2014 SOFTBALL NEWS

 

 

OCTOBER 5TH 2014  KNIGHTS STINGRAYS EXTEND FALL RECORD TO 3-0-1

SEPTEMBER 20th  KNIGHTS GIRLS OF FALL WIN

SEPTEMBER 12 TH 2014  KNIGHTS GIRLS OF SUMMER DEFEAT ST. ANSELMS 10-4 TO WIN SUMMER KIWANIS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2014  KNIGHTS GIRLS OF SUMMER DEFEAT ST. COLUMBA TO GO TO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP IN A GREAT GAME PLAYED BY BOTH TEAMS

JULY 12TH - GIRLS OF SUMMER ACTION

 

JUNE 8TH CHAMPIONSHIP FOR JV DIVISION

MAY 25th JUNIOR METS AND YANKEES

MAY 19TH JV DHAA STINGRAYS VS. ST. A'S

 

MAY 17TH JV DHAA STINGRAYS VS. JV LITTLE LADY KNIGHTS

 

MAY 11TH CLINIC # 2 WITH COACH KIM PROCIDA

MAY 10TH JV DHAA STINGRAYS VS. OLA DESTROYZ

MAY 8TH JV DHAA STINGRAYS VS. ST. EPHREMS

MAY 6th DHAA STINGRAYS VS. THE FIREBIRDS

 

MAY 4TH COACH KIM PROCIDA CLINIC # 1

APRIL 12TH VS. DHAA STINGRAYS VS. OLA

JAN- MARCH 2014 WINTER WORKOUTS

2013 SOFTBALL NEWS

August 16th 2013 OUR 2013 TEAMS  

June 30, 2013 Our Varsity team advances once again to the championship 

June 30, 2013 Our JV teams play each other - winner advances to the championship

05/01/2013  -  06/09/2013   OUR JUNIOR METS WIN TWO OUT OF THEIR LAST THREE GAMES - A TEAM NAMED METS THAT ACTUALLY WINS GAMES

06/09/2013  -  Our JV Girls finish season 8-4 and win first playoff game

04/27/2013 -  OUR JUNIOR METS MEET VISITATION IN GAME FOUR OF THE SEASON

 

04/14/2013 -  OUR JUNIOR METS MEET ST. EPHREMS IN GAME THREE OF THE SEASON

04/08/2013 -  OUR JUNIOR METS MEET ST. EPHREMS IN GAME ONE OF THE SEASON

2012 SOFTBALL NEWS

 

7/02/2012 - OUR JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM WINS ST. ANSELM'S CHAMPIONSHIP

 ST. BERNADETTE DHAA KNIGHTS WIN THE JUNIOR VARSITY ST. ANSELMS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday June 27th 2012

The old Dustbowl was rocking this past Wednesday when the St. Bernadette Knights took on the St. Anselms team in the Junior Varsity Championship game.   In the first inning, the St. Anselms team had a runner on second base with one out but could not bring her in as Kayla Hankash struck out the next two batters.  The Knights team went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the first inning.  In the top of the second inning, Kayla again struck out two of the three batters to get out of th inning.  In the bottom of the inning, the Knights scored two runs when Kayla singled, Kayla stole second,  Anna Boylan  singled ,  Marissa Sparacio walked,  Alexandra Vittiburga walked scoring one run and Alyssa Martin walked and Sophia Pedernera  drove in the second run on a well hit ball.  St. Anselms threatened in the top of the third inning with runners at second and third base but again the Knights defense was able to get the third out.  IN the bottom of the third inning, the Knights Angels added 3 more runs when Bianca Cannata walked, Nina Amatore walked, Kayla Hankash walked, Anna Boylan walked driving in Nina, Marissa Sparacio walked driving in Kayla and Brooke Signorile singled driving in Marissa.   Anna Boylan came in to pitch in the 4th inning for the Knights and struck out two batters to get out of the inning.   In the top of the fifth inning, Nina Amatore made two nice plays at shortstop to get the first two outs against the St. Anselm’s team and then Anny Boylan got the third out on a grounder right back to the pitcher.  In the top of the 6th inning, The St. Anselm’s team scored two runs on hits by Anna, Maya and Ashley. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Knights scored four runs when Anna Boylan hit a Home Run to start off the inning, Marissa walked and Brooke Signorile drilled a double up the middle scoring Marissa.  Alexandra Vittiburga walked, Alyssa Martin walked, Stephanie Maisonett walked and Jessica Smalley walked to score one run and  Bianca Cannata walked to score the 4th run of the inning.  With the score 9-2, the St. Anselms team led off the 7th inning with a triple by Claudia.  The next batter hit a ground ball to Nina at Short that she was able to hold the runner and throw to first base to get the out.   The Knights team was able to get two more strikeouts to win the game 9-2.

