NHP All-Stars Wind Up In Fifth Place At LLSWS

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Stewart Manor’s Katie Tubridy constant on-base presence with two walks and three swiped bags

One of six American teams participating in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS), the New Hyde Park All-Stars, are the first Long Island team to participate in this tournament since 1993. NHP continued its unexpected run with an 11-4 first round win over Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 9 that found the All-Stars banging out nine hits as the team from Makati, Philippines made eight errors. The next day the All-Stars walloped the Canada team 16-0 behind pitcher Melissa Ward’s 3-hitter and an offensive attack that produced 15 hits.

On Sunday, Aug. 12, NHP only scrounged up three hits and were tripped up by six defensive miscues as its Southwest opponent from Albuquerque, New Mexico cruised to a 9-3 victory. Throughout, Stewart Manor’s Katie Tubridy, the team’s youngest player, has made her impact on the basepaths racking up a pair of base-on-balls stealing three bases. The All-Stars bid to advance to the semi-finals was derailed by the West team from Kapolei, HI on Monday, August 13 by a score of 6-1. While the West out-hit the East 9-5, the story of the game was defensive miscues with NHP’s six to Kapolei’s four. On Wednesday, August 15, the New Hyde Park All-Stars wound up clinching fifth place in the tournament, squeaking past the Mexican team representing Latin America by a score of 7-6. The last day of the tournament found NHP wrapping up its final win paced by the hitting of Kayla Fitzpatrick, Melissa Ward, Ann Grimshaw and Gabby Morales, who went a combined 8-for-12.

New Hyde Park’s Maggie Donnelly connects during her team’s 11-4 first-round win over Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hyde Park’s Jenny Hickey lays down a bunt in her team’s 9-3 loss to Southwest on Sunday, Aug. 12 in the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hyde Park shortstop Melissa Ward tags out Asia-Pacific’s Sabina Bitong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hyde Park fans show their support during their team’s 16-0 Friday win over Canada. Photos by Miles Vance

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hyde Park’s Hannah Arkin slides into second base with a steal in her team’s 16-0 win over Canada on Friday, Aug. 10 in the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hyde Park manager Tom Donnelly exhorts his team in its Monday, August 13 6-1 loss to the West team in their final pool-play game at the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, OR. Photos by Miles Vance

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