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Suffolk League VI softball preview

Love' Drumgole (left) Julia Gallo (right) rush to

Love' Drumgole (left) Julia Gallo (right) rush to celebrate with Jamie Parente hugging Pitcher Cassandra Wilson in their win over Islip during the Suffolk Class A Softball final held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Wing Elementary School. Credit: Alan J Schaefer

MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

Coach: Tom Tilton

2015 record: 21-3

Key players

Love’ Drumgole SS So.

Julia Golino P/INF Fr.

Angela Bukofsky 1B/OF Jr.

Sabrina Burris C Sr.

Sam Velenti OF So.

Outlook: The Mustangs return six players from their Suffolk A championship last season, led by the athletic Drumgole (.477 average, 27 RBIs) and Golino, who went 12-1 en route to winning Suffolk V pitcher of the year.

MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

Coach: Justine Scutaro

2015 record: 12-6

Key players

Elizabeth Whitlow 1B Sr.

Jackie Whimple 2B Sr.

Sara Stransky 3B Jr.

Victoria Iavarone P So.

Gina Randazzo OF Jr.

Outlook: Led a strong right side of the infield in Whitlow and Whimple, the Panthers looks to utilize their athleticism this season. Whitlow provides the power threat as Whimple is always ready to advance a base if the defense isn’t paying enough attention.

HAMPTON BAYS BAYMEN

Coach: Richard Doulos

2015 record: 12-6

Key players

Marley Tyler P/1B Sr.

Mackenzie Tyler 3B/CF So.

Katie Picataggio C So.

Laura Zaweski 2B Sr.

Hannah Reed OF Sr.

Outlook: Marley Tyler, a five-year starter with power, enters this season healthy after missing part of last season with a knee injury. Mackenzie Tyler is a versatile player to compliment her sister Marley.

WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

Coach: John Vahle

2015 record: 7-10

Key players

Lexi Miller SS So.

Lauren Ramos C So.

Angela Acampora P/1B So.

Madison Skala UTL Sr.

Brooke Walker IF Fr.

Outlook: Miller leads the lineup with great ability to put the bat on the ball, even with power, and Ramos returns after missing most of last season with an injury to her non-throwing shoulder after an all-county eighth-grade season.

SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER WILDCATS

Coach: John King

2015 record: 15-7

Key players

Katlynn McGivney UTL Fr.

Joy Papagianopoulos 3B Fr.

Melissa Marchese C Fr.

Shelby Curtin 1B Sr.

Victoria Coman P So.

Outlook: Led by a trio of freshman, the versatile McGivney and third baseman Joy Papagianopoulos lead a young team off a playoff season. Marchese is the team’s anchor behind the plate.

BAYPORT-BLUE POINT PHANTOMS

Coach: Mike Cataldo

2015 record: 8-10

Key players

Katelyn Torlincasi 1B/OF/P So.

Jamie Petersen 1B/3B So.

Rhionna Bianchini P/SS 8th grade

Katherine Kiernan P/OF 8th grade

Samantha Cosco OF Sr.

Outlook: The young Phantoms are led by the do-it-all Torlincasi, who had nine wins last season.

EAST HAMPTON BONACKERS

Coach: Kathy Amicucci

2015 record: 4-14

Key players

Dylan Schleider IF Jr.

Bella Swanson UTL So.

Zoe Daunt OF Jr.

Haley Hernandez UTL Jr.

Sam Merritt P Jr.

Outlook: The young Bonackers look to build off last year’s experience for first-year coach Kathy Amicucci.

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