Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
One of six American teams participating in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS), the New Hyde Park All-Stars are the first Long Island team to participate in this tournament since 1993. NHP continued its unexpected run with an 11-4 first round win over Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 9 that found the All-Stars banging out nine hits as the team from Makati, Philippines made eight errors. The next day the All-Stars walloped the Canada team 16-0 behind pitcher Melissa Ward’s 3-hitter and an offensive attack that produced 15 hits.
On Sunday, Aug. 12, NHP only scrounged up three hits and were tripped up by six defensive miscues as its Southwest opponent from Albuquerque, New Mexico cruised to a 9-3 victory. Throughout, Stewart Manor’s Katie Tubridy, the team’s youngest player, has made her impact on the basepaths racking up a pair of base-on-balls stealing three bases. Should the All-Stars defeat the West team from Kapolei, HI, NHP will be in a position to move on to the semifinals as one of the top two teams to come out of Pool B.