High School Report
The Scholars’ Academy softball team was just three outs away from clinching a berth in the PSAL softball Class ‘B’ finals. Lab Museum United would complete the seventh inning rally by scoring two runs to win 4-3 on Wednesday, May 3 at Lincoln High School.
No. 2 seed Lab Museum was able to load the bases on three singled off starting pitcher Kayla Nolan. The game was tied at 3 when Cheyenne DeJesus walked, and LMU got the win when Talia Greenberg recorded an infield hit to drive in the winning run. Scholars, who had earned the eleventh seed in the playoffs in their first year on the varsity, got the bats going early. Taylor Gallagher doubled, and scored the first run on an RBI double by Nolan to make it 1-0. Seawolves catcher Victoria Mancini drove in Nolan with an RBI double, and Rebecca O’Connnor had a runscoring single for a 3-0 lead.
Scholars’ Academy coach Jessica Henck said her team got a little bit unlucky as hard hit balls was caught by the LMU defense. Some nerves also showed up late as LMU rallied but it doesn’t overshadow how proud she was of the team’s performance.
“I told them overall they should be proud of themselves for a successful season, they were disappointed we couldn’t make it to the next round,” Henck said. Girls Lacrosse
Beach Channel had stormed back from a four goal deficit at top seed Tottenville to tie the game at 8 in the second half. The Lady Dolphins couldn’t take the lead, while the eventual PSAL champions scored the game’s final four goals to win 12- 8 in the Class A semifinals on May 17. Melisa Willaims and Courtney Gallagher scored back-to-back goals to tie the game at 8. Victoria Orlick broke the deadlock with 14:11 left in the game for the Pirates to take a 9- 8 lead. Beach Channel finished the season at 8-8.
“We have a lot of young players out there, sophomores playing big minutes. Our seniors who I coached since middle school, they fought and stepped up in terms of leadership,” said Dolphins coach Sam Innes. ‘It was fun to watch. This one hurts, but at the end of the day, they know they accomplished something.” Baseball
Beach Channel/Channel View was eliminated in the first round of the PSAL B playoffs on May 25 by Queens Vocation Tech 11-1.