Debs in the News

Long time Debs Shortstop Emily McDonough becomes St Bonaventure’s all time hit leader!  See story in link below:

May 20, 2015

Needing a win to qualify for the Section 9 Class B tournament, the Highland High School softball team beat host Onteora 18-2 in six innings Tuesday.  Michaela Rafaelle notched four hits, scored four runs and drove in two more. Mia Beck hit three singles and drove in three runs, while Julie Valentino singled three times and scored three runs.

Pine Bush 6, Wallkill 0 – Pine Bush: Michaela Veneziali 4-hitter, 9 K, 3-for-3, run scored; Stephanie Manley 2-for-4, 4 RBI, run scored; Lindsey Scheussler 3-for-4, RBI.  Wallkill: Courtney Hyland 2-for-3; Julia Annabel 2-for-2.

New Paltz 12, Spackenkill 0 — Pitcher Bridget Bennett surged for the visiting Huguenots, throwing 13 strikeouts and four walks and no hits, and going 3 for 5 with three singles at the plate, leading New Paltz to a win. Sarah Rubin and Jacorra Webb both swatted two-run homeruns for the Huguenots.

S.S. Seward 16, Sullivan West 1 – Seward: Brianna Mills winning pitcher; Sarah Wierzbicki 2-for-5; Katie Moos 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 doubles, home run; Morgan Beattie 2-for-5, 2 RBI, double.

May 19, 2015

Middletown 8, Valley Central 1 – Middletown: Allison Marcano winning pitcher, 2 H, 10 K, 4 BB; Elivia Perez 2-for-4, home run, double; Olivia Guh 2 RBI; Raquel Estrada and Brianna Joyner double, RBI ea.

May 18, 2015

New Paltz 19, Onteora 3 – New Paltz: WP Lea Jones ; Karly Giancola 3 doubles, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Jacorra Webb home run, double, 3 RBI; Adriana Crimi 2 doubles, single, 3 RBI; Lauren Apuzzo 2 doubles, 3 RBI

May 16, 2015

Middletown 7, Suffern 2 – Middletown: Allison Marcano, Jazmyn Martinez combined on 4-hitter; Olivia Guh triple, 3 RBI; Brianna Joyner 2-for-3, double; Marcano RBI; Kaylee Weinberg RBI.

May 15, 2015

Cornwall 13, James I. O’Neill 3 – Cornwall: Sam Nelbach triple, double, 5 RBI; Jessica Stingle triple; Eleanor Pskowski winning pitcher, 5 K.  James I. O’Neill: Averee May double; Jackie Murphy RBI.

May 13, 2015

Cornwall 13, Monticello 0 – Cornwall: Ashley Garcia 2-for-2, RBI, run scored, stolen base; Gabby Kurtz 2-for-4, RBI; Sam Railey 2-for-4, double, triple. 2 RBI, 2 runs scored; Nelly Pskowski 3-for-4, double, 2 RBI, winning pitcher 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K.

Roy C. Ketcham 17, Carmel 1 — Jessica Roe struck out 12 and allowed no walks and two hits over five innings as the Indians beat the Rams in five innings.  Senior Renee Deresh had two RBI, senior Taylor Travis was 2 for 2 with two walks and two RBI and senior Danielle Garcia was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Ketcham (12-7).

New Paltz 8, Highland 0Bridget Bennett tossed 13 strikeouts, giving up one hit and no runs, leading the host Huguenots to a win.  Karly Giancola had two singles, while Lea Jones recorded two singles and two RBI. Adriana Crimi also contributed with a double and a single, and Lauren Apuzzo collected two singles and two RBI.

The Our Lady of Lourdes High School softball team has made strides all season long and continued that Wednesday.  The host Warriors beat Mahopac 3-2 at McGhee Road Field to improve its record to 9-9.  Lourdes scored all of its run in the fourth inning. Michaela Casey had an RBI triple, Deanna Jacobs had an RBI double and Colleen Connaughton had an RBI single. Mahopac scored in the sixth and seventh inning.

May 12, 2015

Trailing late, the Roy C. Ketcham High School softball team staged a comeback Tuesday.  Kyra-Lee Scianna had a game-tying RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning, and Carissa DellaVecchia had the go-ahead single as Ketcham topped Suffern 6-5 Tuesday.  Scianna was 4 for 4 with a triple and a double for Ketcham. Danielle Kauffman had two RBI. Jessica Roe was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Softball roundup: Highland shuts out Lourdes

Michaela Raffaele had two singles with three runs scored as host Highland High School’s softball team shut out Our Lady of Lourdes 4-0 on Tuesday.

May 11, 2015

New Paltz 24, Red Hook 0 — Ally Pannuto drove in three of the host Huguenots’ runs, while Karly Giancola (two doubles) and Lea Jones each had two RBI.  Bridget Bennett allowed two hits in the win.  Nicole Marici doubled for the Raiders.

Roosevelt 7, John Jay-East Fishkill 4 – Roosevelt: Alyssa Pfitscher winning pitcher, 4 IP, 0 ER, 2H, 3K, 2-for-3; Maddy Lee 3-for-4, double; Allie Pritchard 3-for-4, 2-run home run, 3 RBI; Liana Sauer 2 sacrifice bunts.

May 9, 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes 10, Mahopac 5 — Anna Anderson struck out eight batters and let up three hits, as the visiting Warriors won.  Abby Weeks drove in four runs and tripled twice, while Michaela Casey drove in two. Deanna Jacobs (double, two RBI) and Kelly Keenan (single, RBI) also contributed.

Poughkeepsie 22, Webutuck 1Georgie Super had two grand slams and eight RBI as the visiting Pioneers ended the season with a win in Amenia.

Wallkill 19, Saugerties 0 (5 innings) – Wallkill: Gabby Battle 3-hitter, 9 K, 3-for-4, double, 3 RBI; Courtney Hyland 3-for-4, double, 3 RBI; Julia Annabel 1-for-2, 2 RBI.

May 8, 2015

Franklin D. Roosevelt 6, Red Hook 5 – Emma Izzo swatted a walk-off triple to lift the host Presidents to victory and the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Division 1 title. She finished 4 for 4 with two RBI.  Allison Pritchard (2 for 3, one RBI) and Alyssa Pfitscher (2 for 4, double) chipped in for Roosevelt (14-2).

Highland 24, John S. Burke Catholic 4 — Kellie Panek had five hits, including a double and a three-run home run as the host Huskies beat the Eagles.  Sharee Mills and Michaela Raffaele had four hits each for Highland (4-9).

Marlboro 22, Poughkeepsie 1 — Sara Cerone was 4 for 4 with four base hits, Allison Swartz was 2 for 5 with five RBI and an inside-the-park home run, as the visiting Iron Dukes won. Taylor Felicello was 3 for 3 with four runs and two RBI.  Kyzhea Singleton and Georgie Super notched hits for the Pioneers.

Wallkill 6, New Paltz 3 — Adriana Crimi had a double and an RBI, and Lea Jones and Sarah Rubin each doubled, but the host Huguenots lost.

New Paltz 19, Poughkeepsie 2 — Lea Jones homered and drove in three runs for the visiting Huguenots.  Bridget Bennett and Karly Giancola each finished 3 for 5.  Jenna Salmonese homered and knocked in two runs for the Pioneers, who dropped to 3-10.

Marlboro 21, Poughkeepsie 1 (5 innings) – Marlboro: Sara Cerone 4-for-4; Allison Swartz 3-for-3, home run, double, 5 RBI; Taylor Felicello 3-for-3; Cassie LaPointe 3-for-5; Amber Mianti 3-for-5.

Middletown 7, Monroe-Woodbury 2 – Middletown: Allison Marcano 4-hitter, 12 K, 2-for-3, RBI; Marissa Van Duzer 2-for-4.

Chester 4, S.S. Seward 1 – Chester: Skylar Conklin winning pitcher, 7 K, at the plate 2-for-4, double, 2 RBI; Amanda Almondovar 3-for-4, 2 runs; Kayla Palmer RBI.  Seward: Sinead Brosnan RBI; Sarah Wierzbicki 2-for-4, triple; Katie Moos 2-for-3, double.

