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Updated Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:45 PM

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Cornell (19 strikeouts) leads Clarke

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.

Principe’s clutch single sparks Commack past ESM

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.

Mount Sinai rocks and rolls past Islip

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 in control for Commack

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.

Polansky boosts East Meadow to ‘AA’ final

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.

Levittown’s Basile plays softball the Jim Abbott way

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’s double in 7th wins it for Lindenhurst

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.

ESM’s Marissa Rizzi tosses shutout

The Eastport-South Manor pitcher followed up a no-hitter against Newfield with a shutout against visiting Connetquot Friday in a 9-0 non-league win.

Pandolfo’s two-run triple powers Massapequa

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.

MacPherson’s walk-off single lifts Sachem North

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.

Clarke’s Cornell sets LI strikeout record

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.

Comiskey sparks Sayville victory

Comiskey’s leadoff single was Sayville’s first of five hits leading to five runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead.

Burrus, Drumgole lead undefeated Mount Sinai

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).

Brianna Pinto’s homer, single lead Carey

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.

Budrewicz twins lead MacArthur over Long Beach

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.

Eastport-South Manor’s Rizzi blanks E. Islip

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.

Cleary’s clutch catch saves Plainedge

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 quick thinking sparks MacArthur win

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.

Lové is essential for high-flying Mount Sinai softball

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.

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