LARCHMONT — Battling crisp winds and frigid air, Suffern defeated Mamaroneck at Central Elementary on Wednesday, 12-2, behind hot hitting from its lineup and stellar pitching from starter Kate Wood.
After Mamaroneck scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the second inning, Suffern’s Ali Spinner hit a bases-clearing triple to right-center field to start a four-run inning. The Mounties would score eight more unanswered runs, including three off a bases-loaded double by Shannon Hart (pictured), before Mamaroneck scored on another passed ball in the sixth.
Wood was sensational, despite the inclement weather, striking out eight as part of a one-hitter to follow up her sister Allie’s 15-strikeout performance in the Mounties’ season debut. Tigers sophomore Mia Steinberg recorded the team’s only hit, a single in the second inning.
Best of the rest: Nyack’s Michaela Contreras struck out 18 and Megan Sneedan went 4 for 4 with five RBIs in a 14-2 win over Yonkers, the first varsity win for Indians coach Vinnie Cuccia. … Yonkers Montessori’s Briana Murphy went 2 for 4 with four runs and an RBI, while striking out 10 in a 20-6 win over Mount Vernon. … Westlake’s Brianna Mancuso homered in a 10-3 win over Harrison. … Clarkstown North’s Taylor Adolff went 3 for 5 with two runs in a 14-11 win over Nanuet. … Eastchester’s Sophia Tiso went 4 for 4 in a five-inning 17-2 win over Dobbs Ferry. … Tappan Zee freshman Kaitlyn Borusso earned her first varsity win in a three-hit, six-inning 17-0 win over Saunders.
Wednesday, Apr. 8
Suffern 12, Mamaroneck 2
Hackley 10, Trinity 5
Nyack 12, Yonkers 1
Easchester 17, Dobbs Ferry 2, 5
Yonkers Montessori 20, Mount Vernon 6
Clarkstown North 14, Nanuet 11
Westlake 10, Harrison 3
New Rochelle 11, Rye 6
Brewster 6, John Jay 5, 10
Clarkstown South at White Plains, ppd.
Pearl River at Pelham, ppd.
Here’s the schedule for Thursday, Apr. 10. I’ll be covering the girls basketball Exceptional Seniors Game tonight at Ossining, but I’ll be tweeting out any and all softball scores I get. I will also have a blog post up for you when I get home, which will probably be posted when you’re already asleep, so look for it Friday morning.
Westlake at Port Chester, 4:15 p.m.
Greenwich Academy at Rye Country Day, 4:15 p.m.
Arlington at Brewster, 4:30 p.m.
Panas at Mahopac, 4:30 p.m.
Lakeland at Somers, 4:30 p.m.
Peekskill at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
North Salem at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Yorktown at Hen Hud, 4:30 p.m.
Lourdes at John Jay, 4:30 p.m.
Woodlands at Irvington, 4:30 p.m.
Edgemont at Yonkers Montessori, 4:30 p.m.
Keio at Blind Brook, 4:30 p.m.
Rye Neck at Pleasantville, 4:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Ardsley, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Briarcliff, 4:45 p.m.