Suffern 4, Cornwall 2 – Cornwall: Sam Nelbach 2-for-3, run scored, stolen base; Katie Preiss 2-for-4, run scored; Nelly Pskowski 6-hitter, 2 BB, 3 K, 1-for-3, RBI; Sam Railey 1-for-3, RBI

May 6, 2015

Highland 9, Poughkeepsie 5Michaela Raffaele was 4 for 5 with a solo home run and Nyomi Miller was 4 for 4 with a solo home run for the winning Huskies.

Cornwall 8, Chester 4 – Cornwall: Sam Railey 2-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI, 2 runs; Nelly Pskowski 3-for-4, double, 2 RBI; Sam Nelbach 1-for-2, 2 walks, 2 runs; Katie Preiss 3-for-4, RBI, 2 runs.

May 4, 2015

Softball roundup: Pfitscher shines in Roosevelt romp

Alyssa Pfitscher pitched a one-hitter, striking out eight, as the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School softball team beat visiting Rondout Valley Monday, 10-0.  Amanda Owens (2 for 3, double, two RBI), Allison Pritchard (2 for 4, triple, two RBI) and Maddy Lee (3 for 3) led the Presidents’ offense.

John Jay-Cross River 5, Arlington 3 — Grace Jacobs tripled and recorded an RBI, while Rachel Vecchiarelli and Tracy Rancourt both tripled and scored a run, but the visiting Admirals lost

Cornwall 6, Port Jervis 3  Cornwall: Samantha Railey triple, RBI, run scored; Kaitlyn Preiss 2 hits, RBI; Eleanor Pskowski winning pitcher 8 H, 7 K, 2 BB.

Wallkill 6, Highland 1Michaela Raffaele hit a solo home run to account for Highland’s offense at home

Softball roundup: Felicello leads Marlboro past New Paltz

Taylor Felicello’s sixth-inning, three-run home run lifted her host Marlboro High School softball team to a 7-3 victory over New Paltz on Tuesday.  Felicello also pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to complete Marlboro’s win.  Allison Swartz was 2 for 3 with two home runs and three RBI for Marlboro (12-1). Amber Mianti was 3 for 3 with a double.


APRIL 2015

Newburgh Free Academy 4, Goshen 0NFA: Brittany Drake 2-hitter, 10 strikeouts, no walks; Gabby Placencia two 2Bs; Alexa DeSantis 2-for-3, 1 RBI; Sarah Colotti 2B, 1 RBI; Jackie Lauritano single, RBI.Myia Soricelli and Georgie Super had two hits each and Samara Davis had a triple in host Poughkeepsie’s 28-10 loss to Saugerties.  The Pioneers host Franklin D. Roosevelt Saturday. 

Roosevelt picks up win

It took nine innings instead of seven, but the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School softball team got it done.  The Presidents, playing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, beat Fairfax from Virginia, 9-8.  Maddy Lee, who had a hit and a triple, drove in the deciding run with a fielder’s choice. Allison Pritchard was 2 for 5 with two RBI and tossed 164 pitches in nine innings.  Pritchard allowed six earned runs on 10 hits, struck out nine batters and walked three.  Amanda Owens, Madchen Knauss, Alyssa Pfitscher, Danielle Johnson and Carissa Punkosky each contributed to the offense with an RBI apiece.

Middletown 11, Langley (Va.) 7 – Middletown: WP Allison Marcano 4-hitter, two hits; Marissa Van Duser 2 hits, 2 RBI; Elivia Perez 2 hits, 2 RBI; Olivia Guh 2 hits; Kaylee Weinberg 2 hits.

Marlboro 4, Pine Bush 3 – Marlboro: Taylor Felicello winning pitcher, 3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1-for-1, double, RBI; Cassie LaPoint 2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Lily Moresco double. 

New Paltz softball starts season hot on road

Pounding out 16 hits, the New Paltz High School softball team opened its season Saturday with a 12-3 win over host Saugerties.  Adriana Crimi and Sydney Pece each smacked solo home runs for the Huguenots. Pece also had a bases-clearing double and finished with four RBI. Ally Pannuto finished it off with two singles, two doubles and four RBI.  Karly Giancola helped out with a double and two RBI. Additionally she threw out two runners trying to steal from behind the plate.  Bridget Bennett tossed a complete game, scattered three hits, walked one and struck out 10.

“Bridget pitched an excellent game,” New Paltz coach Kristen Conrad said. “Her pitches were working for her. Her rise (pitch) is a new pitch for her — she had it last year, but it didn’t often work. It was working for her. That was great. 

Middletown 9, Warwick 1 – Middletown: Allison Marcano winning pitcher, 12 strikeouts, 3-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Tryanna Davoren 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Elivia Perez 2 RBI. 

Wallkill 23, Saugerties 0 – Wallkill: Courtney Blasko 4-for-5, 2 home runs, 4 RBI; Courtney Hyland 2-for-3, 2 RBI, HR; Sam Rivera 3-for-4, 2 RBI; Gabby Battle winning pitcher, 2 H, 6 K, 2-for-6, HR, 4 RBI. 

Marlboro 20, Rondout Valley 4 - Marlboro: Allison Swartz 5-for-5, 5 RBI, 3 2B, 3 runs; Lily Moresco 3-for-5, 4 RBI; Melissa Sadler 4-for-5. 

Cornwall 9, Goshen 1 – Cornwall: Eleanor Pskowski 6-hitter, 7 strikeouts, 3 walks; Katie Priess 4-for-5, 2 RBI, run; Samantha Railey 3-for-4, 2B, 2RBI, 2 runs; Colleen Hogan 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases; Patty Darcy 2B, 2 RBI, run. 

Marlboro marches on

April 14, 2015

Lily Moresco held the hosts to two hits and a walk as the Marlboro High School softball team defeated Wallkill Monday, 6-1, and improved to 3-0.  Allison Swartz hit a three-run home run and a double, while Taylor Felicello added two hits and two runs, and Sarah Cerone had two hits.  Wallkill: Chelsea Murphy 2-for-3; Courtney Hyland 2-for-3.

Red Hook 13, Highland 8 — The visiting Raiders held off the Huskies, with Abby Carney earning the win.  Nicole Marici had three hits, including a double, for Red Hook (1-0), while Lauren Marici, Grace Folmsbee, Tori Popp, Cassidy Murray and Ally Jerro-Greco each had two hits. 

New Paltz 17, Rondout Valley 1Bridget Bennett struck out 14 Rondout Valley batters in New Paltz’s rout.  Adriana Crimi (home run, double, single, three RBI), Ally Pannutto (two doubles, a single, two RBI), Lea Jones (double, two singles, two RBI), Karly Giancola (double, single), Jacorra Webb (three singles, three RBI) all pitched in.  “The bats were on fire,” New Paltz coach Kristen Conrad said. 

Poughkeepsie 11, Rondout Valley 7 — Kyzhea Singleton homered to lead the visiting Pioneers.  Jenna Salmonese pitched a complete game for the win, while also going 3 for 5 with a double. Georgie Super was 3 for 3 with a double, and Kayla West had two hits, including a double. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 17, Poughkeepsie 0Maddy Lee homered and Alyssa Pfitscher notched two singles as the Presidents won in Poughkeepsie.  Kyzhea Singleton was 2 for 3 for the Pioneers. 

Middletown 10, Monroe-Woodbury 2 – Middletown: Allison Marcano winning pitcher, 2 H, 11 K, 2 BB; Elivia Perez 2-for-3, 3-run home run, 5 RBI; Brianna Joyner 3-for-4; Olivia Guh 3-for-4, double, 2 RBI; Marissa VanDuzer 2-for-5, triple, RBI. 

Swartz, Moresco power Marlboro shutout

April 16, 2015 – Alison Swartz had a home run, a single and two RBI as the visiting Marlboro High School softball team beat New Paltz 8-0 on Thursday.  Amber Mianti had two home runs and three RBI for Marlboro. Lily Moresco struck out eight and walked two. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 15, Highland 0 — Allison Pritchard struck out nine and allowed no runs over six innings as the visiting Presidents shut out the Huskies.  Pritchard had four hits, including a home run and a double for Roosevelt.   Alyssa Pfitscher and Emma Izzo had three hits apiece for Roosevelt. 

