The Flatbush Girls Varsity Softball Team swept a doubleheader from the visiting Westchester Wildcats on Thursday afternoon (5/11) behind strong hitting and solid defense at the 6 Diamonds Ballfields on Coney Island, NY.
The Falcons took advantage of the Wildcats strike-throwing pitcher, making solid contact up and down the order. But no bat was more powerful that that of Junior Marlene Levy, who hit not one but two home runs in the opener. Levy led the hit parade, but her teammates were right there with her as Fernanda Moserri, Claire Lessler,
As good as the hitting was, the defense was equally sharp, with Lessler, the team’s rookie shortstop, fielding line drives as well as hard grounders. Mosseri was her usual gold-glove like self around the mound, and Missry made everyone look good in catching everything thrown her way at first base.
Game two saw the Falcons give a similar performance, as they topped the Wildcats by a similar score of 13-3, but it was a little more difficult. Flatbush jumped out to the early lead sparked by solid hitting from Abbetan. But in the bottom of the inning, WHHS took its first lead of the afternoon, puttiung a 3-spot on the board. It did not last long, though. Flatbush took the lead for good with six runs in the second inning as Zoe Edery singled, driving in one run, Jacqueline Rabih singled, driving in one run, Abbetan singled again, driving in one run, and Moserri singled, driving in one run. Flatbush collected 20 hits in the game, with Rabih, Missry, Rachel Lincer, Moserri, and Abbetan each collecting multiple hits in the game.
NEST NOTES: The sweep moved Flatbush above .500 for the first time all season. They are now 4-3 with one game left to play, that against Central on Monday afternoon (5/15). Game time is 6:15 pm. A win would secure no worse that a 4th place finish in the Eastern Division of the MYHSAL.