Power rankings: WE/HV softball (4/24)
Hudson Valley Softball Rankings (4/24)
The Patriots did something last week they couldn’t do last season: Beat rival Ketcham in the regular season. They’ve got two matchups with Arlington the slate this week.
The Pirates are surging behind their young and talented lineup. Amanda Hartigan’s walkoff RBI scored Kristyn Neroda in a thrilling 1-0 victory over Tappan Zee on Saturday as Mandy McCarthy pitched a no-hitter.
What a week for junior star Brittany Mitchell. The pitcher tossed a gem in w 2-0 win over Eastchester and then threw a perfect game against White Plains two days later. Ursuline is a serious contender
The Vikings have overwhelmed every team they’ve faced so far, outscoring their six opponents by a 86-7 margin. Allie Tobias and Sam McDonald have been almost untouchable at the plate.
The Dutchies lost their first game, getting no-hit, but still hold the No. 5 spot in the rankings. There’s no shame in a 1-0 loss to Pearl River, the four-time champs. TZ is poised to knock them off at some point.
There’s no reason to get too discouraged after their loss to defending state champ John Jay-East Fishkill. Ketcham has enough firepower in their lineup to make a serious run.
The Eagles shook off their 2-0 loss to rival Ursuline with an emotional win over Pelham on Thursday. After giving up a game-tying homer in the seventh, Anna Crowley won it with a walkoff RBI.
Although they suffered their first loss of the season — a 1-0 defeat to Minisink Valley — Warwick is still a major contender in Section 9. Valley Central (4-0) is the team to beat but Warwick is clearly not far behind.
Highlighted by a win over Dobbs Ferry, the Panthers are rolling through their schedule. They’ve outscored their opponents 91-7 combined as Jessica Calvini had 47 strikeouts in 29 innings.
Emily McDonough has really settled into her role shifting from shortstop to pitcher this season. Marlboro is only going to get better as time goes by.