Rondout Valley 11, Red Hook 6 — Brooke Corbett had three hits, including a double, and scored two runs, but the host Raiders fell to the Ganders.  Ally Jerro-Greco was 2 for 4 with a double. Jessica Osterhoudt, Cassidy Murray, Grace Folmsbee and Nicole Marici each singled for Red Hook, which hosts the Red Hook Invitational beginning Friday. 

Wallkill 18, Poughkeepsie 8 — Georgie Super was 3 for 4, but the Pioneers lost at home.  Jenna Salmonese was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI for Poughkeepsie (3-3). Myia Soricelli was 2 for 3.  Poughkeepsie visits Saugerties at 4:15 p.m. Monday In nine innings, Nicole Marici was 2 for 4 for the Raiders, who fell in the Red Hook Invitational Tournament 5-4 to Taconic Hills in the international tiebreaker.  Lauren Marici, Grace Folmsbee, Jessica Osterhoudt and Cassidy Murray each collected singles.

Marlboro 11, Pine Plains 1Taylor Felicello was 3 for 4 with two RBI, while Allison Swartz collected four hits in four trips to the plate with two doubles.

 Cornwall 16, Liberty 1 – Cornwall: Katie Preiss 2-for-2, triple, 4 runs; Samantha Railey grand slam; Sarah Stevens 2-for-3, double, triple, 4 RBI; Colleen Hogan 2-for-3, triple, run, RBI; Eleanor Pskowski 2-for-3 RBI, winning pitcher, 5 K. 

Marlboro beats Highland

April 15, 2015 – Limited to five hits, the Marlboro High School softball team managed to forge together a 5-0 victory over visiting Highland on Wednesday.  Amber Mianti provided an offensive cushion. The Iron Duke went 2 for 2 with a run scored and three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning. 

New Paltz 7, Red Hook 0Bridget Bennett struck out 11 and walked one in the shutout on the road.  Karly Giancola (two runs, a double), Adriana Crimi (two runs), Jacorra Webb (run), Ally Pannuto (double), Lea Jones and Sarah Rubin all collected two hits for the Huguenots (3-0).  “New Paltz has one of the best teams I’ve seen in a few years,” Red Hook coach Tom Gilbert said.  Nicole Marici and Grace Folmsbee (double) each had two hits for Red Hook (1-1), which faces Rondout Valley Thursday. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt 12, Saugerties 0 — Allison Pritchard tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts as the visiting Presidents beat the Sawyers.  Kendall Whitman was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Maddy Lee was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. 

Middletown 11, Washingtonville 0 – Middletown: Allison Marcano 1-hitter, 17K, 0 BB, Shannon Ryan 3-for-4, double, 2 RBI; Elivia Perez 3-for-4, triple, 2 RBI; Hannah Tresch 2 hits; Brianna Joyner 2 hits. 

Cornwall 8, Arlington 5 – Cornwall: Katie Priess 2-for-4, 2 RBI, run scored, 3 stolen bases; Gabrielle Alfieri 2-for-4, triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored; Sam Railey 2-for-4, RBI; Alexis Zamparelli 2-for-3, run scored; Eleanor Pskowski winning pitcher, 8-hitter, 2 BB, 2-for-3, run scored.  Rachel Vecchiarelli was 2 for 2 with a triple and a run scored.

 Marlboro wins Red Hook tournament

April 18, 2015 – The softball team from Marlboro High School won the Red Hook Invitational Tournament Saturday, beating Duanesburg 21-3 in the championship game on Saturday.Earlier, the Iron Dukes beat Cornwall 8-0 to advance to the championship game.  Allison Swartz smacked a home run and finished 2 for 2 against Cornwall with two RBI. She also collected two hits against Duanesburg.   Amber Mianti, Cassie LaPointe and Taylor Felicello each went 2 for 3 with three RBI in the championship game.  Pine Plains went on to lose, 5-4, to Red Hook, despite a 4 for 4 performance from Schmidt. Cassidy Murray won the game for the Raiders with a single in the seventh inning in Red Hook’s final at-bat. Lauren Marici (2 for 3, double, two runs), Grace Folmsbee (3 for 4, two doubles) and Jordan Ball (2 for 3) each helped out. 

Arlington 8, Mahopac 4 — Playing without four senior captains, who were away on a senior trip, the Admirals earned a home victory.  Cori Piazza earned the complete-game win, allowing seven hits and striking out three. She also scored two runs and drove in one. Rachel Vecchiarelli and Lizzi Greco each added two hits and two RBI, while Erin Mahoney had two hits, two runs and an RBI. 

Roosevelt rolls over Saugerties

It took just five innings on Thursday for the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School softball team to beat visiting Saugerties, 17-0, collecting its sixth win in a row.  Alyssa Pfitscher led the cause, tossing a complete game, three-hit shutout. She struck out six batters. She was also 2 for 3 with a double, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI at the plate.  Pfitscher received run support from Maddy Lee (2 for 5, double, two RBI), Emma Izzo (2 for 2, double) and Danielle Johnson (1 for 2, two RBI).  “Alyssa is a great pitcher and the defense backed her up,” said Roosevelt coach Samantha Mantor, whose Presidents improved to 7-1.

Middletown 7, Valley Central 5 – Middletown: Allison Marcano winning pitcher, 10 K’s; Elivia Perez home run, three RBI; Racquel Estrada home run; Brianna Joyner 2 hits, home run. 

Pine Plains wins Amelio tournament - Red Hook defeated Rhinebeck 16-8 in the other semifinal. Lauren Marici had a double. Nicole Marici had a triple and three runs scored. Grace Folmsbee was 2 for 4 with a double. Jordan Ball was 2 for 5 with two runs scored. Brooke Corbett was 3 for 3 with three runs scored. Ally Jerro-Greco was 2 for 2 with three runs scored and a triple. For Rhinebeck, Mikalen Holt, Anna Charny and Annabeth Gausepohl each scored two runs 

Marlboro topples Highland

April 24, 2015 – Allison Swartz and Lily Moresco had four hits, including two doubles, apiece as the visiting as the undefeated Marlboro High School softball team beat Highland 20-1 in five innings.  Michaela Raffaele had a solo home run for Highland (1-4). 

Wallkill 3, Franklin D. Roosevelt 2Maddy Lee finished with a triple and three walks. 

Bennett pushes New Paltz past Rondout Valley

1:06 p.m. EDT April 28, 2015  Bridget Bennett led the New Paltz High School softball team to a 4-0 win over Rondout Valley Monday.  Bennett struck out 14 and allowed two hits on the mound, while also driving in two runs and collecting two hits at the plate.  Sydney Pece added two doubles and two RBI for New Paltz. 

Red Hook edges Poughkeepsie

April 29, 2015 – Grace Folmsbee’s two-run double in the fifth inning helped boost the host Red Hook High School softball team to a 4-3 win over visiting Poughkeepsie.  Nicole Marici and Emma Gruden were each 2 for 3 with a run scored for Red Hook (5-6).  Ally Jerro-Greco pitched three scoreless relief innings for the win in her first action back from a hand injury.

Arlington 18, Carmel 9 — Tori Scharff led the Admirals with a home run, a double, three RBI and three runs scored against visiting Carmel.  Also contributing to the charge was Rachel Vecchiarelli, who had three hits, including a double, an RBI and a run scored. Cori Piazza had three hits, including a double, an RBI and a run scored. 

New Paltz 19, Highland 7Karly Giancola had four hits as the visiting Huguenots beat the Huskies.  Bridget Bennett had three hits and Lea Jones added two for New Paltz (5-1).  MaryJane Nelson had three hits for Highland (1-8) and Michaela Raffaele added two. 

Wallkill 3, Poughkeepsie 2 – Wallkill: Courtney Hyland 1-for-2, RBI; Gabby Battle winning pitcher, 15 K’s, 1-for-3; Lauren Diener 1-for-3. 

