High School Softball

Newsday's high school writers keep you updated on the big games and stories in high school softball.

Suffolk Playoff Preview

Islip starting pitcher Vanessa Juengerkes. (April 16, 2012)

(Credit: George A. Faella)

Class AA 1. Bay Shore 2. Longwood 3. Hills West 4. East Islip 5. Commack 6. Smithtown West 7. Hauppauge 8. Eastport-South Manor 9. Smithtown East 10. West Islip 11. Connetquot 12. Sachem East 13. Centereach The Pick: Bay Shore is unbeaten at 19-0 and has earned the right to be the pre-tournament favorite. They have an ace hurler in Michelle DeVito to go along with arguably the county’s top player,...

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Suffolk Softball Top 10 (April 30)

Babylon's Christine Desiderio bats against Mt. Sinai in

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

1. Bay Shore (12-0)- Last Monday’s 4-2 win over Longwood was perhaps their most impressive win to date. Against Floyd the following day, Michelle DeVito went 5-for-5 as the Maruaders cruised to a 15-2 win.   2. Longwood (10-1)- Sierra Noud worked out of a bases-loaded with no-out jam in the top of the seventh of Monday’s 2-1 win over Sachem East; a big win following last week’s loss to Bay...

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Suffolk Softball Top-10 (April 23)

Sayville's Merissa Selts winds up for the pitch.

(Credit: Alan J Schaefer)

1. Bay Shore (8-0)- Pitcher Michelle DeVito went 3-0 this past week for the Marauders, including a nine-inning effort in a 5-4 win against Commack. Courtney Syrett hit two home runs in Thursday’s 17-4 victory against Patchogue-Medford. 2. Longwood (8-1)- Monday's 4-2 loss to Bay Shore proved that they belonged with Suffolk’s top team. 3. Half Hollow Hills West (7-2)- Francesca Casalino allowed three...

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Suffolk Softball Top 10 (April 17)

Bay Shore's Courtney Syrett drives a home run

(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...

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MSG Varsity's Around the Diamond: Softball

This week we discuss West Babylon, Floral Park and Kings Park ace Lindsay Taylor. Please don't dock me points on Floral Park, we did do this segment before Plainedge walked off with the win on Thursday....

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LI Softball Weekly - Episode 3

West Babylon High School pitcher / cleanup hitter

(Credit: James Escher)

This week on LI Softball Weekly for MSG Varsity we discussed a speedster in Babylon, an ace in Plainedge, two young, top CHSAA hurlers and a surprise in West Babylon.

(1) Christine Desiderio, Babylon. She's a great hitter (18-for-33), but her real asset comes on the base paths. Last year she stole 43 bags (yes, you read that right) and she's already swiped 14 in 11 games this year. She...

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