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Power rankings: WE/HV softball (4/24)

by Kevin Devaney Jr. on
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 2:49 PM

Updated Tue, Apr 24, 2012 3:49 PM
Power rankings: WE/HV softball (4/24)
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Hudson Valley Softball Rankings (4/24)

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4-0
1

The Patriots did something last week they couldn’t do last season: Beat rival Ketcham in the regular season. They’ve got two matchups with Arlington the slate this week.

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LW
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2
8-0
2

The Pirates are surging behind their young and talented lineup. Amanda Hartigan’s walkoff RBI scored Kristyn Neroda in a thrilling 1-0 victory over Tappan Zee on Saturday as Mandy McCarthy pitched a no-hitter.

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LW
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3
6-1
3

What a week for junior star Brittany Mitchell. The pitcher tossed a gem in w 2-0 win over Eastchester and then threw a perfect game against White Plains two days later. Ursuline is a serious contender

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4
6-0
6

The Vikings have overwhelmed every team they’ve faced so far, outscoring their six opponents by a 86-7 margin. Allie Tobias and Sam McDonald have been almost untouchable at the plate.

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LW
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5
4-1
5

The Dutchies lost their first game, getting no-hit, but still hold the No. 5 spot in the rankings. There’s no shame in a 1-0 loss to Pearl River, the four-time champs. TZ is poised to knock them off at some point.

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6
4-1
4

There’s no reason to get too discouraged after their loss to defending state champ John Jay-East Fishkill. Ketcham has enough firepower in their lineup to make a serious run.

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LW
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7
3-1
7

The Eagles shook off their 2-0 loss to rival Ursuline with an emotional win over Pelham on Thursday. After giving up a game-tying homer in the seventh, Anna Crowley won it with a walkoff RBI.

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LW
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8
6-1
8

Although they suffered their first loss of the season — a 1-0 defeat to Minisink Valley — Warwick is still a major contender in Section 9. Valley Central (4-0) is the team to beat but Warwick is clearly not far behind.

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9
6-0
9

Highlighted by a win over Dobbs Ferry, the Panthers are rolling through their schedule. They’ve outscored their opponents 91-7 combined as Jessica Calvini had 47 strikeouts in 29 innings.

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LW
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10
5-1
10

Emily McDonough has really settled into her role shifting from shortstop to pitcher this season. Marlboro is only going to get better as time goes by.

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