BREWSTER, N.Y. - Lakeland ‘s softball squad won 4-3 at second-seeded Brewster in a nine-inning affair in a thrilling Section 1 Class A semifinal softball contest on May 24.
The No. 3 Hornets took the lead for good when Cameron Lischinsky hit an RBI single, a dribbler up the middle, which drove in Amber Lopez, giving Lakeland what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the ninth.
“Amber was on second and honestly I wasn't sure if the hit was going to go through the pitcher and infield but once it did and I realized the run scored I was really happy and thrilled,” Lischinksy said.
Colleen Walsh pitched a workhorse-like effort against one of the best lineups in the section as she went all nine innings to earn the victory. Walsh allowed just two earned runs, seven hits and struck out three.
Recording two-hit games for Lakeland in Putnam County were Walsh (2 for 5, run, RBI), Lopez (2 for 4, 2 runs), Amber Badillo (2 for 5) and Olivia Knopf (2 for 4, RBI).
Lakeland will play in the Class A championship game for the second-straight year, going against No. 5 Eastchester at noon at North Rockland High School on May 27.