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Suffolk Softball Top 10 (April 17)

Bay Shore's Courtney Syrett drives a home run

Bay Shore's Courtney Syrett drives a home run to centerfield during Game 2 of the Suffolk Class AA finals against Deer Park. (June 2, 2011) (Credit: George A. Faella)

1. Bay Shore (7-0)- The battery of pitcher Michelle DeVito and catcher Courtney Syrett has propelled the Marauders in the first year of the post-Jim McGowan era. Shortstop Giana Panariello is as surehanded as they come.
2. Longwood (7-0)- Longwood’s comeback win against Commack last Tuesday moved them into sole possession of first place in League I.
3. Smithtown East (6-0)- Pitcher Samantha Moss has won each of the Bulls’ games, allowing no more than three runs in any of her starts. Tuesday’s 4-3 win over East Islip moved them into the top-3.
4. East Islip (5-1)- Despite the loss to Smithtown East, EI is still among the favorites to win the Class AA title.
5. Babylon (7-0)- Christine Desiderio is a top-of-the-lineup force who wreaks havoc on the base paths, while Tiana Giuliano (3-0) has been sensational on the mound
6.  Hauppauge (5-1)- The Eagles have outscored opponents 68-10 in six games, paced by Lauren Burturla’s two shutouts.
7. ESM (7-0)- The Sharks outlasted League V rival Islip, 4-3 in nine innings, to take sole possession of first place.
8.  Commack (6-2)- They should not be penalized for one-run losses to Bay Shore and Longwood; pitcher Kristen Andrews can shut down any lineup on Long Island.
9. Sayville (5-1)- The Golden Flashes have combined to allow eight runs in six games, thanks to the pitching duo of Merissa Selts (3-0) and Kathleen Maehr (2-1).
10. Islip (5-1)- The pitching duo of Vanessa Juengerkes and Erika Colangelo has limited the opposition to three runs or less in each of their five wins.

Tags: Softball , Bay Shore , East Islip , Longwood , Smithtown , Sayville , Commack , Babylon Hauppauge , Eastport

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