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McNamara's walk-off single capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning as second-seeded Oceanside beat top-seeded MacArthur, 6-5, in Game 2 of the Nassau Class AA finals at Hofstra to win the county title.
Marissa Rizzi's triple in the top of the sixth drove in her sister Christina Rizzi as first-seeded Eastport-South Manor defeated seventh-seeded Sachem East, 1-0, in the Suffolk Class AA softball finals Friday. The win forces a second game between both teams at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastport-South Manor.
She not only hit the ball, but hit it a long way. Her second-inning home run off Sarah Cornell opened the scoring Friday and gave top-seeded Carey the boost it needed en route to a 6-0 win over second-seeded Clarke in Game 2 of the Nassau Class A finals.
Playing on her future home field, Cornell tossed a three-hitter, hit a tiebreaking three-run home run and drove in four runs in No. 2 Clarke's 6-1 win over top-seeded Carey in Game 1 of the Nassau Class A finals.
Marcheschi and her teammates nearly had the Friars' first softball state championship plaque in the palm of their hands, but they came up just short, falling to Archbishop Molloy, 3-1, in the CHSAA state championship game at Hofstra Tuesday.
Gabby Marcheschi helped end that drought on Tuesday as St. Anthony's defeated three-time defending state champion Kellenberg, 4-3, in the CHSAA championship at Hofstra.
In the final regular-season game of her high school career, Sasuk pitched a five-inning no-hitter and went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs as Babylon rolled into the playoffs with a 14-0 victory over Port Jefferson in Suffolk VI.
Kelsey Larson walked off the field after she had just made a diving catch to end the top of the fourth inning during Long Beach's 8-2 win over Farmingdale in the Nassau Class AA first-round playoff game on Wednesday. As she huddled with her team by the third base line, the opposing coach came out of the dugout and walked all the way to the pitcher's mound.
Hohenberger, an eighth-grader, crushed a two-out, go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth that propelled Smithtown East to a 13-7 win over host North Babylon in League II softball.
Mount St. Dominic holds down the No. 1 spot in the Tri-State, but five new teams enter the rankings after having some big weeks. Sacred Heart makes a big leap up after a win over St. Anthony's.
She couldn't refuse the green light, or the fastball down the middle. Her double tied the score in the third, and Tori Byrnes drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth as St. Anthony's defeated Kellenberg, 4-2, Saturday in CHSAA softball.
West Islip won another one Thursday after Wandzilak struck out 13, went 3-for-4 and securely gripped that rope to lead the Lions to a 3-2 victory over Bay Shore.
Losses across each region turned this week's poll into a free-for-all. Find out who the new No. 1 team is and see which six teams enter the poll for the first time.
Her father, Steve Piorkowski -- who coached softball, basketball, and bowling at Bayside High School in Queens -- passed away Feb. 18 at the age of 54, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Ratto passed away two weeks before the season began, so Turato wrote his saying on the inside of the hair bow she wears each game. And Friday, during Carey's 7-1 softball win over Island Trees, she gave the ball a ride over the fence for the first time in her five-year career.
Rizzi, a junior who verbally committed to St. John's, has allowed only two earned runs in six games this season. She tossed her third shutout, allowing six hits and two walks and striking out six, and said her defense had one of the best games she's seen it play.
"Our one mission is for everyone to work towards one goal," pitcher Krista Carcaterra said Saturday after Massapequa defeated Calhoun, 6-2, to remain unbeaten. "When we all put in our little attributes, we will accomplish that one mission of being the best we can be."
The 5-2 freshman, who hit five home runs combined in her first two seasons on varsity, hit three over the fence Tuesday. She had the best game of her young career, going 4-for-4 with seven RBIs and a walk.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Bluethgen induced a grounder that was hit directly to third baseman Jill McFadzen, who tossed to first to end the game.
Claire and Megan McNamara, 17, helped lead Oceanside to the Nassau Class AA championship series last season. The Sailors are ranked as the top team in the county this season.
The snow has mostly melted. Grass is finally visible. Games are finally being played ... well, at least on the fields that have drained properly. So, it's a perfect time to list the top 20 story lines for the 2015 high school softball season.