Epstein Dominates as Team Excels

Taylor Epstein threw a no hitter, the first of her varsity career, leading the way for a 12-0 victory over Ward Melville on Wednesday April 12th.
Taylor Epstein threw a no hitter, the first of her varsity career, leading the way for a 12-0 victory over Ward Melville on Wednesday April 12th.
Shortstop Noelle Bryggman looks for the second out as she grabs a line drive.
Shortstop Noelle Bryggman looks for the second out as she grabs a line drive.
Nicole Algierie (8) is having a solid season at the plate going 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI in the Ward Melville win.
Nicole Algierie (8) is having a solid season at the plate going 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI in the Ward Melville win.
Sophomore Riley Piromalli contributes at the plate and in the field.
Sophomore Riley Piromalli contributes at the plate and in the field.
With the weather finally cooperating, our Lady Wildcats have turned the corner with three solid wins last week.
With the weather finally cooperating, our Lady Wildcats have turned the corner with three solid wins last week.

Whitman’s Softball team won all three games over the break, improving to 4-4 on the season. Taylor Epstein paved the way for the three wins, as she threw 23 innings and struck out 43 batters, allowed two runs and 10 hits.  It was a great team effort by everyone.

On Monday April 10th Epstein pitched a complete game, allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run, while striking out 13 leading the way in the 4-1 win over Half Hollow Hills East. She also went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Nicole Algierie went 2-3 with one run scored. Noelle Bryggman went 1-3 with one stolen base and a run scored.

Then, two short days later, Epstein threw a no hitter, the first of her varsity career, leading the way for a 12-0 victory over Ward Melville. Taylor overpowered the Ward Melville lineup by executing pitch after pitch, and striking out 15. "She was absolutely lights out," said Whitman coach Ralph Miranda. "Every pitch was working. She was really dominant." Danielle Barbarito went 3-4 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Nicole Algierie went 4-4 with 3 runs scored and 1 RBI. Noelle Bryggman went 2-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. Britany Khatchatourian went 3-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Closing out the week, on Saturday April 15th, Noelle Bryggman delivered a walk off 2 RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs to drive in Hailey Khatchatourian and Riley Piromalli. Solid defense backed Taylor Epstein the entire game, who threw all 10 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits, while striking out 15.

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Come out and support the lady Wildcats at their next home game- Thursday, April 20th at 4:30, Central Field.