Cornwall 5, James I. O’Neill 1- Cornwall: Sam Nelbach 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases; Katie Preiss 2-for-2, 3 stolen bases, run scored; Sam Railey 1-for-3, 2 RBI, run scored; Nelly Pskowski 2-for-3, double, triple, RBI, winning pitcher, 2-hitter, 6 K, 0 BB. 

Wallkill 18, Rondout Valley 1 (6 innings) – Wallkill: Gabby Battle 1-hitter, 0 ER, 13 K, 3-for-5, 3 doubles, 4 RBI; Sam Rivera 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 4 runs scored; Chelsea Murphy 3-for-5, RBI, 3 runs scored; Courtney Blasko 3-for-5, double, RBI, 3 runs scored; Courtney Hyland 3-for-4, double, 2 RBI; Victoria Christiano 2-for-3, 3 runs scored, RBI. 

Cornwall 3, Goshen 0 – Cornwall: Nelly Pskowski 3-hitter, 5 K, 1 BB; 1-for-3, double, RBI; Sam Nelbach 2-for-3, home run, RBI, 2 runs scored; Katie Preiss 2-for-3;           Gabby Alfieri 1-for-3, RBI 

FDR, Marlboro both pick up wins

April 30, 2015 – The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School softball team picked up an 8-2 win over host New Paltz Thursday.  Maddy Lee finished 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Sarah Pruner (3 for 3, double, RBI) Alyssa Pfitscher (2 for 4, RBI), Amanda Owens (2 for 5, two RBI) Emma Izzo (2 for 4) and Michaela Damore (1 for 4, double) each helped on offense. 

Wallkill 5, Cornwall 2 – Wallkill: Sam Rivera 2-for-4, run, RBI; Courtney Blasko 2-for-4, double; Lauren Diener 2-for-3, RBI, run; Julie Annabel 2-for-2, double, RBI; Gabby Battle winning pitcher.  Cornwall: Samantha Nelbach 2-for-4, triple, run scored; Katie Priess 2-for-3, doubles; Samantha Railey 2-for-4, double, two RBI; Nelly Pskowski 2-for-4; Jessica Stingle 1-for-1. 

John Jay topples Mahopac

The softball team from John Jay High School topped host Mahopac 12-1 Friday, on account of some timely hitting and good pitching.  Stephanie Stumm was 3 for 3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. Jessica Harney collected three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs

Daily Freeman

SOFTBALL: 16U Dutchess Debs win Scarsdale tourney

  By Freeman staff Posted:                                  

SCARSDALE >> The 16U Dutchess Debs Select softball team remained unbeaten in fall play, going 5-0 to capture the recent Scarsdale Raiders Fall Invitational.

A.J. Villielm and Sarah Rubin led the offense for the Debs, who also got a spark from Courtney Hyland.  Highlights on the mound came from Bridget Bennett, who tossed a no-hitter in the tournament opener and allowing one run in the championship to improve to 7-0.  Gretta Gunsch tossed a 1-hitter as well.  Earlier in the month, the (11-0) Debs went 4-0 at the USA Elite College Showcase in Connecticut, highlighted by a combined perfect game from Bennett and Nellie Pskowski.


Times Herald-Record Published: 9:10 PM – 05/31/14

SLATE HILL — Before Marlboro batted in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday, shortstop Andrea Schoonmaker and her teammates chattered in the dugout that they would put up four runs against Cornwall in the Section 9 Class A championship game.  Marlboro scored five runs in the sixth inning to blow the game open, going on to an 8-3 win at Minisink Valley. The Iron Dukes (18-3) received a bye in the first round of the Class A state tournament and will play an opponent to be determined in the quarterfinals on Saturday at either North Rockland or Union-Endicott High School. Marlboro reached the Class B state championship game last season, losing to Windsor 2-1.  “Our goal was to get four and we knew we could do it,” said Schoonmaker, a senior, who had three hits and two RBI. “We just got pumped up and went out and did it. We set up goals to get runs and we accomplish it. You could really tell the momentum changed when we did that and we had a lot of confidence.”  Top-seeded Marlboro led only 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning and the fateful five-run rally started innocently. Allison Swartz walked with one out and Cassie LaPointe followed by reaching on an error. Then came the hit show.  Sam Cerone, Amber Mianti and Schoonmaker put together four RBI singles in a row to break the game open.

Published: 5:50 PM – 05/31/14

Third-seeded Highland won an 8-0 victory over No. 5 Ellenville in the Section 9 Class B championship at Rhinebeck on Saturday. It was Highland’s third sectional title in five years.  Highland (16-4) plays a state first-round playoff against Section 1 champion Valhalla at 5 p.m. Thursday at North Rockland. With a win, the Huskies would face the Long Island champion on Saturday at Minisink Valley. Michaela Raffaele posted a two-run single in the fifth inning and two-run double in the sixth.

Times Herald-Record  Published: 9:10 PM – 05/31/14

SLATE HILL — Don’t pop up, just don’t pop up, Valley Central third baseman Cassie Herman told herself as she stepped in the batter’s box with the bases loaded and no outs in the ninth inning, and the Vikings tied with Warwick 1-1 in the Section 9 Class AA championship game.  So what did Herman do? She took a good hack, routinely popping up in foul territory on Ciarra DiGulio’s first pitch, but Warwick couldn’t make the play.  Herman, a junior, took a deep breath — and after the next pitch — she was a hero.  Herman’s groundout to shortstop scored catcher Jules Holbert with the game-winning run to give top-seeded Valley Central a dramatic 2-1 win at Minisink Valley.

Valley Central (20-3) moves on to the Class AA state tournament for the fourth time in five seasons. The Vikings received a bye in the first round and will play John Jay-East Fishkill or the Section 4 (Binghamtonarea) champion in the quarterfinals Saturday at a site to be determined. Union-Endicott and Horseheads played for the Section 4 title on Saturday night.  “That pop-up not being caught was the biggest relief of my life,” Herman said. “Oh, my God. I’m glad I got another shot. I didn’t know if my groundout would score Jules. I just put my head down and ran. I didn’t know she scored until I started getting mobbed by my teammates.”

May 19 THR

Brittany Malloy and Nellie Pskowski combined on a one-hitter to lead Cornwall to a non-league win at Highland Falls.  Patty Darcy doubled and singled and Jackie Gulati was 2-for-2 for Cornwall (14-3).

May 15 THR

Valley Central 1, Kingston 0 – Cindy Connoly fired a one-hitter and struck out nine to lead Valley Central to a non-league win in Lake Katrine.  Jules Holbert doubled, moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt and scored an error in the fifth inning for Valley Central (13-3).  Ashley Cruise pitched a one-hitter and struck out 10 for Kingston (12-5).  loaded the bases.

Cornwall 10, Port Jervis 6 – Sophomore Gabrielle Alfieri went 2-for-4 with an RBI as host Cornwall clinched the OCIAA Division III title with a win over Port Jervis.  Winning pitcher Brittany Malloy went 2-for-3 for Cornwall (12-3, 5-1 OCIAA), Kaitlyn Preiss went 2-for-4. Patty Darcy had a two-run triple and Jackie Gulati smoked an RBI double.  Brittany Kinman went 3-for-4 for Port Jervis (11-4, 4-2 OCIAA) and Sydney Hendershot was 2-for-4.

 Wallkill 3, New Paltz 0 – Lauren Diener went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Sam Rivera was 2-for-2 for Wallkill (6-10).  Bridget Bennett pitched a four-hitter, allowed three unearned runs and struck out seven for New Paltz (5-6). 

Middletown 14, Monroe-Woodbury 6 – Olivia Guh was 3-for-4 for Middletown (15-3, 7-0.  Kaylee Weinberg had a two-run triple for Middletown.   Savannah Hiller went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI for Monroe-Woodbury (3-11, 1-6 OCIAA), while Emily Bengyak went 2-for-3 and Carli Fusco had an RBI double.

May 14, 2014

HIGHLAND >> Roosevelt High won a big Mid-Hudson Athletic League softball showdown over Highland and its ace pitcher Shannon Ward.  Alyssa Pfitscher put (9-0 MHAL, 14-2 overall) Roosevelt on top with a two-run double in the first inning. Pritchard, who had two hits, helped herself with a RBI double in the fifth.

