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Bonac Softballers Shut Out North Forkers

Tue, 05/02/2023 - 16:58
Caroline DiSunno, sliding in safely during the East Hampton softball team's 11-8 win here over Center Moriches on April 26, pitched for the first time this season during an 18-0 shutout of Southold-Greenport-Mattituck on Friday.
Jack Graves

The East Hampton High School softball team extended its winning streak to four by mercying Southold-Greenport-Mattituck 18-0 on the North Fork Friday. In other recent games, East Hampton, whose starting lineup includes five ninth graders, shut out Hampton Bays 12-0, trounced Pierson 23-3, and prevailed 11-8 over Center Moriches. 

Consequently, Annemarie Brown's team improved to 5-8 over all, good news, indeed, though it was doubtful, she said by phone Sunday, that her charges would make the playoffs. They would have to win the six games that remained to do so, she said.

Friday's game marked the first time this season that Caroline DiSunno has pitched. Katie Kuneth, East Hampton's customary starter, and DiSunno shared the mound chores that day, with Kuneth working two innings and DiSunno three. Each gave up a hit and struck out three. 

That game, Brown said, gave her a chance to move people around so that she could strengthen her infield. Kuneth, besides pitching, played some at third base and at shortstop, and Susie DiSunno traded places with Brynley Lys behind the plate so that she could play a bit at third base. 

Henceforth, as far as her starting pitcher goes, Brown said she would warm up Kuneth and DiSunno before each game and give the nod to whoever looked stronger that day.

In the game with Center Moriches here on April 26, East Hampton came back with four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 5-2 lead. Colleen McKee, who tripled, scored East Hampton's first run in the bottom of the first. Susie DiSunno and Caroline DiSunno led off the four-run second with back-to-back doubles to the outfield fence.

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