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Sayville

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT PHANTOMS

Coach: Nicholle Marchetta

2013 record: 13-6

Key players

Lauren Petersen, 3B, Sr.

Jaclyn Hahn, SS, Sr.

Danielle Warnken, C, Sr.

Julie Saliba, UT, Jr.

Katelyn Torlincasi, P, 8th grade.

Outlook: Petersen and Hahn head up a solid infield.

EAST HAMPTON BONACKERS

Coach: Lou Reale

2013 record: 10-10

Key players

Ilsa Brzezinski, IF, Sr.

Casey Waleko, P, Sr.

Shannen McCaffrey, OF, Sr.

Cecelia Fioriello, C/OF, Sr.

Ali Harned, SS, Jr.

Outlook: Starting anew after missing playoffs for the first time in 24 seasons.

HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

Coach: Katie Brophy

2013 record: 4-10

Key players

Caroline Semmelmeier, 3B, Sr.

Vanessa Wendler, 1B, Sr.

Lindsay Pressman, P, Jr.

Angela Barberis, C, Fr.

Victoria Walsh, C, Jr.

Outlook: Hoping speed and power can lead to success.

GLENN KNIGHTS

Coach: Christopher Vandernoth

2013 record: 0-19

Key players

Kaitlyn DeVinney, P, Sr.

Codi Feuerzeig, LF, Sr.

Julie Jiven, 2B, Sr.

Kelly Cooney, C, So.

Sophia Reuter, SS, So.

Outlook: Knights hope to begin turning things around.

ISLIP BUCCANEERS

Coach: Dennis McSweeney

2013 record: 15-4

Key players

Vanessa Juengerkes, P, Sr.

Taylor Larson, C, So.

Jamie Dolce, MI, Sr.

Christine Conigliaro, SS/3B, Sr.

Julia Hande, P/OF, So.

Outlook: All eyes will be on Juengerkes, who went 12-4 with a 1.49 ERA last season.

MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

Coach: Danielle Hazen

2013 record: 17-2

Key players

Taylor Ludewig, CF, Jr.

Tori Carlo, SS, Sr.

Dominique Soto, 3B, Sr.

Sabrina Stransky, P, Sr.

Jacqueline Gallagher, P, Jr.

Outlook: Ludewig (.495) is a force for a team that won League V last year.

MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

Coach: Tom Tilton

2013 record: 9-10

Key players

Holly Drasser, P/OF, Sr.

Cassandra Wilson, P/OF, Jr.

Maria Pellarin, 1B, Jr.

Toni Fiore, OF, Sr.

Lindsay Putkowski, SS, Sr.

Outlook: Drasser packs some punch for a team seeking a winning record.

ROCKY POINT EAGLES

Coach: Ron Kenehan

2013 record: 16-7

Key players

Annie Kennedy, P/SS/1B, Sr.

Alexa Mastando, 3B, Sr.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, 1B/P, Sr.

Lauren Molloy, SS, Sr.

Courtney Lawrence, CF/P, Jr.

Outlook: Strong pitching, led by Kennedy. Mastando, Molloy and Fitzpatrick supply punch.

SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

Coach: Tiffany Rowan

2013 record: 24-5

Key players

Kristen Bricker, 1B, Sr.

Julia Simpson, P, Sr.

Olivia Kaczmarek, C, Jr.

Jessica Griffin, CF, Jr.

Lyndsey Shaw, SS, 8th grade

Outlook: Sayville lost in the state finals last season and hopes to win it all.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER WILDCATS

Coach: Christina Shiffman

2013 record: 16-2

Key playersBrittany Mahan, SS, Sr.

Caitlin Mirabell, C, Jr.

Alex Hutchins, 3B/P, Jr.

Hailey Tilton, CF, Jr.

Stevie Micheli, 2B/P, Sr.

Outlook: Won League VII last year, looking to take League IV this year.

WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

Coach: John Vahle

2013 record: 6-13

Key players

Lauren Ramos, C, 8th grade

Anna Collins, 3B, Jr.

Sophia Fibkins, 1B/OF, Sr.

Aurora MacDonald, OF, Jr.

Maddy Sganga, OF, Sr.

Outlook: Despite her youth Ramos is already an established star.

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