Skyler Secondino #19 of Seaford winds up for a pitch...

Skyler Secondino #19 of Seaford winds up for a pitch during a Nassau softball game in Wantagh, on Thursday, April 11, 2024 Credit: David Meisenholder

Even when they’re on the road, the Seaford softball team looks like they own the diamond.

On Thursday, they defeated host Wantagh 15-1 in five innings to move to 6-1 overall and 6-0 in Nassau League II.

Skyler Secondino went 2-for-2 with a home run, double, and two RBIs. Her two-run homer in the third inning put Seaford ahead 11-1.

“My mind is honestly blank when I’m at the plate,” Secondino said. “I just think, ‘See the ball, hit the ball.’”

In the circle, the junior allowed five hits, three walks, struck out seven, and didn't allow an earned run.

“It’s a team game, but Secondino really plays a big role in the circle for us,” Seaford coach Joseph Nastasi said. “When she’s on, we’re usually bopping. She trusts her teammates fully, and it’s nice to see the energy come through her.”

A four-run first inning set the tone. Alexa Villeck stole two bases and scored on Katie Young's single.  Kaitlyn Young, Lauren LoPresti, and Alyssa Rodriguez all had hits in the opening frame.

“Softball is a momentum game,”  Nastasi said. “It means everything in this game to be able to go out there and get ahead early.”

“We brought the energy from the very beginning,” Secondino said. “That kept us going the entire game.”

Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three doubles and Villeck went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three stolen bases.

The reigning Long Island Class B champions are undefeated in league play in mid-April and hope to keep it that way moving forward.

“It feels good, but it’s a challenge for us now,” Nastasi said. “It’s a challenge to maintain our momentum throughout the long season. It takes discipline and sticking to the path we want to take.”

“Our energy hasn’t fallen flat since last season, if anything, it's even stronger,” Secondino said. “Our goal is to just keep winning.”


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