Written by Terry Errigo Vitale Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00
Isabella Corrao and Kelly Ann Keenan, continue to lead the Lady Dalers softball team recently. In the last four games, Corrao has pitched a season-high 17 strikeouts, a one-hitter, a two-hitter, and her second no-hitter of the season. In conference play, the Lady Dalers are 7-3 against the most elite competition in Nassau County.
In the contest against MacArthur, Farmingdale won 3-1. Corrao struck out 13 from the circle. Offensively, Corrao and Kristie Summus each produced a single for an RBI.
Plainview JFK was next on the schedule. This game was Corrao ’s second no-hitter of the season with Keenan behind the plate. She struck out 16 and walked one. Summus, Nicole Hayden, and Kerri Ossenfort all produced an RBI. Jenna Crawford drilled a two-RBI single in the fifth to lead the Dalers to a 5-0 win.
The Lady Dalers then beat Baldwin 5-0. Corrao combined with Keenan for a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Kat Zabielski went three for four with a triple and two RBIs. Summus was four for four with an RBI and Hayden produced another run for the win.
In the next game verses Mepham, Corrao struck out 14 and blasted a two-run homer. She had a perfect on-base percentage as she was intentionally walked three times. Keenan added to the offensive as she went four for four with two RBIs. Emily Dorso, hit a double and was credited with two runs scored. Farmingdale beat Mepham 4-1.
MSG Varsity was among the crowd at the Farmingdale softball field to witness the game against the top team in the conference in East Meadow. Corrao reached her season-high for strikeouts with 17. The East Meadow pitcher, Lindsay McKillop, struck out 15. Farmingdale’s third baseman, Kristie Summus, made the most exciting defensive play of the game. She demonstrated her athleticism by diving for a hard shot and then from her knees threw to Tori Kornfeld at first base for the out. In the sixth inning, East Meadow was able to produce a runner on base. With two outs, the Dalers missed their opportunity to end the inning as East Meadow now had runners on at second and third. The next batter, McKillop was able to hit a single up the middle that scored two. Farmingdale then fought back in the bottom of the seventh. Corrao blasted a double deep into center field. Summus then singled and was able to move to second as East Meadow was trying to get Corrao out at third. With one out and runners on at second and third, the Dalers were unable to capitalize. The game ended with East Meadow winning 2-0.