Olivia Zoeller pitched six innings and struck out 10 batters, leading the top-seeded Pawling High School softball team to a 13-2 win over visiting 16th-seeded Irvington in a Section 1 Class B opening round game on Friday.
Zoeller allowed two hits and at the plate was 4 for 4 with two doubles, three runs scored and four RBI. Kayla Chavarri struck out three in relief of Zoeller and at the plate was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Lily Prinz was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI while Emma Heubel was 2 for 4 with two RBI. Katie Meyer (3 for 5, two runs, RBI) and Shannon Ward (3 for 4, double, three runs, RBI) also contributed.
“I was very happy with the way we came out,” Pawling coach John Hodge said. “It works well when you have pitching and hitting.”
Pawling (16-3) plays the winner of No. 8 Ardsley and No. 9 Hastings on Monday.
Clarkstown North 9, Roy C. Ketcham 5 — Addie Brandemarte went 2 for 3 with a run but it came in a loss as No. 8 Ketcham fell to ninth-seeded Clarkstown North in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.
Brandi Pettit was 1 for 3 with a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Admirals (14-7).
“It ended sooner than we wanted, but it was a fun season and we did accomplish a few things,” Arlington coach Scott Satterlee said. “We made six errors in this game. We’ve played good defense and gotten solid pitching all season, so that was out of the norm for us. We’re a fairly young team, so the future looks bright and we’ll get back after it and try to get better.”
Fox Lane 10, Arlington 2 — Cori Piazza finished 2 for 4 with a run scored, but the No. 10 Admirals lost to the seventh-seeded Foxes in Bedford Hills in the first round of the Section 1 Class AA playoffs.
Tori Scharf went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, while Nicole Lemp also drove in a run.
Arlington finished the season 10-10.
“I was happy with the season,” Admirals coach Dave Ballantyne said. “We battled, we were very competitive. We were missing some of our girls to junior prom. That took away some maneuvering, but other than that, I was more than happy with how the team played.”
Brewster 17, Beacon 1 — Sydney Dexter went 1 for 2 with a run and DaVonia Lamar was 1 for 2 with an RBI double in the fourth inning.
The Bulldogs finished the season 6-16.
“We were a young team and we gradually improved,” Beacon coach Brian Antalek said. “We started out 0-11 so all of our wins came at the end. We improved late in the season. To come out with a win to start sectionals (beating Yonkers in the outbracket game) is an accomplishment. It’s something to hang their hats on going into next year.”
Faith Christian Academy 18, Marvelwood 8 — Kylee Robin was 3 for 4 with a three-run homer to lift FCA in the Hudson Valley Athletic League championship game.
Jessica DeCarmine pitched two innings and fanned three batters, while Alyssa Vecchiarelli came in on relief and struck out seven.
Beth Nash, Taylor Brandl and Brandi Dostie each were 3 for 4 with two RBI apiece for FCA (12-0).
Maryn Lowell made 11 saves in the loss as No. 8 Arlington fell to top-seeded North Rockland, 18-0, in a Section 1 Class A quarterfinal.
With midfielder Abby Carlin injured, Arlington had difficulty winning draw controls, thus North Rockland dominated possession and capitalized offensively.
The Admirals finish the season at 13-5.
“We still had a great season,” Arlington coach Dan Schmitt said. “We graduated a big class in 2015, so this was kind of a rebuilding year, and these girls exceeded expectations. Our seniors made a big contribution and they’ll be missed, but we had a young team overall. Of our 21 players, we’ve got 17 coming back and we’ll be ready to go.”
Kyle Merget scored seven goals and added two assists to lead visiting Highland in a 19-6 win over Washingtonville late Thursday.
Dylan Cuvelier added a hat trick while Paul Rhodes (two goals, one assist), Christian Canino (two goals), Chris Schlappich (one goal, 10 assists), Tyler Jollie (one goal, one assist), Roger Hegemen (one goal) and Rino Tamburri (one goal) chipped in.
Giorgio D’Angelo made nine saves for Highland (14-2).
Poughkeepsie is sending two girls boats to the semifinals of the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Poughkeepsie’s lightweight double placed sixth on Friday and qualified for the semifinals with a time of 5:58.650. Its varsity double was fifth and qualified for the semifinals (5:51.460).
“This is one of the biggest races that we go to,” Poughkeepsie coach Mike Smith said. “We have some high hopes to move into the finals. Once you get there, anything can happen.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s girls junior four also qualified for the semis (6:07.440).
Poughkeepsie’s boys lightweight double placed 12th overall (5:37.040) and qualified for the semifinals. However, they placed sixth in the semis (5:56.520) and did not qualify for the finals.
The Marist College softball team’s NCAA Division I regional game against 13th-seeded Tennessee was postponed Friday on account of rain.
The game will be held Saturday at noon in Knoxville.