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first_imgThe MYAA 9/10-year-old girls’ softball All-Stars took second place in the Little League Section 3 Tournament. Middle-town was the District 19 winner to advance to the Section 3 tournament. “We had solid pitching performances and timely hitting in our winning games,” manager Frank Miceli said. Kristi Miceli threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts and hit a two-run homer in Middletown’s game one win. Elizabeth Gulino led the team in hitting during the series. Nikki Alfano and Nicolette Scheinhartz each drove in three runs in Middletown’s second win. The team played solid defensively in the series with strong glove work by Amanda Kanski, Payleigh Behan and Alexandra Raguseo. Also contributing to the team’s successful run with key hits and solid pitching were Kendall Keelen, Julia McCarthy, Samantha Politano, and Sinead Slade. Nick Alfano was the coach for the team. “Middletown is very proud of how these girls came together in a short period of time and played as a team,” said Miceli. “We are also proud of the direction our program is heading, having won the District title three straight years in this age group.” Middletown also won the Little League (11/12) District 19 title this season. The Hazlet Hawks 12U girls fastpitch travel softball team concluded their successful season by winning their hometown tournament on Aug. 3 at HYAL Fields. The team’s combined record for the Hazlet Township tournament was 4-0, including a 10-6 win over the Holmdel Hornets to clinch first place for the six-team event. During their impressive run throughout the tournament, Hazlet outscored their opponents by a combined score of 37-10. The team won two of the five tournaments they entered during their travel season, also winning the Bergen Blast tournament in Allendale the weekend of June 30-July 1. The girls tournament team consists of the following players from Hazlet Township: Casey Bossert, Nicolette Bou, Taylor Buonocore, Tiffany Dahlquist, Jackie Dickenman, Nicole Ennis, Laura Gesario, Jessica Helmstetter, Erica Lencsak, Christina Marzelli and Jill McDonald. The team is lead by head coach Gerard Gesario, with assistance from Lou Buonocore and Joe Marzelli. Eileen and Sarah Marzelli handle score keeping and cheerleading.last_img


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