High School Softball

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

NY State Softball Rankings: Bay Shore leads the way

11 Long Island schools made the cut in the most recent State Poll (LI schools are bolded):

2011 NYSSCOGS/NYSSWASoftball State Rankings - week 2 (April 18-24, 2011)Poll editor: Perry L. Novaksports@oneidadispatch.com,nysscogs@yahoo.com

Class AA1: 9-0 Bay Shore-112: 4-0 Clarence-6 3: 8-0 Tottenville-PSAL4: 3-0 C-NS-35: 5-0 North Rockland-16: 4-0 John Jay EF-17: 5-0 Valley Central-98: 4-0...

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Long Island Softball Weekly, EP. 2

This week we discuss Deer Park's success, Kellenberg's emergence, Port Jeff's Michiko McGivney and Baldwin slugger and ace Carly Mertens.(1) Deer Park is slugging its way through League V. In eight games, they’ve scored 80 runs, striking for more than 10 runs four times. One by one they’ve mowed down the League’s elite pitchers – Lindsay Taylor in a 16-1 win over Kings Park;...

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Long Island Softball Weekly

In the first installment of this weekly series, I sit down with Gregg Sarra to talk about the effects of moving the circle back to 43 feet, some pitchers who are thriving with the change, a once-again unstoppable Bay Shore team and a special comeback story on a player from St. John the Baptist. ...

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Nassau Softball: Potpourri Post

Friends & FamilyIt’s been a good week for the Denihan sisters of Friends Academy. On Monday, Correy, a junior, went 5-for-6 with a homer and drove in a career-high 10 runs in a 21-11 win over Mineola. Yes, 10 ribbies. She hit another home run on Thursday as the Quakers topped Lawrence, 26-13, and improved to 3-0. Aside: It’s like the Arena League of softball there; runs aplenty.

On...

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