Softball Hopes to Continue Undefeated Streak

By Peter Grabowski ‘17

     Girls Varsity Softball has been on fire this season. So far, they’re undefeated and hope to continue that going forward with two games left on this year’s schedule.

     “We have developed great team chemistry and I think that has helped us do so well,” said Diana Barskiy ’17.

Contributions from many key players have been a great boost for the team. Julie Greenspan ’17, Cassidy Hallahan ’16, Michelle Hedrington ’17, Casidy Huertas ’19, Sophia Paone ’18.and Rebecca Ribenbach ’19 have a combined 21 homeruns through 10 games. This helped the girls score 213 runs thus far.

     “Everybody on the team has done a great job at the plate and I expect us to improve even more as we wrap up the season,” said Greenspan.

     It hasn’t been just power that has propelled the team’s offense, but speed as well. They have 75 stolen bases combined   this season. This helps them get runners into scoring positios to drive them in. Corral Russo ’17 leads the team with 16 stolen bases this year. Her speed, along with others’ on the team, has made their line up versatile.

     “Whenever we walk or get a base hit we are always looking to steal second and third. We know we all have the ability to do so and I think we have taken advantage of our speed this year,” said Russo.

     Pitching is also a major factor in the team’s success; the Lady Hornets often shut down opposing teams on the mound. They’re led by Huertas, who is 6-0 with a 2.42 earned run average, which is good for second lowest in their division, Brooklyn B two. She also ranks sixth in the division with 17 strikeouts.

     “Our whole staff is pitching well and it is clearly on of the team’s strengths this year. This will definitely help us make a deep run into the playoffs,” said Huertas.

     The team has two more games left on the schedule this season. They hope to go undefeated, which has never been done in the team’s history. Finishing with two wins will give them plenty of momentum heading into the playoffs. They have caught the eyes of softball programs around the city. Winning a PSAL championship would cap off a fantastic season.

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