Photo courtesy of Mamaroneck Softball: The varsity softball team is having a remarkable season.
Building upon a successful end to last season, with the team making the section semifinals before losing, Mamaroneck Varsity Softball has sprung to a hot start to their season. With their new coach, Susan Hannon, the Tigers were going into this season unaware of what to expect. With high hopes, the Tigers were trying to continue the successes of the previous season into the upcoming one. The Tigers were trying to make the most of the upcoming season.
Opening their season with 13 returning varsity players, the team had a strong base to build upon. Senior captain (‘17) Mia Steinberg said: “We have a lot of senior leadership on the team and it is really helping us because of our team maturity.” The team opened their season scoring 31 runs in their first two games, conceding no runs in the same period. The team utilizes sophomore star pitcher Gianna Magrino (‘19), yet the overwhelming amount of offense generated by the team makes it such that the team commonly dominates.
Team members such as Jessica Faicco, Millie Bohn, Tava Kasper, and Emma Goldstein provide the Softball team with the firepower to propell them to victory.
With a mid-season record of 12 wins and 6 losses, the team keeps their eyes on the present, yet have goals too. “One of our main goals is to win the league,” says Captain Mia Steinberg, yet the team also hopes to surpass last season’s record and bring home a section championship as well. In a rematch of the section semi-finals of last season, the softball team had a resounding victory, shutting out Mt. Vernon. The future for the softball team remains a bright one, with the Tigers remaining early contenders.
After going 8-1 in the league, the tigers became league champions on May 10. The Tigers had a resounding 17-2 victory over Scarsdale on Senior Day to clinch the victory. The Tigers are now looking forward to the playoffs, hoping to win the section possibly on the way to a state championship.
With section playoffs beginning on May 18, the Tigers are expected to have a home game at Central School. The Tigers are projected to continue to advance through the playoffs and are a strong threat for the Softball Section One Championships, taking place on May 26 and 27.
By Matthew Albert