Manhasset routs Sewanhaka 16-3

Gregory Giaconelli
Manhasset pitcher Marisa Sultana (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

The Manhasset Lady Indians defeated the Sewanhaka Lady Indians in softball 16-3 on Wednesday afternoon.

Manhasset pitcher Marisa Sultana tossed a complete game and struck out eight Sewanhaka batters. She allowed three runs and four hits.

Catherine Jones and Nadia Sbuttoni each drove in three runs to pace Manhasset’s attack. Sara Hastava went 4-5 at the plate and drove in two runs.

Julia Kurzrock led Sewanhaka with a two run home-run.

Manhasset head coach Jillian Beach said it was a combination of timely hitting and good pitching that earned them the win.

“We came up big with the bats,” Beach said. “It was important to score first. Marisa worked really hard and was hitting her spots.”

Sewanhaka head coach Deirdre Kelly said they weren’t aggressive enough at the plate and allowed too many base runners.

“We needed to be more disciplined offensively,” Kelly said. “They also hit a lot of balls in the gap. Our outfielders worked hard to get the ball in and hold them to doubles and triples when it could have gotten uglier.”

In the top of the first inning, Manhasset struck early with five runs.

Hastava gave Manhasset a 1-0 lead with a single to right field.

Manhasset catcher Sara Hastava (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)
Manhasset catcher Sara Hastava (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

Two batters later, Kyra McLaughlin walked in a run to give Manhasset a 2-0 lead.

Jones cleared the bases with a triple to right center field and gave Manhasset a five run lead.

In the top of second inning, Hastava struck again with an RBI double to right, which gave Manhasset a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom of the second, Sewanhaka scored three runs to cut the lead in half.

Marisa Ogden grounded into an infield single and Kurzrock followed up with a two run homer.

Sewanhaka catcher Julia Kurzrock (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)
Sewanhaka catcher Julia Kurzrock (Photo by Gregory Giaconelli)

Manhasset answered back with three runs in the top of the third inning.

Ava Paulucci recorded an RBI ground out, Sbuttoni tripled to center and Sultana reached on an error, giving Manhasset a 9-3 lead.

In the top of the fourth inning, Manhasset added five more runs.

A single up the middle by Elizabeth Creem gave them a 10-3 lead.

Sbuttoni and Hannah Mildt each drove in two runs to give Manhasset a 14-3 lead.

In the top of the sixth inning, Manhasset scored two more runs.

Sultana stole home and Creem singled to left, as Manhasset went on to win 16-3.


 Softball Recaps

Wednesday, Mar. 29

Oyster Bay defeated Floral Park 13-1. Kristen Aasheim led Oyster Bay by allowing one run and six hits over five innings while Emily Moore went 4-for-4 with eight RBIs.

Glen Cove defeated Wheatley 11-9. Safire Blissett led Glen Cove by going 2-4 with five RBIs and a walk. She hit two home runs, including a three-run home run in the sixth inning to give Glen Cove a 10-8 lead. Nafeesah Ali struck out one in a complete game effort for Glen Cove.

North Shore defeated Great Neck North 16-7. Amber Diaz led North Shore with a grand slam in the first inning while Lindsay Bonn pitched four innings and struck out 11 batters.

Roslyn defeated Lawrence 12-0. Ally Lang led Roslyn as she allowed one hit over five innings while Laura Cardillo went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

St. Dominic’s defeated St. Mary’s 9-0. Julia Testagrose led St. Dominic’s with a no-hitter through five innings and 13 strikeouts while Sarah Buonaguro had a triple and scored two runs.


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