RHINEBECK — Diana King thought it was a strike. Sam Yannuzzi thought it was a strike. Joan Spedafino thought it was a strike. Everyone on press row thought it was a strike. It seemed like everyone thought the 0-2 pitch King delivered to Marlboro’s Cassie Lapointe was a side-retiring strikeout except the home plate umpire.
As a result, the Iron Dukes scored three two-out runs to pull ahead of Rye Neck. Marlboro kept the lead for the rest of the game, holding off a late surge from the Panthers for a 4-3 win in the Class B state regional semifinal Thursday.