It took just five innings on Thursday for the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School softball team to beat visiting Saugerties, 17-0, collecting its sixth win in a row.
Alyssa Pfitscher led the cause, tossing a complete game, three-hit shutout. She struck out six batters. She was also 2 for 3 with a double, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI at the plate.
Pfitscher received run support from Allison Pritchard (3 for 3, two RBI), Maddy Lee (2 for 5, double, two RBI), Emma Izzo (2 for 2, double) and Danielle Johnson (1 for 2, two RBI).
Roosevelt plated 10 runs in the third inning, all off base hits.
“Alyssa is a great pitcher and the defense backed her up,” said Roosevelt coach Samantha Mantor, whose Presidents improved to 7-1. “We’re working on little things – things it’s going to take for our team to take advantage of other teams.”
Mantor said the Presidents enter the “meat” of their schedule Friday at Wallkill.
Our Lady of Lourdes 2, Carmel 0 — Anna Anderson held the visiting Rams to one hit over seven innings, striking out seven.
Anderson also had a bases-loaded walk to drive in the second of Lourdes’ runs in the third inning, following an RBI hit by Jackie Imperati.
Lourdes (2-3) visits Spackenkill Saturday.
Arlington 8, Mahopac 4 — Playing without four senior captains, who were away on a senior trip, the Admirals earned a home victory.
Cori Piazza earned the complete-game win, allowing seven hits and striking out three. She also scored two runs and drove in one. Rachel Vecchiarelli and Lizzi Greco each added two hits and two RBI, while Erin Mahoney had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
“The reserves stepped up,” Arlington coach Dave Ballantyne said. “Erin, Lizzi, Cori stepped in – she’s not our normal starting pitcher. It was a good team win, rallying without the seniors.”
Arlington (6-4) will host Carmel on Wednesday.
Pawling sweeps Haldane — The Tigers played two five inning games against Haldane in Cold Spring and swept the doubleheader.
Pawling took the first game 5-4 and the second contest, 8-0.
Natalie Grillo knocked in the winning run in the first game, while Olivia Zoeller and Emma Heubel hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning. Kayla Chavarri picked up the win in relief for Pawling, tossing 2 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.
Marley Chefalo pitched both games for Haldane and swatted a two-run double in the first game. Allie Monteleone collected two hits including a double.
Zoeller pitched a complete game shutout in the second game of the twin bill, scattering five hits and striking out nine. At the plate she had a double and a single.
John Jay 10, Minisink Valley 0 — The Patriots won on the strength of a complete game, two-hit shutout by Ally Muller. She walked three batters and struck out eight. At the plate she collected two hits, including a double and drove in one run.
Sam Fitzgerald (three RBI singles), Bridget Rooney (two RBI, triple), and Jaimie Harney (two hits, two RBI) each put into the offensive effort.
On defense Erika Flemming made a diving catch to end the game – a play John Jay coach Michael Crocco called “spectacular.”
“She’s the heart of our of team,” Crocco said of Flemming. She doesn’t get enough credit.”
Webutuck 19, John A. Coleman Catholic 13 — The Warriors came back from a 9-4 deficit to win their first game in inclement conditions.
“It was a very cold, snowy game,” Webutuck coach Stephanie Bonk said. “The best part was my kids, they kept it together. They kind of warmed up halfway through.”
Cassandra Lopaine led Webutuck with four hits, including two doubles, driving in five RBI.
Webutuck hosts Pine Plains Friday.
Pine Plains 12, Millbrook 0 — Riley Croghan picked up her fourth win of the year with a complete game, two-hit performance. She walked four batters and struck out nine for the host Bombers.
At the plate Croghan finished 3 for 3 with two doubles. Cat Simmons (3 for 4) and Anna Lonczak (five RBI, 3 for 4) helped out.
Millbrook pitcher Erica Gartlemann tossed six innings and struck out two.
Pine Plains (5-2) plays at Webutuck Friday while Millbrook hosts Ellenville Friday.
Onteora 7, Dover 1 — Emily Lundgren had one of Dover’s five hits and drove in a run in the home loss.
Dover faces Webutuck on Saturday.
Ellenville 10, Spackenkill 3 — Liana Lopez was 2 for 3 with a single, but the host Spartans fell.
Spackenkill (2-3) plays Our Lady of Lourdes on the road Saturday.
Brewster 18, Beacon 1 — The Bulldogs lost in their own Dawgfest in five innings.
Mirandra Dross scored Beacon’s lone run, driven in by Sydney Dexter.
Beacon (1-5) will play in the Dawgfest consolation round against Arlington B at noon Saturday.
Albertus Magnus 15, Arlington B 0 — In the Beacon Dawgfest, Cecilia McPeck singled for the Admirals, who fell to 2-3.