6/23/2012 - OUR JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM ACTION SHOTS

6/20/2012 - OUR VARSITY TEAM WINS ST. ANSELM'S CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOES ENTIRE SEASON UNDEFEATED

6/08/2012 - Our Girls JV Team in action (5th and 6th Grade)

06/02/2012 - Our Girls square off against each other Knightettes vs. Lady Knights (7th and 8th Grade)

5/19/2012 - Our Girls MInor Team in action (3rd and 4th Grade)

4/28/2012 - Our Girls Varsity Knightettes (7th and 8th Grade)

 

2011 SOFTBALL NEWS

MARCH 9, 2012 KNIGHTS HOST THEIR 14TH ANNUAL DINNER AT SIRICO'S

The Dyker Heights Athletic Association/St. Bernadette “The Knights” held their annual Travel baseball Trophy awards night at Sirico’s catering hall on Friday March 9th . There were over 240 people in attendance. The kids were all excited about receiving their participation awards and there were several awards for special achievement.  The night started off with Dom Castiglione receiving the New York State Cal Ripken tournament MVP award from the Knights.   Mike Baglivo spoke about how well our kids performed in the Cap Rikpen 11U and 12U tournmaments.  In the 11U, our team won the New York State Championship and in the 12U, our team was runner up to the champion.    Our boys also received their very nice letter jackets for participating in the 11U Cal Ripken tournament and winning the championship.   Our 11-12 Knights Travel Kiwanis champs received their awards and championship jackets.   The 9 -10 Mets who were champions of the DHAA St. A’s 9-10 league were presented their jackets by coaches Pete McCarthy, Tom Mangano and Mike Baglivo.  The Varsity girls that won St. Anselm’s league received their jackets from coaches Dom Angilletta and Dan Fogliano.

Some special achievement awards were also presented.  Cali Halm won a coaches award for the Varsity Girls team.  Erin Safran won a Outstanding hitting award for the Varsity girls and Gabriela Scarpaci and Marlena Budna won Most valuable players for the Varsity Girls teams .  Kayla Hankash won MVP for the Minor girl’s team.    Patricia Cerrato, Athena Styron and Stephanie Ferrara won special coaches awards for the JV girl’s team. 

Julia Maxwell won the coaches award for the Minor girls team.  Peter Tedesco and Michael Iacobucci won special coaches awards for the 9-10 Dodgers team.   Peter Grabowski received an MVP award for his participation on the 11-13 Riverdogs team.  Frank Fogliano won the Tom Seaver award for his pitching in the 11-13 Division for the Muckdogs.  Joseph Barbati won the Joey Mauer award for his  performance during the year for the 11-13 Rattlers awards.   The 7-8 Summer Parkville travel team coached by Tom Mangano and Mike Baglivo and Dan Fogliano received their championship jackets.  The Muckdogs in the 11-13 Division were also presented with their DHAA championship jackets.  The Girls 14U were presented with medals for winning the SBBL Fall League championship.  Jim Pisciotta spoke about his incredible season with his 13-14 team.  In Kiwanis league this year, our 13-14 team finished in first place and in the Fall, our team won the New York Travel championship.  

 The dinner  also featured six Knights directors’ awards. These awards are the organization’s highest honors and are given to the players whom best represent the Knights organizational objective which is to cherish, sustain and promote good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and character for our youth. This year Matthew Melio won the Arch Bishop John Hughes Council 48.   Antonio Barone won the Nicholas Guariglia award.  Nicholas Cona won the Tony Maglio award.   Rosalie Mumford won the Victor Allegretti award.  Allsysa Martin won the Santina Allegretti award.    Joe Barone and Joseph Barone were on hand to present Kayla Hankash with this year’s Karen Barone Director’s award.   

  

7/11/2011 - Our 2011 DHAA ST. BERNADETTE SOFTBALL TEAMS 

6/26/2011 - Our 8th Grade Varsity Divisions loses the final game in the St. Anselm's Championship

06/21/2011 - Our 7th Grade Varsity Divisions wins the St. Ephrem's Championship

06/20/2011 - Our JV team in action

 

612/2011  DHAA MINOR GIRLS DEFEAT ST. EPHREM'S  

     With both teams having one loss in the playoffs, this was a win or go home game for both teams. The Knights were up first in the top of the first when starting pitcher Kayla Hankash blasted a 2-run double to get things started. Isabella Chirico then hit a RBI single bringing in Hankash and Alexandra Vittiburga scored Chirico with a RBI single. Isabella Tomasulo ended the inning with a bases loaded walk that brought in a run and gave the Knights a 5-0 lead.   Chirico brought in 2-runs in the 3rd inning with a single up the middle and Tomasulo earned a RBI with another bases loaded walk giving the Knight an 8-4 lead. The 4th inning was when the Knights bats really came alive. Lennon Tomaselli, Briana Alicandro, Julia Hajjar and Nina Amatore all had RBI singles, followed by a 3-run home run by Kayla Hankash for a 15-5 lead for the Knights. Stephanie Maisonett finished things up in the 5th inning with a bases loaded RBI walk, making the final score 16-8.  Quick running on the bases and a strong defense by Amanda Fecci, Ashley Bahnsen, Adriana Luppino, Julia Maxwel & Katie Castrianni helped the Knight ensure a victory and advance to the next round of the playoffs.

