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Gaels Ride Eight-Game Winning Streak in Baseball

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Coach Bob Fletcher and the Kennedy Catholic Gaels defeated Fordham Prep on May 1 to increase their winning streak to eight games. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Kennedy Catholic
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BRONX, N.Y.— Kennedy Catholic’s baseball team won its eighth straight game by defeating host Fordham Prep 5-2 in the Bronx on May 1.

Senior Steve Smith went 6.1 innings and allowed two earned runs to earn the win. Sophomore Erik Volpi had two hits and two RBI.

On April 27, the Gaels defeated visiting Archbishop Stepinac 1-0 behind a dominant pitching effort from Jamie Silverberg, who tossed seven shutout innings to sweep the home-and-home series with the Crusaders.

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In the bottom of the eighth, Zach Salinger drove in J.T. Goodliffe with an infield single for the walk-off win.

Kennedy Catholic’s softball team cruised past the Harvey School 16-3 on April 26 to improve to 4-2.

Alexis Suarez got the win and struck out 13. Shortstop Jessica Link powered the Gaels, going 4 for 5 with an RBI. She also scored three runs and stole two bases.

The Gaels defeated Carmel 4-2 on April 24 behind 18 strikeouts from freshman Jessica Rooney.

The Gaels’ girls lacrosse team suffered a tight 11-10 loss to visiting Ursuline on April 26.

Juniors Allie Cartisano and Sarah Solazzo paced the attack with four goals apiece, while Emily Girolamo and Grace Kennedy added one goal each.

Breanna Trainor was stellar in net with 15 saves.

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