High School Softball

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Around the Diamond - Softball

This week we talk about a trio of top senior pitchers in League V - Lindsay Taylor (Kings Park), Catherine Havens (ESM) and Nicole Ehlinger (Hauppauge).

Lindsay Taylor, Kings Park
- 7-1, her only loss an opening day defeat by offensive powerhouse Deer Park
- 5 shutouts
- 2 perfect games, a 12-0 win over Harborfields on April 4 and a 5-0 win over Huntington on April 6.
- 4 home runs, including three in the Harborfields win.
- Pitched three perfect games and six no-hitters in 2010.
- Attending Syracuse
 
Nicole Ehlinger, Hauppauge
- Allowed four hits or less in three games this season
- Struck out 30 in three wins this year as a part-time hurler
- Struck out a career-high 22 batters in an extra-inning game last season
- Attending C.W. Post
 
Catherine Havens, Eastport-South Manor
- one shutout, allowed one run or less in three games this season
- one home run
- leadoff hitter, sparks the teams offense
- Pitched her team to a Class A Suffolk title in 2010
- Attending C.W. Post
 
In 2010, these three combined to go 47-11 with 621 strikeouts and a sub-1.00 ERA