 

 

 

2010 SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

A YEAR IN REVIEW

 

NOVEMBER 7TH 2010

Lady Knights Celebrate Season of Success           

               The D.H.A.A. softball program held its annual awards dinner at Siricos  Catering hall on Sunday November 7, 2010 . The dinner ,very much like its season, was a huge success.  The evening was highlighted by the presentation  of the first ever Karen Barone Memorial Award. Karen Barone was a neighborhood staple, known for her generous giving. Weather it was financial, or the giving of her time, Karen was always doing something for her community.  She was always doing for the neighborhood schools.   The Knights softball program is small, but quite formidable.  The Lady Knights put three teams in the St. Anselm's league.  In varsity division play ,the defending champion Lady Knights were unable to defend their title, losing in the first round of the playoffs.  In rookie division play, the Angels, coached by Joe Amatore surprised everyone. The under aged little dynamos won the championship after a successful 9-5 regular season.  In Junior varsity play the Little Lady Knights, coached by Dan Fogliano ,became the first team in Knights history to finish a season undefeated, winning both the regular season and the playoff titles.  The JV team then completed a very successful fall ball season.

   The dinner got under way with the rookie division champions receiving their championship jackets and trophys.The coaches then gave out two team awards. The rookie Angels most valuable player was given to Kayla Hankash for her outstanding play this year. The coaches award was then given to newcomer Keara Donahue for her unselfish play. Next, the JV division champion Little Lady Knights received their championship jackets and trophy's. The coaches then awarded the most improved player to Marissa Di Camillo for her clutch hitting and her tremendous all around improvement. The coaches awards were awarded to Elizabeth Tesoriero and Brigette Cannata for their selfless play and their overall contributions to the team.For the varsity team, the coaches awarded the most improved player to Alexa Rivera.  The coaches award was given to Joanna Casalla, a staple in the Knights organization.

   The last awards of the night were the directors awards. These awards go to the girls who best represent the Knights organization and what it stands for.They are based on sportsmanship, determination and integrity.    The winner of the Santini Allegretti Memorial award, from the Rookie Angels, was Bianca Cannata. Although she has been with the organization for a while, this was her first year playing softball. She is a very welcome addition to the softball program.

   The last two awards of the night were given to the Little Lady Knights dynamic duo. The Victor Allegretti memorial award was given to Olivia Hankash. Next up was the first ever Karen Barone Memorial award. The first ever recipient of the award was Abigail Fogliano. The Barone family was in attendance, as son Joseph gave a special speech about his mother. Then husband Joe and daughter helped with the presentation of the award.  It was a very emotional evening with few dry eyes in the house.   These two girls have been a dream for the coaches of the Knights organization.   They have represented the Knights for a while now, with a fierce determination and the highest of integrity. They have also won championships in other sports.  The D.H.A.A. would like to send our warmest wishes to the Barone family. We would also like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone in attendance.

JUNE 21st 2010

DHAA ST. BERNADETTE GIRLS SOFTBALL MINOR DIVISION TEAM WINS THE ST. ANSELM'S MINOR DIVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP DEFEATING ST. EPHREMS 15-9 IN THE FINAL GAME.  ANNA BOYLAN AND KAYLA HANKASH PITCHED THEIR TEAM TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP BUT THE HERO OF THE GAME THAT WENT INTO EXTRA INNINGS WAS KAYLA HANKASH WHO CAN UP IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH INNING AND SMASHED A GRAND SLAM TO RIGHT FIELD BREAKING THE GAME WIDE OPEN.  THE OFFENSIVE ONSLAUGHT WAS LED BY MANY KEY HITS AND WALKS BY KAYLA HANKASH, ALYSSA MARTIN, AMANDA FECCI, ANNA BOYLAN, JULIA MAXWELL, NINA AMATORE, KEARA DONAHUE, MARISA SPARACIO, BIANCA CANNATA, ASHLEY BAHNSEN, GIANNA LIOTA, ALYSSA MARTIN, BRIANNA ALICANDRO, STEPHANIE MAISONETT AND JULIA HAJJAR.  IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH, KAYLA HANKASH CAUGHT A POP UP TO THE PITCHER, NINA AMATORE SNATCHED A LINE DRIVE FOR THE SECOND OUT AND A COME BACKER TO KAYLA PUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP AWAY FOR THE KNIGHTS. 