Ketcham 1 Carmel 0 – Casey Herzog took care of Monday’s game with her arm, and Taylor Travis and Danielle Kaufman did the rest with their bats in the Indians’ 1-0 victory over the visiting Carmel Rams in Wappingers Falls.  After four-and-a-half innings of scoreless play, Travis doubled for Ketcham in the bottom of the fifth. Later in the inning, Kaufman added a two-bagger of her own to score Travis with the game’s lone run.

Monroe-Woodbury 8, Washingtonville 3 – Amber Cordero went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI to lead Monroe-Woodbury to a non-league win.  Savannah Hiller went 2-for-4 for Monroe-Woodbuey (3-9) and Casey Riordan was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kaillee Sullivan had two RBI for Monroe-Woodbury and Brittany Napier picked up the win.

S.S. Seward 13, Tuxedo 1 – Winning pitcher Amanda Tantillo went 2-for-4 to propel S.S. Seward to an OCIAA Division V win in Florida.  Katie Moos went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI for Seward (8-4, 4-0 OCIAA), Jen Pomella was 2-for-4 and Carly Morano had three RBI. Taylor Wierzbicki was 2-for-3 for Seward.

Marlboro 9, Rondout Valley 5 – Amber Mianti and Andrea Schoonmaker each had two hits and two RBI to lead Marlboro to an MHAL win in Accord.  Winning pitcher Taylor Felicello had a hit and two RBI for Marlboro (12-3).  Taylor Fischer and Makaylah Mutz each had two hits for Rondout Valley.

Highland 6, Poughkeepsie 5 – Alex Wilklow went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double in host Highland’s non-league win.  McKenna Wood added two singles for Highland (12-4) Ally Capollini had eight strikeouts.

Red Hook 6, New Paltz 5 — Down 5-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Raiders tied the game before Emma Gruden stepped to the plate.  Gruden, a pinch-hitter, knocked home the winning run with her ball to second base, lifting Red Hook to the victory that raised the home team’s record to 2-10.   Nicole Marici (2 for 4) and Lauren Marici (2 for 3) helped Red Hook win.  Bridget Bennett (2 for 2, run), Ally Pannuto (3 for 3) and Michayla Cochione (2 for 3, run) paced the Huguenots’ offense.

Posted: 05/09/14, 8:22 PM EDT

Wallkill (4-10) dropped a pair of close games, 10-9 to Sacred Heart and 11-9 to New Hartford. In the opener, Sam Rivera was 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, Rachel White and Courtney Hyland each had three hits and Lauren Diener had two hits. Gabby Battle and Chelsea Murphy took the losses.

Bridget Bennett was 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBI as New Paltz High School’s softball team defeated host Saugerties 13-7.  “Everybody hit. I mean everybody,” New Paltz coach Kristen Conrad said. “We were just on fire at the plate.”  Lea Jones was 3 for 4 with a home run, a walk and five RBI. Karly Giancola had a double, two singles and two RBI.  Bennett picked up the win, striking out six and walking seven in the rain.  New Paltz visits Red Hook on Monday at 4:15 p.m.  The Sawyers were led offensively by Emily Smedek (double, three singles, two RBI) and Darcy Bittner (single, double).

Times Union  Softball: Thursday’s Best

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 5:34 am   Briana Matazinsky (Tamarac): The 2013 Wasaren League Most Valuable Player continues to torment league foes — this time scattering six hits, striking out 11 and going 3-for-3 with three RBIs to propel the Bengals to a 7-3 win over Schuylerville to avenge the team’s lone league loss.

Poughkeepsie Journal/THR/Daily Freeman
10:18 p.m. EDT May 8, 2014

Carmel 6, Arlington 1 — Lauren Fazio tripled twice for visiting Arlington and scored in the fourth inning on a Cori McFall sacrifice fly.  Arlington (7-11) visits Walter Panas Thursday.

Marlboro 3, New Paltz 0 – Aubrey Bianco pitched a four-hitter, struck out six and added a double at the plate to lead Marlboro to an MHAL victory at home.  Sarah Cerrone went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Marlboro (11-3).  Bridget Bennett went 2-for-3 for New Paltz.

S.S. Seward 8, Eldred 0 – Sinead Brosnan went 3-for-3 with a double, Katie Moos went 3-for-4 and Carly Morano went 2-for-3 to power Seward to a non-league victory in Eldred.  Brittany Mills pitched a two-hitter for Seward (7-4).  Jordan Lepes had both hits for Eldred (4-7).

5/08/14 MARLBORO – Amber Mianti singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Marlboro High beat Rondout Valley 4-3 in Mid-Hudson Athletic League softball Wednesday.  Melissa Sadler, who had doubled earlier in the inning, scored the game-winner for the Lady Dukes (10-3).  Andrea Schoonmaker had two hits and Allison Swartz added a double in the win.  Taylor Felicello pitched the eighth to earn the win in relief.  Makayla Mutz had a single and a double for the Ganders.

Roosevelt 5, New Paltz 4 – At New Paltz, Roosevelt held off the Huguenots in a messy game where five of the runs were unearned.  Alyssa Pfitscher singled in two runs, Maddy Lee had three singles and Shelby Rogers singled twice and drove in one run for the (8-0, 12-2) Presidents.  Allison Pritchard allowed just one earned run in getting the win, striking out six.  Ally Pannuto had three singles and a RBI, Bridget Bennett had a double, single and two RBI, and Karly Giancola doubled, singled and drove in one run for New Paltz.

Wallkill 12, Saugerties 2 – At Wallkill, Lauren Diener had a single, double and two RBI and Courtney Highland had two hits as Wallkill (3-5, 3-7) collected 11 hits in the game.  Lauren Ball (two singles, RBI) and Jessica Miller (two singles) led Saugerties.

Highland 13, Red Hook 4 – At Red Hook, Shannon Ward pitched for another Huskies victory and belted a three-run triple.  Alex Wilklow singled and scored for Highland (11-3).  Lauren Marici (single, double, run scored), Nicole Marici (triple, two RBI) and Jessica Osterhoudt (two singles, RBI) led the Raiders (1-9).

Published: 11:35 PM – 05/07/14

Middletown 10, Washingtonville 0  – Brianna Joyner and Kaylee Weinberg had two hits apiece, with one of Weinberg’s hits going for a double for Middletown (11-2). Washingtonville fell to 1-12.

S.S. Seward 7, Chester 1 – Winning pitcher Amanda Tantillo went 2-for-4 with two RBI to power S.S. Seward to an OCIAA Division V win in Chester.  Katie Moos and Carly Morano also went 2-for-4 for Seward (6-4, 3-0 OCIAA). Moos homered and Morano drove in two runs. Marcella Brosnan homered for Chester (7-4, 1-3 OCIAA).

Kingston 10, Monroe-Woodbury 5 – Jillian Staley went 4-for-4 with two RBI and Amanda King also had four hits for Kingston (9-2, 4-1 OCIAA).  For Monroe-Woodbury (2-9, 1-4 OCIAA), Meagan Blair had one hit and two RBI, Brittany Napier went 2-for-2 and Savannah Hiller and Emily Dentyak had an RBI single apiece.

Poughkeepsie Journal 10:09 p.m. EDT May 5, 2014

Cornwall 15, Sullivan West 0   Gabrielle Alfieri homered, singled and had three RBI, and Gabrielle Kurtz went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Cornwall.

New Paltz 9, Saugerties 1 — Winning pitcher Bridget Bennett surrendered no earned runs, struck out 11 and walked one for host New Paltz in a Mid-Hudson Athletic League game.  Bennett also singled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Huguenots, who also received a single, double and RBI from Ally Pannuto. Shannon Wolfrum singled, tripled and drove in two runs. Sarah Rubin had a double and two RBI.

Mamaroneck 4, Roy C. Ketcham 3 — Ketcham (9-1) suffered its first loss after falling into a 4-0 hole after two and a half innings. Ketcham scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Taylor Travis had a two-run double for Ketcham and Andrea Bombace doubled.

