Under the bright lights at the Babylon Town Hall field, and with winds gusting up to 20 mph, the Lindenhurst Varsity Softball team defeated Islip, 9-6 at the annual night game at the field.
Senior Pitcher Amanda Ramirez had a strong start for Lindenhurst. And Senior Pitcher Loren Gallagher secured the win.
The game was close, with both teams scoring 3 runs in the first inning. Then in the bottom of the sixth inning, Lindenhurst took a 9-5 lead, batting around the entire batting order.
Islip came back to score a run in the top of the seventh with some key base running, but was unable to score any more against a solid Lindenhurst defense.
The annual evening game is a tradition started by former Coach Megan Scharf. It was designed to bring together the entire softball program and the community for a game under the stars.
It continues under current Varsity Head Coach Rick Caravaggio. Almost 200 people turned out to this year’s game in a show of strong community spirit and Lindy pride.
Those who attended May 6 included the entire Lindenhurst softball program, including coaches and players from JV and middle school teams, plus parents and quite a few community residents and high school students. A large contingent from Islip came to support its hometown team, too.
The Lady Bulldogs have now finished their season, missing the playoffs, but are looking forward to the .
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Photos and story submitted by Ed Langone.