HERE ARE THE CHAMPS IN ACTION

 

JUNE 17th 2010 DHAA ST. BERNADETTE GIRLS SOFTBALL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM WINS THE ST. ANSELM'S JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER GOING UNDEFEATED THE ENTIRE SEASON AND DEFEATING ST. EPHREMS 21-13 IN THE FINAL GAME -

AMAZING RECORD AND UNBELIEVABLE SEASON

 

JUNE 6TH 2010 DHAA ST. BERNADETTE GIRLS SOFTBALL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM IS 12-0

 

MAY 28TH 2010 DHAA ST. BERNADETTE GIRLS SOFTBALL MINOR TEAM

OUR 2010 GIRLS MINOR TEAM COACHED BY JOE AND NINA AMATORE ARE NOW 8-2 ON THE SEASON

 

 

2009 Softball Highlight

DECEMBER 19TH  2009 - 2009 AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR THE DHAA GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM

The Dyker Heights Athletic Association/St. Bernadette  “The Knights” held their annual softball Trophy day at the St. Bernadette.

The girls were all excited about receiving their participation awards and there were several awards for special achievement.  For the Girls softball teams , Amanda Scherer received the Golden Glove award in the Varsity Division.  Liana Dicamillo received the Coaches award for the Varsity team.  For one of the Junior Varsity teams, Alexandra Carestia, Erin Safran and Laura Russo received Most Improved Player awards.  The other JV team, Stephanie Poulos received the MOst Valuable Player award from coach Vin Derosa.  For the Minor Division team, Olivia Hankash and Abigail Fogliano received the Coaches Awards and Alexia Poulos received the Most Improved Player award.    Also our Junior Varsity girls coaches by Derosa, Tramontano and Poulos received their championship jackets for winning the Junior Varsity Championship in the St. Anselm's league.

 

 

The awards ceremony also featured four Knights directors’ awards.  These awards are the organization’s highest honors and are given to the players whom best represent the Knights organizational objective which is to cherish, sustain and promote good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and character for our youth.   This year, Alessia Cipriano, Nicolette Tramontano and Gabriella Scarpaci won the Director’s awards.   These children were selected by the DHAA Board of Directors to receive this honor.  They are 8 Directors that are involved in the Softball program and they all voted.    What we now look for this award is what we call the six pillars of Character, Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship

 

June 24th 2009  -  Junior Varsity Lady Knights capture second championship in a row

 

June 20th  -  Minor Stingrays make it to the championship game first year

May 31st through June 3rd 2009  -  Minor Lady Stingrays

  The next win came against the St. Anselm Firebirds by a 16-13 score.  As usual the first four hitters( Fogliano, Ferarra, Hankash and Poulos) lit it up.They went 8 for 11 with seven RBI and nine runs scored.  Hankash tied for the team lead with her third homerun of the year.Fusco,Martin and Styron all drove in two runs apiece.  Styron also scored twice. Happy birthday to Stefanie Ferarra who supplied the team with cupcakes.
 

      In what was the most important game of the year, the girls played their best game.The Stingrays were facing the second place St.Anselm Cougars (9-1-1)with first place on the line.  The girls defeated the Cougars 12-2.  The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead but then the Stingrays exploded.  After giving up three doubles, Hankash retired eleven of the next twelve batters, striking out five.Fogliano came in next.  After walking the first batter, she struck out six in a row.  The two girls put on a pitching clinic.  Offensively,Hankash was the show,going 4 for 4 with 4RBI,3RS and a team leading fourth homerun.

 

May 27th 2009  -  Varsity Bandits Action Shots

May 29th 2009  -  Minor Lady Stingrays

   The girls next game was an 11-4 victory over the St. Ephrem Mets. Once again the top five hitters,  Fogliano, Boylan, Hankash, Poulos and Ferarra were awesome.  They combined for ten hits and ten RBIs.  Patricia Cerrato had the other RBI.  Fogliano and Poulos each hit a homerun.  Amatore and Styron also contributed to the attack. Hankash (winner) and Fogliano combined in a fine pitching effort,striking out eleven between them. The defense played a fine game,despite a constant mixing of positions.   Ada Fusco and Marisa DiCamillo celebrated their tenth birthdays.Fusco provided the team with delicious cupcakes.Happy Birthday to both girls.  Right now, the girls sit in first place, with a 5-0-1 record.

