scoring on Holly McNair’s second double and the tying run coming home on a sacrifice fly by Hailey LaGiudice (2-for-2, three RBIs).
The junior shortstop made a statement with her bat and her speed yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, a two-run single and two stolen bases to lead Carey to a 10-0 win over Island Trees in Conference ABC-I.
And the biggest difference of all: Jessica throws the pitches and Ashley catches the pitches. Jessica, who worked the outside of the plate with her fastball and kept hitters off balance with her curve and screw, allowed three hits, walked one, and stuck out 12 in a complete game.
Rizzi had seven strikeouts, and only one runner reached second base. East Islip’s Courtney Greene allowed one run and four hits and struck out nine, including six looking.
With runners on second and third, and Plainedge nursing a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, Bethpage’s Courtney Ludewig crushed a fly ball to deep leftfield. Cleary initially misplayed the ball somewhat but then backtracked and made a full-extension reach to haul it in.
Kiedaisch’s heads-up baserunning highlighted a four-run seventh inning as MacArthur defeated Oceanside, 5-2, on Thursday in a rematch of last season’s county championship series.
Though the Mustangs graduated key seniors from last season’s county championship team — and though they’ll start two eighth-graders, four freshman and three sophomores — they remain a threat to repeat. That’s thanks in part to Drumgole, a five-tool shortstop who, before stepping onto the field for her sophomore season, was voted team captain and accepted an offer to play Division I softball at Longwood University.