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Mary Louis goes 1-4 at Bash on the Beach tourney

The Mary Louis Academy varsity softball team recently returned for the annual Bash on the Beach tournament in Virginia with an eighth-place finish and record of 1-4 in a field of 16 teams.

The Hilltoppers played five games in three days against top-flight opposition, and despite coming back to Queens with only one win, head coach Steve Contino seemed more than pleased with his team’s performance.

“It was a good tournament,” he said. “We did pretty well. We played some real good teams.”

The team lost its first game to Kempsville (Md.), 8-3, but rebounded to defeat Lake Taylor (Va.), 8-6. The team followed its lone win with a loss to Virginia state champs Great Bridge, 5-3, and defeats against Bayside (Va.), 3-1, and J.P. Stevens (N.J.), 10-7.

Sophomores Toniann Campuzano and Nicole Losito had stellar tournaments for Mary Louis. Campuzano led the team with a .538 batting average for the five game, while Losito batted .475 with 8 RBIs and also pitched well in the loss to Great Bridge.

Two seniors, Erin Breen and Liz Strein, also had great tournaments, with both batting more than .400.

The Hilltoppers, now 7-5-1 overall and 5-0 in league play, will take on Mineola, Baldwin and St. John the Baptist in non-league games this week before returning to league play Tuesday against Christ the King.

Holy Trinity 3, St. Francis Prep 0. Trinity starter Danielle Stallone out-dueled Prep’s Kristen McEvitt, tossing a two-hitter, while striking out 15 against the Terriers Monday. The Titans scored all of their runs in the fourth.

Archbishop Molloy 6, St. Francis Prep 3. Christina Del Maestro got the win for Molloy, striking out eight, while Kerri McLean drove home the go-ahead run in the sixth with a double that scored two. The Stanners improved to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in league play.

Christ the King 13, Bishop Loughlin 1. Christ the King’s Cassie Carmissione cranked a round-tripper, while pitcher Tracy Florio had two hits and fanned 10 to pick up the win for the Royals (4-4, 1-4 CHSAA).

Bryant 14, Newtown 4. Eman Ghrawi and Ingy Mohamed had two hits and two RBIs each in the nightcap of a doubleheader for Bryant (19-2). Led by Almir Pupovic, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs and Amanda Acevedo, who struck out five, the Owls won the opener, 11-3.

Bryant 12, Francis Lewis 4. Ally Stamatiades allowed four hits and struck out seven while Jackie Rodriguez homered and doubled with four RBIs for the Owls (6-0 Queens A).

Reach Sports Editor Anthony Bosco by e-mail at timesLedger@aol.com or call 1-718-229-0300, Ext. 130

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