Girls high school softball roundup

Jazcelyn Pagan has every reason to be pumped, as her prediction that Clinton would beat Lehman proved true, with Lady Governors now heading into the playoffs as the #7 seed. - Photo by Alfred Giancarli

Only days after Lehman High School’s Domenica Regina pitched a gem in a 5-2 win over Hunter College High School, the Bronx pitcher’s continued journey from a collision at the plate that broke her face two years ago stalled in two straight losses, dropping Lehman to third place in the Bronx A Division. 

Regina pitched once more on May 14, at the Parkchester Little League Field in a 13-7 loss against the surging girls from Adlai Stevenson (15-3).  Her dominance against Hunter was completely eclipsed in a 7 inning performance that saw Regina allow 13 hits and 13 runs, striking out only 5 batters, as Nathaly Campos (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI’s, 1 2B, 2 SB), Shanay Bonilla (2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI), Sharina Aristy (1-for-3, 2 R) and Diana Duran (3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI’s, 1 2B) put one in the win column for Yamilka Tejeda (7 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 8 K’s).  Stevenson ends the season in second place. 

On May 17, the Lady Governors (16-2) claimed first place and avenged an earlier season loss with a big 15-3 win at Clinton.  Once again, Regina was asked to get the job done, allowing 12 earned runs in 5 innings, as Niki Rodriguez (3-for-3, 3 R, 3 RBI’s), Ashley Icaza (1-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI), Ayla Espinal (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B), Jacelyn Pagan (2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI’s) and Kassandra Leidermer (2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B), who promised her team would die first before losing two straight to the Lady Lions.  Icaza allowed only allowed 4 hits and 3 runs, and struck out 5 Lehman batters in the 5 inning win. 

Clinton earned a 7 seeding in the tournament, while Stevenson was seeded 13, followed by Lehman as the #17 seed.

Science Clinches Fourth Place Finish

On Thursday, May 15, at Bergen Field, the Lady Wolverines (12-5) outsmarted the High School of Environmental Studies 9 -3, on the backs of Alexandra Krawczuk (3-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI’s, 1 3B), Elizabeth Rubel (3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI), Mackenzi Charter (2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI’s, 1 3B) and Corinne Fish (7 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 8 K’s).  Science goes into the upcoming playoffs as the #14 seed. 

Kennedy Ends Season With Four-Game Win Streak

The Lady Knights (10-7) clinched a fifth place spot in the Bronx A Division, overcoming a tough loss to Adlai Stevenson, to win four straight games, including a 13-3 win over South Bronx, 11-1 win over Louis Brandeis, and a 16-2 victory against Bronx Leadership Academy, but perhaps the biggest win was an exciting 4-3 win over Bronx Science that saw strong performances from Amanda Small (3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI), Vanessa Cullen (1-for-4, 2 RBI’s), Teresa Rodriguez (2-for-3, 2 2B’s) and Jhoeldi Paulino (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 K’s).  For its efforts, Kennedy earned a #22 seed in the upcoming playoffs. 

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