May 28th 2009  -  Minor Lady Stingrays

  The Lady Stingrays extended thier unbeaten streak to six games.Game #3 was a 12-0 victory over a weaker OLA team.The girls played a solid all around game.Abigail Fogliano and Anna Boylan led the attack, with three hits each.Stefanie Ferrara,Olivia Hankash,Alexia Poulas,Maria Fadelici,Athena Styron and Elizabeth Tesoriero all contributed to the offensive onslaught.The girls pounded out fourteen hits.Hankash(winner),Tesoriero and Fogliano combined for the shutout,giving up three hits,and striking out eleven. 
 

   The next game,a 13-7 victory over the St. Anselem Cougars was the highlight of the year.The previously unbeaten Cougars were thought to be the best team in the league.The girls were losing 7-1 when they pulled off the play of the year.With two on and no out;Fogliano,to Poulas, to Hankash.Bang,bang,bang, triple

play.This was the turning point of the game.The girls outscored the Cougars 12-0 over the last three innings.THe top of the lineup;Fogliano,Ferarra,Hankash and Poulos had their usual solid games. However, the bottom of the lineup came up huge with many big hits.  Ada Fusco,Athena Styron,Marisa DiCamillo,Evi Paloumbis and Nina Amatore combined for seven runs scored and six hits in the eighteen hit onslaught.  Abigail Fogliano pitched three shutout innings for the win.  The Stingrays next defeated the other league host,St. Anselm Redbirds, by a 16-13 score.  Every girl in the lineup either had a hit, or scored a run.  Boylan led the way, with three hits.  Poulos had four RBIs.

May 3rd 2009  -  Minor Lady Stingrays continue to roll along 

The first pitch of the season was cracked for a home run. The Lady Stingrays have not looked back.  The team started the season with a 15-1 victory of an overmatched OLA team.  Our girls pounded out fifteen hits along  with eight walks,for an incredible .638 OBP.  Abigail Fogliano(1-3B,1HR,2RBI&3RS), Olivia Hankash(1-2B,1HR,5RBI,&2RS) and Anna Boylan(2RBI & 2RS), led the offense with three hits each.  Elizabeth Tesoriero,Alexia Poulas,Athena Styron,Marisa DiCamillo,Maria Fadelici & Alyssa Martin all contributed to the offensive assault.  On the defensive part of the game,  The team played well.  Hankash and Tesoriero pitched for the combined win with eleven strikeouts in the victory.    Special congratulations to Nina Amatore,Patricia Cerrato,Maria Fadelici,Alyssa Martin,Athena Styron and Elizabeth Tesoriero.  This was the first ever games of their young careers.
 

Game two was totally different.  The result was a hard fought 6-6 tie verse league host,St. Anselm Cougars.  Once again the girls hit the ball well, pounding out thirteen hits and easily out hitting their opponents.  However,because St. Anselms outplayed the Stingrays defensively,and a little bit of bad luck, the Lady Stingrays were trailing 6-2 headed into the sixth and final inning.  Ada Fusco got things started with a base hit and then with one out,the girls produced six hits in a row.  Stephanie Ferrara capped things off with a game tying hit.  With two outs and the bases loaded,the Stingrays had a chance to take the lead, but just fell short.Alexia Poulas(3 hits) was the hitting star of the game.  Fadelici and Ferrara contributed with two hits apiece. Abigail Fogliano pitched solidly,giving the Stingrays four strong innings,striking out ten batters.    Special congratulations too Ada Fusco,playing in  the first game of her career.  

 

2008 Softball Highlights

 

October 4th 2008 - Awards day for Softball teams

The Dyker Heights Athletic Association/St. Bernadette  “The Knights” held their annual softball Trophy day at the St. Bernadette.

The girls were all excited about receiving their participation awards and there were several awards for special achievement.  For the Girls softball teams , Evi Paloumbis won the Rookie Award for the Minor team and Cheyenne Deal won the Coaches Award.  For the first JV team, Dana Scherer won Batting Champ award and Jade Lewis won the Coaches Award.  For the second JV team Nicolette Tramontano won the MVP Award and Rose Maxwell won the Coaches Award.   For the first Varsity team Samantha Mariniello won Comeback Player of the Year and Jessica Lettieri won the Coaches award.  For the seocnd Varisty team, Monica Mangano won the Batting Championship and Alessia Cipriano won the Coaches Award.

 

The awards ceremony also featured four Knights directors’ awards.  These awards are the organization’s highest honors and are given to the players whom best represent the Knights organizational objective which is to cherish, sustain and promote good citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty and character for our youth.   This year, Jessica Sacco and Sabrina Mangano won the DHAA Director’s awards.  Caterina Mauro won the Santina Allegretti award, Alexa Derosa won the Victor Allegretti Memorial Award. 

