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Clarke Softball Ends New Hyde Park Playoff Run 3-2

Girls' Varsity Gladiators fall short to Girls Varsity Rams in Class A quarterfinals.

One hit, one run, one game. That’s what the playoffs sometimes boil down to: a moment one way or the other to decide your fate for the season. or moving out.

For the girls of the New Hyde Park varsity softball team, it was the latter Monday afternoon at as the girl varsity Rams were the ones going to the Class A semi-finals by way of a 3-2 score.

Tied at two in the bottom of the fifth inning, Clarke’s Aly Smith ended up singling in shortstop Alyssa Colletti with the winning run while pitcher Sarah Cornell was able to work out of a pair of leadoff walks in the sixth to clinch the win.

“She had an awesome performance for us today,” Clarke head coach Chrissy DeMott said of Cornell. “For an eighth grader she was able to handle her nerves and was really hitting her spots out there.”

Clarke scored their first run in the opening frame as first baseman Danielle Ferrara knocked in Demi Shanahan and plated Danielle Ragusa in the bottom of the third with a triple to right to go 2-2 with a pair of RBIs.

New Hyde Park was able to mount a comeback in the fourth as senior Kristi Kofler doubled off Cornell and scored when captain Kayla Robinson blasted one over the centerfield fence.

"All of our girls fought hard today just like they've done all season long,” New Hyde Park coach Jackie Rizzuti said. “It's just unfortunate that we have to end our season here today. Their pitcher pitched really well for them and was able to keep our players off base. That was a big key in the game.”

The Rams will play in the semifinals at Mitchel Field against No. 1 Island Trees at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E New Hyde Park Lady Gladiators 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 Clarke Lady Rams 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 1

 

New Hyde Park Batting Statistics













Player PA AB H 1B 2B HR SAC BB K RBI Runs BA OB% SLUG SB O’Callaghan 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .250 .000 0 Pellegrino 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 Kofler 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 0 Robinson 4 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 .500 .500 1.500 0 Fornatara 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
.333 .000 0 Dunne 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .333 .000 0 Mastoridis 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
.333 .000 0 Dziomba 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000
.333 .000 0 Vadala 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0

 

New Hyde Park Pitching Statistics Pitcher IP H R ER BB K ERA Lisa O’Callaghan (L) 7 5 3 3 4 7 3.00
Coach May 16, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Stats on batters are not correct
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 01:04 AM
If you want to send me a photo of the scorecard, we are welcome to comparing it to the one that we took at the game and making any necessary adjustments.

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