In any given at-bat, Clarkstown South’s power-hitting catcher can put one out and add at least one more run to the scoreboard. Rather than take that risk, giving Herskowitz a free base is rarely a bad decision. But Monday against Hen Hud featured a peculiar series of at-bats.
The first inning, with a runner on first and one out, Hen Hud intentionally walked her.
Odd? Yes. Bad decision? Not really.
The third inning, with two runners on and no outs, Hen Hud decided to pitch to her, already trailing by a run.
Odd? Definitely. Bad decision? At the moment, probably. After the result, definitely.
Herskowitz launched a three-run homer to left-center field. Hen Hud pitched to her the rest of the game, including her bases loaded two-run double.
Best of the rest: Mamaroneck’s Mia Steinberg went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI in an 8-4 win over Scarsdale. … Clarkstown North’s Taylor Adolff two-run double in the fifth to tie and eventual 3-2 win over Maria Regina. … Tappan Zee’s Nicole Spiegelberg had a two-run double in a 5-3 win over Pelham. … Rye Neck’s Diana King went 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBI and struck out 14 in a five-inning 17-0 win over Mount Vernon. … Lakeland’s Amber Badillo went 3 for 4 with two RBI in an 8-4 win over Mahopac. … Yorktown’s Sam Wilson went 3 for 4 with a solo home run in a 6-4 win over Somers. … Nyack’s Jenna Lane hit a walk-off single in a 6-5 win over Port Chester. Michaela Contreras struck out 14. … Blind Brook’s Olivia DeLaurentis went 3 for 4 with two RBI in a 13-4 win over Woodlands. … Tuckahoe’s Erika Pelle had three RBI in a 15-0 win over Gorton.
Monday, May 11
Blind Brook 13, Woodlands 4
Lakeland 8, Mahopac 4
Yorktown 6, Somers 4
Nyack 6, Port Chester 5
Clarkstown South 11, Hen Hud 4
Pearl River 15, Yonkers 0
Rye Neck 17, Mount Vernon 0, 5
Here’s the schedule for Tuesday, May 12. I’ll be putting the bow on something special for you softball fans.
Lincoln at Gorton, 4 p.m.
Haldane at Ossining, 4:15 p.m.
Mount Vernon at Mamaroneck, 4:15 p.m.
New Rochelle at White Plains, 4:15 p.m.
Clarkstown North at North Rockland, 4:15 p.m.
Nyack at Albertus Magnus, 4:15 p.m.
Port Chester at Harrison, 4:15 p.m.
Rye at Eastchester, 4:15 p.m.
Early College at Saunders, 4:15 p.m.
Riverside at Yonkers, 4:15 p.m.
Edgemont vs. East Ramapo at Spring Valley, 4:15 p.m.
Ursuline vs. Scarsdale at Supply Field, 4:15 p.m.
Yorktown at Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.
Hen Hud at Panas, 4:30 p.m.
Tappan Zee at Nanuet, 4:30 p.m.
Hastings at Woodlands, 4:30 p.m.
Hamilton at Palisade Prep, 4:30 p.m.
Solomon Schechter vs. Keio at Manhattanville, 4:30 p.m.
Dobbs Ferry at Westlake, 4:30 p.m.
Pelham at Ardsley, 4:45 p.m.
Poughkeepsie vs. Peekskill at Torpy Field, 5 p.m.