Posted by Alicia Brady Memorial Tournament on Jul 10 2019 at 09:37PM PDT

Wednesday, July 10, 2019:

South Orangetown, 12 – Nanuet/West Nyack, 2:

South Orangetown pitcher Emily Sullivan allowed just two hits and struck out 10 batters to lead SO to a 12-2 victory. SO’s Brigid Lineham had a hit and scored 3 runs, and Giulliana Marsico and Daniella Manganiello each had a hit and scored twice, to pace South Orangetown’s offense. Sophia Lynch drove in Nanuet/West Nyack’s only two runs with a base hit. Eama Rosario had NWN’s other hit, and Leah Mourikis and Grace Murray scored their runs.

PITCHERS: SOLL: Sullivan; NWN: Leah Schaedler

Friday, July 12, 2019:

New City, 13 – Nanuet/West Nyack, 12:

Trailing by 11-2 in the middle of the fourth inning, New City went on an 8-run fourth inning rampage to make the game close, then tied it in the fifth and tallied the winning run in the sixth on Kaitlyn Rose’s aggressive baserunning. New City’s big inning was led by a Grace Olivieri double and clutch hits from Riley White and Cara Luna. Luna was also the winning pitcher, entering the one-sided game in the fourth and shutting down NWN’s offense, holding them to a lone run over the final two and a third innings. A 7-run second inning (with 4 straight hits by Sophia Lynch, Eama Rosario (double), Shannon Nordone and Leah Mourikis) helped Nanuet/West Nyack build their big lead. Lynch and Rosario each had 3 hits for NWN (including a double), and Nordone and Mourikis added a pair of hits each. NWN also got some stellar defense from Emma Serbe (catcher – threw out a runner trying to steal and cut off a first inning NC rally) and Rosario (shortstop – caught two line drives). New City’s Olivieri had a pair of doubles; Samantha Figueroa had a hit, scored a run and made two fine defensive plays; and Ayla Willson stroked an RBI double. The heads-up play of the game came in the third inning, when NWN was poised to add to their large lead. This rare two-assist play was made by NC pitcher Rose, who fielded a grounder and alertly threw home to nab the runner trying to score, and upon receiving the return throw, turned and threw out the runner attempting to get to second base. With two outs on one play, a possible second huge inning by NWN was nipped in the bud.

PITCHERS: New City: Rose (4 inn); Luna (3 inn). NWN: Lynch (4); Casey McCauley (1); Mourikis (1).

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Nanuet/West Nyack, 19 – Pearl River, 4 (3 innings):

8 runs crossed the plate for Nanuet/West Nyack in the first inning, and another 11 in the second inning. Sophia Lynch had 3 hits and scored twice to lead the NWN attack. Casey McCauley added 2 hits and two runs scored. Pitcher Leah Schaedler held Pearl River to 3 hits and struck out 4 in 3 innings. Pearl River tried to fight back, scoring twice in the third inning on hits by Ella McHugh, Julie Cotter and Gabriella Crispino, but the rally was cut short when NWN catcher Emma Serbe made a great tag at home plate to end the inning.

PITCHERS: NWN: Schaedler (3). PR: McHugh (1); Charlotte Whelan (2); Claire Pritts (1).

Sunday, July 14, 2019

South Orangetown, 12 – Pearl River, 0 (4 innings):

This was just one of those games in which a team produces the whole package – pitching, hitting and defense. South Orangetown pitcher Emily Sullivan tossed a no-hitter, one walk short of a perfect game, with 8 strikeouts in 4 innings. Pearl River’s Audrey Macrobbie was the team’s only baserunner. SO’s 5-run first inning was all that was needed, but the whole SO lineup combined for 15 hits and scored in every inning. Brigid Linehan had 3 hits in 3 at-bats, and scored twice. Giuliana Marsico had two hits and scored 3 runs. Hannah Arvidson, Jessica Silva, Daniella Manganiello and Sullivan each had 2 hits, with Silva scoring 3 times. Arvidson and Sullivan provided power, launching doubles to further propel the offense. Shannon Gorton and Alexandra Mallie also had hits.

PITCHERS: SOLL: Sullivan (4); PRLL: Claire Pritts

Tuesday, July 16, 2019:

New City, 2 – South Orangetown, 1:

In the game of the tournament so far, New City’s Cara Luna and South Orangetown’s Emily Sullivan hooked up in a tension-filled pitching duel, with New City coming out on top, 2-1, the winner coming on a bunt. New City struck first in the first inning, on hits from Luna, Julia Costello and Samantha Figueroa. The eventual winning run was scored in the second inning, when NC’s Layla Camilo walked and came home on a sacrifice bunt by Avery Rainone. South Orangetown cut the lead in half in the third, when Giulliana Marsico’s single drove in Jessica Silva (Silva also had a base hit later in the game). There were other scoring threats, all extinguished by the fine pitching performances. SO had the bases loaded in the second inning, but Luna got a strikeout and a pop-up to end the threat. SO’s Daniella Manganiello had two hits, and reached third base each time, but was stranded by Luna strikeouts (she had 9 in all). SO’s Sullivan allowed only 2 hits over the final 4 innings, and struck out 11 batters in the game. Defensively, NC’s Costello nabbed 3 runners trying to steal second, and caught a runner out at the plate. Figueroa, Grace Olivieri and Alex Benvenuto all played good defense for NC, in addition each to getting a hit. Maya David also had a NC hit.

