is making at outstanding softball comeback this spring following off-season surgery for bone chips in her right elbow.
The 5-foot-5 pitcher actually has been on the Floral Park Memorial (Floral Park, N.Y.)
varsity since she was in seventh grade and the No. 1 pitcher since guiding her team to the Class A state title as a freshman. During her sophomore year she showed great potential by winning a 1-0 game in 16 innings and striking out 27.
However, as a junior she injured her right elbow and missed much of the season while compiling a 9-3 record.
This year she has posted a 3-1 record, including a 6-0 victory on Friday over Carey (Franklin Square, N.Y.). She gave up just one hit and struck out 14.
Earlier in the week, she had a spectacular 11-inning no-hitter with 26 strikeouts during a 1-0 victory over Carle Place (N.Y.). Julie Irrizary singled in Riley Anderson with the game's only run. Ashley Cole also was outstanding with 18 strikeouts in a losing three-hitter.
Dan Sackman told MaxPreps, "I've coached 33 years and she is the finest competitor I ever have coached in any sport. She has a variety of pitches and good speed, of course. She throws a curve, fastball, screwball and mixes in a changeup."
Sackman predicted that she will be a middle infielder at Georgetown.
* Marcy Harper
struck out 16 and hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning as Hoover (Ala.)
blanked Fairhope (Ala.) 4-0.
* Senior Meagan Young struck out 19 to lead Moody (Ala.)
to a 4-2 victory over Ashville (Ala.).
* On the baseball front, junior right-hander Geoffrey Bramblett
fired a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts as Locust Fork (Ala.)
edged Douglas (Ala.) 2-0.
* Woodrow Wilson (Long Beach, Calif.)
nipped Millikan (Long Beach, Calif.) 2-1 in eight innings behind Chase DeJong
, who fired a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts.
* Max Fried
struck out 14 in just five innings to lead Harvard-Westlake (Studio City, Calif.)
to a 9-3 win against Lancaster (Calif.).
* Ohio's top-ranked sophomore catcher, Jordan Mcdonough
of St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio)
, has made a commitment to Ohio State University, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.