Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00
Strong hitting and solid pitching led to an 18-12 victory for NHP on May 4. The team scored the win with only seven girls. Diana T. and Corinne M. both had strong pitching performances. The hitting attack was led by Irene K. with a two-run home run. Other hitting stars include Katie T. (4 hits), Corinne M. (4 hits), Diana T. (3 hits) and Ericka H (2 hits). The fielding stars were Eliz W., who saved a big inning with a stop at third base of a sure double, Katie H., who had a stellar game at first base and Emily G., who was invaluable covering three outfield positions.
NHP rallied with four runs in the fifth inning and 2 runs in the sixth inning for a come from behind win against West Hempstead on Mother’s Day. Corinne M. pitched the last 3 innings and only allowed two runs on May 12. Strong fielding was on display with great catches by Katie T., Irene K., Erika H. and Diana T. Kayla K. threw a runner out at third base. Nicole G., Katie H. and Emily G. were solid in the outfield with no balls getting past them. Leading the hitting attack was Angelina F. (two hits, two walks and three runs scored) and Elizabeth W. (3 hits and 2 runs scored). NHP William A. Gross Construction heads into the middle of the season with a record of 5-2.
NHP started on fire, loading the bases for Caitlyn O’Conner who came through with a single, 2 RBI’s and stole second on May 15. Two batters later with bases loaded again Tiffany Moreno hit another single with 2 RBI’s. Hallie Dziomba started as Giant’s pitcher and was relieved by Lindsey Raimondi in the 5th inning with a score of 9-9. It was a back and forth game all night and ended with Franklin Squares last at bat. It was all tied up at 10-10 with a runner on second and two outs when the FS batter rip a shot to right center field and driving in the winning RBI. Giant Industrial is now 8-2 with seven games remaining.
Missing the print deadline NHP’s Mathnasium played Valley Stream coming out on top 5-3 on May 8. Their game on May 11 vs Franklin Square 1 was a rain out. On May 13 the two NHP teams (Mathnasium and Zadnik DDS) faced off. This game ended up being a pitchers battle. Megan Bleeker pitched the entire game for Zadnik, allowing two runs. On the other side Claire Mikowski, Paige Jones and Julia Kuzurock, the new addition, made appearances on the pitching rubber.
The game was tied 2-2 until the fifth inning when Zadnik opened up on Julia K’s first time pitching appearance and scored five runs, one earned, to take the lead 5-2. Mikowski threw three shutout innings and Paige Jones made a short appearance before Julia K. Both teams got to challenge each other and see how the other team was.
Mathnasium went to Floral Park but their bats and gloves missed the bus. It was a tough evening for the girls not only missing a few off the roster but losing 14-4 on May 14. However, there were some highlights, Julia K hit a nub back to the pitcher and ended up scoring. She just couldn’t stop running and she made a perfect slide into home to bring some cheer and smiles back to the dugout and the NHP bleachers. Faith Lusk, Lexi Schneidmuller and Julia Broadman tasted a little infield dust when they got their move to the infield for a couple of innings.
NHP’s Zadnik DDS was suppose to play West Hempstead 1 but when they arrived the gates were locked, the fields covered and no one there so they moved to a nearby field that was in perfect condition and had a great practice on May 11. Zadnik DDS is 6-1 and is Mathnasium 4-4-1.