EASTCHESTER, NY -- One more victory is all Eastchester needs to claim a championships following an 11-0 win over Sherman Park in the District 20 Little League Softball 9-10-year-old winners bracket final.
Eastchester will now await the winner of the Sherman Park-Harrison losers bracket final. This will be played Tuesday, 5:45 p.m., at Valhallas Pat Henry Field. Either Sherman Park or Harrison will then play Eastchester, Thursday, 5:45 p.m., at McDowell Field in Ardsley, needing to win twice. Olivia Yorizzo allowed one hit and struck out six in four innings as the game was called because of the 10-run rule. Eastchester pounded out 12 hits, with Nicole Calabro and Ashley Graham each going 3 for 3.
Eastchester broke open the game with a seven-run third inning. Eastchester manager Ken Graham credited Ashley Anello, Carson DeLasho and Giuliana Fogliano with contributing big hits. He also cited the defense of catcher Tori Santomaura, centerfielder Brid OConnell and first baseman Calabro,
Every girl is contributing whether it is with solid hits, good base running or defensive plays, Ken Graham said. The girls are playing really well as a team and thats what is making the games fun. Its exciting and rewarding to see their improvement from practice to practice and game to game. It is a pleasure to coach such a good group of girls. Eastchester should be proud of how well the girls are playing.
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