 

 

July 2008 - Our 2008 teams

 May 25, 2008  Knights Minors

May 25, 2008 J.V. Knights Bombers

May 10, 2008 J.V. Knights Bombers

 

April 6th 2008

St Bernedette Girls Varsity Lady Knights started their season in St Anselms Softball League Sunday April 6th.They played against Our Lady Of Angels on a cold and dreary day more suitable for football than softball.  The Lady Knights pitcher Christina Baglivo started out a little rusty giving up 2 runs in the 1st due mostly to walks than hits but settled down after that not allowing another run over the next 3 innings.  Maria Guzzo hit a triple with 2 on, Rosemarie Pssareas hit a 2 run homer, Stephanie Piscopia doubled in a run and Noel Girgenti singled in 2 runs. On the Defensive side newcomer Alexa Moustakas made a great play at the plate. The game was tied 8-8 when in the bottom of the 7th Samantha Marinello doubled in the go ahead run for the Lady Knights to win their season opener 9-8.

 

2007 Softball Highlights

May 20th  2007

DANNY MANGANO'S 5TH AND 6TH GRADE BANDITS

 

 

2006 Softball Highlights

 

June 9th 2006

Lady Knights JV 15 – St. Anselms 10

The Lady Knights 12 year old JV softball team defeated a determined St. Anselms team 15 to 10 in recent 12.   year old softball action.  Coach Mike Baglivo’s team had only seven players but Christina Baglivo valiantly left her “sick bed” and made it to the game to help her team avoid a forfeit.  Maria Guzzo started the game and was awesome on the mound.  She pitched 4 innings and struck out 8 batters.  Maria helped her own cause by smashing a triple to drive in a run.  In addition to Maria, Rosemary Psarreas playing third base cracked a home run.  Outfielder Caterina Mauro had 3 singles on the day, and Christina Baglivo and Samantha Marinello chipped in with hits as well.  On defense, Christina Baglivo showed her versatility by making a double play at first base.  Samantha Schlecker, playing second base also turned in a double play gem to stop a big rally.

May 15th 2006

The DHAA Lady Knights won two games in recent softball action against the Visitation GJV Bandits.

Lady Knights 8 GJV Bandits 3

In the first game, Maria Guzzo pitched 2 scoreless innings to lead her team to victory.   Maria helped her own pitching cause by hitting a 3 run home run.  Stephanie Piscopia hit a single to drive in one run.  On defense, Rosemarie Psarreas had a heck of a game at third base.  Maria turned over two double plays to keep the bandits in check.  The rest the Lady knights teamed up to hold the Bandits to three runs for the game. 

Lady Knights 6 GJV Bandits 3

Christina Camia ignited the Lady Knights offense by ripping a Double to drive in an RBI. Rosemarie Psarreas smashed a triple to drive in 2 RBIsto keep the offense in high gear.   On defense, the Lady Knights were helped by Carmela Marchica who turned in an excellent double play to stop a Bandit rally.  For the second straight game, the Lady Knights stingy pitching and defense allowed only three runs to score. 

The St. Bernadette Knights Junior Varsity team wins one and loses one

Saturday April 29th 2006

St.Ephrems 13 - Lady Knights JV 12

The Lady Knights 12 year old softball team lost a tough game to St. Ephrems. The Knights season 
finally got under way and the players played an exciting game. Maria Guzzo pitched three terrific innings for 
the Knights allowing only three runs.  Knights Coach Mike Baglivo was proud of his pitcher’s performance 
against a very determined St. Ephrems team.  Maria received offensive support from Noel Girgenti 
who went 2 for 2 and had two walks, and scored 3 runs.  Christina Baglivo knocked in the go ahead run in the 
sixth inning but it was not enough to secure the win.  The St. Ephrems Bluejays fought back, taking the lead 
and winning the game 13 to 12.    
 
 
Lady Knights JV 18 St. Anselms 4
 
The Lady Knights JV bounced back from an opening day loss to defeat the St. Anselms team 18 to 4.  
The Knights were on top of their game today and used the long ball to secure the win.  Francesca Ingargiola, 
Maria Guzzo and Rosemarie Psarreas hit their first homeruns of the season.  On defense, Rosemarie made a 
clean pick at third base, making the long throw across the diamond for the out.  Overall the defense was 
tough allowing only 4 runs to score for the game.  This is the first win for the Lady Knights and they 
brought their record to .500 at 1-1 for the season.

