As the regular season winds down in the PSAL Brooklyn softball circuit, playoff spots have yet to be finalized.
What we do know is that Madison, with a 13-1 record (all stats as of press time) and Lincoln (11-2) are the only two teams in the borough that already have berths to the postseason.
For New Utrecht (8-6), they have four games remaining, including a rainout on May 9 against Grand Street. The lady Utes have been just mediocre by going 3-2 in the five games since coming back from Spring Break.
As for Fort Hamilton (6-8), the playoffs are still within their reach as four games are left standing. Finally, the Midwood lady Hornets (5-9), might have had their playoff aspirations’ dashed because of four defeats in the last five games since coming back from Spring Break.
Saturday, May 10
MSIT 16, Midwood 0- In a game that they absolutely needed to win to prolong their season, the Midwood lady Hornets fell 16-0 to MSIT, most likely destroying their playoff hopes with a 5-9 record with three left to play. Midwood hurler Traci M. Kent (3-5) simply did not have her stuff, as she pitched five innings, allowing 16 earned runs on 10 hits while fanning three.
Thursday, May 8
New Utrecht 16, Midwood 10- In an offensive outburst, the New Utrecht lady Utes clipped Midwood, 16-10. New Utrecht received three R.B.I. each from shortstop Danielle Amorello, centerfielder Krystal Class, and Nicolette Sinagra, all three players had at least one hit that went over the fence.
As for Midwood, shortstop Brittany Hinds had a two R.B.I. single to lead the lady Hornets offense.
The win for New Utrecht improved their record to 8-6, with four more games left in the regular season.
Wednesday, May 7
Madison 3, Fort Hamilton 0- It was a pitcher’s duel in the first three innings of this contest but Madison pulled away in fourth inning when they opened the scoring en route to a 3-0 win over Fort Hamilton. Leading the lady Knights was second baseman Danielle Brovakos, who singled-in two runs in the sixth inning, which proved to be the game-winning scores. On the mound, it was ace Marie Oneto (7-0), who won her seventh consecutive game after hurling seven shutout innings and allowed three hits while fanning 13 hitters.
With the victory, Madison improved to 14-1 while Fort Hamilton fell to 6-8.