Marlboro 8, Highland 2 – Aubrey Bianco homered, struck out 12 batters and held Highland to five hits to lead Marlboro to an MHAL victory at home. Allison Swartz went 3-for-5 with a homer and Sarah Cerrone went 3-for-4 for Marlboro (9-3). Alex Wilklow went 3-for-3 with a homer for Highland.

April 29

Cornwall won both games of an OCIAA Division III doubleheader in New Windsor over Monticello.   In the first game, Brittany Malloy pitched a one-hitter,
striking out seven.  Colleen Hogan went 1-for-2 with a double and Samantha
Nelbach stole a base and scored.  Alex Stout doubled for Monticello’s only hit. In the
nightcap, Nelbach went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.  Nicole Cast went
3-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBI.   Nelly Pskowski relieved
Malloy and earned the win, striking out three.

Highland 5, Wallkill 1 – At Wallkill, Michaela Raffaele homered to start the game and Highland scored three unearned runs in the second to defeat the Panthers. A two-out opened the door for (6-1, 8-1) Highland in the third. Shannon Ward struck out seven and threw a six-hitter for the win.

New Paltz 7, Rondout 6 – At New Paltz, in a wild game the Huguenots rallied from a 6-4 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, winning on Emma Hoffman’s walk-off single.  Rondout Valley scored three times in the fifth to force extra innings then scored two in the top of the 10th to go ahead. Sarah Rubin had a double, single and two RBI and Lea Jones singled, doubled and drove in one run for New Paltz. Bridget Bennett went the distance for New Paltz scattering 8 hits through 10 innings to earn the win.  Emma McCarthy had three singles and three RBI for Rondout.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 5, Marlboro 3 — Sarah Pruner singled home two runs, and Danielle Johnson added an RBI single for host Roosevelt in the MHAL game.            Allison Swartz doubled for Marlboro. Roosevelt travels to Highland on Wednesday.

Poughkeepsie Journal 12:31 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014

Softball: Folmsbee leads Red Hook past Rhinebeck

Grace Folmsbee was 2 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and four RBI as the Red Hook High School softball team defeated Rhinebeck, 12-7, in a consolation game at the Red Hook Invitational on Sunday. Lauren Marici was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, and Nicole Marici was 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Raiders (1-6). Jessica Osterhoudt added three singles and two runs scored, and Cassidy Murray slugged a two-run double.

April 28/2014 THR

Marlena Marzigliano’s game-winning RBI capped a Cornwall three-run seventh inning in a non-league victory at home.  Nelly Pskowski went 2-for-2 and Kaitlyn Preiss went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Cornwall (7-3). Winning pitcher Samantha Railey pitched a three-hitter.

Michaela Raffaele hit a solo homer and Shannon Ward went 3-for-4 in an MHAL victory in Wallkill.

Winning pitcher Allison Marcano fired a three-hitter, struck out 12 and singled for Middletown (9-2, 4-0 OCIAA).

 4/24/14: (THR & Pough. Journal) 

Middletown 4, Arlington 3  -  Raquel Estrada hit a solo homer in the sixth inning and added the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh to lead Middletown to a non-league victory in Freedom Plains.  Brianna Joyner hit a 2-run homer in the fifth inning for Middletown that tied the game, 2-2. Joyner, who went 2-for-4, also had a double. Marissa VanDuzer went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.  Allison Marcano earned the win in relief for Middletown (8-1).  Lauren Fazio hit a solo homer for Arlington

Highland 3, New Paltz 2 — Winning pitcher Ally Cipollini scattered four hits and struck out five over seven innings.  Sarah Rubin singled home two runs, and Jamie Ferrante doubled for New Paltz. Pitcher Lea Jones struck out 10 over seven innings.

Cornwall 12, Goshen 1Brittany Malloy tossed a one-hitter and went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to power Cornwall to an OCIAA Division III win at home. Malloy struck out five and walked five, allowing only Alyssa Hernandez’s single in the fifth. Patty Darcy went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI, and Colleen Hogan went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Cornwall. Jessica Stingle was 2-for-3 and Samantha Nelbach was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Cornwall (3-2)

S.S. Seward 16, Chester 1Katie Moos homered and finished 4-for-5 with three RBI to power Seward to an OCIAA Division V win.  Pauline Morano and Sarah Wierzbicki both went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Amanda Tantillo and Jen Pomella went 2-for-4 with one double apeice. Kasey Palmer, Erin Dunn and Amanda Almodovar had one hit apiece for Chester. Seward improved to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the division. Amanda Tantillo struck out four and allowed three hits to earn the win.

Marlboro 19, Red Hook 4 — Winning pitcher Aubrey Bianco was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI for host Marlboro in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League game. Andrea Schoonmaker contributed three singles, and Michelle Nowak and Taylor Felicello added two singles apiece for the Iron Dukes, who travel to Saugerties on Wednesday.

Franklin D. Roosevelt 12, Saugerties 2 — Winning pitcher Allison Pritchard fired a three-hitter and struck out 13 for visiting Roosevelt in the MHAL game. Alyssa Pfitscher slugged three hits and drove in four runs for the Presidents.

Wallkill 13, New Paltz 4Bridget Bennett singled three times, and Karly Giancola added two singles and two RBI for host New Paltz in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League game. Ally Pannuto and Lea Jones each contributed two singles, and Sarah Rubin added a double and two RBI for the Huguenots. Courtney Blasko went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run to propel Wallkill to an MHAL win in New Paltz. Julia Annabel and Courtney Hyland had two hits apiece for Wallkill (2-4).

4/12 Poughkeepsie Journal

Arlington 13, Brewster 11 — Cori Piazza knocked home the winning run with a triple as part of Arlington’s four-run sixth inning. She was 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI. Lauren Fazio (2 for 4, three runs, two RBI), Cori McFall (3 for 4, double, three runs, three RBI) and Rachel Vecchiarelli (4 for 4, three RBI) each smacked a home run for the victors, who improved to 2-3. Arlington travels to play at Beacon on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes 16, Somers 7 Michaela Casey and Rebecca Sparks had four hits apiece with Casey driving in three runs as the visiting Warriors won late Thursday. Vanessa Jacobs was 3 for 4 with two RBI for Lourdes (2-0). Meghan Meyers had six strikeouts and one walk for Lourdes.

Marlboro 7, S.S. Seward 0Andrea Schoonmaker, Ashley Votta and Melissa Sadler each had two hits in the host Iron Dukes’ victory late Thursday.

April 10, 2014


Roosevelt 15, Rhinebeck 0Alyssa Pfitscher allowed just one hit, a single in the fifth inning, and struck out 13 to lead the host Presidents (3-1).  Allie Pritchard went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and six RBI for Roosevelt. Maddy Lee was 3 for 5 with two RBI and eighth-grader Madchen Knauss had two hits and an RBI.

New Paltz 14, Onteora 3 Winning pitcher Ally Pannuto struck out 11 and helped her cause with two doubles and a single for host New Paltz in the MHAL game.  Annalise Connolly and Karly Giancola (two RBI) each had three singles, and Bridget Bennett added two doubles and two RBI for the Huguenots. Sarah Rubin had a double and two RBI, and Brianna Klinger contributed two singles and two RBI.

Marlboro 17, Spackenkill 2 The Marlboro High School softball team didn’t waste any time taking control of the game Wednesday.  The Dukes scored 10 times in the first inning on the way to a 17-2 Mid-Hudson Athletic League victory over Spackenkill.  The game’s tone was set by leadoff hitter Andrea Schoonmaker, who went 5 for 5 with three doubles and two RBI, including a key two-run double in the first.  Marlboro improved to 2-1.

April 10, 2014


Marlboro 7, Seward 0   Andrea Schoonmaker (three RBI), Ashley Votta and Melissa Sadler were all 2 for 3 for the (3-1) Dukes, while Amber Mianti added a double.  Sarah Wiorgiki was 2 for 4 for (2-1) Seward, while Carly Morano was 2 for 3. Losing pitcher Amanda Tantillo allowed seven runs on 10 hits over six innings.

Highland 9, Dover 1   At Highland, Shannon struck out 14, walked none and allowed just one unearned run on a one hit to lead the (2-0) Huskies.  Bailey Cipollini doubled in two runs, McKenna Wood had a single, double and two RBI, and Alex Wilklow doubled, singled twice and had a RBI for Highland.

