Suffolk League V softball preview

Pierson's Kasey Gilbride hits a home run against Pierson's Kasey Gilbride hits a home run against Greenwich in the Class C state semifinals in Queensbury on June 9, 2012. Photo Credit: Hans Pennink

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BABYLON PANTHERS

Coach: Rick Punzone

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2013 record: 19-3

Key players

Michelle Magini, C, Sr.

Marisol Rivas, 1B, Sr.

Alyssa Sasuk, P, Jr.

Gwen Donaldson, SS, Fr.

Bridgette Rohl, OF, Jr.

Outlook: Four-time county champions may start three eighth-graders.

PIERSON/BRIDGEHAMPTON WHALERS

Coach: Melissa Edwards

2013 record: 15-7

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Key players

Kasey Gilbride, SS, Sr.

Emma Romeo, C, Sr.

Samantha Duchemin, P, Sr.

Sabrina Baum, 2B, Jr.

Lotti Evans, 1B, Fr.

Outlook: An experienced team that only graduated one player.

CENTER MORICHES RED DEVILS

Coach: Rich Roberts

2013 record: 13-3

Key players

Cierra Smith, SS, So.

Erin Creen, P/3B, Jr.

Kiley Nolan, P, Sr.

Tori Fahie, 1B, Sr.

Alexa Andersen, 2B, So.

Outlook: Watch Nolan, who had four shutouts and a no-hitter last season.

HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Coach: Rich Doulos

2013 record: 10-6

Key players

Marley Tyler, P, So.

Rebecca Harris, SS, Jr.

Meghan Harris, 2B, Jr.

Jade Zaluski, OF, Sr.

Mackenzie Tyler, 3B, 8th grade

Outlook: Marley, who added a screwball to her repertoire of drop, curve and rise, will be tough on foes.

MATTITUCK TUCKERS

Coach: Kelly Pickering

2013 record: 6-13

Key players

Val Hommel, CF, Sr.

Lisa Angell, P, Jr.

Ashley Chew, SS, 8th grade

Rachel Voegal, C, So.

Caralee Stevens, 3B, Jr.

Outlook: A young team with a promising future.

MERCY MONARCHS

Coach: Frank Baker

2013 record: 5-12

Key players

Jackie Zaweski, 1B, Sr.

Katie Nolan, 2B, Sr.

Brittany Folkes, 3B/P, Sr.

Victoria Pace, P, Jr.

Micaela Zebroski, SS, Jr.

Outlook: Experienced at all nine positions.

PORT JEFFERSON ROYALS

Coach: Deb Brown

2013 record: 5-13

Key players

Shannon Fee, SS, Jr.

Jackie Brown, C/2B, Fr.

Riley Lim-Ellis, P, 8th grade

Gillian Kenah, 3B, Fr.

Caroline Biondo, 1B, Jr.

Outlook: A season of adjustment, with several players switching positions.

SOUTHOLD/GREENPOINT FIRST SETTLERS

Coach: Lori Marra

2013 record: 5-11

Key players

Jessica Rizzo, C/SS/LF/CF, Sr.

Sarah Tuthill, P/3B, Jr.

Alexandra Small, 3B/1B, Sr.

Caitlin Grilli, SS, Jr.

Leah LaFreniere, 2B, Sr.

Outlook: High hopes, good depth.

SOUTHAMPTON MARINERS

Coach: Virginia McGovern

2013 record: 4-14

Key players

Hannah Gross, CF, Sr.

Caroline Rumph, SS/1B, Sr.

Chloe Schmidt, 2B, So.

Lexi Rosko, C, Jr.

Emily Goleski, RHP, Jr.

Outlook: Looking to improve.

STONY BROOK BEARS

Coach: Tim Beirne

2013 record: 1-16

Key players

Ali Rothaar, C, Sr.

Hannah Barker, SS, Sr.

Sydney Dunn, P, Jr.

Marlee Painter, P, So.

Linnea Piazza, C, Fr.

Outlook: Don't let last year's record fool you. The Bears are an evenly balanced team with a solid core of returning seniors.

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