The game was a rematch of last year's first-round playoff game where No. 32-seed Jamaica knocked off the top-seeded Lions. However, this time it was Richmond Hill that dominated in its first real test of the season.Shortstop Amy Ayala led off the sixth with a double to left. A walk to clean-up hitter Wendy Reyes put two runners on for Babooram. Hitless on the afternoon, the senior connected on a fastball from Jamaica pitcher Samantha Ramautar to dead center. It was quite a feat for Babooram."I've never hit a ball that far in my life," she said. "I guess it shows if you put your mind to it anything can happen."She finished the day 1-for-4 with 4 RBI and also dominated on the mound.Richmond Hill (4-0 PSAL) grabbed an early lead with three runs in the first on two walks, a hit batsman and RBI-ground outs from Babooram and Sandra Sevelkoviate. But the Beavers answered with three of their own in the bottom of the first, on Shaneia Jemmott's RBI-double and a 2-run homer from Ramautar. But they were the only runs Jamaica (3-2 PSAL) scored all afternoon as Babooram recorded 10 strikeouts, including striking out the side in the fifth, giving up only 4 walks and 4 hits. She used her fastball and changeup, a pitch she just developed this season. The Lions added three runs in the second and four in the fourth before Babooram's home run. Reyes and leftfielder Noemi Osores each contributed 2 hits and 2 stolen bases on the afternoon.Richmond Hill coach Robert Kushnick was impressed with his team's hitting, something that had not pleased him in the Lions' first three blowout wins. The Lions showed patience at the plate and took advantage of a few passed balls and Jamaica errors to take extra bases, something Kushnick was happy to see."That was the best hitting we've had all year. It didn't seem like my team," he joked. "It was the first game we hit throughout the lineup."John Adams 7, Lane 6. On Monday, Rebecca Gilbert struck out 11 for John Adams (2-2, 2-0 Queens B-II).Queens High School of Teaching 20, August Martin 0. Kayla McCusker had 10 strikeouts for Teaching (2-1 Queens B).Francis Lewis 20, Cardozo 3. Cat Alvez smacked a home run and Jessica Payero added 3 RBI for Francis Lewis (8-1, 3-0 Queens A).Bryant 9, Bayside 8. Melissa Mejia and Krystle Hagenlocker both had run-scoring singles late in the game for Bryant (6-7, 3-1 Queens A) Monday.Bowne 19, Flushing 18. Margaret Corter had 4 hits and 4 RBI for Bowne (4-1 Queens B-III) Monday.Newtown 4, Townsend Harris 3. Angela Lam hit a game-tying single and scored the go-ahead run for Newtown (2-3 Queens A) on Monday. In a dazzling pitching display, Alyssa Wick had 13 strikeouts for Townsend Harris (3-2).CHSAAMary Louis 9, Christ the King 0. Nicole Losito tossed a 2-hitter and belted 3 hits and Martha Vargas went 3-for-4 for Mary Louis (9-0, 4-0 CHSAA) Monday.Mary Louis 2, Long Beach 1. Vicky Capece didn't allow an earned run in a complete-game non-league win and Julie Walsh and Vargas scored for the Hilltoppers, which trailed 1-0 heading into the sixth inning Saturday.St. Francis Prep 9, Christ the King 4. Lynn Schaino allowed 5 hits and struck out 6 and Alexis Namit went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI for St. Francis Prep (7-3, 2-1 CHSAA) last Thursday.Mary Louis 2, Stella Maris 0. Losito tossed a 1-hitter and Michele and Julie Walsh each went 2-for-3 last Thursday.Mary Louis 5, St. Francis Prep 1. Vargas went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Therese Postell was 2-for-3, Toni-Ann Campuzano drove in a pair of runs and Losito didn't allow an earned run for Mary Louis April 6.Reach contributing writer Erin Bruehl by e-mail at TimesLedger@aol.com or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 143.
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