New Paltz 14, Onteora 3   At New Paltz, Ally Pannuto fanned 11 and threw a six-hitter to lead the Huguenots.  New Paltz pounded out 16 hits, led by Karly Giancola (three singles, two RBI), Annalise Connolly (three singles), Bridget Bennett (two doubles, two RBI), Brianna Klinger (two singles, two RBI) and Sarah Rubin (double, two RBI).

Marlboro 17, Onteora 2   At Marlboro, Andrea Schoonmaker went 5 for 5 with four runs and three doubles as the Iron Dukes topped the Indians.  Aubrey Bianco was the winning pitcher and also went 4 for five at the plate for Marlboro (3-0).  


Debs 16u Select Players Featured

Debs 16u Select Players Featured




2014 Softball Preview

Mar. 25, 2014

Arlington Coach: David Ballantyne

  • League: Section 1 Conference 1 League A
  • 2013 record: 11-11
  • Key returners: Cori McFall, Jordan Ballantyne, Linsey Henrique, Lauren Fazio, Grace Jacobs, Tracey Rancourt
  • Key newcomers: Alyssa Chelak, Shannon Jasiel, Kayla Andrews, Danielle Kreines, Mackenzie Pelish, Cori Piazza, Rachel Vecchiarelli
  • Outlook: “We’re positive and balanced with competition at multiple positions,” David Ballantyne said. “We will have interchangeable parts on both offense and defense, which should create that good competition. I believe that we will have a balanced lineup (some speed and power), which we will need to put pressure on the quality pitching in our league. Our key will be solid defense in support of our pitchers, especially within our league games.”

Arlington B

  • Coach: Christine Thoma
  • League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D
  • 2013 record: 10-10
  • Key returners: Jessy Bonds, Sam Campos, Jill Cirrito
  • Key newcomers: Tori Scharff, Angelina Marsella, Alexis LeMere, Ally Meisner
  • Outlook: “I’m very excited to kick off the 2014 softball season,” said Thomas, who last coached the “B” squad in 2012. “We have a lot of young talent and will definitely be competitive this season. I look forward to seeing my girls grow as players

Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Coach: Samantha Mantor
  • League: MHAL Division 1
  • 2013 record: 16-4
  • Key returners: Allison Pritchard, Maddy Lee, Shelby Rogers, Alyssa Pfitscher, Emma Izzo, Darien Demelis, Sarah Pruner, Cassie Czentnar, Danielle Johnson
  • Key newcomers: Gretta Gunsch, Madchen Knaus
  • Outlook: “Only losing two seniors from last year’s starting lineup, this team, hands-down, has the ability to do great things,” said Mantor, a former Division II player at Bridgeport and an assistant coach to Pat Moshier on last year’s team. Moshier remains with the team as an assistant coach. “They are determined, they work hard as a team, and we look forward to gaining an MHAL championship as well as higher accomplishments for this season. We have a very competitive future for FDR softball. I am happy to be a part of this program, and you’ll be hearing about us more and more.”


  • Coach: Mike Milliman
  • League: 9-11
  • 2013 record: MHAL Division 2
  • Key returners: Ally Cippolini, Lindsay Chlus,  Alex Wilklow, McKenna Wood, Mary Jane Nelson, Michael Raffaele
  • Key newcomers: Margarita Katsaitis, Morgan Ivich
  • Outlook: “We return nine starters from last year’s Class B sectional runner-up team,” Milliman said. “This year’s goal is to be the Class B champs. The team is very cohesive and excited about the season.”


  • Coach: Jennifer Veronesi
  • League: MHAL Division 2
  • 2013 record: 23-2
  • Key returners: Aubrey Bianco, Andrea Schoonmaker, Ashley Votta, Cassie LaPointe, Taylor Felicello, Amber Mianti
  • Key newcomers: Melissa Sadler, Allison Swartz, Lily Moresco
  • Outlook: “We want to continue to be competitive, sharpen up our game, and continue to improve on our skills, and as a team,” said Veronesi, whose Iron Dukes were the Class B state runners-up last season but moved up in enrollment to Class A this season. “We really want to focus on team camaraderie and having fun.”

New Paltz

  • Coach: Kristen Conrad
  • League: MHAL Division 1
  • 2013 record: 7-8
  • Key returners: Lea Jones, Ally Pannuto, Karly Giancola, Bridget Bennett, Jamie Ferrante, Annalise Connolly, Sydney Bennett, Lauren Apuzzo
  • Key newcomers: Sarah Rubin, Sydney Pece
  • Outlook: “This year, we have a little more experience under our belt, making it to the sectional semifinal game last year,” Conrad said. “We are hoping to take that and go even further this year. We have a lineup that is completely filled with girls who can do multiple things at the plate, as well as speed on the bases.  “This is New Paltz’s breakout year”.

Our Lady of Lourdes

  • Coach: Trevor Purcell
  • League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D
  • 2013 record: 16-2
  • Key returners: Megan Meyers, Rebecca Sparks, Chloe Weeks, Michaela Casey, Jennifer Zazzarino, Samantha Pisanelli, Deanna Jacobs
  • Key newcomers: Vanessa Jacobs, Abby Weeks, Colleen Connaughton

Roy C. Ketcham

  • Coach: Nicole Oliva
  • League: Section 1 Conference 1 League A
  • 2013 record: 19-4
  • Key returners: Casey Herzog, Taylor Travis, Andrea Bombace, Rachel Tierney, Emma Savas
  • Key newcomers: Courtney Novick
  • Outlook: “We are returning 10 players from last year’s roster, only losing two to graduation,” Oliva said. “We look forward to a great season of competition among many of our games. We have a lot of experience on our team and are looking forward to seeing how well we can succeed and excel in the section. Ketcham has a great group of dedicated players that are putting forth a lot of effort and practice to make ourselves a better team.”


Dutchess Debs 16U Elite Win USSSA Qualifier

Poughkeepsie Journal


9/30/13 – The Dutchess Debs 16U elite softball team won the 2014 World Series Qualifier at Mount Airy in New Windsor. Top row, left to right: Marissa Vanduzer, Jazmyn Martinez, Rachel Vecchiarelli, Sydney Hoffman, Mick Casey, Brianna Joyner, Missy Sadler, Ely Perez, Danielle Kauffman, Allison Marcano and Amelia Mamone. Bottom row, left to right: Taylor Felicello and Alexis LeMere. Missing: Allison Swartz.

Dutchess Debs 16u Select Win USSSA Qualifier

Poughkeepsie Journalbeaconsmall1The Dutchess Debs 16U elite softball team won the 2014 World Series Qualifier at Mount Airy in New Windsor.
Top Row, Left to Right:  Coach Bobby Bennett, Bridget Bennett, Jess Stingle, Deanna Newman, Courtney Hyland, Nelli Pskowski, Lea Jones, Alexyss Conley, Manager Peter Rubin.  Bottom Row, Left to Right:  Sydney Pece, Karly Giancola, Michaela Raffaele, Annalise Connolly, Gabby Alfieri.


Dutchess Debs 14u Finish 2nd at 2013 U.S.S.S.A. World Series




SOFTBALL: Dutchess Debs win 16U PONY National title

Pitcher Alyssa Pfitscher of Roosevelt and shortstop Olivia Lattin of Kingston were key members of the 16-and-under Dutchess Debs squad that captured the PONY National title. Photo provided

Pitcher Alyssa Pfitscher of Roosevelt and shortstop Olivia Lattin of Kingston were key members of the 16-and-under Dutchess Debs squad that captured the PONY National title. Photo provided

08/15/13, 5:49 PM EDT|

STERLING, Va. — The Dutchess Debs 16-and-under softball team won the 2013 PONY Eastern National World Series, finishing with a bracket-best record of 10-1 at the tournament.  The Debs outscored their opponents 69-19 and had four players who hit over .400 for the tournament.Dutchess beat the NJ Lady Lightning 8-3 in the final, as Roosevelt High’s Alyssa Pfitscher and Ally Marcano combined for the win.  Taylor Travis led the offense with three hits, while first-team Freeman All-Star Olivia Lattin from Kingston High added two singles.

