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And the Rams showed how tough they are yesterday, proving they could take a hit, keep swinging, and keep fighting. Though they lost 9-7 to Averill Park in the Class A state final at Moreau Park, the defeat is in no way a black eye to the Clarke program.
Scherer's go-ahead home run in the top of the sixth inning propelled Clarke to an 11-4 win over Mount Sinai in the Long Island Class A championship game at St. Joseph's Athletic Complex.
There's no better indication of the Babylon softball team's youth than the Donaldson sisters. Gwen, the starting shortstop, is just a sophomore. And yet she's the older sister . . . by three years!
Led by Marissa and Christina Rizzi and a flawless defensive effort, the Sharks defeated Oceanside, 6-2, in the Long Island Class AA championship game Friday at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. This is the program's first Long Island title at the AA level, coach Laura Ward said.
Well, here they are, counties! Second-seeded Clarke beat top-seeded Carey, 3-2, in Game 3 of the Nassau Class A finals at Hofstra as the Rams captured their first county title since 2007.
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.