Nassau Conference ABC-II softball preview

Mineola's Emily Skupp steals second base before Oyster Mineola's Emily Skupp steals second base before Oyster Bay's Olivia Agostinello can make the tag in the Nassau softball game on April 30, 2012. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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BELLMORE JFK COUGARS

Coach: Tom Piccirillo

2013 record: 12-3

Key players

Lauren Sustad, CF, Sr.

Sydney Yormack, P/SS, So.

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Sam Klein, 2B/So.

Allison Jones, 1B, Sr.

Cora Tavaglione, LF, So.

Outlook: Hartford-bound Sustad can hit to all fields and has great speed and arm strength. Yormack, with a wide variety of pitches, takes over full time in the circle.

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Rob Perpall

2013 record: 16-5

Key players

Ashley Casazza, P/3B, So.

Sophie Dandola, 3B/P, Fr.

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Brittany Lazar, C, Jr.

Jessica Fischetti, CF, So.

Erin Russell, SS, So.

Outlook: This is a young, enthusiastic team with a bright future. The Vikings have good pitchers and a strong work ethic.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

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Coach: Anthony Tramonte

2013 record: 8-4

Key players

Emily Skupp, P, So.

Mallory Donelan, C, So.

Valerie Fischer, SS, Sr.

Erin Meehan, 1B, Fr.

Samantha Venus, 3B, Jr.

Outlook: The Mustangs will rely their pitching depth. Skupp can spot the ball well, can throw multiple pitches for strikes, and has a knock-out changeup.

FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS

Coach: Dan Sackman

2013 record: 6-11

Key players

Samantha Perri, SS, Jr.

Kristina Santora, 3B, Sr.

Riley Anderson, C, So.

Alanna Namit, P, Fr.

Natalie Lawrence, OF, Jr.

Outlook: A young team is very strong on the left side of the infield with Perri at short and Santora at third.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Tim Brady

2013 record: 8-10

Key players

Olivia Agostinello, 3B/P, Sr.

Dana Galgano, P, So.

Caroline Kelly, SS, Sr.

Jackie Romeo, 1B, Sr

Michelle Morris, 2B, Jr.

Outlook: The best Class B team in the county behind Agostinello, who is dangerous in the middle of the order, and Galgano, who has excellent command of an assortment of pitches.

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Coach: Shannon McEntee

2013 record: 4-10

Key players

Sam Maselli, P, Sr.

Lia Stamile, C/SS, Jr.

Victoria Boldis, C/2B, So.

Katelin Benincasa, 1B, So.

Hanna Festa, SS, So.

Outlook: Team returns fully intact, led by Maselli, who will mix things up, put great movement on her pitchers and keep hitters off balance.

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