THIELLS — Clarkstown South had a more exuberant celebration last week, when it won the Class AA section title, than in Saturday’s 7-1 state regional final win over Binghamton to send it to the state semifinals.
Then again, when you go up by four runs in the second inning and coast the rest of the way, the desire to get that excited eventually wanes as the game goes on. Yet, in the minutes after the final out, it all started hitting Clarkstown South — the Vikings are going to the state semifinals, for the first time in school history.
Senior Briana Keaveney, who seemingly can’t do anything wrong on the diamond these days, drove in the first run of the game and tossed another gem, striking out 10 and allowing just four hits. Fellow senior Karly Fishkin (above) did the bulk of the offensive damage, plating three runs in the game.
Clarkstown South will play Section 6’s Orchard Park in the state semifinals at Moreau State Park on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.