 

The St. Bernadette Knights Minor Division Bandits  - May 14, 2005

THE ST.BERNADETTE BANDITS OF THE MINOR DIVISION CONTINUE TO ROLL AS THEY ARE NOW ARE 6-0 AFTER TOUGH GAME WITH THE TITANS ON FRIDAY. THE BANDITS DEFEATED THE  UNDEFEATED SACRED HEART CARDINALS 17-13 ..THEY ARE NOW IN SOLE PROCESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN THE DIVISION. MONICA MANGANO LED THE WAY GOING 4-4 AT THE PLATE, INCLUDING A TRIPLE AND SHE ALSO PITCHED 3 SUPERB INNINGS GIVING UP ONLY 4 RUNS.  MARIA MANNINO CONTINUED HER TEAR AT THE PLATE GOING 4-4 AS WELL.   BIANCA PISCIOTTA BROKE OUT OF HER SLUMP WITH 3 HITS ON THE DAY.

THE BANDITS HAD 23 HITS AS A TEAM AND REALLY DIDN'T LET UP.  THEY  ALSO PLAYED SOME AWESOME DEFENSE.   SABRINA MANGANO MADE TWO GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAYS AT SECOND BASE LATE IN THE GAME.   CATHLEEN GIORDANO AND OLIVIA BRENNAN CAUGHT A GREAT GAME BEHIND THE PLATE, AMANDA SCHERER AND KIM NICOLUCCI  PLAYED THEIR USUAL SUPERB DEFENSE IN THE INFIELD.   JACLYN BRENNAN , SANDRA ANGILLETTA,JESSICA SACCO EACH HAD SOME BIG HITS TO KEEP INNINGS ALIVE. DEMI SPERANZA CAME IN TO PITCH FOR MONICA IN THE LATE INNINGS AND SHUT THE DOOR ON THE CARDINALS WITH A GREAT FASTBALL. 

The St. Bernadette Knights Minor Division Bandits  - May 11, 2005

The St. Bernadette MINOR LEAGUE BANDITS defeated Visitation 11-9 in a great game played by both teams.  

 

The St. Bernadette Knights Minor Division Bandits  - April 22, 2005

The St. Bernadette MINOR LEAGUE BANDITS are off to a great start.  They are 3-0 and are coming on strong.  On 4/21/05, they played the OLG Mermaids and won by a score of 12-6. 

The St. Bernadette Knights JV team  - April 9, 2005

    The St Bernadettes-Dyker Height Knights' Girls JV team defeated  Our Lady of Guadalupe 10-7.  The victory was secured by the stellar pitching from the trio of Catherine Walsh, Rosemarie Pssareas and Christina Baglivo.  The Knights fielders made some great play in the field.  Amanda Sciortino turned in an "Alex Rodriguez" type performance at 3rd base while Gabriella Raiola and Stephanie Piscopia contributed "Derek Jeter" type performances at shortstop.  Maria Guzzo, Katerina Mauro, Carmella Marchica and Nicole D'Apice played excellent in the feild as well.  Nicole Santo had 2 critical plays in the field - one at first base and the other in left field to save a lot of runs from scoring.  MaryBeth Farkouh and Francesca Ingargiola split the game at catcher and did great.  On the offensive side, the burst started in the 2nd inning with the Knights down 1-0.  Christina Baglivo (2 for 3) led off with a triple, followed by walks to Amanda Sciortino(2 for 3) and Marybeth Farakoh.  Nicole Santo(2 for 3) ripped a single to the outfield that brought in two runs. ,  Noel Girgenti (2 for 3) followed with another RBI single.  Francesca Ingargiola(2 for 4) ripped an RBI single and Gabriella Raiola (2 for 4) ended the big assault with her 2 RBI single.  The Guadalupe team did not give up and fought they way back until St Bernadette's team secured the win with 3 runs from hits by Christina Baglivo,Amanda Sciortino,Catherine Walsh and Nicole Santo.   It was the start of what hopes to be a big year for the Lady Knights  

2004 Softball Highlights

St. Bernadette Varsity Girls in 2004 action shots:

May 14 -15, 2004

ST BERNADETTES GIRLS JV SOFTBALL (BANDITS)

The Bandits won 7-3 on friday against st. anselm and then won 12-11 on saturday against another st.anselm team.  The  stars of the game were Rosemarie Psarreas and Kimberly Nicolucci.  Rosemarie made two great defensive plays at third base ( turning two double plays) Kimberly made another great defensive play at first base.  Monica Mangano pitched three innings allowing only three runs.  Maria Guzzo pitched three innings allowing only three runs.  On Saturday, Demi Esperanza and Monica Mangano pitched the team to victory.  Everybody in the lineup on Staurday got at least one bas hit.

May 8, 2004

ST BERNADETTES GIRLS JV SOFTBALL LADY KNIGHTS KEEP ROLLING!
 