The Debs opened with an 11-0 shutout of the Pa. Ball Hawks, led by Savannah Hiller’s three-run home run and two hits each from Amanda Pfitscher, also from Roosevelt, Travis and Jordan Ballantyne.  Marcano was the winning pitcher with 14 strikeouts.  In the second game, Dutchess beat the Manalapan Belles 8-0 as Alyssa Pfitscher allowed just one hit. Travis, Amanda Pfitscher and Ballantyne both had two hits.  The Debs followed with a 5-3 victory over the Fairfield Fury, with key hits from Eleni Wechsler (solo home run) and Katie Moos (two singles).  The Debs then defeated the Connecticut Bombers, 3-2, Wechsler with the game-winning single in the final at-bat.  Moos and McFall added two hits apiece.  Alyssa Pfitscher allowed just two hits in an 8-1 triumph over the Ridgefield Rebels, as Travis went 4 for 4 and Katie Moos and Amanda Pfitscher had two singles each in the win.  Dutchess ousted the Va. Redbirds 3-1 as Lattin belted a solo homer and Ballantyne supplied two hits in the win.  Next up, the Debs were held to two hits in a 1-0 loss to the N.J. Lady Lightning.

To advance to the Elite 8, the Debs had a rematch with the Redbirds and prevailed 11-3.  Players with two hits each were Travis, Ballantyne, Moos and Amanda Pfitscher, while Alyssa Pfitscher allowed only three hits as the winning pitcher.  The Debs then beat the Ct. Tradition 6-0, with hits from Maggie Paras (two triple), Lattin (two singles), and Moos (two singles). Alyssa Pfitscher registered another win on the mound, giving up three hits.  Lattin, who had three hits going into the final inning against the Kingston American Legion Post 150 Ulster Fillies, hit a walkoff home run for a 6-5 Debs win. Amanda Pfitscher and Hiller both doubled.

For the tournament, Amanda Pfitscher hit .464, while Travis hit .447. Moos batted .437, while Lattin hit .405.

The Debs finished 59-7-3 for the season, reaching the semifinals or finals in every tournament except one. The PONY title is the second national crown the Debs have won in as many years. In 2012, they won the 16U United States Speciality Sports Association national tournament in Orlando, Fla.


Tamarac’s Briana Matazinsky is Small School Player of Year

    PlayofYearMAtazinsky                    Junior pitcher Briana Matazinsky pitched the Bengals to a Section II final for the first time since 1983. (J.S.Carras/The Record)
By Laura Amato  Posted: 06/14/13, 5:18 PM EDT|

CLUMS CORNERS – The first time Tamarac softball coach Barry Sullivan met Briana Matazinsky she was 6-years-old.  The Bengals’ current ace was playing in a pewee softball league and was at the plate during the championship game, which Sullivan happened to be umpiring. When he called a strike on Matazinsky, the then 6-year old turned and stared him down as if to ask what he thought he was doing.  It was at that moment that Sullivan knew Matazinsky was destined for big things on the field.

“I called one a little questionably high and she just turned around and gave me this look,” Sullivan recalled. “And I knew; that’s a competitor. Ever since then, she’s had a bulldog mentality.”

Coming into the 2013 season, Matazinksy’s drive and desire to succeed was on full display for the Section II softball community.  The Bengals’ starting pitcher since she was in eighth grade, Matazinsky knew that expectations were high for her junior year in the circle. But she refused to cave to the pressure, instead working that much harder in the off-season to prepare for a Wasaren League that always presents a challenge.

“I really just wanted to come in and do the best I could for my team,” she said. “I do some weight training and always try to go to the batting cages. I worked hard.”  The pre-season work paid off almost immediately as Matazinsky blew past the competition in league play.

The Wasaren League MVP threw three no-hitters and four one-hitters during the regular season, but it was her approach in the circle that made all the difference.  Matazinsky prides herself on being able to read opposing batters and understand exactly what it will take to strike them out.  “You have to think what the batters think is coming and then go up against that,” she said. “It’s kind of like a game within a game.”  And Matazinsky was in complete control of that mini-game, calling all her own pitches for the second straight season.  “If I sit there and call, she’s not learning a thing,” Sullivan said. “If there was something that happened, we talked about in between innings. She’s learned from it.”

By the end of the year, Matazinksy had racked up an incredible 223 striekouts with an ERA of just .742. She gave up just 57 total hits in 19 games and allowed only 14 earned runs as the Bengals made their way to the Section II Class B championship for the first time in over a decade.  But Matazinsky wasn’t just setting the tone in the circle, she was leading the team in the batters box as well, boasting a .690 average with 40 hits in 58 at bats, including seven home runs. In all that time, the junior standout struck out only three times.  “I have a good mindset of what they (opposing pitchers) might try to blow by me,” Matazinsky said of her approach at the plate. “I always try to stay ready for what’s going to come.”

While the 2013 season ended with a loss to Chatham in the Class B finals, Matazinsky can’t help but smile when asked about her accomplishments this spring.  “I think we did a lot this year,” she said. “It was great to get as far as we did. I’m just glad I could contribute.”  After having done so much as a junior, Matazinsky knows the expectations for her performance next season are only going to increase. But, just like normal, she plans to face the challenges head on, with that same intensity she had in the pewee league.  “I want to come in with the best skills that I can have,” she said. “I want my pitches to be the best that they can be. I like to live up to all those expectations.”


Softball roundup: New Paltz reaches semis – No. 6 squad upsets No. 3 Port Jervis

 Staff reports         1:00 AM, May. 30, 2013 EDT                   

The sixth-seeded New Paltz High School softball team advanced to the Section 9 Class A semifinals with an 11-10 road victory over No. 3 Port Jervis on Wednesday.  The Huguenots were tied 10-10 heading into the top of the seventh inning before rallying.   Lea Jones scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a double steal.

Jones finished 3 for 4. Freshman Bridget Bennett earned the win, pitching two innings of relief, and drove in three runs on two singles and a double.  New Paltz trailed 8-5 before freshman Sarah Rubin tied the score with a three-run homer.  New Paltz will visit No. 2 Wallkill today.

Roy C. Ketcham 8, North Rockland 0 — Casey Herzog (16-2) allowed two hits in six innings  to earn the win for top-seeded Ketcham (17-3), striking out seven and walking two, in the Section 1 Class AA first round in Wappingers Falls.

Taylor Travis’ two-run single highlighted a four-run second inning for Ketcham, and Andrea Bombace hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Bombace was 3 for 3 while Karissa Deluca was 2 for 2 and Rachel Tierney went 2 for 3.

The victory came in Ketcham’s first game in nearly two weeks, after a string of wet weather.  “We had been working as much as we can outside,” Ketcham coach Nicole Oliva said. “They came out very well, ready to play. We had a very strong defense and we jumped on their defense right away.”

Ketcham will host No. 8 Arlington today in the quarterfinal round. Ketcham defeated Arlington in both previous meetings this season.


Dutchess Debs claim World Series crown

8:09 PM, Aug. 7, 2012 |

The Dutchess Debs, originally registered as a 14-and-under squad, won the 16-and-under “B” division United States Specialty Sports Association World Series championship, which completed on July 28.

After winning their first seven tournament games, including their first four in double-elimination following pool play, the Debs dropped into the losers’ bracket with a loss to the Georgia Heat.  Defeating the North Carolina Sharks in the losers’ bracket final, 2-1, the Debs defeated the Heat two straight times, 7-2 and 3-1, to win the championship.  Alyssa Pfitscher, the tournament’s Outstanding Pitcher, earned seven wins and two saves, with Olivia Lattin coming in to secure her championship-game win.  Taylor Travis, who finished with a .412 batting average, was the tournament Most Valuable Player.


Top row: Coach Dave Lattin, Darien Demelis, Rachel Tierney, Alyssa Pfitscher, Patty Darcy, Colleen Hogan, Katie Moos, Savannah Hiller; Bottom row: Jillian Staley, Taylor Travis, Amanda Pfitscher, Cori McFall, Olivia Lattin, manager Jerry Pfitscher; Missing from photo: McKenzie Bump and coach Linda VanWagner