Pittsford Sutherland Knights won the first Section V Softball Title the Section V title in 31 years.
While the season started off slow with a four to three loss to Brighton, the Knights ended the season with a 15-game winning streak after returning from a trip to Cleveland. The relatively young team showed perseverance and never gave up with every single player contributing to the team’s success.
The highlight of the season was winning the Section V title, defeating Batavia in extra innings. The Knights jumped off to a four to two lead in the first but Batavia tied it in the third and went ahead by one in the fourth. Back to back doubles by Katie Mullin and Hannah Catallo-Stooks tied the game at five, sending the game into extra innings. Batavia went ahead by one in the top of the eighth inning. With one out, Zoe Lehtonen doubled and went home on errors to tie the game. Grace Fanset then sent a towering homerun over the left field fence to win the game.
Diving catches by Leanna Brown and Hannah added to the excitement. Sophie Liebel went four for four and Emily Torpey hit a two-run homer in the first inning of this thriller. Caroline DePaolis started the ball rolling in the top of the first with a single and eventually scoring on a sac fly by Katie Mullin. Lauren Cybul’s walk in the seventh kept the hopes alive for the Knights
The Knights were able to revenge their loss against Brighton. The Barons took the lead with five runs in the seventh inning. But the Knights came back with six runs to win the game thirteen to twelve.
Other season highlights included a single by Caroline Dehn scoring two in the game against Greece Athena and Lyndsey Cybul driving in a run in the Greece Olympia game.
The season saw a picture perfect senior night. The weather was perfect and the Knights beat crosstown rival twelve to zero with seniors Erin Curley making some great catches and Molly Dehn starting the fourth inning with a single in an inning that gave Knights the lead for good. Amanda Sanko also contributed two hits in the win. Curley will head to SUNY Geneseo and Dehn will head overseas to Scotland to study at Edinburgh.