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Summit High Softball Looks to Auerbach, Nardino and New-Look Lineup for Success

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Senior captains Casey Nardino, left, and Sami Auerbach. Credits: Kyle Standing
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SUMMIT, NJ - Coming off a solid 2016 campaign that saw them compile an 11-6 record, the Summit High School Varsity Softball Team returns just two full-time members of that squad, and will look to those anchors -- along with a host of newcomers -- to build on their success.

Standout pitcher Sami Auerbach and offensive machine Casey Nardino provide the nucleus as senior captains, with significant contributions expected from seniors Alexa Carlson and Danielle Medina.

Juniors Camille DellaPiazza, the Thompson twins -- Taylor and Veronica, not the 1980s band -- and Olivia Elko will also be a big part of the mix.

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First-year varsity players include sophomore Jessica Natunen, along with freshmen Abby Thompson and Gianna Acitelli.

All the fresh faces will have to adjust to the heightened level of Varsity action, but Head Coach Tim Simo is optimistic, saying, "We have a pitcher and a catcher. We have some key pieces. We just need the newcomers to step up. We should win a lot of games this year.”

The team has a new set of opponents this year as well as they take on rivals New Providence and Oak Knoll as well as other Union County foes like Rahway, Roselle Catholic and AL Johnson.

So far, having played one game, the result is promising -- The Maroon & White crushed New Providence 13-0 in the their season opener. In that contest, Auerbach went the distance, striking out eight and allowing just two hits while Natunen had a game-high three RBI.

2017 Summit High School Varsity Softball Team

Gianna Acitelli. #1 - Freshman
Sami Auerbach, #22 - Senior
Alexa Carlson, #4 - Senior
Camille DellaPiazza, #12 - Junior
Nicole DelRosso, #13 - Senior
Jessica Hughes, #10 - Junior
Alisha McDonnell, #3 - Junior
Danielle Medina, #8 - Senior
Casey Nardino, #23 - Senior
Jess Natunen, #6 - Sophomore
Taylor Thompson. #7 - Junior
Veronica Thompson. #5 - Junior

2017 Season Schedule

Home Games in BOLD - played at Memorial Park

Apr. 7 @ 4 p.m. @ Oak Knoll - Oak Knoll Chatham Fields
Apr. 11 @ 4 p.m.  @ Union Catholic
Apr. 12 @ 4 p.m. @ Westfield
Apr. 13 @ 4 p.m. v. Abraham Clark - Memorial Park     
Apr. 15 @ 11 a.m. @ Caldwell     
Apr. 17 @ 4 p.m. @ Rahway
Apr. 18 @ 4 p.m. @ Plainfield    
Apr. 20 - UCIAC Preliminary Round @ TBA, Time TBA, v. TBA     
Apr. 22 - UCIAC 1st Round @ 10 a.m.@ TBA, v. TBA   
Apr. 25 @ 4 p.m. v. Rahway - Memorial Park
Apr. 26 - UCIAC Quarterfinal Round @ TBA, Time TBA, v. TBA     
Apr 27 @ 4 p.m. @ Linden   
Apr. 29 - UCIAC Semifinal Round @ TBA, Time TBA, v. TBA    
May 1 @ 4 p.m. @ AL Johnson
May 3 @ 4 p.m. @  New Providence
May 4 @ 4 p.m. @ Roselle Catholic  
May 5 @ 4 p.m. v.  Union - Memorial Park
May 6 - UCIAC Final Round @ TBA, Time TBA, v. TBA     
May 10 @ 4 p.m. v. Oak Knoll Summit - Memorial Park     
May 11 @ 4:30 p.m.  @ Kent Place
May 13 @ 4 p.m. v,  Union Catholic - Memorial Park
May 20 @ 11 a.m. @  Pingry     
May 24,@ 4 p.m. v. North Plainfield - Memorial Park

Kyle Standing is a Summit High School sophomore.

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