ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Coach: Michael Bonsignore

2013 record: 19-7

Key players

Alannah Basile, P, Sr.

Christie Ciaramitaro, RF, Jr

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Shamar Sanchez, CF, Sr.

Ashley Melendez, 1B/P, Jr.

Samantha Melendez, LF, So.

Outlook: The defending county champions return all but one player. With a combination of power, speed, and situational hitting, the Bulldogs don't have an easy out in the lineup.

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Melissa Amitrano

2013 record: 15-7

Key players

Kate Finnen, SS, Sr.

Taylor Curran, C, Sr.

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Kelsey Marigliano, 3B/OF, So.

Nicole Francisco, P, Sr.

Giana Soriente, OF, Sr.

Outlook: The county runner-up returns a strong core led by Finnen, who is a tough out at the plate and has great range at short, and Curran, one of the Island's top catchers.

CLARKE RAMS

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Coach: Chrissy Cutolo

2013 record: 10-13

Key players

Sarah Cornell, P So.

Selena Ruiz, C, Jr.

Kirstin Cox, OF, Fr.

Nicole Randazzo, OF, Sr.

Sabrina Caputo, OF, Fr.

Outlook: Cornell is a power pitcher who can locate her fastball and change speeds. Small-ball team led by Ruiz, who can bunt, slap and hit for power.

CAREY SEAHAWKS

Coach: Anthony Turco

2013 record: 9-11

Key players

Jenna Turato, P, Jr.

Alyssa Jacobs, 3B, Jr.

Mikayla Morfesi, SS, Jr.

Rebecca Vilchez, P/1B, So.

Samantha Romanello, 1B/3B, So.

Outlook: Turato, a power pitcher with a great rise, has control and composure.

NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS

Coach: Jackie Rizzuti

2013 record: 14-6

Key players

Geena Fornataro, P, Jr.

Kristen Hickey, 1B, Sr.

Lisa Pellegrino, SS, Sr.

Jessica Vadala, 3B/P, Jr.

Ann Grimshaw, C, 8th

Outlook: Fornataro can mix it up with a fastball, curve, rise and change-up. Hickey, who hit .571 last season, has patience and a great eye at the plate.

DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Dave Radtke

2013 record: 15-4

Key players

Alexis Alvino, 2B, Jr.

Justine Jean, P, So.

Kim Beattie, SS, Sr.

Darian Caputo, 3B Jr.

Amanda Bridgwood, CF/P, Jr.

Outlook: Alvino, a line-drive hitter who will knock in plenty of runs, shifts from catcher to second. Jean has power in the circle and at the plate.