Jenna Turato raised her arm and put "three fingers to the dome."
The salute has become a trademark of sorts for the Carey softball team following all of their big wins this season. On Tuesday, they did so as county champions.
Top-seeded Carey topped Island Trees, 4-3, in Game 2 of the Class A Nassau county championship at Mitchel Athletic Complex to sweep the best-of-three series.
Turato, who allowed three runs on five hits and two walks and struck out five, hit a two-out single to lead off the top of the seventh inning. Keva Moore, pinch running for Turato, advanced to second on a passed ball. Brianna Pinto then hit an infield single deep in the hole at shortstop and the throw to first base got away, allowing Moore to score the go-ahead run for Carey.
"This is the best feeling in the world," Pinto said. "We all had a feeling that if we worked hard and did everything we could, we would get here and win."
Amanda Ulzheimer went 2-for-3 for Carey (21-2). Shamar Sanchez, in her first at-bat of the season because she was sidelined by knee surgery, singled in the tying run for No. 2 Island Trees (19-6) in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Alannah Basile allowed four hits, five walks and one earned run while striking out six for Island Trees, the defending county champions.
Carey, which took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a series of errors, moves on to play the Suffolk champion in the Long Island championship on June 6 at Mitchel. "We all worked so hard for this and now we finally got it," Turato said. "It felt so good to raise that plaque."
And those three fingers.