Softball Rolling in the Right Direction

Julianna Botta (18) tracks her hit as she prepares to round the bases.
Julianna Botta (18) tracks her hit as she prepares to round the bases.
Linda Powell throws a consistently strong change-up that has a lot of movement.
Linda Powell throws a consistently strong change-up that has a lot of movement.
Co-captain Nicole Civello (13) playing short stop, is expected to have a strong season.
Co-captain Nicole Civello (13) playing short stop, is expected to have a strong season.

Congratulations Girls Softball for their shutout of Copiague this past week. Junior Linda Powell pitched a near perfect game and shut-down any scoring attempt the Eagles could muster. The Wildcat bats were alive and well scoring at will. “The girls get along really well and are moving forward nicely as a team,” said varsity coach Melyssa Cilmi. “Defensively we have been really solid as a whole, and today, Linda [Powell] had a very good outing. She is a phenomenal pitcher, her change-up is very good with a lot of movement.”

Co-captain Nicole Civello, a senior, has started the season strongly for her lady Wildcats. “Nicole is very consistent up at bat and makes very good plays in the field.” Junior Aleysha Midgett is swinging the bat well early in the season. “She plays center field and can track down anything in the outfield and she’s probably one of our most powerful hitters,” said coach Cilmi.

Anchoring the defense behind the plate is Laura Galligan. “Laura is a solid player, probably one of our best catchers,” added coach Cilmi. Two players also to keep an eye on have been the Designated Players (DP) who are designated to bat only. “Freshman Melissa Triolo and Skyler Zenie have both done very well for us,” said coach Cilmi. “When they make contact, the ball really goes.” 

The girls have a home game on Wednesday April 9th at 4PM. Central field is located behind 33 Walt Whitman Road (Rt 110) Office Building, just north of Jericho Turnpike.

Slide Show from Copiague game:

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