The Lady Knights defeated the St Patrick Stars 14-4.  The game started off with a four run first inning led by Francesca Ingargiola (who also went 3 for 3).  The game proceeded with timely hits by Nicole Santo, Marybeth Farkouh, Noel Girgenti, Carmela Marchica, Gabriella Raiola, Nicole D'Apice, Sara Wroblewska and was capped off by a bases clearing Triple by Christina Baglivo.   On the defensive end the game the  tone was set by some excellent pitching.  Starter,  Catherine Rocco pitched three solid inning of two hit ball, followed by Catherine Walsh who also pitched three solid inning giving up only two hits.  Obviously,  the players behind them helped with the clutch defensive plays by Amanda Sciortino and Stephanie Piscopia.

By the end of the game the Lady Knights have a 3 game winning streak going to up their record to  3-1-1
 

April 28 - May 1, 2004

DHAA /St Bernadette's  Junior Varsity defeated the OLA Angels 13-1.  The Lady Knights, Do it again!!
The girls have won 2 in a row to improve record to 2-1-1.  They beat a very gritty and determined team. The whole team's combined effort  won the game for the Knights.  The Pitching of Catherine Rocco, Nicole D'Apice and Catherine Walsh was simply incredible.  This was in conjunction of multiple hit games by Christina Baglivo,MaryBeth Farkouh,Stephanie Piscopia,Francesca Ingargiola,Nicole Santo, and Amanda Sciortino.Finally it could not have been won unless the defense kicked in, lead the combined efforts of Cassidy Merlini,Sarah Wroblewska,Jessica Marcolini,Carmella Marchica and Gabriella Raiola

Way to go Girls .
 

April 17 and 18 2004

On Saturday the DHAA/St. Bernadette Knights two Varsity girl’s softball teams got under way. The Knights 6th grade team played OLG. The Knights got off to a good start as Nancy Demartino, Tiffany Irrera, Caitlin Rivera and Danielle Amorello got RBI’S early. OLG came right back to tie the score. On the hill for the Knights was Samantha Apesa pitching in her first game. Apesa kept OLG off balance for the next 2 innings. The Knights then got doubles from Christina Piscopia, Keyaneue Elam and Alexis Kelly as the Knights took the lead in the 4th inning 10-5. But OLG came right back again and scored 4 runs to cut the lead to 10-9. The Knights bats came alive again with RBI’S from Jacqueline Hoole, Courtney Kendell and Arianna Kirdahy. Samantha Apesa then pitch out of bases loaded jam with a great play by Nikole Barrone. The Knights won the game 15-11.

 The Knights 7th and 8th grade team took on St. Patrick. St. Patrick’s got out of the gate early scoring on run in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead. The Knights then cut down one of St. Patrick’s runners going to 3rd base as Ashely Schirripa throw a strike from left centerfield to Kristen Terrone at third base to nail the runner and close out the inning. The Knights bats woke up in the 3rd inning as the Knights got a base loaded double by Jenna Politano to put the Knights ahead, But the Knights were not done. Julianna Lamberti single to score 2 more runs. Carole Sayegh then single to re-start the rally again.

The Knights took the lead 6-1 as Tommasina Farato singled to start the next inning off. The Knights got RBI single from Toni Ann Morro, Danielle Piro and Lisa Morro. Stephanie Lowe then drove in 3runs with a double down the line to open the game up for the Knights. Lisa Morro pitches a complete game for the win for the Knights.

 On Sunday the Knights Popcorn Division played Visitation. No score or umpires are at these games. The Popcorn Division is for learning the basics of girl’s softball. The Knights got good hitting from Emily Johnson, Alyssa Conte, Joanna Casella and Nicoletta Fasano. The Visitation girls hit the ball all over the field. The Knights got a few good catches from Taylor Soave, Deanna Keeling, Rose Maxwell, Olivia Koeing and Taylor Nardi. The Visitation girl’s made some great plays as well. The Knights Popcorn Division girl’s play every Sunday with each week the girls will improve on their skills in game of softball.

       The Lady Knights girl JV softball team had an amazing come back for a 10-10 tie with St A's Lady Hawks.  The first run the Lady Knights scored was in the second inning, with a clutch hit by Nicole Santo, followed by another clutch hit by Noel Girgenti.  Sarah Wroblewska had a great game going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. She started the come back in the fourth inning with the score at 8 to 2. Nicole D'Apice followed with another base hit, also going 2 for 3.  The rally was capped by a three run homer by Marybeth Farkouh.   Christina Baglivo played an excellent second base, followed by Francesca Ingargiola to keep up a strong defense.  At the hot corner (third base), to keep up the great defense Amanda Sciortino and Stephanie Piscopia spilt the job.  Catherine Rocco and Catherine Walsh both pitched an equally successful game. Carmela Marchica, Jessica Marcolini and Gabriela Raiola played a great outfield together.  


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