PITCHERS: NC: Luna (6); SO: Sullivan

Wednesday, July 17:

New City, 12 – Pearl River, 3 (3 inn.):

This game was a well-played 1-1 tie after two innings. New City’s Samantha Figueroa scored the first run on a single by Alex Benvenuto. Paige Dillon doubled for PR in the second inning, and scored the tying run. New City, however, broke the game open in the third with 11 runs. The key hits in the rally came from Figueroa, Benvenuto, Grace Olivieri and Riley White. Pearl River’s Isabella Caparrelli and Ella McHugh had hits in a 3-run PR third inning.

PITCHERS: NC: Julia Costello (3). PR: McHugh (2), Claire Pritts (1).

Friday, July 19, 2019 (semi-finals):

New City, 14 – Pearl River, 4 (4 inn.):

New City’s offense produced 5 runs in the first inning and 9 runs in the second. Julia Costello’s 3-RBI triple highlighted the first inning, while the key hits in NC’s 9-run rally came from Grace Olivieri, Maya David (double), Giordana Vasi, Costello, David again and Julia Kravatz. Costello had 3 hits and scored 3 times in the game. Hits by Paige Dillon and Audrey Macrobbie produced Pearl River’s first run in the second inning, and the team got 3 runs in the fourth frame on consecutive doubles from Dillon, Macrobbie and Riley Cahill, and a single by Charlotte Whelan. NC second baseman Kravatz had the defensive play of the game, snaring a line drive and robbing Whelan of a hit.

PITCHERS: NC: Luna (2); Layla Camilo (1); Samantha Figueroa (1). PR: Ella McHugh (1); Clair Pritts (2); Whelan (1).

South Orangetown, 8 – Nanuet/West Nyack, 3:

South Orangetown scored 3 times in the first inning and 4 times in the second, while SO pitcher Emily Sullivan held Nanuet/West Nyack scoreless until the fifth. Daniella Manganiello and Jessica Silva (who won the Home Run Derby earlier in the week) each had 2 hits (one of Silva’s hits was a double) and scored twice for SO, and Brigid Lineman had 2 hits and scored once. Giulianna Marsico walked 4 times and scored twice. Sullivan struck out 11 batters, walking only 3, while limiting NWN to 4 hits. Leah Schaedler, Leah Mourikis and Grace Murray scored Nanuet/West Nyack’s runs, and the team’s 4 hits came from Shannon Nordone, Mia Cerniglia, Mourikis and Grace. Emily Franchi hit a wicked line drive that was caught by SO first baseman Silva.

PITCHERS: SO: Sullivan (6). NWN: Nordone, Sophia Lynch.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 (Championship Game):

New City, 5 – South Orangetown, 4:

New City’s Cara Luna and South Orangetown’s Emily Sullivan reprised their pitching matchup of July 16, and both were outstanding again, but the offenses pecked away, and traded leads, until New City finally strung a few hits together in a 3-run fifth inning to achieve the victory. South Orangetown scored first, with hits by Daniella Manganiello and Brigid Linehan producing a first-inning run. In the home first, New City took a 2-1 lead, as Luna’s single chased home Samantha Figueroa, who had walked, and Luna then scored on Alex Benvenuto’s grounder. SO tied it in the second, Grace Morrissey scoring on a single by Sullivan, who then kept New City off the board for the next 3 innings. SO failed to score in the third, but went ahead, 3-2, in the fourth inning when Morrissey reached first on catchers’ interference and came around to score. Sullivan then retired her 12th consecutive NC batter to end the bottom of the fourth (this included six straight ground ball outs, including a nice swipe tag by SO first baseman Silva). SO’s first batter in the top fifth inning, Jessica Silva, smashed a double and later scored as Shannon Gorton singled. That gave SO a 4-2 lead, and, with Sullivan dominating on the mound, things looked bleak for New City, especially when Sullivan struck out NC’s first batter in the home fifth, the 13th consecutive NC batter to be retired. But then Ayla Willson got a pitch she liked and rocked it for a double. Layla Camilo followed with a hit. Julia Kravatz pinch-ran, and with two out, Figueroa belted a double, scoring Kravatz with the tying run. Luna’s single drove in Figueroa with the go-ahead run. With NC finally back in the lead, Luna went to work on the mound in the sixth, striking out the first SO batter. Sullivan reached on a walk and got herself to third base, creating some tension. But Luna got the next two batters on a comebacker and a strikeout (her ninth) to end the threat and lock down New City’s second Brady championship (the first coming in 2015).

PITCHERS: New City: Luna (6); SO: Sullivan (5)