High School Softball
Newsday's high school writers keep you updated on the big games and stories in high school softball.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
This week on MSG Varsity's LI Softball Weekly we discuss aces in Farmingdale, power hitters at MacArthur, an East Islip team that always seems to be strong and a sparkplug for Hauppauge. I also try out wearing a black shirt and pink tie (I'm a writer; not a fashion expert). Click the highlighted text in each description for articles written about these teams this year: 1.
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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...Read more »
Hauppauge’s undefeated run in Class A has come to an end. Catherine Havens struck out eight in a two-hitter to lead Eastport-South Manor (12-3) over Hauppauge (13-1) in League V. Chelsea Kull drove in Havens with a two-out single in the top of the fifth (hat tip to Newsday’s Mark Macyk for the info). “We had runners on every inning, but we just couldn’t put that big hit together...Read more »