Nicole Gugliemetti started on the mound in one game, with Ashley Tolento and Kaitlyn Biscotti getting the other starts. All three girls continue to pitch well and help their own causes by fielding their positions extremely well.
Kaitlyn continued to swing a hot bat, hitting a game-tying homer against Merillon in the last inning as well as hitting a triple and a three-run homer. Not to be outdone at the plate was Ashley, who went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs batted in.
Other offensive highlights for the Mets included Gabby Valdes singling and reaching base four times; Gabby Reys getting two singles and driving in a run; Meaghan Gratzers going 2-for-6 with a double; Marleny Santanas walking three times; Gabby Prusakwas going 3-for-6; Shannon Wallaces adding two singles; Danielle Shtabs driving in a run; Angela Georges singling and walking three times; and Nadine Choorcis catching for six innings in the heat and still managing a single with four walks.
The Senator Frank Padavan BlueJays Seniors girls softball team battled back but fell short in its opener, a 13-9 loss to Antuns at Smiths Field in the Preller complex.
Angie Campana, playing center field, scored three times and tripled in two runs. Diane Sadicario, starting at third base and finishing in left, twice singled in runs and scored once.
Alexis Namit, who relieved in the third inning after starting at shortstop, allowed no runs and struck out six in the final 3 2/3 innings and also singled in a run. Nicole Epstein led the BlueJays with three hits and six steals and scored and batted in one run. Marisa Bearak, starting at second and catching the final four innings, doubled in a run and scored twice.
Cleanup hitter Tara McCullagh, playing catcher, left field and third, singled and scored twice. Marybeth Attanasio, starting in left and finishing at second, singled and sacrificed twice. Outfielder Jennifer Johnson reached once. Cynthia Johnson played well at first.
The Senator Frank Padavan BlueJays soared in their third game, beating Marks Lumber, 14-1, at Smiths Field. After darkness ended the previous game in a in 3-3 tie, the BlueJays scored four runs in each of the first and second innings and six runs in their final at bat in the fourth inning.
Nicole Epstein pitched a complete game, striking out three and walking only two. She continued her solid hitting by blasting a triple and a double in three at bats. Cynthia Johnson, batting cleanup and playing four innings at first, smacked two doubles and scored twice while knocking in three.
Diane Sadicario was 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs and four steals. Leadoff hitter Alexis Namit tripled, doubled and scored three times while stealing four bases. Marybeth Attanasio drove in two and scored once.
Angie Campana made a fine defensive catch and drove in a run, and Jennifer Johnson walked and stole two bases. Lorey Giblin, playing her first game this season, went 2-for-2 with a walk, drove in a run and scored twice. Tara McCullagh also went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Marisa Bearak played an excellent second base, handling all five chances she had.
The Greggs Tire & Auto Royals played Vitality Drugs Brewers in a great game between two rivals. The Royals had some great defensive plays. Second baseman Rishi Durjan made a nice play on a ground ball and threw to first baseman John Martini for the out.
Devin Gugliemetti made a beautiful catch on a pop-up at third and then threw to John Martini at first for a double play. The next inning the Brewers hit a base hit to left field, but Michael Hovi threw to third baseman Isaac Peltzer, who tagged out the runner going to third from second.
Playing second, John Gallagher made a nice stab on a ground ball and forced the runner out at second base. Shortstop Zachary Pournazari threw a runner out at first, and Michael Epstein tossed to John Martini for two outs in the same inning.
James Sciortino and Marcus Choon had three hits apiece, including a double to right field by Choon. Neeloy Azad and Christian Mendoza kept their hot bats alive with two hits apiece.
Major girls softball
Dunkin Donuts 11, Mineola 5.
Toni Ann pitched a complete game and went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to end a three-game slide for Dunkin Donuts. Jen Brosnan went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, and Cristina Fristachi and Maria Augustine were solid catchers. Kerry Bunyan, Nicolette Pullo, Ashley Doran and Jessica Olwell played excellent defensively.
Jennifer Lewis made a nice slide at home, and Pullo, Doran, Bunyan and Sneha Moran also hit well for Dunkin Donuts.
Dunkin Donuts 16, Merillon 15.
Olwell, Jesenia Dupey and Doran pitched well in a wild game against Merillon. In the final inning, Carly Farrone drove in three with the game-winning hit to become the hero. Rosalind Salcedo went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, and Pullo and Farrone each walked and scored three times.
Caraballo pitches three-hit shutout as Cards remain undefeated in Glen Oaks Little League Pony Division
The Hillside Paint Depot Cardinals faced the Little Neck No. 1 club Sunday, cruising to an easy 10-0 victory behind their ace, Joey Caraballo, who improved to 5-0.
Caraballo pitched a complete-game shutout allowing only three hits to the Necks offense walked six and struck out 10 batters. Caraballo, who on April 30 pitched a no-hit, no-run game, notched his third shutout of the season.
The Cardinals came to this game with a 7-0 record and continued to pound the ball, scoring 10 runs highlighted by a grand slam by Jason Sophie in the sixth inning. Sophie also had a double in the game and finished with four RBIs.
Also contributing to the victory were Darryl Boston, with a single, a double and two runs scored, and Joey Caraballo, who had an RBI double in the first. But the key player was Andrew Solomon, who connected for an important two-run single in the fourth that opened up the score to a 4-0 Cards lead. Solomon finished with two RBIs and reached base twice in three trips to the plate.
The Cards also received good defense from Scott Gandasegui, who started behind the plate and moved to left in the fifth, and Stephen Lesecce, who played an outstanding right field and made a great play to stop Little Neck from scoring a run in the third.
©2004 Community News Group
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