Given that the Yankees hit five home runs when I covered them Monday, and North Rockland hit four home runs against Suffern yesterday, I’m pretty excited for my softball league this Monday. It was an interesting afternoon of softball, as a 5-foot-3 leadoff hitter hit two homers, one girl called her shot to a teammate, and another put one on top of the batting cages. I also got to write one of my favorite ledes out of more than a thousand articles filed at lohud:
Game story: North Rockland powers past rival Suffern, 11-3
Photo gallery: Suffern falls to North Rockland 11-3
Here’s what happened around the section:
Briarcliff 9, Westlake 8 (8 innings): Elena Lowe drove in Rachel Julie to cap a six-run comeback and avenge a seven-run loss earlier this season.
Tuckahoe 2, Yonkers Montessori 0: Cassie McGrath struck out 16 in a one-hitter and went 2-for-2 in the win, recording the 200th hit of her career.
Fox Lane 4, John Jay 3: Maria Violante delivered a walk-off RBI single for the Foxes. Tara Lombardi homered in the win. Alexis Bazos and Kate Muller each had two hits, including a double.
Ardsley 16, Sleepy Hollow 1 (6 innings): Nicolina Chenard and Marie McNerney each went 4-for-5 with a triple, two doubles, and four RBIs for the Panthers. McNerney earned the win.
Hastings 8, Blind Brook 7 (8 innings): Alexa Brink hit a walk-off double to give the Yellow Jackets the extra-innings victory. Brink was 3-for-5 with two RBIs for the day. Eva Finkelstein went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Alli Vaccariello went 4-for-5 in the loss. Madison Nethercott drove in a pair of runs for the Trojans.
Riverside 18, Gorton 9: Audrey Delgado and Zairymar Vazquez each hit an inside-the-park home run and drove in three runs. Marielis George went 2-for-2 with an RBI in the loss.
Yorktown 14, Somers 0: Courtney Cardea went 4-for-5 with three doubles in the win. Erin Gray added a home run for the Huskers.
Saunders 18, Yonkers 5: Amanda Kirakos homered and drove in three runs in the win. Cassidy Montes and freshmen Gianna Zanchelli and Stephanie Vega each drove in three for the Blue Devils.
North Salem 13, Arlington B 6: Stasia Pennacchio went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and earned the win. Kayla Harris and Livia Dyoraczyk each drove in three runs for the Tigers. Haley Donovan added a pair of RBIs.
Lourdes 4, Panas 1: Gabby Pacheco drove in the Panthers’ only run of the game.
Ursuline 11, Clarkstown South 2: Angie Rizzi hit a three-run home run. Catie Bradshaw drove in a pair for the Koalas. Taylor Russo went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Harrison 9, Scarsdale 2: Christina DeCarlo drove in three runs in the win. Lindsay McConway went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Kristy Iannachino added a solo home run for the Huskies.
Rye Neck 5, Dobbs Ferry 0: Olivia Dunne struck out 10 in a two-hitter and went 3-for-4 with a double at the plate. Sam Yannuzzi went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs for the Panthers, who locked up the league title with the win.
White Plains 13, New Rochelle 4: Juliet Lodes and Kayla Bonnet homered in the win. Lauren Medico added four hits for the Tigers.
Lakeland 8, Beacon 1: Amber Badillo homered for the Hornets in the win.
Pelham 9, Rye 1: Kiera O’Conner struck out 10 in the win. Sarah Guido went 2-for-2 with four RBIs for the Pelicans.
Pawling 11, Putnam Valley 3: Alyssa Stockinger drove in two runs in the loss. Allie Dick plated the other run.
Wednesday, May 11 scoreboard:
North Rockland 11, Suffern 3
Tuckahoe 2, Yonkers Montessori 0
Mamaroneck 16, Scarsdale 5
Fox Lane 4, John Jay 3
Rye Neck 5, Dobbs Ferry 0
Briarcliff 9, Westlake 8, 8
Ardsley 16, Sleepy Hollow 1 (6 inn.)
Pelham 9, Rye 1
Ursuline 11, Clarkstown South 2
Hastings 8, Blind Brook, 7 (8 inn.)
Riverside 18, Gorton 9
Hackley 8, Horace Mann 5
Harrison 9, Scarsdale 2
Pawling 11, Putnam Valley 3
White Plains 13, New Rochelle 4
Saunders 18, Yonkers 5
Yorktown 14, Somers 0
Lakeland 8, Beacon 1
Zacchio’s prediction record last night: 14-2
Zacchio’s prediction record this season: 264-56
Thursday, May 12:
Lincoln vs. Yonkers at Sullivan Oval, 4 p.m.
Saunders vs. Roosevelt at Andrus Field, 4 p.m.
White Plains vs. Mamaroneck at Central Elementary, 4:15 p.m.
Mount Vernon at New Rochelle, 4:15 p.m.
Ursuline at Scarsdale, 4:15 p.m.
Suffern at North Rockland, 4:15 p.m.
Tappan Zee at Nyack, 4:15 p.m.
Rye at Byram Hills, 4:15 p.m.
Pelham at Eastchester, 4:15 p.m.
Port Chester at Harrison, 4:15 p.m.
Gorton at Riverside, 4:15 p.m.
Tuckahoe vs. Palisade Prep at War Memorial Park, 4:15 p.m.
East Ramapo at Yonkers Montessori, 4:15 p.m.
Somers vs. North Salem at P.Q. Elementary, 4:30 p.m.
Horace Greeley at Ossining, 4:30 p.m.
Mahopac at Arlington, 4:30 p.m.
Haldane at Putnam Valley, 4:30 p.m.
John Jay-EF at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Pearl River at Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
Croton-Harmon vs. Keio at Manhattanville, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Solomon Schechter, 4:30 p.m.
Blind Brook at Rye Neck, 4:30 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow at Westlake, 4:45 p.m.
Saunders vs. Scarsdale at Supply Field, 6 p.m.
Thursday’s plans: Plans have indeed changed. Instead of John Jay-East Fishkill at Yorktown, I’ll be covering Tappan Zee at Nyack this afternoon instead. While, matchup wise, you may think that doesn’t make much sense, I’ll also be leading my column with information from this game (plus, I haven’t seen either this year). I know Tappan Zee beat Nyack on Tuesday, 4-3, but I think the home field advantage and feeling of it being the final home game of the year will give the Indians a little extra juice of motivation. That’s my logic.
Today is loaded with great matchups, including, but not limited to: White Plains-Mamaroneck, Pelham-Eastchester, John Jay-East Fishkill-Yorktown, Pearl River-Nanuet, and Saunders-Scarsdale. I’m really interested to see the outcome of the latter game. It’s always tough to gauge Yonkers teams, but Scarsdale is a solid Class AA team.