Taylor Corwin survived a pitcher's duel, striking out six and scattering eight hits as No. 9 Wantagh edged eighth-seeded North Shore, 1-0, Saturday in a Nassau Class A first-round softball game.
Corwin provided an all-around performance as she scored on Kellie Mignoli's sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth to give the Warriors the only run of the game.
Christine Kiefer went 1-for-3 and made a potential game-saving catch in the bottom of the sixth with runners on first and second. Lexi Marshall struck out 16 for North Shore (11-5). Wantagh (12-4) visits No. 1 Island Trees in a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Island Trees 15, Lawrence 0: Nicole Pellegrino went 2-for-2 with two home runs, six RBIs and three runs and Alannah Basile (three innings) and Ashley Melendez (two innings) combined on a five-inning one-hitter to lead No. 1 Island Trees (16-2) in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs.
Floral Park 6, Sewanhaka 2: Sam Giovanniello threw a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks and went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead No. 3 Floral Park (12-5) in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Riley Anderson went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Floral Park hosts No. 6 Bethpage in a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Bethpage 9, Glen Cove 5: Jessica Lewis was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Danielle Nendza was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Breanna Black was 2-for-2 with two runs and three stolen bases to lead No. 6 Bethpage (5-11) in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs.
Syosset 2, Farmingdale 1: Valerie Moran's single in the bottom of the sixth scored Kayla Beovich to give No. 8 Syosset (4-13) a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Nassau Class AA playoffs. Moran was 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and Paula Janowsky threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and no earned runs. Syosset visits No. 1 MacArthur in a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Long Beach 3, Herricks 0: Ashley Martin threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks to lead No. 5 Long Beach (11-8) in a Nassau Class AA first-round game. Martin had an RBI single in the first inning to open the scoring and Caitlin O'Connell's sacrifice fly in the sixth made it 3-0. Long Beach plays at No. 4 Oceanside at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Mepham 2, Plainview 0: Toni Valeriano struck out 14 in a three-hitter with two walks for No. 7 Mepham (7-10) in a Nassau Class AA first-round game. Nicole Pazienza went 2-for-3 and Amanda Fucci added an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. Mepham visits No. 2 East Meadow in a quarterfinal at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Division 3, Floral Park 2: Joe Guarisco scored Mark Martinez with a single in the bottom of the tenth to win it for No. 10 Division (11-9) a in Nassau Class A first- round game. Stephen Humenesky went nine innings and scattered four hits with five strikeouts and Justin Wiertz went 3-for-4 for Division.
Lynbrook 2, New Hyde Park 1: Brian Bilello's RBI double in the bottom of the seventh scored Alex Weingarten to win the game for No. 12 Lynbrook (10-10) in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs. Weingarten tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts.
Manhasset 4, North Shore 2: Lukas Pracher and Tyler Juliano scored on a throwing error in the top of the 13th inning to break a tie at 2 for No. 5 Manhasset (13-7-1) in the first round of the Nassau Class A playoffs. Ryan Murray pitched 10 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts and two earned runs. Ryan Lennon pitched a scoreless 13th inning for the save.
Seaford 9, Valley Stream North 8: Nick Fischetti and Ray Schaeffner each had two-out RBI-singles in top of the eighth to give No. 14 Seaford (11-9) a 9-7 lead in a Nassau Class A first-round game. Jake Doyle and Schaeffner each went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the win.
Kellenberg 7, Holy Trinity 6: Joe Rizzotti's goal with 1:50 left in the second overtime won the game for Kellenberg (5-3) in CHSAA.St. Anthony's 13, Yorktown 12: Sean McDonagh's with 8:26 left in the game put St. Anthony's (13-3) ahead 13-12 in non-league. Friars coach Keith Wieczorek won his 200th career game.
Center Moriches 10, Southampton 2: Cameron Stankelis had two goals and an assist as Center Moriches (1-13 Division II) won for the first time in the program's three-year history. Nick Tyson had 14 saves in the win.GIRLS LACROSSE
St. Dominic 18, Division 14: Katie O'Brien had eight goals and two assists, including a score with 1:46 left in the second overtime to give St. Dominic (14-4) a 16-14 lead in non-league. Julia LoRusso had seven goals and an assist and scored late in the second overtime to extend St. Dominic's lead to 17-14. O'Brien added a goal with 44 seconds left for the final margin for St. Dominic, which overcame a 5-1 deficit in the first quarter. Goalie Nicole Maher entered the goal with 14:04 left in regulation and made 10 saves in that span and in the two overtime sessions. Susan Ballantyne and Jenna Rothar each had four goals for Division.
St. Anthony's 17, Sacred Heart 10: Chrissy Schrieber had four goals and an assist to lead St. Anthony's (10-0) in CHSAA.Farmingdale 19, Darien (Conn.) 14: Kim Kolodny had five goals and two assists and Amanda Turturro had three goals and five assists to lead Farmingdale (14-1) in non-league.