Limited to five hits, the Marlboro High School softball team managed to forge together a 5-0 victory over visiting Highland on Wednesday.
“We had a hard time adjusting today offensively,” Marlboro coach Jennifer Veronesi said, noting the movement on Emily Defini’s pitches for Highland. “But, we were sound defensively and Cassie LaPointe did a great job.”
LaPointe held the Huskies to one hit and two walks, while striking out 10 to improve to 2-0 this season.
“We talked about keeping the ball low,” Veronesi said. “She kept the ball low, she changed up speeds. She was really confident and did a nice job.”
And, Amber Mianti provided an offensive cushion. The Iron Duke went 2 for 2 with a run scored and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
Defini went the distance, allowing four earned runs.
Marlboro (4-0) visits New Paltz on Wednesday.
New Paltz 7, Red Hook 0 — Bridget Bennett struck out 11 and walked one in the shutout on the road.
Karly Giancola (two runs, a double), Adriana Crimi (two runs), Jacorra Webb (run), Ally Pannuto (double), Lea Jones and Sarah Rubin all collected two hits for the Huguenots (3-0).
“New Paltz has one of the best teams I’ve seen in a few years,” Red Hook coach Tom Gilbert said.
Nicole Marici and Grace Folmsbee (double) each had two hits for Red Hook (1-1), which faces Rondout Valley Thursday.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 12, Saugerties 0 — Allison Pritchard tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts as the visiting Presidents beat the Sawyers.
Pritchard was 4 for 5 with a triple, three doubles and three RBI. Emma Izzo was 2 for 4 with three RBI. Kendall Whitman was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Maddy Lee was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.
Millbrook 8, Rhinebeck 4 — Lauren Raylor had two walks and two runs scored as the visiting Blazers beat the Hawks.
Danielle Granuzzo and Marissa Horton each had two hits and scored a run for Millbrook (2-0).
For Rhinebeck, Mariel Mustello had two doubles and two runs scored. Natalie Hutchins was 3 for 4 with two doubles for Rhinebeck (1-1).
Pine Plains 23, Webutuck 0 — Riley Croghan had four hits as the visiting Bombers beat the Warriors in five innings.
Brooke Hapeman, Haleigh Funk, Makayla Long, Anna Lonczak and Jo Schmidt had three hits apiece.
Croghan had seven strikeouts and two walks for Pine Plains. Lonczak had four strikeouts and no walks.
Pawling 8, North Salem 5 — Freshman pitchers Olivia Zoeller and Kayla Chavarri combined for the home win, with Zoeller pitching the first 4 1/3 without allowing a hit and striking out nine.
Leading, 5-4, in the bottom of the sixth, Pawling scored three runs to pull away. Nicolette Smith with 3 for 4 with three RBI and a double to lead Pawling, while Katie Reynolds was 2 for 3.
“We beat a very tough team,” Pawling coach John Hodge said.
Pawling (2-1) hosts Ossining Friday.
John Jay 6, Our Lady of Lourdes 1 – Aly Muller allowed four hits and struck out 10 for a complete-game home win.
Jaimie and Jessica Harney combined to provide most of the Patriots’ offense, with Jessica launching a home run and driving in three runs in all, and Jaimie going 2 for 3 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Sam Fitzgerald and Tori Dixon (triple) each added two hits and a run.
John Jay (2-1) visits Ketcham Tuesday.
Hendrick Hudson 12, Beacon 1 — Savannah Mora collected her first varsity RBI as the host Bulldogs fell.
Leah Giavatto (2 for 4 with a run scored), Miranda Dross (2 for 4), Morgan Flamholtz (2 for 4) and Kacee Lahey (2 for 3) also contributed.
The Bulldogs (0-3) will play Hendrick Hudson again Friday, in Montrose.
Ellenville 6, Spackenkill 0 — Liana Lopez tripled, but the visiting Spartans lost.